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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 9/21/2020

If you know youíd like to buy a home in the future, youíve probably thought about saving money for all of the upfront costs that buying a home can bring. Saving the sizable amount of money that it takes for a down payment can be seemingly impossible to do. Itís impossible without making yourself seem miserable for a time, at least. You can save money creatively without sacrificing everything. Below, youíll find some tips for saving money that work for your life. 


Put Your Money Somewhere Safe


While investing in the stock market may seem like a good idea to put your savings on hyperdrive, itís risky. When it comes to your savings, try high interest savings accounts and CDs. The latter is a particularly good option because you wonít be able to touch the money for the time period that the CD will mature. Youíll also earn a bit of interest on the funds that are in there. 


If you plan to keep adding to your savings (which you should) a traditional savings account is best. You should have a dedicated account thatís solely for the house fund. Do some shopping around for the savings account that will have the best interest rate and be the easiest option for you. Remember that as boring as a savings account seems, itís a safe bet for your money. 


Apps Can Assist You


There are plenty of budgeting apps and apps that help you to set aside spare change. You should make use of these tools to help you reach your savings goals. Whether you need some help with budgeting or need to find ways to put your spare change to good use, thereís an app for that. You can even find apps that will reward you for good behavior. These apps may ďtipĒ you a few bucks for going to the gym or completing a project on time. Youíre saving money and doing good for yourself at the same time! Saving money for your future home can be fun if you find the right tools to help you.



Set Goals


One reason that many people donít save a lot of money is that they lack specific goals. If you sit down and look at your budget, youíll see where you can cut expenses. Then, youíll be able to have clear cut goals of how much you can save on a weekly or monthly basis. With your eyes on the prize of homeownership, you should be motivated to save where you can. Having specific numbers in mind can be a big help in reaching your long-term goals.




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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 9/19/2020


128 Knott Avenue , Sandwich, MA 02563

Sandwich (village)

Single-Family

$509,900
Price

2
Beds
4
Total Rooms
2
Baths
Rare Opportunity to own in desirable Town Neck! You will love the incredible ever changing water views. Enjoy the serenity from your decks as you watch the nature unfold. This darling ranch home with a lower level walk out offering lots of space with door out to a multi level deck will impress!! Windows offer optimum views. Newer gas heat and windows. Town Neck beach is a short stroll. Close to Sandwich Village offering shopping, restaurants and more. Looking for your cape escape to make your own...this is it. Search no more. Buyer /agent to verify all information herein.
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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 9/18/2020


17 Wolf Hill , Sandwich, MA 02537

East Sandwich

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

4
Beds
8
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous well-appointed 4 bedroom, 3 bath Colonial home in desirable Great Hills showcases many stunning details. The 1st level offers formal dining room w/wainscoting & crown molding. You will love the inviting front to back family room w/fireplace. Large open eat-in kitchen with solid Cherry cabinetry & pantry. A formal living room, half bath w/pocket door & laundry, another storage closet, wood floors & attached 2 car garage finish off the main level. Upstairs the spacious light filled master suite offers beautiful wide pine floors, walk-in closet & an updated private master spa like bathroom with amazing shower w/built-in bench seat & custom linen closet w/soft close doors. Plus, there are 3 more generous size guest bedrooms and another updated full bath with tile & an oversized tub and a walk-up attic perfect for storage. You will enjoy the great outdoor space perfect for entertaining your family & friends on your multi-level composite deck just off the kitchen. Partial finished lower level recessed lighting & storage. Air conditioning, newer Andersen windows, irrigation & shed abutting open space on .71 completes this picture perfect home! Buyer/agents to verify info.
Open House
Sunday
September 20 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come by and this impressive 4 bedroom colonial in desirable Great Hills.
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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 9/18/2020


17 Wolf Hill , Sandwich, MA 02537

East Sandwich

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

4
Beds
8
Total Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous well-appointed 4 bedroom, 3 bath Colonial home in desirable Great Hills showcases many stunning details. The 1st level offers formal dining room w/wainscoting & crown molding. You will love the inviting front to back family room w/fireplace. Large open eat-in kitchen with solid Cherry cabinetry & pantry. A formal living room, half bath w/pocket door & laundry, another storage closet, wood floors & attached 2 car garage finish off the main level. Upstairs the spacious light filled master suite offers beautiful wide pine floors, walk-in closet & an updated private master spa like bathroom with amazing shower w/built-in bench seat & custom linen closet w/soft close doors. Plus, there are 3 more generous size guest bedrooms and another updated full bath with tile & an oversized tub and a walk-up attic perfect for storage. You will enjoy the great outdoor space perfect for entertaining your family & friends on your multi-level composite deck just off the kitchen. Partial finished lower level recessed lighting & storage. Air conditioning, newer Andersen windows, irrigation & shed abutting open space on .71 completes this picture perfect home! Buyer/agents to verify info.
Open House
Sunday
September 20 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come by and this impressive 4 bedroom colonial in desirable Great Hills.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 Wolf Hill , Sandwich, MA 02537    Get Directions

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Posted by Kriss Stevens & Scott Manley on 9/14/2020

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One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If itís your first time living in a house thatís big enough for more than just you, youíll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable before they actually arrive. There are comfort items you can wait to stock up on closer to when folks are actually staying with you, but there are other aspects of hosting that youíll want to determine in advance. 

Sleeping space. 

You may be fortunate enough to have an extra bedroom in your home that can simply be a guestroom. If so, great! When furnishing your guest room, youíll want to design it to have the aesthetics you like, but also functionality for as many hosting situations as possible. When selecting furniture search for something versatile. A queen bed with a pull-out trundle is ideal. This bed allows you to host up to three people in the same room. If there isnít much space in the room, try a bed with pull-out drawers where you can store extra linens and blankets, or where your guests can store their belongings.

If you donít have a guest room, think about ways you can make other rooms in your home useful for guests. If you have a home office, you might be able to introduce a couch that doubles as a futon. You can find great daybeds, often with trundle options, that will work as a nice nap space on a regular basis, but that can serve guests when needed. If youíre using your living room or den as a sleeping space for visitors, invest in a durable sofa bed. You may also consider adding fold-out cots or rollup foam mattresses that are easy to store in closets. If you have kids that frequently have friends or cousins over have a couple extra sleeping bags handy so you can make additional sleeping space in your kidís rooms. 

Linens and toiletries. 

Second to comfortable sleeping areas, you will want to have plenty of linens and extra toiletries handy for your guests. Have enough towels and bedding on hand for at least the number of people you may commonly have over. When friends and family come to stay, at least one person always forgets some of the basics. A great host will have extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant (go for travel size!) and soaps available to help someone out in a pinch. 

Hosting is so much fun, but being unprepared can add unwanted stress when youíre trying to enjoy time with those you love. Take a few steps to prepare for your guests in advance, so all you have to do when the time comes is worry about food and fun!




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