Boldies Coach Pee Wees and Jr. Midgets to Grand Champion Win!




Bold Moves Real EstateThe Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders competed in the State Championship in Rhode Island recently.   The Jr. Midget Cheerleaders and the Pee Wee Cheerleaders were both given the distinction of Grand Champions.  They also received the Town Cup for having the highest overall combined scores of the day for both groups.

Bold Moves Real Estate is proud to have their own Sarah Holick as the Chair Coordinator for the Pop Warner Cheerleaders.  Other “Boldies” leading the girls to victory were Michele Saltmarsh and Iva Lajoie coaching the Jr. Midgets.

This qualifies the girls to move onto the Regionals in Springfield, MA .  The Jr. Midgets will attend this weekend  and the Pee Wees will attend the following weekend.  A win at the Regionals will send the girls onto the next level in Disneyland, Florida.

Bold Moves is very proud to have our agents giving back to the community in this way and wish the girls they best of luck with their next competition and their quest for victory in Disneyland.  What a great accomplishment for these superb girls!

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Bold Moves Real Estate Hayride is a “Spooktacular Success!”

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Bold Moves Real Estate had their annual Client Appreciation Haunted Hayride on Saturday.  Everyone had a great time and the woods were filled with Scary Skits.  We had Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf, A Flying Ghoul, Mad Doctors performing Surgery, Zombies, Wild Chainsaw Man, A Gaggle of Witches, A Mom Rocking her 2-headed Baby, Enormous Bull with a Hatchet , a Guillotine and many more frightening creatures just waiting to jump out and scare you.  We had many “Boldies” helping out with the setup and the skits as well as family and friends.  The MacGregors were out in full force.  What better way to spend a night with your family and friends than hanging out in the woods and scaring wagonloads of people.  It truly was a great night and everyone pulled together to make it happen.  Judging from the screams and yells coming from the hayride, it was a huge success.  Bold Moves has a unique way of thanking our clients and family and friends for a great year.    Everyone is already thinking of new ideas for next year!

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Plumb Corner’s 25th Anniversary!

Bold Moves Real Estate  Plumb Corner in Rochester, MA  is turning 25.  The businesses in Plumb corner will host a 25th  anniversary celebration, Saturday, September 13th from 3-7 PM.  Plumb Corner is the largest business marketplace located on Rounseville Rd. in Rochester in the center of town.  Plumb Corner includes Countryside Child Car, Matt’s Blackboard and Catering, Plumb Law, Studio 105 Yoga, Rockland Trust, Joaquim Barros CPA, Hair and Body Solutions, and Plumb Corner Market.

The celebration will have a family-oriented theme including live music by The Relics and DJ Howie.  There will be vendors, food, games for the kids, face painting courtesy of the Junior Friends of Plumb Library, balloon animals courtesy of the Rochester Lions Club and much more. Come on out and bring your family for a free, fun day!

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Back to School!

Bold Moves Real EstateIt’s hard to believe but it’s that time of year again and many of the local kids are already back at school.  Many schools have already started classes this week and the rest will follow next week after Labor Day.  While this can be a joyful time for parents to see their kids go back to school, this can also be a stressful time of preparing and getting back into a routine after the carefree days of summer.

Many parents, such as myself are sad to see the kids back at school and the school schedule start up. While most kids are not excited to go back, they do look forward to seeing friends again and playing school sports.

How can parents help with the transition?  Getting into a sleep routine before the first day of school can help in easing the shock of waking up early.  Also, organizing all their school supplies and making sure they have everything they need ahead of time can help lessen anxiety.

Also, talk to your child and empathize with their feelings of anxiety and sadness.  Assure them that you understand what they are going through and will be there to help them.  Try to help them see this as a new adventure and all the positives they have to look forward to such as seeing their friends and playing fall sports.  It’s important to teach them to face their fears rather than avoid them.

Get to know their teachers, so you can work hand in hand to help them have a great year and meet all the expectations of the classroom.

Once they get back into the routine, it will seem like summer was just a memory.

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Buying a Home in the Fall!

bold moves real estate halloweenThe Real Estate Market has its ups and downs but there are cyclical trends to the marketplace.  Mortgage rates and housing availability have an effect on real estate but the seasons also affect the way the real estate market trends.

Next to spring, fall is the busiest season for home buying and selling.  There are many advantages to buying a house in the fall including:

Year-end tax breaks:

People may start thinking about tax breaks in the fall and owning a home can yield great dividends in tax returns.  Both mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible from gross income.

Great Weather:

Buying a house before the cold blast of winter sets in is very important to buyers.  No one wants to move in during the heat of summer or the icy roads of winter.


Fall gets people back into routines, and buyers are thinking about moving before the kids are settled in school and before the holidays approach.  Moving in summer is least disruptive to children but moving right at the beginning of the school year when everything is new can work out too,

More Homes Available:

Sellers may be more apt to put their home on the market after the craziness of summer vacations, so there may be more houses to choose from.  There may be more competition, but it’s always a good idea to get pre-approved so you know what you can afford and stick to your budget.  Placing a bid that is out of your price range in fear of losing a house is never a good idea.  There are lots of houses out there and you will find what you are looking for in your price range.

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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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Hurricane Arthur did not stop Marion 4th of July Parade and Horse Show!

Marion Hores ShowHurricane Arthur may have postponed the Marion 4th of July Parade and Horse Show from Friday to Saturday but it didn’t stop the events from being a time-honored tradition.

Friday’s weather would have made for a dismal parade and horse show, but the organizers had the foresight to postpone until Saturday which turned out to be a beautiful day.

There were many spectators watching along the parade route.  The parade included all the Marion Firefighting equipment, much to all the children’s delight as well as tractors, antique cars, some very unique and adorable floats, local marching bands, and even some go-carts.

The tri-town really all came together to populate the parade and there was plenty of candy to be had for all the waiting children along the parade route.

The Marion horse show is a time-honored tradition in its 67th year.  The location at Washburn Park is a beautiful outdoor arena where the horse-showmanship and judging take place.  The local talent and horses are amazing.  It was a beautiful day to pull up a chair and watch the horses and their riders go through their paces.  The horses were dressed up in their Fourth of July Finery with one even sporting an Uncle Sam beard.  It truly was a day to remember.

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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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Mortgage Rates Drop to Near 4%!

bold moves real estate loan issues narAccording to CNN Money, mortgage rates moved even lower this week,  hitting 4.12% for a 30-year fixed rate loan, as reported by Freddie Mac.  Rates haven’t been this low since October, 2013 when they hit 4.10%.  Fifteen-year loans stayed at 3.22%

Experts are surprised that borrowing remains so affordable.  They predicted rates would start rising with the economy starting to rally.

These low rates mean lower monthly payments for home buyers.  Recent housing market data has improved.  In May, existing home sales climbed nearly 5% and new home sales jumped 19%.

No one knows when rates will start to climb, so now is the time to start looking for that house and lock in a low rate.  It’s also a great time to sell with so many buyers out there looking.

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