winter market

Winter is Great Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate

winter market Study: Real Estate Cheapest in Fall, Winter


According to Realtor Magazine

Your home buyers likely won’t want to shy away from the fall or winter months. They may score the best deals.

Home sales prices in the nation’s largest metros typically peak during the summer but drop in the fall and are lowest in the winter, according to a new study from NerdWallet, in which researchers analyzed sales and listings over the past two years in the 50 largest metros using® data.

Home sale prices tend to peak in June and July, according to the analysis. Buyers will find the most inventory or home choices during those months but there is also more competition from other buyers that they will have to contend with.

The market tends to slow in the fall and sales prices start to dip. Sales prices drop nearly 3 percent, on average – a fall of $8,300 on the median home – from summer (June through August) to fall (September through November).

Home sale prices tend to be cheapest in the winter. In January or February, for example, homes could potentially cost 8.45 percent less on average than in June through August.

January had the lowest sales prices in 29 of the 50 metro areas analyzed; February had the cheapest in 19 areas.

“If your circumstances give you the freedom to be able to choose the best time to look to sign a contract on a new home, there’s no question that the market dynamics favor you the most to do that in the dead of winter, ideally in January or February, right before the activity starts to heat up,” says Jonathan Smoke,®’s chief economist.

Source: “House Shopping After Summer Ends? Buying Later in the Year Could Save You Thousands,” NerdWallet (Sept. 20, 2016)

Inventory is low, now is the time to list your home or buy a new home.  Time to make the move.

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This blog was posted on on February 16, 2017.

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2ND Annual Chili Cook-off in Mattapoisett

2ND Annual Chili cook-off

The 2ND Annual Chili Cook-Off was held on January 29th from 3:00-5:00pm at the Reservation Golf Club.  The day was a huge success!  Last year 17 cooks were in attendance, but this year there were 30 cooks participating and 200 people in attendance, according to Reservation’s Mike Poznysz.

There was lots of great chili on hand and the results were:

Professional Division:

1st Place- Paul Blouin from Jake’s Diner

2nd Place- Justin Froughton from Courtyard Restaurant

3rd Place- Susan Barrows from The Mattapoisett Diner

Overall Winner- Gloria & Chris Perteras

Amateur Division:

1st Place tied- Tom Hemingway and Cathy Tveit

3rd Place- Patty Sullivan and Drew Tillet

There were many sponsors involved in the event.  Corporate sponsors included: Jake’s Diner, Courtyard Restaurant, Teamwork Physical Therapy, and the Mattapoisett Diner.  Other sponsors included:  Prescott, Bullard & McLeod, Patty Sullivan, Palmeto Solar, Frontera Mexican Restaurant, Monaghan Printing Company, The Inn at Shipyard Park, MJ Tax & Business Services, Base Seafood Auctions, Dick Borges, Atty. PBM, Fire Spec Chris Gray, Paul & Annie Jellison, Rick Nelson & Co. CPA, Fred Borges Electric, Fairhaven Shipyard, Chadwick Awards, Fairhaven Lumber, Gloria & Company, Pier Fish, F& B Tire, Bob Viera, Biff Mclean, Gary Nichols, Tom Guard Oil, Secret Garden, The Bitter End, Maguire Family, Katman Sports, Tom Hemingway, James Alves, CPA, Rivers End Cafe, The Pasta House, and Bobcat of Bourne.

Waring Sullivan Funeral Homes, Paul Coutino, Bobby T. Machine Shop, George Howland Home Improvements                                       – 2017 Board Members-

It was a great day and next year promises to be even bigger.  Don’t miss out on this great event.

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Old Rochester Regional High School Football

Old Rochester Girls Claim Sixth-straight SCC Indoor Track Title

That’s a half-dozen in a row for the Old Rochester girls.The Bulldogs indoor track team claimed its sixth-straight South Coast Conference Indoor Track championship on Saturday, easily out-pacing the rest of the field with 109 points. Dighton-Rehoboth was second with 58 and Fairhaven, Apponequet and Wareham tied for third with 37. Seekonk (21) placed sixth, Bourne (8) was seventh, Case (2) was eighth and GNB Voc-Tech (1) was ninth.

