Lauren Davis
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Posted by Lauren Davis on 7/20/2017


54 Turner Rd, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Absolutely mint condition home on lovely side street convenient to all that Holliston offers! This home features a beautiful, gourmet kitchen with maple glazed cabinets, an island, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, open concept dining room addition with slider to 12x14 cedar deck that overlooks the patio and an amazing, large and level backyard. The living room has a fireplace and an abundance of natural light. The three bedrooms are all on the same level along with a full bathroom. Lower level offers bonus room that could be media room, gym, playroom, etc... Also, on this level is a bathroom with shower plus the laundry room. The home was completely renovated in 2007 including: electrical/plumbing/septic/windows/doors/roof/siding/insulation/hydro air heat system & A/C. Enjoy all this less than ten minutes from the commuter rail plus Holliston's highly ranked schools offering French and Montessori, Lake Winthrop, Charles River Trail & charming downtown Holliston.
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Posted by Lauren Davis on 7/19/2017

Parenting is a full-time job. Unfortunately, most parents have other full-time jobs as well, making it difficult to spend as much time as they would like raising their children. Part of the cultural doctrine around being a good parent is helping your child with their homework. In a fairy-tale world, your child arrives home from school, eats a healthy snack, and sits down at the kitchen table eagerly awaiting you to help them with their homework. You join them and the two of you gleefully accomplish math problems, history trivia, and grammatical conundrums. In real life, we know that this situation plays out a lot differently. Most kids aren't in a rush to do their homework and most parents don't have the time to spend hours helping with it, or--as their kids age--the knowledge to explain the work. Fortunately, there are better ways to help your kids succeed. These ways involve taking a less active role, and being more of a guiding hand for your child as they navigate their way through school.

You're not the teacher...

And you shouldn't pretend to be. You may notice, when your child is as young as seven or eight, that they are learning things differently than you did. This isn't a bad thing. Learning evolves with our society as we discover more practical ways to teach kids. When your child comes home from school and gets ready to do their homework, make sure you're not undoing the work their teachers do all day by trying to teach them a different way of solving the problems. If your child is struggling, seek out extra help from the school or the teacher who will be able to find the best way to help your child succeed.

Setting up the homework environment

The place where your child does homework should be relatively distraction free. Choose a well-lit room with the TV off. Make sure your child has eaten before homework time and make sure they take breaks as needed. If your child is struggling with homework, don't get upset with them. Try to be understanding and to work together to find a way to help them complete the assignments. Just like you have the occasional bad day at work, your child will have the same experiences with their homework.

Don't be a dictator, be a helper...

Setting extremely strict rules about homework has been shown to make a child dread school even more. Find a schedule that your child works best with and follow that schedule. If your child needs to play outside or watch a favorite show after school, give them this time to unwind. If they react better to getting homework out of the way as soon as they get home, choose this route. Either way, you'll need to have a discussion with your kids about setting a homework schedule that you are both happy with. When it comes to being actively involved with teachers, PTAs, field trips, college prep, or choosing high school courses, have a discussion with your child about how much of a role they want you to play. Research shows that different students have different preferences when it comes to how active a role their parents play in their education. And studies have shown that being very active doesn't mean your child will do better in school. Your role should be to help as much as your child would like you to, otherwise the best way you can help is to point them toward resources like their advisors and school guidance counselors.





Posted by Lauren Davis on 7/12/2017

After you receive an offer on your home, how should you respond? Ultimately, there are many questions for a home seller to consider before accepting a proposal, including:

1. What is my home worth?

Did you get your home appraised before you added it to the real estate market? If so, you may want to review a home offer in contrast to your home appraisal. This will give you a better idea about whether the offer is "fair" based on your home's condition.

If you have not received a home appraisal, there's no need to worry. In fact, there are many ways to assess your home to determine whether to accept or decline a proposal.

Check out the prices of comparable residences in your city or town. This will enable you to see how these houses are priced and better understand how to proceed with an offer.

Also, review the prices of homes that recently sold in your area. With this information, you can learn about the current state of the housing market.

2. Are there any other offers to consider?

As a home seller, you'll likely have 24 to 48 hours to respond to an offer on your residence. But if you receive multiple offers at the same time, you'll want to evaluate these proposals in conjunction with one another.

Even if you receive two offers for the exact same price, these proposals may differ.

