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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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9 (Totally-DIYable) Kitchen Ideas That’ll Get Insta-Love!

July 20, 2018

By: Anne Arntson

Personalize your kitchen with design ideas like painting your floor instead of using tile.

A new year, a new opportunity to make your kitchen swoon-worthy. Whether your most-used room is in need of a total refresh or a few simple tweaks, make this year, the year that you fall in love with your kitchen all over again.

Let these nine stylish (and doable!) ideas serve as your inspiration for a kitchen that’s more “you” this year.

#1 Go Retro:

Yesteryear’s color palette has made a comeback. Whether it’s avocado green or mustard yellow that speaks to you the most, give your backsplash or cabinet doors a vintage feel with a kitchen color palette that takes inspiration from your chic grandma’s house.

#2 Opt for Slide-Out Shelves:

Make it easy on yourself already. With pull-out shelves, you can see exactly what you have (and how much of it) without having to tear apart your kitchen to find your red lentils.

#3 Use the Inside of a Cabinet Door for Storage:

Put the tools you use most right where you need them — no more rifling through a cluttered drawer to find the right measuring cup. A handy painted chalkboard chart, like this one, can make double-checking your measurements a breeze.

#4 Wallpaper the Inside of Your Cabinets:

You love your dishes. Why not give them a backdrop? A budget-friendly idea for updating blah, boring kitchen cabinets: Add decorative glass to cabinet inserts, then line the interior with whimsical wallpaper.

#5 Add Colorful Knobs:

It’s all in the details. An inexpensive way to transform the overall look of your kitchen in under 15 minutes: Swap out cabinet knobs and drawer pulls for something with a little more spunk. These teal ones tie the kitchen’s color palette together.

#6 Switch to Sleek, Long-Handled Cabinet Hardware:

Bye, builder-grade hardware. Put your kitchen cabinets’ best face forward with contemporary kitchen hardware that look and feel fancy. They’re easy to clean and easy to grab — especially when your hands are full and in the throes of cooking up a feast.

#7 Maximize Your Storage Space:

Cabinets running out of room? Look up. Not only does open shelving up high let you show of your shiny, new pro mixer, it lets you take advantage of every square inch of storage space your kitchen has to offer. And a rolling library ladder makes it easy to access all your beloved cookware.

#8 Put Spices in a Drawer:

If spice racks have failed you, and organizing your kitchen cabinets feels next to impossible, move your spices to a drawer so that they’re easy to locate. No more fumbling around in a dark cabinet for the spice you need.

#9 Give Floors a Pop of Color:

Say “goodbye” to boring, worn-out kitchen floors once and for all. Show your surfaces some love with a paint project, like the one below, that is easy on the budget and the eyes.

Or swap out your dingy floor tiles for something a lot more durable and cool. Dress up an all-white contemporary kitchen with glazed ceramic tile floors that’ll stand the test of time.

Open house in Blackstone tomorrow!

July 20, 2018

MainBlackstone

TURNKEY investment property in Blackstone! Spacious DeLeaded 4 unit building that has been maintained with outdoor area and off street parking. Great high visibility location only minutes from 146! Vinyl sided, recent roof, certified deleaded and most mechanicals updated. Longer term tenants in place with TAW agreements and one vacant unit. Grab this investment or move-in and enjoy the rental income! Listed for $299,999! Group showings on Saturday 7/21 11am-1pm!

Check out the full listing HERE!

5 Inventive Ideas We Found On Instagram To Boost Bath Equity!

July 18, 2018

By: Amy Howell Hirt

Try wall-mounted faucets to add precious space to a tiny bath.

The best bathroom updates aren’t just easy on the eye: They make life easier — and they add to your home’s value.

For inspiration, check out these #bathroomrenovation ideas from Instagram that pack style, function, and a whole lotta’ equity into one little room.

#1 A Doorless Shower Design:

Um, hey. The shower head in this sweet bath is hanging out there with no tub or enclosure below it.

It’s not an oversight.

With this liberating doorless shower design, there are no door tracks to clean (or trip over), no glass panels to bang your knee on, or mildewy shower curtains to wipe off. #loveit!

To drain your suds properly, you’ll need a slightly sloped floor in the shower area, great drainage, and probably a skilled contractor to make it all work.

