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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 233 Bradford Street #9

Our favorite new listing of the week is 233 Bradford Street #9 – $375,000. It is a light and airy two bedroom condo in the beautiful East End steps from PAAM and the East End Market…more importantly it is mere steps to the gorgeous bay beach.

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This charming top floor condo has two bedrooms, two decks and is a delightful short walk to the bay beach. The open floor plan consists of a living room- dining area – and an open kitchen. There are sliding doors to a sunny private deck right off the living room.. a second deck directly off the kitchen is perfect for morning coffee. There are two separate bedrooms, both with closets and room for queen size beds. There is a large common deck with a grilling area in the rear of the property. A charming path leads to the beautiful bay beach a half a block away. Many recent improvements include new decks, railings, and windows. New driveway, fences and landscaping on west side of building There is private basement storage as well as extra bike storage. Weekly rentals are allowed and pets for owners.


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B&T – July Is Best Month for Mass. Home Sales since 2005

BOSTON, August 25, 2015 – The 7,077 single-family home sales in July signaled the best month for the Massachusetts real estate market since June 2005, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

By breaking 7,000 sales, July saw the market’s first return to that level in more than 10 years, since the 7,239 sales recorded in June 2005. The big month marked a 24.31 percent increase year-over-year from July 2014, which had 5,693 sales.MAsaleschartJuly15

The median sales price for single-family homes in July 2015 was $359,900, a 1.38 percent increase from July 2014’s median of $355,000. Year to date the median price has been $340,000, a 1.49 percent increase from last year’s mark of $335,000 through July.

“July’s numbers are the result of a very strong spring season and are an improvement over the sluggish start to the year,” said Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group. “A rough winter and pent-up demand turned into a strong spring that is a positive sign for the real estate market throughout the state.”

The condo sales market in July was also robust, seeing 2,794 sales, the most since August 2007. This month’s mark was a 20.07 percent increase from July 2014, which had 2,327. July 2015 supplanted last month as the best month in the eight-year stretch. There were 2,764 in June.

The median condo price in July was $337,500, up 3.85 percent from July 2014, when the median was $325,000. Year to date the median condo price has is $316,685, up .86 percent from $314,000 at this time last year.

Year to date Massachusetts has had 28,745 single-family home sales, a 6.52 percent increase from last year’s total through July of 26,985. There have been 12,132 condo sales through July, a 1.8 percent increase over last year’s year-to-date total of 11,917.

The Warren Group has recorded and tracked real estate transactions since 1872. The fourth-generation family-owned company uses its long-time leadership in Boston real estate and banking information to produce specialized reports and printed publications, including Banker & Tradesman and The Commercial Record.

With more than 140 years as a local business leader, The Warren Group has developed relationships with a variety of industry leaders and trade groups, including bankers, mortgage brokers, credit unions and lawyers. Working together with our partners, The Warren Group organizes trade shows and industry events, including The Bank Summit, coming in October.

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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – 10 Snows Lane #3

10 Snows Lane #3 is the perfect condo – standalone, beautifully designed  and brand new. It is a 1 bedroom, 2 bath home on two floors with 853 square feet.  It sold for $595K.


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MLS COPY: Standalone condominium rebuilt from ground up.Contemporary in design with classic workmanship. This home gives the wow feeling from the moment you enter. Spacious and saturated with light, this one bedroom home has living on two levels, and includes a full bath and a half along and an outdoor shower. Fine finishes including wood floors, custom millwork, coffered ceilings, media wall,stone tile work and much more. First level is the living area, with working kitchen,bi-level bfst bar and an oval gas fireplace. There are high ceilings, and an open staircase leading to the master bedroom with cathedral ceilings.The master bath has double vessel-sink vanity and a glass enclosed shower.Outside the home there will be a stone patio. Parking-2+ cars, CAC. Property is located about 3 blocks to Commercial St. Buyer assumes sewer, and an open staircase leading to the master bedroom with cathedral ceilings.The master bath has double vessel-sink vanity and a glass enclosed shower.Outside the home there will be a stone patio. Parking-2+ cars, CAC. Property is located about 3 blocks to Commercial St. Buyer assumes sewer betterment.












