Evelyn Doane - William Raveis Real Estate - Cape Cod



Posted by Evelyn Doane on 6/25/2017

Want to sell your residence? As a home seller, you'll want to take a cautious approach to the real estate market. That way, you can improve your chances of getting the best price for your residence, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why home sellers should err on the side of caution as they prepare to add their houses to the real estate market, including:

1. The housing market constantly fluctuates.

For home sellers, it is important to differentiate between a seller's market and a buyer's market. By doing so, a home seller can assess the current housing market and proceed accordingly.

In a seller's market, there is usually a shortage of high-end houses and an abundance of interested homebuyers. This means home sellers who operate in a seller's market may be more likely to stir up plenty of interest in their houses as soon as these properties become available.

Conversely, a buyer's market typically favors homebuyers, as it features a limited number of homebuyers and a wide range of home sellers. If you're selling your home in a seller's market, you'll likely need to price it competitively to help your residence stand out from the competition.

Allocating the necessary time and resources to analyze the housing market is key. With housing market data in hand, a home seller can determine whether he or she is getting ready to list a house in a buyer's or seller's market.

2. What your home was worth yesterday is unlikely to match what it is worth today.

The price that a home seller initially paid for a residence is unlikely to match what the house is worth today. Thus, a home seller should perform a home appraisal to learn about the present value of his or her residence.

During a home appraisal, a property inspector will assess a house both inside and out. Then, the property inspector will identify any problem areas with a house that could negatively affect the residence's value.

A home appraisal is exceedingly valuable to home sellers. It enables them to understand a house's strengths and weaknesses as well as uncover ways to transform a home's weaknesses into strengths. As a result, a home seller can use a home appraisal as a learning opportunity and find innovative ways to enhance a residence before adding it to the real estate market.

3. Homebuyers are always on the lookout for bargains.

Although a home seller will do everything possible to learn about the housing market, there is always the danger that a homebuyer will submit a "lowball" offer on a house. Conversely, a home seller who errs on the side of caution will be able to differentiate between a legitimate offer and a lowball one time and time again.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you get ready to sell your house, don't hesitate to work with a local real estate agent.

Real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide. They can help you get your house ready for the real estate market and ensure you can reap the benefits of a quick, seamless home selling experience.

Become a cautious home seller, and you can move one step closer to maximizing the value of your house.




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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 6/23/2017


253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633

Chatham (village)

Single-Family

$695,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A nature lover's delight! Situated on the highest elevation in Chatham, you can watch the soaring red tail hawks as you enjoy your coffee in your bright 3 season sunroom. The kitchen with upgraded counters and high end stainless appliances make cooking a delight. This is a great place to entertain with an open flowing floor plan and cozy living room fireplace. Here you will find a potential bedroom with upgraded bath as well as two more spacious bedrooms upstairs, also with an upgraded bath. There is a mudroom/office/studio plus plenty of storage space. Specimen plantings and a deck with views over the tree tops make this an idyllic location. Deeded rights to Lovers Lake for swimming, boating and fishing.
Open House
Friday
June 23 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
High on the hill...a nature lover's delight! 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in an area of fine homes...and close to town and beaches.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633    Get Directions

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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 6/20/2017


253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633

Chatham (village)

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A nature lover's delight! Situated on the highest elevation in Chatham, you can watch the soaring red tail hawks as you enjoy your coffee in your bright 3 season sunroom. The kitchen with upgraded counters and high end stainless appliances make cooking a delight. This is a great place to entertain with an open flowing floor plan and cozy living room fireplace. Here you will find a potential bedroom with upgraded bath as well as two more spacious bedrooms upstairs, also with an upgraded bath. There is a mudroom/office/studio plus plenty of storage space. Specimen plantings and a deck with views over the tree tops make this an idyllic location. Deeded rights to Lovers Lake for swimming, boating and fishing.
Open House
Friday
June 23 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
High on the hill...a nature lover's delight! 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in an area of fine homes...and close to town and beaches.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633    Get Directions

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Posted by Evelyn Doane on 6/18/2017

If you have driven around any American neighborhood lately, you may have noticed a big addition to many houses, particularly if you look up. Solar panels have been soaring in popularity the past few years. As of 2015, 784,000 U.S. homes and businesses have gone solar, according to Solar Industry Data. So what is driving all of these home and business owners to go solar? For one, the world’s recent consciousness of the environment, and the upswing of renewable energy sources has certainly had a big impact and can be seen more in mainstream media and advertising (i.e. the hybrid car). But solar companies and the government are making solar panels even more appealing with incentives, and with the promise of savings. Homeowners who utilize solar energy save thousands on their energy bill every year. There are many incentives that could also aid in saving money. As of 2015, the government offers a 30% Federal Tax Credit for homeowners who add solar panels to their homes. Many states have their own programs that reward anyone for going green. For example, Massachusetts has a program called the RPS Solar Carve-Out II, which is an incentive to support residential, commercial, public, and nonprofit entities in developing new solar installations across the state. Massachusetts and New Hampshire offer Energy Certificate programs which allow homeowners to sell their solar energy, generating many dollars in tax-free income. Because of these incentives, and also the quick payback, solar panels can be a sound investment. Most homeowners can be revived from their investments within 10 years. You can compare that to any other utility upgrade, such as an air conditioner, which costs money to install, and then more money to run. For anyone thinking about moving soon, solar panels will actually increase the value of a home. According to a study done by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), homes sell 20% faster when solar panels are installed. Since solar energy seems to be an upward trend, it could be appealing to the housing market. Solar panels are also a guaranteed performance. Because solar panels create energy from the sun’s rays, it will never run out. Compare that assurance to the unreliability and fluctuation of other non-renewable utility companies. As for maintenance, solar energy requires little to no upkeep for the homeowner. Once it is installed, there is nothing to do but soak up the sun! Aside from being a trendy look for homes, there are many benefits to adding solar panels to your home. All else aside, decreasing your carbon footprint can be a sunny incentive for all of us.





Posted by Evelyn Doane on 6/17/2017


253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633

Chatham (village)

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A nature lover's delight! Situated on the highest elevation in Chatham, you can watch the soaring red tail hawks as you enjoy your coffee in your bright 3 season sunroom. The kitchen with upgraded counters and high end stainless appliances make cooking a delight. This is a great place to entertain with an open flowing floor plan and cozy living room fireplace. Here you will find a potential bedroom with upgraded bath as well as two more spacious bedrooms upstairs, also with an upgraded bath. There is a mudroom/office/studio plus plenty of storage space. Specimen plantings and a deck with views over the tree tops make this an idyllic location. Deeded rights to Lovers Lake for swimming, boating and fishing.
Open House
Sunday
June 18 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
High above Chatham...watch the soaring red tail hawks! A nature lover's paradise! 3/2/1/2 with many updates.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 253 Skyline Drive , Chatham, MA 02633    Get Directions

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