109-kirkland-stowMultiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn’t know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there.

When buying a house, we like to remind buyers to think about selling that house. If you are eyeing that brand new construction on a busybusy main road because of the bells and whistles and absolutely nothing to do but unpack, I don’t blame you. But, when you go to sell it – whenever that may be, 5, 10, 15+ years, you will be challenged with selling an older house on a busybusy main road. Those bells and whistles are dated and may be rusty. Think about the location – the town is very important. This is where you are going to live. Inside the town is the neighborhood or street, and you should love that too. These are the things you can not change. The rest, can be changed.

ABOUT STOW:

For those unfamiliar with our sister town of Stow, I am so happy to tell you what you have been missing.  Stow is a wonderful community which borders Sudbury, Hudson, Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, Maynard and Bolton.  Approximately 25 miles west of Boston, Stow offers the comfort of suburban living, feeling of country, and the convenience to the city. It’s a small town, with approximately 6,000+ residents – but not so small town that everyone knows your business.

The schools are part of the Nashoba Regional School District, a top ranked district in Massachusetts with an impressive commitment to personalized learning. The Center School is for Grades K-5. Hale Middle School is Grades 6-8, and Nashoba Regional High School is for Grades 9-12.   The high school is High Performance (98% Proficient or Higher on 2014 10th Grade ELA MCAS; 93% Proficient or Higher on 10th Grade Math MCAS), and my friends with kids at Hale Middle School tell me how much they love it. My friends also rave about the state-of-the art Center school elementary school (built 2012), which provides a strong academic program couple with loving and caring staff. 

There is an abundance of conservation land in Stow for residents to enjoy.

If you like to play golf (or wish to learn)  and fantasize about maybe someday wearing that green jacket in Augusta (think big), then Stow is your happy place. With four courses in town, including Stow Acres Country Club (this was the venue for the 1995 US Amateur Public Links Championship), Butternut Farm Golf Club, Wedgewood Pines Country Club, and Stowaway Golf Course. 

There is so much more to love about Stow, but I want to tell you about the HOUSE!

THE HOUSE!

THIS is what I was talking about when I mentioned that you should love your neighborhood! Harvard Acres is a coveted neighborhood and the Harvard Acres Homeowners Association (HAHA) takes great pride in maintaining its reputation as such  - (take a look at their Spring 2014 Newsletter).  Located within Harvard Acres is 109 Kirkland Drive.

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The house is a spectacular Contemporary style house. 109 Kirkland Drive features all of the necessities, while remaining unique in the most beneficial ways. Open floor plan with dramatic cathedral ceilings & skylights bathe the house with natural sunlight. On the first floor, there is a separate office or library with large windows & built-in bookshelves. This is conveniently located off the large family room. It’s very cool to be able to grill year-round in the kitchen’s brick hearth (and you will).  You will enjoy days and nights appreciating all that nature has to offer while relaxing in the generously sized screened in porch (my favorite space in the house). At the end of the beautiful open upstairs hallway, the master bedroom features a balcony, perfect for relaxing with a book and a favorite beverage. The finished basement has separate mudroom space, office space, playroom & storage. Minutes to walking, hiking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, fishing at Delaney Pond.  The owners have maintained it beautifully, paying attention to the important components of the house. It has been freshly painted (Fall 2013), new Pella front door, and has a newer roof and a top of the line Viessmann boiler.

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I hear from buyers that they love to hear what the owners say about the house. When I asked the owners of 109 Kirkland Drive to tell me what they love about the house, it took absolutely no time at all for them to tell me. They sent me an email titled “Paradise Found” with the following:

“We love how open the house is, and we enjoy watching the seasons from big picture windows. It is truly a nature lover’s paradise: regular bird visitors such as robins, cardinals, bluejays, even owls visit in the spring. The landscaping has been maintained with beautiful plantings. Our huge screened porch allows you to interact with nature without getting eaten by it, and is perfect for entertaining. The kids love the big front yard for games and living on a quiet street. We love the neighborhood! It is a friendly Harvard Acres community: tennis court, basketball court, sandbox playgroup and yearly events like picnics, movie night and ice cream social, all paid for by voluntary dues ($50/year) We have a very useful and informative online forum specifically for Harvard Acres residents, where people post questions, opinions and advice.  We find the neighborhood to be safe and quiet, kids can roam. 

We love the town and plan on staying in town! Stow has great schools, including new elementary school. Great sport choices including Global Fitness gym, 10.0 Gymnastics academy, outdoor yoga in the Fall and Spring at Stow Community Park, and hiking trails. There are great golf courses like Stow Acres (primo sledding spot in the winter) and Wedgewood Pines. Stow has a great community feeling, Neighbor Brigade, lots of opportunities to volunteer on town boards. Stow offers so much more than just apple orchards (HoneyPot Hill, Shelburne Farm, Derby Orchard, One Stack Farm), there are numerous farm stands selling flowers, locally made goods and (of course) delicious fruits and vegetables. Our favorite eating spot at Emma’s cafe: yummy pancakes & muffins for the kids, and delicious sandwiches and salads.”

