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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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Home Prices On The Rise, Great Time to Invest in Real Estate

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Dec 28, 2012

   This week JP Morgan Chase stated that they are predicting home price increases of 3% to 9% in 2013. Across the board, demand for housing is on the rise, and consistent growth is expected for the forseeable future.  Low mortgage rates are helping fuel this growth, along with pent-up demand in the market place.  If you are considering building or remodeling your Cape Cod Home, now is a great time to take advantage of an exceptional investment opportunity. Considering demand is on the rise, expect construction costs to rise as well, as labor and materials will increase in concert with the demand curve. Botton line: this is a great time to build and make an investment with solid returns.

Click below to download our Construction Cost Guide:

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Tags: Construction Costs, Real Estate Investment, Real estate

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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After the Election - What's Next for Housing and Real Estate

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Nov 13, 2012

  So the election has come and gone, and one of the key issues is still the economy and the impact of the housing and real estate markets.  So what does the next 4 years hold for those looking to own or build a New Home? Builder Magazine explored this issue in a recent article and there is some good news.  It looks like intrest rates will stay low to promote re-financing and new construciton. It also looks like the precious mortgage deduction will be protected, again promoting housing as a key sector of the economy.

Click Here to read the full article: Housing-after the election

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Eastham Real Estate Update

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Oct 22, 2012

   Looks like Eastham is on track for another strong year of Real Estate sales.  The 2nd quarter numbers are in, and they seem to be typical of recovering market after the slower summer season.  Certain indicators like a reduced inventory and steady sales above past years are all good signs.  Did you know, for instance, that there are still 23 residential lots available for sale in Eastham, starting as low as $125,000? If you are thinking of Building, Renovation or Remodeling in Eastham, now is a great time to take advantage of low prices, and great interest rates. 

Here is Bob Sheldon's Eastham Real Estate Update: Eastham Real Estate

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Housing Data- Growth is Improving

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Aug 10, 2012

  The housing market has been in a real slump for the last several years.  As a Custom Home Builder, Remodeling, and Design firm on Cape Cod, we have felt this impact over the last several years.  Despite the consistent draw of people to the Cape, especially for retirement, we have found that people need to sell their primary residences off Cape to make the move.  Recently, the National Association of Home Builders published their outlook for 2012 and all signs are positive for the housing industry. In fact 2012 may be the first year in the last 7 for positive housing activity.  If you are thinking of building your new home on cape cod, or renovating or remodeling that old cottage, now is a great time to start planning your project!

Here is the full article from Builderonline.com: http://www.builderonline.com/housing-data/growth-looks-good.aspx

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Real Estate - Return on Investment

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Mar 30, 2012
    As a custom home builder on Cape Cod, we are constantly asked when is the right time to invest in new home or major renovation project.  Many of our clients have spent most of their adult life working towards their goal of retiring to the Cape full or part time, and they want to know that investing their life savings will provide a return on the investment.  In response to that we have offered the fact that in general, real estate has always been a sound investment, and we thought the chart below was rather interesting.  It shows that real estate has out-performed the major financial markets by almost 2 to 1 over the last 12 years!  So, if you are thinking of investing in real estate, now might be the best time ever!!!Real estate   return on investment resized 600

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