Posted by Pamela Crawford on 8/25/2016

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $165,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by Pamela Crawford - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


2 Samoset Rd, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$164,900
Price
$165,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
End unit single family attached townhome for sale. This spacious home features fully applianced cabinet packed kitchen with dining area and slider to deck, 1/2 bath, and spacious living room, 2 large bedrooms, full baths and more. Basement features laundry room and heated office/workshop and 1 car garage under. Sit on your private deck and overlook your large yard. Great location with easy access to 290, I90, 146 and Rt 20.

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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 8/21/2016

Thanks to federal tax incentives and a growing concern for the environment, many Americans are installing rooftop solar panels to cover or offset the cost of their utilities. In the last ten years the solar industry has grown by an unprecedented 1,600 percent and it shows not signs of slowing. As solar becomes more affordable, however, debates have opened up around the use of solar power and its effect on older ways of producing electricity (like coal-fired and nuclear power plants). Solar power is a complicated process that is part of an even more complicated industry. If you're thinking about making the switch, consider this your crash course in rooftop solar power.

I'm interested in solar. Where do I start?

Before you call a local solar provider and start getting sales pitches it's useful to know some background information on solar in your area. Do some research on your home state to see if your local government has incentivized solar in any way. Some states have provided funding to banks to offer loans for home solar systems. You should also consider some details about your home, your current energy provider, and the amount of time you're going to spend in your home. If you plan on moving anytime soon, leased panels may not be something you want to put up on the roof. Some buyers will happily take over the lease; others won't be so sure or may see it as a headache. You'll also want to learn about net metering from your current electricity provider. The electricity market is now in flux due to the increase of solar. As solar makes electricity more accessible, it could make electricity costs go up from your local utilities company. Net metering is the way that power companies measure how much electricity your panels put into the grid during the daytime which will be discounted from your monthly utility bill. Finally, you'll want to consider how beneficial the panels would be to your bill. If your home doesn't receive a lot of sun or have enough viable roof space, solar panels might not be worth it. If you can buy the panels flat out, however, they'll likely save you a lot of money in the long run.

Buying, leasing, and financing your panels

Buying, leasing, and financing all have their advantages and disadvantages which you'll want to weigh before committing to one option. For example, even if you have the funds to buy outright you might prefer the leasing option for the maintenance and repairs guarantee. Maybe you want to buy or finance to take advantage of local and federal tax incentives. Another thing to consider is the changing technology itself. As solar power improves, so does the technology that makes it possible. If you're thinking of moving within the next few years it might be in your best interest to wait for the next generation of panels for your new home instead of buying panels that will be outdated in the home you're in.

Making the calls

Once you've decided you want to go ahead with solar panels on your home you have another round of research to do. Compare providers in your area. Get quotes and setup options to find one that you're happy with. Get a sample contract and read all of the fine print. Finally, check out the customer reviews to make sure you'll be happy with this provider--especially if you're leasing and will be dealing with them for the next 15-20 years.

 





Posted by Pamela Crawford on 8/19/2016


57 Mason St, Worcester, MA 01610

Multi-Family

$159,900
Price

2
Units
2,455
Approx. GLA
Back on market because buyer couldn't get financing. Nice 2 family with plenty of parking. First floor features updated kitchen open, living room, 3 spacious bedrooms and bathroom. Second floor features large cabinet packed kitchen, open to dining room, 3 spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and bath room. Small fenced yard
Open House
Sunday
August 21 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Back on market because buyer couldn't get financing. Nice 2 family with plenty of parking. First floor features updated kitchen open, living room, 3 spacious bedrooms and bathroom. Second floor features large cabinet packed kitchen, open to dining room, 3 spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and bath room. Small fenced yard
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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 8/18/2016

This Single-Family in Millbury, MA recently sold for $185,000. This Cape style home was sold by Pamela Crawford - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


18 Millbury Ave, Millbury, MA 01527

Single-Family

$185,000
Price
$185,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Absolutely charming cape on nice flat lot. This home features sun room/ dining room open to cute kitchen, spacious living room with hardwood floors, large first floor master bedroom with hardwoods, 2nd bedroom first floor or use as office, 2 more bedrooms on second floor. Home has been freshly painted, new carpet on second floor, newer roof, newer siding and newer windows. 1 car attached garage , covered patio in back yard. Nice flat lot would be great for your out door enjoyment.

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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 8/14/2016

Smart home technology is an innovative trend in residential home construction. Innovative advances in technology are forever changing the way we live our lives and build our homes. Smart home technologies once available only in the most luxurious of homes and requiring specialized expertise to design, install, program, and set up, can now be found at all price levels of new home construction. Is the growing rate of burglaries and home invasions a concern? Do you want to be able to anonymously look in on the nanny or see what your teenagers are up to when you are away? Homeowners, due to growing security concerns, are embracing the many new or enhanced safety and security features that smart home automation systems can achieve. Busy professionals are expressing safety and security concerns for aging parents and young children. Smart home technology can relieve concerns with state-of-the-art remote monitoring equipment and technologies. Energy efficiency is another motivating factor behind the increase in smart home technology. The home construction industry is embracing the energy efficiency trend and incorporating home automation systems to meet the ever-growing demand for energy efficiency and reduction of home heating and cooling bills. Convenience and ease of operation drive the technology marketplace with new gizmos and gadgets appearing weekly. Did you fail to turn down the air conditioning when you left for work? No worries. With a touch of an app, you can turn up the heat, turn down the temperature, arm the alarm system, start the slow cooker, water the lawn, or turn on exterior lighting. From a laptop, tablet or smartphone, today’s homeowners can control security systems, lighting, HVAC, entertainment equipment and so much more. The latest innovations in smart home technology can include tank less water heaters, geothermal features, and solar power. Green innovations include the use of recycled materials, advanced framing techniques, tree conservation, and infill projects. When “smart home” owners closely monitor energy and water consumption, they save money. Green Is Good Builders and home buyers are realizing that today’s green technology can give a return on investment must faster than in the past; the concern of additional upfront costs overshadowed by long-term savings from efficiency. Imagine! With a smart home, you are only limited by your imagination. If there is a function in your home that operates electronically, your electrician or technology consultant, working with your builder, can incorporate it into your smart home design. Not only does incorporating green building materials and techniques save money, but it also results in better quality construction practices that result in structures that often hold their value better. We all want to do our part to protect the planet. Green building techniques and technologies make homeowners feel good about minimizing their impact on the environment.