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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/19/2018

A new house means a clean slate for redecorating. Which is fun and exciting but can become quickly frustrating if you struggle to match the furniture in front of you to the vision in your head.

If you find that this happens the good news is that you are probably a lot closer to creating a beautiful, well-designed room than you think. Itís usually subtle touches that designers keep up their sleeves that make all the difference for a stylish room.

The first thing to keep in mind is that all furniture should be arranged to fit onto your area rug. If this isnít the case or you donít have an area rug, this is a worthy investment when youíre able to do so. If you love youíre existing area rug that is too small you can always layer it over a larger rug. This will add dimension and a designer touch, look at you go.

Keep furniture away from the wall. This also makes the above tip much easier to achieve. Thatís right you donít need to find a rug that will span the entire room. Keeping the furniture in the center of the room makes it feel bigger and more spacious. Youíll never look at your friendís and familyís rooms the same!

Match the size of the artwork you hang up to the size of the furniture you hang it over. Aim for the frame to be at least ? of the size of what it is over and hang it mid-eye level. If you have a gallery wall design it to be so that it still covers a large enough amount of wall space. And smaller artwork can always be creatively reframed.   

Take your familyís traffic patterns and activities into consideration when arranging. Blocking main routes with a piece of furniture is awkward and cumbersome. And designing a room that doesnít accommodate your familyís lifestyle can create chaos and even discord. Make space for toys, video games and homework stations for example.

Take advantage of different levels of lighting. Combining overhead lighting with table and floor lamps create a well-lit comfortable room. It also allows for more control over the ambiance of the room whether itís time to wind down at night or youíre having friends over for the game.

Add enough tables to the room. A large coffee table is an anchor to the room and allows for drinks to rest, snacks to be laid out and feet to be kicked up. You also want side tables in reach of all sitting positions, and as a place for those table lamps, we mentioned earlier.

And last but not least the secret detail few homeowners include is greenery. Lots of greenery throughout a room makes it feel pulled-together and ďrightĒ. It can be via potted plants, fresh-cut flowers or both! If you donít have a green-thumb there are lots of low-maintenance plants that can survive the most destitute of conditions. Visit a local greenhouse to get an expert opinion on what will fit your level of experience and the lighting conditions of your room. Hint: itís a good idea to know which direction your windows are facing i.e. North, NorthWest, West etc.





Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/14/2018


23 Overlook Drive , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$869,900
Price

6
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Water Views can be seen from this beautiful contemporary colonial. This nice 4 bedroom 3 bath home sits on 2.21 acres and is located on a private cul-de-sac. The large nicely designed kitchen opens to a big bright dining/living room area filled with sliders, windows and a stunning stone fireplace. The sliders open to an expansive deck to enjoy cookouts, relaxing etc. There are also 2 good sized bedrooms with sliders to a deck. Upstairs is a sizeable family room with wet bar, beautiful stone fireplace and sliders to another big deck for your enjoyment. Off the family room is a bedroom, half bath and the rest of the upstairs encompasses an exquisite master bedroom en suite with fireplace. Nice bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate shower, changing area and closets. Good Rental history.
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/13/2018


215 Pilgrim Spring Road , Wellfleet, MA 02667

Wellfleet (village)

Condo

$247,900
Price

4
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This adorable free standing cottage condo is just down the road from a couple of Bay beaches and Fox Island. Nestled in a nice setting the 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage with a loft is beautifully done and well maintained. Relax and enjoy yourself as you get away from it all. After a fun filled day at the beach come back to your cottage take a refreshing outdoor shower and then sit back in the cool air conditioned open kitchen/dining/living area to plan your next days adventures. Walking trails are not far away, with kayak and boat rentals and lots of wonderful restaurants are all on the menu. Come take a look at this little slice of vacation heaven.
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/12/2018

Although you may have listed your residence in the hopes of a fast home sale, the real estate market has been tough to navigate thus far. As a result, your house has lingered on the real estate market for several weeks, and no end to the home selling journey appears in sight.

Fortunately, we're here to help you generate interest in your house and speed up the home selling process.

Let's take a look at three quick, easy ways to stir up interest in your residence.

1. Clean Your Home Both Inside and Out

Your house's exterior can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers. If your house has a pristine lawn, immaculate siding and other outstanding exterior features, it may stand out to large groups of potential buyers. Conversely, if your residence fails to make a positive first impression on homebuyers, it is unlikely that these buyers will set up home showings.

Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform assorted home exterior maintenance and repairs. By doing so, you can instantly boost your house's curb appeal and make your home an attractive choice to dozens of potential buyers.

Furthermore, don't forget to mop the floors, wipe down countertops and ensure your home interior dazzles. Because if your home interior impresses homebuyers, it may be only a matter of time before these buyers submit offers on your house.

2. Declutter As Much As Possible

Clutter can make your house appear smaller than it actually is and get in the way of a potential home sale. As such, you should remove as much home clutter as possible.

Renting a storage unit is a great option for any home seller. With a storage unit at your disposal, you can pack up excess items and store them securely until your house sells.

Also, keep in mind the homebuyer's perspective as you declutter your residence. A homebuyer wants to envision what life would be like if he or she purchases your house. Therefore, you should remove artwork, photographs and other personal mementos from your home to help a homebuyer imagine life as the owner of your residence.

3. Collaborate with an Expert Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent possesses the skills and know-how to help you promote your residence to the right homebuyers, at the right time, every time. Thus, if you hire a real estate agent today, you can move one step closer to selling your house.

Ultimately, a real estate agent will support you in a number of ways. He or she will help you list your residence, set up home showings and host open house events. Also, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about any home offers and provide recommendations throughout the home selling cycle.

Accelerate the home selling process Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can quickly and effortlessly stir up plenty of interest in your home.




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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/6/2018


7 Marshall Lane , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$895,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
***PRICE REDUCTION!!!*** This Charming, 3 bedroom 2 bath, Classic Cape Cod Getaway sits on a Cul-de-sac right on the Pamet River in highly desired South Truro. Sweeping Views of the Pamet River into beautiful Cape Cod Bay right from the deck makes this property unique and special. Enjoy quite summer days right from the living room of this property as it boosts walls of windows where you can still enjoy the gorgeous views of the Pamet River. Within the past few years, the owners have painted the interior of the house and have had brand new carpets installed in the bedrooms. Re-finished wood floors throughout the rest of the property. Don't miss out on this amazing location! There are also 2 lots available for purchase next door. Please ask for details!
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