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Posted by Lynne Hagopian on 7/17/2019

This Condo in Grafton, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Rowhouse style home was sold by Lynne Hagopian - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


51 John Drive, Grafton, MA 01536

Condo

$329,900
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED, OFFER ACCEPTED. Pristine and beautifully decorated Forest Hills townhouse with finished walk out basement. First floor features hardwood floors, open floor plan including kitchen with solid countertops and seating for 2. Newly renovated bathroom, sliders from living room to private deck overlooking green space. The large master has a cathedral ceiling with fan, his & hers closets and separate entry to the large bathroom with washer & dryer hook up. There is a loft area for separate in home office space and a second spacious bedroom with large closet. Finished basement features an oversized family room with gas fireplace, sliders to yard, ample closets and is rough plumbed for a third bathroom. Central air and attached garage. Forest Hills is a wonderfully convenient commuter location and this unit is in perfect move-in condition!

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Tags: Real Estate   Grafton   01536   Condo  
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Posted by Lynne Hagopian on 7/15/2019

Travelling affects your nutrition in so many ways. While one may be excited to taste and savor all kinds of different foods, some may be concerned about their health because their body is not used to various meals.

People with food restrictions will find it difficult to eat just any food with the troubles of getting sick to discourage many from maximizing their traveling enjoyment. The good news is that you can easily make a healthy food choice that will not pose a danger to your health and keep you energized while you are not carrying out your usual routine. Here are some tips that will help you prevent eating troubles when you travel:

Do not skip your breakfast

It is advisable to eat before embarking on your journey. If you start your journey with an empty stomach, you may end up eating fast food that you wouldn't have eaten. Therefore, it is better to eat a healthy breakfast before setting out. 

If you are flying, you can consider oatmeal which only requires hot water. You can get hot water from a flight attendant.

Take healthy snacks along

To avoid eating troubles when traveling, you should pack healthy snacks that you can take when hunger strikes. It is essential that you have something satisfying and healthful in your backpack. You should think of crackers, whole-grains, dried fruit, nuts, low-cal popcorn, reduced sodium jerky, and trail mix.

Don't hesitate to fill your cooler with ice if you have one. Also consider stocking a mini-fridge in your hotel with fresh fruits, Babybel cheese, hummus, low-fat yogurt, and pitted green olives. When you have this at your disposal, you will not need to go for a high-calorie meal. 

Plan your meals ahead

Planning your meal is very important, and it's a way of avoiding eating troubles when you travel. Plot your travel plans, determine where you are going to be at a particular time and whether you are going to be on the road for lunch or would have reached your destination. A little planning has a lot of advantages. You can also decide to make a whole grain wrap with tomato, onion, lettuce, turkey, mustard, as well as a side salad – and then take them along with you.

A refillable water bottle is also essential; you can always fill it up when the need arises. Being aware of your dietary restrictions is critical especially when you are traveling to somewhere new. So if you’re unsure before you visit, talk to your nutritionist about what might work for you, do some research on where you’re going, and stock up on simple snacks.




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Posted by Lynne Hagopian on 7/8/2019

The road to a healthy self-image is not always a forward moving journey. At times you may have to take a step or two backward to gain perspective on an area of struggle. To take even one thought and replace it with one that helps you carry forward, is a victory. Life is hard enough out there without your own brain working against you too. Shaping the voice, you hear most often, your internal voice provides the opportunity to live out a healthier mental journey. 

What You Think is What You Get

How you see yourself affects not only how you interact with the world around you, but how the world reacts to you. The things you tell yourself cause you to grab, or pass, what life has to offer. Beliefs about your abilities or your worthiness can lead you down paths that build up your self-image or have you running away. Unlike magnets that need the opposite charges to attach, an internal voice that is negative actually attracts more negative thoughts resulting in a less than favorable outlook on life. Whereas, the positive self-talk and affirmations build self-confidence that the outside world responses to often, in kind.

