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Posted by OUR CAPE COD HOMES TEAM on 1/30/2018

The corner lot is a prized piece of real estate. Is living on the corner really all that it is said to be? The truth is that there are both pros and cons to buying the corner lot. Breaking down the pros and cons of the corner lot can help you to make an informed decision on your home purchase. The Upside Thereís so many advantages to living on the corner lot. Living on the corner lot feels like youíre living on more space. Corner lots also enable you to have a garage on the side of the home, because you have roads on both the front and the side of the home. Wrap-around porches are a reality on corner lots due to their design. The ultimate privacy is also available on the corner lot, since you only have one neighbor on one side of the house. These are definitely pros for people who are looking for privacy. This gives your family flexibility to use both the front and the side yard with ease. Thereís so many things you can do with the extra space on the larger side yard like put up a basketball hoop, plant a garden, or set up a volleyball game. The possibilities are endless. The Downside There are some downsides to living on the corner lot. First, thereís a lot more to landscape. With more yard, this only stands to reason. You want your yard to look even and flow beautifully with the way itís landscaped, so thereís a bit more work to be done in this area. This landscaping work includes trimming, mowing, irrigating and maintaining. Your garage or driveway will also be affected by owning the corner lot. Since it may be set back more from the street, entering and exiting your driveway will be challenging in some cases. You also need to be mindful that your car isnít edged out into the sidewalk or the road when it is parked. Another downside to the corner lot is that itís often more expensive since itís usually a more versatile piece of land. While privacy is a plus on the corner lot when it comes to neighbors, privacy could be a negative for these homes depending on the location. Noise and privacy concerns are a must consider when it comes to homes in certain locations because the amount of traffic (whether by vehicle or by foot) can cause some disturbances to you and your family. To remedy this problem, you may consider installing fencing or other landscape buffers. These privacy concerns may not be as much of an issue depending upon the design of the home. If you consider where the entrances to the home are as well as the location of the garage, the house could be perfect for your needs. No matter where you choose to live, pay special attention to the lot surrounding the home before you decide to buy. Itís important to choose to live in a place where youíll feel comfortable and happy.




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Posted by OUR CAPE COD HOMES TEAM on 10/31/2017

If youíre thinking about buying your first home, itís good to be close to a city that has all of the amenities and characteristics that you want out of life. However, recent economic growth and an increasing wealth divide has made some cities and their suburbs expensive and overcrowded.

Fortunately, there are several cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. that are currently experiencing both job growth and a cultural rejuvenation. In this article, weíll cover the top 10 up and coming cities to move to.

 1. Colorado Springs, CO

An hour drive from Denver and two hours to the mountains, Colorado Springs is a rising alternative to the Denver Metropolitan area. It is home to several high ranking colleges and the unemployment rate is low. Best of all, Colorado Springs is a highly affordable place to live.

2. Portland, ME

Portland is a small coastal city but is packed with restaurants and the arts. Itís proximity to the ocean and affordability make Portland a great place to move to. Thereís also a thriving do-it-yourself scene, an emphasis on green living and repurposing old infrastructure.

3. Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis combines affordable living with in-demand amenities like shopping, professional sports teams, and highly sought colleges. Itís also home to the biggest sporting event in the country, the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

4. Nashville, TN

Nashville and its surrounding suburbs are experiencing growth and demand for their rich musical culture and history as well as their affordability and short commute times. Residents of Nashville often rank it as being a great place to live, and if you trust anyone it should be the people who are there 365 days a year.

5. Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids has the industry and infrastructure of a large metropolitan area but maintains the affable nature of a small, midwestern town. Grand Rapids is known for its large public waterway on the Grand River as well as its close proximity to Lake Michigan.

6. Houston, TX

Just an hourís drive to great beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Houston boasts a beautiful skyline and a rich cultural heritage, especially when it comes to food. Houston is also the home to several national companies and homes in the area are relatively affordable since Houston wasnít largely affected by the housing crisis.

7. Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh metropolitan area is home to several competitive research universities and the population is booming with nearly 80 people migrating to Raleigh each day. Affordable housing and a stable but increasing job market make the Raleigh metropolitan area a highly desirable place to live.

8. San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley shows no signs of slowing as major companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook, continue to expand. One problem residents of the area will face is growing real estate prices and a shortage of housing, but living in both a technological and a natural paradise might be worth it for the right people.

9. Sarasota, FL

Beautiful beaches and year-round warm weather attract retirees to Florida each year. But Sarasota also offers a large and growing job market in healthcare, tourism, and hospitality.

10. Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is within driving distance of several national parks, holds close proximity to mountains, and is nearby Utahís Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. Salt Lake City has a growing job market, a low unemployment rate (2.8%), and low average commute times.




