Worcester Living: With flourishing Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery up for sale, Shrewsbury couple ready for their next adventure – News – telegram.com

For area wine lovers, Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery in Shrewsbury is a hidden gem — the perfect destination for visitors to experience something unique.

Eric and Peggy Preusse bought the property in 2010 and established the 40-acre vineyard and boutique winery in 2015, adding an addition and expanding the winery in 2017.

Luckily for wine drinkers, this small winery has continued in business in a world turned upside down by the COVID-19 virus. News that the couple put the business up for sale is a mix of sadness and joy. The property (saltbox house and winery) listed at $3.35 million in May.

The couple originally bought the property with the idea of having a small winery and selling wine locally. “We never expected it would be so successful,” said Preusse.

The decision to sell the property was a tough one, he said, but the couple had promised each other

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Move-in ready homes are now available in Katy’s Cane Island

Cane Quarter's resort-quality features includes a tranquil yoga studio with on-demand classes suitable for all levels.

Cane Quarter’s resort-quality features includes a tranquil yoga studio with on-demand classes suitable for all levels.

New move-in ready homes are available in Katy’s Cane Island, featuring a selection of three-, four- and five-bedroom designs. Plus, Cane Island homesites start at 50 feet in width, giving families plenty of open space and the feel of a larger property.

Starting in the low $300,000s, new Cane Island homes feature island kitchens with butler’s pantries and morning rooms, home office spaces, secluded wine grottos, spacious family rooms, owner’s suites, state-of-the-art media rooms, game rooms, outdoor entertaining spaces and more.

Plus, Cane Island builders are offering a variety of limited-time, money-saving offers on new, move-in ready homes, including money back at closing and free upgrades. Buyers can contact a builder representative for details. A limited number of homesites also are available on premium, acreage

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Lennar has ranches ready to go in age-55-plus Inspiration

Homebuyers looking to make a long-term move out of the house they’ve lived in for a generation are facing a market this fall that nobody could have imagined — way too little inventory, the lowest number of homes available ever recorded for this month, at a moment when older places sell in just a few days. Meanwhile, Lennar has two ranches you’ll see today in age-55-plus Inspiration near Parker that are not only ready to go, but priced very close to what the average resale house was selling for in metro Denver last month.

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Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Are you ready to buy a house? How much can you afford? Answering that second question may not be so easy. Before you snap up that seemingly great buy on a home, learn how to analyze what “affordability” means. You’ll need to consider various factors ranging from the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio to mortgage rates.

Key Takeaways

  • Determining your debt-to-income ratio (DTI)—more specifically, the front-end DTI—is an important factor in getting a mortgage.
  • Beyond the property’s price tag, a host of other financial and lifestyle considerations should figure into your calculations as to whether you can afford to buy a house.
  • You should also evaluate the local real estate market, the economic outlook, and the implications of how long you want to stay put.
  • You’ll also need to consider your lifestyle needs, present, and future.

Understand Your Debt-to-Income Ratio First

The first, and most obvious, decision point involves money. If you

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JioMart gets ready for its festive sale debut amidst tough competition from Amazon and Flipkart

  • The barely one-year old JioMart will pose a tough competition to Amazon and Flipkart’s years of experience.
  • JioMart has recently forayed into fashion, consumer electronics while it continues to bet on the grocery segment.
  • But it’s experiments come right before the festive season – with Diwali and Dussehra around the corner.

Mukesh Ambani’s JioMart has many things in its favour – billions of funding, technological prowess backed by Facebook and Google, and Reliance’s already existing reach across 6,700 cities in India. But during this festive season, the barely one-year-old JioMart will try to give a tough competition to Amazon and Flipkart’s years of experience.

JioMart has recently forayed into fashion, consumer electronics while it continues to bet on the grocery segment. And it’s experiments with fashion come right before the festive season – with Diwali and Dussehra around the corner.

With the year having seen tepid retail sales so far,

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These Beautiful Second Homes Are For Sale, Furnished And Move-In Ready

Thinking of buying a second home in a vacation destination? Consider buying one that is fully furnished, saving you the time and trouble of having to get it move-in ready.

We found several fully furnished homes in such desirable locations as Lake Tahoe in Nevada, Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Bethel Island in Northern California and Mexico’s Punta Mita. Invest in one of these homes and you can start using the property immediately after the close.

3229 Summit Camp Way 

Clear Creek Tahoe, Tahoe, Nevada  

Asking Price: $2,595,000 

On the eastern slope of the Carson Range in

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New Dallas-area homes ready for move-in

With the rising demand for Dallas-area homes, buyers need to move quickly when new homes come on the market, according to Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

To help you perfect your strategy for finding the ideal home, talk with the firm about these four homes that are new on the market.

The newly constructed home at 2813 University Blvd. is within the Highland Park school district. Beth Parks is marketing this five-bedroom residence, which features a dramatic entry, an open floor plan, high ceilings, special finishes, a dining room, a large study and a family room with a wet bar.

The kitchen provides granite countertops, upscale appliances and a butler’s pantry. The primary suite is on the second floor and includes a balcony, a walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom with a jetted tub and separate shower. A game room and family room are also upstairs.

Richard Graziano is marketing

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After months of waiting, families ready to visit loved ones in Ohio’s nursing homes

For Ohioans with loved ones living in nursing homes, change is on the way as Gov. Mike DeWine announced indoor visits can resume Oct. 12, in little more than two weeks.

Traci Statum, who has been able to her 79-year-old mother twice a week since the onset of the pandemic, has counted herself lucky as many families haven’t had contact with their family members in months.

“We got the call on a Wednesday,” she said. “They were locking down the nursing homes.”

Statum remembers the day the world shifted for her family and those across the state.

“Of course at the time we were told two to three weeks. That was it,” she said.

But that was six months ago. Now, she wants families to have uniform access to their loved ones. Statum joined a group of frustrated family members unable to see their loved ones, an absence they felt

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NC nursing homes not emergency ready

Federal regulators say as many as nine of 10 people who live in NC nursing homes are at heightened risk of death or injury in emergencies because of life-safety violations.

By Thomas Goldsmith 

Residents at nine out 10 of North Carolina nursing homes face increased risk of death or injury during emergencies because of lapses in meeting state standards, according to a critical new report from a federal oversight agency.

The inspector general’s office, or OIG, of the federal Department of Health and Human Services produced the report based on a statewide sample of 20 homes visited between December 2018 and May 2019, not long after Hurricane Florence forced the evacuations of nursing homes in southeastern North Carolina.

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Eighteen of the homes in the review racked up 188 violations, including “noncompliance with emergency preparedness requirements related to emergency plans, emergency power, plans for sheltering in place and tracking residents and

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