Hilary W. Foutes' Blog

Posted on 12/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 24 Humphrey Street #24, Swampscott, MA 01907
Feel like you are on vacation all year-round with beautiful ocean views across the street from the beachThis bright and spacious townhouse offers a step down fireplace living room with French doors leading to a patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee.The dining room ALSO has a wall of windows and a STUNNING cathedral ceiling which is an inviting place to entertain friends and family.Updated kitchen with cherry cabinets,granite counters,stainless steel appliances and a peninsula with built in CONVECTION oven and LOTS OF STORAGE.The washer/dryer is conveniently located in the half bath.Second floor masterbedroom offers French doors...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Keep Dry When Moving in the Rain
Image by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how...
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Posted on 11/27/2020
Video Tour - 162 Norfolk Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907
Location, location, location! Beautiful rare two-family home in a seaside town featuring beautiful beaches in an award winning National Blue-Ribbon high school district. This well cared for home has been OWNED & OCCUPIED by family only for over 70 years. 1st unit renovated its kitchen in 2009 & bathroom 2013. Two New Burnham Boilers and state-of-the-art Rinnai on-demand hot water installed 2012, New gutters 2004, New roof over main house 2002-2003. 2nd unit has just been restored and refinished to its glory by exposing the hardwood floors and painting the interior of the 2nd & 3rd floors plus the common areas. Looks fabulous! So...
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Posted on 11/27/2020
162 Norfolk Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907 is now new to the market!
Location, location, location! Beautiful rare two-family home in a seaside town featuring beautiful beaches in an award winning National Blue-Ribbon high school district. This well cared for home has been OWNED & OCCUPIED by family only for over 70 years. 1st unit renovated its kitchen in 2009 & bathroom 2013. Two New Burnham Boilers and state-of-the-art Rinnai on-demand hot water installed 2012, New gutters 2004, New roof over main house 2002-2003. 2nd unit has just been restored and refinished to its glory by exposing the hardwood floors and painting the interior of the 2nd & 3rd floors plus the common areas. Looks fabulous! So...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Eliminating House Clutter Will Help Sell Your Home
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Increase the Probability of Selling Your Home Fast
Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings. Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers,...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Can the Home Selling Journey Be Quick and Easy?
There is no reason to stress about the home selling journey. In fact, there are many things you can do to enjoy a quick, seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the home selling journey. 1. Enhance Your House's Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a key part of the house...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Creative Storage Ideas for Homes with Cozy Floorplans
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay To keep clutter at bay, it is important to make sure everything has its own place and returns there after every use. In small homes, this could prove quite challenging, however, as there are only so many places to put things. Unless, that is, you alter your house to include additional storage...
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Posted on 10/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 7 Mohawk Road, Marblehead, MA 01945
Looking for a great home in a great neighborhood walking distance to town and schools? Then look no further.This well-maintained 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Colonial has many special features including a fully fenced, level lot with beautiful wooded views, a family room addition w/ cathedral ceiling & glass door access to the backyard deck and brick patio, a spacious fireplaced living room, a refreshed kitchen and appliances with a convenient breezeway entrance to the attached 1-car garage, an adjacent formal dining room with 2 built-in china cabinets and half-bath completes the main level. 3 bedrooms upstairs including a front-to-back Master w/...
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Posted on 10/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 322 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, MA 01945
A stunning sun-filled contemporary home just a block from the ocean in a premier Marblehead neighborhood! Beautiful rooms, open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors, sun room , patio & nice yard are marvelous for entertaining. Elegant living room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling and 2 skylights. Entertainment sized combination dining and family room with an exit to the back yard. Well designed 2016 kitchen with vaulted ceiling, skylights, granite - topped counters, breakfast nook & SS appliances. Three bedrooms just a few steps up from the main living area. Two bedrooms share beautifully redone in 2015 bathroom. Lower level offers:...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Factors That Can Make or Break Your Home Sale
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Homebuying Pitfalls To Avoid
Image by Chanh Nguyen from Pixabay Buying a home ranks among the largest purchases everyday people make in their entire lifetimes. If you have gone through the process at least once, you probably gained some valuable life lessons. Whether it’s time to purchase a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a more manageable living space,...
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