Open house on 4/19/2015 at 8 Dartmouth Dr Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 04/19/2015 Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Welcome to Wayside Woods! Plenty of room and flexibility for entertaining in this open and bright home with many updates and gorgeous 20×40′ in-ground pool! Updates include: 2011 Buderus heating system, 2013 irrigation system, 2006 central air, new front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, compactor, all bath tiles, sinks and counters. Pool liner is about 4 yrs old and pump/filter are 8. New hardwood flooring (2010) in family room and master bedroom (living & dining floors were refinished). Family room has sliders to deck, wood stove, cathedral ceilings & skylight, and a spiral staircase to great loft area that can be used as a studio, library/office or play space! Relax with a soak in the hot tub in your own private wood plank floor “spa room”! Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural surroundings. View the photos and then come feel the peace and tranquility of this spacious home located in residential area but close to restaurants, shopping and major routes.

Open house on 4/19/2015 at 4 Hadley Rd Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 04/19/2015 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Picture perfect dormered Cape Cod home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths! White picket fence surrounds a private and spacious yard. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, gas range, maple cabinets and tile floor. First floor (full) bath remodeled with new tub, toilet, lighting & tile flooring; newer insulated windows and new front door. Natural gas heating and tank-less hot water system installed 2011. Electrical updated to new outlets and circuit breakers. Close proximity to elementary schools, major routes, library and more! Easy to show and ready to occupy! Per seller- showings begin at open house Sunday 1-3 PM.

Open house on 4/12/2015 at 4 Hadley Rd Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 04/12/2015 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Picture perfect dormered Cape Cod home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths! White picket fence surrounds a private and spacious yard. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, gas range, maple cabinets and tile floor. First floor (full) bath remodeled with new tub, toilet, lighting & tile flooring; newer insulated windows and new front door. Natural gas heating and tank-less hot water system installed 2011. Electrical updated to new outlets and circuit breakers. Close proximity to elementary schools, major routes, library and more! Easy to show and ready to occupy! Per seller- showings begin at open house Sunday 1-3 PM.

Single-Family – 4 Hadley Rd Framingham, MA 01701 is now new to the market!

Picture perfect dormered Cape Cod home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths! White picket fence surrounds a private and spacious yard. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, gas range, maple cabinets and tile floor. First floor (full) bath remodeled with new tub, toilet, lighting & tile flooring; newer insulated windows and new front door. Natural gas heating and tank-less hot water system installed 2011. Electrical updated to new outlets and circuit breakers. Close proximity to elementary schools, major routes, library and more! Easy to show and ready to occupy! Per seller- showings begin at open house Sunday 1-3 PM.

This is a Cape style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 0.28 Acres, and is currently available for $349,897.

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Open house on 4/12/2015 at 8 Dartmouth Dr Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 04/12/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Welcome to Wayside Woods! Plenty of room and flexibility for entertaining in this open and bright home with many updates and gorgeous 20×40′ in-ground pool! Updates include: 2011 Buderus heating system, 2013 irrigation system, 2006 central air, new front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, compactor, all bath tiles, sinks and counters. Pool liner is about 4 yrs old and pump/filter are 8. New hardwood flooring (2010) in family room and master bedroom (living & dining floors were refinished). Family room has sliders to deck, wood stove, cathedral ceilings & skylight, and a spiral staircase to great loft area that can be used as a studio, library/office or play space! Relax with a soak in the hot tub in your own private wood plank floor “spa room”! Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural surroundings. View the photos and then come feel the peace and tranquility of this spacious home.

Open house on 4/11/2015 at 8 Dartmouth Dr Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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For more information: click here for the full details  

Welcome to Wayside Woods! Plenty of room and flexibility for entertaining in this open and bright home with many updates and gorgeous 20×40′ in-ground pool! Updates include: 2011 Buderus heating system, 2013 irrigation system, 2006 central air, new front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, compactor, all bath tiles, sinks and counters. Pool liner is about 4 yrs old and pump/filter are 8. New hardwood flooring (2010) in family room and master bedroom (living & dining floors were refinished). Family room has sliders to deck, wood stove, cathedral ceilings & skylight, and a spiral staircase to great loft area that can be used as a studio, library/office or play space! Relax with a soak in the hot tub in your own private wood plank floor “spa room”! Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural surroundings. View the photos and then come feel the peace and tranquility of this spacious home.

Single-Family – 8 Dartmouth Dr Framingham, MA 01701 is now new to the market!

Welcome to Wayside Woods! Plenty of room and flexibility for entertaining in this open and bright home with many updates and gorgeous 20×40′ in-ground pool! Updates include: 2011 Buderus heating system, 2013 irrigation system, 2006 central air, new front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, compactor, all bath tiles, sinks and counters. Pool liner is about 4 yrs old and pump/filter are 8. New hardwood flooring (2010) in family room and master bedroom (living & dining floors were refinished). Family room has sliders to deck, wood stove, cathedral ceilings & skylight, and a spiral staircase to great loft area that can be used as a studio, library/office or play space! Relax with a soak in the hot tub in your own private wood plank floor “spa room”! Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural surroundings. View the photos and then come feel the peace and tranquility of this spacious home.

