Falmouth, MA Real Estate News

By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
There is a lot to like about Falmouth, MA, but tonight I appreciate one aspect of living in this seaside community on the upper part of Cape Cod.Yes, it's easy to like Falmouth because it has more miles of coastline that any other town on the Cape, it has great beaches, a vibrant business community, a rich arts scene, or an outstanding school system. But the aspect of Falmouth that I am appreciating at the moment is its location on the upper Cape and its proximity to off-Cape cities like Boston and Providence. An evening in either city is just over an hour away. It's great be able to enjoy the "big-time" amenities that can only be found in large cities, and then escape the hustle and bustle by driving over the bridge and returning home.A few years ago the Chamber of Commerce launched a ...
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
Blue Shutters Condo: A cozy Cape Cod year-round retreat for discerning buyers who want a maintenance free vacation home. The 19'x18' great room features a beamed ceiling, 12' wide floor boards, and looks out onto a new mahogany deck and fenced in yard. The state-of-the-art kitchen has all new cabinets and appliances with granite counter tops. The bedroom has a private bath with skylight. Only 64 miles from Boston and under 2 miles to Old Silver Beach. A great retreat under $300,000!View this home at www.224northfalmouth.com  
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
Falmouth's premier waterfront condominium community is home to this artistically-appointed, 1920 square foot townhome. The first floor features an eat-in kitchen, a raised dining area, and a fireplaced living room with built-in bar. The second floor has two large bedrooms, each with a full bath, and closets complete with organizational systems. The nicely finished basement has a family room, bonus room for summer guests, and a third full bath. The entire unit is wired for sound. The private brick patio off the living room is the perfect place for summer cookouts. All this is just a short walk to the pool, tennis courts, association dock, and the walking trail along Great Pond.View this condo at www.209vineyardgate.com   
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
Anyone looking for a first home or a great summer escape should take a look at this ready-to-move-in 2BR, 2 bath town home. Located in a 4 unit cluster on almost an acre of land, this unit features a large private deck, full cellar, attic storage, a back yard with lots ot trees and open space. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet.Lots of open spaceIn a 4-plex on almost one acre of landFreshly paintedReady to move inConvenient to Falmouth Village Short drive to all Falmouth beachesJust $264,900View it at www.20bwoodview.com      
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
An open floor plan, large rooms, high-end finishes, a large yard, and a quiet street make this beautiful colonial a great home. Outside light filters in through wooden shutters and reflects briliantly off the sparkling hardwood floors. The dream kitchen features an island with space for stools. Built in 2004, this house has been lightly used and is ready to move in.Three large bedroomsOversized master suite with walk-in closetCentral ACSee it at www.26cornhillroad.com 
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By Andrea Barber, Where dream homes come true!
(Century 21 Adams Lawendale)
Just Reduced this adorable ranch to $259,000.  2 Bedroom 1 bath on 1/2 acre lot.  Also an alternative to Condo living without the Condo fees!  This is a perfect house for starter home or retirement home.  One floor living with great backyard for family cookouts.  Close to Bourne Bridge and easy access to major highway, beaches and 4 public golf courses with 2 miles.  A great getaway, virtually maintenance free.  Visit my website to view pictures.http://www.andreabarberrealtor.com/ 
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By Kevin Mikolazyk
(LBS Realty Group, Inc)
             Falmouth Single Family Home Sales from Cape Cod's Multiple Listing Service Complied 2/1/08January, 2008December, 2007 January, 2007Houses sold              20  26              31Lowest price$263,950 $152,000$190,000Highest Price$2,800,000 $1,100,000$2,055,00Average Sale Price         $547,258                     $497,812$485,000Avg. Days On Market179 18595% sale price / list price 94.2793.4493.33%    # On The Market                             389                                    430                                     414 On average, sellers reduced their original list prices by 8% to get their properties sold. (Down from 12% last month) 5 sales of the 20 were for the full list price ( 1 went over list)   103 new listings 57 came under agreement104 price reductions 
