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This Single-Family in Acton, MA recently sold for $515,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Bill Aibel - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


36 Hosmer St., Acton, MA 01720

Single-Family

$519,900
Price
$515,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Quintessential New England Colonial with 3 beds and 1.5 baths located in sought after Robbins Park Neighborhood. This wonderfully cozy home comes with a beautiful kitchen with granite, under-cab lighting, a double oven, a space-perfect island and glass doors leading to the deck. The first level is perfect for entertaining with an open staircase, a quaint fireplace and large windows overlooking the flat lawn in both the front and back of the house. Adjacent sunroom addition is sunny, airy and truly the perfect getaway. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, a study and a full bath with hardwoods throughout. Newer finished lower level (2010) is dry, quiet and outfitted with recessed lighting. The lower level also has advanced waterproofing and mold prevention systems in place. Newer roof (2011), newer boiler (2011) and hot water heater (2011), newer windows (2007) and newer hard-lined gas generator (2014).




After a long, challenging journey, you've managed to get your home ready to add to the real estate market. Now, you'll need to start thinking about your long-term plans, i.e. what you'll do after your home sells. For instance, what will you do with that massive tube TV that sits in your basement? This TV has served you well for years. At the same time, it requires at least two people to pick it up, and you'll need to move it up your stairs simply to get it out of your house. And if you decide to take your tube TV to your new residence, it may prove to be more trouble than it's worth. Fortunately, you have a lot of great options if you want to get rid of your TV before you relocate, including: 1. Sell It Websites like Craigslist make it easy to take photos of your TV, provide information about it and offer it to the highest bidder. Plus, these sites usually are hyper-local, ensuring you can find local buyers who can pick up your TV, remove it from your home and pay you for the TV. Of course, you'll want to make your TV as attractive as possible if you decide to sell it online. As such, be sure to include high-resolution images of your TV, along with up-to-date information about it in any online advertisement. Typically, you'll want to make it as easy as possible for buyers to find your TV in a crowded marketplace, so you should try to incorporate information about your TV's condition and age into your online advertisement as well. 2. Donate It to a Charitable Organization Depending on the size and condition of your TV, you may be able to find a charitable organization near your home that will pick it up and take it away from your home. Although you may not receive any money for your TV, you'll know that your TV is going to a worthy organization. Also, there is a chance that you could receive a tax deduction for your charitable donation. 3. Offer It to Friends or Family Members If you can't find an interested buyer or a charitable organization to accept your TV, you may be able to give it to a friend or family member. Your TV might be far from perfect, but if it is in working condition, a friend or family member may be able to use it in his or her home. In addition, you may want to consider offering the TV to your neighbors before you relocate. By doing so, a nearby neighbor may be able to stop by your residence, pick up the TV and wish you well on your upcoming move. Think about what you will do with your large tube TV before it's too late. The process of selling a home can go quickly, and you'll want to prepare as much as possible for an upcoming move. Therefore, dedicating time and resources now to determine how you can get rid of your tube TV may help you streamline your efforts to pack up your belongings and move to a new address after your house sells.

This Condo in Arlington, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Bill Aibel - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


47 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA 02474

East Arlington

Condo

$396,000
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
THIS UNIT IS A MUST SEE! Steps to Arlington Center, Library, Shopping and a myriad of Restaurants. Commuting could not be easier, whether by public transit, car or bike. The Minuteman Bike Path is seconds away. This spacious corner unit in this PET FRIENDLY bldg. has amazing views which you'll enjoy from your private, screened balcony with custom wood flooring. The large eat-in kitchen flows right into the spacious living area. Full bath has been upgraded with new tile in the bathtub/shower and bead board walls and ceilings. Master Bedroom includes an upgraded 1/2 bath with new designer tiled floor and vanity with granite countertop. Hardwood floors flow throughout the living areas. The 2nd bedroom has a built-in desk and double sized murphy bed which allows for guests or to tuck away your bed and work from home! There are 4 double closets in this unit, all with professionally installed closet systems! Be sure to come by 1 of 3 Open Houses (12/8, 12/9/, 12/10.)




Solar is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of homes go solar, adding thousands of new jobs and preventing massive amounts of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

It has never been a better time to go solar. However, the rapid technological advancements and the growing market of solar power companies means that you have several options to consider if you’re thinking about going green.

Types of residential solar power

The first thing to understand about solar power is that there are several different types you can get for your home. From roof-installed solar panels to off-site solar farms, you have options when it comes to powering your house cheaply and efficiently.

Leasing and purchasing PV panels

One of the most common ways that people power their home with solar power is by leasing rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels from a solar company. There are different leasing options available from different companies, so it’s a good idea to shop around the solar providers in your area.

Leasing is a great option for those who don’t have the funds to purchase panels but still want to lower their monthly electricity bill. Companies who offer leasing often install and maintain the panels for free. The panels will be hooked up to your local energy grid. Each month, your electricity bill will be reduced by the amount that is produced by your panels. The way the solar company earns is by selling a portion of the solar produced back to the energy company and by collecting incentives from state and federal governments.  

Purchasing your panels outright has its advantages. When you purchase your own panels you can more greatly reduce or even eliminate your monthly utility bills without giving a cut back to the solar company. However, this also means you’re responsible for the care and maintenance, and insurance of the panels.

Off-site solar

Many people would love to reduce their electricity bill and help reduce carbon emissions, but they just can’t stand the look of solar panels on their roof. Fortunately, off-site solar farms are also growing in popularity. This type of solar power comes with all of the same benefits of rooftop solar except that it isn’t located on your house.

Typically a vacant spot of land is used as a solar “farm.” Community members can opt to lease or own a portion of the farm to contribute towards powering their home.

This option is particularly beneficial to those who lack roof-space, or who have a roof that doesn’t receive an optimal amount of sunlight.

Emerging technologies

As I mentioned earlier, solar power is an industry that is rapidly changing. If you’re not ready just yet to install solar panels or join a shared solar community, it’s still a good idea to look ahead at emerging technologies.

One such example is Tesla’s new solar roofs. The idea is that instead of installing panels, the roof itself comes with panels built-in. What’s more, the roofs are said to last longer than traditional roofs, and they’ll come in a variety of styles which mimic traditional shingles and comes in Tuscan, textured glass, and slate options.


This Single-Family in Cambridge, MA recently sold for $1,125,000. This Victorian style home was sold by Bill Aibel - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


14 Hubbard Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Porter Square

Single-Family

$890,000
Price
$1,125,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
1
Baths
OFFER DEADLINE WILL BE TODAY (MONDAY OCTOBER 30) @ 4PM. PLEASE CALL AGENT WITH ANY QUESTIONS. Turn of the century (circa 1898) single family with great street appeal, driveway parking and backyard now awaits the right buyer to renovate and potentially expand this home. The location will make every bit of effort completely worth it. Beautiful tree lined street, near Porter Sq., The T, shops and restaurants. This is solidly constructed house that will need complete interior renovation.