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What $500,000 Buys You on Cape Cod Right Now

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It's time once again for Curbed Comparisons, where we break down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in five different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. This week, Barnstable listings for around $500,000.

Here now, eight Cape Cod properties asking around $500,000 - year round, single-families, a freestanding condo, overlooking the Cape Cod Canal, fireplaces galore, perpetually pricechopped, in need of TLC, bulldozer bait, recently renovated, ready to rent, and move-in-ready - with a little something (plus snow!) for everyone.

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Kicking off with views of the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, here's a 3BR, 2BA with one-level living, walkability ("historical society, post office, library, pharmacy, restaurant"). The .63 acre property is also "just 2 minutes from the Bourne Bridge." Asking price is $499,000.

Falmouth Village

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Flipping out with the Captain Easton Butler House a "stones throw from Shining Sea Bike path, Downtown Falmouth, and Surf drive beach." This .36 acre property features a renovated 1800s half-Cape with 4BR, 3BA and a separate barn with a loft. The historic spread last sold in March 2014 for $310,000 and returned in January for $499,000.

Mashpee

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Per the brokerbabble, "Mashpee home for sale, is not an adequate description for the Simplistic Distinctiveness this Masterpiece offers." Umm, yah. Anyway, this Seconsett Island three bedroom is this week's nominee for the PriceChopper Hall of Fame. The .28 acre property first hit the market in 2012 for $650,000 and after 15 slices (!!), is now yours for $500,000.

Cummaquid

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Built in 2010, this Cummaquid Heights four bedroom Colonial features granite in the kitchen, a gas fireplace in the living room and hardwood floors. Outside, there's a two-level deck with a spa overlooking the .98 acre lot. Yours for $499,000.

Dennis Village

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Dig your way into this 3BR, 1BA ranch located "half mile to the beach." Built in 1920, the 1,099-square-footer needs updating, but per the listing, "the location warrants it." Asking price is $499,000.

Wellfleet

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This partially restored (hopefully it's the pricey parts) antique with walkability on .77 woodsy acres is located close to downtown Wellfleet. The FSBO listing first hit the market back in 2012 for $440,000, but after a 2013 priceupper, the 3BR, 1BA has been hoping for an even $500,000.

Here's a freestanding cottage condo on Cape Cod Bay with 2BR, 1BA in 576-sq.-ft. The turnkey end unit comes with a private beach, storage in the main building and views galore for $499,000.

Provincetown

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Finally, to a Provincetown listing in the seasonally appropriate Ice House. Unit 7E is a 3BR, 1BA waterfront condo with gated parking asking $499,000.

Bourne

Kicking off with views of the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, here's a 3BR, 2BA with one-level living, walkability ("historical society, post office, library, pharmacy, restaurant"). The .63 acre property is also "just 2 minutes from the Bourne Bridge." Asking price is $499,000.

Falmouth Village

Flipping out with the Captain Easton Butler House a "stones throw from Shining Sea Bike path, Downtown Falmouth, and Surf drive beach." This .36 acre property features a renovated 1800s half-Cape with 4BR, 3BA and a separate barn with a loft. The historic spread last sold in March 2014 for $310,000 and returned in January for $499,000.

Mashpee

Per the brokerbabble, "Mashpee home for sale, is not an adequate description for the Simplistic Distinctiveness this Masterpiece offers." Umm, yah. Anyway, this Seconsett Island three bedroom is this week's nominee for the PriceChopper Hall of Fame. The .28 acre property first hit the market in 2012 for $650,000 and after 15 slices (!!), is now yours for $500,000.

Cummaquid

Built in 2010, this Cummaquid Heights four bedroom Colonial features granite in the kitchen, a gas fireplace in the living room and hardwood floors. Outside, there's a two-level deck with a spa overlooking the .98 acre lot. Yours for $499,000.

Dennis Village

Dig your way into this 3BR, 1BA ranch located "half mile to the beach." Built in 1920, the 1,099-square-footer needs updating, but per the listing, "the location warrants it." Asking price is $499,000.

Wellfleet

This partially restored (hopefully it's the pricey parts) antique with walkability on .77 woodsy acres is located close to downtown Wellfleet. The FSBO listing first hit the market back in 2012 for $440,000, but after a 2013 priceupper, the 3BR, 1BA has been hoping for an even $500,000.

Truro

Here's a freestanding cottage condo on Cape Cod Bay with 2BR, 1BA in 576-sq.-ft. The turnkey end unit comes with a private beach, storage in the main building and views galore for $499,000.

Provincetown

Finally, to a Provincetown listing in the seasonally appropriate Ice House. Unit 7E is a 3BR, 1BA waterfront condo with gated parking asking $499,000.