Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate



Posted by Tom Ruble on 7/6/2018

Whether we like it or not one of the rooms in our home we spend the most time in is the bathroom. And, perhaps in part of the mindfulness movement, people are catching on and turning their bathrooms into a relaxing sanctuary. A room that was once at the bottom of the renovation list has quickly found itself climbing the ranks.

Looking at the overall trends one theme has certainly emerged: A spa-like bathroom.

And why not?

Take the time to slow down and pamper yourself in a luxurious new bathroom to unwind after a particularly long day. Or just to treat yourself, because hey you deserve it!

So where to start?  

Anyone can create a spa-like atmosphere with these five details (which can each be done for around or under $100 by the way).

Cedarwood bath mats have quickly become popular. They are certainly more appealing than the matching sets of fluffy carpets complete with that one that wraps around the toilet. They add a touch of Norwegian style aka hygge. But theyíre also functional in that each time they become wet they emit their wonderful cedar smell throughout the room. For those worried about how it holds up to moisture over time, cedar is known for its resistance to mold and mildew and is. Which is exactly why cedar chests were/are so popular!  

Another popular way to bring in aromatic elements of nature is via dried eucalyptus and lavender bunches. More than just beautiful to look at when in a steamy room they fill the room with their calming scent. If you donít have a vendor at your local farmerís market offering these as bunches shops like West Elm, Williams-Sonoma and Etsy will all deliver them right to your door.

An element that makes a spa so peaceful that not everyone might think to add to their own bathrooms is spa music. Give your vocal chords a break from shower karaoke and instead look for spa or meditation-themed music on apps like Spotify and Pandora. It will change the entire atmosphere of the room.

A heated towel bar seems super luxe and it is! But that doesnít make it unattainable or completely out of the budget. Chic, stylish electric models can be found for around just $100. Treat yourself to the gift of warm cozy towels after every bathing experience.  

Speaking of towels keep luxe towels on hand and easily within reach. Rolling them up to put on display on a shelf doesnít just add a more spa-like element to your home, itís also just really convenient! Just fold towels in thirds length-wise aka the long way and then roll them up. Itís easy, classy and looks like you put in way more effort than you did.





Posted by Tom Ruble on 6/29/2018

This Single-Family in Winchendon, MA recently sold for $95,000. This Antique,Farmhouse style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.


181 Glenallen St, Winchendon, MA 01475

Single-Family

$97,500
Price
$95,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
WOW !! Huge Market Adjustment. Grand Old Home looking for someone to bring back to original glory. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths. Updated Kitchen and 1st. floor bath, Boiler and oil tank updated in 2003. Large 3 story attached barn. Convenient location. Sold strictly "AS IS" Lots of potential for the right Buyer.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Tom Ruble on 6/29/2018

Believe it or not, home sellers may encounter many expenses after they list their residences. These costs include:

1. Home Cleaning and Maintenance Costs

Before you start showing your residence to prospective buyers, it often is beneficial to clean your house. As such, you may need to purchase assorted cleaning supplies. Or, you can always hire a professional home cleaning company to help you enhance your house's overall appearance.

Don't forget about home maintenance expenses too. Remember, you'll want to do everything possible to improve your house's curb appeal to ensure your residence stands out to potential buyers. And if you budget for the costs associated with fixing damaged home siding or performing lawn care tasks, you may be better equipped than ever before to find cost-effective ways to bolster your home's curb appeal.

2. Home Repair Costs

After you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the buyer likely will request a property inspection. And if an inspection reveals myriad home repairs are necessary, you may be required to spend money to complete these repairs. Otherwise, you could put your home sale in jeopardy.

Oftentimes, it is helpful to conduct a property inspection before you list your residence. This will enable you to assess your home with a professional inspector and identify any problems. Then, you can perform home repairs prior to listing your residence and reduce the risk of possible home selling delays down the line.

3. Moving Costs

Once you sell your home, you will need to relocate your belongings from your current address to a new location. Thus, you should consider the costs associated with moving boxes and packing supplies and budget accordingly.

Furthermore, you may want to hire a professional moving company to help you transport your belongings from Point A to Point B. If you review the prices of local moving companies, you can find an affordable option that matches your budget.

There are many costs that you may encounter as you proceed along the home selling journey. But if you work with a real estate agent, you can receive comprehensive property selling support. And as a result, you may be able to cut down on potential costs throughout the home selling cycle.

A real estate agent is committed to doing everything possible to help a seller achieve the best-possible results. Therefore, a real estate agent will learn about your home selling goals and create a personalized property selling strategy for you.

Plus, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns or questions. This housing market professional will go the extra mile to guarantee you can enjoy a seamless property selling experience. With assistance from a real estate agent, you can handle any potential problems that may arise during the house selling journey.

For home sellers, it usually is a good idea to budget for potential property selling expenses. If you put together a budget, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable property selling experience.




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Posted by Tom Ruble on 6/25/2018


360 State Rd, Phillipston, MA 01331

Commercial

$618,500
Price

2
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
87,120.00
Lot Size
Established in 1977 this Used Car/Scrap Car and Repair Facility sits on a heavily travelled road and abuts Route 2 for easy access. The Owner holds both a Class 2 (1977) Used Car License and a Class 3 (1984) Scrap Car License. There are numerous Rental income (Residential and Automotive Repair) opportunities and a Truck Rental Franchise as well. This is an ongoing endeavor with positive cash flow. There is room for over 20 cars and trucks on the open lot. Located directly on Route 2A, there are 2 acres of land and 315 feet of frontage. Check out this great opportunity.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Tom Ruble on 6/22/2018


56 Pearl St, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$45,000
Price

15
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Contractors - Looking for a Project ? This Grand Old Lady is looking to be restored to her original grandeur. This is a project for experienced builders, contractors and/or craftspeople. Many unique features remain throughout property, but much restoration or repairs are needed. Former M/F has lost use status and is being sold as a Single Family with In-law potential. Approvals required by Gardner ZBA. Lots of potential for the right Buyer. CASH SALE OR REHAB LOAN ONLY. Being Sold "as is". Not Bank Owned or Short Sale. Buyer or Buyer Agent to do due diligence. Bring your Talents and Tools - you'll need them :)
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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