Amy Harbeck's Blog Call your lender! Mortgage rates are crazy low right now! If you haven’t checked with your lender lately about how much house you can afford, time to rework the numbers!  Some buyers have been pleasantly surprised and open houses on the Cape were busy this past weekend! However, sellers may prefer to just do individual showings starting this […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Be Kind I had to share this email I received from Ken Estridge this morning. Ken Estridge is a Certified Executive Coach & Business Growth Expert, Author & Speaker out of Boston, MA. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Click here to visit Ken’s blog for more inspiring content! Kindness Never Goes Out of […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog 2019 Cape Cod Farmers’ Markets Time to buy at local Cape Cod Farmers’ Markets! Find their schedules, websites/social media, and special events here courtesy of Amy Harbeck! Sundays Brewster Historical Society Farmers’ Market Sundays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 51 Drummer Boy Road  Windmill Village at Drummer Boy Park June 23rd – September 8th (No market on September 1st) Harvest […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog It’s Cape Cod Baseball Season! PSA Brewster Whitecaps & Stony Brook Elementary from Lower Cape TV on Vimeo 2019 Cape Cod Baseball League Season begins June 10th! One of my favorite summertime activities is going to see a Cape Cod Baseball League game!
Amy Harbeck's Blog Kinlin Grover Real Estate Awards Night at Chatham Bars Inn!! Always fun to celebrate our 2018 accomplishments with colleagues & friends! Kinlin Grover remains #1, selling more real estate than any other company on the Cape!   My personal awards included “Diamond Elite” for customer service plus these production rankings: #2 KG agent for number of transactions #3 KG agent for number of properties listed […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Housing Options for Seniors The Cape and Island’s NPR station (WCAI) addressed an important issue this morning! “As we grow older, our housing needs change. There could be a need to downsize, eliminate stairs, or enter assisted living. Others might want to age in place or reduce their housing costs. They discuss different housing options, plus new zoning bylaws […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Cape Cod named in the Top 10! Cape Cod Ranked the 8th Fastest Growing Retirement Area! The Cape has been a favorite retirement destination for years and the number of retirees is growing. What I find remarkable is the number of those retirees who are have had remarkable careers elsewhere and then bring their dynamism to enrich our Cape communities in so […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Moving? How about the house itself!   It is amazing how many antique homes we show that were moved to the Cape from Nantucket in olden days! One of my favorite programs on WCAI radio is A Cape Cod Notebook. Last week, commentator Mary Bergman talked about how antique homes get moved quite often on Nantucket. You can listen to  her segment […]
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Amy Harbeck's Blog Keep Cozy with the Art of Hygge Hygge: 6 Ways To Embrace The Danish Art Of Enjoying Everyday Life From the 1st Choice Lending blog Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish term. It describes the feeling of coziness and contentment that one gets from enjoying the simple things in life, as well as the practice of cultivating them regularly. What is hygge? It’s common knowledge […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog 5 Ways to have a Safe and Sound Home this Winter 5 Ways to Have a Safe and Sound Home This Winter While our home chores this time of year tend to focus on fertilizing the lawn for next spring and battening down the hatches for energy savings, we should also be thinking about safety, especially for the seniors in our lives. Here are five steps […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog 4 Reasons to Sell This Winter Ice-fishing season is open! And so is the real estate market! You might not think there are “fish” swimming around the pond looking for properties, but au contraire! There are lots of buyers out there fishing for their dream homes this time of year! Open houses were quite busy this past weekend & showing requests […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Proposed Tax Reform Impact on Homeownership   The new tax reform legislation proposes changes that could have serious impacts on homeowners! This article from the Washington Report outlines the changes proposed by the Senate. If you would like more information or help sending a message to Congress, check out http://homeownershipmatters.realtor/taxreform/ for more information!  
Amy Harbeck's Blog Knotty Pine Makeover Buying a home with knotty pine?  Knotty pine and wood paneling, as most everybody knows, was very popular in the mid-20th century. There doesn’t seem to be too much history on the reason it was such a hit, other than it was inexpensive, easy to DIY, and durable. Even though earthy, wood-tones seem to be […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog 4th of July on Cape Cod One of the best times of the summertime is 4th of July. But getting to watch the many fireworks displays and having some hometown fun at a patriotic parade on Cape Cod is a real treat! What’s better than getting together with friends and family for some 4th of July fun with a gorgeous beach […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Top 5 Reasons to Support Farmers’ Markets 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 […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Want to sell, but need a new septic?                 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 […]
Amy Harbeck's Blog Should I wait until spring to list my Cape Cod real estate? 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 […]