Kinlin Grover Real Estate Blog

Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonzo and the Cape Cod Baseball League

July 10, 2019

Over the years, the Cape Cod Baseball League has attracted the country’s top college players who are looking to get some additional games in once their season ends. The league’s popularity has led to over 1,100 MLB players spending time on the Cape, including three hall of famers.

Do your best to get out to watch a few games this summer because you never know when baseball’s next superstar will spend a summer on the Cape.

How Many Beach Days This Summer? Doug the Quahog Knows!

June 17, 2019

Cape Cod Quahog Day is a free event that is suitable for all ages. It all gets started at 2:00 PM and the exhibition as a whole lasts until about 4:00. Keep in mind that the prediction comes pretty early, so plan to be there by 2:00 if you want to catch it.

 

Movies and Television Series Filmed on the Cape

May 26, 2019

 Hollywood’s relationship with Cape Cod isn’t a new thing, and we’re sure to have more filming taking place here in the near future. For now, if you’re in the Provincetown area, producers will be looking for locals to fill the roles of extras in Hightown, and if the series is picked up for a second season, we’re sure to have additional scenes filmed on the Cape.

Kinlin Grover Real Estate Brokers Cape’s Largest Land Deal of the Year

May 22, 2019

The private oceanfront property faces south and features 215 feet of sandy beach with panoramic water views of Cotuit Bay and Nantucket Sound. This property had been owned by the same family for more than 100 years, so it’s quite literally an once-in-a-lifetime piece of oceanfront Cape land.

 

Spending the Day at Scusset Beach State Reservation

May 20, 2019

You’ll probably spend most of your time this summer on Cape Cod, and with good reason. A quick 15-minute drive from downtown Sandwich takes you to Scusset Beach State Reservation, however, and it's well worth checking out at least once this year, especially if you want to do some fishing, camping, swimming, biking, hiking, and ship-watching, all in the same day.

A Walk Through Hyannis’ Inner Harbor

April 15, 2019

Cape Cod is full of great places to check out, but very few have as broad a range of activities in such a small area as Hyannis’ Inner Harbor.

Here, you have the chance to watch luxury yachts as they pass by, dine at some of the Cape’s top seafood restaurants, swim in the ocean, and go into Lewis Bay on a boat all in the same day. If you’re looking for something to do in the spring and summer, you could certainly do worse than a day on the Inner Harbor.

Who Lives on Strong Island?

April 10, 2019

Before 1936, Strong Island didn't have any full-time inhabitants, although research suggests that the Monomoyick people spent their summers there before the arrival of Europeans, and would head to more protected inland areas for the winter. That all changed in 1936 when banker William H. Potter Jr. purchased the island and built a home on its banks.

Race Point Beach in Provincetown Named One of the Country’s Best

March 18, 2019

What do Clearwater, Florida, Lahaina, Hawaii, Jekyll Island, Georgia, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Provincetown, Massachusetts all have in common? Why, they're home to some of the country's best beaches, of course.

Are You Ready for the 2019 Hyannis Marathon?

February 22, 2019

The 2019 Hyannis Marathon will take place on February 23 and 24. The Hyannis Marathon is a vital event on the running calendar because it offers USATF certification in the marathon and half marathon categories, and also acts as a Boston Marathon qualifier. If you plan to run, you’ll probably want to invest in a warm base layer, some ear warmers, and a comfortable pair of mitts, as well, since the daytime highs on these days are set to reach only 39 and 41 degrees respectively. 

Need a Nighttime Activity? Check Out a Cape Cod Islanders’ Hockey Game

February 15, 2019

Cape Cod Islanders play in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), which is a Tier III junior association for players aged 20 and under. They play at the Falmouth Ice Arena and it's always a good time because the Islanders have some highly skilled players and play an exciting brand of hockey.

