Alysha Glazier | Westford Real Estate, Chelmsford Real Estate, Concord Real Estate


This Single-Family in Ayer, MA recently sold for $351,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Alysha Glazier - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Merrimack Valley.


126 Sandy Pond Rd, Ayer, MA 01432

Single-Family

$325,000
Price
$351,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Don't miss this beautiful open concept 3 bedroom + office home, with many great updates including a new furnace, ac condenser, stainless steel appliances and Harvey vinyl windows! The soaring ceilings in the living space will wow you. The kitchen is light and bright and open to the dining and living room spaces.The window over the kitchen sink looks out into the expansive fenced in private backyard and the breakfast bar provides additional seating and counter space. The gorgeous dark wood floors run through the living room, dining room and hallways. The main floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, including a private MASTER BATH with walk-in shower. The lower level has an additional living room and another possible bedroom, with closet. Just a short walk up the street provides access to a great park and the town beach right on Sandy Pond. This home is convenient to shopping, route 2, 495 and the train station. Come see this wonderful home for yourself!

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Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring it means it only gets bigger, more difficult to repair and could potentially cause other issues.

Invite an Inspection

During the purchase process, you should have had a home inspection. On it, a certified inspector lists any areas with potential maintenance needs in the foreseeable future. Read through the inspection list to see what’s upcoming. Will you need a new roof in a few years? Does the exterior paint need some TLC? How old is the water heater and how long is the warranty on it? Did the inspector notice any weaknesses in the foundation or cracks in the supports? Minor issues likely weren’t enough to stop a sale since every home has some blemishes. But knowing the potential issues means you can keep your eye on them and stop something from developing into an expensive issue needing major repairs.

Do an Annual Review

Make a list and check it twice. Each season walk through your home, crawl in the attic space and under the floor joists to check things out. Look for evidence of water leaks, mold, or build-up of condensation. Check for dripping faucets, hissing or running toilets or loose fixtures. Tighten water valves and check for moisture inside sink cabinets and bathroom vanities.

If your house has a fireplace, have the chimney swept before you use it in the fall or winter. During the summer, birds and small animals often build nests in the chimney that can catch embers and cause house fires. If your chimney does not have a screen or cap, talk to your fireplace professional about installing them. Your fireplace isn’t the only thing that needs screens. If your gutters continually clog with leaves and debris, they can back up and cause significant water damage to your home. In areas with snow or ice, clogged gutters can overflow during a melt and damage the gutters, soffit and even the foundation. A gutter contractor can install screens that let the water in but keep the debris out.

Energy Review

Other areas that need consideration are windows and doors. If your dual-paned window steams or frosts on the inside, the seal has broken, so you won’t reap the benefit of energy savings. Drafty door jams and frames allow frigid air in and cause your furnace to run longer. Ask your public utility company to do an energy survey of your home and caulk, repair or replace when necessary.

Your professional real estate agent is the best resource for a home inspector, referrals for a handy contractor and how to contact your public utilities for a review. Reach out today for information. 



7B Old Colony Drive, Westford, MA 01886

Condo

$449,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous open floor plan townhouse nestled into Pilgrim Village with views of Keyes Pond & full of updates! This 2 bed, plus office/den, 2.5 bath home has been beautifully updated. The main floor has an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, gleaming hardwood, a gorgeous granite & stainless steel kitchen, formal dining room leading to a screened porch, and a separate office! The kitchen was totally renovated and open to the dining room in 2018! Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The master bathroom was fully renovated in 2019 and has a large tiled shower. Walk out lower level has a finished work space and tons of unfinished space waiting for your personal finishes. ALL NEW AC, windows, doors, skylights, rugs, hardwoods, interior paint, new kitchen, master bath, AND half bath! Nothing left to do but move right in. Great neighborhood, close to rt 3 and with walking/hiking trails around the pond! Here is your chance to get in to top ranked Westford!
Open House
Saturday
May 30 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
All visitors must wear mask. Will be limited to 1 group at a time.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7B Old Colony Drive, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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7B Old Colony Drive, Westford, MA 01886

Condo

$449,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous open floor plan townhouse nestled into Pilgrim Village with views of Keyes Pond & full of updates! This 2 bed, plus office/den, 2.5 bath home has been beautifully updated. The main floor has an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, gleaming hardwood, a gorgeous granite & stainless steel kitchen, formal dining room leading to a screened porch, and a separate office! The kitchen was totally renovated and open to the dining room in 2018! Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The master bathroom was fully renovated in 2019 and has a large tiled shower. Walk out lower level has a finished work space and tons of unfinished space waiting for your personal finishes. ALL NEW AC, windows, doors, skylights, rugs, hardwoods, interior paint, new kitchen, master bath, AND half bath! Nothing left to do but move right in. Great neighborhood, close to rt 3 and with walking/hiking trails around the pond! Here is your chance to get in to top ranked Westford!
Open House
Saturday
May 30 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
All visitors must wear mask. Will be limited to 1 group at a time.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7B Old Colony Drive, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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To dress up your front porch, all you need are two tall flowerpots filled with gorgeous plants. Choosing an ideal combination of flowers, grasses and other plants is the key to creating the right aesthetic. To help you find the best mix, use this guide on the top six plants for front porch flowerpots.

Marigold

With their bright flowers and interesting foliage, marigolds instantly capture your gaze and fill your heart with cheer. Their flower looks a lot like a carnation but comes in rich yellow, orange and red tones.  You can find many different types, ranging from six inches to over two feet tall. The compact varieties work well in the middle of the pot while taller ones serve as a stunning backdrop for the other plants.

Fountain Grass

As indicated by its name, Fountain Grass features plumes of foliage that burst outward in an amazing display. At the top of each blade, the grass has a beautiful foxtail-like flower that blooms in late summer and remain through the fall months. This grass comes in green and purple varieties, both of which can reach nearly four feet tall. With its immense height, it works best along the back of the flowerpot.

Fuchsia

Fuchsias feature two-tone tropical flowers that hang from the branches like little bells. The dark green leaves frame the blooms, helping their colors pop even more. There are over 105 different types in all different shapes, sizes and colors. The most popular trailing varieties are used in hanging baskets and work well draped over the sides of your flowerpots. You can also select the bushier type as a vivid centerpiece.

Angelonia

Angelonia look a lot like Snapdragons, but bloom for many months longer to constantly fill the air with their delicious fruity scent. Their flowers come in a picturesque array of pinks, blues and purples, which stand out perfectly against the narrow green leaves. They reach nearly two feet in height, making them an excellent flower to put in the center of your pots.

Sweet Potato Vines

Grown for its breathtaking leaves, Sweet Potato Vines look incredible trailing down the sides of tall flowerpots. Depending on the variety you select, they have a wide range of leaf shapes. Some have heart-shaped foliage, while others look more like a maple leaf. There are even three lobed varieties that are a delight to gaze upon. This trailing plant happily grows down the side of the pot to create a waterfall of color all the way to the ground.

Coleus

Since they come in such a wide range of color combinations, Coleus is a really fun plant to grow. There are many different types on the market today, all featuring green, red and purple tones. The leaves are streaked, splashed and dotted with multiple colors in various intensities. They grow upright to over three feet in height, making them a perfect addition at the center or back of the pot.

No matter what plants you choose from your flowerpots, do a trial run before settling on your final arrangement. Fill the planters almost all the way up with soil, then place the plants inside without removing them from their nursery pots. After that, move them around until you are satisfied with the placement to find the perfect aesthetic.