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Posted by Kurt Franklin on 6/23/2017


86 Richards Ave, North Attleboro, MA 02760

Rental

$1,100
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Great Location for this 3rd Floor 2 bed unit! This recently renovated unit top to bottom offers a newer kitchen and bath with updated windows, appliances, hardwood flooring, and a great master bed with walk in closet. Unit is heated by gas and has electric hot water. This spacious space offers ample storage with basement coin op laundry. A wonderful place to start your next chapter First showings start Saturday 6/10 from 11am to 12 noon. see you then!!
Open House
Saturday
June 24 at 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
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Location: 86 Richards Ave, North Attleboro, MA 02760    Get Directions






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Posted by Kurt Franklin on 6/22/2017

Keeping a vegetable or flower garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do during the warm months. Itís an excuse to get outside, grow delicious food, save money on groceries, and learn about the art of gardening.

One of the keys to a healthy garden is to maintain your soil quality. There are a number of ways you can achieve this, from buying fertilizer, to mixing in lime, manure and other additives. One way to improve your garden soil quality while also reducing household waste is to start composting.

In this article, we present a guide to garden composting that will help you grow healthier plants and find a new purpose for the waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

What is composting?

Composting is a lot like recycling. Itís natureís way of reusing minerals and nutrients from organic matter by putting them back into the soil.

Most of us are averse to rotting fruit and vegetables, but theyíre packed with the nutrients that your garden needs to flourish.

Benefits of composting

Aside from increasing the nutrients in your soil, composting can help in a number of other ways. It will help the soil retain moisture, meaning youíll have to water less, it can help you save money on fertilizer, and it will yield healthier plants and fruit that have a higher nutritional value.

Better yet, aside from the cost of buying or building a composting bin, itís a free resource.

Compost bins

Most homeowners who compost their organic waste do so by buying or building a composting bin. These range from simple wooden boxes to barrels built on a spit for rotating.

Generally, compost bins are either wooden (unstained) or plastic. Metal will generally rust, and you donít want to mix rust into your garden.

The key to good composting is being able to move the composting matter around so that it can receive oxygen. However, youíll also want to be able to keep it moist to encourage decomposition.

If you decide to start off with just a simple wooden box for your compost, make sure you have easy access to a shovel to mix the compost around.

In terms of location, you probably donít want your bin to be too close to your home. Decomposition doesnít smell great, and you wonít want the odors floating through your windows on a hot summer day.

What to compost

The number of things you can toss into your compost bin is surprisingly large. However, hereís a short list of some common compostable items:

Fruits and vegetables, coffee grinds, leaves and grass clippings, breads, and cereals.

There are more advanced composting methods that can break down things like newspaper, paper bags, and egg cartons, but itís best to start with organic materials.

Maintaining your compost bin

There are a few key steps to maintaining a healthy compost bin. First, make sure you have a variety of materials in it. Putting only one type of organic matter in your compost bin will make it hard to break down. A mixture of leaves, clippings, and fruits and vegetables will yield better results than just grass clippings.

Next, make sure you keep it moist by watering the compost heap once a week, or whenever it seems like itís drying out.

Finally, rotate or mix the composting material around with a shovel. This will help matter break down faster and more evenly.




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Posted by Kurt Franklin on 6/20/2017


9 Huntington Ave, Plainville, MA 02762

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Wow, This 3 Bedroom Cape in desirable Plainville Location is ready for new owners! This home offers an open floor plan that can accommodate any buyer. Walk in and kick off your shoes to your sun drenched palace with upgraded Kitchen, Bath, Hardwoods, Central Air, 1st floor bedroom along with a formal room set up to entertain! Walk upstairs to 2 bedrooms front to back with built in storage and closets. Basement is ready to make your own with good ceiling height and access to exterior. Whether you are starting up or slowing down, This home is a great start to your next chapter!
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Sunday
June 25 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 9 Huntington Ave, Plainville, MA 02762    Get Directions

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Posted by Kurt Franklin on 6/19/2017


9 Huntington Ave, Plainville, MA 02762

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Wow, This 3 Bedroom Cape in desirable Plainville Location is ready for new owners! This home offers an open floor plan that can accommodate any buyer. Walk in and kick off your shoes to your sun drenched palace with upgraded Kitchen, Bath, Hardwoods, Central Air, 1st floor bedroom along with a formal room set up to entertain! Walk upstairs to 2 bedrooms front to back with built in storage and closets. Basement is ready to make your own with good ceiling height and access to exterior. Whether you are starting up or slowing down, This home is a great start to your next chapter!
Open House
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Posted by Kurt Franklin on 6/15/2017

Do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city? If so, you're sure to enjoy a city home.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to consider purchasing a home in a big city, including:

1. You can enjoy quick, easy access to public transportation.

Let's face it Ė owning a car sometimes can be problematic, and the costs associated with fuel, insurance and maintenance can add up quickly. However, you may be able to cut out some of these expenses if you live in the city.

Many cities feature public transportation systems that make it simple to travel from one location to the next. That way, you can avoid the hassles commonly associated with car ownership.

2. You can check out a broad assortment of attractions and entertainment.

The lights are always brightest in the city. Here, you can visit museums, historic landmarks and other attractions any time you choose.

For those who live in the city, you should have no trouble accessing a massive assortment of attractions and entertainment. From live theater performances to sports events, you can enjoy fun experiences in the city year-round.

3. You can visit a wide range of high-quality restaurants.

Foodies rejoice! Cities are home to some of the world's best restaurants, guaranteeing you can sample gourmet cuisine that you may struggle to find elsewhere.

Whether you appreciate traditional pub fare or elegant French dishes, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for at a city restaurant. Plus, many city restaurants offer take-out menus, ensuring you can get first-rate cuisine delivered to your home.

How can you obtain a home in the city?

You don't need to be a millionaire to purchase a city home. In fact, here are three tips to ensure you can acquire an outstanding city house at a price that meets your budget:

1. Browse the housing market closely.

New homes reach the real estate market every day. As a homebuyer, you'll want to explore the housing market closely to find a residence that you can enjoy both now and in the future.

Examine the prices of recently sold homes in the city. Also, be sure to check out a variety of residences in-person. By doing so, you can understand what you can afford and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Meet with multiple banks and credit unions before you begin your search for a city house. This will enable you to get pre-approved for a mortgage and kick off your home search with a homebuying budget in hand.

3. Work with a real estate agent.

Hire a real estate agent who understands a city's real estate market. This real estate professional will offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. That way, you can accelerate the homebuying process and avoid the risk of spending too much on a city home.

Use the aforementioned homebuying tips, and you can move one step closer to securing your dream home in the city of your choice.




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