Thursday, July 29, 2010
Check out a Google map, and more photos... Here. If you'd like to see it, please give me a call at 508-237-9545.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Maybe a bit over-said, but 250 to 400 gray seals have moved to a sandbar between Head of Meadow and High Head beaches. They are especially visible, just off shore, at (or near) low tide. It's noisy, it's smelly, and it's a lot of fun.
Check out the article on the Cape Cod Online website.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
- getting a new credit card or a car loan
- charging up your credit cards
- or starting a new job.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
The other 4 highlighted towns are Myrtle Beach, Naples, Santa Cruz, and Ocean City, NJ. Go check out the article ...here.
Far, far, more dangerous to swimmers are rip currents. These would be red-flagged. Also, note that there is a beach closed flag, red with a swimmer X'ed out. We saw this flag last summer after a hurricane missed the Cape, but the waves came on-shore for a few days.
Click on the image (right) to see the flags.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Read this story on the Cape Cod Times website. And - start preparing your bid!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Rarely has such an engineering marvel fired up my inquisitive juices. Has this problem really been solved for all mankind? Could this be upsized to solve the Deadliest Catch problem? Maybe, but I have a few questions...
- Since the promotional literature says that it will catch fish up to 2 pounds, what happens if a larger fish chomps on the bait and gets caught? Does IT drive the boat where IT wants to go?
- Whats the likelihood that the catch will capsize the boat?
- How do you retrieve the boat if you (or a fish) drive it out of range? Or the batteries run down? Interestingly, this question applies to all RC boats
Sunday, July 18, 2010
In short, the Eastham market seems to be improving, both in terms of sales volume and sales prices, back to the pre-2009 levels. Yeah!
Download your copy of my August newsletter ..Here.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Read about this discovery, and check out the photos, on the New York Times website.
Monday, July 12, 2010
See how the expiring Bush tax cuts will affect you....Here.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Although it may seem to be a long time for some, 50 years is a short time in the life of a national park. The Cape Cod National Seashore has it's 50th birthday next year, on August 7, 2011. The National Seashore was born in 1961 with John F. Kennedy's signature. There is a new book, available starting tomorrow, that captures the first 50 years on the Seashore in images. The book is aptly titled "Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years" by Daniel Lombardo and published by Arcadia Publishing.
This book starts with the creation of the Cape with the receding of the ice sheet marking the end of the ice age, but quickly jumps to the 1800s and 1900s as it chronicles such happenings as the many shipwrecks, building of the lighthouses, Henry Beston's Outermost House, and Marconi's wireless station, just to name a few. The development of the Seashore, from concept to completion, is shown with a number of photos of local and national politicians visiting the Outer Cape to see for themselves what a treasure they could preserve for future visitors.
It's difficult in any review to capture the fullness of a historical perspective. It becomes even more difficult when the book is comprised of so many historical photos. I especially enjoyed the early photos of the Seashore, with the early signage, the cars on the beaches, the movement of lighthouses and life saving stations, and of the people enjoying the water and sunshine on the beaches.
The Cape Cod National Seashore is certainly a gift given to the present by the some wise souls of the past. This book, with its many pictures and commentary, shows us that it was no easy task to create the Seashore, but its creation preserves a rich past for our present-day enjoyment. Get this book and see for yourself. It's a light read, lots of fun.
This book is available from local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing on their website. This book is priced at $21.99.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Go to their website to see what the EPRTA is about and to download their most recent newsletter (where I provide their real estate update) .
I'll see you at the meeting!
I'll see you at the meeting!
Sunday, July 04, 2010
That said, I had showings Friday, Saturday and Monday (tomorrow). The summer folks are here. The beaches, stores, and restaurants are full. Life is good!
My argument, shared by most Cape Codders, is that the soil is one giant sand filter - so, what's the problem? Read about this issue in the Cape Codder ... Here.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
For more photos, a virtual tour, and a map of this home, go to http://brittanysway.robertsheldon.com/.
Call me at 508-237-9545 for a showing.
- There were 12 closings in June (up from 8 in May), with an average sale price of $471K, and a median of $384K.
- This year, June's closings totaled $5.7M. Last year's total was $2.3M.
- There were 52 closings year-to-date (6/30/10), up 73% from 2009's 30 sales.
- Currently, there were 98 homes for sale in Eastham, with an average list price of 628K, and a median price of $477K.