Blog :: 09-2014

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. 

Investing in a weekly rental cottage? Not so fast...

If you are looking for a vacation rental, look no further than Olde Cape Cod. However, if you are looking for a year-round rental, you are in for a long search. County-wide, almost 40% of homes are used asseasonal or second homes, and in some towns (like Dennis), the number is over 50%. Of these, nearly all are rented out on a weekly basis to the droves of vacationers that visit the Cape every year. This emphasis on weekly rentals leaves a huge market open for year-round rentals. Tight lending practices and low home inventory have characterized the Real Estate market over the last few years, leaving many homebuyers (especially first-time homebuyuers) in the rental market for longer than they would like. These are often highly qualified renters who are able to pay premium rates for a good quality home.

If you are considering buying an investment property here on the Cape, don't immediately assume it has to be a weekly rental. Weekly rentals are part of a highly competitive market with high overhead in the form of cleaning fees, brokerage costs, advertising, and utilities. Year-round rentals can prove an extremely wise investment both in the short- and long-term.

As always, if you are interested in buying an investment property on the Cape, give us a call any time to discuss your options. Whether it's a vacationor long-term rental investment, we are here to answer your questions and help you decide on a course of action that will maximize your investment and help you to meet your long-term goals.

We look forward to hearing from you!