Megan Tolland - Realty Executives, marketing specialist & buyers agent

This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $282,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Megan Tolland - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.

26 Ames Place, Marlborough, MA 01752


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Why rent when you can own? Charming vintage home with recent updates. Exceptional attention to details in this character filled home. Step in through the quaint porch to a foyer dressed with stain glass window, wood flooring and stylish lighting. The impressive kitchen has also been renovated with style, complete with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting. A formal dining room for entertaining features a built in window seat with storage. The second floor boasts three bedrooms and a full bath with the perfect soaking tub for relaxing. The private back yard is accessed through the dining room slider to an ample deck for summer longing. The property is fenced and is decorated with various stone walkways. Parking for 3 cars. There is nothing to do in this transformed home except live. Located within the downtown area there are restaurants, shops and more minutes away. Easy commute location. Calling all antique lovers!

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Window shutters are a very old form of home improvement. Since there have been windows or openings in the walls of houses, shutters have been around. While they don’t serve much of a practical purpose in the present day, they once were very important to homeowners.  Early shutters were meant to protect the interior of a home from things like intruders, weather, and animals. 


Present day shutters are often used as the finishing touch for a home. Many homes just wouldn’t look complete without them on the outside of the house. So, how do you find the shutters that are right for your home?

The Size And Placement Of The Shutters

You need room on your house for shutters to work on it. You shouldn’t consider putting shutters on your home if the pieces will come too close to the corner or stick out beyond the trim of your home. Your windows also shouldn’t be too close together. The space between windows and shutters should be about half of the width of one shutter. If you don’t have the appropriate space, you shouldn’t put shutters up. Even though you’re not actually using the shutters for practical purposes, you want them to look authentic, as if they could actually be closed. Keep in mind too that a small window may only need one shutter to make it work.

The Hardware 

Even though you won’t actually be using the shutters for your home, they should always be hung with the proper hardware. This allows the shutters to be attached appropriately and give the authentic look that’s needed to make them look true to form. If the shutters are hung any other way, they run the risk of looking cheap and fake. Even though you’re not actually going to use the shutters, the right hardware makes them function as they would if you really needed them.  

The Materials

As far as materials go, real wood shutters are unmatched in their authentic look. The problem with real wood shutters is that they can become weathered quickly. If you go with wood shutters, they will require frequent painting and replacement, which can become a tedious task as a homeowner.  

Vinyl shutters will last longer but choose them carefully. You still want a high quality shutter even though this material will be able to withstand the weather longer. The better the quality of your shutter, the more genuine they will look on your home. 

Color Choice

Typically, the color scheme on the outside of a home includes 2-3 different colors. Your shutters should be the accent color of the home. This means that they should match some other color that’s present on the outside of the house whether it’s your front door or your window trim, the shutters should always be a different color than the siding of a home.

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26 Waban St, Natick, MA 01760



Fully renovated 2 bedroom in a fantastic neighborhood. 1st floor of an owner occupied two family. Brand new custom designed kitchen with white cabinets, granite counters bar seating, new gas oven, dishwasher. Refinished hardwood flooring throughout. Replacement vinyl windows. New stackable laundry in unit. New lighting fixtures. Updated bath with new vanity and mirror. Fresh paint throughout. Storage room. Private patio. 2 car parking. Landscaping. Walking distance to train, farmers market, town common, restaurants, Johnson elementary & Natick High. Home is de-leaded. Tenant pays on heat (by gas) and electricity. No pets (even small pets) & no smokers please.
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There's nothing more frustrating than being at a climactic moment in your favorite show on Netflix and suddenly losing internet connection. On my TV, it actually shows my download speed slowly disappearing. 10mbps... 7mbps... 2mbps... flatline. At this point, many people are prone to either throwing their remote across the room or calling their internet provider to complain about horrible service. However, there are some things you can do right in your home that can help you boost your internet speeds.


Before you start buying new routers or range extenders, you should first get an idea of what your average download speed currently is. There are many free websites out there that can tell you this information, but is one of the veterans in the field that is user-friendly and widely trusted as one of the best. Run the test at different times of the day. See how it's affected by someone else streaming videos on a another device. This will all help provide insight into the issue you're having. If you notice a problem only at certain times of the day, the problem might not be your modem or router, but rather that your internet provider is oversubscribing and getting backed up during internet rush hours. It's also a good idea to change the password on your Wi-Fi network in case you have a neighbor that you're providing free internet too.

Update your hardware

If you're paying $60+ per month on high speed internet but can't ever stream videos there's a problem. Many people assume that paying more for internet automatically means they'll get faster download speeds. If you're using an outdated router, however, it won't matter how much you pay monthly, you're still going to see slow speeds. Check out some of the latest model routers on Amazon or at Best Buy and read the customer reviews. You won't want to buy any routers that are more than a couple years old as Wi-Fi technology progresses somewhat rapidly.

Tweak your router

If you recently purchased a brand new router but aren't getting the results you expected, maybe you need to make some changes to the router itself. Try setting the antennas vertically and placing the router on top of a cabinet in your house for better signal reception. Alternatively, you could look into replacing the antennas on your router for ones that will emit a stronger signal.

Expand your signal

If you live in a large house or often use devices in the basement, far away from your router, you might consider buying a wireless range extender. Extenders come in various shapes and sizes. Some are tiny adapters that stick out of your power outlet, others look just like routers, and others work as a system of small routers that you place around your home to provide blanket internet coverage.

Pretend you're in IT

There might be some changes you can make to your router that will make a huge difference in internet speeds. Sometimes that means updating the firmware of your router, other times it means switching the channel your router is broadcasting on to avoid interference with other routers or wireless systems. To make these internal changes, type in the IP address (usually located somewhere on the bottom or back of your router) into your browser and type in your username and password, then follow instructions for your specific router.

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Classic New England Cape! Updated eat in kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, gas stove, crown moldings and ceiling fan. Hardwood floors on first level. 1st floor bath updated with new tub, sink and toilet. Ample sized living room. Newer direct-vented furnace and 5 year old roof & electrical service. Updated lighting. Fresh paint. Full basement with potential to finish. Storage shed. Fantastic yard, with patio. newer driveway. Town water and sewer. Walk to town location. Perfect 1st time buyer home!

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