#2 Budget Bath Update:

A complete bathroom do-over can run $30,000! But you don’t have to risk defaulting on your student loan to get an oo-la-la before-and-after.

Keep as much of your bathroom’s pricey bones in place as possible — in this Instagrammer’s makeover, the wall tile, tub, and shower were keepers.

That brought the cost of this DIY project to just $3,000, which covered a new vanity, mirror, flooring, lighting, window treatments, and paint.

#3 Wall-Mounted Faucets:

Got a tiny bath? Get a little extra elbow room by mounting sink fixtures on the wall. (And without those tight crevices around the faucet to navigate, cleaning your sink will be a lot less awkward.)

Wall-mounting can cost a bit more, and may require additional insulation (especially if it’s on an exterior wall), but isn’t any bit of extra room in a small bathroom worth it?

#4 Attic Conversion to a Bathroom:

If you’re constantly juggling for bathroom time, the peacekeeping solution could be right overhead: your attic can serve a higher purpose as an extra bath.

To save thousands, situate it above an existing bath or kitchen so you don’t have to redirect plumbing lines.

And look at all the built-in character that sloping roofline adds to the space that’ll surely wow future buyers.

#5 Built-In Shower Shelf:

Speaking of built-in character, you can build some into your shower with a little between-the-studs magic — which comes with the added benefit of a better-functioning bathroom.

If you already have plans to gut your shower surround, recessed shelving is an easy add to the project. (Just think, no more gunky shower caddies!)

Adding niches during construction won’t add much to your budget or schedule, but the result is sure to add to your home value (and Instagram ♥s).

New price in Southbridge!

July 16, 2018

WardwellSouthbridge

Opportunity for a great return on investment! This multi-family in Southbridge has great potentional at this asking price!  This 3 unit has updated electrical, recent roof, gas heat and parking.  The building will be delivered with 1st and 3rd floors vacant so they are ready for renovations and higher rents! Each unit has 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, living room and eat-in kitchen. Great in-town location for future advertising exposure. Listed for $119,900!

Check out the full listing HERE!

Price adjustment in Leicester!

July 16, 2018

RawsonLeicester

Nicely renovated large farm house style colonial on a tree lined country road is now ready for you! Large rooms and high ceilings provide a light and airy flow to this house.  Great outdoor space with a wrap around farmer’s porch, flat yard and 3 bay garage.  Updated kitchen includes granite counters, mud room/pantry, stainless steel appliances and propane cook stove. The living room has newly refinished parquet wood floor, a fireplace with gas insert, beamed wood ceiling and entrance to the deck.  Dining room features newly refinished hardwoods, a pellet stove and is bright with multiple front windows! Master bedroom has a dedicated staircase and cathedral ceilings with decorative window. 2 additional bedrooms are also generously sized.  NEW well!  NEW septic!  Great yard!  Great commuter location! 3 bedrooms, large general living space and over 1700 sq feet! Now listed for just $319,999!

Check out the full listing HERE!

Check out the 3D tour HERE!

Price change in Walpole!

July 16, 2018

SpringWalpole

This well improved and maintained cape style home features new roof, windows, doors, update fixtures throughout and so much more! Enjoy the custom built walkout deck to the private fenced yard with new pool and shed.  Four spacious bedrooms with 2 on the main level and 2 on the second level provide the options for a first floor master, home office or larger dining room. This home glistens with beautiful hardwood flooring and tile. Enjoy the completely renovated addition on the main level that allows for a flexible open floor plan and plenty of space for entertaining. Professionally landscaped and maintained for curb appeal! This quiet neighborhood is a commuters dream with the station within walking distance. Quick walk to the center of a Walpole for wonderful restaurants and live entertainment. Close to major routes and shopping. Many extras included which makes this home easy and enjoyable to move right in! Take advantage of the empty nesters relocation! Now listed for $439,999!

Check out the full listing HERE!

Check out the 3D tour HERE!

New to the market in Blackstone!

July 16, 2018

MainBlackstone

TURNKEY investment property in Blackstone! Spacious DeLeaded 4 unit building that has been maintained with outdoor area and off street parking. Great high visibility location only minutes from 146! Vinyl sided, recent roof, certified deleaded and most mechanicals updated. Longer term tenants in place with TAW agreements and one vacant unit. Grab this investment or move-in and enjoy the rental income! Listed for $299,999! Group showings Monday 7/16 11am-1pm and 5pm-6:30pm, and Saturday 7/21 11am-1pm!

