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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 8/8/2018


9 Watershed Way, Barnstable, MA 02648

Marstons Mills

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME! Spacious Sun-filled Cape in "River Ridge" neighborhood offers pool & tennis. Come inside and look around..cozy open family room with wood stove, hardwood floors and large picture window. Kitchen has stone countertops and tile floor,door to screened in porch overlooking backyard terrific for entertaining.Formal dining room with charming window seat.Living room with wood flrs & new picture window. Terrific first floor master with private full bath.Upstairs are 2 over-sized front to back bedrooms,wall to wall carpets & lots of closet space.Pretty updated full bath.Additional features; central AC upstairs, first floor laundry room & half bath,central vac, 2 car garage w/new opener, beautiful new backyard brick patio & fenced in yard. Exterior freshly painted. Must See!
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 8/2/2018

Buying a home will be the biggest purchase of your entire life. It’s not a decision that anyone should or will take lightly. You want to buy a house that you can live in. Sometimes, it’s even best to think of your home purchase from the perspective of others. Ask yourself, “Would other people want to live here?” When it comes to your home, the financial buzzword is “equity.” As the buyer, you want to be able to build some equity into your home so that if you should choose to sell it, you’ll make a profit. Whether your home is only meant to live in for a few years until your family outgrows it, or you think it’s going to be a forever home, life happens and you don’t want to be stuck with a home that you must take a loss on. Keep these aspects of the home in mind when you are ready to buy: Size Most people search for 3 to 4 bedroom homes. Whether they are married and want to have children or just need extra space for another baby that is on the way, families typically look for places where they have room to grow. The number of bathrooms in a home is also key. Families don’t want to share one bathroom among 4-5 people. These factors are even more important than the actual space available in the home by square footage. On the flip side, you don’t want your home to be too big either. Larger homes aren’t as energy efficient and can cost more to maintain. Know that there is a “sweet spot” for your square footage. Usually this is somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet of living space. Room To Expand Look at the home to see if there is room to expand. Perhaps you need another bathroom, but there’s some space to construct an additional half bath. This factor of expansion is key when it comes to a home or property. Look Past The Appearance Things like paint colors, floors, carpets and other aesthetics aren’t as important as the big things when it comes to buying a home. You can easily change these without much cost or effort on your part. While everyone loves a move-in-ready home, don’t let a little paint separate you from a home that you love! Curb Appeal Helps While it’s easy to fix some things like the color of a home or the shrubs, find your vision to give the home you’re about to purchase some curb appeal. If you can see past the imperfections and make your home your own from the outside in, your home will be attractive. There’s plenty of things you can add and fix from doors to landscaping to paint to a new mailbox. All of these can give your home some serious curb appeal. Sound Structure If the structure of the home is not in good condition, you’ll face many problems down the road. You want to avoid costly repairs by ensuring that you buy a home without serious structural damage or wear. The most important part of a home’s structure is that of the foundation. If a home has a cracked foundation, it’s going to cause some problems. Be sure that you hire a reputable inspector and attend the inspection so you know exactly what’s going on with the home you are about to purchase. You can prepare yourself for any problems or issues this way, and make a decision from there. A home that has a good structure to start will undoubtedly continue to help you build equity in your purchase.





Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 8/1/2018

This Single-Family in Sandwich, MA recently sold for $429,000. This Garrison style home was sold by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith - Kinlin Grover Real Estate.


39 Arnold Rd, Sandwich, MA 02644

Forestdale

Single-Family

$437,900
Price
$429,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME to this private 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath pond front Garrison. Situated on over an acre with views of Snake Pond! Step inside..hardwood floors, sunfilled front to back fireplace living room w/sliders that lead you to deck overlooking yard & pond. Formal DRM has wood floors and opens to eat in kitchen. Upstairs you will find the master with private bath & a wall of closets, 2 additional bdrms and a full bath. Recent updates: all windows, roof and heating system. Need more space? Finished basement (not included in a total square footage) offers endless uses. Outdoor living space is great, level yard, flowers & pathway down to water to enjoy swimming or a relaxing kayak ride. Popular public beach right around the corner! A little updating will make it shine, don't hesitate.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 8/1/2018

This Single-Family in Sandwich, MA recently sold for $429,000. This style home was sold by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith - Kinlin Grover Real Estate.


39 Arnold Road , Sandwich, MA 02644

Forestdale

Single-Family

$437,900
Price
$429,000
Sale Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME to this private 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront Garrison situated on over an acre with views of Snake Pond! Step inside...hardwood floors, sunfilled front to back fireplace living room w/ sliders that lead you to deck overlooking yard & pond. Formal DRM has wood floors and opens to eat in kitchen. Upstairs you will find the master with private bath & a wall of closets, 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. Recent updates; all windows, roof and heating system. Need more space? Finished basement ( not included in total square footage) offers endless uses. Outdoor living space is great, level yard, flowers & pathway down to water to enjoy swimming or a relaxing kayak ride. Popular public beach right around the corner! A little updating will make it shine, don't hesitate.

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Posted by Susan Brown & Stephanie Smith on 7/26/2018

When you’re ready to buy a home, there’s an anxious excitement that’s within you, making you feel like a small child on Christmas night. One question that is probably burned in your mind throughout the home search process is, “How long is this going to take?” 


If you’re a first-time home buyer, you’ll likely be using some programs through the Federal Housing Administration, also known as the FHA. With any kind of home loan, there’s many variables that can affect how long the process will take. This can be due to many factors including the seller’s circumstances and the nature of your loan. 


When you’re securing a home loan backed by the FHA, you may wonder how long it’s going to take for the entire process to finish from beginning to end. 


Variables That Affect The Loan Process


Underwriting

This is one of the variables that can fluctuate the most in the home loan process. Once you have found the home that you love, the lending process can take a few weeks beyond the point where you sign a contract. This part could entail many different steps that may become hurdles for you as a borrower. Your loan officer can also have an impact on the length of the process. Some loan people are just faster than others! 


Keep in mind that you can’t close on an FHA loan until you get through the underwriting process. In the underwriting process for an FHA loan, it will be assured that you meet all of the criteria necessary for securing the loan, such as the standards that have been established by the HUD (Department Of Housing and Urban Development).      


Closing On An FHA Loan


While it’s difficult to say the exact amount of time that it will take for a loan to process, there’s some things you can do ahead of time to prepare. If you apply for an FHA loan before you have even found a home, you’ll expedite the process a bit. If you have been pre-approved prior to making an offer on a home, you’ll likely be in a better position than if you haven’t yet met with a lender. This will also make the underwriting process move a bit faster for you, provided there aren’t any major red flags on your paperwork.  


FHA Appraisals


FHA appraisals do differ a bit from appraisals for a home with a more conventional loan. With an FHA appraisal, the appraiser must look for things in two main areas including any health and safety issues and determine the market value of the property as well. This process will most likely only take a few days. Part of the appraisal process may include the appraiser looking at similar properties in the area in order to get a bit of a comparison on the value of the property. 


Can You Speed It Up?

If you have everything in order before you even decide that you’re ready to go on the house hunt, you’ll discover that the process of securing an FHA loan will be a bit smoother. Talk to a lender before you start the process so you can familiarize yourself with the requirements. Once you can present the lender with the right documents, they’ll be able to do their job with little intervention on your part.




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