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REEF Introduces FREE Project Planning Guide

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Mar 21, 2012

    Today REEF is making a FREE project planning guide available for those considering a new construction or renovation project.  This guide provides the critical information that homeowners need to know if they want to have a successful project.  This free guide covers the planning process, budgeting, and permitting, all of which are key to a smooth, worry free construction and building process.    If you are planning a new construction project, tear-down and re-build, or even a simple renovation, you need this information. Click below to download your free copy!!


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Tags: renovation, design, new construction

National Homebuilders Optimistic

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Mar 19, 2012

    A recent article by the Boston Globe highlighted cautious optimisim among the CEO's of the nation's largest homebuilders.  A combination of demand, price cuts, and general economic improvement have allowed these builders to reduce their backlog, and generate an increase in new sales.  The CEO's were reluctant to definitively project a strong and sustainable upswing in the marketplace, but the signs are positive. This data, along with the information about the strength of the remodeling market, give some positive indicators to the marketplace. On Cape Cod, we have seen significant increased demand for remodeling and new homes. 


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If you are thinking about a remodeling, tear-down or new construction project on Cape Cod, click below to find out what your project might cost.


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Tags: remodeling, new construction, housing market

Why Build Now?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Jan 23, 2012

  Now that the holidays are behind us, many people begin to think about their new home or remodeling projects.  There are many factors that come into play when making the decision to start a large project.  The biggest hurdle for many people  right now is the uncertain economy.

Despite this uncertainty, there are a number of really great reasons to start your project now:

  1. Materials are still reasonbly priced, and lumber is at historical lows.
  2. Labor market is available and willing to negotiate
  3. Banks are still lending at very favorable rates

Thes are just a few reasons, that are covered in our free informational download.  Click the button below to find out more!

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Tags: remodeling, building, new construction

Positive Trend in Housing Markets

Posted by Matthew Teague on Sun, Jan 22, 2012

Positive news about the housing market is becoming easier to find. 

Positive Housing MarketA recent article for the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) reveals that, "The number of housing markets showing measurable improvement nearly doubled in January with the addition of 40 new metros to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released today.  The IMI now boasts 76 improving markets, up from 41 in December, with 31 states and the District of Columbia represented by at least one entry.The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months."

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Tags: cape cod homes, Cape Cod Builder, building on cape cod, new construction

Another New Home in Dennis

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Dec 14, 2011

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REEF is starting another new home in Dennis, MA!.  This home is a custom designed, traditionally styled, cape with about 3,000sf of living area.  Here are some photos of the foundation installation yesterday, along with a rendering of the finished product. Follow our blog to watch this project!!!

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Tags: New Homes Cape Cod, new homes, Cape Cod Builder, home builder cape cod, new construction, builders cape cod

New Home in Harwich, MA

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Dec 02, 2011
Here are photos of a home we completed a few months ago in Harwich, MA. This house features stunning design, exceptional spaces, and REEF was proud to be a part of it!!!http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.326370830721725.97238.319857238039751&type=3&l=55509206ad

Tags: new homes, remodeling, Cape Cod Builder, new construction, REEF, Harwich

House Designs, Renderings

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Dec 02, 2011

 Many of our clients spend a lot of time with us designing a home that will have the aesthetic, functional and livability features that they have always wanted. However, seeing a house plan in two dimensions on a piece of paper is dramatically different than seeing it built.  To help in this process, our team can provide detailed renderings of the interior and exterior of the home, to include  a virtual interior view.   Here are some plans we did recently for our customers so they can better visualize the finished product.


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Tags: new homes, renovation, remodeling, home plans, house plans, cottage, new construction, plans

Construction Costs

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Nov 23, 2011
Current and Future Construction Costs

Whether you are thinking of remodeling, renovating or building new, the biggest hurdle for most is the cost of construction.  Planning your project is a delicate balancing act between what you want in your home and what you need, and somewhere between those two limits is where you will want to add up.  Often times, people come in with a concept only to find out that they can't afford it. How do you avoid this? Planning!!. Working with a team of professionals who know design, construction, permitting and costs allows the consumer to set realistic expectations, budgets and goals.  Our suggestion is to find out what you can afford to spend, and then tailor a project to achieve goals that are within that budget.  Construction costs, although stable in many respects have changed, especially in the coastal areas of Massachusetts.. See our article for more information on  Current and Future Construction Costs

Tags: renovation, remodeling, House Design, house plans, new construction

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