Robin Spangenberg
Northeast Signature Properties, LLC | 508-277-4144 | robin@nesignature.com


Posted by Robin Spangenberg on 5/20/2018

Deciding to put up a fence on your property may seem like a simple decision, but there are a lot of things to consider before hiring a contractor to get it done.

One question to ponder is whether your neighbors might be offended or annoyed by the sudden appearance of a fence near the edge of their property. The answer to that question would partly depend on your relationship with your neighbor, the size of your lot, and whether the fence is tasteful or an eyesore. The problem with that standard is that "tasteful" is in the eyes of the beholder!

Tall fences can and sometimes do have a way of changing the look and feel of your immediate neighborhood, so the installation of a fence could potentially cause resentment from other property owners. The decision to put up a fence on your property is a personal one, but there's also a lot of value in maintaining friendly neighbor relations. (It can be a delicate balance!)

One Step at a Time

In some places, local ordinances or Homeowner Association rules may impose restrictions on fences and other structures. Many towns and municipalities require that you (or your contractor) obtain a building permit before putting up a fence, so a quick phone call or email to the appropriate local official can shed light on requirements, restrictions, and other assorted rigmarole!

Since the cost of installing a fence can easily run into the thousands, it always pays to get a few estimates and proposals from reputable fence companies. Other decisions include choosing the best height and composition of the fence. Fencing materials range from metal and chain link to vinyl and wood. Composite fencing materials are also an option.

Your choice will depend on a lot of factors, including cost, durability, maintenance aspects, and appearance. Online information, free brochures, and meetings with contractors can help you learn more and make an informed decision.

Once you've moved beyond the potential issues of installing a fence on your property, there are several distinct advantages to fencing in your back yard.

  • Enhanced privacy: While "privacy" can mean different things to different people, a tall fence offers an immediate solution to a variety of privacy-related problems. 
  • Pet containment: If you don't always have the time or energy to take your dog(s) for a walk in the neighborhood, it's a major convenience to be able to let them out in a contained area to relieve themselves and get a little fresh air. It can also be a good way to keep them safe and out of trouble!
  • Wildlife barrier: Although there are often gaps at the bottom of fences that prevent fences from being completely wildlife-proof, a properly installed fence can drastically reduce the chances of wildlife sneaking their way into your back yard. Whether you want to protect your vegetable garden or pets from wild animals, a solid fence can be the barrier that you need.
  • Increased security: While fences are not always an impervious barrier to burglars, trespassers, and other intruders, it does provide some protection from those potential threats.
If you're searching for a new home or looking to improve your existing property, the right kind of fence can provide you and your family with a myriad of benefits.





Posted by Robin Spangenberg on 5/19/2018


429 Union St, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Showcase Cape Cod home in impeccable condition! Decorators touch throughout - Features and recent improvements include gleaming hardwoods, stainless appliances, updated baths, updated kitchen, updated furnace, just to name few. Well appointed eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center island and pantry leading to deck perfect for backyard bbq's. Gleaming hardwood floors, with spacious sunsplashed fireplaced living room great for entertaining and relaxation. Formal Dining w/palladium window, adjacent to Formal Living Room for family get togethers. Master w/double closets, 2 add'l spacious bedrooms upstairs plus gorgeous updated bath. Gorgeous landscape with ornamental trees and plantings. Enjoy the walk-out basement ready to finish and convenient 2 car garage with work bench. Gas heat/cooking, town water/sewer, close proximity to all Millis center, minutes to commuter rail, 495 and 128. Millis Award Winning Schools. Showings begin at 1st OH Sunday 1-3.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 429 Union St, Millis, MA 02054    Get Directions

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Posted by Robin Spangenberg on 5/19/2018


429 Union St, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Showcase Cape Cod home in impeccable condition! Decorators touch throughout - Features and recent improvements include gleaming hardwoods, stainless appliances, updated baths, updated kitchen, updated furnace, just to name few. Well appointed eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center island and pantry leading to deck perfect for backyard bbq's. Gleaming hardwood floors, with spacious sunsplashed fireplaced living room great for entertaining and relaxation. Formal Dining w/palladium window, adjacent to Formal Living Room for family get togethers. Master w/double closets, 2 add'l spacious bedrooms upstairs plus gorgeous updated bath. Gorgeous landscape with ornamental trees and plantings. Enjoy the walk-out basement ready to finish and convenient 2 car garage with work bench. Gas heat/cooking, town water/sewer, close proximity to all Millis center, minutes to commuter rail, 495 and 128. Millis Award Winning Schools. Showings begin at 1st OH Sunday 1-3.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 429 Union St, Millis, MA 02054    Get Directions

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Posted by Robin Spangenberg on 5/18/2018


190 Village St, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$585,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Quintessential expanded Royal Barry Wills Cape with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths blends the charm of yesteryear with modern living beautifully sited on a 2.72 acre lot with commanding views of Walkers Pond and privacy galore! Mint condition! Gorgeous hardwoods throughout - main level w/radiant heat plus forced air gas heat throughout. The spacious kitchen addition has an abundance of cabinetry, corian counters, stainless appls, open to dining room w/access to mahogany deck with breath taking views. Custom built in Butler's pantry perfect for large family gatherings. Gracious living room features signature fireplace leading to family room with walls of windows allowing the sun to stream inside. Desirable spacious first floor master w/double closets plus additional bedroom/den on main level and huge spa bath complete the first level. Two additional bedrooms, with large attic storage space and a full bath are located on the second level. New roof, appliances, top of line Viessmann furnace!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New to Market - mint condition 4 bedroom 2 bath Cape on 2.72 acre lot with water views! Set way back off Village not visible from street! A must see!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 190 Village St, Millis, MA 02054    Get Directions

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Posted by Robin Spangenberg on 5/18/2018


190 Village St, Millis, MA 02054

Single-Family

$585,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Quintessential expanded Royal Barry Wills Cape with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths blends the charm of yesteryear with modern living beautifully sited on a 2.72 acre lot with commanding views of Walkers Pond and privacy galore! Mint condition! Gorgeous hardwoods throughout - main level w/radiant heat plus forced air gas heat throughout. The spacious kitchen addition has an abundance of cabinetry, corian counters, stainless appls, open to dining room w/access to mahogany deck with breath taking views. Custom built in Butler's pantry perfect for large family gatherings. Gracious living room features signature fireplace leading to family room with walls of windows allowing the sun to stream inside. Desirable spacious first floor master w/double closets plus additional bedroom/den on main level and huge spa bath complete the first level. Two additional bedrooms, with large attic storage space and a full bath are located on the second level. New roof, appliances, top of line Viessmann furnace!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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