down a private sandy lane. There are two bedrooms each with two twin beds along with a living room. Sip your coffee on the deck watching the boats come and go. A short walk to the association beach and rinse off in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach! The ideal place to make your cape cod memories. Ask about property 131 today! This Dennis vacation rental has 2 weeks still available this Summer! Centrally located this 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch is convenient to all the great things Cape Cod offers to make your vacation a memorable one. Located midway between the North and South side beaches, a chip shot to numerous golf courses and the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path. Make memories with friends and family on the deck. After a day at the beach rinse off in the outdoor shower. Stay cool with the Central Air! Inquire about property 111 today! This fantastic beach getaway only has one week left! Don’t miss out on property 117 this summer! A great Location! Walk to Cold Storage & Sea St beaches in the Quivet Neck area from this 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage on the left side of a duplex. Close to Dennis Village, numerous restaurants, shopping, and golf! This Yarmouth Port vacation rental only has one week left and they have reduced the price! Ask about property 119 for more details! Conveniently nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in Yarmouth Port, this home offers all of the ingredients you need to experience the perfect vacation on Cape Cod! This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Cape offers a large open family room / Kitchen which is perfect for entertaining. The first floor boasts a large Master Suite with direct access to the outdoor shower. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms as well as a bonus den. The wrap around deck overlooks a private setting which includes a fire pit and horseshoe area. This retreat is within walking distance to Bray Farm and only minutes to some of Cape Cod’s best beaches including Mayflower and the Bass Hole Boardwalk! Perfect Cape Cod beach house located just a couple of hundred yards to beautiful Dr. Lords Road beach on Cape Cod Bay. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home offers Central Air as well as wifi. Enjoy Cape Cod Bay views all the way to Provincetown from 12 x 60 deck. Within walking distance of the Surfside Grill at Corporation Beach, a short drive to area golf courses, Harbor activities, and numerous restaurants. Don’t miss property 121 this Summer! Be sure to call the office today for availability and details about some of these great Cape Cod vacation rentals. The availability is limited and won’t last long! We look forward to helping you plan your dream Cape Cod vacation! ]]>
Cape Cod Property 131 Located in Cummaquid – Enjoy breathtaking views across Barnstable Harbor of Sandy Neck from the deck of this free standing condo cottage tucked down a private road. There are two bedrooms and a full bath along with a living room. A short walk to the association beach and rinse off in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach! The ideal place to make your cape cod memories. Cape Cod Property 107 The weekly rental rate on this Dennis home has just been reduced! SLEEPS 10! This 3 bedroom 3 bath home is about 1/2 mile to popular Mayflower and Bayview Beaches! Incredible kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends. 3 Ductless A/C wall units that act like central units. Large back yard offers privacy and a place to unwind after a day at the beach. Enjoy dining on the deck and breathing in some Cape Cod Air! Cape Cod Property 101 Are you looking to be within walking distance to one of the most popular Bayside beaches? Mayflower beach is a very short walk from this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Enjoy views of Cape Cod Bay from the deck while sipping on your morning coffee or entertaining with friends. This home offers Window A/C, Wifi and an outdoor shower perfect for rinsing off after your day at the beach! Cape Cod Property 102 Walk to Private neighborhood beach from this great 4 bedroom 2 bath home located in Dennis. The private backyard is perfect for entertaining. Walk to Corporation Beach to watch the sunset while enjoying a lobster roll at the Surfside Grill by Dennis Public Market. A short drive to area golf courses, sesuit harbor and numerous restaurants. Make your Cape Cod