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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% 

 

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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!

Cape Cod Market Update May 2019

April Review:

We are glad to see inventory building up in 2019.  With approximately 5.8 months of inventory of single-family homes the market is reaching sustainability (particularly favoring neither buyers nor sellers).  It is also worth noting that the year-over-year comparisons of month's supply has been up since July 2018 which could indicate that we have passed the minimum supply level in this market cycle.  However ever increasing median sales prices led to a 2% drop in affordability in April (down to 85), a point of growing concern for the long-term health of the Cape Cod real estate market.  While single-family homes continue to be below 100 on the affordability index the condominium market has essentially been increasing its affordability since October 2018.  Condominium affordability is at 144 on the index, which means Barnstable County's median household income is 144% of what is necessary to qualify for the median priced condominium.

Recent Market Summary

  Feb Mar Apr
    Closed Sales   201   291   331 
   Inventory    1,693   1,837   1,982 
   Median Sales Price   $408K     $421.5K    $425K 
   Avg Days on Market   130   120   120 
    Avg % of Original Price   91%   93%   94% 

 

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    DIY Cape Cod Homeowner Tips to

    Sell Your House For More - Keep Your Roof Clean!

      

DIY Cape Cod Homeowner Tips to Sell Your House For More - Keep Your Roof Clean!

For this blog we delve into the wealth of knowledge accumulated by Ed over his (undisclosed) years spent working in the yard on Cape Cod.  With the cold wetness this spring in particular we wanted to share some pro-tips to keep lichens from taking over your roof and improve the curb appeal of your home.

Lichens and mosses hold water on your roof shortening its lifespan, lichens slowly dissolve the asphalt and other components in your roof shingles and tiles, and a roof that looks like a garden is unsightly and can turn off potential buyers - so managing these species is a worthwhile endeavor.

One very simple thing is to remove overhanging branches that shade your roof.  Sunlight is your best friend when it comes to keeping a roof clean, so trim those extra branches and try to keep organic material off of the roof (like pine needles and leaves) as this creates more opportunity for lichens and mosses to get a foothold.  In the photo below the roof has a mostly north facing aspect so shade is the reality no matter what.  In this case, products exist that use chemicals and herbicides to kill living things on your roof and specialty companies use high-pressure washers that blast these organisms off of your roof.  Since Ed isn't a fan of damage from power-washing and, with kids and dogs running around, tries to stay away from nasty chemicals, we asked for his safe and easy lichen-removing recipe.  Here it is with some photographic proof of its effectiveness

 

1 gallon white vinegar

1 cup epsom salt

1 squirt of dish soap or laundry detergent

 

This roof was a test case two years ago.  Notice the section on the left is significantly cleaner that the section on the right (there is a fairly obvious square on the left which was the only spot sprayed).  Ed used this mixture on the roof once when the forecast showed a stretch of hot dry days. He used a hand atomizer while standing on the ladder and got this much of the roof without a lot of trouble.  If you are doing this yourself we would recommend using a larger pump sprayer to maximize the surface you can reach from one spot. An added benefit of this mixture is that it can also be used for weeding in shell driveways, gravel walkways, and on patios.

For more pro-tips give Chatelain Real Estate a call to put two generations of tradition (and yard work) and three decades of experience in your pocket.  And to see a few houses that don't need this treatment take a look at some of our listings here.  Or for some more tips for homeowners check out our blogs tagged here.

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Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 5/11-5/12 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 | 37-b Uncle Stephens Road 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.

 

 

 

Saturday 1-3 | 560 Millstone Road 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.

Cape Cod Open Houses Weekend 5/4-5/5 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 | 291 Lower County Road Dennis Port | JUST LISTED

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

 

 

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 Drive 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.