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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
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New Martha's Vineyard MLSWhy?This is a direct response to Martha’s Vineyard real estate brokers and agents wanting a better system and newer technology to meet their specific needs, and their clients’ needs. The charter members of the MVMLS have almost 60% of the active listings on The Vineyard. They, the real estate brokers on Martha's Vineyard, have driven this new development and evolution.Goal?Approximately 60% of the currently active listings on Martha's Vineyard are listed by companies that are the charter MVMLS members. Another 20% of active real estate listings on Martha's Vineyard are listed by those who are already REALTORS®.  As such, the MVMLS is in a position to be able to ramp up to over 80% market coverage fairly fast, and then head toward the goal of more than 95% market...
By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
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   The boat is a Wianno 25. I'm foredeck, sailing from Hyannis to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.                        Photo credit: facebook.com/Wianno.Senior.161         Contact me to sell your home or to arrange a private showing of any home for sale on the South Shore. View all the homes for sale on the South Shore of Massachusetts at South Shore homes for sale. Follow Duxbury Homes and Luxury Homes on the South Shore on Facebook
By Tina Marinelli
(Jane Brown Assoc)
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      The Martha's Vineyard Times Archives Buy Photos Submissions Advertise Contact News On-Island Arts & Entertainment Things to Do Vineyard Visitor Real Estate Home & Garden Classifieds In Business : Silver lining in Martha's Vineyard foreclosure numbers By Steve MyrickFebruary 1, 2012     Email ShareThis Print 1 Comment Martha's Vineyard Times File Photo   An analysis of Martha's Vineyard land records shows that property foreclosures rose in 2011, for the third consecutive year. But the statistics also suggest foreclosures will decrease significantly this year. Several real estate executives are cautiously optimistic that the Island housing market is in the initial stage of a recovery. According to records at the Dukes County registry of deeds, 37 foreclosure deeds were recorded in 2...
By Tina Marinelli
(Jane Brown Assoc)
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It is a buyer's market in residential real estate on Martha's Vineyard. Some of the inventory of homes have been reduced.  Do you have a dream to own on Martha's Vineyard? Perhaps a summer getaway that you can rent out as well ?  Or maybe your thinking of relocating to the island of Martha's Vineyard?    If you are interested in buying you can help in analyzing your own situation by reviewing a few questions. What a home on Martha's Vineyard would be for you? An investment, a retirement home,a  summer vacation getaway from the busy city?  How long do you think you may want to own your home?  Would you consider year round or seasonal? Would you like to have room for extended family?  What realistic price can you afford ? A mortgage  affordability calculator is helpful in analyzing your o...
By Tina Marinelli
(Jane Brown Assoc)
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Martha's Vineyard, New England's largest resort island, was formed by glacial action 10,000 years ago and lies 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. The Island is roughly triangular-shaped with its base the straight south shore. It is 9 miles wide and 23 miles long at its furthest points; the total land area is approximately 100 square miles. Martha's Vineyard has a total of 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline. MAP As a resort area, the population changes dramatically from one season to the next. Martha’s Vineyard has a year-round population of about 20,000 swelling to 100,000 in the summer. An additional 25,000 visitors are coming and going onferries every day. It is made up of several distinct groups: year-round residents, seasonal residents who have...
By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Awesome Sunsets, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard.   Nothing ends a day like a perfect sunset. Check out these wonderful sunsets out at Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard in September, 2010.  It is so relaxing out in Menemsha, no cell phones, no tv's, no computers...just nature, fresh home grown food and fresh caught seafood, nice neighbors, sea air, beach....... Enjoy the photo's.                  David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.  A life time resident of Fairfield County he spent his childhood years in Rowayton and now resides in Darien since 2004. David Popoff is an accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and member with the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).   Contact David Popoff for all your rea...
By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
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This picture was taken with my Blackberry on Martha's Vineyard today. I was in the Gay Head section of the Vineyard.
By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
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Frequently Asked Question: Are USDA Loans Good? Q: Has anyone used a USDA Loan? Are USDA loans good? How do they work, and where can one use it on Cape Cod? A: Yes, the USDA guaranteed home loan is a great mortgage program. USDA rural housing loan programs allow qualified homebuyers to get loans with minimal closing costs and no downpayment. The purpose of the USDA loan program is to enable eligible low- and moderate-income borrowers (who earn up to 115 percent of the Area Median Family Income) to purchase modestly priced housing for their own use as a primary residence. The program is available for both the purchase and repair of existing as well as newly constructed dwellings. Much like VA loans, USDA loans have a "funding fee" which is 2% of the loan amount. The funding fee can be ro...
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
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It was a peaceful morning on the Vineyard as I walked by this small fishing shack. It was a short trip to check on a house. There were a few ducks and birds still swimming around that had not gone south yet. The leaves on the Vineyard trees were still changing. They are probably peaking right now. I'll be back on the Vineyard for a class in the afternoon. It wil probably more busy.
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
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My wife was a counselor at Camp Jabberwocky many years ago, still has very good memories, and is fond of their efforts. If you don't know, Camp Jabberwocky is the longest running overnight camp for children and adults with disabilities in the United States. Well, this weekend, in on of their ongoing efforts to raise funds, they are hosting a 5K run at 10 AM at the Farm Institute in Katama (Edgartown). There is a $25 runners fee for the 5K run (10 AM) and for the 1/2 mile fun run which follows it at 11 AM there is a $12 runner fee.  There will be entertainment by the world famous Vineyard Sound at 11:30, too. All proceeds will help Camp Jabberwocky keep providing fun summers for many kids and adults with disabilities. If you are there for the Clinton/Obama festivities while Chelsea gets ...
