plymouth: Home Sales in Plymouth, MA, in the second half of 2013 - 01/20/14 02:04 AM

In Plymouth, Massachusetts, the number of sales has been rising, the average price is up almost 7% in the second half of 2013 compared to the second half of 2012, the price paid per square foot is up over 9% in the same period, and the number of days homes take to sell has been falling.
The median home shows similar improvement over the same period.
Together with fewer homes coming to market, this indicates a market that is beginning to favor sellers.
Still, buyers have several good options in every price range. With a pre-approval in hand, prepared buyers should be able … (4 comments)

plymouth: Homes sold in Plymouth - December 2013 - 01/19/14 11:21 AM

In Plymouth, Massachusetts, sales were steady in December 2013 compared to December 2012, but the prices were lower than average, when compared to November, last December and the second half of 2012.
December is often a tough month from which to draw conclusions, since year-end and seasonal patterns tend to obscure longer-term trends and create other anomalies. Nevertheless, there was a drawdown in the number of homes available at the same time that the number of days on market fell.
Together with the other data, this indicates a market that is beginning to favor sellers, even though that advantage has … (4 comments)

plymouth: Snowy Owl on Saquish - 12/08/13 03:26 AM

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I love Turning Houses into Homes by helping people like you sell and buy homes on the South Shore
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My business is built on referrals from clients and people like you. If you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is thinking of selling or buying a home, I'd love to help. Please call or write me to arrange an introduction. I will provide professional, courteous service and knowledgeable guidance.
Call or text (339) 832-8487 or write me to sell your home, or to … (13 comments)

plymouth: Homes sold in Plymouth - November 2013 - 12/07/13 05:07 AM

In Plymouth, Massachusetts, sales are steady compared to last November, but prices and the number of sales have risen slightly year-over-year.
While November's data shows higher-than-average monthly increases, but when we look over a few more months of data, prices would seem to be up about 5% or so, year-over-year, and the number of sales is up by about the same percentage. Quite a few homes are selling for more than $200 per square foot. There are few bidding wars, and no full price sales, but homes are selling steadily and fairly quickly overall.
The number of homes for sale … (4 comments)

plymouth: Homes sold in Plymouth - October 2013 - 11/03/13 06:08 AM
Homes sold in Plymouth - October 2013
In Plymouth, Massachusetts, fall home sales are up a bit from last year, while prices are just about the same as last year at this time. There aren't any bidding wars, and no full price sales except on a few newly constructed homes.
It's important for sellers to understand that, with 335 houses on the market in the town of Plymouth today, more than a quarter of the completed sales are for houses that have been on the market for less than 30 days.
Buyers have several options in every price range. With a … (10 comments)

plymouth: Homes sold in Plymouth - September 2013 - 10/05/13 10:22 AM
Homes sold in Plymouth - September 2013 In Plymouth, Massachusetts, the busy summer home buying season is over. Average sales prices have fallen back after a summer surge, fewer homes are selling, and there are more homes on the market.
56 single-family homes sold in Plymouth in August
down from 69 last month and 86 in July, but up from 41 last September A list with details about each sale appears below The AVERAGE
SALE price was $312,000 down from $359,000 last month, $321,000 in July and $338,000 last September LISTING price was $326,000 down from $369,000 last month and $349,000 last September ORIGINAL price was $335,000 down from 374,000 last … (6 comments)

plymouth: The Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts - 10/01/13 08:11 AM
The Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Pinehills is a community of homes set in the third-largest pine ecosystem in the world. In just over ten years, more than 1,700 homes have been built by a variety of builders. Each area has its own feel, its own style, and a slightly different package of amenities that come with the houses.
At the center of the Pinehills is a golf course. Oh, that's right, THREE golf courses. Two of these are 18-hole courses at the Pinehills Golf Club, one designed by Rees Jones and the other by Nicklaus Golf. These are public, daily … (7 comments)

plymouth: Jordan hospital - 09/19/13 01:26 AM
An attractive and sought-after area in Plymouth is the area around Jordan hospital, especially on the south side close to Chiltonville.