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Posted by OUR CAPE COD HOMES TEAM on 9/26/2017

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Before you add your residence to the real estate market, you may want to consider completing various home improvement projects. With home improvements, you'll be able to enhance the appearance and quality of your residence. Furthermore, home improvement projects can help you boost your home's value as well as increase your chances of starting a bidding war among prospective homebuyers who are vying for your house. But are home improvement projects worth your time? Ultimately, there are several factors to consider before you embark on a home improvement project, including: 1. Cost Home improvement projects can vary from simple touch-ups to massive overhauls. As such, the costs associated with these projects can range from minimal to excessive. Develop a budget and assess your home's value prior to beginning home improvement projects. This will give you a better idea about how much it will cost to complete numerous repair and maintenance tasks, along with how these jobs can help improve the value of your residence. It is important to note that cost always will be a consideration for homebuyers, too. As a result, you'll want to do whatever you can to ensure that homebuyers see your home as an attractive, cost-effective choice. No homebuyer wants to purchase a "money pit," i.e. a home that will require lots of money to repair and maintain. But if you devote the necessary time and resources to complete essential home improvement tasks, you may be able to enhance your home's value and make it a viable option for a large group of prospective homebuyers. 2. Time Home sellers surely want to find interested homebuyers as quickly as possible. Conversely, home improvement projects may require days, weeks or even months to complete. And in some cases, you might only be able to complete home improvement projects in warmer temperatures. Consider the amount of time it will take you to fix problems across your home. Also, be sure to budget your time accordingly to ensure you are able to complete all of your home improvement tasks to the best of your ability consistently. This will ensure that you can avoid the temptation to take shortcuts and can work toward completing effective improvements without delay. 3. Curb Appeal Maximizing your home's curb appeal, aka how it is viewed by prospective homebuyers when they see it for the first time, is crucial. And for home sellers who want to generate interest in their residences, completing home improvement projects can help enhance a home's curb appeal instantly. Many homebuyers want high-quality homes that require minimal repairs, and home sellers who perform minor home improvements like replacing old siding or eliminating high grass and weeds on the front lawn can make their residences more attractive. These improvements will bolster a home's curb appeal and may increase a home seller's chances of a fast sale as well. When it comes to selling your home, you should consider the value of home improvement projects. Finishing these tasks can make it easier to improve the appearance and quality of your house and make it more appealing to a broad range of homebuyers.





Posted by OUR CAPE COD HOMES TEAM on 7/26/2017


11 Wilmont Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$419,900
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9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Showing start Open House 7/30/17 Noon. THIS ONE WON'T LAST ! 2012-2017 inc. magnificent renovation of custom expanded 3 Bed 2 Bathroom Ranch. 2017 Bath Upgrade, Kitchen Renov. inc.Granite Countertop, Stainless Steel Appliance, Stone Flooring. Family Room Addition incl. "Home Theatre Style" with Surround Sound and new Slider to 20x16 Composite Deck w/Vinyl Railing. Dining Room Upgrade w/ Vaulted Ceiling, Bay Window, w/Glass Door to LRM. & Swing Door to Kitchen. Hardwood Floors(1st Flr.) New Six Panel White Doors Thruout. Living Rm. incl. Picture Window and fireplace. Beautiful Updated Finished Basement additional Full Bath w/Shower, Porcelain Floors & Vanity, Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Playroom with Wet Bar and Refrigerator. Office w/double windows.. Updates includes High Efficiency Buderus Furnace & Indirect Hot Water, 200 Amp. Electric, Roof w/warranty, Fascia Boards & Gutters, Vinyl Siding. Exterior Wall Insulation, SOLAR PANELS.. Central Air as well !! DONT WAIT !!!!!
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Posted by OUR CAPE COD HOMES TEAM on 7/26/2017


11 Wilmont Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$419,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Showing start Open House 7/30/17 Noon. THIS ONE WON'T LAST ! 2012-2017 inc. magnificent renovation of custom expanded 3 Bed 2 Bathroom Ranch. 2017 Bath Upgrade, Kitchen Renov. inc.Granite Countertop, Stainless Steel Appliance, Stone Flooring. Family Room Addition incl. "Home Theatre Style" with Surround Sound and new Slider to 20x16 Composite Deck w/Vinyl Railing. Dining Room Upgrade w/ Vaulted Ceiling, Bay Window, w/Glass Door to LRM. & Swing Door to Kitchen. Hardwood Floors(1st Flr.) New Six Panel White Doors Thruout. Living Rm. incl. Picture Window and fireplace. Beautiful Updated Finished Basement additional Full Bath w/Shower, Porcelain Floors & Vanity, Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Playroom with Wet Bar and Refrigerator. Office w/double windows.. Updates includes High Efficiency Buderus Furnace & Indirect Hot Water, 200 Amp. Electric, Roof w/warranty, Fascia Boards & Gutters, Vinyl Siding. Exterior Wall Insulation, SOLAR PANELS.. Central Air as well !! DONT WAIT !!!!!
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