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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 6/13/2019

You may take your front door for granted. Maybe you only use your front door occasionally when company comes or you have a gathering at your home. Itís amazing how much more curb appeal you can give to your home with a properly lit front door. Below, youíll find some tips to help you brighten your front door and the overall appeal of your home. 


Make Your Front Door Shine Through The Night


If you want your home to have curb appeal, you may think of the daylight hours. Sure, you want your home to look good during the day, but there are 24 hours! You can find plenty of ways that you can add nighttime curb appeal to your home with correct types of landscape lighting. Some ideas to help you highlight your front door can be found below:


Put a spotlight on the entryway


Using bold lighting like this can help you to enhance the features that are already present on the front of your home.     


Use sconce lighting

This type of lighting is easily mounted onto the side of walls or the side of your home. You can use these types of lights to add to the style of your home as they come in many different kinds from the stately to the fun and whimsical. These lights also provide quite a welcoming touch to the home.


Consider Lighting Your House Number


Wherever your house number is present, you should try to light it. This way, after daylight hours, guests can clearly see what house number is yours. You can do this with a lamp post or a spotlight depending on where you have your house numbers mounted. 


Use Lighting Variations


Just as you would on the inside of your home, the outside of your home should use variations of lighting. Use sconces for overhead lighting. Think of the lighting on the outside of your home based on the main types of lighting: task, decorative, ambient, and accent lighting. Using these basic design principles can help you to find where the need for light is in your yard.


Highlight Your Landscape


Your hard efforts at landscaping arenít just for the daylight hours. Use lighting in your yard as a way to highlight the beauty of your yard the whole day and night through. If you have particularly unique trees or bushes, or a nice statue in your yard, use lights to brighten the space and show off the best features that your yard has to offer.

When thinking of lighting your yard keep safety as your first priority and design as your second for a great outdoor lighting scheme.    





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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 6/7/2019


39 Hitching Post Lane , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$309,900
Price

3
Beds
5
Total Rooms
1
Baths
Cute Cape Cod style home ready for a new homeowner! Sited on a quiet residential street, It has hardwood floors in LR and in both 1st floor BRs, an eat in kitchen with slider to sunny South facing deck overlooking level back yard. Kitchen has ample cabinets, with a pantry cabinet & work counter as enter side door. 3rd BR upstairs plus unfinished attic for potential expansion/add bath. Most windows have been replaced with Anderson windows and a newer slider (2008). Finished room lwr level. Many updates. Newer refrigerator & DW, Gas HW heating system boiler-2005 (?). Roof about 10-12 years, new leaching (septic) in 2009. .Appears to have room to add garage. See site plan under Documents. Excluded: Rhododendren in back yard and clothes washer. Gas fiireplace in LR does not work
Open House
Sunday
June 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 39 Hitching Post Lane , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 6/7/2019


39 Hitching Post Lane , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$309,900
Price

3
Beds
5
Total Rooms
1
Baths
Cute Cape Cod style home ready for a new homeowner! Sited on a quiet residential street, It has hardwood floors in LR and in both 1st floor BRs, an eat in kitchen with slider to sunny South facing deck overlooking level back yard. Kitchen has ample cabinets, with a pantry cabinet & work counter as enter side door. 3rd BR upstairs plus unfinished attic for potential expansion/add bath. Most windows have been replaced with Anderson windows and a newer slider (2008). Finished room lwr level. Many updates. Newer refrigerator & DW, Gas HW heating system boiler-2005 (?). Roof about 10-12 years, new leaching (septic) in 2009. .Appears to have room to add garage. See site plan under Documents. Excluded: Rhododendren in back yard and clothes washer. Gas fiireplace in LR does not work
Open House
Sunday
June 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 39 Hitching Post Lane , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 6/6/2019

A home showing may prove to be exceedingly valuable, regardless of whether you're actively searching for a residence or preparing to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include:

1. You think a home may be right for you.

If you review a home listing and feel a house may be your dream residence, it never hurts to set up a home showing. By visiting a residence, you can get an up-close look at a house and determine whether this home is right for you.

Ultimately, the only thing that a home showing will cost you is time. If you find that a home matches or exceeds your expectations, you can always submit an offer on this residence after a showing. Conversely, if a home falls short of your expectations during a showing, you can continue your search for your ideal house.

2. You are interested in learning about the local housing market.

Let's face it Ė the housing market can be tricky to navigate, particularly for those who intend to purchase a home for the first time. Luckily, a home showing offers a commitment-free opportunity to examine a residence and learn about the local real estate market.

Typically, a home showing allows you to review a house in-person and ask questions about this residence. Once the showing is complete, there is no obligation to move forward with a home purchase. Instead, you can assess your homebuying options and proceed accordingly.

3. You want to narrow your home search.

Although you know that you want to buy a house, you still have lots of ideas about what you want from your ideal residence. Thankfully, a home showing gives you an opportunity to walk through a house and determine what you like and don't like. And even if you decide not to proceed with a home offer, you can use the insights from a home showing to hone your house search.

If you need help setting up a home showing, you may want to reach out to a local real estate agent sooner rather than later. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can check out a wide range of residences and boost the likelihood of discovering your dream home.

A real estate agent can help you get ready for a home showing and offer plenty of insights into the housing market. This professional also will walk through a house with you during a showing and is prepared to respond to any concerns or queries. Perhaps best of all, if you want to submit an offer on a house after a showing, a real estate agent will make it simple to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Make your homeownership dream come true Ė attend a house showing, and you can increase your chances of finding a terrific residence that you can enjoy for years to come.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 5/31/2019


17 Windsor Point , Mashpee, MA 02649

Mashpee (village)

Condo

$429,000
Price

2
Beds
7
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This Impeccable Stratford Ponds end unit is sited privately in the complex with a woods view from the deck. With over 2100 SF, PLUS partly finished lower level, it will suit the Owner and/or lots of company. It offers a spacious 1st floor MBR suite with walkin closet and cathedral ceiling. 1 BR & bath upstairs PLUS bonus office/studio AND a spacious sitting loft. A gracious foyer entry with columns defining the Dining Rm and the Living Rm adds an air of sophistication without formality. The vaulted ceiling living room has a gas fireplace, slider to deck with morning sun and plantings. The lower level has a wine cellar, home office space & a play room-perfect getaway space. The kitchen opens to the DR & is made for interacting with guests while cooking-Granite counters in kitchen -May 30
Open House
Saturday
June 01 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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