Brewster Property-and more-Have Sold

November 13, 2012

Cape Codder Hotel

Happy 2013! I’ve been asked about the status of the Brewster house and barn in the June 26th post, and happily it is sold.  As mortgage rates hit historically low rates, properties on Cape Cod that are priced correctly and Staged are being snapped up quickly.  Land is beginning to move again as well.  Four homes in  my immediate area sold recently for surprisingly high prices. In the third quarter of 2012, days on market for residential property decreased only 2.6% over the previous 3rd quarter, and median values decreased nearly 7%, but volume sold is up over 19%. See the entire report here.


The Bargains Continue

July 1, 2008

Scargo Tower
What a busy time! It’s so busy on the Cape! The weather has been fantastic, the Cape League baseball is in full swing, and the bargain hunters are out in full force. And the bargains are to be had. Reading the sales report for today, final selling price is nowhere near the original asking price. Sellers: wise up!! Price your property correctly from the start. The Boston Globe had a great article on this on Sunday. Buyers: work with a competent agent who will do the necessary research to bring your offer in at the right place. Don’t just “take a stab at it.” The market “correction” continues and prices are falling, not yet stabilizing. It’s still a great time to buy on Cape Cod.

May Day/May Day

April 30, 2008

The end of the month means something else to Realtors: closings. In checking the up-to-the-minute listings marked “sold” on the Cape Cod and Islands MLS just now I saw something that has been creeping in more often: selling prices greater than the listing prices. I scour the “solds” daily because it’s my job to be informed. Normally, selling prices are 93% to 97% of the LAST reported listing price. This has nothing to do with the price the home came on the market at. But recently I’ve seen homes selling at 102%-105% of the listing price, and I have had my own buyer-customers get into little bidding wars over properties. Desirable inventory is in ever-shorter supply in some areas, creating pockets of classical economic supply/demand drama. Lesson: if you see it and want it, buy it. Don’t let the media lull you into a sense of complacency.

I will have a closing in May in Mashpee on 6 Chatham Lane. See the webpage I designed for this home. After the closing I will change it to a “We’ve Moved” page for the buyers, so that they can show all of their friends and family their new home. It’s particularly nice as it’s their first home.

There will be a May Day family concert by Peter and Ellen Allard at Ezra H. Baker School gym in Dennis, 6:00 p.m., public welcome. Sponsored in part by the Dennis Arts and Culture Council and Mass Cultural Council.

Whether May Day is a workers’ acknowledgement day ( International Labor Day) for you, or a day to wear lily-of-the-valley as in France, enjoy the inevitable step toward Summer.

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