Expectedly between March and October, with August being the peak season, Cape Cod experiences a steady flock of tourists from across the country — and why shouldn’t they? Cape Cod is a tranquil vacation spot for individuals and families, and summer homes as well as vacation rental houses have become popular investments for average homeowners across the area.
Both summer bookings and asking prices for vacation home rentals on the Cape Cod are up this year, according to WeNeedaVacation.com, a vacation rental booking business that makes an evaluation based its own listings.
Bookings through mid-February for summer lodging on Cape Cod are up 6.3 percent from the same time last year, the booking company reported. The bookings increased 7 percent on Martha’s Vineyard and 3.3 percent on Nantucket.
…The average weekly price listed for the Cape was up 3.3 percent this year, 3.6 percent for Nantucket and 5.5 percent for Martha’s Vineyard.
Talmadge said the average price percentage increase… is the most promising news for the area. “To see homeowners raise prices as much as they do really suggests confidence,” he said.
Enterprising homeowners should therefore start working on making their homes as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. Old homes in particular can benefit from Cape Cod replacement windows for the following reasons:
- Aesthetic – from the curb and within the home, windows add interest to the onlooker.
- Illumination – better lighting conditions mean you do not need to switch on your light bulbs during the day.
- Noise management – vacations are meant to be quiet, and windows can make the experience more peaceful if they’re soundproof.
- Ventilation – Effective windows can improve flow of air and the transfer of heat.
If you want your home to be summer vacation worthy, contact Renewal by Andersen, a trusted contractor for replacement windows in Cape Cod. Their selection of designs is sure to increase your home’s appeal to vacationers, and you can earn a pretty profit while also enjoying the benefits yourself.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Cape Cod Summer Outlook Calls for Solid Season”, Cape Cod Online, February 25, 2014)