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Posted by Coldwell Banker Murray Real Estate on 7/17/2018

There are a number of steps involved in buying a home. One of the many important things you should do before closing on a new home is to get the house properly inspected.

Buyers sometimes avoid getting a professional inspection for a number of reasons. Some are on a tight budget and want to save a few dollars. Others have time constraints and want to close as soon as possible. And, many buyers believe that omitting an inspection is a way to show trust in the previous owner.

In this article, we’ll talk about why getting a home inspection is such an important part before closing on a real estate deal.

Inspection costs

Closing on a home comes with a number of expenses. Application fees, origination fees, underwriting fees… the list goes on. If you’re buying a home, you might be tempted to opt out of getting the property inspected to save money.

The cost of an inspection ranges anywhere from $200 for smaller homes, to $400 or more for large homes. However, the cost of not getting your home inspected can be much greater. Even if you’re knowledgeable when it comes to houses, there are a number of things that only the experts can diagnose.

Having a professional inspect the home is the only way to ensure that there aren’t any issues that will come back to haunt you (and your wallet) in the months and years to come.

Saving time

Many buyers are eager to close the deal and begin moving into their new home as soon as possible. Sometimes buyers need to vacate their old home before a certain date, others try to time their move around holidays or school vacations.

There are other ways, however, to make sure you get the house inspected in time. First, make sure you’ve included a home inspection in your purchase agreement. This will avoid wasted times debating whether or not you are entitled to inspect the home.

Next, call multiple inspectors in your area for quotes and availability. Delaying this step can make you lose time, and inspectors might charge you more if they have to squeeze you into their schedule.

The best time to schedule an inspection is as soon as your offer is accepted.

Maintaining a good relationship with the seller

It may seem like an act of diplomacy to waive a home inspection. In reality, however, nearly all sellers will understand that you are simply doing due diligence to make sure the process runs smoothly for both of you.

Sellers might sometimes offer you the findings of a previous inspection that they had done. In this case, it’s still important to have your own inspection done so that you can walk through the home with the inspector and listen to their feedback. You can’t be sure of the accuracy of any old reports, and the previous inspector is only accountable to the seller.


Having a home professionally inspected is almost always a good idea. It can save you time and money in repairs that could have been avoided.





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Posted by Coldwell Banker Murray Real Estate on 7/16/2018


11 Red River Road , Harwich, MA 02645

Harwich (village)

Single-Family

$419,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Located on a quite street around the corner from Red River Beach in South Harwich. Fire Place Livingroom, Open floor plan , Large deck and back yard. Renovated 2018 All New Stainless steel kitchen, granite countertop , New Bath Room, New windows, New High efficiency Gas Boiler-water heater , New Roof has a Out door shower. Great location and condition.
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Posted by Coldwell Banker Murray Real Estate on 7/11/2018


6 Sterling Road , Harwich, MA 02661

South Harwich

Single-Family

$699,500
Price

8
Total Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic Cape with contemporary flair at the end of a cul de sac, offers a natural flow perfect for entertaining family and friends. This 5 bedroom 2.5 bath, features front to back custom kitchen granite counter tops & tiled floor, bar area, opens to a generous mahogany deck with piped gas for grill very private yard with beautiful plantings, Great room with soaring ceilings & gas fire place, 1st floor laundry room ,cedar closet, half bath, gleaming hardwood floors thru main floor, 3 1st floor bedrooms a shared full bath with tiled floor 2 front to back bedrooms upstairs,plus a sitting area , shared full bath, walkout basement, attached 2 car garage, irrigation, brand new roof, passing title V, direct access to CC bike trail just one home away, Red River beach just a very short drive
Open House
Saturday
July 14 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Made for entertaining family and friends.. 1 home to direct access to Bike Path, Very short drive to Red River beach on Nantucket Soundvery quiet dead end, 5 bed , 3 ba well maintained, looking for a new family! Huge rental potential too!
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Posted by Coldwell Banker Murray Real Estate on 7/10/2018

Making your own candles is a fulfilling endeavor to take. You’ll learn about the art of candle-making, get the chance to make something for your home yourself, and reap the rewards once you get to burn it and diffuse whatever (if any) fragrances you choose to use.

Many people are surprised to learn that it isn’t all that hard to make a candle. However, to make one that will burn well and smell nice can be tricky.

In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to make your own candle for your home.

Chandlery

In the times when households weren’t yet powered by electricity, candle-making or “chandlery” wasn’t just a fun skill to have--it was downright useful.

Since the earliest times in recorded history humans have been making candles. First from tallow, or beef fat, and then of beeswax and other animal-produced substances.

Today, however, the most common candle wax base is paraffin, due to it being the cheapest base. As a petroleum byproduct, many people are concerned with potential health risks of paraffin and have elected to use alternatives. The two most common are beeswax and soybean oil.

The wax base you choose is up to you, but you’ll likely find that soy is a good middle ground between quality and price.

Gather your supplies

Once you’ve decided on a wax, you’ll need to think about a few other ingredients--namely your wick, container, and any oils you’d like to add for fragrance. You’ll also need a way to melt the wax, such as a double boiler.

When it comes to wicks, it’s easiest to buy them pre-assembled. However, you can buy a roll of braided rope and tabs to make and cut them yourself. When cutting your wick, leave an inch or two extra so that you can cut the wick to the proper size later on.

In terms of a container you have several options, some of which might be laying around in your house at this very moment. You could reuse an old candle container, use mason jars or coffee cups, and most other heat- and flame-resistant containers. If you plan on making several, buying a pack of candle tins of mason jars online is an economical way to go.

Finally, you’ll need to choose some fragrances if you want your candle to smell like anything. There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from. However, they don’t all go nicely together. It’s best to do a bit of research and find out which oils make good pairs. Some examples: Cedarwood and bergamot, lavender and rosemary, orange and lemongrass.

Making your candle

Put water in the bottom of your double boiler and add roughly ½ lb wax to the top pan. Heat slowly until the wax melts, stirring and chopping up the larger chunks throughout the process.

Once the wax is melted, take your wick and dip the tab into the wax, then carefully press the tab into the bottom of your container. Use a pen or other tool to do this to avoid burning yourself on the wax.

Next, add your essential oils to the double boiler. A pound of wax typically requires only an ounce of oil. Then, stir it for a minute or so to distribute the oil throughout the wax.

Then, pour the wax into your container with one hand. With your other hand, keep the wick held in the center of the container.

Finally, you’ll need to keep the wick in the center of the candle until the wax dries. You can do this by tying or taping the wick to a pen or pencil and resting the pencil on top of the container so that the wick stays in the center.




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Posted by Coldwell Banker Murray Real Estate on 7/7/2018


10 Freedom Road , Sandwich, MA 02563

Sandwich (village)

Single-Family

$469,000
Price

9
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Two houses on one property,Owner said ''Sell! 1 is a 3 bed 2 full bath deck,vaulted ceilings and plenty of yard space, the other is a 1 bed 1 bath, 3 floors of living space, with finished basement and bonus area with an attach 2 car garage. Just a short walk to Snake Pond beach area. Loads of Possibilities for this property, Investors take notice! 1 unit rents for 1800 monthly and other for 1400. Both occupied with tenants at will. 2 separate septic systems, separate electric and hot water. I home has radiant heat, other is natural gas. also see MLS # 21804700
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