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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 6/19/2018

When youíre shopping for a home, one of the most important things is that you feel comfortable in the home. Sure, you can look at the listing and visit the property, but youíll never know what itís like to sleep in a home until you move in. While there arenít many homeowners that offer overnights in order for you to feel out their property listing, there are ways that you can test a home out subtly.


Check Out The Neighborhood


You can learn a lot about a neighborhood just by observing the area. See how many people are out walking around. What is the age group of the people you see? This can give you a great idea of the neighborhood that your potential home is in. You could do this investigating several times at different hours of the day to get a full picture of the area.


Getting out and taking a stroll around the neighborhood is also a great idea to see what potentially living in your new home will be like. Check out public transportation options and local establishments like restaurants and coffee shops. Another great place to check out is local parks and recreation centers. This will allow you to see both the quality and the quantity of the options available to you. 


Test The Plumbing


If you have a chance as youíre walking through a home, touring it, be sure to check out the plumbing. Turn on the faucets. See how the water pressure from the shower is. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think of testing, but itís important. You donít want to move into a house only to find out the water pressure is unlivable and the hot water isnít so hot! 


Check Out How The Windows Work


A home with a breeze is always nice. See if any windows get stuck or are leaking out cold air when shut. This is a subtle way to do your own home inspection of an important aspect of your potential future home. Paying attention to the windows can also help you to hear the noise factor that you might face in the home. Can you hear a lot of traffic? Is the neighborhood quiet? Discovering these things will be very important in your decision to purchase a home.   


How Is The Storage Space?


Look around the homes that youíre considering and see how much storage space youíll have. Is there a basement or an attic or both? How easy are these spaces to access? If a home lacks adequate closet space for storing things like towels, cleaners, clothing, etc, you may find yourself scrambling for ways to keep all of your things in the home once you move in. Make sure the storage space you see is enough for you and your familyís lifestyle.    

 






Posted by Jane Cheetham on 6/12/2018

Youíve closed on your new house, moved all your boxes, and started planning how to arrange your furniture. Your family canít wait to settle in and regain a sense of normalcy after the chaos of moving. But before you get back to your normal routine be sure to add these tasks for new homeowners to your to do list. Each takes just an hour of your time and will help you to stay on top of maintenance as well as familiarize yourself with your new domain.

Start by finding out where your main water shutoff valve is located. This is not something you want to have to find when you are in an emergency. In colder climates, itís most likely to be found in your basement and if you are in a warmer climate you should find it outside. If you keep a binder for home updates add a note of the location within.

Make sure your attic insulation is the correct depth. You want at least 6 inches and even more in northern states. Ensuring that your insulation is the correct depth will help you to save money throughout the year on heating and cooling costs. If youíre attic doesnít have the correct depth or is damaged be sure to have it replaced as soon as possible. Oftentimes you can get incentives for improving your insulation and thus creating a more energy efficient home.

Check the temperature of your hot water heater and be sure it is set at 120 degrees tops. If you have an older model add a hot water heater blanket to help retain heat. If you find that your heater leaks you want to replace it immediately. A small leak can quickly lead to a major one, flood your home and cause serious damage. Again, be sure to keep note of the month and year you replaced your heater or which year your current model is.

Replace air filters right away so that you will know when theyíve last been replaced. Add monthly reminders to your calendar to stay on top of this quick maintenance task. You can make this task even easier by buying them in bulk. If you love to be organized label them for each month so you know exactly when youíll next need to replace them.

Change all of the locks on your home. This is simple enough to do on your own and is an easy proactive safety measure for your family. While one hopes there are no lingering keys out in the world of your home, you canít be sure of who may have a spare key.  

Take note of any cracks in your basement. If you find any mark their length with a piece of masking tape and mark with the current date. Watch closely to see if the crack spreads beyond the mark. If you find that the cracks are lengthening be sure to get them taken care of by a professional. This is a serious repair you donít want to wait on.

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Especially after youíve closed on the house, can begin to move in and start settling into your routine. Before you get too comfortable be sure to add a few tasks to your to do list. Familiarizing yourself with your new home right away will help you stay on top of maintenance and have peace of mind.




