Ron Ouellette
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/18/2019

Has your house become someplace that doesn't quite feel like the home you want? Maybe itís dull or dreary or just not your style anymore? Perhaps youíre on a tight budget, or donít feel that you have the time to go out and redo your entire space ó no worries you don't have to re-design the whole room to freshen it up and breathe life back into it. 

Start with a vision 

What about your space bothers you or just doesnít feel like you anymore? Are there certain colors that you would like to see? Or maybe some that you wouldnít? Determine if the furniture that you have fulfills your needs. If not, this may be the place that you splurge a little since proper functionality is essential to help you enjoy your environment while you are using it. Also, consider if you would benefit from rearranging the current set-up in your space. It may look like it is stuck where it is, especially if it has been there a while, but measure out what you have and see if you have other options. If so, then give them a go. It is a good idea to move the larger things around, even if you donít think it will remain that way, as this will give you a chance to clean under and around anything that hasnít been moved recently and may give you new ideas once you see it from a different perspective. 

Bring on the accent pieces

Once you have the furniture figured out, the easiest way to change the appearance of a room is with accent pieces. These include throw blankets, accent pillows, bedding, art, lamps, plants, and even candles. Throw pillows are one of the least expensive and easiest places to start. New cushions, or different pillow covers, change both the color and style of your space. If it is the bedroom, then the bedding is a good starting place considering the bed probably takes up most of the room. 

Plants are a great way to update your space and also an excellent source of fresh air and, depending on what type you choose, pleasing aroma as well. Art and lamps donít have to be grand but can significantly impact the appearance of your setting dictating the tone in both style and coloring. Keep in mind the sizes and shapes that enhance the furniture, arrangement, and room where you will be putting each of these. 

Enjoy!

Once you have determined all of these variable factors and decided where you want to take your dťcor, the only thing left to do is to shop for the new elements that you have chosen and put them in place. Online, resale shops and your local antique, department or outlet and clearance stores are great places to find the treasure that re-imagines a plain, old space into your own again. Have fun with the process and enjoy your home once more!




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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/16/2019

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $351,500. This Colonial,Cape style home was sold by Ron Ouellette - RE/MAX Advantage I.


317 Hudson Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$349,000
Price
$351,500
Sale Price

12
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Like new spacious, colonial/cape style home. Meticulous, bright, & sunny, Set on large 1/2 acre lot, convenient location, in very desirable Northborough. New all tile/glass bath, gleaming tile kitchen, new stainless appliances, stylish new cabinets, classic quartz counters.New quality finished lower level family/game room. Excellent roof, vinyl windows & siding, 200 amp electrical/breakers, furnace (FHA by oil). Attached garage. Town water & sewer. Superb commuter location, easy/quick access to all major roads, shopping & all services nearby. Excellent rated Northborough/Southborough school system (3 Districts & 10 Schools). Ready to move in, quick close! Welcome home!

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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/16/2019

This Single-Family in Uxbridge, MA recently sold for $184,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Ron Ouellette - RE/MAX Advantage I.


37 Harvest Road, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Single-Family

$189,500
Price
$184,500
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! * SOLD "AS IS" * PRICED WELL BELOW MARKET * 1/2 DUPLEX 2 STORY TOWNHOUSE CONDO WITH NO FEES * NICE LEVEL YARD * PAVED DRIVE WITH PLENTY OF PARKING * SPACIOUS KITCHEN * OPEN DINING AREA * LIVING ROOM * 1/2 BATH ON FIRST * 2 BDRMS UP WITH FULL BATH * NEW FURNACE 2013 * FHWBB HEAT BY OIL * 2 HEAT ZONES * 100 AMP ELECTRIC BREAKERS * TOWN WATER & SEWER * VINYL SIDING & WINDOWS * YOUNG ROOF * SOLID BUILDING HAS GOOD BONES * INTERIOR NEEDS CLEANING AND FULL COSMETICS * QUICK INVESTOR FLIP * EASY EQUITY BUILD FOR OWNER OCCUPY * GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD OF EXCELLENT CONDITION SIMILAR STYLE PROPERTIES BUILT 1988 * CONDO DOCS (NO FEES) ATTACHED * MOTIVATED SELLER!

