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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 1/24/2020

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $648,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market.


3 Canterberry Ln, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$658,900
Price
$648,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, young home in impeccable condition in one of Norfolk's most sought after neighborhoods. This Updated & Turn Key home is stunning & sits on a beautiful, level lot in Canterberry Estates;where you can walk to town, coffee shop, train, school,library & playgrounds.The homes desirable features include a large recent Home Office, Walk In Pantry & Play Room/ Media Room addition along with an updated kitchen with stainless appliances & granite surfaces in kitchen & baths The outdoor spaces can be accessed & enjoyed from the Finished Walk Out Lower Level & the homes over sized deck. The lovely private, level yard features a paver patio & outdoor fire pit which is a comfortable place to unwind in almost any season.The additional first floor spaces are bright,open & have gorgeous hardwood floors throughout.The 2nd level features 4 Bedrooms with ample closet space, Front to Back Master Suite offers a pretty en suite bathroom & walk in closet. This comfortable, stylish home awaits you!

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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 1/24/2020

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home. Each room in a house requires its own tone and brightness.

In the bathroom, you’ll want bright vanity lights to see what you’re doing in the mirror. In the kitchen, you’ll want plenty of natural light to work by in the morning, and lights bright enough to see at night. The home office is a matter of personal preference--some people like bright lighting to keep them awake and alert, whereas others like to work in a calming environment that is more dimly lit.

In addition to adding character to your home, lightning is also a matter of conserving energy. Homes that are using energy efficient lighting can save $75 a year on their utility bill by replacing old incandescent bulbs. Furthermore, energy efficient bulbs have a longer life span, so you’ll have to change fewer of them over the years.

In today’s article, we’re going to talk about energy efficient lighting for your home and which options will best suit your needs.

Traditional incandescent bulbs

Many people have gotten used to the tone and warmth of traditional incandescent bulbs. However, with these bulbs 90% of their energy is given off as heat. In terms of lighting your home, that is 90% wasted energy.

Furthermore, due to upgrades in technology, incandescent bulbs are no longer manufactured and difficult to find.

Energy-efficient options

There are three main choices available for energy efficient bulbs. Halogen incandescent bulbs can be purchased in a range of shapes, colors, and sizes for your home. Although they meet energy ratings, the other two options are much more cost-efficient.

CFL or “compact fluorescent lamps,” are about 70% more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs and they also come in a range of sizes and colors. However, if you’ve ever noticed some lights that take time to brighten or “warm up” you were probably looking at a CFL bulb. For this reason, they aren’t the best choice for extremely dark areas, such as a basement, where you need a lot of light immediately to find your way around.

The third option is LED lights or “light emitting diodes.” The most energy efficient of the three, LEDs are brighter and longer lasting than the other options.

While they were once the most expensive bulbs on the market, reserved for small electronics displays, LEDs have become much cheaper in recent years. They are available in various sizes, colors, and are able to be dimmed. They’ll also use the least amount of electricity over a twenty-year timespan in your home, up to ten dollars less than CFLs.

Choosing the right bulb

Now that you know about the three types of energy efficient bulbs, you’ll be able to consider their benefits and drawbacks for each room in your home. LEDs will last longer, they reach their maximum brightness immediately, and they’re able to be dimmed, making them an excellent option for most rooms in your home. However, they are more expensive on average than CFL or halogen bulbs.




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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 1/17/2020

This Single-Family in Walpole, MA recently sold for $475,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market.


26 Bullard Street, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$487,000
Price
$475,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity awaits! You will be awed by the roomy layout for this 4 bedroom home offering much versatility. Huge eat-in style kitchen offering plentiful cabinetry, pantry, & ample counter space makes entertaining a breeze. Family & friends will be able to comfortably gather in this gracious kitchen. You will more than appreciate this homes designated laundry room w/ cabinetry & shelving to keep your laundry/ cleaning supplies tidy & well organized. Set back from the road offering a large, flat back yard w/ much privacy. This is the perfect yard for playing ball, hosting bbq's, gardening or just sitting back to enjoy the peace & quiet. Brand new 4 bdrm septic system. Bring your design style to make this your home your own. Priced w/ consideration for next buyers likely updates & improvements. The main house section of roof replaced & Attic insulation added 2018(ask agent). Convenient access: train, commuter roads & shopping. Highly desired Walpole schools. Quick close possible!

