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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 10/22/2017

Pets are part of the family. They look to us for food, protection, and a daily routine. In return, we get the joys of having a tiny, furry best friend (or in my case a huge, slobbering goofball of a dog). When you want to go away on vacation, however, pets become an added layer of planning that makes the process much more stressful and complicated. The good news is you have options. Depending on your pet, your destination, and your financial situation, some options may be better than others for you. In this article, we'll go over pet planning for when you go away on vacation so you can rest assured knowing your pet will be safe so that you can do what vacations are meant for: relax.

Where are you going?

Depending on your destination and the type of pet you have, it might be possible to bring your animal friend along. Pet friendly hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and rental homes are all ways that allow you to keep you and your pet together during vacation. If you don't have the money to spend on expensive hotels, you could try out campgrounds or staying with a friend or relative in the area. There are also websites designed for couch-surfing that sometimes allow pets.

What's your pet's personality?

We hold pets to a pretty high social standard. If someone scooped you up and took you to a strange place away from your family for a week you might be a little nervous, right? Your pet is no different. Depending on your pet's comfort level, boarding could be an option. However, it's a good idea to test this out for just a night before going away on a long vacation. Similarly, you could try having your pet stay at a friend or relative's house for a sleepover to gauge their reaction. Training and conditioning could be all it takes to help your pet feel comfortable away from you or your home while you're on vacation.

Calling in a sitter

A less expensive option to boarding your pet is to have a pet sitter stay at your home while you're away. Odds are you might have a teenager or college aged relative who wouldn't mind having your home to themselves for a week to get away from their parents and siblings. If you aren't lucky enough to have a relative who's up to the job, you can almost definitely find someone on pet sitter websites or on Craigslist. People who work from home, or college students are often happy to stay at your place and watch your pets for a small fee. They get free TV and WiFi for a week, and you get the assurance that your pet and home is being taken care of; everyone wins. If you're worried about leaving your pet with a stranger, don't worry--we understand. Fortunately, most sites come with references and testimonials and you can always meet your pet sitter in person before handing them the keys to your home.




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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 10/21/2017


31 Lanewood Ave, Framingham, MA 01701

Rental

$2,590
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Pet friendly (1-2 cats allowed) Desirable NW side. Pheasant Hill Neighborhood. Next to Callahan State Park, Commuter's Dream location. Easy access to Commuter Rail, MA Pike, Routes 9, 495, 30 & 20. Move In Condition & Expensively Renovated. Fantastic floor plan. Large 3 bedrm, 3 Full Bath Raised Embankment Ranch. *Cooling Central Air* 23' first floor Family/Game/Workout room with Fireplace, Recessed lighting & direct access to Newly Remodeled Full Bath. Inviting 17' Living room with Recessed lights & Fireplace. Gorgeous Skylight & Cathedral Ceiling eat in kitchen is Newly Remodeled w/Beautiful Cabinetry, lots of Granite Counters, Full Appliance & Gas cooking. Formal Dining room. Large Master with Private Full Bath. Spacious Bedrooms, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Gas Heat-Hotwater, Huge Party Size Patio flows overlooks 1/2 acre of professionally landscaped grounds. Large 2 Car Garage. Applicants "Must" have verifiable income, credit and references. *No Dogs or other pets. No Smoker
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Sunday
October 22 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 10/17/2017


40 Sylvester Road, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$799,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunningly Renovated by current Owner in 2008 this Custom Built Colonial is a perfect example of Open Floor Plan living..Kitchen features Raised Panel Maple Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Back Splash, under Cabinet Lighting, Granite Counter Tops, Over-sized 9 foot Granite Island which seats 4 and Ample work area for the Chef in the Family..Kitchen opens to spacious Dining Room and Living Room each with Maple Hardwood Floors..Second Floor features King Size Master Suite with two walk-in Closets plus double vanity Master Bath..Children's Bedrooms are all Queen size with ample Closets and carpeted..Separate Laundry Room..Basement houses updated Gas Hydro Air Furnace, Gas Hot Water Tank, 200 Amp Electric and Solar System Electronics..Two Car Garage is over-sized, heated and offers terrific storage..Family size Deck overlooks level rear yard perfect for Gardener or Children's play dates..Walk to High School and close proximity to Natick Center and Train Station
Open House
Sunday
October 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 10/17/2017


9 A Victoria Garden, Framingham, MA 01701

Rental

$2,350
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
3 Level Condo Unit on a Cul-de-Sac, with 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Beautifully Kitchen with Granite Counters and Plenty of Counter Space. Generous Living Space Through-out. Only 2 Units in each Building. Lovely Grounds. Gas Cooking, Fireplace & Heating. Condo also has Central Air. Lots of Closets and Walk-In Closet in Master. Attached Garage Space. Easy Access to Rte. 9, Mass Pike and All Major Shopping. Tenants pay all utilities. Sorry, NO PETS, NO SMOKERS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
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Posted by CENTURY 21 CUDDY on 10/15/2017

Few places fit the needs of a family with small children like a house on a cul de sac. Buy a house on a cul de sac that's bordered by a playing field and you could keep an eye on your children just by looking out of your living room or kitchen window.

What you and your kids could get from living on a cul de sac

If you're in the market for a new house, choosing a home on a cul de sac could increase the chances that your young children will have nearby kids to play with. This single benefit can help your children to:

  • Develop better social skills
  • Build their self-confidence as they interact with other people
  • Improve your children's communication skills as they gain more opportunities to practice active listening skills and negotiate with other kids in the neighborhood
  • Enjoy a more playful and happier childhood (little beats having other positive children to play with)

As the homeowner, there are several options available to you. For starters, you could buy a house at the top of the cul de sac, allowing you to feel as if you'reliving on a traditional open ended street. You'd be closer to nearby roadways and intersections this way.

More reasons to love a house on a cul desac

If you buy a house at the closed end of a cul de sac, you'll have a place to dump shoveled snow and ice during winter without having to worry about blocking your own or a neighbor's driveway. Additionally, you can see more of your neighborhood,especially if you have large bay windows.

Just be prepared to back in and out of parking spaces. If you're not up for tight turnarounds and backing in and out of driveways, consider designing a circular driveway at the side of your house.

You'll bring more value to your home if you plant flowers in the field across from the closed end of the cul de sac. Put a sign at the end of your driveway, alerting passersby that your driveway isn't a turnaround zone, to avoid turning your cozy home into a thoroughfare. The one time when you may not want the sign up is when you and your neighbors are holding a block party at the end of the street.

Keep a cul de sac on your house hunting list

Although your house might not sell more just because it's located on a cul de sac, that doesn't mean that there aren't steep rewards that come with living on a dead end street. More children for your kids to play with, increased social interactions and traffic safety are just some of the benefits that are linked to living in a house on a cul de sac.

Depending on the neighborhood, a house on a cul de sac could attract more house hunters should the time come when you decide to sell your house. Your pets might also be safer, even thriving as they run and play at the closed end of the street.




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