Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate



Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/12/2019


21 Milk Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

Condo

$210,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Come and see this conveniently located 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condo it is a great starter home for the busy professional or to the family that's looking to downsize. Walk to the train, and mere minutes to downtown, shopping and access to highways. Step inside this lovely end unit and you will find fresh paint through out, a living room with gleaming, hardwood flooring, a kitchen with plenty of cabinetry and a half bath. Go upstairs and there are two spacious bedrooms with great closet space and wall to wall carpeting and a full bath! Third floor can be easily used as a master bedroom, office, TV room or anything you see fit. Basement has plenty of storage and could easily be finished. Newer windows and siding are bonuses to this wonderful town home. Call today to make it your new address! This condo is FHA approved!
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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/11/2019

Let's face it Ė after you buy or sell a home, moving can be a major hassle. Lucky for you, moving companies are available to help you streamline the process of transporting your personal belongings from Point A to Point B.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to hire a moving company to assist you with your upcoming move, including:

1. A moving company can help you transport heavy items to your new address.

When it comes time to move, there is no reason to put a strain on your body. Fortunately, a moving company employs moving professionals who are happy to take heavy items to your new address.

A moving company hires only the best moving professionals to provide day-to-day support. As such, these professionals will take care of your belongings to ensure they can reach your new home quickly and safely.

Furthermore, a moving company may even be able to help you pack your belongings. This will ensure you can speed up the process of getting your belongings ready to take to your new residence.

2. A moving company can help you save time.

The time it takes to pack up all of your belongings, place them in your car, drive them to your new address and unpack your items can add up quickly. However, with support from a moving company, you may be able to reduce the time it takes to get settled at a new location.

A moving company will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can get your belongings to the right location, at the right time. In fact, this business will work with you to fulfill your moving requests without delay.

3. A moving company can help you alleviate stress.

Moving to a new residence may seem like a long, arduous and complex process at first. Conversely, a moving company can help you take the guesswork out of getting your belongings to your new house.

A moving company is available to help you transport your belongings to a new location at your convenience. This business will do whatever it takes to help you enjoy a fast, seamless move.

Typically, a moving company will offer tips to help you prep for moving day and will assist you as you get your items ready for your upcoming move. Moreover, this company employs friendly, knowledgeable moving professionals who are readily available to respond to your moving concerns and questions.

If you're unsure about whether a moving company is right for you, don't hesitate to consult with your real estate agent.

Your real estate agent is committed to helping you in any way possible. Therefore, he or she may be able to provide moving company recommendations to ensure you can work with the best professional movers in your area.

Ready to transport your belongings to your new address? Employ a moving company Ė you'll be happy you did. If you hire a moving company today, you can get plenty of support to help you complete a successful move.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/4/2019

That great furniture sale filled the empty spaces in your home with a matching sofa and loveseat, coordinating side chairs and matching pillows. It looked great on that showroom floor, but now that it's in your living room it all seems a bit sterile and blah. The challenge with matching sets is that they lack depth and dimension. They donít satisfy the sense of touch Ö they need texture. 

You can add texture with a few well-placed pieces, either modern or vintage (or even a mixture of both).

Vintage textiles

Textiles are any woven fabric or cloth, but informally include knitted or crocheted items as well. When shopping for textiles at flea markets and vintage shops, you'll find a plethora of designs, appliques, embroidery, dyes, and other hand textures applied to fabrics. Often made from wool, cotton, flax (linen) and other natural fibers, vintage textiles add that unique feel for which you're looking. For your home, interesting options include classic pillowcases, framed doilies, hand-knitted or crocheted afghans, hand-stitched quilts, and tapestries. 

You also may discover stacks of uncut cloth leftover from some long forgotten sewing project. Open every item to inspect it for damage. Knit and crochet may completely unravel if threads have broken or knot loosened. Discoloration from damp and pests might be hiding in the folds too.

If you genuinely want vintage, you'll find most contain imperfections or uneven stitching, indications of a hand-made product rather than machine made. Check the back too, since aged woven fabrics typically show patterns on both front and back. Beware of bulk materials. Most often, when a dealer has a large stock of one fabric (unless its provenance shows otherwise), it is not very old.

