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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/13/2017

This Land in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $135,000. This style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


Lot 2 Cedar St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Land

$149,900
Price
$135,000
Sale Price

2.92
Acres
Residential
Land Type
One of the nicest lots you'll find! This 2.92 Acre lot has towering pines and oaks on beautiful high dry land. In family for nearly 100 years! Build your dream home in the country! Rural area yet only about 4 miles from Route 44. Perfect estate lot!

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Tags: Real Estate   MIddleboro   Land   02346  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/13/2017

If you recently moved to a new town or city, you might be feeling a little lost when it comes to finding your place in the community. In a time when many of us gather digitally rather than in-person, it can be particularly difficult to find ways to get to know your neighbors and become involved in local affairs.

In this article, we’ll talk about some ways you can discover and engage yourself in your local community.

Start online

Even if you’re interested in meeting your townsfolk in person, the internet is still a good place to start. You can use Facebook and MeetUp to find local groups and events. Trying looking up groups for things you’re interested in, such as a hiking or cycling meetup, a book club, or knitting group.

While you’re online, see if you can find your town’s website, including sites for the local library, museums, or historical societies. All of these sites probably have mailing lists or notification systems you can join to receive alerts for upcoming events and activities.

If you’d rather spontaneously meet some people in your area, check out some of the popular bars, cafes, and restaurants on Yelp to see where people like to hang out.

Get a library card

Public libraries are an amazing service that is offered free-of-charge. Where else can you go to get free books, movies, music, and games?

On top of that, libraries also tend to offer passes to local museums, another great way to meet people and learn about the area you moved to. Be sure to stay in the loop with upcoming events at the library, as they often play host to interesting presentations, classes, and meetings.

Classes offered through your local library are often free or highly affordable alternatives to those you might take at a private school or local college. Man libraries now even host yoga classes and “paint nights” so expect to find a lot more than books and readings on their calendar of events.

Start something new

If your town doesn’t have something that you’re interested in, why not start it yourself? One rising service in urban and suburban communities across the country is the community garden.

Community gardens are owned and operated by members of the community. You can rent a space in the garden or join up with others and share space.

A community garden is a great way to get outside, enjoy fresh produce, save money at the grocery store, and meet your neighbors at the same time.

A good way to bring up ideas like this is to attend your town meetings. You don’t want to seem too overbearing or industrious, so try to just sit-in on a meeting or two before bringing up any new ideas.

Say “hello” to the neighbors

One of the oldest and easiest ways to learn about your new neighborhood is to simply stop and talk with the people in your neighborhood. Aside from making friends, getting to know your neighbors can be beneficial. Neighbors watch out for each other’s houses when someone is away, and look out for each other’s well-being. It’s good to have a kind neighbor on your side.






Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/12/2017


37 Rhode Island Rd., Lakeville, MA 02347

Land

$159,900
Price

1.97
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Nice high dry retreat lot in Lakeville! Minutes to highways and MBTA stop. Lot has been perced at 2 mins and inch and septic design is complete but not submitted in case you may want changes. Driveway plan has been approved and recorded.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Tags: Real Estate   Land   Lakeville   02347  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/6/2017


6 Chapel Hill, Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$129,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Plymouth Colony Condominiums is just minutes to Route 3 and Route 44. Very convenient to downtown Plymouth and all its sights, restaurants, parks and beaches. This light and bright unit has just been painted and has had new carpet installed .The large living room features sliders to a balcony and views of the trees. There's 2 nice sized bedrooms. This complex offers amenities included swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and more! Move right in! Condo fee includes heat and hot water!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 10/6/2017

Move into a smaller home and you’ll quickly see how many accessories, furniture pieces and memorabilia you’ve been holding onto. Have an attic or basement and the amount of items that you have could more than double what you had when you first moved into your own place. It makes downsizing your home with style a challenge. But,it doesn’t make it impossible.

Get ready to downsize without feeling like you're living space is shrinking

To prepare yourself for downsizing, walk inside a model home. A model apartment works too.Pay attention to how you feel while in an uncluttered space. Does the model have the furniture and accessories that you would need without adding all of the items that you’ve collected over the years? Be honest. If so, consider removing items at your home that you really don’t need. You can donate these items to charity.

Watch online videos and television programs that show people downsizing. Check out before and after videos and pictures of the homes. Listen to interviews of people who downsized with style. You may hear someone who reminds you of yourself sharing their story about how downsizing with style improved their home’s functionality and how they feel.

Get your family together and discuss downsizing. Talk about which items you’re thinking about letting go of. See if anyone has emotional ties to the items. If they do,consider allowing each family member to keep up to two items that they feel emotionally connected to. Let them know that other unused items will be donated to charity.

After you donate furniture or accessories to charity, give your floors and walls a good cleaning. Consider painting and installing new carpet. If you have hardwood floors, you could polish them. You could also sand down pieces that have started to bubble or that have become warped.

By removing heavy drapes and curtains from windows, you’ll welcome more natural light inside your home. Adding light colored blinds to your windows can make a room feel bigger. Downsizing with style includes letting go of clothes and shoes that you haven’t worn in two or more years. You should actually be able to walk in your walk in closet.

Get rid of enough unused and unnecessary items and you may be able to move into a smaller house. You’ll be part of a trend, as small houses are popular. Another way to downsize with style is to hang one picture, quote or design on a wall. Avoid hanging three or more pictures on a wall, cramming walls with too many decorations.Focus on living light and clutter free.

Living clutter free has rewards. You may feel freer and lighter on the inside. If you tripped over furniture and accessories before, the number of times that you do so after you downsize may drop significantly. Dancing, exercising at home and playing floor games will be a lot easier. You also won’t spend money on furniture and other merchandise that you already own but couldn’t find when your house was over crowded. Your home will also look and feel a lot bigger