Blog :: 2021

On the Move: American Moving Patterns since Pandemic

For so many reasons, homeowners are rethinking where they need to live and what spaces they need in a home. Whether it’s down the street, across the country, or somewhere in between, people are on the move. So where are they going, and why? This article from Bloomberg gives us insight into the migration patterns that have occurred over the past year. 

Back at home, we are seeing a unique spring market unlike any other in recent history. Low inventory levels coupled with sky-high demand has driven our median sale prices to historic levels in our core markets. The demand is coming from typical sources (buyers moving from city to suburbs) but also from homeowners who have re-thought where and how they live since the beginning of the pandemic. We also continue to see homeowners that would like to downsize and sell their larger home, but struggle to find options for that move as well. Our group has been working hard this spring to help both buyer and seller clients navigate this challenging market- no easy task, for sure! 

No matter where or when you may be planning a move, The Shanahan Group can help. By expanding our reach beyond our core communities with our HOMECOMING program, we have been able to cultivate strong relationships with real estate colleagues across the country to help us understand these trends and to be a resource for our clients moving out of our area. 

Reach out anytime to understand what today’s market means for your family’s needs and plans for the future. 

 

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    February is Fair Housing Month

    We believe in communities. 

    We believe in building communities. 

    We believe that everyone deserves a community where they feel safe, supported and respected. 

    It's why we are in the business of residential real estate. We understand that we have a role to play. 

    We are committed to Fair Housing policies and beyond them, we also strive to foster a warm and welcoming community, which recognizes and values diversity and inclusion. This February, our office will focus on Fair Housing as a topic for agent training and consumer awareness, to ensure that we all work together towards this goal.

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      Things To Do On The Cape in February

      Thinking of heading to Cape Cod in February? There are so many wonderful ways to check it out! Take a look at this list of ideas from Realtor Kate Aikman.

      • Kennedy Legacy Trail (Hyannis): Take a 1.6 mile walk through history! Visit 10 sites in any order along this self guided walking trail and uncover stories and history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod. Take a tour in person or explore virtually. Visit www.kennedylegacytrail.com for more information.

       

       

      • Cape Hikes: Hike Brewster Punkhorn Parklands, Fort Hill in Eastham, Nickerson State Park, Great Island Beach in Wellfleet (check high tide times prior as beach parking area can flood so do not park your car there) and check out the dunes in Provincetown or stroll the streets - its beautiful anytime of year.

       

      • The Frost Bar @ Ocean Edge Resort (Brewster): Enjoy traditional a la carte dining or reserve an igloo experience by calling 774-323-6013! Their wintry cocktail menu is not to be missed! www.oceanedge.com/frost-bar

       

      • Scargo Cafe (Dennis): They have greenhouses available for outside dining and they fill up quickly! Call (508) 385-8200 to make a reservation. www.scargocafe.com

       

      • Chatham Bars Inn (Chatham): Visit www.chathambarsinn.com for more information as you do not need to be a guest in order to enjoy many of their offerings at the Inn. However, they do have a variety of special offers to choose from should you wish to stay! Currently, the Spa at the Inn is featuring "Season of Joy" specials at their Spa now through March 28th. (2/16-2/19 Blackout dates). Thursday nights at the Inn are Tacos and Trivia Night from 6-8 p.m. and Friday nights the STARS Mixology Lounge offers Flights & Bites from 3-9 p.m. 

       

      • Cape Wellness Collaborative: CWC provides nutritious meals and integrative wellness therapies to people on Cape Cod facing cancer. This year they have taken their annual Dancing with The Docs fundraiser online. Save the date for February 27th at 7 p.m.! The event is free to watch. However, you can register and purchase a LIMITED EDITION VIP package for $100 by February 13th. Go VIP for all the details at capewellness.org/season5. The event includes a look back at the amazing dance teams that have performed since 2017, fabulous online auction, fund a need and catch special guest appearances and celebrity cameos! Check out the event on Facebook to stay up to date with announcements: Dancing with the Docs: Season 5 All Stars!

       

      Click here for more info about finding your next perfect spot on the Cape and reach out if we can help! 

       

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        January is Home Maintenance Month!

         

        The New Year is a time to refresh and reset - especially in your home. Whether buying, selling, or just re-organizing, we could all use some reminders and inspiration for home maintenance tips. It's important to know how to take care of your home now and all throughout the year. Take a look at these home maintenance blog posts with advice from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - there's something for every home owners' New Year's resolution. Resolving to declutter? Try out DIY projects? Add storage for all those 2020 impulse purchases? Find some ideas here:

        If you're looking for any professional help, our team has a long list of local trusted resources who we've worked with over the years, including cleaners, painters, home-organizers, etc. Ask us! 

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