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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 9/15/2018


32 Quiet Way , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$375,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Charming ranch style bungalow on a park like .94 acre level lot in heart of Centerville village. 3 Br, 2 Bath with a most beautiful and tranquil setting at end of its short street. Options exist here for substantial rehab/rebuild or to use as it is for your Cape Cod escape. Walk to village amenities, bike to beach and shopping. Space for expansive gardens, swimming pool or simply adding on to the existing house make this a property to invest in for now and the future. Houses on this street generally are larger and newer, making this a wonderful opportunity. Large trees dot the lawn/yard area making for ample sun or shade.Kitchen range is propane. Taxes may vary with occupancy. Buyers to verify all measurements and information provided.
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 9/13/2018

When you think of buying or selling a house, the first thing that comes to mind may not be the legal aspects associated with the process. You may want to reconsider this rather boring part of the process as an important one. Hiring a lawyer can help both buyers and sellers to get through many hurdles that buying a home can present. 


The Contracts


There will be many negotiations and a lot of back and forth throughout the process of buying a home. Everything thatís involved with buying a home needs a contract for it to be legally binding. A real estate attorney will negotiate on your behalf and be sure that the contracts adhere to all state and local laws. The lawyer will also help you to address issues that may affect the future of the property such as botched inspections, liens against the home, and other items that could affect you as the home buyer. 


Title Search


Real estate attorneys will perform what is called a title search. This allows them to see if there are any outstanding liens or judgements against the house. This title search will also make sure that the seller has the right to actually sell the property thatís being sold. An attorney can do all of this much quicker than the average person since they have working relationships with title companies.


Transfer Of Property


If a property is being transferred through a corporation, trust, or partnership, things can get complicated. Itís good to have an attorney who is used to working with these complex situations and understands the legal boundaries within the state or municipality   that the property is in.


If You Choose Not To Have A Real Estate Attorney


Many times, a real estate attorney isnít required to buy a property. It is advisable to have one, however. Without an attorney you increase your chances of problems arising in the future. You run the risk of:


  • Being sued for failure to disclose information
  • An improper property transaction takes place
  • You could miss relevant facts about the property
  • Failing to file the correct documents at both the state an local levels
  • Deeds are not transferred
  • Building permits werenít correctly filed


The Takeaway


Having a real estate lawyer on your side is important due to the complex nature of property transactions. While some states require that an attorney be present throughout your property transaction, many states do not have this stipulation. You are smart to hire a competent real estate attorney to protect your own interests as either a buyer or a seller.





Posted by Deborah Schilling on 9/11/2018


248 Olde Homestead Drive , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$525,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for tranquility?Bucolic views overlooking a 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 porch 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 and in ground pool in back yard. 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 neighborhood offers picnic and play area abutting Crocker Pond. Gas hotwater heat and 2 car garage. Taxes vary with occupancy-buyers verify
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 9/11/2018


47 Little Neck Way , Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
South of 28 newer Colonial with open floor plan and sophisticated style. Steps to Prince Cove Marina (saltwater)for boaters, kayakers or water lovers. Acre lot for privacy and play from the south facing sun filled deck and back yard with privacy.From dramatic foyer entry, step in to hall through to large kitchen/dining sitting area with slider to large deck.Hardwood floors on first floor, new carpet in 4 BR upstairs.Front to back MBR suite on 2nd floor, with 3 more BR. Den on first floor could function as BR if needed.Brand new roof May 2018. Custom window blinds for most windows. Buyers to verify measurements and details if relying on for purchase. So convenient to shopping and beaches, too! Taxes vary with occupancy of property.
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Posted by Deborah Schilling on 9/6/2018

Are you on the fence about whether to buy a house with a big back yard? Although it's not always a bed of roses -- especially when it comes to upkeep -- the benefits can easily outweigh the drawbacks. Spacious yards are extremely versatile and can play a key role in creating fond family memories. Here's some food for thought on how you can use that extra outdoor space on your property to accommodate your interests, your goals, and your family's needs.

  1. Cultivate a vegetable garden. If you have a green thumb and a passion for growing your own food, a big yard can afford you that opportunity. Backyard agriculture is something the whole family can enjoy and get involved in. It's also a fun way to educate your kids about nature, farming, and where their food comes from. As a side note: If you're serious about pursuing this hobby, you may want to have an adjacent shed set up to protect your gardening tools, fertilizer, and other supplies. Building a greenhouse for growing flowers is another option to consider. Once you get backyard farming down to a science, you can save money on groceries and enjoy an abundant supply of organically grown fruits and vegetables. There are many sources of helpful information, both online and off, including Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  2. Special occasions: When you have room for a couple of picnic tables, a swing set, and a volleyball court (60 feet by 30 feet), then you have the basic ingredients for fun birthday parties, family gatherings, and backyard barbecues. Plenty of space also lends itself to frisbee games, badminton, Bocce ball, croquet, kickball, and anything else your group is up for. Whether you're planning a family reunion, a graduation party, a child's birthday, or a backyard wedding, a good-size residential property can provide the perfect setting.
  3. Expansion is an option. When your new house comes with some extra outdoor space to work with, all kinds of options are available to you. The possibilities can range from the construction of a sun room or additional bedroom to an in-law apartment or even a guest house with rental income potential. If a new swimming pool is on your "wish list," a spacious lot can help make that a reality.
  4. Room to run and play: You may have an energetic Labrador Retriever that loves to play fetch or a growing family that thrives on sports activities. Regardless, there's nothing like a big back yard to make all that possible. During the winter months, you can even use a multi-acre property for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Creating your own skating ring is yet another option.
If you're looking for a "park-like setting" for your next home, then a large suburban or rural property might be exactly what you have in mind. Depending on the layout of the property and its proximity to other houses, an acre or more of land can provide just the right amount of privacy, flexibility, and freedom from traffic sounds, sirens, and other noise pollution.







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