RECENT ZONING RULING IN FLOOD ZONES (Cape Cod Waterfront Homes)

CAPE COD WATERFRONT HOMES Recent zoning ruling in flood zone has Cape Cod officials baffled Cape Cod Builders Blog The fallout and confusion catalyzed by FEMA’s promulgation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps continues.  Here is a case of a Chatham landowner who applied for a permit to make some changes to their home…in 2007!…

Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market

2013 Real Estate Review, Buy, Sell Dec 6, 2013 By: Michele Lerner The U.S. real estate market made a robust comeback in 2013, surpassing expectations of many economists, as the combination of low inventories and historically low interest rates caused home prices to rise and even helped fuel bidding wars in some markets, surpassing the expectations of many economists. While…

Latest Housing Affordability Data

Examples: Home SOLD….Dec 27, 2013 asking price $218K Sold for $215K On December 18, 2013, in Economic Updates, by Michael Hyman, Research Assistant….More Sharing ServicesShare|Share on facebook Share on twitterShare on emailShare on print  At the national level, housing affordability is up slightly for the month but higher mortgage rates and home prices have pushed affordability lower…

October Report for MA Home Sales

Most Massachusetts home sales in an October since 2004 Buyer activity remained consistently high through the summer and pushed home sales to their highest point in any October since 2004. The lack of inventory is continuing to drive prices up, which is good for sellers, but will become problematic for buyers as it will become…

Demand for Residential Rental Properties Still Strong

With potential home owners finding it tough to buy their first home, there is still strong demand for rental units, judging by rental price trends. REALTORS® reported rents that are higher compared to a year ago. Rising rents add an additional incentive for homeownership. Homeownership provides families with enhanced lifestyles—and a chance to cap major parts of…

The Outer-Cape!

What is The Outer-Cape! What is the Outer-Cape! From the Cape Cod National Seashore to the vibrant artist colony of Provincetown, the Outer Cape offers a diverse mix of activities and scenery for singles, couples, families and groups. Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown all boast miles of biking and hiking trails; long, sandy beaches;…

The Lower-Cape!

What Is The Lower-Cape! If you look at the Cape as a flexed arm, the towns around the elbow—Brewster, Harwich and Chatham—make up the Lower Cape. One of the Cape’s most picturesque towns—Chatham—sits at the elbow. With its shop-filled old Main Street, Chatham’s walking village and gorgeous ocean vistas (complete with lighthouse) bring thousands of visitors…