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Blog :: 02-2014

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. 

Winged Winter Visitors!

For those of us struggling through this harsh winter, the recent arctic chill has brought more than slippery roads and high heating bills - West Dennis Beach has been the winter home of some visitors from the north! A pair of snowy owls has taken up a seasonal residence in the dunes of this south-side beach, wowing visitors from far and wide.

Snowy owls are an extremely rare sight on the Cape and this pair has attracted large crowds to the beach to get a peek or snap a picture. If you are interested in the birds, take a drive down to West Dennis and look for the crowds. The owls can be hard to spot, but the interest has been such that all you need to do is aim for the large groups of photographers and you won't be disappointed.

Good luck and happy birding!!

Property Management - Protecting Your Investment

Seasonal fun or year-round headache?

According to the U.S. census bureau, about 35% of all the housing stock on Cape Cod is classified"vacant for seasonal or recreational use." In some towns like Dennis, the number is over 50%. A seasonal home can be a terrific opportunity for fun in the sun, but for some homeowners, it represents a year-round headache.

Property Management

For this reason, we offer a property management service to our clients who purchase a second home. For a small monthly fee, we conduct a weekly property inspection of both the interior and exterior of the property. We walk through every room in the house, check for damage due to plumbing breaks, fire, pests, intruders or other cause, and take and email pictures to the homeowner for their review. We can also conduct post-storm checks to make sure that your home escaped that terrible Nor'Easter unscathed, and a variety of concierge services, including mail forwarding.

Give us a call!

For many absentee homeowners, having a trusted and reliable local contact can mean the difference between a second home that is worth every penny, or one that is more trouble than it is worth. If you have any questions about our property management service, please don't hesitate to call us any time at 508-776-4725. As always, we are here to help!!

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Client Testimonials

Having purchased multiple properties in recent years, I can say unequivocally that Ed and Agnes are the two best buyers’ agents with whom I’ve ever worked.   In my experience, their responsiveness, honest and timely advice and knowledge of the Cape’s real estate market are unmatched.  Moreover, even though I was living a thousand miles away during my property search and not always available to visit the area, they did an excellent job of helping me select a home, even going so far as to take extra photos of the property and the surrounding neighborhood to ensure that it met my criteria.    

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