Kimberly Allen - Century 21 Hometown Associates



Posted by Kimberly Allen on 10/14/2018

The realization that a family dog or cat has gone missing can be a scary, if not panic-inducing moment. While some cats seem able to fend for themselves in the outside world, if they're gone for more than a day, it's only natural to assume the worst. It goes without saying that cats kept indoors stand the best chance of staying safe and living a long life. However, many cats are determined to explore the outside world regardless of your good intentions, and trying to prevent them from doing so may ultimately be an exercise in futility. To further complicate matters, many cats and dogs are quite resourceful when it comes to spotting and taking advantage of open doors and unlocked backyard gates.

Once they're outside, cats can easily jump over fences, and dogs -- especially puppies -- have a knack for finding and escaping through small openings in the fence (often at the bottom) that you may not have noticed. There are a lot of different possible causes for the disappearance of a pet, but the sense of loss families experience when a beloved pet doesn't return is universal. Since prevention only goes so far with adventurous cats and dogs, it can also be helpful to have a quick response plan ready. Making sure your pet is either micro-chipped or wearing a collar with up-to-date ID tags can increase your chances of getting a lost pet returned to you quickly.

One vital resource to be aware of and connected with is neighborhood social media sites. By finding out if there are any active ones in your area, you can be in a better position to quickly alert your neighbors, in the event your pet suddenly disappears. Since many people are pet owners, they'll be very sympathetic and responsive to an online post of a missing dog or cat. The bottom line is this: Your prospects of a speedy reunion will often improve in direct proportion to how many neighbors know about your missing animal friend and how to contact you.

There's also the relatively old-fashioned, but often effective method of printing out and posting "lost pet" flyers. In addition to posting them in various locations, such as dog parks, neighborhood stores, and pet-oriented businesses, you can also hand them out to neighbors you see when conducting your initial search. For maximum effectiveness, the flyer should say "Lost Cat" or "Lost Dog" at the top of the flyer, and include a good photo of your pet, as well as your phone number and information about when and where they were last seen. Other features, such as breed, color, markings, age, weight, gender, your pet's name, and any unique characteristics should also be included in the flyer to help neighbors identify your pet. Additional tactics and tools for recovering a lost pet are also available through the ASPCA.





Posted by Kimberly Allen on 10/13/2018


39 Gatsby Dr, Raynham, MA 02767

Condo

$299,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
*FHA Approved complex!! One of Raynham's best kept secrets is this sophisticated 3 level townhome, minutes from Massasoit State Park and Lake Rico. Living room with gas fireplace opens up to the eat in kitchen with breakfast bar, updated cabinets, sleek black granite countertops and 1 year old stainless steel appliances. Modern tiled bathrooms with a first floor laundry! Second level offers 2 bedrooms, an open office space and a full Hollywood bathroom. Massive third floor bonus room is currently being used as a master suite with walk in closet and electric corner fireplace. All this in a great commuter location, minutes to routes 24, 44 and 495! Call now, before it's too late!
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Tags: Real-Estate   Condo   Raynham   02767  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Kimberly Allen on 10/11/2018


18 Laurel Rd, Huntington, MA 01050

Single-Family

$109,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Set on over 1/2 acre, this pretty 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Dutch Colonial has 1st floor master bedroom and pine floors thruout. Kitchen has large dining area, and deck off living room lets you enjoy the views of the yard.. Property has passing Title 5, too.This is a Home Path property.
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Posted by Kimberly Allen on 10/10/2018


46 Front Street, Belchertown, MA 01007

Land

$265,000
Price

2.24
Acres
Commercial
Land Type
Remove or use this Two story Butler style building on 2+ acres. The building is expandable and currently has 2 tall over head doors.Use your imagination and purchase this great property. Property is in the middle of mixed use redevelopment and growth, close to Route 9, 202 and 21. Multiple uses are allowed including office, retail, and light industrial, health care, veterinary, child care...etc. Close to the old State school where the site work has begun for future development.
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Tags: Real-Estate   Belchertown   01007   Land  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Kimberly Allen on 10/7/2018

The kids are gone and your home that once always felt full to the brim might begin to feel like too much for just the two of you. Which also means it’s the perfect time to buy just the kind of home you always dreamed of having. And let’s be honest, this isn’t always the home young couples need to raise their growing family.

Open the next chapter of your life by, quite literally, opening a new door.

One of the most important factors to consider when house hunting is whether to stay within your existing community. Many couples are excited to not be tied to one place and have the ability to move to somewhere much warmer or scenic. However, it’s important to consider a few factors that some couples find they wish they had when they first started house hunting for homes across the country.

One of the biggest factors to consider is your family and friends. Moving across country can mean seeing them a lot less. And even though we now have video call technology there’s no replacement for that one on one interaction you get when they’re just a drive around the corner.

Instead of jumping in feet first, consider vacationing in the location(s) you are considering for a week or two at a time. Get to know the surrounding community while you are there. What types of people are in the area and can you see yourself easily becoming one of the group? Visit the restaurants, coffee shops, library and community center to see where people gather and if they are “your” people. If you have a hobby or are looking to take one on look into what sort of activities are in the area. Look for sewing/knitting circles, cooking classes, speaking events, and/or hobby shops in the area.

You might just find that the area is best for visiting time to time and not a place you’d like to grow roots. However, you do find you love the location look into the different travel options and what pricing will look like throughout the year. Especially around the holidays. You don’t want to find out after the fact that you need to drive to a train station two hours away just to get on a train or pay an arm and a leg for a plane ride.

One last thing to consider is planning for your budget both now and in the future. Retirement has a lot of perks but cash flow can get tricky when it comes to big-ticket items. Look for homes that you can pay as much of the total as possible up front. Having small, or no, mortgage payments will ensure you are well within your means. If this is a home you plan to live in for a very long time you’ll want to make sure that all expenses can be covered by one of you if anything should happen to the other’s income source.   







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