Tis the season! Lots of fun and FREE family events in downtown Ayer coming up!

Sponsored by the Ayer Business Alliance, this holiday weekend is sure to be a lot of fun for all ages! Don’t miss it!




Have you checked out our gorgeous NEW Farmhouse III plan? We’ve finished up the first one  so you can take a walk through of this beautiful home and see everything that it has to offer!

4 Bedrooms, tons of closets, a quaint farmer’s porch and over 2,000SF of living space make this home a fantastic size for your family. Open first floor plan is wonderful for entertaining, family holiday dinners or watching the football game with friends!

Come on over and check out this lovely home! You’ll LOVE this house!


Have you ever walked around an antique or consignment shop and noticed some old shutters and then tried to figure out, “What the heck would I ever do with something like that? It’s junk.” Well, check this out for some pretty cool ideas on what to do with those shutters, repurposing them into fabulousness from Funky Junk Interiors.



Use a few different colors of spray paint for a lovely backdrop for your outdoor yard space. Doesn’t take up much room, very cost effective and gives a small space a pop of color to liven it up!



Another idea: Paint old shutters a bright color and stagger them as a backdrop for a focal point in your yard. Old ladders serve as “shelves” for plants, bird houses and little trinkets that add visual interest to your outdoor living area.




Instead of adding in the typical french doors to your living area, why not put up a some weathered tall shutters to act as a door into a room that you want to give a little extra privacy to? Like the traditional “pocket door” but cheaper and easier to install!


Wow! This is a great idea for a repositionable kitchen island! Perfect for a little extra storage for wine bottles, tools and even some cookbooks or magazines (check out the built in book rack on the shutter slats!). Add a few small elements like barn boards for a butcher block counter, hooks for towels and a piece of crown moulding as a finishing touch and you’ve got a fantastically repurposed and useful kitchen tool!





The 30 year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages dropped eight percentage points from this time last week, landing at 3.97 percent. The 30 year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 percent and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, before settling at the current rate on Tuesday.

“Rates dropped below 4 percent on Thursday amid the uncertainty and turmoil following the MH17 flight disaster and ongoing military activity in the Middle East,” says Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, despite a fair amount of domestic economic data slated for release, we expect events in the Middle East and Ukraine will continue to put a damper on rates.”

Zillow’s real-time mortgage rates are based on thousands of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgages site, and reflect the most recent changes in the market. These are not marketing rates, or a weekly survey.

The rate for a 15 year fixed home loan is currently 3.01 percent, while the rate fora  5-1 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.77 percent.

For more information, visit http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates.

Read original article here.



One of the many things that make our new neighborhood stand out is that we offer an on-site design center in our model home for our new home buyers. Having this feature is such a convenience because it eliminates the running around for the client, allowing them to just relax in our model home and make their home selections an more enjoyable and less stressful process. From faucets to cabinets, tile to carpet, our on-site design team affords plenty of options to customize the interior of your new home.

Visit us this week and see what Pingry Hill Homes has to offer! We’ll be happy to show you around our fabulous new neighborhood of 163 new homes in Ayer, Massachusetts.