Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Mid-Year 2014 Market Report Is Available Now!

My Mid-Year 2014 market report is available now!  This issue has my Eastham market update through June, my mid-year report. We're starting to get a handle on the year. There is also an article on my family's 'Cuzzins' Camp', and a new listing. 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 11 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 August newsletter now.

New Listing - Wonderful 4-Bedroom Bow-Roofed Cape

EASTHAM - New Listing - This is a large and updated 4 bedroom bow-roofed Cape located not far from Herring Pond and First Encounter Beach. Almost too much to describe - The new granite kitchen, living room with fireplace, first floor guest bedroom, hardwood floors, bright sunroom, expansive decks, outdoor shower, 1st floor laundry, oversized garage with living space above, full basement, and a detached garage for your boat. This home needs to be seen to be appreciated. Come see! Listed at $624,900.

For more photos and a map, go to http://1195BridgeRd.robertsheldon.com. If you'd like to see a Virtual Tour, go ... Here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Cape Cod Canal Centennial (Video)

The 'official' 100th anniversary for the Cape Cod Canal is July 29th. The last 100 years have seen the Cape change dramatically, from a largely agricultural and fishing area to a place that has a significant vacation and retirement population. This video, courtesy of the Cape Cod Times, is of a trip through the Canal in 1927, long before the construction of the current Bourne and Sagamore Bridges.
   

The Cape Cod Canal's Centennial celebration has its own website with an event schedule, a detailed history, and lots of great photos.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Perfect Day in Eastham

Yesterday I spent a lot of time driving around and enjoying this beautiful town and all it has to offer visitors. The photos below show a couple kayakers on Boat Meadow Marsh during high tide, about to go under the Bridge Rd bridge, and - the art show at the Schoolhouse Museum, a 'green flag' day at Nauset Light Beach, and finishing up with the 'Super Moon', taken from Fort Hill. Amazing! Not shown was time at the Great Pond beach and dinner at Arnold's. It doesn't get much better than that!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Photo of the Day - July 4th Flag

In my travels in and about Eastham I came upon this flag .... Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Eastham's June Sales - Not Too Shabby

Eastham's June 2014 sales continue to impress. If things continue like this we should see a pretty good year.  There were 14 single family home sales in June, bringing the year-to-date sales to 59 sales.  The details.....
  • There were 14 homes sold in Eastham in June.
  • Total June sales was $6.5M - with an average sale price of $465K and a median sale price of $390K. 
  • There are currently 134 (up 6) active single family listings in Eastham, with an average list price of $605K and a medium price of $468K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 203 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for over 11 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, June 26, 2014

2014 Orleans 'Music In The Park'

This year there is a music concert series being held in Orleans, at the Orleans Village Green at the corner of Rt 28 and Main St. The concerts start at 6 PM and run for about an hour. The 'Music in the Park is sponsored by Jeff Kobold  of Prospect Mortgage.


2014 Windmill Green Band Concerts

The Eastham Visitor's Service Board is again sponsoring the band concerts on Eastham's Windmill Green on Monday evenings this summer. The concerts are held at the bandstand, starting at 7 PM every Monday. The line up is as follows:
  • July 7 - "Salute to America" by the Chatham Chorale
  • July 14 - Bert Jackson Quartet 
  • July 21 - The Brass Connection Quintet
  • July 28 - Toast and Jam
  • August 4 - Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys!
  • August 11 - Kami Lyle Trio
  • August 18 - Jazzy Salute to Broadway with Bruce Abbott & Fred Fried
  • August 25 - Chandler Travis Philharmonic
These concerts are lots of fun. Join hundreds of folks on the lawn - bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Or, bring a picnic dinner. These are fun for the whole family.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Eastham's Water System - First Water Is 2016

Eastham's municipal water system, overwhelmingly voted in at the May 5th Town Meeting, now has a timeline and shortly will have detailed maps showing which homes will be able to hook up. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that it'll be spring of 2017 before 'Phase 1' is fully completed.

I met with Sheila Vanderhoef, the Town Administrator, to review the timeline. The path to water is long and arduous. Permitting should be done by this fall, to be followed by the design and build of the water tower. Actual construction is planned to start next spring with a number of components being done in parallel. Only after the tower is built and pipes laid can water flow to homes. She expects the first homes will have town water by the summer of 2016, with completion a year later. 'Completion' includes the many miles of piping throughout Eastham, providing fire hydrant coverage to 80% or so of the town.

Detailed maps will be available at town hall (and on the town website?) shortly.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My July 2014 Market Report Is Available Now!

My July 2014 market report is available now!  This issue has my Eastham market update through May. There is an article on the timeline for the Eastham municipal water system, information on the upcoming Eastham Part-time Resident Taxpayers Association meeting, and a new listing. 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 11 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 July newsletter now.