Single-Family – 187 Sunset Dr Charlton, MA 01507 now has a new price of $139,900!

Glen Echo waterfront has beautiful sunsets! It has a detached, oversized two car garage with a bathroom. Master bedroom has fireplace. Open living room, sunporch and kitchen. No heat besides parlor heater & fireplace. No well, water comes from pump in the lake, so cash buyers only, please. Verify property access using the driveway. This property does not have an interior bathroom. There is an outhouse near house and a bath connected to town sewer in the garage. This is the last home at the end of the driveway. Realtors, pls make sure you can accompany buyers down steep stairs into the house. Accompanied showings w buyer agent at all times pls.

This is a Contemporary/Ranch style home and features 3 total rooms, 1 half bath, 1 bedroom, 0.21 Acres, and is currently available for $139,900.

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Home WiFi Reception Bad? Here’s How to Fix It

With more and more people abandoning cable television in favor of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go, having a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. However, as much as technology has improved in recent years, many people across the nation still have poor WiFi reception in their homes.

There are ways to improve your home WiFi reception that you may not be aware of. There are also many common mistakes that homeowners make in setting up their routers that might cause them connectivity and reception issues.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons your home WiFi might not be performing as well as you’d like, and how to address those problems so you can stream and download at higher rates with better quality.

Testing your internet speed

Before we start diagnosing your internet problems, it’s a good idea to find out how your reception compares to others in your area. While there are a few good online resources to do this, one of the most respected tools is the free Speedtest by Ookla.

You can take this speed test on your laptop, desktop, cell phone, and any other decides that you connect to your router. You can also move your devices to different parts of the home to determine if your issue is a matter of reach.

If all of your devices perform poorly, try plugging your computer directly into your cable modem and taking the speed test. This will help you determine if your router is possibly malfunctioning.

Update firmware and devices

If you have an older router, it may need to be updated. To do this, you’ll need to login to your router’s administrator interface. Find out how to do this by visiting the router manufacturer’s website.

Once you’ve ensured that your device is updated, it’s a good idea to diagnose your devices. If you have one device that is performing worse than others, you may have to do software updates or maintenance to that device.

Change the placement of your router

Sometimes poor WiFi reception is simply a matter of the location of your router. Wireless routers should be elevated off of the ground and away from any large appliances that may interfere with reception.

Change your router channel

Just like radios, routers work on wireless frequencies or “channels.” This means that they can sometimes interfere with one another. If possible, switching your router to the 5GHz band can improve your connection and limit the amount of interference from other routers. Then, experiment with different channels to determine which one gives you the best reception.

Upgrade your hardware

If none of those quick fixes did the job, you might need to consider upgrading your wireless hardware. This includes purchasing a newer router, a range extender, or a mesh router system. Since newer homes tend to be larger, a mesh router system is a way to ensure coverage throughout your home via multiple access points.

Single-Family – 195 Charlton Rd Spencer, MA 01562 now has a new price of $484,000!

Horse farm with 37+ acres! 36 x 60 2 story barn has a water line to serve nine 12 x 12 stalls with high ceilings. The center aisle barn was renovated in 2013 and has electricity, watering troughs, storage for 1200 bales of hay, tack room and a locker room! Fenced 100×200 arena. Barn is about 75 feet from the home! Four run-in sheds and 2 hay sheds, 1500 feet of electric fence around 3 paddocks and 2000 feet of no climb fencing around 6 paddocks. The acreage sprawls out behind the home to open fields, which are in 61A for reduced taxes. The home has a beautiful cathedral open family room and kitchen divided by a floor to ceiling palladium window! Open fireplaced living room and dining room. The bedrooms and living room have hardwood floors. The lower level has a 2 car deep garage, a convenient mudroom and a family room heated by a woodstove. The utility room has the washer and dryer with plenty of storage. Preapproved buyers only, please. Occupancy can be flexible.

This is a Contemporary/Ranch/Other style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 37.65 Acres, and is currently available for $484,000.

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Living Clutter-Free With Kids

Living with kids can be challenging for so many reasons. One of the biggest concerns that most parents have within their home besides keeping their home safe is keeping it neat and clean. Although it can seem like an impossible task, you can keep your house clean while your kids are still living in the house. Read on for some tips to a clean and organized house. 

