Blog :: 07-2018

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. 

Market Update July 2018

June Review: The numbers for June continue the ongoing trends... compared to last year, median sales price of single family homes is up 10%, days on market is down 20% but inventory is even for the first time since 2009.  Additionally, when we look at the first 6 months of 2018, months supply of inventory is up 40% from January, which may indicate gains in inventory coming over the next few months.  Sellers were still favored in the June market but with months supply of inventory at 5.9, we could be at an inflection point.

 

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Recent Market Summary

  April May June
Closed Sales 329 399 413
Inventory 1,755 1,924 1,992
Median Sales Price $399,000 $429,000 $438,320
Avg Days on Market 108 114 95
Avg % of Original Price 96% 95% 95%

 

 

Open Houses 7/14-7/15

We have three excellent open houses this weekend.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other open houses on the Cape, contact us today.

 

Saturday 10-12 | 9 Osborn Snow Drive, East Dennis

Enjoy the summer in style with this unmatched luxury home. 250 acres of scenic Crowes Pasture Conservation Area are just out your back door with panoramic views of the best vista around. Entertain guests and friends with a gracious deck just off the gourmet kitchen, charming outdoor sitting areas with gas fireplace, and still room for outdoor games in the yard. Have clients coming for a long weekend? Provide them the privacy they deserve with a guest suite including a private deck. Invite those guests to bask at one of the close Dennis beaches, Sea Street or Cold Storage, just a jaunt away.

 

Saturday 1-3 | 42 Pitcher's Way, Hyannis

Quintessential cape escape or year round home that is loaded with nooks and crannies and is centrally located minutes to village center and Nantucket Sound beaches. This solidly built home is charmingly appointed with flexible layout that allows for first floor bedroom. It boasts a front to back living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with stainless appliances, den that opens up to the patio, three spacious bedrooms, two full baths and a half bath, full basement, garage and green house for all your plantings. There is room for the whole gang and is offered furnished.

 

Sunday 10-12 | 9 River Road, West Dennis

Bring your beach balls...This Cape Cod year-round getaway with proven rental history is turnkey ready for fun with plenty of room for outdoor games. It is being sold furnished along with the booked rentals. It is nestled on a cul-de-sac and features wood floors, three bedrooms, living room with cozy fireplace, nice sized eat-in kitchen, enclosed porch, wonderful deck for barbecues, and large storage shed. The location offers easy access to warm Nantucket Sound beaches, shopping, kayaking on the Swan River, and bicycling on the Cape Cod rail trail. It is well kept, has a newer furnace, a whole house fan, passing Title V septic system, and washer and dryer. This is a true gem.

 

Open Houses 7/7-7/8

We have five excellent open houses this weekend, the first of the July 4th holiday.  If you are interested in any of these homes or to learn more about any other open houses on the Cape, contact us today.

 

9 River Road, West Dennis | Saturday 10-12

Bring your beach balls...This Cape Cod year-round getaway with proven rental history is turnkey ready for fun with plenty of room for outdoor games. It is being sold furnished along with the booked rentals. It is nestled on a cul-de-sac and features wood floors, three bedrooms, living room with cozy fireplace, nice sized eat-in kitchen, enclosed porch, wonderful deck for barbecues, and large storage shed. The location offers easy access to warm Nantucket Sound beaches, shopping, kayaking on the Swan River, and bicycling on the Cape Cod rail trail. It is well kept, has a newer furnace, a whole house fan, passing Title V septic system, and washer and dryer. This is a true gem.

 

56 Clear Brook Road, West Yarmouth | Saturday 1-3 

This excellent starter, retirement or vacation home is conveniently located with easy access to shopping, beaches, and amenities. It is very well maintained and offers a nice floor plan with two bedrooms, granite counters, wood floors, newer windows, newer roof, Hardie plank siding, Azek trim, air conditioning, top of the line heating system including on-demand hot water, Generac generator, a large half acre private yard, garage and full basement. Bring your colors and love this sweet surprise that awaits you.

 

9 Osborn Snow Drive, East Dennis | Sunday 10-12

Enjoy the summer in style with this unmatched luxury home. 250 acres of scenic Crowes Pasture Conservation Area are just out your back door with panoramic views of the best vista around. Entertain guests and friends with a gracious deck just off the gourmet kitchen, charming outdoor sitting areas with gas fireplace, and still room for outdoor games in the yard. Have clients coming for a long weekend? Provide them the privacy they deserve with a guest suite including a private deck. Invite those guests to bask at one of the close Dennis beaches, Sea Street or Cold Storage, just a jaunt away.

 

438 Main St, Osterville | Sunday 1-3

Set yourself apart from the ordinary. This unique & refined home is to be enjoyed in summer and year long. Just minutes to Fancy's Market, library, post office, galleries, coffee & brunch; or to Dowses Beach for sunny walk or cooling dip; or launch a kayak down East Bay to Centerville River. This home is tastefully renovated with versatile floor plan ideal for entertaining. The heart of the home features a family room/kitchen combination that spills onto the large gracious sun room, deck & patio. The living room with lovely bay window is set apart allowing for intimate chats. 2 of the bedrooms each have private baths. There is additional large sleeping areas with half bath for visitors. The home is air conditioned throughout. Plenty of parking for guests. This is what life is all about.

Fourth of July Events and Activities | Cape Cod - 2018

It's that time of year again!  And while you are furiously scrubbing the remnants of last-year's BBQs from your grill we have an updated list of activities for the July 4th holiday and the rest of the summer too. 

Parades July 4th

Numerous parades on the day include Chatham and Orleans, both of which are delightful town events.  If we had to choose, our scale tips toward Orleans since you may catch a glimpse of one of the Chatelains on a float (we won't say which one but his name rhymes with 'pall').  You can find an extensive list here for all parades near you.  Additionally here are a few more ideas from affordable-cape-cod-vacations.com.

Fireworks

These splendid events occur not just around the 4th but several times in the summer as well including during the Dennis Festival days in August.  Delightful spectacles on the 4th include: 

9pm - Lewis Bay, Barnstable and Yarmouth

9pm (dusk) - Provincetown Harbor

8:45pm - Falmouth Height Beach

 

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 10th: Chappell and Stole performing hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s - Sponsors, Corsair and Cross Rip Resort and Ebb Tide
Restaurant

July 17th: Crocodile Tears performs your favorite oldies - Sponsor,
Coastal Engineering

July 25th: David Hickey performs American and Irish Standards-
Sponsor, Chatelain Real Estate

July 31st: Monica Rizzio performs classic country sound - Sponsor, Dickey Insurance

Aug 7th: Mike Higgins performs classic American Standards - Sponsor, Cape Living Real Estate

 

Don't just rely on us though!  Ask around and find your own things to do on the 4th of July and all summer long.  We think there is no better place to spend the summer than on Cape Cod.