The view of the hospital here is from the main entrance, with the emergency room entrance around the left side. This entrance is reached from Sandwich Street.
It is along Sandwich Street that you'll find many traditional New England homes, some of them lived in by generations of the same families, often in the same home, and perhaps just as frequently, in and around the neighborhood and other parts of Plymouth.
While many things change in this world, … (3 comments)

plymouth: The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts - 09/19/13 01:25 AM
The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Pinehills is a community of homes set in the third-largest pine ecosystem in the world. In just over ten years, more than 1,700 homes have been built by a variety of builders. Each area has its own feel, its own style, and a slightly different package of amenities that come with the houses.
At the center of the Pinehills is a golf course. Oh, that's right, THREE golf courses. Two of these are 18-hole courses at the Pinehills Golf Club, one designed by Rees Jones and the other by Nicklaus Golf. These are public, … (0 comments)

plymouth: Homes for Sale in Morton Park, Plymouth - 09/18/13 06:26 AM
Homes for Sale in Morton Park, Plymouth Morton Park is a hidden gem in Plymouth. Just west of exit 6, with swift access to Route 3, a short, tree-lined road leads down to Morton Park Pond, where joggers, dogs and their humans, beach-goers and picnickers share the beach, paths and water.
Children in Morton Park usually attend Cold Springs for elementary school, PCIS for middle school and Plymouth North High School.
It's less than a mile down Summer Street to Plymouth center, an area whose description is often preceded by "historic". There are certainly days that commemorate Plymouth's past and its … (6 comments)

plymouth: 5% overpriced is 5% too much to ask - 09/14/13 05:57 AM
Right now, in our market, the data is pretty darn clear: If you price your home 5% or more too high, you won't get a deal, and you may not get any offers.

Lots of homes are selling quickly for a sales price within 5% of their most recent asking price. Sometimes that asking price is for homes that are brand new to the market; sometimes that price is the last asking price after a price reduction. Either way, when a seller's price is within 5% of buyers' perceived value, the house sells. 
In competitive price ranges, buyers are showing … (13 comments)

plymouth: Homes sold in Plymouth - August 2013 - 09/05/13 10:37 PM
Homes sold in Plymouth - August 2013 In Plymouth, Massachusetts, the busiest summer for home sales in years is winding down with higher average prices.
69 single-family homes sold in Plymouth in August
Down from 86 in July A detailed list about each sale appears below The AVERAGE
SALE price was $359,000, up from $321,000 in July
LISTING price was $369,000, up from $330,000 ORIGINAL price was $374,000, up from $343,000 ASSESSMENT was $341,000, up from $293,000
AGE is 36 years (built in 1977) Average = total prices / number of homes

The MEDIAN
SALE price was $336,000, up from $295,000 in July LISTING price was $350,000, up from $300,000 ORIGINAL price was $360,000, up from $325,000 ASSESSMENT was $309,000, up from $283,000 … (4 comments)

plymouth: Mayflower II returns to Plymouth today! - 08/06/13 11:39 PM
The Mayflower II will be arriving back in Plymouth today!
The partially restored Mayflower II will be leaving Fairhaven at 5:00 a.m. and arriving at the Cape Cod Canal around 9:00 a.m. The journey through the canal will take approximately 45 minutes and Mayflower II is expected to arrive on the high tide in Plymouth Harbor around 12:00 p.m.
For the past seven months, Mayflower II has been undergoing extensive repairs in dry-dock, a restoration and preservation project that began this winter. The work will begin again this winter after the Museum closes for the season.
Between now and 2020, Mayflower II must be … (5 comments)

plymouth: Plymouth home sales report for July 2013 - 08/06/13 05:03 AM
Plymouth home sales report for July 2013
86 single-family homes sold in Plymouth in July
Up from 76 in June
The average
SALES price was $321,000, up from $319,000 in June
LISTING price was $330,000, down from $332,000
ORIGINAL price was $343,000
ASSESSMENT was $293,000
Average = total prices / number of homes. The average can strongly influenced by a relatively small number of high-priced sales from month to month
 