Get Rid Of What You Don’t Use


Too much stuff is one of the first problems in a messy home. You need to make a list of every space in your home. See which areas need improvement. Start in those spots to see how much more space you can make. Keep only the essentials. Everything else should be donated or tossed in the trash. If you have more space to get organized, the task of being neat will be even easier to achieve.

Everything Needs A Place


After you get rid of what you don’t use, clutter can still accumulate easily. If you don’t have a system in place to help your kids put things away, chaos will continue to ensue. How do you develop a sense or organization? Group things together. Electronics, batteries, and cords should go together. Different types of toys can have separate bins and containers. Keep blocks with other blocks and crayons with art supplies. Not only will things be more accessible to put away for your kids, but they’ll also be able to find item easier as well. Do you see that you still need a “junk drawer”? You can designate one spot in the house for miscellaneous things that either need a home or are in transition. Just don’t let this space be too big or get out of hand. 

Have A Clean-Up Time In Place

Sometimes, clutter becomes a problem because we don’t make cleaning up a priority. Add cleaning up clutter to your list of what needs to be done on a daily basis. Just as you clean your dirty dishes up from the sink, you should take the time to put items back in their place. Are you a procrastinator? Make sure you keep the importance of cleaning up fresh in your mind. Keeping clutter at bay is a habit that needs to be developed by both you and your kids. As a parent, you can make a game or competition out of clean up time. This contest can help to motivate your kids to learn your organizational systems and keep them in place. 

Keeping a neat house when you have kids isn’t as impossible as it seems when you attack the project from the right angle.   

Video Tour – Land Home – Charlton, MA 01507 Real Estate – For Sale

Approved lot is ready to start your home construction! The road is in! This is the final phase of an established, desirable subdivision! There are multiple lots for you to choose from here! Developers welcome! Owner financing considered. Bring your plans or consult with our builders to custom design your next home. Homes in this area are valued around $450,000-625,000. There are two ends of Hycrest road that do not currently connect in the middle. There are multple documents under the mls “paperclip”. Realtors, Please look here first for answers to your questions. There are many engineering surveys, perc tests and soil evaluations. We are currently compiling all information. Lender is actively involved and ready to help you with options for financing. Hard working real estate team is ready to help you put together your dreams. Come to Charlton for fantastic values, super schools, community activities and convenient location!

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Open house on 2/10/2019 at 21 Baylies Rd Charlton, MA 01507


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One owner custom home has been professionally maintained and upgraded over the years! This move in condition property will fit many needs! A desirable open kitchen has two doors to the wrap around, covered porch. Private and useable land, detached 2 story barn with 100 amp elec. One of a kind, two-story, cathedral master suite with a den, private bath and sliders overlooking backyard! Enclosed sunroom is a great place to enjoy your property in any weather. Expand the lower level-it is ready for heat and a third bathroom! Located between Shepherd Hill and all Charlton schools, Nearby Treehouse brewery and Buffumville State park will give outdoor entertainment options for years! One hour to Logan, Springfield, T.F.Green and Bradley airports! Surrounded by trees on quiet road for country living, yet close to everything over back roads. Owners just went through the property with a fine tooth comb to make the inspection and owning it will be easy for you. Quick occupancy possible!

Single-Family – 232 Dresser Hill Rd Dudley, MA 01571 now has a new price of $219,900!

Iconic family farm for sale! This Dresser Hill property has been in the family for generations! How will you use the oversized garage with office? For business or car storage? Level acreage, sheds and home with enormous deck, part of it covered for protection from the weather. Enjoy the rural views of miles and miles of countryside! Kitchen was renovated to have beamed cathedral ceilings. The formal dining room still showcases the old-fashioned, high style of the time built in hutch. Many original features remain! “Gameroom” is enclosed porch addition has separate entrance and lots of windows with beamed cathedral ceilings. A nice modern surprise! Priced low because there is a roof leak that has caused the need for repairs, peeling paint etc. Cash buyers please, no FHA/VA loans. There is most likely lead paint and other repairs needed. Title 5 has passed for 3 BR. Dirt floor in basement. The garage is huge and has an attached office area. Buyer to verify all info.

