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Provincetown Listing Of The Week – Beachside Studio – 45 Commercial Street #14

45 Commercial Street #14 is a beautifully updated waterfront studio in the West End. It has 300 square feet and is being marketed for $349K. A wonderful opportunity to own a beachside condo!


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MLS COPY: Perfect West End Waterfront studio. Beautifully renovated 2nd floor condo with partial water views from the deck and corner window. Nicely updated granite kitchen and a tile bath compliment the open floor plan. Light filled with 3 exposures and large sleeping alcove. New mini split AC/heat. Huge common deck right on the water with beach access. Perfect weekend getaway or a great rental property. Association permits pet for owners, weekly rentals allowed. Common laundry! Well managed association. Off-site parking.


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Studio’s are a popular real estate category in Provincetown. They afford buyers at an entry level price point to buy on or much nearer the water than they would otherwise be able to do. Studios that are further from the water are even more affordable.

There are currently 8 studios on the market priced from $264K to $445K, and from 194 square feet to 450 square feet.

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Beach Town Price Comparison

Interesting comparison by Tom Acitelli at

Boston-Area Beach Towns: the Priciest and Cheapest for Buying a Home

Nantucket leads the pack

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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – 26 Alden Street #1

26 Alden Street #1 was the first condo to close at the 26 Alden Street Condominiums at the Grace Gouveia Building. This is a 2 bedroom 2 bath 1,029 sf flat with an exclusive use yard and parking. It sold for $669K.


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MLS COPT:  New total renovation. Private entry into this two bedroom/two bath first floor corner flat offering three exposures, 1020 sq ft of thoughtfully designed living space with modern linear Loft Series gas fireplace, Jenn Air stainless steel appliances, white gloss kitchen cabinets and quartz counters, 5 wide plank wood floors, separate dining area, tile baths with Grohe fixtures, air conditioning, private mahogany deck, one parking space and additional storage outside of the unit. Weekly rentals and pets for owners allowed. (rendering of #9)


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There is only one condo remaining of six originally available.  #9 is a two bedroom, two and 1/2 bath townhouse with 1,253 square feet and is being marketed at $729,000. (rendering above of unit #9)

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Rising Prices In Boston Neighborhoods

Informative post by Scott at

Where condo prices are rising fastest in Greater Boston

The median condo price in Cambridge is $570,000.
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The Boston area condo market is poised to get even more expensive in 2016, with rising prices spreading from shiny new luxury towers downtown to traditionally working class enclaves.

The median condo price in downtown Boston neighborhoods like the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End and the Fenway hit $775,000 in 2015, up 9 percent from the year before, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

But neighboring Revere, and Boston neighborhoods like Roxbury, Dorchester and East Boston, saw even bigger, double-digit increases.

Revere saw one of the biggest jumps in condo prices in the Boston area, with the median value leaping more than 23 percent to just under $280,000 in 2015. Sales were also up 9.8 percent for the year.

Roxbury condo prices were not far behind, rising 17 percent, to $427,500.

Dorchester, which is starting to see proposals for new condo developments, saw its median price rise nearly 12 percent, to $341,500, while East Boston hit $339,000 after an 11 percent jump.

“Bidding wars have moderated a little, but we saw 35-40% of Boston city neighborhood condos sold last year go over asking price,” noted Michael DiMella, managing partner of Charlesgate Realty.

In fact, DiMella said that number rises to 50 percent when it comes to affluent and super-hot neighborhoods like the South End and Charlestown, which saw a 27 percent jump in sales last year, one of the largest increases in the Boston area. The median price of a condo in Charlestown rose 7 percent, to $570,000, according to The Warren Group.

Increasingly upscale South Boston saw prices rise 11 percent, to $555,000.

“There’s some variation from neighborhood to neighborhood, but there was strong median price growth throughout downtown Boston, especially when you look at price per square foot,” DiMella said.

Student-packed Brighton, which is seeing its own surge of new residential construction, also saw condo prices rise 9 percent, to $353,500, while sales edged up 4.7 percent, The Warren Group reports.

Hipster hotspots like Somerville, Jamaica Plain and Cambridge also experienced big run-ups in condo prices in 2015, though sales lagged amid a tight market that saw a decline in the number of units for sale.

Cambridge prices edged up nearly 6 percent, to $570,000, while Somerville was not far behind after a 13 percent jump boosted its median condo price to $540,000. But sales fell 5 and 15 percent in Cambridge and Somerville, respectively, Warren Group stats show.

Jamaica Plain proved to be an exception, with sales rising 6 percent and its median condo price hitting $440,000 after a 10 percent increase.

“The most important driving force in the market is lack of inventory,” notes veteran Coldwell Banker real estate agent Sara Rosenfeld, who has been selling real estate in Somerville since the early 1980s. It is “supply and demand – simply laws of economics.”

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Where Americans Are Moving

Interesting graphic by the good folks at Keeping Current Matters. Massachusetts still has “high outbound”! Hard to believe…but it could be because it is going to be -2 degrees this weekend? 🙁

Where Are Americans Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • For the 4th year in a row the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity.
  • Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Much of this Outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring.
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The 20 Hottest Markets In US

A good review of the hottest real estate markets – by Brena at Housing Wire.

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets

San Francisco keeps top spot

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As 2016 begins, the residential market is going through its typical seasonal slowdown.

But despite the winter cool down, these markets are still shining through as the 20 hottest markets in the nation, with San Francisco once again landing the title of the hottest housing market in America, the latest report said.

However, while supply is moving slowly, it is still faster than last year, with days on the market is down 7% y/y.

On a similar note, the report found that the median list price in December is also down slightly from November. While this is consistent with the season, the decline is not as dramatic with prices stronger than usual in December.

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets in December

20. Midland, Texas

19. Fort Wayne, Indiana

18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

17. Boulder, Colorado

16. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan


15. Modesto, California

14. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida

13. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee


12. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California

11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California

10. Stockton-Lodi, California

9. Yuba City, California

8. Santa Rosa, California

7. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado


6. San Diego-Carlsbad, California

5. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California

4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

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3. Vallejo-Fairfield, California

2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California


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Provincetown Sale Of The Week – The Icehouse #5A

Provincetown Sale Of The Week at the Ice House Condominiums.

501 Commercial #5A , is a two bedroom, two bath 1,272 sf waterfront penthouse. It sold for $940K with an asking price of $979K. The Icehouse condominium building has 23 units and is located on the beach in the East End. Sometimes thought of as a plain concrete box of a building, these condos have incredible water views up and down the Cape, and beachfront balconies that are unmatched in town. They are  are well priced options for those looking for waterfront living.


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MLS COPY: Breathtaking views of the Bay and charming rooftops of Provincetown from this penthouse apartment in East End Gallery district. Located in the historic Ice House with elevator service, this condominium has been updated with a loft-like flair. There is a large living room and dining room, leading to a renovated open kitchen with new cabinetry , high end appliances & stone countertops. There are banks of windows on two sides , leading to a balcony all of which embrace inspiring views. There are spacious bedrooms, large enough for sitting areas:one is ensuite, the other views the steeple of the Schoolhouse Gallery and has a guest bath with whirlpool tub. There is storage, in-unit w/d, central AC and assigned parking and wood floors throughout. A must see for those interested in views and waterfront.


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