Melisa Gagne - Fairhaven, MA real estate, New Bedford, MA real estate, Mattapoisett, MA real estate



394 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Single-Family

$239,500
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Move in ready home w/2018 roof! This spacious home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, diningroom, livingroom, & updated kitchen! Backyard is fenced in w/large deck off of the kitchen. This house has been well cared for, updated throughout, & near Buttonwood Park. Easy access to the highway. Plenty of room for you & your family! $239,500 (R200)
Open House
Saturday
August 18 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Gomes at 508-985-8811
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Location: 394 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA 02740    Get Directions

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215 Hathaway Road, Acushnet, MA 02743

Single-Family

$418,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Here's your chance, be the new owner of this beautifully kept home w/pristine landscaping! Home is move in ready w/updated kitchen, hardwood floors and a finished basement with heat. Large two car garage has a loft area great for storage & its own 200 amp electric service. Home is equipped w/alarm system, irrigation & an automatic Genrac generator that runs the entire house. Brand new septic is being installed by Seller. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boast that you own this beautiful home.! $418,000 (R222)
Open House
Saturday
August 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 215 Hathaway Road, Acushnet, MA 02743    Get Directions

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In theory, a Homeowners Association (HOA) is a great idea. It gives homeowners a say in how their neighborhood or complex is run and maintained and it gives people an opportunity to get to know their neighbors.

But we’ve all heard stories about homeowners associations that range from a small annoyance to a nightmare, and even some that are just plain strange.

On reddit, homeowners were asked to share some of the stories from their homeowners’ associations. Here are the best ones.

Outsmarting the HOA

Reddit user Bundabar tells about the numerous difficulties they’ve had with their homeowners association when it comes to home improvements. In one instance they were told by the HOA that their fence was a few inches too tall. In response, Bundabar appealed their decision and presented new plans for his backyard… plans that included at 40ft HAM radio tower, which incidentally cannot be regulated by a homeowners’ association. The HOA quickly changed they mind and allowed Bundabar’s fence to remain a few inches outside of regulation.

Backyard engineering

In another strange HOA tale, reddit user Furlessxp shared their experience with a neighbor who loved to tinker. The neighbor began work on a treehouse in his backyard which the HOA disapproved of. A years-long dispute followed, and ultimately the HOA told the neighbor that he would have to have the plans for his treehouse certified by an engineer. At the next meeting, according to Furlessxp, “he handed in the blueprints signed and stamped by no other than himself. That was a great meeting. It turns out that he had a PhD in civil engineering.”

Rooting for the home team

In a different thread, user Viking042900 explains that he liked to fly the flag of the Georgia Bulldogs when the football team was playing. The HOA regulations in his neighborhood state that homeowners are only allowed to fly flags on the day that sports teams are playing. User Viking042900 notes that he accidentally left the flag out a day longer than was allowed, but the HOA was still threatening him with fines.

His response?

“Now I was mad. I printed off a schedule of every sporting event the Bulldogs had in every sport, even club sports and then proceeded to fly the flag every single day.”

Since the University of Georgia has some time of sporting event nearly every day, it became impossible for the HOA to enforce this rule. Ultimately, the association gave up and let him fly his flag freely.



We’ll leave you with one last HOA tale from reddit. This time, user Interwebbing was running the show as president of the homeowners association. His policy?

“I was HOA president for 3 years and never enforced anything. Power to the people.”


This Single-Family in Fairhaven, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Cape style home was sold by Melisa Gagne - Alferes Realty, Inc.


1 Roy St, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cape with 2 car garage located on large fenced in corner lot and easy highway access. Features include updated kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher & stove, soft close draws in kitchen and large pantry, fireplace in living room, heated 4 season room, updated electrical with generator hookup, new 50 year roof & separate driveway with electric. Perfect for RV or Boat

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215 Hathaway Road, Acushnet, MA 02743

Single-Family

$418,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Here's your chance, be the new owner of this beautifully kept home w/pristine landscaping! Home is move in ready w/updated kitchen, hardwood floors and a finished basement with heat. Large two car garage has a loft area great for storage & its own 200 amp electric service. Home is equipped w/alarm system, irrigation & an automatic Genrac generator that runs the entire house. Brand new septic is being installed by Seller. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boast that you own this beautiful home.! $418,000 (R222)
Open House
Saturday
August 11 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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