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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 1/18/2018

When it comes to making your home and property safer for your family and others, the Boy Scouts motto says it all: "Be prepared!"

While it's next to impossible to completely eliminate all risks and potential hazards in and around your home, there are dozens of things you can do to make your property safer.

Every family's safety needs are unique, but here are a few basic precautions that can help reduce the chances of home accidents occurring -- both large and small.

Stair safety: All things being equal, it's riskier to walk down a flight of stairs than it is to walk on level ground. While that may seem obvious, most people don't stop and think about the potential risks of descending stairs as they're about to do it. Although tripping and falling on stairs can be injurious to just about anyone, it's especially dangerous for elderly people. From a homeowner's standpoint, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of family or friends stumbling on your stairs. On an ongoing basis, it's necessary to make sure there are no loose objects on the stairs that could cause someone to lose their footing. Keeping stairs clear of toys, building blocks, and slipping hazards can be challenging if you have young children. Until they're taught to pick up after themselves -- which might occur sometime between now and college -- stair safety is an important issue to be aware of. Another key strategy for preventing household accidents is to make sure railings are properly installed and firmly anchored. Basement stairs can pose additional risks because they're sometimes inadequately lighted. Concrete floors at the bottom of some staircases can make a fall even more hazardous (not to mention painful). Increasing lighting, if needed, and making the bottom step more visible so that it's not accidentally skipped, are two preventative measures for reducing the chances of anyone falling on basement stairs.

Fire safety: Most people are aware that it's essential to have several working smoke detectors placed in strategic locations in your kitchen, bedroom area, and other parts of your house. Even though it's common knowledge, people don't always remember to install enough of them, replace worn out batteries when necessary, or test them every few months to make sure they're in good working condition. Some people remove the battery to silence smoke alarms while they're cooking, which can be dangerous if they don't remember to put them back afterwards. If your kitchen smoke detector has a "push to hush" button, then that can be a safer way to temporarily quiet a smoke detector when you're cooking dinner. Home fire safety also entails several other precautions, including having a fire extinguisher in the kitchen (and other areas), having a second-floor fire-escape ladder available, and teaching children how to avoid and respond to potential fire dangers. More detailed information and educational materials on fire safety is available from government agencies and non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association.

Stay tuned to this blog for more helpful tips, pointers, and ideas for keeping your home safer and more secure.





Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 1/16/2018


Lot 21 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505

Single-Family

$909,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Build your dream home at Barnard Hill Estates near the Boylston/Shrewsbury line. Experience luxury living in a charming New England neighborhood setting. Numerous floor plans and price points to choose from...plus flexibility to customize to your personal taste. Plenty of architectural detail and quality workmanship on both the interior and exterior of these fine Craftsman style homes. Open floor plans, hardwood floors, granite counters, wainscoating, central air, 2x6 construction, and energy efficient are just some of the upscale amenities and features. The IRIS Style offers a 1st floor master with 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and over 3200 sq ft of charm and elegance. Photos shown are similar as to be built. Private, estate size lots in an idyllic natural setting - come RESERVE YOUR LOT. Conveniently located in the cozy town of Boylston with easy access to major highways (290, 495, and Mass Pike). Call us today and come on home to Barnard Hill!
Open House
Saturday
January 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 1/16/2018


Lot 11 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505

Single-Family

$859,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Build your dream home at Barnard Hill Estates near the Boylston/Shrewsbury line. Experience luxury living in a charming New England neighborhood setting. Numerous floor plans and price points to choose from...plus flexibility to customize to your personal taste. Plenty of architectural detail and quality workmanship on both the interior and exterior of these fine Craftsman style homes. Open floor plans, hardwood floors, granite counters, wainscoating, central air, 2x6 construction, and energy efficient are just some of the upscale amenities and features. The modified CYPRESS Style offers a 1st fl study with 4 bedrooms on the 2nd fl + unfinished bonus space over a 2 car garage and over 3100 sq ft of charm and elegance. Photos shown are similar as to be built. Private, estate size lots in an idyllic natural setting - come RESERVE YOUR LOT. Conveniently located in the cozy town of Boylston with easy access to major highways.Call us today and come on home to Barnard Hill!
Open House
Saturday
January 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: Lot 11 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505    Get Directions

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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 1/16/2018


Lot 3 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505

Single-Family

$859,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Build your dream home at Barnard Hill Estates near the Boylston/Shrewsbury line. Experience luxury living in a charming New England neighborhood setting. Numerous floor plans and price points to choose from...plus flexibility to customize to your personal taste. Plenty of architectural detail and quality workmanship on both the interior and exterior of these fine Craftsman style homes. Open floor plans, hardwood floors, granite counters, wainscoating, central air, 2x6 construction, and energy efficient are just some of the upscale amenities and features. The MARIGOLD Style shown here offers a 1st floor master suite with 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and over 3000 sq ft of charm and elegance. Photos shown are similar as to be built. Private, estate size lots in an idyllic natural setting - come RESERVE YOUR LOT. Conveniently located in the cozy town of Boylston with easy access to major highways (290, 495, and Mass Pike). Call us today and come on home to Barnard Hill!
Open House
Saturday
January 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: Lot 3 Perry Road, Boylston, MA 01505    Get Directions

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Posted by Collins & Demac Real Estate on 1/15/2018


Lot Cypress St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Land

$675,000
Price

26.74
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Beautiful 26 Acre Rural Oasis on the North side of Shrewsbury... Residentially zoned... offers a variety of Development Options.... Perfect location for a Secluded Estate or potential for subdivision. Unspoiled, Natural Setting, abuts Town land, Walk to High School... Shown as Lots 8,9,10,11 &12 on attached conceptual plan. Convenient access to 290, Boston, UMass Medical Center and the many Universities and Colleges of Worcester.
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