Mary Foley Real Estate Inc.
Mary Foley Real Estate Inc.

Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 6/22/2021

18 Lincoln St, Fitchburg, MA 01420



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***GROUP SHOWING THURSDAY - MAY 27TH AT 5PM*** FREE STANDING COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH LOTS OF POTENTIAL FOR A MULTITUDE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES! Recently painted and newer roof. Previously a motor / engine repair shop with six - one ton electric chain hoists, large second floor crane, 10 x 10 garage door, additional garage access door with beam and Craine. Equipped with an air compressor, chemical room, spray booth with ventilation. Building is heated with natural gas, 480V 3 phase electric and has two bathrooms and two separate offices with one reception area. High traffic location. Buyer to do own due diligence.
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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 6/22/2021

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Living walls have become increasingly popular in buildings in cities and urban areas. Also called vertical gardens or green walls, these installations can provide several benefits to the area besides just aesthetic appeal. While you’ll most often encounter living walls outdoors, they’re also common inside commercial spaces and homes. Here we’ll go over what exactly goes in to a living wall and the many benefits of having one in your own home.

How Do Living Walls Work?

Living walls are made with a frame up against an existing wall. The frames are usually metal or plastic and have a layer of “growth medium” for the plants to grow in. For some living wall designs growth medium can simply mean soil. For others, they use a compact growth medium in block or mat form. The plants can attached directly to the medium to get nutrients through their roots and remain supported by the structure of the wall.

Most living walls have a built-in irrigation system on the back which allows the plants access to water without waste or risk of moisture damage. Depending on the complexity of the wall and the plants included there may even be automatic misting functions to keep the leaves of moisture-loving plants healthy.

For plant choice, indoor living walls offer a lot of options because of the likelihood of a temperature controlled environment. Evergreens are usually the best choice regardless of your living wall’s location because they will not leave “dead” spots on the wall when dormant. Other popular plant choices include philodendrons, ferns and even succulents.

Can You Make Your Own?

There are many companies that provide living wall supply and installation both for the home and larger outdoor spaces. However, living walls are possible to DIY as long as you use the right tools. The simplest way to build your own living wall is to attach planters to a frame or directly into the wall. You can repurpose an unused book shelf or even use a wooden palette as the primary structure.

Building a living wall in this style will not achieve the same look as the ones with plants attached horizontally. However, you can still cover the entire wall with greenery as long as you choose the right plants. This also helps you avoid the need for an attached irrigation system since you can water the plants normally. That said, be mindful of logistics and maintenance: don’t forget you need to reach them in order to care for them.

What Are the Benefits?

There are plenty of benefits to living walls no matter the location. Some key advantages include:

  • Breathe Easy - Adding a dense collection of plantlife will help purify your air and provide extra oxygen.

  • Insulation - Living walls can be excellent sound dampeners and help control the temperature in your living space.

  • Save Energy - Because of their insulating effects, living walls can make your home more energy efficient by helping regulate and maintain ideal temperatures.

  • Lift Your Mood - Having a living wall can make you feel more energized and productive and can also promote a sense of calm.

  • Increase Property Value - Any energy efficient or sustainable feature is attractive to homebuyers. A living wall can boost the resale value of your home.

  • Visual Appeal - Living walls are eye-catching and beautiful additions to any space and have the benefits of a garden and a piece of art all at once.

No matter if you hire a professional or DIY, adding a living wall is an excellent way to improve your quality of life, help the environment and boost your home value at the same time.

Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 6/18/2021

This Single-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $510,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..

46 Crestfield Ln, Leominster, MA 01453


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Full/Half Baths
ELABORATE RANCH WITH FINISHED BASEMENT AND IN-GROUND POOL!! Main level offers three bedrooms, large full bath with double sinks, large living room, kitchen with dining room, family room with fireplace. Full finished basement with two additional bedrooms and spacious family room with a full bath. Home is sited on over a half acre of manicured grounds with a fenced in yard and irrigation system. Private yard is level with plenty of room to entertain, enjoy campfires and lounge in the pool. Easy access to highways and local amenities. Open house planned for Saturday April 3rd 11-2 and Monday April 5th 4:30-6pm with offers due Tuesday by 5pm.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 6/18/2021

This Single-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $296,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..

702 Westminster Hill Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420


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IDEAL LAYOUT! Five bedroom Colonial just shy of 2000 sq ft of living space. First floor offers a spacious living room, dining room, bedroom currently being used as a family room, full bath, separate laundry room, beautiful remodeled kitchen with Granite counters, Stainless Steel appliances, hardwoods and tray ceiling, Second floor has four good sized bedrooms and full bathroom. Deck and paved driveway was recently added for more parking. Side patio with fenced in yard for privacy.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 6/15/2021

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The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.”

How can it be both?

No doubt about it, buying a home and making it yours is a fantastic achievement. Taking on part of the American dream builds your confidence, creates community stability and sets your household’s future on a positive trajectory. However, a home can also become an albatross. That could be what happens when you blindly purchase a home without an upfront and thorough inspection. Even a home that a relative or friend sells to you needs a professional home inspector to give you a baseline of what maintenance and repairs it may need.

How do you stay "joyful?"

  • Insist on a home inspection. As mentioned earlier, even if someone you know sells you the home, paying for an inspector to report on what’s up with the home’s major systems means you can plan for your future. If the inspection says the roof needs replacing in five years, you can factor that into your budget and not be surprised or upset when, in five years, you need a new roof.
  • Ask for a warranty. As part of the negotiations, have your agent request a home warranty for at least a year. You may even opt for renewal after that year. Get a warranty that covers problems with major systems such as the electrical panel and wiring, plumbing, water heater, HVAC and sprinkler systems. The cost to the seller is typically low, and helps maintain peace of mind when things start to get a little worn.
  • Stay on top of maintenance. If you’re handy, this is your moment to shine. Get a list of the most common maintenance issues in a home and schedule it into your free time. These include monitoring for water leaks, changing air conditioning and furnace filters and clearing out the gutters and downspouts before the winter weather wreaks havoc. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type, then ask your agent to recommend someone to keep an eye on things for you so that they don’t turn into major problems.

Is homeownership a reason for joy? Of course. But don’t let unexpected expenses and maintenance issues dim your happiness. Ask your agent about home inspections, warranties and repair contractor referrals.

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