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Sept. 17, 2020

Cape Cod Real Estate Market

It is the common question that every realtor gets.  That is "whats the market like?".  The Cape Cod real estate market is like we have never seen before.  We have been handling homes and properties for sale and vacation rentals on Cape Cod since 2005.  We have also grew up on Cape Cod and have not seen listings going as fast as they are in any year past.

The latest stats from the Cape & Islands Association of Realtors recently came out for August.  In Barnstable County the amount of homes for sale is down 51% and the amount of sales closed is up a little over 30%.  This makes it the ideal time to sell your Cape Cod home.  

At the moment those that have been thinking about retiring out on Cape Cod or buying a second home here are now pulling the trigger.  We do not know how long this trend will last.  At some point the buyers will run out but right now we have a low # of inventory with a high # of buyers.  

We provide a free comparative analysis for any seller considering selling their property.  

Another interesting stat is that the days on market we typically deal with is on average about 6 months.  Right now that is down over 25% to just over 30 days.  

The percent of asking price that sellers are getting right not is apprx. 98%.  This is up slightly and of course depends completely on how aggressively the property is priced.

Reach out today to discuss the potential of selling your Cape Cod.

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Feb. 27, 2019

Orleans Real Estate

Orleans is called the hub of the Lower Cape.  I believe Orleans has the best of everything.  There are great restaurants, quaint village area, both Cape Cod Bay beaches and Atlantic Ocean Beach.  The bike trail runs through Orleans Village.  From there you can ride toward Brewster or up into Eastham and onto the National Seashore.

There are several areas that make up Orleans.  There is the area going toward Nauset Beach which is called East Orleans.  There is the Bayside area by Skaket Beach and Rock Harbor.  Then there is South Orleans out along Round 28 toward Pleasant Bay heading toward Chatham.  The village area has wonderful shops, restaurants and a mix bag of condos and single-family homes.  

Even within each of the above areas of Orleans there are smaller areas within each of the different sections of Orleans.  Within East Orleans there are lovely neighborhoods and associations.  One of popularity is Nauset Heights.  This area is surrounded by water on 3 sides.  There is Nauset Beach and the inner waters of Nauset Harbor and Mill Pond.  These homes are desirable because there is great access to the outer Nauset Beach area as well as the calmer waters of Nauset Harbor.  

Take a look here at the highest priced Orleans home for sale.  Located in Nauset Heights this brand new home is perfect in and out.  It has gorgeous views of Nauset Beach & beach access down a flight of stairs.  Stunning design, finishes and views from this custom designed and built PSD (Polhemus Savery DaSilva) home.  

Here is a picture of Priscilla Landing / Nauset Harbor in Nauset Heights.  We recently sold a property there for $754,000.  The location almost can't be beat.  The new owner has put her stamp on it and made it a lovely Nauset Beach cottage.  

  Nauset Heights east orleans

Skaket Beach is one of the most popular Cape Cod Bay beaches on Cape Cod.  It is typically warmer, calmer and has the best sand.  The sunsets are fantastic!  At low tide the water recedes so far out that you can walk about a mile out on the tidal flats before you reach water that is swimmable.  

Skaket Beach Orleans


The homes in this area, especially those that are considered to be within a walk to Skaket Beach are in high demand.  There is not much that comes on the market in this area.  At this point we have a very rare situation with 2 homes being on the market at Skaket Beach.  One is a turn-key home situated on Seabreeze Lane with private beach access at about 1000 ft.  That is listed at $774,900.  It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Our other Skaket Beach listing is right at the beach.  So the location is an A+.  The house needs some TLC but is well worth the effort and investment.  Once renovated it would be worth up close to 2 million.  You can see these two Skaket Beach homes for sale by clicking on the links below.


11 Seabreeze Lane Orleans

11 Seabreeze Lane Orleans


179 Skaket Beach Rd. Orelans

179 Skaket Beach Rd. Orleans


There are new properties being built in the village right now.  They will provide an in town location which is convenient to all the great restaurants we have here in Orleans.  Being on Cove Rd. in Orleans is the perfect in town spot.  The new condos are being offered at $795,000.  You can view them here - Orleans Village Condos.


Prices in Orleans range from around $150,000 to $9,250,000.  The lower end of the price range are typically town homes and condo apartments in the village area of Orleans.  Take a look here at all Orleans homes for sale.



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Feb. 26, 2019

Hardings Beach Chatham Real Estate

The area by Hardings Beach in Chatham is a desirable spot to vacation and for those looking for the ideal beach house yet close and convenient to Chatham Village.  There are several neighborhoods that make up the Hardings Beach area of Chatham.  The first one is the Harding Hills Association.  The homes and properties in the Hardings Hills can range from the quintessential Chatham cottage to the million dollar luxury Chatham home.  Doesn't that describe what we find with all of Chatham real estate?

Hardings Beach Chatham

I just previewed this beautiful home in the Harding Hills area that is currently on the market for $1,495,000 (See Home).  It is a gorgeous home built & designed in 2004 by Polhemus Savery DaSilva.  PSD is a local builder that is in high demand. And for good reason.  Their design and quality work make them top of the list here in Chatham. 

83 Pine Ridge Rd. Chatham, MA For Sale

The Harding Hills Association has a nice area along Bucks Creek for the association members to enjoy.  There is a nice grass area with tables and a dock out in the water.  It is great for picnics, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc.  From the Harding Hills area it is a nice walk to Hardings Beach.  Hardings Beach is a fantastic Nantucket Sound beach with 2 large parking lots and plenty of sand to spread out.  It is a favorite for our family.  

Right near the beach there is another neighborhood called Harding Shores.  This exclusive area is made up of the 5 roads Howe Lane, Nickerson Lane, Cabot Lane, Bucks Lane and Billings Rd.  There are some gorgeous homes in this area and most of them have water views.  The Harding Shores Association has their own beach access.  At that access point you can look right over the creek at Ridgevale Beach.  As the tides change it is a a popular place to enjoy a natural lazy river ride.  

The homes along Billings Rd. enjoy unobstructed Nantucket Sound views.  Some of these homes can rent up into the 10K+ a week range.  

Hardings Beach Chatham House

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July 31, 2017

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