Hilary W. Foutes' Blog

Posted on 07/07/2020
Selling Your Luxury Home
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 62 Farragut Road, Swampscott, MA 01907
Gambrel Dutch Colonial with wrap around porch located on a beautiful tree lined street close to beaches, farmer's market, restaurants, library, parks. Renovations and timeless details include crown molding, leaded glass, beamed & tin ceilings, & soap stone. Large foyer with high ceilings and french doors lead to the marble fireplace living room. Formal dining room also features french doors. Large skylit eat-in kitchen with 7'custom built center island, soapstone countertops, subway tile backsplash, recessed lighting, pantry, high end appliances including AGA, Bosch, Frigidaire. Double sky-lit family room with direct access to...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Video Tour - 25 Lodge Road, Swampscott, MA 01907
Enjoy the feel of Swampscott in this terrific home located in walking distance to everything you would enjoy. Watch a Big Blue football game , walk to yoga, the local coffee café, or stop at your favorite restaurant on the avenue. Walk a few blocks to Eisman's beach or continue down to the library. This sparkling home is in great condition ,every room crisp and young. It has so many updates - new window shutters, radiator covers, fresh paint, security system and more. Granite counters and the new refrigerator and dishwasher make life a bit easier at home. The front alcove, serving as a home office area is perfect for today's demands and...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 220 Humphrey Street #207, Marblehead, MA 01945
Live the easy and luxurious life in one of the largest and highly sought after condominiums, The Reserve @ Oliver Pond, which abuts conservation land. This unit has quality workmanship and high end finish work.This home has all the upgrades bells & whistles you are seeking. The owners paid extra for upgrades when they bought their unit including extended hardwood flooring, appliances and more. Gather in the open kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Recessed lighting, crown molding, French doors, and so much more! Master bedroom has the walk in closet you have dreamed of along with a master bathroom to...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
25 Lodge Road, Swampscott, MA 01907 is now new to the market!
Enjoy the feel of Swampscott in this terrific home located in walking distance to everything you would enjoy. Watch a Big Blue football game , walk to yoga, the local coffee café, or stop at your favorite restaurant on the avenue. Walk a few blocks to Eisman's beach or continue down to the library. This sparkling home is in great condition ,every room crisp and young. It has so many updates - new window shutters, radiator covers, fresh paint, security system and more. Granite counters and the new refrigerator and dishwasher make life a bit easier at home. The front alcove, serving as a home office area is perfect for today's demands and...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Video Tour - 1099 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
Hello Suburbia! Live near the ocean, beaches, parks, & bike trails! Only 10 mi to Logan or 12 to Boston.This home is situated right on the town line between SWMP & MHD, only a street away from the Beach! Our High School is 1 of only 3 Nationally recognized Blue Ribbon schools in MA! Renovated Bathrooms, Kitchen & other updates throughout. Fabulous Sun porch, Large Living room with beamed ceilings, over-sized windows and FP. Open concept kitchen / family room / dining area, perfect for keeping family together or entertaining! Large Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recessed & pendant lighting, crown molding,...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
1099 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA 01907 is now new to the market!
Hello Suburbia! Live near the ocean, beaches, parks, & bike trails! Only 10 mi to Logan or 12 to Boston.This home is situated right on the town line between SWMP & MHD, only a street away from the Beach! Our High School is 1 of only 3 Nationally recognized Blue Ribbon schools in MA! Renovated Bathrooms, Kitchen & other updates throughout. Fabulous Sun porch, Large Living room with beamed ceilings, over-sized windows and FP. Open concept kitchen / family room / dining area, perfect for keeping family together or entertaining! Large Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recessed & pendant lighting, crown molding,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
233 Puritan Road, Swampscott, MA 01907 is now new to the market!
Our owner wanted a place for his wife and their children to enjoy on a sandy beach nearby. In 1973 he custom built the fun filled guest house from the finest materials where they all congregated from then to now enjoying the large inground pool, overlooking the sparkling Atlantic ocean and the picturesque city views. They strolled on sandy Eiseman’s beach, played shuffleboard, and had countless cookouts at their own private beach club. 20 people was a small group for them, Family was important In 1996, attaching to the beach house, they built a modern 4 bedroom oceanfront home where they ultimately resided welcoming any and all family and...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Energy Saving Landscaping Tips
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Posted on 06/11/2020
How to Buy Your First Home
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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