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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/23/2017


72 Minot St, Reading, MA 01867

Multi-Family

$599,900
Price

2
Units
2,196
Approx. GLA
IDEAL location for commuters in to Boston! Less than a one minute stroll to the commuter rail in to North Station - and within a 5 minute drive to both Route 95 and Route 93!! Downtown Reading is a quaint small town vibe with amazing coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants ~ all within a one mile radius of this property! Aside from the fantastic location, this property has been thoughtfully updated with the newer Harvey windows, FHA-Gas heating system, roof (8 yrs old) and back deck stairs. Both units have flexible floor plans. The second unit has a bonus sun room off the master bedroom (could be used as an office, walk-in closet etc) ~ dining room used to be a bedroom with double doors to the living room. 1st floor tenant TAW pays $1400 and includes just water. Property also has a metal garage like structure that has held up for these owners for 19 years ~ no guarantee it will continue to survive! Limited showings to afternoons this weekend!! Offers presented as they come in!
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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/23/2017

There's more to lawn care than just cutting, watering, and fertilizing your grass. Even if you do these things correctly, your lawn will still build up compacted soil and lawn thatch (the un-decomposed stems and roots that tend to accumulate near the top of the soil). One of the best ways to address these issues is by aerating your lawn. If you've come here because your grass isn't growing as fully as it could be, you're in the right place. Whether this is your first time aerating or if you want to brush up on the proper technique, read on to learn how, when, and why to aerate your lawn.

What is aerating?

To grow healthily, the roots of your grass need to reach deep into the soil. When too much thatch builds up or your soil becomes too compacted, grass has a hard time taking root. Furthermore it becomes difficult to plant new seed or to get nutrients down to the roots of your grass. One do-it-yourself solution to this problem is aeration. Motorized aeration machines plug clumps of compacted soil and pull them out of your yard, allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to enter the soil to grow new, healthy grass.

When should you aerate your lawn?

The best time for aeration is during or just before peak grass-growing season in the spring. Warm weather and a lot of rain and sunshine all will help your newly aerated lawn grow quickly.

Steps of aeration

Here are the steps you should take for aerating your lawn:
  1. The day before aeration rake your yard and clean up anything that might be in your grass (pet toys, garden hoses, etc.)
  2. Water your yard heavily to make the soil moist. If you own an aerator, you can wait until the day after heavy rainfall. If you're renting one, just make sure the soil is wet enough to soften and plug
  3. Use the aerator on your entire lawn, avoiding things like irrigation systems. Then make a second pass with the aerator
  4. You can leave the excavated plugs on your lawn to dry up and decompose
  5. Once aerated, spread compost or peat moss over the yard to prevent further soil compaction

Aeration tips

There are many myths about lawn aeration. Some people argue that you don't need to plug the soil, but rather just spiking the lawn will suffice. Unfortunately, spiking the lawn won't do much to break down thatch and might even further compact your soil (think walking on your lawn with baseball cleats on). Another myth involving aeration is that leaving grass clippings on your lawn will cause thatch to build up quickly. This is also false. Grass clippings are mostly water and will decompose, adding nitrogen to your soil. This could save you money on having to buy fertilizer often. Another tip that will help you maximize the benefit of aeration is to avoid cutting your grass too short. Grass cut under two inches could be damaged or die. After you aerate, let your grass grow a few inches before cutting it, allowing your grass roots to take firm hold.





Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/21/2017

This Single-Family in North Reading, MA recently sold for $605,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate.


11 Strawberry Ln, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$589,900
Price
$605,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Ready to live in a beautiful home that has location and top rated schools? This home features a new white gorgeous kitchen, stone counters, with a high end gas stove. Open concept first floor with gleaming hardwood floors, fireplaced family room with built-ins - eating area with sliders to one of the biggest decks (over 30'!). New first floor 1/2 bath with awesome built-ins. Brand new master bath has high end features and a California closet system. Finished basement with family room and office/play area. All new windows, new driveway, new shed (10x14)...B-Dry french drain system. Hardwood floors under carpets in bedrooms. Batchelder School district and close proximity to everything wonderful North Reading has to offer. Absolute move-in condition! Showings start immediately!

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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/20/2017


3 Lantern Ln, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$699,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't like pink exterior? Seller giving a painting or flooring cash back !In-law; Man Cave, AuPair, Home Office, Master Bedroom - fantastic room over the garage with kitchenette, full bath and exterior access. Hardwood floors - Dramatic kitchen with cathedral ceilings and contemporary cabinets. Long island with granite top provides a great place to gather. All windows over look the massive Acre Plus lot! The family room is adjacent and the living room and dining room offer an opportunity to create a separate living area. A mud room separates the two living quarters. Separate stairway to the rear of the house.The basement is mostly finished with a delightful game room and 'pool hall' atmosphere! BONUS The pool table remains as a gift to the new buyer! The 2nd room in the basement is an toy room and opens to a large storage area and utility room. 1 year old dishwasher and the microwave is months old, stainless steel! Central Vac & central air
Open House
Thursday
June 22 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Paint it the color you want! Seller to grant painting allowance for exterior! Au-pair, home office, master bedroom you decide -- huge space over garage with separate exits!
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Location: 3 Lantern Ln, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/16/2017


3 Lantern Ln, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$699,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
In-law; Man Cave, AuPair, Home Office, Master Bedroom - fantastic room over the garage with kitchenette, full bath and exterior access. Hardwood floors - Dramatic kitchen with cathedral ceilings and contemporary cabinets. Long island with granite top provides a great place to gather. All windows over look the massive Acre Plus lot! The family room is adjacent and the living room and dining room offer an opportunity to create a separate living area. A mud room separates the two living quarters. Separate stairway to the rear of the house.The basement is mostly finished with a delightful game room and 'pool hall' atmosphere! BONUS The pool table remains as a gift to the new buyer! The 2nd room in the basement is an toy room and opens to a large storage area and utility room. 1 year old dishwasher and the microwave is months old, stainless steel! Central Vac & central air with propane gas for cooking. Select your exterior color - seller granting a painting credit!
Open House
Sunday
June 18 at 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
in-law; Dad's hideaway; teenage suite, aupair! Game Room - Craft haven or Home office! This magnificent addition over the two car garage is sure to please with a kitchenette, full bath,cathedral ceilings & skylights! Great schools, great area what's not to love!
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Location: 3 Lantern Ln, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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