Summer memories in this great home! Cape Cod Property 110 Perched on a hill overlooking Kelly’s Bay on Bass River is unique 4 bedroom vacation home with bonus room with pull out couch. The main floor offers 2 bedrooms, a living room and a dining room with views and a full bath. The second floor accessible through either the spiral outdoor staircase or internal ladder offers 2 large bedrooms and a full bath. Washer/Dryer on premises. Bring your kayak or paddle board and use it right from the back yard or use Kayak, canoe and two rowboats the owner has for guest while visiting! Cape Cod Property 126 Dennis Village Delight….This 3 bedroom 2 bath home with large yard is within walking distance to all the great things Dennis Village has to offer including the Cape Playhouse, Cape Museum of Fine Art, Scargo Cafe and Dennis Public Market! Located just a chip shot to Dennis Highlands Golf Course and a short drive to Mayflower beach! Centrally located on the Northside of Dennis for convenient access to all the great things Dennis has to offer! Cape Cod Property 130 Brewster – New to the rental market in 2017! Breathe taking views from this 5 bedroom home overlooking Cape Cod Bay! Make your Cape Cod memories in this classic Cape Cod Cottage with private beach and large deck for entertaining. There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor and three additional bedrooms on the second floor. Large great room is perfect for entertaining. Dining area overlooks the Bay. Enjoy incredible sunsets! If you are still looking for that perfect vacation rental for you and your family? Visit www.RentCapeCodProperties today for information and availability for all of the great rentals above! ]]>
Price has been reduced to $499,900! Walk to Dr. Lords beach as well as Scargo Lake from this 3 bedroom 2 bath colonial cottage. Tucked away on a dirt road combining privacy and easy access to everything that is Cape Cod! First floor offers 2 bedrooms and the second floor offers an ensuite master bedroom. The kitchen is fully applianced and the home is neat as a pin and move-in ready! The home currently has a 2-bedroom septic system, however, the plans for an upgrade to a 3-bedroom system have been completed! Enjoy it yourself or take advantage of the strong rental history. Furnishings are negotiable. This home is located in a highly sought after area North of 6A. Buyers and Buyers agents to confirm all information contained herein. Contact Foran Realty today at 1-877-385-1455 or email to see this great home!]]>
151 Airline Road is a well-treed lot set back from Airline Road. The difference in topography from the adjacent lands of nearly 24 feet encourages an attractive home design option of multiple ground floor levels. An underside basement garage could also offer multiple walkout lawn levels above. A horse riding facility is next-door. The panhandle access is adjacent to another such lot that shares appropriate easements for a common driveway to Airline Road. The future home would be more than 200 feet from the road. All lots are bounded and marked. This 47,480 square foot (1.09 acres) lot is listed at $174,900. 149 Airline Road is a gently sloped panhandle lot. The land is adjacent to Dennis Water District land and is near the horse farm and riding. The panhandle access is adjacent to 151 Airline Road and shares the easements for a common driveway to Airline Rd. The home site would be over 200 feet from the road. This 47,280 square foot lot (1.08 acres) is listed at $$194,900. 163 Airline Rd is a slopping treed lot. This land stands next to the horse farm on Airline Road and is convenient to shopping and Town of Brewster. This acre sized lot is listed at $195,800. For more details please call Foran Realty today. We look forward to helping you find the perfect spot for your dream home. ]]>
Thanks to federal tax incentives and a growing concern for the environment, many Americans are installing rooftop solar panels to cover or offset the cost of their utilities. In the last ten years, the solar industry has grown by an unprecedented 1,600 percent and it shows not signs of slowing. As solar becomes more affordable, however, debates have opened up around the use of solar power and its effect on older ways of producing electricity (like coal-fired and nuclear power plants). Solar power is a complicated process that is part of an even more complicated industry. If you’re thinking about making the switch, consider this your crash course in rooftop solar power.
