Great Wolf Lodge – A Single Woman’s Paradise!

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Great Wolf Lodge – A Single Woman’s Paradise!  
 
Last weekend I took my children to Great Wolf Lodge up in Fitchburg, MA for 2 of their birthdays.  We had a blast!  We visited once before when it was Coco Keys, but they’ve since been bought out by Great Wolf Lodge and have had an extensive makeover including some great new additions.  
 
I was looking forward to some time away with my kiddos not having to worry about my hair or appearance, but much to my surprise this place was a single dad’s paradise!  LOL  There were so many dads with their children there and my sons kept making friends with them all and bringing them back to meet mom.  It was a little embarrassing and too funny!  
 
I’d highly recommend checking out Great Wolf Lodge for a nice weekend getaway with the family.  There is something for everyone including 2 indoor water parks, bowling, miniature golf, an arcade and lots of places to eat.  I was very impressed with the bar beside the lazy river for the adults.  Smart thinking!  😉  
 
We enjoyed a very relaxing stay and the staff was extremely friendly.  Be sure to sign up for their email coupons to save a few bucks.  It can seem pricy, but your stay includes water park passes for both the day of the check in and the day of check out so it’s well worth it. 
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JUST SOLD – 4 Bedroom Colonial SOLD in Brooklyn CT

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with EXIT Realty Partners!  This gorgeous young colonial located at 184 Tripp Hollow Road Brooklyn CT SOLD for $282,000!  Congratulations to our buyers!

Sale Price:  $282,000
Living Area:  2480 SQFT
Bedrooms:  4
Baths:  2.5

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Best Option Real Estate show you what we do to get homes sold fast and to negotiate the best price on your next home purchase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Brooklynclick the link to get started or give us a call.  We are happy to help.

This was one of many sales made by Best Option Real Estate Team!

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JUST LISTED – Worcester/Shrewsbury/Grafton/Millbury Line Cape Style Home For Sale – $219,900

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WELCOME HOME! LOCATION & VALUE! Beautifully maintained home in a sought after neighborhood. Recently updated kitchen w/lots of cabinet space, recessed lighting, gas stove & dishwasher! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout w/tiled Kitchen & Bath. Recent windows and vinyl siding make this practically a maintenance free home! Bright and spacious family room featuring a gas stove and cathedral ceiling. Extremely private backyard with meticulous landscaping perfect for entertaining. Detached garage for the winter. Close to Shrewsbury, Grafton & Millbury town lines. Check out this commuter’s dream w/access to Rt.20, Mass Pike, 146 & 290 in minutes! Won’t last long!
MLS# 71748810
$219,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1 Pioneer Road
Worcester MA, 01604
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EXIT REALTY PARTNERS
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JUST SOLD – Gorgeous 4 Bedroom West Side Worcester Colonial SOLD

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with EXIT Realty Partners!  This gorgeous west side colonial located at 13 Wetherell Street Worcester SOLD for $217,500!  Congratulations to our sellers!

Sale Price:  $217,500
Living Area:  1780 SQFT
Bedrooms:  4
Baths:  1.5

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Best Option Real Estate show you what we do to get homes sold fast and to negotiate the best price on your next home purchase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Worcesterclick the link to get started or give us a call.  We are happy to help.

This was one of many sales made by Best Option Real Estate Team!

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If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

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Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home.

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.

Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s a couple hundred feet down my driveway.

It may not be practical to move your neighbors farther away (although I’m sure many people wish they had that superpower), but you can increase your home’s privacy (and therefore its resale value) by planting a living privacy screen of trees and shrubs or by physically screening off your patio.

Related: Trees Contribute to Property Value, Energy Savings, and More

3 More Takeaways for the Next Time You Remodel

1. More and more generations are living together. Another NAR survey, the “2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” found 14% of buyers purchased a home suited to a multigenerational household due to children over the age of 18 moving back into the house, cost savings, and the health and caretaking of aging parents.

I did that back when my parents were still alive, and it worked out great for everyone. I didn’t have time to let my infant daughter nap on my shoulder all afternoon, but my mom did. She couldn’t drive to church meetings at night, but I could take her. And neither of us liked cleaning the gutters, but my husband didn’t mind that chore.

Even if you’d rather live in a cardboard box than with your mother, you might want to consider the multigenerational living trend when you’re remodeling. For instance, opting for a full bath when finishing the basement could offer more convenience for you now and boost your home’s resale value by making it more appealing to a multigenerational family.

2.  On average, homeowners live in their home for nine years. That’s up from six years in 2007. Since you’ll be in your home for a long time, it makes sense to remodel to suit your taste but also with long-lasting marketability in mind. After all, you don’t want to have to redo stuff. For instance, you can go for trend-defying kitchen features, like white overtones and Shaker-style cabinets, which work with a variety of styles.

I feel compelled to caution against going so far out of the norm for your neighborhood that it’ll turn off potential buyers even nine years from now. (It never hurts to get your REALTOR®’s opinion on your remodeling plans.)

Related: Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

3.  Homebuyers love energy efficiency. Heating and cooling costs were “somewhat” or “very important” to a whopping 85% of buyers. If your home could use an energy-efficiency upgrade, go with projects that have a solid return on investment, like sealing your air leaks and adding attic insulation. You’ll save money on your utility bills now and when you’re ready to sell, your home will appeal to buyers looking for efficiency.

By the way, to take back your energy bills, you need to do at least four things. One to two fixes won’t cut it, thanks to rising energy costs.

About two-thirds of survey respondents also thought energy-efficient appliances and energy-efficient lighting were important. Tuck away your manuals and energy-efficiency information when you buy new appliances and lighting. When you’re ready to sell (in nine years) you can pull those out and display them where buyers will see them.

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

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JUST SOLD – 3 Bedroom Short Sale SOLD in Pomfret CT

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JUST SOLD by Best Option Real Estate with EXIT Realty Partners!  This short sale home located at 2 Sanda Circle Pomfret Connecticut SOLD for $172,500!  Congratulations to our seller!

Sale Price:  $172,500
Living Area:  1550 SQFT
Bedrooms:  3
Baths:  1.5

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, we’d love to work with you!  Let Best Option Real Estate show you what we do to get homes sold fast and to negotiate the best price on your next home purchase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Pomfretclick the link to get started or give us a call.  We are happy to help.

This was one of many sales made by Best Option Real Estate Team!

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Why You Should Hire Seller’s Representation – Summary of a Seller’s Attorney

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Why do you need a selling real estate attorney to represent you in the sale of your home?  
 
Here are some of the tasks a seller’s real estate attorney will complete for you while you complete one of the largest transactions of your life:  
  • Review offer to purchase
  • Assist your agent with home inspection issues, if need be 
  • Draft Purchase and Sale Agreement; review any addendums 
  • Draft Deed for closing 
  • Draft Power of Attorney and attend closing for you if you choose not to 
  • Order your mortgage payoff 
  • Assist your agent with final readings, if need be 
  • Send you the final list of documents and information needed for closing (including smoke detector certificate, Title V inspection report, 1099 documentation, commission statement, etc)
It definitely pays to work with a good real estate attorney on both the buying & selling side of your transaction.  If you need a good recommendation for one, I am happy to refer you to some top notch real estate attorneys in both MA & CT.