Kathie Palm - RE/MAX Spectrum



Posted by Kathie Palm on 6/27/2017

This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $310,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kathie Palm - RE/MAX Spectrum.


51-R Buzzards Bay Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$300,000
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Mint condition 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home tucked away in a private tranquil setting. Third room on the second floor can be used as an office, den, or additional bedroom. The 1st floor boasts an oversized master suite with hardwood floors, large master bathroom with whirlpool tub, and laundry. The kitchen is open and remodeled and there is an additional 1/2 bath. There is also a nice pellet stove to take the edge off of those chilly nights. This home has ample storage throughout with many closets and a large full basement. The exterior is maintenance free with HardiePlank siding and all new gutters. The yard is meticulously maintained with many plantings of budding trees and plants. A commuters dream just minutes to the highway, major routes, shopping, and the Cape!

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Posted by Kathie Palm on 6/23/2017

Beach front living is at the top of many people's ďwould love to haveĒ list. Warm, tropical climates and breathtaking views make living in a beach front home feel like a slice of heaven. Move into a beach front home and you can go boating, jet skiing or ocean swimming less than five minutes after you step outside your front door.

Great beach front homes are about more than the shore

Because of their robust outdoor offerings, beach front houses are not cheap. That's a major drawback to living on the shore. Yet, it isn't the only downside. Before you buy a house on the beach, discuss these items with your realtor.

Floor plan - An open floor plan offers a true beach home feel. On the flip side, if the house is going to be your permanent home, you may want a traditional floor plan.

Foundation -To keep your house safe during a flood or storm, you could buy a home that's designed with pilings. Should ocean waters rise to flood level, the interior of your house can stay dry. Water would drift beneath your house, not inside your basement. You would still have to protect your windows from strong winds.

Windows and Doors - Thermal aluminum and fiberglass windows and doors are durable.Retailers also sell vinyl thermal windows and doors. These windows are often used as replacement windows. Not only are these windows strong, they help to insulate your home. So too do thermal doors. In addition to keeping you warm on cool days, thermal windows and doors help lower your utility bill.

So much to love and think about when buying a beach front home

The right preparation can make buying a house on the beach a decision that pays off for years. You'll have plenty of chances to meet people from the region. You might even meet people from other parts of the world.

Tourists love the beach. Even if you buy a house near the shore in a quiet town, tourists will likely venture near your house as they make their way to the water. Buy an ocean front house as a second home and you could generate income from your house by renting it out during off seasons.

Wood floors - Move into an ocean front house and you probably won't have to worry about vacuuming. Hardwood floors at these houses are a gorgeous cherry red or medium or dark brown. North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina are just a few places where you can find traditional or Victorian style beach front homes that are eighty years or older.

Boardwalk - Towns along the New Jersey shore have popular boardwalks. It's at the boardwalk where you can find quaint shops, restaurants and entertainment. Some major entertainers got their start performing at clubs along boardwalks.

Large properties - You won't generally lack for land if you own a beach front home. Yards at these properties appear to stretch all the way from your house to the ocean. If you have pets, they will love frolicking on your property.

The more spacious a beach front home, generally the higher the price tag on the house.You could save by going with a cottage house. Less floor space isn't a drawback, especially if you plan on spending the majority of your time outdoors.





Posted by Kathie Palm on 6/16/2017

Owning your own home offers you the chance to direct more of the decorative, structural and spacing options at your residence. You wonít have to accept design changes that a landlord makes. You also wonít have to clear it through your landlord before you allow a relative or friend to move in with you. When you own your own house, you also have equity to transfer to your children.

Donít rob yourself of the business of owning a house

Itís this equity that can lower housing costs for your adult children. Depending on their personal situation, your children could also sell the house that you will to them and use the finances to buy a more modern home. They could also use money from the sale of your house to pay for their childrenís college education, to start a business or to grow their savings.

But, owning a house is not magic. Even when lenders are lax, there are certain reviews that they conduct before they enter a mortgage agreement with you. Whether you realize it or not, you could be robbing yourself of the chance to own a home due to the way that you conduct your personal affairs, because of habits that you refuse to let go of.

In fact, incorrect statements and erroneous beliefs could set you up for one mortgage disaster after another. Even if you do get approved for a mortgage, you could end up paying higher interest rates. You could also be forced to move into at risk neighborhoods.

