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Dennis : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Nckgb answered:
From time to time send them a email (anonymous) asking questions see if they answer the email give them 2 times and if not fire them the listing contract says they will use due diligence in finding a buyer. They are NOT working for you! Hire someone who will work for the commission. No reason to pay for something you are not getting. ... more
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Donna Gilson answered:
In general Dennis properties bring higher prices. The Northside beaches are a top reason for this. When I have a clients come in and ask to view only Dennis homes I always ask if they will consider other towns and locations to broaden their search. Nine times out of ten the answer is no and their main reason is the Northside beaches.Yarmouth has lovely beaches also, but the general consensus is that Dennis beaches are superior.

However, parts of Dennis still have homes in the more reasonable price ranges, such as Dennis Port.

Of course beaches are only part of the equation when considering a home purchase. Taxes to do come in to play also. Dennis has a lower tax rate which is desirable.

That being said in general Yarmouth homes will bring you more bang for your dollar. I recently had a couple with a tight budget and they could not touch a home in the Dennis area. Many first time home buyer's would do well to consider starting their home search in Yarmouth first.

Both Yarmouth and Dennis offer wonderful golf courses for the avid golfer.

Both towns have much to offer.

But, when it comes right down to you have to look at the whole picture. Where is the home located? Is it near a beach or water? Is it in a desirable neighborhood? What is the home's condition?

To view homes in Dennis or Yarmouth please give me a call:

Donna Gilson
McDevitt Realtors
508-776-1777 / cell
508-385-8316 / office
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Christina Murphy Mazgelis answered:
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Christina Murphy Mazgelis answered:
Hi Meg,
I don't know if you have already listed your home or not but I thought I would give you a response. In regard to rental income I would not overstate the potential income. It would be best to get a professional opinion on the current going price for seasonal, yearly , and winter rentals. Also, if possible, have some evidence of what your brother is getting.
As for the furnishings, if the buyer is purchasing the home as a rental property or 2nd home then offering the furniture is a plus. If the buyer is buying it solely for personal use then it is often a negative as they may want their own choice of furniture.
If you need any further help please contact me. I would love to get your home sold.
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
It depends on the tenants motivation. I find it is always a good idea to set expectations up front and if you feel the tenants may have an issue when the time comes to sell don't rent to them. Since you have tenants in place you may want to assure them that you will respect their privacy and work together on showing times etc. The outcome of a situation can depend greatly on how it is presented...

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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Corey Sprague, Realtor answered:
Linda, if you have an account, go to this link:

You can post a listing if you're not an agent. Click on submit a listing. You will want to change the drop down to either home seller or home owner.

If you need any assistance, please email me and I will assist. I still work the cape often and if you need professional assistance to get your property sold at a premium, I would be happy to meet with you.

Take care,
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Fri May 24, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
If you need to find a street and your Internet map is not working, the local fire department knows where all the streets are.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Lisa Morales answered:
For top condition contact Cape Cod Home Staging Co. Location-price-condition: you can control two of these! There is a flood of new listings, you need to stand out.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
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Wed May 6, 2009
Paul Beatty answered:
Hi Smokey,

Mark is spot on - basing your value on any formula pertaining to assessed values is a dangerous game. Initial asking price isn't much better, either. Value is determined by what somebody is willing to pay for it, and looking at recent sales in the area gives us a good gauge for what might be expected.

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Paul Beatty
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