For example, a homebuyer who has financing in hand will be able to streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner. On the other hand, a homebuyer who submits an offer without financing in hand may require additional time to secure a mortgage from a bank or credit union.

Take a close look at all of the offers on your home. Review these proposals with a fine-tooth comb, and you'll be able to make an informed decision.

3. Does this offer meet or exceed my expectations?

An offer on your home may fall short of your initial asking price, but this offer can still meet or surpass your expectations.

Consider what you hope to accomplish as a home seller as you review an offer.

For instance, if your goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible, you may be more inclined to accept one of the first offers you receive. Or, if you can afford to remain patient, you may want to take a wait-and-see approach to ensure you get an offer that matches or exceeds your initial asking price.

4. What will happen if I accept the offer?

After you accept an offer on your home, a homebuyer likely will want to complete a home inspection.

If the home inspection goes well, the homebuyer probably will proceed with his or her purchase. If it does not, you may need to complete home maintenance or repairs to finalize the purchase agreement.

Remember, if you accept an offer, there are still several steps that will need to be completed before you sell your house. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you'll know exactly what to expect at each stage of the home selling process.




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Posted by Lauren Davis on 7/11/2017

This Single-Family in Holliston, MA recently sold for $336,000. This Colonial,Antique style home was sold by Lauren Davis - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


8 Mechanic St, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$324,900
Price
$336,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This charming antique home in the heart of the beloved Mudville neighborhood of Holliston is simply storybook perfect! Enjoy walking to shops, cafes, playground and lovely Lake Winthrop from this pristine home. Tastefully updated, eat-in kitchen with wood flooring and stainless appliances; stunning bathroom with vaulted ceiling and laundry; inviting living room with built-ins and gas stove; lovely dining room with slider to large deck; all bedrooms are on the second floor, including the spacious master bedroom with its large closet. Beautiful flat backyard is fenced, with mature, flowering trees and plantings. Updates include stone wall, newer roof, boiler, HW heater, windows, kitchen appliances, backyard fencing and electrical. This home has expansion possibilities, and owners will share renderings which were created for them. Be part of Holliston's award winning school system, which features French Immersion and Montessori programs as part of its offerings. This is a true gem!

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Posted by Lauren Davis on 7/5/2017

When it’s a beautiful day and the warm sun is shining down, you’re more likely to be in a good mood. Studies show that lighting directly correlates with our moods. We would want to be The color and temperature of lights are a factor in creating your ideal setting. Lighting is a key part of creating films and television shows because lighting often sets the mood for a scene. The same principles can be applied in every room of your home. You wouldn’t think of florescent lights setting the mood for romance, just as you wouldn’t think of a dark room as inviting. There’s some key factors in making sure that every area of your home is properly lit for the spaces to be both inviting and practical. Planning how you will light your home can be very helpful before starting any type of improvement projects or redecorating. Here’s some of our best tips for making the best of your lighting: Be Sure Outdoor Areas Are Properly Lit As the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, we want to make the most use of our outdoor spaces. While the days are getting longer, it means we’re less likely to want to leave these outdoor spaces when the sun sets. The best way to make more use of an outdoor space is to ensure that it’s properly lit. After all, you don’t want your guests to be walking around with cellphone flashlights! There are so many options when it comes to outdoor lighting. Installing post or pipe lights on the outside of your home is a great first step to lighting your property. Having the right lighting puts beautiful landscapes on the outside of your home on display for all to see 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Motion detected lights are another great option. These lights can act as part of a security system for your home and deter potential trespassers. Lights placed by doorways are also a security and safety feature. These lights prevent visitors who are entering and exiting your home from tripping or even falling on your property. Indoor Lighting Tips When it comes to lighting the indoor spaces of your home, try to focus on objects. In the living room, for example, you may want to light the corners of the room with a focus on a piece of artwork. It’s a good idea to find 3-way bulbs and dimmers to use in the living room since your lighting needs may vary. In the dining room, make sure the table is the focal point of the room and the brightest spot. The kitchen should be focused on overhead lighting that will illuminate the entire space. In your bedroom, lighting should be strategically placed where reading lamps would be needed, yet no lights should be overpowering. As you can see, every area of your home has different lighting needs, but when done properly, the lights can work together for a mood-lit home.




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