Note: This property is not currently for sale or rent.
This property contains 0.35 acres of land mainly classified as residential, single family with a Cape Cod style building, built about 1972, having wood on shth exterior and asphalt roof cover, 6 total rooms, 3 total bedrooms, 2 total full baths, 0 total half baths.
Our Real Estimate™ is an estimate of the current market value of a home. To arrive at an estimate, the most recent certified appraisal is marked to market by considering when the most recent certified appraisal was performed and the weighted sale-price(SP)-vs-appraised-value(AV) ratios of all subsequently sold, comparable properties within the same zip code.
The formula for the estimate follows the sales comparison (market) approach which is an approach based on the principles of supply and demand (principle of change) and the principle of substitution. The principle of substitution assumes that a prudent person will pay no more for a property than it would cost to purchase a comparable substitute property. A local real estate expert should be consulted to refine the Real Estimate as s/he will consider factors that are impossible to capture in a computer algorithm.
The certified market value of 8 Bittersweet Road on January 1, 2021 was $335,300. Subsequently, a total of 533 comparable properties have been sold. The weighted SP/AV ratio of those properties is 1.41. Multiplying the most recent certified appraised value of $335,300 by the weighted SP/AV ratio of properties sold subsequent to the most recent certified appraisal yields a Real Estimate of $462,016.
The most recent certified appraisal estimated that the value of the building was 72% of the total value of the entire property and that the land was worth 28%. If we assume the same ratio of the value of the building and land to the total value of the property, the current estimated value of the building is $333,043 and the value of the land is estimated at $128,973.
Similarly, we estimate that the current Owners’ Equivalent Rent (OER) is $2,118 per month. Owners’ equivalent rent (OER) is the amount of rent that would need to be paid to substitute a currently owned house as a rental property. This value is also referred to as rental equivalent. It is a commonly cited measure that provides a gauge for changes in real estate market values.
We have used an algorithm that applies an OER factor of between 4 and 7.5% of the current market value of a property, depending on the value of the property, to arrive at the OER. An OER answers the question, "If someone were to rent your home today, how much would it rent for monthly, unfurnished and without utilities?" A local real estate expert should be consulted to refine the OER.
Assessors must value all real and personal property within the community to their full and fair cash value. Mass appraisal is the process used by every Massachusetts city and town to create the property appraisal. It differs from the more well-known “bank” or fee appraisal. Although the appraisal concepts are the same and the results similar, the process is different. No particular sale or group of sales is used to determine the value of a property, but all of a certain calendar year’s sales are included in the analysis that set the parameters for the next fiscal year.
The current fiscal year is 2022 and the assessed values are of January 1, 2021.
The current certified assessed value of the 8 Bittersweet Road is as follows. The total value is $335,300. The building, if any, is valued at $241,700. The land is valued as $93,600.
|January 31, 2022||$530,000|
|March 31, 1994||$127,000|
The concerned Registry of Deeds is responsible for recording all real estate transactions and is the source of the following information on sold properties. The table below lists key information about the 10 most recent Arm’s Length Sales in proximity to 8 Bittersweet Road.
In real estate, an arm's length transaction is when the buyer and seller each act in their own self-interest to try to get the best deal they can. In most sales, a seller is trying to make a large profit, while the buyer is trying to pay the least amount of money possible. To resolve this discrepancy, both sides agree to meet in the middle and sell the home for its fair market value. In fact, this is how most real estate transactions play out.
|09/21/2022||$1,280,000||0.7 miles||30 Southview Way, East Falmouth|
|08/26/2022||$779,000||1.6 miles||20 John Parker Road, East Falmouth|
|05/06/2022||$530,000||1.3 miles||75 Old Barnstable Road, East Falmouth|
|04/29/2022||$385,000||0.1 miles||15 Treetop Lane, East Falmouth|
|04/25/2022||$520,000||1.2 miles||110 Old Barnstable Road, East Falmouth|
|04/15/2022||$580,000||1.3 miles||37 Meadow View Drive, East Falmouth|
|03/28/2022||$186,000||1.1 miles||35 Parker Road Unit 26U, East Falmouth|
|03/04/2022||$345,000||1.4 miles||68 Corte Real Avenue, East Falmouth|
|03/03/2022||$425,000||1.4 miles||46 Prince Henry Drive, East Falmouth|
|01/31/2022||$530,000||0.0 miles||8 Bittersweet Road, East Falmouth|
The following list of for sale properties are provided by the Cape Cod and Islands Multiple Listing Service and Cape Cod and Islands Association of REALTORS. The list includes the 10 for sale properties in closest proximity to 8 Bittersweet Road.
