Scituate, MA Real Estate News

By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Things to do this weekend By Anonymous Wicked Local Scituate Posted Dec 03, 2010 @ 09:02 AM The following are activities in Scituate this weekend. Dalby Farm schedules Christmas fair A country Christmas fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Dalby Farm, 59 Grove St., Scituate. Featured will be country gift baskets, baked goods, unique gifts, goat milk soaps and creams, jewelry and children's activities. Also offered will be visits with Santa, Sophie and Riley the sheep and Nate and Pepper the goats. For information, visit dalbyfarm.com. Holiday gifts from Scituate Animal Shelter The new Paw Prints calendar is filled with stories and photos, and all proceeds will benefit the animals at Scituate Animal Shelter. The calendar is on sale now for $12 at the s...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate, the seaside town. Also known as the seaside town that saw a huge bump is sales last month!  This time last year the real estate market  was very active largely due to the benefit to the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit.  But even without the benefit of the Tax Credit, Scituate saw 21 homes sell at an average of $570,471 this past month.  This is a very favorable comparison to the 9 homes that sold in November of 2009 at an average $538,467 with the benefit of the Tax Credit.  Looking closer at the numbers, there are two other notable items to point out.  Of the 21 homes that sold last month 12 of them were under $430,000 showing that properties that can be financed in convetional ways are in greater demand vs. the higher end of the market where financing remains a bit more tri...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Well here is a not so new scenario.  I don't know why it surprises me so often when I run across it every now and again.  Last week I took some buyers out to see some homes.  They were fairly new to the area, and a pleasure to work with, and will continue to be so going forward.  Since they were new to the area, I spent some time showing them various homes at various price points in various areas.  So after a dozen or so homes we found the right one, only it was north of the upper end of their stated price range.  I showed it to them as it fit the location they desired, and it appeared to be over priced for the neighborhood.  Well, after a second visit, they put in an offer.  In the interim we had discussed comps, and related ratios to come up with a bidding strategy.  In the end I was ...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate will host 30 Open Houses this weekend. In the single family market place you will find 18 homes that range in price from $299,000 and move up to $1.65 Million for a fine Border Street home over looking the gulf. The condo market will add an additional 12 properties that start out at $249,000 and end at a higher price point of $875,000 for some new construction condos in new waterfront marina community. To see the list of properties hosting Open Houses this weekend click below: Scituate Open Houses If you would like to know more about any of these homes, or you see competant buyer or seller representation, contact me via my profile page.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Scituate, MA is well-known for its progressive and bold approaches to town governance.  So it was no surprise that at yesterday's Town Meeting, the town's selectmen were granted permission to lease a closed town landfill in order to build a solar energy farm.  The solar array would generate enough power to meet about 30 percent of the town's municipal need for electricity and could be very cost-effective, board Chairman John Danehy said.  He also said at the meeting that the cost savings on an annual basis could be up to $120,000 for the town.  
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate, the town of many hidden values. Yes there remain some great values in Scituate from a homes for sale point of view, but from a resident point of view the town has so much to offer, it is so hard to put into words. Have you ever put on a good coat and gone for a long Fall walk on the beach, only to pass a few people? It is very relaxing, and I know you cannot do that in many towns in The Commonwealth! Scituate will host Ten single family Open Houses this weekend, along with 7 condo Open Houses with prices from $260,000 upwards to $845,000 for a historically interesting Scituate Harbor home. In the slew of offerings you will find two new offerings and two homes that have had recent price reductions. There promises to be a home at each price point for the community. To preview th...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate which has been a busy real estate market in sold single family homes for sale took a bit of a breather this past month with the both the average sales price and volume of homes sold slipping from the comparable period in the prior year. Many folks come to Scituate for it great beaches, and quintessential New England Charm.  The common wisdom is that Scituate offers a great value to the neighboring towns, with similar if, not more, amenities.  The Scituate Sailors are long known to be a competitor on the fields in many sports for both genders, and their school system offers the same drive to be the best in both its curriculum and its desired outcome for its students. In October 2010, Scituate saw 11 homes sell at an average sales price of $403,818 and these homes took an average...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate, MA, known for its great sea side living, will host 10 Open Houses this weekend.  Scituate is known to be a great community for boating, beaches, dining of all kinds, and more.  Come down this weekend and tour 10 Open houses that range in Price from $235,000 to $1.16 Million for a choice beach front home.To preview a list of homes offering Open Houses this weekend, or to get great Buyer Representation, click on the link below:http://www.scituate-cohassetrealestate.com/listings/areas/49159/propertytype/SINGLE/listingtype/Resale%20New,Foreclosure%20Bank%20Owned,Short%20Sale/seniorhousing/0/openhouse/1/
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Scituate, MA, most of us cannot pronounce it properly, and that is all part of the legend that makes up a great community.  Scituate has been miss-pronounced for what appears like eternity.  Come to Scituate and enjoy its splendor, and you too, will allow folks from out of town to bastardize the pronunciation!If you would like to learn more about the 16 Open Houses in Scituate this weekend, simply give me a ping via my profile page, or my  webpage http://www.listedwithbill.com/What you will find interesting about the 16 Open Houses this weekend is that they hold an average offering price of $596,163 with six of those homes offered below $400,000, and three more below, $500,000   So there are some spendy homes, among the great values.  Would you like to see them?
