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Posted on 09/28/2022
What you need to know about conventional mortgages
Conventional mortgages are the most popular form of home...
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Posted on 09/23/2022
260 Pleasant St, Athol, MA 01331 is now new to the market!
Enjoy the Farmhouse Charm in Uptown Athol on Pleasant Street. This home features with a 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, 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 car Garage provides a workshop...
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Posted on 09/21/2022
How to find your next table setting idea
Whether you’re planning a party or simply want to add...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
Tips for designing a minimalist living room
If you're a fan of simple design, a minimal living room might be your perfect match. By using minimalist design style, you can create a sleek atmosphere without sacrificing comfort. Here are some tips for designing a minimalist living room: Decluttering Getting rid of clutter is the first step to designing a minimalist living room. However, don't let...
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Posted on 09/07/2022
Home Addition Innovations to Consider Before Your Next Project
If you want to add on to your home, you have many options available to you. Not every home addition has to be another bedroom over the garage or additional living space that changes the footprint of your home. There are many innovative and unique home addition ideas that can increase the functionality of your home. Here are...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
236 Tully Road, Orange, MA 01364 is now new to the market!
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 comfortable year round....
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Posted on 08/31/2022
Basic info to know about your supplemental tax bill
A supplemental tax bill is separate from your annual tax bill and may arrive at any time. But what exactly is a supplemental tax bill, and why do property owners pay them? Here is a guide to the key information to know about supplemental property taxes and the associated bills: Supplemental assessments A supplemental assessment is a change...
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Posted on 08/24/2022
A beginner's guide to Italianate architecture
A fanciful and ornate category of Victorian design, Italianate architecture has made its inspirational mark on buildings of all kinds. Italianate style employs picturesque elements inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance, featuring heavy emphasis on decorative accents and sky-high facades. What other style elements make Italianate architecture captivating and unique? Here is a guide to style’s...
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Posted on 08/17/2022
Designing French gardens: 4 Key elements
To add classic elegance to your home’s exterior, consider taking inspiration from French gardens. French garden design has a legacy of precise, formal and beautiful landscaping, making it the perfect style for homeowners wanting to dress up their outdoor space. While a French garden can be more maintenance than other garden styles due to the emphasis on clean...
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Posted on 08/10/2022
Creative ideas for DIY with paint
If you’re searching for ways to upgrade existing furniture and decor, DIYs with paint might be perfect for your next project. A little paint can go a long way, whether it’s on walls, cabinets, furniture or decorative accessories. DIY paint projects for your walls Painting your walls might seem like an enormous undertaking, but the reward is well...
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Posted on 08/09/2022
2478 Petersham Rd, Athol, MA 01331 now has a new price of $325,000!
You will fall in Love with this 3+- acre property ! (Very Affordable at this new price point) The Post and Beam home needs work so bring your Energy to this property and make this your awesome project opportunity. The main house has Cathedral ceilings w/ exposed Chestnut Beams and wide hard pine floors. 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 , Large Barn, and a detached extra deep garage. . Property is large enough to subdivide with Privacy ! Property is being sold as is with lots of Barn finds...
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Posted on 08/03/2022
Cottagecore Ideas for Your Home
If you’re a fan of the cottagecore home-style trend and want to try it yourself, there are many ways you can begin. While it might seem complicated, there are some simple decor changes you can make to your space to bring out the cottagecore aesthetic. Here are some ideas for how to use cottagecore style in your own...
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