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Residence #5 At The 26 Alden Street Condominiums

This condo is one of our favorites at The 26 Alden Street Condominiums. #5  is an upper duplex on the south side of the building.  This is a two bedroom two bath condo with 1,538 square feet. It has three bright exposures and seasonal peeks of the bay from the second floor windows and from the walk out roof deck. #5 is being marketed for $789,000.

 

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The main level has a large open and inviting floor plan. The open kitchen has white quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and white frameless cabinets. There is a gas fireplace in the living room and a large private deck. The second bedroom is located off the entry foyer. The master bedroom is a luxurious space on the entire second floor. There is a large master bath, 2 closets and extra storage as well as an area to set up a home office. There is another private deck directly off the bedroom.

 

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On the left is a rendering of unit #7 (which is under agreement), but the finishes are similar throughout. Above right is the rear elevation showing the two private decks on unit #5. The lower deck is off of the kitchen/dining room and the upper deck is right off the master suite. From the upper deck you do get peeks of the bay.

I walked through the three available condos the other day while the drywall was being finished. The team at New Boston Ventures has done an incredible job from design through construction. The volume, the thoughtful design, the light – these condos are exceptional. Three of the six condominiums are under agreement.  #5, #6 and #9 are still available, as well as parking spaces for $45,000.

Call for an appointment to preview the 26 Alden Street Condominiums.

See all available properties at Beachfront-Realty.com.

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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – 31 Franklin Street #1

31 Franklin Street #1  is a dramatic and comfortable two bedroom two bath condo in the near West End. It has 1,008 square feet, and is being marketed for $675,000.

 

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MLS COPY: Dramatic West End 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is just a short stroll to Commercial St and the bay beaches. The two level home features an exceptional kitchen with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, soapstone counters and Viola Park white cabinets with deep silent closing drawers. There are maple wood floors in the vaulted living room and separate dining area. The main floor includes a guest bedroom and full bath. Upstairs which opens onto the double height living area you find the master bedroom suite with full bath, walk in closet and laundry. There is plenty of storage space throughout the home and all the plumbing was recently replaced. Outside you have a large private patio and surrounding garden. There is one exclusive parking space and another guest space.

 

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20 Reasons To Head To Provincetown This Fall

This great post from Rachel Rueckert for the Matador Network made the rounds last week…I thought it would be a nice way to start the week.

20 REASONS YOU NEED TO HEAD STRAIGHT TO PROVINCETOWN

1. Its shops are unique and haven’t crumbled in the wake of corporate America chain stores.

As corporate America continues to strip away uniqueness, many small towns have gone under. Locals and visitors chose to support Provincetown’s individuality by buying local goods and even using cash over credit cards. Here you can still find vintage hat boutiques like Mad As a Hatter, businesses with shirts that read “I love my two moms” and home accent pieces, dog stores selling vegan cookies. There are also shops like Map selling one-of-a-kind clothing and textured belts, Kiss and Makeup’s cosmetics for men and women, and stalls selling quality handmade jewelry.

2. Go to show love and support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride and diversity are part of the town’s DNA and everyone has a place. Ptown is a shinning example of love, tolerance, and respect for differences. Almost 400 years ago the Pilgrims came here in search of freedom. People still come to Provincetown to find liberation from antagonism. It’s not surprising that people come back here when they are feeling oppressed and misunderstood. This thriving community exemplifies values worth spreading everywhere. By coming to Provincetown you voicing your support for this peaceful way of life while also supporting the businesses owned by the LGBTQIA+ community.

3. Provincetown shows us how to be green and eco-friendly.

Recycling cans are as ubiquitous as trash bins, and the town is committed to a green lifestyle. For example Far Land, a concession at Herring Cove Beach in the brand new bath house, serves healthy food options in eco-conscious wrappings. They use paper straws, wooden forks, and corn-based plastics in case any trash ends up on the beach.

4. Pedestrians own the roads.

Pedestrians stroll through streets and look at cars like they don’t belong there. You’ll go all day without hearing a car horn, a siren, or any howling noise associated with city life. In Ptown you can get everywhere you need to go by walking. You can also bring your bike over on the ferry or rent one at PTown Bikes to take a pleasant morning ride on the bike circuit along the beaches and mystic sand dunes.

5. It’s disability friendly.

Diversity and inclusion is a part of the mentality of Provincetown so providing disability ramp access to buildings and beaches is not an afterthought, it is a forethought. The community works hard to send the clear message that everyone is welcome here.

6. Provincetown is jaw-droppingly gorgeous in the fall.

Few people realize that fall, better known as “Second Summer” in Provincetown, is an ideal time to visit. You still get the local flavor, great shows, and the unforgettable memories without the massive crowds, oppressive heat, or expensive prices. There’s plenty to do from diving into the Harbor Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla benefit for AIDS and Women’s Health (Sept. 12), soaking up the live performance arts at the Afterglow Festival (Sept. 14), showing your pet some love during Pet Appreciation Weekend (Sept. 25-27), and enjoying theTennessee Williams Theater Festival (Sept. 24-27), Halloween festivities, and more.

