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Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate:

1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water

On the surface, it may look like a no-brainer that you have access to the water, but many people learn the hard way that their beautiful waterfront views don't have easements that allow access to the lake, pond, or ocean. Most people don't want a beautiful view of the water without being able to use it.

2. Know Your Waterfront Buffer Zones

State and local regulations may prohibit your landscaping plans from making forward progress if you're too close to tidal waters. Know the buffer zones before you buy so you're not stuck with a landscape you don't love.

3. Learn Your Littoral Rights

If you purchase waterfront real estate, you may very well be granted littoral rights—that is, you'd have unrestricted rights to use that water as though it was land. The government may also own the water up to a certain point, so it's best to gain this knowledge up front.

4. Know if You have Riparian Rights

If you purchase a non-riparian waterfront property, you likely won't be able to have a private dock or pier on the water. Since this is one of the major reasons people want to own waterfront property, it's important to understand these rights before you buy.

5. Understand Your Obligations Regarding Water Depth

You don't have any control over Mother Nature, but you do often have certain obligations in terms of what you're permitted to do in certain water depths. You may need to build a deck farther out into the water than you'd first anticipated in order adhere to depth regulations.

6. Look at the Fixtures Surrounding the Property

Certain watercraft, such as sailboats, need far more clearance than others. If your potential property is directly next to fixed-height bridges that wouldn't enable you to enjoy leisure time on your sailboat, that may not be the best home for you. Alternatively, people who enjoy kayaking wouldn't need to be concerned with fixed-height structures. In fact, those areas might be best for this type of buyer.

7. Research Regulations Impacting Docks and Piers

It's not atypical to have to purchase pier permits. Depending on your location, these regulations may be governed by federal, state, or local institutions. It's best to have an idea of the cost before you get your heart set on a single property.

8. Include Flood Insurance in Your Monthly Costs

Natural disasters can bolster the cost of flood insurance. Even if you think you'll never need it, a waterfront property is always best protected when flood insurance is calculated into the cost.

9. Know How Secluded You Really Want to Be

Waterfront real estate is appealing because it's quiet and serene, but if this will be your year-round residence, make sure you've taken winter into consideration if you're looking for lakefront property where snowfall can change the landscape quickly. Super-secluded spots can make it difficult to get to the store when blizzards hit, so you may want to look for a place that has easy access to shopping. However, if you're willing to rough it, or if you'll only be using the property in the summer, seclusion is a great way to go! Of course, if you're looking for beachfront property in Florida, parts of California or the Carolinas, winters won't really be a concern you'll have to worry about.

10. Explore the Pros and Cons of Private Beaches Versus Public Shores

There are pros and cons to each. Make sure you have an idea what you're looking for before you and your real estate agent start house-hunting, but be open to possibilities if your real estate agent has a property they insist you must see.

As you're shopping for waterfront real estate, be sure to keep these tips in mind. The more you know, the more likely you'll be to find a home that makes you happy for many years to come. Contact me if you have questions about buying waterfront property!




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Keeping dogs well-groomed is an important part of helping them stay healthy and happy. The amount of grooming your dogs need depends on certain factors, such as the kind of coat they have or whether or not they tend to roll around in dirt or mud. The following grooming tips can help you keep your pups looking and feeling their best.

Brush Your Dogs Regularly

Dogs can end up with tangles or matted fur when it’s not brushed often enough. Brushing also helps distribute oils through their coat, which keeps their fur looking shiny rather than dull. Plan on brushing your dogs every couple of days or more often if they’re shedding. The kind of brush to use depends on their coat:

  • Long coats: For dogs with longer fur, a slicker brush can get rid of mats, and an undercoat rake can eliminate dead hair near the skin. 
  • Short coats: For dogs with short fur, pinhead or slicker brushes remove mats, and bristle brushes remove dirt and dead hair. 
  • Rough coats: For dogs with rougher or wiry coats, slicker brushes eliminate mats, while stripping combs help prevent tangles from forming.
  • Smooth coats: For dogs with smoother coats, rubber brushes pull dirt and debris up from the skin, and bristle brushes help remove it. 

Give an Occasional Bath

Dogs don’t need baths as often as people do. In fact, bathing them too often can dry their skin and remove natural oils that keep their coat shiny. You can bathe your dogs every few months or whenever they’re muddy or dirty after playing outside. You should use a shampoo made for dogs, since shampoos for people are too rough on their skin. Before bathing, brush your dogs to remove dead hair and mats. 

