Dimacale & Gracie Real Estate | Ashburnham, MA Real Estate, Westminster, MA Real Estate


There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price.

When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance, repairs, and improvements, home ownership requires an investment of time. For many people, devoting a block of time to painting a room, organizing a closet, or cleaning out the basement can be the trickiest part of getting a project done!

One of the biggest obstacles to starting a home project is the natural human tendency to procrastinate -- especially if the project infringes on your relaxation or recreation time! On the other hand, the satisfaction you'll experience when the job is done will more than justify the time and effort. The overriding question is: "How can I motivate myself to tackle the project and get it done?" While there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to self-motivation, here are a few ideas which might help!

Create a To-Do List: Writing down a list of priorities and revising it several times a week is a tried-and-proven method of getting things done around the house. Writing down your short-term (and long-term) goals engages your attention, serves as a visual reminder, and sets an intention for taking action. When you create a to-do list and look at it a couple times a day, it helps to focus your mind on what you want to accomplish. By organizing your thoughts, it makes it much easier to organize your home and your life. It's definitely not a panacea for all of life's ills, but it can be a darn good starting point!

Announce Your Intentions: Once you tell your spouse, your best friend, or your mother that you're going to clean out your garage or paint the spare room on Saturday, it makes it a little harder to wiggle out of it -- especially, if you've used that project as a reason for declining an invitation or postponing a favor. By stating your intention, it's almost like you're promising to do something. Since most of us are inclined to live up to our promises, announcing your intentions to complete -- or at least start -- a home-improvement or organizing project may be all it takes to get the ball rolling!

Buy or Gather the Supplies: Whether you need supplies for cleaning, painting, or screen repair, having them on hand will make it much easier to get started. On the other hand, not having them in the house makes it all-too-convenient to say, "I'll get to it tomorrow!" And as you may know, "tomorrow" either never comes or it turns into "next year!"


This Single-Family in Ashburnham, MA recently sold for $265,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Office Dimacale - Dimacale & Gracie Real Estate.


12 Laurel Dr, Ashburnham, MA 01430

Single-Family

$199,900
Price
$265,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Looking for the perfect vacation home to enjoy all year long? This is the one. Just steps from private Sunset Lake at the end of the street. Three bedroom two bath contemporary set off the road on a double lot. The large living room features a vaulted ceiling and wood stove. Large kitchen opens to a rear family room. First floor master with full bath. Bonus lower level den, walk in storage closet will hide a lot. Second floor features two ample bedrooms off a central hallway that overlooks the main living room. The front deck is the perfect place for a grille. Relax and enjoy all year round.





41 Lake Rd, Ashburnham, MA 01430

Single-Family

$359,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Newer 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cape offers a flexible floor plan. The kitchen was updated in 2014 and features Maple cabinets, granite countertops and SS appliances. The expansive living room has a pellet stove and open to the dining room. An updated full bathroom, bedroom and office complete the main floor. The front to back master bedroom and has a convenient half bath. In addition to the bedrooms and full bathroom, there is a lovely sitting / bonus area. Convenient 2nd floor laundry area. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first floor. New Buderus boiler (2019). Large attached garage with 12' ceiling height! Convenient location to town and commuting. Move in ready!
Open House
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56 Saint Peter St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$250,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Move In ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath Split Level with attached carport. Enjoy the updated eat-in kitchen with SS appliances and slider to a large 15'x19' deck. Hardwood in the living room, hallway and first floor master bedroom. An updated full bathroom, additional bedroom and multiple closets also on the main level. The lower level offers a spacious family room with a built-in bar area, laundry, 2nd bathroom and a bedroom. New carpeting and freshly painted. The separate utility area has extra storage area. Being located at the end of the dead end street lends itself to extra privacy. Property includes a shed and invisible fencing. Just minutes to Route 2.
Open House
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729 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, MA 01468

Land

$24,900
Price

0.25
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Beautiful in town location, cleared lot, town water and sewer at the street/ 66 feet of frontage on Baldwinville road and 148 frontage on Cottage St, Centetr of Baldwinville.
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