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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 – 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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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 10/26/2017

It’s as if your entire life shuts off when you lose power at home. Television, landline telephones, kitchen appliances and music aren’t the only technologies that you lose during power outages. When the power goes out at your house, you can’t get on the Internet or cook.

Cut back on home power outage inconveniences

Let power outages happen at night and you won’t be able to see good in the dark. The longer power stays out at your house, the worse conditions get. After a while,the battery on your cell phone will run down, leaving you without the chance to connect to family and friends without venturing outdoors.

Although you might feel helpless when the power goes out at your house, there are a few things that you can do to prevent power outages. There are also steps that you can take to respond to power outages, so the experience doesn’t halt your day too much. To prevent home power outages, you could:

  • Reduce the chances that electricity will damage your home – Contact your utility company to repair electrical wiring. Specific instances when you will want to do this include when wires hang so close to your house that they actually brush your house during high winds and when apiece of a wire breaks.
  • Cut away low hanging tree limbs – Power lines don’t only cause damage when they hit your home. They can knock out power if they get caught in tree limbs. When you’re outside performing general maintenance on the exterior of your home, look for and cut away low hanging tree limbs.
  • Check electrical boxes – Check with your utility company to see if electrical boxes need to be moved or reinforced. A bad transformer can cause power outages throughout your neighborhood.
  • Remove termites – Although termites are famously known for causing wood damage, they can also cause power outages.
  • Turn off unused appliances – By turning off appliances when they are not in use, especially during harsh weather storms,you reduce the amount of power that your house demands, which could help you to avoid a power outage.

Despite your best efforts, power outages occur. Keeping candles and batteries nearby are not the only things that you can do to respond to power outages at home. Additional steps that you could take include:

You have to deal with enough unexpected events at your house. Regular power outages shouldn’t be among those events. If you take proactive steps, you could reduce the number of times that the power goes out at your house. You could also keep your home safer during hard weather storms.




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