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After more than 25 years of living, working and playing on Cape Cod we have a lot to share about the area.  Our blog topics run the gamut from fun things to do, working with contractors, and homeownership tips and tricks, so check back frequently to see what's new.  If you have questions or would like to learn more about Cape Cod or owning property on this beautiful peninsula please contact us for more information and to set up a showing for any listing. 

Cape Cod Market Update December 2021

November Review: 

 We are running out of superlatives to describe the Cape Cod real estate market at this point.  Median Sales price continues to climb and is at an all time high for single-family homes, $660,000. Months supply of inventory is just over one month, and less than a month for homes less than $650,000 -- remember that 5-6 months [...]

Cape Cod Market Update November 2021

Market Update

October Review: 

  The Cape Cod real estate market remains starved for inventory which continues to drive prices up.  However there is good news if you are a buyer (and frankly we are a long way off from bad news for sellers).  First, homes are spending longer on the market (30 days) than they were at the minimum in June (22 days). Second, [...]

Cape Cod Market Update October 2021

Market Update

Sept Review: 

  The Cape Cod real estate market is slowly becoming more predictable, though it is far from what we had been used to. Let's take a look at how the market has been evolving for the past few months. First, median sales price remains at record highs and is steadily increasing. We have seen median sales price increase overall [...]

Cape Cod Market Update September 2021

Market Update

Aug Review: 

   August saw the continued increase in single family home inventory; however because of the high amount of buyer activity, the added number of homes for sale was not enough to improve the months supply of inventory (which is now at 1.4 months).  The short story, low inventory continues to drive the real estate market on Cape [...]

Cape Cod Market Update August 2021

Market Update

July Review: 

   The real estate market on Cape Cod continues with the same trends we have now seen for months.  Inventory is (very) slowly creeping up but remains far too low to meet demand from buyers.  By comparison, in July 2020, there were 1,184 single family homes on the market, in July 2021, it was only 544.  Currently single family [...]

Cape Cod Market Update July 2021

Market Update

June Review: 

    The main driver in the market right now is still low inventory which is currently and will continue to influence the real estate trends on Cape Cod for a while at least.  As you take a look at our infographic, note that many indicators are now trending negative compared to last year. Closed sales, pending sales and [...]

Cape Cod Market Update May 2021

March Market update

April Review: 

  As we venture into April we can start comparing market numbers from COVID impacted months in 2020; put simply, the market now is far hotter than it was right at the start of the pandemic.  As you can see in our "What's Up & What's Down?" graphic at right market activity is up in every category except for inventory and days on [...]

Cape Cod Market Update April 2021

March Market update

March Review: 

   The real estate market on Cape Cod continues to be exceptional.  An interesting point in this month's data is that, for the fist time since June 2020, closed sales are actually down compared to the previous year. This suggests, more than anything, that inventory is so low we simply can't keep increasing the closed sales [...]

Cape Cod Market Update March 2021

February Review: 

  The Cape Cod real estate market continues into unprecedented territory driven largely by dwindling inventory. At the end of February there were 343 homes for sale in Barnstable County, which is down 77% from the same period in 2020 and continues the trend of decreasing inventory we have seen largely unbroken since the [...]

Cape Cod Market Update February 2021

Jan Market update

January Review: 

While the January market was still exceptional, it gave us the first opportunity to breath since May of 2020; however this was not a typical "seasonal slow-down".  Median price was up 33% from this time last year but held steady compared to the previous month, December 2020. Additionally closed sales declined significantly in [...]