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 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!