7. It’s super easy to get there.

Forget sitting in hours of weekend Cape Traffic. You can be in Ptown in an hour and a half by taking the fast ferry from Boston thanks to the Bay State Cruise Company, the oldest operator of this route. Taking the ferry from Boston is a tradition that goes back as far as 1840. The Bay State Cruise Company is family run, and they also have plans to start providing land transport in the winter for the same price as the ferry. Nothing beats the skyline view and the salty sea air on the top deck. Bonus: you may see a few whales.

8. Because contrary to what you might’ve been told, this was the first place the Pilgrims landed.

Your history book told you about Plymouth, but the Pilgrims actually spent five weeks in Provincetown scouting out the landscape before heading down stream. That’s why you’ll see the Pilgrim Monument, the largest granite structure in the U.S., towering over the town.

9. There’s lobster everywhere.

There are over 60 eateries in Provincetown that believe there is no such thing as too much lobster. Check out the outdoor Patio American Grill and Cocktail Barserving lobster deviled eggs and lobster mac and cheese. If you are feeling traditional New England, try mouth-watering clambakes from Art’s Dune Tourson Racer Beach with a campfire and a striking view of the sunset. You can also devour a hot lobster roll at the Canteen with a side of their epic Brussels sprouts and feel like you’ve fallen in love again for the first time.

10. And did I mention dessert?

After experiencing the Canteen, drop by next door to the Happy Camper dessert parlor and treat yourself to happy birthday ice cream, bacon flavored donuts, or pumpkin popsicles for a discount. In Provincetown there is also no shortage of salt water taffy or homemade chocolates and custom candies. I’m partial to melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter fudge from the Provincetown Fudge Factory.

11. Breakfast is a communal affair that restores your faith in humanity.

Saying “good morning” in Provincetown is not a hollow expression. Even if you’ve come to Provincetown alone, breakfast is a time to meet others and connect about your experiences over peppermint tea and a tomato spinach frittata. People remember your name and greet you again with follow up questions the next morning.

12. There is something in Provincetown for everyone.

No matter the season, there is always something to look forward to in Ptown. Finding a week to connect with and annually commemorate is not hard with a year-round theater program and the variety of events scheduled almost weekly. Provincetown hosts everything from Bear WeekCarnivalFamily Week, and theRagnar Relay Race to celebrations such as the Portuguese Festival, theTennessee Williams Festival, the Provincetown International Film Festival and more.

13. Ptown has over 60 art galleries.

You’d be hard pressed to find a community as supportive of the arts as Provincetown. Art is an integral part of Ptowns history as the oldest continuing art colony in America. Even with a small year-round population, the thriving artist community represents in a big way. Saunter down Commercial Street to weave in and out of world-class art galleries. Check out the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, one of the first green museums in the country, and see works by Charles Hawthorn, Paul Resika, Nora Speyer, Jackson Pollock, and other influential artists.

14. Here you’ll find the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure.

The Whydah Pirate Museum showcases artifacts retrieved from the Whydah, a slave ship captured by the pirate Sam Bellamy that sunk off the coast of Cape Cod during a terrible storm in 1717. You’ll learn about Bellamy’s compelling love story and the surprising amount of democratic rule and tolerance aboard pirate ships. Since 1984, explorer Barry Clifford has discovered over 200,000 treasures from the Whydah, including a bell with the name and date of the ship.

15. Because you haven’t lived until you’ve stayed in a boutique accommodation like the Salt Hotels.

Imagine cozy fireplaces, vintage bathtubs and natural sea salt scrubs, locally commissioned art, and honey poached pears for breakfast served on antique china. It’s impossible to have a bad time in Provincetown if you are staying at theSalt House Inn or Eben House, both run by David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, a talented partnership who have extensive experience in design and hospitality. The Eben House, built in 1776 by Captain Eben Snow, is a Federal-style building with a history that inspires every thoughtful detail. You won’t find any plastic lobsters or cliché seashell décor here in these award-winning hotel chains, but you will be blown away by the nonintrusive hospitality complimented by a sense of artistic authenticity.

16. Provincetown is home to the Cape Cod National Seashore and historic dune shacks.

President Kennedy signed the Cape Cod National Seashore bill in 1961 to save the mystical sand dune landscape from impending development. It’s possible to visit this sandy landscape through Art’s Dune Tours, who have been operating since 1946. They also take you past some of the seventeen rustic beach shacks still looming in the dunes where famous artists and writers have worked for generations. A few rustic dune shacks are still open to artist residency programs run by the Provincetown Community Compact.

17. The public library is ranked #1 in the U.S. by Library Journal.

Provincetown’s breathtaking public library features free public computers and free 24/7 Wi-Fi for people who need to catch up on work or a little reading. They also host Wednesday free movie nights, author readings, the Writer’s Voice Caféprogram, and dozens of monthly events. Don’t miss the panoramic views of town from the top floor.

