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New To The Billerica Market!!

107 Allen Rd
$449,900
1,740 sq ft ~ 3 Bdrms ~ 2 Full Bths ~ 30,997 sf lot

Beautifully maintained split entry on a large well manicured corner lot of Tower Farms Estates! Great open concept layout offers large living room with bay window which leads to the dining area that’s open to the granite kitchen with an abundance of cabinets, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and built in wine rack! Brand new Family room addition on the main living level with french doors, a brand new full bath and access out to the deck! Not to mention beautiful hardwood floors throughout (except bths). Main bath offers c/tile and a jacuzzi bathtub! Need more space? The lower levels offers a great playroom area with wood brick fireplace and an area off the garage that would be perfect for a mud room as well as a large storage/laundry area. The nicely landscaped lot offers in-ground sprinklers, 2 decks for entertaining and new utility shed with electricity! Nothing to do but move in!

 

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Your Guide to May

As you’re busy juggling your spring to-dos, be sure to check out what’s happening this month … and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”
– Edwin Way Teale

May 1 — May Day/International Workers’ Day

This twofold holiday celebrates both the spring season and the rights and achievements of working people. So whether you want to spend more time in your garden or stand in solidarity with your fellow workers, there’s no wrong way to celebrate!

If you’re not familiar with this holiday, here are some fun facts to get you up to speed:

  • May Day traditions can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Celtic and Roman cultures, where they held festivals to celebrate the coming of spring.

  • The holiday took on a different meaning in the U.S. in the late 19th century, when laborers joined forces to fight for safer working conditions and an eight-hour work day.

  • The distress signal “Mayday! Mayday!” has nothing to do with May Day, but is actually an adoption of the French word m’aider, meaning “help me.”

May 4 — Star Wars Day

PYou don’t have to be in a galaxy far, far away to get in the Star WarsTM spirit on May 4th. This is a day for fans everywhere to revel in all things Star Wars. From hosting a movie marathon to cosplaying your favorite character to trying weird things like this blue milk recipe, there are a million and one ways to celebrate the beloved saga. Find more ideas at starwars.com.

May 5 — Cinco de Mayo

 

Officially a celebration of Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, this lively holiday has become a fun and popular way to honor Mexican culture and heritage. Take part in the fiesta by heading to your nearest Cinco de Mayo festival, where you can enjoy traditional Mexican food, dance, art, and other cultural treasures.

May 13 — Mother’s Day

 

Let the moms in your life know they’re loved and appreciated, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day. Whether it’s quality time, a home-cooked meal, or a day at the spa, think of ways you can give Mom a break and make her feel extra special this Mother’s Day.

May 28 — Memorial Day 

On Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who bravely gave their lives for our freedom. Please join me in honoring the memory and sacrifice of our nation’s fallen heroes.

New Listing!

39 Pequot St, Billerica
$449,900

An outdoor enthusiasts dream location!! This well maintained 3 bdrm colonial abuts the conservation land of the Vietnam Veterans Park which offers an abundance of trails, you can also launch your canoe or kayak directly across the street or just relax on your front porch admiring the views of Winning Pond!! The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining! Eat in kitchen with pantry, formal dining room open to the large living room and a little nook for an office! Hardwood floors are through out the 1st floor & 2nd floor hallway. Upstairs offers 3 generous sized bedrooms, full bath and pull down attic access. Basement is partially finished and great potential for additional space! Easy to maintained fenced yard with oversized deck that overlooks the conservation land where you can catch many of mother natures little furry friends!
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Your Guide To April

From discovering your green thumb to getting in touch with your inner artist, April offers up a myriad of ways to take care of yourself — and the planet. Read on to see what else this month has in store!

April 6 – Walk to Work Day

Kick off the month of April by taking steps toward a healthier you … literally! Just in time for World Health Day on April 7, Walk to Work Day is a call to leave the car at home and add some exercise into your morning commute. If work is too far to walk, commit to taking a stroll outside at lunch time instead. Pro tip: Make daily walks a habit by joining or starting a walking club. Visit the American Heart Association for info on how to get started.

 

April 13 – International Plant Appreciation Day

Plants are not only necessary for our survival, they’re also part of a happy, healthful life. They help to purify the air, boost moods, and improve focus and productivity. Incorporate the power of plants into your life by adding a few houseplants to your home, taking up flower or vegetable gardening, or volunteering at a local nursery.

April 15 – World Art Day (Leonardo DaVinci’s Birthday)

Imagine a world without creativity. Now imagine all the ways art has influenced your life. Whether it’s music, literature, painting, or some other form of self-expression, art moves us, unites us, and enriches our lives. On World Art Day, get in touch with your creative side, or give a nod to artists of the past by visiting your nearest museum or art gallery.

 

April 17 – Tax Day

Make your own living or work space a little more cheerful and colorful by planting a flower on March 12. It’s a lovely way to welcome the coming of spring. March is generally a great time to start preparing an outdoor garden for the planting season, and you can support the environment at the same time.

April 22 – Earth Day 

Did you know that from 2002-2012, humans produced more plastic than they did in the entire 20th century? While plastic has brought convenience to many aspects of our daily lives, our consumption of plastic is beginning to pose a significant threat to our environment. You can help by reducing the amount of plastic you use and opting for alternatives, such as glass water bottles and reusable grocery bags. And when plastic is in the picture, always remember to reuse or recycle!

 

[1] earthday.org/take-action/disposable-plastic.

 

In keeping with this month’s eco-friendly theme, now is a great time to consider ways you can go green at home. Whether you want to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances or move to a newer, more eco-friendly abode, give me a call to discuss your financing options! 

 
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How To Prepare to Buy a Home

Talk to mortgage brokers.
Many first-time home buyers don’t take the time to get pre-approved. They also often don’t take the time to shop around to find the best mortgage for their particular situation. It’s important to ask plenty of questions and make sure you understand the home loan process completely.

Be ready to move.
This is especially true in markets with a low inventory of homes for sale. It’s very common for home buyers to miss out on the first home they wish to purchase because they don’t act quickly enough. By the time they’ve made their decision, they may find that someone else has already purchased the house.

Find a trusted partner.
It’s absolutely vital that you find a real estate professional who understands your goals and who is ready and able to guide you through the home buying process.

 

1st-time-hb.jpgMake a good offer.
Remember that your offer is very unlikely to be the only one on the table. Do what you can to ensure it’s appealing to a seller.

Factor maintenance and repair costs into your buying budget.
Even brand-new homes will require some work. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

Think ahead.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in your present needs, but you should also think about reselling the home before you buy.

Develop your home/neighborhood wish list.
Prioritize these items from most important to least. Select where you want to live.