Plymouth, MA Real Estate News

By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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HGTV 2010 Green Home Giveaway - Pinehills Plymouth MA - CONTEST DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED The HGTV 2010 Green Home Giveaway is rapidly approaching and as expected, it has stirred quite a bit of interest in the Pinehills community, located in Plymouth Massachusetts. In a few short weeks, April 16th to be exact, you will be able to log on to the HGTV website and enter the contest to win the following: HGTV Green Home 2010 (estimated value $800,000.00) 2010 GMC Terrain $100,000.00 Cash!! Everything in the home (including the artwork) Want to take a peek at the house? Here is a brief video tour from Dailymotion.com.   There are more video tours available on the HGTV website, plus there will be a televised special featuring the home on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 pm. In addition, beginning April 21s...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Plymouth MA Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bank Owned Real Estate for Sale Purchasing a home at a Plymouth MA foreclosures auction has many risks to a potential buyer and in most cases the bank will bid and take possession of the property at auction. The property is then referred to as bank owned, REO (real estate owned) or foreclosed property. To search the MA MLS listings visit Plymouth MA MLS listings. A home owner may attempt a "short sale" whereby the bank agrees to accept less than the mortgage balance based on the owner's hardship and financial status. Obtaining approval can be a long and difficult process. Additionally, there is no assurance that the lender will accept an offer at or above the listed price. Bank-owned and short sale listings are often marketed with a real estate ...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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I invite you to take a virtual tour of Plymouth Massachusetts. There is plenty to see and do if you are just visiting, but there is much to love if you want to live and play in Plymouth or any of the surrounding communities.Since this is my tour, I decided that we will be taking the stretch limo. Climb in, there is plenty of room. Get comfy, and help yourself to a beverage. We will make a stop for lunch later. Hmmm...now the only question is where to go first! By the way, we can pull over for photo opportunities, but make sure you don't wander far, we only have so much time!First stop, Plimoth Plantation. Many of you are familiar with the history and story of the Pilgrims voyage to the new land back in the 1600's. If you want to step back in time and get a glimpse of what life was like ...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Plymouth Massachusetts Ocean front market review for February 2010 There were no ocean front properties sold in Plymouth in February 2010: Status Street Rms Bdrms Bth Style Gar Sp Sale Price SLD The following ocean front properties were listed as under agreement or sale pending: Status Street Rms Bdrms Bth Style Gar Sp List Price UAG Bay Shore 7 3 2 Cape 2 $719,000 The following ocean front properties were listed for sale in Plymouth in February, starting at $346,000 up to $2,250,000.   Status Street Rms Bdrms Bth Style Gar Sp List Price ACT Gurnet Point 3 1 1 Cottage 0 $346,000 ACT Shoreline Way 5 2 1 Ranch 0 $506,500 ACT Shore Dr 6 2 1½ Raised Rance 0 $559,000 ACT King Phillip 9 4 2 Ranch 0 $559,000 ACT Seaview Dr 6 3 2 Ranch 0 $599,900 ACT Bayberry Rd 6 3 1 Cape 0 $599,900 ACT King P...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Plymouth MA 02361 Through February 2010 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA is $412,549, while the current mean sales price of homes is $250,500. Sale prices of single family homes in Plymouth, MA have declined 3.7% in the past year through the end of January 2010, and have declined 21.2% over the last 5 years. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA, in the past year through February 2010: Plymouth Recently Sold Homes If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Plymouth or the surrounding area, then try this home search.
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Plymouth MA for March 17, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Plymouth, MA: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.03 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.06 - up 1/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 2-15-2010 to 3-17-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be the same in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting M...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Plymouth MA 02361 Through January 2010 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA is $406,749, while the current mean sales price of homes is $258,566. Sale prices of single family homes in Plymouth, MA have fallen 18.7% over the last 5 years, but they have increased 6.4% in the past year through the end of January 2010. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA, in the past year through January 2010: Plymouth Recently Sold Homes The homebuyer tax credit is set to expire on April 30, 2010. In addition, mortgage rates are still at near historic lows. So, there's no better time than now to buy a home in Plymouth, MA, or surrounding area. If you're looking for a home or condo to ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Plymouth MA for February 22, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Plymouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.28 this morning - the same as Friday's close. At 9:30, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 100.22 - down 2/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 1-23-2010 to 2-22-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be the same in price this morning as compared to Friday. Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortga...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Ocean front properties in Plymouth, Massachusetts that sold within the past six months, are currently under agreement, or are currently available to purchase.I have a passion for real estate and the ocean. As a Realtor, I can share my knowledge and provide you with information on properties that have recently sold, are under agreement, or are currently available for sale on the water in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the past six months, the following ocean front properties sold: Status Street Rms Bdrms Bth Style Gar Sp Sale Price SLD Shore Dr 6 3 2½ Garrison 2 $650,000 SLD Warren Ave 11 5 4½ Colonial 3 $1,005,000 SLD Bay Shore 6 3 4 Cape 2 $1,225,000 SLD Rocky Hill 11 4 4½ Contemporary 5 $1,300,000 As of today, there are no ocean front properties under agreement or sale pending: Status St...
