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Just Sold in Ashland!

February 25, 2016

 

475 Captain Eames Circle AshlandJUST SOLD IN ASHLAND!

Congrats to my seller on her sale of this updated end unit in the popular Captain Eames Circle in Ashland!  With 3 living levels, gas heat, fireplaces and brand new stainless steel appliances!

Commuter And Pet Friendly Townhouse In Ashland!

November 10, 2015

ONE MONTH CONDO FEE IF UNDER AGREEMENT BY 11/14! Beautiful and private contemporary styled end unit in Captain Eames Circle in Ashland is available NOW for the busy fall market! Enjoy this commuter and pet friendly location with privacy on your own deck. Open and airy floor plan on the main level features an abundance of natural light with brand new flooring in the living room and gas fireplace for the chilly fall nights to come. Open kitchen with pantry and half bath. Two large bedrooms with cathedral ceilings and private baths on the second level. Master features a gas fireplace, dressing area & whirlpool tub! Enjoy the extra space in the loft and the finished lower level. Gas heat, central a/c, garage and reasonable condo fees! Quick access to commuter rail stations in Ashland, Framingham or Southborough. Ashland Elementary and High School within 1.5 miles. Ashland Reservoir with walking trails and tennis courts within 2 miles.

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475 Captain Eames Circle, Ashland

New To The Market With Two Chances To See 9/24 5-7 And 9/27 12-2

September 22, 2015

Captain eames 1Beautiful and private contemporary styled end unit in Captain Eames Circle in Ashland is available NOW for the busy fall market! Enjoy this commuter and pet friendly location with privacy on your own deck. Open and airy floor plan on the main level features an abundance of natural light with brand new flooring in the living room and gas fireplace for the chilly fall nights to come. Open kitchen with pantry and half bath. Two large bedrooms with cathedral ceilings and private baths on the second level. Master features a gas fireplace, dressing area & whirlpool tub! Enjoy the extra space in the loft and the finished lower level. Gas heat, central a/c, garage and reasonable condo fees! Quick access to commuter rail stations in Ashland, Framingham or Southborough. Ashland Elementary and High School within 1.5 miles. Ashland Reservoir with walking trails and tennis courts within 2 miles. Showings begin at Commuter Open Thursday 5 to 7 and Sunday Open 12 to 2! Don’t miss out!

Open House 9/24 5-7 pm and 9/27 12-2 pm

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What a Great Place To Call Home, USDA Qualified Being Offered on Bellingham

January 27, 2015

photo.aspxWhat a wonderful house to call HOME! 375 Maple Str in Bellingham has a new price for the new year! You can have the best of both worlds being centrally located with easy access to 495, Commuter Rail and shopping but quietly sitting on 1.08 acres. Generous space with updated open concept main level featuring a fireplaced living room, maple hardwoods and sliders to the deck overlooking the pool, play area, firepit and sandbox. 3 full bedrooms with maple or bamboo wood flooring and large full bath with storage and soaker tub. Lower levels offers two more finished rooms and a half bath with laundry. Enjoy as a den with a fireplace or make a home office – YOU decide! Central air, 200 amp electrical and many updates! Garage space updated with french doors to create a walk-out workshop. USDA qualifying location for 0% down!

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Come And See This Stunning Colonial With Private Water Front In Shrewsbury Sunday 1/18/2015

January 12, 2015

154 South Qunis Shrewbury 2Stunning young brick front colonial with 25 feet of private waterfront on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury! This is truly an exceptional home featuring a private sweeping back yard maximized to enjoy lake living with an expansive deck and lower lake stone patio giving you a waterfront oasis to enjoy in a commuter friendly location. A traditional double story foyer entrance with custom tile invites you, your family and guests to enjoy luxury style living with a formal living room and dining room, private study and gas fireplaced family room off the expansive granite and cherry kitchen with hardwoods that opens to the deck. Four bedrooms and laundry on the 2nd floor with a private Master Suite featuring tray ceiling, walk-in closet, private double vanity bath with jacuzzi tub and fireplaced sitting room with lake views. Gas heat, central A/C, central vac, full walk out basement and 2 car garage.

Open Sunday, January 18, 2015 12pm to 3pm

154 South Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury

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Private Waterfront On Lake Quinsigamond In Shrewsbury!

December 30, 2014

photoStunning young brick front colonial with 25 feet of private waterfront on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury! This is truly an exceptional home featuring a private sweeping back yard maximized to enjoy lake living with an expansive deck and lower lake stone patio giving you a waterfront oasis to enjoy in a commuter friendly location. A traditional double story foyer entrance with custom tile invites you, your family and guests to enjoy luxury style living with a formal living room and dining room, private study and gas fireplaced family room off the expansive granite and cherry kitchen with hardwoods that opens to the deck. Four bedrooms and laundry on the 2nd floor with a private Master Suite featuring tray ceiling, walk-in closet, private double vanity bath with jacuzzi tub and fireplaced sitting room with lake views. Gas heat, central A/C, central vac, full walk out basement and 2 car garage.

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Adding a Fireplace: Return on Investment

October 29, 2010

While intangible benefits such as comfort and ambience may make a fireplace addition worth the cost for you, consumer attitudes toward fireplaces are changing.

Here are the facts:

Fireplaces no longer are preferred features

  • In 2007, the National Association of REALTORS® survey of homebuyers’ preferences listed fireplaces as the most preferred home feature. Almost 46% of homebuyers said they would pay extra (a median of $1,220) for a house with at least one fireplace, the most popular “desired feature” in the survey. However, more recent surveys from the National Association of Homebuilders show that support is slipping, and REALTOR® Magazine recently put fireplaces No. 1 on the list of “Home Fads That Are Falling Out of Style.” That means chances of receiving price support for your fireplace addition when you sell your home are diminishing.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 53% of new homes built in 2008 included at least one fireplace. That’s down from a peak of 66% in 1990, although the numbers may also reflect builders’ attempts to save costs for development houses.
  • A fireplace isn’t calculated separately in a professional home appraisal, making it difficult to assign increased value from your investment.

Match your fireplace budget to your house

When you estimate how much a fireplace might add to the value of your house, consider your home’s overall value. A $10,000 fireplace holds its value in a $1 million house because buyers expect this feature in an upscale home. But a $10,000 fireplace might not be such a crucial component of a $100,000 house, especially if features that potential buyers consider more important are lacking.

Get value from your fireplace investment

  • Put a new fireplace in a room other than the kitchen–usually the family room or great room.
  • Locate a fireplace in a smaller, easy-to-heat room such as an office, guest bedroom, or master bedroom.
  • Equip your fireplace with energy-efficient glass doors and an exterior venting system that prevents heated air from being pulled out of rooms.

Rich Binsacca is the author of 12 books on various home-related topics and is currently a contributing editor for Builder and EcoHome magazines. He has written articles for Remodeling, Home, and Architectural Record, among several others. He intermittently uses the wood-burning fireplace and the gas-fueled freestanding stove that came with his current home.