Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Library Coming Soon (Sorta!)

LibrbaryA project begun in 2005 is finally going to break ground and move forward in a BIG way. The Eastham Public Library will be demolished and rebuilt over the next 18-ish months, starting with a ground-breaking scheduled for September 13th. The Library will be relocating to 3 trailers that will be installed in the parking lot of Town Hall, staying there until the opening of the new Library in early 2016.

The new Library will be state of the art in many ways. Firstly, it'll be LEEDS certified for high energy efficiency, it'll have advanced technology meeting rooms and a small auditorium, there will be climate controlled rooms to store archived historical documents, and it'll have backup power so it can be a gathering location if we lose power for an extensive period of time. I particularly appreciate that the new design incorporates the front section of the current library, which dates way back to the structure prior to it. 

The project is way too extensive to do it justice in my newsletter, but artist renderings, floor plans, ZBA presentations and video (I'm in it as the chair of the ZBA - ugh!), schedules, etc. can be found on the following sites... 1) Eastham Library Building Fund website, 2) Eastham Library,  and 3) Eastham Library - New Library. When it's done it'll be a great new addition to the easy living here in Eastham. 

The Drama Continues On Nauset Spit!

The drama continues between Eastham and Orleans over the Nauset Spit. Over the years the spit has grown north, from Nauset Beach in Orleans, into Eastham. The rules for driving on the beach differ by town (watch the video), so conflict was bound to happen.

Monday, August 18, 2014

My September Newsletter Is Available now!

My Mid-Year 2014 market report (Part 2) is available now!  This issue has my Eastham market update through July, my mid-year report for Eastham's neighbors, an update on the new Eastham Public Library, and the 2014 Windmill Weekend.  There is also 2 new listings.  

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 September newsletter now.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Updated 3 Bedroom Bayside Ranch - Perfect!

EASTHAM - New Listing - This is a 3 bedroom year-round home with open floorplan and a huge screened porch. We have newer windows, new roof, updated bathrooms and kitchen, outdoor shower, first-floor laundry, on a quiet sand road very near the bike path and just a short walk to Great Pond. Somewhat secluded and a joy to be at. Come see!  Listed at $349,000.

For more photos and a map, go to If you'd like to see a Virtual Tour, go ... Here.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

2014 Oldtimers Longboard Classic - Next Sunday Afternoon

It's early again this year. The 2014 Cape Cod Oldtimers Longboard Classic will be held at 5 PM on Sunday, August 10th, at Wellfleet's White Crest Beach.

This year there will be a few new rules (see below). Since vintage longboards are getting valuable and harder to come by, any longboard over 9 foot may be used in the contest (without a leash). Collector boards and vintage items should still be available for everyone to drool over. This is intended to be a fun event - not to be taken too seriously. 

The rules...
  • Any longboard (9 feet or longer) regardless of age or condition will be allowed this year.
  • Contestants must be 21 and over. (Lifeguards under 21 accepted) 
  • All boards must be nine (9) feet in length or longer.
  • No leashes / No wetsuits - (If it’s too cold – tough!!!)
  • Tow-ins by Great White sharks will result in immediate disqualification
  • No whining!
This should be a lot of fun, and a good excuse to watch an old art form (and a few old-timers) in action.  If you'd like to compete in this competition, go to the Old Timers website for complete rules and an entry form. 

Check out this video of last year's Classic.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Eastham's July Sales - A Slowdown Coming?

Eastham's July 2014 sales slowed considerably from the robust June sales. We continue, however, to be on a pace for a pretty good year. There were 5 single family home sales in July, bringing the year-to-date sales to 65. The details.....
  • There were 5 homes sold in Eastham in July.
  • Total July sales were $4.5M - with an average sale price of $908K  (Wow!) and a median sale price of $603K (double Wow!). Note - the sales in July ranged from $230K to $2.7M.
  • There are currently 132 (down 2) active single family listings in Eastham, with an average list price of $617K and a medium price of $477K.
  • The average days-on-market is currently 208 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!