truro real estate: Tips for Negotiating an Offer - 08/04/09 01:34 PM
Negotiating an offer can be very stressful for both buyers and sellers.  Although a real estate transaction is a business deal, it is very often driven by high emotions of all those involved.  Keep in mind that buyers and sellers have the same goal in negotiating an offer.  Both parties ultimately want the deal to come together.  Here are some helpful negotiation tips for buyers and sellers:
Cooperation:  Throughout the entire process, both parties need to work together to reach the finish line.  Toward that end, keep the lines of communication open and positive.  Make a point to find out what … (0 comments)

truro real estate: Truro Real Estate Sales 2008: The Year in Review - 02/06/09 01:15 PM
Following is a review of Truro’s final sales figures from MLS along with a comparative analysis of this year in relation to the prior two years.   Our data comes from the Multiple Listing Service and does not include private sales.  The vast majority of sales that occur in this market are MLS sales.
There were 74 properties sold in Truro in 2008 with a total sales volume of $42,903,850.  There were 61 properties sold in Truro in 2007 with a total sales volume of $36,974,833. There were 56 properties sold in Truro in 2006 with a total sales volume of $37,325,075.
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truro real estate: Are prices on the Outer Cape lower in the fall and winter? - 07/17/08 02:10 PM
Buyers often ask me if prices decrease during the winter on the Outer Cape.  It’s a good question, but the answer is contrary to what you might expect.   Even though our local population diminishes during the cooler months, the real estate market on the Outer Cape is active year round, and we don’t see a seasonal shift in pricing.  In fact, one of our busiest periods traditionally falls in January, right after New Year’s.  Determined buyers often begin their search during the winter months so that they can be assured of summer occupancy in their new properties. There are a couple … (0 comments)

truro real estate: Seller Financing - should you do it? - 07/06/08 01:14 AM
Seller Financing is becoming more common in today’s market.  Traditional financing requirements have tightened significantly and in general, our ailing economy has made it more difficult for potential buyers to save money.
You may stand to benefit from ‘holding paper’ on the sale of your property.  Firstly, agreeing to participate in the financing could result in a higher sale price for you and more favorable terms overall.  You may negotiate the interest rate and terms, and sometimes this rate can be higher than traditional financing. You will be earning interest on your equity in the property, and in the end, you … (1 comments)

truro real estate: Is Zillow Accurate? - 06/13/08 02:51 PM
There are many websites out there that are estimating property values and each one needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Zestimates (the property value stated by Zillow) are all over the place.  We have seen them come within 5% of the sales price and other times we have known them to be off by over 20%.  They rely upon data from your town's tax assessor's database and also upon recent sales data.  The problems are many.  They have no way of accurately assessing the condition of the property or of taking into account location attributes.  When you call … (0 comments)

 
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