Gaining Some Perspective

When you catch yourself coloring your world with the darkest of colors, elevate the contents of what you are telling yourself. Often these messages are based on a negative experience or learned response. Sometimes asking yourself may not be the best way to identify these thought patterns. You may need the perspective of a trusted friend or family member. Seeking out a mental health professional can lead to helpful insights that you may not have been aware of before. Once you have identified unhealthy thought patterns, you are now able to replace those with a tone and message that can help you see life differently. 

Build a Better Habit

Putting a new tone to your inner voice will take effort and practice. You may want to write out some of those new messages to have them handy when you need to reinforce the new way of talking to yourself. You can also print out those things that keep you focused on where you desire this new perspective to take you. Steering your mental attitude when life throws you a curveball is a curial aspect of building a healthy inner voice. 

 Try this; put up an affirmation where you can see it several times during the day and encourage your inner voice along the way.




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Posted by Lynne Hagopian on 7/2/2019

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $556,000. This Contemporary,Split Entry style home was sold by Lynne Hagopian - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


25 Vaillencourt Dr, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$525,000
Price
$556,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Flair and style, luxurious spaces, beautiful decor and mint condition define this gorgeous contemporary split level. Dramatic cathedral ceilings, skylit foyer, gleaming hardwood, expansive, fireplaced LR leads to a formal DR, w/ view of a breathtaking sunroom, w/ warm wood tones, walls of glass and peaceful views of the reservoir. Updated KIT w/stainless steel appliances, custom backsplash, island, gas cooking. Updated main bath, large bedrooms, MBR w/ walk in closet and full shower bath. Spacious lower level, smartly divided to a large fireplaced FR and office, overlooking the yard. Every space of this home was touched and beautifully renovated. Top of the line recent updates: vinyl siding, new deck, front steps and railing- 2018. Roof, windows, heat system, HWH, updated lighting, main bath, refinished hardwood- 2016. KIT- 2006, appliances- 2017. Walk out lower level, spacious laundry/ guest bath, x-large garage, beautiful mature plantings, level, private yard. A beauty!

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Posted by Lynne Hagopian on 7/1/2019

Home valuation is one of the tricky areas of real estate. In general, you want a high appraisal and a low assessment. But shouldn't they be the same? Well, in a perfect world your assessment and your appraisal would be the same, but you don't want the world to be perfect in this regard. Here's why:

Appraisal

An appraised value comes from the report completed by a licensed professional appraiser to determine property value at a specific point, typically for a buyer to obtain a mortgage. It is a tool used by underwriters for lenders to determine if the home has enough collateral for the loan needed to purchase or refinance it.

Appraisers compare the home to similar properties in their evaluation. They look for both similarities to find a base value and difference to increase or decrease the value such as the roof's age, livable square footage, exterior materials, upgrades, and other finished. Using these numbers and other valuation formulae such as the cost to rebuild the home (similar to your homeowner insurance values), and potential income from rental or other uses, the appraiser determines a possible value.

The market value is not the same as the appraised value, however. While it starts with the appraised value, other determiners such as the desirability of the area, or circumstances such as a tornado, hurricane, or eminent domain issues may adjust the market value above or below the appraised value.

Assessment

A home's assessed value typically comes from the taxing authority for the municipality. It is the method of determining the tax basis (or valuation) of the property. The tax assessment is a percentage of that value that the homeowner pays annually to provide the municipality money for water and fire services, schools, capital improvements to roads, bridge, and public parks and additional essential services.

The amount of the percentage and its designations differ for every taxing authority, so a home in one neighborhood might have a different assessed value from an identical house in another block nearby if the boundary lines for the taxing authority (school district, for example) differs.Some counties and cities reassess homes only when they sell, while others have periodic assessments. And the percentage rates of the assessments change when voters approve various tax levies for a variety of purposes.

An appraisal affects your ability to obtain a mortgage for your home while an assessment relates to the ongoing yearly tax expenses. Since a third factor determines the home's selling price, the market value, your professional realtor should guide your understanding of how these factors affect your home purchase or sale.




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