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Posted on 08/12/2022
What is the difference between load bearing & non load bearing walls?
If you’re remodeling your home, it’s important to know the difference between load bearing and non load bearing walls. While you can usually assume that interior walls are non load bearing, every property is built differently. Consulting a professional is always recommended and a great way to determine where your load bearing walls are; however, this basic guide...
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Posted on 08/10/2022
Truro, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/10/2022
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Posted on 08/05/2022
Lawn care basics: Dethatcher vs aerator
When homeowners need to improve air circulation in their lawns, they usually come to a decision between two different tools: dethatcher vs aerator. Both tools are essential to maintaining healthy grass lawn aeration, but in different ways. To help you understand the difference between dethatchers and aerators, here is a basic guide to help: What is a dethatcher?...
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Posted on 08/02/2022
7 Cooper Circle, Truro, MA 02666 is now new to the market!
Imagine sitting on your deck and watching a beautiful Cape Cod Sunset while looking over the green rolling hills and dunes of Truro? No need to imagine in this house, as that can be your Reality! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can be yours! The Large Rooftop deck provides ample room for seating and showcases gorgeous Water Views over Cape Cod Bay, the Hopper House and into Provincetown. A very specious deck on the Main Level wraps around the side and back of the house giving you plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing. This location allows for Privacy and Quiet and the ultimate Cape Cod Experience. This special property is one you've got to...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
How to lower your property taxes: Options for veterans with disabilities other than exemption
Many state governments offer property tax exemptions to qualified veterans with disabilities. However, since the amount of coverage and rules for eligibility vary from one state to the next, you may still need some extra help. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can lower your property taxes in the event you have to pay them in full....
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Posted on 07/24/2022
13 Tryworks Road, Truro, MA 02666 now has a new price of $1,885,000!
This uniquely beautiful property has got to be seen to be fully appreciated. It is a private oasis of peace and tranquility only one mile from Corn Hill Beach with 1.44 Acres, a gorgeous three bedroom main home, a second large art studio building with flexible use and guest quarters, a large potting shed, an extraordinary outdoor shower open to private woodlands, a hot tub, meandering manicured gardens where something is in bloom from spring through fall, a tranquil pond and more. Additionally, the owners recently installed a low-maintenance, raised-bed vegetable garden with built-in irrigation and a full-home generator. When you...
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Posted on 07/23/2022
11 Cooper Road, Truro, MA 02666 now has a new price of $3,299,000!
Rare opportunity to own 6.88 Acres in Truro with Water Views directly out to Cape Cod Bay and an unobstructed view of the Hopper House! This 5 Bedroom (with 8 Bedroom Septic in ground), unique and spacious home is such a Gem that you won't want to miss out on. There is a great, fenced in, Tennis Court (w/basketball hoop) as well as a heated (with Solar array) In-ground Pool, also fenced in! Walk into the house and find a grand entrance with tall ceilings and wonderful Water Views of Cape Cod Bay through the wall of floor to ceiling windows. A Cozy Gas fireplace and seating area invite you to relax and unwind in this peaceful property. There...
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Posted on 07/22/2022
Tools at home: 4 Types of power saws you should know about
When it comes to cutting, saws are among the first tools many folks think of. Most think of a household hack saw or common rip-cut saw, both needing only a little elbow grease to cut through whatever medium you may be using. But what about power saws? While hand saws are very common in the home, some power...
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Posted on 07/15/2022
The pros and cons of mortgage points
When buying a home, many homebuyers tend to search for the best mortgage interest rates available. While some may find that perfect rate, others may opt to take advantage of lender-provided options, such as mortgage points. Mortgage points are designed to help buyers bring down their interest rates by paying them ahead of time. Sometimes considered “discount points,”...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
Truro, MA Real Estate Market Update 7/11/2022
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Posted on 07/09/2022
13 Tryworks Road, Truro, MA 02666 is now new to the market!
Peaceful, Private, Unique, Tranquil, and Meticulously Maintained, are just a few words to describe this amazing 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home, on 1.44 acres. The grounds of the Property are a dream! Green Grass, Gardens, Fishpond, Hot Tub, an outdoor shower you won't want to leave, and did we mention Privacy? When you drive up to this beautiful property, you feel like you're driving into an oasis. Immediately upon entry, your eye catches the Studio Building with a large Deck and then a Stone Walkway up to the Spectacular Front Porch of the House. Enter the house and there you will see a Large open space containing the living Room, Dining and...
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Posted on 06/24/2022
Expert Tips for Pressing Flowers
Unfortunately, flowers don’t last forever. However, you can still enjoy their color and beauty long after their time by preserving the blooms. Pressing flowers is a longstanding technique for drying and preserving flowers and can make a great starting point for a unique art piece. Here are some expert tips for pressing flowers you can enjoy as art...
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