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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 6 Atwood Avenue

Truly an iconic West End offering! 6 Atwood Avenue is a 2,314 square foot six bedroom three bath classic Cape . There is a separate one bedroom cottage – all situated on a large lot in the West End of Provincetown on picturesque Atwood Avenue. It is being marketed for $1.695M.


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MLS COPY. A rare opportunity in the West End of Provincetown. The Garden at 6 Atwood Avenue. The property is comprised of a six bedroom antique single family home and a free standing one bedroom cottage on an oversized 10,538 sq. ft. lot with an expansive front lawn. The property is located on a picturesque private lane and is steps to the West End beach and boat launch. The property which has been in the same family for nearly 25 years offers many opportunities from a wonderful family compound, an income generating B&B, or potential for development. There is an outside shed and parking for about 6 cars. One enters the main house from a winding path through the lush gardens into the sprawling house. There is an oversized kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceilings, a comfy living room, four bedrooms, two baths and a den on the main floor. The second level has two  bedrooms and one bath. The third floor converted attic space has peaks of the water.


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Please let Bill or I know if you would like more information about The Garden At 6 Atwood Avenue.  Call for a private showing.

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Sales Up!

The KCM (Keeping Current Matters) crew is great at visuals. This one represents the general national trend toward rising prices

Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range

Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range | Keeping Current Matters
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure.Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength of the market.Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 9%, with sales in the $250,000- $500,000 range up 21.2%!

Here is the breakdown:

Percent Change in Sales by Price Range | Keeping Current Matters

What does that mean to you if you are selling?

Houses are definitely selling. If your house has been on the market for any length of time and has not yet sold, perhaps it is time to sit with your agent and see if it is priced appropriately to compete in today’s market.

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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 47 Pleasant Street

New to the market, 47 Pleasant Steet #1 is a  two bedroom, plus den, two bath condominium and is being marketed for $749K.


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In a quiet West End neighborhood just minutes to Commercial Street, this private, recently renovated three-floor condominium lives like a freestanding home. With light-filled, open floor plans on the main and upper levels, there are two bedrooms, two baths and a sunny den / office. There is a comfortable living room with gas fireplace and an adjacent dining area that open directly to the kitchen. The chef’s kitchen features granite counter tops, a seating island, a stainless-steel Thermador gas range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator as well as a bar sink. There is an expansive fenced-in, exclusive-use garden area directly off the main living / dining floor with deck, landscape lighting and a large garden shed. There is also a full basement with lots of storage and a washer / dryer. The unit has split-system A/C, low condo fees and parking for two cars. Although this unit has never been rented, rentals are allowed with no restrictions.


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Listing Of The Week – Pleasant Street Two Bedroom Flat

Our favorite new listing of the week is 40 Pleasant Street #1.  This pristine two bedroom condo with a huge bluestone patio has 723 square feet and is being marketed for $579,000.










MLS COPY: The perfect West End two bedroom flat located one block from Commercial Street in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town. This 2BR, 1BATH home was totally renovated in 2005, and has been gently used as a second home. There are hardwood floors throughout, a granite and stainless kitchen with gas cooking and a large breakfast bar. The bedrooms are good sized with great closets. There is a lovely, large fenced-in yard with bluestone patio with professional landscaping – just enough of a yard to satisfy a green thumb. Three sunny exposures add to this luxurious, comfortable, almost new Provincetown offering. There is parking for two, extra storage, central A/C and an under-the-counter Bosch washer/dryer too.











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Why Prices Will Stay High

Good post by Scott about the effects of continued scarce inventory.









Why home prices are likely to stay high

Despite talk of the need for new housing, the number of building permits being issued across Massachusetts has yet to rebound to its pre-Great Recession peak.

Building permit slowdown

Developers took out just 1,051 building permits for single-family homes during the first three months of the year, U.S. Census Bureau stats show.

That represents a 16 percent drop from the same period in 2014 and a 65 percent drop from early 2006, when the real estate market was last in boom mode.

New apartment and condo construction is doing somewhat better. Developers took out permits for 2,370 new units, or roughly double the number of single-family homes, according to Census stats.

