Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate

Posted by Kathy Portway on 7/20/2018

You'll love calling this 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, beautiful, Colonial HOME! You can start and end your day with the great view of expansive front yard and the happenings of Tree Top Estates from the quaint farmers porch. Once inside you will adore the character of the first floor with its grand entryway, gas fireplace and hardwood flooring to the lovely moldings and French doors and dining area. Beautiful eat in kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counters, ceramic tiling and also has island for extra seating. Area opens to an absolutely amazing outdoor space perfect for entertaining family and friends or as your own oasis. Stunning pool decking and patio. Everyone will want to hang here. Lower level is finished as additional family room and office but there's so much space to do what you want. Gas heat. Central air. Central Vac. Walk up attic. Irrigation system. Brand new shed. Get in to see this one...QUICK!

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 7/16/2018

When selling a home, most sellers are eager to sell quickly. Especially when living out of their home while simultaneously showing it. One of the biggest determinant factors for house shoppers right now is the staging. Whether they recognize it or not the atmosphere you create within your house helps buyers imagine themselves living their day to day within its walls. It creates a canvas for them to dream up all the memories they will create in their new home.

But keeping your home staging level clean and organized at all times while living out of it isnít the easiest of tasks. Afterall, thereís a reason all of our homes donít look like the inside pages of a home decor magazine.

If you want to put your homeís best ďfootĒ forward, however, it, literally, pays to put in the time and effort to live differently for a few weeks.

Here are a few tips on how to get your house show-room ready:

Start with a deep clean. Some people like to hire a cleaning company to come in and do the job for them. But thereís no reason you canít get the same results on your own. Plan to dedicate a week to clean your home top to bottom and a whole lotta elbow grease to get every nook and cranny.

Give your home a facelift. Repaint your walls, rent a carpet cleaner (or hire a service) and power wash the exterior. When repainting considers switching to a modern, neutral color palette to appeal to prospective buyers.    

Declutter, declutter, declutter! This is a step many sellers dread but is so worth the effort. Donate and get rid of everything you no longer use or need. When youíre finished go the extra step and rent a storage unit to stash away extra furniture, off-season items, and family mementos.

You want to create as much space in your home as possible. Taking a minimalist approach that strips your unique personality from the decor allows potential buyers to see how the house can become theirs. You donít want to distract buyers and have them wonder about what kind of people you and your family are. Additionally, keep closets, drawers, and cabinets tidy because they will get opened! And keep desk and counter surfaces clear of paperwork and other stuff we always seem to allow to accumulate in these spaces.

Add greenery. Potted plants and fresh cut blooms will be like the icing on the cake. This is always what makes the biggest difference in making a room feel pulled together and comfortable. If youíve ever flipped through the pages of a home decor magazine you may have noticed this is a trick they use in all of the rooms they showcase.

Living out of your home while showing it isnít a walk in the park, but it can be easy if you are prepared ahead of time. These simple tips will put you ahead of the competition and have bidders in no time!

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 7/15/2018

Stunning 3 bedroom town home located in sought after desirable River Crossing. Sitting at the back of the complex this property offers expansive driveway and gorgeous back yard, tiered decking allowing you the space to truly enjoy the privacy outdoors. Step inside through the french doors and you will be amazed with the cathedral ceilings, hardwood flooring and recessed lighting. Living room has a lovely, gas fireplace, large windows and flows to a spacious dining room, perfect for entertaining. Eat in kitchen has plenty of cabinetry and granite counters. Amazing room off the back gives the feeling of an outdoor space with its abundance of windows and skylights. Master bedroom comes complete with a tray ceiling and boasts a large walk in closet. Finished lower level just adds to this home with another family room, office area, bathroom, walk out and still plenty of storage. Central air. Gas heat. 1st Floor laundry.2 Car garage. Newer roof. This one sure wonít last, call today.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 7/13/2018

This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Raised Ranch style home has ALL the upgrades to meet your needs. Main floor open concept is sure to WOW with fresh paint and recently refinished hardwood flooring. Large kitchen has beautiful, new, stainless steel appliances, cabinet accessories, granite counters, movable island and spacious dining area. Amazing addition with lovely bay window, hardwood flooring and a great size deck which is perfect for those hot summer nights. Lower level comes complete with an office that is light and bright, freshly painted and wonderful up to date laminate flooring . Fire placed family room is great for watching TV and entertaining. Roof and windows were updated in 2014. Septic 2017. Gas heat. Gas fire place. Central air. Private back yard. Cul-de-sac location. Minutes to Routes 495 and 123. Nothing to do but call the movers!

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 7/11/2018

Long driveway leads you into this stunning, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Raised, cape style home and you'll appreciate the privacy offered. Step inside and you'll find a modern twist to main floor living space with high cathedral ceiling lending to an open view of upper level. Bright, open and airy, living room has beautiful brick fireplace leading through to large eat in kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, new sink and Pergo flooring. Half wall separates kitchen and dining room which makes it perfect for entertaining. Bathroom upstairs has been tastefully updated. Amazing screened in porch just off the kitchen offers a wonderful space to enjoy the outdoors. Lower level is finished and can be used as additional family room, office, game room or gym and you still have plenty of storage. Siding and windows are less than 7 years old. Roof is 12 years old. Gas heat. One plus acre lot. Fenced in yard. Convenient location. Call today to make this your new address!

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