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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
32024 Things to Do & Events Around Westport, MA July 3 - Sept 1, 2024 -                 Things to Do & Events Around Westport, MA  July 3 - Sept 1, 2024 -- If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc. This Email newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Local Residents and is on many Local Social Media sites -Call/ text me @ 774-930-8181 or Email Karen@KarenMartinHomes.com to Add your Event.     We Hope you have a Fun, Memorable and Safe 4th of July Celebration!      -Nothing says summer like Garden Fresh Tomatoes Should You Refrigerate Tomatoes? Here’s the Short Answer from Seriouseats.comIf Your Tomatoes Have Never Been Refrigerated ( if you grew them yourself or bought them from a farmers market stand in season):Remove the stems and store unripe tomato...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Things to Do Around Westport, MA From New Bedford to Tiverton, RIJune 20 - Sept 1, 2024 -- If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc. This Email newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Local Residents & is posted to many Local Social Media sites-Call/ text me @ 774-930-8181 or Email Karen@KarenMartinHomes.com to Add your Event.    Happy Summer!  Thursday June 20, Is the Official start of SummerI hope this email finds you well and you get to enjoy a Summer Treat - Ice CreamWell almost - These BLUEBERRY YOGART ICE POPS are healthy and  taste pretty good. Easy to makeJust add  2 cups of Blueberries to 2 cups of yogurt Swirl in 2 T of Honey and Freeze.You could also freeze them in cups and then eat with a spoon. Yummy Summer Treat to help you stay Cool!GET...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Things to Do and Events Around Westport, MA  June 13- Sept 1, 2024 -- If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc. This Email newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Local Residents and is on many Local Social Media sites -Call/ text me @ 774-930-8181 or Email Karen@KarenMartinHomes.com to Add your Event.  Sweet Sign of Summer - Flowers and   Watermelons are in the markets ! How do you Pick the Perfect Sweet Watermelon? See the Handy Guide Above  Enjoy ! and remember this guide is on your phone when you are shopping !Flag Day  Friday  June 14 th is Flag Day, in the United States, a day honouring the national flag, observed on June 14. The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag. Father'...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 News and Events Around Westport, MA  May 30,- June 19,  2024     -If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc. This newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Locals -Call or text me, Karen Martin at 774-930-8181 or Email  Karen@KarenMartinHomes.comTrivia Fun-  I just had to share this one -   In 2023, Las Vegas police officers installed surveillance cameras on a family’s house, after they reported seeing which of the following on their property?A. Aliens Landing B. Jimmy Hoffa's GraveC. Peeping Tom's Drone E. BIGFOOT    Which one do you think is correct?  -  I did Not guess correctly! !!!!!!!  It made it into Ripley's Believe it or Not   Answer is below - 🏍️ Bike Night is Back at Battleship H-D®799 State Road, Dartmouth, MA, Thursday,  May 30th  5:00pm-9:...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 10 Tips to Help you in your Home Bying JourneyThinking of Buying a home ?  You probably have many questions. Even if you have bought a home in the past many things have changed.For a copy of my Free ebook click here   10 Tips to Help you in your Home Buying Journey Karen Martin is a seasoned, trusted Realtor who has been helping home sellers and home buyers in MA & RI since 2003. Using her real estate experience, skills and training, She strives to help you with a smoother home purchase. " My passion is helping home buyers find and obtain their dream home.  I scour the market for homes that meet your needs. I am there as your trusted guide viewing homes for sale and looking for "red flags ".  I help you submit offers and use my negotiation skills on your behalf.  I can support you as y...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
News and Events Around Westport Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Tiverton RI May 1 -May 12, 2024   🌞 Welcome Spring! FAWNS🧹 Spring Cleaning time, Karaoke, Beach info, Farmers Markets, Music & more here     https://www.safeharborrealty.net/blog/13762/news-and-events-around-westport-may-1-15-2024      ~ Safe Harbor Realty is a family owned and operated small business in Westport MA. Family members include Karen Martin, Dean Martin and Nicole Martin Wood.  Plus, dedicated team members who share our core value of providing the utmost in Customer service and satisfaction.We strive to treat you like family with a genuine desire to help and be your trusted guide every step of the way, when buying or selling a home. We have been helping home buyers & sellers since 2003 and wouldn't be around All t...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Here are my Top Staging Tips that cost Nothing. I'm so Passionate about Staging a Home to sell because I have seen the remarkable results. Time and Time again. Staging is Proven to sell your home quicker and for more money.  See my 4 min. Youtube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgkwQtZvUS8        ~ Safe Harbor Realty is a family owned and operated small business in Westport MA. Family members include Karen Martin, Dean Martin and Nicole Martin Wood.  Plus, dedicated team members who share our core value of providing the utmost in Customer service and satisfaction.We strive to treat you like family with a genuine desire to help and be your trusted guide every step of the way, when buying or selling a home. We have been helping home buyers & sellers since 2003 and wouldn't be a...