Dorrinda O’Keefe-Shea - CENTURY 21 Toomey-Lovett, Inc Centurian 2012 Top Producer Diamond Award


This Single-Family in Ware, MA recently sold for $295,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Dorrinda O'Keefe-Shea - Century 21 NS Group.


2 Briar Circle, Ware, MA 01082

Single-Family

$305,000
Price
$295,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Ranch bright and sunny, one level living with an Open floor plan you will love! Two bedrooms 2 full baths, Master Suite has master bath and walk-in closet. Office off of the kitchen. Open concept for Living-room, kitchen and dining room. Kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. First floor laundry for your added convenience. Hardwood floors throughout with tile in the baths. There is a slider leading to 3 season sun-room with exterior access to the back yard. Propane for heating and Central Air , town water and sewer. The basement is Hugh with high ceilings and could be finished. There is also a cold storage room. Two car attached garage with side entrance directly to the home. The front of the home has a lovely Farmers porch. Located right off Routes 32 & 9 and only 7 miles from the Palmer Exit and Rt 9 make this location great for commuters. This home is meticulous and ready for someone to move right in!

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If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along.

Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do to tip the scales in your direction.

Other than sprucing up your home and yard to maximize their visual appeal, choosing a top-notch real estate agent is the single most important step you can take. It's not only crucial to select an agent who is both experienced and proactive, but you'll also want to find a professional with whom you have a good rapport. You can usually get a pretty good idea of their experience and sales history from online profiles, but the only way to know whether they're a good fit for your needs and personality is by meeting with them face to face.

If you have the time and inclination, it can also be to your advantage to interview more than one candidate. The agent you ultimately choose will have a direct bearing on virtually all aspects of the sales process. By choosing a professional who is dedicated, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, you'll be taking a big step toward getting your house sold within the shortest period of time. A good agent will keep you motivated, informed, and focused on keeping your home in marketable condition. They'll also help you with everything from pricing and negotiating to problem solving and setting up appointments.

There are several other things you can do to increase the chances of attracting potential buyers and offers. Creating as much curb appeal as possible can go a long way toward making a great first impression. The concept of curb appeal can encompass many different elements, but the battle is half won when your lawn, bushes, and trees are kept neatly trimmed at all times. Weather permitting, displaying colorful potted flowers and hanging baskets is another way to add a lot of eye appeal to your home. Simple improvements like painting your front steps, sealcoating your driveway, or touching up the paint on window shutters or porch railings can also help enhance your home's curb appeal.

Although interior painting can be time-consuming and a bit messy, it's often one of the most cost-effective ways to make a positive impression on potential buyers. If your walls are looking scuffed, faded, or otherwise neglected, a fresh coat of neutral, beige, or grey paint can often make a huge difference in the eye-appeal of your home. Making sure your carpets are clean, counter tops are immaculate, and your windows are crystal clear are other ways to put your best foot forward when house hunters are scheduled to visit your home.


Household recycling has become easier than ever. Many towns and cities offer free recycling pickup, and even private waste management companies are implementing recycling programs.

There are a number of advantages to recycling. It helps protect the environment by reducing the amount of waste and making it easier to reuse raw materials. But, recycling is also advantageous to homeowners who don’t want to pay hefty fees for trash pickup when they can often recycle for free.

One of the more difficult aspects of household recycling is the learning curve of actually learning what is and isn’t recyclable. Homeowners might think something is recyclable because it’s made from plastic, only to find out later that it’s a specific type of plastic that can’t be recycled. On the other hand, you might be throwing some items in the garbage, filling up your bin each week when you could be recycling it instead.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the lesser known items you could be recycling. We’ll also cover some items you shouldn’t throw in your recycling bin, and give you tips on how to tell which is which.

Things that shouldn’t find their way into your recycling bin

It’s easy to assume that just because something looks like paper, plastic, or glass, that it can be tossed into your recycling bin. However, that isn’t always the case. Look out for these items that may not be recyclable in your area.

  • Used paper food containers. Pizza boxes are one of the biggest culprits that end up in recycling bins when they shouldn’t be. Items like paper food containers, use paper towels, and paper plates are all soiled with grease and other food residue making them ineligible for recycling.