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$575,000 On Cape Cod

Another great curbed CURBED COMPARISON from Jazmine.

What $575,000 Buys You on Cape Cod Right Now

by Jazmine Donaldson

It’s time once again for Curbed Comparisons, where we break down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in eight different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, listings for around $575,000.

[335 Oak Street, Harwich via]

Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking around$575,000 – year-round, single families, a multi-family development opportunity, bulldozer bait, with a customnatural swimming pool, wicked woodsy, pond front, cove front, lakefront, all decked out, recently PriceChopped, move-in ready, and ready to rent – with a little something for everyone.

What $575K Buys on Cape Cod, Aug. 2015
Kicking off in Sandwich with an updated 4BR, 3BA Cape “on an acre-plus level lot with a custom natural swimming pond.” The cool pool and 3,196sf house first listed in March for $595K, but are now hoping for $575K.
“Situated on a bluff overlooking Coonamessett Pond, this large ranch enjoys nearly a full acre of privacy and stunning views.” The 3BR, 2BA features a 30′ screened porch and is located Lochstead, a gated community with a swimming pool, clay tennis courts, pond front beaches, and a Manor House.
“This darling little waterfront contemporary has great big views of Ockway Bay and access to Nantucket Sound.” The 3BR, 2BA with potential for a dock first listed back 2013 for $729K and is now finally in contract.
This potential bulldozer bait, a 3BR Gambrel with a pool, sits on 2.06 acres overlooking Flax Pond. First listed in December 2014 for $499,900, an April priceupper brought the ask to $575,000.
Built in 1966, this 3BR, 1BA “pond front paradise” is now on the market for the first time. The .8 acre spread features 295 feet of exclusive waterfront, indigenous pines, oaks, “and a cushy sloping lawn of moss and native grasses.”
“Set back off the road this home offers panoramic WATERVIEWS with ever changing natural setting including amazing birdlife and occasionally the graceful Lovers Lake Swans!” Beyond the swans, there’s also a 3BR, 2BA on .74 acres.
In addition to a charming address, this 3BR, 2BA offers “fantastic views” of Drummer Cove. Best of all, “the Wellfleet Conservation Trust owns much of the land along the Cove for everlasting enjoyment of the views and there’s hiking along the water’s edge.”
Finally, to a Truro development opportunity. “Current owners received Cons. Comm & BOH approval for five, two bedroom units on this property.” One unit could be year round and the rest seasonal.
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$1M Median Prices In Boston Area Towns

Interesting story from Scott detailing the rise in median prices in metro Boston.

The 9 Boston area towns where median home price has hit $1M

 By Scott Van Voorhis

The median price of a single-family home has shot past the $1 million mark in several cities and towns across the Boston area during the first half of 2015, the latest real estate stats show.

Nine communities, from urban Cambridge to bucolic Lincoln, have seen their median home prices hit seven figures as demand for brand-name location combines with a shortage of homes for sale to drive up values.

Concord saw one of the biggest gains, with the median home prices in the historic town hitting $1,050,000 after a 24 percent leap this June compared to the same month a year before, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors reports.

Median prices in Winchester and Newton both rose by more than 20 percent, hitting $1,090,000 and nearly $1.2 million, respectively.

Brookline had the highest median price of any community in the state, weighing in at $1.6 million, followed by CambridgeWeston and Lincoln, all at $1.4 million, according to MAR.

Wellesley followed at $1.2 million and Belmont at an even $1 million, with Lexington just under the $1 million mark, down at $965,000.

Other cities and towns posted impressive gains as well.

Somerville saw single-family prices skyrocket in June by over 50 percent, to $855,000. Through the first six months of the year, Somerville prices weighed in at a still lofty $621,600, the real estate group reports.

Condo prices in Somerville rose 12 percent through the first half of the year, hitting $552,500.

Bedford saw home prices rise 20 percent, to $785,000 in June, according to MAR.

Overall, sales and prices were up markedly across the state in June, making it the best month since August 2005, back during the last real estate boom, noted Tim Warren, chief executive of real estate market tracker and publisher, The Warren Group.

