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Posted by St. Martin Team on 12/6/2021

This Single-Family in Ayer, MA recently sold for $635,000. This Ranch style home was sold by St. Martin Team - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


15 Douglas Drive, Ayer, MA 01432

Single-Family

$500,000
Price
$635,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
There's more than meets the eye in this spacious ranch-style home, set on a pretty 1.76-acre level lot on a cul de sac! The main living level has natural light and hardwood floors throughout the fireplaced living room, dining room and both bedrooms. The tiled kitchen has cherry cabinets and Quartz counters and plenty of cabinet space. The separate, full sized laundry room completes this level. The finished walk out, lower level features a family room with woodstove, a second full kitchen, full bath, laundry, a bedroom with views of the rear yard and a bonus room that can be used as an office or workout room. Spend quiet mornings or evenings on the screened porch or afternoons on the deck or the patio. Enjoy the amazing views of your private yard from most windows. There is a 2-car garage, 2 sheds, circle driveway. Douglas Drive is convenient to the Groton School, Ayer-Shirley public schools, the Nashua River Rail Trail, Nashoba Hospital, retail and dining options, and commuter routes.






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Posted by St. Martin Team on 12/2/2021

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Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. 

A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout to collect water from the roof. It can be made from a typical chain or series of objects that lead from the roofline into a water storage container. As the rain falls, the chain guides water into the storage container so that it does not immediately soak into the ground. The water can then be used around the garden when the weather is fair. 

Rain chain: a decorative detail

The rain chain is not just a functional addition to your garden, it can be built from decorative elements that add detail to your outdoor space. 

Chains can be built from a single metal chain or several containers that are strung together. Some rain chains are comprised of metal elements, small watering cans, china pieces or bells. For something more unique, you may consider a chain that is built from recycled glass bottles. Constructing rain chains using shapes that hold water, may also attract more birds into your garden.

Rain chains attach to the gutters of your home to collect water during rainfall. A rain chain is smaller than a downpipe so it cannot handle the same volume of water. If you experience heavy rain in your area, keep downspouts in place and use a rain chain as a decorative addition to your space.





Posted by St. Martin Team on 11/30/2021

This Single-Family in Westford, MA recently sold for $710,000. This Colonial style home was sold by St. Martin Team - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


13 Forrest, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$700,000
Price
$710,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Colonial In Great Commuter Location In Westford! Updated & Remodeled Inside and Out. This Home Features an Open Concept Eat-In Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Double Oven Range, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Moveable Kitchen Island, Soft Closing Cabinetry, Full Bathroom, Living Room w/ Fireplace & Hardwood Flooring Throughout. Second Floor Offers 3 Spacious Bedrooms, Full Bathroom with Tiled Flooring Shower & Tub. Lower Level has a Bonus Workout / Living Room, Additional 4th Bedroom, a 3rd Full Bathroom and Exterior Walk-Out Access. Enjoy & Entertain on the Extended Farmers Porch, Composite Deck w/ Scenic Views or Fully Fenced in Back Yard with Hot Tub Hook Ups. Motivated Sellers. Great Access to Westford's Award Winning School Systems! Walking Distance to Beaches, Playgrounds, Country Club, Tennis, Basketball Courts and Town Amenities. Conveniently Close to Routes 40, 3, 3A, 4, 495 & Tax Free Shopping NH!

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by St. Martin Team on 11/25/2021

An open house represents a valuable opportunity for a home seller. If a seller plans ahead for an open house, he or she may boost the likelihood of hosting an unforgettable event that showcases the full beauty of a residence. As a result, this seller may receive multiple offers on his or her home as soon as the open house reaches its conclusion.

Believe it or not, preparing for an open house can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a home seller get ready for an open house.

1. Perform Extensive Cleaning

A neat, tidy home is ideal, particularly for a home seller who wants to enjoy a fast, profitable home selling experience. Thus, if you allocate the necessary time and resources to clean your residence now, you may be better equipped than ever before to host a successful open house.

