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Posted on 02/21/2021
DIY: 4 Walkways to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
When to Invest in a Retirement Home
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Tips for Creating a More Serene Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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Posted on 01/22/2021
Video Tour - 884-886 Craigville Beach Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632
LOCATION! Corner lot Duplex located right across the street from CBA, with water views (and more possible if you can go up), just steps to Covells & Craigville beach. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths total, each side has 2 beds, a full kitchen, living room with fireplace & a full bath. Gas Hot Air Heat/Gas Cooking. In need of some renovations but the location cannot be beat. Use as is, renovate and rent it out weekly, live in one side and rent the other or build your dream beach home - endless...
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Posted on 01/22/2021
884-886 Craigville Beach Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632 is now new to the market!
LOCATION! Corner lot Duplex located right across the street from CBA, with water views (and more possible if you can go up), just steps to Covells & Craigville beach. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths total, each side has 2 beds, a full kitchen, living room with fireplace & a full bath. Gas Hot Air Heat/Gas Cooking. In need of some renovations but the location cannot be beat. Use as is, renovate and rent it out weekly, live in one side and rent the other or build your dream beach home - endless...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Home
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 47 Foxglove Rd, Barnstable, MA 02632
Corner lot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Ranch with newer, engineered wood floors, entry foyer, vaulted living room, updated white kitchen with center island & tons of storage, separate dining room with more vaulted ceilings and sliding doors to the three season porch. Family room with fireplace, large master suite with dressing area, walk-in closet and private bath, plus access to the porch. Two of three baths have been updated, newer windows, gas hot air heat and gas cooking. Fenced yard, full basement and attached...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
The Benefits of Gardening Indoors
Image by vistawei from Pixabay Did you know people are generally happier when they have something to nurture and tend to in life? That’s right. Taking care of plants can make you a happier person and improves your sense of well-being, which in and of itself might be motivation enough to start an indoor garden. If you need...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Should You Negotiate with a Home Seller?
For those who want to buy a home, it generally is a good idea to remain open to negotiating with a seller. That way, you can acquire your dream residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline a negotiation with a home seller. 1. Be Flexible There is no telling how a...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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