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Blog :: 03-2013

After more than 25 years of living, working and playing on Cape Cod we have a lot to share about the area.  Our blog topics run the gamut from fun things to do, working with contractors, and homeownership tips and tricks, so check back frequently to see what's new.  If you have questions or would like to learn more about Cape Cod or owning property on this beautiful peninsula please contact us for more information and to set up a showing for any listing. 

Newcomers to Cape Cod Real Estate

Buying Real Estate?

 

When first the idea of moving to Cape Cod enters our consciousness, we think of all the pleasures the Cape has to offer beaches, golfing, boating, bird watching, etc. Then, the worry sets in. After leaving old friends, who will we spend time with to enjoy this new Cape Cod life? Will we be isolated? Will we regret the move? The answer is Absolutely No!

Join in the best social life the Cape has to offerCape Cods Newcomers Clubs

Barnstable Newcomers

Chatham-Harwich Newcomers

Dennis/Yarmouth Newcomers

Falmouth Newcomers

Nauset Newcomers

Sandwich Newcomers

The Newcomers Clubs offer activitiesLeisure Walking, Trail Walking,, kayaking, bowling and, social events which include Wine Tasting, book clubs, card games. Monthly meetings include enlightening speakers, choral groups, and other entertainment.

For more information on Cape Cod Newcomers Clubs, please e-mail us atChatelains@CapeCodChatelains.com.We would be happy to send you the information.

Real Estate Short Sales

Pertinent short sale update

Due to the shoddy title work that was done in the previous few years, many title issues are surfacing that are taking an inordinate amount of time to resolve and may, in fact, not be resolvable. There has been much talk about new rules and regulations that are supposed to make short sale purchases more "user friendly". These rules are in place, but, they are not necessarily being adhered to by the Lenders involved. Therefore, it is still taking a lot of time to move deals along. Additionally, FHA rules are tightening up for Buyers and properties. It is harder to get a Buyer qualified and distressed properties are not as easy to finance as they were in the past.

In sum, while short sales are often priced attractively, they are not for the faint of heart. They should be approached only by Buyers who have financing in place, have a strong stomach and are patient. Good luck!

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Client Testimonials

  We engaged Agnes as our agent to help us find a home. She did everything one would hope for over a months long process. She was always upbeat, cheery and positive.  We enjoyed getting to work and know with Agnes (and Ed).

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