Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: Martha’s Vineyard Home Buying Secrets


Real Estate Confidential is a weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, by Fred Roven, Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents. It appears each Friday in The Minute.

The time you spend on Martha’s Vineyard is unforgettable. The combination of the atmosphere, community, and sea spray leaves everyone who visits the Island longing to return, again and again. For those who purchase a home on Martha’s Vineyard, that longing becomes a reality. Whether you’re looking for a year-round residence or a vacation home away from home, Martha’s Vineyard has some of the most sought-after properties in the nation.

With so many buyers interested in properties, how do you go about finding and purchasing the home of your dreams?

Well, we have a few secrets to tell you. Here they are.

Some of the best properties are in the lesser known areas

Take a glance at the real estate listings for Martha’s Vineyard and you’re going to see three locations pop up repeatedly. Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Chilmark. Areas such as  Aquinnah, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, and the island of Chappaquiddick are a little quieter, generally offer more space, and are great investments as we see each of these regions growing in the coming years.

Tour the Island to get a feel for the different neighborhoods

Martha’s Vineyard is like its own little nation, with each corner having its own personality and offering something special to the Island. Before you decide to jump in and buy a property, take the time to tour the different neighborhoods and discover which one feels the most comfortable for you. Each town has its own personality; consider your personality before choosing a location.

Be prepared to buy

The housing market on Martha’s Vineyard is fierce. Even though the market is strong, inventory remains low because properties get snatched up fast. The best advice is to head into the idea of purchasing a property on Martha’s Vineyard when you’re already prepared to buy. This includes knowing your budget and what you’re looking for along with already having financing secured. If you find your dream property, but aren’t in the position to buy on the spot, you might miss out.

There’s so much to love about Martha’s Vineyard. We would love to answer your questions and put you in the property of your dreams. Possibly one of these Island homes is right for you.

46 Stonegate Lane is in a sought after neighborhood of upscale homes in the Herring Creek Beach and Lake Tashmoo area just outside of town. This lovely shingle style home is solidly built with charming interior. Large custom windows and skylights allow the interior to flood with sunlight during the day plus outdoor entertaining on the oversized deck overlooking private yard, gardens and specimen trees. Just a short drive to Herring Creek beach and Lake Tashmoo for swimming, boating and sunsets.

The expansive four bedroom contemporary at 302 Chappaquiddick Road was recently reduced and ready to go for summer 2019! The home is convenient to all the wonderful amenities and beauty Chappaquiddick has to offer. Elegant by design, yet casual in nature, the open layout is ideal for entertaining. A large first-floor master suite, with recently renovated bath, requisite screened-in porch and swim spa are just a few attributes that make this property stand out amongst the rest.

The truly unique home at 19 Lambert’s Cove Road was built by one of the Island’s finest builders in the mid 1940’s. Well established trees and shrubs enhance this nearly two acres of knoll top with rolling hills. A peek of Vineyard Sound and access to beautiful Lambert’s Cove Beach a short distance away. Complete with wide paneled walls and floors, beamed ceilings, a formal dining room, and a living room enhanced by a large stone fireplace.

The classic Cape home at 169 Clover Hill Drive, is set on a quiet cul de sac with a modern flair, on a lovely 3/4 acre lot. This home has the best of both worlds, close enough to Main Street, restaurants and the Ferry, far enough to have a parcel of land large beautifully landscaped yard. Spend most of your Summer in the wonderful screened in porch right of the kitchen. There’s also a full, poured masonry, 1,000sq.ft. plus basement with Rinnai Monitor propane heat and exterior access ready for all your imagination can conjure.

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