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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/9/2017


The numbers of adult children still living at home with their parents has increased. Reasons why adult children are staying at home longer vary. Some reasons why children are choosing to continue to live with their parents after they graduate from high school or college include lack of employment, not enough income to pay rent or a mortgage and student loans.

Other adult children opt to stay at home with their parents due to physical, psychological or emotional challenges. Fear of failure could also play a factor in why children stay in the nest. As a parent, there are steps that you can take to prepare your children to move out and succeed on their own.

Give your adult children the tools to own their home

Start taking actions to prepare your children for home ownership early. Also, let your children know that they have options. For example, if your children donít want to buy a house, they could rent. The important thing is that your adult children have the confidence to launch.

To teach your children to be confident, allow your children to pick out their own school clothes, starting as early as four or five years old. Listen to your children when they share opinions that differ from your own. Ask your children open-ended questions. Engage them in non-threatening debates to strengthen their ability to research facts and communicate a point of view. Also, encourage your children to make friends and to build their own circle of social and emotional support.

Teach your children how to create a budget. You could show your children how to budget to save money for a new video game or a bike. Donít give your children everything. Let them use their creativity to devise positive ways to get what they want. For example, your children could barter or exchange toys with their friends. They could also sell old video games to game stores, earning enough credits to buy that new game that they really want. They could also operate a lemonade stand, sell newspapers or mow lawns. The important thing is that your children learn early that they can figure out how to generate income and manage money.Knowing that you can generate income and manage money is not enough. Your children have to see that they can succeed at that themselves.

Introduce your children to the stock market. Some schools teach about the stock market by participating in national stock market essays. On your own, you can review nightly market reports with your children. You can also ask your children to research stocks, bonds, equities and treasuries.

Take your children apartment and house shopping. You donít have to buy or rent. What you want is to expose your children to the apartment or house shopping process.Teach your children how to negotiate housing prices and whatís involved in the house buying process. You could start doing this when your children are in the ninth grade. Let them know about closing costs and the difference between fixed and adjustable mortgages.

Make your adult children pay rent to stay at your home. Charge rent similar to what an apartment would charge for a studio apartment. This helps your adult children to learn how to budget in real time. If you notice that your adult children are having difficult launching, consider raising the rent. Also, let your adult children pay for their own cell phone, food, clothes, car note, car insurance, entertainment and utilities.

As much as you may want to, you might not be able to support your adult children for the remainder of their lives. By teaching your adult children to exercise courage and to be self-confident, you could set your adult children up for success. This can take a lot of pressure and worry off of you. It can also give your children the tools to step into careers that they are passionate about, manage their finances and rent or buy homes that support their lifestyle.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/7/2017


3040 Falmouith Road , Barnstable, MA 02655

Osterville

Condo

$118,900
Price

3
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Invest in this modest 2 BR 2nd floor condo for year round living or a summer getaway on Cape Cod. Conveniently located in the village of Osterville for dining,shopping, beaches, as well as Mashpee Commons too. The amazing surprise here is that the low condo fees include your heating, electricity and water plus normal condo maintenance such as landscaping, trash removal and building maintenance! . Newer windows and built in A/C unit means you will be comfortable year round. Looking for an entry into the Cape RE market or a great home for a college student, or person needing his/her 'own' space, this is a perfect opportunity. Laundry facilties on the property. Buyers to verify measurements and details.
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/3/2017


35 Hollidge Hill Lane , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$799,000
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 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 11/2/2017

Selling your home can be scary, particularly for those who are listing a residence for the first time. Fortunately, we're here to help you face your home selling fears so you can overcome them before you add your property to the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three common home selling fears, along with some of the ways that you can put these concerns to rest.

1. I won't be able to get the best price for my home.

Getting the best price for a house is the number one concern for most home sellers, and for good reason. Lucky for you, there are several quick, easy ways to ensure you can maximize the value of your residence.

First, check out the housing market and see how your house stacks up against similar residences that are available. This will enable you to collect valuable housing market data that can help you price your house accordingly.

Don't forget to complete a home appraisal too. A property appraiser will allocate the necessary time and resources to analyze your house's interior and exterior. Then, he or she will provide a report that outlines your home's strengths and weaknesses so you can better understand the true value of your residence.

2. My home will stay on the real estate market for years to come.

Let's face it Ė a home seller likely wants his or her residence to sell as soon as it hits the real estate market. Sometimes, a house can linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. And when this happens, it is easy to question whether a homebuyer will ever submit an offer on a residence.

As a home seller, it is important to ensure your house makes a positive first impression on homebuyers.

Spend some time mowing the front lawn, clearing dirt and debris from walkways and performing assorted home exterior improvements. This will enable you to boost your house's curb appeal instantly.

Also, declutter your home's interior as much as possible. By doing so, you can make it simple for homebuyers to envision what life would be like if they decide to purchase your residence.

3. When the time comes, I won't be able to relocate to a new home.

After you sell your residence, you'll need to move to a new address. The relocation process often can be difficult, especially if you have lived in a particular house for many years.

A real estate agent can help you prepare for the relocation process. This housing market professional understands all aspects of the home selling cycle, and as such, will be happy to offer expert assistance at all times.

Although selling a home may seem challenging, an informed home seller will understand what it takes to get the best results possible. And if you address your home selling fears now, you should have no trouble optimizing the value of your house and accelerating the home selling process.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 10/31/2017


141 Lauries Lane , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Renovated ranch sited on quiet corner lot in Marstons Mills. work almost completed! A great starter home or vacation getaway with one floor living and open floor plan. New flooring, new kitchen cabinets, and freshened up bath, you can move right into this 2 BR home with private back yard. Windows replaced about 3 years ago.Garden shed, circular driveway. Oil heat (older furnace-serviced regularly)new oil tank-natural gas at street. Passing Title V, town water plus well for irrigation/exterior watering. Easy care vinyl exterior.Walk to nearby Lovells Pond and conservation areas on Mashpee Cotuit line.Beaches, golf and water sports beckon In Cotuit, Marstons Mills or any Barnstable village water using your beach sticker! Buyers to verify measurements and details.
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