Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 Orleans 'Music In The Park'

This year there is a music concert series being held in Orleans, at the Orleans Village Green at the corner of Rt 28 and Main St. The concerts start at 6 PM and run for about an hour. The 'Music in the Park is sponsored by Jeff Kobold  of Prospect Mortgage.

2014 Windmill Green Band Concerts

The Eastham Visitor's Service Board is again sponsoring the band concerts on Eastham's Windmill Green on Monday evenings this summer. The concerts are held at the bandstand, starting at 7 PM every Monday. The line up is as follows:
  • July 7 - "Salute to America" by the Chatham Chorale
  • July 14 - Bert Jackson Quartet 
  • July 21 - The Brass Connection Quintet
  • July 28 - Toast and Jam
  • August 4 - Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys!
  • August 11 - Kami Lyle Trio
  • August 18 - Jazzy Salute to Broadway with Bruce Abbott & Fred Fried
  • August 25 - Chandler Travis Philharmonic
These concerts are lots of fun. Join hundreds of folks on the lawn - bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Or, bring a picnic dinner. These are fun for the whole family.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Eastham's Water System - First Water Is 2016

Eastham's municipal water system, overwhelmingly voted in at the May 5th Town Meeting, now has a timeline and shortly will have detailed maps showing which homes will be able to hook up. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that it'll be spring of 2017 before 'Phase 1' is fully completed.

I met with Sheila Vanderhoef, the Town Administrator, to review the timeline. The path to water is long and arduous. Permitting should be done by this fall, to be followed by the design and build of the water tower. Actual construction is planned to start next spring with a number of components being done in parallel. Only after the tower is built and pipes laid can water flow to homes. She expects the first homes will have town water by the summer of 2016, with completion a year later. 'Completion' includes the many miles of piping throughout Eastham, providing fire hydrant coverage to 80% or so of the town.

Detailed maps will be available at town hall (and on the town website?) shortly.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My July 2014 Market Report Is Available Now!

My July 2014 market report is available now!  This issue has my Eastham market update through May. There is an article on the timeline for the Eastham municipal water system, information on the upcoming Eastham Part-time Resident Taxpayers Association meeting, and a new listing. 

This newsletter has been published every month for over 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 July newsletter now.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2014 Hands On The Arts Festival - June 14th and 15th

The Eastham Cultural Council will hold their 16th annual fine arts and crafts show on June 14th and 15th, 2014, at the Windmill Green. The festival runs from 10 AM to 5 PM each day and its free. There will be over 40 juried artists and crafters on the Green for a show and sale including members of the Cape Cod Artisans Guild.  There will be a 'hands on' tent where you can create your own masterpiece. There will be jazz, marionette theater, storytelling, good food, and lots of fun. Did I say 'food'?

Go to the Hands on the Arts website for a complete schedule. This free event is sponsored by the Eastham Cultural Council. 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Boston to Cape Cod Via CapeFlyer - Year #2

Again this year, the CapeFlyer will deliver folks from Boston's South Station to Hyannis. Check out this video from the Cape Cod Times. No traffic - and only 2.5 hours!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Eastham's May Sales - On Track For a Good Year!

Eastham's May 2014 sales continue to show us that 2014 may turn out to be a really good year. There were 13 single family home sales in May, bringing the year-to-date sales to 45 sales.  The details.....
  • There were 13 homes sold in Eastham in May.
  • Total May sales was $5.1M - with an average sale price of $390K (see chart below) and a median sale price of $383K. 
  • There are currently 128 active single family listings in Eastham, with an average list price of $578K and a medium price of $450K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 200 days.
For more details, graphs, and commentary, download my latest monthly Eastham newsletter -- here. I've been publishing this newsletter for over 11 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!