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    Enjoy Summers With Cape Cod Dream Homes

    July 4th is looked at by many as the official start to summer vacation on the Cape and the fireworks were fantastic on Cape Cod this year! With temperatures in the 80’s during the day and low 70’s at night it is the perfect time of year for those who live or vacation on Cape Cod. Enjoy the sun and sandy beaches during the day and the soothing ocean breeze at night. Take in a Cape Cod Baseball League game and then enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants. Sit by the water at the Flying Bridge in Falmouth, the Marshside in Dennis, Fisherman’s View in Sandwich, Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, the Black Cat in Hyannis, the Lobster Pot in Provincetown, the Chart Room in Bourne, the Wequasset Inn in Harwich, Captain Kidd’s in Woods Hole, the Mattakeese Wharf in Barnstable, the Beachcomber in Wellfleet, or the many other fine restaurants on Cape Cod. Fresh seafood is a specialty!

     

    There is plenty of golf to be played on many of the Cape’s courses. Public or private, you can find golf courses from one end of the Cape to the other. Start in Bourne with the Pocasset Country Club, Brookside or head to Sandwich for the Ridge Club, Sandwich Hollows or Holly Ridge. In Falmouth, you can play at Ballymeade, Woods Hole, Cape Cod Country Club, Paul Harney’s, Falmouth Country Club, or the Country Club of Cape Cod. Mashpee offers Willowbend Country Club, New Seabury, and Quashnet Valley. In Barnstable you have Wianno, Oyster Harbors, Hyannis Country Club,Cummaquid, Twin Brooks, or Hyannisport. Travel to Yarmouth to play Bass River, Blue Rock, or Kings Way. In Dennis there are Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands. In Brewster you have Cape Cod National, Captain’s, and Ocean Edge. Cranberry Valley is a fabulous public course in Harwich along with Harwich Port Golf Club. In Chatham, overlooking the ocean is Eastward Ho! And Chatham Seaside Links. Continue to the outer Cape to play the Chequesset Yacht and Country Club course or in Truro you can play the Highland Links. As you can see there is no shortage of courses on Cape Cod to play golf.As you move along the course, just off the fairways, you will see that many people own their Cape Cod Home. Oh, by the way there are many mini golf venues for the kids as well.

    If you are a visitor to the Cape you will soon see why so many have decided to purchase their own Cape Cod Dream Home. With the many Cape Cod Homes for sale there is no need to leave the Cape after a short weekend. Why not stay the entire summer? Cape Cod Real Estate is a fabulous investment in lifestyle for the entire family. To start your real estate search visit www.CapeCodDreamHomes.com and after you buy your Cape Cod Home you won’t have to be one of the many that have to get back on the road after the July 4th fireworks. Whether it’s Falmouth Real Estate or Cape Cod Oceanfront you too can enjoy July 4th and the rest of the year on Cape Cod.

     

    Cape Cod Home Sale Full Overview for May/YTD 2017

    Barnstable County Home Stat Overview May and YTD 2017

    Cape Cod Home Sales Overview – May 2017

    Cape Cod Home Sale Overview for May 2017

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    Now that the summer is here Cape Cod becomes that wonderful place to enjoy. The minute you drive over the Cape Cod Canal using the Sagamore or Bourne bridge you can feel the air change and the stress leave your body. You start to think about how soon you will be in shorts and walking along the beach, the feeling of the sea breeze, the smell of the salt air, and the incredible seafood dinner that awaits! It’s amazing how all of this happens as you cross the bridge and head to your Cape Cod Home.

    As you continue driving to your Cape Cod location you pass many Cape Cod real estate signs and start to think about how nice it would be to own a Cape Cod Home. Whether it’s a year-round home or summer home it would be your Cape Cod dream home. It would be a place you could look forward to coming to, a place that would enter your mind when thinking about enjoying time with your family.

    Whether you start in Bourne or make your way to Falmouth or continue to the outer Cape the summer brings so much of the Cape to you and your family. The Cape Cod waterfront has so much to offer and includes boating, beaches, swimming, fishing, harbors, sunsets, sea breezes, walking, wildlife, tranquility, and endless water views and all of this is new depending on whether you spend your time on a marsh, inlet, pond, bay, canal, ocean, or harbor.

    Harbors bring the sounds and bustle of boating as people get ready for their Cape Cod waterfront adventure. It could be just relaxing and enjoying a drink while taking in the salt air and breeze on a warm day while moving through the water and taking in the sights of the coast. It could be a trip to the islands, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket where you can stop in to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and island way of life. Or your boating adventure could be a fishing trip or whale watch.

    In Falmouth, you have the opportunity of using the bike path which allows you to walk or bike along much of the Falmouth waterfront. It also provides you a way to get a sneak peek at some of the Cape Cod Home Waterfront Falmouth real estate just in case you are interested. The Falmouth bike path works its way to the village of Woods Hole giving you access to restaurants like the Landfall, Captain Kidd, Quick’s Tavern, and others. You can sit at the water’s edge and then stroll to the shops or aquarium or watch the draw bridge open or the Ferry come in from Martha’s Vineyard. If you would like to continue on the bike path you can detour into downtown Falmouth and enjoy all kinds of shops and restaurants where you can eat Italian at LaCucinasul Mare, or Mexican at Anejo, or stop in at the Quarterdeck for seafood or burgers, or go back in time at Betsy’s Diner. You can also visit the many beaches along the south and western coasts of this seaside town. Windsurf at Chapaquoit beach, enjoy the soft powder sand at Old Silver beach, walk along Surf drive beach especially when you are in need of a bath house, or enjoy Falmouth Heights with the beach and restaurants only footsteps away.