Keep Nails Trimmed

Long nails make it harder and more uncomfortable for dogs to walk around. They can also get caught on rugs or furniture and tear off. Dog nails should be trimmed when they’re long enough to reach the floor while they walk around. You can use scissors style or guillotine style trimmers, depending on how thick the nails are. Scissors style trimmers tend to work better on thick nails and dewclaws, while guillotine style trimmers work better on thinner nails. 

For light nails, stop trimming before reaching the pink area, known as the quick. For dark nails, stop trimming when you see a pinkish or grayish color inside the nail. Keep a styptic pencil with you in case you do cut into the quick accidentally and bleeding occurs. This pencil, which contains silver nitrate, helps stop bleeding form occurring. 



35 FIELDSTONE LANE, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$879,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
~Welcome To SUMNER FARMS~ LOT'S 35-36-37 JUST RELEASED! Billerica's Premier New Construction Subdivision Near Bedford & Carlisle Line. Offering 61 Well Appointed Homes Sitting on Beautifully Landscaped 1-Acre Lots. Proven Local Builders w/ Over 25 Years Experience Building Homes Built w/ Integrity. Several Styles Of Building Plans & Lots To Choose. 35 Fieldstone Lane "THE CARLISLE" 40x28 Colonial w/ 24x24 Fam. Rm. Addition w/ Vaulted Ceiling, Gas Fireplace & 2-Car Garage. Beautiful Open-Concept Kitchen w/ Custom Maple Cabinets (Many Colors to Choose), Granite Island & Counter Tops, Stainless Appliances. HW Floors, Tile & Granite in All Baths & 1st Floor Laundry Rm, Full Baths w/ Double-Vanity Sinks. Generous Master Suite w/ Master Bath w/ Tile Surrounded Jetted Tub & Large Walk-in Closet. Walk-up Attic & Large Basement Allows Plenty of Opportunity For Storage & Future Expansion. Great Commuter Location Close to Rts. 3, 95 & 495. Come Build Your Dream Home @ Sumner Farms!
Open House
Saturday
October 17 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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35 FIELDSTONE LANE, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$879,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
~Welcome To SUMNER FARMS~ LOT'S 35-36-37 JUST RELEASED! Billerica's Premier New Construction Subdivision Near Bedford & Carlisle Line. Offering 61 Well Appointed Homes Sitting on Beautifully Landscaped 1-Acre Lots. Proven Local Builders w/ Over 25 Years Experience Building Homes Built w/ Integrity. Several Styles Of Building Plans & Lots To Choose. 35 Fieldstone Lane "THE CARLISLE" 40x28 Colonial w/ 24x24 Fam. Rm. Addition w/ Vaulted Ceiling, Gas Fireplace & 2-Car Garage. Beautiful Open-Concept Kitchen w/ Custom Maple Cabinets (Many Colors to Choose), Granite Island & Counter Tops, Stainless Appliances. HW Floors, Tile & Granite in All Baths & 1st Floor Laundry Rm, Full Baths w/ Double-Vanity Sinks. Generous Master Suite w/ Master Bath w/ Tile Surrounded Jetted Tub & Large Walk-in Closet. Walk-up Attic & Large Basement Allows Plenty of Opportunity For Storage & Future Expansion. Great Commuter Location Close to Rts. 3, 95 & 495. Come Build Your Dream Home @ Sumner Farms!
Open House
Saturday
October 17 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 35 FIELDSTONE LANE, Billerica, MA 01821    Get Directions

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This Condo in Tewksbury, MA recently sold for $347,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Office name - Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC.


47 Patrick Rd, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Condo

$337,000
Price
$347,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Here's your chance to own in the highly desired Carter Green Complex! Tastefully updated 2 bedroom/1.5 bath townhouse - w/1-car garage (gameroom)! Gleaming Hardwood floors throughout the unit! 1st floor features large living room w/sliders to deck, beautiful sunny dining room, recently remodeled kitchen (2019) connecting both rooms and remodeled 1/2 bath (2019). 2nd floor features Master bedroom w/double closets & recessed lighting (2020), 2nd bedroom w/walk-in closet - each bedroom has access to the newly remodeled full bath (2020). 2nd floor laundry is conveniently located in between both bedrooms. This unit has many other "new" features including windows (2020), furnace (2018), 2nd flr heat/ac zone (2020), garage door (2018), some appliances (2018) & much more!!! Garage area offers extra storage areas.Its a MUST SEE!!! This complex is close to major routes & shopping. Showings only @ Open Houses - Sunday, Aug 30th 1-4 and Monday, Aug 31st 5-7.

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