Open house on 4/23/2017 at 103 Eagle Dr Tewksbury, MA 01876


Date: 04/23/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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First floor garden style unit at Eagles Landing 55+ complex. Park right at your front door and enter into open concept living area. Kitchen with breakfast bar and room for a table too. The seller has upgraded the look and style with Engineered hardwood floors throughout. Thoughtful Split bedroom design. Large master with its own full bath and walk in closet. 2nd bedroom, laundry and full bath down the hall affords privacy for guests. All appliances included. One car garage directly across from unit. Enjoy the clubhouse with heated pool. Close to shopping and Tewksbury Sports Club. The Tewksbury Country club is located next door for golfing and dining. Come buy today!

Condo – 103 Eagle Dr Unit 103 Tewksbury, MA 01876 is now new to the market!

First floor garden style unit at Eagles Landing 55+ complex. Park right at your front door and enter into open concept living area. Kitchen with breakfast bar and room for a table too. The seller has upgraded the look and style with Engineered hardwood floors throughout. Thoughtful Split bedroom design. Large master with its own full bath and walk in closet. 2nd bedroom, laundry and full bath down the hall affords privacy for guests. All appliances included. One car garage directly across from unit. Enjoy the clubhouse with heated pool. Close to shopping and Tewksbury Sports Club. The Tewksbury Country club is located next door for golfing and dining. Come buy today!

This is a Garden style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $319,900.

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Choosing Between Hardwood and Carpeted Floors

Hardwood floors are generally easier to clean than carpeted floors, particularly on a weekly basis. On the other hand, they are more expensive to install than carpet. Hardwood floors can also increase the value of your home in the eyes of buyers. In fact, some buyers will only consider a house that has hardwood flooring.

But, you’re not going to get the soft comfort, especially while walking barefoot at home,that you can enjoy with carpeted floors. It comes down to a matter of price,taste and lifestyle. Which flooring type you go with will affect your home’s appearance, cleanliness and again, value.

Carpeted Flooring Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Foot protection is a real plus with carpeted floors. Sink your feet and toes into a plush shag carpet and you may not want to put your shoes back on. Carpeted floors are especially welcomed if you have sensitive, tired or injured feet.
  • Carpet insulates the rooms of your house,lowering noise levels. This benefit is most realized if you’re walking on the second or third floor of your house. Walking on carpet keeps your family on lower levels of your home from hearing your feet echo across the floor.
  • Go barefoot on carpeted floors and you probably won’t get a splinter.
  • Young children will have padding to crawl on. Toddlers who are learning to walk will also have padding when they tumble to the floor.
  • Cold air won’t nip as hard at your feet during cold months.

Cons:

  • Despite your best cleaning efforts, after several months, your carpet may get stained. You could scrub the stains on your hands and knees and not get all of the spots out.
  • Carpet fibers hold dirt and allergens. Deep cleaners and regular vacuuming are needed to keep fibers free of allergens.
  • Let snags develop in your carpet and you could see a run stretch several feet across the floor.
  • You’ll have to eventually replace your carpet to keep your home in stop condition.

Pros and Cons of Going with Hardwood Floors

Pros:

  • A broom and a mop can keep hardwood floors clean for months.
  • If hardwood floor tiles get damaged, you can sand or refinish them instead of replacing them, saving money.
  • Allergens and dirt have less places to hide.
  • Should you track mud in the house, you can clean it up in seconds with a wet rag.

Cons:

  • Similar to tile floors, hardwood floors can buckle, especially if it gets humid.
  • Polish is required to keep hardwood floors looking good over time. This may not be so bad if you don’t mind operating a buffing machine a couple of times a year. As a tip, only buff floors that are not made with refinished wood.
  • Termites can get in hardwood floors.

Both carpeted and hardwood floors get spots on them. Your floors can get spots from water, grease and other harsh cleaners. To reduce flooring damage, consider using environmentally friendly cleaners. Also, protect carpet and hardwood floors from too much sun exposure, as too much sun exposure can take the shine out of carpet and hardwood coloring.

How to Inspect a Neighborhood Before Moving In

It’s easy to fall in love with a house if it has all the features you’re looking for. However, it’s important not to ignore the qualities of the neighborhood the house is in as well.

The state of the surrounding neighborhood is important for many homeowners. You’ll use the local amenities, walk on the sidewalks, drive on the roads, and eventually even set the price of your home based partially on the price of those surrounding it.

