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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 8/6/2020


725 Old Stage Road , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$425,900
Price

3
Beds
8
Total Rooms
2
Baths
JUST LISTED! This home is better than new. 1st offering! Completely remodeled Centerville home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with attached over-sized garage. This beautiful home features light & bright living room with fireplace & 2 skylights. Brand new custom kitchen w/quartz counters & all new stainless steel appliances w/skylight & vaulted ceiling. Front to back family room w/2 sliders leading out to a brand new deck. New oak hardwood flooring, freshly painted inside & out, gorgeous bathrooms, new roof, new siding, new outside electrical service, panel, irrigation system, lawn. The finished walk-out lower level has another full bathroom, laundry & mud room with separate entrance. This extra space is perfect for guests, in laws or home office. Heated 4 season sunroom w/6 brand new sliders. BONUS~Brand New Title V. Wonderful Centerville location with sidewalks. Close to Craigville Beach, 4 Sea's Ice Cream, Village and restaurants. Nothing left to do here but enjoy. This home is a must see and not a drive-by! Act now! This home will not last. Buyers Agents & Buyers are encouraged to verify room dimensions & tax.
Open House
Saturday
August 08 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Not a drive by. Move in ready Centerville home. See you on Saturday.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 725 Old Stage Road , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 8/3/2020

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Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate:

1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water

On the surface, it may look like a no-brainer that you have access to the water, but many people learn the hard way that their beautiful waterfront views don't have easements that allow access to the lake, pond, or ocean. Most people don't want a beautiful view of the water without being able to use it.

2. Know Your Waterfront Buffer Zones

State and local regulations may prohibit your landscaping plans from making forward progress if you're too close to tidal waters. Know the buffer zones before you buy so you're not stuck with a landscape you don't love.

3. Learn Your Littoral Rights

If you purchase waterfront real estate, you may very well be granted littoral rights—that is, you'd have unrestricted rights to use that water as though it was land. The government may also own the water up to a certain point, so it's best to gain this knowledge up front.

4. Know if You have Riparian Rights

If you purchase a non-riparian waterfront property, you likely won't be able to have a private dock or pier on the water. Since this is one of the major reasons people want to own waterfront property, it's important to understand these rights before you buy.

5. Understand Your Obligations Regarding Water Depth

You don't have any control over Mother Nature, but you do often have certain obligations in terms of what you're permitted to do in certain water depths. You may need to build a deck farther out into the water than you'd first anticipated in order adhere to depth regulations.

6. Look at the Fixtures Surrounding the Property

Certain watercraft, such as sailboats, need far more clearance than others. If your potential property is directly next to fixed-height bridges that wouldn't enable you to enjoy leisure time on your sailboat, that may not be the best home for you. Alternatively, people who enjoy kayaking wouldn't need to be concerned with fixed-height structures. In fact, those areas might be best for this type of buyer.

7. Research Regulations Impacting Docks and Piers

It's not atypical to have to purchase pier permits. Depending on your location, these regulations may be governed by federal, state, or local institutions. It's best to have an idea of the cost before you get your heart set on a single property.

8. Include Flood Insurance in Your Monthly Costs

Natural disasters can bolster the cost of flood insurance. Even if you think you'll never need it, a waterfront property is always best protected when flood insurance is calculated into the cost.

9. Know How Secluded You Really Want to Be

Waterfront real estate is appealing because it's quiet and serene, but if this will be your year-round residence, make sure you've taken winter into consideration if you're looking for lakefront property where snowfall can change the landscape quickly. Super-secluded spots can make it difficult to get to the store when blizzards hit, so you may want to look for a place that has easy access to shopping. However, if you're willing to rough it, or if you'll only be using the property in the summer, seclusion is a great way to go! Of course, if you're looking for beachfront property in Florida, parts of California or the Carolinas, winters won't really be a concern you'll have to worry about.

10. Explore the Pros and Cons of Private Beaches Versus Public Shores

There are pros and cons to each. Make sure you have an idea what you're looking for before you and your real estate agent start house-hunting, but be open to possibilities if your real estate agent has a property they insist you must see.

As you're shopping for waterfront real estate, be sure to keep these tips in mind. The more you know, the more likely you'll be to find a home that makes you happy for many years to come. Contact me if you have questions about buying waterfront property!





Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 7/27/2020

In the internet age, we’ve all seen dream homes on Google, Pinterest, or Instagram that seem to encompass everything we’ve ever wanted in a home.

Sometimes, obsessing over dream homes can be detrimental to us--making us feel bad about our own living situation or discouraged about ever being able to afford the home we truly want.

However, dream homes can serve a purpose when it comes to identifying what we really want out of a home.

In today’s post, we’re going to use the idea of a dream home “wish list” to help you narrow down what really matters to you and your family in your next home.

