Evelyn Doane - William Raveis Real Estate - Cape Cod



Posted by Evelyn Doane on 12/28/2018


141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650

North Chatham

Single-Family

$4,500,000
Price

10
Total Rooms
8
Beds
7/1
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for spectacular views you will not want to miss this exceptional estate that sits high on a hill overlooking Pleasant Bay on coveted Cotchpinicut Road. With plenty of room for guests, you will be charmed by the ambiance of this circa 1740 home with all of the updates required for today's stylish living. It features eight bedrooms including an opulent master suite and seven baths , wide pine floor boards, original paneling in the older sections, a large chef's kitchen, gas fireplaces in the den and kitchen, three wood burning fireplaces, a finished basement for the kids, separate apartment, office and man cave by the garage. With a heated inground pool, beach, two decks for entertaining, there is plenty of privacy but also great gathering places for all.
Open House
Saturday
December 29 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Great family compound with 8 bedrooms overlooking Pleasant Bay!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650    Get Directions

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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 12/23/2018

When you want to buy a home, you know that good credit will be necessary. You may have heard some things about your credit score that just arenít true. Read on to set the record straight on some of the most significant misconceptions about credit. 


Checking Your Credit Only Gives You Knowledge


Checking your credit score or report will not lower your score. The only way checking a score is damaging to a credit score is in the form of credit inquiries. This is when a lender, employer, or other merchant checks your credit in order for you to either gain employment or open a new line of credit. You have the right to review your score without it being impacted. 


You Shouldnít Carry Balances


The best way to keep a high credit score is to use a credit card and pay the balance off in full each month. Itís a false belief that carrying a balance is an excellent way to increase your credit score. You need a low debt level to maintain a good credit score. 


Your Age And Income Have Nothing To Do With Your Score


Itís natural that older people who have a longer credit history have a better shot a good credit score, but your age has nothing to do with your score. It all depends on when you established credit. Some people started their credit histories early because their parents opened accounts for them. Others needed to wait awhile before opening their first credit card account. 


Your income also is not a factor in determining your credit score. It may be true that if you have a higher income, itís easier to stay out of debt, but the amount of money you make has no direct impact on your score. 


You Cannot Access Your Credit Score For Free


You have a legal right to obtain a free copy of your credit report once a year but, your credit score isn't included in this report. There are free services that are outside of your credit report that will give you your credit rating, but you need to search for them. Itís a good idea to check your credit report periodically, but you should also know your score especially if you're getting ready to make a big purchase such as buying a home.


Your Credit Matters More Than You Think


While you know your credit score matters when you head to get a home loan, you may not know just how many entities take your credit into account when you apply for them. Some things you may do where your credit score matters:


Apply for a job

Apply for a credit card

Rent an apartment

Sign up for phone and Internet services

Get other utilities in your home


Your credit history gives a picture to the world to let them know if youíre financially stressed. If you have gone through rough patches, there are always ways to bring your score up. If you had a judgment ruled against you in a lawsuit, for example, that would only appear on your credit report for a certain number of years. Lenders will often allow you to explain bumps in your credit report as well. Understanding credit is half the battle to a good score!      




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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 12/18/2018


141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650

North Chatham

Single-Family

$4,500,000
Price

10
Total Rooms
8
Beds
7/1
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for spectacular views you will not want to miss this exceptional estate that sits high on a hill overlooking Pleasant Bay on coveted Cotchpinicut Road. With plenty of room for guests, you will be charmed by the ambiance of this circa 1740 home with all of the updates required for today's stylish living. It features eight bedrooms including an opulent master suite and seven baths , wide pine floor boards, original paneling in the older sections, a large chef's kitchen, gas fireplaces in the den and kitchen, three wood burning fireplaces, a finished basement for the kids, separate apartment, office and man cave by the garage. With a heated inground pool, beach, two decks for entertaining, there is plenty of privacy but also great gathering places for all.
Open House
Saturday
December 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Spectacular views of Pleasant Bay with 8 bedrooms and 7 1/2 baths!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650    Get Directions

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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 12/16/2018

If youíre making the transition from renting an apartment to buying a home, it can be difficult to ensure you have a place to stay while you search.

There are a number of reasons you may need temporary housing while house-hunting. Maybe youíre moving to a new state and need temporary housing while you search in the area. Or, maybe you just donít want to sign a year-long lease on a new apartment that you donít plan on staying in for a full year.

Regardless of the reason, weíve got you covered. In this article, weíre going to talk about how to find temporary housing while you navigate your way toward homeownership.

Short-term rentals and sublets

One of the most convenient way to rent an apartment while you search for a home is to simply find short-term rentals.

Landlords use leases for a number of reasons. Among them is knowing that they can count on a tenant to stay long enough to be worth the hassle of going through the rental process.

However, there are some landlords who cater to people who need to rent for only a certain amount of time--namely business professionals and college students. Landlords rent to these people with short-term leases because they are certain that they will get the full lease amount in pay.

Similarly, searching for sublets is a good way to find an apartment on the short-term. Sublets are often cheaper than their normal renting price because the tenant needs to find someone soon. Youíre especially likely to find a sublet if you plan on moving in May or June when college students are going home for the summer.

Another service that could be helpful is Airbnb. Many people think of Airbnb as a tool for finding a vacation home or spare room while traveling. However, there are also a number of short-term rentals on the site. You can simply enter the dates youíre planning on staying and compare results. Just be sure to read reviews of the house to be sure that youíre dealing with responsible and trustworthy property managers.

Words of caution

While short-term rentals can save you money while you search and help you avoid a lease, they do come with risks. For example, if renting off of Craigslist, never send sensitive data, payments, or bank account information before verifying that they are actually the manager of the property.

If you do decide to sublet an apartment, take photos when you move in so that tenants or landlords donít try to hold you liable for any damage caused before or after you leave.

Finally, if you decide to go with a service like Airbnb or extended stay hotels because they appear cheaper than renting, remember that you wonít be able to store your belongings there and might have to pay for storage and a moving truck to transport your belongings. These extra fees can add up quickly over a couple months.

Once youíve determined your options for temporary housing, hunting for your new home will become much easier.




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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 12/13/2018


141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650

North Chatham

Single-Family

$4,500,000
Price

10
Total Rooms
8
Beds
7/1
Full/Half Baths
If you are looking for spectacular views you will not want to miss this exceptional estate that sits high on a hill overlooking Pleasant Bay on coveted Cotchpinicut Road. With plenty of room for guests, you will be charmed by the ambiance of this circa 1740 home with all of the updates required for today's stylish living. It features eight bedrooms including an opulent master suite and seven baths , wide pine floor boards, original paneling in the older sections, a large chef's kitchen, gas fireplaces in the den and kitchen, three wood burning fireplaces, a finished basement for the kids, separate apartment, office and man cave by the garage. With a heated inground pool, beach, two decks for entertaining, there is plenty of privacy but also great gathering places for all.
Open House
Saturday
December 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 141 Cotchpinicut Road , Chatham, MA 02650    Get Directions

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