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Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/25/2018

What makes a luxury home considered a luxury? While what is considered a luxury can differ from one person to the next when it comes to luxury homes the parameters are much more objective. And there’s much more to it than the number on the price tag. Luxury homes are defined by the quality and high-level detail put into them. Keep reading to learn how.

Build quality is the first factor to look at. All materials should be above the standard. From the construction to the wood flooring and marble countertops. Almost everything is custom with detail and care put into each element. One-of-a-kind hard-to-find features make a home feel luxurious and certainly a cut above the rest. Many buyers are now seeking out homes built from sustainable materials and boasting eco-friendly features.

The second factor is location. It could be acres of land isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life but full of stunning views. Or in the heart of a city that is always on the pulse with a sweeping scene of the lights and glamour only stacks of buildings can create. No matter the surrounding population you can be sure a luxury home will have a high degree of privacy. And many times equipped with security necessary to keep that treasured privacy from being disrupted.

A third is the prestige of the build. A home designed by an esteemed architect has much of the same appeal as buying a painting from a renowned painter. Alternatively, a home with an interesting backstory and/or history adds intrigue and exclusivity. They often boast state of the art features and are completely bespoke to the owner and landscape. A current trend is understated builds that feel seamless and non-disruptive to their surroundings.

Amenities not otherwise found in standard homes set a luxury home apart from the herd. Think theater rooms, fitness centers, an indoor pool, or wine cellar. And in many cases all of the above. Large balconies provide the homeowner to take in the impressive views of their chosen surroundings. While meditation gardens and outdoor showers transport to another world. Bringing outside luxuries onto the premises makes these homes an insulated oasis from the outside world, for their owners to kick back and relax.

Quality and individuality coupled with privacy make a home highly coveted. The resources that go into crafting the experiences these builds provide make for a luxury home. Many think it’s simply the price tag. However, this is simply a representation of how much time and thought was put into the creative process of building a truly luxurious home. When house hunting keep these factors in mind as they absolutely determine the value and cost of each of the homes that find their way onto your wishlist.




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Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/18/2018

As a home seller, you recognize that your house is one of many that is available to prospective homebuyers. However, unlike most home sellers, you're willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your residence represents an attractive choice to homebuyers. Although you may commit significant time and resources to get your house ready for a home showing, there are several factors to consider as you prep your residence. Some of the most common factors to consider include: 1. Appearance Of course, your home's interior and exterior should look pristine so they can help your home make a great first impression on homebuyers. Furthermore, you should clean and declutter your house as much as possible before a home showing. This will allow you to highlight how your house represents a spacious, immaculate oasis that a homeowner can enjoy for years to come. Don't forget to hide personal items like photographs before you show your home, too. Ideally, you'll want homebuyers to envision what it's like to live in your house as they walk through it. And by removing personal items, you'll make it easier for homebuyers to imagine a wonderful future in which they buy your home. 2. Smells Strong smells may linger, and ultimately, impact a homebuyer's impression of your residence. Thus, you'll want to pay close attention to any smells that may turn homebuyers off. Focus on using air fresheners and candles that deliver warm, inviting aromas throughout your house. Whether it's lighting a candle that fills your home with a rich natural scent or spraying an air freshener that brings an unparalleled citrus aroma to your residence, you can use odor eliminators to disguise unpleasant smells quickly and effortlessly. You also should consider smells that may develop on the day of a home showing. For instance, cooking bacon on your kitchen stove may be part of your morning routine but can leave a lingering smell. Conversely, home sellers who try to maintain pleasant aromas throughout their houses day after day should be able to minimize repugnant smells immediately. 3. Lighting Illuminate your residence's interior and exterior as best you can, and you'll likely find that homebuyers may be more attracted to your house over others that are available. From dazzling pendant lights in the kitchen to recessed lighting in the hallways, you can make a bold statement with the right types of lighting throughout your home. Also, you should open the windows prior to a home showing to let sunlight fill your residence. By doing so, you can use natural light to illuminate your house and allow fresh air to filter through your home simultaneously. For home sellers, it is essential to devote time and resources to prep your house for an upcoming showing. And if you need extra support along the way, working with an experienced real estate agent ensures that you can receive expert assistance as you add your home to the real estate market. Consider the aforementioned factors as you get your house ready for a home showing, and you should have no trouble generating interest in your house.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/16/2018

