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Pantone Color of The Year 2023

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Dec 06, 2022

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What is Viva Magenta?
Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.

This year’s Color of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.

Pantone has also shared a beautiful nature inspired color palette (below) to compliment this vibrant shade of red.

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Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2023

If you are looking to buy, build or renovate your home, kitchen or bath on Cape Cod, consider working with the REEF Builders team with complete real estate, design, permitting, and construction services.

Looking for costs per square foot for a new home on Cape Cod?  Click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

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Tags: Construction Costs, Cape Cod Real Estate, Cape Cod Home, Custom Homes, Cape Cod Builder, Home Design, House Design, Interior Desgin, Home Decor, Home Furnishing, Design Trends, How Much House can I Afford, Paint color

Home prices expected to fall in 2023

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Nov 29, 2022

We've been riding a wild real estate wave since 2020 with home prices surging. Financial experts are now predicting a slow change beginning in 2023 with a continued decrease in home prices into 2024.

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As stated in an article published by Appraisal Buzz

Experts Predict Prices to Fall 5% by the End of Next Year

Most financial institutions predict market prices will fall by around 5% by the end of 2023. Wells Fargo predicts the decrease will be over 5%, and analyst Ivy Zelman expects prices will drop by 4% in 2023 and another 5% in 2024.

Check out the full article: The Housing Market is Projected to Fall in 2023: What You Should Know

 

If you are looking to buy, build or renovate your home, kitchen or bath on Cape Cod, consider working with the REEF Builders team with complete real estate, design, permitting, and construction services.

Looking for costs per square foot for a new home on Cape Cod?  Click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

Follow us on social @thecapecodbuilder

Building in a Flood Zone on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Feb 01, 2022

Every week we get phone calls about building a new home or renovating existing homes here on Cape Cod. More often than not, we discover that many of these project sites are located within documented FEMA Flood zones. Why is this important?

Any construction within a FEMA A, AE, AO or V flood zones require special design and construction considerations that can either limit or dramatically change a homeowners' concept what their new home or renovated home may look like.

If you want to know if your home is in a FEMA Flood Zone - Click Here to enter your address and find out!

Here's a great diagram from FEMA that explains the impacts of different flood zone designations on home construction:

 

FEMA Flood Zone Diagram

Any properties located within these zones (with the exception of the "X" zone) must be designed and built to flood resistant construction standards which generally means that any new home or addition in these areas must be raised up above the flood plain, and foundation areas must be designed to allow flood waters to pass through the foundation without damage.

Renovations and additions are especially tricky as the size (monetary value) of the project may require the entire existing structure to be raised up above the flood plain before the renovation or addition work can begin. The requirement to raise the home up is determined by the "Substantial Improvement" regulation defined below:

Any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the "start of construction" of the improvement. This term includes structures which have incurred "substantial damage," regardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however, include either:

  1. Any project for improvement of a structure to correct existing violations of state or local health, sanitary, or safety code specifications which have been identified by the local code enforcement official and which are the minimum necessary to assure safe living conditions or
  2. Any alterations of a "historic structure," provided that the alteration will not preclude the structure's continued designation as a "historic structure."

Floodplain management requirements for new construction apply to substantial improvements. Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage does not apply to substantial improvements unless a structure is substantially damaged due to flooding.

Here's a good example of a home after a substantial improvement in a flood zone:

 

FEMA Substatial Improvement

 

If you are considering building a new home or considering a major renovation or addition to your Cape Cod home, and you think that you may be in a FEMA flood zone, please contact us today to see how we can help!
 
 
There are many ways to design and build your new Cape Cod Home and still have it look great!  - here's an example!
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If you are currently own a property in a Flood zone and you are interested in rebuilding your home, click here for current cost per square foot price ranges for a new custom home on Cape Cod:  Cape Cod Construction Costs
 
Looking for land for your Cape Cod Dream Home?  Search  the Cape and Islands MLS Here

 

Tags: FEMA flood maps, flood zones

Buying and Selling Land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 26, 2022

We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, etc.  Over the last few years, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how many great lots are available for building here on Cape Cod, and given the current pressure on the existing home market, now is a great time to build!   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.  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.

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

REEF Builders also provides expert Real Estate Brokerage services for those looking to buy or sell land here on Cape Cod!  If you are looking for land on Cape Cod, or if you want to sell your existing land here and want to work with a team of true land experts consider the  real estate team at REEF Builders, with over 1600 successful new home and major renovation projects completed on Cape Cod since 1985.

Click Here to search all land for sale on Cape Cod today!

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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

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If you are considering building a custom timber-framed home  or post and beam barn- 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

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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, waterfront custom home, waterfront, selling land

2022 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Jan 13, 2022

Pantone has released their color of the year: Very Peri!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Tags: color, paint colors

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

 

 

 

 

Tags: Real Estate Investment

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!

Tags: custom waterfront homes

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

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