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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 9/25/2018


132 Highland St., Middleboro, MA 02346

South Middleborough

Rental

$2,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Truly a magical getaway style home. Situated on a beautiful 2.61 acre lot with towering pine trees and stone ways. This is a stone built home that has been completely renovated but still features some original stone interior walls, wood ceilings and fieldstone fireplace in living room. New kitchen and bath. Comes completely applicanced with washer and dryer.
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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 9/21/2018

A home repair checklist can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time. With this checklist in hand, a home seller can prioritize assorted home repairs. Plus, a home repair checklist helps ensure that a seller can enhance his or her house before adding it to the real estate market.

Ultimately, there are several items to include in a home repair checklist, such as:

1. Inspecting and Repairing the Roof

If you notice damaged, loose or missing roof shingles, you'll want to repair or replace these shingles immediately. That way, you can improve your home's roof Ė something that may make your house more attractive than others to dozens of potential buyers.

Remember, many homebuyers don't want to deal with the hassle of roof repairs. If you allocate the necessary time and resources to repair your roof today, you can include details about your upgraded roof in your home listing. Thus, roof repairs may help you increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable home sale.

When it comes to roof repairs, it often pays to hire professionals. Reach out to local roof repair companies, and you should have no trouble upgrading your house's roof.

2. Sealing Cracks and Gaps in Windows and Doors

Cracks and gaps in windows and doors can cause warm or cold air to leak outside a house. As a result, these problems can drive up a homeowner's monthly heating and cooling bills.

Fortunately, sealing cracks and gaps in windows and doors can be quick and easy. In most instances, caulk or weather stripping can help minimize these issues. Or, you can always reach out to local contractors for professional assistance as well.

3. Power-Washing Windows and Siding

Your home's curb appeal can have a significant impact on how quickly your residence sells. If you power-wash your residence's windows and siding, you can instantly boost your home's curb appeal and help your residence stand out to potential buyers.

Oftentimes, you can rent a power-washer from a home improvement store. You also may choose to buy a power-washer; by doing so, you can use your power-washer both now and in the future.

A home repair checklist is a must-have for home sellers, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. If you need extra help determining which home repairs to complete prior to listing your residence, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent too.

By hiring a real estate agent, you can receive expert guidance throughout the home selling journey. A real estate agent can put you in touch with the best local contractors to help you finish myriad home repairs. In addition, a real estate agent will help you promote your residence to the right groups of buyers and ensure that you can generate substantial interest in your house.

Ready to sell your house? Include the aforementioned items in your home repair checklist, and you can upgrade your residence in no time at all.





Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 9/19/2018


132 Highland St., Middleboro, MA 02346

South Middleborough

Rental

$2,200
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Truly a magical getaway style home. Situated on a beautiful 2.61 acre lot with towering pine trees and stone ways. This is a stone built home that has been completely renovated but still features some original stone interior walls, wood ceilings and fieldstone fireplace in living room. New kitchen and bath. Comes completely applicanced with washer and dryer.
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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 9/14/2018

Many of us work long hours all week so that we can afford the luxuries of a nice home. Unfortunately, keeping your home clean and updated requires even more time that you donít have.

The good news is that there are a growing number of ways to make your home less high maintenance. Things like automation, decluttering techniques, and cleaning hacks have made it easier than ever for us to take care of our homes while still having time to enjoy them.

Home automation

Tony Starkís skyrise in Iron Man, the Jetson familyís house, and Nathanís lab in Ex Machina all have one thing in common: robots that help make our home lives easier. What was once reserved for sci-fi, however, is beginning to be introduced at affordable prices in the real world.

There are many different types of home automation devices available on todayís market. One of the simplest time-saving devices is Amazonís dash button. You can buy a button for several different household items. You keep the buttons in your cabinet or pantry and when you run out of, say, laundry detergent you can simply press the button and Amazon will automatically order and ship more.

For something more advanced, home assistants are gaining in popularity. Amazonís Echo, Googleís Home, and others are currently gaining traction. They typically look like a normal small speaker. But with them you can order items online, set alarms and reminders for things like cleaning or car maintenance, control your lights and thermostat, and more.

Cleaning robots

Youíve probably seen the Roomba before--the small robot that vacuums your house for you by learning the floor layout. If you havenít, nowís the time to look into them. The market is diversifying and the technology is improving, making them even more helpful to have around the house.

Robots arenít just for the indoors. You can now purchase a robot that mows your lawn for you. It learns the parameters of your yard, how to avoid obstacles, and soon itís cutting the grass while you sit back in a lounge chair.

Smart weatherproofing

While weíre on the topic of your homeís exterior, letís discuss some ways to make the outside of your home low maintenance. Gutter guards and leaf filters are a great way to make sure your gutters donít get clogged, protecting your gutters and in turn your foundation.  

When it comes to roofing, there are now several alternatives that will outshine and outlast traditional shingles. Metal roofs are growing in popularity as they now come in several aesthetically appealing forms.

Cleaning hacks

The best cleaning hacks are the ones that save you time and reduce the number of times you have to clean something. For the shower doors in your bathroom, cleaning them with Rain-X glass cleaner (built for car windshields) will keep them clear and shining longer.

Dusting a home takes a lot of time. Most people see dusting as an inevitable weekly task. However, there is a way to reduce the dust that gets kicked up in your home. The amount of dust that builds up on the surfaces of your home is largely due to air conditions. An air purifier and a humidifier can both help to reduce that amount of dust in your home.




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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 9/13/2018


5 Soule St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$444,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This oversized Cape sets upon a beautiful dry lot of rich soils from an old farm of yesteryear. It has been constructed to some of the strictest energy codes in Massachusetts meaning it will be very economical. It also includes all energy star appliances. Other extras include hardwood laminate floors, shaker style kitchen cabinets with dining island and granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, formal dining and living rooms plus a den or office. A 3/4 bath on the first floor includes laundry with energy star reated washer and dryer included. Upstairs there's 3 nice sized bedrooms and another full bath with his and her sinks. High efficiency FHA heat with instant tankless hot water. and central air. Hurry, still time to pick colors. Builder anticipates approximate November delivery.
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