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135,000 New Housing Units by 2025?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

This week the Baker administration announced new proposed legislation that may lead to the creation of up to 135,000 new housing units in the Commonwealth. This proposal includes a combination of grants and incentives for municipalities to encourage smart growth through zoning changes that have hindered housing development in the past. Over the last several years, many towns have adopted exclusionary zoning (such as 2 acre minimum lot size requirements) that virtually prohibits reasonable density for residential development. Housing costs have skyrocketed over the last several years, namely due to zoning and building code changes. We hope that this bill will be well received by the legislature, and provide opportunities for housing development at all levels. On Cape Cod, sensible housing development has reached a critical point and all sectors of the economy are scrambling to find reasonably priced housing to sustain a year round workforce. Incentives for development around village centers, and reasonable zoning that includes things like accessory apartments are key to attracting a viable workforce to the Cape.

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New Home for under $100,000?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Apr 06, 2012

    This question was posed to REEF a few months ago: Can you build a new home for under $100,000? We accepted the challenge, and were able to come up with a design for this customer's lot that we can build, turn-key, for under $100,000.  Over the next few months, we will provide photos and updates from the site, covering daily and weekly progress.  This home is small, but it meets the customers needs and is tastefully designed and well appointed on the inside.  As a custom builder on Cape Cod, we see all types of projects, ranging from basement renovations, additions, new homes and luxury homes.  This challenge was something that we had always wanted to take on, and through smart design, and some innovative planning, our team has come through once again! 


Be sure to follow along over the next several weeks and see how we do! 


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