Blog :: 02-2019

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 Open Houses Weekend 2/16-2/17 2019

Check out these open houses on Cape Cod this weekend.  And 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.


Saturday 1-3 | 218 Main St, Dennis | *New to Market*

This masterpiece home is perfectly situated on a private 4 acre oasis. Every room enjoys stunning views of Chase Garden Creek marsh. Wake up in the sumptuous master suite with its walk-in closet, private office with fireplace, and incredible bath. Brew some coffee in the gourmet kitchen and take it to the soaring cathedral living room to enjoy the view. Wander out onto the expansive deck to enjoy the pool and soak up the tranquility. The architectural kitchen with adjoining formal dining room and fireplaced family room is the perfect venue for any event, and the theater room with projector and screen brings whole new meaning to ''let's stay in.'' Across its entire 4,000+ square feet, no detail has been overlooked, no luxury omitted in this incredible home.


Sunday 1-3 | 13 Beachwood Road South Yarmouth | New Price

Don't compromise on quality. This extraordinary custom renovated luxurious cottage personifies the charm of the Cape. Every inch in each of the six rooms is crafted to perfection from end-grain butcher block counters and Baldwin hardware to granite steps, copper gutters, and decorative mullions all by Kenneth Vona Construction. Ocean views capture quintessential Cape Cod. This jewel is less than 50 paces to Nantucket Sound beach. For the discerning homeowner this is a true pleasure to own.



Sunday 1-3 | 47 Asack Drive, South Dennis

This lovely home in a sought-after Dennis neighborhood offers sparkling hardwood and tile floors. It is conveniently located with easy access to amenities and all of life's needs. Sit back and enjoy morning coffee in the window wrapped sunroom while listening to the chirping birds in the peaceful yard. Step out on the Azek deck to feel the breeze coming through the trees that afford exceptional privacy. Entertain from the smartly appointed stainless kitchen with granite counters. Nestle with a book around the gas fireplace in the living room. Or enjoy a movie in the loft that is large enough to be both an entertainment center and grand home office. Take comfort in the first floor master bedroom that features an en suite lovely bath and walk-in closet. House your guests in the two second floor bedrooms. Take pride in the interesting architectural features. Delight in the fact that this home is low maintenance and economical to own with its solar panels. This is truly a joy to own.

Cape Cod Market Update February 2019

January Review: 

  January followed the trend of the last few months of throwing trends out of the window.  The economy recovered much of the ground lost in December but still feels shaky to many investors.  As a result mortgage rates seem to be on uncertain ground as well, though they are still at historic lows hovering in the low 4% range.  The real estate market in Barnstable County is showing some interesting shifts.  Inventory is at 4.8 months, the same as December.  This is atypical for the past three Januarys which all showed a decline in inventory compared to December.  Additionally median sales price is down nearly 3% from this time last year and days on market are up by 7 days.  We are interested to see if increasing inventory and improved affordability will follow.

Recent Market Summary

  Nov Dec Jan
Closed Sales 308 290 229
Inventory 1,968 1,614 1,626
Median Sales Price $435K $385K $395K
Avg Days on Market 100 95 112
Avg % of Original Price 94% 93% 92%


Blog - Avoiding Fresh Paint Smells

December Review (in case you missed it)

Avoiding Unpleasant Fresh Paint Smells

Don't you love a fresh coat of paint?  What better way to freshen up a room or change the style and swagger of your home.  Unfortunately painting can come with the undesirable consequence of an overpowering odor.  But don't let that discourage you from changing to the palette of your dreams.  With these helpful tips from Nolan Painting you can paint with abandon and enjoy the new colors, without the smell.


As always, if you are thinking of buying or selling your home give the professionals at Chatelain Real Estate a call today.  Or for more tips on homeownership check out our blog homeowner categories or our page dedicated to living on Cape Cod.