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Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance!

Valerian

Valerian is a plant better suited in garden beds since it can grow up to five or six feet tall. It has fragrant flowers that are highly fragrant and definitely pleasing to the nose. It has beautiful little flowers that sprout atom thin stems ranging from white to pale pink.

Peonies

These are great for the garden beds or larger container planters, and have incredible longevity. They are spectacular for putting on a good show, with their large four to six-inch fragrant flowers and glossy green foliage. With full sun and good soil, peonies will make your garden or porch the talk of the neighborhood.

Chocolate Cosmos

Another lovely showstopper for almost anywhere in your garden is the deep and stunning Chocolate Cosmos. At up to 3 feet tall and around a foot wide, these flowers are great for garden beds, containers, borders, and just about anywhere else you can think to put a plant. They, as their name implies, have a strong aroma of dark chocolate, and deep, nearly-black centers. Chocolate cosmos are always a hit with garden enthusiasts!

These, along with many others, are excellent options for low-maintenance beauty that will last you all year. Perennial flowers are also an excellent option to help save money overall on your gardening costs since they don’t need to be repurchased every season or every year.



122 Heald St, Pepperell, MA 01463

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This beautiful home will make your 2020 turn around! Carefully designed by a local architect, this contemporary colonial is surrounded by incredibly private and tranquil grounds and offers 200' of frontage on Heald Pond. The pond is spring fed & allows for swimming, canoeing/kayaking. The views are breathtaking year round!. Relax in the awesome FR where you'll find a wood burning FP, vaulted & beamed ceiling, & motorized skylights. The Spacious kitchen w/ HW flring & SS appliances offers access to 2 patios & the zen like screen porch. Also on the 1st flr are the welcoming foyer, the 4thBR/ home office, the mud hall leading to a fenced area & a F-bath. The 2nd flr offers 3 bdrms, the loft w/ balcony & a F-bth. The master BR offers a W-I clst, + 2 additional closets & the beginning of what can be an amazing mastr bath! The home offers a W-U attic, huge basement, & a foundation for a 3 car gar. Nearby is Heald St Orchard - 80 acres of protected wildlife space and walking trails.
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This Single-Family in North Reading, MA recently sold for $887,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Kim Cook - LAER Realty Partners.


8 Central St, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$799,900
Price
$887,500
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
4
Baths
Love at First sight! This gorgeous colonial offers a formal living room and dining room with hardwood floors.The spacious fully applianced kitchen has stainless steel appliances, tile floor, backsplash and granite countertops.The kitchen is open to a fireplace'd family room with cathedral ceilings, fan, lots of windows to bring in the sunshine and plenty of space to spread out, Off the kitchen is a den or study area. The second floor won't disappoint featuring a master suite complete with master bath, walk in tiled shower, lighted alcove storage walk in closet., hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings. Home has an expansive walk up attic for storage and potential to be finished, or the option of another bedroom. A spacious, private yard with 2 decks for relaxing or playing ball, a water feature to enjoy, all located across the street from North Reading's Ipswich River Park. First showing Sunday 9/6 12-2

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If you recently added your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of time before you sell your house. In fact, if you know what to expect after a home listing is published, you can plan accordingly for all stages of the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for the home selling process.

1. Craft an Engaging and Informative Home Listing

Oftentimes, a home listing may dictate a seller's success. If a seller creates a listing that fails to effectively highlight a house's benefits, buyers may shy away from the residence altogether. On the other hand, a seller who crafts an engaging and informative listing can increase the probability of a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Your home listing should include relevant information about your residence, including details about your house's age and condition. Also, it may be beneficial to include high-resolution photographs of your house to help buyers envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

There is no need to stretch the truth in your home listing, either. Because if you fail to provide homebuyers with accurate information about your home – and these buyers discover "hidden" home problems during an inspection – you ultimately may put a potential home sale in jeopardy.

2. Make Your Home Available to Potential Buyers

As a home seller, you should strive to make your residence available to as many potential buyers as possible. Thus, if a buyer requests a home showing on short notice, you should be willing to temporarily vacate your residence to accommodate this buyer's request.

In addition, you should try to keep your house neat and tidy. That way, if a buyer requests a showing on short notice, you won't have to worry about scrambling to clean your home.

3. Know What Your Home Is Worth

After you list your house, buyers will read your home listing and set up showings. And if a buyer is truly interested in purchasing your home, he or she likely will submit an offer.

A seller generally has only a limited amount of time to assess an offer and decide whether to accept, reject or counter it. Fortunately, if you conduct a home appraisal, you can find out what your house is currently worth.

With a home appraisal, a property expert will examine your residence, as well as evaluate pertinent housing market data. Next, this property expert will offer a home valuation that helps you understand the true value of your house.

Lastly, if you need assistance as you sell your house, it may be helpful to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can teach you about the real estate sector and help you make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

Take the guesswork out of selling your house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost your chances of enjoying a fast and successful home selling experience.


This Single-Family in Westford, MA recently sold for $750,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kim Cook - LAER Realty Partners.


6 Koala Bear Lane, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$710,000
Price
$750,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Set on over an acre in a small, So. Westford neighborhood, this 4 BR/2.5 bath colonial has room to move and grow inside and out. Spacious eat-in kitchen opens into the light, airy family room with soaring ceiling, skylights and a big bay window overlooking backyard and woodlands. From the kitchen, step through French doors into the spectacular 4 season room. With gas stove, tons of windows and attractive shiplap and beadboard you will want to spend every month of the year in here. Sliders open onto large mahogany deck w/ access to lawn. HDWD flooring in DR and LR. Laundry area and half bath with granite countertop complete the 1st floor. 4 large bedrooms upstairs including master w/ full bath. Shared bath has granite topped vanity and linen closet. Room to expand in the walk-up attic and walk-out basement w/ daylight windows. Young roof, HVAC, AZEK trim and NEW 4-BR SEPTIC installed prior to closing. Close to golf, bike trail, playground, soccer field, tennis courts and hiking trails.

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