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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…

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…

The Dos and Don’ts of Selling Your Cape Cod Home

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If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2019, or even more importantly, if you TRIED unsuccessfully to sell your home in 2018, then this post is for you! Let’s face it – selling a home is a hassle, PARTICULARLY if you’re living in it!  Trying to keep it clean, accommodating last-minute showings, taking the dog to work so he doesn’t scare potential buyers.  UGH!  It’s exhausting just thinking about it.  So the sooner the … Read more…

If You’re Selling – Better Start Packing!

Clutter

If you’re planning to list your house in the near or even distant future, the time to start packing is NOW!  Why?  Because your house will show better and sell faster, and you’ll have a head-start when moving day is REALLY breathing down your neck! Face it – most homes are cluttered. Too much stuff in the closets, too many knick-knacks on the mantel, too many products in the bathroom, too many appliances on the … Read more…

Selling Your Home in 2018? Be Prepared!

Staging

If you’re planning to sell your Cape Cod home in 2018, the time to start planning is NOW.  2017 was marked by historically low inventory in the Cape Cod real estate market. Many buyers never found the home of their dreams, meaning there is pent up demand going into 2018. Sellers will likely benefit from this in the form of higher sale prices and fewer days on market. In 2017 (through November), median sale prices … Read more…