Where to Watch Super Bowl LIII on Cape Cod

January 25, 2019

Superbowl Sunday is Sunday, February 3rd. If you’re planning to watch the big game on Cape Cod, you’ll have plenty of options. Most pubs and restaurants will have food and drink specials, and there are even places where you can bring the kids.

Cape Cod’s Connection to the 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner

January 17, 2019

After a season where he completed 70.6% of his passes for 3,674 yards, with 37 touchdowns against only seven interceptions, while adding 853 yard and 11 touchdowns on the ground, Kyler Murray was named the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner as the country’s top collegiate football player.

It undoubtedly was a season for the ages, as the University of Oklahoma quarterback also won the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's best college quarterback, was named the Associated Press Player of the Year and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, and made the All-Big 12 and All-American first teams. What does this have to do with Cape Cod and, more specifically, the town of Harwich?

Kinlin Grover Real Estate Adds 115 New Agents to Cape Cod Offices in 2018

January 11, 2019

Results-driven Growth for New England Real Estate Leader

“We are incredibly proud to announce this latest round of new hires of some of the best and most experienced agents in the region, signifying our dedication to growth and customer service,” said Michael Schlott, President, Kinlin Grover Real Estate. “We are continuously looking to expand our reach and these motivated agents with their diverse backgrounds will make a tremendous impact on our organization and the community.” 

A Breakdown of Cape Cod Property Taxes in 2018

January 4, 2019

Keep in mind that there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Here are a few tips to reduce your property taxes, but it will not be easy.

Kinlin Grover Real Estate Announces the Sale of $14.75 Million Cape Cod Waterfront Estate

December 21, 2018

Largest Sale on Cape Cod in 5 Years; Fourth-largest in Massachusetts in 2018

“Simply put, this is one of the marquee properties not only on the Cape, but throughout all of Massachusetts,” said Ted Williams, Broker Associate, Kinlin Grover Real Estate.

Don’t Want to Cook Over Christmas? You’ll Have Options on Cape Cod

December 6, 2018

Some restaurants on Cape Cod are ready to feed you over the holidays. Since many restaurants on Cape Cod are small, locally-owned establishments, you won’t find an abundance of eateries open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. There are dining options, however, and the following venues are either open for Christmas or provide takeaway meals that you can heat the next day, helping to ease your cooking worries.

Where to Buy Christmas Trees on Cape Cod

November 29, 2018

Looking for a Cape Cod Christmas tree? There are many places you can cut your own tree of help to support a local charity or business. The following is a list of places where you can buy Christmas trees on Cape Cod in 2018.

A List of Cape Cod's Christmas Strolls in 2018

November 22, 2018

On Cape Cod there are Christmas strolls almost every weekend between now and the big day. These strolls leave you plenty of opportunities to not only support local businesses while doing your holiday shopping but also take part in some of the festivities. These strolls seem to grow every year and are found all over the Cape, so have a look at what is scheduled in 2018 and figure out where you want to do your Christmas shopping this holiday season.

Learning About the Cape Symphony

October 24, 2018

Do you know that Cape Cod has a professional symphony? Not only that, but the Cape Symphony plays in a large venue and features some of the most talented artists not only in New England but anywhere in the country.

An Overview of Cape Cod's Most Popular Marinas

August 10, 2018

Capa Cod has numerous marinas. There are marinas with access to the Bays, Sounds, Ocean and rivers. The marina you choose is dependent on the type of boat you have and which activities you see yourself doing on a regular basis. Here are some of the largest marinas on Cape Cod and what they have to offer residents.

Activities on Cape Cod’s Bass River

August 2, 2018

Bass River is the largest river on Cape Cod. On any given day in the summer, you’re sure to see people boating and fishing up and down the river, or using it as an easy entry to the Atlantic Ocean by traveling south through the waterway. The river was, at one time, considered as the location of a canal connecting Nantucket Sound to Cape Cod Bay, but local officials ultimately scrapped these plans. As a result, the river runs from Nantucket Sound in the south to Kellys Bay and Follins Pond in the north, with parking and entry points found all along its banks.

