Should You Allow Your Rental to be Pet-Friendly?

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To be pet-friendly or not to be, that is the question. Shakespeare may not have been specifically referring to pet-friendly Cape Cod rentals, but it is a fair question to ask and one that has puzzled many landlords over the years. If you love pets and the answer is easy for you, this article won’t do much good for you. But for many, the choice of allowing pets is a difficult...

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Vacation Rental Tax in Massachusetts Has Become Law

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Posted 1/16/2019 The Massachusetts Short Term Rental Tax Bill has Become Law. How does this law impact Cape Cod property owners? How does this law impact Cape Cod vacationers? At the very end of 2018, without much fanfare, Governor Baker signed into law a bill regulating and taxing short-term rentals. This new law provides for new taxes, a statewide registry, insurance requirements, and possibly safety inspections varying by town/city. It...

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Need Help With Renting Your Home?

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While newspaper and word of mouth may bring in local customers for your Cape Cod vacation rentals, you may be keen to attract clientele beyond your immediate reach. When your networks have dried up, look to the internet to market your vacation home. Gone are the days of single-photo newspaper classifieds. Today, people want to be able to browse properties, view photos, maps, and reviews, compare their options, and, ultimately, make...

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Managing the Shoulder Seasons

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On Cape Cod, the shoulder season is typically in spring and fall – after the busy summer, but before the Christmas holiday. This is a good opportunity to step back and take a look at your Cape Cod rentals, and determine how to manage them – and the likelihood of a much lower occupancy – for the upcoming season. Here are a few fall Cape Cod tips for managing your rental during...

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Landscaping around Your Cape Cod Vacation Rental

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How do you keep up with the classic atmosphere of Cape Cod? Cape Cod vacation rental landscaping will draw in long-term tenants and seasonal vacationers while making your stunning home stick out on the Cape.   Increase Visual Appeal of Home by Landscaping Landscaping is the secret to your home’s visual appeal. With some minor adjustments, some low-key trimming, and lovely landscaping accents, you can really capture the spirited energy of the Cape,...

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Keep Yourself Busy at Home!

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After the allure of the New Year is over, we are quickly struck with the Spring season. Only a few months in, 2020 is bringing all sorts of firsts. Normally Spring means cold & flu season, as well as spring break vacation… woo-hoo! But, THIS spring introduced a new strain of viral infection, COVID-19, forcing us all indoors. Although travel is not yet restricted, self-quarantine is highly advised, as all...

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Interior Design Basics For Your Cape Cod Home

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Interior Design is a phrase that morphs definition depending on the context. For most, these ideas are influenced by our favorite HGTV shows. We each have our own unique taste and strategies when it comes to making our house a home. Although us Cape Codders love a good nautical theme, sometimes it is necessary to branch out. The easiest solution might be to hire a home staging team and put it in...

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Inexpensive Bathroom Renovations to Increase Your Cape Cod Rental’s Value

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When it comes to renting your Cape Cod property, it is important to do all that you can to make your property stand out. From choosing a quality Cape Cod property management company to preparing your rental property for guests, every little bit helps. The best Cape Cod vacation rentals are those that are the most appealing to visitors. If you want to make your Cape Cod rental property valuable...

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How to Make Your Cape Cod Vacation Rental Stand Out Among Its Competition

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  Cape Cod has a lot of competition in the vacation rental market. So how do you make it pop alongside its competition to bring in the tenants? Your Cape Cod vacation property needs to be taken seriously, it is your investment after all. The rental management needs to be treated like a business and you need to think about methods to get the best return on your investment. There...

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How to Buy a Cape Cod Vacation Home with Family or Friends

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  Purchasing a summer home of your own on Cape Cod is a dream for many who have spent at least one summer on this majestic sandbar. To buy a Cape Cod vacation home of your own would provide you with the little escape during the hot summer months to enjoy the beaches, festivities and quaint small town charm that Cape Cod is known for. For many who frequent or would like to...

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