You’re in for a treat with 109 Kirkland Drive. Call us today. 617-320-8150 (Gabrielle) or Carole 508-277-6956.

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There are SO MANY buyers for whom 442 Elm Street is suited, I hope you have a chance to read this. First time buyers, those who are downsizing, those needing to be close to Framingham, Sudbury, Natick, Wayland, Weston and all of the major routes but in a fantastic neighborhood – this is IT! Only .1 mile from Sudbury, .5 mile from Wayland, and in a wonderful neighborhood. First time on the market in over 40 years, 442 Elm Street has been lovingly maintained and cared for by the same owner. It is ready for a new owner.

This oversized ranch home with a basement is on the corner of a coveted North Framingham neighborhood. It’s such a pleasant surprise for space – almost 1600 square feet and well appointed rooms. Living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, a dining area, open kitchen with brand new dishwasher and newer stainless refrigerator and skylight, beautiful four season sunroom with door to backyard oasis! Garage converted to 12 x 24 family room. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Lovingly maintained and ready for a new owner. The backyard includes a shed, deck and beautiful plantings. Fabulous space to entertain, play ball or just relax. Extremely convenient location just minutes to shopping in Framingham, Sudbury, Wayland and Natick.

OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 13 from 11-1.

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Interested in an absolutely gorgeous Creighton Hammill colonial reproduction in the most historic area in Sudbury that happens to have a great deal of privacy AND be in a wonderful neighborhood? Feel free to call us while you are reading.

Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn’t know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there.

It is always such a pleasure to sell a house that has been continuously maintained with such meticulous care and detail that we just know that the Buyers will be just as thrilled with the home inspection as they are with all of the reasons they fell in love with the house in the first place.  36 Red Oak Drive is that house.

Mentioning that the the curb appeal is magazine beautiful is an understatement. Tall trees, flowering shrubs, lush lawn, and over 500 gorgeous perennials frame the portrait for this Creighton Hammill Colonial Reproduction. For those of you unfamiliar with Creighton Hammill, the best way in which to describe the houses he built is “quintessential New England” – wide pine floors, open kitchen / family room, total character and a lot of land. This is absolutely not your cookie cutter colonial. Perfectly sited on 5 acres (yes, 5) of land abutting Memorial Forest with another 615 acres of land with fabulous walking trails, as you approach this home, you will know that you are about to experience something special. The exquisite landscaping is just the beginning. 36 Red Oak Drive home has not only been meticulously maintained, it has been renovated as well. There are wide pine floors and period detail throughout. The warm, inviting Kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances offering the perfect blend of traditional and modern and naturally opens to the Family Room. The Family Room features a Rumford fireplace and has an ideal flow to the heated Sun Room with walls of glass, a cathedral ceiling, and skylights. Also on the first floor is a Private Office with built ins. The Master Bedroom features a Rumford fireplace plus a newly renovated (2014) Bathroom. There are 3 additional Bedrooms, a renovated main Bathroom, and another office area. The Walk up attic has fantastic potential. PLUS, an awesome walk out lower level (basement) with a 33′ Game Room and Exercise Room. Totally Turnkey.

But, buying a house isn’t just about the house. It’s about the neighborhood, location and all of the intangibles that make a house a home.

The location is wonderfully located close to the historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Gristmill, Little Red Schoolhouse (of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) and the famous Martha Mary Chapel, where, last I heard, exists a wedding waiting list which includes those who have not even met their future spouse, and has been seen in multiple movies, including “Ghost of Girlfriends Past“- but only a few miles from the necessary modern conveniences, aka Target (and the nostalgic Penny Candy Store).

The Elementary School for 36 Red Oak Drive is Peter Noyes Elementary (I have firsthand experience with the school and can answer all of your questions, it is a fantastic school). Middle School for all of Sudbury is Curtis Middle School and Sudbury shares a High School with the town of Lincoln. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Better known as L-S.

We love hearing what the Sellers say about 36 Red Oak Drive: “When we first visited this property nearly a decade ago, we were stunned by the beauty of the landscaping and awed by the level of privacy.  Touring the inside of the home we envisioned the concept of a Provence farmhouse or a comfy Connecticut inn and have decorated accordingly.  We felt blessed to become owners of this home, as it is as much a “homestead” to us emotionally as it is legally.  We embraced a responsibility as stewards or caretakers of this home completely and have spared no expense to maintain and improve its beauty.

