John Colby's Blog

Posted on 02/08/2023
A basic guide to understanding home improvement loan calculators
You’ve put together a list of the home improvements you...
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Posted on 02/01/2023
How to find the ad valorem tax of your property
Latin for "according to value," the term "ad valorem" is...
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Posted on 01/27/2023
Another Property Sold - 260 Pleasant St, Athol, MA 01331
WOW !! ...A tremendous price reduction enables you to Enjoy the Farmhouse Charm in Uptown Athol on Pleasant Street . What a GREAT PLACE to be on this real Farmer's Porch with a Westerly Exposure to enjoy the evening Sun ! Built in 1915 this home has that solid feel of classic hardwood floors, wainscoting, baseboards, window & door trim . The Classic American staircase with Massive Newel Post and ornamental spindle balusters to the 2nd floor complement the strong comfortable feel of this home..The Wainscoated Den provides a cozy place to watch TV or read. Detached extra deep 2-4 car Garage provides a workshop space. This home is...
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Posted on 01/25/2023
Is termite damage covered under home insurance?
Owning a home can be a wonderful experience. You have...
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Posted on 01/18/2023
What are insurance endorsements?
Insurance endorsements allow you to make amendments or...
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Posted on 01/11/2023
Party design 101: Outdoor table settings
If you’re hosting an outdoor dinner party, your choice...
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Posted on 01/04/2023
How much homeowners insurance is needed?
After purchasing a property, protecting your space and...
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Posted on 12/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 240 Barre Rd, Phillipston, MA 01331
Private & Rustic 2-bedroom Ranch situated on 4 wooded acres near Queens Lake. Opportunity for a buyer to use their expertise to bring this home into modern day with TLC and home sweat equity. The lot has over 700' of frontage on Indian Stone Rd. Home is being sold "AS IS". Title V /septic buyer's responsibility. Property offers Kitchen, living room w/fireplace, family room w/fireplace. 2-bedrooms & full bath. Laundry room area on 1st floor. Heating system serviced annually (FHA/oil), septic pumped regularly, well pump replaced (2021), roof replaced (2018). Property had been occupied and used...
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Posted on 12/14/2022
Unconventional homes: How to fund a mobile, modulary or manufactured home purchase
Homes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, types and mobility options. And, while mortgages or saved monies are required to purchase all types of homes, it’s always a good idea to know what’s required for your specific home transactions. What better place to start than identifying the type of home you’re searching for? For those searching for...
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Posted on 12/07/2022
How does a home warranty work? A beginner's guide
When considering new construction, many potential buyers...
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Posted on 12/06/2022
2478 Petersham Rd, Athol, MA 01331 now has a new price of $249,000!
Price reduced again ! The Post and Beam home needs work so bring your Energy to this property and make this your awesome equity building opportunity. The main house has Cathedral ceilings w/ exposed Chestnut Beams and wide hard pine floors.You will fall in Love with this 3+- acre property ! (Very Affordable at this new price point) This early former farm site was chosen in the 19th Century for a reason. The land is generally level w/ Southwest exposure and has many garden areas. A spacious in law apartment provides added INCOME or a home office space with it's own detached extra deep garage. . Property is being sold as is with lots...
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Posted on 12/02/2022
Another Property Sold - 236 Tully Road, Orange, MA 01364
Handicapped Accessible and New to the Waterfront Market ! No showings till September 6th....At the Quaint Village of Tully . Tully Pond is a Quiet Pond perfect for Kayaking, Swimming, Fishing and Winter activities like Ice Fishing , Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling or just walking around Tully. Each of the 3 levels has a full bath in this Uniquely designed home with water views from most rooms . The finished lower level also has a full bath. The attached garages are extra deep. An adjoining covered area could also be used as a 3rd garage. property has it's on beach area for Swimming and Boating. Central air makes the house...
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