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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/17/2018

PLEASE NOTE- this is a unique opportunity for one person to rent 2 rooms on second floor of a single family home with a shared bath and kitchen.- not a single family rental. Includes utilities, washer/dryer, deck with BBQ grill, cable and internet. Small storage space available. Perfect for someone working in the area during the week and going home on weekends or a short term interim housing. No smoking/ no pets. AVAILABLE 3/1

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/17/2018

Don't wait for Spring - ready to occupy now ! A full basement Ranch , w/ fenced yard -3 bedrm home for you or as rental investment in good condition. Heated finished bonus room in basemt, & extra space for additional storage in unfinished portion. Bright kitchen w/ oak cabinets, tile flooring, electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator. Washer /dryer approx. 5 yrs old included. Roof & gutters installed 2010, new furnace & electric hot water tank 2013, circuit breakers 2016. Driveway holds 2 car tandum. Pavement needs repair, buyer's obligation. Lead certificate & report in-hand . Town water & septic system. Seller will do Title V asap , has regularly pumped septic. Handy to shopping & major rtes/roads in MA & Rhode Island. FYI to Investors - rental income 2017 was $2k / mo. Don't miss out, make this your own to enjoy or rent out Seller says buy " As-Is" , has already done "the big ticket items" mentioned.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/17/2018


16 Rayner St., Blackstone, MA 01504

Single-Family

$229,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Don't wait for Spring - ready to occupy now ! A full basement Ranch , w/ fenced yard -3 bedrm home for you or as rental investment in good condition. Heated finished bonus room in basemt, & extra space for additional storage in unfinished portion. Bright kitchen w/ oak cabinets, tile flooring, electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator. Washer /dryer approx. 5 yrs old included. Roof & gutters installed 2010, new furnace & electric hot water tank 2013, circuit breakers 2016. Driveway holds 2 car tandum. Pavement needs repair, buyer's obligation. Lead certificate & report in-hand . Town water & septic system. Seller will do Title V asap , has regularly pumped septic. Handy to shopping & major rtes/roads in MA & Rhode Island. FYI to Investors - rental income 2017 was $2k / mo. Don't miss out, make this your own to enjoy or rent out Seller says buy " As-Is" , has already done "the big ticket items" mentioned.
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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/14/2018

The average person doesn’t need to know much about the different architectural styles to determine whether or not they like a home. We’ve all heard likely heard of ranch and colonial style homes, and could probably identify them without much help.

However, America is filled with homes that are inspired by numerous cultures, their styles spanning centuries of innovation. America is a melting pot and its houses are no exception. As a result, many homes are a blend of styles.

The McMansion

Some style blends are more successful than others. The term “McMansion” has been used to describe a type of large house that is being developed across the country. These houses typically are an assortment of features that can’t really be called a cohesive style. Another way to think of a McMansion is like choosing items off of a dollar menu--they might not fit together in a particularly tasteful way, but they’re all things you crave.

That being said, there are many styles that share similarities with McMansions that architects consider to be postmodern or “New American.” These homes are often a combination of Traditional style homes and other styles such as Greek Revival and cottage style.

Style isn’t just for looks

The style of early American architecture was heavily inspired by factors like climate and available resources. New England colonial houses were and still are built with steep roofs to shed the heavy load of snow in the winter time.

In the southwest, homes were built with adobe, or sun-dried bricks, due to the lack of other building materials. But also, adobe stays cool even on the scorching summer days faced by the southwest region of the country.

In architecture, as in all sciences, form follows function. So, it’s a good idea to keep these factors in mind when you’re shopping for your next home.

The most common styles

We’ve only just scratched the surface of the hundreds of home styles that are to be found across the country. Building such a list would require a full-length book. So here, we’re just going to mention some of the most common house architectural styles throughout the United States.

  • Cape Cod. This early colonial home style has changed a bit over the years, becoming bigger and incorporating additions and garages. However, one aspect that most Cape Cod houses have in common is the symmetry between the doors and windows. Cape style houses have two windows on the left, a front door in the center, and two windows on the right. The siding was traditionally made from wooden shingles, but in modern day they can be made from a number of materials, including stone, brick, and vinyl.

  • Revival. Revival houses attempt to bring back certain characteristics of historical buildings. Greek revival is common in affluent suburbs of the United States. They are typically painted white, include large white columns at the entry way, and are at least two floors. Gothic Revival omits the columns and adds ornate trim along its steep roof edges. They are typically made from brick, especially dark red in color.

  • Dutch Colonial. The most obvious indicator that you might be looking at a Dutch style house is the roof which usually has two different pitch angles and flared eaves. These homes originated in New York and New Jersey but have since spread across the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the United States.

  • Craftsman. Originating in Southern California, the craftsman style home is a bit trickier to identify than more traditional styles. However, they’re making a big comeback due to their notable interior designs. This includes exposed roof rafters, detailed interior woodwork, and large, single-paned windows that let in lots of natural light.





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/7/2018

When people hear the term "modular" a few things come to mind. Standardized, easy to assemble, minimalist, and modern. When you hear the words "modular furniture" there's probably only one thing that comes to mind: Ikea. There are, however, a wide selection of stores (online and brick & mortar) that offer furniture to fit your minimalist lifestyle.

Reasons to go modular

Form follows function. This statement should be as true in the world of decorating as it is throughout the sciences. However, many times we buy items that are large and bulky; mistaking quantity for quality. In the world of modular furniture, form is everything. Here are some reasons you may want to start buying minimal furniture:
  • If you move often. Do you relocate for work every few years? Are you a student or young professional who does a lot of jumping around apartments? In a workforce that is increasingly freelance and online in nature, there are fewer bindings holding us back from moving.
  • If you like low-maintenance. Modular furniture is perfect the the person who likes to set something up easily out of the box. You won't have to worry about complicated maintenance or difficulty finding parts because modular furniture tends to be highly standardized.
  • If you're a space-saver. Are you the type to try to take advantage of every inch of free space in your home? Alternatively, do you like to give your home a spacious atmosphere through smart decorating? Modular furniture is intelligently designed to take advantage of space. Modular furniture pieces like sofas are often able to be reconfigured or rearranged in different pieces so you can place them in corners or sparsely around the room to open up space. Similarly, they often contain interior storage space for things like blankets and pillows.
  • If you have a refined taste for space. Modular furniture is at the cutting edge of home technology. Therefore it often boasts visually-appealing, minimalist form and modern color schemes. Like any industry, style varies between makers. But generally modular furniture companies tend to stay current with trends.

The biggest names, the best prices

Since modular furniture is an up-and-coming industry, there are a number of stores to choose from, some even with brick & mortal locations. Here are some of our favorites.
ikea
Not much needs to be said about IKEA. They started with one man in Sweden and now have locations in over 40 countries. IKEA is the standard by which all other modern furniture stores are weighed against.
vitsoe
Vitsoe keeps it simple with three basic modular "systems." Chairs, tables, and shelves. One of each system could easily fill a room. Their designs are minimalist and space-saving, which is evident by the "nesting" tables which fit into one another.
way basics
If you're looking for simple, lightweight and affordable storage and shelving, Way Basics is where you should start your search. They specialize in storage cubes and they take the humanitarian and environmentalist approach to doing business.
urban outfitters
They may seem like a strange addition to this list, but Urban Outfitters--the paragon of urban hipsterdom--has a surprisingly great selection of modular furniture items in their online shop. They do an excellent job of fusing vintage style with modern function.