House Hunting Tips for Fitness Enthusiasts

Sure, it’s possible to find a home with a fully equipped exercise gym, an Olympic size swimming pool, or a couple tennis courts on the premises, but who wants to spend that kind of money! Fortunately, there are house features you can look for that will help you stay in shape without having to win the lottery first! Here are a few ideas to consider when searching for the ideal home:

  • Proximity to a park: Whether you’re looking for a home in the city or nearby suburbia, most communities have bike paths or public parks where you can walk, jog, inline skate, bicycle, take your dog for a stroll, or play tennis. Parks with playgrounds are also a great resource for keeping your kids entertained, physically active, and engaged. Having a park or walking trail located within a mile of your house is ideal because if it’s convenient, you’ll be more inclined to go there frequently. While it may not be at the top of your house-hunting “wish list,” proximity to a park, nature preserve, or walking trail can be instrumental in helping you and your family stay healthier and more energetic. Doctor-approved, regular exercise is also a proven way to counteract the effects of stress, elevate your mood, and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods: One of the advantages of buying a home in a quiet neighborhood is that it offers a safe and relaxing environment for taking daily walks. Going for walks near your house can also be a good way to get to know your neighbors and check out the latest yard sales. Although sidewalks can be a nice feature for homeowners who enjoy neighborhood walks, quiet streets with mostly local traffic is all you really need for favorable walking conditions.
  • A finished basement or extra room: The problem with putting an exercise machine in your bedroom or even the family room is that, sooner or later, you’re going to get sick of looking at it! Until somebody creates a treadmill, exercise bicycle, or elliptical machine that has aesthetic appeal as well as functionality, it’s never going to complement your decor! More often than not, exercise machines are an eyesore and a source of clutter. The solution is to create a dedicated exercise space in either a finished basement, a rec room, or a spare bedroom. Half of a two-car garage can sometimes provide a good area for weights and exercise machines, too, but that’s only if you’re willing to park your second car in the driveway.

Three factors that facilitate staying fit and healthy are convenience, proximity, and access to resources. When parks, exercise areas, and equipment are just “a stone’s throw away,” the likelihood of you starting and staying with a fitness program is much greater.

The Pieces Of Furniture Every Home Needs

If you’re moving into a new place and own little to no furniture, you may wonder what’s really essential to purchase as you furnish each room. Read on to discover what you really should be looking for when you head out furniture shopping. 

Side Tables 

These tables are incredibly useful in the home. Whether it’s in the living room, the bedroom, the bathroom, or a family room, you’re going to need these tables. They come in different shapes and sizes and are used for placing beverages on, storing small items in, or showing off pictures and decorative pieces. The most important aspect of side tables is symmetry. Make sure that each table is slightly taller than the sofa arm and that they are the same height. It really helps to buy matching side tables and not purchase them as individual pieces.

A Love Seat

Loveseats are much more versatile than sofas because they can fit more places. Loveseats can exist on their own, or be a part of a bigger picture furniture set up. You can place a love seat just about anywhere in your home from the bedroom to the living room, to a dining room. It provides cozy, comfortable seating that’s out of the ordinary from the rest of the room’s features. 

Flexible Seating Chairs

These chairs are also referred to as “occasional chairs.” They bring an unexpected piece into any room. Use them in your entryway, dining room, office, bedroom, or breakfast nook. The only requirement in these chairs‘ design that you should look for is that they are easy to move and lightweight. 

Armless Chairs

These chairs also referred to as “slipper chairs,” are versatile and easy to sit in. They’re great for everyone from children right on through to the elderly. You can use one of these chairs in just about any room from the living room to the dining room to the bedroom. The smaller size you get one of these chairs in, the more versatile it will be in your home.

A Dresser

A dresser can be used in more than just your bedroom to store clothes in. These incredibly useful pieces have a place throughout your home in every room from the bedroom to the dining room, the living room, or the bathroom. The reason bureaus are so versatile is that they provide a type of “hidden” storage in style. Often, the dresser appears as if it were a part of the room, to begin with. You can use more than one bureau and use them for multiple purposes.                

Condo – 92 Virginia Dr Unit 92 Leicester, MA 01542 now has a new price of $335,900!

Ready to enjoy Condo life?…no more raking leaves…or shoveling?? Welcome to Oak Ridge Estates….a lovely Active 55 + Community in the Rochdale section of Leicester. Quiet neighborhood location tucked away from commotion but also convenient to Rt 56 and easy access to Worcester. Corner lot and beautiful gardens…..Welcoming front porch. Original owners have made this a home to enjoy., open living / dining / kitchen area…cathedral ceiling….Granite counter island and bar…..Built in electric fireplace….Spacious Master bedroom and second bedroom on first floor. Living room opens to the sunroom…and patio area…. Second floor loft area was the game room ..plus another room for maybe an office?. Lower level (not included in SF) offers finished space plus media room accommodates seating for the football games or “Movie Night”…Large workshop and another area for storage..Unit is set up for generator .

This is a Half-Duplex style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $335,900.

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Open house on 2/16/2020 at 92 Virginia Dr Leicester, MA 01542


Date: 02/16/2020 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
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Ready to enjoy Condo life?…no more raking leaves…or shoveling?? Welcome to Oak Ridge Estates….a lovely Active 55 + Community in the Rochdale section of Leicester. Quiet neighborhood location tucked away from commotion but also convenient to Rt 56 and easy access to Worcester. Corner lot and beautiful gardens…..Welcoming front porch. Original owners have made this a home to enjoy., open living / dining / kitchen area…cathedral ceiling….Granite counter island and bar…..Built in electric fireplace….Spacious Master bedroom and second bedroom on first floor. Living room opens to the sunroom…and patio area…. Second floor loft area was the game room ..plus another room for maybe an office?. Lower level (not included in SF) offers finished space plus media room accommodates seating for the football games or “Movie Night”…Large workshop and another area for storage..Unit is set up for generator .