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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
AS I sit here today watching the tail end of a Nor'easter dump a foot of show across New England, I long for the warm summer breezes of months to come.  While I could sit here and write on for a good bit about the many fine homes for sale in Cohasset, I thought it better to warm some minds with an educational piece about Cohasset's Sandy Beach.  Cohasset, MA is a premier community located on Massachusetts Bay about 20 miles South of Boston.  Along the coast, and nearly the center point of town is a stretch a of beach sandwiched between granite rock outcroppings left from a glacial deposit.  This beach is known as 'Sandy Beach".  What makes sandy beach so special is its highly family friendly atmosphere.  On any given sunny weekend end day you will see countless families flock to the bea...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Late last month Christmas came a little early to 67 Ripley Road.  It came in the form of a signficant price reduction.  We now are marketing the home at an unbelievable price of $559,000!  This is a great village location where you can walk to the library, schools, community center, and the many fine shops that make up the quaint former fishing village of Cohasset.  This home has had much work done to it to ready it for the market, including a new cherry and granite kitchen, new bathrooms, new paint inside and out, an new roof, new hot water, off of a new high effiecney gas fired heating system.  And plans are sketched out on how to add a family room and media room/home office in the lower level.  Also in the plans are sketches for a new master suite!   I am hosting an Open House this S...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
I have often said that there is value in buying the ugly duckling.  You know, the house that has not been updated since grandma moved out.  We have all seen them.  With so many buyers today wanting a turnkey home that, at most, requires a little paint inside to meet their preferences, the homes that need some TLC tend to get marked down in valuation (and certainly in demand).  I know I am not the first one to ask, "Why not buy this home with yesterday's features, and upgrade those features to what YOU want, and not settle for those features that someone else wanted?"  I know I have seen plenty of nice kitchens find their way to the dumpster, because it wasn't exactly what the homeowner desired in the first place.  But now this renovator has paid for both the nice kitchen, and the new on...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
What a difference a year makes.  In December of 2009, while buyers were scrambling to meet what was thought to be the 12/31 dead line for the first version of the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit, we saw 14 homes sell at an average sales price of just over $1.12 Million Dollars. These homes had an average time on the market of 227 days.  And the Median Sales price was in the $800's.  Fast forward a year to December 2010 and a paltry three homes sold.  Not a staggering number by any account.  However the three homes sold were priced at $330,000, $975,000, and a whopping $5.525 Million for a stately and recently renovated home at the mouth of little harbor.  So the pricier homes have sold, but the volume lacks that of the activity in the abutting towns. If you would like to learn more ab...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Okay, so here is my not so original comment on New Year's Resolutions.  And I don't think I will be the only one writing about resolutions today.  Frankly, it is hard to avoid someone spouting about New Year's Resolutions on January First.  The various forms of media have been littered with sound bites on New Year's Resolutions all day.  It is on the web, blogs, the TV news, radio, news papers, etc.  I will admit I did take the time to listen to some of it while I was out showing some condos earlier today.  Eventually it became white noise. What I find lacking in most of the discussion, is the fact that most people inevitably fail to adhere to their resolutions in a reasonably short period of time, and why this happens.  So, if the odds say you won't stick to your resolutions for any co...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Cohasset, MA the former fishing village located along the rocky coast of Mass Bay continues to show signs of life in it's Real Estate market.  The number of homes for sale in Cohasset that the sold in this past November equaled the number of homes sold in the same month a year ago -  a whopping three!  However the number of homes that went under agreement this month tells a much more compelling story! In Nov. '09 Cohasset saw three homes sell at an average sales price of $1,053,333  The break down of this number is a better guide, since it is made up of a $400K, a $700K and a $2 Million dollar sale.  And much the same can be said for this past November, where three homes sold at an average sales price of $896,667.  This is drived from sales of a $500K, a $700K and $1.5 Million dollar sa...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
