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Mendon Estate Listed by ERA Key’s Kathy Craig Featured as “Home of the Week”

Mendon Luxury HomeMendon Estate Listed by ERA Key’s Kathy Craig Featured as “Home of the Week” 

A Mendon estate listed by ERA Key’s Kathy Craig is featured as the latest “Home of the Week” in The MetroWest Daily News. 

Mendon country estate set on more than 39 acres offers private ‘oasis’ for $1.2M

MENDON — This country estate set on more than 39 acres of wooded land is an “oasis” for those who would like their distinguished home to include an abundance of privacy.

The four-bedroom, 6,152-square-foot contemporary at 102 North Ave. in Mendon is listed for $1.2 million.

Homeowner Claudia Wiegers said her favorite feature is the tranquil setting.

“Inside and out, it’s a beautiful, private space to enjoy family and friends,” she said. “If you want privacy, this is the place for you.”

A two-story entry opens into a large, open concept eat-in kitchen, dining and family room lit by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Mendon Luxury Home Overhead ViewThe kitchen holds a center island with seating and a separate peninsula. A bump-out alcove for informal dining offers a view of the lush backyard. This space also includes the perfect setting for a large dining table. Upgraded appliances and an abundance of cabinets and counter space finish the home’s center for entertaining.


ERA Key's Kathy Craig Featured on Boston TV

ERA Key’s Kathy Craig was interviewed by Channel 10, Boston about the housing market. The story below and video can be found on the Channel 10 website.

Fierce Competition for Buyers in Local Real Estate Market Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ERA Key Realtor Kathy Craig says right now it’s definitely a seller’s market

Unlike other industries, the coronavirus pandemic has not brought the local real estate market to a halt. In fact, it's just the opposite; many people are still house hunting, and they're finding prices continuing to rise.

“It’s demoralizing," said Danielle Festino of Wakefield. "You’re seeing these places go for way over asking.”Kathy Craig

Festino says from a buyer’s perspective, real estate competition is fierce right now.

She has been house hunting for the past couple of months after realizing during the COVID-19 pandemic that her apartment is smaller than it once seemed.

“The same room that I’m working in is the room where I’m eating, it’s the room where I’m working out, it’s all one space and I realize that if I’m going to be home for maybe at least a year, I need more space to spread out,” said Festino.

ERA Key Realtor Kathy Craig says, similar to Festino’s experience, many potential buyers have realized during the pandemic that they want to move closer to family, or they need to downsize, or upgrade.


Diane Dabrowski Announces Memorial Scholarship Winners

Charlton Realtor Diane Dabrowski of ERA Key Realty Services announced today that seven graduates of Shepherd Hill Regional High School have received $7,000 in scholarships through the Emily Dabrowski Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

The scholarships were created as a tribute to her daughter, Emily Dabrowski, who died in 2017, during her senior year at Shepherd Hill. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have a history of volunteering and community service, and “who also are known for kindness to others, and who plan to pursue an education or career path in a humanitarian field,” Diane said. 

Scholarship winners were Benjamin Thomas, Madison Hughes, Kendall Mullen, Kerry Greenough, Abigail Cofsky, Kiley Wong Li and Madison Hill, all of Charlton, and Skylar Pietz, who is a resident of Dudley.  Diane congratulated the scholarship recipients, adding, “It’s an honor for me to help you with your education.”

 “It was my goal to grant scholarships to students in all classes that were at Shepherd Hill with my daughter, Emily,” Diane said. “This year, we achieved that goal.”

 “Emily’s ‘happiest place on Earth’ was a Haitian Orphanage called Espwa,” she said. “She traveled there to work for three summers. The fund I created in her memory also contributes to help the children at Espwa. Emily dreamed of running her own orphanage in Haiti. Contributing to Espwa is my way of helping fulfill her dream as best I can.”

 The biggest fundraising event for the scholarship fund is the annual Dad's Swatfest Golf Tournament.  

“The tournament committee has been extremely generous with the time, money and effort put into running this golf tournament,” Diane said....

Whitinsville Agents Donate $800 to Douglas Food Bank

Agents in the Whitinsville office of ERA Key have donated $800 to the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program to help feed seniors and other residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To date, ERA Key agents have donated more than $10,000 through the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Foundation to help needy people and first responders during the pandemic. 

The Town of Douglas created the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program in March through its Emergency Operations Center. To date, it has prepared and delivered more than 25,000 meals. 

Workers from the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program are pictured above.