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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!

Pantone Classic Blue

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.

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, building a home, cape cod, Real estate, buying land, cape cod home|natural gas|cape cod real estate|cap, waterfront custom home, waterfront

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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Tags: custom home design, waterfront property guide, waterfront custom home

Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Oct 04, 2019

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.

 

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

 

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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

 DSC02386Chatham, Custom Builder, Custom Home, Chatham Builder

 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

REEF Builders, custom kitchen, 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, Real estate, buying land, cape cod home|natural gas|cape cod real estate|cap, waterfront custom home, waterfront

Cape Cod 4th of July Events!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Jul 02, 2019

Looks like it is going to be a great week for 4th of July vacationers here on Cape Cod for 2019! There really is nothing like watching the fireworks display from your favorite beach on a warm summer evening with friends and family. Here's a list of 4th of July 2019 Fireworks displays  around Cape Cod .

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

Planning your next Cape Cod Vacation? Check out the REEF Summer Rental on Barnstable Harbor

 

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Mashpee, MA

Date: July 1, 2019 (rain date July 2nd)

Time: Around 8:45 p.m.

Place: Mashpee Middle/High School

Insider's Tips: The fun begin at 5 p.m. with a whole evening of food, rides, games, music, and activities for the entire family. Concerned about traffic and parking? Take a (free) shuttle ride from Old Barnstable Road to/from the festivities! 


Orleans, MA

Date:  July 6, 2019 (rain date July 7th)

Time: Dusk

Place: Rock Harbor

Insider's Tip: You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from nearby Skaket Beach. The Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham offer views of the big boomers, too. They'll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.

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Sandwich, MA

Date: July 4, 2019 (tentative date)

Time: Around 9:30 p.m.

Place: Shawme Pond

Insider's Tip: This special fireworks display is the culmination of a full day of activities in Sandwich that include a street parade, a boat parade, a 3-mile race and picnic. 

 

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Falmouth, MA

Date: July 4, 2019 (rain date July 5th)

Time: Dusk

Place: Falmouth Heights Beach

Insider's Tip: Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.

* Important - Be sure to check out Falmouth PD's parking and road closure info before you go, and plan accordingly!

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Hyannis, MA

Date: July 4, 2019 (rain date August 31st)

Time: Dusk

Place: Lewis Bay

Insider's Tip: The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and on the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay. Pack a picnic basket for dinner and stake out your spot in late afternoon. Or have a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, then walk to the beach for the fireworks show. (Don't forget your cover-up clothes. It gets chilly on the beach after sunset, even in July!)


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Provincetown, MA

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: Dusk

Place: Provincetown Harbor

Insider's Tip: For a very special experience, watch the fireworks from onboard a ship in the Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet offers whale watch plus fireworks cruises as well as a fireworks-only cruise. These cruises are very popular, so reserve your spot early. (Dolphin Fleet: 1-800-826-9300)

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Onset-Wareham, MA

Date: July 6, 2019 (rain date July 7th)

Time: Dusk

Place: Onset Beach & Bay

Insider's Tip: The village of Onset is on the "mainland" side of the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge. It's an absolutely gorgeous little village, and well worth a visit!

Thinking of building or renovating your home on Cape Cod - click here to find out current construction costs on Cape Cod!

 

Tags: 4th of July, Summer Events Cape Cod

North Truro Contemporary Custom Home By REEF

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Jun 13, 2019

We are proud to present our latest project, a stunning contemporary custom home in North Truro. This 2600sf home features 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths and clean modern lines throughout. This site also allowed for sweeping views of Cape Cod Bay and Provincetown harbor as it is located on the top of a rolling hill near the center of Truro. This home was designed and built by the team at REEF Builders. If you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click here to find out what your new home might cost: Construction Cost Guide for Cape Cod Interested in finding out more about REEF homes and looking for a place to spend your summer vacation on Cape Cod? Click here to rent one of REEF's newly completed homes: REEF Summer Rentals

 

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Tags: Contemoorary Design, Modern Design

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