Blog :: 02-2018

A Good Start To The Year For Real Estate Sales On Cape Cod

  February 19, 2018

BARNSTABLE – It was a good start to the year for real estate sales on Cape Cod.

The Barnstable Country Register of Deeds John Meade reports that the volume of sales was up 3.3% from last January and the total value of sales was up 13.1% from the previous year.

The median individual property sale value was up 0.6 percent from January of 2016 to $342,000.

“It’s always nice to start the year off on a plus note and January came through for us that way,” said Meade. “Knock on wood it’s a harbinger for what’s going forward.” Meade said the higher end of the market saw strong activity in January. “The top half of the median was high and that explains our overall value sales being up 13 percent,” Meade said. Meade does not believe the recent volatility of the financial markets would have much of an impact on general home sales. “I do think that some people may be saying they will diversify by putting some of their gains over the last year in something less volatile,” he said. “And we have had a nice period of real estate activity where we are seeing consistency.” Meade the volatility may drive investors into the second home market. He also expects real estate activity to pick up at the end of the winter into the early spring.

“The realtors start to see people start to kick tires on properties as the weather starts to warm up and people look towards having a place by the time summer comes around,” Meade said

Best Winter Hikes & Walks on Cape Cod

With about six weeks of winter remaining, we wanted to share some of the best winter hiking and walking spots on the Cape for those of you who want to enjoy the outdoors.

Cape Cod Canal

This eight mile paved walking path runs between the Sagamore and Bourne bridges. There are wonderful water views and several historic spots along the way.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Enjoy walking through beautiful trees, quiet beaches, and peaceful Main Streets along this 22 mile paved pathway going through Brewster, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, and Wellfleet.

Cape Cod National Seashore Trail

This trail is most beautiful when it’s coated with white snow and offers peaceful tranquility during the winter months. You’ll pass by cranberry bogs, lighthouses, and cultural landscapes.

Scusset Beach State Reservation

Get best of both worlds on this hike. Enjoy a reasonably flat beach walk and a wooded hike through a quiet forest. This hike takes about an hour.

Lowell Holly Reservation

If you’re looking for easy walking during the winter months, this is a great spot with two ponds and plenty of wildlife in the area. This is about a two hour hike.

Crowes Pasture

This is a great spot for dog walkers. The trail takes about an hour and goes through some marshy woodlands along the shore of Cape Cod Bay.

Fort Hill Trail

One of the best spots to see birds year round, this flat trail takes about two hours to complete. It also has a hilly section for those who want more of a challenge.

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