Check out the full listing HERE!

Open houses tomorrow in Blackstone!

July 15, 2018

MainBlackstone

TURNKEY investment property in Blackstone! Spacious DeLeaded 4 unit building that has been maintained with outdoor area and off street parking. Great high visibility location only minutes from 146! Vinyl sided, recent roof, certified deleaded and most mechanicals updated. Longer term tenants in place with TAW agreements and one vacant unit. Grab this investment or move-in and enjoy the rental income! Listed for $299,999! Group showings Monday 7/16 11am-1pm and 5pm-6:30pm, and Saturday 7/21 11am-1pm!

4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value!

July 13, 2018

By: Anne Arntson

The yard of your dreams just might be more achievable than you thought.

You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is starting to scream for a bit of attention.

Poor neglected, thing.

You know your yard has some super curb appeal potential, but where to begin?

Check out the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features from the National Association of REALTORS®. It’s got some interesting data on how landscaping affects home value, especially those with tons of curb appeal. They beat out most indoor projects when it comes to adding value to your home!

Below are four projects with so much curb-appeal juice, any money you invest in them is likely to pay you back much more.

#1 Add or Replace a Few Landscaping Basics:

Every few years, you overhaul your closet, replacing your worn-out basics with a few new pieces to ramp up your wardrobe. Why not do the same with your yard? Give it a basic makeover so it has some good, classic, value-boosting “bones” to build upon.

Landscape design basics like:

  • A winding flagstone walkway
  • A couple of stone planters (6 feet by 2 feet)
  • A few flowering shrubs
  • A deciduous tree about 15 feet tall
  • Quality mulch

Why you can’t go wrong: The median cost for this makeover is $5,000. But the recoup (how much more your house would sell for after doing this project) is $4,000! Pretty sweet, right?

#2 Take Care of Your Trees:

Dead or dying trees definitely hurt resale value. And if you remove dead trees and take care of your healthy trees, you won’t be throwing money away.

REALTORS® who advised their clients to do some tree triage before putting their home on the market say their clients almost always get their money back.

The typical cost to pay a pro to remove a dead tree and take care of the healthy ones with fertilizing, pruning and trimming is $2,000. And if you sell, you can expect 100% return on your investment in most cases, according to the RIR report.

Why you can’t go wrong: Just three trees in the right location can save up to $250 a year in heating and cooling costs, says

#3 Build a Deck If You Don’t Have One:

If you’re spending sunny days admiring the great outdoors from indoors, it’s time for a change to get you outside… like finally building that deck you’ve been dreaming of.

Why you can’t go wrong: A new deck costs about $10,000 and recoups 80% at resale. Plus, how can you put a price on all those evening cookouts and Sunday brunches al fresco?

#4 Heap Loads of Love on Your Lawn:

Yep, you read that right. Especially if you know you’re going to sell in the next year or so.

It’s the easiest project to do — and it has a whopping ROI of 267%!the source for energy-saving stats: the U.S. Department of Energy.

Lawn maintenance is simple:

  • Fertilize
  • Aerate
  • Weed
  • Rake

Why you can’t go wrong: It’s the cheapest project to do with an annual cost of only $375. Every year, you’ll reap the benefits of a lush, barefoot-friendly lawn.

(But note that unlike the other landscaping features listed in this article — deck, patio, hardscaping, trees, etc. — you’ll only get that fabulous 267% ROI on your maintenance costs for the year right before you sell. That’s because lawn maintenance has to be repeated annually, unlike the other projects).

New to the market in Blackstone!

July 13, 2018

MainBlackstone

TURNKEY investment property in Blackstone! Spacious DeLeaded 4 unit building that has been maintained with outdoor area and off street parking. Great high visibility location only minutes from 146! Vinyl sided, recent roof, certified deleaded and most mechanicals updated. Longer term tenants in place with TAW agreements and one vacant unit. Grab this investment or move-in and enjoy the rental income! Listed for $299,999! Group showings Monday 7/16 11am-1pm and 5pm-6:30pm, and Saturday 7/21 11am-1pm!