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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…

The Role of the Appraisal

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If you are buying a home and taking out a mortgage, the Lender is going to order an appraisal of the property by a licensed real estate appraiser to be sure that they – the Lender – are making a good investment. You can offer whatever you want on a house, but if you’re taking out a mortgage to pay for it, the Lender has a vested interest in ensuring the home is worth what … Read more…

Understanding the Cape Cod Real Estate Market

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Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Cape Cod this year, it’s important to understand the overall Cape Cod real estate market to help you prepare for and negotiate your own transaction. Recent History Before the most recent real estate crash that affected nearly all US markets, the Cape Cod Real Estate market (as a whole) had peaked somewhere around the summer of 2006.* It took 10+ years for the median prices … Read more…

Buying a Home on Cape Cod in the Winter

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Believe it or not, plenty of homes sell in the winter months on Cape Cod. Many New England buyers LOVE to make a winter day or weekend trip to the Cape. And what’s not to love? Generally speaking, we have warmer temps and less snow than our more northern New England neighbors. There’s little bridge traffic, no lines in the restaurants, and you can take a brisk walk on the beach without having to climb … Read more…