    If you feel like opting for a quieter day you may want to poke around in some of the marsh areas in Sippewisset or the Waquoit Estuary where you can view all kinds of sea and bird wildlife. However, should you want a more active day take the Island Queen ferry from Falmouth Harbor to Martha’s Vineyard. Here you can do plenty of walking, have lunch, and when you get back and know that you want your own Cape Cod Home, a Falmouth Homes for sale, you can walk to the other side of the harbor and visit Kinlin Grover Real Estate, the Falmouth Real Estate office that can help find what you are looking for. There are offices in every Cape Cod town should you decide to expand your search on old Cape Cod. Visit the website http://CapeCodDreamHomes.com for more info on restaurants, shopping, boating, beaches, golf, biking, and real estate on Cape Cod.

    Falmouth Condos

    Falmouth Condos – Megansett Shores in North Falmouth, close to beach, shopping, restaurants, and bike trail. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, custom kitchens, hardwood floors, garage, full basement, starting at $579k. Sparkling new construction condos in Megansett Village with open floor plans, marble countertops, large bedrooms, some with 1st floor master suite. Enjoy Cape Cod at its finest with Megansett Harbor and Megansett and Old Silver beachesUnit 1 Kitchen Unit 1 Loft Area Unit 1 LR (2) Unit 1 Master Bath Unit 2 Kitchen (3) Unit 2 LR Units 1 and 2 Units 3 and 4 Megansett 2010 (2) Megansett 2010 (10) close by.

    Cape Cod Waterfront – Spectacular Boater’s Paradise

    Incredible Views of the Bass River and Nanctucket Sound from this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront with beach and a deep water dock for multiple boats. Sunset Ocean Views add to this amazing location. Open family-living-dining-kitchen area with lots of glass to the seaside deck. Close to beautiful West Dennis Beach and Yacht Club. Asking $2,200,000

    11 Riverside from the dock 11 Riverside Front 11 Riverside Porch Back Deck to the South

    Riverside Waterfront

    Riverside Waterfront

     

    Questions You Can’t Afford to Overlook When Choosing a Cape Cod Real Estate Agent

    5 Questions You Can’t Afford to Overlook When Choosing an Agent

    By Keith Loria

    The 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that 89 percent of sellers sold their home with an agent last year. It also notes that only 8 percent were FSBO sales, which is down from 9 percent the last three years, and the lowest share ever recorded since the survey’s 1981 inception.Obviously, having an agent is key to selling your home. Homes represented by an agent sell faster, transact for more money and are less stressful than if you were going at it alone. But where do you find the best one for you?

    According to NAR’s survey, a combined 66 percent of responding sellers found their real estate agent through a referral by a friend, neighbor or relative, or used their agent from a previous transaction. Furthermore, the responses reveal client referrals and repeat business remain the predominant source of business for real estate agents, with most sellers (84 percent) indicating they would definitely (67 percent) or probably (17 percent) recommend their agent for future services.

    But choosing an agent to represent you throughout the process is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

    Here are five questions you should ask before choosing an agent.

    1. What sort of marketing plan will you use? Today, more than ever, the success of a home sale relies on a great marketing campaign, which includes a solid social media strategy. You want to be sure your agent is getting your home seen by as many prospective buyers as possible. What is their online presence? Will they be creating videos? Is there anything unique they’ll be doing to get the word out about your property? By asking these questions ahead of time, you’ll know exactly what the agent is going to do to get your home sold.

    2. How are you compensated? Don’t be afraid to talk about money from the get-go. Before signing anything with an agent, you should understand the percentage he or she will command once the home is sold. The percentage will vary depending on location and market trends, and there may even be some room for negotiation. In a hot market, commissions might dip lower because homes are easier to sell. Conversely, in a weak market, an agent might be less likely to budge on their fee. Along with commission, it’s also important to discuss an agent’s cancellation policy.

    3. Do you work alone or with a team? Nowadays, many agents work as part of a team, so you’ll want to know going into the process whether the person you hire will be the one doing the work, or if the support team will be showing the house and handling the marketing of your home. You may like a particular agent because they posses a level of trust that you think will help, but if they farm the work off to people you haven’t met—and may not have a similar feeling about—the process may not meet your expectations. On the other hand, having more people working for you is never a bad thing, as long as everyone sticks to the game plan.

    4. How often will we communicate? Do you want your agent to call you every day with updates, or only check in when they have something to report? Some sellers like hearing from their agent on the phone on a consistent basis, while others would prefer a quick text to update them on the progress. Let your agent know what you want and see how well they communicate along your terms. Real estate professionals should have the tools to stay in touch according to your wants and needs. Just be sure to express them clearly in the beginning.

    5. How many listings do you currently have? You may find an agent who has everything you’re looking for, but learn that they have a dozen other properties in your neighborhood that they represent. If this is the case, how certain are you that they’ll be putting your home above the others? It’s not to say that a good agent can’t handle multiple listings, but take the time to decide if this is something that’s important to you. In the end, you need to feel comfortable knowing that your house is at the top of their list.

    For more tips on choosing an agent, contact our office today.

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    Cape Cod Real Estate Market thru September 2015

    Cape Cod single family home prices up 2.9% from a year ago while condo prices have declined 6.5% during the same time. Please feel free to contact Doug Azarian for your more local info by town.

    Barnstable County Stats thru September 2015

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