  • Those glossy drink cartons made from unknown materials. There’s a good chance that if you can’t find a recycling logo on it somewhere it can’t be recycled. However, a growing number of cities are accepting milk cartons, so be sure to check on the rules in your area.

  • Plastic shopping bags. Those flimsy bags that you get from the supermarket? You can’t recycle those. As a result, many cities and stores are encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags. If you forget your bags at home, however, fear not: many supermarkets now accept your used plastic bags to be recirculated.

So that eliminates a lot of common household waste from being recycled. However, there are plenty of items you might not be aware of that can be tossed into the recycling bin.

Lesser known recyclable items around the house

Even if something isn’t eligible for curbside recycling doesn’t mean you should just toss it into the trash. There are many items that you can drop off or donate. Here are just a few items that are likely sitting in your house right now:

  • Old cell phones and electronics. Our gadgets are becoming obsolete at an ever-increasing rate. That means many of us have a lot of old tech junk sitting in boxes in our basements. The good news is that several stores accept free drop-offs of old electronics for reuse and recycling.

  • Mattresses and furniture. Large items like mattresses and old furniture are a pain to get rid of. They’re also likely useful to someone out there. For mattresses and box springs, try contacting retailers to see if they reuse them for materials. Furniture that is still in usable condition can be placed on Craigslist or donated to a thrift store like Goodwill or Salvation Army.

  • Oil and ink. Run out of ink in your printer? Online retailers will often pay you for your old cartridges. Also, if you recently changed your oil, drop it off at an auto parts store to be recycling into other automotive materials.



38 E Brookfield Rd, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Commercial

$339,000
Price

2
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
97,139.00
Lot Size
Close to North Brookfield Center on East Brookfield Road this completely renovated Colonial, Zoned for Business which has has served as a thriving business and showroom for many years. Now it is looking for a new owner. This property has so many possibilities for both Residential and Business use. If you have ever thought of running your own business from your Home this is the property for you! The Antique Colonial has been lovingly restored. There are 5 rooms with 2 bedrooms. Attached to the main house is a rental studio apartment. For the horse lovers there is a 36 X 60 drive through Chestnut Post and Beam barn with stalls and tack room w/ a 28 X 50 workshop/studio with a poured cement floor and 11 foot ceiling height, ideal for use in any number of commercial business possibilities. Well maintained, newer septic, heating and updated mechanical. Buyer to verify sq ft of home which includes rental unit.
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Open House Sunday from 11:30 to 1 PM North Brookfield Antique Home lovingly restored w/ endless possibilities. This property is Commercial Zoned,12 Stall Barn & Artist Studio . There is a beautifully cleared field, wooded area plus an extra building lot is possible. Commercial zoning lends this property to many opportunities for the new owner, live in the home , use the studio apartment as an income apartment, in-law or Master Suite! The Studio is attached to the Barn & has been rented in the
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38 E Brookfield Rd, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Multi-Family

$339,000
Price

2
Units
3,690
Approx. GLA
Close to North Brookfield Center on East Brookfield Road this completely renovated Colonial Zoned for Business has served as a Thriving business and showroom for many years. Now it is looking for a new owner. This property has so many possibilities for both residential and Business use. If you have ever thought of running your own business from your Home this is the property for you! The Antique Colonial has been loveing restored. There are 5 rooms with 2 bedrooms. Attached to the main house is a rental studio apartment. For the horse lovers there is a 36 X 60 Drive through Post and Beam barn with stalls and tack room w/ a 28 X 50 workshop w/ poured cement floor and 11 foot ceiling height, ideal for use in any number of commercial business possibilities. Well maintained, newer septic, heating and updated mechanical.
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Open House from 11:30 to 1 Pm North Brookfield Antique Home lovingly restored w/ endless possibilities. This property is Commercial Zoned,12 Stall Barn & Artist Studio . There is a beautifully cleared field, wooded area plus an extra building lot is possible. Commercial zoning lends this property to many opportunities for the new owner, live in the home , use the studio apartment as an income apartment, in-law or Master Suite! The Studio is attached to the Barn & has been rented in the past to
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