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Posted by Jeffrey Germagian on 6/17/2018

Preparing your home is one of the most important things you can do before leaving for an extended period of time.

Whether you have a vacation home that you spend your summer months in, you travel for work, or you simply have a second property that will be unoccupied for an extended period of time, itís vital to take the steps to preparing the home for the elements while you are gone.

In this article, weíll talk about winterizing, preparing a home for heavy rains, and protecting it from a number of external forces. That way you can rest assured that your property will be safe while youíre away, saving you money in costly repairs.

Winterizing

Many Americans spend the winter months in a warmer climate. Similarly, it has become quite common to purchase vacation homes and cabins in the northern part of the country to visit during the summer months. Regardless, these homes will have to be winterized to avoid damage.

First, and most important, be sure to turn off the water at the main supply sources. Next, open up your faucets and drain all of the lines that carry water throughout your home and yard. Drain, and put away your garden hose, to protect it and your fittings from damage.

Now that youíre protected against water damage, youíll want to protect against potential fires. Turn off and unplug all appliances. Not only is this a way to avoid fire, but it will also help you avoid needlessly spending on electricity.

Itís a good idea to turn your thermostat down so that your home is kept above freezing, but not at a needlessly high temperature.

Preparing a home for extended leave

Even if your home isnít facing the winter cold, there are still measures that should be taken during an extended leave.

Cleaning your refrigerator out completely and then washing the interior will help avoid odors from spreading throughout the house.

Other odors can arise from the drains in your home, especially if itís likely to get hot. To prevent this you can cover up your drains with painterís tape.

Youíll also want to remove any food from your cabinets that could attract mice, ants, or other pests. While youíre cleaning, wash and put away any linens that you wonít be using for some time.

Be sure arrangements have been made at the post office for any mail you receive at your home. You could set up mail forwarding, have neighbors take in your mail, or purchase a PO box for the time youíre away. Regardless, itís a good idea to not have mail piling up outside an empty home as it could attract the attention of those seeking to benefit from your house being vacant.

Before leaving, make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked. Remove any spare keys from obvious locations around your home, and make arrangements for someone, such as a neighbor, to check on the home and report any problems to you.





Posted by Jeffrey Germagian on 6/15/2018


Lot 18 Kingsbury Drive, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$1,295,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Elegant New Construction Inside Holliston's Kingsbury Landing, Nestled On Approximately 8 Acres of Privacy! Come See This Newest Property Currently Under Construction & Ready For Your Own Personal Touches. This Custom Home Boasts Just Over 5,000 Sq. Ft. of Living Area. Enjoy 6 Rooms on the First Floor, Including a Custom Designed Kitchen with Oversized Island, Separate Family Dining Area, Home Office and Full Bathroom. Second Floor Features 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Study and Convenient Upstairs Laundry Room. Full Walk-Out Basement and Walk-Up Attic Offer Ample Storage & Great Potential for Possible Future Expansion. Easy Access To Major Commuter Routes and Shopping. Schedule Your Private Showing Appointment Today!
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Posted by Jeffrey Germagian on 6/13/2018

This Single-Family in Millis, MA recently sold for $660,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Jeffrey Germagian - ERA Key Realty Services, The Bay State Group.


26 Pearl Street, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$660,000
Price
$660,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
** READY FOR SPRING DELIVERY** Welcome home to Hickory Hills! NEW CONSTRUCTION. " The SPENCER offers a stately (9) room colonial with (4) bedrooms, (2.5) baths. Tried and true floor plan for easy living. Large mud room off the garage. OPEN CONCEPT granite/stainless kitchen with island. Two car attached garage. Slider,deck. Hardwoods/Tile/Carpet. Master suite & walk in closets. Second floor laundry. Second floor study and walk up to 3rd floor. Town water and sewer and natural gas. Come take a look and see what Hickory Hills in quaint Millis has to offer. Great schools with language immersion program. Open House Visitors please check in at our finished home at 17 Pearl Street.

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Posted by Jeffrey Germagian on 6/11/2018


31 Kingsbury Drive, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$1,380,000
Price

13
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding new construction inside coveted Kingsbury Landing nestled on 5+ acres of private grounds, this newly constructed home boasts modern sophistication & timeless design with over 6500 sq. ft of liv. area. The first level begins with a grand two story foyer, formal dining room, living room w/ coffered ceiling & fireplace. The spectacular custom cabinetry kitchen is highlighted by Thermador appliances, quartz countertops and a sun-filled breakfast room opening to a fabulous family room w/ fireplace. The rear foyer includes a coat closet, custom built bench & cubbies, pantry, and private study. The 2nd-floor level consists of an exceptional master suite w/ his & hers closets & luxurious master bath. There are 3 additional en-suite bedrooms, 2nd flr study & laundry. A fabulous finished walk-out basement with bath &walk-up unfinished 3rd floor if you need more room! Exceptional millwork & beautifully crafted architectural details throughout! Easy access to major routes.
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June 16 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Simply stunning and ready for occupancy! This new construction home has it all and will not disappoint! It offers beautiful finishes and high end details throughout. Situated within the desirable neighborhood of Kingsbury Landing yet nestled on over 5 acres of land offering nice privacy!!! Stop by and see what luxury living is all about!
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Posted by Jeffrey Germagian on 6/10/2018

Deciding whether to submit an offer to purchase a house may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of submitting a homebuying proposal so you can make the best-possible decision.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether now is the right time to submit an offer to purchase a residence.

1. Evaluate Your Budget

If you believe you've found your dream home, you should take a look at your budget. That way, you can verify whether you'll be able to afford this residence both now and in the future.

Oftentimes, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start a house search. If you meet with banks and credit unions, you can learn about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. Then, you can select a mortgage that allows you to pursue a house with a budget in hand.

2. Consider Your Homebuying Criteria

You want to discover your dream residence as quickly as possible, but it is paramount to find a house that you can enjoy for years to come. If you have a list of homebuying criteria, you may be able to quickly determine whether a residence is right for you.

As you craft homebuying criteria, think about what you want to find in your dream residence. For instance, if you've always wanted to own a house on a beach, you can narrow your home search accordingly. On the other hand, if you would like to own a home that has an above-ground swimming pool but can live without this feature if necessary, you should include an above-ground swimming pool as a low-priority item on your homebuying checklist.

3. Assess the Housing Market

The housing market often fluctuates, and a buyer's market today may shift into seller's favor tomorrow. If you analyze the housing market closely, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one. You then can decide whether to submit an offer to purchase or hold off on providing a homebuying proposal until housing market conditions improve.

To distinguish a buyer's market from a seller's market, it generally is a good idea to look at the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. You also should find out how long these residences were available before they sold. By reviewing this housing market data, you can assess the demand for houses in your city or town.

Lastly, as you debate whether to submit an offer to purchase a residence, you may want to consult with a real estate agent. This housing market professional is happy to provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. As a result, a real estate agent can help you perform an in-depth evaluation of a home and determine whether to offer to buy this house.

Make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer to purchase a residence Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you'll be better equipped than ever before to decide how to proceed with any house, at any time.







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