Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/22/2017


404 Harwich Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$1,100,000
Price

10
Total Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
A Hydrangea lined long, sweeping drive is your introduction to this very versatile property. Landscaped with both understated simplicity and maximum beauty against a backdrop of green level lawn, rock walls, raised garden beds set atop a sea of shells. The artist in you will adore and appreciate the custom studio! (Or a variety of other uses.) A sweet garden shed sits just to the side of the fire pit, a great gathering spot on a still summer night or a crisp fall evening. An outdoor shower is strategically placed between the studio and the one bedroom ''cottage'' which is attached. The home itself is in meticulous condition with open kitchen/dining/living room. Ceiling fans and wood floors throughout. Fab covered veranda for dining al fresco complete with fans & lighting. Coming furnished
Open House
Sunday
September 24 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Please drop by and visit what could very well turn out to be your future home! Great location with convenient access to a lot of different places; private; just a wonderful for family gatherings!
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Location: 404 Harwich Road , Brewster, MA 02631    Get Directions

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Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/20/2017

The bathroom can quickly become one of the most neglected rooms of the house. Sure, we need to clean it often. We certainly use it often enough! We probably never think to update the bathroom in small ways. Thereís many quick things that we can do in the room that allow us to refresh the room without a total overhaul. 


Add A New Mirror


Adding a new mirror not only will brighten the room, it could make a small bathroom appear larger. A new medicine chest with a mirror attached is also a great option that helps you to stay organized and keep medicines and other essentials hidden from plain sight. Adding lighting to a mirror is another bonus that will add some function and a new element to your room. Place a mirror strategically for a room that looks larger.    


Add Some Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint in a room can work wonders. You can update the color of the space and completely transform it by adding new matching shower curtains and accessories. 


Make Sure Your Cabinets Are Functional


Itís not practical to have storage in your bathroom that you canít use. If you have things stored in the bathroom, be sure that you can actually get to all of the items. If you need to install pull-out shelves or baskets for easier access, do so. If your bathroom looks nice, but isnít very easy for you to use or find anything, itís not working for you.


Update The Tile


While this sounds like quite a project, installing tile isnít too hard of a DIY. You can buy types of tile that basically are a no-brainer to install. With the right measurements, there wonít be a ton of cutting tile and filling in the cracks. The most difficult part of this project could actually be removing the old tile. 


Change The Light Fixture


Just this one simple change can actually make your bathroom look like a whole different room. Choose a light fixture that will have a dramatic effect on the room and match the desired style.


Replace The Countertop


Bathroom countertops donít get quite as much attention as kitchen countertops do. The truth is that changing the area of the bathroom countertop, along with anything else you choose to do, can really have an impact on the room. You donít need to find an expensive material. Just pick something that will go with the room and that you love. 


Refinish Cabinets


Any cabinets that you may have in your bathroom could be refinished to breathe life into the room. Itís fairly simple to refinish cabinets that arenít in tough shape. All youíll need is some sandpaper and fresh stain for the wood. If the style permits, you could even repaint your cabinets for a new appearance.





Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/13/2017

 

Two thirds of American homeowners are somewhere in the process of paying off a mortgage. It may seem like common sense that everyone should try to pay off their mortgage sooner rather than later. However, there are circumstances when it benefits a homeowner more to hold onto their mortgage longer.


In this article, weíll offer some tips on paying off your mortgage, when you should refinance, and offer some tools that will help you along the long road to debt-free homeownership. If youíre a homeowner and find yourself asking these questions, read on.

I can afford to pay more each month on my mortgage, but should I?

In many cases, paying off your home as quickly as possible saves you money in the long run. A shorter loan term means less interest applied to your loan which could save you thousands of dollars in accrued interest.


What many people donít think about is whether that money could be better spent elsewhere. If your mortgage interest rate isnít too high, you might be better off allocating that extra income toward investments or retirement funds where they could earn you more in the long run.


This technique is typically most beneficial for younger homeowners. In your 20s and 30s you stand the most to gain from long-term investments, especially tax-benefitted retirement funds. Ultimately youíll have to do the math, which is tricky because circumstances change; markets vary, our income goes up and down, etc. However, a good starting place is to determine whether you could earn more in retirement and investments than you could by paying off your mortgage sooner and therefore saving on interest. 

Iíve owned my home for a few years now, should I refinance?

Refinancing is a term that has become ubiquitous for homeowners. There are a few important things to understand about refinancing. First, lowering your monthly payments is not always ideal if it means youíll end up paying more interest in the long run. Ideally, refinancing your mortgage will help you pay the least amount in total.

One way this can be accomplished is by refinancing to a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage which often darry slightly lower interest rates. This option is designed for people who have improved their credit and increased their income since signing their first mortgage.

Math isnít my strong suit. How can I figure out my finances?

If all of the numbers and percentages associated with mortgages and refinancing seems overwhelming--youíre not alone. Fortunately, there are mortgage and refinancing calculators that will give you a good idea of where you stand if you decide to increase your payments or to attempt to refinance your loan. Here are some great tools:
  • Use this mortgage calculator for determining how much you would save by making extra payments.

  • This refinance calculator will help you understand the potential benefits of refinancing your mortgage.

  • To determine how much you could earn through investments (rather than paying more toward your mortgage) use this helpful tool.

  • You might be able to increase your savings by creating a better budget for yourself. This website will help you make a detailed budget and hold yourself accountable each month.






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Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/7/2017

This Condo in Brewster, MA recently sold for $790,000. This style home was sold by Peggy Farber - oldCape Sothebyís International Realty.


32 Cockle Way , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Condo

$789,000
Price
$790,000
Sale Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
Good living awaits you in this gorgeously renovated unit. Only offering currently available in coveted Sears Point. Tennis, pool complex, beach house and breathtaking Cape Cod Bay beach are yours! Recently turned out with dramatic contemporary flair, you will love the updates which include fully tricked out basement and bathroom which double the square footage, new Master and Master Bath, new flooring, new HVAC, Ben Moore coordinated colors, cedar closeting, new appliances, new patio.... so much more! Basement features media room, games room and mini kitchen with fridge and wine cooler. Furnishings negotiable






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Posted by Peggy Farber on 9/6/2017


175 Cemetery Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$2,250,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular Seaside Beach House! Brand new and ready for you and your family and friends. This classic beach house has an open floor plan of 3800 sf with 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, 2 car garage with large unfinished bonus room above, Sub-Zero/Wolf 6 burner gas range granite and quartz counter tops. First and second floor master bedrooms, 18x12 screened porch, pantry, laundry room, gas fireplace. Second floor great room with wet bar and fantastic second floor deck looking out to Cape Cod Bay walkout basement and first and second floor decks to enjoy the views.Located in the prestigious Setucket Club of Brewster Park with tennis courts and supervised summer programs, this house is steps from private bay beach. Want a pool? Life is short..Buy the Beach House and enjoy!
Open House
Saturday
September 09 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The ultimate Cape Dream.....a house by the sea. Not just any house, THE" house: bay views, private sandy bay beach,. room for your family and friends yet cozy enough to settle in to read a book.
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Location: 175 Cemetery Road , Brewster, MA 02631    Get Directions






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