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Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/15/2017

Move right into this beautiful, bright and expanded 3 brm, 1.5 bth brick front Cape with 1 car attached garage in wonderful neighborhood location! Large updated eat in kitchen w/granite counters, stainless steel appliances & large closet/pantry opens to huge lovely 17x12 family rm addition w/slider to large brick patio overlooking gorgeous private, level back yard! Formal dining rm w/chair railing and hardwood floors under carpet, lovely fireplaced living rm w/bay window & hardwood floor under carpeting! 1st floor master brm w/large double closet, 2 additional brms on 2nd floor w/recently finished hardwood floors! Convenient 1st floor laundry! Central Air! Updated windows throughout! 200 amp electric & more! Wonderful convenient location, walk to shops and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/14/2017


11 Sunset Drive, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$429,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this beautiful, bright and expanded 3 brm, 1.5 bth brick front Cape with 1 car attached garage in wonderful neighborhood location! Large updated eat in kitchen w/granite counters, stainless steel appliances & large closet/pantry opens to huge lovely 17x12 family rm addition w/slider to large brick patio overlooking gorgeous private, level back yard! Formal dining rm w/chair railing and hardwood floors under carpet, lovely fireplaced living rm w/bay window & hardwood floor under carpeting! 1st floor master brm w/large double closet, 2 additional brms on 2nd floor w/recently finished hardwood floors! Convenient 1st floor laundry! Central Air! Updated windows throughout! 200 amp electric & more! Wonderful convenient location, walk to shops and minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!
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Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/14/2017


3 Nixon Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$1,025,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Beautiful, custom built, 4,600+ sf sprawling ranch w/high end finishes throughout & oversized 3 car heated garage on 2+ acres of land in wonderful private location! Gorgeous granite kitchen w/loads of cabinets, top of the line appliances, recessed lts & large center island, large living rm w/13' vaulted ceiling, Brazillian Cherry flrs, custom wood work throughout! Surround sound wifi throughout 1st fl w/3 control pads, 3 Nest thermostats, den w/gas fireplace & rec lts, din rm w/tray ceiling & French dr to 22x25 sun rm w/heated salt water gunite pool, spa/jacuzzi, cathedral ceiling, 4 skylts, loads of recessed lts, 2 gorgeous walls of windows & French door to huge private patio w/Pergola & automatic awing & beautiful distant views! Huge master suite w/gas fireplace, lg walk in closet w/built ins, luxurious bth w/oversized shower & French dr to pool rm! Gorgeous family rm over garage w/granite wet bar, rec lts, 3 window seats, full bth & lg office area! Huge fenced yard, great for dogs!!
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Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/10/2017

If you're in the process of trying to find a dependable contractor for a home improvement project, there are several steps you can take to ensure a positive outcome. Since clear and frequent communication is the foundation of any successful relationship with a contractor, knowing what questions to ask can make all the difference. Here are some general guidelines for screening potential contractors and determining which one would be the best match for your budget, your home improvement needs, and your personality. Not only is it important that the contractor be experienced, dependable, and conscientious, but it's also crucial that they're easy to work with and customer service oriented. If they're too abrasive or don't seem genuinely interested in ensuring your satisfaction, then you'd probably be better off looking elsewhere. Being competitively priced is also very important. Questions to Ask Contractors Although each situation is different when dealing with home builders, handymen, or home improvement contractors, here's a list of questions that would apply to most companies:

  1. "How long have you been in business?" One of your top priorities is to avoid fly-by-night operations that are in business today, and nowhere to be found, next week. Longevity in business is usually a sign that the contractor is conscientious about customer satisfaction, that they care about doing good quality work, and that they're in compliance with the legal requirements of running a contracting business. It's certainly not a guarantee of any of those things, but it's a good starting point in evaluating their qualifications.
  2. "Would you provide me with some recent customer references -- preferably ones who had the same type of work done as what I'm planning." If the contractor balks at this, then they may have something to hide -- like a trail of dissatisfied customers or a just a lack of customers. The ideal scenario, of course, is to get a contractor recommendation from a trusted family member, a friend, or a neighbor. When that isn't possible, a brief telephone conversation with a couple current or past customers of a contractor you're considering can provide a lot of insights into key factors like timeliness, professionalism, the quality of their work, whether they leave their work site clean, and their level of customer service and communication. By the way, one online source for neighbor recommendations is a social networking site called Nextdoor.com.
  3. "What type of insurance do you have?" If they're not current on their personal liability insurance, Workers' Compensation, and property damage insurance coverage, then you could potentially be liable for any injuries and damage that take place on your property during the project. However, reputable contracting companies recognize the importance of carrying the necessary types of contractor insurance, and they make it their business to keep those policies current and up to date. As a side note, it's also wise to find out if there will be any subcontractors working on the job, and if they also have the required licenses and insurance coverage. Asking for copies of insurance certificates is generally the only way to make sure the needed coverage is in place.
While many home improvement or construction projects come with their share of frustrations, setbacks, and minor headaches, if you take the time to screen and compare potential home contractors, your chances of getting the best value for your money and the highest possible quality will be greatly increased.





Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/3/2017

After a long, challenging journey, you've managed to get your home ready to add to the real estate market. Now, you'll need to start thinking about your long-term plans, i.e. what you'll do after your home sells. For instance, what will you do with that massive tube TV that sits in your basement? This TV has served you well for years. At the same time, it requires at least two people to pick it up, and you'll need to move it up your stairs simply to get it out of your house. And if you decide to take your tube TV to your new residence, it may prove to be more trouble than it's worth. Fortunately, you have a lot of great options if you want to get rid of your TV before you relocate, including: 1. Sell It Websites like Craigslist make it easy to take photos of your TV, provide information about it and offer it to the highest bidder. Plus, these sites usually are hyper-local, ensuring you can find local buyers who can pick up your TV, remove it from your home and pay you for the TV. Of course, you'll want to make your TV as attractive as possible if you decide to sell it online. As such, be sure to include high-resolution images of your TV, along with up-to-date information about it in any online advertisement. Typically, you'll want to make it as easy as possible for buyers to find your TV in a crowded marketplace, so you should try to incorporate information about your TV's condition and age into your online advertisement as well. 2. Donate It to a Charitable Organization Depending on the size and condition of your TV, you may be able to find a charitable organization near your home that will pick it up and take it away from your home. Although you may not receive any money for your TV, you'll know that your TV is going to a worthy organization. Also, there is a chance that you could receive a tax deduction for your charitable donation. 3. Offer It to Friends or Family Members If you can't find an interested buyer or a charitable organization to accept your TV, you may be able to give it to a friend or family member. Your TV might be far from perfect, but if it is in working condition, a friend or family member may be able to use it in his or her home. In addition, you may want to consider offering the TV to your neighbors before you relocate. By doing so, a nearby neighbor may be able to stop by your residence, pick up the TV and wish you well on your upcoming move. Think about what you will do with your large tube TV before it's too late. The process of selling a home can go quickly, and you'll want to prepare as much as possible for an upcoming move. Therefore, dedicating time and resources now to determine how you can get rid of your tube TV may help you streamline your efforts to pack up your belongings and move to a new address after your house sells.




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