Gail DuBois Realtor To Find A Home In Southborough


Climate change may turn out to be the defining issue of our time. As global temperatures continue to rise, many of us are looking for small ways that we can make a difference. What better place to start than right in your own home? Making your home eco-friendly can seem daunting. Installing solar panels and replacing windows aren't an afternoon project. They take time and financial planning. However, there are many changes we can make without spending a penny, and those small changes add up. The two main areas we'll focus on are power and waste. Cut the Power A costly utility bill isn't only hurting your wallet. It also means power plants need to burn more coal and natural gas, emitting CO2 into the atmosphere. Your home is probably full of opportunities to conserve electricity. One thing we all do that uses a huge amount of power is washing and drying our clothes. 85-90% of power used by washing clothes goes to heating water. Set your machine to cold wash when you can to cut down on energy consumption. When the weather's fair, take advantage of it by hanging your clothes on the line. It doesn't have to be a cloudless summer day to dry clothes outside, and it will drastically reduce your power consumption. Another cost-free way to save on electricity is to unplug your devices when they're not in use. You probably have at least 50 items in your home that use electricity. Many of them are always plugged into the outlet. While this is necessary in some cases, like your refrigerator or alarm clock, oftentimes those objects are left on standby, slowly leeching electricity. One way to easily cut the power to multiple objects is to keep them plugged into a power strip. Start in the living room where you might have a TV, DVD player, cable box, and lamps all plugged into one strip. Simply power off the strip at night to start saving. Take out the Trash Up to 70% of waste from U.S. households goes into landfills. That's double the rate of many European countries. Just like conserving power, reducing waste can be done at no cost to you and can sometimes save you money. A good place to start? Food items. In the U.S., up to 40% of food purchased will never be consumed. All of that food took a huge amount of energy to grow, process, package and ship. Even worse, much of that food is over-packaged and then placed into unrecyclable plastic bags at the checkout line. How can you save?
  • The next time you need to go grocery shopping, make a list beforehand so you only buy what you will eat
  • At the store reach for items that are less packaged, like fresh vegetables
  • When possible, buy items like rice and beans in bulk. You'll throw away less packaging and save at the register
  • Get a few reusable shopping bags and keep them in your car. Grocery stores are happy to use your bags. It saves the store money on bags and, in some states, saves you money where there are additional charges for using plastic bags.
  • Ask for no bag. Most store employees assume customers want a bag, even for small purchases at CVS. Cut down on waste by saying "No, thank you" to plastic bags
Being a conscious consumer at the grocery store and being a conservative consumer of electricity at home will help you do your small part for the environment, and save some money in the process.


25 East Main St, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$725,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
~Rare opportunity!~ Charming Victorian gem in quaint Southborough Center with private setting and a beautiful large yard. Step back in time in this well-preserved, elegant home filled with extensive period detail including gorgeous millwork, built-ins, pocket doors, china cabinet, custom mantels, high ceilings, turret-shaped rooms and an eyebrow window! Spacious rooms, most with wood floors and option for 2nd OR 3rd floor Master Bedroom. 1st floor Office, Sunroom, elegant Dining Room with china cabinet & walk-out bay, new stainless appliances, new septic system (2015). French door leading to lovely deck with pergola & trellis and spacious level yard abutting private woods, yet very close to town! Inviting porch, circular driveway and convenient commuting location in downtown Southborough with easy access to all major highways and Commuter Rail. If you're looking for an antique, this is the one you've been waiting for!
Open House
Sunday
October 15 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 25 East Main St, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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This Single-Family in Southborough, MA recently sold for $835,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Gail DuBois - Keller Williams Pinnacle MetroWest.


32 Constitution Dr, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$849,900
Price
$835,500
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quality, custom built brick-front Colonial with large, private back yard. Nestled in sought-after Liberty Estates neighborhood of 60 homes. Elegant two-story foyer welcomes you to 4,100+ sq ft of well-designed living space including a beautifully finished 2-room lower level of 886 sq ft. Classic Palladian windows enhance the foyer, DR & kitchen. Foyer, LR & DR have wainscoting and crown molding. Open layout, spacious rooms & 9' ceilings on 1st floor. Design of home maximizes natural light. Granite kitchen with large eating area open to family room with fireplace & triple French door leading to oversized deck & picturesque, level back yard. Large master bedroom with sitting area, walk-in closet & spacious vaulted whirlpool bathroom with skylight, granite, double sinks and tile shower. Many improvements including: renovated bathrooms, 2 new furnaces, 2 new A/C units, newer driveway & roof. Ideal commuting location with easy access to MA Pike, Rt 495, Rt 9 and 1 mile to commuter rail!

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You may have a rough idea of what your home is worth. Maybe you have recently been given an assessed value on the home, or have peeked on an online search as to what comes up for your home. Do you really understand all of the things that affect the value of your home? There are many things that may not be obvious but are important to the number that you’ll come to when you decide to sell your home. 


The Number Of Your House


Do you live at 13 Elm Street or 7 Winner’s Way? Buyers have superstitions that surround numbers and street names. Don’t be surprised if the number of your house or even the name of your street brings buyers in or sends them running. There’s not much you can do to change the house number or street name, but it’s something to keep in mind. Sometimes the reason that certain buyers are turned off from your house is truly out of your control. If you do live on a desirable street, that can help bring up the value of your home due to the demand in the area. Remember that what some consider “unlucky” others consider a blessing (like the number 13!) 


The Neighborhood


While your home may be perfectly pristine, you don’t have much control over what your neighbors do. If there are neighbors nearby that have strange items in their yards, strange colored homes, or other eccentric tastes, buyers may be turned off from your home. This could actually cause the price of your home to drop slightly. You should be prepared for this to affect the sale of your home, but don’t be discouraged. If buyers enjoy your home enough, they’ll be able to turn off that all too bright paint color next door.


Greenery


Trees and greenery increase the value of a home. Don’t think of cutting down those trees on your property unless you have to! Trees that have grown up on your property will add a lot of value to the home in the future. If you’ve been living at your residence for 20 years or so, think of the value that those first seeds and bushes you planted have added! 


Interests Are Not Universal


If you have displays, shrines, or rooms dedicated to a certain hobby, it could either be beneficial or detrimental to your home sale. This all depends on who comes walking through the door for a home showing. If you’re a Veteran and have some Marine Corps things around the houses, it could attract the attention of other Vets. However, that strange Marilyn Monroe room you have might actually deter from the pool of people available to buy your home. Buyers like to be able to see themselves living in the home. Some circumstances make it easier than others for buyers to have a vision for themselves in your home.    




10 Ashley Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$999,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous, architecturally unique Colonial with expansive private yard in cul-de-sac neighborhood. Comfortable & flexible layout, perfect for entertaining! Dramatic 2-story entry foyer w/double bridal staircase & family room w/stone fireplace. The stunning kitchen is the heart of the home w/arched windows, comfortable sitting & dining areas, custom cabinets, breakfast island, gas stove & upgraded appliances. Luxurious 1st floor master w/charming arched windows & large bath. Optional 2nd floor master w/bonus room & full bath, 2 additional bedrooms & spacious loft. Glass-enclosed hot tub room, maintenance-free deck & screened porch. 4.5 baths & many unique features including columns & soaring ceilings. Remodeled basement offers additional appr.1100 sf w/mudroom w/benches, golf club storage & beadboard, large playroom & additional room currently being used as a hockey room. Spectacular back yard, 3-car garage & circular drive. Great commuting location!
Open House
Sunday
October 08 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Ashley Rd, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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