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Posted by Team Kalweit on 10/9/2019

You get it! You know your home needs some TLC and youíd love to be giving it some, but your schedule is tight. You donít have time to tear apart the bathroom for a remodel or rip up the kitchen while your kids are in school. Here are some simple projects you can accomplish in a day, however, to give your home that little bit of that loviní feeling you know it needs.

  • Paint your front door a hot new color: Brightly-painted doors give a tired exterior some new life. Choose a feng shui red guaranteed to turn heads, or ocean blue that invites in serenity and peace. Or, go funky with a limey-chartreuse or a pop of sunny yellow. Choose a high-gloss paint thatís easy to clean and designed for exterior weather.
  • Change out your door hardware. Instead of painting that door, give your beautiful wood doors a loving upgrade with new handles, kickplates and dead-bolt locks. Swapping out nickel hardware for brass (or vice versa) gives your door a whole new look.
  • Spruce up the house numbers and mailbox. If no one can find you because the house numbers are faded or were painted over with the exterior paint, add some glam to your exterior with decorative house numbers. Or, add a faux stone to the front garden with solar-lit numerals to guide your guest's way. Mail slots, receptacles, and standard mailboxes need love too. Change out that brass mail slot for a rustic cast-iron one or brighten it up to nickel to match the hardware you installed last week. Street-side mailboxes benefit from some curb-appealing flowers planted alongside or in a decorative pot. 
  • Give yourself new faucets. Upgrade the kitchen faucets to an extra tall version with a pull-out sprayer to give your kitchen some glam. Choose from traditional to industrial style to match any home style from a craftsman to a live-work loft.
  • Change the shower curtain rod. Even if you can't do that complete bath remodel with the stylish oversized step-in shower, you can give your tub-shower enclosure more space by exchanging a standard straight curtain rod with a curved hotel-style one. The extra space inside your shower will have you feeling like you're on vacation all the time.
  • Replace those mini-blinds. Look for easy to install cellular versions in a variety of color choices or swap out those dingy beige ones for bright white. Either way, youíll perk up the room and invite the sun inside in a new way.

To keep these projects within your budget, make a list of the top three, then watch newspaper circulars or emails for which items are on sale. And don't forget to check with online sources. 

Except for paint, most things on this list are available from online retailers too, so bargain shop and have them on hand for when you've got that one day open in your schedule.




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Posted by Team Kalweit on 10/8/2019

This Single-Family in Mashpee, MA recently sold for $414,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Team Kalweit - Kalstar Realty Services.


7 Webquish Ln, Mashpee, MA 02649

Single-Family

$425,000
Price
$414,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Colonial w/farmer's porch, attached garage, fenced in yard, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors, large white granite, backsplash kitchen with sliders to deck. Recessed lighting, custom paint colors throughout and beautiful moldings. Three bedrooms on second level. Master with full bath, walk in closet and two additional bedrooms. Potential storage room over garage with full bath. Third floor walkup staircase for more living space if needed. Family room with built-ins, walk out, full bath and exercise room on lower level. Quick access to major routes including shopping, golf course, schools, etc.

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Posted by Team Kalweit on 10/2/2019

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone likes to be in warm sunny weather all the time. For those, a move to a colder clime could be just the thing. However, moving is different than visiting, and you need to come prepared, or you just might freeze. Here is a starter list of useful tips to make your cold weather move easier.

Organize Your Clothes (and buy new ones)

Those who live in colder climates often experience a more significant variation in seasons than in warmer areas. That means you can't just get rid of your summer clothes, and now you must plan for spring and autumn clothes and a then a winter wardrobe as well. Start by seeing just how much you have of each. Next, look through your summer clothes and sort out things that can be used during another season by layering them with other items or just on their own. Now, pare down those summer-only clothes to just the additional pieces you need to make up a three month or so summer wardrobe. Now comes the fun part, check your spring/autumn and winter wardrobes, do they look at little thin? Great! That means when you get to your new home, you can raid the local shopping to fill out your wardrobe, which serves the double purpose of starting your move off with some fun and exploration of the local businesses in your new neighborhood.

