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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/12/2019

This Condo in Norton, MA recently sold for $230,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


138 North Washington Street, Norton, MA 02766

Condo

$244,900
Price
$230,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
New to the market is this 2 bedroom end unit style town home. From top to bottom there is so much light throughout this home! First floor has grand cathedral ceilings, pergo flooring, first bedroom, full bath and the added bonus of main floor laundry. Large eat in kitchen with center island has side entrance out to trek deck. Just such a peaceful space to back yard and great for relaxing or entertaining. Second bedroom is located on upper level with another bath. AND there is a finished lower level with brand, new, carpeting and a walkout! A great space for kids, office or perhaps to just sneak away. Conveniently located to shopping, highways and schools. Call today.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/11/2019

Framed photographs have helped transform your ordinary house into a comfortable home. However, if you recently bought or sold a home, you may need to pack up these photographs and take them to a new address in the near future.

Lucky for you, we're here to provide expert insights into how to safely and quickly pack your framed photographs prior to moving day.

Now, let's take a look at three best practice for packing framed photographs.

1. Choose the Right Packing Material

The right packing material for a framed photograph usually varies based on the size of the photograph itself.

For example, if you're packing a small framed photograph, you may want to use a small moving box. Pack the box with bubble wrap or packing paper as well to fully secure the photograph during transit.

If you need to move large framed photographs, you may want to pick up specialty boxes. These boxes can be purchased from a moving supply store and will make it easy for you to protect your photographs as they go from Point A to Point B.

2. Wrap the Picture and Frame

When it comes to protecting framed photographs, packing paper is ideal. If you wrap the photograph with the frame glass-side down against the paper, you can reduce the risk of damage.

For those who decide to pack multiple small framed photographs in the same box, it often pays to individually wrap each photograph in packing paper. That way, you can keep various framed photographs together and prevent them from getting damaged.

Also, use packing tape all the way around a photograph frame. This will help you keep all packing paper in place around the frame and photograph.

3. Use Caution When Placing Framed Photographs in a Moving Truck

A framed photograph will absorb pressure more easily on its edge than lying flat. Thus, a framed photograph should be placed on its side – not flat – in a moving truck.

Furthermore, when you pack a moving truck, you should always place framed photographs in a spot where they won't move or fall over. You may even be able to wedge framed photographs between heavy objects to keep these photographs in place in a moving truck.

If you need additional assistance as you pack your framed photographs or other belongings, you may want to hire a professional moving company. With this business at your side, you can receive comprehensive support as you prep for moving day.

Lastly, a real estate agent can help you enjoy a seamless transition from one address to another. In addition to helping you map out the home selling or homebuying journey, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the best moving companies in your area.

Simplify the process of packing your framed photographs – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can quickly and effortlessly get your framed photographs ready for an upcoming move.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/8/2019

This Single-Family in Bourne, MA recently sold for $675,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


1 Quiet Cove Ln, Bourne, MA 02532

Single-Family

$749,900
Price
$675,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Now THIS is living! Take advantage of this JUST ON THE MARKET amazing water front property lovingly cared for by wonderful owners. If you've always wanted to live on the water, Quiet Cove is your chance. Plenty of ways to enjoy this expansive view from the beach plank board wrap-around deck, the shaded brick paved patio to the cozy fire pit on the back lawn. Inside, the living room is beyond amazing with large picture window and a floor to ceiling corner stone fireplace. Expansive upper level includes master suite with plenty of room walk in closets, sky light, cathedral ceiling, additional bedroom and beautiful views. This home comes complete with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, carpet through out except for tile in the baths and kitchen. Plenty of space for everyone whether it's family or entertaining friends. Closets galore!Two car garage. Expansive driveway. Outside shower. Shed. Private Beach! Conveniently located to highways, shopping, playground and schools. Don't miss out.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/6/2019


81 Pine Street, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Sitting on expansive lot this 4 bedroom Colonial style home has been lovingly cared for inside and out. Step inside and you will find a front to back living room with hardwood flooring and fire place, perfect for those cold winter nights. The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, granite counters, stunning back splash, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. Dining room has beautiful moldings. Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with two walk in closets, one which was the 4th bedroom and can easily be converted back, you decide. Freshly painted master bath. Two more spacious bedrooms and another full bath complete this floor. Walk out lower level is great for guests with a kitchen, living room, full bath and another room. Amazing back yard is wonderful for entertaining with a two tier deck, above ground pool, shed and plenty of privacy. New septic system just installed. This wonderful home is conveniently located to highways, schools and shopping. A Must See!
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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/4/2019

Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate:

1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water

On the surface, it may look like a no-brainer that you have access to the water, but many people learn the hard way that their beautiful waterfront views don't have easements that allow access to the lake, pond, or ocean. Most people don't want a beautiful view of the water without being able to use it.

2. Know Your Waterfront Buffer Zones

State and local regulations may prohibit your landscaping plans from making forward progress if you're too close to tidal waters. Know the buffer zones before you buy so you're not stuck with a landscape you don't love.

3. Learn Your Littoral Rights

If you purchase waterfront real estate, you may very well be granted littoral rights—that is, you'd have unrestricted rights to use that water as though it was land. The government may also own the water up to a certain point, so it's best to gain this knowledge up front.

4. Know if You have Riparian Rights

If you purchase a non-riparian waterfront property, you likely won't be able to have a private dock or pier on the water. Since this is one of the major reasons people want to own waterfront property, it's important to understand these rights before you buy.

5. Understand Your Obligations Regarding Water Depth

You don't have any control over Mother Nature, but you do often have certain obligations in terms of what you're permitted to do in certain water depths. You may need to build a deck farther out into the water than you'd first anticipated in order adhere to depth regulations.

6. Look at the Fixtures Surrounding the Property

Certain watercraft, such as sailboats, need far more clearance than others. If your potential property is directly next to fixed-height bridges that wouldn't enable you to enjoy leisure time on your sailboat, that may not be the best home for you. Alternatively, people who enjoy kayaking wouldn't need to be concerned with fixed-height structures. In fact, those areas might be best for this type of buyer.

7. Research Regulations Impacting Docks and Piers

It's not atypical to have to purchase pier permits. Depending on your location, these regulations may be governed by federal, state, or local institutions. It's best to have an idea of the cost before you get your heart set on a single property.

8. Include Flood Insurance in Your Monthly Costs

Natural disasters can bolster the cost of flood insurance. Even if you think you'll never need it, a waterfront property is always best protected when flood insurance is calculated into the cost.

9. Know How Secluded You Really Want to Be

Waterfront real estate is appealing because it's quiet and serene, but if this will be your year-round residence, make sure you've taken winter into consideration if you're looking for lakefront property where snowfall can change the landscape quickly. Super-secluded spots can make it difficult to get to the store when blizzards hit, so you may want to look for a place that has easy access to shopping. However, if you're willing to rough it, or if you'll only be using the property in the summer, seclusion is a great way to go! Of course, if you're looking for beachfront property in Florida, parts of California or the Carolinas, winters won't really be a concern you'll have to worry about.

10. Explore the Pros and Cons of Private Beaches Versus Public Shores

There are pros and cons to each. Make sure you have an idea what you're looking for before you and your real estate agent start house-hunting, but be open to possibilities if your real estate agent has a property they insist you must see.

As you're shopping for waterfront real estate, be sure to keep these tips in mind. The more you know, the more likely you'll be to find a home that makes you happy for many years to come. Contact me if you have questions about buying waterfront property!