This is a Cape/Other style home and features 8 total rooms, 1 full bath, 4 bedrooms, 2.00 Acres, and is currently available for $219,900.

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Single-Family – 21 Baylies Rd Charlton, MA 01507 now has a new price of $373,000!

One owner custom home has been professionally maintained and upgraded over the years! This move in condition property will fit many needs! A desirable open kitchen has two doors to the wrap around, covered porch. Private and useable land, detached 2 story barn with 100 amp elec. One of a kind, two-story, cathedral master suite with a den, private bath and sliders overlooking backyard! Enclosed sunroom is a great place to enjoy your property in any weather. Expand the lower level-it is ready for heat and a third bathroom! Located between Shepherd Hill and all Charlton schools, Nearby Treehouse brewery and Buffumville State park will give outdoor entertainment options for years! One hour to Logan, Springfield, T.F.Green and Bradley airports! Surrounded by trees on quiet road for country living, yet close to everything over back roads. Owners just went through the property with a fine tooth comb to make the inspection and owning it will be easy for you. Quick occupancy possible!

This is a Colonial/Contemporary style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.39 Acres, and is currently available for $373,000.

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Land – Lot 7 Hycrest Rd Charlton, MA 01507 is now new to the market!

Approved lot is ready to start your home construction! The road is in! This is the final phase of an established, desirable subdivision! There are multiple lots for you to choose from here! Developers welcome! Owner financing considered. Bring your plans or consult with our builders to custom design your next home. Homes in this area are valued around $450,000-625,000. There are two ends of Hycrest road that do not currently connect in the middle. There are multple documents under the mls “paperclip”. Realtors, Please look here first for answers to your questions. There are many engineering surveys, perc tests and soil evaluations. We are currently compiling all information. Lender is actively involved and ready to help you with options for financing. Hard working real estate team is ready to help you put together your dreams. Come to Charlton for fantastic values, super schools, community activities and convenient location!

This property features 1.03 Acres, and is currently available for $49,900.

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How to Get Involved in Your New Neighborhood

It’s easy to feel alienated when you move to a new city or town in today’s world. Traditionally, being friendly with neighbors was much more valued in decades past than it is now. And, with the help of things like Facebook and Skype, it’s easier to stay in touch with your old friends from your previous town than it is to make new ones in your new town. 

There is, however, much to be said about becoming involved in your local community. You’ll meet new people, discover new places to explore, and can make new friends in the process.

So, how can you go about involving yourself in your new town? Read on for our advice.

Say “hi” to the neighbors

Meeting the neighbors can be beneficial in a number of ways. They’ll be able to give you the lowdown on your neighborhood, including any issues you might want to be made aware of.

They’ll also be able to tell you if they notice anything strange or concerning around your house when you’re at work. And, if you go away on vacation, a good neighbor might volunteer to take in your mail for you or water your plants.

Find local events

There are a number of ways to find out what’s happening in your new town and get involved with them. Some places we recommend that you check frequently are:

  • Local newspapers and magazines

  • Library and town hall bulletin boards

  • Facebook groups for your town

  • Craigslist community boards

  • Meetup.com groups

You could also check out some local businesses, including cafes and restaurants, to introduce yourself to some of the people who likely live and work in your town.

Learn a new skill

One of the best ways to become involved in your new community is to find out what classes are offered nearby and to join one that you’re interested in. If fitness and wellness are one of your priorities you could consider joining a yoga or fitness class.

If you’re more into crafting, see what classes are available at the local library. And, while you’re there, ask the librarians for recommendations for local places to visit, whether it be museums or specialty stores.

Volunteer your time or skills

If you’d like to give back to your community a great way to do so is to volunteer for a local cause. Many cities and towns have neighborhood or park cleanups. Others have food pantries and assistance for the elderly.

If you have a skill that you think could be useful, such as carpentry or graphic design, find out if any local groups could use your skill.

Go to town meetings

If you want to quickly learn some of the ongoing issues and conversations in your town the weekly or monthly town meetings are a great way to familiarize yourself. Most towns and cities post their meeting schedule online and even offer recordings of past meetings if you want to get a feel for what the meetings are like before attending.

Other places that meetings are held that could be of interest are the local library, churches or spiritual centers, and parks or the town common.