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Posted on 02/28/2024
Home purchasing: A beginners guide to finding your dream home
Purchasing a home is a big commitment that can...
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Posted on 02/26/2024
52 Creamery Hill Rd, Orange, MA 01364 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Creamery Hill, the perfect property for those seeking a safe haven of remarkable peace and quiet. This New England Village & Common remains unspoiled and is located in the historical agrarian village of North Orange, which was the original center of Orange in Colonial Times. With approximately 40 acres of gorgeous fields and adjoining woodlands in the foothills of the Berkshires and under 90 minutes from Boston, this property is an ideal family compound for you and your future generations. The comfortable 1880 farmhouse is accompanied by a classic weathered chestnut beam barn that recently received a new upgraded roof. The...
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Posted on 02/26/2024
52 Creamery Hill Rd, Orange, MA 01364 is now new to the market!
Beaucolic and Peaceful Location, Lots of room for a garden ! Hardwood Pine Floors, Great Views of the Property Fields...
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Posted on 02/21/2024
Storm door basics: How & why to get one for your home
Have you ever heard a tree branch slam into your front...
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Posted on 02/14/2024
What is an HOA?
Thinking of purchasing a home? Before you do, consider...
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Posted on 02/07/2024
Mango Float: This Fruity Dessert Is Perfect for Potlucks
If you want to bring a fruity dessert to a potluck, consider trying a mango float. A traditional Filipino dessert, mango floats combine fresh, juicy mangos, whipped cream and graham crackers to make a light but decadent dish that’s easy to make in large quantities. Here is all the info you’ll need to make your own mango float...
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Posted on 01/31/2024
Basic delinquent property tax info you'll need to know
Homeownership comes with many responsibilities, one of...
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Posted on 01/24/2024
Tips & tricks to master the best room decorator ideas
While it's never been simpler to plan your DIY design...
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Posted on 01/19/2024
0000 Queen Lake Rd, Phillipston, MA 01331 is now new to the market!
A gorgeous 1.16 acre Building Lot with deeded use of a 100 foot frontage designated Private beach area right across the street on Queen Lake ! Seller has an Approved Septic Design with a $ 3000 value and Well Permit to Convey. Lot has very slight uphill grade allowing many options for your home design possible along with Views from your home..This lot also has frontage on Narrow...
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Posted on 01/17/2024
Home safety: Creating a fire safety plan and prevention measures
House fires can do tremendous damage to your home and also put your household's lives at risk. It's crucial to practice fire safety and prevention, so you and your house members are prepared in case a fire does happen. Taking steps to prevent fires from occurring helps reduce the risk of having to deal with these fires. The...
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Posted on 01/15/2024
0000 Gage Road, Athol, MA 01331 is now new to the market!
Lot has been bruh hogged and mowed ! Town Water and a generally level lot. See the engineered plan when you click on the Paper Clip icon (top right) .Convenient location just off Rt 202 in the Southern part of Athol. Lot is just 1.5 miles to Rt 2 on ramp. Location is handy to shopping. See the attached engineers plan. This lot is easily adaptable to a split entry design home or other designs and accomodates a building envelope of up to 48 ft wide by 30 ft deep. See the attached Assessor's Plan and Engineered Utility Document. Click on the Paper Clip Icon at top...
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Posted on 01/10/2024
Lavish for less: How to make your house look expensive
If you're fond of a luxurious aesthetic on a modest budget,...
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