The summer has finally started to show itself and that means farmers’ markets season! As Cape Cod starts to bustle with visitors and seasonal businesses start to open, our friends at all the local farmers markets gear up for a busy couple of months.
Did you know there are farmers markets open every day all over Cape Cod? You can get farm fresh, local produce from Bourne all the way to Provincetown. And if you’re in the mood for a little more fun, you can check out Farmers’ Market Meets Happy Hour over at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis.
The dreaded news of a failed septic can paralyze Cape Cod property sellers just when they think they are ready to list. Some say, “I’ll just let the buyers take care of it,” but very few buyers are willing to consider a property that needs a new septic. Buyers worry that even with an estimate of the cost, they could be surprised with additional costs–like finding a huge boulder right where the new leaching field is suppose to go! But a seller has options! Even if strapped for cash, Barnstable County has a special loan program that can cover the cost until closing. If the property is already under contract, some engineers and septic installers will do the work and get paid at closing. The first step is to have the engineering done right away, since that can be the slowest part of the process, and then put the plan out for bid with installers. Instead of an obstacle, the new septic becomes a very desirable feature for eager buyers! Feel free to call for more tips and guidance!
NO, LIST NOW! Cold winds are blowing over the beaches, snack shacks are closed, and the boats are shrink-wrapped at the marinas, but the buyers are here–whether in person or on line! You would think real estate would be dead this time of year, but I had several showings this week and I put a condo under contract after multiple offers! Buyers are eager to buy before interest rates rise further, but there are very few listings to pick from right now. Some buyers would also rather buy a vacation home now instead of book another rental for this summer. It’s a sellers’ market! So if you are thinking about listing your Cape Cod real estate, call or write now. Now is the time!