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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!


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


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These 7 Knock-Out Projects Will Make You Say, “Yes I Can!”

January 17, 2018

By: Leanne Potts

Beautiful you-can-do-it inspirations for easy DIY projects.

As anybody who’s been inspired by HGTV can tell you, DIY projects on TV look amaaaazing.

But DIY renovations in real life: kiiiinda the toughest thing ever. And, yet, these rookie craftsmen did beautiful, jaw-dropping work that will totally inspire you. Check them out!

#1 Pinterest-Worthy Window Seat:

An empty recess in a room is a ripe spot for a DIY project, as home improvement blogger Britt Kingery can tell you.

She and her husband, Justin, built a window seat so ridiculously Pinterest-worthy you’ll want to make one for yourself (like, right now).

It’s a roomy 10-foot beauty, so you can seat a houseful of guests without dragging chairs all over the place. And (bonus!) there’s storage underneath for stashing lots of stuff out of sight.

You can custom-create your own for about $250 if you’ve got a few essential DIY tools.

Or you can do an Ikea hack to get the same result. Just attach one of their long, horizontal storage systems to your walls. Then add cushions and preformed molding for the same custom look.

#2 Miracle Makeover With Just Paint, Stain (and Patience):

“The Brady Bunch”-orange wall and abused floors in the before photo are homely enough to strike you blind.

But what a miracle paint, sanding, and stain can do! Lighter shades on the walls, trim, and floor reflect natural light, making the space so much brighter. And for very little money (about $150).

The key to such an amazing transformation, Kingery says, is to be a tortoise, not a hare.

Sanding, taping, patching holes, and waiting on stain, paint or polyurethane to dry takes care and patience if you want professional-looking results.

“The big reveal doesn’t happen overnight, and a renovation almost always looks worse before it looks better.”

#3 Instant Open Floor Plan:

Cramped, dark kitchens are so very 1981.

Sarah Lemp of the “All Things With Purpose” blog turned her dated kitchen into an open, light-filled space that feels and functions like a larger room.

The cost? $300. Yep. For less than the cost of a set of countertop canisters at Williams Sonoma, Lemp worked magic.

The biggest fix? She just removed a set of overhead cabinets that blocked light and the view into the dining area, making an instant open floor plan.

Then she turned to paint, the budget remodeler’s friend. She used a soft griege (designer-speak for grayish beige) for the walls of the kitchen and dining area.

She painted the remaining upper cabinets white, and the bottom ones dark gray.

“I love the look of white cabinets, but figured a darker color was more kid-friendly,” she says.

Lemp skipped the requisite subway tile backsplash and went with peel-and-stick shiplap instead. “It was easier and cheaper,” she says.

#4 Brighter Bedroom With Paint and Wood:

This may be an ugly room, but we’re not sure because it’s so dark all we can see are cheap blinds and a poofy valance that hasn’t been fashionable since the Olsen twins were toddlers.

It needed major help.

Ashley Rose and Jared Smith of the blog “Sugar and Cloth” pulled off a weekend makeover by painting the walls a lighter color and replacing the window treatments with wispy, white drapes that practically pull sunlight into the room.

A pair of wall-mounted reading lamps added a second layer of light, because a lonely overhead fixture can’t light the whole room all by itself.

And that wall behind the bed? It’s strips of reclaimed wood with an adhesive backing. Peel, stick, and you’re done.

No nails. No glue. And just one tool: a level to make sure you stick the wood strips in a straight line. Awesome.

#5 An Easy-Peasy Backyard Patio:

Dirt’s ugly. It’s also a pain, turning into mud when it rains, dust when it doesn’t, and sneaking into your house on the feet of dogs and kids.

Covering it with a paver patio is a great fix. Chelsea Foy of the blog “Lovely Indeed” built this one in a neglected flower bed in just 10 hours.

She used patio stones molded to look like several individual bricks, because leveling one large stone is tons easier than leveling a bunch of bricks.

Those arcs of large river rocks just off the patio make a natural-looking transition between the factory-perfect pavers and the rest of the yard. They’ll also give you less lawn to mow and less flowers to tend.

