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Tesla batteries power your Cape Cod home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, May 05, 2015

What good is solar power when the lines are down in a storm? No sun, no power. Right? But wait --> Tesla has announced a new residential battery pack that can store up to 8 hours of power for your home. The Tesla “Powerwall” is charged by your solar panels and/or windmill. If the power goes out, the Powerwall kicks in and provides electricity to the house. Very cool, even if you have a generator.

The battery has been developed for automobiles, and Tesla feels there is demand for emergency power in homes. Read all about it. And check out Tesla’s new $1Billion manufacturing facility in Nevada:

Tesla batteries power your Cape Cod home

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Tesla batteries power your Cape Cod home

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Heating your Cape Cod Home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Wow. It’s cold! How’s your heating system? We all depend on one, and generally they are very reliable. But how does it really work? And what are the best steps to ensure that it keeps working?

It’s great to come home to a nice warm house. But how about those energy bills? How do you keep rising heating costs under control? What will deliver the most benefit for the least investment? Is that attic insulating project really important? How about the old windows?

What’s the difference between a boiler and a furnace? How do I prevent warm air from leaking out, and cold wind from blowing in? Here’s a short, easy-to-understand explanation of the basics of heating and cooling your Cape Cod home:

Home Heating Guide for Cape Cod Homes

Cape Cod Home heat signature

Home Heating Guide for Cape Cod Homes

Cape Cod Home Heating Technichian

 

 

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The U.S. Housing Market and Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Jan 09, 2015

The housing market on Cape Cod has certainly been interesting to watch over the past decade…and even more exciting to work in every day! As the primary investment for most families, housing deserves a lot of attention. Especially after the housing bust of 2008-2009.

The recession has left many people wondering whether to invest in real estate again. Constantly we field questions about the market, home values, and future expectations. Our Realtor friends are put on the spot by both Buyers and Sellers: Should I sell now? Is this a good time to buy? Although none of us has a crystal ball, we are the go-to professionals for people who are not involved with the housing market every day.

Understanding recent history and knowing where we are now compared to 5 and 10 years ago is very helpful. There is lots of information to analyze, and little time to do it. The Wall Street Journal does a great job of presenting lots of information in an easy to read, graphical format. Have a look at the real numbers for housing since 2005, and you’ll gain some good insight into where we are headed:

The U.S. Housing Market in 10 Charts

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The U.S. Housing Market in 10 Charts

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Most Popular Houzz.com Article in 2014 for Cape Cod readers

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Thousands of articles on countless home building and decorating ideas. Fixtures, finishes, gardens, galleries, fabrics and…everything else!

There is so much information. Nobody has time to read it all. The most popular articles obviously are more relevant to more people. So they’re a good bet for investing a few minutes to read.

So which article was the most popular? Here it is: the most popular Houzz.com article of 2014. It’s bound to have relevance for you!

Most Popular Houzz.com Article for 2014

While you're there, Check out REEF Builders and see why we earned Best of Houzz.com 2014:

REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder - Best of Houzz.com

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Most Popular Houzz.com Article for 2014

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New Year's Celebrations on Cape Cod!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Welcome 2015! The old year must end, regardless of how great it was. And First Night is here! Chatham and Sandwich have notable First Night celebrations, complete with parades, fireworks, and concerts.

There are myriad ways to ring in the New Year on Cape Cod. Visiting your favorite beach at midnight to toast the New Year is a favorite. How about a Polar Bear Plunge??

Here’s some ideas and links to New Year’s info to get you going.

The Team at REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder wishes all a healthy and happy 2015!

First Night Chatham Cape Cod

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First Night Sandwich on Cape Cod

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Cape Symphony New Year's Day Bash

Cape Cod Polar Plunge New Year's Day

Cape Cod New Year's Beach

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Spring Celebrations on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Spring on Cape Cod is a very special time. The bulbs are peeking out, and people are gearing up for the summer. Our projects are in full swing, and many of the homes we are building will be finished and delivered before the summer begins.

Easter is another sure sign of spring. There are many celebrations around the Cape. Easter egg hunts are very popular for children of all ages. Falmouth is getting ready to celebrate its 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The whole Main Street is involved! And Mashpee Commons is hosting a special hunt for dogs!

Here are links to some of the special east celebrations around the Cape:

Easter Treat Hunt for Cape Cod Dogs at Mashpee Commons

Falmouth Cape Cod hosts 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Cape Cod Restaurants offer Special Easter Menus

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Easter Treat Hunt for Cape Cod Dogs at Mashpee Commons

Falmouth Cape Cod hosts 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Cape Cod Restaurants offer Special Easter Menus

 

 

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Birthday Gift leads to Cape Cod Home!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 05, 2013

What a great story: Husband promises a Cape Cod summer to his Wife as birthday gift…then they buy the home they’re renting…then they replace it with a beautiful new Cape Cod home!  The Cape Cod View magazine loved the story, and the house! It’s a great read.

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a home on Cape Cod, REEF can help make that happen. Here’s how:

Cape View Birthday Gift-Captain Dean_Orleans_Ostapchuk.pdf

Cape Cod Birthday Gift

Cape View Birthday Gift-Captain Dean_Orleans_Ostapchuk.pdf

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Cape Cod Event Calendar is busy all year long!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Cape Cod in the winter? You may not know that the richness of life on Cape Cod and the Islands is celebrated with festivals all year long. We celebrate our clams, chowder and scallops, daffodils and strawberries, fine wines and culinary fare, extraordinary films and filmmakers, along with our seafaring heritage. February must be slow and quiet, right? Well it’s not as buys as July, but there’s plenty going on:

The Magnificent Splendor of Trees Exhibit, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit; Van Gogh Through the Weaver's Eyes: An Exhibit of Woven Art, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth; Presidents’ Holiday Antiques Show and Sale, a quality antique show featuring over 30 dealers, including fine and country furniture, Americana, quilts, stoneware, and more; Gershwin, By George!, Highfield Hall, Falmouth; Broadway and Beyond! A Salute to the Oscars, Orleans.

