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Posted by The John Barrett Real Estate Team on 4/16/2017

Once you have moved into a new home, youíre going to want to make it look amazing with some nice furniture. If youíre in too much of a hurry, you can make some very common furniture buying mistakes that will cost you more than just the money you have wasted on furniture. Read on before you begin filling that new home with sofas, chairs, and tables.  


You Donít Plan For Style Or Practicality


If youíre a young couple moving into your first home, you probably have a lot of plans for the future. Children may possibly be a part of those plans someday. Remember that a $3,000 leather sofa may look really great when itís just the two of you. Fast forward a couple of years to the terrible twos and envision permanent marker all over that beloved couch. Keep in mind that the lifespan of heavily used furniture is anywhere between 7 to 10 years. 


Even if children arenít in your future plans, the same problems are true for pets. If you donít have a dog and purchase the expensive sofa knowing that you have plans to get a dog, you should think twice. Pets can claw furniture and leave behind clumps of pet hair. If you have plans for children, pets, or both, consider the type of fabric that youíll have on the furniture carefully. Itís important to select pieces of furniture that suit your life, budget, and aspirations. 


You Buy Everything At Once


It can be tempting when you have an empty house to try and buy all of your furniture at once. If you buy everything at the same time, you wonít have any room for flexibility to buy pieces to add to your collection from other stores at a later date. The best way to approach filling an empty house is to buy the big necessities first, then fill the rest of your home as you find what you like and need. 


You Forgot To Measure


Imagine this: You just bought your dream bedroom set. The delivery people come to the house to drop it off, and it doesnít fit in the space! When we see things in the store, we often make every effort in our minds to convince ourselves that it will look good in our home. The reality is that furniture needs to fit in order for it to actually ďworkĒ in a room. Before you even set out to buy furniture, take measurements of every room that youíre shopping for. Have the list handy of all these numbers that you can refer to. 


Finding the right furniture comes down to avoiding impulse buys for these big purchases. Planning is everything when it comes to filling your new home with furnishings that will last the test of time and design.      





Posted by The John Barrett Real Estate Team on 4/14/2017


14 Lakewood Drive , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Single-Family

$315,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely trilevel home, located close to right away to wakeby pond. Fireplaced livingroom with wall to wall carpet, Familyroom in lower level. Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and dishwasher, hardwood floors in Kitchen and dining area
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by The John Barrett Real Estate Team on 4/12/2017


117 Surf Drive , Falmouth, MA 02540

Falmouth (village)

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular Oceanview Property. Located accross from ocean beach this home is a spectacular buy. Relax on your patio or walk across the street to beautiful ocean beach. located on town sewer. Outside shower and fenced in area for your pet. Great place to watch the Falmouth Road race or fireworks. nobody between you and the ocean beach. Located in flood plain
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by The John Barrett Real Estate Team on 4/9/2017

New England is known for its beautiful homes, food and history. Men and women who played a role in the early development of the United States are celebrated by residents and visitors to New England. Some led the way to social, political, academic, business,arts or literary advancements.

However, the regions early founders are not the only women and men who made an impact on Americaís history whether that history be made during the countryís formative or more recently. Check out this list of famous people who were either born or lived in New England.

New England Homeowners and Residents Make Huge Advancements for America

As one of Americaís founders, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. Throughout his career,he served in various capacities including as President of Philadelphia and postmaster general. He may be more widely known for his scientific discoveries with meteorology and electricity.

Born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1723, Crispus Attucks is widely recognized as the first American casualty of the American Revolution,also referred to the as the Boston Massacre. Discussions that center on the American Revolution often lead to Crispus Attucks and the role that he played in America's early history.

Calvin Coolidge served as the 30th President of the United States. Prior to becoming President, this Vermont native worked as an attorney. He attended Amherst College and spent his early adult years in Northampton, Massachusetts. New England remains an area that has a significant impact on America's political landscape, particularly when it comes to presidential elections.

Emily Dickinsonís writings were discovered nearly by accident. A graduate of Amherst College, Emily Dickinson preferred to keep to herself. She wrote well over 1,600 poems, but only published a few of them on her own. It was her sister who took the steps to get Emilyís many poems in print. Today, you'd be hard pressed to find a serious American poet who hasn't heard of Emily Dickinson.

Similar to Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath is a poet who hails from New England. Birthplace for Sylvia Plath is Boston,Massachusetts. She grew up in the same area that the St. Thomas Aquinas Church is located in. In addition to influencing poetry, Sylvia Plath has served as a voice for people struggling to fit in the world.

Frederick Douglass was born in February 1818. He is among Americaís most impactful abolitionist. Although Frederick Douglass was born in Maryland, he spent a portion of his adult years in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He taught himself to read and write and was a key to the success of the Underground Railroad.

George W.Bush, Barbara Walters, Adam Sandler, Donna Summer, Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Nader and Stephen King are among New Englandís modern day residents. Their influence spans across media, comedy, politics and the arts.

People from New England have left an indelible mark on Americaís landscape. Many of them lived in the area at a time when historic Georgian, Cape Cod and Victorian homes were in vogue. Some homes like the Sarah Orne Jewett House and the Quincy House are national treasures, reflecting interior and exterior home designs that continue to inspire great appreciation.





Posted by The John Barrett Real Estate Team on 4/7/2017

This Single-Family in Mashpee, MA recently sold for $267,500. This Cape style home was sold by The John Barrett Real Estate Team - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


92 Old Brickyard Road , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Single-Family

$279,000
Price
$267,500
Sale Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Very neat 3 BR/2.bath cape. Close to John's Pond, shopping, restaurants and commons! Easy to show. All buyers and their representatives encouraged to verify all information.pictures coming over the weekend. People moving out.

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