Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/14/2018

Let's face it – homebuyers constantly compete with one another, especially if a new home is added to the real estate market that fulfills the requests of a large assortment of homebuyers in a particular area. Thus, you'll want to do whatever you can to gain a competitive advantage over other homebuyers, as this competitive edge will enable you to discover the right home quickly and efficiently. So what does it take to obtain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals? Here are three tips to help you gain a competitive edge over homebuyers in any real estate market: 1. Act Fast. The early bird catches the worm, and the same holds true for homebuyers who want to find the best homes in a competitive real estate segment. Homebuyers who act quickly are more likely to find great homes as soon as new residences hit the real estate market. Also, these homebuyers will be in an ideal position, one that enables them to check out a recently listed home quickly and make an offer without delay if a residence meets their needs. Study the real estate market carefully, and you'll be better equipped to make a move on a recently listed house faster than other homebuyers. Also, be sure to get pre-approved for a mortgage, as this will enable you to submit an offer without having to worry about committing extensive time and resources to get approved for a mortgage down the line. 2. Offer More Than the Asking Price. What can you do to ensure your offer stands out to a home seller? Offer more than the asking price for a residence, and you can improve your chances of securing your dream home. In the event that a home seller receives multiple offers for his or her residence, offering more than the initial asking price will help your offer stand out from others. Therefore, you'll be able to reduce the risk that you could miss out on your ideal house if you submit an offer that exceeds a home seller's asking price. 3. Work with an Experienced Real Estate Agent. When it comes to finding your dream home, why should you be forced to leave anything to chance? Instead, hire an experienced real estate agent, and you'll be able to enjoy a long-lasting competitive edge over other homebuyers. Typically, a real estate agent will possess extensive industry know-how and experience, ensuring that he or she can help you find your perfect residence immediately. This professional also will be ready to respond to any concerns or queries and ensure you are fully supported during every step of the homebuying process. From determining your ideal budget for a new home to setting up home showings, a real estate agent can make it easier for you to check out many wonderful residences in cities and towns nationwide. As a result, hiring a real estate agent could mean the difference between settling for an average house and discovering your dream residence in any real estate market. Gain the competitive edge you need in any real estate market, and you should be able to make an offer on your dream home instantly.




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Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/7/2018


180 Robbins Hill Road , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$1,550,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Memories made, memories cherished in this home by the sea where the sound of the seagulls in the distance can be heard; where large family gatherings were a favorite. The place that owners ''loved the most in the world''. First time offered for sale for new memories, family gatherings and lazy days walking the famous Brewster tidal flats, to begin and just in time for summer of 2018! Highly desirable location, one lot back from the bay with bay beach access practically right out the door. Architect designed, custom built, featuring a traditional Cape front exterior with an open and contemporary interior. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, step down living room for cozy gatherings around the fireplace. Roomy first floor master suite, wood floors, walkout basement with bonus room. Needs updati
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/7/2018

When you’re buying a home, there’s a lot to think about. Your finances probably have the biggest impact in the entire home search process. The amount of a down payment you have and the amount of loan you’re approved for help decide what you can buy. 


When you hear about closing costs, what do they entail? How much will you need to cover these costs? Many people get to the closing table for their home purchase and feel unprepared. You’ll need a certain amount of cash on hand when you finally close on a home. Learn more about closing costs, so that you understand everything that you need to know about your home purchase.    


Closing costs are spelled out pretty plainly in just about every kind of real estate contract. These costs are the fees associated with the title companies, attorney, banks, lenders and everyone else who is involved in the purchase of a home. The closing table is also the time when you provide your sizable down payment. The closing costs that are being referred to are considered a separate expense independent of the closing costs.


Closing Costs Vary


Closing costs can range from anywhere between 2 and 8 percent of the purchase price of the home. You can’t really “choose” what’s included in the closing, so you’ll need to have an idea of how much money you’ll need to write a check for. Lenders can give you an estimate of about how much closing costs will be. 


Negotiations 


Certain things like the realtor’s commission fees can be negotiated and can be paid for by the buyer or the seller. The good news is that you can roll your closing fees in with your mortgage in some cases. You may also be able to negotiate with your lender to pay the closing costs for you in exchange for a higher interest rate. 


What’s Included In Closing Costs?


Depending upon where and what type of home you’re buying, what the closing costs actually cover varies. Here’s just some of the things that closing costs cover:


  • Appraisal
  • Escrow fees
  • Credit reports
  • Title search
  • Title exam fee
  • Survey fee
  • Courier fee (Most transactions are done electronically, but in some cases this may be necessary)
  • Title insurance
  • Owner’s title insurance
  • Natural hazards disclosure
  • Homeowner’s insurance (Your first year of insurance is often paid at closing)
  • Buyer’s attorney fee
  • Lender’s attorney fee
  • Transfer taxes
  • Recording fees
  • Processing fees
  • Underwriting fee
  • Pre-paid interest
  • Pest inspections
  • Homeowner's association transfer fees
  • Special assessments


These fees vary widely by state and the type of property that you’re purchasing. Not every fee is required, but the above is just a list of many of the possible fees that could be included in on the closing of the home you choose.





Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/6/2018


287 Wauquanesit Drive , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Condo

$699,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Water water everywhere! You have the sun in the morning and the moon at night! A dramatic two story entry foyer welcomes you to a beautiful open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living all open to the other yet uniquely their own space; high ceilings, transom windows above the sliders The kitchen has been beautifully re-done; the living room features a fireplace and sliders that open to a private deck. The master bedroom is en suite and enjoys a peek of the bay from its' private deck. The guest bedroom is lovely and enjoys a peek of Cobb's Pond. A center hall bath serves the guest bedroom and the laundry. Enjoy the private bay beach & walking trail along the edge of Cobb's Pond. Clubhouse, tennis and gorgeous new pool opening May 1. 2018. New Year, new limited time pricing, new you!
Open House
Saturday
February 10 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come to see your new home by the sea and enjoy the Cape Cod lifestyle! Tennis, private bay beach. The champagne may flow on May 1 for the grand opening of the big, beautiful brand new swimming pool! O
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/2/2018

This Condo in Brewster, MA recently sold for $660,000. This style home was sold by Peggy Farber - oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty.


26 Mariner Court , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Condo

$699,900
Price
$660,000
Sale Price

4
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
The search is over! Stylish, sunny Bayside townhouse at Ocean Edge. Resort living includes private sandy beach just a 1/10th mile stroll away. Tennis and pool are even closer! Master suite offers a large private deck. 2nd bedroom is good sized. Vaulted skylit dining room adjoins open living room with sliders to expansive first floor deck. Pretty yard and a seasonal waterview. Steps to fine dining. Enjoy it for yourself or use it as an investment property. Benefit from Excellent rental history at $3600 per week.

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