Habits that could put owning a home out of reach

Here are a few examples of thought and behavior habits that could rob you of the chance to own a good house years from now:

  • Asking high school and college friends for money whenever you spend all of your paycheck on clothes, concert tickets, dining or another source of entertainment
  • Giving people excuses as to why you cannot repay them money that they loaned you
  • Thinking that if people love you, they will always bail you out of poor financial decisions that you make
  • Blaming the government for your financial situation, especially when you regularly pay your bills late and started the habit while you were still living at home with your parents
  • Lying to bill collectors when they ask you when you are going to pay your bill
  • Thinking that your employer and other business owners have an endless supply of money, so you donít really have to pay them
  • Buying products and services to feed emotions or perceived lacks in your life
  • Spending money to impress others

As early as middle or high school, you could start to develop thought patterns and behavioral habits that may hurt your house buying success in the future. Practice awareness so that you can spot yourself developing negative habits and unrewarding ways of thinking. Surround yourself with people who pay their bills on time and take full responsibility for their lives.

Stop yourself from believing that itís normal to lie to vendors and that itís marketers who are responsible for your overspending habits and not you. Set yourself up for success. Give yourself a chance to own a home in an progressive neighborhood, the type of home that your children can benefit from living in or selling generations from now.




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Posted by Kathie Palm on 6/9/2017

Essential oils are catching on as a natural way to spruce up your home. However, many people are unaware of the full array of uses for essential oils in the household.

In this article, weíll cover some of those uses that you may not have heard of, and give you some tips on which essential oils are the best to use.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the result of distilling large amounts of herbs, spices, or other plant-based materials. There are dozens of essential oils commercially available and they all emit strong aromas that can be used in multiple ways.

When buying oils, itís important to check the labels to make sure you are buying 100% pure essential oils. Many companies dilute their oils in a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. While this isnít inherently bad, it does probably mean youíre getting less for your dollar due to being diluted.

Aside from smelling nice, essential oils are often used for aromatherapy and other medicinal uses. However, be aware that they are not intended as a treatment for any medical condition.

Similarly, some oils might cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. So, be careful when spraying them in the air or using them on your skin if you think you might be allergic to a certain oil.

Which oils are best for use around the home?

There are dozens or even hundreds of essential oils that have various scents and uses. However, some are more pleasant and suitable for the home than others.

The main essentials that serve a number of uses around the home are:

  • Lavender

  • Lemon

  • Tea Tree

  • Peppermint

  • Pine

  • Lemongrass

  • Patchouli

  • Bergamot

  • Eucalyptus

  • Tangerine

There are various kits available online that include some or all of the oils listed above, or you can buy them individually from retailers.

Household uses for essential oils

There are many uses for essential oils around the home. They include:

  • Used as an air freshener with an oil diffuser. These diffusers humidify the air while diffusing the oil into the room, resulting in a pleasant aroma.

  • Mixed with water or alcohol to make a fabric spray. You can find several formulas for creating a fabric spray. However, the easiest way to quickly freshen up the sofa or carpet is to mix 10% oil to 90% water or ethanol and put the mixture into a spray bottle.

  • As a natural cleaning product. Lemon, lime, lavender, and peppermint all make great additions to a homemade cleaning solution. Diluted with water and vinegar, many essential oils can be used to freshen up a countertop or scrub a sink.

  • Spruce up your clean laundry/linen. You can put a couple of drops of lavender onto a damp washcloth and put this in your dryer with your clothes to give them a nice fragrance. This works particularly well if you use unscented laundry detergent. However, be sure not to go overboard--essential oils are strong and some can cause skin irritation.

  • Refrigerator deodorant. The best way to get rid of the smell of a refrigerator is to give it a thorough cleaning. But afterward, help keep it smelling clean longer by putting several drops of lemongrass into a small bowl with baking soda. Stir the baking soda on occasion to release the lemongrass fragrance.




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Posted by Kathie Palm on 6/7/2017


54 Bowsprit Lane, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$519,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LIKE NEW! 3/4 bedroom Colonial privately set on a wooded 1.42 acre lot. Located in a great neighborhood, just minutes to the Cape, beaches, highways, T-station & schools . Totally remodeled w/upgrades throughout! You'll love entertaining in the brand new kitchen w/granite, stainless steel appliances, farmers sink, stainless vent hood, island, porcelain tile floors and a pantry. Lovely living room w/wainscotting & fireplace. Family room has built in cabinets & a closet - would easily be 1st fl. bedroom. Huge master suite w/his & hers walk-in closets & private bath. Very energy efficient w/new roof, windows, doors, lighting, appliances. Garage has new Pella doors & large unfinished bonus room above plumbed for heat. Special features include 8 1/2 ft ceilings, pocket doors, new oak flooring, custom moldings, built-ins, porcelain floors, granite counter tops in baths & kitchen, & walk up attic that could easily be two additional rooms. Basement is framed & ready to be finished
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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