Cape Cod's Shining Sea Bikeway

July 12, 2018

The Shining Sea Bikeway runs from North Falmouth to the center of Woods Hole. It is 10.7 miles in length and travels along the shoreline of Vineyard Sound for a considerable stretch, making it one of the more scenic trails on Cape Cod. The Shining Sea Bikeway is just one of the many ways that you can get out there and enjoy the Cape in any season, as there are numerous rail trails and other paths up and down Cape Cod for you to explore.

North Atlantic Right Whales: Cape Cod’s Endangered Species

June 25, 2018

Part of the charm of living on Cape Cod is the interaction that you'll have with wildlife and sea animals at any given time. That said, you should make an effort to see the North Atlantic right whale, which is an endangered species that makes its home in Cape Cod Bay in the late winter through the spring. While planning to see a right whale might be tricky, they tend to come close to shore, and there are hundreds of sightings annually.

What You Should Know About the Osprey on Cape Cod

June 18, 2018

Osprey return to Cape Cod every March, ready to hatch and care for their young. The osprey, is a bird of prey that can reach over two feet in length and has a wingspan of nearly six feet. These birds generally have brown wings and gray heads and underparts and spend most of their time near the water.

The Cape Cod Baseball League: Part of the Cape’s Fabric

June 1, 2018

There’s nothing more American than heading to the ballpark on a warm summer’s evening and catching a baseball game, and this is the exact lifestyle that Cape Cod has to offer its permanent residents. The Cape Cod Baseball League has long been one of the country’s top developmental associations. There are currently ten teams in the CCBL, each of which has its own home field. The league is broken down into two divisions, the East and West, with the winner of each division facing off in the championship series.

 

 

A Guide to Cape Cod's Herring Runs

May 17, 2018

A sure sign of springtime on Cape is the annual herring run. The herring run occurs when these fish return from the ocean and swim up local rivers and streams to the area's freshwater ponds to spawn in the summer.

The Past and Present of Cape Cod's Wings Neck

May 15, 2018

Wings Neck  is a small area in the village of Pocasset, in the town of Bourne on Cape Cod. It jets out into Buzzards Bay, making it convenient for water-lovers, while still providing easy access to the highways heading to the mainland and other parts of the Cape. Wings Neck is a quiet and private peninsula that over time, has gained traction as one of the more exclusive areas on Cape Cod.

Living in Falmouth

May 1, 2018

Falmouth is a beautiful town that attracts year round visitors as well as the summer crowd. Falmouth has plenty to do in the summer, with beaches, sunshine, and plenty of outdoor activities, but the town is also a year-round destination. Many Falmouth restaurants and attractions tend to stay open throughout the fall and winter, unlike on other parts of the Cape, ensuring residents always have access to all the necessary amenities.

Earth Day 2018 on Cape Cod

April 17, 2018

Earth Day is this Sunday April 22. On Cape Cod there’s plenty to do not only to celebrate the occasion but also to make a difference in the community. Events are taking place throughout the weekend and involve both physically cleaning some of the Cape’s beautiful landscape and quietly educating yourself on what needs attention in the future.

The Splendor of Nature's Color Palette

October 28, 2017

Fall, what some call the most beautiful season on Cape Cod.

Bourne, a Cape Cod Gateway Village

October 25, 2017

Bourne, a beautiful town on Cape Cod, is a family friendly vacation spot. Check out this town's history and its local splendor to plan your next trip to this vacationer's paradise.

Balanced, Invigorated, Relaxed: Compliments of Cape Cod

September 15, 2017

An ode to ocean air: from yoga to personal health benefits from sand and salty ocean water, take a look at the what vacationers and locals alike love about beautiful Cape Cod and it's scenic beaches. 

