Blog :: 10-2016

Barnstable County Real Estate Sales Volume & Value Rise in September

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BARNSTABLE – Real estate sales and value were up last month in Barnstable County, compared to September 2015 numbers.

That’s according to Barnstable County Register of Deeds Jack Meade, who reports that sales were up 6% and value up 12.1% from last year.

The median individual property sale value was up 2% from September 2015 and there was a 32% increase in the volume of mortgage activity.

“With the median price being up, we’ve had a little more activity in the higher end, which we haven’t had for a while, this year has mostly focused on the lower end of the market but we’ve had some strong sales at the high end,” said Meade.

So far this year, the volume of sales is up 12.4%, total value of sales is up 14.8% and mortgage volume is up 8%.

Meade added that individual sales value is up 1.9 percent this year.

“That’s been kind of consistent with what we’ve been doing the last few years, we’ve been seeing two, maybe three percent increase in individual sales value, so slow but steady,” said Meade.

The median sales value last month was $350,000, matching June’s numbers.


October, A Beautiful Time To Visit Cape Cod

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October has become one of best months to visit Cape Cod. The weather is pleasant, the air crisp and there are fewer crowds than the busy summer season. The vibrant red cranberry bogs are being harvested as Cape Codders adorn the landscape with pumpkins, gourds, and colorful mums.

Autumn rates are lower for lodging and rentals and there is still plenty of things to do. Visit a farmer's market, arts and craft fair or the well known annual Wellfleet Oyster Festival.  Wellfleet's shellfishing history is deep rooted and its waters produce some the world's best oysters. This year the town celebrates their oyster bounty on October 15th & 16th. Wellfleet’s town center comes alive for this two-day family festival that brings together locals and visitors for a weekend of food, art, music, fun and games.

October is the perfect time of year to walk along the beach, enjoy a meal at one of the Cape's many restaurants, do some shopping in a charming Cape Cod town or stroll through the Mashpee Commons and discover its fine shops and restaurants. The beauty that surrounds Cape Cod in Autumn is magical and a wonderful time of year to explore the area and enjoy all its glory. 

Cape Cod Cranberry Bog


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