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Posted by Red Door Realty on 8/19/2019

Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the most important things you can for yourself is to ask for a home inspection with a good home inspector. You probably don’t know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a visit will help you identify things that you should watch out for as well as things to note before you finally purchase the home.

  • Carry out your own inspection beforehand. It's always better that you have had time to check out the house yourself before going to hire a home inspector. You get to check out the wiring, plumbing, roofing, etc. and see if anything looks out of place to you. You can now raise those questions whenever the home inspector carries out his visit.
  • Be present for the home inspection. Attending the inspection is so you can be available to ask questions about things that bother you. You want to be sure that nothing is left unexplained to you, so the best way to tap into the relevant knowledge your home inspector has is actually to show up for the inspection.
  • Look out for quick fixes. Sometimes a quick fix like a fresh paint job in one room or new wall in just one part of the house may mean that the seller is mindful of you and pays attention or very motivated to sell the home. Other times, it may be that the seller is trying to hide something and cover it up from you. Whatever the case may be, you won't get another look at those fixes.
  • Take a lot of pictures. Always ask the home inspector to take pictures of the home or bring your camera along yourself. You might not get an opportunity to go back to the house to have a second view at something you just remembered so it’s often preferable to have lots of pictures that you can always go back to see whenever something new comes to mind.
  • Hire someone you can trust. You don't want to use a home inspector without any loyalty to you. You should focus on finding a person that can talk freely to you about any potential issues. If you need help finding a reliable home inspector, you should ask at your local neighborhood association or real estate professional for recommendations.





Posted by Red Door Realty on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Charlton, MA recently sold for $375,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Red Door Realty.


366 Stafford St, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$374,900
Price
$375,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Nicely set back - 4 Bedroom Oversized Cape! 2000 sq ft doesn't include finished basement! Have your coffee on the Farmers Porch or relax after a long day. Open Concept - Freshly painted living room with gas fireplace and beautiful Brazilian Cherry floors. Custom Kitchen with high end cabinetry, granite countertops, breakfast bar and young appliances! First floor laundry with pantry! First Floor Master Suite!!! 3 Closets, Full Bathroom - a real retreat. Dramatic staircase leads up to balcony with 3 decent size bedrooms! The basement is recently finished! Oversized 2 car garage! Did I mention the hot tub will stay? Side yard was recently fenced in with a beautiful picket vinyl fence! Extensive hardscaping and Lots of Upgrades! Pride of Ownership throughout! Great commuter location! Charlton has a wonderful school system and community! Title V Passed - Quick Close possible!

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 8/16/2019


15 Blueberry Hill Dr, Spencer, MA 01562

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
**PRIME LOCATION** - End of Cul-de-Sac! Plenty of room to S-P-R-E-A-D-O-UT! Main level has large living room with fireplace/pellet insert, formal dining & BRAND-NEW Kitchen!! Cambria Quartz Countertops, Upgraded Cabinets with soft-close & pull-outs, Stainless Appliances and large Breakfast Bar! 3 Bedrooms and updated bathroom! The lower-level is a great space for home office, entertaining, teen suite or possible in-law? Large room with built-in bar & pellet stove, another room with fireplace (possible bedroom? no closet), another full bathroom and a large laundry room with beautiful granite folding table. The lower-level has LOTS of surprises - including 2 more rooms! Oversized attached garage! Yard is well manicured with perennials & fruit trees. Backyard is great for entertaining - partially fenced & includes above ground pool w/deck! Passed Title V! 5 minutes to Route 20 - about 25 minutes to MAPike/84! Quick Close Possible!
Open House
Saturday
August 17 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Blueberry Hill Dr, Spencer, MA 01562    Get Directions

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 8/15/2019


1 Bell St, Spencer, MA 01562

Single-Family

$234,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
WELCOME HOME to this well maintained 3-4 bedroom colonial with plenty of space for everyone! The 1st floor features an inviting living room, dining room, kitchen, full bath and the 4th bedroom or office space. On the 2nd floor there are 3 spacious bedrooms (all with closets) as well as a sitting area or playroom. Private deck and yard provide a great entertaining area. Oversized 2 car garage with workshop and storage space. Great in town location close to schools, shopping and restaurants. Call for your private showing today!
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1 Bell St, Spencer, MA 01562    Get Directions

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 8/12/2019

Many people find it difficult to find the time and energy to prepare meals at home. Cooking at home may seem like another task on your to-do list for the day, but it carries many benefits for you and your family. It not only benefits your wallet, but it will also create lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Meal Planning

Before you make the leap and decide to quit eating out so often, it is essential to prepare for this new lifestyle change. The initial thing to do is come up with a plan of action. Meal planning can ensure your success. Start by planning which days of the week you would like to start cooking on. These days can be reoccurring in your schedule each week. For example, you can cook on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings and eat leftovers or takeout on the other days of the week. Pick days in your schedule that are not jam-packed with activities. Once you decide upon the days you would like to cook at home, begin to make a recipe list for that week. Find recipes online and print them out so that they're easy to access when you're ready to cook them. If you're not a huge fan of at-home cooking, try to find one pot meals that can go a long way for you and your family.

Grocery Shopping

After you have your recipes for the week, create a shopping list for those recipes. Try and steer clear of buying unnecessary ingredients that will go bad before you use them. Stick to your list as much as possible. If you’re too busy to find time to make it to the grocery store, utilize the free pickup option that many grocery store chains now offer. 

Fall in love with cooking

A love for cooking may not be something that comes naturally to you at first, but do not fret, before long you will be enjoying the benefits of utilizing your kitchen more. To develop a love for cooking, you need to make it as stress-free as possible. Now that you have your meal plan operating make sure you have the right tools to make it work for you. Look into tools like a pressure cooker or a food processor to cut down the tasks of preparing your meals. If chopping veggies are going to add stress to your prep time, opt for pre-cut vegetables in the frozen food section. 

Make it an event

Food often brings people together. Cooking can become a family activity that you enjoy throughout the week. Involve everyone in the family by assigning tasks to each person and work as a team to create a delicious meal. Invite your neighbors over for a family dinner and get to know the neighborhood. If cooking for a party seems too overwhelming, ask others to bring a dish. 

Once you get the hang of cooking for your family consistently, enjoy the quality time you now get to spend with your friends and family at your dinner table. Invite your neighbors over for your next homemade meal!




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