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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 July 2019

June Review:

Compared to this time last year median price and inventory are both up.  However Inventory compared to May is a small gain of only 25 homes.  It looks like the market entered the summer slow-down a bit earlier this year (usually it hits in July) with closed sales and new listings both down in June.  Apparently sellers were already getting ready for the beach last month.  The ever growing point of concern, not only on the Cape but nationally as well, is the affordability and availability of homes.  The Realtor professional publication states that the inventory shortage has reached 2.5 million homes.  Through normal economic interactions, such a severe deficit in available housing will continue to drive prices up as well as affect the rental markets (see California and New York's new rent control regulations).   The Realtor article features a few solutions and while none are new they will all be important to relieving the housing shortage.  Read more about ADUs, Opportunity Zones and more here.

 

Recent Market Summary

  Apr May June
    Closed Sales   331   441  361
   Inventory    1,982   2,032  2,067
   Median Sales Price   $425K     $427K   $450K
   Avg Days on Market   120   101  106
   Avg % of Original Price   94%   95%  95%

 

   Fun things to do this summer

    Top 5 Dog Walks on Cape Cod 

      

Cape Cod Free Summer Events and Concerts 2019

It's that time of year again!  Check out our list of fun and free things to do on Cape Cod in the summer of 2019.

Free Concerts

Throughout the summer you can catch free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank.  Additionally here are a few more ideas from affordable-cape-cod-vacations.com.

Not part of the Arts Foundation Series but always fun are the Brewster Town Band Performances at Drummer Boy Park.  6pm Sundays.

Concerts sponsored by the Southside Civic Association at the Dennis Port Village Green are also Tuesday evenings at 6pm, here is that list.

July 9th    The McMurphy’s Perform Easy Listening Pop Tunes 
        Sponsored by Knockout Pizza
July 16th    Chappell and Stole Perform Top Hits of the 70s and 80s 
        Sponsored by Chatelain Real Estate
July 23rd    Crocodile Tears Performs Swinging Oldies 
        Sponsored by Coastal Engineering
July 30st    Heyday Performs Standard American Tunes 
        Sponsored by Cape Living Real Estate
Aug 6th    Mike Higgins Performs Classic American Standards
        Sponsored by Dickey Insurance

These last two are at the West Dennis Graded School House

Aug 13th    The Skiffs Perform Celtic and Folk Tunes
        Sponsored by Paradise Pizza
Aug 20th    Terry Brennan Performs Irish and American Country
        Sponsored by Paradise Liquors

The town of Wellfleet Recreation Department hosts Music at Mayo Beach various nights throughout the summer.  Check out their list of performances and concerts here.

Feel like ouzo and some excellent live music and dancing?  Check out the 37th Annual Grecian Festival July 19th-July 21st at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Centerville.

You can also check out a lot in Harwich from free Harwich Town Band Concerts on Tuesdays to the Antique Car show Wednesdays at the A&W on route 28.

Don't just rely on us though!  Ask around and find your own things to do all summer long.  We think (know!) there is no better place to spend the summer than on Cape Cod. 

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 7/13-7/14 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 10-12 | 37B Uncle Stephens Road, West Dennis

A classic Cape Cod dune shack located directly on Nantucket Sound. Step in and enjoy the sun and sand or renovate and build your dream. Opportunities abound on this truly unique property with infinite potential.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1-3 | 88 Pleasant Bay Road, Harwich

One floor living at its best. Delightful home centrally located. It features warm wood accents, an open floor plan, beamed vaulted ceiling, central AC, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout. The master bedroom with private bath has direct access through large slider to the deck. This home is nestled on a private acre of land that is convenient to Pleasant Bay for water recreation and to shopping, restaurants, groceries, post office and all life needs. Truly a joy to own.