Surprises?  The 600+acre Memorial Forest and Desert just outside the back gate was a huge, wonderful surprise.  We enjoy it with friends throughout the year – bug spray to snowshoes – and continue to discover new trails and elements of nature to this day.  The capacity to entertain a sizeable crowd with such ease was a delightful surprise – from the amount of guest parking to the way the first floor flows with liquid buffets in the kitchen, food buffets in the dining room, and seating in the living room, study, and family room.  Other surprises?  That a gigantic Christmas tree could fill the sunroom during the holidays in such a pretty way.  That the basement is so full of natural light, becoming suitable for anything from a children’s playroom to a home office to a fitness center.  That all one can see resting on any one of the beds upstairs is green tree line waving in the breeze.  That Rumford fireplaces really are distinctive not only in look but also in terms of the increased amount of warmth they throw off into the room.  That pine wood can be so very elegant in its simplicity.  That if there is such a place as heaven for dogs, this is it!

If this home could talk, it would tell stories of family – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays, team dinners.  It would tell these stories with warmth and comfort, peacefulness and good spirit.  It would say that we have been great company and that it will be delighted to welcome a new family soon.”

Call us today, you’ll be so glad you did. OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, JULY 13 from 12:00-2:00

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TOO LATE! Multiple offers the first day on the market.

I kindly suggest that you read this one fast, as I don’t think the house is long to last on the market.

Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn’t know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there.

340 Dutton Road was worth the wait. This young handsome Colonial offers the best of both worlds – a private setting, plus the benefits of being an integral part of a traditional neighborhood -Wayside Estates. As you approach this home, you will know that you are about to experience something special. Colorful bursts of flowers, beautiful plantings, lush lawn, and mature trees are the perfect introduction to this pristine Colonial. The floor plan is ideal – two story Foyer, separate first floor Office w/built in bookshelves and cabinets, Living Room with adjacent entertainment size Dining Room, open Kitchen+fireplaced Family Room, Master Bedroom w/luxurious spa Bath, plus a “dream come true” 25′ walk in closet w/built in drawers+shelves. (I actually think it’s larger than Oprah’s closet) Crown and dentil mouldings, chair rail and wainscot plus hardwood flrs on both first and second floor. The brick patio +backyard are perfect for entertaining all summer – level yard is ideal for a soccer game. Freshly painted w/soothing colors both inside and out. New roof installed just hours ago. Totally turnkey.

Although it feels private and suburban (because it is), the location within Sudbury is fantastic – so many shortcuts to all parts of Sudbury. LESS than 1.5 miles to Curtis Middle School, APPROX 3 miles to Peter Noyes Elementary School and LESS than 5 miles to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. So close (1.4 miles) to Haskell Field/Teen Center/Atkinson Pool – home of the very active and thriving Sudbury Park and Rec Department. For those of you contemplating the big move to the ‘burbs from the city, take a deep breath and relax. No need for your friends in town to throw you a farewell fete. If you drive the speed limit and maybe a little faster on the highway (I’m not condoning speeding), you could be at Grill 23 or Fenway Park or The Garden in about 35-40 minutes. But, if you decided that you’re now a Suburban and your friends who still have to park on the street in the rain and panic when it snows and the plows may hit their cars (from what I’ve read), want to check out your new digs, there are plenty of GOOD places to eat around here – 29 Sudbury in the new Sudbury Town Square, Takara, Oishii Too, Paani, Coach Grill, The Local, Orange Leaf (nothing wrong with FroYo for lunch) – just to name a few. We’re a well-caffeinated community with Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and hometown fave, Karma Coffee. You won’t go into shock. And if you do, Target in Marlborough is fantastic retail therapy and only 4 miles from 340 Dutton Road.

We would love to help you move within or to Sudbury – call us, or if you are already working with an agent who knows Sudbury, call him/her and make an appointment to see the house soon. You’ll be so glad you did!

 

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UPDATED! PRICE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED. Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 8 CAKEBREAD DRIVE, SUDBURY, MA

June 25, 2014

Tweet                                  JUST REDUCED! NOW $925k – AND, the very wonderful, reasonable, and motivated Sellers have already installed NEW hardwood floors in the kitchen AND the NEW granite countertops are being installed this week! We are hosting an Open House on […]

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What is the “Safest Place” in Massachusetts, You Ask? SUDBURY!

March 11, 2014

Tweet This post is short and very sweet – I am very excited to tell you that of all the 301 Towns and 50 Cities in Massachusetts, our fabulous Sudbury was ranked #1 as the “Safest Place in Massachusetts” by Movoto, a Real Estate website (not ours). Wayland is very close at #9, and Weston, […]

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Applications Available for The Coolidge At Sudbury

March 3, 2014

Tweet B’nai B’rith Housing is proud to announce that the application process for the affordable units at The Coolidge at Sudbury is now underway! Please click here to visit the development’s new website. Information about The Coolidge At Sudbury (as copied from their website): The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 55 & better community of one and two […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 11 Abigail Drive, Hudson, MA

January 27, 2014

Tweet Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In […]

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Best Way to Celebrate the Patriots Win? Buy a New House!