By Courtney Marek
(Sandpiper Realty, Inc.)
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  JUNE MARKET STATISTICS ~ MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS Following is our real estate Market Report for the month of June. The number of units sold during the month increased slightly (+2) over the previous month but decreased significantly (-9) from June 2008.  The median sale price followed the same trend, increasing slightly (+$7,000) over May 2009 but decreasing substantially (-$126,000) over the same month last year. High-end sales (over $3.0M) account for just 6% of the units sold thus far this year with the majority closing last January.  There was 1 sale over $3.0M in June and the property was located in Edgartown Village.  Further, all sales over $1.0M during the month of June were properties located in Edgartown - no other island town had a sale over $999K.  With the number...
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
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I was on the Vineyard for the 4th of July.  This year we made it early enough to the family picnic that we got to see the "parade" in the Oak Bluffs Campgrounds. For over a decade, the summer residents have dressed up and paraded down Clinton Ave to the Tabernacle (where we got married in '85). The pictures below are a sampling of the spirit and fun of the day.  After the parade, we enjoyed a great cook out hosted by my wife's aunt and uncle.  After the cook out, the kids and some "psuedo adults" went to state beach to jump off the "Jaws" bridge - another tradition. It was a beautiful day. We had good food, good conversation, laughs, good company, and sun. We later returned to Falmouth for the fireworks there.  A long day of gratitude and fun.  Thanx to all the soldiers who keep us safe...
By Emma Kennedy
(Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents)
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What would be the summer rental for this property?" The question most asked by our buyer clients. This week’s portfolio includes properties we feel are outstanding rental opportunities. Investment might be a bit of an exaggeration since you would find a positive return mostly from inland properties suitable for year-round rentals. But, $25,000 rental income and up certainly goes a long way to paying the bills. These properties are in good to excellent condition, they are in areas that have always had high rental tenancy, and they are at reasonable prices considering their proximity to "summer fun". The better rental areas command higher rental fees and fill up well before other areas of Martha's Vineyard. After location and condition of property come furnishings, high on the list of wha...
By Cheryl Cahill
(Cross Real Estate)
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Green Your School or Community   May 30, 2009 by cherylcahill324 greenschools is a non-profit organization, originating out of Mansfield, MA ,whose mission is to create healthier/greener learning environments through education and awareness. They aim to protect the health of every individual in our schools and our planet by teaching how to make more environmentally respectful and responsible decisions. greenschools addresses issues relating to: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Healthy Food and Habits/Nutrition, and The 3 R's: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. They offer a wide variety of programs/services to schools and Community Groups throughout Massachusetts.  The programs/services include  Staff Trainings, Student Assemblies, In-Class Workshops, Green Fundraising, Green Cleaning Audits, En...
By Fred Roven, Martha's Vineyard Exclusive Buyer Broker
(Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents)
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For years I have listened to vacationers to Martha's Vineyard talk about how they wished they had bought 10 years ago when they had the opportunity.   The opportunity is here in terms of home prices, inventory availability and mortgage rates.  I was reminded of this again yesterday during our weekly agent open houses.  The tour this week was in Chilmark, a town recently declared the smallest town with the highest property values in the country by Business Week. ("Small Towns with Big Money")  Median home value is $2.237 million in Chilmark and is home to 953 year-round residents.  Chilmark certainly contains the most beautiful beaches on Martha's Vineyard and is contained in many "best beaches of the world" lists.  Yesterday I toured a dozen or so homes in Chilmark, many with ocean view...
By Emma Kennedy
(Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents)
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I was at this property in Katama a few days ago an thought it should be spotlighted. Situated on a private lot in Katama close to South Beach, this is a reverse contemporary home, popular in the area. The main living area and deck enjoy views of the water. You can hear the waves rolling in as you sit on the deck. The home has had many udpated in the last two years and appears to be in good condition. I think this is a great value under $1 million. This home also has great rental potential.
By Fred Roven, Martha's Vineyard Exclusive Buyer Broker
(Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents)
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This week's photo montage includes properties currently for sale that have ocean or at least open salt water locations. I am often surprised, for an island, how very few oceanfront properties exist. This is the first time in my memory that a property directly on Herring Creek Beach has come on the market. Price: $3,950,000. I recently attended a conference for Resort and Second Home Property Specialists. As expected, the second home market around the world has remained solid particularly in comparison to certain areas of the US. Many Europeans are buying as well as a lot of interest from Chinese and S.E. Asia buyers. See International Real Estate Investors Choose U.S. Properties One presentation at the conference had more value than any program I have encountered in the current market....
By Sharon Purdy
(Sandpiper Realty, Inc.)
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Following is Sandpiper's standard Market Report for the month of February for the island of Martha's Vineyard. Note that both sales volume and median have declined from January - 33% and 46% respectively. The vast majority of the current buyer activity remains well under $1.0 with 23 of the 27 sales pending in that lower price range. We attribute the activity in this area to the fact that listing prices have dropped considerably; there have also been several foreclosures and short sales at this price point. Current available inventory is well over 600 and we anticipate a substantial increase in this number as spring listings are brought to the market. Obviously, we are looking forward to the increased activity that the spring season will bring to the island. PRICE# SOLDUnder $1.0M10$1.0...
By Emma Kennedy
(Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents)
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Lights Out Martha's Vineyard an island-wide energy conservation event that is being held in conjuction with Earth Hour sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Turn Off Lights When: March 28, 8:30-9:30 pm Lights Out Guided Walk Where: Felix Neck When: March 28, 8-9 pm Info: 508-627-4850

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