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Nantucket Real Estate Updates

Dec 11, 2019       Issue: 427

J Pepper Frazier Company
Happy Holidays from Nantucket

Dec 6, 2019

Tom Nevers

Dec 4, 2019

Mid Island

Dec 4, 2019

Mid Island

Dec 5, 2019

Mid Island

Dec 9, 2019

Middle Moors

Dec 9, 2019


Dec 6, 2019


Dec 6, 2019


  10 Signatures

Nantucket has an annual Town Meeting to legislate all matters concerning the Town. Generally, all of the actions taken during Town Meeting determine how the Select Board and Town departments will be able to serve the public throughout the year. In my opinion, this is a great system; it really puts the control of the Town's destiny in the voters' hands. However, it doesn't come without flaws. For example, a citizen can file a Citizen's Warrant Article with just 10 signatures from registered voters. Once published in the Warrant, a Citizen's Article has potential to wreak havoc on certain industries.

For example, there is a Citizen's Article on the 2020 Warrant that will drastically reduce the ground cover on all zoning districts that have setbacks, which is 18 out of 20 zoning districts. Once the Warrant is published in January, any building application that does not comply with this Citizen's Article will be frozen until the outcome of whether this Article passes or not is determined at Town Meeting in April. So, a large part of Nantucket's second biggest industry, construction, will be on hold from sometime in January until early April. And, that only took 10 signatures...

Year over year comparison of YTD total volume:

'09 - $402mm *Lowest total yearly volume.
'10 - $629mm
'11 - $504mm
'12 - $726mm
'13 - $725mm
'14 - $949mm *$1bn+ year.
'15 - $815mm
'16 - $945mm
'17 - $985mm *$1bn+ year.
'18 - $1.09bn *Highest total yearly volume. $1bn+ year.
'19 - $931mm

  Holiday Spirit

We live on such a wonderful island with wonderful people. No wonder everyone wants to live here. With Stroll comes the kick off of the holiday season. You can notice how people have cheer and are more helpful. At JPFCO everyday is filled with holiday spirit helping one another to make it happen for our clients. The team at JPFCO is always assisting each other whether it be showing a house for another agent, lending a car, housing a client, working together to put out a rental nightmare, meeting a builder on site for another agent's client the list goes on and on. The wonderful thing about team JPFCO is there is no start or finish to our holiday spirit of making it happen. So come be a part of the never ending holiday of JPFCO. We look forward to making 2020 a happy and prosperous year with you.

  46th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Ohh, the beloved Nantucket Christmas Stroll! Celebrated December 6th - December 8th, Stroll 2019 weekend came and went, as it always seems to do. And with the beautiful weather, as well as all the events happening, the island was packed!

J Pepper Frazier Company had many stroll rentals for the weekend, and we wished visitors who were walking through town on Saturday, some holiday cheer with a lovely Bartlett Farm cheese platter and sparkling drinks!

Some of the popular events that occurred were Festival of Trees at the Whaling Museum, Carolers on Main Street, Holiday House Tours, and Santa's Visit.

Our company always enjoy seeing families and friends celebrate the holiday season with joy and festivities! That's why we do what we do; we strive to build relationships to cherish moments spent on this precious island.

From all of us at J Pepper Frazier Company, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and prosperous new year!

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  52 Lovers Lane 

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