Falmouth, MA Real Estate News

By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
I just received a call from the Falmouth fire department informing me that smoke detector inspections in the town of Falmouth MA cannot be scheduled until after June 16 because all the slots are full. On the one had this is good news, because that means that there are lots of closing happening! On the other hand it means that offers have to carefully written. This may be a temporary blitz because of the end of the tax credit. Or, it could be a good sign that the real estate market has at least stabilized in Falmouth. Or, it cold be the fire departments way of telling the public that they are short staffed. For what ever reason, if you are buying property in Falmouth, make sure you are writing your offer with the understanding that scheduling a smoke inspection could be a problem. A smok...
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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)
The latest verification strategy for landlords is to search social media sites for information and pictures about tenants. Social media sites are a source of what people are like at home, work, and play. Many people place pictures that help describe their lifestyle, interests, and hobbies. There are many examples of how social media pictures and posts have changed celebrity endorsements and public impressions for many publicly notable people. That has evolved into tech savvy landlords researching their prospective tenants to see what social media sites display. Sometimes the info is reassuring and sometimes it is enlightening. If you are a tenant or a prospective tenant, the next time you are tagged in a picture, or referenced in a blog or post, consider how a landlord might contemplate...
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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)
Here is a simple, five question test. These questions not only test what you know, they test how well you pay attention. Sometimes it is not what we know but how we respond to what is being asked. It is amazing how the mind works. How well does yours work? Here is a warm up to get you started: What is the opposite of black?What color is snow?What color is a polar bear?What do cows drink?     Cows dring water. Ready?   FIRST QUESTION: YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT IN A RACE. YOU OVERTAKETHE SECOND PERSON. WHAT POSITION ARE YOU IN?     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        ANSWER:  IF YOU ANSWERED THAT YOU ARE FIRST, THEN YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WRONG! IF YOU OVERTAKE THE SECOND PERSON AND YOU TAKE HIS PLACE, YOU ARE IN SECOND PLACE! TRY TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME.NOW ANSWER THE SECOND QUESTION, BUT DON'T TAKE AS M...
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By Laurie C. Bailey-Gates, ABR, SFR
(Robert Paul Properties)
Falmouth, Massachusetts Real Estate and Homes for Sale - Direct MLS Access The Falmouth MA real estate and home buying process can be complicated and you will benefit from the guidance of industry professionals. A real estate buyer's agent, mortgage lender and an attorney are the primary advisers in the purchase of property. If you are a first-time home buyer or an existing owner, you may qualify for a tax credit and could be eligible for special financing programs. Start your search be determining your price range, housing needs and lifestyle you desire. Falmouth MA real estate will assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosed listings (bank-owned), land, condominiums,  all through the MA Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Request ...
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By Laurie C. Bailey-Gates, ABR, SFR
(Robert Paul Properties)
Map based search will locate all available listings or specifically FORELCOSURES in Falmouth on a map. View listings by street, neighborhood, commute, satellite view and listing density. Go to: FALMOUTH FORECLOSURES MASHPEE FORECLOSURES SANDWICH FORECLOSURES BOURNE FORECLOSURES You will see located on the map: All foreclosures listings currently on the market Search criteria options List and thumbnail pictures of the listings Select FALMOUTH, MA WATERFRONT under Popular Searches to view waterfront homes on the map. Virtual Homes agents will provide follow up assistance. 800-856-2479. Visit the following web sites for additional resources on Cape Cod. FALMOUTH REAL ESTATE CAPE COD REAL ESTATE Go to MA MLS SEARCH if you would like a map search of all listings in the Massachusetts MLS Vis...
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By Laurie C. Bailey-Gates, ABR, SFR
(Robert Paul Properties)
Laurie C. Bailey-Gates | Virtual Homes Real Estate | 508-265-6722 00 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, MA 2.25 Acres located on the scenic west falmouth highway with 150 feet of frontage on 28A. 97,923 sqft Vacant Land offered at $359,000 Lot Size 97,923 sqft DESCRIPTION This a 2.25 acre lot with 150 feet of frontage. see additional photos below LOCATION FEATURES - Rectanglular, wooded, sloping lot ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 1Photo 1Photo 1Photo 1 Contact info: Laurie C. Bailey-Gates Virtual Homes Real Estate 508-265-6722 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: Apr 26, 2010, 1:15pm PDT
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Falmouth MA for April 15, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Falmouth, MA: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 99.97 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 99.94 - down 1/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 3-16-2010 to 4-15-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and so do mortgage rates. However, mortgages rates are up from early yesterday's trading. I expect that mortgage rates will be about the same in price this morning as...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Update on Home Sales in Falmouth MA Through March 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Falmouth and have increased 10.3% over the past year. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Falmouth, MA is $638,352, while the current median sales price is $430,000. The median sales price is the price at which one half of the homes sold above that amount, and one half of the homes sold below that amount. Below is a chart of the trend of median sales prices of homes in Falmouth, MA, in the past year through March 2010: Falmouth Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend of home sales in Falmouth, MA, in the past year through March 2010: Falmouth Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home or condo in Falmouth or in the surrounding area, then search t...