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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 6/5/2018

If you intend to list your house, it may be beneficial to perform home upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence and increase the likelihood of generating plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, a home's roof will deteriorate over time. And if a home seller is not careful, he or she may be forced to repair or replace a house's roof prior to listing a residence. Because failure to update this home's roof may force a home seller to miss out on opportunities to maximize his or her home sale earnings.

For those who need help upgrading a home's roof, there is no need to worry. Many roofing contractors are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these professionals can help you update a home's roof in no time at all.

Differentiating a top-notch roofing contractor from an ordinary roofing contractor, however, sometimes can be difficult. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the process of hiring the best-available roofing contractor in your city or town to update your house's roof.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you select the ideal roofing contractor.

1. Get Multiple Quotes

There is no shortage of roofing contractors at your disposal. Thus, you should receive quotes from multiple roofing contractors in your area.

Reach out to a variety of local roofing contractors Ė you'll be glad you did. In most instance, roofing contractors will offer free roof evaluations and estimates. Then, you can use the information provided by various roofing contractors to help you make an informed decision.

2. Ask Plenty of Questions

When it comes to selecting a roofing contractor, there is no such thing as a "bad" question. Therefore, you should ask a roofing contractor lots of questions to ensure you can make the best-possible choice.

Remember, roof repairs or updates may prove to be costly. But if you ask a roofing contractor for full details about a roof project, this professional can provide you with the insights you need to maximize the value of your investment.

3. Request Client Referrals

Generally, a roofing contractor can provide client referrals at a moment's notice. These referrals may prove to be exceedingly valuable, as they can help you understand what it's like to work with a roofing contractor before you make your final decision.

If you need extra help finding the right roofing contractor, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can put you in touch with the top roofing contractors in your city or town, ensuring you can get the home improvement support that you need.

Of course, a real estate agent can provide you with expert guidance throughout the home selling journey too. He or she can help you list your residence, promote it to the right groups of buyers and ensure you can enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience.

Take the necessary steps to upgrade your home's roof Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can hire a terrific roofing contractor before you add your residence to the housing market.




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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 5/30/2018


227 Lincoln St., Blackstone, MA 01504

Single-Family

$309,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this sweet, well loved multi (tri) level home! The LR/DR/Kit areas provide a functional, open living design. This terrific space is enhanced with a vaulted ceiling and plenty of natural light. The kitchen offers upgraded cabinetry along with quartz counters.The bedrooms are well proportioned and the dual entry, updated bath provides access to the master bedrm and hallway. Additional living space is located in the lower level. The LL also includes a handy workshop with a walkout to the yard & office. Ample storage abounds throughout with numerous closets, hideaways and attic space. Carpeting is <4 yrs old. The roof, replacement windows (Pella), sliders and driveway are under 10 yrs of age. Shed -2011. Septic-2012.This nicely landscaped home has a generous, deep back yard which is partially fenced. Deck and patio are perfect for outdoor living. Located near the JFK playground and Blackstone River Bikeway/ Greenway. Convenient access to major area routes- MA 146,495 & RI 295.
Open House
Sunday
June 03 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 227 Lincoln St., Blackstone, MA 01504    Get Directions

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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 5/30/2018


227 Lincoln St., Blackstone, MA 01504

Single-Family

$309,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this sweet, well loved multi (tri) level home! The LR/DR/Kit areas provide a functional, open living design. This terrific space is enhanced with a vaulted ceiling and plenty of natural light. The kitchen offers upgraded cabinetry along with quartz counters.The bedrooms are well proportioned and the dual entry, updated bath provides access to the master bedrm and hallway. Additional living space is located in the lower level. The LL also includes a handy workshop with a walkout to the yard & office. Ample storage abounds throughout with numerous closets, hideaways and attic space. Carpeting is <4 yrs old. The roof, replacement windows (Pella), sliders and driveway are under 10 yrs of age. Shed -2011. Septic-2012.This nicely landscaped home has a generous, deep back yard which is partially fenced. Deck and patio are perfect for outdoor living. Located near the JFK playground and Blackstone River Bikeway/ Greenway. Convenient access to major area routes- MA 146,495 & RI 295.
Open House
Sunday
June 03 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 227 Lincoln St., Blackstone, MA 01504    Get Directions

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