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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 1/17/2020

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When you choose a private community, you likely do so because of some of the more visible amenities -- the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse are difficult to miss. Which amenities matter most to you -- and which are just nice additions? A look at some of the potential private community amenities and what they do for the community can help you determine your personal "must have" list. 

5 Amenities Every Private Community Needs

Swimming Pool: One of the most visible and used amenities for any private community is the swimming pool. If you dream of lounging by the pool in summer, want the kids to have swim lessons and want a place to hang out on the weekends, a pool is likely on your list. Ideally, the pool will be large enough to serve the community -- a small pool will not be enough for a large neighborhood with lots of families. 

Clubhouse: It is often a focal point of the community, and when used the right way, can be an incredible asset. Before you make a decision, you should know what the clubhouse can be used for. Are residents able to book it for parties, hang out and read or use gym equipment for the HOA fees the community assesses, or is there an extra cost for access? A community with a good, accessible clubhouse offers a true asset for entertaining and will enhance your enjoyment of the space.

Landscaping and grounds keeping: Most residents don't realize how much behind the scenes work goes into creating a striking and welcoming living space. From adding seasonal plants to trimming grass and maintaining the public areas, a private community should have its own dedicated landscape team or a commitment to providing these services. 

Security: Whether your community is gated or not, having a security patrol on the premises can help make you feel more secure at home and prevent crimes in the neighborhood. A manned security booth and regular patrols can give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy all the community has to offer. 

Playground: If you have kids now or they are in your future, then a playground that is well designed and made from the latest materials is a must. Even if you do not have kids, a playground can help cut down on the number of kids roaming the neighborhood and on wear and tear of other public areas. An appealing and welcoming play space is a plus for anyone in the community and will help if you decide to sell your home later. 

The best private community amenities make residents feel safe, enhance the look and feel of the neighborhood and provide additional perks and things to do for the people who live there. Make sure you spot the accessible amenities of any community you are considering and that the neighborhood you choose has the items that matter to you most. 

 





Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 1/10/2020

Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources.

Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as:

1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs

The needs of one property owner for a smart home device may vary from those of another.. If you consider how you can use different smart home devices, you can boost the likelihood of making smart home gadget purchases that will serve you well for years to come.

For example, if you find your electricity bills are on the rise, investing in smart light bulbs may prove to be a great choice. These light bulbs can help you optimize your house's electricity consumption and lower your electricity bills.

On the other hand, if you are concerned about home security, a smart house security system may be an excellent investment. This security system can help you simultaneously safeguard your residence against theft and lower your home insurance rates.

2. Perform Comprehensive Research

New smart home devices are becoming available every day, and as such, determining which ones are right for your house sometimes is difficult. If you perform in-depth research into the smart home devices at your disposal, you could find gadgets that you can enjoy day after day.

Conduct online research into assorted smart home devices – you will be happy you did. Once you learn about different smart home gadgets, how they work and their benefits, you can choose the right devices for your residence.

Also, it may help to consult with family members and friends as you assess myriad smart home devices. If a family member or friend recently purchased a smart home device that works perfectly, for instance, you may want to consider buying the same gadget for your house.

3. Evaluate Your Budget

As more smart home devices are released, the prices of various smart house gadgets are falling accordingly. Yet it is still crucial to evaluate your budget closely before you make smart home device investments. If you understand exactly how much money you can spend on smart house devices, you can take steps to get the most out of your available finances.

Don't forget to shop around for smart home devices, too. Online and brick-and-mortar retailers occasionally offer sales on smart home gadgets. Thus, if you search far and wide for smart home devices that fall in line with your budget, you could avoid spending too much to acquire top-notch smart house gadgets.

As you get set to invest in smart home devices, it generally pays to be diligent. If you take an informed approach to smart home device shopping, you can find gadgets that will deliver long-lasting benefits. Best of all, you can use assorted smart home devices to lower your electricity costs, secure your residence and much more.




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