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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 8/20/2017

The American home is rapidly changing. New technologies like rooftop solar and smart home security systems are quickly becoming the norm in neighborhoods across the country.

If youíre thinking of taking on some new home improvement projects, itís a good idea to be forward-thinking and choose projects that will be sought after into the future.

In this article, weíll talk about some trending home improvements you can make that will help bring your home into the future.

Automation

Smart home technologies make life easier, and theyíre not going out of style anytime soon. Being able to lock and unlock doors, adjust the temperature, and turn off lights all from an app on your phone has never been easier. If you plan on selling your home in the coming years, having these perks could be a selling point for potential buyers.

Green energy

When it comes to energy prices, you can count on them continuing to rise. As a result, many homeowners have installed money-saving features like rooftop solar, connecting to off-site green energy grids (such as solar or wind), and utilizing less expensive heating alternatives like pellet stoves.

Energy-efficient appliances are another up-and-coming trend that buyers are likely to be looking for. They tend to come with the latest technologies and styles, but also save money in the process.

You donít have to take on a big project to make your home greener. You can also perform small tasks like replacing all of your light bulbs with newer, energy-efficient bulbs.

These projects will attract two types of buyers: those who are environmentally-minded, and those who are looking to save on utilities.

In-duct purifiers

As people become more concerned with the effects of pollution on the human body, many homeowners will see air purifiers as a necessity. An in-duct purifier requires little maintenance and improves air quality throughout your entire house.

Temperature-controlled shower head

You would think that in this time of amazing scientific and technological advancements that we would be able to get into the shower without fiddling with the controls for ten minutes. With a temperature controlled, digital display shower head, you can set the temperature and let the faucet do the work for you.

This one will save you time in the shower, help you avoid getting scorched, and will pique the interest of potential future buyers.

Materials that last

Home advancements havenít just been made in the area of electronics. New building materials have made some objects last much longer than they did just a few years ago.

New roofing materials have exponentially increased the lifespan of roofs. New metal roofs can be made to look like traditional shingled or tiled roofs. Similarly, there are currently roofs being developed that have hidden solar panels built-in. Those too will be available in different traditional styles.

Aside from roofs, siding and decks are also being made with materials that last much longer than was previously possible. Having a durable house is something that any potential homebuyer would want to see.





Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 8/18/2017


255 Pilgrim Ave, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$224,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
*RARE FIND* Amazing price! - Beautiful Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 2 Car Garage Single Family Home which is the Last on a Quiet Dead End Street! This gorgeous kitchen consists of new cabinets, granite counter-tops w/ oversized breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, built-in microwave and tile flooring! This main living area is huge w/ gleaming hardwoods, an open layout of living/dining rooms and lots of large windows. The living room also includes a fireplace with exposed brick. The back mud room walks out to the great size deck that over looks the yard. Newer gas heating system! Hard to find this quality in this price range. HURRY!! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 8/13 from 1:00-2:30pm.
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Categories: Price Change  


Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 8/16/2017

This Single-Family in Leicester, MA recently sold for $267,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The DiRoberto Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


84 Mannville St, Leicester, MA 01524

Single-Family

$274,900
Price
$267,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Serenity on the Water in Leicester! Beautiful water-front colonial on Waite Pond. While the near-acre of fenced-in property provides unparalleled privacy, this property's location off of Main St. also allows for direct access to Worcester, I-290, the Pike. This unique house features 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a sun-drenched three-seasons porch with water views. Some interior updates include newer drywall and insulation, brand new carpet upstairs, a brand new tiled shower on the first level, with some new light fixtures and ceiling fans. If you are looking for a private, waterfront home with a ton of land and plenty of living area, you've found the right place! INVESTORS TAKE NOTE: Becker College-Leicester Campus is walk away, and this 5 bedroom home may provide an intriguing investment opportunity.

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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 8/14/2017


22 Dogwood Cir, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION!!! This home has everything you need, Oversized two car garage, Back deck with Gazebo, Front Porch the length of the home, Beautiful Landscaping, the kitchen has an island and also an eat-in area lots of sunlight. Living Room has fireplace with French doors leading to deck, Master Suite is huge with his and her closets also a sitting room with great windows an office and a screened in porch. The other bedrooms are very good size. The walk up attic has a finished room on one side and storage on the other. The basement also has a finished room in it. Must see!
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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 8/13/2017

???Robert Frost's poem, Mending Wall, poses an interesting question about whether "good fences make good neighbors."

On one hand, there are several advantages to having your property surrounded by a fence, especially if you or your neighbors have dogs or small children running around.

If you happen to have a vegetable garden or fruit trees in your backyard, a well-constructed fence can also help keep out ravenous deer, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and other wildlife.

There's no doubt that fences can serve a variety of useful purposes, ranging from privacy and safety to wildlife control and home security. While it can be beneficial to mark off your property boundaries and keep your backyard private, a question to consider is whether a large fence -- especially a new one -- sends the wrong message to your neighbors.  Striking the perfect balance between privacy and friendly neighbor relations can be tricky at times, but there are compelling reasons to stay on good terms.

  1. Security reasons: If you take the time to chat with your neighbors every now and then, they'll have more of a tendency to keep an eye on your property when you're on vacation or just away for the day -- especially if you ask them.  People tend to be more helpful, observant, and protective of others with whom they share a bond or have a sense of community. In contrast to that, if they don't even know your name and haven't exchanged more than a few words with you in years, they'll be less inclined to pay attention to who's on your property and whether they belong there or not.
  2. Sharing resources: Keeping the lines of communication open with your neighbors is beneficial on many levels. When you have a friendly, ongoing relationship, you won't feel reluctant to ask them for help when your car battery's dead and you're running late for work. Trusted neighbors can also provide you with valuable information, such the names of dependable home improvement contractors or how to arrange a free pickup of household clutter that you want to donate to the Salvation Army.
  3. Quality of life: When you're regularly greeted by friendly neighbors, your neighborhood will feel like more of a welcoming and upbeat place to live. It may be necessary for you to set the example or make the first move, but once a friendly atmosphere has been created in a neighborhood, it's relatively easy to keep it going.

So while you may not want your neighbors to get in the habit of stopping by your home to chew the fat, every day, it can be worth your while to greet them by name, offer help whenever possible, and be the kind of good neighbor you'd like them to be. Setting a positive example may be all that's needed to establish a cooperative relationship and possibly even a life-long friendship. And, if all else fails, keep in mind the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Love thy neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge!"