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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 5/3/2018

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


89 Pine Lane , Barnstable, MA 02655

Osterville

Single-Family

$749,000
Price
$745,000
Sale Price

9
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Totally renovated in 2008, this waterfront home on Sam's Pond has been beautifully updated for today's lifestyle. Lovely gardens line the entrance to this sophisticated two level residence providing the ultimate in relaxation and enjoyment.Take a morning walk to Osterville village for coffee and the newspaper or an invigorating swim in Joshua's Pond, just minutes away, Plan a Cape Cod clambake with family and friends at the end of the day on the spacious deck overlooking Sam's Pond. This is a special property in the perfect village location.

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 5/3/2018


120 Main Street , Barnstable, MA 02635

Cotuit

Single-Family

$335,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just a stroll or bike to all the charms of Cotuit village from this ranch style home on 1.33 acres. Sure it can use some updates, but with homes abutting and in immediate vicinity in selling at/over $500,000, you can invest your own creativity and sweat equity to make this an adorable and sunny Cape Cod Cottage! It offers 3 BR-in a 'split floor plan' with a large MBR suite on the south end of the house and 2 BR & bath on the other end. Wood floors in 2 BR & LR. Animals? Gardens-with mature beech and oak trees lots of landscape design options.Could be a wonderful woodland garden-property dotted with holly shrubs and trees. Improvements: Roof about 2001, heating system ca. 2008, most windows, ext shingles. Septic has failed-engineerg. in process for 3 BR.Buyers verify meas & detail
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 5/3/2018

If you plan to pursue a condo, it generally is a good idea to know exactly what to expect. That way, you can map out a successful condo buying journey, one that ensures you can avoid potential pitfalls along the way.

Ultimately, there are many factors to consider as you get ready to embark on the condo buying journey, and these include:

1. Where You Want to Live

The condos in a big city often are very different from those available in a small town. Thus, you should make a list of your condo must-haves prior to starting a condo search to boost the likelihood of a seamless condo buying experience.

Furthermore, think about where you want to live before you kick off your condo search – you'll be happy that you did. Because if you can narrow your condo search to properties in a group of cities or towns, you may be able to speed up your condo search.

2. Your Budget

If you intend to buy a condo, you'll likely need a mortgage. Thankfully, many banks and credit unions are available, and these lenders can teach you everything that you need to know to put together a successful budget.

Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists. If you connect with these mortgage specialists, you can learn about a variety of mortgage options and make an informed mortgage selection.

Also, don't forget to plan ahead for potential condo dues. Most condos provide lawn care, snow removal and other amenities that are covered under monthly or annual condo fees. Although these fees may not be included in your mortgage, you'll need to put aside funds each month to cover them. Therefore, you'll want to account for potential condo fees as you craft your condo buying budget.

3. Condo Living

Living in a condo and residing in a house are not the same thing. As such, you should try to prepare for condo living as much as possible to ensure that the condo lifestyle is right for you.

For example, condo owners typically won't have to worry about performing lawn care thanks to their condo fees. At the same time, condo owners will need to comply with various regulations established by a community's homeowner's association (HOA). In fact, failure to comply with HOA rules could result in fines or other penalties.

If you want to get a better understanding about what it's like to live in a particular condo community, it may be beneficial to consult with a real estate agent with condo buying expertise. This housing market expert can offer insights into different condo communities in your city or town. Then, if you want to pursue a condo in a specific community, a real estate agent can help you purchase your ideal condo.

Ready to take the guesswork out of buying a condo? Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can streamline the process of going from condo buyer to condo owner.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 5/2/2018


39 Lovells Lane , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Single-Family

$328,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
1st showings May 8. Amazing horse/farm property for gardens/other animals. Cute cottage style 2 BR ranch with substantial updates in 2012-roof, septic, siding, windows, electrical and plumbing. Heated propane gas freestanding stove in LR. Several paddock areas + more cleared and wooded land behind. 2 Stall (10x10 ea) large barn-ample room for more stalls/storage.Wood floors and cathedral beamed LR/DR combo. Large deck & shed. Hot tub remains (5 years old-$6000 new). Surveillance cameras excluded. New high eff. electric hot wtr heater. Gas range is 5 years old. Combo washer/dryer unit (all in one) in kitchen. less than .2 mi to riding trails in conservation areas. Pls don't pull in driveway.Small house-expansion possible. Buyers to verify all information if depending on this for purchase
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/26/2018

According to recent data, allergies affect up to 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Over-the-counter medications can provide some relief, but allergies persist and are a source of discomfort and annoyance for many of us.

One place we can all agree should be a place of comfort and relaxation is our homes. However, allergies are at their fiercest in most homes from dust, pets, pollen, or even mold.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about some common household allergens and how to protect your home against them.

Safeguard your home against mold

Mold is gross at its best and dangerous at its worst. Caused by excess moisture, the most important thing you can do to prevent mold in your home is to identify areas that are at risk.

Bathrooms, basements, and around faucets are all prone to water damage and mold. Usually, the best intervention to take is to provide proper ventilation. A well-ventilated room dries out quicker and prevents mold from growing in the first place.

Many surfaces in your home, such as wood, drywall, paper, and cardboard are all susceptible to mold growth. Use a mold-inhibiting paint to prevent the mold from growing in the first place.

Prevent indoor pollen

Protecting your home from pollen is trickier than you might think. Most of us like to open doors and windows in the summer time to let fresh air in. The problem? We inadvertently let the pollen in as well.

There are a number of ways to decrease pollen inside of your home. Using HEPA complaint filters in your home and vacuum cleaner can help.

Vacuuming often and emptying the vacuum outside can also have an impact on reducing pollen indoors.

Defend against dust mites

Arguably the nastiest item on the list, dust mites feed on dead skin and love warm temperatures and moderate humidity. This makes the interior of your home the perfect place for dust mites to thrive.

Frequently washing your bedding, dusting your home, and vacuuming with a HEPA certified filter are among the best things you can do to help reduce dust mites in the home.

Protecting against pet allergies

The most important thing you can do to prevent pet allergies is to make sure you aren’t allergic to a pet before bringing them into your home. However, if an allergy does arise, it can often be managed with the use of air and vacuum filters and a strict cleaning regimen.

Some people who suffer mild pet allergies are able to cope with them by simply making their bedroom a no-pet zone and keeping up with cleaning.

Finally, keep in mind that outdoor pets can often bring in pollen from outside. So, when letting your pets in the home in the spring and summer time, try to give them a quick brush down.




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