Plymouth, MA Real Estate News

By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Is there trouble on the horizon for the multi-million dollar Hollywood East - Plymouth Rock Studios project? It was announced yesterday, that Plymouth Rock Studios has canceled their agreement for the big construction loan that would have allowed the studio to break ground in the next few months on their studio complex. It sounds like they are back to the drawing board and are exploring other alternatives.As reported in the Patriot Ledger, "the studio is optimistic that they will be able to obtain more favorable financing terms now that the economy has shown signs of improvement." I would like to believe that this is the case, but then there is reality. Is there anyone out there that wants to provide a construction loan for a multi-million dollar state of the art studio complex? Did you...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Single Family home sales have declined over the past three quarters of 2009 in Plymouth when compared to the same time period for 2008. First quarter started off with 655 listings, 93 sales and an inventory supply of 21.1 months. Second quarter had an increase in inventory (+30) along with a slight increase in sales (+24) thus reducing the months supply to 17.5.Third quarter saw an increase in inventory (+88) plus an increase in sales (+25) putting the months supply to approximately 16.3. Note: I have changed the above data since I first posted. There was an error in my formula and the inventory levels actually increased. Sorry for any inconvenience. Average sales price in Jan 2009 was $275,579 vs. $478,200* in 2008 (-42.4%) *5 properties sold over $700,000 in 2008 Average sales price i...
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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)
Southeastern New England is waiting for the final words that will tell the world Hollywood East is an actuality. For years the project has been planning, organizing, and promoting the possibility of a new, highly technically relevant movie studio and production facility. The funding for the project is the last hurdle in the future of the Massachusetts movie industry's effort to encourage movie making and production in the Bay State. Plymouth town residents are watching for developments like a Red Sox fan watches a possible no hitter developing. This is the month of decision. When the funding comes, Massachusetts will become the place for a new revolution. They are looking for one if by email, and two if by telephone.
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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It was a grey kind of day for the kick off of the Jazz & Blues Festival at the Pinehills in Plymouth MA today. However, regardless of the bleak weather, there was a decent gathering at the Village Green.   It was my good fortune that I was in the area to be able to catch a good portion of the set performed by, Next Exit. What a pleasant surprise. They are a group of very young men from Sandwich High School. A source mentioned that members of the band also play with other groups, and have played at other events and private functions. They were very pleasant on the ears and had a great deal of talent. Band Members Include Luke Martin - Lead Guitar Sean McGonagle - Violin, GuitarDana Murphy - Bass GuitarTyler Dennis - DrumsGavin Jones - Saxophone If you were lucky enough to be there, then ...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Pinehills in Plymouth MA is HOT, but it has nothing to do with the seasonal temperature. It has everything to do with the recent buzz. The latest news to hit the street and national television - Pinehills has been selected by HGTV as the new location for their 2010 Green Home Series.To see the official announcement, you can view the video clip at HGTV Green Home Series - Pinehills.I have written numerous posts about this community. It is so beautiful and masterfully planned, it does not surprise anyone that this location was selected by HGTV. The question is, what took them so long?Pinehills could not have planned the timing of this latest news any better. It will coincide with the launch of their latest style homes, The Cottage Series. Bill Wennerberg is the builder that is currently ...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Homes for Sale in Pinehills - Plymouth Massachusetts. There are several single family homes, and townhouses available for sale in Pinehills, including properties in either one of their two 55+ active adult communities. Summertime, and the living is easy in the Pinehills. There is much to do for activities and there are several amenities all located within the footprint of this unique community. The Pinehills community is quite large. In fact, it encompasses 3,174 +/- acres. The great part is that the developers are committed to maintaining 2,100 acres of open space while the remainder contains several clustered neighborhoods. Pinehills was uniquely designed with a vision to enhance the natural beauty of the surrounding trees and hilly terrain. Most of the homes and townhouses have been ...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Are you considering relocating to Plymouth? At least come visit and explore the area.  It is such a fantastic place to live and has so much to offer in the form of housing.  Whether you are newly weds, starting a family, raising a family, downsizing, up-sizing, looking for investment property, looking for a retirement home, or seasonal property. Plymouth has whatever you need and in all price ranges.  Plymouth Massachusetts is such a unique area renown for its history, fresh seafood, fantastic beaches and close proximity to Boston (approx. 40 miles south) and Cape Cod.  Plymouth is the second largest town in Massachusetts and is immediately surrounded by Bourne, Carver, Wareham, and Kingston.  Other nearby towns include: Duxbury, Marshfield, Middleboro (proposed destination Casino to be...