#6 Fancy Wall Molding for a Bargain Price:

Wall molding makes a room look so custom, so finished, so much better than boring old drywall. But it costs around $25 a square foot just for the materials.

Mysha Barton of the blog “Remington Avenue” pulled it off along her stairs for just $30 — total.

The secret? She used MDF (medium density fiberboard, aka fake wood) to keep it cheap, and didn’t mount it in the traditional way with board panels on the wall.

Instead, she put thinner “chair rail molding” directly on the wall, and painted everything white, including the wall to get that rich look of molding.

The toughest part was cutting all those angles, Barton says.

She got it done with a miter box and a handsaw. “My advice is to use scrap wood to practice your angled cuts before taking on your expensive molding pieces.”

Barton did this project in just eight hours with three small children in the house, so even if 10th-grade geometry made you cry, you can do this.

#7 A Space-Saving Workbench:

A DIY workbench is a gateway project, one that can lead you to harder projects and possibly, a home improvement addiction. Make this workbench your very first project and you’ll have room to do scads of projects — money-saving ones.

It’ll fit in a small space because it’s actually a door mounted on door hinges, so you can fold it flat against the wall when you’re not using it. Be sure to buy a solid wood door, not a hollow one, so it’s sturdy enough to stand up to years of projects.

Just listed on Cypress Street in Shrewsbury!

January 16, 2018


Just listed! Lot on Cypress Street in Shrewsbury! This 26.74 acre lot is listed for $675k by Collins & Demac.

Just listed on Hearthside Circle in Shrewsbury!

January 16, 2018


Just listed! 1 Hearthside Circle in Shrewsbury! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath colonial is listed for $625k by The Realty Co.

Just listed on Little Pond Road in Northborough!

January 16, 2018


Just listed! 80 Little Pond Road in Northborough! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath colonial is listed for $769,900 by LAER Realty Partners.

Just listed on Salisbury Street in Holden!

January 16, 2018


Just listed! 339 Salisbury Street in Holden! This 3 bed, 1 bath cape is listed for $265k by Open Door Real Estate.

New to the market in Attleboro!

January 15, 2018


This is a great location in the family-friendly community of Oakhill in Attleboro! Oakhill features spacious lots that are professionally landscaped and maintained in a quiet wooded area. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home features a large open living area with breakfast bar. Spacious master bedroom, ample closet space and newer side deck and shed. Recent updates include all new siding with polar wrap insulation! Gas heat, cooking and central air! Oakhill is pet and family friendly with large outdoor spaces, pond and community center. Monthly fee includes water, sewer, snow removal, trash/recycling, taxes and use of clubhouse. Close to stores, train, downtown shopping and restaurants, hospital and conservation land. Listed for just $74,999!

View the full listing HERE!

Shrewsbury price improvement!

January 15, 2018


Unique opportunity shines in Shrewsbury! Within in walking distance to the new Lakeway Commons featuring shopping, services and restaurants. This home sits at the end of Moulton Ave with no through traffic. You have maximum potential and flexibility with this house deeded as a single family but lived in as a two family for decades. Six bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two levels of living in each unit. Unit A features an updated kitchen with a contemporary layout, spacious bedrooms and a giant family room. Unit B has a standard layout with a large master bedroom, lower level family room and plenty of storage. Both units enjoy a quiet side street in Shrewsbury! Two heating systems, shared electric, shared town water and sewer. What is your vision for this unique property? Easy conversion back to a single family or change the status to a two family. Now listed for just $329,999!

View the full listing HERE!

Check out the 3D tours HERE! & HERE!

Just listed on Tea Party Circle in Holden!

January 14, 2018


Just listed! 84 Tea Party Circle, Unit 534 in Holden! This 2 bed, 2 bath ranch is listed for $389,990 by Fafard Real Estate.

Just listed on Greenwood Road in Northborough!

January 12, 2018


Just listed! 23 Greenwood Road in Northborough! This 3 bed, 1 bath cape is listed for $329,900 by Andrew J. Abu.

Just listed on Milk Porridge Circle in Northborough!

January 12, 2018


Just listed! 52 Milk Porridge Circle in Northborough! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath colonial is listed for $499,900 by Coldwell Banker.