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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/11/2019

Looking to buy a house in the next few months? Ultimately, a cautious approach to purchasing a residence may prove to be ideal, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

There are many reasons to err on the side of caution as you search for your dream house, including:

1. You don't want to pay too much for a house.

Although acquiring your dream house may seem priceless, it is important to remember that the costs to purchase a residence can add up quickly. As such, if you're not careful, you risk overspending on a house.

Lucky for you, there are many simple ways to avoid the temptation to bid too much on a residence.

First, analyze the housing market closely and search for patterns and trends. If you discover an abundance of houses is available, you may be operating in a "buyer's" market. As a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to acquire a top-notch residence at a budget-friendly price.

Don't forget to get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to starting your home search too. That way, you can enter the housing market with a mortgage Ė and budget Ė in hand.

2. You want to find a house that you can enjoy for years to come.

A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual will make in his or her lifetime. Thus, it is important to allocate the necessary time and resources to assess a house before you submit an offer on it.

Of course, a home showing is a must prior to the submission of a home offer. A home showing allows you to walk around a residence and envision what life might be like if you purchase this home.

After you submit an offer on a house, you'll likely have the opportunity to complete a property inspection before you finalize your home sale. This inspection is important, as it enables you to learn about any "hidden" problems that may have gone unnoticed during an initial home showing.

If you feel comfortable with a residence after an inspection, you can move forward with a home sale. Or, if you aren't comfortable with a house at this point, you can always submit a counter-proposal or remove your offer entirely.

3. You want your home to retain its long-term value.

Let's face it Ė buying a home is a tough decision. And if you need extra help determining whether a home purchase is a viable long-term decision, it may be a good idea to consult with a real estate agent.

Typically, a real estate agent can respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions, at any time. He or she is happy to help you explore high-quality houses, and by doing so, will enable you to take the guesswork out of discovering a residence that will retain its value.

Err on the side of caution as you proceed along the homebuying journey, and you should have no trouble purchasing a residence that matches or surpasses your expectations.




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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 7/4/2019

The factor that has the most impact on your home search is your finances. Youíll need to save a significant amount of money. Itís not easy to save when you have continuous monthly bills and responsibilities. Read on for tips on how to get your finances under control in order to save the amount of money it takes to buy a home.  


Do A Budget  



Once you have decided to buy a home, the first thing you should do is take a good look at your finances. A budget is critical when you buy a house because it tells you how much youíll have to spend on your mortgage. Doing this ahead of time will allow you to maximize your income and make adjustments ahead of time as needed. Donít forget that even though youíre buying a home, you still need some savings in addition to all of your other monthly expenses. Your budget should be outlined as follows:


  • Necessities
  • Monthly utility spending 
  • Insurance bills
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Grocery spending


Basically, you want to write down how much money is coming in and where all of the money is going. Thatís a budget in a nutshell. See where you can cut back. What youíre left with is the amount you can save each month. You may want to do this on a percentage basis rather than a flat dollar amount. 


Get A Separate Account


The most straightforward things to do when you start saving for a home is to put all of your money for your house fund into a separate account. This way you can automatically transfer money in, and youíll be less likely to spend any of the money if you donít see it.


Sacrifice The Small Things


Can you take some hand me downs for your kids? Maybe you can start packing a lunch for work instead of buying lunch. Can you cut the cord on cable? It may be hard to sacrifice small luxuries, but these expenses can add up. If you cut these out of your budget, youíll have a little more wiggle room to save for a home purchase. Youíll be surprised how much money you can save just by doing little things. Your morning latte is probably around $5. You could save at least $25 per week by merely making coffee at home! Thatís a saving of over 1,200 per year!   


While saving for a home can seem overwhelming, if you take it in small chunks, youíll be see the results of your efforts rather quickly. 





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