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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 4/9/2020

You've attended an open house now what? Ultimately, there are many questions for homebuyers to consider after they attend an open house, and these include:

1. Did the home match or exceed my expectations?

It is important to understand whether a home is one that you could enjoy both now and in the future. And if you found that you liked a home after an open house, you may want to proceed with an offer on this residence.

Usually, it is a good idea to carry a checklist of your homebuying wants and needs that you can use throughout an open house. With this list in hand, a homebuyer can identify a house's strengths and weaknesses.

If you ever have concerns or questions during an open house, don't hesitate to find the listing real estate agent for assistance too. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to determine whether a particular house is a viable long-term investment.

2. What would life be like if I purchased the home?

An open house can bring out a broad range of emotions in homebuyers, particularly if these individuals see things that they like in a residence.

For example, a homebuyer who sees a large outdoor deck may envision summer barbecues with family members and friends. Or, a homebuyer who views a spacious kitchen might picture dinner parties that he or she could host in the future.

If a home brings out positive feelings, it may be a keeper. As such, a homebuyer who feels good about a home after an open house may want to move forward with an offer.

3. Am I ready to submit an offer on the home?

Submitting an offer on a house can be tricky. On the one hand, you don't want to overspend to acquire a residence. Conversely, you want to submit a competitive offer that matches the home seller's expectations.

After an open house, it never hurts to meet with a real estate agent. Then, you can outline your homebuying goals and determine whether now is a good time to submit an offer on a residence.

If you decide to proceed with an offer, ensure that the proposal is fair and is submitted in a timely fashion. In all likelihood, the home seller will have 24 to 48 hours to accept, decline or counter your proposal. Once you receive a home seller's decision on your offer, you can determine the next step on your homebuying journey.

Lastly, if a home seller rejects your offer, there is no need to worry. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can check out other open house events in your area. And as a result, you should have no trouble accelerating the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Alleviate stress as you decide how to proceed after you attend an open house consider the aforementioned factors, and you can determine whether a particular residence is right for you.




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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 3/9/2020


264 Route 6A , Sandwich, MA 02537

East Sandwich

Single-Family

$899,900
Price

5
Beds
13
Total Rooms
3
Baths
You CAN go home again! This property will welcome you with warmth & charm. A lovingly maintained antique on 2+ acres, it offers substance & style with its architectural details, practical updates and immense livability. With a detached 2 BR guest house (verify as a rental unit/inlaw) , first floor living in the main home with ample guest spaces on 2nd level AND 5 car garage spaces, it abuts Greenbriar Nature Center property for peace, privacy & walking trails. A heated inground pool, lovely gardens and rolling lawn equals many options for outdoor entertaining & socializing. Close to Sandwich village with its unmatched historic character and near beaches for that much needed dose of salt air & sand. There is so much to appreciate here, that we can't wait to share it! Preview walkthru video! Plenty of space for guests-5 BR in main house and 2 in carriage/guest house. Love animals or raising your own food and ornamentals? Lots of space for that too-all subject to Town and OKH approval. Many updates -details available to view. Title V septic in 2004 for 7 BR. Pool is saltwater filtration (not chlorine). Main house heated by natural gas, guest house heated by oil.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fabulous compound with so many opportunities to customize use and living spaces
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Location: 264 Route 6A , Sandwich, MA 02537    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 3/2/2020


94 Furlong Way , Barnstable, MA 02635

Cotuit

Single-Family

$525,000
Price

3
Beds
8
Total Rooms
3
Baths
The house is located South of Rt 28, in the magic Cotuit village in a quiet residential area, an easy stroll or bike to the village center, Ropes Beach, the library. Walk to Lowell park for a Kettleers baseball game.The house offers 2700sq ft of living space on 2 levels. Walk in from to the first floor of the house that has 2 large rooms (potential bedroom) and living room with sliding door to the garden, large windows with plenty of natural light. A bathroom and a shower. 3 spacious closets. This area can be used by your guests with complete privacy, separate entrance from the patio.Then walk up 10steps to the main floor to an expansive kitchen with cathedral ceiling and ample cabinets, dining area. There is a formal DR or an extra room for an office as it has sliding glass pocket doors. There is a wonderful living room with cathedral ceilings and 2 skylights. 3 bedrooms with large closets, a bathroom with a bathtub and the master bedroom with a master bathroom. This level has gleaming hardwood floors in the kitchen and bamboo floors in the bedrooms. The laundry is on the same level and so is the central vacuum. 2 separate gas heat/AC units, with two zones.
Open House
Saturday
March 07 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
2 levels of living in this village Ranch with walkout garden level PLUS detached garage/workshop/office. Come take a tour
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Location: 94 Furlong Way , Barnstable, MA 02635    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/18/2020


74 Bay View Road East, Dennis, MA 02638

Dennis (village)

Single-Family

$2,875,000
Price

6
Beds
11
Total Rooms
5
Baths
Rarely does an opportunity like this come along, particularly on the Northside in Dennis, mere steps from sandy Bay View Beach. Play all day at the beach and saunter home for lunch or refreshments. The child in each of us will enjoy the easy days of year round joy this home evokes. Sun pouring in is welcome in the shoulder seasons as this home is never dreary!. Sophisticated and elegant, yet remarkably casual and comfortable, thistotally rebuilt residence offers all the pleasures of seaside living with the convenience of a new, substantial beach home. It is now 'move in ready'. Working closely with her designer and builder, the owner has successfully created the ultimate beach home, taking advantage of space, light and spectacular views over the dunes to Cape Cod Bay. Offering three levels of living, with a fabulous floor plan for intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining, this home is a delight for those seeking to revel in the 'Cape light' as the sun rises, play in the sun and sand all day at the beach-even bundled up in cooler weather, then drink in the fiery sunsets that happen any day of the year! Virtual staging used in some photos
Open House
Saturday
February 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Move right into this Beach house with Cape cod Bay views and steps to the wide sandy Bay View Beach.
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Location: 74 Bay View Road East, Dennis, MA 02638    Get Directions

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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 2/5/2020


74 Bay View Road East, Dennis, MA 02638

Dennis (village)

Single-Family

$2,875,000
Price

6
Beds
11
Total Rooms
5
Baths
Rarely does an opportunity like this come along, particularly on the Northside in Dennis, mere steps from sandy Bay View Beach. Play all day at the beach and saunter home for lunch or refreshments. The child in each of us will enjoy the easy days of year round joy this home evokes. Sun pouring in is welcome in the shoulder seasons as this home is never dreary!. Sophisticated and elegant, yet remarkably casual and comfortable, thistotally rebuilt residence offers all the pleasures of seaside living with the convenience of a new, substantial beach home. It is now 'move in ready'. Working closely with her designer and builder, the owner has successfully created the ultimate beach home, taking advantage of space, light and spectacular views over the dunes to Cape Cod Bay. Offering three levels of living, with a fabulous floor plan for intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining, this home is a delight for those seeking to revel in the 'Cape light' as the sun rises, play in the sun and sand all day at the beach-even bundled up in cooler weather, then drink in the fiery sunsets that happen any day of the year! Virtual staging used in some photos
Open House
Sunday
February 09 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
come to see the fabulous BEACH house! Steps to sandy Bay View Beach and with 6 BR room for everyone you love
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 74 Bay View Road East, Dennis, MA 02638    Get Directions

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