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


This Single-Family in Warren, MA recently sold for $214,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Dorrinda O'Keefe-Shea - Century 21 NS Group.


310 Keys Rd, Warren, MA 01585

Single-Family

$224,900
Price
$214,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
2 bedroom Ranch with finished basement on 1.09 acres. Dining room has French doors which lead to a nice deck off the back of the house. Recent updates include roof, windows, interior doors. Pellet stove in the finished basement will be staying with the home to help defray heating cost. Owners strictly heated it with a pellet stove. The finished basement gives you extra room as a family room, playroom or office. There is a Huge shed for storing all of your yard equipment and Toys! Enjoy a warm night while sitting by your fire pit. The lower back yard is cleared for garden or outdoor living space for picnics or a good game of horseshoes! This home is located on a nice country road yet minutes to major routes for commuters. THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR RENT. BEWARE OF CRAIGSLIST SCAMS

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91 Miner Road, Hardwick, MA 01037

Land

$39,500
Price

18.60
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Hardwick, over 18 acres in this two parcel package deal! Located on a dead end street near the Quabbin this parcel is a build-able single family property. Surrounded by stone walls this wooded lot would be perfect for the nature lover looking for privacy . The larger parcel is in 61B Nature Study. There are two small cottages that need to be removed on the front parcel. Only 4.3 miles from the Center of Ware and approximately 10 miles from the Ma Pike in Palmer , this property is close to all major routes. Less then 45 minutes and you are in down town Worcester. This area has Winery's, Restaurants, local craft Brewery's and shopping just minutes away! This is a bargain in today's market. Don't let this one slip away. Call me today before it is gone! Seller will give Buyer $500 towards closing cost!!
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This Single-Family in Oakham, MA recently sold for $275,000. This Cape style home was sold by Dorrinda O'Keefe-Shea - Century 21 NS Group.


307 Spencer Rd, Oakham, MA 01068

Single-Family

$284,900
Price
$275,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Cape in scenic Oakham perfect for anyone looking for a place for horses or just looking for privacy! Open concept living and dining area, There is a Bonus Room of the first floor to use as a family room or 1st flr Bedroom. . Master Bedroom with 2 other bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. There is a walk out basement for added convenience with a workshop area. This home is on a 4.3 acre parcel with an electric fence enclosing part of the property. This property has been set-up as an equestrian property with a detached garage and and a 3 stalls and the garage has an additional 2 stalls plus attic storage. There is plenty of space on this property for all your equipment or animals. You can make this property what ever you like! Home is well maintained. Oakham has the Quail Hollow Gold Course for all you golfers and if you are a wine enthusiast Agronomy Farm Vineyard! Oakham has beautiful scenic roads yet just minutes away from RT 122 and a short commuter ride to Worcester!

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Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home, it’s better to keep colors neutral and update carpets and flooring with easy to clean materials that will match several styles and colors. It is easier to sell a home when people can picture their personal items in the house, and they match with the current updated color scheme.

Full Kitchen Update

If it’s been some time since you updated the kitchen, start your remodel project there. Both bamboo flooring and natural stone are popular products that will last and that clean easily. Choose neutral colors if you are selling your home or go bold with your favorite colors if you are updating everything for yourself.

Update the appliances to energy-saving appliances. For a larger kitchen or a kitchen that you will be enlarging, consider a French door fridge with a double freezer drawer and a gas stove with six or eight burners and a double oven. If you must go with electric, consider a stovetop and purchase a double oven that is built into the wall. Add an island that also functions as a bar.

When looking at new cabinets, you might consider upper cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. However, keep in mind that the top shelves are harder to reach, especially for people who aren't vertically gifted. Light-colored woods, such as maple, are in and dark-colored woods are out. For the bottom cabinets, choose a set with drawers. Some manufacturers are making cabinets without drawers, which leads to a ton of wasted space and no place to store smaller items. While they may look great, they aren’t the best use of space.

Full Bathroom Update

If your bathrooms are small and cramped, consider enlarging them. Use adjoining closet space or add on to the house so that you can redesign the layout for the bedrooms and bathrooms. If you’re adding on, consider combining two small bedrooms into one large bedroom, den or office space with its own bathroom.

Choose natural stone tiles for the showers. They last for a long time, and if you choose neutral colors or even browns, they’ll match many color schemes and stay in fashion longer. Update the toilets to water-saving, high-pressure flush toilets. Update the vanities to something decorative instead of the typical square vanity with a single sink and cabinet, especially if you are enlarging your bathroom.

Consider adding a stand-alone shower in the master bathroom and adding a jetted tub. Large 5-foot showers with two or even three shower heads are popular. When you choose flooring, go with a natural stone tile that will withstand the humidity better. Add an exhaust fan with heat built into the fan. These are perfect for the winter months when the bathrooms always feel cooler than the rest of the house.




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