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Buying In The Fall Market

The Fall market presents all new opportunities for buyers who didn’t score a house earlier in the year.  But how do you find them?  Here are some thoughts and tips about this year’s Fall market on Cape Cod. First, the Fall is a popular time for brand new listings to hit the market.  This is in large part because many homeowners list their homes after squeezing one more summer out of their Cape house.  Whether … Read more…

What To Expect When You’re Selling

It may be a Seller’s market, but many Sellers haven’t sold a home in years – if EVER – and have no idea what will be expected of them from their Buyer, their Realtor and their Attorney.  Here’s a summary of the most typical expectations of Sellers.   Expect to have your septic system and smoke/CO detectors inspected.  It is up to the Seller to have both of these items inspected at his/her own expense.  … Read more…

Understanding Disclosure in Massachusetts

You’re buying a home and are wondering if there’s a ghost in the attic.  Does the seller need to disclose it?  If you are buying or selling a house, the word “disclosure” becomes a very important word for you.  Sellers need to fully understand what information they must disclose to Realtors and buyers to help prevent a lawsuit in the future.  Buyers need to be wary of what information is NOT being disclosed, so that … Read more…

Winds of Change – Are They Blowing?

It’s been exactly one year since buyers started entering the Cape Cod market with wild abandon – sending prices soaring with each passing week and inventory to record lows.  But are the winds of change finally beginning to blow on this unprecedented seller’s market?  Most Realtors seem to think so.  Let’s take a look at what’s going on. June 2020 marked the first month that pending sales started going through the roof, as Massachusetts began … Read more…

Winter Market Wrap-Up

The first quarter of 2021 is just about over and the Cape Cod real estate market has continued to frustrate buyers, thrill sellers, and leave EVERYONE, including top economists, wondering how long the supply & demand imbalance will continue.  Understanding the primary source(s) of the imbalance is key to crafting an informed opinion.  So let’s dig deep into the numbers and see what we find. We’ve heard it said over and over again that inventory … Read more…