January 12, 2014

Tweet We are hosting two Open Houses today, January 12. In Sudbury, 18 Trailside Circle. 1:00-3:00 - $1,399,000 (Tall Pines Neighborhood) This is the Premier cul de sac setting in Tall Pines – adjacent to 4.5 Acres of Conservation Land. Dramatic brickfront Colonial with breathtaking twin bridal staircases, additional rear staircase, two story Great Room with full […]

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Happy New Year! Time to Move!

January 10, 2014

Tweet Now that “Blue Monday” is almost so-last-week, and any far-fetched resolution one may have dreamt (i.e., making school lunches the night before school) lasted maybe, a day, it’s time to prepare for, and create, the reality that is 2014. For so many of you who have thought about moving, THIS  is your year. I […]

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Daniels Team Ranked In TOP 1,000 of 41,000+ Agents Nationwide!

January 9, 2014

Tweet WE ARE SO HAPPY! We were informed today that we ranked within the top 1,000 (top 2%) of over 41,000 Agents in NRT nationwide, for the 3rd Quarter of 2013.  We are honored to have received this ranking several times during past years and strive to remain in the top 1,000 every year. Thank you, thank […]

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We Want To Sell Our House, But Please Don’t Tell Anyone.

November 15, 2013

Tweet I believe it to be stating the obvious to say that when you want sell your house, time and money are the two of the most critical pieces of the plan. I have yet to meet a seller who would like for his/her house to be on the market for an indefinite amount of […]

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Fall Back? Not In the Real Estate Market.

November 8, 2013

Tweet It doesn’t have the same reputation as the beautiful and busy Spring Market, but just because it gets dark outside at the crack of 5:00pm, it doesn’t mean that the Fall Market is any less fantastic. It is. There are so many reasons why, and I’ll give you a dozen. If you have thought about […]

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17th Annual Buddy Walk & Family Festival to Benefit the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (and my niece, Anna)

October 3, 2013

Tweet This is personal. Every year, so many of you are so kind to generously donate to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in honor of my niece (and Carole’s granddaughter), Anna Tabasky. Anna is 5 1/2 years old and thanks to the resources available and the relentless persistence of my sister and brother-in-law, Anna is […]

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Bolognese? Babka? Bagels? Burritos? Bok Choy? Where To Eat In Sudbury, Wayland (and a few spots over the borders)

October 2, 2013

Tweet Very few people are pleasant to be around when they are REALLY hungry. And since I, like many of you, prefer to be around people when they are pleasant, I’m happy to do whatever I can to prevent you from getting a case of the food crankies / hangrys. Since many of you who […]

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SudburyTV’s OPEN HOUSE!

September 24, 2013

Tweet I love being involved with SudburyTV. Not only do I get to relive some wonderful memories of being on camera during my own Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School days (sans my 80′s hair), but I am provided the opportunity to meet some really interesting members of our community, interview them and share my interviews and […]

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He Said, She Said, I Said, You Said…

July 26, 2013

Tweet Get it in writing. Remember that old game of telephone, when one person would whisper one sentence to the person next to them and so on, and by the time that sentence made its way around the circle, it didn’t resemble the initial sentence at all? Well these days, our game of telephone has […]

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The Skinny on Sudbury Town Square – FINALLY!

May 29, 2013

Tweet For those of us living in Sudbury, the new SUDBURY TOWN SQUARE is the most exciting thing happening since Shaq moved to town (for those of you who are still Googling his Sudbury address, he is no longer living here). For those of you thinking about and seeking more good reasons to move to Sudbury, this is just […]

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Sudbury MA Property Assessments for 2013

February 25, 2013

Tweet Here they are – your 2013 Property Assessments. Please keep in mind that there is a big difference between the meanings of Assessment & Appraisal. The town assesses your property based on land size, square footage, location and condition. The Appraisal is based on the bank’s opinion of value. Though both contribute, neither directly […]

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Cabbage Patch Kids, Playstation 3, Tickle Me Elmo, Furbie and the Sudbury, MA Real Estate Market

February 23, 2013

Tweet I learned about supply and demand when I was 13. Not because Curtis Middle School was teaching Economics, but because all anyone talked about (especially my 3 younger sisters) was the Cabbage Patch Doll. It was the holiday season of 1983 (pre-internet, pre-Ebay, pre-more channels than you could ever want, pre-call waiting, pre-cell phone, […]

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