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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 12/6/2018

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $500,000. This Cape style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


248 Olde Homestead Drive , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$525,000
Price
$500,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for tranquility?Bucolic views overlooking an in ground pool, meadow and farm beyond from this backyard of this 3 BR, 2.5 bath custom Cape style home in Olde Homestead. With a distinctive covered portico entry to a soaring foyer,this stylish home offers one floor living with a see thru wood fireplace in dining area and Living room. Lovely focal point for the kitchen and the cathedral ceiling Living room. Formal dining with meadow views and kitchen overlooking deck,gardens and pool. Second floor has 2 BR and bath and additional views to meadow and pond and cranberry bogs beyond. The neighborhood is a quiet street with well kept and similar homes and offers picnic and play area abutting Crocker Pond. Gas hotwater heat and 2 car garage. Taxes vary with occupancy-buyers verify details

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 12/6/2018

You may know that when you buy a home, you should purchase homeowner’s insurance. You may have never wondered if the coverage is required. Usually, insurance will be taken out of escrow and a part of our monthly mortgage payment. You may pay a yearly premium separate from your mortgage payment. Home insurance is a nuisance so if you could find a way around it should you forego it?   


You can legally buy a home without a home insurance policy, but if the house is financed with a lender, the mortgage company usually requires that you have insurance on the property. A lender can also request that your home carry additional policies such as earthquake or flood insurance. There are minimums you must meet based on the value of your home and the lender you do business with. These standards exist so that you as the homeowner will have enough coverage to replace the property should it be a total loss in some type of natural disaster or fire.  


The amount of coverage you need depends on how big the mortgage is that you have taken out. There are certain supplemental coverages that may not be required yet are sensible to carry. These extra coverages include:


Personal liability coverage

Personal property coverage


The good news is that as a homeowner you have a choice. You can shop around and see which insurance companies will give you the best coverage for the lowest price. 


The bottom line is that you shouldn’t risk going without home insurance. Even if your loan company allows you to cancel your home insurance after a certain point, the risk is really not worth saving money. Without coverage or permission to cancel coverage, there is a chance your mortgage company could put your loan into default. 


High deductible, basic insurance policies are better than nothing. If you’re going to pay a premium for home insurance, you should look into getting the coverage that makes the most sense for you and your family. You don’t need over the top coverage amounts, but you should aim for comprehensive protection for your property. The key is to balance the cost of your insurance with the value of the property. If your house burned down, you’d want to know that you could replace your property without worry. If you didn’t have insurance, you could really face some issues. You may not want to pay for home insurance, but you genuinely need it. Make sure you understand your coverages.                





Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/29/2018

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Cape style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


100 Little Pond Rd, Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$599,000
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Tranquil and private waterfront on Little Pond is where you will find this spacious 3 bedroom Cape. The grounds are just beautiful, a gardener's delight. Views of the pond and gardens can be seen from every room. The front to back master with private bath and walk-in closet, fireplaced living room with cathedral ceilings and dining room, all have access to the extra large deck through 3 sliders. The eat-in-kitchen is open to living area with view of front and back yards, access to garage, laundry area and powder room. Second level features 2 additional large bedrooms, a landing with 3 picture windows, a large bath with skylight, and a bonus room above the 2 car garage. Other features include, full house Generator, freshly painted interior, great closet & storage space, close to golf, horse back riding, shopping and major roads.

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/29/2018

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Cape style home was sold by Deborah Schilling - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


100 Little Pond Road , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$599,000
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Tranquil and private waterfront on Little Pond, is where you will find this spacious 3 bedroom Cape. The grounds are just beautiful, a gardener's delight. Views of the pond and gardens can be seen from every room.The front to back master ensuite, living room with cathedral ceilings and dining room, all have access to the extra large deck through 3 sliders. The eat-in-kitchen is open to living area, access to garage, laundry area and powder room. Second level features 2 additional large bedrooms, a landing with 3 picture windows, a large bath with skylight, and a bonus room above the 2 car garage. Other features include, full house Generator, freshly painted interior, great closet & storage space, close to golf, horse back riding, shopping and Rt. 6.

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 11/29/2018

As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. That way, it won't take long to start receiving offers to purchase after you list your home.

There are many signs that homebuyers may soon submit offers to purchase your residence, and these signs include:

1. Buyers are setting up home showings.

Even a single home showing is a positive sign for a home seller. And if you find that buyers are submitting regular requests to view your residence, it may be only a matter of time before you receive many offers to purchase your house.

Typically, it helps to be flexible when you sell your house. If you make it simple for buyers to view your house at their convenience, you may increase the likelihood that the right buyer will check out your home and submit an offer to buy it.

2. The same buyers have viewed your house multiple times.

An interested homebuyer may request to view your house more than once. In this instance, you may receive an offer to purchase from this buyer sooner rather than later.

As always, it pays to accommodate as many home showing requests as possible. If you make it easy for a buyer to view your residence multiple times, you can help him or her make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer to purchase your home.

3. Buyers have lots of questions about your house.

A home showing gives property buyers an opportunity to check out your house in-person. It also may lead these buyers to reach out to you for additional information about your home.

Remember, you should be ready to provide homebuyers with as much information as you can about your residence. If you offer homebuyers the information they request, you can help them determine whether your house is the right choice based on their individual needs.

For home sellers who want to go above and beyond the call of duty to stir up interest in a house, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent. In fact, a real estate agent will help a seller navigate the property selling journey and achieve the optimal results.

First, a real estate agent will meet with a house seller and set the stage for a successful property selling experience. He or she will offer insights into the local housing market and help a seller establish a competitive price for a residence. Then, a real estate agent will schedule house showings and open house events. And if a seller receives an offer to purchase, a real estate agent can recommend whether this individual should accept, decline or counter the proposal.

Want to streamline the house selling journey? Work with a real estate agent – you'll be happy you did. If you employ a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to showcase your residence to potential buyers and maximize your house sale earnings.







Deborah Schilling
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