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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

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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.

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Spring is Here! Time to start planning your Cape Cod Summer!

Posted by Matthew Teague on Sat, Apr 06, 2019

   We have enjoyed some great weather this year,  Spring is here with crocuses and daffodils beginning to sprout and this  has us thinking about our favorite activities on the Cape Cape Cod.  Pretty soone the herring will start to run, which means the great fishing is not far behind.   Time to take the cover off the boat and get ready for our favorite Cape Cod Summer Activities! We thought posting a couple local tide charts and of course the Striped Bass migration ma might get everyone thinking about all of the great fun the Cape offers when the warm weather is here.

Here is a great link from massharbors.com for local tide charts

Massharbors tides

Here's a link to the Striped Bass Migration map so you'll know when the fish arrive

Striper Migration Map

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If you are thinking of renovating or remodeling your existing Cape Cod, or if you are thinking of replacing that old cottage with a new custom home - click below to find out what your project might cost!

Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide

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Buying Land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Nov 30, 2018

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.  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

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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

Cape Cod Custom Home

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

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

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Guide to Buying land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

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.   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.

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

 

 

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

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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

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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.

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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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