18. You can camp near the beach.

Ptown has over thirty miles of pristine, gorgeous beaches. Extend your day trip into an affordable overnight stay by camping at the Dune’s Edge Campground orCostal Acres Camping Court.

19. You can be whoever you want to be in Provincetown.

There are few places in the world where you can strut through town in a sequin apple costume or dressed as your mother because no one cares. People walk around with an expression of freedom. This is a small place with big import. Provincetown gives people a safe place to be who they are and a setting to explore identity without judgment.

20. Because not all of these people could be wrong…

Provincetown is voted over and over again one of the best places to visit. Smithsonian Magazine declared Ptown one of “America’s Best Small Towns” while Travel and Leisure named it one of “America’s Most Romantic Destinations” and “America’s Quirkiest Towns.” Business Insider has also dubbed Provincetown one of the “Top-Twelve Gay Honeymoon Destinations” and Costal Living claims it is as one of the “10 Happiest Seaside Towns.” 

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$550K On The Cape

another great post from Jazmine.

What $550,000 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 $550,000.

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[220 Commercial Street, Provincetown via Realtor.com]

Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking around$550,000 – year-round, single families, condos, new construction, bulldozer bait, with ocean views, recently renovated, pond front, bay front, all decked out, recently PriceChopped, move-in ready, and ready to rent – with a little something for everyone.

What $550K Buys on Cape Cod, Sept. ’15
BUZZARDS BAY
Kicking off with a 3BR, 2BA Cape with dock on Little Buttermilk Bay. The 2,109sf house sits on .49 acres and is listed for $549,000.
EAST FALMOUTH
Here’s a 4BR, 2.5BA “to be built” on Pickerel Pond. The 1.01 acre lot offers privacy and views for $550,000.
NEW SEABURY
Dive into this Mews A Patio home on a corner lot with its own in-ground pool and one-car garage for $549,000. The one story 2BR, 2BA was built in 1980 and updated in 2014 with “new kitchen and appliances, granite counter tops, new hardwood flooring, both bathrooms completely remodeled, new heating system and AC, new sliders and skylights.”
HYANNIS
This Hyannis listing includes two separate lots, one with a 3BR, 2BA Cape. The 1,954sf house has ocean views from the upstairs bedrooms, has been completely renovated, and just listed for $549,900.
CHATHAM
Built in 1977, this completely renovated classic Cape hit the market on September 1 asking $549,000 and is already in contract. Apparently, that’s what “new roof, windows, heating system, AC, siding, landscaping, new kitchen with granite countertops and bead board, new tiled bathrooms with granite vanities and all new hard wood floors” will do.
ORLEANS
Land ho! This teardown on .58 waterfront acres overlooking Crystal Lake hit the market in July for $549,000 and is already in contract.
TRURO
Here’s a 3BR, 2BA ranch with a renovated kitchen on 1.19 acres. The 2,352sf house was built in 1962 and recently hit the market for $549,000.
PROVINCETOWN
Finally, to Provincetown and a 2BR, 1BA condo with views of Cape Cod Bay. Unit 3 last changed hands in 2007 for $365,000 and is now yours for $549,000.
See all properties for sale at Beachfront-Realty.com.
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Wellfleet Winner


A great house in Wellfleet! From Jazmine a Curbed.com

Sleek Wellfleet New Build Has a ‘Cube Room,’ Wants $649K

 by Jazmine Donaldson

“Special features abound in this stunning Wellfleet contemporary home.” So begins the listing for this sleek Outer Cape new build and we couldn’t agree more. The 2,000 square foot three-bedroom single-family features a unique design and uncommon finishes that are definitely worthy of the Seacoast of Bohemia. On the first level, there’s an open floor plan, a master suite with a “fantastic custom built shower,” laundry room, 8ft sliders to two mahogany decks, a large mud room, and “polished terrazzo counter tops in the kitchen feature beach sand and stones from nearby Newcomb Hollow beach.” While we don’t know if the latter activity was legit, the hyper-local, small batch counters do look rather lovely. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms and something called a “Cube room,” which apparently offers “great flexibility.” The walk-out basement “offers many possibilities” thanks to its high ceilings and (intentional) lack of support beams. As for the nuts and bolts, there are “top level Anderson windows throughout,” spray foam insulation, and maple flooring with radiant heat. The .71 acre property just hit the market and is asking$649,000.

 

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Real Estate – The Best Investment

Good visual and post from the KCM Crew!

Real Estate Again Seen as Best Investment

Real Estate Seen As Best Investment Again | Keeping Current Matters

We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers are headed in the right direction.

The big question that still remains: Have Americans regained their confidence in real estate as a worthy investment?

According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, Americans have put real estate back into first place as the best of all investments.

Here are the results of the survey:

Best Investment | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

Homeownership never lost its place as a key component of the American Dream for a host of financial and non-financial reasons. It is good to see that it has regained the top spot as best overall investment.