Thursday, November 21, 2013

Simple Dune Restoration Technique Catches On

A really simple and inexpensive technique has been developed and used very successfully to naturally restore eroding and storm damaged dunes. This technique involves using wood shims to deflect wind blown sand such that the sand collects where it once was, restoring destroyed dune areas. Used in Truro, this technique has been used around the globe. 

Read how a local company, Safe Harbor Environmental Services of Wellfleet, is impacting beaches worldwide.... Here. 

My December Eastham Newsletter Is Available

My December 2013 market report is available now!  This issue has my report on Eastham's sales through October, 2013. There are also several new listings and links to a number of recent articles that you'll find interesting. Additionally, a new feature, one of my most useful 'apps' is presented.

This newsletter has been published every month for almost 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 December newsletter now.

Friday, November 08, 2013

If You Buy A Foreclosure ....

I came across a good article in the Washington Post that tells the 'story' of buying a home in foreclosure which highlights the potential pitfalls of foreclosures. It's a good read - and a good lesson. The authors are Ilyce Glink & Samuel Tamkin, who put out a regular column called 'Real Estate Matters'.

Check out the article ...Here.

Monday, November 04, 2013

New Listing - 2 Bedroom Townhouse Condo

Eastham - New Listing - Good sized 2 bedroom condo half-duplex fronting on the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path. This unit has a full basement, natural gas, paved driveway, and open kitchen/dining area. First floor has kitchen, half-bath, and living room. Upstairs are 2 good-sized bedrooms and a full bath. The washer/dryer are in the basement. This unit is to settle an estate and is, therefore, being sold As-Is. Listed at $249,900. 

More information, a Virtual Tour, and more photos can be found at

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Eastham 2 Bedroom Condo - Really Cute!

Eastham - New Listing - This is a delightful 2 bedroom unit in the Oak Grove Condos - surprisingly quiet and spacious, and so close to the center of town. Come see this property, lovingly updated with new windows, appliances, hot water tank, siding, outdoor shower, and freshly painted. This unit is being sold fully furnished (less some artwork) and ready to go! Listed at $259,000.

More information, a Virtual Tour, and more photos can be found at Go see!

Eastham's October Sales - Back to Normal

Eastham's October sales were 'back to normal' after a big September. We had 8 sales in October, bringing the year-to-date sales to 102, down only 8.1% from the 111 we had last year at this time - the details.....
  • Total October sales were approximately $6.0M - the average home sale price was $747K. Note that there were two sales over $1M
  • The median sale price in October was $401K.
  • There are currently 120 active single family listings in Eastham (up 5 from last month), with an average list price of $685K and a medium list price of $494K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 195 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!