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Westport, MA Waterview Home for Sale Westport RiverWhat a View! Relax from your own private wrap around deck and enclosed porch.  Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and waterviews over the East Branch of the Westport River. Just in time to spend your summers making memories. Offering Deeded water rights and access to The Westport River, a hidden gem offering 11.5  miles of clean, warm water making it perfect for swimming, sailing, boating, kayaking, shell fishing and is also known as home to about 300 osprey nests to delight bird watchers.Home features a good sized open footprint with ample space for expansion or the ability to build your dream home on the water. Tthe potential and possibilities are endless!  The home sits on a double lot for the area.  Includes Town of Westport Approved 2 Bedroom ...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 Events Around Westport April 6, 2024 Fun Events are Springing Up!If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard sale, Event etc, Call or text me, Karen Martin at 774-930-8181 Email:  Karen@KarenMartinHomes.comTeam COW ~Clean Our Westport needs your Help. The roads REALLY need to be cleaned up and we need your help! Sat. April 6, 9 am - NoonPlease sign up today so that we can know which roads we'll be able to cover!  To sign up now  https://forms.gle/iEAuKyGaqADhXbG29 Sign in will be at 9am Sat 4/6 at the Old High School 17 Main Rd where we'll enjoy donuts and coffee.             Lovin Local Music and Food Trucks Event by Buzzards Bay Brewing 98 Horseneck Rd, Westport, MAFriday and Saturday at Buzzards Bay Brewing means free live music and rotating food trucks! Check back weekly ...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Westport, MA Events April 2024 If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard sale, Event etc, Call or text me, Karen Martin at 774-930-8181 If you would like to receive the event list by email weekly sign up at ​Events Around Westport- bit.ly/eventsaw   *** Join Lee’s Market as they Celebrate 75 Years Lee’s is a family-owned local supermarket that has been rooted in the community since 1949. Lees Market 796 Main Rd Westport, Sat. April 6 from 12- 3:00 Pm They will be packed with Great Food, Awesome Giveaways, Live Music and more.     ***Earth and Space Day in the River Center Sat. April 6, 2024 10AM to 2 PM 493 Old County Rd Westport, MA Did you know here in Massachusetts we will be able to see 90% of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, starting at 2 pm? Don't forget to...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 Westport, MA Safe Harbor Realty sold 80 G Cummings Lane Westport, MA for $525,000.  This 2 Bed 1 bath Summer Cottage features beautiful Water Views and sunsets on the East Branch of the Westport River.  This waterfront community also offers a shared beach area.Offered at $499,900 The home sellers were Thrilled to get $25,000 over asking price. The home buyers were thrilled to be able to spend their summers on the Westport River.For a list of Waterfront property or Waterview homes in Westport, MA visit www.SafeHarborRealty.net  If you need to sell your home then buy a new home our seasoned real estate agents can help you navigate a seamless transaction visit www.SafeHarborRealty.net   or call us at 774-930-8181***Safe Harbor Realty is a family owned and operated small real estate office...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
I recently got a call from a lady looking for an apartment rental. She needed to find something but was not in a hurry.  She said her home was selling in a month. I explained how we hardly have any rentals in our town, she would have better luck in the nearby cities. I then said surely your Realtor told you of the severe shortage of rentals. She said No,  I sold the property on my own and I do not want to live in the city. Me:  Oh then I hope in your Purchase agreement it says you have to find suitable housing, a place to live. No,  I didn't know.  I felt so bad for her.  She was concerned she was going to be homeless. I was not able to find a rental for her and I'm not sure what happened. I understand some folks feel they can sell on their own and they have that option. Yet there are t...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
How many Houses Does the average Home Buyer view before Purchasing?    HGTV would have you believe home buyers look at 3 homes and then decide on one home. The Home Search ProcessBuyers typically searched for 10 weeks and looked at a median of five homes, and viewed four homes only online. The number of weeks searching for a home grew from eight weeks seen in the 2020 and 2021 reports. Fast forward to today, Oct. 25, 2023  My current buyers just put a home under agreement to purchase. We started the home search on Aug. 24, 2023   After a lengthy Zoom video conference call, I learned they were pre approved, an important first step. They also were in no hurry because they wanted to move in Dec. for a job change. I advised them of the low inventory and time line to buy a home. We needed to...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 Search all Homes for Sale in Westport and Dartmouth, MALooking for a Home in Westport or Dartmouth, MA ?As a Full time Realtor working in my home town of Westport, Mass and the area communities I can help. You see when you look on Z or Realtor.com, they pull a lot of their information from public portals that often have incorrect or missing information.  With a trusted agent by your side, I have the most up to date information from the MLS. Including disclosures, plot plans and documents related to the property. Give me a call or text at 774-930-8181 I love ❤️to help! Many thanks,Karen Martin Realtor Safe Harbor Realty 1037 Main Rd. Suite C Westport, MA 02790Click here to Search all Homes for Sale in Westport and Dartmouth, MA directly from the MLS  Multiple Listing Service. 