In this article, we’re going to discuss some of the reasons you should pay attention to the neighborhood when shopping for homes, and what qualities to look for to find a place that has both high quality of life and resale value.  

Neighborhood Inspection 101

There are a number of things you’ll want to learn about a neighborhood before you move in. Some of them you can observe with your own eye, some you can find online via public records, and others will require talking to the locals to see what their experience has been.

Things to observe

When you go to visit a home, set aside some time beforehand to drive around the neighborhood. Check out the roads, sidewalks, and the general state of the neighborhood. Boarded up houses and closed businesses aren’t always a sign of doom and gloom, but it can give you insight into the pricing of some homes and give you some negotiating power.

If you love the house and feel okay about the neighborhood swing by during rush hour, if possible. This will give you a sense of traffic and how long it will take you to get to work from your new home.

If you’re moving into a city, it’s also a good idea to check out the after-hours scene. If a peaceful evening at home is what you seek, it will be a good idea to know ahead of time if your street comes alive at night.

Things to research

It’s a good idea to get a feel for the local culture before buying a home to see if it fits with your lifestyle. Are businesses closed on Sundays? Are there community events and clubs that you ur your family would be interested in? You can find most information online through Facebook groups, library websites, and local newspapers.

If you’re concerned with crime, you can find local data online. Similarly, records are available for local schools, such as where the town’s test scores land compared to state and national averages.

Talk to the neighbors

The most practical way to learn about a neighborhood is to ask the people who live there. They’ll be able to tell you how it has changed over the years, which will give you a sense of where the neighborhood is headed. They can tell you whether it’s a neighborhood filled with young families or aging retirees, and will likely be able to let you know if there are any problems in the neighborhood.

Aside from the local culture, you should ask your potential new neighbors about the infrastructure. Do they have frequent power issues? Is there often noisy construction, or have there been potholes that haven’t been filled for years? You can learn a lot from the people who have lived in a neighborhood for multiple years.

Single-Family – 30 Kilmarnock St Wilmington, MA 01887 now has a new price of $368,400!

Split Gambrel with 4 bedrooms with lots of extras. Open concept kitchen and dining area with an abundance of cabinets. Open to large deck from slider. Front living room and first floor bedroom. Spacious master bedroom with skylights and ceiling fans. Two full baths, upstairs bath has hot tub. Two additions smaller bedroom on second floor. The lower level has front to back family room with walk out to side yard. There is also another room that could be used as an office. Private water and sewer so no town fees for either. Set on cul-de-sac and over an acre of land. Buyer is responsible for verifying all information contained in this listing. Buyer is responsible for acquiring smoke and carbon monoxide certification.

This is a Gambrel style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 1.09 Acres, and is currently available for $368,400.

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Mobile Home – 270 Littleton Road Unit 51 Chelmsford, MA 01824 is now new to the market!

Why rent when you can own this wonderful home. It is one of the best sites in the park. This home is situated on a large lot and also boasts an oversized yard w/ three season sun room, two sheds and it is ideally located near highways, schools, shopping and recreation. HOA fee includes taxes, water, sewer, trash and snow removal. Buyers must be approved by Chelmsford Commons before closing. Sale is contingent upon sellers finding suitable housing.

This property features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $75,000.

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Open house on 4/9/2017 at 340 Boston Rd Billerica, MA 01862


Date: 04/09/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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It’s true!!!! In Law Potential and zoned for Home business potential! Living space galore. Yes…4 full floors of living space and loads storage on every level! Move right into this very well maintained colonial home. Excellent open concept living space and hardwood floors on the entire first floor. 2 Kitchens, 2 laundry, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths! Landscaped with irrigation and a garden area out back. Driveway parking for 8 cars and a 2 car garage! Can you tell we’re excited about this one? Come see us! Bring your pre-qualification letter and checkbook. Quick close possible!

Open house on 4/8/2017 at 1830 Main St Tewksbury, MA 01876


Date: 04/08/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
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Village of Tewksbury. Single level living with open floor plan. First floor unit with 2 Bedrooms & 2 full Baths, kitchen/dining area combo and plenty of closet space. Master Bedroom Suite with large walk-in closet, full bathroom and dressing area. In-unit laundry. New Microwave and Disposal being installed. Conveniently located across from Tewksbury Country Club, close to shopping, restaurants, Livingston Park as well as Routes 93, 495 and 3.