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Guide to Buying land on Cape Cod 2017

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, etc. In repsonse we've just published an informative guide that will help many people better understand the oppoprtunities and challenges of buying land on beautiful Cape Cod.

Click Here to download our 2017 Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod!

 

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It's a great time to buy. Let  REEF help you build your Cape Cod home.

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Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Celebrate hydrangea season on Cape Cod! The annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival takes place July 7th through the 16th and spans the Cape with evens from Woods Hole to Provincetown. Enjoy garden tours, lectures , artist demonstrations or follow the cocktail trail at participating restaraunts . Get a jump start on all of the hydrangea festivities at Cape Cod Beer on Thursday July 6th for an opening night party. 

Hydrangeas are the perfect landscape compliment to a Cape Cod Home, if you're thinking about building or remodeling on Cape Cod, click here to find out what it might cost!

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" You have been coming to the Cape your whole life, isn't it time you stayed?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why you’ll probably be able to afford less house by the end of the year.

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Intererest rates have been at historic lows. Where do they go from here? Probably not down. This article talks about the Boston market, but the parallels are clear:  Buy Now or Buy Less Later

If you are house hunting in the Boston area, you know all too well about sky-high prices.

But as we head into 2016, you may also finding yourself grappling with higher mortgage rates when it comes time to crunch the numbers on how much house you can afford.

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The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is expected to hit 4.5 percent by the end of the year as the Federal Reserve slowly but steadily raises its funds rate to as much as 1.25 percent.

That represents a modest but still significant increase given that mortgage rates are now hovering at 3.9 percent.

The increase isn’t enough to drive home buyers out of the market. But it nevertheless means an added cost burden, especially in pricey markets like Greater Boston, said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com.

“People’s budgets are stretched to begin with and they don’t have a whole lot of savings,” McBride said.

For a buyer looking to take out a $500,000 mortgage, borrowing is likely to be measurably cheaper at the start of 2016 than it will be early next year.

The mortgage rate jump to 4.5 percent by year-end—forecast by Bankrate’s McBride—could push monthly payments to $2,553. That’s compared to $2,415 now based on the current, 3.9 percent rate.

That’s a difference of $138 a month.

By contrast, buyers who took out a $500,000 mortgage three years ago, back in February, 2013 when the average rate hit 3.5 percent, its lowest point in decades, would have done even better.

Based on a 3.5 percent rate, the monthly payment would have been $2,245, or $308 lower than the same $500,000 mortgage with a 4.5 percent rate.

That’s a different of nearly $3,700 a year.

With rates rising, some home buyers may have to rethink how much house they can afford and possibly refocus on something more affordable, Bankrate’s McBride said.

But he believes overall sales activity will remain robust given the economy has been picking up.

“They may just have to look at a different place to buy,” McBride said.

See more at: http://www.boston.com/real-estate/buying/

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5 Great Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Busy summer? Stuff everywhere? Me too! Winter is coming - you'll be spending more time inside. So it's time to store the summer stuff, and organize eveything else.

Decluttering is highly underrated: a clean space is happy, productive space. Make it clean and you'll be happier - really!

So where do you begin? Do you create a filing system first, or get stuff into piles? Start at the front door and work backwards?

Here's a great guideline to help you declutter and refresh for the winter season:

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful custom kitchen on Cape Cod

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful open floor plan in Eastham on Cape Cod

 

 

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Guide to Buying land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 09, 2013

We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, etc. In repsonse we've just published an informative guide that will help many people better understand the oppoprtunities and caveats of buying land on beautiful Cape Cod.

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It's a great time to buy. Let REEF help you build your Cape Cod home.

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, building a home, cape cod, buying land

Hurricane Sandy Video

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Oct 30, 2012

Here is some video shot from Veteran's Beach in Hyannis yesterday at high tide.

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Cape Cod Events - Wellfleet Oyster Fest

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Sep 25, 2012

   The Wellfleet Oyster Fest has become one of the largest Fall events on Cape Cod. This year the event is being held on October 13th and 14th and boasts a full schedule of events that range from road races, to music, and of course the oyster shucking competition. The 'Fest is produced by Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, or SPAT, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering a greater understanding of the town's shellfishing industry. Proceeds from this event and others have provided for more than $75,000 in scholarships for Nauset Regional High School students. This is a great, free event for all ages, and a great way to spend a Fall weekend here on Cape Cod.

Here is a link to the Oyster Fest website: http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org/

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Did you know REEF buys Land?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

   REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder has been designing, building, remodeling, and renovating Cape Cod Homes for over 25 years.  From its inception, REEF has also developed several hundred properties on Cape Cod.  We are constantly seeking land or other properties for our own development needs.  If you have land or a developed property that you are interested in selling, REEF would be happy to discuss the potential for a purchase.  Click below to contact us!

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What Does REEF - Cape Cod's Builder and The Wequassett Resort Have in Common?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

This spring REEF Field Supervisor Wesley Price, was commissioned by the Wequassett Resort, to design and build a Children's Pirate Ship Buffet Table. The project took about six weeks to complete.  The exterior of the boat was built entirely of reclaimed Western Red Cedar.  The floor and countertops are built of reclaimed Antique Heart Pine. 

The vessel can now be seen, from time to time, sailing around the grounds at the Wequasset on Pleasant Bay.

Follow the link below to watch a brief time lapse video of the entire project from frame to finish.  Shiver me Timbers!

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Thanks to Jim Hagerty, Vice-President at REEF, for providing the intial sketches of the project, as well as the scale drawings.

Thanks to Dave Gilbert of Centerville and his dog Cora, for help during construction.

Thanks to Helen Doane for the decorative painting, www.twodecorativepainters.com 

Thanks to Gatekeepers Property Management for providing the trailer to transport the vessel upon completion.  http://www.gatekeeperspropertymanagement.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Tall Ships Coming to New England

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Yesterday, the Indonesian Naval Traning Ship, the KRI Dewaruci arrived at Mass Maritime in Bourne.  This is a 180' sailing vessel launched in 1953 and is used as to train Indonesian Naval Cadets.  This tall ship and several others are participating in the Tall Ships Challenge 2012 in which 25 tall ships will take part in races and maritime festivals starting in Savannah, GA and ending in Nova Scotia. 

Here is a site where you can track the live locations of each ship as they make their way up the east coast!

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/tsc2012.phtml

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