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By Kevin Mikolazyk
(LBS Realty Group, Inc)
Thinking of buying a waterfront on Cape Cod.  Visit the all new waterfront only website.  Browse all waterfront listings by town. http://Cape-Cod-Waterfront-Homes.comCape Cod Waterfront Homes for SaleCape Cod Waterfront Vacation HomesCape Cod Waterfront Lisitngs
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By Kevin Mikolazyk
(LBS Realty Group, Inc)
Complied 1/2/08December, 2007November 2007December, 2006Houses sold               2637               38Lowest price$152,000$230,000$213.000Highest Price$1,100,000$2,050,000$11,325.000Average Sale Price     $497,812      $547,615$795,000Avg. Days On Market185121142% sale price / list price93.4493.29%94.93% On average, sellers reduced their original list prices by 12% to get their properties sold.  Trend to watch: the Cape Cod MLS reports 386 Single Family homes on the market in Falmouth which is down 32% from the high inventory of fall '06 where we had 566 homes on the market.   In Falmouth during December, the Cape Cod MLS reports this activity for single family homes:35 new listings 37 came under agreement83 price reductions Falmouth Ma Real Estate, Cape Cod Real Estate, Cape Cod Forec...
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
The Falmouth, Massachusetts' annual Christmas parade helped kick off the 2007 holiday season on Cape Cod December 2. The theme of the parade was "Christmas Legends" and the float entered by Century21 Cape Associates was based on the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." In spite of 23 degree temperatures, both sides of the street were lined with people as the mile-long parade went by. Everyone had a great time, but the returning to inside warmth also felt great!The Century21 Cape Associates parade team!  
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
The holiday season moves into full gear this weekend as the Chamber of Commerce and local residents begin their "Holidays-By-The-Sea" series of events. Caroling, a pancake breakfast, and the annual Christmas Parade on Sunday at noon are all part of the big kick-off weekend. Century21 Cape Associates will have a float in the parade as will the Falmouth Rotary Club, a local service club that I belong to. For a complete list of all Falmouth's holiday activities, click on the link below:http://www.falmouthchamber.com/documents/Holiday-Schedule-2007.pdf 
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
The headline in today's USA Today prompted me to post this information. The headline: "Home prices plunge further: Declines likely to go on as sales fall." Since all real estate is local, I thought I would post the following report. It is reprinted directly from the Barnstable County (Cape Cod, MA) Registry of Deeds website and it gives a good overview of the current housing market on the Cape. VOLUME FLAT, VALUE DIPS!Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate sales in October 2007 was down 0.2% from October 2006 volume and the total value of sales was up 3.5% from the previous year.  The median individual property sale value was down 7.6% from the previous year.  There was a 28.1% decrease in the volume of mortgage activity from October 2...
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By Steve Clay
(Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands)
I don't know if you are experiencing the same thing, but activity in the Falmouth, MA (upper Cape Cod) area has picked up substantially in October. After a slow summer where buyers looked but didn't act and many sellers were holding fast on their higher listing prices, it seems that many buyers have decided to act and the sellers are more willing to negotiate. Since we all know that a house that is priced right will sell, this is good news for the housing market on Cape Cod.What is happening in your market area?Here's a sample of great year-round retreats that are available. This renovated home is located on a wooded site, has three bedrooms, and is less than 3/10 of a mile to a fresh water beach. The asking price is $265,900. In 2005 there were no homes in Falmouth for less than $300,0...
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By Kate Stenson-Lunt, Eastern MA Home Staging
(Nuances Home Staging Company)
The weather is improving-here in Cape Cod, its in the 80's, I'll be swimming soon in the ocean and taking a bit of time off from work. Home staging is my main business but I certainly enjoy other activities like enjoying beautiful days at the beach playing tennis and the like. Let me know what you enjoy.Enjoy the summer and come visit us sometime!   
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