Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley - CENTURY 21 Cobb Real Estate



Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 11/27/2017

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $420,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley - CENTURY 21 Cobb Real Estate.


6 Linda, Barnstable, MA 02632

Hyannis

Single-Family

$439,900
Price
$420,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
SOUTH OF 28 and close to Craigville Beach. This MOVE IN READY updated sprawling cape has 3 bedroom & 2.5 baths with over 1900 sq ft. Spacious front to back living room w/fireplace, built-ins, recessed lighting and french doors which open to the family room that overlooks fenced in yard w/gazebo & patio perfect for entertaining. Kitchen has beautiful new granite counters, stainless appliances, Viking stove top, double ovens, recessed lighting and breakfast bar. The dining room has chair rail w/built in. 1st-floor master ensuite has 2 closets. The lower level is partially finished. This move in ready home has gleaming wood floors throughout, new roof, siding, freshly painted inside & out, new light fixtures & front door. 1st-floor laundry, 2 car garage w/epoxy painted floors & more.

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 8/20/2017

Buying a home will be the biggest purchase of your entire life. Itís not a decision that anyone should or will take lightly. You want to buy a house that you can live in. Sometimes, itís even best to think of your home purchase from the perspective of others. Ask yourself, ďWould other people want to live here?Ē When it comes to your home, the financial buzzword is ďequity.Ē As the buyer, you want to be able to build some equity into your home so that if you should choose to sell it, youíll make a profit. Whether your home is only meant to live in for a few years until your family outgrows it, or you think itís going to be a forever home, life happens and you donít 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 donít 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 donít want your home to be too big either. Larger homes arenít as energy efficient and can cost more to maintain. Know that there is a ďsweet spotĒ 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 thereís 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 arenít 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, donít let a little paint separate you from a home that you love! Curb Appeal Helps While itís easy to fix some things like the color of a home or the shrubs, find your vision to give the home youíre 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. Thereís 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, youíll 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 homeís structure is that of the foundation. If a home has a cracked foundation, itís going to cause some problems. Be sure that you hire a reputable inspector and attend the inspection so you know exactly whatís 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 Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 6/18/2017

It may be time to buy a new house. In fact, you may have known that itís time for you to move for a while. The first few months that you literally reached over your spouse or children for your tooth brush, clothes or cooking utensils was upsetting but bearable.

When youíve done all that you can with your current house

It may have irritated you. But, you didnít find it so unnerving that you want to flee your house. But, itís been over a year now and you really are fed up with the layout and maybe even the size of your home. Youíve already turned your basement into another bedroom and your attic is brimming with seasonal products and clothes that you only wear on special occasions.

Need for more space is just one reason to buy a house. Three other major reasons to buy a house are:

  • Safer neighborhood Ė Multiple home invasions and eroding properties are a reason to buy a new house. Wait too late to buy a house under these circumstances and you might take a loss when you sell your current home.
  • Construction Ė Should government agencies move to build a highway directly in the path of your house, you may have no choice except to move. You can fight the construction. But, you may not win the battle. As soon as an announcement goes out that construction will take place directly in the path of your current house, it may be a good idea to start house shopping. Itís also a time to ask the government agency that is doing the construction how much financial support they will give you. Try to see if you can get the cost of a new house covered.
  • House care Ė Health issues, including growing older, can cause the time and energy that it takes to maintain your house become too much. For example, you might suffer a stroke or another health condition that requires you to move to a house that has a wheelchair ramp. You may also move to a new house to be on a bus line. This type of move could keep you in your own home and out of a public assistance facility.

Moving is one of the biggest choices that you may make. That applies whether you move to a new house or into an apartment. Reason being is that by making a move, you invite a lot of newness into your life. Youíll live around different neighbors. Your commute to and from work will change. You may also live closer or further away from your in-laws, if youíre married. That alone can cause a great deal of change.

Yet, even with the changes that moving to a new home brings, there are times when you have to move. If you improve your finances, keep your house free of unused furniture and unnecessary storage items, you could make moving to a new home a lot easier. You could also increase your chances of landing a good mortgage deal.




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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 6/7/2017

This Single-Family in Barnstable, MA recently sold for $344,500. This Cape style home was sold by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley - CENTURY 21 Cobb Real Estate.


24 Carla Rd, Barnstable, MA 02601

Hyannis

Single-Family

$345,000
Price
$344,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Well maintained 3-4 bedroom home, south of Rt 28, on the Centerville/Hyannis line, in a great area, near beaches and town. This spacious Cape has a open floorplan, fireplaced living room, formal dining,first floor laundry,first floor bedroom option,lots of windows and sunny and bright, one car garage and newer roof. This lovely home is surrounded by other fine homes and is prefect for summers and year round. Walk to beaches, Four Seas Ice cream and village. Yard needs some TLC.

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 5/14/2017

When you think of buying or selling a house, the first thing that comes to mind may not be the legal aspects associated with the process. You may want to reconsider this rather boring part of the process as an important one. Hiring a lawyer can help both buyers and sellers to get through many hurdles that buying a home can present. 


The Contracts


There will be many negotiations and a lot of back and forth throughout the process of buying a home. Everything thatís involved with buying a home needs a contract for it to be legally binding. A real estate attorney will negotiate on your behalf and be sure that the contracts adhere to all state and local laws. The lawyer will also help you to address issues that may affect the future of the property such as botched inspections, liens against the home, and other items that could affect you as the home buyer. 


Title Search


Real estate attorneys will perform what is called a title search. This allows them to see if there are any outstanding liens or judgements against the house. This title search will also make sure that the seller has the right to actually sell the property thatís being sold. An attorney can do all of this much quicker than the average person since they have working relationships with title companies.


Transfer Of Property


If a property is being transferred through a corporation, trust, or partnership, things can get complicated. Itís good to have an attorney who is used to working with these complex situations and understands the legal boundaries within the state or municipality   that the property is in.


If You Choose Not To Have A Real Estate Attorney


Many times, a real estate attorney isnít required to buy a property. It is advisable to have one, however. Without an attorney you increase your chances of problems arising in the future. You run the risk of:


  • Being sued for failure to disclose information
  • An improper property transaction takes place
  • You could miss relevant facts about the property
  • Failing to file the correct documents at both the state an local levels
  • Deeds are not transferred
  • Building permits werenít correctly filed


The Takeaway


Having a real estate lawyer on your side is important due to the complex nature of property transactions. While some states require that an attorney be present throughout your property transaction, many states do not have this stipulation. You are smart to hire a competent real estate attorney to protect your own interests as either a buyer or a seller.