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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 5/19/2019

Buying a home that works for both seniors and young children can be complicated, if not impossible. When searching for a new home, itís important to keep in mind the special requirements for every member of your family both now, and as they continue to age.

Parents or other older relatives may need assistance getting upstairs or in and out of a tub. Even if they are fine now, aging is a tricky thing and mobility issues can crop up at any time. Planning for them now can save you money and stress in the future.

At the other end of the spectrum, child-proofing a home is important for small children or new infants, so keep an eye out for sharp edges and remember youíll have to bring strollers, high-chairs, car seats and more so plan for easy-to-open doors. Donít forget that as your kids get older, their needs will change as well: plan for privacy and personal space where you can to save on upgrading your home in the future.

For the best home search, make sure to let your real estate agent know who all will be living with you. He or she can assist in finding homes with the features you need and can provide advice about what things are feasible to change yourself, and what will make a house cost more than your budget in the long run.

Some important features to look for include:

  • ?Need help affording a home that meets all your needs? What if you just want to upgrade your existing home? Government agencies offer financial grants and assistance to retrofit your home for the elderly. Check with your agent to see what you might qualify for.
  • Ready to find the forever home for your entire family? We can help! Talk to your agent about the best way to search for your new home.
  • Wide Doorways: A door without a turning requirement (and those that open wider than a right angle) need to be at least 32 inches wide to ensure that wheelchairs and walkers will fit. Right angle doorways or those that require turning to enter or exit should be at least 36 inches wide.
  • Wide Hallways: For comfortable use by strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs, look for hallways that are at least 42 inches wide. That much space gives you the option of installing handrails on one or both sides. Handrails can help both small children learning to walk, and elderly people with mobility issues.

Thatís the easy part. The hardest room for both the very young and the elderly is the bathroom. Itís a good idea to ensure that your home has a minimum of 2 full bathrooms to allow you to accommodate the needs of all members of your family. Seniors need ADA toilets (also called comfort height) and grab bars, while your small child would need an extra-tall stool to use the taller toilet. Large showers with floor level entrances, seats and grab bars are best for the elderly, but its often easier to wash your kids in a tub, especially when theyíre young. With two bathrooms, you can satisfy the needs of everyone in the family.

Last, but not least, pay attention to faucets, handles, and knobs. Rounded ones can be difficult for both the old and young members of your family. Look for a single handle, lever and touchless options for the best results all around. Donít forget to test cabinets and drawers for weight or friction pull closers since those are more difficult than soft close or magnetic options. Itís okay if the home doesnít come pre-fitted with the knobs, handles, etc. you want, a quick trip to your local hardware store will solve it.

Need help affording a home that meets all your needs? What if you just want to upgrade your existing home? Government agencies offer financial grants and assistance to retrofit your home for the elderly. Check with your agent to see what you might qualify for.

Ready to find the forever home for your entire family? Talk to your agent about the best way to search for your new home.




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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 5/17/2019

This Single-Family in Dennis, MA recently sold for $1,050,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Paul W Sullivan & Assoc.


475 Main Street , Dennis, MA 02638

Dennis (village)

Single-Family

$1,299,000
Price
$1,050,000
Sale Price

4
Beds
7
Total Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Fabulous Dennis Village location! Beautiful 4 bedroom colonial completed in 2018 with a perfect balance of privacy and versatility. The open floor plan offers a sophisticated design ideal for formal entertaining and comfortable family living. A gourmet kitchen anchors the house with a generous center island, dining area & great room overlooking outside patio area with fire pit, outdoor kitchen and pool. A dream for outdoor dining. First & second floor Master suites, Brazilian Cherry wood floors. AC, wireless ''SONOS'' sound system, generator, alarm system, 2 car garage, 3 fireplaces, 3.5 baths, sprinkle system, & full basement are some of the additional highlights this extraordinary home has to offer. This 4 bedroom home boasts over 3200 sq ft and comes Fully Furnished! Just move in!

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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 5/17/2019


194 Nobscussett Road , Dennis, MA 02638

Dennis (village)

Single-Family

$1,085,000
Price

5
Beds
8
Total Rooms
3
Baths
A five bedroom / 3 full bath home located on 26,136 square feet on quiet Nobscussett Road. The home is North of 6A in quaint Dennis Village. You can walk downtown and also have the opportunity to join the Nobscussett Property Owners Association for your access to the beach. A very flat lot that is 170 feet by 150 feet gives you the opportunity to add a swimming pool if you so desire. The home also has a large kitchen with a sitting room with fireplace and a sun room that leads to the outdoor shower and large deck.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 194 Nobscussett Road , Dennis, MA 02638    Get Directions

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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 5/15/2019


25 Monument View Road , Dennis, MA 02641

East Dennis

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

3
Beds
5
Total Rooms
1
Baths
Endless possibilities from this quaint and cozy ranch sitting on almost a full acre well treed lot. Highly desirable east dennis location. This 3 bedroom home is bordered by 26 acres of conservation land. The home needs updating but would be well worth the investment. The lot is high in elevation and would offer views of the bay from a 2nd floor additon or a new home design. Easy bike access to all the village has to offer including Sesuit Neck, Northside Marina, Sesuit Cafe and the lovely Marshside restaurant.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Paul W Sullivan & Assoc on 5/15/2019


12 Ocean Park Way , Dennis, MA 02670

Dennis (village)

Single-Family

$699,900
Price

3
Beds
6
Total Rooms
1
Baths
If you are looking for a Quintessential Cape Cod Beach House this is it! Just steps from the idyllic white sand of Nantucket Sound. Completely RENOVATED in a coastal style. Newly installed/refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, new kitchen with upgraded cabinets and quartz counters, stainless appliances and new bathroom along with with new septic, roof, exterior shingles, trim, just to name a few. Wake up to the sweet smell of the ocean air looking out to the water from the second floor bedroom and after a long day at the beach head over to The Sand Bar or Lighthouse Inn just around the corner for a refreshing cocktail and dinner or better yet bbq at your beach house and watch the sunset with the cool salt air breeze..Deeded private beach...
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Recent price reduction.....bring your buyers!
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Location: 12 Ocean Park Way , Dennis, MA 02670    Get Directions

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