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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 4/20/2018

As a homebuyer, it is paramount to establish realistic expectations for the homebuying journey. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to achieve various goals along this journey and acquire your ideal residence faster than ever before.

Setting realistic homebuying expectations can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set realistic homebuying expectations.

1. Assess Your Home Must-Haves and Wants

Dozens of homes are available in cities and towns nationwide. If you establish realistic homebuying expectations, you may be better equipped than others to determine exactly what you want to find in your dream house. As a result, you could reap the benefits of a quick, seamless homebuying experience.

Oftentimes, it helps to create a list of home must-haves and wants prior to searching for a house. This list can be updated as you proceed along the homebuying journey and will serve as a guide to help you discover your ideal residence.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

With a mortgage in hand, you can narrow your home search to residences that fall within your price range. Then, you can speed up the homebuying journey and find your ideal residence in no time at all.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you'll want to meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions generally offer a broad array of mortgage options. Examine all of your mortgage options closely, and you're sure to find a mortgage that matches your finances.

Also, don't hesitate to ask mortgage questions when you meet with potential lenders. Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to help you in any way they can. Thus, you can gain expert insights from these mortgage specialists that could help you make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands what it takes to purchase a home in any housing market. Therefore, he or she can help you prepare for the real estate market and establish realistic homebuying expectations from day one.

Typically, a real estate agent first will learn about your homebuying goals. He or she then will help you map out a successful homebuying journey, one that concludes with you discovering your dream house at a budget-friendly price.

A real estate agent offers plenty of support at each stage of the homebuying journey too. This housing market professional will set up home showings, keep you updated about new residences that become available and help you evaluate houses. And if you want to submit an offer on a home, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Achieving the optimal results during the homebuying journey sometimes can be difficult. But if you establish realistic homebuying expectations, you may be able to streamline the homebuying journey and ensure that you can purchase a great house that suits you perfectly.




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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 4/14/2018


60 Race Point Road , Provincetown, MA 02657

Provincetown

Condo

$474,900
Price

4
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
This beautifully maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse has so much to offer. With an open living/dining/kitchen floor plan and a full bath on the first floor, two large bedrooms and a shared bath with jacuzzi tub upstairs and a full basement with washer/dryer and lots of storage on the lower level, this home is perfect for year round living or as a vacation home. Located in a tranquil setting surrounded by dunes and mature pine trees, this home is just a short distance from Race Point Beach and the bike trails as well as Town center with its restaurants, shops, galleries and nightlife...truly the best of both worlds!! Built in 2005, this townhouse features oak floors on the first floor, gas heat and central air, stainless appliances and wood cabinets in the kitchen, nice large closets, a
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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 4/14/2018


394 Commercial Street , Provincetown, MA 02657

Provincetown

Condo

$1,495,000
Price

4
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New to the Market! Be the first to make memories in this new 2 story condo with amazing views of Provincetown Harbor. This 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home provides over 1300 square feet of spacious living on the top 2 levels of this elegant home. Features include beautiful hardwood floors, Mendota gas fireplace, custom tiled bathrooms and modern kitchen with high end appliances. This condo includes parking for one car and your very own private outdoor IPE deck. Currently under construction ready for summer 2018 occupancy. Buyer to assume outstanding sewer betterment. Owner is listing agent.
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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 4/13/2018

As inconvenient as it may be for our personal lives, most of our careers will be impacted by where we live geographically. Some industries thrive in bustling cities, where others require the resources of deeply rural areas.

Geography isnít the only factor that determines where the jobs are. However, it can give you a leg up in finding a job or changing jobs if you look for a home in a region that has a thriving job market in your industry.

In this article, weíre going to cover some of the main industries in the United States--industries in which many of us work--and talk about which parts of the country have a lot of jobs in those industries.

So, whether youíre just starting off in your career or looking for a change of scenery, read on for the best places to live for your industry.

Health care

Health care is needed universally. And if youíre in the industry, whether as an administrator, a nurse, or one of the other hundreds of health-related careers, the good news is that it is typically the fastest growing industry in the country.

That being said, some parts of the country favor the health science careers disproportionately. The states of Massachusetts, California, Florida, and Illinois are the four leading places in the country for jobs in healthcare.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

The STEM fields make up some of the highest paid and most in-demand careers in the country. They tend to be located around urban hubs. However, it isnít just Silicon Valley that needs great workers in STEM.

First, weíll state the obvious. San Jose, Santa Clara, and San Francisco are all bursting with high-paying jobs in the technology industries. With companies like Google, Apple, Adobe, and HP, itís obvious why this region is known are the heart of the technological world.

However, cost of living in this area is quite high, and there are other regions with a flourishing workforce in STEM. Huntsville, Alabama has low rent prices and is home to several large tech companies like IBM and Lockheed Martin. Boulder, Colorado is another area with a quickly growing tech industry, low unemployment (2.7%), and high salary ($91,000).

Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs have been at the forefront of conversation for years. In spite of many blue collar careers being outsourced overseas, there still remains a thriving manufacturing workforce in the following areas.

North Carolina is ranked number one in manufacturing in the United States. With plants for IBM, Goodyear, and Lenovo, there is a variety of industries that look to North Carolina for manufacturing their products.

Texas has been attracting young workers for their growing number of tech giants and reasonable cost of living. Companies like Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and  ExxonMobil make it a good place for machinists and manufacturers to live.  

Michigan and the Great Lakes cities are often thought of as being where all the manufacturing jobs fled from. However, there are still a number of large companies who are flourishing in the region. In Michigan alone resides General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and the Dow Chemical Company.


So, if you work in one of these key industries and are on the lookout for a new place to start or continue your career, keep these cities and states in mind.





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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 4/12/2018

This Condo in Provincetown, MA recently sold for $355,000. This style home was sold by - Cove Real Estate.


8 Seashore Park Drive , Provincetown, MA 02657

Provincetown

Condo

$379,900
Price
$355,000
Sale Price

3
Total Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Ring in the New Year with a new home in Provincetown. This 2 bedroom, one and a half bath townhouse is part of a well-maintained association and is move-in ready. It has been completely painted throughout, new laminate floors have been installed in living, dining, kitchen and downstairs bath, all carpet has been cleaned on the second floor, both bathroom faucets have been replaced as well as a new toilet and light fixture in the downstairs bath. There is a large, unfinished basement which is great for additional storage. There are two deeded parking spaces for this unit and it has an exclusive deck in the back. There is a 30 day minimum rental policy. Pets for owners are permitted. This townhouse is perfect for year round living or seasonal use. Buy now and be in before summer.

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