To clean your home's interior, you'll want to take a room-by-room approach. Wipe down each room's walls, mop or vacuum the floors and remove any debris.

Moreover, you should spend some time mowing the front lawn, trimming the hedges and performing assorted home exterior maintenance. And if you need extra help along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to a professional landscaping company, either.

2. Declutter As Much As Possible

Clutter can make it tough for a homebuyer to envision what life may be like if he or she buys your residence. Therefore, you'll want to remove as much clutter as possible prior to an open house.

Oftentimes, it helps to rent a storage unit where you can store assorted clutter until you finalize a home sale. A storage unit generally provides a safe and affordable option for home sellers who want to safeguard various belongings over the course of several weeks or months.

On the other hand, it may be beneficial to sell excess items online or host a yard sale. Because if you can sell items that you no longer need, you can declutter your home and earn extra cash at the same time.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Hosting an open house may prove to be challenging, particularly for those who are trying to work alone. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you take the guesswork out of getting ready for any open house, at any time.

A real estate agent is happy to provide comprehensive support at each stage of the home selling journey. As such, he or she will help you enhance your home and ensure it is open house-ready.

Usually, a real estate agent will offer personalized recommendations to help you prep your residence for an open house. This housing market professional also will promote your open house in the weeks and days leading up to the event. And when the open house ends, a real estate agent can provide honest, unbiased event feedback as well.

Host a successful open house – use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble achieving the best-possible results during an open house.




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Posted by St. Martin Team on 11/18/2021

Garden edging is an important element of landscaping design that serves many purposes. There are a variety of different materials and techniques for edging, ranging from professional installation to DIY weekend projects. If you’re wondering whether to add garden edging to your outdoor spaces, here are some key benefits to consider:

Defining and Separating Spaces

The obvious visual aspect of garden edging is that it creates a divider between two pieces of the yard. You can use either straight or curved lines to surround flower beds, trees, vegetable gardens and lawns and set them apart from the rest of the space. Not only does this look aesthetically pleasing, it will help you establish traffic flow and set limits.

For example, if you want to avoid damage to your lawn or flowers, defining the edges of pathways will send a more obvious message. Clearly defining what is safe to walk on and what is not will help keep your garden healthy and tidy.

Containing Your Garden

Edging provides some excellent benefits from a pure gardening standpoint as well. If properly installed, garden edging will extend below and above the soil line to create a solid barrier. This barrier can keep away many pests that could harm your plants, and will also keep spreading plants from growing out of control. You can also prevent the spread of weeds with garden edging, keeping your flowers, gardens and lawns free of uninvited guests.

Depending on the material and size of the garden edge you create, you can even discourage larger animals like dogs, cats and deer from trampling your flowers and veggies. This will help prevent cross contamination between different garden beds as well.

Helping You With Maintenance

While it takes some work to install, garden edging will help you with long term landscaping maintenance. Trimming the edges of the lawn is easier when you have a solid line to guide you and you’ll avoid spreading grass into the flower beds that you’d need to clean up later. Any plants around the edges of the garden are a lot less likely to be damaged by mowing, weeding or general yard traffic which means you won’t have to replace them as often. This, combined with the bonus of keeping pests and weeds away, means more time for you to spend on other things.

Improving Your Garden’s Appearance

Garden edging can be just as visually pleasing as practical. With the many materials and techniques available for edging, you can create a beautiful aesthetic and benefit your plants. Some edging can create contrast by drawing bold lines between parts of your lawn, while others can stay neutral. Neutral-colored edging will give colorful flowers and foliage a perfect backdrop to stand out against. Not to mention, in protecting your lawn, pathways and garden beds from damage and pests you’ll be improving the look of your entire yard.

Garden edging can be incredibly beneficial to a landscape. Along with the visual appeal it’s also helpful in maintaining a successful garden. With the wide variety of edging materials available, you’re sure to find something that will fit your aesthetic and practical needs.







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