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
Locating and keeping good tenants is crucial when you buy an investment property, so a little caution during the screening process can save you a lot of headaches later on. Intuition plays a role in a landlord's decision‑making process but it is very important to follow up on your intuition by checking on the facts. Ask your local REALTOR® to have prospective tenants fill out an application that includes both employment and personal references as well as the name, address and phone numbers of previous landlords. The application should also include written permission for you to run a credit check, if the prospects have not already provided a current one.  In most areas it is difficult and expensive to evict someone who turns out to be less than a model tenant, so it is wise to conduct a ...
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Click the link below to read about the latest approval for Plymouth Rock Studios in Plymouth MA. This is another major step in the process as most everyone in the local area looks forward to a late Summer ground breaking. Though last weeks news of the State of Massachusetts no longer providing $50million in infrastructure loan funding is disappointing, it is hoped that the state will find other opportunities to support this project with public funds as appropriate. The economic boost that a world class movie studio and production facility will have on the local, regional, and state economy is too much to overlook. Isn't it time for Massachusetts to make a wise decision that benefits all of its residents?Plymouth Planning Board Approves Studio Master Site PlanI will continue to provide u...
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
    June 3rd through 8th, 2009 Set on the Plymouth Memorial State Park, Water Street, the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall ia a tribute to those gave all for their country. Opening Ceremonies were held Wednesday June 3rd at 4pm.         The wall is open to the public through Monday June 8th at 12noon.                       Saturday June 6th 1pm : Parade to the Wall 7pm : Flag Retirement Ceremony 8pm : Candle Light Vigil   Two Walls now travel the country from March to November in honor of the Fallen. Sunday June 7, 2009 5pm : Closing Ceremony                         Sponsored by The American Legion Department of Massachusetts and the 91st Annual Massachusetts Deptartment Convention Commitee Proudly supporting the men and women who serve our country and preserve our freedoms                ...
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By Todd Bazarewsky
(Plymouth Real Estate-www.ToddBaz.com)
Plymouth Real Estate| Plymouth Homes for sale| Market data   Hello folks,I haven't blogged about Plymouoth real estate or Plymouth home sales in awhile so, thought I'd share the most recent Plymouth home sales data with you.398-  the number of single family homes currently for sale in Plymouth, Ma207-  the average number of days on market for these homes$350-$399k- the most competitive price point in the market with 56 homes currently for sale in this price range178- avg. time on market for this price range.So, what does this mean to me, Todd? Well, Mr. Homeseller, what these means is that say you have a home to sell in the $250-$299k range, you would have 55 competitors with homes for sale in that price range. What would you do to make your home more compelling to the buyer that your c...
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By Leon Lopes
(RE/MAX Spectrum)
The future keeps getting brighter for Plymouth Rock Studios, the Town of Plymouth and the State of Massachusetts as the massive Plymouth Rock Studios project receives another major approval from the local Planning Board. Please read the article below from WickedLocalPlymouth.com.PRS takes another step forward - Plymouth, MA - Wicked Local PlymouthPosted using ShareThisThe Spring real estate market is heating up in the Plymouth MA area. Buyers that I've been working with are well aware of the Plymouth Rock Studios project and see it as a positive for the area as well as a venture that will result in rising property values in the region. The excitement is building as everyone looks forward to a ground breaking this Summer. For daily video updates, be sure to sign up at www.HollywoodEasttv...
