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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/25/2016

Did you know the average family spends over $1600 a year on utility bills alone?   Here are some simple steps you can take to not only save energy but also put some money back in your pocket.

    Put your thermostat to work
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends setting your air conditioner at 74 degrees and your furnace at 68 degrees. Investing in a programmable thermostat is a good idea. Set the thermostat to be warmer or colder when you are not home. Reduce the difference in temperature between the inside and the outside of the home to help save energy and money.
    Invest in energy-efficient appliances
You may notice now that washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and computers now come with Energy Star labels which mean they are energy efficient.  Energy Star appliances will save you money over older appliances.
    Unplug
Computers, stereos, toasters, and other appliances draw energy even when they are turned off. A large LCD or plasma TV consumes about 400 watts of energy when in use and 4 watts when not in use.  Using a surge protector will help reduce energy costs. Plug your appliances into a surge protector and turn off the protector when appliances are not in use.
    Seal it up
A well-insulated house is a way to save money on heat and cooling costs. First, start by adding insulation to the attic floor. Next, make sure to fill in any holes in exterior walls especially where pipes come in and around windows and doors. Lastly, wrap hot water pipes with insulation.
    Slow the flow
Install low-flow fixtures to conserve water on your shower, faucets and toilets. Also remember to repair leaky faucets and toilets and turn off the water when brushing your teeth and scrubbing dishes.




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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/22/2016


2 Upper Joclyn Ave, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Your family will not outgrow this Colonial home on a Corner Lot in a Great neighborhood with easy access to Mass Pike and Rt. 9! A little sweat equity will make this spacious home shine! Perfect for multi-generational families, home office or daycare. The first floor boasts a fireplaced Living Room open to the eat-in kitchen; Dining Room with bay window; a large family room off the kitchen; three other rooms that could be used as bedrooms, a den or office and a full bath. The 2nd floor includes a huge Master Bedroom with walk-in closet which has direct access to the large family bath; and 2 more large bedrooms. Fenced rear yard. Move in, and with a little TLC make this your home. A New Roof will be installed prior to closing. Local shopping and Restaurants just a mile away!
Open House
Sunday
July 24 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Come see and buy this large home.... big enough for the WHOLE Family !
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Location: 2 Upper Joclyn Ave, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/18/2016

As soon as someone walks through the door of your home they get a sense of how you have created the space. Making sure that your home feels inviting is important for when guests come over or people enter your home.

It’s also handy to understand how to make your home feel welcoming when it’s ready to be sold. The task of making your home feel welcoming, comfortable and stylish can seem daunting, especially if you’re in the  process of moving or starting over somewhere new. Even entertaining guests during busy times of the year can overshadow seeing the overall welcoming picture of your home. We have some tips for you to help you make sure that every person who walks through the doors of your home feels welcome and cozy inside its walls.

Start with the Entryway

The absolute first impression of your home that people get other than the outside appearance is that of the entryway. The minute people walk through the front door, they’re getting a sense of your home and property. There’s certain accessories that you can add for a simple touch that can make a big difference in the way your home is portrayed. Depending on how your entryway is set up, there are small pieces that you can use to give the entryway of your home an instant feeling of being inviting.

An example of an effective accessory would be a grandfather clock, which is stately and has a charming touch. A rug or succession of rugs also gives a sense of warmth and can add a lot to an entryway. This is particularly useful for homes in colder climates. It’s also important to make practical use of mirrors and lighting in your home’s entryway. If the entryway is a porch, a classic bench is a great piece to make visitors feel like they’re right at home.

Entice the Senses

Once visitors get inside your home, there are several small ways that make an impact on how guests feel inside of your home. Candles are a small touch that work quite well. Since our senses help us make associations, candles with the scent of flowers, cookies, or even cinnamon are a great way to help visitors feel welcome. These scents are very much associated with the feeling of “home.” Many times, it’s effective to burn these types of candles while an open house is going on. The small touch helps to further entice interested buyers.

Keep Delicate Items To A Minimum

When you’re in a museum or a china store, you often feel like you can’t walk around because you’re afraid of breaking something. While it’s certainly acceptable to have nice things in your home, you don’t want anyone walking around it to feel as if they’re in a museum. Part of developing a welcoming feeling in your home is making sure people actually feel comfortable there. These are some thoughts on how to give your home an inviting touch. Now, over to you- what makes you feel welcome in a home? 





Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/15/2016


20 Shawmut Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778

Rental

$1,800
Price

5
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Live in a village -- great opportunity for a furnished rental in Wayland! Renovated 2nd floor of a 2-family in Cochituate. Very charming and tastefully decorated, with updated kitchen and bathroom. Short walk to the beach and stores, and great commuting location. Beautiful street, great walking neighborhood. Yard and deck are common areas. Rent includes yard maintenance and snow removal. Washer & dryer in basement for exclusive use by this unit. Unit has a separate assigned driveway. No smoking, no pets. Available August 1st.
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No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/11/2016

Cookout season is among us and many cookouts feature burgers. Making the perfect burger is easier than you think. No need to run out to the local burger joint or let your guests down at your next cookout. Here are a few tips to help you achieve perfection when it comes to the quintessential backyard barbecue food: Use 85 percent lean or less ground chuck Heat your grill to medium-high. Gently work the meat and divide it into balls. If you overwork the meat or it will become dry and tough. Try to flatten the balls so that the thickness is the same throughout the patties. A ¾-inch-thick patty is perfect. To prevent over plump burgers in the middle make a shallow well in the top of each patty. Season the patties with salt and pepper. Use a paper towel dipped in canola oil and a pair of thongs to oil the grill grate. First cook the patty with the well facing up. Cook 4 to 5 minutes for medium. Flip the patty and cook 4 to 5 minutes more. Do not press or flatten the patty. Use a thermometer to confirm when done. The thermometer should read 155° F for medium. If you are making yummy cheeseburgers, add your cheese 2 minutes before the burger is done and cook with the grill covered. Gather your favorite condiments and enjoy!