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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 8/16/2017

Attention that you give to your home's exterior is going to show, and not just from the curb. The interior of your home can reflect what's going on outside your house.An example of this are water stains that can build on your walls if your roof leaks.

Keeping the value of your home's exterior high

Cracks in your house's structure and windows invites more than cold air inside,potentially driving up your utility bills. Cracks in the your house's exterior can serve as entryways for pests, which, in turn, can cause damage to flooring, walls, doorways and furniture.

One of the biggest home exterior concerns is your roof. Maintenance tips for your roof include removing heavy snow, accumulating leaves and other debris from your roof and gutters. Also, remove broken tree limbs from your house. If you cut down dead trees, you could prevent major damages from happening to your house during a violent storm.

To maintain your roof, inspect and replace curled or missing roof tiles. Also, get discolored tiles inspected, as this could be a sign of water damage. Contact your local utility company if utility wires are hanging too close to your roof.

More ways to improve your home's exterior

Wash and dry porch furniture and wood porch floorboards. Tighten or replace loose porch floorboards. Signs that wood floorboards need to be replaced include discolored, spotted or soft wood.

Similar to inspecting and caring for porch floorboards, check your driveway. Look for cracks, discoloration and holes. If your driveway is made of stones, notice if stones are missing or discolored. It's easier and less costly to replace one to three stones, floorboards or concrete pieces than it is to redo your entire porch or driveway.

At your actual house, seal up cracks in windows and doorways. Depending on the design of your house, a simple white caulk may work well. Over time, you may need to replace windowsills and exterior window trimming. That or you may simply need to repaint window trimming.

Regular care to the exterior of your house pays off

In addition to cutting down dead trees, keep bushes and shrubs evenly trimmed. If you've ever seen a yard decorated with evenly trimmed hedges or bushes, you know how much neatly trimmed greenery adds to a property.

Another maintenance step that you'll have to take involves your actual lawn. Not only will you need to repaint flowers, including annuals, after you've lived at your home for so many years, you may also need to re-sod your lawn. Give yourself at least two weekends to finish this work if you have a large front and back yard. By regularly mowing and treating your front and back lawn, you keep your house appealing. You also keep your lawn healthy.

The exterior of your home influences your overall appreciation for your house. Lots of weeds in your front or back lawn, a deteriorating roof and dirty siding can be a turn off. Regular maintenance helps you to get and keep a healthy lawn. It also strengthens your walkway, driveway, porch furniture and other exterior parts of your home.





Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 8/10/2017


22 Siders Pond Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540

Single-Family

$619,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Elegant Saltbox Colonial located on one of the most sought after streets in Falmouth. This turn of the century home offers all the character and charm of times gone by. Boasting the perfect blend of original period features combined with Modern living. Features Include: Large front to back living room w/ oversized fireplace and high ceilings w/ exposed rustic beams, spacious country style kitchen, beautiful mix of hardwood and pine floors, large Master bedroom w/ 2 walk in closets, first floor laundry, updated bath w/ granite vanity, center chimney w/ 2 fireplaces, elegant front foyer, relaxing porch overlooking spacious yard, and much more. Top notch location! Walk to Main street or the Shining Sea bike path. Close to Surf Beach, Falmouth Harbor, Woods hole, and Highway for commuters. Tastefully painted and decorated throughout. Newer Septic system and roof. A must see!
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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 8/9/2017

You're getting ready to list your home on the real estate market but are finding that there are many unnecessary items that fill your garage, attic and basement. Fortunately, you know exactly what to do to get rid of these items quickly – host a yard sale! A yard sale likely will prove to be a valuable option for a home seller who wants to earn some extra cash and eliminate clutter from his or her home instantly. In addition, hosting a yard sale may help you spread the news that you're preparing to sell your home, and ultimately, generate interest in your residence. So what does it take to host a successful yard sale? Here are three things you need to know: 1. Advertise As Much As Possible. From good, old-fashioned posters that are strategically scattered throughout your neighborhood to online postings on social networks, you can advertise your yard sale to generate plenty of interest. If you use posters, be sure to indicate where your yard sale will take place, the exact date and the starting and end times. You also may want to indicate what types of items you may be selling – like clothing, furniture and toys – to garner interest in your yard sale. On the other hand, advertising online provides you with a vast array of options. In fact, you may be able to use images that show some of the items that you'll be selling, provide directions to your yard sale and make it easier for interested buyers to understand what your yard sale is all about. 2. Get Organized. Consider how you'll want to lay out all of your yard sale items before you host the big event. For example, it usually makes sense to place similar categories of items together. That way, you'll make it easier for buyers to find all of the toys in one spot, all of the furniture in another spot and so forth. Plus, getting organized before your yard sale enables you to take a close look at the clutter that fills your house and determine what can be sold and what should be thrown away. If an item is unusable to you, it's unlikely that you'll find a buyer for it at your yard sale. Therefore, you may want to dispose of broken items before your yard sale, as this will help you free up space in your home. 3. Set Realistic Prices. The Internet is a valuable resource for those who want to establish realistic prices for items they intend to sell at a yard sale. By doing some online research, you can find out what many of your items are worth and price them accordingly. Of course, you should try to avoid the temptation to overprice and remain flexible throughout your yard sale, particularly if your primary goal is to get rid of items before you sell your house. Plan out your yard sale, and you may find that you're able to sell off a broad range of items and eliminate clutter from your house immediately.





Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 8/8/2017


27 Fox Run , Sandwich, MA

East Sandwich

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Wonderful family home in a super neighborhood. Desirable style, desirable location and fantastic opportunity. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage. This is a must see. What a great value.
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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 8/7/2017


611 Skunknet Road , Barnstable, MA

Centerville

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
This pristine 4 bedroom, 3 bath Cape has additional guest quarters on the lower level, with separate entrance.This lovely home has seen many renovations in recent years and has been lovingly maintained.Bright and spacious, updated kitchen,with Maple Cabinets and Granite Counter-tops, opens to sun-room addition,with window seats, sky-lites and heated floor. All new appliances, newer roof and windows. New 4 Bedroom Title V septic being installed. Nothing to do here...just move in!
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August 12 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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