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Nantucket Real Estate Updates

Feb 11, 2020       Issue: 431

J Pepper Frazier Company

Feb 10, 2020

Mid Island

Feb 6, 2020

Mid Island

Feb 4, 2020


Feb 3, 2020

Mid Island


The 2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been adopted by the Select Board and the debating is set to start on April 4th at 9am. There are always a few articles that have the potential to drastically change the value of certain properties. The most obvious are zoning change articles. Let's say you own a 2 acre lot which is currently in 2-acre zoning, but there's an article on the Warrant to change the zoning from 2-acre to 1-acre, which would then allow you to sub-divide. If the article passes, all of a sudden you go from owning a, for example, $1.6mm 2 acre lot, to owning two $1.2mm 1 acre lots. Almost like owning Tesla stock... And then there are more subtle ones, like a current pool article that would only allow pools within certain zones that have a minimum lot size and setbacks. If the article passes and you happen to have a property that falls under this article that has an existing pool, but does not meet the requirements of the article, your property value just went up because of your now, pre-existing, non-conformity.

Fair weather, record high stock market and historically low interest rates are keeping the Nantucket real estate machine cranking.

Year over year comparison of YTD total volume:

'09 - $28mm *Lowest total yearly volume.
'10 - $42mm
'11 - $30mm
'12 - $43mm
'13 - $39mm
'14 - $74mm *$1bn+ year.
'15 - $96mm
'16 - $100mm
'17 - $85mm *$1bn+ year.
'18 - $128mm *$1bn+ year. Highest total yearly volume.
'19 - $77mm *$1bn+ year.
'20 - $117mm

  Winter Deals

We love doing deals in the winter; It makes you think of spring and feel like summer. The other day we were negotiating a deal and the difference just seemed too large of a gap for both the Seller and the Buyer. Time to make it happen the JPFCO way. The Seller had a house on the property and the Buyer did not want the house so the JPFCO Broker worked a deal with the Seller that if they would get rid of the house the Buyer would pay more. The JPFCO Broker arranged the deal for the demo of the house and was able to negotiate the gap between the Buyer and the Seller. If you want to make it happen and for your winter to feel like summer you know where to find us.

  Favorite Winter Things

Winter on Nantucket is, well, pretty dead. The ferry schedule cuts back on the amount of trips back to "America", and half of the restaurants and shops close until spring. However, the island does have its own "je n'sais quoi" during the dreary winter months that makes it a lovely place to be this time of year.

Here are our top seven favorite things to do on this island during winter:
1. Taking a drive or a walk on the beach or trails
2. Supporting our Nantucket Whalers by attending an ice hockey game or basketball game
3. The Nantucket Atheneum for an educational or cultural program for all ages
4. Pickleball at the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
5. Yoga at the Yoga Room
6. Cooking classes at Nantucket Culinary Center
7. Live music at Cisco Brewery on Friday nights

This time of year is very simple. It becomes a season for this small town to wind down and take a deep breathe from the bustling summer months and to re-focus. So if you're considering a quiet retreat away, perhaps you should consider Nantucket during the winter. Here's a sample of a wintertime routine: head to a yoga class, try taking up cooking, grab a book and watch the sunset. Repeat. That's winter on Nantucket. If this appeals, we know where there is a rental or two available!
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