Orleans, MA Real Estate - Cape Cod, MA
The Town of Orleans is comprised of three villages: Orleans, East Orleans, and South Orleans, with a year round population of nearly 7,000 residents. Some highlights of Orleans include white sand beaches, summer evening concerts at the bandstand, freshwater lakes, all kinds of shopping, restaurants, and pubs, live theatre, a Cape League baseball team, and more. Rock Harbor has one of the largest sport-fishing charter fleets on Cape Cod, and it's proximity to Pleasant Bay make Orleans ideal for boaters. Additionally, Orleans homeowners enjoy a fairly low property tax rate of $6.33 per $1,000 assessed value for 2017. If you're looking for Orleans real estate, start your home search here!
Market Update - Cape Cod Real Estate
2016 Sales were the highest they have been in many years across the Cape and Islands. The Spring market started off strong and sales continued right through the year. It slowed down a little in the Fall while the election was taking place, as expected. After the election however it picked right up as the economy also seems to, there is much Buyer confidence now.
In Chatham, January 2017 started slow with only 2 homes going under agreement for the month. The arrival of February brought an early spring market however, with at least 12 accepted offers for the month. Additionally, there have been 18 closed sales in the first 2 months in Chatham. With the exception of two major snow storms, the winter has been mild. As long as the fair weather holds out, interest rates remain stable, and there is continued optimism for the economy, 2017 should be a stellar year for real estate.
Let me know if you have any questions about real estate in Chatham or the Lower Cape, or if I can be of assistance in your home search. Have a great year and hope to see you on Cape Cod!
If you would like more information on Orleans, please check out "Orleans Helpful Links" at left. Start your Orleans home search on Cape Cod by clicking on one of the "Orleans Property Finder" options at right. If I can be of assistance in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me.