The McBride Team – Making Dreams Come True

by Katie on February 26, 2016

Offering the highest real estate services – specializing in New Construction, Residential Sales and Relocations – for over 25 years. Covering the counties of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Massachusetts.

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How To Keep Your Home Clean With A Dog

by Katie on February 22, 2017

Dogs are a man’s best friends, but the mess they bring into your home? Not so much. Learn how you can have a clean house and a lovable pup at the end of each day. Here are ten tips below to get the best of both worlds. 

1. Groom regularly. Keep less fur off your floors and furniture by brushing your dog on a regular schedule. Ideally, this would be a few times a week. Eliminate even more clean up by brushing out your pup outside when possible.

2. Sweep floors in high traffic areas with a microfiber cloth broom each day. The microfiber cloth will grab onto fur and dirt alike and can be reused. It’s also a quick and simple habit to develop and one you can easily delegate as a chore for the kids.

3. Dust often. Stay on top of fur build up by dusting a few areas of the home each night with a microfiber cloth. By just doing a room or two at a time it becomes a less overwhelming task and easier to do regularly. You can even keep a cloth stored away in each room to make the chore even simpler.

4. Vacuum furniture and drapes as well as carpeting. When you have a furry friend your vacuum is going to be working a lot harder around the house. You’ll want to vacuum drapes, furniture, and carpets frequently to stay on top of hair build up. Just as with dusting, you can do a few rooms at a time throughout the week to break up the tediousness of doing the whole house at once.

5. Lint brushes are your new best friend. You might as well fill a handbasket full of them the next time you’re at the store because you’ll never have too many. Store them where they can easily be on hand in closets, bathrooms, the mudroom and your family’s’ vehicles. Where there is fur, there’s a way so be prepared to keep clothes fur free when leaving the house.

6. Take care of stains ASAP. Make cleaning up pet stains a no-brainer by putting together an easy to grab bucket filled with cleaning supplies that are made for the job. Be sure to include a pair of rubber gloves, a roll of paper towels, a microfiber cloth and your preferred cleaning solution.

And a bonus for the extra meticulous: wipe paws down with a microfiber cloth after walks. Microfiber clothes are wonderful multitaskers for household cleaners and now you can add “paw wipes” to the list. Before you let your dog run loose around the house after a walk gently wipe their paws with a dry microfiber cloth to catch any loose debris they could track inside.

We love our dogs. They are cute, funny and oh so loving. The messes that come with them, however, aren’t always so welcome. You can easily keep your home spick and span with a little preparation and a regular cleaning schedule. At the end of the day, you can admire your handiwork while curled up on the couch with your pooch.

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Homes Sold in the Past Month – Holliston, MA

February 20, 2017

In the community of Holliston, MA in the past month there have been 12 homes sold.  The average sale price of these homes was $474,830 and the homes were on the market an average of 60 days.  There have been 7 homes listed for sale during the past month Holliston, MA. We are here to serve all your […]

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Buyers Are Searching For Your House

February 16, 2017

The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as existing home sales are also forecasted to be on pace for 5.54 million in 2017, a 1.7% increase over 2016, which was the best year […]

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Is Your Home Prepared for an Emergency

February 15, 2017

Every home should be prepared for an emergency. A natural disaster or medical situation could happen at any time.  The time to prepare is before, not when it happens.  Actually, the Federal government recommends that every household should have an emergency supplies kit on hand. Below is a list of essentials and recommended supplies to […]

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Single-Family – 24 Priscilla Road Hopkinton, MA 01748 is now new to the market!

February 14, 2017

The bones are there, and the location is definitely there, and with a few updates and cosmetics, this home could be turned into a gem. The kitchen has been nicely updated with granite counters and hardwood floors. The home is set on a pretty, level, 1/3 of an acre lot, with the entrance to Route […]

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Homes Sold in the Past Month – Milford, MA

February 13, 2017

In the community of Milford, MA in the past month there have been 18 homes sold.  The average sale price of these homes was $275,952 and the homes were on the market an average of 52 days.  There have been 10 homes listed for sale during the past month Milford, MA. We are here to serve all your […]

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