GREAT NEW PRICE! LOW CONDO FEES! NO FLOOD INSURANCE NEEDED! BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS FROM JUST ABOUT EVERY WINDOW! $819,900

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND, 5 STANWOOD POINT, UNIT B, SATURDAY 5/25 12:00 – 1:30PM 3 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH, OPEN CONCEPT LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN/DINING AREA. A LARGE DECK AND TWO LARGE PATIOS, ONE WITH A FIREPIT FOR YOU TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SUMMER NIGHTS ON. 

COME VISIT ME THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. NEW CONSTRUCTION RIGHT ON THE HEADWATERS OF THE LITTLE RIVER AND THE ANNISQUAM. 

OH 5 Stanwood  click for more information

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Most of the time, the things you want don’t just fall into your lap. Reaching your goals often requires thinking outside the box. And that’s just what this homeowner did.

“It never hurts to ask.” It’s amazing how far you can go with such a simple phrase. The home of your dreams may be outside of your budget, or may not even be on the market, but what if you just asked. The answer is always no if you don’t ask.

Read More: https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/outside-the-box

Free Glou/Rkpt Waterfront Guide

 

IMG_9037If you’re curious about which Gloucester and Rockport homes and condos are for sale, this is an easy way to find out. In the Cape Ann Waterfront Guide, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and “the remarks”, all via email.

Click the photo and tell us where to email your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy I Bob and Sue McDermott I Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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Our First Workshop

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On Saturday May 4th, 2019 we had our first workshop. We’ve been working on putting these together for a while, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything went. Our new showroom has a conference room that provides the perfect classroom space.  We have been working on pursuing these educational workshops because we feel that there is a need for this kind of continuing education. We know that this is a skilled trade, one that requires education and training that is hard to find or expensive.

 

Keep Reading: https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/our-first-workshop

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/19 1-3PM 5 STANWOOD POINT, UNIT B GLOUCESTER $849,900

4 and 5 Stanwood Point. Great New Construction Townhouses where the Little River meets the Annisquam in Gloucester. The Stanwood Point Development Project is a Gem in the rough. New Construction Townhouses on the water where you can put in docks and moorings for an unbelievable price. Also, VERY LOW CONDO FEES AND NO FLOOD INSURANCE NEEDED.

4 Stanwood Point – Starting at $769,000

5 Stanwood Point, Unit B – $849,900

Come check it out for yourself on Sunday, 5/19 from 1-3PM. You can be living at 5 Stanwood Point, Unit B this summer and be able to enjoy all that Gloucester has to offer.

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Do you suffer from Offer Fatigue?

Google Offer Fatigue and I bet it doesn’t come up.  The reason is, it’s a new term and I have recently adopted it.  I cannot take credit for it’s origin.  I think it was a real estate agent that said it to me a few years ago.  You still don’t hear much of the term Offer Fatigue, but let me tell you, it’s real.  And I want to help people overcome it.

So, what is Offer Fatigue and what are the symptoms you ask?  Well it’s submitting one offer after another on a house or condo, only to have them all rejected.  This occurs over weeks, months and even years.  It comes with low-ball offers, over-list offers, closing cost credits and offers to the seller they can live in their home for months for free as they look for a house. Finally, it comes with the prognosis that no offer is going to stick, and I might as well get out of the home buying search.  Today I am here to offer you a new perspective, it’s not you….it’s your team!

Home buying is a team event.  You can’t rely on one person in today’s market.  You have to have a team of professionals there to help you every step of the way.   A team is not only a real estate agent, but a real estate attorney (notice how I didn’t say any attorney, but a real estate attorney…must be an attorney who is real estate centric) and of course, a mortgage banker like myself.  The reason is, the team can help the seller answer all their questions and concerns about a buyer.  The team provides all the resources it can to help the buyer, and seller get the deal done.  The team is there when you need them.  The team knows the answers and will convey them correctly.

Here’s a couple examples how a team can work.  On the North Shore and Boston, there are a few tricky things to look out for that could hurt someone’s preapproval and buying power.  In Boston, it’s common for a condo to be listed for sale on MLS with a resident exemption tax rate instead of the full tax rate.  If you live in a property you own in Boston, you get up to a $2700 a year exemption in your tax bill.  That is over $200 a month.  If a home buyer’s preapproval is tight, $200/month could result in a denial on the loan.  If it’s not caught until after the offer accepted, a home inspection and appraisal is ordered, the buyer is out $100’s if not $1000’s of dollars.  That’s in addition to the time and anxiety of the process.  Money, time and energy wasted by all parties.

West Gloucester has sewer projects deferred billing added every other quarter to the tax bill.  So, we must look at the full year taxes and not the quarterly taxes.  Lots of Cape Ann’s roads are private and require a private road agreement.  However, in Gloucester, these private road agreements rarely exist.   I know how to get around it, and a good local team would know too.

If you think you are suffering from Offer Fatigue, you need to get in touch with me asap.  I will review your preapproval for free, and then connect you to one of the great real estate agents here at capeannhome.com.  From there we will create your dream home buying team.

Don’t go into the last parts of the spring buying market suffering Offer Fatigue, get energized by The Pratt Mortgage Team at CrossCountry Mortgage and its teammates!

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Advice and a free Waterfront Guide

But first, you need to find the right house or condo. So, if you’re curious about which Gloucester and Rockport properties are for sale, this is a real easy way to find out. In the Cape Ann Waterfront Guide, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and “the remarks”, all via email.

Click the link and tell us where to email your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy I Bob and Sue McDermott I Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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