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Inside Today’s Cape Cod Real Estate Market

Buyers, sellers, and homeowners alike have been asking us repeatedly how the Cape Cod real estate market is faring in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  Here’s an in-depth look at what has been happening and what we expect to see in the near future. First, let’s explore where we’ve been.  2019 ended with inventory down 20% from the prior year and pending sales down 24%.  In January 2020, we began to see a bit of … Read more…

Understanding the Cape Cod Real Estate Market

Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Cape Cod this year, it’s important to understand the overall Cape Cod real estate market to help you prepare for and negotiate your own transaction. Recent History Before the most recent real estate crash that affected nearly all US markets, the Cape Cod Real Estate market (as a whole) had peaked somewhere around the summer of 2006.* It took 10+ years for the median prices … Read more…

Vacation Home Rentals vs Hotel Stays

Want a truly affordable Cape Cod getaway? Cape Cod Oceanview Realty gives you access to one-of-a-kind vacation home opportunities. Have you ever dreamed of staying in a waterfront home with direct beach access? A charming cottage within the National Seashore? An historic house close to town activities? A condo with a pool? Well, stop dreaming and start doing! These fabulous Cape Cod vacations are just a few clicks away. Vacation home rentals vs hotel stays are rapidly … Read more…

The Barnstable Registry of Deeds

Believe it or not, Barnstable County began a system of recording deeds in 1686! As it was back then, the function of the Registry today is to provide a central location for the formal recording of deeds, mortgages and any other related documents which affect the legal or financial status of property within Barnstable County. With each and every document on file available for public scrutiny, the Registry is among the busiest of the twenty-one … Read more…

Seashore Bonus

Extending some forty miles from Chatham to Provincetown, the Cape Cod National Seashore comprises more than 43,000 acres. If you’re a relative newcomer to Cape Cod, perhaps you’re not aware of the Seashore’s positive effect on Lower Cape real estate values. Surveys of the Atlantic coast by the National Park Service, in 1939 and in 1953, prompted attempts to protect this land from the danger of widespread development. Historically, resulting proposals incited tremendous controversy among … Read more…