Sunday, June 30, 2013

2013 Eastham Part-Time Resident Taxpayers Assoc Meeting - July 6th

If your primary home is off-Cape and you own a second home in Eastham, then you need to keep up with the issues and attend the annual Members' Meeting of the Eastham Part-time Resident Taxpayers Association (EPRTA). This year it will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, July 6th, at the Elks Club on McKoy Rd. The meeting is open to non-members. Membership is cheap ($20) and they have a very informative quarterly newsletter. The officers of this group work hard to keep the Eastham town officials aware of the issues that concern part-time residents.

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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

2013 Shark Week - Spoof Video - Fun!

I'd like to apologize in advance for this video. But, it mirrors what we've been saying about seals and sharks.  Enjoy!

2013 - July 4th Activities - Lots to Do!

Whoever thought holding the 4th of July on a Thursday was a good idea? This coming week, with July 4th as a base, is a big week on the Outer Cape. Check out these activities...

Orleans -
  • Monday - July 1st - Fireworks at Rock Harbor (rain date July 2th). These fireworks will be easily viewable from Skaket Beach (Orleans) and First Encounter Beach (Eastham)
  • Thursday - July 4th - Parade - 10 AM - from Eldredge Parkway to Main Street
Wellfleet -
  •  Thursday - July 4th - Parade at 10 AM (Come early for a Classic Car Parade at 9:30)
Chatham -
  • Thursday - July 4th - Parade at 9:30 AM - Main St
Eastham -
  • "Old Fashioned Fourth of July Party" - 1-4 PM - Schoolhouse Museum
Provincetown -
  • Thursday - July 4th - Parade at 11 AM on Commercial St
  • Thursday - Fireworks at dusk (9 PM-ish)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My July 2013 Market Report is Available Now!

My July 2013 report is available now! This issue of my newsletter has my Eastham market update through the May 2013. Additionally, there are articles about Eastham's Municipal Water System, the Part-time Residents' July meeting, and links to a number of recent articles that you might find interesting.

This newsletter has been published every month for over 10 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.

2013 Eastham 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:
  • June 24 - Nauset World Music Ensemble
  • July 1 - "Salute to America" by the Chatham Chorale
  • July 8 - The Cat Birds 
  • July 15 - The Brass Connection Quintet
  • July 22 - Bruce Abbott - Fred Fried Jazz Quintet
  • July 29 - Lower Cape Concert Band
  • August 5 - Kami Lyle Trio
  • August 12 - Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys!
  • August 19 - Chandler Travis Philharmonic
  • August 26 - Toast and Jam
These concerts are lots of fun. Join literally hundreds of folks on the lawn - bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Or, bring a picnic dinner. These are fun for the whole family.

Friday, June 07, 2013

2013 Hands On The Arts Festival - June 15th & 16th

The Eastham Cultural Council will hold their 15th annual fine arts and crafts show on June 15th and 16th, 2013, at the Windmill Green. The festival runs from 10 AM to 5 PM each day and its free. There will be over 40 juried artists and crafters on the Green for a show and sale including members of the Cape Cod Artisans Guild.  There will be a 'hands on' tent where you can create your own masterpiece. There will be jazz, marionette theater, storytelling, good food, and lots of fun. Did I say 'food'?

Go to the Hands on the Arts website for a complete schedule. This free event is sponsored by the Eastham Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Cod 5, Seaman's Bank, and the Town of Eastham.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

New Listing - Wonderful 3 Bedroom Cape On a Quiet Lane

EASTHAM - New Listing - A truly pristine, wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, expanded Cape with low maintenance landscaping, complete privacy, on a quiet sand road in a great neighborhood. The living room has a vaulted ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood flooring and is open to an updated kitchen with a large island. All this is open to the dining area which flows to a 2-level deck and larger outdoor shower. A recent addition is an 18x19ft vaulted sunroom with skylight, ceiling fans, with a farmer's porch. And .. a full walkout basement, oil heat (gas on the street), and wonderful plantings. Come see!  Listed at $496,800.

For more photos go to Also - check out the Virtual Tour ... Here.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

2013 Cape Cod Baseball Starts Next Week

The Cape Cod Baseball League is set to begin its 2013 season in a week, with the opening game scheduled for June 12th, with the Orleans Firebirds playing the Cotuit Kettleers (at Cotuit) at 5:00 PM. Our home team, the Orleans Firebirds (formerly the Orleans Cardinals) play their home games at Eldredge Park, next to the Middle School, in Orleans. Their schedule can be found ...Here..

A tidbit of real data that's hard to ignore - 253 Cape Cod 'alumni' were on Major League Baseball rosters in 2012. Wow! A great article about the Cape Cod Baseball League can be found on the Cape Cod Travel Guides' webpage...Here.

Eastham New Listing - Short Walk to Great Pond

NEW LISTING - This home has been in the family for generations, and now is ready for you! This is a nicely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home with hardwood floors, forced air heat, open dining/living rooms, and newer windows. Lots of privacy and just a short walk to Great Pond. A great way to buy in Eastham for under $325K. Come see!

Go to for price and more photos. Go HERE for a virtual tour.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Eastham's May Sales - A Slow Start to 2013

Eastham's May sales show that we continue to lag last years' numbers. We had 8 sales in May, bringing the year-to-date sales to 38, down from the 45 we had last year at this time - the details.....
  • Total May sales were approximately $3.8M - the average home sale price was $470K. (Please note that the 8 sales ran from a minimum of $215K to a max of $1.1M, skewing the average far north of the median). 
  • The median sale price in May was $378K.
  • There are currently 104 active single family listings in Eastham (down from last month's 108), with an average list price of $724K and a medium list price of $577K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 225 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for over 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!