There is an abundance of Open Houses this weekend in Cohasset. What you are seeing is the big Fall push to market homes one last time before the Holiday season rolls around and slows the market a touch. For buyers this is the time to lock in opportunity as sellers are serious about locking in a contract this time of year, and interest rates are at historically low levels. In Cohasset you will find twenty single family homes hosting Open Houses this weekend starting at $325,000 and moving upwards to $2.5 Million to live over by the Donald Ross designed Cohasset Golf Club. In the condo market, you will find and addtional 5 choices in condos starting in the mid-$800's at the former Bancroft property and moving down to $369,000 for the opportunity to live in a former Gold Coast Mansion. Wha...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, November 11, 3:30 PM Buttonwood Books & Toys welcomes MIKE LUPICA At Buttonwood Books & Toys   New York Times bestselling author MIKE LUPICA will be discussing HERO at Buttonwood Books & Toys. HERO is a story about Zach Harriman, a boy who father died in a mysterious plane crash. Unbeknownst to Zach his dad was a superhero assigned to help the president. After his dad's death, Zach begins to undergo some extraordinary changes. His senses sharpen, he becomes incredibly strong and he possesses incredible speed. Lupica's new book is a salute to his favorite comic book heroes, while continuing his long tradition of strong champions.   MIKE LUPICA is the author of seven consecutive New York Times best-selling young-adult novels. Titles include Travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Str...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
This weekend the rocky coast of Mass Bay that plays home to a little former fishing village named Cohasset will host Open Houses in 9 single family homes and two condos. With prices ranging from $405,000 upwards to $1.2 Million there promises to be something in almost every price range. One home to note is a choice village location offered at $599,000 for more details on this home click http://www.67ripleyroad.epropertysites.com/ To preview a list of Open Houses in Cohasset simply click: Cohasset Open Houses If you would like to learn more about my personal brand of buyer or seller representation simply contact me via my profile page.
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Prices Up, Volume off Slightly, DOM Way Down Cohasset, one of the South Shore's premier towns, continues to show improvement in it's real estate market.  October saw Five homes sell at an average sales price of $758,200 with an average time on the market at roughly 99 days.  This is a favorable comparison to the seven homes that sold at an average sales price of $591,557 taking an average of 294 days to find a buyer, in the same period a year earlier.  These are relatively strong numbers compared to neighboring towns.  The other item to note is that 5 of the 7 homes that sold, sold for under $750,000, near the median price for the community. If you have any questions about either buyer for seller representation, or the Cohasset Real Estate market, please feel free to contact me via my p...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The seaside town of Cohasset will host 11 Open Houses this weekend.  Cohasset long know for its classic New England Charm, and stellar views of Mass Bay from its Rocky Coast is premier South Shore Community with easy access to down town by either train or commuter ferry.This weekend you can tour 11 homes that range in price from $329,000 upwards to a paltry $2,700,000  To learn more about the homes for sale, or the benefits of buyer representation click on the link below:http://www.rls2000.com/link/listing.asp?AgentID=409461&searchtype=&strstate=MA&txttown=Cohasset%3AMA&oh=oh&txtMinPrice=Min+Price&txtMaxPrice=Max+Price&txtstyle=&txtMinBeds=&txtMinBaths=&mingla=Min&maxgla=Max&key=Keywords+ie+Farm%2C+Handyman&minmtb=&maxmtb=&txtnumber=&Search=Search
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Cohasset Dramatic Club will kick off its 90th season by hosting Tony Award winner Michael Frayn's "Noises Off!"  The show will run at the Cohasset Town Hall Theater from November 12-21st.  The Town Hall Theater is in the Cohasset Town Hall located on Highland Avenue on the historic Cohasset Town Common.  Heralded by the New York Post as "The funniest farce ever written" it should prove to be a lively show!  Tickets can be purchased at www.cohassetdramaticclub.orgTo learn more about the Town of Cohasset and its much sought after seaside living just a short jaunt via train to Downtown Boston contact me via my profile page or at www.ListedWithBill.com  
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
One of the many great benefits to living in Cohasset are the Stunning Views from along the rocky coast!  Many of us often drive the long way home to simply take in the fabulous views we are ever so fortunate to enjoy.  The views of Mass Bay are as captivating on beautiful summer day in July as they can be amidst a Nor'easter in the dead of winter.We are even more lucky to have access to the water via the Cohasset Sailing Club. Since the Cohasset Sailing Club was chartered in 1960, it has offered sailing lessons to the children of Cohasset ever since.  And the popularity of the program has grown to the point where 265 kids participated in the program last summer.  This program is a often forgotten about benefit to living in our little seaside community a short train ride to Boston.But af...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The leaves are falling, school has started, and fall sports are in high gear here in Cohasset.  The last 30 Days in Cohasset have seen 8 homes sell at an average sales price of $1.16 Million.  Three of the homes are in the $2 Million range, and four of them sold for under $500,000 Looking at the previous year,  month over month, last year saw only 5 homes sell at an average of $988,600 with 3 of the 5 sold homes selling below $520K  The "take away" here is the improvement in the price of homes that sold year over year and the volume of seven figure homes sold.  The market is showing that the homes that are accurately priced, even in today's market environment, will sell, and sell quickly.  But in more quiet market like today, pricing is key, if not the largest component to the equation....
