Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners

Posted by Janet Cramb on 5/7/2021

This Single-Family in Pepperell, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Janet Cramb - Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners.

19-A Mount Lebanon Street, Pepperell, MA 01463


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Full/Half Baths
Searching for a peaceful and tranquil setting? This 3 bedroom Contemporary colonial on 3 + aces is nestled in a serene wooded setting is just the right place. New kitchen with a European design offers an abundance of cabinets and prep space. Sun filled open floor plan combines the kitchen, dining area and family room. At home office on the first floor can easily serve as a dining room. Sunroom with skylights offers a year round living space with its natural light and provides ideal space for plant lovers. First floor mudroom with washer and dryer hook up. The master bedroom has an oversized walk in closet with custom shelving, full bath and a welcoming fireplace. Two additional bedrooms are generous in size and share a full bath. Basement has high ceiling ideal for storage space or work shop. Updates include 2 mini splits provide central a/c, generator and new paved driveway. The lot is level with natural landscaping and added Pergola with brick patio. Located on a private drive.

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 5/5/2021

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The colors you choose for different rooms can have a major impact on how your house looks overall. With so many color schemes to choose from, how can you decide which ones would work best for your home? Part of this comes down to your personal preferences, but there are other factors to consider. Keep the following in mind to help you choose an interior design color scheme that enhances your home.

Go From Dark to Light

If you have certain colors in mind, such as blues or browns, one color scheme to consider is going from dark to light vertically. For example, you can place darker tones on your floor with an area rug, then work your way up to medium tones on the walls and lighter tones near or on the ceiling. This color scheme mimics the outside world where darker tones on the ground give way to lighter colors as you look up toward the sky.

Combine Cool and Warm Colors

When choosing a color scheme, you don’t have to decide between cool or warm tones. With the right colors, you can combine these tones for a more balanced and visually appealing look. For example, you might consider pairing warm, deep brown or honey tones with soft, cool gray tones. This can liven up rooms that mainly have neutral colors, so that they don’t look too sterile or washed out. Instead, the combination of warm and cool tones makes these rooms more pleasing to the eye.

Make Rooms Monochromatic

A monochromatic color scheme means you focus on using one color in a room instead of multiple tones. You don’t have to stick with white, black or gray to get a monochromatic look. Instead, consider focusing on a favorite color, such as green or blue. You can use various shades of this color in a room, and balance it out with neutral tones on the walls or in other areas as needed.

Consider the Room Function

If you’re having trouble deciding on colors to use for a room, think about its primary function. For example, avoid choosing red, orange, yellow and other bright, warm colors in bedrooms. Blues, greens and cooler colors have a more calming effect, making these better choices for bedroom color schemes. Save the warm, bright colors for areas that get more use during the day, such as your dining room, kitchen or living room. Neutral colors, such as grays and browns, can work in any part of your home.

Experiment with the Color Wheel

If you’re looking at a color wheel for inspiration, consider choosing colors that are next to each other. These analogous colors have a relaxing effect when they’re used in a room together. Colors that are opposite on the color wheel, known as complementary colors, can give rooms a more dramatic effect without clashing.

Keep the 60-30-10 Rule in Mind

No matter which colors you end up choosing, make sure you put the 60-30-10 rule to use. This means you use the dominant color for 60 percent of the room, a secondary color for 30 percent and an accent color for 10 percent. This rule helps ensure that the tones you use in a room achieve a good balance rather than looking overwhelming.

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/29/2021

This Multi-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $297,000. This style home was sold by Janet Cramb - Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners.

25 Wood St, Fitchburg, MA 01420


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Approx. GLA
"Location! Location! Located directly behind Fitchburg State University Athletic and Rec Center. Great investor turnkey opportunity, high rental rates, surplus of student demand, all major mechanicals updated, and excellent cashflow. 3BDRM unit on 2nd floor and 2BDRM unit on first floor. Currently fully rented by Fitchburg State University Students w/TAW agreements ending in June. Very low historical vacancy rates w/students renting on 1 year leases from June to June. 3 year old separated Natural Gas Navien all-in-one heating systems, 6 year old asphalt shingle roof, vinyl newer windows, separated updated electrical, updated plumbing, 3 year old fridges and ovens, recent interior updating and renovations! Mass Save, full blown-in insulation throughout all walls and attic 1 year ago. Some off street parking. Low Maintenance side yard. Basement storage/ workshop w/separate locked door for Landlord/ Owner/Property Manager. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12:30 - 2:00 pm

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/28/2021

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Potential new homebuyers have the choice of buying a starter home or a forever home. The details mean something different to everybody, but a starter home is usually regarded as a short-term living situation if you canít afford your dream home yet. Some choose to wait until they can afford their forever homeóthe home they imagine living in for the rest of their lives. How do you know which option is best for you? Here weíve put together some pros and cons of buying a starter home so you can contemplate the choice.

Pros of Buying a Starter Home

Affordable - Price is among the most common reasons new homebuyers go with a starter home. These homes are lower priced, which allows you to purchase right away instead of saving up for a much more expensive home. Depending on the area a starter home might have lower property taxes.

Lower Commitment - The whole idea of a starter home is to only live in it temporarily, which takes some of the pressure out of the decision for first-time homebuyers. Homeownership is a big change from renting and it can be a hard change. A starter home can provide a sense of easeóafter all, you can always move somewhere else in a few years. Thatís the whole idea!

Potential Future Investment - If you buy a starter home, you can keep it as an investment property even after you move out into a larger forever home. You can rent out the property to generate extra side income and potentially help the home appreciate in value.

Cons of Buying a Starter Home

Smaller - Starter homes are smaller than forever homes. This is related to the lower price, but also the idea that the homeowner might just be starting a new life. Maybe you donít have any kids but are planning on it far enough in the future that you donít need multiple bedrooms. Maybe you are buying a home to share with housemates for a shorter time due to work opportunities. Whatever the reasons may be, the smaller size of a starter home will make it difficult to grow your family or for situations where you might need more space down the road.

More Work - Starter homes are often older and in need of some maintenance. This also contributes to a lower price. You might find that buying a starter home also means buying a lot of home improvement projects. This can be expensive, time-consuming and stressful for new homebuyers. Itís important to get an inspection before making the purchase so that you can identify any serious maintenance red flags.

Hard to Sell - Some starter homes can be a challenge to sell when youíre ready to move. Whether itís because of the condition of the home or because itís in a less than desirable location, thereís a chance it might take some effort (and some money put into improvements) to sell.

If youíre not sure about whether to go for a starter home or wait for a forever home, consider your future and priorities. You canít plan for everything, but the more you look ahead the better decisions you can make for your first home.

Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/27/2021

9 Leighton St, Pepperell, MA 01463



Newly renovated 3 bedroom Colonial has it all. Updated kitchen with granite counters and pantry. Open floor plan combines the dinning room and family room/in home office. Living room with gas fireplace can easily can be converted into a first floor bedroom. Full bath on the first floor with washer and dryer. Master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor with wall to wall carpeting. Amenities include: walk up attic, 3 season porch, 2 car detached carport, 12x8 storage shed, walk out basement and a fenced in half acre lot. Convenient to shopping, dining and enjoying the picturesque Nashoba Valley Rail Trail along with the Nashua River. Public water and sewer. Potential to add onto existing structure to create two family.
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