Posted by Pamela Crawford on 7/15/2018

The kitchen is the center of the home. It’s where families ultimately end up gathering throughout the day. Whether for breakfast, dinner, to chat over tea or wine it’s a place for connection with those we care about.

And as a room that we spend so much of our time in why shouldn’t it be the best room in the house? Here are five kitchen features to look for while house hunting for your dream home.

Custom cabinetry promises quality, natural wood that has been hand designed by a craftsman. No out of the box carbon copies here. Since time and resources were allocated towards adding custom cabinetry you can also be sure careful planning was as well. The cabinetry should enhance and fit artfully within the kitchen and around architecture capitalizing on space.

A large kitchen island is quickly becoming a necessity for homeowners upgrading their spaces. Providing more than just extra prep space it allows for the family to gather while cooking, working on homework or socializing over cocktails. Look for options that can comfortably seat six to eight people especially if you love hosting others often.

Depending on your preferences you may find your countertops more important than counter space. Quartz and marble countertops are quickly replacing granite. And rightly so, they make for a stunning centerpiece of the room. They are slightly more high maintenance but well worth the effort. If you are so lucky to have these countertops in your new home be sure to pick up some trivets with padded feet and Bar Keepers Friend to preserve their natural beauty.

Natural stone tiling is forever a classic. If you’re seeking a home that is timelessly elegant natural stone is a must-have. Marble is the most coveted. And if radiant heat flooring is on your wishlist for those early Sunday mornings cooking pancakes natural stone makes for a perfect duo.

A walk-in pantry for the home chef is akin to a shoe closet for the fashion forward. Allowing plenty of storage space, a walk-in pantry begs to be filled with cookbooks, specialty ingredients and you’re most prized appliances to be put neatly on display. Consider the proximity of each pantry to your cooking space. You’ll want one that feels like a natural extension to the kitchen and not like you’re going out of your way each time you need to gather necessary ingredients and supplies.

If you have your heart set on any of these features but find an almost perfect home without them leave room in your budget to upgrade after the sale. This way you will not only have upscale features but ones that are completely customized to your exact preferences. You’ll have plenty of time to make these decisions without the rush of balancing out the pros and cons before placing a bid.




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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 7/11/2018

UPDATED 2 BEDRM, RANCH ON 0.18 ACRES W/ BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS & RIGHTS TO SUGDEN RESERVOIR. QUIET, DEAD END ST. HOME IS JUST A STONES THROW TO THE WATER. 1ST FLOOR FEATURES SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, 2 BEDROOMS, CABINET PACKED GALLEY KITCHEN, AND DINING ROOM WITH SLIDER OVERLOOKING PATIO AND PRIVATE BACK YARD. CLOSE TO RT 20, 9 & MASSPIKE

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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 7/11/2018

A must see unique one level ranch with split bedroom floor plan on private 4.69 acres for sale in Douglas. This beautiful home's main living area features updated cherry cabinet packed kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, open to spacious dining area with hardwood floors, and leads into open spacious living room with interior angled fireplace. You will fall in love with the master bedroom suite which features over sized bedroom, dressing room with 3 closets and sink, and full updated bathroom. On the other side of the house are 2 more spacious bedrooms and one more updated bathroom which also features changing room separate from bathroom. This home can be heated with wood fireplace insert that has blower system throughout most of the house or oil hot water baseboard. Over sized 2 car garage, and large private flat yard complete with package. Just minutes to Wallum Lake.

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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 7/8/2018

If you've always dreamed of owning a house, there is no need to wait to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to kick off a house search today, and these include:

1. You can upgrade from your current residence.

If you live with family members or friends or rent an apartment, buying a home may represent an upgrade. Because when you purchase a residence, you can reap the benefits of having your very own living space.

There is no shortage of high-quality houses available in cities and towns nationwide. Regardless of whether you prefer the comfort of small town living or the hustle and bustle of city life, you can check out a broad range of houses at your convenience. Then, you can discover your dream residence, submit an offer to purchase it and move one step closer to making your homeownership dream come true.

2. Many home financing options are available.

One of the biggest issues that often prevents people from pursuing homes is a lack of financing. Fortunately, banks and credit unions offer a variety of mortgage options designed for individuals of all incomes.

Whether it's a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage, you're sure to find a mortgage option that complements your finances perfectly. Plus, banks and credit unions are ready to teach you everything you need to know about different types of mortgages. And if you are unsure about how a mortgage works or which mortgage option to choose, friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists are available to assist you.

3. You can receive plenty of support throughout the homebuying journey.

Let's face it – buying a home can be a daunting task, particularly for an individual who is entering the real estate market for the first time. The sheer volume of top-notch houses sometimes makes it tough to differentiate a good home from a great one. Meanwhile, navigating the homebuying process can be stressful, and challenges may arise that make it difficult for a homebuyer to achieve his or her desired results.

If you enter the housing market today, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner. This housing market professional will offer expert insights into all aspects of the homebuying journey. In addition, he or she will go the extra mile to ensure that you can quickly and effortlessly acquire your dream home at a price that matches your budget.

Of course, a real estate agent will help you map out a successful homebuying strategy too. He or she will meet with you, learn about your homebuying goals and help you plan accordingly. And if you have concerns or questions at any point during the property buying journey, a real estate agent can respond to them.

Launch a home search today – you'll be glad you did. If you pursue your dream home with help from a real estate agent, you can seamlessly navigate the property buying journey.




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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 7/5/2018

Absolutely adorable colonial for sale in Millbury. This beautifully maintained home features spacious living room, fully applianced eat in kitchen, dining room with built in, and slider to deck overlooking back yard, large master bedroom with 2 closets, and 2 more bedrooms. Your walk out basement has potential for future bathroom, nice work shop or turn it into in home office and more. Very large shed with power could be excellent for the hobbyist. Chicken coop stays with the property. Imagine sitting on your back deck overlooking your meticulously maintained private fenced back yard. Don't miss this beautiful home.

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