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WELCOME TO OCTOBER!

THE PERFECT TIME TO  VISIT THE JACK-O'-LANTERN SPECTACULAR

Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence RI
 
OCTOBER 3 THROUGH NOVEMBER 3
Named by Better Homes and Gardens as "one of the 8 amazing pumpkin displays you have to see to believe", this one is close-by in Roger Williams Park Zoo, in Providence, RI.

This pumpkin viewing experience is like going to New York City to see the lights. It features a pumpkin carousel, giant sea serpent, color-changing star show at the Pumpkin Planetarium, and a statue of Lady Liberty herself. A team of skilled artisans design and hand carve over 7,000 jack-o'-lanterns on-site for the display. All proceeds from this event support the programs of the Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.

For more information on times and prices,  check the Roger Williams Park Zoo website https://www.rwpzoo.org.

To view all 8 Amazing Pumpkin Displays, click the Better Homes and Garden link below. 
8 AMAZING PUMPKIN DISPLAYS
 
MEET THE AWARD-WINNING VANILLA STRAWBERRY HYDRANGEA
Wouldn't this be beautiful blooming in your garden next Spring?
 
If you've ever driven around New England in the summer, you realize how hydrangeas beautify our gardens and landscapes. The Cape is usually ablaze with the more common blue and green varieties. Rarer is this beautiful strawberry and cream flower - a hybrid of the sun-loving hydrangea family we are familiar with. This variety of hydrangea was discovered in France and first introduced in this country in 2010. Due to its rich strawberry-pink color, it was named top plant by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. 

The two best times to transplant Vanilla Strawberry is in late summer as it is going to sleep, or in the spring before rapid growth sets in. So there's still time if you want this beauty blooming in your garden next year!

This flowering hydrangea is truly stunning! Because of its large size and exquisite blooms, it makes a fantastic flowering hedge plant as you can see in the photo  below. 
Source:  Growing guide for Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea From Better Homes and Gardens.
 
Click below for more information on planting, pruning and cutting this beautiful addition to any garden!
Hydrandrea Growing Guide
HOT NEWS!!!
COMING SOON - TWO NEW COMMUNITIES!


Single Family Homes
Uxbridge | Bellingham
As a Fafard VIP, you get early access to reservations.

By popular demand, coming soon is Patriots Landing, our newest community in Uxbridge. This community has no age restrictions and is perfect for young families getting started in the housing market as well as down-sizing empty nesters. Patriots Landing will feature 61 single family detached homes with yards, 3 & 4 bedroom styles, many with first floor masters. Pricing will start in the upper $300,000. Call today to review plans. We are accepting reservation deposits for move-in Spring 2020.

Celestial Circle will be coming to ever-popular Bellingham in the Spring of 2020. This community will include 40 single-family detached homes with no age restrictions, featuring  2 & 3 bedroom styles starting in the low $400,000.  Stay tuned for more information on the community opening and delivery. We anticipate Fall 2020 move-in dates.

Available for quick delivery now, we have 3 homes under construction in our Autumn Ridge community in Uxbridge: our popular Karen Rose with Sunnery style with 3 bedrooms. Prices range from $369,990 to $374,990.

If interested, call our Builder’s Sales Office today at 508.881.6662 to get your name on our Interest List. This will assure you will receive the latest news regarding these community openings.
NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS.
CALL TO REVIEW FLOOR PLANS AND RESERVE YOUR LOT!    508.881.6662
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Meet Our Agent - Kara Capalucci
Kara Capalucci, Realtor
kcapalucci@fafard.org
508.881.6662

 
This week we would like to introduce you to Kara Capalucci, who joined our company over 2 years ago. Kara grew up in Holliston, MA and now resides with her husband and four girls in Upton. Kara brings a very strong knowledge of the MetrowWest area and is a great resource for new homebuyers looking at our communities in Bellingham, Uxbridge, Upton, Holden and Holliston. 

Kara takes great pleasure in helping her clients make the home buying and selling process as smooth as possible. She works primarily with 55+ buyers, down-sizers and first-time home buyers. She take great pride in guiding them through each step of the process.

Kara is well-loved by her buyers. When on-site in any of our communities, the neighbors always stop by to say hello. Kara, in turn, introduces them to their new neighbors (her current buyers). 


"Past clients invite me into their homes to show me how they have decorated, and seeing their excitement is very rewarding!"

In September Kara closed on 3 new homes with another closing scheduled in October. 

Kara is also experienced in resales, including 55+ communities, single family, multi-families and rental units. Please feel free to reach out to her for a complimentary Market Analysis on your current home or to set up an appointment to see any of the homes in our many wonderful communities under construction. 


 
Kara can be reached at our Builder's Sales Office at 508.881.6662.
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Homeowner's Tip: Know Where Your Main Water Shutoff Valve is Located

One of the most damaging things that can happen to your home is water damage from a burst or broken plumbing pipe. Water damage is one of the most common household insurance claims.

As soon as you move into your new home, find your water shutoff valve. It is usually in the basement where a water main enters your house. Make sure everyone who lives in your house knows where it is and how to close the valve.

Go to YouTube with your family members. There are many posted videos which walk you through how to locate the valve and, importantly, how to shut it off in an emergency.

From House Logic by Realtors
 
In the News......
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Featured property:
  • Land for sale: Swampscott Rd, Salem, MA. 2.15 acres (.78 acres dry). Pre-approved for business and medical offices, R&D facilities and more! Near by Walmart, Shaw's, Target and Salem Hospital. Perfect location for outpatient surgery center, urgent care, and doctors offices. Call our Developer's Sales Office today at 508.881.1600. Ask to speak with Larry or Mike.
  • Looking for a spot for a Christmas tree lot? We have multiple locations in Framingham, Milford, Bellingham, Marlboro, Ashland, Westboro and Salem. Get your request in early!
  • We are currently negotiating with 3 large clients for the anchor spot in Quarry Square Shopping Center in Milford. The focus is a grocery chain to take over 30+ years of foot traffic to this plaza. TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Featured Recipe
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
from Little Shop of Olive Oils, Franklin, MA
Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 6 red apples, quartered
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups apple cider balsamic
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 parsley leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch thyme
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cinnamon
 
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix together the squash, carrot and apple and spread across two baking pans. Roast until well browned (about 40 minutes). Set aside.
  3. In a pot, heat oil. Then, add onion and garlic. Lower heat to medium and cook, until slightly browned and translucent (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add roasted squash, carrot and apple to saucepan. Pour in Apple Balsamic, vegetable stock, thyme and bay leaf and return to medium-high heat. Simmer unil all vegetables are soft. Discard bay leaves.
  5. Puree (using a blender) and taste for seasoning, adding a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. Garnish with parsley.
Meet Our Banker

"Your first step in buying a new home is to obtain a pre-qualification. It's important to find out right up-front what you can afford. Call me today at 978.660.8338 to discuss any financing questions you may have and to get the process started. It will only take about 20 minutes of your time."

Rick Renaud
Bangor Savings Bank
978.660.8338
richard.renaud@bangor.com

Always happy to help.

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102 Chesnut St, Ashland, MA
Call:  508-881-6662 
Email:  sales@fafard.org

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