Yet the number of total housing units is still 33 percent below where it was back in the early months of 2006.

Tough regulations

And the shortage of listings on the market has been widely blamed for pushing up home and condo prices as demand exceeds supply.

“In theory, 2014 should have been better than 2013, but it wasn’t,” said Jeff Rhuda, director of business development at Symes, a home builder in the North Shore. “In theory, you have a recovering economy, but I think 2015 will end up below 2014.”

Tough regulations in towns and neighborhoods across the Boston area are one reason for the slow recovery in housing construction, especially as it relates to single-family homes, builders contend.

“It is going to get worse.” – Jeff Rhuda, director of business development at Symes

It is also especially hard to build new single-family homes within the Route 128 beltway, where the biotech and tech sectors are booming and demand for new homes is the strongest.

A dearth of developable land combined with local restrictions has resulted in a steady decline in home building in the communities closest to Boston.

In fact, teardowns are now the only source of new homes in upscale communities like NeedhamNewtonWellesley, and Weston.

And with no major game changer in the works in terms of efforts to force local communities to open their doors to more housing, the number of homes being built in the Boston area is likely to only continue to fall, Rhuda contends.

“It is going to get worse,” he said.

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Provincetown 2015 Calendar

Provincetown Calendar 2015

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I thought this calendar might be helpful for all of you as you plan your Provincetown travels this season. Courtesy of the PBG, Provincetown Business Guild. 

Please stop in to say hello at Beachfront Realty, 139 Commercial Street, water side, at the base of Pleasant Street in the West End.


JUNE 2015


4-7 Women of Color Weekend –
5-7 The 9th International Encaustic Conference –
6 Carnival of the Dogs –
6-8 WorldFest –
12 & 13 Great Choral Music by Bach, Durante and Fauré –
17-21 Provincetown International Film Festival –, 508-487-FILM
22 Outriders Boston to Ptown Bike Ride –
25-28 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet –


JULY 2015


2-10 Independence 2015 –
3-5 Independence Day Weekend
4 July 4th Parade starts at 11am, begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach)
11 Provincetown Art Association 12×12 Silent Auction Closing Party –
11-19 Bear Week in Provincetown –
12 PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tour –
21-25 Girl Splash –
25-8/1 20th Annual Family Week –
28-8/1 5th Annual Whale Week to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies –




15-17 The 11th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival –
15-21 Carnival Week –
20 Carnival Parade: starts at 3pm –




7 Labor Day
7-10 The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta –
11 22nd Annual Celebration of Life Concert –
12 Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla –
12 Castle Hill Paints the Town –
14-20 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival – AfterGlow
18-10 Cape Cod Classic- National Gay Pilots Assoc. –
24-27 10th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival –
25-27 Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS – 508-487-4243
26 Cape & Island K-9 Bike Run –
26 & 27 Provincetown Dahlia Show –




1-4 Mates Leather Weekend –
9-12 Columbus Day Weekend
9-12 Fall Monumental Yard Sale Weekend –
10 PAAM Gala Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner –
12-18 31st Annual Women’s Week –
18-25 Fantasia Fair –
21-25 Provincetown Round Up Weekend –
23-24 Provincetown Dance Festival –
22 Tour Guide Appreciation Day –
27 Helltown on Winthrop –
31-November 2 Spooky Bear Weekend –
30-November 1 Halloween Week




FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

30-November 1 Spooky Bear Weekend –
6-8 Men’s Weekend –
11 Veteran’s Day
13-15 Weekend Benefit for Wild Care Cape Cod – an weekend of birding & tracking, walks & interactive talks, special 2 nights stay Provincetown Hotel, dinner Napi’s and much more!
14 SKIP Benefit – Hit the Holidays Cocktail Extravaganza! Call SKIP, 508-487-8331 for details. –
25 Lighting of the Monument 5-7pm –
26-29 Thanksgiving Weekend Art & Craft Fairs! Great Holiday Shopping!
26 Thanksgiving Day
27 PBG Casino Night –
28 Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree Lopes Square –




FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME SHOPPING!

