Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 11/10/2018

The idea of a tight-knit neighborhood seems like an artifact of a simpler time in our country. And, in many ways, it is. Improvements in transportation and technology make it easier than ever to be connected with friends and family across the country and around the world.

However, there are still many good reasons to get to know your neighbors, aside from as a common courtesy. In this article, weíll break down those reasons for you.

A watchful eye

If you plan on going for an extended vacation, itís good to know at least one neighbor who you can trust to watch over your home while youíre away. That can include reporting any suspicious behavior and bringing in your mail so that it isn't obvious that your home is empty.

If you have kids, your neighbors are a good way to find out about any neighborhood news and safety concerns you should be aware of, which brings us to our next reason to get to know your neighbor.

Learning about the neighborhood

When you move into a new community, there often arenít many ways to learn about the local events and places of interest. Introducing yourself to your new neighbors is a good way to learn about the place you moved to. Itís also a way to ask about any concerns you may have, such as traffic, noise level, or road safety if you have children who will be playing outside.

A helping hand

Like we mentioned before, itís good to have trustworthy neighbors while youíre on vacation for home security reasons. However, itís also a good opportunity to have neighborhood kids lend a hand while youíre away. You can pay them to mow your lawn, water the grass or flowers, and feed your pets. This makes your life easier and teaches them a lesson in work and reward.

Lending tools and services

Itís good to know a few neighbors with tools that you donít have so that you can let one another borrow seldom-used tools rather than buying or renting them just for the occasional use.

Similarly, if you have an elderly neighbor, itís a rewarding gesture to help them out when you see they need help with groceries, shoveling, or other physically demanding tasks. Those small gestures can also go a long way when it comes to gaining a friend in the neighborhood who you can count on for the local news.

No ill-will between good neighbors

Letís face it, neighbors can be a source of annoyance at times. If itís late on a school night and your neighbors are being noisy while you and your children are trying to sleep, youíll have a lot better chance of getting them to quiet down if you have an established, friendly relationship.

Similarly, if you have a family cookout and need to park cars in front of their lawn, theyíre more likely to not mind if youíve helped them out in the past.


So, for these five reasons, and for many others, it pays to get to know your neighbors.

 




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Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 11/9/2018


4 Whitehall Cir, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$609,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
North Facing 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Contemporary Colonial in sought after cul-de-sac neighborhood in Shrewsbury! Freshly painted~Custom Italian kitchen with high end stainless appliances & granite counter tops~Gleaming Hard Wood Floors on the first and second floor! New tile and newly renovated bathrooms~Great Open Floor Plan with tons of sunlight~Central Air~ large master suite,~Formal living and dining room, 1st floor office with French doors~Great room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, skylights, and slider to deck~1st Fl. laundry~Finished basement adds additional space~Mud room / 2 car garage~Nice flat backyard~Quick drive or a 10 minute walk to the Westborough train station. Easily accessible to restaurants, Rte 9, Umass Hospital~No Showings before open house Oct 20th at 11 am!
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29 Dianne Ln, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Lovely oversized split/ranch in desirable, quiet neighborhood! Sprawling 24'x24' family room with brick fireplace. Large eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and sliders to deck. Elegant, light-filled dining room. Master bedroom connects to updated Hollywood bath with corner Jacuzzi tub, double sinks and tiled shower. Lower level boasts plenty of extra space featuring large, bright laundry room, additional bedroom, bonus room/office and additional full bath. Two-car garage and additional 376 square foot unfinished mudroom/workshop round out this level. Full attic space provides plenty of storage. Updates include new stainless steel appliances,Quartz counter tops in kitchen & Baths, New hardwood flooring, freshly painted,Upstairs has Pella windows & basement has Andersen windows, recent roof and central air. City water and City Sewer. Don't pass up this lovely setting with easy access to commuter rail, highways and shopping.
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November 11 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 11/8/2018

Lovely oversized split/ranch in desirable, quiet neighborhood! Sprawling 24íx24í family room with brick fireplace. Large eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and sliders to deck. Elegant, light-filled dining room. Master bedroom connects to updated Hollywood bath with corner Jacuzzi tub, double sinks and tiled shower. Lower level boasts plenty of extra space featuring large, bright laundry room, additional bedroom, bonus room/office and additional full bath. Two-car garage and additional 376 square foot unfinished mudroom/workshop round out this level. Full attic space provides plenty of storage. Updates include new stainless steel appliances,Quartz counter tops in kitchen & Baths, New hardwood flooring, freshly painted,Upstairs has Pella windows & basement has Andersen windows, recent roof and central air. City water and City Sewer. Donít pass up this lovely setting with easy access to commuter rail, highways and shopping.

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Posted by Muneeza Realty Group on 11/3/2018

Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider.

The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting distance, and the character of the neighborhood.

In many cases, house hunters have specific requirements in mind, ranging from privacy to the layout of the rooms.

Although your search will be much more efficient if you know exactly what you want, the process of looking at houses will help you clarify your preferences, needs, and design ideas for your next home. Touring houses online and browsing home decorating websites can give you a lot of useful ideas, but nothing compares to actually visiting houses and taking a close look at everything the property has to offer.

Working with an experienced real estate agent is often the best way to find a home that checks off most of your priority items and meets your expectations. Searching the real estate market on your own is like going on a self-guided tour of a large historical site or tourist attraction. Without expert guidance, you could easily overlook some of the best aspects of the property, and you could also miss some "red flags" and negotiating opportunities that only a trained real estate professional could recognize.

Other than price, location, size, and property condition, what are other key features you might want to keep your eye out for? Everyone has different priorities and "wish lists," but when you know what you want, you'll be a lot more likely to be satisfied with the outcome! While there is no shortage of house hunting checklists online, here's a quick overview of some of the features and property characteristics you'll want to keep in mind.

Although you'll generally want to have a home inspector take a close look at any home you've made an offer on, there are a few key things you can notice before you even get to that stage. The condition of interior walls, the roof, and basement are three areas worth paying close attention to. Wet basements are not uncommon, but they can cause damage to your foundation and many things you might want to store there. Wet basements are also breeding grounds for mold spores, so a chronically wet basement can potentially be hazardous to your health, too -- especially if you or your family is prone to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency is a good source of information on indoor air quality issues.

There are literally dozens of other details you'll want to pay attention to in prospective homes, including amount of storage space, the size of the back yard, privacy -- or the lack, thereof -- the house's distance from the street and other houses, the neighborhood noise level, the amount of street traffic, the reputation of nearby schools, and convenience to shopping centers, medical facilities, transportation, recreation, and entertainment. Other desirable features include a nice patio or deck, a garage, a fully functional HVAC system, updates to bathrooms and the kitchen, and enough room in the house for your growing family, overnight guests, and the occasional holiday party.







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