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Local High School Graduations

graduationIt’s graduation time and many area high schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend.  Old Rochester Regional High School graduated approximately 176 students on Saturday, June 3rd. Despite cloudy skies, the rain held off and the graduation was held outside.   149 will go on to higher education and 7 have chosen the military.

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester graduated 132 students from Acushnet, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Carver, Freetown and Lakeville on Sunday, June 4th.   Superintendent Aaron Polansky and English Teacher Gina Despres both had words of wisdom for the graduates.

Fairhaven High Graduation was held on Sunday June 4th.  The graduation was also held outside due to the good weather.

Dartmouth High School  held their graduation ceremonies on Sunday June 4th also as well as Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth.

New Bedford Vocational Technical High School  in New Bedford  will be holding their graduation today June 7th at 6 pm at the football field.

Friday, June 9th will be graduation day for Wareham High School Seniors.

Tabor Academy held an early graduation on Monday, May 29th Memorial Day at 2 pm.

Good luck to all the area graduates as they continue on to the next step in their journey we call  life.

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This blog was posted on www.bbmpros.com on June 7, 2017

 

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Graduation Day in Southcoast Massachusetts

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It’s Graduation time in Southcoast Massachusetts and many schools held their graduation ceremony this past weekend.  Saturday’s weather cooperated for area outdoor ceremonies and was a beautiful sunny day.  The schools that opted for graduation on Sunday did not fare so well.  Sunday brought with it drizzle and showers and rain by the end of the day.

Here is a list of area graduation dates for local high schools and colleges.

UMass Dartmouth held their ceremony on Friday, May 13th

Bristol Community College: Saturday, June 4th

New Bedford Voke: Wednesday, June 1st

Wareham High School:  Friday, June 3rd

Old Rochester Regional High School, Saturday, June 4th

Bishop Stang High School:  Saturday, June 4th

Fairhaven High School:  Sunday, June5th

Old Colony Voke:  Sunday, June 5th

Dartmouth High School:  Sunday, June 5th

New Bedford High School:  Thursday, June 9th

BOLD Moves Real Estate was proud to share BOLDIES Sarah Holick’s son Aaron Holick graduating from BCC and Tracey Lee’s daughter Maddie Lees from ORRHS.  Great job and good luck.

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Where Did The Summer Go?

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Where did the summer go?  A lot of people are  asking themselves this question.  The summer seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye and the recent gloomy rain and colder temperatures has added to the feeling that fall is on its way.

College kids are already back at school or on their way and most of the children will be heading back to school next week.   It’s a bittersweet time for parents, looking forward to their kids back at school and into a routine but also missing the carefree, fun days of summer with no homework or schedules.

Real estate sometimes gets put on the back burner during the busy, vacation days of the summer.  Buyers are away and not thinking of buying a house and sellers may want to wait to list until the fall when buyers may be more apt to buckle down and start looking again.

September looks to be a busy month for real estate.  People will be getting back into their routines and looking to buy and sell a house before, do I dare say it, the holidays are here.   Now is the time to put your house on the market or start looking again before the  rates go up.

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Student Loans and The Housing Market!

bold moves real estate new yearsIt’s a sad but true story, student loan debt has tripled in size in the last decade.  There are more students and more debt.  Seventy percent more students are getting loans and the typical borrower is taking on twice as much.  This debt from school may payoff with higher wages for graduates, but today this wall of debt is preventing students from getting on with their lives.  Since student debt is concentrated among young adults who are likely first-time home-buyers, it’s devastating to the housing market.

Student debt can prevent some young buyers from taking on debt and student debtors tend to have worse credit scores.

The outlook isn’t that bleak though because investors are buying up distressed homes at a higher rate and all-cash-home purchases have grown to 50 percent of the market, the highest in record.

All in all student loans are depressing demand for homes, but only slightly more than the overall market for homes is already depressed for  various reasons, like under-employment, tighter lending standards, and a general shift away from ownership.

This may be bad news for buyers, but it’s still a seller’s market right now and a great time to put your house on the market.

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Open House! 605 Ocean Meadows, Fairhaven, MA

Bold Moves Real EstateOpen House Saturday, August 2nd 12-2.  605  Ocean Meadows , Fairhaven, MA

Newly updated condo in pristine condition.  This condo features central air, cherry hardwood in living room, updated kitchen with new tile and cabinets and granite countertops, and new windows and slider.  Close to area beaches and amenities.  Sit on your back deck and enjoy this maintenance- free life!  Come on by and check out this great property and enjoy some homemade cookies!

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Summer is a Great Time to Purchase a Home!

451 Neck Road Rochester MARealtor Magazine is reporting that buyers are saying that summer is the best time to purchase a home,  according to the latest Prudential Real Estate Consumer Outlook Survey.  The Spring Momentum is predicted to carry into summer.

Seventy-seven percent of 2,500 surveyed reported having a favorable view of housing, a 12- point increase from one year prior.

Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed say they are committed to buying or selling a home now, a six point increase from 2013.

Home valuations remain attractive and mortgage rates are still near historic lows.  We are seeing more optimism and enthusiasm after the brutal winter market.  As more homes come to market and lenders ease their stringent underwriting guidelines, we anticipate busy times ahead in real estate.

The survey also found that sellers are optimistic  about putting their homes on the market and with a lot of potential buyers ready to look, there could be competition for existing homes this season. 

Buyers are also planning to look for a house soon before the interest rates rise.

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Kid-Friendly Gardening!

BookmobileWhen we think of Kid-friendly landscaping, we always think of swing sets and jungle gyms, and trampolines.  There are many other ways to help your kids enjoy nature right in your own back yard.

Starting a small garden that your kids can help maintain is a great idea.  You can have the kids help pick vegetables they like to eat or new ones to try. They are very capable of helping plant, weed, and pick and this way they can see the whole process of where food comes from, not just the grocery store.  Cucumbers, tomatoes and green beans are fairly easy to grow and tasty to eat.  You can also try potatoes.  They will enjoy digging up the potatoes at the end of the year just like a treasure hunt!

If you have more room, you might want to to try pumpkins.   While they do need room to spread and grow, you can try planting a few hills and see how you do.  Even a few plants can grow enough pumpkins for the kids to enjoy.  There is nothing like picking a pumpkin right out of your own garden.

Another great garden idea is strawberries.  Strawberries are always a sweet treat fresh from the garden.  You can plant a small patch and have your own delicious strawberries.  They will come back year after year.  They do need thinning after a few years, but they are well worth it.

These are just a few ideas to get your kids involved with backyard gardening.  It’s a great experience for them.

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Graduations are all Around Us!

photo-1 (2)It’s that time of year, graduations are happening all around us.  Most of the local colleges have already held commencement ceremonies and high school graduations have just began.

Bishop Stang held their commencement ceremonies yesterday and Kate Lanagan MacGregor’s son was among the graduates that received their high school diplomas.  He will be off to Plymouth State in the fall.

Old Rochester Regional High School will hold their commencement ceremony next Saturday and New Bedford Voke seniors are graduating on Wednesday.  All the local high schools will be sending off their graduating seniors in the next two weeks.

As parents and grandparents and family members, it’s always a bittersweet time to see your graduate take the next step in their live.  Proud to see all they’ve accomplished and have in store for them, but also sad to see their childhood come to an end and get ready to move on literally.  It’s a very exciting time for them to be standing on their own and getting ready to face all life has to offer.

Bold Moves Real Estate wishes all this year’s graduates good luck and best wishes in all their future endeavors and congratulations to all the family members under their wings helping to make them soar!

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