Here’s a great Cape and Islands Event Calendar to help you plan your year. You’ll be plenty busy!

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Cape Cod Event Calendar

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Eastham Year End Real Estate Update and 2013 Outlook

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Dec 20, 2012

Here is another update on Eastham and Outer Cape Real Estate from our friend Bob Sheldon in Eastham. Looks like 2012 was a very strong growth year for Cape Cod Real Estate and 2013 just might be even better! If you are thinking of, Buying Land on Cape Cod,  Building a New Home, or Remodeling or Renovating your Existing Cape Cod Home, CONTACT US today!

 

  

Dec12HeadBob's Eastham Newsletter
Bob Sheldon, REALTOR®, 508-237-9545
January  2013  -  Special Edition
 

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 Eastham 2012 Year-End Preview

   

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Eastham Highlights:
  • November had 12 closings of single family homes, with an average sale price of $411.958 (and a median of $390,000).
  • There are a total of 104 single family homes for sale in Eastham, with an average list price of $625K and a median price of $447K. There are 22 homes currently under agreement. The 104 number is  15.4% lower than a year ago.
  • At the end of November, the YTD average sale price of a single family home was $443,122 down 4.2% from the full year 2011. The median sale price was $409K, up 0.8% from 2011.
  • There were 122 homes sold through 11/30/12, up 32.6% from the same period in 2011, with an average sale price of $443K and a median sale price of $409K.
  • There are 26 parcels of residential land on the market, ranging from $125K to $899K (this parcel, on Rt 6 has commercial possibilities). There were two sales of residential land in November, at $170K and $295K.  
  • There are currently 10 condos for sale in Eastham, ranging from $139K to $419K. There were two condo sales in November, at $217K and $379K.

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Commentary:
Sales this year have been significantly ahead of 2011's 'under'-performance. The average sales prices have, however, lagged behind 2011 by about 4.2% while the median (a better measure) sales prices are essentially flat (plus 0.8%).  I expect December sales to be about the same as November's, which will not change the year very much.
Inventory levels are seasonally down (see chart above), with mid-December at the same level as mid-November and at 2012's lowest levels. We continue to be in a Buyer's market. 

 


Looking Forward - 2012 Year-End Preview

I expect that the full year will close out 30-35% ahead of 2011's levels in terms of sales volume. Average and median prices will (I predict) show 2012 levels to be flat, compared to 2011.  As for 2013, I am personally bullish on both sales and prices. With the interest rates continuing in the 3%-4% levels, the economy continuing to recover (let's hope!), and with some pent-up demand from recent years, the marketplace might just return to pre-2005 levels. We made great progress in 2012, but the onset of new taxes (a sure thing - ugh!) may dampen demand, hopefully to be overpowered by economic optimism. Here's hoping!

 


November's Eastham Sales Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following table provides the details for the homes sold in Eastham in November, 2012. The "Original Price" is the beginning list price for the listed home. The "Listing Price" was the list price at the time of the accepted offer and reflects any price reductions the home may have taken. The "% List" is the Selling Price divided by the Listing Price (x100).

 

Street Address

Original Price

Listing Price

Selling Price

%List

Listing Date

Selling Date

695 Nauset Rd

$359,000

$359,000

$345,000

96.1%

08/27/2012

11/02/2012

6 Brenda Ln

$450,000

$435,000

$405,000

93.1%

04/09/2012

11/06/2012

30 Bradford Ln

$529,000

$519,000

$510,000

98.3%

06/26/2012

11/07/2012

95 Queen Ann Dr

$499,900

$365,000

$350,000

95.9%

08/16/2010

11/09/2012

20 Beverly Rd

$383,500

$383,500

$370,000

96.5%

04/23/2012

11/15/2012

15 Cedar Ln

$495,000

$439,000

$439,000

100.0%

10/07/2009

11/15/2012

40 Billingsgate Ave

$675,000

$625,000

$540,000

86.4%

02/10/2012

11/16/2012

30 Split Rail Rd

$399,000

$399,000

$375,000

94.0%

04/29/2012

11/27/2012

575 Great Pond Rd

$349,000

$325,000

$325,000

100.0%

02/15/2012

11/28/2012

260 Summit Ave

$489,500

$489,500

$479,500

98.0%

09/07/2012

11/28/2012

2 Kingfisher Rd

$420,000

$399,500

$365,000

91.4%

06/18/2012

11/29/2012

125 N. Sunken Meadow

$479,000

$449,900

$440,000

97.8%

06/17/2012

11/30/2012

 

 

Buying ? / Selling ?

Will 2013 be your year to buy or sell Eastham property? Allow me to step through your options as your real estate agent. Call me at 508-237-9545 or send me an E-mail at BobSheldon@remax.net.
Would you like to know what your Eastham home is worth in today's marketplace? Call me for a no-obligation market analysis review of your property.

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Eastham / Outer Cape Real Estate Update for Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Dec 05, 2012

   Bob Sheldon has provided another update on the Eastham Real Estate market.  This month, it looks like things have continued to move in a positive direction. Home sales are up 31% on a year over year basis, and the steady demand continues.  If you are thinking of Building, Remodeling, or Renovating your Cape Cod Home in Eastham or on the Outer Cape, please CONTACT US today.

If you are thinking about your project, you should definitely take a look at our Critical Planning Guide so you know the steps involved to get your project off the ground. Click below to download:

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Here is a link to Bob Sheldon's update: Eastham Real Estate Update

 

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