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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.   

509 Highland Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

North Marshfield



A rare opportunity to restore a charming 5BR estate in a gorgeous North Marshfield setting which enjoys the privacy of your own picturesque pond. Imagine enjoying canoeing, fishing and bird watching right from your own backyard! A wide variety of lovely specimen trees have been planted throughout the 9 acre Arboretum like setting plus there is a separate 3 story barn complete with peacock pen. The house itself is very interesting with lots of builtins and closets but is in need of restoration-kitchen, baths, windows. A first floor master bedroom has lovely views of the pond. There is a fireplace living room, and a family room/library with builtins is perfect for tv or a quiet spot to read, a heated sunroom with walls of glass and genuine brick floor to showcase your favorite plants! The 2nd floor has a wide open central hallway, 4 Brs & bath! This country farm-like setting is surrounded by miles of state and local riding & walking trails along the North River.2nd lot poss
Open House
September 29 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Location: 509 Highland Street, Marshfield, MA 02050    Get Directions

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146 Tilden Road, Scituate, MA 02066



Full/Half Baths
This classic farmhouse style home has 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home and sits on over 2 + private acres of land. Freshly painted and recently renovated adding a master suite with double closets, soaring ceilings and private bath. The living room has gorgeous hickory flooring and french doors that open to a wrap around composite deck perfect for entertaining. The lower level bonus room allows for extra living space also opening to the back yard thru slider. The 2 story barn is perfect for a workshop, storage and studio, or he/she cave. .6 miles to Wampatuck Elementary School and exactly 1 mile to Front Street where you can enjoy Scituate's waterfront and harbor with all the great restaurants and shopping Scituate offers. This home is ready for new owners!
Open House
September 30 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 146 Tilden Road, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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If you plan to sell your house and need to declutter quickly, hosting a yard sale may prove to be ideal.

Ultimately, a yard sale enables you to get rid of excess items and earn extra cash at the same time. It also may help you connect with neighbors and lay the groundwork for long-lasting friendships.

When it comes to hosting a yard sale, it is important to sell the right items to the right buyers. By doing so, you can increase your chances of transforming an ordinary yard sale into a successful one.

Now, let's take a look at three items to sell during your yard sale:

1. Clothing

If you're moving from a warm-weather climate to a cold region – or vice-versa – you should sell clothing that you no longer need.

Wash any clothes that you plan to sell as part of your yard sale. This will ensure all clothes are stain-free.

Furthermore, consider the buyer's perspective as you determine which clothing to sell. And if you find that some of your t-shirts, turtlenecks and other clothes are faded or ripped, you may want to dispose of these items altogether.

2. Electronics

TVs, video game consoles and other electronics often prove to be popular yard sale purchases. As such, if you have excess electronics, you should sell these items at your yard sale.

If you plan to sell an old desktop or laptop computer, make sure to clear the hard drive. This helps eliminate potential cybersecurity headaches down the line.

Also, test any electronics to ensure they work properly. If electronics are battery-operated, install batteries to make it easy for yard sale shoppers to test these items. Or, if electronics require an electrical outlet, set up a power source that allows potential buyers to try these electronics.

3. Appliances

If you are moving to a new house that already has a refrigerator, washer, dryer and other appliances, a yard sale provides an excellent opportunity to sell your current appliances.

Be realistic when you set prices for your home appliances. Check out the prices of brand-new and used appliances, and you can establish a price range for your appliances based on their age and condition.

In addition, don't hesitate to negotiate with buyers on appliance prices. Because if you fail to sell your appliances at your yard sale, you may be forced to move these big, heavy items on your own.

Those who understand which items to sell at a yard sale should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in any yard sale, at any time.

Lastly, if you want extra help as you plan for a yard sale, a real estate agent can offer expert assistance. This housing market professional can provide home decluttering tips to ensure you can sell the right items during your yard sale.

Start planning for a yard sale today, and you can move one step closer to decluttering and selling your house.

This Single-Family in Marshfield, MA recently sold for $416,000. This Other style home was sold by Office Marshfield - Betsy Hines Realtors, LLC.

8 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Ocean Bluff


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Endless Atlantic views & ocean breezes! Come swoop up this 3 bedroom year round home, located at the tip of Brant Rock, with water views from every room. Wake up to the sun rising over Cape Cod Bay, sip your morning beverage on the sandy beach in front of your sunlit living room, take a stroll or run down picturesque Ocean Street & listen to the waves crashing & birds chirping or take a dip in the water, paddle board or kayak right in front of your very own beach house by the sea! Enjoy this open floor plan with large kitchen & separate dining room that opens onto an oversized living room surrounded by windows. Upstairs you'll find 3 beds w/ wood floors, a sleeping loft, & full bath. Located down the St from the Fairview Restaurant & all Bryant Rock has to offer, this 1920's built home is waiting for your TLC & updates, Priced to SELL...Build new or renovate! Sold As Is. Perfect for year round living, a summer time retreat or to generate rental income. Has transferable flood insurance.

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