Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/20/2017

If you recently purchased a home in a new city or town, you may need to act quickly to ensure cable services are installed immediately following your move. Lucky for you, we're here to help you assess cable services providers so that you can find one that exceeds your expectations.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices as you evaluate cable services providers.

1. Think About the Services That You Will Need

Many cable services providers are available, and no two services providers are exactly alike. As such, you'll want to examine which cable services that you need, along with which services that you can live without.

For example, a hardcore football fan likely will need a cable services package that makes it easy to watch plenty of pigskin action. On the other hand, a political news follower may want a cable services package that delivers up-to-the-minute Capitol Hill news coverage.

Ask each cable services provider about the packages that it provides, along with which channels are included in each package. That way, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make an informed cable services purchase decision.

2. Consider Your Budget

Cable services packages may vary from basic packages that include a handful of channels to complete bundles that feature thousands of channels. Meanwhile, cable services providers offer packages at different price points, and you'll want to find a package that guarantees you won't have to break your monthly budget to afford cable services.

In some instances, cable services providers offer discounts to customers who sign multi-year agreements. Keep in mind, however, that if you sign a multi-year agreement, you're committed to the terms of this pact for a few years. And if you need to break the agreement, you may be hit with a cancellation fee.

Furthermore, many cable services providers offer internet and phone services. If you decide to combine your cable services with internet and phone offerings, you may be able to receive a discounted bundle rate.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Separating one cable services provider from another can be difficult, particularly for those with limited time and resources at their disposal. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can gain expert insights into different cable services companies and boost your chances of making the best possible selection.

A real estate agent is happy to connect you with top cable services providers in various cities and towns. By doing so, this housing market professional can ensure you can seamlessly set up cable services at any address, at any time.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can provide throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent can schedule home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and much more.

There is no need to worry about getting the best cable services at your new home. Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can should have no trouble finding a top-notch cable services provider prior to moving day.




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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/14/2017


9 Townline Road, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$590,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Terrific light-filled Colonial beautifully situated on just under an acre in Oak Knoll Estates. Expansive family room with fireplace, mahogany flooring & cathedral ceiling; kitchen with center island, granite, stainless appliances and slider to the two level deck. Completing the first floor is the office and formal dining room, both with hardwood flooring, large laundry room and half bath. Master bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath, family bath with double sinks, and 3 additional bedrooms ~ all on the 2nd floor. Finished room in the lower level with access to the 2 car garage. Upgrades include a new Buderus boiler, water heater tank, A/C condenser and new kitchen range. Close to major highways, 2 MBTA stations, shopping, and state forest. In a town voted one of America's safest to live, this is the perfect family home! Easy to show!!
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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/13/2017

Want to boost your home's value? Completing home improvement projects enables you to do just that, as you can perform these tasks regularly to maximize the value of your residence. So which home improvement projects should you prioritize? Here's a closer look at three important home improvement tasks that every home seller should consider: 1. Painting the walls. Picking up a can of paint and various paint supplies ensures you can revitalize the walls in any room of your home instantly. Over an extended period of time, the paint on your home's walls may start to chip or peel. However, adding a fresh coat or paint (or two) to your residence's walls serves as an inexpensive way to transform bland, unattractive walls into visually appealing ones. Devoting even a few hours to paint the walls of your home can help you boost your home's value. And ultimately, your new paint job may allowyou to receive multiple offers at or above your asking price, too. 2. Installing a water filtration system. Does your kitchen have a water filtration system? If not, you could be missing out on a golden opportunity to increaseyour residence's value. A water filtration system offers multiple benefits, as it ensures a homebuyer won't necessarily have to worry about buyingbottled water if he or she purchasesyour residence. Plus, this system is one of many features that may help differentiate your home from others in a highly competitive real estate market, thus making your residence that much more appealing to homebuyers. Installing a water filtration usually is fast and easyas well. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about breaking your home improvement budget to complete this project. 3. Cleaning up the front lawn. High grass and weeds will damage your home's curb appeal and may significantly reduce your chances of a quick sale. On the other hand, spending some time mowing the lawn, raking leaves and performing other essential front lawn care tasks can deliver long-lasting benefits. A clean front lawn likely is one of the first things a homebuyer will notice about your home. And home sellerswho are committed to maintaining a pristine front lawn can improve their home's value and their chances of a quick sale. Also, maintaining your front lawn can be easy if you spend even an hourperday performing yard work. Or for those who want to avoid lawn work altogether, professional landscapers typically are available that can keep your front lawn in great shape until your home sells. As a home seller, you'll want to take the necessary steps to up your home's value before you add your home to the real estate market. And with any of the aforementioned home improvement projects, you'll be better equipped to boost the value of your home quickly and efficiently. Stay focused on increasing your home's value consistently and keeping your residence in excellent shape. By doing so, you'll be able to keep your eyes on the prize maximizing your home's value and selling your residence to the highest bidder.





Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/10/2017

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $630,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Betsy Graziano - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


17 Berkshire Street, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$649,900
Price
$630,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to elegant! This beautiful home, situated on over an acre of land, is located in one of Norfolk's most prestigious neighborhoods. The foyer opens to a large dining room as well as a formal living room that could also be used as a study. The kitchen is appointed with custom cabinetry, granite counters & a large center island. The open floor plan along the back of the home allows you to be cooking in the kitchen while enjoying a fire in the family room fireplace. At the same time you will appreciate the views in to the screen porch & emerald green back yard. Hardwood flooring throughout most of the first floor. The second floor has 4 generous sized bedrooms & an updated family bathroom. The luxurious master suite has 2 w/i closets and a stunning new master bath with soaking tub, double sinks, granite & tiled shower with borderless glass door. The screen porch & grill deck create a serene oasis with a coy pond and waterfall. Minutes to the train & Patriot's Place. OH CANCELLED!

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Posted by Betsy Graziano on 11/6/2017

If you like the outdoors, fresh air, and exercise, it might be well worth your while to look for a house near a public park.

Some communities also offer bike paths, walking trails, and town swimming pools, all of which can provide an endless source of recreation for you and your family.

Like any desirable feature of a neighborhood or community, some parks are better than others. While access to a nice park may not be uppermost in your mind when house hunting, here are some solid reasons for including it on your wish list:

  • Exercise benefits: Many of the larger parks offer extensive walking trails, public tennis courts, and paddle boat rentals. Parks can also provide space for jogging, roller blading, bicycling, and Frisbee tossing. For families with younger children, a nearby playground can be a priceless resource for keeping the kids physically active and entertained. It can also be a convenient location for play dates, birthday parties, and picnics.
  • Stress relief: Whether it's related to work, finances, or family issues, just about everyone experiences stress at one time or another. Having easy access to a peaceful place to walk, read a book, or fly a kite with the kids can provide a welcome distraction to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. When you need a change of scenery or a chance to commune with nature, a short jaunt to your neighborhood park can provide the ideal environment for relaxing and unwinding.
  • Convenient meeting location: If you're considering hosting a family picnic, but your yard won't accommodate everyone on your guest list, reserving a pavilion at a local park can be the perfect solution. Public parks can also be conducive to volleyball matches, badminton tournaments, and football games. A park can often be a nice setting for events like family reunions, club meetings, and graduation parties.
  • Easy access to special events: Most parks offer special events to local residents, ranging from free concerts to farmers' markets. Living just a short walk from a festival site, music event, or theatrical performance can enhance your enjoyment of a chosen neighborhood. Whether you're a fan of Shakespeare in the Park or flower shows and food festivals, living near a public park can provide you and your family with fun cultural events and weekend entertainment.
If you're currently in the process of house hunting or are considering relocating in the near future, one feature to include on your wish list might be proximity to entertainment, culture, and recreational facilities. When those resources are far away or inconveniently located, it's all too easy to dismiss the idea and settle for a humdrum day at home. However, when you have entertainment options that are literally around the corner, there's no excuse for not taking advantage of them -- especially when they're free!







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