This is a Colonial/Garrison style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 1.20 Acres, and is currently available for $599,897.

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Painting Your Home

Painting a home can transform the dullest and mundane home into an inspiring haven where you’ll always love to be. It also increases the value of the home substantially. In some cases, you may want to do it yourself. This has its inherent benefits as not only is it fun, you would be saving some cash in the process. Here are some steps you need to follow to get it right.

1. Take a tour of your house and develop a vision of how you want the house to look like. What colors do you want and in what shades do you want the color? If you are preparing the house for sale, your choice of colors should be neutral, blending easily with the furniture.

2. Get Others To Agree: There are other family members who are surely interested in the issue at hand. Discuss with them and get their opinion before embarking on your quest.

3. Estimate: Since you are not a professional, you need to make your guess as reasonable as possible. The amount of paint required depends on the area to be painted and the number of coats per area. Be sure to include the cost of tools required for the process.

4. Plan The Budget: The budget for the project depends on a lot of factors some of which are:

  • Paint Quality
  • Paint Area
  • Grade of tools

All these must be taken into consideration. For an area of 2000 sq. with top quality paint, it may cost you $350.00 in paint alone. You can add about $250 for brushes and any other materials that may be required.

5. Plan A Schedule: Make sure you have a grip on the time and how long it would take you to complete the job. Do you have kids? It would be a nice idea to send the kids on an outing to the park or to their grandparents so you can concentrate on the job at hand.

6. Protect The Furniture: You cannot paint the house with the furniture exposed. There needs to be some protection for the furniture. They can be covered with polythene wrappers or cleared out entirely. This would allow for ample working space.

7. Prepare The House: Clean the walls and remove anything that would contaminate the paint. Cobwebs, wall papers, stickers and anything similar should be removed from the wall. Open the window to allow for cross ventilation. This makes the paint dry faster and promotes a healthy work environment.

8. Apply Prime: Dark walls, stained walls and walls which have not been previously painted would need priming before painting. This would enhance the appearance of the end result. However, not all surfaces need to be primed. Some can be painted without priming. The essence of priming is to equalize the wall to an even surface and acts as a foundation for the paint to be applied.

9. Start Painting: Start with the most difficult part, applying paint from the top to the bottom. It should be applied gradually with a brush. Look at how things turn out and adjust accordingly. With a few strokes, you will understand the application process.

At the end of painting, make sure you clean the entire environment, removing and disposing all waste. Do not forget to reward yourself with a little refreshment as you have earned it.

Eliminating Clutter

Clutter often takes many years to accumulate and will take some time to eliminate. Just remember that de-cluttering is an ongoing lifestyle not a finite project. Many people feel overwhelmed and fear just the thought of de-cluttering the home. It doesn’t have to be that excruciating, there are actually some creative ways to get started.

Getting started can be the hardest part. You have to begin your war against clutter one draw or cabinet at a time. Just pick one area of the house and focus on that. It is best to start a de-cluttering session by designating one hour a day to it. If that still seems over whelming for you, start with five minutes a day. You will be surprised what you can accomplish in the clutter war in just five minutes. Remember that any type of progress is better than none. The important thing is to make sure to stick with it each day, or even every other day. Avoid planning an all day de-cluttering session that involves your whole house, as you will never get around to it.

Donate or dispose of items you no longer have any use for. Look at items that you feel an attachment to and ask yourself the following three questions: Do I love it? Will I have a need for it again within 3 months? Will I miss it if I throw it away? If you answered no to the questions then you can safely dispose of the item. If you answered a definite yes to these questions, take those items and put them into an organizational bin. Once the bin is full place it in an out of way place in your home and revisit it in about 6 months. If you were able to go that long without needing anything from the bin, chances are it is time to donate or dispose of the items. Don’t forget charitable donations to the Salvation Army and Goodwill, etc. are tax deductible.

Probably one of the best ways to let your junk go is to watch an episode of Hoarders on television.

Cheap Fixes to Add Value to Your Home

Are you looking for inexpensive ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or just making some home improvements for your own enjoyment, it isn’t that difficult. There is an old saying that kitchens and baths sell homes so these tips focus on those two rooms.

Here are some good strategies to help you started:

The kitchen

For just a few hundred dollars:

-Replace the kitchen faucet

-Add new cabinet door handles

-Update old lighting fixtures

 

With a slightly larger budget:

-Give the cabinets a makeover by refacing them

-Get a facelift for your appliances buy ordering new doors or face panels for them

 

The bath

-Replace the toilet seat

-Add a new pedestal sink

-Replace the old bathroom floor with easy-to-apply vinyl tiles

-Re-grout the tile and replace any chipped tiles in the tub and shower

-If a new grout job won’t do, try a complete cover-up with a prefabricated tub and shower unit

Remember the actual cost of the renovation, and the value it adds to your home, depends on many factors including the real estate market value in your area.