 

 

Sunday 10-12 | 15 Ocean Ave, Harwich Port

This is an unbeatable sought-after location that features charming cottages, which share a love for summer fun. Nantucket Sound is merely 140 paces away and Harwich Port village center is less than a quarter mile for fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and more. This home an arts and crafts style bungalow renovated in 2013 , combines historic features, such as built-ins, charming decorative arched fireplace, carved brick mantle and dark wooden beams with modern bathrooms, kitchen, and infrastructure upgrades. The ocean is viewable from both up and downstairs porches and the master bedroom. It is a larger home with adequate room for large gatherings. Long standing solid rental history is available. The newly upgraded septic system makes this ready to go.

 

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 6/29-6/30 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 1-3 | *Brand New to Market* | 109 Nottingham Drive, Yarmouth Port

So new it doesn't even have a photo yet!  Be the first to see it on Saturday!

 

Saturday 10-12 | 15 Ocean Ave, Harwich Port

This is an unbeatable sought-after location that features charming cottages, which share a love for summer fun. Nantucket Sound is merely 140 paces away and Harwich Port village center is less than a quarter mile for fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and more. This home an arts and crafts style bungalow renovated in 2013 , combines historic features, such as built-ins, charming decorative arched fireplace, carved brick mantle and dark wooden beams with modern bathrooms, kitchen, and infrastructure upgrades. The ocean is viewable from both up and downstairs porches and the master bedroom. It is a larger home with adequate room for large gatherings. Long standing solid rental history is available. The newly upgraded septic system makes this ready to go.

 

Saturday 1-3 | 88 Pleasant Bay Road, Harwich

One floor living at its best. Delightful home centrally located. It features warm wood accents, an open floor plan, beamed vaulted ceiling, central AC, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout. The master bedroom with private bath has direct access through large slider to the deck. This home is nestled on a private acre of land that is convenient to Pleasant Bay for water recreation and to shopping, restaurants, groceries, post office and all life needs. Truly a joy to own.

 

 

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 6/22-6/23 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 1-3 | 37b Uncle Stephens Rd, West Dennis

 Last dune shack left in Dennis. Use as is or bring your imagination and build your dream. A must see!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 10-12 | 291 Lower County Road, Dennis Port

Fall in love with this adorable Dennis Port Condo. Perfectly situated between beach and town, this charmer is just waiting to give its next owners years of fun and fond memories. Sea Street beach is less than .5 miles away on sleepy seaside lanes. After a day of fun in the sun, enjoy Dennis Port Village's restaurants, galleries, taverns, library, village green and more, under 1 mile away. Lovingly maintained by its current owners, this Cape Escape has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Leave your worries in the car, slip on your flip flops, and welcome to Cape Cod...

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 6/15-6/16 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 10-12 | 37b Uncle Stephens Rd, West Dennis

 Last dune shack left in Dennis. The perfect place to ''Waste Away in Margaritaville!'' Use as is or bring your imagination and build your dream. A must see!

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1-3 | 88 Pleasant Bay Road, Harwich

One floor living at its best. Delightful home centrally located. It features warm wood accents, an open floor plan, beamed vaulted ceiling, central AC, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout. The master bedroom with private bath has direct access through large slider to the deck. This home is nestled on a private acre of land that is convenient to Pleasant Bay for water recreation and to shopping, restaurants, groceries, post office and all life needs. Truly a joy to own.

 

 

*NEW TO MARKET* Saturday 1-3 | 44 Damon Road, Brewster 

So new in fact you won't even find this listing advertised yet, it goes live Friday... so get a chance to see it first on Saturday!

Cape Cod Real Estate Market Update June 2019

May Review:

  Year over year the inventory is up 6.1% and has also been steadily increasing since January.  With new listings down from last year and flat compared to last month we will be keeping an eye on how this will affect inventory going forward though.  What will also be influencing the market for the foreseeable future is the incredibly low mortgage rate.  At the time of writing Cape Cod Five and the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod both have their 30 year fixed mortgage rates at 3.875%, which is exceptionally low and certainly an aid to buyers.  Furthermore the median price for single family homes is essentially flat from this time last year and only slightly up from last month.  Do we know what the future holds?  Nope.  But we can say that right now the market is fairly well balanced between buyers and sellers which means it is a good time to both sell and buy.

