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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 2/11/2020

Finding the ideal home for your family's needs is no easy task, but if you stay organized and focused, the right property is sure to come along!

One of your most valuable resources in your search for a new home is an experienced real estate agent -- someone you trust and feel comfortable working with.

They'll not only set up appointments for you to visit homes in your desired price range and school district, but they'll also help keep you motivated, informed, and on track. Once you know and have shared your requirements (and "wish list") with them, your agent will be able to guide you on a path to finding the home that will best serve your needs -- both short- and longer term.

In addition to proximity to jobs, good schools, and childcare, you'll probably want to pick a location that's close to supermarkets, recreation areas, and major highways. If you have friends or family in the area, then that would also be a key consideration.

While your immediate needs are a good starting point for creating a checklist of requirements, it's also a good idea to give some thought to what you may need in the future. Plans to expand your family, possibly take care of aging parents, or adopt pets are all factors to consider when looking at prospective homes to buy.

If you have college-age children or recent graduates in the family, you might have to save room for them in your new house. Many grads need a couple more years of financial and moral support from their parents (not to mention home-cooked meals) before they're ready to venture out on their own. Houses with a finished basement, a separate in-law apartment, or even a guest cottage on the property are often well-suited for multigenerational households.

In many cases, people tend to buy a home based on their emotional reaction to it, and then justify the purchase with facts. For example, if the price was right and a particular house reminded you of your childhood home, then that combination of elements could prompt you to make an offer on the house -- assuming those childhood memories were happy!

Sometimes prospective buyers might simply love the look and feel of a neighborhood or the fact that there's a spacious, fenced-in back yard in which they can envision their children or dogs happily (and safely) playing.

According to recent surveys, today's buyers are attracted to homes that have energy efficient features, separate laundry rooms, and low-maintenance floors, counter tops, and backyard decks. Gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, a home office area, and outdoor living spaces are also popular features. Although your tastes may differ, many house hunters also like design elements such as subway tiles, hardwood floors, shaker cabinets, pendant lights, and exposed brick.

When it comes to choosing the home that you and your family will live in for the next few years, your top priorities will probably include a sufficient amount of space, plenty of convenience, and a comfortable environment in which you and your loved ones can feel safe, secure, and happy for the foreseeable future!

Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 2/10/2020

0 Chapin, Ludlow, MA 01056



Land Type
Attn : Builders and Developers !! Great opportunity for a new subdivision OR 2-3 large ANR / estate type lots. This 7 + acre centrally located parcel has all public utilities available at street line.. gentle wooded contours with possibility for some water front parcels. Close to all public amenities including town’s new elementary school. Easy access to all major highway systems, Additional 1.5 acres with Newer ranch style home abutting acreage is also available for sale..(805 Chapin street) These type of parcels are getting harder and harder to find ! Call today for a tour and more information.
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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 2/9/2020

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Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water heating, also factor into your total usage. You can save energy in your kitchen with the following energy efficiency tips.

Switch to Energy-Efficient Appliances

Since refrigerators, dishwashers and stoves use up the most energy in your kitchen, consider replacing older ones with more energy-efficient models. Appliances with the Energy Star label can save you a significant amount on your energy usage. For example, refrigerators with this label use roughly 15 percent less energy than newer ones without this label, according to the Department of Energy. They also use up to 40 percent less energy than older refrigerators. The energy savings you'll get from these appliances helps make up for the cost of purchasing them and having them installed.

Use Appliances More Efficiently

The way you use your appliances can have a big impact on how much energy they need.

  • Refrigerator: Covering foods inside your fridge, keeping the temperature between 35 and 38 degrees and making sure the door is tightly sealed helps reduce energy usage. 
  • Dishwasher: The biggest source of energy use from dishwashers is heating water. You can save energy with your dishwasher by only running it when you have a full load of dishes and letting them air dry when they're done being rinsed.
  • Stove: To reduce your stove's energy usage, use the right size pot or pan. For example, using a small pan on a large burner leads to a higher amount of wasted energy. Instead of using your oven for a small dish or amount of food, consider other more efficient alternatives, such as your microwave or slow cooker.

Replace Kitchen Lightbulbs

If you use traditional incandescent lightbulbs for overhead lights, task lights and other lights in your kitchen, think about replacing them with more efficient ones. CFL or LED lightbulbs use less energy and have a longer lifespan, so you don't need to replace them as often. Making the switch to these lights can save you in terms of energy usage and utility bills.

Limit Exhaust Fan Use

The exhaust fan in your kitchen can help remove odors and pollutants, improving your indoor air quality. However, you don’t need to leave it running for long periods of time to get these benefits. Turning your exhaust fan on while cooking and shutting it off afterwards helps reduce the amount of energy it uses.

If your upcoming plans include buying a home or selling one, contact us.

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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 2/7/2020

This Land in Monson, MA recently sold for $105,000. This style home was sold by - Ideal Real Estate Services.

Lot 480 Boston Road, Monson, MA 01057


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Fantastic opportunity to own a 4 Acre Commercial Lot in an area booming with business and traffic flow. Located on busy Route 20 / Boston Rd. on the Wilbraham, Monson, Palmer lines area. Landscapers, Contractors, Mechanic shop would thrive in this ideal spot...Don't miss this chance to enhance your company's image and productivity in this space. Small 1/4 to 1/2 acre cleared for possible building location.

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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 2/4/2020

65 Paulding Road, Ludlow, MA 01056



Full/Half Baths
This well maintained 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home features a fabulous neighborhood location and a wonderful yard! Inside features include - lots of hardwood floors, a large living room with a picture window and custom built-in shelving, a nice neutral updated full bath, and a bright & sunny updated eat-in kitchen with plenty of white cabinets and a slider leading to a two-tiered back deck - perfect for grilling and outdoor entertaining! The lower level of the home is above grade and features 2 additional bedrooms, a half bath and a laundry/storage area. A NEWER furnace, Inground Sprinkler System, Central Air conditioning, a sprawling backyard and a one car garage are also great pluses! Come take a look and make this home your own!
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