Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate

Posted by Tom Ruble on 8/31/2018

This Single-Family in Gardner, MA recently sold for $179,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.

424 Clark St, Gardner, MA 01440


Sale Price

Nice, Roomy Ranch Style Home in area of newer homes. Newer Boiler (2010). Bright Sunroom with slider that opens to deck and inground pool. Good sized rooms. Eat in kitchen. Land behind owned by local Sportsman Club. Very Private, fenced in pool area. Needs some TLC, but very livable. Solar Panels to keep energy costs down are owned. Come check this one out. Gardner area has much to offer. Great Quality of Life. Many outdoor and cultural activities in Town and in surrounding communities. Good commuter location. Close to major routes, Boston, Worcester and Southern NH.

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 8/31/2018

We all like a clean home. As many times as we go through our daily and weekly cleaning routines, our homes can still be dirty. Thereís plenty of places in your home that you might be neglecting to clean. These places are germ breeders. Especially to help prevent the spread of cold and flu, itís important to keep these frequently used areas germ-free. The good news is that cleaning often overlooked spots is very simple. Weíll tell you where you need to clean and how with the tips below. 

The Refrigerator Handles

While youíre preparing dinner, itís very likely that you will need to open the fridge door more than once. You may surface clean the outside of the fridge, but often forget the handles that everyone grabs to get in and out of this appliance. You should scrub the handles down on a weekly basis with a mix of hot water and vinegar. 

Your Computer And All The Accessories

You probably spend a lot of time at your desk and at the keyboard of your computer. Think of the times you have spilled things, sneezed on your computer, or just plain sweat while sitting there. Thereís a ton of germs breeding all around your computer and its accessories. Make sure you do more than dust your computer off. Take off the accessories and scrub them every so often. If you have a laptop, turn the unit off and use a damp cloth to wipe it down. 

Toothbrush Holder

While you probably remember to brush your teeth twice a day, you may not remember to clean your toothbrush holder very often. You can easily throw toothbrush holders right in the dishwasher. Also, boil the toothbrushes themselves in water for a few minutes every so often. This is especially important during times of cold and flu to keep viruses from spreading.      

The Faucets

The faucets are perhaps one of the dirtiest places in your entire home. Be sure that youíre cleaning the handles and the faucet itself on a regular basis. You can do this with hot water and dish soap (something thatís already nearby!) For a deeper, disinfecting clean, use a paste of baking soda and vinegar.


These great little inventions protect your tables from having the finish damaged by glasses and cups. Without a cleaning once in awhile, they can build up residue and bacteria. Be sure to give them a once over with warm water and soap.  

Some other areas that could use cleaning in your home:

  • Light switches
  • Placemats
  • Cabinet handles
  • TV remotes
  • Coffee makers

While your home looks clean, you want it to be clean. By following these tips and by paying attention to the most used areas of your home, youíll be on your way to a deep clean that avoids breeding germs.  

Posted by Tom Ruble on 8/30/2018

14 Forslund Rd, Princeton, MA 01541



Full/Half Baths
Antique, Cape style Home in Desirable Princeton, MA. has been totally renovated. Poured basement floor, new sills, new roof 2017. Newer boiler - 4 zone. Upgraded electrical & plumbing systems. Princeton has much to offer with Highly Rated School System, reliable Municipal Light Dept. & close proximity to Worcester and Boston. This home features updated kitchen and baths. Granite Counters, lots of cabinets and a Breakfast Bar in Kitchen. 1st. floor features lots of wide pine and ceramic tile flooring. 3 large bedrooms and 2 Baths on 2nd. floor. Many newer windows. Large 2 car Garage. 2 Fireplaces to relax by. 2 acres with a large level backyard for playing and entertaining. Get your exercise in the Inground Lap Pool. Enjoy morning coffee or evening libations in your 3 Season Porch located directly off the Fireplaced Living Room or watch the Sunset from your Rear Deck. Lots of Ambiance in this Beautiful Home. 1st. Showing at Open House Saturday 9/1 from 11:30 - 12:30. Agency Honored.
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September 01 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Please join us for an Open House on this very Desirable Property. See you there.
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Location: 14 Forslund Rd, Princeton, MA 01541    Get Directions

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 8/24/2018

If you're on the fence about whether to reject or accept an offer to purchase, it is important to remember that a third option is available: submitting a counter-offer.

Ultimately, deciding to submit a counter-offer can be a tough choice for first-time and experienced house sellers alike. But we're here to teach you about the benefits of counter-offers and ensure you feel confident to submit a counter-proposal as needed.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you decide when to submit a counter-offer.

1. Assess Your Residence

Although the initial asking price for your house is not set in stone, you likely have expectations about how much you should receive for your home. But if a homebuyer submits an offer to purchase that falls below your expectations, you should assess your residence to help you make the best-possible decision.

Try to take an objective view of your home Ė you'll be glad you did. For instance, if you discover your home is one of many similar properties available in a buyer's market, you may want to accept an offer to purchase, even if it falls below your expectations. On the other hand, if you feel that your home is in great condition and you receive an offer to purchase that is short of your initial asking price, you may want to counter the proposal or reject it altogether.

2. Review the Housing Market

Housing market data can help any home seller make informed decisions throughout the property selling journey. There is plenty of housing market data at your disposal, and you should not hesitate to use it, especially when you analyze an offer to purchase.

Oftentimes, it helps to look at the prices of recently sold residences, the prices of available residences in your area that are similar to your own and other pertinent housing market data. With this information, you can gain deep insights into the housing market. Then, you can determine whether an offer to purchase falls in line with the current state of the real estate sector.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to review an offer to purchase on your own. Fortunately, if you hire a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to perform an in-depth analysis of any offer to purchase.

A real estate agent is a house selling expert who will allocate the necessary time and resources to help you review an offer to purchase. He or she can provide a recommendation about whether to counter a homebuying proposal and explain the reasons for this recommendation as well. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions about an offer to purchase, a real estate agent is happy to address them.

Should you counter an offer to purchase? The answer depends on the home seller, the real estate market and other factors. And if you use the aforementioned tips, you can perform a full evaluation of an offer to purchase and proceed accordingly.

Posted by Tom Ruble on 8/23/2018

Grand, Older Colonial style home is looking for a New Owner. Lots of character and charm, but in need of some TLC. Newer roof. Private roomy backyard with firepit. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Remodeled Master Bedroom. This home has lots of potential for a growing Family. Previous Owners installed new heating system in 1999 - FHWBB - Oil fired. Town Water. Town Sewer. Very affordable near Downtown, Dunn State Park, Shopping and Dining. Greater Gardner offers many opportunities for Outdoor and Cultural Activities. Come check us out. 1st. showing deferred until Open House Saturday 8/25 from 11:30 - 12:30. Hope to see you here.

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