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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/19/2018


79 Flint Locke Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$629,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Move right into this nicely remodeled hip roof. Offering first floor bedroom has full bath. Home has been painted inside and out. All 3 bathrooms have been updated with new marble or granite vanities, tile floors and tubs. Refinished hardwood floors. New carpet. Look at the lovely landscape from your screened in porch complete with ceiling fan. Huge walk out basement ready for finishing touches. All this on a beautiful cul de sac street only minutes to Route 3.
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Saturday
July 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 79 Flint Locke Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/19/2018


79 Flint Locke Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$629,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Move right into this nicely remodeled hip roof. Offering first floor bedroom has full bath. Home has been painted inside and out. All 3 bathrooms have been updated with new marble or granite vanities, tile floors and tubs. Refinished hardwood floors. New carpet. Look at the lovely landscape from your screened in porch complete with ceiling fan. Huge walk out basement ready for finishing touches. All this on a beautiful cul de sac street only minutes to Route 3.
Open House
Saturday
July 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 79 Flint Locke Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/19/2018

If you find your dream house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But if you submit a "lowball" homebuying proposal, you risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence.

Putting together a competitive offer to purchase can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an aggressive homebuying proposal.

1. Study the Housing Market

The housing market fluctuates constantly. If the real estate market favors buyers today, it may shift into sellers' favor tomorrow, or vice-versa. As such, you should study the housing market, determine whether it favors buyers or sellers and craft a homebuying proposal accordingly.

Oftentimes, it helps to look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area, as well as how long these homes were listed before they sold. With this housing market data in hand, you may be better equipped than ever before to differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market. And as a result, you can boost the likelihood of submitting a competitive homebuying proposal.

2. Know Your Budget

If you know how much you can spend on a house, you can minimize the risk of submitting an offer to purchase that stretches beyond your financial limits.

To establish a homebuying budget, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Banks and credit unions can teach you everything you need to know about different mortgage options and help you select the right mortgage. Plus, if you have any questions as you evaluate your mortgage options, banks and credit unions are happy to respond to your home financing queries.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you hire a real estate agent, you can submit a competitive offer to purchase on any house. In fact, a real estate agent can offer in-depth housing market insights to help you put together an aggressive homebuying proposal that may receive an instant "Yes" from a seller.

A real estate agent is a homebuying expert who understands what it takes to purchase a home in any housing market. He or she first will meet with you, learn about you and your homebuying goals and create a personalized property buying strategy. Next, a real estate agent will help you pursue houses in your preferred cities and towns until you find one that matches your expectations. And after you discover your ideal residence, a real estate agent will make it simple for you to submit an offer to purchase that fulfills the needs of all parties involved.

Of course, if your offer to purchase your dream home is accepted, a real estate agent will guide you through the final steps of the homebuying process. Or, if your homebuying proposal is rejected, a real estate agent will help you reenter the housing market.

Avoid the danger of submitting a lowball offer to purchase your dream house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can craft a competitive homebuying proposal and move one step closer to acquiring your ideal home.





Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/16/2018

This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $390,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Shellye Blake REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


4 Winter Hollow, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$389,900
Price
$390,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Winter Hollow, nicely located 6 lot subdivision in West Plymouth. Beautifully upgraded colonial . Step into large open Living, Dining, and Kitchen area with hardwoods that has French door access to back stone patio. Large peninsula kitchen has granite counters. Shaker gray cabinets with soft close draws, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances. Half bath and laundry on first floor offering tile and granite counters. A formal dining room too. Hardwood stairs and hall will bring you to the 3 generous sized bedrooms. Master bedroom has walk in closet, master bathroom with quartz counters and tiled floors. Nice landscaped yard with stone walkways and patio on dead end street. Up and ready to close. New Subdivision - GPS 12 So Meadow Rd.

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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/12/2018

There are few things more frustrating than finding out that the plants you’ve been tending to all summer have been overrun with insects and aren’t producing any fruit. Perhaps even worse is when you find a trail leading into your pantry where your food has been compromised by a tiny army of ants.

Keeping the pests out of your home and garden is a difficult task made even harder if you want to do it without using harsh chemicals and pesticides. However, there are ways you can effectively keep your food safe. In this article, we’ll show you how.

Protecting your garden from pests

The most important tool you have at your disposal when it comes to protecting your lawn, flowers, and garden from pests is your own vigilance.

In the garden, take note of the condition of your plants’ leaves. Look on the underside of them for small, yellow or brown dots. These are often insect eggs that will soon hatch and result in your plants being devoured before they can produce crops.

As a last-ditch effort to keep the bugs away, you can try spraying your plants with a homemade insecticidal soap spray. These sprays are usually 95% water and then a small amount of  pure castile soap or vinegar. Be sure not to use too much or this can harm your plants or soil.

Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or in the country, there are likely to be some furry creatures who see your garden as a food source. One way to keep many away is by framing the garden with a simple metal wire fence.

If it’s flowers you’re worried about, try planting them in mulch and keeping the leaves dry when possible. This will avoid excess moisture which can cause plant-killing diseases. Using a watering can rather than a hose will help you target the base of the plant and keep the leaves dry.

Keeping the bugs outside

Regardless out whether your home is old or new, you’ll likely someday find yourself with an insect problem. Some are lured in by warmth in the cold seasons, others are seeking a food source.

Let’s begin on the exterior of your home. Check for cracks in your foundation and along doors and windows and seal these cracks up. Next, if there’s a space under your door, install an aluminum door threshold if there is a gap between your door and the floor. While you’re there, make sure the weather stripping on your door is in good condition.

Next, make sure all of the screens in your doors, windows, and other ventilation areas are in good condition. Even the tiniest tear can be enough to let in flies and other insects. 

The final step in keeping the bugs out of your home is to remove what’s luring them there in the first place. Store your food in airtight storage containers within your cabinets. Not only will this keep bugs away, but it can also make organizing food easier, especially things you might not use often, like flour or a large bag of sugar.




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