“We are seeing the early results from a strong spring market,” Warren said in a press release. “It is a remarkable showing after a prolonged slump and a sluggish recovery extending over the past 10 years.”

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Parking In Provincetown = Pricey!

Interesting post by Jazmine at There is lots of demand for parking in our little fishing village.

Provincetown’s Priciest Parking Space Wants Six Figures


Compared with the price of parking spaces in Boston or —gasp!—Manhattan, this Provincetown spot is a virtual steal. Alas, as far as Cape Cod is concerned, the six figure asking price for a place to park is still pretty mind-boggling.

While PTown is the Cape’s best neighborhood for going car-free, not everyone arrives by boat, bus, bike, ferry, plane, or gyrocopter. Hence, there’s a very tight parking situation, making this tandem spot at 5 School Street look really rather dreamy.
Gorgeous, right? The “Unique Parking Space Easement in the West End near Commercial Street” can accommodate two cars and is asking$100,000 with a condo fee of $50.

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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 7 Carver Street

7 Carver Street is a two family home with a total of 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 2,818 square feet It is being marketed for $1.849.


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MLS COPY: Luxurious 4 bedroom 4 and 1/2 bath home sits atop the hill on Carver St. It is a legal two family but easily lives as a single family; a custom movable bookcase is used to separate the homes. The front home has a large bright living room with a fireplace & south facing windows, two bedrooms & baths upstairs, the master has French doors to a private deck with bay views and a bath en suite. The back home has a formal entry through the rear gardens, an open living area with a custom kitchen and gas fireplace. The master bedroom has French doors that open to the gardens & a custom en suite fully tiled bath with double vanity, shower & spa tub. Upstairs is a guest bedroom with a private deck with views, tiled bath and study. Hickory floors throughout the living areas, custom built-ins, fully tiled baths are just a few of the amenities.


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What $399,000 Gets You On Cape Cod


Another great Curbed Comparison by Jazmine at



What $399,000 Buys You on Cape Cod Right Now

It’s time once again for Curbed Comparisons, where we break down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in eight different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, listings for around $399,000.

[276 Shore Road, #2, Truro via Zillow]
Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking $399,000 – year-round, on the beach, close to the beach, overlooking Cape Cod Bay, pond front, turnkey, with views galore, all decked out, recently PriceChopped, move-in ready, and ready to rent – with a little something for everyone.

What $399K Buys on Cape Cod
Kicking off in Sandwich, here’s a 3BR, 2BA in 1,929sf for $399,900. “Quintessential Cape Cod has spectacular water views of tidal Springhill Marsh with its ever-changing landscape and on a clear day, views to Sagamore Bridge.”
This mellow yellow Colonial on Long Pond features 2BR, 1.5BA in the main house and a 1BR, 1BA apartment. The .79 acre property is listed for $399,900.
Set on 1.09 acres, this country Cape features 4BR, 3BA plus a legal 1BR apartment in 2,650sf. In addition, there’s an adorable detached guest cottage/studio and several outbuildings. Yours for $399,900.
While this 1974 time capsule could use some updating, the 3BR, 2BA is “just steps to the beach on crystal clear Sheep Pond” with access to two neighborhood beaches. In addition, the 2,464sf upside down home features three fireplaces “one of which in the kitchen would be perfect for a hibachi grill.” Groovy, right? Asking price is $399,000.
Land ho! This 1.4 acre parcel currently features bulldozer bait in the form of two small cottages, but has “possibilities” for a main house and guest house.
Built in 1973, this Lindal Cedar Home features five rooms with 3BR, 2BA in 1,409sf. The .93 acre lot also includes a two-car garage and an outbuilding for garden storage. First listed in April for $419,000, it’s now yours for $399,000.
Yes, it’s still possible to pick your own flower at the iconic Days’ Cottages. This adorable unit by the name of Phlox is, like its neighbors, a 2BR, 1BA “on the edge of Cape Cod Bay” with a shared beach and views galore. Asking price is $399,000.
Finally, to PTown. This 3BR, 1.5BA Seashore Park Drive condo offers a wraparound back yard/patio, a full basement, and parking. Unit 2 hit the market in July for $399,000.
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