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 Happy Fall  Y'ALL      Fall is just around the corner, so it's the perfect time to get your home in order ahead of the festivities.  Keeping up with home maintenance tasks helps preserve value, ensure energy efficiency and avoid costly repairs down the road.  This handy Checklist can help you -  My personal Fall tip-  Call to get your furnace cleaned now and beat the rush ! Referrals are the ️ of my business. If you have family or friends that might be interested in Selling, Buying, or Investing in Real Estate, please share my contact information.Many Thanks,   
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Before listing your home for sale  Before listing your home for sale, consider any repairs or upgrades you can make to elevate the value of the home.  Every market is different,  your real estate professional can help you decide what is worth repairing or upgrading and what may not be.  In my area of MA & RI,  the following is the number one tip to help to sell your home quicker and for Top dollar. Painting-  Painting gives you the biggest bang for your buck!                             Nothing makes a room more inviting and updated than painting.  Light colors are best but stay away from pure white as it can appear too harsh. Also peeling paint outside the home can be a problem as many lenders may Deny the loan based on peeling paint and rotted wood. This one home repair can save you T...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Safe Harbor Realty in Westport, MA has Sold 47 Sodom Rd. Westport, MA Thank you to the Sylvia family for trusting me with the sale of your parents home in Westport. I enjoyed helping you and I wish you all the best.  Welcome to Westport to a nice young couple. I hope you make many sweet babies ( I mean memories ) in your new home.   Have real estate Questions, call me, Karen Martin Realtor Westport, MA I ❤️ love to help. 774-930-8181   Safe Harbor Realty 1037 Main Rd. Suite C Westport, MA 02790  
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
13 Home Staging Tips - Sell your Home for More  Here are my Top Home staging tips I've learned over the years and from taking Staging Classes. Just check out the photo above, Sprucing up the outside of this home Really Paid Off !   Now I understand not everyone has the time, money & resources but there are small things you can do to that cost nothing that will help sell your home quicker and for more money.   If you are thinking of Selling your home in MA or RI. I'm happy to provide a No cost Staging Consultation and Top Dollar Marketing Plan which includes your Home's Value. Just call me, Karen Martin Realtor774-930-8181 I love❤️to help!     Maximize curb appeal First Impressions Count ! A new welcome mat, Clear the cobwebs paint the front door, Add new house numbers.   Clear out the ...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
2023 Westport Fair: July 12 – July 16 200 Pine Hill Rd. Westport, MA 02790 Annual Chicken BBQ:To be held on Saturday July 15 5:00pm-7:00pm.Advanced sales only!!!Tickets can be purchased from any fair committee member. $15 per BBQ ticket - Does NOT include gate admission Admission to the Fair  $5. per day  Children under 12 Free   see schedule of Events here : http://westportfair.com/2023-schedule-of-events
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Benefits of Owning Your Own Home these are the financial reasons Long term Financial Growth   Building Equity  Tax Savings  You can write off Closing costs, mortgage interest and other items consult your tax professional  Deduction of Property Costs  Fixed Rate Mortgage payment  Improved Credit Score  Remodeling the way YOU want to  Most important is the JOY, Stability & Memories you create in your Own Home.You have the freedom :To lay out in the sun or under a tree in the shade 🌞🌳Get a horse, a dog, a cat All 3 ! 🐎😺🐶Plant a garden 🌻🍅🍆🥒🥕Have a pool or a pool party !The stability for you and your family to be able to stay in your own placePeace of mind since you don"thave to answer to a landlord.      Call or Text Realtor Karen Martin for Real estate advice 774-930-8181or visit www.Karen...
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