Wednesday, July 01, 2015

June 2015 Eastham Sales - Continuing A Healthy Trend

Eastham's June sales continued the 'up' trend begun last month. Winter's ugly head is behind us and sales are moving right along.  We had 18 sales in June, the best June since June, 2012.  The details.....
  • Total 18 June sales totaled approximately $7.6M - the average home sale price was $420K. 
  • The median sale price in June was $411K.
  • There are currently 102 active single family listings in Eastham (the same as June 1st), with an average list price of $609K and a medium list price of $469K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 201 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for almost 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!

Of note - my next newsletter will have the 1st half of 2015 Eastham market results.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

My July 2015 Market Report Is Available Now

My July 2015 market report is available now!  This issue has my market report through May of 2015, 3 new listings, and an article on the upcoming Eastham Part-Time Resident Taxpayer Association meeting. 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 12 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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 Eastham Windmill Green Band Concerts

Eastham Windmill
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:
  • June 29 - "Celebrate America" by the Chatham Chorale
  • July 6 - Peking and the Mystics Vintage Vocals
  • July 13 - Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys!
  • July 20 - The Brass Connection Quintet
  • July 27 - Bruce Abbott - Fred Fried Quartet
  • August 3 - Toast and Jam
  • August 10 - Bert Jackson Quartet
  • August 17 - Kami Lyle Quartet
  • August 24 - Chandler Travis Philharmonic
These concerts are lots of fun. Join hundreds of folks on the lawn - bring bug spray, lawn chairs and/or blankets. Or, bring a picnic dinner. These are fun for the whole family!

Eastham New Listing - Turn-Key Beach Cottage

375 Summit Ave, Eastham
EASTHAM - New Listing - Are you looking for that fresh & clean beach house, with 3 bedrooms, including an enlarged master suite, a large living room, heated enclosed porch, large deck, & outdoor shower, all just up the road from your private association Bay beach? This is it! Great summer home just 0.3 miles from the beach. Newer roof, natural gas forced air heat, new master bath, 1st floor laundry, meticulously maintained. Turn-key - completely furnished. Come see. Listed at $449,000.

Check out this listing http://375SummitAve.robertsheldon.com for more photos and a map. A Virtual Tour can be found ... Here.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Eastham's May Sales - A Nice Rebound!

Eastham's May sales showed a nice rebound from the slow April. It's clear that many folks who were put off by the ugly weather in February showed up in March, checkbooks in hand. We had 20 sales in May, a level we don't generally see in the Spring (the last time was in June 2012).  The details.....
  • Total May sales were approximately $9.0M - the average home sale price was $450K. 
  • The median sale price in May was $398K.
  • There are currently 102 active single family listings in Eastham (up from 98 on May 1st), with an average list price of $615K and a medium list price of $480K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 228 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for almost 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, May 28, 2015

2015 Eastham Painters Guild Schedule

The Eastham Painters Guild is again holding their outdoor gallery and sale every week (well, almost every week) at the Eastham School House Museum. The Guild has been doing shows since 1980. The outdoor gallery and sale will be held, most weeks, on Thursdays and Fridays. Go to their website for a detailed schedule.

The Guild will finish up their season on September 12th & 13th at Eastham's Windmill Weekend on the front lawn of Town Hall.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My June 2015 Market Report Is Available Now!

My June 2015 market report is available now!  This issue has my report of the Eastham market through April. Additionally, there's an article about this year's Town Meeting's results, and 2 new listings.
 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 12 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 June newsletter now.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Eastham New Listing - Walk to Water Bayside Home

45 Wamisco Rd, Eastham
EASTHAM - New Listing - This 3 bedroom ranch is in the Massasoit Hills area with deeded rights to 3 private association Bay Beaches just down the hill. Enjoy the large front & rear decks, and an open floorplan with living room with fireplace. Wooded half acre property with circular driveway. Nicely secluded and walk to the water. Close to all the beach and recreational highlights that make Eastham such a wonderful vacation destination. Listed at $369,900.

Check out this listing http://45WamiscoRd.robertsheldon.com for more photos and a map. A Virtual Tour can be found ... Here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

2015 Eastham Town Meeting - Results

The Annual Eastham Town Meeting was held last night at the Nauset Regional High School. This year's 'results' were (in some cases) very interesting. Here are the results ..... 
  • Article 7 - PASSED - Rooms Tax - to impose a tax on summer rental homes. This still requires the state legislature to approve it prior to any collection of taxes. This could affect 2016 rentals, not 2015. What I find interesting is that the Town has no plan or strategy to actually collect these new taxes. Or to assure a fair implementation.  
  • Article 8 - PASSED - Municipal Water - this article funded the remainder of the municipal water system. So-called Phase 1 was funded last year. The article appropriated $85M for the remainder of the system. Yay!
  • Article 16 - PASSED - Private Road Plowing - approved the plowing of some private roads in Town. What roads this article authorizes will be determined this fall. There will be a set of criteria published this summer. 
  • Article 17 - PASSED - Hay Rd - this article accepts a portion of Hay Rd as a Town road, the segment from Gov. Prence to Deacon Paine. This article was strongly argued by both sides. The Town Selectmen announced that there, apparently, are some road ownership issues that may block the implementation of this article.
  • Article 18 - FAILED - Vehicles on Beaches - the article was needed to make progress on the crazy discussions about driving 4-wheel vehicles on the Eastham portion of Nauset Spit. This has been an on-going dispute between Eastham and Orleans concerning a section of beach north of Orleans' Nauset Beach and south of Coast Guard Beach. Since this article failed, the ongoing dispute with Orleans just gets uglier.
  • Article 30 - FAILED - Marijuana - the failure of this article says that the public consumption of marijuana will go unpunished. The argument from the floor was that the Commonwealth is currently developing their set of rules and the Town shouldn't attempt to pre-guess what the Commonwealth will do.  

Sunday, May 03, 2015

April 2015's Eastham Sales - 'Snowed Out'

Eastham's April sales reflected the snows of January and February (and March). The number of buyers was seriously reduced by the ugly weather, particularly on weekends. We had only 5 sales in April, a level we haven't seen since April 2009.  The details.....
  • Total April sales were approximately $2.2M - the average home sale price was $432K. 
  • The median sale price in April was $470K.
  • There are currently 98 active single family listings in Eastham (up from 92 on April 1st), with an average list price of $620K and a medium list price of $489K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 248 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for 10 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!