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Using a Reverse Mortgage to BUY a Home?

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Most of us are familiar with the concept of using a reverse mortgage to extract equity from our existing home to help pay for daily living expenses or just make life more enjoyable and comfortable.  But did you know that you may be able to use a reverse mortgage to help BUY your dream home on Cape Cod? Consider the following example.  You and your spouse, both age 62 or over, have just sold your primary … Read more…

What is Title V and Why Do I Care?

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When searching the Cape & Islands MLS, you’ll frequently encounter references to something known in Massachusetts as “Title V”, a state regulation pertaining to septic systems. Many buyers of Cape Cod homes live off-Cape in metropolitan areas such as Boston and New York City and are unfamiliar with septic systems. If you are one of these people, here’s a brief summary of what you need to know when buying a home on Cape Cod. The … Read more…

Shopping For Your New Cape Cod Home

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House hunting can be the most exciting and enjoyable activity of the year – or it can be the most frustrating. Your level of preparation directly impacts where on the Fun/Frustration spectrum your experience will fall. So here are some tips to be sure you are heavily weighted toward the Fun side! Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage. We discussed this in last month’s Blog post on the home-buying process, but it’s worth mentioning again. If … Read more…

Overview of the Cape Cod Home Buying Process

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If you are a first-time homebuyer, or have not bought a home in a very long time, perhaps you need a refresher on the basics of buying a home. Here are the general steps that apply to most home purchases. Your Buyer’s Agent, Mortgage Lender, and Attorney will be working with you throughout the process to meet all deadlines, protect your deposits, and ultimately assist you in the successful purchase of the home. So let’s … Read more…

Buying A Cape Cod Investment Property

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Cape Cod is a peninsula off the east coast of Massachusetts boasting 550 miles of coastline.  Much of that coastline is occupied by gorgeous, sandy beaches and picturesque harbors — making Cape Cod an ideal vacation spot and a perfect location for purchasing a second home.  If the thought of owning a home on the Cape appeals to you, but you just don’t see how you can afford it until later in life, perhaps you’re not considering … Read more…