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2020 Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide is here!

Posted by REEF Builders on Wed, Jun 17, 2020

It's been a about 14 months  our last construction cost guide was published, and 2020 has been a challenging year so far!  We were a little reluctant to release the updated cost guide this year given the current economic uncertainty associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, but as things are moving back closer to normal, we felt the timing was right.  We have had a busy year this year so far and demand for high quality design, construction and renovation services has remained strong in 2020.

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This guide provides realistic cost per square foot numbers that can be very helpful if you are planning on building your new custom home on Cape Cod.

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One important note: REEF Builders is a design / build company, and has been for over 30 years.

So when we talk about construction costs, we are including all the important and necessary factors for an overall project. The REEF team will handle all site and architectural design services, engineering and survey, and complete construction services through landscaping and beyond if needed.

We specialize in challenging sites, especially those involving wetlands, flood zones, or waterfront conditions that can initially appear to be a difficult barrier to building. REEF can help make the entire building process predictable, so you can make informed decisions about your new Cape Cod Home!

"You've been visiting the Cape your whole life, isn't it time you stayed?"

Here's our 2020 Construction Cost Guide!

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If you are thinking of building or renovating your home on Cape Cod with the REEF team, you can stay in one of our new homes, now available for weekly rentals!

Cape Cod Summer Rental by REEF

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Classic Cape Cod Beach Cottage Part II

Posted by REEF Builders on Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Here's the next phase in the design process of our Cape Cod Beach Cottage project. We have moved from line drawings to a full 3-D exterior rendering so our customers can get a better sense of the overall massing, style and feel of the new design.  We will continue to develop this model and look at siding, roofing and window options.  There is no better way to get feel for a design than a highly accurate 3-D Rendering.   If you are thinking of building your new home on Cape Cod, consider the design / build team here at REEF Builders, with over 1500 new home and renovation projects completed on Cape Cod.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Classic Cape Cod Beach Cottage

Posted by REEF Builders on Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Here's a preview of a fun cottage project that we are working on. We are often asked to design very compact and highly-detailed projects to fit in the various old cottage neighborhoods found near the beach communities on Cape Cod. This classic beach cottage is designed to fit on a small, 5000 sf lot near Barnstable Harbor and Millway Beach on Cape Cod Bay. This home will have about 1400sf of living area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, all in a very efficient design. The exterior of the home will feature metal roofing, board and batten siding details, and exposed rafter tails, reminiscent of classic Cape Cod Cottages built in the early 1900's. Our design team did an exceptional job incorporating all of these these important details in a very small package!

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Floral Patterns and Wallpaper are back for 2020

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 03, 2020

We have definitely seen a trend towards more colorful interior accents over the last few years, and apparently - floral patterns and decor are back for 2020. Floral patterns can now be seen in everything from wall treatments, to furnishings, and even light fixtures. We have also seen an evolution in floral patterns that have been modernized, using the basic floral shapes and color concepts in a unique interpretations. We are also seeing more and more requests for colorful wall treatments in bathrooms, so that's right - wallpaper is back!

If you are thinking of adding a splash of color to your Cape Cod Home - you can find out more here: Flowers and Floral Designs are abloom in 2020 Decor

 

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape CodConstruction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Is your stock portfolio suffering from a case of the Corona virus?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Given the recent decline in global stock values, based on the anticipated spread of the Corona virus, we thought it might be a good time to remind people about the value of residential real estate as an investment. In a recent article published by Investopedia, it was determined that an investment in residential real estate has outperformed the stock market by almost 2 to 1 since 2000. That's right - on average, residential real estate has provided an annual return of 10.71% , vs. 5.43% for stocks.

 

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When you consider the fact that Cape Cod has long been a high demand real estate market, and currently mortgage rates are at historic lows, this might be the perfect time to own property on Cape Cod. Now all investments involve risk, but based on the information above, a sound investment in a quality residential property has provided better returns over the last 20 years.

