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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 11/15/2018


33 Simon Atherton Row, Harvard, MA 01451

Single-Family

$663,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Everything about this Shaker Hills gem says, "elegance." Every room whispers, "welcome." As you approach its entrance from a lushly landscaped, gently curved brick path, you can tell this home is special even before you open the front door. A package of beautifully appointed rooms with oversized windows and relaxing neutral palettes awaits. The large formal living room is perfect for gracious entertaining, with plenty of space for a baby grand piano. The home's heart is its kitchen, with black granite counters and a delightful breakfast nook where you can watch a parade of visiting wildlife as you enjoy your morning coffee. An adjoining family room with a distinctive hand-crafted fireplace mantel opens to an octagonal conservatory with a wall of windows and door to the deck. Each bathroom has been updated with unique fixtures; the ensuite master bath has comfy radiant heated floors. A state-of-the-art septic new septic system was just installed, the yard sports newly planted greenery.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 33 Simon Atherton Row, Harvard, MA 01451    Get Directions

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Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 11/14/2018


3 No Name Road, Stow, MA 01775

Single-Family

$430,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This contemporary home, within easy walking distance to the Delaney Wildlife Management Area, has just had a facelift--it's ready for you now, with a quick closing possible! Newly painted, inside and out, with recently polished hardwood floors, new sliding door to the deck, new microwave, and some new windows and skylights, its light-filled spaces will lift your mood even on the darkest days. Most rooms have large picture windows to ensure enjoyment of the tranquil yard and grounds, where peace-loving wild creatures parade by. The large screened porch off the dining room offers a quiet place to enjoy a summer's evening, and as cooler temperatures arrive, you'll stay cozy with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the living room. A finished walkout lower level has a large family room with a wood-burning fireplace, an office, laundry room, and a half bath.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 3 No Name Road, Stow, MA 01775    Get Directions

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Tags: Real estate   Single-Family   Stow   01775  
Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 11/13/2018


33 Simon Atherton Row, Harvard, MA 01451

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Everything about this Shaker Hills gem says, "elegance." Every room whispers, "welcome." As you approach its entrance from a lushly landscaped, gently curved brick path, you can tell this home is special even before you open the front door. A package of beautifully appointed rooms with oversized windows and relaxing neutral palettes awaits. The large formal living room is perfect for gracious entertaining, with plenty of space for a baby grand piano. The home's heart is its kitchen, with black granite counters and a delightful breakfast nook where you can watch a parade of visiting wildlife as you enjoy your morning coffee. An adjoining family room with a distinctive hand-crafted fireplace mantel opens to an octagonal conservatory with a wall of windows and door to the deck. Each bathroom has been updated with unique fixtures; the ensuite master bath has comfy radiant heated floors. A state-of-the-art septic new septic system was just installed, the yard sports newly planted greenery.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 33 Simon Atherton Row, Harvard, MA 01451    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 11/13/2018


3 No Name Road, Stow, MA 01775

Single-Family

$430,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This contemporary home, within easy walking distance to the Delaney Wildlife Management Area, has just had a facelift--it's ready for you now, with a quick closing possible! Newly painted, inside and out, with recently polished hardwood floors, new sliding door to the deck, new microwave, and some new windows and skylights, its light-filled spaces will lift your mood even on the darkest days. Most rooms have large picture windows to ensure enjoyment of the tranquil yard and grounds, where peace-loving wild creatures parade by. The large screened porch off the dining room offers a quiet place to enjoy a summer's evening, and as cooler temperatures arrive, you'll stay cozy with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the living room. A finished walkout lower level has a large family room with a wood-burning fireplace, an office, laundry room, and a half bath.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 3 No Name Road, Stow, MA 01775    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 11/13/2018

Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities.

Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space, your property, and your level of privacy. With few exceptions, if you choose to erect fences, plant privacy hedges, or build a screened-in back porch, that's your prerogative.

In the not-so-distant past, you may have felt as if your privacy was not as absolute as you might have preferred. Even though landlords and apartment managers are usually required by state law to give tenants 24 to 48 hours notice before entering the premises for an inspection or maintenance visit, some are not aware of their obligation. Unfortunately, there are also inconsiderate landlords who don't want to be bothered with things like advance notice requirements. That potential problem can be even more of an issue if the landlord happens to live downstairs or next door!

When you're a renter, landlords do generally have a right of entry, which, according to rental agreements, can be for repairs, alterations, improvements or "any reasonable purpose." If the end of your lease is approaching, your landlord may also appear at your door to show your rental unit to prospective tenants, real estate agents, appraisers, and others. Although many tenants do not encounter problems with landlords, the fact that they do have a right to access to your apartment, condo, or rented house is enough to make you feel uneasy!

The minute you become a homeowner, however, those uncomfortable privacy issues become a thing of the past. You no longer have to answer to a landlord, and -- unless there are restrictive zoning laws or Home Owner Association (HOA) rules -- you and your spouse are the ones who call the shots. While it's wise to be considerate of your neighbors and aware of local ordinances, you are free to own pets, throw parties, sleep on waterbeds, have long-term guests, and make changes to your house, your yard, and your property, as you see fit.

While pets are okay, farm animals may not be so acceptable! If your goal is to raise chickens, goats, or horses on your property, you might encounter some potential stumbling blocks. It does depend on a number of factors, such as whether you're in a rural area and if the land is agriculturally zoned. Your real estate agent, attorney, or town clerk would probably be the best sources of information when it comes to questions like that.

Generally speaking, however, property owners do have a lot of leeway on how they can use their property, as long as they observe local laws, be respectful of their neighbors, keep noise levels down to "a dull roar," and maintain a semblance of order in their front yard!