|06/18/2021||$629,000||4||328 John Parker Road East Falmouth MA 02536|
|06/18/2021||$625,000||4||8 Helen Drive East Falmouth MA 02536|
|06/16/2021||$399,000||6||1 Lodengreen Drive East Falmouth MA 02536|
|06/01/2021||$399,000||21||233 Pinecrest Beach Drive East Falmouth MA 02536|
|05/31/2021||$499,900||22||25 Roberta Jean Circle East Falmouth MA 02536|
|05/26/2021||$499,000||27||106 Lake Shore Drive East Falmouth MA 02536|
|05/19/2021||$439,000||34||40 Deepwood Drive East Falmouth MA 02536|
|03/22/2021||$800,000||74||23 Old Barnstable Road East Falmouth MA 02536|
|12/19/2020||$419,000||145||95 Rockville Avenue East Falmouth MA 02536|
|12/24/2019||$2,800,000||529||809 Sandwich Road East Falmouth MA 02536|
The average commute time to work in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes, according to the Census Bureau. Over 10 million Americans travel more than an hour each way to work.
As the minutes add up, so do travel costs and indirectly the value of a home. According to research by Lifehacker, each mile you live from work adds $795 per year to your commuting costs. So, for example, a 30-minute commute saves the homeowner a whopping $23,850 annually comparted to a 1-hour commute.
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A growing number of studies have determined transport accessibility levels to healthcare using geographical information system (GIS) techniques, by mapping car and public transport travel times and distances to healthcare facilities. Proximity to health care services has a significant impact on the value of a home.
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The location of the nearest fire and police stations affects the perceived value of a home. Nearby public safety services add a valuable sense of neighborhood security. Also, a firehouse nearby might well mean lower homeowners insurance premiums.
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Open space provides recreational areas for residents and helps to enhance the beauty and environmental quality of neighborhoods. There have been a number of studies on the impact of open space preservation on the value of residential property. Most studies have found that preserving open space land generally, but not always, increases the property value of nearby homes. The studies use a variety of methods to determine this, and consider such variables as the type, location, and use of the open space, and the residential property in question.
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Outdoor recreation is a powerful economic engine, generating more than $887 billion in consumer spending in the United States. It also benefits public health, quality of life, property values, and the local tax base, generating $59.2 billion in local and state tax revenue.
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Hazardous waste can have serious ramifications on the value of the subject property, not to mention the values of surrounding properties and neighborhoods.
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The late Lord Harold Samuel, a real estate tycoon in Britain, coined the expression: ‘There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location’ and it is as true today as it was 100 years ago. In an effort to help you better understand the surroundings of we make use of the concerned Blocks and Block Groups, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, to group nearby properties and then analyze and summarize their characteristics.
The Block that 8 Bittersweet Road East Falmouth MA 02536 is a part of is comprised of 35 properties of which 35 (100%) are residential properties.
The property with the longest running occupancy, by the current owner, is 745 Sandwich Road East Falmouth MA 02536 which has been owned by the same owner for 43 years. The value of that property has appreciated 680% since it was purchased.
Conversely, the most recently purchased property in the neighborhood was 8 Bittersweet Road East Falmouth MA 02536. It was purchased on 01/31/2022 for $530,000 and has an estimated market value of $462,016.