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
William Tierney | RealEstate.com Realtors | william.tierney@realestate.com | (617) 653-1955 67 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA Price Reduced! Best Value in the Village! 4BR/1+1BA Single Family House offered at $599,000 Year Built 1920 Sq Footage 2,004 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 22,651 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Prime Village Location! Walk to Everything, the town common for the farmer's market, the library, beach, and schools! Enjoy the privacy of over 1/2 acre of village living from your new composite deck, and then stroll to the village to enjoy some of Cohasset's fine dining, shops or exercise studios. This coveted location home boasts some of both yesterday's charm and today's renovations, including a new high efficiency gas...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The former seaside fishing village of Cohasset, MA will showcase 8 Condo Open Houses this weekend.  Prices range from a great neighborhood entry price of $369,000 upwards to $855,000.  At the lower end of this spectrum you will find a freshly repainted and value priced two bedroom condo in a former turn of the century mansion. Priced well below assessment, this unit offers a great entry point to a great community with some of the South Shore's best schools, and an easy commute to down town Boston via either Hingham's commuter boat, or the MBTA's Commuter Rail to South Station.  Six of the Open Houses are at the Cook Estate, the former Bancroft Property. (Yes, that is the same Bancroft Family of Dow Jones fame.)  These are new construction free standing luxury condos.If you seek compente...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The delightful seaside community of Cohasset, MA is show casing 11 single family homes via Open Houses this coming weekend.  Prices range from as low as $339,000 to $1.3 Million.  At the upper end of this range you get a nearly 3,000 Square Foot, 4 Bedroom home, on close to 3/4 of acre with unparalleled privacy, but only several hundred yards to Cohasset's quasi-private town beach.  This home has been well cared for after extensive renovations only a few years prior.Cohasset is the pre-emmenient town on the South Shore, offering excellent public schools, wonderful waterfront access, all in a place with the sought after New England small town feel.  To learn more about any of the Open Houses this weekend, or to seek excellent buyer representation, simply give me a call.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
There will be music, vendors, food and fun at Cohasset Village on Sunday. The annual Cohasset Day begins at 12:30 and will until 6 p.m. There will be a bike parade at 1 p.m., a fashion show at 2, and music throughout the day, including a carillon concert with Mary Kennedy, The Rusty Skippers, Aldous Collins and Jackson Weatherbee. Family games on Cohasset Common will begin at 2 p.m. A car parade will be held at 2:45 p.m., and cars will parked at the common until 4 p.m. The “Fine Food Galore” food-tasting event begins at 4 p.m. Tickets for the tasting are $10 per person or $20 for a family. You can sample food from 3A Pizza & Grille, All The Best, Atlantica, Atlantic Bagel, Bia Bistro, Constantine's Restaurant, Del’s Lemonade, French Memories, JJ’s Dairy Hut, JJ’s Junction, Old Harbor C...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Newsweekmagazine has listed its yearly top high schools around the country.  Cohasset, MA was ranked 8th out of 27 Massachusetts high schools.  Other notables were: Norwell (12th), Milton (13th), Sharon (19th) and Hingham (26th).   Newsweek ranks schools by taking the total number of advanced placement, international baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given in 2009 and dividing it by the number of graduating seniors.  Congrats!
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Cohasset, MA hosts the South Shore Art Center's Arts Festival June 18, 19 & 20 at 119 Ripley Road. Join fellow South Shore residents for fine art exhibitions, jewelry and ceramic tents and live music.  The following is the schedule for the entertainment:  Arts Festival Entertainment All performances on the Festival Stage Friday, June 18th 5 p.m.             Cohasset Middle High School Jazz Ensemble-Stephanie Moriarty, director 5:30                South Shore Art Center Arts Festival Awards Ceremony 6:00                CMHS Jazz Ensemble                    Saturday, June 20th 10:00              The Cohasset Carillon at St. Stephen's Church-Mary Kennedy, Carillonneur11:00              Judy St. Peter - Performance Painting               12:00              Rusty Skippers-Steve Biagini, dire...
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