Trap sheds? Check. A working lighthouse? Check. Bungalows, cottages and McMansions? Triple check. 'Tis the season for a virtual trip to the beach in search of single-family abodes in the sand that won't break the bank, relatively speaking. Hence, here's an updated map of Cape Cod's least expensive beachfront listings, by town, with 15 sandy abodes asking $459,000 to $2,395,000.Read More
Cape Cod's Least Expensive Beachfront Listings, August 2014
Kicking off with a 4BR Pocasset beach house that comes with a waterside "quintessential lazy front porch" and bath/bunk house. First listed in March 2013 for $649K, the post-PriceChopper ask is now $549K.
The brokerbabble insists, "You will make many memories here." So there's that. The 3BR, 1.5BA beach house hit the market in March for $650K, but a mid-August slice brought the ask down to $599K.
"True beachfront property!" This 6BR, 4.5BA 1918 shingle-style comes with "panoramic views from Washburn Island all the way to Falmouth Harbor and across to the Vineyard" and a gorgeous porch. Asking price is $1,850,000.
Located on Popponesset Beach, this 1,055 sq. ft. 2BA, 1BA was built in 1942. The beachy spread debuted on the market in May 2013 asking $1,500,000 and is now down to $1,100,000.
"Location, Location, Location!" This 3BR, 1BA sits in between Centerville's Craigville and Covell's beaches and comes with its own private deeded sand on Nantucket Sound. Yours for $1,150,000.
First listed in April 2013 $2,499,000, this South Yarmouth 4BR, 3BA on Nantucket Sound is now hoping for $1,899,000. Per the excited brokerbabble, "What a Place to Call Home!!!!!!!!!"
Built in 1940, this 3BR, 1BA on Nantucket Sound has views from Great Island to Monomoy and is described in the listing as a "developer's dream." After hitting the market in May for $1,033,000, the ask is now down to $989,000.
The PriceChopper Hall of Fame nominee of the day goes to this West Harwich 3BR, 3BA that's been bouncing around the market since 2009 when it was looking for $3.3M. As of this writing, the 2,331-square-footer with its own white sandy beach on Nantucket Sound can be had for $2,395,000.
Available for the first time in 30 years, this South Chatham beachfront cottage with an "established rental history" is asking $1,900,000. The 2BR, 1.5BA features "sweeping elevated water views over Nantucket Sound out to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge!"
This Brewster Dunes year-round co-op features a working lighthouse - really. The 2BD, 2BA comes with its own private beach and is asking a rather odd $885,999.
Built in 1955, this contemporary beachfront home features 4BD, 2BA. With "stunning views of Nauset beach," the property "has a successful rental history exceeding $50,000 in rental income for July & August for 2013." Asking price is $1,499,000.
This adorable beachfront bungalow was built in 1948 and comes with private steps to Cape Cod Bay. The 3BD, 1BA 768 square footer first hit the market in 2011 for $1,300,000 and is now asking $799,000 - no doubt something to do with the need for a "stone revetment."
"Living on the edge!" This 4BD, 3BA sits 80' above sea level on Sunrise Dune in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The 2,500-square- footer overlooking the Atlantic Ocean hit the market in May 2013 for $1,250,000. Three pricechops have brought the ask down to $995,000.
Why doesn't anyone want these trap sheds on the beach? Once asking $575,000, the beachfront 1BD cottage and twin studio have been pricechopped a couple of times and are now asking $459,000.
The current owners purchased this bayfront building back in 1963 for $16,000. Fast forward to today and the circa 1860 seasonal two-family is on the market for $1,500,000. That's a potential 9,275% jump in value for a fixer-upper "in the flood zone."