Lorraine Herbert, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABR, ABRM, CLHMS, CDPE, CIAS, HAFA certified, LMS.



63 Fiske Hill Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$855,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Sturbridge Castle...Now freshly updated and improved, this stately Fiske Hill landmark represents a rare opportunity! With new 3 Rm Guest Suite, this one of a kind, artisan built, Provence style French Country home successfully conveys a sense of old world charm with modern amenities. From the inviting paved courtyard and arched entry way to the architecturally stunning sunken Great Room with expansive beams, distinctive fireplace, craftsman wrought iron window trim and triple french doors leading to a private European styled walled garden, quality detailing abounds. The first floor also includes an entertainment sized Dining Room with box bay window, modern eat-in Kitchen leading to enclosed Porch with a view and a true first floor Master Suite with its bank of storage closets. The 2nd floor includes 2nd full Bath and two excellent sized Bedrooms, one with walk-in closet and attached, permits in place, future room w/new windows!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses





63 Fiske Hill Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$855,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Sturbridge Castle...Now freshly updated and improved, this stately Fiske Hill landmark represents a rare opportunity! With new 3 Rm Guest Suite, this one of a kind, artisan built, Provence style French Country home successfully conveys a sense of old world charm with modern amenities. From the inviting paved courtyard and arched entry way to the architecturally stunning sunken Great Room with expansive beams, distinctive fireplace, craftsman wrought iron window trim and triple french doors leading to a private European styled walled garden, quality detailing abounds. The first floor also includes an entertainment sized Dining Room with box bay window, modern eat-in Kitchen leading to enclosed Porch with a view and a true first floor Master Suite with its bank of storage closets. The 2nd floor includes 2nd full Bath and two excellent sized Bedrooms, one with walk-in closet and attached, permits in place, future room w/new windows!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




Want to acquire the perfect home at the perfect price? You're not alone. As such, you'll likely need to allocate significant time and resources to your home search if you hope to transform your dream into a reality.

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Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can buy your ideal home at a price that matches or exceeds your expectations.

1. Establish Realistic Homebuying Goals

Although you may have lofty dreams of purchasing a deluxe house quickly, it may take some time to find a house that fulfills your needs.

Setting realistic expectations for a home search is ideal for property buyers. With realistic goals, you may be able to avoid disappointments and frustrations along the homebuying journey.

Evaluating the current real estate market often offers a great way to help you map out your homebuying plans. This will enable you to examine the prices of assorted homes, determine which houses you like and define a price range for your ideal house.

Also, it never hurts to look at the prices of recently sold houses, either. This will allow you to see how quickly residences are selling and determine whether you're about to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

You know that you want to own a house, but how do you intend to pay for it? Ultimately, you may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage – something that can help you accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

Meet with banks and credit unions to learn about all of the mortgage options that are available. Then, you can choose a mortgage that will help you avoid the temptation to overspend to acquire your ideal home.

When you consult with banks and credit unions, be sure to ask plenty of mortgage questions as well. That way, you can learn about the ins and outs of various mortgage options and select a mortgage that suits you perfectly.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who is happy to help you make your homeownership dreams come true.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences as they become available and offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. He or she will even negotiate with property sellers on your behalf, ensuring you can get the best price on any home, in any real estate market.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert guidance throughout the homebuying journey. In addition, a real estate agent will respond to your homebuying concerns and questions, guaranteeing you can make informed decisions time and time again.

Ready to acquire your dream home at your dream price? Use these tips, and you should have no trouble purchasing a terrific house without breaking your budget.


This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $265,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Lorraine Herbert - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


65 Old Farm Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$266,000
Price
$265,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
So many extras: AC, hardwood flooring throughout, Fpl and bright glassed in Sun Room! Popular Old Farm Road neighborhood for this 3 BR 2 BA ranch with classic character. Spacious front to back fireplaced Living Room, traditional beamed ceiling and wainscoting detailing in Dining Room with built-ins and in the hickory Kitchen with brick detailing & pellet stove and cozy sitting area with bay window. Master Bedroom has full Bath, 3rd Bedroom/Office has French Doors opening to 3 season Sun Room. In the lower level, there is a finished basement Family Room with laminate flooring and pellet stove, Laundry Room and large Storage Room plus over sized two car Garage! Exterior gardens, sunny patio, storage shed and pellet supply complete the picture for this charming home!




In the U.S. twenty pounds of food per person is wasted each month. That’s a lot of food. And when you’re trying to save money and stick to a budget that number can be disheartening. No one wants to throw their hard earned money away in the trash. Below are a few ways you can prevent food waste each week and save money in the process! Be prepared - Planning out meals ahead of time is key to avoid food waste. It not only helps prevent last-minute impulse purchases but it also helps you save money each time you take a trip. When you buy only what you need each item you purchase is guaranteed to be used up and avoid the trash bin. Take meal planning an extra step by choosing recipes that call for similar ingredients so you can buy in bulk and save. You can also create a list of go-to meals and their ingredients to have on hand for busy nights when you don’t have time to plan ahead. Include slots in your meal plan for leftovers throughout the week to make sure they are eaten before going to waste. In the store - Buy only what you need by including the amounts of each ingredient your recipes call for on your shopping list. If possible buy loose produce and from bulk bins to ensure you are only taking home what you really need. Buying in bulk is tempting and can seem like you are saving money, however, if you don’t use all of it up you are actually wasting money. Frozen veggies and fruits are a great option for those who never seem to be able to cook fresh produce before they start to go bad. Fill your cart with less and make more frequent trips to guarantee you only buy what you will truly need and use throughout the week. Before the store - Use up what is sitting in your cupboards and fridge before shopping. Look for recipes that include what you already have on hand and add them to your meal plan. Another great habit is to go through your pantry and take note of what needs to be tossed. By taking note of what ends up in the trash you will know when to buy smaller portions or to keep an item off your list. Be smart about use by and sell by dates before tossing something into the trash. Usually, these dates are a loose guideline that the manufacturer has decided upon. Do you research on best by and sell by dates to decide how long an item is really good for. During the week - Freeze portions of items you don’t use all at once of and can’t find in smaller portions. Make the most out of leftovers by having a weekly buffet night or using your creativity and repurposing them into a new meal. Fruit and vegetables that are on their way out can be frozen to be used for smoothies and juices or tossed into casseroles and soups. Practice smart fridge and freezer storage, drawers and shelves are labeled with their intended purpose for a reason! Preparing foods ahead of time for cooking and snacking will make them easier to reach for and more likely to move off of your fridge shelf before going bad. Keeping your fridge organized will also be more likely to be eaten. After all, out of sight out of mind and if something is pushed to the back it is more likely to be forgotten. Food waste is a big problem in our culture but it doesn’t have to be in your household. With some planning and organization, you can significantly cut back on how much food you throw away and save yourself money in the process. Happy saving!



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