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
  The Plymouth YMCA is hosting "James and the Giant Peach" a unique musical theatre performance on Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Plymouth North High School. The show itself will be performed by the nationally acclaimed "Theatreworks USA" from NYC--  America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences.  The Plymouth YMCA is bringing this event to town as a fundraiser for its Annual Strong Kids Campaign.  Funds raised from this performance will provide financial assistance for YMCA Camp Clark, childcare, and recreation programs for youth in our community. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. We look forward to your attendance.                                                         _____________________________   For a profess...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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Did you know, that East Bay Grille has expanded and will now be providing their fine cuisine at the Pinehills Golf Club?  East Bay Grille is one of my favorite restaurants on the waterfront in historic downtown Plymouth.  I have eaten there on numerous occasions and sent family, friends, and clients to this fantastic restaurant. For more information on their restaurant, visit their website East Bay Grille.  I was very pleased to hear of their expansion, and I am sure that it will be a boost for the golf club and an additional benefit to the residents of the Pinehills, Great Island, Seton Highland and the surrounding community.I look forward to my first dining experience at their new location.  If it is anything like their main location, I know I am in for a great dining experience. If y...
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April 4, 2009 will be a day to remember for the residents of Plymouth MA. Today, Town Meeting Representatives approved all 4 Articles on the warrant related to the construction of Plymouth Rock Studios. This will allow for the property to be connected by a new road, Rock Studio Drive, to the existing Clark Road as well as approve the creation of Campus Drive, which will connect the Studio property to Plymouth South High and Middle Schools. In addition, Town Meeting also approved road widening and a new roundabout for Clark Road plus adopted new movie studio fire protection standards and national standards for design, installation, inspection and operation of a movie studio complex. Next up, the Plymouth Planning Board opens a public hearing for review of the final site plan for the proj...
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
When a homeowner tries to sell "By Owner", they use a few basic techniques to get the word out. They place a "For Sale by Owner" sign from the local hardware store in the front yard, and run classified ads in the local newspaper, possibly list the property on Craig's List or other "For Sale By Owner" site. When a seller lists their home with a professional real estate agent, however, a very sophisticated process begins in order to generate a successful sale. REALTORS® have a backlog of prospective buyers who are looking for homes in their local market. Through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the agent cooperates with other brokers in the area, who will make appointments to show your home to their prospective buyers.  Professional REALTORS® also combine direct mail, telephone calls, ...
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By Jim Savage, Let me Take You Home !
(Success Real Estate)
Expect the unexpected. Anticipate the hidden costs by researching the real estate and mortgage markets. Keep in mind that there are hidden costs and that you have different options to deal with them. The best way to avoid Hidden Fees is to ask and receive a complete breakdown of costs from both the lender and the escrow company at the time you open escrow and begin securing finances. Lenders are required to immediately send you a document called "good faith estimate". Take the time to review each charge carefully. Challenge the ones you don't find appropriate or that you don't understand. Don't wait until it is too late. Do your research ahead of time.  Hidden Extra Fees 1. Application Fee - Many mortgage applications do not require an application fee. Although you need to fill out 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)
Hollywood East is offering another acting class! The acting coach for the Plymouth Rock Studios will be holding another pre-opening acting class. It is scheduled for April 1, 2009 (a Wednesday) at 6 pm in Plymouth, MA. The video below is of the acting coach explaining the class objectives. The studio has plans to help local people get trained as actors, extras, and in other needed movie production functions. Look out California! There's a new movie production studio in town. Find more videos like this on Hollywood East TV Happy listing and selling!
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By Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist
(ERA Belsito and Associates)
During an economic time that demands action, the Plymouth Office of Community Development and the Chamber of Commerce are combining efforts to assist existing small business owners and Plymouth residents interested in starting their own businesses, to stimulate the economy and create new jobs. Offered through the Office of Community Development, the "Microenterprise Assistance Program" allows Plymouth residents to apply for various options in secured low interest loans up to $35,000. Requirements include completing a 7-week course offered by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) entitled "Small Business Management" and developing a business plan. The federally funded loans are offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through a Community Development Block Grant. "...
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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
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The Long and Winding Road to Hollywood East? There still are some curves ahead before this project is finalized and Plymouth Rock Studios builds their studio complex on the Waverly Oaks Golf Course.   According to an article written by Kathryn Koch titled On the Road Again, there is much to be done with town, state and environmental approval before the green light is issued.   The town certainly is interested in keeping this project alive and the state has a vested interest in preserving this project as well.  Our state and local government needs revenue and this project has been promoting that it will deliver jobs and revenue to the area.
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