 

Recent Market Summary

  Mar Apr May
    Closed Sales   291   331   441 
   Inventory    1,837   1,982   2,032 
   Median Sales Price   $421.5K     $425K     $427K  
   Avg Days on Market   120   120   101 
   Avg % of Original Price   93%   94%   95% 

 

    Rainy Day Activities: Spring Cleaning   

    Check out a video clip featuring Paul and Dennis'   

    initiative to keep the beaches clean   

      

Memorial Day 2019 Cape Cod Events

Thank you to all of the men and women who served in the armed forces.  Here is a brief list of events this weekend on Cape Cod.

Saturday

Operation Flags for Vets: 10 a.m. Saturday, Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Sunday

Massachusetts National Cemetery Memorial Day Program: 1 p.m. Sunday, off Connery Avenue (at flagpole and memorial path), Bourne.

12th Annual Troops in the Spotlight Event: Kmart Plaza, 790 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Opening ceremony, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring special honor ceremony for Vietnam vets at 2 p.m.; flag-lowering ceremony and playing of Taps, midnight. Closing ceremony 11 a.m. Monday. www.capecod4thetroops.com.

Monday

Brewster: Veterans of Foreign War No. 9917 parade beginning at noon on Route 6A from Brewster Baptist Church to the Council on Aging.

Centerville: Memorial Day pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Victory Hall, 230 South Main St., Centerville. $7, $4 children under 12, free ages under 3. www.centervillecivic.org/pancakebreakfast.html.

Chatham: Participants will assemble at Veterans Field Road parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and begin walk to five memorial sites at 9:55 a.m., with each stop featuring brief ceremony, wreath placement, rifle salute and playing of taps. Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Community Center, 702 Main St.

Dennis: Parade will assemble at 8:45 a.m. and step off at 9:30 a.m. from corner of Signal Hill Road and Route 6A and proceed to Dennis Village Green, where program with speakers and music by Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Band will begin at 10 a.m. (If inclement weather program to be held at Dennis Senior Center, Route 134, East Dennis).

Eastham: Ceremony to commemorate veterans from families of Eastham will begin at 9 a.m. on Windmill Green, across from Town Hall, 2500 Route 6. Master of Ceremonies: Dave Schropfer. Will feature readings and participation by Eastham Police and Fire departments and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Falmouth: March from Village Green to Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St., will begin at 9:45 a.m., with ceremony at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker: retired Air Force Lt. Col. Elizabeth S. Sweeney.

Harwich: Ceremony will begin at 9:40 a.m. at Brooks Park, Harwich Center. Music by Harwich Town Band.

Hyannis: John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee’s annual Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Memorial, Ocean Street, Hyannis. Includes Cub Scouts from Pack 54, Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard and other special guests. The 2016 JFK Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship will be awarded to a Barnstable High School graduate.

Mashpee: Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Mashpee Community Park and Veterans Garden, Main Street and Great Neck Road North.

Orleans: Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Orleans Yacht Club, Cove Road.

Provincetown: Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Doughboy Monument by Town Hall. Presentation of the colors by U.S. Coast Guard Station Provincetown.

Sandwich: Annual American Legion Post 188 Memorial Day parade will form at 9 a.m. and step off at 10 a.m. at Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water St.

Wellfleet: Program will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in front of Town Hall, 300 Main St., sponsored by American Legion Post 287.

Yarmouth: Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Yarmouth Town Hall front lawn, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth.