Open House Sunday, April 22nd from 2-3pm. THIS SPRAWLING HOME IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR GROWING FAMILY. BEAUTIFUL LOT WITH INGROUND POOL, BIG PATIO, FENCED-IN YARD & GORGEOUS LANDSCAPING. IDEAL LOCATION IN THE VERY DESIRABLE DENNISON HILL AREA. THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED WITH PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP FOR QUALITY & COMFORT IN MIND. MANY RECENT UPDATES INCLUDING KITCHEN AND BATHS. INLAW ADDITION ON THE 1ST FLOOR, WHICH COULD BE USED AS THE MASTER SUITE WITH A PRIVATE FULL BATH. GORGEOUS BUILT-IN CABINETS & CROWN MOLDING IN THIS ELEGANT HOME. VERY PRIVATE SETTING WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY COMPLETE PRIVACY IN YOUR BACKYARD. THE KIDS WILL ENJOY THE INGROUND POOL AND BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED YARD, WHICH IS FENCED-IN FOR PETS. THE PARTIALLY FINISHED BASEMENT IS IDEAL FOR A HOME GYM OR A GAMEROOM FOR THE KIDS. YOU MUST SEE THIS BIG HOME TO FULLY APPRECIATE ALL IT HAS TO OFFER. EASY ACCESS TO RT.20 & MASS PIKE. CALL NOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS & A PRIVATE SHOWING.

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/4/2018

Relaxation and a hot bath are practically synonymous. However, more and more homeowners these days are opting for stand up showers in lieu of a bathtub to create more space in their bathrooms. Whether you have decided to skip the tub or recently bought a tub-less home you can still create the infamous relaxing experience bathtubs are known for in your stand up shower. Preparation. Start by cleaning your bathroom and especially the shower. Scrub away any soap scum or mildew that may be lurking. You want to create a luxurious experience for yourself and a sparkling clean room will start you off on the right foot. Let your family know you intend to take some time to yourself or even put up a “do not disturb” sign on the bathroom handle. Have all your bath items on hand before beginning your shower. To create a relaxing experience you want to be able to focus on your time in the shower without jumping in and out to grab fresh towels or a specific bath product. Ambiance. Part of what makes taking a bath relaxing is the atmosphere we create for ourselves to truly enjoy it. There are many of the same techniques you can use when taking a shower as well as some swaps you can make to recreate a calming experience. Begin by dimming the lights and even lighting a few candles. You may also want to choose a soothing music playlist for your shower if you have a waterproof speaker. Use an essential oil diffuser or hang some dried leaves of lavender, eucalyptus or lemongrass from your shower head to fill your bathroom with calming scents and create a spa experience. Add some plants for an extra touch. Plants like pothos, philodendrons, spider plants, orchids, bamboo, peace lilies, Boston ferns, and ZZ plants all do well in the low lighting and moist environment of the bathroom. Products. Make your relaxing shower a real treat by choosing some luxurious products you wouldn’t normally use for your everyday shower. Think items like a body scrub, richly lathering body wash, tingly shampoo or a nourishing deep conditioner. Go the extra mile by transferring these products to some gorgeous glass containers for a spa-like feel. You’ll want some fluffy towels waiting for you, perhaps even warmed in the dryer first and a bathrobe. During. Massage your scalp when lathering up your shampoo and give yourself a facial massage when washing your face. Try your hand at a little meditation or a relaxing visualization while in the shower to feel like you are in another world. Take deep slow breaths to release tension and stress from the day. Practice feeling grounded and in the now to truly appreciate this luxurious experience you are creating for yourself. Give moisturizing products time to really sink into your hair and skin. You can even give yourself a body massage while you wait. At the end of your shower consider standing under a blast of cold water before getting out. This will add shine to your hair as it seals down the cuticles and is great for your blood circulation. You may not normally think of your shower as a place of relaxation but with some splurges and a little time you can have a spa-like experience that would make even a bath enthusiast jealous. So whether you’ve had a hard day, grueling workout or all round stressful week go ahead and use the tips above for your next shower. You deserve it.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 4/3/2018

Open House Saturday 4/7/18 From 2-3pm. PROPERTY IS COMMERCIALLY ZONED & LOCATED ON RT.12 IN NORTH OXFORD NEAR THE AUBURN TOWN LINE WITH EASY ACCESS TO RT.20, MASS PIKE & I-395. EXCELLENT CORNER LOT OF MAIN STREET & TURNER ROAD, LESS THAN HALF A MILE TO WALMART ON THE OXFORD & AUBURN TOWN LINE. IDEAL PROPERTY FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A HOME BUSINESS PROPERTY OR COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR CARE-FREE OWNERSHIP WITH NEW 200 AMP ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, NEW PLUMBING, AND NEW BOILER FOR THE FORCED HOT WATER HEATING SYSTEM. THIS PROPERTY IS NOW CONNECTED TO PUBLIC WATER & PUBLIC SEWER. FULL BASEMENT & GARAGE FOR EXTRA STORAGE. NEW SUMP PUMP IN THE BASEMENT. COVERED FRONT PORCH HAS BEEN EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC HEAT SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE VIEW WITH MANY WINDOWS FOR PLENTY OF SUNSHINE. ABUTTING PROPERTY (ROSSI'S CLEANERS) IS ALSO FOR SALE FOR INVESTORS LOOKING TO COMBINE THE PROPERTIES & BUILD A STRIP MALL. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! CALL NOW FOR ALL THE INFORMATION.

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