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New to the market and SO MUCH NEW TO SEE! Open Sunday!

ImageThis one is for YOU! Completely remodeled spacious home on the Worcester / Auburn line sits at the end of a dead end street offering a wonderful view! But wait until you see the inside! New hardwoods throughout the open main level that offers tons of natural light with the french door from the mudroom. BRAND NEW kitchen with granite and stainless steel! Additional pantry space! NEW first floor half bath with laundry! Upstairs you’ll find three full bedrooms with restored hardwoods and a NEW full bathroom. Master bedroom has a BONUS room through the restored french door. NO LACK OF SPACE HERE! Full dry walk-out basement, level back yard and vinyl siding. NEW roof, NEW electrical, NEW plumbing, NEW kitchen, NEW bathrooms! Easy highway access by 290 and Holy Cross! NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE-IN! Come see this home and fall in love with it! Make it yours today!

Check out the video walk through!  Click here to view on youtube!

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For more information and pictures or to schedule a showing:

Mullen Real Estate

Amy Mullen, Realtor CPA CDPE MBA

Ann Mullen, Realtor CBR, Buyer Specialist

508-784-0504

annmullen@remax.net

http://www.amymullenrealestate.com

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Coming soon in Woodsock, CT

September 25, 2019

Contact me to get ready to pick YOUR finishes for this adorable home in Woodstock that is undergoing a renovation!
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3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms on 1.77 acres with amazing outdoor space and garage. New Siding, Newer Roof, New Windows, Newer Septic and Brand New Well. Great location to enjoy the comfort of rural living while offering less than an hour commute to major cities like Boston, Providence and Hartford. Residents with children will be able to take advantage of the prestigious Woodstock Academy and everything Woodstock has to offer!

New Listing in Auburn, MA

September 13, 2019

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New for the fall market!

Come see for yourself at the open houses on Saturday and Sunday 11am to 1pm!

18 Phoenix Rd in Auburn-Don’t miss it!

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3 Bedroom Home in Northborough, MA

September 10, 2019

NEW in Northborough!

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Come see this remodeled move-in ready contemporary Cape style home on a lovely corner lot! Situated nicely on a side street with an easy commute to either 290 or downtown AND walking distance to the trails in Edmund Hill Woods this is an ideal location.

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The open concept main level features a brand new kitchen with designer cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances

Pass from the kitchen into this gorgeous 16×24 family room!

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A formal living room…

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A first floor bedroom provide a flexible floor plan as there is a full bath also.

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The upper level has two generously sized bedrooms.

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The master is 19×19 with a walk in closet.

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The upper level full bath features a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower.

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Lower level has a bonus room and laundry in the walk out basement with one car garage.

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All new flooring! Brand new roof, siding, windows, slider and 200 amp electric!

For $424,999 this amazing property can be yours! Contact me for any information.

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Open House at 206 Rumonoski Dr, Northbridge

July 11, 2019

Stop by Sunday July 14th 

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Take a look inside this gorgeous property this weekend!

Can’t make the open house? Take a 3-D Interactive tour NOW!

Just click the photo below 🙂

New Listing and Open House in Northbridge, MA

July 5, 2019

Get ready to visit your new home!

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Open house at 206 Rumonoski Dr in Northbridge, MA

Saturday July 6 from 12-2PM

Spacious split entry on a large well landscaped lot with several perennial beds in the popular Rumonoski Drive Neighborhood!

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The large open fireplaced living room with large bay window opens to the dining room with a view of the newer deck through the sliders.

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The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a large peninsula and packed with cabinets!

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Generously sized bedrooms and the Master has a private bathroom.

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Lower level is ready to be finished for more space with a framed family room featuring a brick wall, hearth and own chimney flue and a workshop area.

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Very well maintained with newer appliances, new roof last summer, Anderson replacement windows, fresh paint and squeaky clean! Huge 16 x 12 shed along the side of the yard for extra storage.

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The BEST “Superdad” For Your Child During Their Home-Buying Experience

June 19, 2019

So your kid is out there looking to buy a house.

You think to yourself, “I know she’s not a ‘kid’ anymore…”

But…she’s still your kid.

It’s hard to just stand by and watch. You want to step in and make sure she doesn’t make a mistake, or spend too much.

You can’t believe the prices of houses she’s looking at. You felt like the prices were high when you bought your first home, and now…now they’re just crazy. Who can afford these prices?

Everything she’s looking at are absolute money-pits. You feel like most of these houses are basically tear-downs.

And you’re pretty sure the agent she’s working with is just in it for the money…

Pushing her to make a quick decision.
Pushing her to go to the highest price she can afford.
Pushing her to make a decision before you chime in.
Pushing you away…so you can’t chime in and stop your daughter from making a mistake.

You have every right to feel this way

You’re a dad. You’re there for your kids, even once they’re an adult.

You’re there to help pick up the pieces if they fall. But, better yet…you’re there to help avoid pieces ever falling, and needing to be picked up.

And you’re right…

Real estate prices are higher than when you bought your first home. (And, yes, prices were high back then. It’s all relative.)

Many of the homes your kid has to choose from probably do need lots of work. Even the best of them might not be as nice as what you’re able to own and afford.

And, maybe the real estate agent is being “pushy” with your kid.

Annnnd…maybe the agent is pushing you away. Keeping you at arm’s length…

They have a right to feel this way

You aren’t the real estate agent’s client. Their duty is not to you. Your child is their adult client. And they also have a duty to protect them. Even from you (harsh as that may sound)…

Unfortunately, many dads (and, to be fair, many moms, too) have set the precedent.

Dads can be deal-killers. And not in the heroic you-saved-the-day kinda way.

