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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 11/8/2019

17 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505



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MOVE IN READY! Your dream home at Barnard Hill Estates near the Boylston/Shrewsbury line. Experience luxury living in a charming New England neighborhood setting. Numerous floor plans and price points to choose flexibility to customize to your personal taste. Plenty of architectural detail and quality workmanship on both the interior and exterior of these fine Craftsman style homes. Open floor plans, hardwood floors, granite counters, wainscoating, central air, 2x6 construction, and energy efficient are just some of the upscale amenities and features. The ASTER Style shown here offers a Master with 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and approx 3500 sq ft of charm and elegance. Photos shown are similar to what was built. Private, estate size lots in an idyllic natural setting - or come RESERVE YOUR LOT. Conveniently located in the cozy town of Boylston with easy access to major highways (290, 495, and Mass Pike). Call us today and come on home to Barnard Hill!
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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 11/7/2019

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $430,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Collins & Demac Real Estate.

60 Wood St, Holden, MA 01522


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Exceptional Custom Extended Cape situated on 2.5 beautifully manicured acres nestled back for privacy in a lovely neighborhood setting.This home features 2888 sq ft of living space that is meticulously maintained. The sun filled kitchen boasts light cabinets, generous counter space, a large pantry,and brand new Black Stainless Steel LG Appliances. The large dining area has two custom built- ins and French doors that lead to the living room. The focal point of the living room is a beautiful functioning Brick Fireplace. There is an additional large family room as well as a sitting area with a Jotul Wood Stove to enjoy. The first floor also offers a half bath and laundry room.The second floor has two spacious bedrooms, full bath, large master bedroom with en suite and his and her closets. Storage galore! The backyard has a gorgeous patio area, a custom pavilion, and is in a secluded serene park like setting. Come see the pride of ownership that beams throughout this lovely home!

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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 11/7/2019

Any pet owner will tell you that their pets are a part of the family. They bring joy to new families getting their first dog, and companionship to people who would otherwise live alone. However, they also bring the pet odors associated with having them around the house.

Since we spend so much time in our own homes, we oftentimes donít even notice pet odors. So, even if you think your home is free of odors, itís a good idea to get an unbiased opinion of the various odors of your home so that you can address them if necessary.

In this article, weíre going to teach you how to identify and neutralize those pet odors before the open house or first home showing. That way you can make the best impression on potential sellers and leave them feeling like your home has been well-maintained.

Identifying pet odors in your home

Whether youíve got a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster, odds are your little friend puts off some amount of odor. To discover where, if any, odors can be found, invite a friend over to your home who isnít familiar with the smells and ask them their honest opinions about the various rooms in your home. This will give you a good idea of where you need to focus your efforts.

Important areas to clean

First thingís first: the fabrics, surfaces, furniture, and carpet in your home in your home hold onto odor the most. Renting or buying a carpet cleaner, mopping the hard surfaces, and washing or refreshing curtains is a great place to start.

Many steam cleaners can be used on various surfaces, making them a good solution to get the most value out of your cleaning budget.

Donít forget the carpet pad

If your pets have ever had ďaccidentsĒ on your carpets, itís vital to remember that their mess likely soaked through the carpet onto the carpet pad. While it may seem like a lot of effort to pull up the carpet just to clean the pad, it may be your only option in severe cases of pet odors.  


Repainting is a guaranteed way to remove any lingering odors in your home. Try to time your painting so that the room has the chance to air out and the smell of fresh paint isnít overpowering.

Repainting is also the perfect opportunity to brighten up the rooms of your home, making them feel more spacious. Sticking to neutral, proven colors will give you the most bang for your buck.

Let some fresh air in

Before showing your home, open up the doors and windows and doors to closets and basements and let a draft run through the house. This can eliminate any musty smells that have accumulated in the lesser used parts of your home, as well as help mitigate the effect of pet odor.

Last minute additions

The day of showing your home, use a high-quality scented candle or two in places that your pets frequent. You donít want it to be obvious that youíre trying to mask any bad odors, so donít use anything overpowering. Rather, opt for a pleasant-to-neutral fragrance that isnít too noticeable.

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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 11/5/2019

34 Winter Street, Northborough, MA 01532



Northborough 4 bedroom,2 bath Cape with 3 story addition (2 car garage, great room & loft) has over 2700 sq ft of living space and a wonderful open layout for entertaining.Hardwood floors throughout.Main floor has living room with fireplace & bay window, bedroom, full bath w/tile and corian, spacious dining room, updated kitchen with tile floor, granite counters & peninsula leading into great room with woodstove, beamed cathedral ceiling, custom windows, newly installed mini-split cooling system & slider to 2-level deck.Upstairs-master bedroom with loft area, spacious bedrooms with closets and full bath.Basement recently remodeled to include a tiled mudroom, a finished family room, laundry/storage room and workshop.The landscaped level backyard has fenced in-ground pool and shed-plenty of space for games and gardens too! Many improvements-Including newer septic & roof and freshly painted exterior.Great location - easy access to Rts 290 & 20.Highly rated school district-near Zeh School.
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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 10/31/2019

It goes without saying that buying a home is time-consuming.

 First, thereís the financial planning to determine when youíre ready to buy a home. Then you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage and start looking for homes. After viewing several homes you finally find the perfect home. Then comes the difficult process of making an offer and negotiating the cost of the home. If all goes well, your offer is accepted and you get to enter the lengthy mortgage closing process. However, your work is not yet done. Youíll have to move out of your current residence and into your new home. All of this while juggling your work and social life.

 After all of this, it might seem like the only thing left to do is relax in your new home. While it may be true that you certainly deserve a break, there are some things you should do sooner rather than later when you move into your new home.

 In this article, weíll cover ten things you should do right away once you move into your new home.

1. Home security

Your chief consideration when moving into your new home should be making sure itís safe. The best first step to take is to change all of the locks on your house. In spite of how trustworthy the previous homeowner may have seemed, you can never be 100% sure who had spare keys to their home. Changing locks is quick and inexpensive, especially considering whatís at stake.

Another important step in home security is to put new batteries in and test all smoke detectors, make sure fire extinguishers are up-to-date, and ensure air filters are cleaned.

2. Set up your utilities

One of the first things you have to do when moving into a new home is to call your utility companies and transfer services into your name. Make a list of the services youíll need to set up (electricity, water, garbage removal, internet, home security, heating, etc.). This is also a good time to set up online accounts and autopay for these services. It will save you time each month and make it easier to keep track of your bills if you simplify this process from the get-go.

3. Self-inspection

You should have already had the home inspected by a professional prior to closing on the house. However, things can change in the time that someone moves all of their belongings out of a home and you move all of yours in. Wiring can be damaged, pipes banged, windows cracked, and so on. Do a thorough inspection of your home to check for leaks, broken wires, and fire hazards to be sure that your home is in good condition.

4. Deep clean

It might be tempting to just move your belongings into their new places once you arrive at your new home. However, the best time to clean a room is when itís empty. Before you set up your furniture or fill your cabinets, give them a thorough cleaning.

5. Familiarize yourself with circuit breaker and water valves

When disaster strikes, youíll want to be ready for it. Get to know your circuit box before the first power outage. Store flashlights in easily accessible places and make sure they have fresh batteries. Similarly, familiarize yourself with the main water shutoff valve in case you have a pipe burst. If the former homeowner lived alone and you have a large family, thereís a chance that the sudden surge in power and water usage could reveal issues with plumbing and wiring that the former owner wasnít aware of.