Monday, August 12, 2019

The Eastham 2020 Tax Assessments Are Available Now

I met with Belinda Eyestone, the Eastham Town Assessor. Eastham's 2020 assessment data is available now. The new assessments are shown on the Assessor's Field Cards, already uploaded on the Town's website. She gave me the 'highlights'. A few data points...
  • The 2020 assessment information is intended to represent home values as of 1/1/2019
  • The median single family residential home assessment for 2020 is $440,100, up 3.0% from the 2019 median assessment
  • The average assessed value is $511,743 (up 3.3%)
  • There were 5,144 single family homes in Eastham as of 1/1/2019  (up 7 from 1/1/2018)
  • The total assessed value for Eastham's single family residences is $2.632 Billion (up 3.5%)
The 2020 real estate tax rate for Eastham will be $8.72 per thousand (up 47 cents). The tax on the median-valued home will be $3,838, up 8.8%. (Ugh!)

New Listing - Pondfront on Minister's Pond - 2 Bedroom Condo

EASTHAM - New Listing - This is the pondfront jewel that you have been waiting for! This well maintained condo unit has 2 bedrooms & a bath. Get fabulous water views and wonderful family recreation with the condo assoc private beach & dock on Minister's Pond. Strong rental for 2019 season. Condo fee includes landscaping, trash removal, road maintenance, septic, water, propane, game room, playground, Sandy beach, boats for your usage, docks and insurance. Dream Here!

More information, more photos, and a Virtual Tour - go to http://NausetHaven4.robertsheldon.com.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Just Listed - 3 Bedroom Cape - Close to Great Pond & the Bay

EASTHAM - New Listing - If you are searching for the perfect Cape Cod retreat for your family, then this home is what you are looking for. Nestled on a sunny, private 1/2 acre lot, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath expanded Cape is just a short walk to Kingsbury Beach and Great Pond. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is just up the street. Downstairs is an open kitchen/dining/living room with a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, a large bedroom and the laundry area. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms and another bath. Through one of the bedrooms is a large bonus living space (over the 1 car garage) that was used as a sewing room. Outdoors is a large deck with an awning, wonderful landscaping, a large garden shed, and an outdoor shower. Full, clean basement, solar panels, natural gas, circular driveway. This home could be a great rental.al.

Want more photos, more information, Virtual Tour?  Go to http://745KingsburyBeachRd.robertsheldon.com .  Dream Here!

Friday, August 02, 2019

My August 1st Eastham Market Snapshot

Here is the August 1st, 2019, snapshot of the Eastham real estate market (single family homes). We had 10 sales for July, down 7 from June, and up 2 from last July, bringing the year-to-date sales number to 72, just 2 ahead of 2018.  Inventory levels continue to be good, but both the average and median prices for the listed homes continue to be way out of line with what's actually selling. Ugh! 

Summer is here, hot and dry. Great beach weather. Enjoy!  (Click on table to enlarge it for easier reading).


Saturday, July 27, 2019

My Mid-Year Eastham Real Estate Market Report Is Available Now

My August 2019 newsletter is available to download. This issue has my Eastham mid-year market report, through June, 2019.  Also in this newsletter is an article about a new smartphone app that will help you follow the shark activity on Cape Cod, a special study of the current housing inventory in Eastham, and a new listing. 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 16 years. My goal, with this newsletter, is to provide accurate sales and market information for the Eastham housing marketplace, to add commentary and opinion (as appropriate), and to keep it interesting. Download your copy of my August 2019 newsletter now.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

New Listing - Bayside 4 Bedroom Classic Cape

EASTHAM - New Listing - This is a 4 bedroom classic Cape home on over an acre, close to the bike path, and just a short distance to the Herring Pond beach. This home has been in the family for well over 50 years and has been lovingly cared-for. Downstairs is a front-to-back living room with a wood burning fireplace, a nice kitchen and a guest bedroom. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including a large master. The owners recently added a brand-new screened back porch to enjoy the cool summer Bay breezes. Furniture available (w/exclusions). Dream here!

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

Monday, July 01, 2019

July 1st Eastham Real Estate Market Snapshot

Here is the July 1st, 2019, snapshot of the Eastham real estate market (single family homes). We had 17 sales for June, up 3 from May, and up 1 from last June, bringing the year-to-date sales number to 62, even with 2018.  Inventory levels continue to improve, but both the average and median prices for the listed homes continue to be out of line with what's actually selling. Ugh! 

Summer is here, finally. As is better weather.  (Click on table to enlarge it for easier reading).


Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Listing - Super Cute 1 Bedroom Condo

EASTHAM - New Listing - Super cute, turn-key, completely remodeled, inside and out, 1 bedroom cottage, with a new deck, storage loft, skylights, and a vaulted ceiling. In addition, we have a newer refrigerator, stove, and newer furnishings and bedding. Outdoor shower. Town Water. This can be your Cape get-away and is ready for summer.

This is Pine Tree Condos, Unit 15, 1081 State Hwy

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME - This is a lovely condo unit that provides a comfortable get-away from our normally busy world, all wrapped in a carefree, fully furnished package in one of the premier vacation destinations on the East Coast. Nice!


For more information, photos, etc, go Here. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

New Listing - Fabulous 5 Bedroom Rental Ocean Side Cape

EASTHAM - New Listing - Where are you going to find a beautifully remodeled 5 bedroom, 3 bath, Cape home that already has a terrific rental history? This home has a brand new (SS & Quartz) kitchen, wonderful living room with a natural gas fireplace and beautiful built-ins, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, downstairs and 2 more upstairs. We also have beautiful gardens, large lawn, large hardscape patio, and a circular driveway. Being sold fully furnished (with just a very few exclusions) and fully rented for 2019.

More information, more photos, and a Virtual Tour - go to http://2145NausetRd.robertsheldon.com.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Eastham Market Snapshot - 6/1/2019

Here is the June 1st, 2019, snapshot of the Eastham real estate market (single family homes). We had 11 sales for May, up 4 from April, down a few from last May, bringing the year-to-date sales number to 42, down 9% from last year. Last year started slow also, but picked up mid-summer. The dreadful weather had to have played a part in this year's slower start (let's hope!). Inventory levels are starting to improve, but both the average and median prices for the listed homes are out of line with what's actually selling. Ugh! 

Summer is right around the corner. What we really need is better weather. The good news is that we know it's coming. (Click on table to enlarge it for easier reading).