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Just listed on Princeton Street in Holden!

December 11, 2017

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Just listed! 1051 Princeton Street in Holden! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath colonial is listed for $599k by A&E Realty.

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Just listed on Highland Street in Holden!

December 11, 2017

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Just listed! 323 Highland Street in Holden! This 3 bed, 1 bath ranch is listed for $249,900 by Janice Mitchell.

Just listed on Main Street in Holden!

December 11, 2017

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Just listed! 1845 Main Street in Holden! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath colonial is listed for $378,800 by Keller Williams.

New to the market in Paxton!

December 11, 2017

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The best value for your family is here in Paxton! Contemporary ranch style home with over 1300 sq feet of living space on the main level. Updated kitchen with solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and tile floor opens to the dining room and the 3 season enclosed porch and deck. Hardwoods throughout with 3 generously sized bedrooms. Master bedroom features two walk in closets. Lower level walk out with an individual heat zone, slider door and high ceilings allows for flexible space. Large updated bathroom with double sinks and plenty of storage! 2 car under heated garage, fenced yard and situated at the end of a cul-de-sac on over 2.5 acres. Easy commuter location without the traffic! New roof, furnace and oil tank. Updated windows and maintenance free vinyl sided. Stylish interior colors so you don’t even need to paint before moving in! Listed for just $274,999!

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Check out the 3D tour HERE!

Price drop in Shrewsbury!

December 11, 2017

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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 $339,999!

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Check out the 3D tours HERE! & HERE!

For sale on Knight Street in Worcester!

December 11, 2017

KnightWorcester

Make this your next home! Location matters This house is close to UMASS Memorial , 290, shopping, restaurants, train station and Shrewsbury Str! Spacious young colonial with over 1600 sq feet in a pleasing open floor plan. The main level has a large living area with eat-in kitchen, deck and half bath. Three large bedrooms with a full bath on the upper level. 2 car garage, gas heat and newly coated driveway. Brand new carpeting and fresh paint throughout! This house is sure to accommodate your needs and is ready for a quick close! Listed for just $244,999!

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Updated listing in Sutton!

December 11, 2017

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Welcome FHA and USDA Buyers! NEW roof! New Exterior Paint! NEW garage door! This is your new home! What an opportunity in Sutton! This adorable 2 bedroom ranch style house is sure to make someone very happy with a great in-town location and walking distance to the library. The shiplap breezeway provides easy access to the garage, flat back yard and country kitchen. Solid hardwoods throughout the generously sized living room and bedrooms. Full basement with newer furnace and water heater. If you have been looking for a cute house to put your decorating tastes into then you have found it! Great commuter location and seller can offer a fast close! Now listed at just $219,999!

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Just listed on Fairchild Drive in Holden!

December 10, 2017

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Just listed! 16 Fairchild Drive in Holden! This 2 bed, 1 bath ranch is listed for $249,900 by Century 21.

Just listed on South Quinsigamond Avenue in Shrewsbury!

December 9, 2017

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Just listed! 76 South Quinsiagmond Avenue, Unit 3 in Shrewsbury! This 2 bed, 3 bath townhouse is listed for $460k by Keller Williams.

4 Funky Odors In Your House Only Your Guests Can Smell!

December 8, 2017

By: Stacey Freed

You could be noseblind. Here’s how to find and eliminate the funk you can’t smell.

Stand in your kitchen and take a deep breath. Smell that? From last night’s fish to your son’s nasty lacrosse pads (why did he leave them on the table?), you probably can’t detect any of your home’s rankest odors. You’ve got nose blindness.

“You adapt to the smells around you,” says Dr. Richard Doty, the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

On a sensory level, your processing mechanism becomes less sensitive to the continuous stimuli. Or, on a cognitive level, you can become habituated to the smells and basically learn to ignore them. Or you can do both.

Here are some of the most common nose blindness culprits, and how to ban them from your home.

#1 Pet Funk:

There’s one easy way to tell if your home smells like pets: Do you have them? Then yeah, unless you’re an obsessive cleaner and groomer, your abode has at least some Fido funk.

It could be pee, but more likely it’s just hair, gunky ears, and weeks-old slobber.

The first step to cleaning up pet smells is — sorry, pets — cleaning the pets themselves. Bathe and groom them regularly.

Then, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. If they have a favorite couch or cushion, cover it with a blanket and run it — and the cushion cover — through the wash weekly. Every time you vacuum, start with a hearty sprinkle of baking soda on the carpet.

And use that crevice tool liberally; pet hair loves tight spaces like the border between the carpet and the wall, the edges of your steps and that little crack of space between the stove and your cabinets.

Hopefully urine isn’t the issue, but to be sure, you can use a black light to out any dried stains your pet was hoping you’d never notice.

Use more of that baking soda followed by a half-water, half-vinegar solution to neutralize the odor. Lots of people also swear by store-bought neutralizers, like Nature’s Miracle.

#2 Mustiness:

Fortunately, nose blindness only affects one of your senses, and you don’t need your nose to verify a basement with a musty smell.

Mustiness is caused by mildew and mold, which — for better or for worse — your eyeballs can easily detect. Do a careful inspection of your basement, from the darkest corner to the surface of every cardboard box or bookshelf. If you find gray or white splotches anywhere, it’s probably mildew. If it’s fuzzy, (oh no!) it’s mold.

First, you’ll want to bust up those existing odors. Then, you’ll want to make sure they never return. Some elbow grease with regular household cleaner will scrub away mildew. Bleach isn’t the cure-all for mold. If often can exacerbate the problem.

To prevent mildew and mold from returning, consider running a dehumidifier or improving air circulation and sunlight exposure in the affected area if possible.

For chronic mustiness, you can deodorize rooms by setting out bowls of vinegar, cat litter, baking soda, or — as crazy as this sounds — an onion also will do the trick. Cut one in half and let it sit in a bowl in the room. The onion smell goes away in a few hours, and so will the dankness.

#3 Smelly Bedding:

Similar to pet odors, knowing if your mattress could smell is easy: Do you have a human body with skin and oils? Do you sleep on it?

Eventually, all the dead skin and body oils you shed while sleeping are going to build up, and stink they will, especially if your bedding is older.

You can’t exactly toss your mattress in the washing machine, so you’ll have to deal with it where it lies.

But it’s an easy fix: Sprinkle baking soda on it, let it sit for an hour or more, and then vacuum up the soda. (This works for memory foam, too.) Add a couple drops of essential oil to the soda (drip directly into the box and shake it well to mix evenly) for a pleasant smell. Bonus: Lavender has been shown to help you sleep.

#4 Fridge and Freezer Grime:

It’s your fridge and freezer’s job to keep your food fresh, but they need a little help staying fresh themselves.

Itty bitty food bits hang out long after you’ve tossed the item from which they came. Although you might not notice the odor creep, you may notice your ice starting to taste funny or see those food morsels start to accumulate in the corners of your fridge shelves.

If you see or taste something icky, you can bet others can smell something icky.

To zap odors from from your freezer and fridge, unplug and empty them and do a thorough cleaning with a mix of hot water and baking soda.

You can sanitize with a solution of one tablespoon bleach and one gallon of water. Let it air out for 15 minutes. Try wiping it down with vinegar for extra odor eliminating, or even leave the door open for a few days.

What better excuse is there for a long weekend away, or to treat yourself to takeout?