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Posted by Realty Vision on 1/17/2019

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new homeowner is the process of "making it your own."

That could include everything from painting walls and hanging pictures to replacing window treatments and assembling shelves. (Then, of course, there's the unpacking, furniture arranging, organizing, and room cleaning!)

For some people, one of the biggest challenges in getting unpacked, set up, and fully decorated is keeping their motivation high. While momentum is usually highest during the first few weeks of living in a new home, a lot of distractions, interruptions, and competing priorities can quickly vie for your attention.

In addition to using good time management skills and setting self-imposed deadlines for getting projects done, here are a few other strategies for staying on track with your decorating and home improvement goals:

Purchase needed supplies ASAP: It's easy for a project to get derailed or put on the "back burner" when you don't have all the tools, supplies, and materials you need to get started. Painting walls and ceilings is the perfect example because you can't get fully underway until you have a variety of brushes, rollers, paint trays, drop cloths, painters' tape, and a sufficient supply of paint -- often more than one color. If you have holes or cracks to fill, you may also need additional supplies like joint compound, a putty knife, and sandpaper. When you have immediate access to all the supplies you need for a particular project, it eliminates potential delays, excuses for getting started, and interruptions in your work flow.

Arrange child care: Sometimes the best approach to keeping your children supervised and entertained while you're working on the house is to hire a responsible teenager to babysit. If you have one or more older children in the family who can help take care of the younger ones for a few hours, then that's even better. In either case, you'll be able to stay focused on the task at hand and get a lot more accomplished.

Make it a priority: The problem with continually postponing a home repair, a landscaping task, or a painting project is that weeks can easily turn into months! Before you know it, years have gone by and you still haven't organized your basement, cleaned out those clogged rain gutters, or applied a fresh coat of paint to your outdated bathroom walls. By blocking off a specific period of time for getting a project underway or completed, you'll be accomplishing your home maintenance goals and beautifying your home faster and more efficiently.

Commit it to writing: When you write yourself a reminder note, create a to-do list, mark it on your calendar, or even text your spouse about your plans to tackle the project on Saturday, you've increased the probability that it will get done. Verbally telling people about it, such as when they ask you what you're doing this weekend, will also help fuel your motivation and nudge you to get the job done in a timely way!





Posted by Realty Vision on 1/14/2019

This Land in Clinton, MA recently sold for $120,000. This style home was sold by - Realty Vision.


37 Sprague Rd, Clinton, MA 01510

Land

$129,000
Price
$120,000
Sale Price

0.74
Acres
Residential
Land Type
WATERFRONT! Great setting in wonderful area of nice houses. Rare opportunity to build a lovely home overlooking the water.. 160' water frontage on Mossy Pond.

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Posted by Realty Vision on 1/10/2019

A new house means a clean slate for redecorating. Which is fun and exciting but can become quickly frustrating if you struggle to match the furniture in front of you to the vision in your head.

If you find that this happens the good news is that you are probably a lot closer to creating a beautiful, well-designed room than you think. Itís usually subtle touches that designers keep up their sleeves that make all the difference for a stylish room.

The first thing to keep in mind is that all furniture should be arranged to fit onto your area rug. If this isnít the case or you donít have an area rug, this is a worthy investment when youíre able to do so. If you love youíre existing area rug that is too small you can always layer it over a larger rug. This will add dimension and a designer touch, look at you go.

Keep furniture away from the wall. This also makes the above tip much easier to achieve. Thatís right you donít need to find a rug that will span the entire room. Keeping the furniture in the center of the room makes it feel bigger and more spacious. Youíll never look at your friendís and familyís rooms the same!

Match the size of the artwork you hang up to the size of the furniture you hang it over. Aim for the frame to be at least ? of the size of what it is over and hang it mid-eye level. If you have a gallery wall design it to be so that it still covers a large enough amount of wall space. And smaller artwork can always be creatively reframed.   

Take your familyís traffic patterns and activities into consideration when arranging. Blocking main routes with a piece of furniture is awkward and cumbersome. And designing a room that doesnít accommodate your familyís lifestyle can create chaos and even discord. Make space for toys, video games and homework stations for example.

Take advantage of different levels of lighting. Combining overhead lighting with table and floor lamps create a well-lit comfortable room. It also allows for more control over the ambiance of the room whether itís time to wind down at night or youíre having friends over for the game.

Add enough tables to the room. A large coffee table is an anchor to the room and allows for drinks to rest, snacks to be laid out and feet to be kicked up. You also want side tables in reach of all sitting positions, and as a place for those table lamps, we mentioned earlier.

And last but not least the secret detail few homeowners include is greenery. Lots of greenery throughout a room makes it feel pulled-together and ďrightĒ. It can be via potted plants, fresh-cut flowers or both! If you donít have a green-thumb there are lots of low-maintenance plants that can survive the most destitute of conditions. Visit a local greenhouse to get an expert opinion on what will fit your level of experience and the lighting conditions of your room. Hint: itís a good idea to know which direction your windows are facing i.e. North, NorthWest, West etc.





Posted by Realty Vision on 1/9/2019


412 South Meadow Road, Lancaster, MA 01523

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Come and view this charming gambrel colonial that has been completely remodeled inside and out. New kitchen with shaker cabinets, high end granite counters and stainless appliances. Huge living room with unique glass fireplace and gleaming dark walnut stained hardwood floors throughout. Inviting family room with slider to back yard. Walk up attic for storage or additional rooms. New heat pump high efficiency state of the art water tank. Cedar closets and 3 good sized bedrooms. All new energy efficient prairie Windows, new plumbing, updated electric and Recent roof, Walking distance to South Meadow Pond for boating, swimming, fishing and skating. Must see!! Septic in process of being installed. Open Sunday November 11, 10 AM to 12 PM.
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Saturday
January 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
View this beautifully remodeled gambrel colonial at 412 South Meadow Road, Lancaster, MA on Saturday January 12th from 12:00pm until 2:00pm.
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Posted by Realty Vision on 1/9/2019


12 Martin, Clinton, MA 01510

Single-Family

$219,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Quiet residential neighborhood with low traffic movement. Lots of potential. Upgraded electric, water heater and flooring. Good size Living Room with wood stove, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen which opens to deck and above ground pool. Very usable yard for recreation and gardening. Replacement windows and vinyl siding. This will make a great starter home for any young couple. Showings begin at first Open House Saturday: 12-1:30.
Open House
Saturday
January 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
First Open House. Great starter home, quiet location. Come along or send your Buyers.
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