Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 7/2/2020

This Condo in Templeton, MA recently sold for $154,000. This Rowhouse style home was sold by - Liberty Real Estate.


3 Mill Brook Drive, Templeton, MA 01436

Condo

$157,000
Price
$154,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Townhouse at Day Mill; Middle unit; Income eligible property in Templeton






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 7/1/2020

When you stop and think about all the details you have to take care of as a homeowner, it sometimes feels like you're running a business! That's especially true if have to coordinate everything from family doctor appointments to home remodeling projects.

Many people get so caught up in their daily routines and responsibilities that they lose sight of all the things they actually can handle, do overcome, and can accomplish!

No matter how organized and motivated you are, though, problems, oversights, and blunders do occasionally happen. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of making mistakes or forgetting something important.

Don't depend on your memory. Writing and revising lists of daily priorities, appointments, and reminders can be a valuable strategy for organizing your day. Mobile devices also have scheduling capabilities, note taking apps, and calendar features that can help you stay on track. When you commit a priority to writing or set up a reminder on your cell phone or tablet, you're increasing the probability that you'll remember appointments, fulfill obligations, and keep household projects moving forward.

Start with small steps: One challenge many people struggle with is motivating themselves to tackle an important project around the house. For example, let's say you desperately need to paint a room, straighten out a closet, or organize your filing system. Whether you're "too busy to turn around" or just plain unmotivated, it can be difficult to get started on a home improvement or organization project!

While you may have a few pet theories on why you can't seem to get started on a project, it might boil down to Newton's Laws of Motion. Back in the 17th century, physicist Isaac Newton stated that a stationary object (one that's not moving) tends to stay out of motion -- unless it's acted on by an outside force! Granted, he may not have been talking specifically about human beings, but the same principle seems to apply. Whether you're trying to get out of a warm, comfortable bed in the morning or take advantage of your new gym membership, it's often difficult to nudge yourself into action when you're in a state of rest. It's a problem we all have at one time or another.

The solution is to start small and build momentum as you go. Taking small steps at first, such as buying the supplies you need for a home improvement project, can often provide the extra push you need to get started. Telling a friend or family member that you're going to accomplish something this weekend can also help propel you forward.

If you need help in remembering things, consider buying a couple notebooks for writing daily lists. If you view yourself as a "technophobe," make it your mission to learn how to use the calendar app on your phone or tablet.

In addition to old-fashioned schedule reminders like wall calendars, appointment books, and desk calendars, you can even send yourself reminders via email or enlist the help of friends, family, or colleagues to remember appointments and priorities.

However, regardless of how many memory devices you use to organize your schedule or tackle household projects, keep in mind the motto of U.S. President Harry S. Truman: "The buck stops here!"





Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 6/24/2020

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With just minutes of prep and a little more than an hour of cooking time, you can make a great twice baked sweet potato dish ready to serve for your household. Here's a closer look at why it makes for such a healthy meal and what you'll need to pull it off:

Why It's A Great Dish

Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious, and a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They help with digestive health, and studies suggest they can also help boost the entire immune system. Sweet potatoes also:

  • Include cancer-fighting nutrients
  • Support healthy vision
  • Enhance brain function
  • Assist with weight loss efforts
  • Just 200 grams of baked sweet potato (including skin) offers up to 769 percent of the daily value of Vitamin A, 65 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C, half the daily value of Manganese and 29 percent of the daily value of Vitamin B6. The recipe shared here contains 257 calories per serving and 14 grams of fat. 

    Twice Baked Sweet Potato: What You'll Need

    Here are the ingredients you'll need to make six servings:

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • How To Prepare It

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the six sweet potatoes on a tray and bake until they are soft, approximately 1 hour.
  • Remove potatoes from the tray and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Cut the potatoes in half then scoop the insides into a bowl. Keep the skins. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, butter, cream cheese and spices.
  • Add the potato to the brown sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Use the combined mixture to fill the potato skins from Step 2. 
  • Place the filled potatoes onto the baking sheet and back into the oven for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve. The finished potatoes should be golden brown in color. 
  • This twice-baked sweet potato recipe is an ideal part of a balanced, healthy meal. It's also an ideal dish for vegetarians or those trying to introduce meatless meals. 




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    Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 6/22/2020

    This Single-Family in Templeton, MA recently sold for $135,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Liberty Real Estate.


    248 Otter River Rd, Templeton, MA 01468

    Single-Family

    $145,000
    Price
    $135,000
    Sale Price

    6
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    Cozy Cape situated on 1.68 acres! First floor features kitchen, bedroom, full bathroom, open concept dining room/den to Livingroom both with hardwoods and fireplace in living room. Upstairs features 2 good sized bedrooms, plenty of storage space, and a wide hallway! Vinyl sided 2004, replacement windows 1987, roof & bulkhead 1997, & recent work on boiler. Interior in need of some updating. Estate Sale- SOLD AS IS! Failed Title 5 inspection, electrical-fuses. Cash or Rehab loans required.

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    Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 6/17/2020

    The home buying process can be long and daunting. From trying to find the right home to facing rejected offers, it can seem endless. Eventually, you will find the right home and get that offer accepted. Now you must face the next phase what’s called “closing” on a home. What exactly happens at the closing table can vary based on your own situation, but the important thing to know is that the closing table is where the deal is sealed and signed. The home of your dreams will finally be yours!


    Find The Location


    The location of the closing will be determined beforehand. It’s usually at a lawyer’s office but it could be at a realtor’s office. The attorney who has been chosen will be noted on the closing documents you receive before you get there.   


    Get Ready To Write Large Checks


    When you’re closing on a home, this is the time that the downpayment is expected along with all of the lawyer’s fees, taxes, commissions, assessments, and other agreements. This money should be presented at the time of closing and there’s no wiggle room on the timing, so be sure you have the cash handy in your account. Often, a bank check will be required to pay these fees along with the downpayment. Your lender will give a a detailed report of the fees that are required before you even head to the closing table, so you’ll have time to prepare.


    Do Some Hand Stretches


    There will be plenty of pens available at the closing. You’ll be there for awhile signing many important documents, so bring some water. If you don’t have a safe or file folders, you’ll want to get them as well. Depending on how your closing is conducted, a lawyer or other authorized person will be present to explain the legal jargon to you for every piece of paper that you’re signing. Every document that you sign should be saved for your reference and safe keeping. The proof of insurance and the deed to your property are definitely documents that you’ll want to have handy for a long time to come. Your home is one of the largest purchases that you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so be sure to keep that paperwork in order. 


    After Closing Ends


    After all of the papers are signed and the walkthrough of the home is complete, you’re a homeowner! In most cases, you’ll be able to call the home your own immediately. In some special cases, there are post-closing agreements that include repairs that couldn’t be done ahead of time, or other transactions that the seller may have agreed with you on at an earlier date. 


    In most cases, everything will be taken care of right at the closing table. One of the most exciting moments is when the keys are handed over to you! After a long time of searching, many phone calls, and a lot of work, now you can start putting that elbow grease into your home!




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