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Cape Cod Real Estate On Fire!

Well, not literally, but anyone who has been watching the real estate market on the Cape knows that it is hot to the touch!  Painfully low inventory coupled with an unusually high number of buyers have been driving prices up and days-on-market down.  Maybe buyers are looking to flee the density of the city.  Maybe they’re looking for a more beautiful spot to shelter in place or work from home.  Maybe they’ve got a good … Read more…

Inside Today’s Cape Cod Real Estate Market

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Buyers, sellers, and homeowners alike have been asking us repeatedly how the Cape Cod real estate market is faring in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  Here’s an in-depth look at what has been happening and what we expect to see in the near future. First, let’s explore where we’ve been.  2019 ended with inventory down 20% from the prior year and pending sales down 24%.  In January 2020, we began to see a bit of … Read more…

Home Buying/Selling During the Pandemic

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With all non-essential Massachusetts businesses ordered closed as of 12pm on March 24th, we have received many questions about the likelihood of buying or selling a home on the Cape during the pandemic. Here is what we can tell you, based on information provided to us by both the state of Massachusetts and our local Realtor boards (Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors and Massachusetts Association of Realtors). Real Estate Showings & Open Houses … Read more…

Best Time To Sell Your Cape Cod Home

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Realtors are always being asked by prospective sellers, “When is the best time for me to list my Cape Cod home for sale?” So let’s explore the options and the relevant data. First, we need to dispel a myth that the summer is the height of the real estate market on Cape Cod. While the summer is surely the height of our tourist season, it is not when most home sales occur, nor is it … Read more…

Why Sellers Need An Attorney

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Sellers sometimes ask us whether or not they need an attorney in order to sell their home.  In Massachusetts, it is standard for buyers to be represented by an attorney and is even mandatory when the buyer is taking out a mortgage.  (Technically, that attorney is representing the bank, but for the most part, the bank and the buyer are both “on the same side”.)  For sellers, there is certainly no law in Massachusetts mandating … Read more…