Friday, September 20, 2013

My October 2013 Market Report Is Available Now!

My October 2013 market report is available now!  This issue has my report on Eastham's sales through August and my predictions for the full year. There are also several new listings and links to a number of recent articles that you'll find interesting. Lastly, we have an article about Wellfleet's Oysterfest.

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 October newsletter now.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Way Off Topic - But....

Sometimes genius comes from the simple things. Cars now can drive themselves, park themselves, warn you if you wander out of your lane, and a myriad of other high tech advancements. They are big news in a way that sounds very expensive. But, this year's winner is far more simple. The Honda minivan, the Odyssey, sports a auto central vacuum cleaner. They call it HondaVac (how clever!).

Apparently, this stroke of brilliance came from a Honda engineer's 10 year old daughter. Of course! I'm hoping that next year's brilliance might be something like an in-car Keurig coffer maker. Or maybe a way to retrofit a central vac in my car. Just a thought.

Read about this 10 year old's brilliance on the US News website... Here. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Listing - Eastham Marshview Cape - Easy Living!

EASTHAM - New Listing - This home is the definition of open & easy living. We have a wonderful new stainless kitchen with quartz counters and recessed lighting, an enormous first floor master bedroom, vaulted living room with fireplace and skylights, and a full walkout basement. The large rear deck overlooks the ever-changing marsh. This house has association rights to tennis courts and access to the Bike Path. Come see!

Check out the website for more photos, a Virtual Tour, and a map...

2013 Orleans' "Celebrate Our Waters" Weekend - Sept 13-15

The forth annual “Celebrate Our Waters” weekend, will be held September 13th, 14th and 15th, 2013, with many new events, encore presentations of some of your favorites. All events are free!

The weekend’s purpose is to showcase the area’s precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches and thereby increase general awareness and appreciation of our valuable water resources. The event was originally conceived of as simply a few guided walks highlighting Orleans’ ponds and saltwater estuaries but it quickly mushroomed into a two day (and now three day) festival including walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture events, a sand sculpture contest and a bonfire on Nauset Beach. For 2013, they added Friday to the weekend festivities and continue with last years' popular geographical expansion with events in Brewster and Eastham.

This is a weekend to celebrate what brought many of us here in the first place – the wonderful waters all around us.

Go to their website for a schedule and map of events!  All events are free! (Did I say that before!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Listing - Ocean Side Vaulted Cape

EASTHAM - New Listing - Tucked into the trees at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac is a neat & clean 3 bedroom contemporary Cape with a large deck, wide pine floors, open floorplan with large dining room extension w/Bay window, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and ceiling beams, garage under, and a new outdoor shower. This house is located on the ocean side of Rt 6 with easy access to the Seashore and the ocean beaches. Most furniture included. Nicely priced at $419,000.

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

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

2013 Eastham Windmill Weekend - September 6th-8th

Windmill Weekend is the year's biggest and best weekend in Eastham and is held the weekend after Labor Day. The town puts on a party with lots of events and it's always fun for the whole family. The 36th annual Windmill Weekend includes an art show, a craft show, a car show, sand 'art' at First Encounter Beach (my favorite), concerts, a clam chowder contest, square dancing, a parade, 5 mile and 2 mile runs, and much more. 

Go to the Windmill Weekend website for a schedule and more information. This year's theme is "Fall for Eastham".  Come - come join the fun!

Two items of special note. First - the sand art contest will be held late afternoon on Saturday to be at low tide, and second - the parade route on Sunday will start at Arnold's Restaurant and proceed to the Windmill Green. The parade starts at 1 PM.  See you there!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Eastham's August Sales - So, So...

Eastham's August sales seem to have taken a dip from July's robust sales, but are on a par with last August. We had 9 sales in August, bringing the year-to-date sales to 72, down from the 86 (down 16%) we had last year at this time - the details.....
  • Total August sales were approximately $4.0M - the average home sale price was $448K.
  • The median sale price in August was $437K.
  • There are currently 113 active single family listings in Eastham (down 4 from last month), with an average list price of $698K and a medium list price of $505K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 209 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!