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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

Beautiful open floor plan in Eastham on Cape Cod



Tags: Custom Homes, cape cod, design, Home Decor, kitchen, Fall Decorating

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.

Putnam Ave land           Download our Guide to Buying Land  On Cape Cod

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

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.

Tags: cape cod, Hurricane

Cape Cod Events - Wellfleet Oyster Fest

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Sep 25, 2012

   The Wellfleet Oyster Fest has become one of the largest Fall events on Cape Cod. This year the event is being held on October 13th and 14th and boasts a full schedule of events that range from road races, to music, and of course the oyster shucking competition. The 'Fest is produced by Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, or SPAT, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering a greater understanding of the town's shellfishing industry. Proceeds from this event and others have provided for more than $75,000 in scholarships for Nauset Regional High School students. This is a great, free event for all ages, and a great way to spend a Fall weekend here on Cape Cod.

Here is a link to the Oyster Fest website: http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org/

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Tags: cape cod, Wellfleet Oyster Fest

Did you know REEF buys Land?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

   REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder has been designing, building, remodeling, and renovating Cape Cod Homes for over 25 years.  From its inception, REEF has also developed several hundred properties on Cape Cod.  We are constantly seeking land or other properties for our own development needs.  If you have land or a developed property that you are interested in selling, REEF would be happy to discuss the potential for a purchase.  Click below to contact us!

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Tags: Cape Cod Real Estate, cape cod, lots on cape cod, buying land

What Does REEF - Cape Cod's Builder and The Wequassett Resort Have in Common?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

This spring REEF Field Supervisor Wesley Price, was commissioned by the Wequassett Resort, to design and build a Children's Pirate Ship Buffet Table. The project took about six weeks to complete.  The exterior of the boat was built entirely of reclaimed Western Red Cedar.  The floor and countertops are built of reclaimed Antique Heart Pine. 

The vessel can now be seen, from time to time, sailing around the grounds at the Wequasset on Pleasant Bay.

Follow the link below to watch a brief time lapse video of the entire project from frame to finish.  Shiver me Timbers!


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Thanks to Jim Hagerty, Vice-President at REEF, for providing the intial sketches of the project, as well as the scale drawings.

Thanks to Dave Gilbert of Centerville and his dog Cora, for help during construction.

Thanks to Helen Doane for the decorative painting, www.twodecorativepainters.com 

Thanks to Gatekeepers Property Management for providing the trailer to transport the vessel upon completion.  http://www.gatekeeperspropertymanagement.com/






Tags: cape cod, builder cape cod, design, cape cod resort, Wequassett

Tall Ships Coming to New England

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Yesterday, the Indonesian Naval Traning Ship, the KRI Dewaruci arrived at Mass Maritime in Bourne.  This is a 180' sailing vessel launched in 1953 and is used as to train Indonesian Naval Cadets.  This tall ship and several others are participating in the Tall Ships Challenge 2012 in which 25 tall ships will take part in races and maritime festivals starting in Savannah, GA and ending in Nova Scotia. 

Here is a site where you can track the live locations of each ship as they make their way up the east coast!


KRI Dewaruci

Tags: Cape Cod Builder, cape cod

Locally Owned - Cape Abilities Farm

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Jun 15, 2012

    There is a unique farm in Dennis that provides fresh produce to both residents and several local restaurants.  The unique part is that the farm is staffed exclusively by people with disabilities.   Check out their website for more information:http://www.capeabilities.org/

Cape Abilities operates a farm with greenhouses and a farm stand on Route 6A in Dennis that has attracted a loyal following of people who crave high-quality, locally-grown produce. We also have a working farm in Marstons Mills that features a historic home and barn but no farm stand, so produce grown there is brought to our Dennis farm stand to be sold. Between the two locations, Cape Abilities Farm provides paid employment for people with disabilities who work in every aspect of farm management.

Fresh produce, healthy plants and service with a smile are hallmarks of Cape Abilities Farm. Our award-winning tomatoes are especially sought-after, and some of the finest restaurants on Cape Cod feature Cape Abilities produce on their menus. Among them are the Brewster Fish House, Fin, Chatham Bars Inn, the Naked Oyster, Pain D’Avignon, the Red Pheasant and the Regatta.

Farm work has proven satisfying, instructive and therapeutic to Cape Abilities participants who enjoy being productive and making things grow. Our farm workers do everything from planting seeds to training tomato vines to packaging produce, and they are living proof that Cape Abilities Farm grows much more than beautiful annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables—Cape Abilities Farm grows futures.

Tags: cape cod, Locally owned

Good News for Existing Home Sales

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, May 23, 2012

     The National Association of Realtors announced that existing home sale prices were up 10% in April compared to last year.  This is the largest year over year gain since 2006.  A sure sign that things are really beginning to move in a positive direction. Building a custom home is always a challenging decision, and with many of our customers waiting to sell their primary residence to build their New Home on Cape Cod, this is great news.  REEF has seen demand for custom building increase steadily this year, and we are gearing up for a busy 2012-2013 season. 


Here is the complete article from housingzone.com: http://www.housingzone.com/industry-data-research/existing-home-sales-biggest-gain-prices-2006


If you are thinking of building your new home on Cape Cod, now is a great time to start the process.  Click below to contact one of our experts with your questions!

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Tags: cape cod custom builder, New Homes Cape Cod, cape cod

Spring Is Here!!!

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Apr 13, 2012

   We have enjoyed some great weather this year, allowing REEF to deliver several project way ahead of schedule. Spring has also come early and has us thinking about our favorite activites on the Cape.  The herring have started to run, which means the great fishing is not far behind.   We thought posting a couple local tide charts 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

Massharbors tides

Bass River Tides

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