Monday, July 29, 2013

Wellfleet 250 - A Year-Long Celebration

Wellfleet is now 250 years old - a milestone that's being celebrated all this year through a huge series of events known, collectively, as Wellfleet 250.  Wellfleet began as the northern end of Eastham and was spun off in 1763.

The Wellfleet 250 celebration includes parades, car shows, art exhibits, talks, concerts, post card exhibits, and much, much more. A note - Wellfleet Founders' Week is August 2nd through August 10th, with lots of special events. Check out their website at

New Listing - Eastham 7 Bedroom Home With Guest Cottage

Bright, open, Eastham Bayside near Campground Beach on private sand road. Charming remodeled main house has five bedrooms, and there is a legal, two-bedroom apartment attached. New Title 5 septic is for 7 bedrooms. New oil burner and tank, new hardwood and tile floors in living areas. New kitchen and appliances. Apartment recently completely remodeled. Furnishings negotiable. Fantastic rental as 2 units. Great price for a lot of house at $549,000. This home is featured on
For more photos, a Virtual Tour, and a map to this home, go to

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Mid-Year 2013 Market Report Is Available Now!

My August 2013 report is available now! This issue of my newsletter has my mid-year Eastham market update. Additionally, there are articles about the recent increase in mortgage rates and several new listings 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 August newsletter now.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shakespeare On Mayo Beach

What could be more cool, and fun, than a little Shakespeare on the beach? Well, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, under the tent on Mayo Beach in Wellfleet, you can see Shakespeare as you've probably never seen it.

On Mondays you can see a two-actor Macbeth. On Tuesdays you'll see "Shakespeare On-Demand" where these same two actors will take requests from the audience.  This Tuesday were performances of Henry VI, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Tempest and the Taming of the Shrew!

Check out the schedule of events on the Knighthorse Theatre Company's website. Also on the website you can meet the actors, Amy McLaughlin Lemerande and her husband Tyrus Lemerande. They've been doing Shakespeare in Wellfleet for 7 years now.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Will Waiting to Buy a Home Cost You?

The last few weeks have seen mortgage rates climb about half a percent, to about 4.5% (30 yr/no points). This will certainly change monthly mortgage payments somewhat. But will it change the real estate marketplace?

Here is an article from that may provide some insight. The prevailing thought is that now is still a great time to buy. Check out the article ... here.

NEW LISTING - Immaculate Eastham Oceanside Cape

Eastham - NEW LISTING - This is a beautiful 3 bedroom home with space for the whole family! Everything about this home indicates that its been lovingly cared for and well enjoyed. Large open updated eat-in kitchen, cozy TV room off kitchen, spacious master suite w/laundry and huge private bathroom, large private deck w/outdoor shower, 2 bright 'guest' bedrooms upstairs, and so much more! Home has new roof, new gas furnace, and a detached garage to store all your toys. Listed at $524,000.

For more photos, a Virtual Tour, and a map to this home, go to

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

New Listing - 3 Bedroom Bayside Ranch

EASTHAM - New Listing - This is a 3 bedroom Bayside Cape Cod ranch on a quiet cul-de-sac and is great for families. The bright kitchen has a newer refrigerator, dishwasher, Stove/oven, ceramic tile floor and cabinetry. A large deck that gets full afternoon sun. Behind is a wooded lot that affords plenty of privacy. Your beach sand can be rinsed off in the outdoor shower. There are 2 full bathrooms, and the improved driveway is large enough for up to four cars. Just minutes to Thumpertown and Campground Beaches, Wiley Park, and Great Pond. Priced at $359,000.

This has been a great rental property (VRBO #38265). For more photos, a Virtual Tour, and a map, go to

Monday, July 01, 2013

June 2013 Eastham Sales - Improving?

Eastham's June sales are 'average' for a June, but are just over half of the 20 sales of June, 2012. We had 11 sales in June, bringing the year-to-date sales to 50, down from the 65 (down 23%) we had last year at this time - the details.....
  • Total June sales were approximately $5.6M - the average home sale price was $510K. (Please note that the 11 sales ran from a minimum of $280K to a max of $1.3M, skewing the average far north of the median). 
  • The median sale price in June was $416K.
  • There are currently 117 active single family listings in Eastham (up from last month's 104), with an average list price of $684K and a medium list price of $529K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 207 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!