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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/22/2021


450 Chapel St, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$425,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath split! Main floor features gorgeous newly remodeled, fully applianced kitchen with Kraftmaid cabinetry, granite counters and center island, spacious living room and dining room with newly refinished hardwood floors, beautiful renovated 3 season porch, three bedrooms all with hardwoods under wall to wall carpet and one of two updated full baths! Finished lower level has large family room with fireplace and brand new w/w carpet, second updated full bath, exercise room, laundry room with sink and garage under. The list of recent updates goes on to include siding, windows, roof, oil tank, 200 amp electrical and more! This home also boasts a beautiful large yard including a paved area perfect for sports or other outdoor activities, public utilities and is conveniently located near the Worcester/West Boylston line! Showings begin Sat 11-1 and Sunday 12-2 by appointment. Offers, if applicable, will be reviewed Monday evening.
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/22/2021


970 Williamsville Rd, Barre, MA 01005

Single-Family

$277,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom cape with gorgeous 1.2 cleared flat yard! Main level offers formal living or dining room with new Harmon pellet stove that heats the whole house, family room with wood accent wall, updated kitchen with new stainless refrigerator and range, maple cabinets and dining area, beautiful updated full bath and first floor bedroom! Second level features two more bedrooms and lower level offers finished double room perfect for playroom/media/home office! Additional features include laminate flooring throughout the main floor over existing wide pine, replacement windows, updated electric & upgraded septic installed in 2010! Also included with the sale is a Nighthawk 8 camera exterior security system, pop up garage, screen house & 2 dog kennels! Showings begin by appointment Sat 7/24 12-3 and Sunday 7/25 11-4. Offers, if applicable will be reviewed Monday evening.
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/22/2021

Aromatic oils have been used for millennia by cultures like the ancient Greeks and Egyptians for use in medicines and ointments. And, to this day, many of us use products containing essential oils, such as perfumes, shampoo, cleaning supplies, and even the food we eat.

More recently, essential oils have become a popular DIY ingredient for household items. In this post, I’m going to share with you some of the many household uses for essential oils and break down which oils are suited for each purpose.

Read on for tips on using essential oils in your home.

Oil diffusers


Perhaps the most common use for essential oils is in an oil diffuser that emits an aromatic steam into the air of your home. Oil diffusers are great for a desktop that you work by, particularly in the winter time when the air tends to be dry. This mist can help mitigate the effects of dry air on your throat and nasal passage, and emit a pleasant air freshening odor into the room.

There are several oils and oil blends that are used in oil diffusers. Some of the most common oils used are lavender, peppermint, and several citrus-scents like lemon, bergamot, and wild orange.

When using an oil diffuser, be sure to use only a few drops of the oil--using too much can become easily overpowering and even irritating to the skin, nose, and eyes.

Room mists

Many top-brand air fresheners use essential oils as part of their ingredients. However, they also contain a number of other additives that you might not enjoy. Essential oils give you the ability to create a blend that works for you.

Combine water with a few drops of essential oils into a spray bottle for a refreshing room mist. This solution can even be used on most fabrics--however, just like with an oil diffuser, make sure you don’t put too many drops of essential oils in your solution to protect your fabrics.

Cleaning solutions

Cleaning supplies can get expensive very quickly. Fortunately, the ingredients to make a simple all-purpose cleaner are cheap and can make over a gallon of solution that you can keep refilling as needed.

Vinegar and water-based cleaning solutions often incorporate a few drops of essential oils like peppermint, lemon, and other fresh, “clean” smelling scents.

The best part? These solutions are made from non-toxic ingredients that can typically be used on your countertops, inside microwaves, and on other surfaces that food may come into contact with.


A quick warning: essential oils are made by distilling vast amounts of plant material into very concentrated oils. This means that the oils are exponentially more potent than their plant counterparts. Overuse can easily cause rashes and irritation, so use sparingly, avoid contact with your eyes when working with oils, and always read instructions before use.




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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/15/2021


14 Malden St, Worcester, MA 01606

Condo

$165,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Adorable 2 bedroom condo located moments to highways and shopping! This updated top floor unit features living room with beautiful views, fully-applianced eat-in kitchen with solid surface counters, tile backsplash and tile floor, two spacious bedrooms and full bath. Other features include shared basement with private laundry hook-ups, boiler, trash disposal & large storage unit, two assigned tandem parking spots right near the door & lovely shared backyard! Private showings begin by appointment only, Sat & Sun 7/17 & 7/18 between 12-2pm. Offers, if applicable, will be reviewed Monday evening.
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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/15/2021


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Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How does that happen?

Reasons for Multiple Offers

Re-marketing. Remember, the listing agent has the legal and fiduciary duty to the seller to seek the highest price possible. Not only does the higher offer pay the agent more, but it also gives the seller more to work with. As the listing nears its expiration, the agent has an incentive to market it more aggressively so that they can earn their commission. That means more open house events, changes to the listing to bring it back into focus even if it’s been on the market for a while, and other marketing tools.

Inventory shifts continuously. That means at any given moment, fewer houses on the market puts the home you want on more buyers’ radars. Even a house they looked past a month ago might interest them today. This is especially true when you use narrow search parameters because everyone else using those parameters sees the exact same homes.

Buyer demographics align. If you chose to wait until the end of summer, or after the holidays for family reasons, the chances are high that a bunch of other folks did as well. If you’re an empty-nester and waited for fall to start looking, so did other buyers in similar life situations. They’ll like the same things about it that you like.

New listings. Buyers that have lost out to multiple offers in the past now know better than to “sleep on it” when they see a new house available that fits their needs. The typical multiple-offer scenario happens within the first two weeks of a listing reaching the market. This is true particularly if the home is priced right, has curb appeal and desired upgrades or renovations in a preferred neighborhood.

Pocket listings. A so-called “pocket listing” is when a seller’s agent knows a home is going on the market but is not yet listed, and it that appeals to certain buyers to whom they give the head’s up. Some pocket “buyers” ask for notification when there’s another offer. Since the listing agent represents this buyer, there’s nothing stopping their agent from helping them present a better offer than yours. Ask your agent to learn if the other offer is from a client of the listing agent since it makes a difference in how you craft a counteroffer. Options include increasing your offer, your agent could reduce their commission, closing without contingencies, etc.

Trust your agent’s advice on preparing a counteroffer and whether submitting a personal letter with the offer is a promising idea. In some cases, it’s about the bottom line; but in others, it’s an emotional decision to sell a home.




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