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Posted by Kathy Portway on 9/18/2017

The variety of candles on the market has never been greater. When it comes to shopping for candles, however, a bigger selection isn't always a good thing. Many of us have, at one time or another, come down with acase of option paralysis looking at a wall full of Yankee Candles. Aside from choosing a fragrance, there are several other options to consider. Which candles burn the longest? Which type of wax works best? And, unfortunately, now we must even find out which candles are safe for us to inhale. Types of Candle Wax There are three main types of wax widely available in stores today: paraffin, soy, and beeswax. Each type has its ups and downs, but we'll break them down so you can choose one that's right for you.

  • Beeswax - This type of wax comes straight from the hive, making it a safe and natural wax to burn in your home. It also burns for the longest duration of the three types of wax, which is good because it can be pricey. It's great for lighting a room and burns as a bright white color. But, if you spill it walking to the fusebox during a power outage good luck getting that sticky beeswax out of your carpet. Also, beeswax candles do not mix well with added fragrances, so the selection will be narrow.
  • Paraffin - If beeswax is the natural, healthychoice for candles then paraffin is the processed, junkfood option. Paraffin candles can bevery affordable, but the cheap price tag comes at the cost of additives and artificial fragrances that you might not want to breathe in. Paraffin also tends to burn quickly, so if your candles aren't just for show you might find yourself spending a lot on them anyway. One benefit of paraffin is that it combines easily with fragrances so there is a great variety of scents available.
  • Soy - Perhaps a good in-between choice for candle lovers is the soy candle. Since they'remade from soybeans, soy candles are a sustainable, biodegradable option. Spilled wax cleans up fairly easily, and soy combines well with other fragrances, so there are agreat variety of scented candles available on the market. Soy wax is soft, however, which means you won't find many candles that aren't in jarsthat you could pop into your favorite candle holder.
Types of Wicks Wire, cotton, and wood, oh wow... Who knew there were so many types of wicks out there?You can find all of these options in stores, but which one is right for you?
  • Wire wicks - These wicks have a metal zinc core that sits straightin a candle and burns evenly. The idea of burning a metal wick doesn't seem safe, but they are harmless and do not emit dangerous gases into the air.
  • Cotton wicks - The most common wicks on the market are made from cotton. They're cheap to produce and are often braided, which looks nice. They can sometimes burn unevenly, though, and require trimming.
  • Wooden wicks - The new wick on the block. These fit in with the rustic look that many homeowners are now goingfor. To further that point, there are also crackling wood wicks that emit either a pleasing or distracting crackling noise while they burn. You probably won't need to trim these wicks, but they are often used in higher-end candles, so expect to pay more.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 9/11/2017

Ready to kick off your search for the perfect house? You may need to find an expert real estate agent first. By doing so, you can streamline the homebuying process and discover a house that meets or exceeds your expectations.

However, selecting a real estate agent can be tricky, especially for first-time homebuyers. And if you make the incorrect choice, the risk increases that you may encounter problems as you conduct your search for the ideal residence.

We're here to take the guesswork out of finding the right real estate agent to guide you along the homebuying journey.

Now, let's take a look at four questions that every homebuyer needs to ask a real estate agent.

1. What is your real estate experience?

Learn about a real estate agent's housing market experience you'll be glad you did. With this information at your disposal, you can find out how a real estate professional has helped past homebuyers achieve their goals.

Also, ask a real estate agent about how he or she deals with homebuying challenges. This will enable you to find out whether a real estate agent can help homebuyers through tough times, or if a real estate professional struggles when he or she is faced with homebuying hurdles.

2. How do you communicate with clients?

As a homebuyer, it is essential to find a real estate agent who is readily available. This real estate professional will keep in touch with you at each stage of the homebuying journey and ensure you can make informed decisions along the way.

A real estate agent who prioritizes communication will keep you informed about open houses and new residences as they reach the housing market. As such, this real estate agent may help you accelerate the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

3. Can you provide client references?

Typically, an experienced real estate agent will be able to provide client references at any time. If you get in touch with these references, you can gain firsthand insights into what it might be like if you select a particular real estate agent.

If a real estate agent cannot provide client references, this is a surefire red flag. In this scenario, you may want to consider other real estate agents who have proven they know how to deal with potential roadblocks on the homebuying journey.

4. Why should I hire you?

When it comes to finding the right real estate agent, it is important to understand how a real estate professional stands out from the crowd. By asking a real estate agent why you should hire him or her, you're sure to receive a unique response that gives you a better idea about what this real estate professional is all about.

Spend some time reviewing multiple real estate agents in your city and town. And if you use the aforementioned questions, you can boost your chances of hiring a real estate agent who can help you discover your dream residence quickly and effortlessly.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 9/11/2017

Just on the market, this STUNNING town-home located in desirable Oak Meadows NEEDS NOTHING. Step through to an open living room and find lovely hardwood flooring, warm paint colors, and a dining area. Tiled, Galley style kitchen comes complete with white painted cabinetry, granite counter tops, newer stainless steel appliances, and a pantry. Both bathrooms have been tastefully updated. Second floor bath includes double sink vanity and laundry for your convenience. Spacious Master bedroom has plenty of closet space. Economical gas heat and central air are bonuses. Quaint outdoor deck opens to expansive shared, fenced, back yard. Commuters dream- minutes to train station, major highways, stores, and restaurants. Call today for your chance to see it.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 9/10/2017


39 Harding Ave, Attleboro, MA 02703

Condo

$189,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Just on the market, this STUNNING town-home located in desirable Oak Meadows NEEDS NOTHING. Step through to an open living room and find lovely hardwood flooring, warm paint colors, and a dining area. Tiled, Galley style kitchen comes complete with white painted cabinetry, granite counter tops, newer stainless steel appliances, and a pantry. Both bathrooms have been tastefully updated. Second floor bath includes double sink vanity and laundry for your convenience. Spacious Master bedroom has plenty of closet space. Economical gas heat and central air are bonuses. Quaint outdoor deck opens to expansive shared, fenced, back yard. Commuters dream- minutes to train station, major highways, stores, and restaurants. Call today for your chance to see it.
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Posted by Kathy Portway on 9/8/2017

This Condo in Norton, MA recently sold for $215,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


1 Village Way, Norton, MA 02766

Condo

$199,900
Price
$215,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
HIGHEST AND BEST BY 10 AM MONDAY JULY 17TH. 4 level townhouse available in Norton's sought after Pine Crest Village North. This pet friendly complex offers a community feel with its immaculately manicured landscaping and Cul-De-Sac location. This 2+ bed townhouse features a 3rd floor loft and finished walk out basement. Freshly painted 1st floor. First Showings at Open House Sunday July 16th 12:00-2:00 p.m.






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