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Home Buying in Dennis : Real Estate Advice

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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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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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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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