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Rest Easy With Up-To-Code Smoke Detectors

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When a home is sold in Massachusetts, it is Massachusetts law that the smoke detectors be compliant with current smoke & carbon monoxide detector laws. In general, it is up to the Seller to review their smoke/CO detectors, be sure they are up to code, and have them inspected by the local fire inspector to have them certified as being compliant. The Seller is obligated to present the smoke compliance certificate at the closing. But … Read more…

Power Home Shopping On Cape Cod

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With more than 2000 Cape Cod homes currently on the market, you can’t possibly see them all. So how can you be sure you’re not missing any that might have been the perfect fit? Here are some tips for power shopping the MLS. Sign Up For Daily Alerts First and foremost, make sure you are signed up for Daily Alerts. You can do this yourself by signing up on a website like ours which offers … Read more…

Understanding the Massachusetts Lead Law

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If you are buying or selling a home in Massachusetts, you need to understand the Commonwealth’s Lead Law and how it does or doesn’t affect you. Simply put, the law stipulates that a new owner of a home built before 1978 in which a child under six will live or continue to live must have it either de-leaded or brought under interim control within 90 days of taking title. That is the mandate that drives … Read more…

May 2019 Things to Do

May 2019 Cape Cod things to do

It’s spring on Cape Cod! Flowers, food, music and nonsense are just a few of this month’s things to do. Heritage Museums & Gardens | Sandwich Sat, May 25 to Sun, Jun 2 Rhododendron Festival Stroll trails and pathways through 100 acres of magnificent rhododendrons in spectacular bloom. Learn about Heritage’s rhododendron legacy, meet horticulture experts, and take a plant home from the special plant sale.   Various Restaurants | Wellfleet Wed, May 29 to Tue, Jun 4 … Read more…

Cape Cod Dog Park

Cape Cod dog park

Taking your dog for a walk. While there are plenty of open places on Cape Cod to walk a dog, they mostly require a leash. The Cape Cod beaches are strictly off limits during the tourist season, however leashed dogs are allowed on the National Seashore beaches after 5 pm. There are several dog parks and open spaces specifically for dogs to meet and play off leash. Note: Clean up after your dog. Mutt Mitts … Read more…