Announcing CCIAOR’S 2017 Award Recipients

2017-06-27T17:32:34+00:00

CCIAOR's Annual Summer Soiree & Awards Celebration was held June 21st at the West Dennis Yacht Club. Members were recognized for their achievement and service to the real estate industry, the Association, the Multiple Listing Service and the community. Joe Arnao Named CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year Shown in photo are 2016 REALTOR® of the [...]

Explaining Low Homeownership Levels in Our Market

2017-06-19T13:50:35+00:00

The Local Perspective: Explaining Low Homeownership Level NAR recently released a new white paper titled “Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers." This white paper covered the results of a nationwide homeownership study commissioned by NAR. While all of the five reasons for depressed homeownership levels apply on Cape Cod, we wanted to localize the results [...]

Your REALTOR® membership invests in our community

2017-06-15T17:20:24+00:00

As REALTORS®, you have a vested interest in the vibrancy of your community. This includes better land use planning techniques, expanding housing opportunities, job creation/development and creating great public spaces for all to enjoy. We are leveraging your REALTOR® membership fees - at the national level - by returning your dollars back to the local [...]

May Cape Cod Real Estate Market Statistics: Median Sales Price Rises Again

2017-06-13T20:35:49+00:00

  WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(June 12, 2017) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 503 homes sold in May, 414 single-family homes and 89 condominiums. Median sales price was $415,000 for single-family homes and $285,000 for condominiums. Last May, 527 homes (452 single- family homes and [...]

Legal Hotline: Key Considerations When Using an Escalation Clause

2017-07-07T15:58:37+00:00

In this real estate market, multiple offers seem to be becoming the norm and buyers agents are trying to do what they can to ensure they have the best offer. This also means listing agents need to know how to evaluate all offers to ensure they are getting the best offer for their seller. Buyers [...]

REALTORS® advocate to preserve real estate tax provisions and extend flood insurance on Capitol Hill

2017-05-23T14:27:06+00:00

On May 17 and 18, REALTORS® from Cape Cod and across Massachusetts were on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to advocate for two major issues upcoming in Washington - tax reform and the National Flood Insurance Program. REALTORS® met with both Massachusetts senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren and the Cape Cod & Islands Congressman [...]

Cape Cod Times Rebuttal: Homeowners are not tax collectors

2017-05-26T18:14:44+00:00

You may have seen an article in the Cape Cod Times over the weekend that says how 'Cape leaders look to tap rental tax for wastewater projects'; The article glosses over an important issue - for the wastewater tax to be effective, it would require an expansion of the rental occupancy tax to start [...]

April 2017 Cape Cod Real Estate Statistics: Prices Rise, Pending Sales Fall

2017-05-12T14:31:07+00:00

According to preliminary data released this week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 403 homes sold in April, 325 single-family homes and 78 condominiums. Median sales price was $399,125 for single-family homes and $273,500 for condominiums. Last April, 479 homes (388 single- family homes and 91 condos) sold at a median price [...]