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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 8/18/2018


3040 O 4 Falmouth Road , Barnstable, MA 02655

Osterville

Condo

$149,900
Price

4
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Osterville Pines condo. 2nd (top) floor unit with deck on sunny south side overlooking wooded common area. U It is substantially larger than most other units, & deck is off the LR (not via BR-as in most). It's sited toward the rear of the complex, and abuts wooded area.Many updates in 2015, including all new flooring, counters, bath vanity & toilet. New slider to the 8x13 deck (which has stairs to ground level).Newer windows, too. Complex is unique in that condo fees include unit heat, electricity and water PLUS all normal condo elements of exterior of units, landscaping and grounds maintenance, as well as and pool maintenance, snow & rubbish removal. Laundry facilities in the basement of this unit are shared washer and dryer (coin op) for other residents. Septic repairs to be assessed
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 8/16/2018

Adding your home to the real estate market may prove to be challenging, particularly for a property seller who fails to plan ahead. Lucky for you, we're here to eliminate the guesswork commonly associated with the home selling process.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you list your house and streamline the home selling journey.

1. Enhance Your House's Curb Appeal

How your home looks to prospective buyers can make a world of difference during the home selling journey. If you house fails to impress buyers right away, it may take many days, weeks or months for your house to sell. Conversely, if your home instantly dazzles buyers, you could boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable house sale.

Ultimately, you should allocate time and resources to bolster your house's curb appeal before you list your residence. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform assorted home exterior maintenance and upgrades. And if you need assistance with home exterior projects, you can always reach out to local home improvement professionals for additional help.

2. Eliminate Clutter

Although you may have collected a massive assortment of antiques, decorations and knick-knacks over the years, these items may do more harm than good when you decide to sell your house. In fact, myriad personal belongings scattered throughout your house could make it difficult for homebuyers to envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

Prior to listing your house, you should remove as much clutter as possible. You don't necessarily need to dispose of excess items, but it may be a good idea to rent a storage unit so you can store these items until your residence sells. On the other hand, if you no longer need certain belongings, you can sell these items at a yard sale or online or donate them to a local charity.

3. Hire an Expert Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to proceed along the home selling journey, you may want to hire an expert real estate agent. That way, you can receive plenty of support as you navigate the home selling journey.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to list a house in a buyer's or seller's market. He or she will learn about you and your home and develop a plan to ensure you can maximize the value of your residence. And if you ever have concerns or questions about the home selling cycle, a real estate agent can respond to them.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent will provide after you accept an offer to purchase your house, either. A real estate agent will guide you through the home closing process. By doing so, he or she will help you avoid stress as you finalize your home sale.

Prepare to list your house Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can add your home to the real estate market and move one step closer to selling your residence.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 8/16/2018


77 Winding Cove Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately Colonial sits proudly on this corner level acre lot South of 28 for maximum convenience and tranquility. In a most desired area,this 3200+ SF home offers 1 floor living with guest BR and baths upstairs (with 2nd floor MBR suite option too) and has gracious large rooms that function beautifully for entertaining a couple or a crowd! Spacious 1st floor MBR has fireplace, dressing area with slider to deck, walkin closet and skylit bath. Wood floors on 1st floor and open 30' kitchen w/ sitting/dining & slider to rear large private deck make this house in tune with today's style of easy living.Large Living room with wall of glass & fireplace, formal DR,+ den complete the 1st floor.Whole house gas generator (11 KW-2013).2 car att. garage and grounds to groom to your liking-Large plantings
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 8/13/2018


32 Quiet Way , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Charming ranch style bungalow on a park like .94 acre level lot in heart of Centerville village. 3 Br, 2 Bath with a most beautiful and tranquil setting at end of its short street. Options exist here for substantial rehab/rebuild or to use as it is for your Cape Cod escape. Walk to village amenities, bike to beach and shopping. Space for expansive gardens, swimming pool or simply adding on to the existing house make this a property to invest in for now and the future. Houses on this street generally are larger and newer, making this a wonderful opportunity. Large trees dot the lawn/yard area making for ample sun or shade.Kitchen range is propane. Taxes may vary with occupancy. Buyers to verify all measurements and information provided.
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 8/9/2018

When you think of your real estate budget, you should know that the more you spend on a home, the more overhead costs youíll face. Youíll need to pay for things like real estate agent fees, attorneys fees, and other closing costs. The more you pay for a house, the higher all of these fees will be since they are usually percentage based. So, the overarching question is how do you budget and find a reasonable amount of money to spend on a home? 


Prioritize


Your real estate agent may show you a myriad of homes across many different price ranges. Each property will have pros and cons. You can look at seeing these homes as an educational experience. Viewing properties could even help you hone in on what you want in a home. There are a few good reasons to look at homes above your budget range. 


Housing Prices Could Rise Or Drop


When housing prices begin to rise, people tend to believe that theyíll keep climbing. The panic couldnít be further from the truth. Eventually, the prices need to drop. The idea of buying a property and adding value is to make a bit of a profit back when you go to sell. You need to be prepared for anything when you head out to buy a home. Price changes will apply to you if you plan on living in your new home only for a specified period. If you donít have plans in your future to move, you may not worry about home value changes quite as much when shopping for a property. 


Mortgages End Eventually


If you plan ahead, you donít have to pay mortgages for the rest of your life. If you keep moving and taking out 30-year mortgages, you could be making mortgage payments forever. If the average family stays in their home for around a decade, that's not a significant amount of time. Here, youíll find a great reason not to max out your budget on a home. If you buy a less expensive house, you can get the mortgage paid off faster. You may even be able to take the mortgage out for a shorter term. Paying your home off more quickly allows your financial freedom. Itís simple, yet many people opt for a bigger house that they arenít planning on staying in, causing a bit of a financial headache.


You Need A Rainy Day Fund


If you avoid maxing out your budget to buy a home, youíll be able to save a bit for any emergencies that come up. You will be under less stress knowing that you have a little bit of money set aside in case your home needs major repairs, or you face a job loss or illness. In conclusion, itís never a good idea to max out your budget on a home purchase.                    





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