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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)
These links and phone numbers were corrected on April 22, 2010.  The Call Center can only handle 125 calls at a time so the web site is probably better. Click here. If you are thinking about new appliances, don't just throw the old ones out! For a limited time you could get an "incentive" from your utility when you get new appliances. Utilities push energy saving appliances, partly by regulation, partly for PR, and partly for business reasons. The "incentives" or rebates, are available for a limited time period. They are starting Earth Day, April 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM and running through May 5, 2010. There is a reservation required in order to get the incentive or rebate. There is a web site that gives more information. You may click here, or copy and paste the link at the end of this po...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Falmouth, MA Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bank Owned Real Estate for Sale Purchasing a home at a Falmouth MA foreclosures auction has many risks to a potential buyer and in most cases the bank will bid and take possession of the property at auction. The property is then referred to as bank owned, REO (real estate owned) or foreclosed property. To search the MA MLS listings visit Falmouth MA MLS listings. A home owner may attempt a "short sale" whereby the bank agrees to accept less than the mortgage balance based on the owner's hardship and financial status. Obtaining approval can be a long and difficult process. Additionally, there is no assurance that the lender will accept an offer at or above the listed price. Bank-owned and short sale listings are often marketed with a real estate...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Home Value Update for Falmouth MA 02540 Through February 2010 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes for sale in Falmouth, MA is $409,000, while the current mean sales price of homes is $260,000. Sale prices of single family homes in Falmouth, MA have declined 1.3% in the past year through the end of February 2010. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Falmouth, MA, in the past Falmouth Recently Sold Homes If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Falmouth or the surrounding area, then try this home search.
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Falmouth MA for March 23, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Falmouth, MA: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.06 this morning - the same as yesteray's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.09 - the same as its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 2-21-2010 to 3-23-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be the same in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mor...
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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)
Oh My Goodness! Last night the Falmouth boys' basketball team was firing on all cylinders, and they had a nitro conversion kit that kicked in after the first basket! The link above goes to the Cape Cod Times article, written by Russ Charpentier, who captures the amazement of all the people who were there. Even the Whitman-Hanson coach said that Falmouth was in a different league last night. It was fun to watch and got embarrassing at the end as Falmouth, who hasn't been this far in the state playoffs in 30 years! There is no one player who ran the show - they all passed, shot, stole, rebounded, moved, and encouraged each other to the 87 - 50 victory. Of course I was glad to be there to watch my nephew do his part!  We will be saying, "Remember that game!" for years to come.
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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)
Who knew my freshman daughter could high jump?! A few short months ago she was trying all types of track events. She dashed, she long jumped, and she even put the shot once. Then all of a sudden she was high jumping. Well, at the MIAA State Meetlast week she placed 8th with a jump of 5' 2". This wasn't her best jump of the year. That was made at the regionals and was 5' 5". However, 8th in the state for a freshman with little experience is pretty good. "Well done You!" as some say. The state meet itself was an example of organized chaos. Starting guns going off, warm ups all over the place, events all happening at the same time. But the coaches and athletes seemed to understand where and when to be so that each event could be completed smoothly. Each of my daughters has unique talents. ...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Home Value Update for Falmouth MA 02540 Through January 2010 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes for sale in Falmouth, MA is $742,138, while the current mean sales price of homes is $424,125. Sale prices of single family homes in Falmouth, MA have increased 1.2% in the past year through the end of January 2010. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Falmouth, MA, in the past year through January 2010: Falmouth Recently Sold Homes The homebuyer tax credit is set to expire on April 30, 2010. In addition, mortgage rates are still at near historic lows. So, there's no better time than now to buy a home in Falmouth, MA, or surrounding area. If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Falmouth or the surrounding area, then...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Falmouth MA for February 26, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Falmouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.91 this morning - down 2/32 from yesterday's close. At 9:30, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.06 - up 5/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 1-27-2010 to 2-26-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be 0.125% - 0.250% better in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Economic Reports, News, and E...
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By Annie Hart Cool, Cape Cod Real Estate Specialist
(Sotheby's International REalty)
WOW.   Sometimes you just have to say it...WOW!  When the Haiti Earthquake rocked our world, literally.   The World responded.   The Falmouth Rotary made headlines by taking a Shelter Boxand holding a 24 hour vigil on the Common in downtown Falmouth.   Brave Rotarian's and Young Professionals slept in the tent 'City' while the temperatures sunk to 12 degrees.   The goal was to raise enough money to send as many Shelter Boxes to Haiti as possible from our small Cape Cod Community.   That effort raised 8,000 dollars which meant 8 shelter boxeswould be sent from Falmouth Rotary to Haiti which translates into 80 people would have shelter and supplies from the Shelter Boxes. Well, the local 4th grade class decided to join in the effort and held a book sale with all proceeds to go to the She...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Falmouth MA for February 3, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Falmouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.03 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. The 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 100.88 - down 3/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 1-3-2010 to 2-2-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.25% worse in price this morning as compared to ye...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Falmouth MA for January 7, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Falmouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.50 this morning - down 3/32 from yesterday's close. The 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 100.45 - down 2/32 from its opening. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.25% worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 12-7-2009 t...
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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)
Merry Christmas! To all those who have helped us smile and laugh this year, we are still smiling and laughing with the memories! To those who encouraged us, we appreciate your hope and vision for us! To those who prayed for us, our faith has increased! Our Christmas wish for you is that you are still laughing and smiling; that you have been encouraged by our hope and vision for you; and that your faith is stronger than ever. We are reflecting on this year gratefully, and with happiness! Merry Christmas!
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