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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/22/2018

Whether you plan on selling your home in the next few months or the next few years, itís always a good idea to start thinking about the things that can increase or decrease the value of your home.

There are some factors that are mostly out of your control. Things like climate and the state of the housing market arenít something you can do much about. However, there are several ways you can gain an edge once you put your house on the market.

In todayís article, weíre going to talk about some of the main things that contribute to the value of a property, and a few lesser known ideas to help increase your home value.


The most important appraisal factors


Before you start thinking about adding bonus features to your home you should make sure the basics are covered. To maximize appraisal value, your home should be:

  • Structurally sound. The foundation, roof, plumbing, and other vital items need to be in top shape.

  • Efficient. Houses that havenít been updated with energy efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems are going to drag down the value of the home. Prospective buyers want to know they wonít be spending extra each month of the utilities.

  • Well-maintained. Inside and out, having a clean appearance shows potential buyers that youíve taken care of the home. This includes driveways, lawns, and fences on the outside, and paint and carpets on the inside.

  • Size, location, and market. You wonít be able to influence these, and many times putting additions on a home can actually lower its estimated value, so itís best to focus on other areas where you can make a difference.


How to increase your home value


Depending on how much time you have left before you want to sell, there are a number of things you can do to improve your home. Some home improvement projects are costly and time-consuming, where others can be simple and cost-effective. Here are some ideas for increasing the value of your home.


  • Revitalize the neighborhood. If youíre going to be living in your home for years to come, it can be worthwhile to integrate yourself into the community. Starting community gardens or converting lots into fields and playgrounds are long-term projects that will add culture and amenities to your neighborhood. Not only is this good for the town, but it could also increase the value of your home.

  • Small upgrades pay off. If you plan on moving within the coming months, you still have time to increase the value of your home. By replacing old faucets, handles, and doorknobs you can make older items appear new again. Similarly, minor electric upgrade, like replacing old light switches or outlets, combined with a fresh coat of paint can make a room look like new.

  • Simple landscaping. You donít need to start carving topiary animals into your shrubs to increase your curb appeal. On the contrary, having a yard that is simple and well-maintained will appear cleaner and easier to take care of for prospective buyers.

  • Consult an expert. If youíve lived in your house for a while, it might be difficult for you to see which things might decrease the homeís value. Contacting an agent will help you gain an outside perspective on your house so that you can plan home improvement projects accordingly.





Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/19/2018

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $745,000. This Cape style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


35 Hollidge Hill, Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$799,000
Price
$745,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Have you been waiting for an amazingly peaceful fresh waterfront retreat on Cape Cod? This quality built Cape Cod style home offers large rooms with open floor plan and most rooms have lake views. Sipping a cocktail on your deck as you take in spectacular sunset views over tranquil Hamblin's Pond is the perfect way to end a day or a hectic work week. Sited on a prestigious dead end street, and tucked well of the street on the pond, this home offers traditional craftsmanship that translates well into today's decorating sensibilities. Offering 36' fireplaced LR/DR, 1st floor MBR suite, PLUS 2 ensuite BRs on 2nd level, and a Powder room off the Den, Large eat in kitchen, there is ample space for entertaining and guests. Finished lower level with fireplaced Family room .

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/18/2018

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $745,000. This Cape style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


35 Hollidge Hill Lane , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$799,000
Price
$745,000
Sale Price

8
Total Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Have you been waiting for an amazingly peaceful fresh waterfront retreat on Cape Cod? This quality built Cape Cod style home offers large rooms with open floor plan and most rooms have lake views. Sipping a cocktail on your deck as you take in spectacular sunset views over tranquil Hamblin's Pond is the perfect way to end a day or a hectic work week. Sited on a prestigious dead end street, and tucked well off the street on the pond, this home offers traditional craftsmanship that translates well into today's decorating sensibilities. Offering 36' fireplaced LR/DR, 1st floor MBR suite, PLUS 2 ensuite BRs on 2nd level, and a Powder room off the Den, Large eat in kitchen, there is ample space for entertaining and guests. FInished lower level with fireplaced Family room. View walkthru video

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/16/2018


727 Main Street , Barnstable, MA 02655

Osterville

Condo

$289,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Wianno Knoll delightful condo has a most desirable location. In the heart of the active and upscale Cape Cod village of Osterville, As you step out your door, you are merely steps from many lovely shops &restaurants plus the Fancy's Market, the Post Office and library where you can catch up on the local happenings and make new friends. A short stroll on a scenic avenue ends at beautiful warm water Dowse's beach. This condo is open and bright a corner unit with windows on 3 sides! An east facing enclosed (heated) porch/overlooks side garden area to enjoy a morning coffee. the kitchen and bedrooms have ample windows for outdoor views and light.This is a 2nd floor unit accessed by interior stairs. New Hi efficiency HVAC in 2017. First showings: Open house 2/18 from 12-2 pm
Open House
Sunday
February 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2nd floor unit overlooking Main Street. Shows beautifully with lots of light and windows. Enclosed heated porch off LR.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 727 Main Street , Barnstable, MA 02655    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/16/2018


727 Main Street , Barnstable, MA 02655

Osterville

Condo

$289,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Wianno Knoll delightful condo has a most desirable location. In the heart of the active and upscale Cape Cod village of Osterville, As you step out your door, you are merely steps from many lovely shops &restaurants plus the Fancy's Market, the Post Office and library where you can catch up on the local happenings and make new friends. A short stroll on a scenic avenue ends at beautiful warm water Dowse's beach. This condo is open and bright a corner unit with windows on 3 sides! An east facing enclosed (heated) porch/overlooks side garden area to enjoy a morning coffee. the kitchen and bedrooms have ample windows for outdoor views and light.This is a 2nd floor unit accessed by interior stairs. New Hi efficiency HVAC in 2017. First showings: Open house 2/18 from 12-2 pm
Open House
Sunday
February 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2nd floor unit overlooking Main Street. Shows beautifully with lots of light and windows. Enclosed heated porch off LR.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 727 Main Street , Barnstable, MA 02655    Get Directions

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