Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 2/13/2019

Your home can undergo a variety of improvements, both inside and out. Enriching the beauty and value of a home is just one reason for improvements; they should also be to repair any damages. Adding more space or making the home safer are also good reasons for home upgrades. 

There are several different reasons to do improvements, and you will find that many are time-consuming. They are, however, usually worth the energy and time that you put into them; and, you are bound to appreciate the outcome. An improvement alters and changes the home for the better. If you plan to put your home up for sale or wish to make it more livable for your family, there is a lot to be garnered from making home improvements. 

The initial home improvements you should consider are repairs. Attend to any ceiling leak problems, the plumbing job you have been putting off, or that attic insulation that has become necessary. Doing repairs first holds whether you are planning to live in the home yourself, put it up for rent, or put the house on the market.

Home improvement projects that involve restructuring need to be well thought out so that they do not look out of place and mar the street appeal of the house. They are usually done to enhance lighting, provide more space, or improve the home's exterior aspect. Remodeling your home can also mean an improvement in its atmosphere. For instance, if a kitchen wall is removed to create an open concept, it immediately makes the home friendlier and more sociable.

Improvements in your home could involve:

- Repairs of already existing structures

- Remodeling certain rooms of the home to give them a face-lift

- Adding to your home to improve quality of life such as a second bath

- Home improvement projects to add energy efficiency.

Remodeling your kitchen or bath is a smart move if you are planning to put your home up for sale. These upgrades increase the value of the house immediately, and if appropriately researched, can be done with a high return on your investment.

Helping a home's energy efficiency is also an excellent idea for adding resale value, because not only does it reduce the electricity and gas bills, it is a great thing to do for the environment. Improvements in the insulation of the home can be a long-term blessing. Investing in a home so that it harvests solar energy could be another way of improving the house for posterity. 

Do not undertake extensive projects on a whim. It is essential to consider why a specific project is required, and what you gain from the expense. So, home improvements involving repair increase the comfort in the home and its longevity and are therefore essential. But all other sorts of home improvements need careful judgment before embarking on them. 

If you need help determining the return on investment for a particular improvement, talk to your local real estate professional for advice.





Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 2/1/2019


29 Sand St, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$219,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious Colonial with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and detached garage. First floor w/ open concept kitchen, dining area, and living room, Brand New Kitchen with granite counter tops and tile flooring comes fully applianced with new stainless steel appliances. Large full bathroom w/ walk in shower and washer/dryer hook ups & bonus room that could be used for an office, play room, or even a 5th bedroom. The second floor features a large master bedroom with walk in closet, 3 more good sized bedrooms, and a full bathroom! Attractive wrap around porch, patio area w/ fire pit, and large storage shed out back!
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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 2/1/2019


480 W Broadway, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$172,500
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Loads of potential for this spacious 4 bedroom colonial with 2 full bathrooms situated on good sized lot. Set off road, with privacy fence on one side, quick commute to Rt.2 ! First floor features large eat in kitchen, living room, den/office or bedroom, and full bathroom. Second floor boasts 3 bedrooms, one with private office or sitting room, and full bathroom. Hardwood flooring throughout, crown molding & wainscoting downstairs. Some upgrades & TLC needed.
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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 2/1/2019

This Single-Family in Phillipston, MA recently sold for $265,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Liberty Real Estate.


145 Barre Rd, Phillipston, MA 01331

Single-Family

$289,900
Price
$265,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
25 beautiful wooded acres with trails and a hidden gem of a small cabin overlooking it's own little pond and DEEDED ACCESS TO QUEEN LAKE! This 3 bedroom colonial dates back to the 1790's with many updates over the years including main roof less than 5 years old, newer well pump & furnace installed in 2016! Open concept kitchen & living room kept cozy and warm with a propane stove. Home also offers a 1st floor bedroom and full bathroom with laundry area. Dining room and spacious family room complete the 1st level. 2nd floor boasts two generously sized bedrooms and a huge walk in closet off the full bath. Walk up attic offers ample storage space. Detached over-sized garage completes the package. Title V in hand. Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by.

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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 1/30/2019

You've probably seen tons of information on finding the best home for the needs of the adults, children and even elderly members of your family, but what about your four-legged family members? Not all dogs are created equal, and if you're going to be a good dog owner, it is important to think of your pets' needs as well. Don't have a dog yet, but want one? Plan in advance by purchasing a home that will already have everything you need.

Outdoor Features

If you have or want to have outdoor pets, it is essential to ensure you have enough space. Some cities have specific space requirements depending on the size or breed of your dog, but even if they don't, you want to be sure your dog isn't uncomfortable. A dog who is used to large running spaces can go nuts with only access to a small townhouse patio or yard. No matter what size of yard you choose, remember that you will be in charge of cleaning it up. Pet defecation is more evident in a smaller yard; especially if you have a large dog. Plan to train your dog to use only a particular area of the yard as his "bathroom" and prepare the are with scoopers or bags so you can regularly clean it up. 

Your dog will also need a space to call his own that's far enough away from the bathroom area. Try setting up a covered area or a dog house to give him somewhere to go. If you live in a high-precipitation area, make sure your dog as a dry refuge when it's pouring out. Similarly, in snowy climates, make sure your dog house is well insulated and equipped with a warm bed to keep them comfortable all winter long.

Indoor Features

For indoor only or indoor/outdoor dogs, your interior layout and features come into play. Smaller dogs with furry feet often get going super quickly indoors and can slide around on tile or wood flooring. Plan for that by including rugs in walking spaces and keeping low walls clear of dangerous objects into which your dog might slide. Interior dogs can be especially hard on a carpet. For best results, ensure you have a heavy-duty rug that can take some damage and is easy to clean, such as the same carpet you would choose for small children. Watch the length of your dog's nails, since overly-long sharp nails can gouge your flooring and paint jobs.

Tell your real estate professional about any pets during the buying process so they can assist you in finding that special property for your four-legged friends.




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