Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Charlton, MA 01507 Real Estate – For Sale

In-law apartment is a 2 story recent remodel that will meet many living arrangement needs! It is a sunny, well done conversion of a garage with radiant heat, it’s own laundry and tons of storage. The yard is a dream! Level lawn is private from mature landscaping and it has a view of countryside! New carpeting, fresh paint, granite counters and many other updates you really should see. Sunshine fills this home! The main house has 8 rooms including a fireplaced family room, dining room with parquet floors and den. This subdivision is in demand for it’s central location and quietness. Take a drive around this pleasant countryside area located just off Rt 20. Please stop at the open house on Sunday 8/13/17 from 12-1:30.

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Open house on 8/13/2017 at 20 Hanson Rd Charlton, MA 01507


Date: 08/13/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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In-law apartment is a 2 story recent remodel that will meet many living arrangement needs! It is a sunny, well done conversion of a garage with radiant heat, it’s own laundry and tons of storage. The yard is a dream! Level lawn is private from mature landscaping and it has a view of countryside! New carpeting, fresh paint, granite counters and many other updates you really should see. Sunshine fills this home! The main house has 8 rooms including a fireplaced family room, dining room with parquet floors and den. This subdivision is in demand for it’s central location and quietness. Take a drive around this pleasant countryside area located just off Rt 20. Please stop at the open house on Sunday 8/13/17 from 12-1:30.

Single-Family – 20 Hanson Rd Charlton, MA 01507 is now new to the market!

In-law apartment is a 2 story recent remodel that will meet many living arrangement needs! It is a sunny, well done conversion of a garage with radiant heat, it’s own laundry and tons of storage. The yard is a dream! Level lawn is private from mature landscaping and it has a view of countryside! New carpeting, fresh paint, granite counters and many other updates you really should see. Sunshine fills this home! The main house has 8 rooms including a fireplaced family room, dining room with parquet floors and den. This subdivision is in demand for it’s central location and quietness. Take a drive around this pleasant countryside area located just off Rt 20. Please stop at the open house on Sunday 8/13/17 from 12-1:30.

This is a Colonial style home and features 12 total rooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 4 bedrooms, 0.95 Acres, and is currently available for $414,900.

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Don’t Get Scammed When You Sign a Mortgage

Retailers aren’t the only ones experiencing deep change brought on by advancing technology, particularly growing online consumer sales. Realtors and independent home buyers and home sellers are also being impacted by technological changes.

Why you shouldn’t trust every mortgage deal

More people are turning to online reviews, home sale videos and temporary and permanent house Internet companies to rent, buy and sale houses. Gone are the days when people declared that they wouldn’t share their banking, debit card or credit card information over the Internet.

As larger numbers of people conduct their personal business online, including engaging in online dating, concerns about sharing financial details with strangers may be decreasing. Dating scammers, fake retailers, hackers and unscrupulous reviewers aren’t the only ones who are taking advantage of the unsuspecting.

Dishonest mortgage brokers are taking people’s money via mortgage scams. Unlicensed mortgage  brokers may advertise that interest rates on their mortgages are lower than what you’d find at a bank. They also might tell you that you’re cleared for a mortgage even if you don’t have money for a down payment.

Other ways that mortgage brokers scam house buyers

If you go through with the mortgage, you could end up paying more closing costs. By that time, the mortgage broker will already have your attention and perhaps even your trust. Because these brokers are great communicators, they may have an answer for each question or concern that you raise.

Protect yourself by checking mortgage brokers’ licenses. Also, ask mortgage brokers for referrals. It’s also a good idea to ask reputable mortgage lenders about brokers you’re thinking about a buying a house through. As with many other industries, the mortgage industry is small enough on a city by city basis to allow lenders and realtors to get to know each other.

Other ways to protect yourself from mortgage scams include not signing a mortgage that is said to not require closing costs. If a retail mortgage lender or a mortgage broker tells you that they can get you a mortgage regardless of your credit history, think twice before you work with the lender.

