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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 4/5/2020

Picking out flowers to plant in your garden and around your home is no easy task. You’ll have to consider the hardiness of the plants, whether you want them to come back year after year, what colors complement your house, and so on.

 Most people just simply buy flowers that look pretty. And while you can get lucky and have healthy flowers that way, a better method is to think about what you’re looking for in a flower.

 In this article, we’re going to help you choose the right flowers for your home and lifestyle.

 Annuals, biennials, and perennials

One of the first things you should consider is the lifecycle of the flowers. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of choosing and planting new flowers every year or two, perennials may be the best choice for you. Over the long run, you can save money by planting and caring for perennials. However, in the short term, annuals tend to be cheaper to buy.

Planting perennials

If you do decide to go with perennials in your garden you’ll need to be careful about which ones you choose. Make sure to look up your plant hardiness zone and only buy flowers that can withstand the colder seasons in your region.

Furthermore, you’ll want to see if there is any special care required to keep your flowers coming back each year. Likely, you’ll have to spend a bit of time aerating and fertilizing your soil to maintain a supply of nutrients to your plants’ roots. Similarly, determine if there is any special care that you can provide in the winter to help the plants return to life next spring.

Planting annuals

Annuals tend to be some of the brightest and most beautiful flowers. Some of them, called “volunteers,” can sow their own seeds easily and return the next year with minimum work on your part.

You might also notice that annuals bloom throughout the season. That means you and you family and house guests have more time to marvel at the beautiful flowers they produce.

Some common annuals to plant are begonias, geraniums, marigolds, sunflowers and petunias. If you like to keep a variety.

Planting biennials

Like annuals, biennials will die after they bloom. The key difference is that they last for two years not one. During spring of the first year they will grow and stem but won’t bloom. The following spring is when biennials reach their peak.

 Just like annuals, biennials can sow their own seeds. However, some are easier to grow than others and you’ll want to encourage them with rich, aerated soil and plenty of water in early spring.

 Some common biennials include Black-eyed Susans, Sweet William, Forget-Me-Not, and some garden variety plants like fennel, carrot, and parsley.

 Pest-repelling plants

There’s more to flowers than just their ability to look and smell nice. Some plants have the ability to repel certain pests. 

Marigold can repel certain insects as well as rabbits, chives repel certain beetles and flies, petunias repel aphids (which can wreak havoc in your vegetable garden), and so on. 

If you have a pest problem and want to dissuade them from coming back next year, planting pest-repelling plants may be the best option for you.




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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 4/2/2020

A pretty piece of Hopedale awaits you! The exact age of this statuesque antique colonial isn't known (town states 1930) but it has the beloved "bones" of older-style wood construction. This sweet home boasts large rooms and high ceilings with all the charm of the town's majestic architecture. Located on a lovely side street yet close to Milford Regional Medical Center, shopping highway access, etc., this charmer needs new occupants to love it as much as the current owner had since 1968! You know already what a great town Hopedale is with its history, lovely library, and New England small-town feel. For those seeking time outdoors, your new home is located less than two miles to Hopedale Parklands and Hopedale Pond. Bring your own personal style and some updates to this home and it will shine with all its glory! The lot is large, flat, and on the corner of Daniels and Highland. Showings will begin after April 2, 2020. Property is being sold as is by Durable Power of Attorney.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 4/2/2020


43 Daniels St, Hopedale, MA 01747

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A pretty piece of Hopedale awaits you! The exact age of this statuesque antique colonial isn't known (town states 1930) but it has the beloved "bones" of older-style wood construction. This sweet home boasts large rooms and high ceilings with all the charm of the town's majestic architecture. Located on a lovely side street yet close to Milford Regional Medical Center, shopping highway access, etc., this charmer needs new occupants to love it as much as the current owner had since 1968! You know already what a great town Hopedale is with its history, lovely library, and New England small-town feel. For those seeking time outdoors, your new home is located less than two miles to Hopedale Parklands and Hopedale Pond. Bring your own personal style and some updates to this home and it will shine with all its glory! The lot is large, flat, and on the corner of Daniels and Highland. Showings will begin after April 2, 2020. Property is being sold as is by Durable Power of Attorney.
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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 3/29/2020

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The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. 

There Are Few Absolutes 

When it comes to real estate zoning, there are very few assumptions you can make. Some neighborhoods give property owners near-total freedom to do whatever they like. Outside of breaking federal laws, owners are free to add, build and destroy at will. In other neighborhoods, there may be laws that govern practically any change you would ever want to make.

You may need to apply for any number of permits before you can be approved to improve your own property. If you live in an HOA, the regulations will become even more stringent, impacting everything from the color of your home to the length of your grass blades. 

Professionals May Have to Get Involved

Zoning laws may prevent owners from doing their own repairs, instead requiring them to contact a pre-approved contractor to complete the job. Or they may allow you to complete the job, only on the condition that you schedule an inspector to certify that the safety of the property. These laws are put in place because one owner's plumbing fiasco can quickly spread to a neighbor's yard, and one electrical miswiring can extinguish the power on the whole block. The good news is that even the most stringent neighborhoods will typically allow property owners to do their own prep work before professionals arrive. 

Zoning Laws Change 

Zoning laws are not static, which can make them confusing to adhere to. There's plenty of unpermitted work all over the nation, and it can cause a lot of headaches for owners if they're challenged to prove when and how work was completed. Because of this, you're encouraged to do a little research before making changes to the property. In addition, keep track of all receipts and documents that show the dates of the changes. And if you're planning to buy a home, consider how future laws might impact the property. For example, if your land comes under environmental protection status, it may severely impact its value and functionality. 

The zoning laws aren't there to impede property owners (although it may feel that way at times). These regulations were created to keep everyone in the area protected from serious property fiascos. Knowing the rules before you buy and following them after is a good way to keep yourself out of trouble. 




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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 3/22/2020

A truly exceptional property you'll love to call home! This expansive Cape offers over 3000 square feet of updated living space & is set back on a beautiful lot w/ an abundance of flowering bushes, plants & stone walls on a scenic country road. The heart of the home features a front to back open floor plan w/ a newer white cabinet kitchen w/ stainless double ovens & Electrolux cook top, quartz countertops & island/ breakfast bar, a newly added cathedral ceiling family room w/ gas fireplace & a sitting room. Flanked on the right by an oversized dining room w/ access to the farmers porch & 4 season sunroom that leads to a 19'x 8' composite deck & flagstone patio. Hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st floor. To the left is a fireplaced living room, 1/2 bath w/ laundry and an amazing newly added 1st floor master suite w/ coffered ceilings & master bath w/ jacuzzi & walk in tile shower. The 2nd floor boasts 3 large bedrooms, loft area & guest bath. Great commuter location.

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