Step 1: Start by making a list of your dream homes

This is the easy part. If you’re like me, you probably have a Pinterest board or bookmark folder just for home inspiration.

Put all of the dream homes on your list. The order doesn’t matter, and you’ll find out why below.

Step 2: For each home, write down one or two of your favorite things

Is it the square footage? The location that’s perfect for your commute or for trips to your favorite places? Or, is it just the color scheme of the kitchen?

No aspect is too small for this list--it all depends on what you like, not what the price tag is.

Step 3: Go over your list and try to put the items in order of how much they matter to you.

An example would be:

  1. A cheerful, bright colored kitchen

  2. A cozy office to wok quietly in

  3. A two-car garage

  4. A playroom for the kids

  5. A location that’s close to the water

Looking over these five things, there are only two items that can’t be found in most houses, a two-car garage and a location that’s near the water. And, this house-hunter didn’t even list those items as the most important.

So, what can we learn from this exercise? Oftentimes, the things we’re looking for the most in a home can be things that we can do later, like interior decorating or designating spare rooms to serve as an office or playroom.

Step 4: Use your top 3 when house hunting

Now that you have the top three things that you’d find in your dream home, take this list with you on your house hunt. Try to seek out a home that has a combination of these items and one that will be the most practical for your family.

You might find that these conveniences, such as being closer to your work for a shorter commute, will pay off in the long run, as they’ll let you spend more time with our family and make each day a little bit easier.




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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 7/20/2020

Ready to embark on a new adventure? List your house, and you may reap the benefits of your decision for years to come.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should consider kicking off the home selling journey today, and these include:

1. You could profit from a home sale.

Diligent home sellers generally have no problem showcasing their properties to dozens of prospective buyers and generating significant profits. If you know how to effectively promote your residence to property buyers, you could enjoy substantial profits from your home sale.

Oftentimes, it helps to bolster a house's curb appeal prior to adding a residence to the real estate market. A home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on buyers. And if your residence boasts a dazzling front lawn, pristine siding and other stunning exterior features, it may be better equipped than other properties to stir up interest from buyers.

You may want to get your house appraised too. This ensures you can get a property valuation from a home appraiser and establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

2. You can upgrade or downsize.

Although your present home may have suited you perfectly when you initially bought it, now may be a good time for a change. Fortunately, you can upgrade or downsize as needed if you sell your home.

Think about your current living situation and future plans. Then, you can simultaneously list your residence and search for a new house that matches your criteria. And once you finalize your home sale, you can seamlessly relocate to a new address.

3. You can live closer to family members and friends.

If you enjoy spending time with family members and friends, you may want to find a house that is close to these loved ones. Meanwhile, if you currently are forced to deal with a long commute to visit loved ones, listing your house may help you take the first step to live near family members and friends.

When it comes to finding a house near loved ones, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent as well. A real estate agent can help you list your current residence and search for a new home close to family members and friends. That way, you can get the support you need to accomplish your desired goals.

During the home selling process, a real estate agent will showcase your residence to potential buyers and negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf. He or she also will respond to any concerns or questions that you may have throughout the house selling journey.

Furthermore, if you need to find a new home once you sell your current residence, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. This housing market professional can keep you up to date about available properties in your preferred cities and towns and help you find your dream residence.

Hire a real estate agent today, and you can receive expert guidance any time you want to sell or buy a house.





Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 7/14/2020


725 Old Stage Road , Barnstable, MA 02632

Centerville

Single-Family

$425,900
Price

3
Beds
8
Total Rooms
2
Baths
JUST LISTED! This home is better than new. 1st offering! Completely remodeled Centerville home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with attached over-sized garage. This beautiful home features light & bright living room with fireplace & 2 skylights. Brand new custom kitchen w/quartz counters & all new stainless steel appliances w/skylight & vaulted ceiling. Front to back family room w/2 sliders leading out to a brand new deck. New oak hardwood flooring, freshly painted inside & out, gorgeous bathrooms, new roof, new siding, new outside electrical service, panel, irrigation system, lawn. The finished walk-out lower level has another full bathroom, laundry & mud room with separate entrance. This extra space is perfect for guests, in laws or home office. Heated 4 season sunroom w/6 brand new sliders. BONUS~Brand New Title V. Wonderful Centerville location with sidewalks. Close to Craigville Beach, 4 Sea's Ice Cream, Village and restaurants. Nothing left to do here but enjoy. This home is a must see and not a drive-by! Act now! This home will not last. Buyers Agents & Buyers are encouraged to verify room dimensions & tax.
Open House
Saturday
July 18 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come by and see this better than new home! You will be impressed!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 725 Old Stage Road , Barnstable, MA 02632    Get Directions

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