Buying a home in todays market sure can be challenging.With so many properties on the market giving buyers more options than ever before. Have you always dreamed about owning a waterfront property, maybe a waterview or maybe just a walk to the beach? You can have your dream and I'll show you how!
My personal story:
A few years ago, I made the decision to sell my Somerset home of 10 years. I didn't expect my home to sell as quickly as it did, just a few days on the market and for full price.The Buyers wanted to close in 30 days, for me this wasn't a problem, since I had wanted to explore my options before buying my next home.
The market in 2005 was different than it is today, inventory was low so the demand for affordable homes was high.
I found this great summer rental in Jamestown, RI.
What a beautiful spot close to the beach, with breath taking views! I figured I could take my time to find my next home.
I'm not sure what happened, I think I fell in love with being close to the ocean. I realized that this would be a requirement in my next home. A requirement with a very high price tag, for this girl anyway!
As the summer progressed I realized, I hadn't even looked at one house! Soon I would be faced with reality of finding a permanent home.
Once reality set in, I began my search. I was getting very discouraged because my dream of living by the ocean might not be realistic.
I remember thinking.... How am I ever going to find a place as beautiful as this one!
Then it happened...
I found Mattapoisett!
Mattapoisett is located in South Eastern, Massachusetts.Surrounding towns include, Marion, Fairhaven & Rochester, & Accushnet. Approximately 25 miles from the Bourne Bridge, a great alternative to Cape Cod living without the traffic!
Mattapoisett is a small town along the coast of Buzzards Bay. Perfect!
The best part is I found it completely by accident trying to avoid Cape Cod traffic. Mattapoisett is a quiet town tucked away from it all, yet close enough to highways and shopping.
Mattapoisett is one of the best kept secrets in Massachusetts!
We had to review our list of requirements and make adjustments. Ultimately, what we gave up was our breathtaking water views. In return, we have just a short walk to out private association beach.
Not only did we find the perfect place we learned that if you are flexible and open minded you can make dreams come true.
Still think you can't afford your dream, consider this...
- Home prices in Mattapoisett have dropped 15% since 2005
- The average Mattapoisett home stays on the market 199 days
- Interest rates are still considerably low
- Sellers may be more willing to negotiate, price & terms more than ever before
So even though the market has slowed down, now may be the perfect time to follow your dream!
As your agent I will be sure to help you find the best possible location, negotiate the best price and terms!
With homes in Mattapoisett ranging in price from low $200,000's to $1,895,000 for a spectacular waterfront home! Your dream of living in a coastal town could be a reality!
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