The typical property in this neighborhood has a value of $382,169. The typical property in this neighborhood has 1,715 ft² of net living area and a land size of 1.19 ac.
|Living Area2||912 ft²||2,939 ft²||1,715 ft²||1,960 ft²|
|Lot Size||0.35 ac||6.70 ac||1.19 ac||0.35 ac|
|Years Since Built||18||122||45||50|
|Years of Ownership||1||76||18||1|
|32||Residential, single family||$202,700||$655,900||$306,206|
|1||Multiple Houses on one parcel||$354,500||$354,500||$354,500|
Real estate turnover is the frequency as which homes in a given neighborhood sell and is an important characteristic of the “churn” within a neighborhood. Turnover rates vary from location to location. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average homeowner plans to move every 13 years, with younger first-time homebuyers relocating slightly more frequently.
The Block Group that 8 Bittersweet Road East Falmouth MA 02536 is a part of is comprised of 618 properties of which 576 (93%) are residential properties. Over the last 10 years, the annual rate of turnover has been as follows:
The typical property in this neighborhood has a value of $381,951. The typical property in this neighborhood as 1,605 ft² of net living area and a land size of 0.58 ac.
|Living Area2||528 ft²||6,445 ft²||1,605 ft²||1,960 ft²||22 %|
|Lot Size||0.19 ac||9.63 ac||0.58 ac||0.35 ac||-40 %|
|Years Since Built||1||222||46||50||4|
|Years of Ownership||0||76||14||1||-13|
|473||Residential, single family||$100,800||$2,437,000||$299,611|
|13||Land, open and residential||$200||$26,200||$7,653|
|11||Land, potentially developable||$47,500||$54,200||$49,672|
|7||Residential, two family||$182,400||$423,200||$295,600|
|5||Multiple Houses on one parcel||$244,900||$462,600||$333,280|
|3||Other, Non-Taxable Condominium Common Land||$0||$0||$0|
|2||Residential, three family||$250,500||$340,200||$295,350|
|2||General Office Buildings||$325,100||$723,500||$524,300|
|2||Vacant, Selectmen or City Council||$18,000||$126,700||$72,350|
|1||Accessory Land with Improvement||$13,900||$13,900||$13,900|
|1||Tanks Holding Fuel and Oil Products for Retail Distribution||$415,500||$415,500||$415,500|
|1||Auto Repair Facilities||$297,900||$297,900||$297,900|
|1||Beaches or Swimming Pools||$20,500||$20,500||$20,500|
|1||Fish and Game Clubs||$613,900||$613,900||$613,900|
|1||Wet land, scrub land, rock land||$20||$20||$20|
|1||Public Prop, town/city||$3,448,900||$3,448,900||$3,448,900|
|1||Vacant, Tax Title/ Treasurer||$61,400||$61,400||$61,400|
|CLP||Loading Platform Encl|
|EAF||Attic, Expansion, Finished|
|EAU||Attic, Expansion, Unfinished|
|FCB||Cabana, Enclosed, Finished|
|FDC||Carport, finished, detached|
|FDG||Garage, finished, detached|
|FDS||Porch, screen, finished, detached|
|FDU||Utility, finished, detached|
|FEP||Porch, Enclosed, Finished|
|FHS||Half Story, Finished|
|FIX||Fix, Fix X-Plum|
|FOP||Porch, Open, Finished|
|FSP||Porch, Screen, Finished|
|FUS||Upper Story, Finished|
|H&A||Heating & A/C|
|PTC||Patio Outdr Seating|
|SDA||Store Display Area|
|SPA||Service Production Area|
|TQS||Three Quarter Story|
|UCB||Cabana, Enclosed, Unfinished|
|UDC||Carport, unfinished, detached|
|UDG||Garage, unfinished, detached|
|UDS||Porch, screen, unfinished, detach|
|UDU||Utility, unfinished, detached|
|UEP||Porch, Enclosed, Unfinished|
|UHS||Half Story, Unfinished|
|ULP||Loading Platform Open|
|UOP||Porch, Open, Unfinished|
|URB||Basement, Unfinished, Raised|
|USF||Upper Story Fin|
|USP||Porch, Screen, Unfinished|
|UST||Utility, Storage, Unfinished|
|UTQ||Unf Three Qrtr Sty|
|UUS||Upper Story, Unfinished|