Friday, March 17, 2017

My April Newsletter Is Available Now

My April 2017 newsletter is available for download. This issue has my market report through the end of February. Also in this newsletter are articles on Affordable Housing in Eastham, 4 Sisters Specialty Foods, Shoreline walks, a 'new' new listing, and a Sellers' testimonial.  

This newsletter has been published every month for 14 years. My aim, with this newsletter, is to provide accurate sales and market information about the Eastham housing marketplace, to add commentary and opinion (as appropriate), and to keep it interesting.
 Download your copy of my April newsletter now.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

February 2017 Sales - Pretty Good for a Slow Month!

Eastham's February 2017 sales were a little better than 'normal' for a February. February, historically, is the low month of the year. Last year, a really good year, we had 6 home sales. This year, we also had 6 sales in February. The [corrected] details.....
  • The 6 February sales totaled approximately $2.3M - the average home sale price was $383K. 
  • The median sale price in February was $376K.
  • As of March 1st there were 63 active single family listings in Eastham (up 4 from a month ago) with an average list price of $730K and a median list price of $550K.
  • The average days-on-market is 247 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for 14 years with the goal of providing market information to my clients, so they may approach the market from a more informed position. Check it out!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Eastham New Listing - 5 Bedroom Renovated Cape

EASTHAM - New Listing - Completely renovated 1900 sqft, 5 bedroom, 3 bath Contemporary Cape - with an eye on style and easy living. Zero maintenance exterior, light & bright interior with a granite and stainless custom kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings with skylights, large 1st floor master bedroom with custom master bath and walk-in closet, 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs, additional 1st floor office/bedroom downstairs, and a large finished family room in the basement. Gas forced air heat, central A/C, integrated wall-mounts for your flat screen TVs, instant hot water system, and recessed lighting throughout. Large Trex-like deck with outdoor shower. Underground utilities. Location is at the end of a private road for maximum privacy, with established and new homes. Listed at $599,000.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Eastham's January Sales - Off to a Good Start!

Eastham's January 2017 sales were pretty good as we start a new year, ahead of the 8 sales we had in January 2016. This year, we had 10 sales in January, down only 3 from December. The 'real' story, however, continues to be the low active inventory. It's at levels we haven't seen since 2005. Ugh! The details.....
  • The 10  January sales totaled approximately $6.4M - the average home sale price was $642K. There were 3 homes sold at over $1M.  
  • The median sale price in January was $406,500.
  • There are currently 59 active single family home listings in Eastham, with an average list price of $722K and a median list price of $530K.
  • The average days-on-market is 251 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for almost 14 years with the goal of providing market information to my clients, so they may approach the market from a more informed position. Check it out!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Year-End 2016 Market Report Is Available Now!

My year-end 2016 market report is available now! This issue has my market report for January to December, the Three Sisters, a new Rt 6 Marketplace, and a Seller's testimonial.

This newsletter has been published every month for 14 years. My aim, with this newsletter, is to provide accurate sales and market information about the Eastham housing marketplace, to add commentary and opinion (as appropriate), and to keep it interesting. Download your copy of my February newsletter now.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My January 2017 Newsletter is Available Now

My January 2017 newsletter is available for download. This issue has my market update report (ie through November), my year-end predictions, the new 'mortgage landscape', a customer testimonial, a few local happenings, and my Holiday greeting.

This newsletter has been published every month for 13 years. My aim, with this newsletter, is to provide accurate sales and market information about the Eastham housing marketplace, to add commentary and opinion (as appropriate), and to keep it interesting
. Download your copy of my January newsletter now.

Friday, December 02, 2016

November Sales - Not Bad For A November

Eastham's November 2016 sales were pretty good, but a tad behind last month. This year, we had 14 sales in November, down only 1 from October. The 'real' story, however is the low active inventory. It's at levels we haven't seen since 2005. Ugh! The details.....
  • The 14  November sales totaled approximately $7.2M - the average home sale price was $511K. 
  • The median sale price in November was $408K.
  • There are currently 60 active single family home listings in Eastham, with an average list price of $769K and a median list price of $550K.
  • The average days-on-market is 232 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for over 13 years with the goal of providing market information to my clients, so they may approach the market from a more informed position. Check it out!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Story of Squanto - Fascinating!

Imagine the surprise when the Pilgrims landed and were met by an English speaking Indian. The story of how this is even possible is the fascinating story of Squanto's (a.k.a. Tisquantum) life. He was apparently kidnapped by Capt. Thomas Hunt in 1615, taken to Spain, lived in England, and returned (1619) to North America with Capt. Thomas Derme.

Everyone who remained in his village near Plymouth, perished due to the plague. The story is quite involved and isn't without some controversy and some unknowns. Read the biography on the Mayflower History website. Squanto's story was made into a 1994 Disney move called "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale".

Squanto's name has been given to many streets on Cape Cod, including one in Eastham, near the National Seashore.

Monday, November 21, 2016

My December Eastham Market Report Is Available Now

Eastham Sunset
My December 2016 newsletter is available for download. This issue has my market update report (ie through October), my year-end predictions, the new Eastham Public Library, an update of the municipal water system, and Eastham's most expensive listing. 

This newsletter has been published every month for 13 years. My aim, with this newsletter, is to provide accurate sales and market information about the Eastham housing marketplace, to add commentary and opinion (as appropriate), and to keep it interesting.
 Download your copy of my December newsletter now.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

New Fire Code Takes Effect December 1st

Starting next month there are new regulations concerning placement of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. To be fair, they aren't much different than what we've been doing for the last year or so, since the new Eastham Fire Chief (Chief Kent Farrenkopf) has been in office. The new rules can be found ... Here.

Of note, two additional points that need to be made. 1) All smoke and CO detectors need to be less than 10 years old. And 2) many of our homes sit unoccupied for weeks at a time - longer than the 'chirp' period of a failing smoke detector battery. It becomes imperative that the batteries get changed annually. A completely dead smoke detector is of no use.