And thank you to Cape Cod Online for compiling these events

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Cape Cod Open Houses Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 10-12 | 37b Uncle Stephens Rd, West Dennis

*PRICE REDUCED * on the last dune shack left in Dennis. Use as is or bring your imagination and build your dream. A must see!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 10-12 | 15 Ocean Ave, Harwich Port

This is an unbeatable sought-after sweet location that features charming cottages, which share a love for summer fun. Nantucket Sound is merely 140 paces away and Harwich Port village center is less than a quarter mile for fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and more. This home an arts and crafts style bungalow renovated in 2013 , combines historic features, such as built-ins, charming decorative arched fireplace, carved brick mantle and dark wooden beams with modern bathrooms, kitchen, and infrastructure upgrades. The ocean is viewable from both up and downstairs porches and the master bedroom. It is a larger home with adequate room for large gatherings. Long standing solid rental history is available. Septic is being upgraded.

 

Saturday 1-3 | 291 Lower County Rd unit A, Dennis Port

Fall in love with this adorable Dennis Port Condo. Perfectly situated between beach and town, this charmer is just waiting to give its next owners years of fun and fond memories. Sea Street beach is less than .5 miles away on sleepy seaside lanes. After a day of fun in the sun, enjoy Dennis Port Village's restaurants, galleries, taverns, library, village green and more, under 1 mile away. Lovingly maintained by its current owners, this Cape Escape has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Leave your worries in the car, slip on your flip flops, and welcome to Cape Cod...

 

 

Sunday 1-3 | 560 Millstone Rd, Brewster

This light and bright ranch checks all the boxes - 3 good sized bedrooms, en-suite master bath, 2 car garage, full basement, gas generator, fireplace, irrigation, gleaming hardwood throughout. Walk-up attic offers many possibilities. Perfectly located less than 2 miles to Brewster's fantastic beaches and across the street from Nickerson State Park with trails, camping, fishing and more. Nicely situated far off the road on an attractive 1.4 acre wooded lot. Exceptionally well maintained and very lightly used since it was built in 2002. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy.

 

 

 

Sunday 1-3 | 88 Pleasant Bay Rd, Harwich

One floor living at its best. Delightful home centrally located. It features warm wood accents, an open floor plan, beamed vaulted ceiling, central AC, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout. The master bedroom with private bath has direct access through large slider to the deck. This home is nestled on a private acre of land that is convenient to Pleasant Bay for water recreation and to shopping, restaurants, groceries, post office and all life needs. Truly a joy to own.

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 5/18-5/19 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other homes for sale on the Cape, contact us today.  Chatelain Real Estate agents are known for the excellent quality of service and professionalism they offer their clients and would love to help you find your dream home on Cape Cod.

 

Saturday 1-3 | 88 Pleasant Bay Rd, Harwich

One floor living at its best. Delightful home centrally located. It features warm wood accents, an open floor plan, beamed vaulted ceiling, central AC, and sparkling hardwood floors throughout. The master bedroom with private bath has direct access through large slider to the deck. This home is nestled on a private acre of land that is convenient to Pleasant Bay for water recreation and to shopping, restaurants, groceries, post office and all life needs. Truly a joy to own.

 

 

Sunday 10-12 | 15 Ocean Ave, Harwich Port

 This is an unbeatable sought-after sweet location that features charming cottages, which share a love for summer fun. Nantucket Sound is merely 140 paces away and Harwich Port village center is less than a quarter mile for fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and more. This home an arts and crafts style bungalow renovated in 2013 , combines historic features, such as built-ins, charming decorative arched fireplace, carved brick mantle and dark wooden beams with modern bathrooms, kitchen, and infrastructure upgrades. The ocean is viewable from both up and downstairs porches and the master bedroom. It is a larger home with adequate room for large gatherings. Long standing solid rental history is available. Septic is being upgraded.

 

Sunday 1-3 | 37b Uncle Stephens Rd, West Dennis

 Last dune shack left in Dennis. The perfect place to ''Waste Away in Margaritaville!'' Use as is or bring your imagination and build your dream. A must see!