Chris Werme and Mike Boland - ERA Key Realty Services - Westborough



Posted by Chris Werme and Mike Boland on 8/15/2018

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $409,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Chris Werme and Mike Boland - ERA Key Realty Services - Westborough.


45 WALNUT TERRACE, Holden, MA 01520

Holden Center

Single-Family

$414,000
Price
$409,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quality 5 Bedroom Family Home located on lovely, quiet street in Holden Center. This property is within walking distance to schools, Library and Shops. All the charm of an older home, all the amenities of a newer home, with addition of second floor with 3 bedrooms, laundry and office area. Hardwood floors throughout, and incredible closet space. Fireplaced living room, partial finished basement with fireplace and half bath. Enclosed patio area and 3 sheds for storage. Two driveways provide ample parking, along with a 2 car attached garage and a bright, sun filled Breezeway. Schedule your private showing today!






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Posted by Chris Werme and Mike Boland on 8/14/2018

Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to require huge renovation projects, thousands of dollars, and months of planning. Making small, tactful home improvements can do the trick just as well.

The key to making desirable home improvements is to follow well-established building and design principles. Don’t worry about the latest trends or trying to reinvent the wheel.

In this post, we’ll tell you how to do just that so your home can be market ready in no time. Here are the top ten improvements for your home that cost $100 or less.

1. Add fixtures to the most outdated room of your home

Most people tend to renovate their homes one room at a time. If you have that one room that’s keeping your home in the past, bring it up to speed by replacing the fixtures; whether that’s a new faucet, doorknobs, or other hardware.

2. Shine the light on your hard work

A dark room feels smaller, older, and less put together. Abundant lighting is an excellent way to make your home feel larger and more welcoming.

3. Paint the front door and mailbox

It’s all about curb appeal. Refresh the outside of your home by putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door and mailbox. Bright, bold colors are sure to help your home stand apart from the neighbors while still fitting in.

4. Powerwash exterior surfaces

For $50 you can rent a pressure washer and clean up your vinyl siding, decks, walkways, and driveways. That’s a lot of value and square footage for a small investment.

5. Buy a “luxury shower head”

You can find spa-style shower heads on Amazon for less than $40 that look great and will make your home feel a bit more luxurious.

6. Stage to sell

Buy some modern wall art and large plants and ditch the family heirlooms for when it comes time to sell. These additions will make it easier for prospective buyers to picture themselves living in your home.

7. Mirrors are magic

Mirrors can be used in a number of places around the home to create the illusion of spaciousness in rooms that are otherwise lacking. There are plenty of creative uses for mirrors for each room of the home.

8. Ditch the linoleum

Underneath those linoleum floors lies wood that might be able to be refurbished. Don’t worry about small dings; they add character.

9. Get ready for the welcome party

Buy a fresh doormat and replace an old doorbell to make visitors feel like they’re entering a brand new home.

10. Cable management is king

Hide those cables in the office and living room by tying them behind displays or running wires underneath carpets or behind the drywall. This can instantly make your home feel more clean and put-together.





Posted by Chris Werme and Mike Boland on 8/8/2018


3 Linda Circuit, Grafton, MA 01536

Single-Family

$289,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Open House - Sunday, August 12th, 12:00 - 2:00. Charming Cape with many recent updates including architectural shingled roof, vinyl siding , Buderus heating system, Bock Turbo-Storr indirect hot water tank, kitchen cabinets with undermount lighting, granite countertops, updated bath & kitchen & bath flooring. Hardwoods are nicely refinished in Living room and both bedrooms on the main floor. 2nd floor adds a bonus room (could be an office, den, playroom) and possible 3rd bedroom. Great flat back yard. Unfinished basement with rough plumbing for future full bath. Great neighborhood and location. Easy access to Pike and Commuter Rail. Quick closing possible. Come take a look!
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Sunday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Chris Werme and Mike Boland on 8/7/2018

One of the worst mistakes you can make when looking for a new home is to allow yourself to become discouraged. Once that happens, your energy level drops, your optimism wavers, and your standards slide.

Searching for just the right house for you and your family may take longer than you expect, but success is often right around the corner! In the mean time, persistence and mental focus will help you get past the rough spots and detours. If you decide to work with a real estate buyers' agent, they will help keep you motivated, encouraged, and updated on new listings.

Although a certain amount of flexibility is necessary when you're in the market for a new home, there are advantages to having a clear picture in your mind of what you're looking for. There are a lot of factors that can play a role in your degree of happiness and comfort in a new home, and it's vital to recognize exactly what those key features and characteristics would be.

Here are a few things to mull over as you visit homes for sale and compare the pluses and minuses of each.

  • Location: In addition to seeking out a neighborhood that's convenient for shopping, commuting, and meeting your family's needs, it also pays to keep investment value in mind. While nobody can look into a crystal ball and say with absolute certainty that property values will increase in the foreseeable future, there are educated guesses and projections that can be made based on trends and available data. An experienced real estate agent can be one of your best resources in determining whether a neighborhood is growing or declining. Very often there are telltale signs that are worth paying close attention to when evaluating different homes for sale.
  • Architectural style: While many house hunters are only interested in features like square footage, lot size, and the quality of the school district, you may have preferences for specific architectural styles. Finding a house that conforms to your architectural preferences can make a big difference in your level of satisfaction. Although there are more than thirty different styles from which to choose, many people lean toward Colonial houses, Craftsman style homes, Contemporaries, Ranch houses, Tudors, Victorians (Queen Anne, for example), Cape Cods, Art Deco houses, Split Levels, and Bungalows. Other style possibilities include Dutch Colonials, Georgian-style houses, and Spanish-influenced architectures , such as the Monterey, Spanish Eclectic, and Pueblo. While some styles tend to be mostly confined to certain areas of the country, most communities have a wide array of architectural styles available to home buyers.
  • Condition of the Home: Some of a house's flaws are easy to spot, while others may require the expertise of a certified house inspector. The extent to which you're willing to make repairs, updates, and renovations to a new home will be one key factor that will determine which house is best for your needs, goals, and budget.
There are literally dozens of features, characteristics, and quality standards to keep in mind when shopping for a new home, but location, structural condition, and style are three factors that are well worth including on your priority list.





Posted by Chris Werme and Mike Boland on 8/5/2018

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $246,000. This Cape style home was sold by Chris Werme and Mike Boland - ERA Key Realty Services - Westborough.


5 John St, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$246,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Charming home in desirable area of town with 3-4 bedrooms. Easy access to major routes. Great yard! Young roof, replacement windows, freshly painted, new carpet in living room. Come take a look.






Categories: Sold Homes