Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate

Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/30/2020

Let's face it most homebuyers have limited time and resources at their disposal. As such, it is crucial for buyers to do everything possible to optimize their time and resources throughout the property buying journey. Because if a buyer maximizes his or her time and resources, this individual can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer get the most out of his or her time and resources.

1. Craft a Homebuying Strategy

If you know you want to buy a home, you should develop a property buying strategy. That way, you can map out the steps you'll need to take to find and acquire your dream residence.

A typical homebuying strategy should account for your budget, timeline and other property buying factors. If you analyze these factors, you could streamline your quest to discover your ideal house.

2. Narrow Your Home Search

You plan to buy a house as soon as possible, but you still have no idea where you want to reside. Fortunately, if you hone your house search to a few cities and towns, you may be able to quickly and effortlessly find a great home in an area you can enjoy for years to come.

As you get ready to start a home search, consider your long-term plans. For instance, if your ultimate goal is to work in a big city, you may want to focus on houses in or near major metros. Or, if you want to raise a family, you may want to search for residences near outstanding schools and parks.

In addition, perform lots of research into various cities and towns. If you conduct plenty of research, you can find out whether certain areas match or exceed your expectations and tailor your house search accordingly.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a property buying expert who understands what it takes to find a terrific residence at a budget-friendly price. Thus, if you hire a real estate agent today, you can get the help you need to reap the benefits of a seamless home search.

Oftentimes, a real estate agent will meet with you, learn about your property buying goals and craft a personalized homebuying strategy. He or she also will respond to your homebuying concerns and questions throughout the property buying journey. By doing so, a real estate agent ensures you can receive expert support as you try to find your dream house.

A real estate agent will make it simple to search for houses that fall within your budget and correspond to your homebuying criteria too. Plus, if you want homebuying recommendations or suggestions, a real estate agent is happy to provide them.

Want to enjoy a fast, successful homebuying experience? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble making the most of your time and resources as you search for your ideal house.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/27/2020

This Single-Family in Norton, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Portway - SUCCESS! Real Estate.

24 Kensington Road, Norton, MA 02766


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OFFERS DUE 10/14/ by 8 PM! Welcome to Norton! Come and see this wonderful 3 bedroom Raised ranch style home impeccably maintained both inside and out. Tile entryway leads you to a spacious living room with plenty of natural light. Fantastic eat-in kitchen with beautiful white cabinetry, granite counter tops, stunning back splash, and tile flooring. Just off the kitchen, french doors lead into a bright and warm sun room surrounded by windows and is perfect for entertaining. Lower level is a super comfortable space with cozy fireplace, half bath, and still plenty of storage. Great deck spanning back of the home is perfect to enjoy the wooded, private back yard. Furnace, AC, and water heater were all updated in 2020. Kitchen was updated in 2013. Metal roof was put on in 2007. All the BIG ticket items are done for you. Town water and town sewer are another added bonus. This home is located minutes to major routes, shopping, and schools. Call today to make this home your home.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/23/2020

Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on or near the beach, you could enter the housing market to find a beachfront house that suits you perfectly.

Like any home search, finding a second house that matches your expectations may be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to streamline your quest to find a second home, such as:

1. Evaluate Your Finances

Your finances will play a significant role in your ability to purchase any house, at any time. As you get set to pursue a second home, examine your finances closely. Then, you can map out your home search accordingly.

Generally, it helps to consult with banks and credit unions before you launch the search. If you meet with these institutions, you can gain financial insights that you can use to make an informed purchase.

2. Establish Home Buying Criteria

Think about the features you want to find in a second residence. Next, you can craft home buying criteria.

Once you have home buying criteria in hand, you can narrow your house search, too. By honing your home search to residences in specific cities and towns, you can speed up your quest to find the right home at the right price.

It often helps to maintain flexibility as you conduct a search for a second home as well. If necessary, you can modify your home buying criteria throughout the home buying journey.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

There is no reason to enter the housing market on your own. Thankfully, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market experts can help you quickly and effortlessly acquire a second residence.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to navigate the home buying journey. This housing market professional first will learn about you and your home buying goals. He or she next will craft a custom home buying strategy based on your individual needs. Finally, a real estate agent will put this strategy into action and ensure you can discover a terrific home at an affordable price.

Furthermore, a real estate agent takes the guesswork out of buying a second home. If you are unsure about whether to submit an offer to purchase a particular residence, a real estate agent can offer a data-driven recommendation. Or, if you have concerns or questions at any point during the home buying journey, a real estate agent is prepared to respond to them.

If you want to pursue a second house, it helps to plan ahead for the home buying journey. By using these tips, you should have no trouble finding a second home that you can enjoy for years to come.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/20/2020

116 Crane Street, Norton, MA 02766



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Pull up to this immaculately landscaped colonial & you'll want to get inside. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is new to the market. A pretty brick walkway welcomes you. Open the door & you will find an open floor plan, large windows & hardwood flooring. Kitchen spans the back of the home with an eat-in area, granite counters, lovely back splash & stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen is a family room & a designated play room which can easily convert back to a dining room or office. Go up stairs & you will find that the bedrooms are all spacious. Master bedroom has hardwood flooring & a walk-in closet. Master bath is complete with a gorgeous spa-like shower, double vanity sinks & pretty tile flooring. Laundry is conveniently located on the 2nd floor. The walk up attic is wonderful for storage. Expansive yards in both the front & back of the home are perfect for entertaining & the two car garage is great for those cold winter nights. Call today & make this your home!
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Posted by Kathy Portway on 11/19/2020

If you are looking for a chance to get into the housing market, this is it. Whether is your starter home, downsizing or in it to flip it-you've got this wonderful, ranch style home. Enter in through the living room and you will find pretty flooring and plenty of natural light. The kitchen has lovely, white, cabinetry, pretty, counters and stainless steel appliances . Two nice size bedrooms with wall to wall carpeting. Both baths have been tastefully updated. French doors lead to a great, size back yard. Huge shed is an added bonus. Buyer will have to do own due diligence in order to verify the stability of the structural components in the crawl space. This home is being SOLD AS IS with limited information and would be best for a contractor or rehab loan.

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