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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/18/2018


4 High Ridge Road Extension , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$1,249,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Sweeping views of Cape Cod Bay and walk to Great Hollow Beach from this stunning custom built contemporary home that sits high on a hill. This exquisite home has a master bed and bath on the second floor with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the first floor with 2 living areas. An open kitchen/dining/living area affords great space for cooking, entertaining and gathering with an additional family room and half bath. Wrap around decks encompass the first and second floor of this beautiful home. A spiral staircase leading to the enormous roof top deck is where you'll enjoy panoramic views, breathtaking night sky, gorgeous sunsets over Cape Cod Bay and Provincetown. In addition there is a oversized 2 car garage and an enclosed outside shower for rinsing off after a fun filled day at the beach.
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/18/2018

Decorating a home is no simple task. You have to consider the architectural style of the house,  how to best use the space to avoid clutter, and to give the home a sense of cohesion and continuity across the rooms.

Professional interior decorators attend school and earn degrees and certificates that help them make these difficult decisions. After all, things like furniture and appliances are expensive items--you donít want to spend a lot of money on items only to decide later that they donít go well together.

If you donít have plans on hiring or becoming an interior decorator, there are a few simple rules you can follow to make sure your home has its own tasteful appearance and atmosphere.

Whether youíre buying your first home, redecorating your current home, or staging a home you hope to sell, these tips will help you create a look that will leave an impression on anyone who steps foot inside.

Space and negative space

In art, negative space is a space on the canvas intentionally left blank. For home design, negative space is an important aspect of decorating any room. Negative space in a home means a part of the room or wall that is left open, free of furniture, decorations, or clutter.

In practice, negative space serves two important functions. First, it creates a spacious atmosphere. Cluttered rooms typically have a negative effect on us, particularly over long periods of time. Rooms with negative space also tend to be let in more light, which improves the overall spaciousness of the room.

The second function of negative space is to draw attention to certain features of a room. On a wooded hilltop, you wonít notice just one tree. But on a hill with only one tree, it becomes easier to focus and appreciate that single tree. This rule also applies to the interior of your home. To showcase a piece of furniture or a painting on the wall, youíll want to surround it with some negative space.

Balance and symmetry

Two concepts that hold true in different types of design are the usefulness of balance and symmetry, and understanding when itís okay to break the rules (make a room asymmetrical).

Having symmetry around your dining room table is usually a good idea. You want the same number of chairs on each side and you want the chairs to match. However, when choosing living room furniture, asymmetrical design can come in handy when pairing a couch with two armchairs.

What does it mean to balance a room? Take a look around your kitchen and living room. Are there some items that are much taller than others? Are some items crowded into one corner? It may become habit to simply place items wherever they fit, but sometimes itís a better option to rearrange furniture to create vertical and horizontal balance.

Create a color palette

The colors of your home are of utmost importance when it comes to creating a good design. One good way to prepare for color issues is to create color palettes for your home--one for each room, and one master palette. Doing this will help you choose furniture, paint, and decorations that will not only look good in each room, but will flow as you walk through the house.





Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/13/2018


2 Higgins Hollow Road , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$679,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
In the National Seashore and not far from Long Nook Beach on 1.84 acres sits a wonderful antique home known as the Samuel Paine House. It's the true essence of Truro. This well cared for home has a stunning first floor master with fireplace and bathroom just off the large open living room. A bright/comfortable den with lots of windows, single bedroom, cozy kitchen and mudroom with pantry and washer/dryer compliment the rest of the first floor. A stairway to the second floor opens into a comfy family room that's adjoined by 3 nice bedrooms, a full bath and lots of storage. This amazing antique is connected to a large one car garage and is surrounded by a beautiful yard. If you have a green thumb there's enough room for a nice vegetable garden.
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/11/2018

Whether youíre a new homeowner or have owned your home for a few years, thereís always much to learn when it comes to understanding mortgages. Depending on your financial status and your long-term plans, it may make sense to either make larger payments or to refinance your home loan.

Today, weíll tackle some of those difficult ďwhat if?Ē questions, helping you decide when to refinance, when to keep your payments stable, and when you might want to increase your monthly mortgage payments.

What are the benefits of refinancing?

Weíve all heard about the benefits of refinancing when under financial stress. For things like student loans and credit card debt, refinancing is often a debtorís only choice. However, with home loans, the allure of refinancing may not always be a good fit for you.

If your plan is to refinance to get lower mortgage payments each month, you should first question if it will be worth it on the long run, which might amount to you paying more in interest. To avoid paying more in interest, refinance after youíve accomplished important financial milestones, such as increasing your credit score which makes you a lower risk client to banks.  

When does it make sense to pay more?

The benefits of paying off your mortgage in a shorter period of time are obvious. It means less time making payments, and less money spent on interest.  

However, depending on your mortgage, you might be better off investing your savings in something that will give you a larger return. Investments in a retirement fund, for example, are likely to pay off to a larger degree in the long term. To do the math, simply calculate the savings you would earn on by cutting your mortgage interest and weigh that against projected gains in retirement funds.

None of us can predict the future. Stocks rise and fall, people get laid off from their job due to fluctuations in the economy, and so on. These factors make it difficult to determine whether you should invest. So we encourage you to do your homework when it comes to investments so that you have the best chance of succeeding.  

Changing lenders

Your relationship with your lender will likely be a long one, so you want to make sure itís one youíre comfortable with and that they are giving you reasonable rates. Now that youíre secure and living in your you have time to shop around for the best rates.

Be sure to ask lenders for good faith estimates and compare applicable fees. Ask friends and neighbors about their experience with lenders and read online reviews to get a better idea of what type of customer experience can expect.




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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/10/2018


15 Meetinghouse Road , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$629,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Water Views are seen from this high on a hill 3 bedroom 2 bath Contemporary home. Enjoy water views from your sun-filled living room with beautiful hardwood floors, lots of windows and sliders to a large deck for cookouts, entertaining or just relaxing. The bright dining area opens into the kitchen and just around the corner is the master bedroom with bath. A spiral staircase leads to a loft with even better views of the water and is ideal for office space or a peaceful place to unwind. On the entry level are 2 more bedrooms, full bathroom, utility room and a large mudroom to put your beach gear and bicycles.
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