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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 4/23/2017

Increasing the value of your home doesn't always require a significant amount of money or time. The benefits are far reaching. A lift in the value of your home can shorten the path to selling your current house so that you can move into a better residence. Of course, it will also improve your equity. These steps can increase your home's value without breaking the bank. Paint can do wonders Apply a new layer of paint to each room at your house. Fresh paint is one of the quickest ways to give your house a face lift and increase the value of your home. Consider going with neutral colors, especially if you plan on selling your house soon. Carpet can improve air quality Installing new carpet or pulling up the existing carpet and going with hardwood floors is another way to enhance your entire house. Not only can new carpet lend your house a more modern look, new carpet can also improve your house's air quality by getting rid of contaminants and allergens. Live mold free Check window edges, the bathroom, basement, kitchen and other areas where water collects for mold. Use a brush to scrub away mold. Make sure that you wear rubber gloves. If mold covers an entire wall or other large spot, contact a professional. You don't want mold spores to spread. Safety counts To increase the value of your home, upgrade exterior and interior doors. Another option is to upgrade your door locks. A safe home is attractive to potential buyers. Concerning safety, make sure that windows in your home have safety locks on them and that they are designed to be opened from the inside instead of the outside. Give the kitchen and bathroom a lot of attention Upgrade bathroom and kitchen faucets. Brown, wood cabinets can also add value to your bathroom or kitchen. If you're looking to save even more money on upgrades, consider hanging a decorative mirror over the bathroom sink and installing a shower spigot that has a massage feature. While you're in the bathroom, lay new tile and add caulking to shower or tub edges. Go for great lighting Replace plain ceiling lights with stylish lights that also operate as ceiling fans. Save money on table lights by purchasing unique lamp shades. While you're thinking about lighting, consider upgrading window treatments. For example, you could hang neutral colored blinds. Other options include cellular shades, roller shades, wood shades, drapes and vertical blinds. Get outside Work with your entire family to clean weeds, leaves and litter out of your front and back yards. Plant flowers at the edges of your house. Also, trim hedges and bushes. If your garage and house need to be washed, grab a hose and wash away dirt and stains. Adding new handrails to the front and back porch steps is another way to increase the current value of your home. Your neighborhood also plays a role in the value of your home. Get involved in community and local government events. Report suspicious persons or activities. Get to know your neighbors and encourage the best in each other.





Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 4/18/2017


165 Mayflower Drive , Wellfleet, MA 02667

Wellfleet (village)

Single-Family

$574,900
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Desirable Wellfleet Woods location. Enter through a large foyer into a bright open living room with skylights,cathedral ceiling and brick fireplace. Plenty of room for entertaining inside or outside on the large wrap-around deck. This home is ready for your family and friends. On the first floor there is a bedroom and bath. The second floor is beautifully arranged with a balcony overlooking the sun-filled living room, 2 bedrooms, large full bathroom and sleeping loft.The large basement has a walkout to an enclosed outdoor shower in a pretty wooded setting. Short drive to Gull Pond, National Seashore and ocean side and bay beaches.
Open House
Saturday
April 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 4/17/2017


100 South Pamet Road , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$839,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
5
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Walk To Ballston Beach-National Seashore- This nicely renovated 5-bedroom,2 bath ranch, with 3 bedrooms on one side of the house and 2 bedrooms on the other,is wonderfully landscaped with magnificent stonewalls and nicely manicured lawn. This house has multiple mahogany decks,one that wraps around the back of the home and attaches to a large mahogany outdoor shower on the side of the house. The other huge deck is on the front of the house over a 2 car garage for even more outdoor enjoyment with friends and family. A patio off the back deck with nice outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill is just what the vacation doctor ordered for your rest and relaxation. Bring your beach chairs and towels and walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in Truro and arguably on the Cape. MOTIVATED SELLER.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Tags: Real estate   Single-Family   02666   Truro  
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 4/16/2017

Garden with stone landscapingA fence is one of the first things people notice when viewing your property. Residential fencing is most commonly used to define properties boundaries, hide an unsightly view, provide privacy, to keep children and pets safe and secure, or to enclose a swimming pool. In addition to fencings aesthetic function, your residential fence helps to provide for the safety of guests, as well as the security of your family. When constructed from attractive, durable materials and installed correctly, a fence enhances and showcases the beauty of the landscape and adds value to the property. A broken down fence in need of repair may serve as a barrier but distracts from the attractiveness of the home and diminishes real estate values. Make sure that the fence installation is both appealing and practical by choosing a design and materials that will best enhance your landscape. When installing a fence along a property line with an adjacent home, it should be visually appealing to both property owners while creating separation and privacy. Other considerations to keep in mind when selecting a residential fence include local ordinances; Home Owner Association covenants and if the fencing material you select will withstand the climate of your area. For homeowners living in a historic district, fencing should comply with the district design standard. A visit to your fencing contractor’s display lot will present a diverse array of choices in fencing materials and styles. Be sure to select an experienced, established and reputable fencing contractor that warranties their work. Types Of Fences The American Fence Association with chapters throughout the United States and Canada is an excellent resource for finding a local experience and reputable fencing contractors. A traditional wood fence is a classic approach to fencing, available in designs ranging from picket, rail, stockade, or privacy styles. Rough-cut Cedar is a popular material that presents a rustic, natural look to your landscape and is resistant to rot and decay. Keep in mind; a wooden fence will require periodic maintenance and painting or staining to retain its attractive appearance. Wood is strong enough for most home installations and will add beauty and visual appeal to your property. Vinyl fencing is attractive, durable and virtually maintenance free. Manufactured with state-of-the-art technology offers a crisp, clean appearance and never requires staining or painting. PVC fences will not chip, fade, rot or peel. For families with children, PVC fences are free of splinters and outlast the majority of other fencing materials. For additional information about the merits and value of vinyl fencing contact the Vinyl Fence Manufacturer's Association. Iron fencing presents a sense of permanence, quality and security. Although an iron fence is initially a bit more expensive than other fencing materials, iron fences will last for the life of your home, require little maintenance and add a feeling of understated elegance to the landscape. When installing an iron fence, your fencing contractor can readily add a custom gate system with remote-controlled panels for easy access, located to offer excellent visibility for a home video surveillance system. Ornamental fencing made of aluminum or steel is maintenance free and available in a wide variety of colors, heights and styles. To enhance the beauty of the ornamental fence, add scrolls, finials and rings for visual appeal and attractiveness. Ornamental fencing is a popular choice for swimming pool enclosures. Remember, to comply with local pool code safety ordinances; a self-closing gate must be installed. For homeowners that want a higher level of security, anti-climb fences are an excellent option that keeps out unwanted persons and pests without losing their aesthetic appearance.




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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 4/13/2017

This Single-Family in Harwich, MA recently sold for $645,000. This Post and Beam style home was sold by - Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc.


175 Bay Road , Harwich, MA 02645

Harwich (village)

Single-Family

$659,000
Price
$645,000
Sale Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy the privacy of this beautiful post and beam classic saltbox. The 1.2 acres is surrounded by 77 acres of conservation land, and is less than 1/3 of a mile to beaches on Pleasant Bay. This three bedroom home has a douglas fir timber-frame with oak and spruce floors. The spacious kitchen has cherry cabinets, a walk-in pantry, a breakfast bar, a raised hearth wood burning fireplace, natural gas utilities, and town water. The 3 bay, very handsome, over-sized garage has a witch's hat and a large unfinished second floor.

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