Modern textiles

Modern versions of vintage textiles include hand-loomed woolens, delicate embroidery and lace and other hand-made, small batch fabrics. But, if your budget runs more to the lean side, you can get the texture without the vintage or hand-made price. Look for plush knit throws made from chunky yarns, coarsely-woven pillow fabrics, or embellished fabrics to add the depth you seek. 

Even a cotton duck (canvas) pillow cover adds texture to a microfiber sofa. Create interest with a seagrass rug or faux fur blanket too. Drapes or curtains of loose-weave, gauzy fabrics let in light while adding the coveted dimension. Wander through the offcuts from upholstery fabrics. You might find a paisley pattern that, if framed or hung from a rod, mimics the look of an expensive tapestry.

Donít be afraid of mixing textures. Vintage or modern, if you love it, buy it, and bring some life to your space. And if you need a new area, talk to your real estate agent.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 1/28/2019

Although clutter in your home may seem like an insignificant problem, it can actually have a negative impact on everything from your personal productivity to family relationships.

When dirty dishes pile up, clothes gather on the floor, and toys are scattered everywhere, it often creates a feeling of discouragement that can seep into every aspect of your life.

While most people view clutter as an annoyance or an eyesore, studies have shown that it can contribute to stress, feelings of guilt, and even depression. Books have been written on the topic and well-known websites have devoted countless pages to the connection between stress and clutter.

In addition to feeling embarrassed when guests drop over unexpectedly, household clutter makes it difficult to find important things, like car keys, homework assignments, or cell phones. A disorganized, messy home can also lead to bills being paid late, which can bring with it a whole separate set of problems, such as late payment fees, collection letters, and credit rating issues. For people planning on applying for a mortgage in the near future, a damaged credit score could adversely affect interest rates, loan terms, or even their chances of obtaining a mortgage.

Fortunately, there are ways to turn the tide on your battle with household clutter. The first step, of course, is to recognize that you have a problem. The second step is to begin writing a plan or set of goals for taking charge of the clutter. The third step is to begin taking action and to set aside 15 to 30 minutes a day for organizing your home and putting clutter in its place!

If you're considering putting your home on the market in the near future, you may need to bump up that time allotment! Cluttered closets, storage areas, and countertops are sure to send the wrong message to prospective home buyers. Living areas that contain too much furniture, stacks of magazines, or piles of unsorted mail will convey an unwanted image of chaos, messiness, and disarray. Clutter can also have the effect of making rooms look smaller and less appealing.

In addition to establishing new and better habits for keeping your home organized and looking its best, it's also important to enlist the cooperation of your family. When everyone does their part to keep your home looking presentable and well maintained, fewer things will get misplaced, moods will be lifted, and you'll no longer feel embarrassed when company drops by!

The best time to begin attacking the problem is now. If the project seems overwhelming, the solution is to start small, but stick with it on a daily basis. As the famous quote says, "The race does not always go to the swift, but to those who keep on running."





Posted by Kathy Portway on 1/25/2019

This Single-Family in Norton, MA recently sold for $375,500. This Cape style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


427 South Worcester Street, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$364,900
Price
$375,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
OFFERS DUE BY 5:00 PM, THURSDAY! Perfect country setting for this stunning Cape style home. Well maintained grounds with large decking and patio out back to enjoy private wooded area. Built in 2008 the main level is light and bright with lovely hardwood floors through living and dining rooms. Eat in kitchen has ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous back splash and Maple cabinetry. Dining room has pretty crown moldings and is perfect for family gatherings. Move on up to the second floor you will find a front to back Master bedroom with plenty of closet space, a Hollywood bath and two more spacious bedrooms. But its the absolutely amazing, knock your socks off, renovated lower level where you'll spend most of your time. Whether its family time or entertaining friends the space is so inviting with beautiful porcelain tile flooring, cozy lounging area complete with wet bar and beverage fridge. Come by and take a look, you will be glad you did.

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