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
This program offers 100% financing with no mortgage insurance payments---FHA offers up to 97% financing with reduced mortgage insurance payments. It is not limited to first time homebuyers. 100% Financing Available. Plymouth County is considered a rural area and eligible for this program, income limits are around 90k for 1 -4 persons and 120k for 5-8 ppl. For more details, contact Michael Tubin, Senior Loan Officer @ first new england mortgage800-943-8017 or 617-219-1960 office, 617-504-0013 cell, Click Here for my web page     For a professional real estate consultation with a friendly approach based on honesty, integrity and positive results, please contact Samantha Nichols direct at 508-726-1870 or email at Sam@SamanthaNichols.com. ERA Belsito and Associates is conveniently located a...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Plymouth MA for January 28, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Plymouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.75 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. The 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 100.69 - down 2/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 12-28-2009 to 1-27-2010: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.375% worse in price this morning as compared t...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Plymouth MA 02361 Through November 2009 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes on the market in Plymouth, MA is $414,414, while the current mean sales price of homes is $265,000. The sale prices of single family homes in Plymouth, MA have increased 6.0% in the past year through the end of November 2009, but have fallen 22.1% over the last 5 years. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA, in the past year through November 2009: Plymouth Recently Sold Homes   The $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit has been extended, and now expires on April 30, 2010. So, there's no better time than now to buy a home in Plymouth, MA, or surrounding area. If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Plymo...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Plymouth MA for December 31, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Plymouth, MA. What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 99.91 this morning - down 2/32 from yesterday's close. The 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 99.72 - down 6/32 from its opening. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.25% worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage Interest Rates Today Jobless Claims - 432,000 new claims for unemployment were filed last week, m...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Plymouth MA Through October 2009 According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes on the market in Plymouth, MA is $411,177, while the current mean sales price of homes is $250,000. The sale prices of single family homes in Plymouth, MA have increased 4.4% in the past year through the end of October 2009. However, sale prices of homes have fallen 19.5% over the last 5 years. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Plymouth, MA, in the past year through October 2009: Plymouth Recently Sold Homes   The $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit has been extended, and now expires on April 30, 2010. So, there's no better time than now to buy a home in Plymouth, MA, or surrounding area. If you're looking for a home or condo to ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Plymouth MA for December 7, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Plymouth, MA. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% MBS coupon opened at 98.72 this morning - down 2/32 from Friday's close. The chart below shows today's price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% coupon: The FNMA 30-Year 4.0% MBS coupon is currently trading at 99.06 - up 11/32 from its opening, and up 9/32 from Friday's close. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and mortgage interest rates come down with it. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.25% better in price this morning as compared to Friday. The chart belo...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
I met Neil King this week in Plymouth. He and his sons and nephew are hard working and local excavation specialists. They also inspect septic systems. One of the necessary inspections for selling a home in MA is a Title V septic inspection. The section of the MA laws governing septics is called Title V, so many people ask me, "Is this a Title V system?" In fact, the answer to that question can be misleading. A better question, and more correct is, "Does this system pass the Title V inspection criteria?" And that one should be followed up with, "When was it installed?," or "Are the components modern or is it a cesspool?" You can see a comparison diagram of septic systems by clicking here. Some towns in MA still allow a cesspool to pass a Title V inspection if the system is performing cor...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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The Massachusetts Association of Realtors  (MAR) has reported that sales for October 2009 are up 17.7% from October 2008. Statewide 3,828 single family homes sold this October vs. 3,252 in October 2008. It was also the largest single month gain since November 2004, and the largest increase of sales from September to October since 2002.  Although these statistics might be a little closer than using national statistics, it is still not a clear indication of what might be happening in your town or neighborhood. Real estate is local and in some instances, hyper-local. One area may be realizing better than average results while another has seen fewer sales and larger price reductions. The results can vary dramatically or can follow a similar trend to the national or state sales results.  The...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
When we have taken gratitude and humility before God out of all the schools and off all the coins, what will happen to the monuments like this one in Plymouth, MA? The "National Monument To The Forefathers" is located on a hilltop on a quiet side street in Plimouth. The inscriptions are chiseled in stone and include the list of Mayflower passengers, a quote from Governor William Bradford recognizing God, and a statement of gratitude that reads, "Erected by a grateful people in remembrance of their labor, sacrifice and sufferings for the cause of civil and religious liberty." The quote from Governor Bradford reads, "Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by his hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are. And as one small candle may...
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By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
I recently met Dave O'Connor of O'Connor Painting in Plymouth, MA. He has been painting real estate for decades. I have included a few pictures here so you can see some of the finished work he has done. Whether you need a whole house painted for selling or just some professional touch ups, he and his crew take pride in doing it right and on time. Dave also has a "secret" formula and method for brightening weathered shingles. Power washing should be done correctly so the shingles aren't damaged. The formula for brightening shingles needs to be strong enough to brighten the shingles without hurting the shrubs and plantings around your house, too. The O'Connor Painting crews know how to brighten your shingles correctly and carefully. If you are in the Pine Hills, Plymouth, or Manomet, area...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Why wouldn't you consider buying a home during the winter months? Did you know that the majority of homebuyers slow down, and some even stop searching for a home during the winter? This always gives me pause, and generally leaves me with too much time on my hands. I like being busy, I like selling real estate, and I want to help you find your next home, land, vacation property, or investment property. There still is a great deal of inventory in my area and as winter rapidly approaches, those properties will receive less traffic in the form of showings. Do you know what kind of opportunity that presents for you as a buyer? That's right, less competition and perhaps a more motivated seller. No guarantee, but your odds might be slightly better. So, dress appropriately for the elements and ...
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