Chefs' Tables: Local Culinary Stars Dish on Where They Like to Eat

September 7, 2017

Want a taste of where great chef's are dining? In this article, Jayne Guertin highlights Cape Cod's local culinary hot spots, and hidden treasures. Find food along the South Shore or the Mid, Outer and Upper Cape that caters to each season's freshest foods and flavors.

 

 

Cotuit, A Cape Cod Village Small Gem

August 30, 2017

What makes the small town of Cotuit a great spot for living? Take a look at great food, fun, and local treasures this beautiful, family friendly place holds. 

Cape Cod and Coastal Massachusetts, Hot Spots for Second Homes

August 10, 2017

 

Years into the real estate recovery, take a look at the progress the market is making. Emily Micucci analyzes the reasons Cape Cod is such a hot spot for luxury second homes and what keeps people coming back time and time again.

 

First Impressions Are Important When Selling Your Home

June 6, 2017

 

 

Learn the best tips and tricks for create a space that buyers will love.

Is Less Really More? A Look into the Tiny House Movement

May 20, 2017

With freedom to move anywhere you want and and a lack of financial restraint, explore the reasons the tiny house movement has taken off, and how Cape Cod could help foster that movement.

Buying vs Renting a Home - the Benefits

July 27, 2016

 

 

Great for buyers and renters alike, this article looks at the economic and pesonal benefits of buying a home versus renting one and what each option brings to the table for an individual. 

Healthcare Industry Continues to Spur Economic Growth on Cape Cod

July 26, 2016

The booming healthcare industry on Cape Cod is spuring economic growth and oppertunity that attracts new healthcare support systems for those in need of them and an welcomes an influx of great medical professionals to the beautiful island.

State of The Cape: Insights into the Cape Cod Real Estate Market with MAR President Annie Blatz

July 20, 2016

 

MAR President, Annie Blatz, answers questions about the state of Cape Cod's real estate market and the economic factors that play into it.

Cape Cod’s Affluent Second-Home Owners

July 19, 2016

Have you thought about the possibility of summering on Cape Cod? Take a look at why the Cape is becoming a popular spot for second homes, and what individuals are looking for when they settle here. 

 

Capture the Spirit of The Holiday Season on Cape Cod

December 11, 2015

From the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich to the Annual Glassblowers' Christmas at the Sandwich Glass Museam, check out how Cape Cod celebrates the Christmas season.

Discover Historic & Eclectic Falmouth

November 18, 2015

With plenty of options to keep families and individuals busy and satisfied, prospective home buyers are finding there is much to offer in historic, yet eclectic Falmouth, MA.

Fall into the Arts

November 7, 2015

The month of November is one of the best times to enjoy the arts on Cape Cod. As the cool fall air rolls in, discover what Cape Cod offers on and off the beach including an eclectic and entertaining display of performances, art shows, and local talent.

Happy Halloween! A Spirited Story from The Shores of Cape Cod

October 31, 2015

There are countless stories of hauntings on Cape Cod but only one mixes both sorcery and piracy in a legend that continues to endure to this day. In this classic seasonal favorite, the legend of "Black Sam" and "The Witch of Wellfleet" is retold.

A Friendly Hello from Historic Barnstable Village

September 11, 2015

Barnstable, a historic Cape Cod town known for its hospitality and picturesque community is a wonderful spot to vacation with a family or even to explore for a day. With great shops for browsing and scenic warfs and beaches for relaxing, Barnstable is a family friendly town that offers plenty for visitors.

Native Cape Codder or Washashore?

September 4, 2015

New to the Cape and Islands? This article is great for brushing up on Cape Cod native facts that even some locals don't know.

Historic Osterville - a Modern Day Snap Shot

August 26, 2015

Discover historic Osterville, a quaint little Cape Cod town with plenty of activities to do and beaches to go to.

Kinlin Grover Presents Cape Cod Bike Trails

August 25, 2015

Looking for a fun and exciting way to explore the Cape? Take a look at the great bike trails the Cape has to offer for a great way to get the family out for a healthy activity.