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Cape Cod House Architecture

Can you spot the different regional architectural house styles around Cape Cod? Have fun as you tour around the Cape and see if you can check off this list of the different historic styles of early New England.   ___ Classic Full Cape The most popular home design is the classic Cape. The typical “Cape” has a simple, unembellished appearance, a rectangular footprint with a center chimney, and a centered front door with two windows … Read more…

Security Cameras in a Vacation Rental

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More and more, vacation rental tenants are encountering properties with security cameras installed, which causes concerns about violation of privacy. Is it legal for homeowners to install security cameras at a rental property? Are there specific areas where surveillance can be placed or not? Do tenants have to be notified if surveillance cameras are in place? Homeowners Homeowners are generally within legal bounds to install surveillance cameras to protect their property. Cameras must be visible … 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…

Selling Your Home in 2018? Be Prepared!

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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…