Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West

Posted by Kathy Foran on 5/24/2020

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Sunrooms offer a place where you can enjoy outdoor views and sunlight without actually being outside. Whether you’re avoiding the summer heat or staying warm in winter, you can still get plenty of natural light in a comfortable environment with a sunroom. Since these are different types of sunrooms to choose from, it’s important to become familiar with what each type offers. This can help you determine which sunroom is ideal for your home. 

3 Season Sunrooms

A 3 season sunroom is one that usually doesn’t have any heating or cooling from your home’s HVAC system. This type of sunroom is a suitable option if you live in a warmer climate with a low number of freezing or below freezing days. With this type of sunroom, you can get plenty of use out of it all year round. Keep in mind that you might need to use other means of heating or cooling it if needed, such as with space heaters or oscillating fans. 

4 Season Sunrooms

A 4 season sunroom, also known as an all season sunroom, differs from a 3 season sunroom in terms of heating and cooling. With this kind of sunroom, you can have your home’s HVAC system supply it with cool or warm air as needed. These sunrooms also typically have insulation added for additional comfort. This setup allows you to use your 4 season sunroom all year round without having to worry about whether or not it’s warm or cool enough. 


Solariums are sunrooms that feature all glass, even on the ceiling. These sunrooms typically have straight or curved panes of glass where the walls and roof meet. This type of sunroom is ideal if you want to be able to see all around you, since solariums offer optimal views of your surroundings on all sides. You’ll also be getting more sunlight overall in a solarium with its glass ceiling and full glass walls. 


Conservatories are known for adding a certain historic charm to high-end homes. These luxurious sunrooms typically have segmented roofs with either glass panes or polycarbonate material, giving you the option to add more or less natural light overall depending on your preference. A conservatory is a good option when you want a sunroom with a more vintage or classic look rather than the more modern or contemporary style and appearance that solariums, 3 season sunrooms and 4 season sunrooms offer. 

Posted by Kathy Foran on 5/22/2020

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $515,000. This Contemporary,Multi-Level style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.

3 Randy Road, Framingham, MA 01701


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Full/Half Baths
Move right into this lovely, updated and expanded 8 rm 3 brm, 2.5 bth Contemporary Multi level with over 2,000sf of living space in wonderful side street neighborhood! Bright Large living rm w/cathedral ceiling & hardwood floor opens to formal dining rm w/cathedral ceiling & hardwood floor! Step down office/den addition w/2 double closets! Updated eat in kitchen w/quartz counters, tile backsplash, cathedral ceiling, 2 skylights, pendant lighting, gas cooking & hardwood floor overlooking large fireplaced family rm w/French door to sun room overlooking private level backyard w/shed! Large Master bedroom w/hardwood floor, walk in closet and updated full bath! 2 additional bedrooms w/hardwood floors, & double closets! 2 finished rooms in lower level! Gas heat and Central air both in 2013! Architectural roof, vinyl windows & vinyl siding! Wonderful convenient location, walk to BJ's, Stop & Shop, YMCA restaurants & more! Minutes to schools, MA pike & all major routes!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 5/17/2020

In the quest to find a new home that you love, there are two fundamental things you must know: how much you can realistically afford to spend and what you need to be happy.

Qualifying for a mortgage is one of the first hurdles on the road to home ownership, but loan approval doesn't necessarily mean you can comfortably afford a house you have your eye on.

There are other expenses to factor into the equation, such as closing costs, the down payment, school and property taxes, possible HOA fees, and maintenance costs.

If a house you're considering needs a lot of repairs, updating, and decorating, for instance, those projects could take a big bite out of your bank account and household budget. First-time home buyers and growing families moving into larger homes often have to consider the cost of furniture, new window treatments, and painting supplies. People moving from an apartment or condo to a house may also need to buy a lawnmower, tools, and property maintenance machinery (weed whackers, leaf blowers, snow blowers, etc.)

Once you've determined that you can absorb all those costs without being "house poor," the next step is creating a list of requirements, preferences, and lifestyle goals. For example, if privacy is important to you, you'll need to narrow your search to homes that have a sufficient amount of frontage and space between neighbors and streets. Fences, privacy hedges, and mature trees could also help provide you with the kind of living environment you're looking for.

While the emotional appeal of a house is an important aspect of home-buying decisions, the location of a property and the amount of living space it provides will play a central role in your level of satisfaction. In addition to having enough bedrooms, bathrooms, and storage space, you may also want to consider things like the home's architectural style and whether the floorplan is to your liking.

Many families prioritize the quality of the school district, the look and feel of the neighborhood, and the distance from shopping centers, recreation, and needed services. Also highly desirable is a daily commute to work that isn't too grueling or time consuming!

Since everyone has different goals and needs when it comes to finding the ideal home, there's no one-size-fits-all strategy for zeroing in on the house of your dreams. Although there are a lot of websites that provide great ideas on everything from flooring and countertops to cabinetry and room color, having your real estate agent show you houses that match your specifications is the most productive thing you can do.

Getting out there and physically viewing and walking through houses in your price range will eventually lead you to the home that's just right for you and your family. It's a process in which you need to immerse yourself, but with a little persistence and a clear idea of what you want, you're sure to find the home that checks off most (if not all) of the boxes on your priority and wish lists!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 5/15/2020

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $402,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.

22 Eisenhower Road, Framingham, MA 01701


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Full/Half Baths
Lovely, bright & open 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath L Ranch w/oversized 1 car attached garage in wonderful Garden in the Woods neighborhood! Eat in kitchen w/tile floor, recessed lights & tile backsplash! Master bedroom w/brand new carpet, half bath w/tiled floor & double closet! 2 additional bedrooms w/brand new carpet & double closets! Main full bath w/tile floor & tiled walls! Large fireplaced Living room w/vaulted ceiling & 10 foot French door out to 21x14 deck overlooking level private back yard w/large shed & 25x12 patio abutting the woods & Garden in the Woods! 4 mini split systems provide both AC & supplemental heat! 200 amp electric, vinyl siding, vinyl windows & more! Great location on the Sudbury line and minutes to all major routes, schools & shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 5/14/2020

Move right into this lovely, updated & expanded 9 rm, 4 brm, 2.5 bth Split in wonderful cul de sac neighborhood! Fireplaced living rm w/cathedral ceiling, hardwood flr & bow window! Formal dining rm w/hardwood flr, cathedral ceiling & arched opening to beautiful 23x16 family rm addition w/cathedral ceiling, 2 skylts, Vermont Casting gas stove, hardwood flr, custom built cabinet w/granite, 2 sliders & French door to 2 tiered deck! Updated Cherry Kit w/gas cooking, rec lts & granite breakfast bar opening to family rm! Main level has 3 bdrms all w/hardwood flrs under carpet! Master brm w/updated 1/2 bath! Lower level has 4th bedrm w/fireplace & loads of closets, Full bath & office! Extra storage & workshop in unfinished space! Updates include gas heat in 2012, gas water heater in 2016, skylts in 2015, Metal roof in 2016 w/transferable warranty, Central air in 2017 & more! Gorgeous private 1/2 acre lot abutting Town field! Great location, walk to schools & mins to all major rts & shopping!

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