Sometimes agents come across as being pushy, but are just expressing a need for urgency in a fast-moving market.

Sometimes agents seem to be “pushing the price up”. It would seem to be for their own benefit from the outsider’s point of view. But it could just be a reality their client needs to deal with. If they don’t go higher in price (even over asking at times), they won’t get the house they are going after. Or any house at all, for that matter.

Sometimes an agent may seem to be ignoring how much work a house needs. That might be because the house is a good deal as-is, or it’s the best location, or just as good as a buyer in that range can expect to find and afford.

Dads tend to swoop in during the moments of decision…coming to see a house their child is about to make an offer on…the house their kid fell in love with.

Dads don’t tend to be around for the entire process, and see every house their child saw along the way. Nor are they privy to every conversation they had about the market.

Buying a house is a process

Finding a house to buy is a lot of sifting through houses you don’t end up buying.

It’s a process of getting to know the inventory. Getting a feel for how the market is moving. How quickly other buys scoop things up. Making tentative low offers, and being beaten out by higher ones. Watching prices go above asking…or not. Seeing how few great houses there are to choose from, and being ready to pounce when you come across the “perfect” one (warts and all).

And often enough, buyers want to swing their dad by the “perfect” house to get dad’s opinion, blessing, and approval. (Plus, they’re also just excited to show dad the house they found and want to buy!)

That’s when dads often swoop in, without benefit of the entire process, and cast judgment down upon the house, the neighborhood, the market, and the agent(s)…and put the brakes on. Hard.

It’s usually with all the best intentions. And it’s undoubtedly meant to be good advice.

As a dad, you want to make sure your kid doesn’t make a mistake they regret. And the easiest way to do that is to give riskless advice

“I wouldn’t buy this house. It needs too much work. It’s way overpriced. Wait. Wait for the market to get better. Wait for a better one to come along. Wait and save some money so you can afford a better house.”

Basically any advice but, “Buy this house! And buy it now!”

Because, advising your child not to buy a particular house, can never be proven as bad advice. It’s riskless. No mistake can be made. No pieces need to be picked up. They can’t get hurt if they don’t buy it.

Or can they!?!?!

Don’t get in the way

As much as you may not believe it at times, kids listen to their fathers.

Especially adult kids.

Especially on big decisions.

Even more so if dad has some skin in the game…like help with the down payment or closing costs. (Which is pretty common.)

Sometimes kids listen simply because they don’t want to make a decision and risk hearing, “I toldja so! Shoulda listened to me!”, the minute there’s an issue with the house.

And listening to dad’s advice can sometimes get in the way of getting the best house they could have, because someone else scoops it up while they hem and haw. And now they have to wait for the next needle in a haystack of a house to come along. If ever.

Or, eventually they have to settle for a house they like less when their back is against the wall of time, because they’re at the end of their lease, or they’re closing on the house they’re selling.

Once time is against them, all hope of negotiating the best deal is pretty much out the window.

That doesn’t mean don’t be involved

You should care.

And if your child wants you involved, you should be involved. Your perspective and advice can be helpful.

Believe it or not, most real estate agents will welcome your involvement. If your help, involvement and opinion are along for the ride, for the entire ride.

It’s best to be involved from the get-go. Go through the entire process with your child and their agent.

You may not want to go see alllllll of the houses they see in-person, or on-screen, but it’s important.

If you don’t, you lack a full picture and handle on the market that they build over time.

You don’t have to, of course…but then, you can’t just swoop in with your Superdad cape without feeling like you’re fighting your archenemy Superagent. And it’s a silly fight because you’re both trying to protect the same person.

You should both be protecting your child from potential pitfalls…not from each other.

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Price Change in Sutton!

May 23, 2019

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This property is seriously priced for you!

With 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and a great yard it’s practically a steal at JUST $344,999

Take a 3-D interactive tour below and contact me soon or it’ll be gone!

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3 Bedroom in Sutton, MA

May 21, 2019

Wonderful single level living with in-law potential on 2.85 acres in a great commuting location in Sutton!

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This is NOT a drive by with over 1,800 sq ft of flexible living space!

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The main level features a cathedral ceiling family room that flows nicely into the eat-in kitchen with moveable island.

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Or go directly to the 3 season room-summer is coming quickly and this house has an amazing yard!

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The front room has large windows and hardwood flooring and can be a formal dining room, sitting room or formal living room.

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Generous sized bedrooms with hardwood flooring and closet organizers.

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The lower level is finished for a media room, rec room or additional living space with a second full bathroom.

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Storage area and utilities are tastefully separate from the living space. Recent updates include septic, well, heating, oil tank, roof, Basement 360, window and central a/c!

Take an interactive tour by clicking the photo below!

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3 Properties-3 Price Changes-3 Open Houses!

May 15, 2019

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120 Holden Rd in Paxton, MA has a price reduction to $439,999!

Open house this Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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77 Central Turnpike in Sutton, MA has a price reduction to $354,999!

Open House this Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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3 Carey Road has a price reduction to $359,999!

Open House this Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Want a sneak peek into these properties?

Click the photos above and take an interactive 3-D tour!

Flip House in Northborough , MA!

May 11, 2019

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This is a 3 bed, 2 bath contemporary cape on a corner lot.
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It has a family room with beautiful red vermont casting wood stove.  It will be getting a new roof, windows, siding and yard make over.  Back decks have rotted so they will be removed!
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Inside will have an open new kitchen and new flooring throughout.  Some bath upgrades will be happening as well!
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There will be more photos and information coming soon! I love doing flip houses! Hands on work and always an adventure for one reason or another!
Stay tuned for more fun!