massachusetts: Chandler Quadrangle, Duxbury, 2013 market report - 02/25/14 11:25 PM
The Chandler Quadrangle is an area that contains about 800 single-family homes. In 2013, 30 of those homes changed hands. I've included two lists, sorted by price and by address, below, showing the particulars of each sale. 
There are four homes for sale in the Chandler Quadrangle now (February 25, 2014). That's pretty low, suggesting correctly that properly prepared, properly priced homes are attracting willing and able buyers to this attractive and popular area. There are few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market.
30 single-family homes sold in … (5 comments)

massachusetts: Gifford cemetery, Provincetown, MA - 02/23/14 06:55 AM

 
Gifford cemetery, Provincetown, MA
photo by imcndbl
 
 
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massachusetts: Bar Rock and Minot Light - 02/18/14 05:36 AM
 

 
Bar Rock and Minot Light
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massachusetts: Who sells the highest percentage of their listings in Duxbury? - 02/14/14 11:59 PM
When you want to sell your house for the most money and in the shortest time, there simply isn't any alternative: choosing Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Duxbury is your best business decision, hands down.
Being able to leverage the unparalleled expertise, talents and resources of my office and the firm as a whole is the main reason I choose to work with Coldwell Banker in Duxbury. Size matters when you are looking for results, and there is no substitute for the best knowledge, support and cooperation in the area, and perhaps in the industry.
This chart illustrates the enormous chasm … (6 comments)

massachusetts: Cohasset Homes For Sale and Sold - January 2014 - 02/06/14 01:02 AM
In Cohasset, Massachusetts, January home sales were up compared to the previous January, and while sales prices were below average, the other statistics reflect a very healthy marketplace that stands to benefit both buyers and sellers.
There is still a backlog of properties that are under agreement or have contingent deals. Total inventory is quite low, by historical standards. 
11 single-family homes sold in January
up from 6 in December and 6 last January a list with details about each property appears below 116 homes sold in Cohasset in 2013 compared to 113 in 2012 if you'd like a list of all … (0 comments)

massachusetts: Luxury Homes For Sale and Sold on the South Shore - January 2014 - 02/06/14 12:11 AM
The luxury homes sector is up 26% year-over-year, based on the number of sales and, in January 2014, sales over $1.25 million doubled to 6 from last January's three.
The most significant transaction was 5 Bare Cove Lane, Hingham, which had been on the market for a year and a half. Originally priced for $10.8 million, it sold for $7.15 million.
Square footage, average sales prices and price per square foot were all continue to log very healthy, robust numbers, both year-over-year and in January. The sector is healthy and attractive to buyers. 
The luxury sector represents the top 10% of homes … (0 comments)

massachusetts: Duxbury Homes For Sale and Sold - January 2014 - 02/05/14 10:57 PM
In January 2014, Duxbury's real estate market was much more active than the previous January, with 16 closed transactions compared to five in January 2013. 
Prices paid were in line with the 2013 averages. So while prices don't seem to be rising much, properly prepared, properly priced homes are attracting willing and able buyers. There are few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market.
16 single-family homes sold in December
up from 11 in December and 6 in January 2013 a list with details about each sale … (3 comments)

massachusetts: 2013 Single Family Home Sales for Nine South Shore Towns I Serve - 02/01/14 02:53 AM

 
 
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massachusetts: Telluride at Night - 01/29/14 04:38 AM
 

Telluride at Night
 Photo by Ryan Bonneau - Property of the Telluride Tourism Board
 
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massachusetts: Jerry Garcia at the Keystone, March 7, 1983 - 01/29/14 03:35 AM
 

Jerry Garcia at the Keystone, March 7, 1983
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massachusetts: Duxbury home price appreciation - 10 year chart - 01/28/14 05:42 AM
Duxbury home price appreciation - 10 year chart
 
Here's a very helpful graph! It shows how Duxbury home prices climbed in the early years of the last decade, topped out in 2005, and then declined to their 2002 levels in 2010, and have remained in a narrow price band for the last three years.
What's important for homeowners to notice and, hopefully, take to heart, is that the prices home buyers paid between 2003 and 2008 were abnormally high. Even from today's price levels, the median price paid per square foot would have to increase 15-25% to begin to reach … (8 comments)

massachusetts: North River, Norwell - 01/26/14 03:09 AM

 
North River, Norwell
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massachusetts: DreamTown Finder: What's Your Massachusetts Dream Town? - 01/21/14 11:46 PM
 
Dream Town Massachusetts
from Boston.com

Everyone has a dream town: a place they long to live, a place they live already, or even a place they have yet to find.
The Boston Globe sought to match its readers with their dream towns with its Dreamtown Finder. The online tool asks users their priorities and then matches them with their ideal Massachusetts community based on a wide array of data.
Everyone has a different set of criteria, of course, but the factors we chose for the tool include the following: schools (SAT scores), fun (movie theaters, restaurants), hipster (number of colleges, Starbucks, … (10 comments)

massachusetts: One more from the Gurnet Bridge - 01/21/14 10:51 AM
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge
  

 
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge
 
 
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massachusetts: Homes sold in Norwell - December 2013 - 01/21/14 08:29 AM

Norwell, Massachusetts, has become a surging little market on the South Shore over the past year. December was better than a year ago, and all the numbers have been moving in the direction of sellers' advantage most of the year.
Many market watchers and professional participants expect a substantial number of homes to come on the market this spring but, for the time being, there aren't many available. With sales happening promptly and at higher prices (and higher prices per square foot), sellers are in a strong position. 
Buyers with a pre-approval in hand will be in a good position to act, if … (5 comments)

massachusetts: Crossing the Duxbury (Gurnet) Bridge - 01/19/14 01:42 AM
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge
 

 
 

 
 

 
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge
 
 
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massachusetts: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish - 01/19/14 12:16 AM
Dateline: Saturday night, Plymouth MA
Subject: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
These guys have been rocking the South Shore and the Cape and Islands for years!  I had no idea they were playing nearby last night until I walked past a sandwich board on the street in Plymouth announcing that they were playing in the back right then.  
I had to go in.  Had to.  So many good summer memories from those wistful days of youth. Brought it all back.  And it still feels good!
The dancing crowd was filled with kids from 20 to 70.
He's such a great … (8 comments)

massachusetts: Pretty cool Emerson chalkboard - 01/18/14 02:17 AM
I just showed a house that is being well-lived in. That is, there is stuff everywhere because the occupants are enjoying life. We looked past it, knowing why, and loving it. There's always something that grabs me in each place I go. This permanent piece of artwork was hung on the chimney. Such good words to hold.

 
 
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massachusetts: A 1% rise in interest rates will make your mortgage 12% more expensive - 01/15/14 01:01 AM
Many economists and market watchers are predicting that interest rates will rise in 2014. Generally, the consensus estimate seems to be that the average mortgage rate will increase from about 4.5% now to about 5.%% by the end of the year.
If it happens, that 1% rise would raise the monthly payment on a mortgage by over 12%.
The same increase, 1% higher than current levels, cuts your purchasing power - the size of the house you can afford to buy - by 10%.
Mortgage interest rates are trading around 4 1/2% 
At 4.5%, the monthly payment per $100,000 of principal loan amount … (23 comments)

massachusetts: South Shore Real Estate Tax Rates – FY 2014 - 01/14/14 02:48 AM
South Shore Real Estate Tax Rates - FY 2014
Rates quoted in dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value
 
Duxbury               $ 16.15
Carver                     17.01
Cohasset                 12.54
Halifax                    18.67
Hanover                  16.21
Hanson                   15.47
Hingham                 12.56
Kingston             … (0 comments)

 
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