1 World AIDS Day –
4-6 PBG Holly Folly Weekend –
5 SKIP Benefit Souper Saturday – A Holly Folly fundraiser for SKIP. 508 487-8331 –
13 David Asher Senior Dinner at the VFW
25 Christmas Day
31 New Year’s Eve – Begin the year in Provincetown! Reservations a must! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.


Hope this is helpful – see you soon.

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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – Coolest Beachfront Condo

In the near West End at 149 Commercial Street #A2, is an 843 square foot beachfront charmer. This top floor condo is a very special slice of Provincetown and is on the market for $749,000.


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This waterfront property is the quintessential Provincetown beach house. This West End top floor condo offers full water views and all that comes with a beachfront life style. The sunny open plan living area has vaulted ceilings and an oversized wood burning fireplace. This property is one of the last authentic beachfront lofts, updated enough with all the comforts, yet retaining the original Provincetown art colony feel. The kitchen has newer appliances. There are 3 sleeping areas, two lofts and one fireside. There is a large private deck off of the living area. The common beach front deck is directly on the water. Parking for one car, laundry. The association is connected to the Municipal Sewer System. The condo has not been rented but income potential is great with no rental restrictions. Pets are allowed for owners


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Call me if you would like to see this incredible property.

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The Most Expensive Towns In Mass.

Interesting post by Scott.


Homes are getting more expensive all over Mass., but these towns have it worst

The cost of buying a house in Massachusetts, already one of the most expensive states in the nation, just keeps on going up.

The pattern continues

Bay State home prices rose again in April, and several Greater Boston suburbs posted some of the biggest gains.

The median price of a home in Massachusetts rose 3 percent from last year to $324,500, reports The Warren Group, which tracks home prices across the state.

Home sales fell 7.6 percent, but given that most of the initial purchase and sales agreements were inked in February amid record snowfall, with the final closings in April, the decline was likely a result of the extreme winter weather, said Timothy M. Warren Jr., The Warren Group’s chief executive.

“Prices, though, continue to rise, which tells us that the demand is there and the market is strong,” Timothy M. Warren Jr. of the Warren Group said. “Lack of inventory is the biggest problem.”

Overall, a combination of strong demand coupled with a shortage of homes for sale has helped drive prices up, experts say. Newly built starter homes are somewhat of a rarity inside Route 128, and home building numbers are down in general across the state.

“Prices, though, continue to rise which tells us that the demand is there and the market is strong,” Warren said. “Lack of inventory is the biggest problem.”

Some towns stand out

Home prices have risen across the state in the past 30 out of 31 months, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, which issued its own report. And some communities with extreme price increases also saw big dips in the amount of homes for sale.

• Milton saw its median price rise 77 percent to $753,000. The number of homes for sale dropped by nearly 12 percent, according to MAR.

• Hingham saw its median price soar past $952,000. Meanwhile, homes for sale dropped 23 percent.

• Westwood saw a 42 percent increase, to $707,000, while the number of homes on the market lowered by 6 percent.

ArlingtonMedfieldFraminghamNatickHopkintonNeedhamLexingtonMilfordNewtonNorth Andover, and Andover all saw price increases ranging from 12 to more than 30 percent. With a couple exceptions, most also saw the number of listings drop.

PeabodyQuincyRockport, and Concordsaw significant price increases as well in the 8 to 9 percent range, MAR notes.

Condo sales are more varied

Meanwhile, condo prices fell statewide by 4 percent from last year to $305,000, with sales declining by 12 percent, according to the Realtors group.

However, a number of Boston area communities bucked that trend to follow the familiar growing-prices/falling-inventory arc instead, MAR finds.

• Newton: median condo price jumped 28 percent to $675,000, while the units on the market fell by 33 percent.

• Arlington: 15 percent jump in median condo price to $472,000, coupled with a 23 percent drop in the number of properties on the market.

• Brookline: median condo price rose 14 percent to $672,000, while the number of units for sale dropped by a quarter.

• Boston: median condo price rose 11 percent to $519,000, while listings fell 15 percent.