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  Scituate September Sold Single Family Homes The great summer beach and boating days of summer are behind us in Scituate.  However summer has also left a much improved real estate market behind as well.  September sold single family homes in Scituate has had 16 homes sell at an average price of $572,625.  The average time to sell is just over 90 days and the median price in town is in the mid-$500's showing strength at all price points.  This is a favorable comparison to the same month last year that saw 14 homes sell at an average of $501,196.  The take away here is that prices continue to firm, and sales volume is increasing.Scituate remains a competitive market where price is important, but good value is coming to both buyers and sellers.  If you would like to discuss the Scituate r...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Come to Scituate on November 14th from 2-5in the afternoon for a sampling of some of the South Shore's best dining establishments.  Taste of Scituateis a fund raiser where 100% of the proceeds from the fund raiser go directly local charities.  The fund raiser is organized by St. Luke's Episcopal Church to fund its community outreach programs.  All of the funds go to the outreach programs such as, Scituate Animal Shelter, South Shore Community Dinner, Long Island Shelter, St. Paul's Kitchen (Brockton, MA), Veteran's Ministry, Rehoboth Shelter, Carolina Hill, Hamilton Adult Day Care, Community Food Pantries: Scituate, Norwell, Marshfield, Cohasset, Appalachian Service Project, Heifer International, Haitian Relief Efforts, Boston's B-Safe Summer Program, World Vision Sponsorship, Habitat f...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
You will find 11 Single Family Open Houses this weekend in Scenic Scituate, MA this weekend.  Prices range from $299,000 to $1.16 Million.  This includes two new listings to the local market.  Scituate is wonderful seaside community with great beaches, good schools, and diversity of housing stock.  You can find homes close to the water at relatively reasonable prices and higher.  If you seek compentent buyer representation, or would like information about any and all the Open Houses this weekend please feel to give me a call.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
There will be a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gates Intermediate School library in Scituate to discuss new building code energy performance standards. The new standards, called the Stretch Code, will result in a 15 percent energy savings over current standards. Seth Pickering, a state energy official from Department of Energy Resources, and consultants will explain the implications for homeowners for saving energy, and for builders for construction costs. Adoption is by local option, and is required if Scituate is to be designated a “Green Community,” which would make the town eligible for grants for energy-saving improvements. For more information, call 781-545-8730.
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for August 12, 2010 - Improving, or...? Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today: What Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% MBS coupon opened at 102.75 this morning - down 3/32 from yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.0% MBS coupon was trading at 102.72 - down 3/32 from its opening. 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 up to 0.125 points worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% coupon over the past 30 days from 7-13-2010 to 8-12-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Eve...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Trend in Home Sales in Scituate MA - Improving, or...? Home prices in Scituate on average are falling! Home prices have fallen 7.1% since July of 2009. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Scituate MA is $648,891, down 5.9% from a month ago. Compare this to the current median sales price of $395,000 - where half of sales are above this amount and half below it. Prices of 2 and 3 bedroom homes are up from a year ago while prices of 4 bedroom homes are down. Prices of 2 bedroom homes are up 14.1% while prices of 3 bedroom homes are up 24.3% from year ago levels. However, 4 bedroom homes are down 8.2%. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Scituate MA over the past year through July 2010: Scituate Recently Sold Homes While cyclical, the n...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
There will be a fundraiser at the House of Blues in downtown Boston for Eric Donovan, a Scituate, MA quadriplegic who was injured diving into a Scituate beach in 2009. The fundraiser will inclusde dinner, dancing, celebrity appearances and live music from the Boston band The Gathering.  The event will be held on Friday, August 5, and tickets are $50.00. Donovan was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma at the age of 15 and had a 30 percent chance of survival.  In the summer of 2009 he was declared cancer free. Five weeks later, Donovan dove into the water at a Scituate beach and fractured his second, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae, leaving him a quadriplegic. "Eric is the single most compassionate, loving and genuine person I have ever known," said Donovan's uncle, Michael Donovan.  
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Scituate Massachusetts Real Estate Market Reports for 2009 Single Family Home Sales The Scituate, MA real estate market report indicates that there were 156 homes sold in 2009 as compared to 185 in 2008. This represents a 16% decrease in the number of homes sold. The average sales price changed from $578902 in 2008 to $515917 in 2009, a 11% decrease in value. The days on market changed 11 % from 148  to 165. Visit Scituate MA real estate for information about the community, relocation, demographics, MLS search, home buying and selling guides.   Go to Scituate MA homes for sale to view current listings of homes, condos, multi-family and land listings. Condominium Sales The Scituate, MA condominium market data indicates that there were 29 condos sold in 2009 as compared to 19 in 2008. Th...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for May 26, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 102.38 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 102.19 - 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 rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be up to 0.250 points worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. 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 4-26-2010 to 5-26-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage Interest ...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Scituate MA Through April 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Scituate have increased 9.5% over the past year through April 2010. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Scituate MA is $530,218, while the current median sales price is $448,000. The median sales price is the price at which one half of the homes sold above that amount, and one half of the homes sold below that amount. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Scituate MA over the past year through April 2010: Scituate Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Scituate MA over the past year through April 2010: Scituate Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home or condo in Scituate MA or in the surrounding a...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The Scituate Satuit Band's first summer concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Scituate. The band is also tentatively scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Cohasset Arts Festival on Cohasset Green. For more information and the concert schedule, visit satuitband.com.  
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