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Dec 03 2014 by in Blog

5 Real Estate Mistakes Retirees Make

By Guest Author: Amy Hoak, 2014 on MarketWatch.com Most people heading into retirement inevitably make some sort of real estate decision—whether they downsize, relocate to a different community or make renovations to an existing home that makes the place more […]

Nov 13 2014 by in Blog

Believe Housing Prices You Read Online?

Most of my clients in Plymouth and Cape Cod involved in home sales will tell you I always speak to them about home valuations, assessments and tax rates. More for education and to clarify how they all work together, or […]

Oct 29 2014 by in Blog

Home Price Index – October 2014 Good News

S&P/Case-Shiller reported recently on October 28, 2014 that home prices for 10 and 20 cities they track had fallen off slightly from the prior month. Roughly prices had advanced nationwide some 5.6% but less than the prior month of 6.7%. […]

Oct 20 2014 by in Blog

The Phone Call But Much More

… I put the phone down and set there for a moment. I had just been part of one of the most intense conversations. It just came out of the blue, totally unexpected and without any preparation on my part. […]

Oct 07 2014 by in Blog

REDBROOK

Redbrook is an A.D.Makepeace Community in South Plymouth. A new village of 1,200 single family homes and carriage style townhomes on 2,000 acres planned with little disturbance to the land and environment. Classic Cottage style homes with varied floor plans, […]

Sep 15 2014 by in Blog

Some Development Is Just Not Right

Home sales and property development in and around Cederville, MA (Plymouth) has been relatively straightforward with residents generally being supportive of new development and land use. This because the use makes sense given the location of the land and environmental […]

Sep 01 2014 by in Blog

Flood Insurance, A Seller / Buyer Dilemma?

With homes for sale in Plymouth County & Cape Cod boasting hundreds of ponds and oceanfront, I have a vested interest in how flood insurance will be handled moving forward. And yes, I have seen a change in transactions for […]

Aug 14 2014 by in Blog

Permits – A Necessary Step In Due-Diligence

In the past few weeks I have had issues come up both with a listing and a potential buy side transaction regarding valid permits for construction work. While not a new problem, I am always surprised at how few of […]

Aug 06 2014 by in Blog

Is The Housing Market Better Than We Think?

By Guest Author: Derek Templeton Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that recent housing data points to reasons for analysts to worry about the direction of the economy. A new report makes the case that the picture is much brighter then […]

Jun 20 2014 by in Blog

DOUG the Quahog, Prognosticator of Cape Cod

Yes you’re reading the headline correctly. You remember the likes of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog who harkens the arrival of spring. We now have Doug the Quahog , the mollusk who predicts the number of sunny days Cape Cod […]