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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 9/20/2017


65 Kenwood Ave, Worcester, MA 01605

Single-Family

$259,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Do you need room for your large family? This 2500+ SF, 5 bedroom, 1.5 bath home can make it happen. Come see this Grand Colonial situated on a large corner lot on the corner of Kenwood Ave and Ashburnham Rd. off Burncoat St. This well built home has hardwood floors throughout, fireplaced (Ben Franklin insert) living room, formal dining room and a beautiful wrap around enclosed front porch. The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and the walk up 3rd floor offers another bedroom or 2 if needed. The property has newer windows, siding and roof and also has a detached 2 car garage.
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Saturday
September 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Send your buyers to see the potential of this great Burncoat listing. With updates this home is valued around $325,000. By it right and take advantage of the equity you can create.
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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 9/20/2017

In North America the Atlantic hurricane season begins in early June and runs all the way through November. There are, on average, roughly ten named hurricanes each season. However, there are many more smaller storms. Hurricanes can affect regions up and down the eastern part of the U.S., but coastal areas are particularly vulnerable. Whether you live in a coastal area or plan to vacation there someday it's important to know the steps involved in preparing a home for a hurricane.

Keeping up with maintenance

Much of the damage caused by tropical storms could be prevented if proper maintenance was carried out. Make a habit of cleaning your gutters periodically. Similarly, keep objects that could be blown away (or against your windows) secured down or inside your home. Make sure your windows are secure. Use waterproof caulk and replace the weatherstripping on your windows when they become worn.

Storm preparedness

Before you start checking your windows and gutters, there are a few things you should do to prepare you for the storm that will keep you safe.
  • Buy enough supplies to last the storm. You don't need to prepare for the apocalypse with stockpiles of ramen noodles. But it is a good idea to store some basic staples and water in your pantry.
  • Build a storm kit. In a sturdy, waterproof bag put two flashlights, a utility tool, a small first aid kit, an extra charger for your phone, and some cash.
  • Look up safety information for your area. If you live in a coastal area there are probably evacuation routes that you should familiarize yourself with before the storm hits.

Battening down the hatches

If a storm is imminent, here are some things you should do to temporarily make your home safer against the rain, wind, and debris associated with strong tropical storms.
  • If meteorologists predict the storm to be severe, consider reinforcing windows and roofs
  • Put head and foot bolts into the door frame
  • Rent or buy a small generator for use when the power goes out. Be sure to gas up all of your vehicles and the generator the day before the storm
  • Nail down loose shingles on your roof
  • If you have a garage, park your cars inside and bring in any outdoor furniture that could become a danger to your home or your neighbors.
  • If you don't have a garage, cover your vehicles and strap the covers down securely
  • Use garage door braces if necessary
  • Let friends and family know where you will be when the storm arrives and plan to contact each other after the storm
  • Snap some photos of your home to use for proof of damage

During the hurricane

Once the storm arrives your work is far from over. There are several steps you should take inside your home to stay safe.
  • Stay inside your home for the duration of the storm
  • Keep away from windows and doors
  • Report any damage to your home
  • Be wary of dangerous, post-storm road conditions
 





Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 9/18/2017

This cozy 2 family home sits at the end of the cul-de-sac. The property features a first floor 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit and the 2nd floor is 4 rooms, 1 bedroom and 1 bath. The home features FHW gas heat and circuit breakers. Bring your finishing touches to this great rental property. This is a homepath property.

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Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 9/13/2017

The more you know about the process of buying a house, the better prepared you'll be for doing it successfully.

How might you define "success" when it comes to purchasing a home?

There are a lot of standards that could be applied to successfully navigating the home buying process, but here are a few that immediately come to mind:

  • Finding the house of your dreams: While very few people find a home that is absolutely perfect in every way, it is possible to come close to achieving that ideal. Although a certain amount of flexibility goes a long way, knowing what you want and prioritizing important features are among the main prerequisites to getting what you want. As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." Thanks to the variety of websites devoted to home ownership, home decorating, remodeling, and landscaping, it's easy to find pictures online that can help inspire your imagination and clarify exactly what the house of your dreams might look like.
  • Minimizing setbacks and frustrations: The process of house hunting is a journey that often involves bumpy roads, detours, and dead ends. One secret to getting through it successfully is to work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the ropes and can keep you on track. It also helps to approach house hunting with a sense of optimism, resourcefulness, and commitment. Although you probably have a lot of competing priorities in your life, finding a house that you and your family will be happy in for the next few years deserves a top spot on your list!
  • Avoiding unpleasant surprises: Knowing your credit score and understanding the impact it will have on getting loan approval and a favorable interest rate will help prepare you for the financial side of buying a house. The ability to get prequalified for a mortgage and come up with sufficient down payment will also set the stage for a successful home buying experience. On the plus side, a higher down payment can potentially result in a lower interest rate and not having to pay private mortgage insurance (A 20% down payment is necessary to avoid PMI.) Since many loan programs and lenders require at least a 3-5% down payment, that can be a stumbling block for first-time home buyers. To purchase a $200,000 home, for example, you'd need to come up with a cash outlay of between $6,000 to $10,000 -- not an easy feat for everyone!
If coming up with a sufficient down payment is an issue for you, your real estate agent or loan officer can work with you to brainstorm possible solutions and alternative strategies. For some first-time home buyers, the best plan is to postpone your house buying plans for a couple years until you can improve your credit score and set aside several thousand dollars for a down payment.





Posted by Mark Consolmagno Michelle Curran Team on 9/9/2017


14 Forsberg St, Worcester, MA 01607

Single-Family

$159,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Seller says bring all offers! Investors take notice to this spacious 1900 bungalow ! The bones are here with 4 Bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Hardwood floors and an enclosed porch.This home sits on a nice sized corner lot and has a fenced yard. Commuters dream as it is conveniently located just minutes away from Routes 90, 290, 146, 122A, 20 and Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
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