The median
SALES price was $295,000, down from $305,000 in June
LISTING price was $300,000, down from $316,000
ORIGINAL price was $325,000
ASSESSMENT was $283,000
Median = the home halfway down the list
 
The average
number of days on market was 111, down from 113 in June price paid per square foot was $174, down from $181 homes sold for … (3 comments)

plymouth: Plymouth home sales report for June, 2013 - 07/04/13 12:15 AM
Plymouth home sales report for June, 2013
 

76 single-family homes sold in Plymouth in June
   - that's DOUBLE the number of sales as in May. 
The average LISTING price was $332,000. 
     (Average: total prices / number of homes)
   - that's about a 10% increase from May.
The median listing price was $316,000.
     (Median: the home halfway down the list)
The average SALES price was $319,000.
   - that's about a 10% increase from May.
The median sales price was $305,000.
The average number of days on market was 113.
The average price paid per square foot was $181.
There are 342 single-family homes on the market in Plymouth today. With the spike … (4 comments)

plymouth: Relay for Life - Walk Around the Clock - 06/21/13 06:20 AM
2013 Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth
Friday, June 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Plymouth South High School
490 Long Pond Road, Plymouth

Cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in winning the war on cancer are invited to attend the Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth South High School from 3 p.m. this Friday, June 21, until 8:30 Saturday morning.
This all-night “walk around the clock” to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer will include many inspirational activities.Friday, the nonstop walking begins at 3, while the official opening ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., followed by survivors’ and caregivers’ laps around … (6 comments)

plymouth: Father's Day on the South Shore - 06/11/13 10:42 AM
Father's Day on the South Shore
for the weekend of June 14-16, 2013

 
How about spending Father's Day on a Spirit of Boston cruise? Lunch or Sunset cruises for the family. You'll all remember it for a long time.
 

The South Shore Art Center Arts Festival takes place on historic Cohasset Common, each Father's Day Weekend. The 58th Arts Festival will take place from June 14-16, 2013. It features 100 juried craft artists, artist demonstrations, children's activities, and musical performances. 16,000 attendees are expected. Cohasset Common, 119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA.

Here's a link to a list of some Boston-based Father's Day lunches … (5 comments)

plymouth: Plymouth home sales report for May, 2013 - 06/01/13 09:35 AM
Plymouth home sales report for May, 2013

39 single-family homes sold in Plymouth in May. 
The average LISTING price was $294,000.
     (Average: total prices / number of homes)
The median listing price was $270,000.
     (Median: the home halfway down the list)
The average SALES price was $283,000.
The median sales price was $270,000.
The average number of days on market was 129.
The average price paid per square foot was $159.
There are 338 single-family homes on the market in Plymouth today. That's a bit more than 8 months of inventory, but 104 new properties came on the market in May. With 39 sales in May, that means there's … (3 comments)

plymouth: 55 Thoreau Road, Plymouth, MA - NOW Value Priced! $485,000 - 535,000 - 05/30/13 10:31 AM
55 Thoreau Road in Plymouth, Massachusetts is now Value Priced! The sellers will entertain offers between $485,000 - 535,000! This huge house has 14 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and a fireplace. What a lovely, clean and warm Colonial on a desirable cul-de-sac near Morton Park, with easy access to Route 3 and within walking distance to downtown Plymouth!

The legal in-law apartment sits above the two-car garage. It boasts a stair-chair lift from the front foyer, a separate walk-up from the back of the house, a full kitchen and living room, bedroom, bathroom with a separate water heater and … (6 comments)

plymouth: Should I rent or buy a home in Plymouth? - 05/27/13 05:16 AM
"Should I rent or buy a home in Plymouth?" is a more specific question than the questions I've discussed in Should I Rent or Buy a Home?, Should I Rent or Buy Calculator: A Free, Comprehensive Tool, and Using the Should I Rent or Buy Calculator.

The bottom line is that -- right now -- it is hard to find a good home to rent in Plymouth that wouldn't be less expensive to buy. There also aren't very many rental homes available.
Plymouth has a very small rental pool for single-family homes. There are condos and apartments, but few homes. … (3 comments)

 
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