Mortgage scams turn into nightmares

Run if a mortgage broker you have never met ask you to wire them your down payment. Some people poise as legitimate mortgage brokers, showing off fake properties, just so they can get access to your money or your private financial records. Visit houses that you are considering buying in person. Work with reputable lenders.

As with payday loans, auto insurance predators and credit card predators, a mortgage scam may sound great at the start. But, it doesn’t end that way. You may be told that you don’t have to pay closing costs or put a down payment on a mortgage and end up paying exorbitantly high interest rates on your monthly mortgage. You also might get roped into signing a mortgage with an adjustable interest rate, the type of growing mortgage interest rate that can put a house out of your financial reach years after you buy the house and move in.

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Charlton, MA 01507 Real Estate – For Sale

Glen Echo Lake access is a short distance away! Open House Sat. 8/5/17 from 11-12:30. Get the best of all worlds here! Fenced and level yard that’s nearly impossible to find if you want a lake home, plus a neat and clean, move in condition home at an affordable price! The kitchen, dining area and living room are all open and have sliders that go to the deck and fenced yard. Wow, hardwood floors and oil heat! There are two good sized bedrooms and a bath on main floor. The walk-out lower level is finished with full sized windows. There is a family room, office and a room used as an office with closet that could be a third bedroom. Town sewer is here, so you are not limited by a septic system! In one room used for storage, there is plumbing started to add another bath. Quick occupancy may be possible. Easy to care for property so you can have time to float and splash in the lake!

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Open house on 8/5/2017 at 4 Overlook Ave Charlton, MA 01507


Date: 08/05/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  
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Glen Echo Lake access is a short distance away! Open House Sat. 8/5/17 from 11-12:30. Get the best of all worlds here! Fenced and level yard that’s nearly impossible to find if you want a lake home, plus a neat and clean, move in condition home at an affordable price! The kitchen, dining area and living room are all open and have sliders that go to the deck and fenced yard. Wow, hardwood floors and oil heat! There are two good sized bedrooms and a bath on main floor. The walk-out lower level is finished with full sized windows. There is a family room, office and a room used as an office with closet that could be a third bedroom. Town sewer is here, so you are not limited by a septic system! In one room used for storage, there is plumbing started to add another bath. Quick occupancy may be possible. Easy to care for property so you can have time to float and splash in the lake!

Single-Family – 15 Number 10 Schoolhouse Rd Charlton, MA 01507 now has a new price of $269,900!

5 bedroom home has complete in-law apt set up above the four car garage! Its a 7 year old addition and at that time, sellers installed a new five BR septic system and replaced the roof, kitchen, windows, siding & added a warm touch of white Italian patterned ceiling that means “Friendship.” The lot is very private and is a quick ride to RT 84, Mass Pike and Sturbridge shopping. The main level is a wide open kitchen/living room and two brs were combined to be a front to back master bedroom. There are 2 more bedrooms and a family room with coal stove in the lower level. These rooms are not counted in the size of the house. The garage has very high (12′?) ceilings and walk thru doors front and back. The inlaw above is a full set of stairs up and has 2 exits. The inlaw has open kitchen/living room and two bedrooms. Double appliances are included! House needs minor cosmetic updating. Quick occupancy is possible. Ask your buyer agent about showing instructions restrictions.

This is a Contemporary/Split Entry style home and features 11 total rooms, 2 full baths, 5 bedrooms, 1.31 Acres, and is currently available for $269,900.

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Single-Family – 4 Overlook Ave Charlton, MA 01507 is now new to the market!

