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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/19/2017

Since the dawn of the internet age, a growing number of homeowners and bill payers are asking themselves if they really need to keep paying for cable television.

Thereís a lot to consider when it comes to cable. While there are many services that you can find most services and shows that cable TV provides, there arenít any that offer the full package.

Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to cut the cord is down to personal preference. In this post, weíre going to talk about some of the ways you can save by getting rid of cable TV, the services that you can use instead of cable, and what to expect from those services.

The case for cord cutting

Weíre not at a point where you can usually bundle up services to get all of the things you watch on cable TV and then some. Some people argue, however, that to truly get a wide selection of sports, news, and TV shows you would end up paying the same amount as you do for cable. How do they arrive at those figures?

Say you pay about $20 per month for Netflix and Amazon Prime. But you still donít have the sports channels you want so you have to add an additional service. Then you notice your video stream keeps pausing and lagging so you have to upgrade your internet.

If you want every channel under the sun and the highest internet to stream them on, yes it could cost as much to ditch cable as it would be to keep it. But the reality is that most people donít want or need that many services or channels. People donít have time to watch that many shows when they get home from work, and are more than happy with the selection that one $8 per month service offers them.

Alternatives to monthly streaming services

Another thing opponents of cord cutting ignore is the fact that there are a number of services you can get for free that would replace some of the things that cable TV offers.

A number of news channels, as well as entertainment services like YouTube are streaming online for free. You have to watch the occasional advertisement, but you have to do that with cable TV anyway.

If there are local channels you feel youíre missing out on, you can still use a TV antenna, which are broadcasting a higher quality than ever. For $30, you can have access to channels for free over the air (OTA).

OTA channels vary based on your location, so be sure to check to see what the signal is like in your area.

The decision

The best way to decide if youíre ready to ditch cable is to find out which channels and shows you still want access to and to see if you can get them cheaper online. Thatís it.

Odds are your internet is going to be strong enough to stream a show (unless you have a house full of kids trying to do the same thing). So, look into the streaming options, do the math, and make the best informed decision for your household.




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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/12/2017

Getting ready to buy a new home? You'll want to hire a real estate agent to guide you along the homebuying journey, as this professional will possess the skills and know-how needed to ensure you can find your dream home quickly. There are many great reasons for homebuyers to work with a real estate agent, including: 1. You Can Check Out a Wide Range of Homes That Fit Your Needs. Whether you're looking for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the city or a small residence on the outskirts of town, a real estate agent can arrange home showings to ensure you can check out a variety of houses that fit your needs. Remember, a real estate agent works for you and will do everything he or she can to help you find your ideal residence. This professional will conduct research into homes that meet your criteria and even work with a home seller's real estate agent to make sure you can view a house at your convenience. 2. You Can Receive Expert Support During the Negotiation Stage. No homebuyer wants to enter the negotiation stage alone. Fortunately, a real estate agent will help you manage negotiations. Negotiations with a home seller can become contentious if you're not careful, but your real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you get your dream house at the right price, regardless of the circumstances. 3. You Can Get Extra Help with a Home Inspection. Completing a home inspection is paramount before you finalize a purchase agreement with a home seller. And with a trusted real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble finding a reliable home inspector who will be able to identify potential issues with a house before you buy it. Your real estate agent also can help you minimize stress if a home inspector encounters problems with a house. For example, your real estate agent will speak with a home seller to ensure any home repairs are completed before you finalize your purchase agreement. Thus, you'll be able to buy a home that you can enjoy for years to come thanks in part to the support provided by your real estate agent. 4. You Can Enjoy a Simple Closing Process. The closing process often represents the final step before you can move into your new home. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the paperwork that is included as part of this process and ensure you are comfortable with each form you sign. Your real estate agent, meanwhile, will be with you during the closing process and can explain the importance of each form. Furthermore, your real estate agent will be happy to respond to any concerns or queries and help you feel comfortable throughout the closing process. Ultimately, your real estate agent may play a key role in your ability to find the perfect house. As a result, be sure to spend some time interviewing prospective real estate agents in your area to find a real estate professional that you can collaborate with during each stage of the homebuying journey.





Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/9/2017


3 Oakhill Ave, Foxboro, MA 02035

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious colonial boasting modern amenities combined with period charm! Gorgeous wood paneled, beamed living room with brick fireplace- the perfect cozy New England retreat! Bright and cheerful retro kitchen - just the right size: enjoy your favorite warm beverage gazing over your level back yard, and cook up treats to enjoy in the grand dining room. First floor master potential with the the 4th bedroom - currently used as an office and opening to a flexible sun-room space. The gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the home extend up the staircase and through the upper hall and all 3 of the spacious upstairs bedrooms; great closet space in all! Luxurious bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub and shower. The walk-up attic provides easy access to storage.New 4 bedroom septic, natural gas, town water. What a great location! Walk to town, the excellent local Y and Ahearn Middle School. Hurry if you are looking for a warm and beautiful new home!
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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/5/2017

Declutter your home and your stress may lower. You might also enjoy greater mental clarity. Reduced financial waste, greater personal savings and less time spent searching for keys, gadgets and other misplaced items are additional advantages that you could receive after you declutter your home. Get Rid of Excess and Gain More Space Even if your home is overloaded with furniture, it's possible to declutter your home in 30 days. It's also trouble free, especially if you really want to simplify your life. To start, get large moving boxes to place needless items inside. Other steps that you can take to declutter your home are:

  1. Identify items that you don't need. As a tip, if you haven't used an item in three months or longer, there's a good chance that you don't need it.
  2. Place three to five items in a box each day.
  3. Go through your closet and place clothes that are either too big or too small for you in a box.
  4. Remove packaged dry food from countertops and place them in cupboards. Keep sauce pans and skillets beneath the kitchen sink.
  5. Donate old books to your local library.
  6. Store folding chairs in the garage or a storage closet.
  7. Install brighter lights in dimly lit rooms and remove heavy drapes from windows to allow more natural light inside your home. Not only can this step help to declutter your home, it could also keep your home cooler in spring and summer, potentially lowering your utility bill.
  8. Install a ceiling fan and get rid of floor fans or store floor fans in a closet or the garage until they are needed.
  9. Build decorative shelves in one or more rooms of your home. Place family pictures, knick knacks and books in the shelves. Remove empty bookcases from your home.
  10. Clean the attic, garage and storage closets at the start of each new season.
For large items like sofas, chairs and dressers that you are ready to let go of, consider calling a charity and asking them if they will pick up the furniture free of charge. Also, declutter your home office if you telecommute.† You could store paper files electronically and set a date for when you will get rid of old files. As an example, you might decide to get rid of files that are 10 years or older. Consumerism drives us to spend, buying furniture, gadgets, clothes and jewelry that we don't need and might only use once. A decluttered home can make your home more spacious and help you recognize what's most important, behaviors like spending quality time with your family, getting outdoors more, participating in your favorite hobbies and setting aside time each day to relax.





Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 11/2/2017

Spacious colonial boasting modern amenities combined with period charm! Gorgeous wood paneled, beamed living room with brick fireplace- the perfect cozy New England retreat! Bright and cheerful retro kitchen - just the right size: enjoy your favorite warm beverage gazing over your level back yard, and cook up treats to enjoy in the grand dining room. First floor master potential with the the 4th bedroom - currently used as an office and opening to a flexible sun-room space. The gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the home extend up the staircase and through the upper hall and all 3 of the spacious upstairs bedrooms; great closet space in all! Luxurious master bath with double sinks, soaking tub and shower. The walk-up attic provides easy access to storage.New 4 bedroom septic, natural gas, town water. What a great location! Walk to town, the excellent local Y and Ahearn Middle School. Hurry if you are looking for a warm and beautiful new home!

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