Single-Family – 181 Quaker Hwy Uxbridge, MA 01569 is now new to the market!

What a cozy and wonderful log home located just minutes from the highway. As you drive into the driveway you’ll be met with a large 24×35 three car garage that would also make a nice workshop complete with its own 100amp electrical service and loft storage!! Walk up the blue stone walkway with granite steps and enter the finished lower level of the home.There, you will also find a separate utility room as well as a laundry area. As you walk upstairs and enter the living room you will be met with beautiful yellow pine flooring in the living room and dining areas of the home. Cozy kitchen with breakfast bar and tile floor. The full length deck just off the living room is great for entertaining. This home sits nicely off the road and is a perfect fit for the first time buyer or empty nesters.

This is a Ranch style home and features 3 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, 1.40 Acres, and is currently available for $239,900.

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Save Money by Creating Less Food Waste

In the U.S. twenty pounds of food per person is wasted each month. That’s a lot of food. And when you’re trying to save money and stick to a budget that number can be disheartening. No one wants to throw their hard earned money away in the trash. Below are a few ways you can prevent food waste each week and save money in the process!

Be prepared – Planning out meals ahead of time is key to avoid food waste. It not only helps prevent last-minute impulse purchases but it also helps you save money each time you take a trip. When you buy only what you need each item you purchase is guaranteed to be used up and avoid the trash bin. Take meal planning an extra step by choosing recipes that call for similar ingredients so you can buy in bulk and save. You can also create a list of go-to meals and their ingredients to have on hand for busy nights when you don’t have time to plan ahead. Include slots in your meal plan for leftovers throughout the week to make sure they are eaten before going to waste.

In the store – Buy only what you need by including the amounts of each ingredient your recipes call for on your shopping list. If possible buy loose produce and from bulk bins to ensure you are only taking home what you really need. Buying in bulk is tempting and can seem like you are saving money, however, if you don’t use all of it up you are actually wasting money. Frozen veggies and fruits are a great option for those who never seem to be able to cook fresh produce before they start to go bad. Fill your cart with less and make more frequent trips to guarantee you only buy what you will truly need and use throughout the week.

Before the store – Use up what is sitting in your cupboards and fridge before shopping. Look for recipes that include what you already have on hand and add them to your meal plan. Another great habit is to go through your pantry and take note of what needs to be tossed. By taking note of what ends up in the trash you will know when to buy smaller portions or to keep an item off your list. Be smart about use by and sell by dates before tossing something into the trash. Usually, these dates are a loose guideline that the manufacturer has decided upon. Do you research on best by and sell by dates to decide how long an item is really good for.

During the week – Freeze portions of items you don’t use all at once of and can’t find in smaller portions. Make the most out of leftovers by having a weekly buffet night or using your creativity and repurposing them into a new meal. Fruit and vegetables that are on their way out can be frozen to be used for smoothies and juices or tossed into casseroles and soups. Practice smart fridge and freezer storage, drawers and shelves are labeled with their intended purpose for a reason! Preparing foods ahead of time for cooking and snacking will make them easier to reach for and more likely to move off of your fridge shelf before going bad. Keeping your fridge organized will also be more likely to be eaten. After all, out of sight out of mind and if something is pushed to the back it is more likely to be forgotten.

Food waste is a big problem in our culture but it doesn’t have to be in your household. With some planning and organization, you can significantly cut back on how much food you throw away and save yourself money in the process. Happy saving!

Open house on 1/15/2017 at 5 Kingsbury Rd Webster, MA 01570


Date: 01/15/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
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Come take a look at this young and wonderful contemporary split level home set back nicely from the street!! Freshly painted throughout!! Recently excavated back yard and freshly laid sod summer of 2016!! The open living room dining room and kitchen makes for a very spacious entertaining area.The rich floors and cathedral ceiling with recessed lighting will welcome family and guest!! The kitchen offers granite counters, ss appliances and an island with room for a breakfast table.Walk through the French doors to enter your private living quarters. There you will find the large master bedroom with master bath as well as two other good size bedroom. The lower lever has full size windows and can be easily finished off and nearly double your living space for what ever your additional needs might be.

You Could Build Your Next Home

Build a house using custom specifications and you may get the house you’ve always dreamed about. To save money, you could also purchase a house that is being built to specifications developed by a previous buyer or developer. To avoid building an entire house, you could also add rooms onto your existing home.

Avoid rushing into a decision, as there are pros and cons to building a new house. For starters, you’ll incur floor plan development, construction and cleaning expenses that you’d avoid if you bought an existing house.

Unique costs associated with building a house – In addition to paying for the plot of land that you will build a house on, there’s the cost of laying the house’s foundation and building out the structure, including wiring, drainage, sewage and landscaping costs. You could also be responsible for the costs of repairs or renovations should initial floor plans need to be adjusted.

Meet the neighbors – Whether you build a house or buy an existing home, location is key. The neighborhood your home is located in will influence your property taxes, homeowners insurance and the value of your home.

Ethical builders – Check local licensing agencies and organizations like the Better Business Bureau for complaints on builders you’re thinking about working with. Ask your real estate agent if she knows the builders. Do your homework. The skill level, professionalism and ethical standards of the builder that you go with could make your home building experience good or a nightmare.

Weather conditions – Some older homes may not be prepared to handle extreme weather conditions. If you’ve ever lived in a house that flooded following every hard rain, you know firsthand that just because a house looks good, does not mean that it’s built for harsh weather conditions. Building your own house could increase the likelihood that your home will withstand harsh climate changes and weather conditions.

Code standards – Build your own house and you could meet code standards to operate a business out of your house or turn a portion of your home into a rental property. You wouldn’t have to spend more money to renovate the property if you include these design requirements into the initial build.

Recreation – Add space to build an in ground swimming pool or an outdoor dining area into the blueprints and you could avoid having to pay to add these features to an existing home.

Commute – Because land to build a new house may require you to relocate to a more open area, building a house could lengthen your work commute.

You’re smart not rush into making a decision on where you’ll live. Your decision could impact you for years, perhaps generations. You could opt for an older, traditional house like a brick bungalow or a four-story Victorian. But, depending on the age of the house, that choice could require repairs in the near future. Of course, you could go with a modern home. But, you’d still have to consider the condition of the house and how well previous occupants cared for the home.

Building a new house could increase the likelihood that your house will be in excellent condition. It could also ensure that you get amenities that you want, yet, at a higher price. Similar to shopping for an existing house, the more clearly you visualize your custom designed home, the better you will be able to work with a realtor to get the land plot that you need to build your dream house on.