I’m interested in solar. Where do I start?Before you call a local solar provider and start getting sales pitches it’s useful to know some background information on solar in your area. Do some research on your home state to see if your local government has incentivized solar in any way. Some states have provided funding to banks to offer loans for home solar systems. You should also consider some details about your home, your current energy provider, and the amount of time you’re going to spend in your home. If you plan on moving anytime soon, leased panels may not be something you want to put up on the roof. Some buyers will happily take over the lease; others won’t be so sure or may see it as a headache. You’ll also want to learn about net metering from your current electricity provider. The electricity market is now in flux due to the increase of solar. As solar makes electricity more accessible, it could make electricity costs go up from your local utility company. Net metering is the way that power companies measure how much electricity your panels put into the grid during the daytime which will be discounted from your monthly utility bill. Finally, you’ll want to consider how beneficial the panels would be to your bill. If your home doesn’t receive a lot of sun or have enough viable roof space, solar panels might not be worth it. If you can buy the panels flat out, however, they’ll likely save you a lot of money in the long run.
Buying, leasing, and financing your panelsBuying, leasing, and financing all have their advantages and disadvantages which you’ll want to weigh before committing to one option. For example, even if you have the funds to buy outright you might prefer the leasing option for the maintenance and repairs guarantee. Maybe you want to buy or finance to take advantage of local and federal tax incentives. Another thing to consider is the changing technology itself. As solar power improves, so does the technology that makes it possible. If you’re thinking of moving within the next few years it might be in your best interest to wait for the next generation of panels for your new home instead of buying panels that will be outdated in the home you’re in.
Making the callsOnce you’ve decided you want to go ahead with solar panels on your home you have another round of research to do. Compare providers in your area. Get quotes and setup options to find one that you’re happy with. Get a sample contract and read all of the fine print. Finally, check out the customer reviews to make sure you’ll be happy with this provider–especially if you’re leasing and will be dealing with them for the next 15-20 years. Do you travel in the winter or rent your home in the Summer? If that is the case be sure that someone you trust is watching over the panels that have been installed on your home. Pat Foran is an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association and Foran Realty offers several home watch options for you and your family. Be sure to call for details today! ]]>
Thinking about planning a Cape Cod Vacation? Think Spring! When you think of taking a Cape Cod vacation you think of summer, right? You have good reason to – our beaches, seafood, shopping and people are some of the best in the country! We love having you here during the height of the season, but experienced tourists and locals alike know that the spring can be one of the best times to come and visit. Here are some reasons why: 1.) Smaller Crowds Ask anyone that visits us here on Cape Cod what the most frustrating part of their trip is and they almost always answer traffic, especially coming on and off the Cape…UGH!! Everyone has their own theories on how to avoid it but let’s face it in the middle of August it is unavoidable. Well, getting around Cape Cod in the spring is a piece of cake, and even better is that by the first weekend in May, almost all restaurants, resorts and attractions are open. If you want to spend an extra weekend with your special someone or the family, May and early June are great times to do it! 2.) Spring Festivals There’s way more to Cape Cod than beaches! Everybody knows about our summer traditions like huge fourth of July fireworks and celebrations, Carnival Week in Provincetown, concerts at the Cape Cod Melody Tent and catching the stars of tomorrow at the Cape Cod Baseball League games. But did you know that there are awesome festivals in the spring as well? Events like the Toast of Harwich, the Chatham Spring Fling and the Figawi Charity Ball and race all happen in May. At the Toast of Harwich you can sample food from Harwich’s best restaurants, sample wines from around the world and listen to live music. The Chatham Spring Fling is a similar event, but with a uniquely Chatham feel. The Cape Rep Theatre also starts it’s spring schedule so why not make one of the first weekends in May a cultural and culinary adventure? Going to these events will make you feel like a local, and you get to experience something you can’t do in the summer! 3.) It’s a Great Time to Run, Bike or Hike. The spring is a great time to be outside – especially on Cape Cod. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, it simply can’t be beat. In May, it’s usually warm enough to run or bike outdoors in shorts, but cool enough that you won’t risk getting heatstroke or dehydrated. Plan a trip to come down and take some time exploring the Cape’s great biking, hiking and running trails. Many runners and bicyclists make the mistake of thinking that Cape Cod is endlessly flat. On the contrary, we actually have some of the hilliest terrain in the region, and biking the National Seashore’s trails (especially in the Provincelands in Provincetown) can prove to be a challenging endeavor. May also plays host to several road races. Plan an “active vacation” around spending a weekend exploring Cape Cod’s trails or a road race, and spend dinnertime enjoying a restaurant serving local, organic food from one of our many farms. 4.) You Can Get Up Close with Nature Here on Cape Cod, we’re equally closely tied to the land and sea. Without the cranberry bogs that dot the Cape, and Truro’s little known history with turnips, the earliest Native American and English settlers would never have stayed around to give us the region we have now. The spring is an important time for the whales, a time during which some return to the region and when others leave. The endangered North Atlantic right whale leaves the waters around Cape Cod the first weekend in May every year, making it a great time to come down, book a trip on a whale watch and catch these majestic creatures. However this year the whales are on the move a bit early and up to 85 have been spotted in the Bay already this year! It is a great time to get up close with some of the most amazing creatures on earth. Other attractions, like botanical gardens such as the Pilgrim Monument and Museum in Provincetown and the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich are just now starting to open their doors meaning you can wander through, climb to the top and enjoy the views with no crowds! 5.) The Deals are Great It’s easy to take a Cape Cod vacation on a budget in the springtime. Many resorts don’t start charging peak season rates until Memorial Day, meaning you can get a great value on your stay if you come in the Spring! . Even a lot of regular vacationers don’t know that a good number of their favorite restaurants from the canal to Provincetown stay open year round, and that almost all of them have off-season menus, pricing and specials. Visiting in the Spring, you blend the best of both worlds – some of the nice weather you look forward to in the summer, with the value you’d get if you visited in the winter. ]]>
Opening a vacation home When it’s time to visit your vacation home for the first time, or start renting it out for the season, you’ll need to get it ready. A ski chalet might require you to shovel snow and chop firewood, while a summer retreat by the shore might call for cleaning patio furniture and staining the deck. Much depends on how well the house is maintained throughout the year. Opening your vacation home could be as easy as stocking the pantry, or if the house was neglected in the offseason, you could have multiple repairs on your hands. A well-maintained vacation home shouldn’t take more than a day to get in shape for the season, assuming no major repairs are needed. Here are some typical opening chores:
- Turn on utilities
- Clean and stock kitchen and bathrooms
- Look for evidence of plumbing and roof leaks
- Cut lawn and trim shrubs/trees
- Clear walkways and driveway
- Set up outdoor furniture
- Change light bulbs and smoke detector batteries and carbon monoxide detector batteries
- Replace furnace filters
- Check for signs of pest infestation
accurate and up-to-date real estate information right to your phone! With Foran Realty and the Cape Cod Properties app you have access to all homes for sale and MLS listings throughout Cape Cod. Use the Cape Cod Properties app anytime, anywhere to pull up homes for sale around you using the GPS search, or find homes based on address, city or zip code. Cape Cod Properties will show you all the details you want to know about a property, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, descriptions, pictures, maps and more! Save your favorite homes to view later. You can also text or email homes to your family and friends. The app is available for Iphones, Ipads or Android devices! If you have questions or want a tour of the home for sale, press the “Contact” feature to call or email a Foran Realty and Cape Cod Properties representative that can assist you. Visit the App Store or Google Play today to download your copy of the app! We look forward to your feedback! ]]>