If you'd like to read more about investing in real estate click here: Reasons To Invest in Real Estate

 

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If you are considering buying a property on Cape Cod, and building or renovating your exiting property, click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

Looking for Land on Cape Cod? Click here to download our Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Landscaping Trends for 2020

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Before you know it, spring will be here on Cape Cod, and nothing compliments a beautiful home more than exceptional, well-planned landscaping. Here are the top 5 landscaping trends for 2020 according to Realtor.com

Top 5 Landscaping Trends for 2020

If you are thinking of building a new home, or renovating your existing Cape Cod home, click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

Here are some of the projects completed by the REEF Team for some additional inspiration:

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Bass River Waterfront Project - Phase: 1 Demolition

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Here's another exciting project we are starting this winter in West Dennis, overlooking Bass River! After a lengthy permitting and design process, we were able to start the demolition phase of the project!

REEF Builders provides comprehensive design / build services for both renovation and new construction, specializing in waterfront homes and properties in sensitive environmental areas of Cape Cod.

If you are wondering what your Cape Cod Custom Home project might cost, download our Construction Cost Guide Here!

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2020 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Pantone has released their color of the year: Classic Blue!

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More importantly, Pantone has provided several complimentary color palettes that provide inspiration for any of your home projects. Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design.

Their "color harmonies" provide a great tool for designers looking to compliment this great classic color. If you are planning your new home, renovation or remodeling project on Cape Cod, Pantone offers exception tools and color consulting that can really help your decision making process.

Classic Blue Color Harmonies

Click below to find out more about Pantone and their expertise in color!

Pantone Color of the Year

If you are considering building a new custom home on Cape Cod, or if you are considering renovating your existing Cape Cod Home, you may want to download some of our helpful project guides:

Cost Control Guide

Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide, Cost per Square Foot

Looking for Land on Cape Cod?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Happy New Year!  If you have been waiting to find the perfect piece of land on Cape Cod for your new home, now is the time!   There are hundreds of vacant lots available and we have seen prices decrease dramatically over the last year.  We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, and what can be built, etc.  Over the last few years, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how many great lots are available  here on Cape Cod.  Each piece of property on Cape Cod is unique and often times will come with several layers of regulatory requirements that can increase construction costs, limit design, or extend a design and permitting timeline for several months. 

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So how do you know what you can build before you buy?    In response to this question we've just published an informative guide that will help many people better understand the opportunities and risks associated with buying land on beautiful Cape Cod.

 

Here are some helpful links:

Click Here to Download our Guide to Buying Land On Cape Cod

Click here to download our Construction Cost Guide - so you know what to expect for current building cost!

 

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Once you have found your lot, you should know what the cost per square foot might be for your new Cape Cod Custom Home - click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

If you are considering building a custom timber-framed home - click here to find out more about building with the Timberpeg system

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 If you are considering an investment in a waterfront home or property in close proximity to a beach, or wetland, then you will definitely appreciate the information available in our Waterfront Property Guide

Click to download our Waterfront Property Guide

REEF Builders Waterfront Custom Home, Master Bathroom

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

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Brewster Bay View Beach House

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Oct 24, 2019

We're proud to present our latest project- the Brewster Bay View Beach House. This home was designed, permitted and built by our talented team here at REEF Builders. In addition to the exceptional location, on Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, this home features over 6,000sf of living space, and a 3 car garage with a room underneath the car bays. REEF was involved in this project from day one, meeting with the owner and real estate agents to discuss possibilities and development potential and created an effective and efficient permitting strategy and design that allowed our customers to maximize the home size and location on the site. The permitting process for this home took just about 1 year to complete, as we pursued permits for both the house and an extensive beach nourishment protocol, allowing the owner to protect their investment from the wave action inherent to this site.

The final results were fantastic and we are thrilled to have been part of this project!

 

If you are looking for waterfront property on Cape Cod, we would highly recommend downloading both our Waterfront Property Guide and our Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod

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