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38 Kings Terrace, Pembroke, MA

$285,000, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

 

Located in desirable North Pembroke school district, this home is minutes to Rt 3 and shopping. Backyard abuts conservation landfilled with walking trails. Quiet dead end street with plenty of privacy. Recent addition (2006) features open kitchen with vaulted ceilings, skylights ,center island and maple cabinets. Hardwood floors, and tilt-in windows. Wood burning fireplace in the living room. Large deck overlooks spacious lot for gardening and Summertime fun. Crawl space at rear left of house has approx. 4 feet of headroom. Furnace and A/C located in crawl. Two storage sheds, large wood shed has electricity. Playroom has hot/cold water shut offs and drain. Ready for additional bath. New roof and kitchen addition done in 2006. Lots of value here!

5 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Taking a few minutes each weekend this fall to make sure your home is winter-ready will save you hours of annoyance once the temperatures drop.  These simple tips will keep your home cozy and warm all season long.

  1. Draft-proof your exterior doors.

Check for any loose seams or woodwork and add caulking or wood putty to create a tight seal. Nail a draft guard at the bottom of your doors to keep cold air out.  For truly drafty doors, consider hanging a thermal curtain in front of it to provide extra warmth.

  1. Get your furnace serviced.

Call your oil company and schedule a service visit for your furnace to make sure everything is in good working order.  If you have forced-air heating, now is the time to change the furnace filter, too.

  1. Clean out the gutters.  

Clear all gutters of leaves and other debris to ensure proper drainage for snow melt and rain during the winter season.  Position all drains so that they point away from the foundation to prevent flooding.

  1. Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  

Keep your home safe this winter with working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Use the changing seasons as a reminder to replace those batteries twice per year.

  1. Put the ice scraper in your car and make sure the snow shovels are easy to reach.

Dig out your winter tools- don’t wait for the first cold snap to remind you.  No one wants to trudge through 2 feet of snow looking for the shovel to clear a path.  Buy some ice melt now, too.  

Holiday Home Tours on the South Shore

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with a holiday home tour.  On a holiday home tour, you can see homes impeccably decorated for the season and come up with ideas to make your own home more festive this year.  Several home tours also offer opportunities to start your holiday shopping with boutiques and craft fairs showcasing local artisans.  

Hingham MA- House Tour & Boutique – Garden Club of Hingham.  Saturday, December 6, 2014.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See more at: http://www.gardenclubofhingham.org/Site/Welcome.html

South Boston MA- Holiday House Tour- Laboure Center.  Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, 2014, noon to 4 p.m. See more at: http://www.ccab.org/?q=ChristmasHouseTour

Plymouth MA- Holiday House Tour– Pilgrim Hall Museum.  Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  See more at: http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/museum_events.htm

Braintree MA- Holiday House Tour & Boutique – Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree.  Sunday, December 7, 2014. - See more at: http://www.gardenersguildofbraintree.com

Falmouth MA- 38th Annual Holiday House Tour & Boutique – West Falmouth Library.  Sunday, December 14, 2014.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See more at: http://www.westfalmouthlibrary.org/tickets-for-holiday-house-tour-and-boutique-available-november-22/

Coming Soon

Penn’s Hill in Quincy, 1 bedroom rental on the 3rd floor of a 3 family home.  $1200 per month.

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for your friendship and camaraderie this year.  From my family to yours, a joyful and peaceful holiday season to you all!

And remember, I’m never too busy for your referrals!  

Dick Phinney, Realtor

Granite Group Realtors

7 Beale Street

Quincy, MA 02170

(617) 921-0373

rcphinney@aol.com

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