Prepare Your Car

One of the most dangerous changes you will face is the difference in caring for your car. If you donít plan for snow, ice, freezing rain and just general cold, you could end up in trouble. First, equip your car with a variety of snow tools such as an ice scraper, gloves, and a snow brush and learn how to use them. A quick search online will get you some great how-to videos, and you may even find one just for your car. Lastly, ensure you keep a couple of candles, some matches and a lighter in your vehicle at all times. If your car stalls or otherwise loses power, and you're stuck out in the cold, a single candle can keep the temperature in your car high enough to keep you alive until help comes.

Prepare Your Home

Organize your new home around the seasonal changes you will experience. Remember that sorting of clothes? Do the same thing for decorations, outdoor tools and pretty much everything else you own. Organize your storage cyclically so that you can move things back and forth as the seasons progress. Make sure you have prepared for winter as it rolls around by getting a snow shovel and rock salt for clearing walks and driveways. Set up shoe and boot racks near your doors for snowy footwear to keep it from tracking through your home. Remember that every guest will have a coat, hat, scarf and possibly more, so keep coat hooks and closet space available. Decorative snow and mud removal entry mats are a great way to keep the tracks to a minimum. Finally, ensure you have an alternate heat source such as battery-powered heaters and extra blankets in case you lose power in the winter and need to keep warm. Propane tank based fireplaces and heating systems are great because they donít depend on the city utilities, so if the power goes down, you still have heat, as long as you keep the tank full.Ask your real estate professional about any specific cold weather advice for your brand new home!




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Posted by Team Kalweit on 9/25/2019

There are quite a lot of reasons why you should consider a tankless heater today. Apart from the fact that it is easy to maintain, it looks attractive, and it does not run out of hot water. Below are a variety of the reasons why you should upgrade to a tankless heater. 

It saves space 

The traditional heaters take up to 20 cubic feet of space, but the tankless heaters are sometimes smaller than a laptop, so they do not eat up space. So, one advantage of using a tankless unit is that it provides you with enough space in case you have something to hang or display. 

It saves electricity cost  

Tankless heaters come with self-modulating technology. When the sensors attain the minimum activation rate, the heater is activated. This unit is better than the traditional heater that keeps functioning even while you are not at home. Most tankless heaters have a standby mode feature that comes into play at idle hours when energy consumption low. 

Tankless units are more energy efficient 

A household that uses an energy star qualified tankless heater saves about $100 or more every year.  A home that required about 41 gallons of water on daily can save up to 34 percent energy with a tankless unit.

Easy maintenance 

Tank type units are challenging to maintain when compared with a tankless unit. You can de-scale a tankless system via its maintenance valve within an hour. When carrying out this maintenance, you have to shut off the water valve to disallow cold water from surging in.  To get your unit cleaned, get five gallons of undiluted white vinegar, you can also use a chemical for this purpose provided you are not drinking the water.  White vinegar is preferred to avoid contamination.  

Increased life span 

Tankless units are the best when it comes to durability. One reason why they last longer than traditional heaters is that they do not operate continuously for a long time. Many homes use this unit for an hour or two hours daily while the tank heater runs round the clock.

Also, there is a tendency of elements like calcium and magnesium piling up in a tank heater due to prolonged storage of hard water that contains these elements. The accumulation of this minerals may reduce the lifespan of a tank heater, making it last less than the tankless unit. 

Are you still contemplating whether to upgrade your tank heating system to a tankless unit? Consider the above reasons to know why a tankless unit is more helpful than the traditional heater. 





Posted by Team Kalweit on 9/18/2019


5 Elizabeth Cir, Mashpee, MA 02649

Condo

$499,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
A Unique opportunity to enjoy a Lifestyle on Cape Cod with the convenience of living in a wonderful Freestanding Condo in Stratford Ponds versus the care of a home! This spacious unit has the amenities of 1st floor living plus a 2nd floor and finished lower level, all with a nice flow. French doors open to the year round sunroom with sliders out to decking. 2 Fireplaces, rooms for an in-home office, exercising or your hobby. A Great plan for Entertaining your family and guests with ease. Plus there are pretty surrounding grounds, it is close to The Clubhouse/Pond House, Pool, Tennis/Pickleball and you will be near Mashpee Commons. Buyers and their agent are welcome to verify any information for themselves
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