Glen Echo Lake access is a short distance away! Open House Sat. 8/5/17 from 11-12:30. Get the best of all worlds here! Fenced and level yard that’s nearly impossible to find if you want a lake home, plus a neat and clean, move in condition home at an affordable price! The kitchen, dining area and living room are all open and have sliders that go to the deck and fenced yard. Wow, hardwood floors and oil heat! There are two good sized bedrooms and a bath on main floor. The walk-out lower level is finished with full sized windows. There is a family room, office and a room used as an office with closet that could be a third bedroom. Town sewer is here, so you are not limited by a septic system! In one room used for storage, there is plumbing started to add another bath. Quick occupancy may be possible. Easy to care for property so you can have time to float and splash in the lake!

This is a Contemporary/Split Entry style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.21 Acres, and is currently available for $250,000.

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Single-Family – 51 City Depot Rd Charlton, MA 01507 now has a new price of $264,700!

Solidly built sprawling split has bright, beamed cathedral family room that will hold a football party sized crowd! You will savor having central air! It’s such a luxury item in this price range! There are 3 good sized brs and open kitchen and dining room on the first level. The heated lower level is easy to update the finishes for more space and to increase your home equity! There are full sized windows here and plumbing from an old kitchen and full bath. The ramp to the lower level is in the garage for a no-step, protected access. One side has sliders to the driveway. It could be completed as more living area or used as a mudroom, workshop or hobby room. Central location is close to Glen Echo Lake, highways and easy to get everywhere from here. Plenty of parking, level and private yard surrounds the house. Ask-work is still being done on property. Act quickly and owner may be able to accommodate a quick closing!

This is a Contemporary/Split Entry style home and features 9 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.00 Acres, and is currently available for $264,700.

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Ask Yourself These Questions Before Building a Tiny House

a tiny houseThe latest trend in minimalist and frugal living is owning a tiny house. If you haven’t yet seen them on your newsfeed, tiny houses are loosely defined as homes that are 400 square ft. or less. As you’d expect, there are many challenges to living in a space so small; challenges both spacial and legal. Ask yourself these questions before making the move to a tiny home.

Do I really need all this stuff?

Part of the American Dream has always been to someday own your own home. Over the years, those homes have grown ever larger, even while family sizes are decreasing.

Many of us have tried to make our lives more minimal in one way or another, whether its shrinking our wardrobes or cleaning out the attic. If you want to live in a tiny home you’ll have to totally rethink what you consider to be the necessities of life. You’ll have to prioritize and choose between things like having a television or having a bookshelf. Furthermore, you’ll need to have items that serve dual purposes. Your dinner table, for instance, will also serve as a desk or working surface, namely because it will most likely be the only surface large enough in your home to do these things on.

Where will you park your home?

Finding a place to put a tiny house is one of the most difficult challenges tiny-home owners face. Almost all tiny houses are built on wheels. This is due to various state laws and zoning permits.

You may also face difficulties gaining access to water and electricity. For this reason, many tiny house owners park their home on someone else’s property and hook up to their utilities. Part of the reason many people want a tiny house is to be more independent, so this is obviously a huge barrier to achieving that goal.

Are you bashful about the bathroom?

There’s hardly a thing that we take more for granted than bathrooms. If you’re going to live in a tiny house you should be prepared to rough it when it comes to doing your business.

There are some instances when you can hook your tiny house up to a sewage system. But in most cases, tiny houses rely on RV toilets or composting toilets.

The benefits of disconnected toilets are that you can travel in your home and not have to worry too much about finding a bathroom. The disadvantages, however, will require some grit on your part. No sewage connection means you’ll have to empty your tank or your composting toilet. This creates another obstacle to tiny living, as you don’t want to be dumping refuse anywhere near your home. And if you live in a residential area there are state laws which regulate the use of composting toilets.

Is there another option?

Tiny living isn’t for everyone. Whether you have a family or hobbies that require space, or just because you would feel claustrophobic living in a space this small, buying a tiny house maybe isn’t for you. But there are other options. Perhaps you don’t need a tiny home but rather a small and cozy one. Or you could try being more minimal in other ways like clearing out unnecessary items from your home and having a yard sale. Regardless of what you do, being minimal is a mindset, and having the intention of simplifying is already half the battle.