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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 2/27/2017

Smart home technology is an innovative trend in residential home construction. Innovative advances in technology are forever changing the way we live our lives and build our homes. Smart home technologies once available only in the most luxurious of homes and requiring specialized expertise to design, install, program, and set up, can now be found at all price levels of new home construction. Is the growing rate of burglaries and home invasions a concern? Do you want to be able to anonymously look in on the nanny or see what your teenagers are up to when you are away? Homeowners, due to growing security concerns, are embracing the many new or enhanced safety and security features that smart home automation systems can achieve. Busy professionals are expressing safety and security concerns for aging parents and young children. Smart home technology can relieve concerns with state-of-the-art remote monitoring equipment and technologies. Energy efficiency is another motivating factor behind the increase in smart home technology. The home construction industry is embracing the energy efficiency trend and incorporating home automation systems to meet the ever-growing demand for energy efficiency and reduction of home heating and cooling bills. Convenience and ease of operation drive the technology marketplace with new gizmos and gadgets appearing weekly. Did you fail to turn down the air conditioning when you left for work? No worries. With a touch of an app, you can turn up the heat, turn down the temperature, arm the alarm system, start the slow cooker, water the lawn, or turn on exterior lighting. From a laptop, tablet or smartphone, today’s homeowners can control security systems, lighting, HVAC, entertainment equipment and so much more. The latest innovations in smart home technology can include tank less water heaters, geothermal features, and solar power. Green innovations include the use of recycled materials, advanced framing techniques, tree conservation, and infill projects. When “smart home” owners closely monitor energy and water consumption, they save money. Green Is Good Builders and home buyers are realizing that today’s green technology can give a return on investment must faster than in the past; the concern of additional upfront costs overshadowed by long-term savings from efficiency. Imagine! With a smart home, you are only limited by your imagination. If there is a function in your home that operates electronically, your electrician or technology consultant, working with your builder, can incorporate it into your smart home design. Not only does incorporating green building materials and techniques save money, but it also results in better quality construction practices that result in structures that often hold their value better. We all want to do our part to protect the planet. Green building techniques and technologies make homeowners feel good about minimizing their impact on the environment.





Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 2/22/2017


13R West Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Condo

$214,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
*** Back on market due to buyers inability to obtain financing.**** 3 story , 2 bedroom ,2 bath townhome within walking distance of Westborough Center and easy reach of Routes 9 , 495, 30 and 135. Large eat in country kitchen with oak cabinetry and laminate flooring. Good size living room with high ceilings and wall to wall carpet.. 2nd floor has bedroom with closet and wall to wall carpeting, full bathroom and an office area/ nursery. 3rd floor is master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling, skylite ,celing fan and double closets. Master bath has stall shower. Private fenced yard.
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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 2/22/2017


310 Flagg Hill Road at Windermere, Boxborough, MA 01719

Single-Family

$2,299,000
Price

18
Rooms
6
Beds
8/2
Full/Half Baths
Watch the seasons change from this Contemporary Hilltop Stunner. Custom designed with the view in mind & every amenity for complete relaxation & all your entertaining needs. You will not miss one moment of the Spectacular Sunsets from the decks & patio. Stargaze far from ambient light and then take a dip in your totally private pool & hot tub. Hit the gym & grab a steam before gathering in the Pub Room (that will be the envy of all your friends!). Escape to the lavish Master Suite in it's own wing-separate from the other bedrooms. Enjoy your morning coffee in sun~drenched open kitchen w/mountain views. Unparalleled value. Sited perfectly on 8+ acres, surrounded by and abuts 290 acres of protected land & trails. Within minutes of shopping, restaurants, airport & major commuter routes. Fish, hike, play tennis or horseback ride (yes, there is even room for a barn). The only thing this property doesn't offer...is neighbors! Bask in the tranquility of " Windermere". Only 28 miles to Boston
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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 2/22/2017


13R West Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Condo

$2,149,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
*** Back on market due to buyers inability to obtain financing.**** 3 story , 2 bedroom ,2 bath townhome within walking distance of Westborough Center and easy reach of Routes 9 , 495, 30 and 135. Large eat in country kitchen with oak cabinetry and laminate flooring. Good size living room with high ceilings and wall to wall carpet.. 2nd floor has bedroom with closet and wall to wall carpeting, full bathroom and an office area/ nursery. 3rd floor is master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling, skylite ,celing fan and double closets. Master bath has stall shower. Private fenced yard.
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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 2/20/2017

Did you every hear the old expression, "Trust in God, but lock your door"? Not only has that adage been passed on from one generation to the next, but it's a lyric in an old Kenny Rogers song, and you'll occasionally see it on bumper stickers. Although keeping your home safe from intruders is a serious topic, that old saying reminds us, in a humorous way, that we shouldn't take home security for granted. In addition to high tech approaches to home protection, there are also easy and inexpensive steps you can take to discourage burglars. Although many of these safety measures seem like common sense, you'd be surprised at how many homeowners forget to lock doors, leave lights on, and take other simple precautions when they're away. Here's a handful of smart steps you can take to substantially reduce the risk of having your home broken into.

  1. Make a habit of locking your doors and windows. While this piece of advice may sound like a "no-brainer," many reports of home break-ins mention an unlocked window or door as the point of entry for burglars. The first thing you can do to tighten up security and feel safer in your own home is to increase your awareness of potential threats, and emphasize to your family the importance of taking precautions. The ideal scenario involves reinforcing positive habits, without instilling a sense of fear. After all, your home should be a peaceful place where your family always feels safe and comfortable.
  2. Shine a light on the problem. You would think that everyone would leave lights on when they're not home at night, but -- for one reason or another -- many don't. Keeping your home well lit, both inside and out, is a good strategy for thwarting crime. To save money on energy bills and to avoid the appearance of always having your lights on, you can purchase inexpensive lighting timers. Leaving a radio or TV on when you're not home, or connecting it to a timer, is another way to create the illusion that someone is home.
  3. Barking dogs are a known burglar deterrent, as are "Beware of Dog" signs. The actual dogs are obviously more effective than the warning signs, but many people bring their pets to a boarding facility when they're away on vacation. One solution is to arrange for a house sitter or an on-site pet care service to stop by. If you have a trusted neighbor or family member who can feed and walk your dog while you're away (maybe, water your plants, too!), then your canine security guard can remain on duty in your absence. Many communities also have licensed and bonded pet care services that can stop by and take care of your dogs, every day, eliminating the need for your pets to be away from home.
  4. Landscaping features can be a risk factor. Be aware that high bushes and hedges can make it easier for burglars to hide while breaking into windows. Keep shrubs and branches trimmed back as much as possible to eliminate this chink in your security plan. If you're still concerned about the effect of bushes on home security, then make sure your window locks are sturdy and fully functional. Inexpensive battery-operated window and door alarms are also an option.
One method that can virtually eliminate the problem of forgetting to lock your doors and turning on lights is to have a high-tech security system installed. This technology enables you to activate locks, lights, and even thermostats from any location with your cell phone, laptop, or other mobile device. While these automated systems and monitored alarms incur a monthly service fee, the peace of mind and added control you get over your home environment is often more than worth the expense.