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 […]
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 […]
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