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“For 2017, we don’t see any slowdown of the current preferences for wide plank in gray tones with extremely low-sheen finishes.” – Kim Wahlgren, Hardwood Floors Mag

Our  new construction home at 392 Hilltop Road in Lancaster, MA features wide plank gray tone floors.  White cabinets, steel gray granite counters and neutral wall colors match perfectly.

Contact or 978-843-7201 for more details and open house dates.

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Posted by Holly Plante on February 12th, 2017 11:14 PM
527 CMR 1: Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code

Amendments: New regulations require owners of single- or multi-family homes built prior to 1975 to replace expired and nonworking smoke detectors with new ones equipped with a 10-year sealed battery. Fire departments will be checking for compliance when they conduct pre-transfer inspections.

Effective Date:
December 1, 2016

Because specific requirements on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors vary among homes based on when the home was built or permitted, it is important to check with your local building or fire department for detailed guidance. More information can also be found on the Department of Public Safety’ Smoke Alarm Regulations website:
Posted by Holly Plante on January 5th, 2017 9:55 PM

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Posted by Holly Plante on September 19th, 2016 9:16 PM

The Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report was created to monitor consumer sentiment about the housing market. It covers core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream, if now is a good time to buy or sell a home and perception of home price changes.


  • In the second quarter of 2016, 74 percent of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Forty-two percent believe that strongly, down from 44 percent in Q1 2016.
  • Only 26 percent of people believe that now is not a good time to buy a home.
  • Sixty-one percent of people believe that now is a good time to sell a home, up from 56 percent in Q1 2016. Thirty-two percent believe that strongly, up from 28 percent in Q1 2016.
  • Forty-seven percent of those 34 years or younger have student loan debt.
  • Respondents that rent or live with someone else more often reported that they have student loan debt than those that own their own home.

Q3 Report Release Date - September 14, 2016 
Source: National Association of Realtors
Posted in:Home Ownership and tagged: housing study
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