1 When you search for real estate in a specific geographic area, you want to be sure that the Realtor that you are contacting knows the area, knows the specific properties, the amenities etc. You don’t want to be passed from office to office in order to get the requested information. You want the information quickly and may want to jump on the chance to see a desired property before it is gone! Contacting an independent local Realtor just makes sense, in essence you are cutting out the middle man. The Realty Guild is an organization that supports and promotes the independent brokerages. The Realty Guild was established in 1987 by a small group of independent broker/owners as a forum through which to share ideas. Today the Realty Guild has more than 50 offices with 700 agents covering more than 200 communities in Massachusetts. Through the Realty Guild, members are able to keep their independence yet tap into the power that a larger entity can offer. The members of the Realty Guild must be Realtors (members of the National Association of Realtors), and must be approved by the membership as a whole. There is only one member per town, other than in large cities such as Boston.2 [video poster="https://capecodproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Foran-RE-m4v-image.jpg" width="1280" height="720" m4v="https://capecodproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Foran-RE.m4v"][/video] Foran Realty is a proud member of the Realty Guild. Foran Realty Inc. was established in July of 2005 fulfilling the need to bring the “local personal touch” of real estate agencies of the past back to Cape Cod. Foran Realty, Inc. was established with a primary focus on providing outstanding customer service and a pleasant buying and/or selling experience for our all of our valued clients. They realize that a satisfied customer is what it takes to consummate a sale. Foran Realty Inc. truly offers the highest level of customer service ever to be experienced on a local level. Their objective is to redefine the real estate buying and selling experience on Cape Cod. 3 Whether you are looking to buy a home or sell your home, contact Foran Realty Inc. today. They look forward to hearing from you and working to make your real estate dreams come true! 1 https://www.thebalance.com/independent-brokerages-franchises-technology-2867371 2 http://www.realtyguild.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3279 3 https://capecodproperties.com/why-foran-realty/]]>
It’s many homeowners’ worst fear to come home to a water disaster in their home. Water damage can cost thousands to repair and will include a lengthy process in order to adhere to safety standards, potentially disrupting your home life for weeks. In this article we’ll give you tips on how to avoid water damage and what to do when you discover it.
Water damage vs. flood damageMany people are unaware of the difference between water damage and flood damage. Water damage can occur when you have plumbing issues such as a leaking pipe or overflowing bath tub. Flood damage, on the other hand, is defined by FEMA as an “overflow of inland or tidal waters, unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters,” or even mudflow. Flood damage tends to be the more costly and the more dangerous of the two, as it puts home inhabitants at serious health risk. Part of the stipulation in differing between the two types of damage is insurance coverage; water damage is often covered by homeowner’s insurance whereas flood damage is not.
Avoiding water damageTo avoid costly and time-consuming repairs, follow these steps to prevent water damage from occurring in your home:
- Keep your gutters clean to avoid backups and drainage issues
- divert rain water away from your house with downspouts
- Disconnect hoses and turn off their water supply when temperatures drop to freezing overnight
- Don’t leave water using appliances running while you are away from home for extended periods of time
- Keep up with maintenance on your dishwasher, washing machine, toilets, and tubs
- Turn off your water main when you go away on vacations
- Check the water pressure to your home. High water pressure can be nice in the shower, but pressures too high can cause your plumbing to fail
- Check regularly for leaks. Some water damage may go unnoticed for weeks or months, which subjects you to another danger: mold
What to do if you have water damage in your homeIf it’s too late for prevention and you’ve discovered water damage in your home there are several steps you’ll need to take to ensure the safety of your home.
- Turn off electronics in the affected area. If possible switch off power to whole the whole section of your home at the circuit breaker. This first step is to ensure your own safety. Once you’ve turned off power to all potentially dangerous electronics, you can move on to the next step.
- Remove electronics and other perishable items from the area. If you remove the items soon enough you might be able to salvage them by drying them out.
- Soak up the bulk of the water. You can do this the old fashion way by using towels and buckets. Or you can use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to suck up the water from rugs, carpets, and other surfaces.
- Dry the area completely. To avoid mold, use fans and a dehumidifier to fully dry out the area.
- Disinfect. Spray the area to remove any bacteria that may have accumulated due to moisture.
- Contact the professionals. A contractor will be able to tell you the full extent of the damage and whether any serious repairs will need to me made.