ORR got wins from Madeline Scheub in the 600 (1:51.27), Madison Martin in the 1-mile (5:52.76), Avery Nugent in the 2-mile (12:43.54) and Brooke Santos in the 55 hurdles (9.09). The Bulldogs’ 4×400 relay was also first in 4:35.82.

Apponequet’s Emilia Lauzon won the 300 in 44.65, while teammate Vayna Doyle won the high jump at 5-foot-0.

Wareham’s Chayla Ewing defended her conference title in the 55 with a 7.75 time, beating the Lakers’ Jordan McClowsy by a thousands of a second. The Vikings got third-place finishes from Renneanna Dillen in the 1-mile (6:00.59), Taylor Gerbig in the high jump (4-10) and their 400 relay team (Adriana Santos, Natalia Moulding, Rawding, Ewing) in 4:45.64.

For Fairhaven, Sam Hathway won the 1,000 in 3:25.42, Sam Fernandes was second in the 1-mile in 5:53.05 and Brooke Douglass was third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.39. All three will compete in the Div. 5 State Championship on Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

On the boys side, Dighton-Rehoboth claimed a conference crown with 85.5 points. Old Rochester placed second with 65, followed by Case (59) in third, GNB Voc-Tech (42) in fourth, Apponequet (28) in fifth, Seekonk (14) in sixth, Wareham (10) in seventh, Fairhaven (6) in eighth and Bourne (0.5) in ninth.

The Bulldogs’ Danny Renwick won the 55 hurdles (7.96) and the high jump (6-foot-6), while Apponequet’s Aidan MacSweeney won the 1-mile (5:11.68) and Wareham’s Bradley Harunkiewicz won the shot put (45-11). The Bears got wins from Dejury Amado in the 55 (6.71), Noah Martni in the 300 (38.13) and the 4×400 relay (Devon Santos, Amado, Matt Cummings, Martin) in 3:45.91.

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Old Rochester Girls Basketball Team Readies for Playoffs

ORR girls basketball team readies for playoffs

By Tanner Harding | Feb 08, 2017

Photo by: Tanner HardingThe team works on offense during a practice.

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional girls basketball team is having its best season in years, and the players are ready to take full advantage of it.

“We want the conference championship,” senior co-captain Emma Collings said. “And then we can focus on a bigger goal.”

While a historically successful program, the team has had a few down years. However, currently sitting at 14-4 and in a three-way tie at the top of the conference, this year’s team has already qualified for the South Coast Conference tournament.

“We’ve continued to improve as the season has gone on,” head coach Bob Hohne said. “We have a lot of depth on our team. A freshman is leading the team in rebounds.”

The team struggled to score early on in the season and had a tough time scoring even 30 points a game.

In the past handful of games, however, the team has been able to put up 50 points.

“We’ve made a huge leap forward,” Hohne said. “The entire team has started to develop its identity.”

Hohne has coached the girls basketball team for 39 years, and while he generally thinks of himself as a defensive coach, the identity of his teams is always different.

“I don’t stick to a system,” he said. “I find a system that works for the talent we have.”

Sophia Church, another co-captain, agreed that finding the team’s game as the season went on helped with offense.

“I think in the beginning of the season we were still trying to find our team,” she said. “It was hard. The chemistry was off.”

But instead of falling apart, the team found ways to pull together.

From sharing meals to sharing jokes in group chats, the players know how important it is to be unified.

“We had team dinners to bond and we really welcomed the freshmen” Church said.

Senior co-captain Emily Hiller also attributed the team’s success to the friendship the players have fostered.

“I think everyone’s a lot closer this year, and everyone takes criticism really well,” she said. “It’s all about communication. We listen to each other. Whether you’re a captain or not, anyone can help.”

Collings said this closeness is different than past years on the team, where there tended to be a rivalry between younger incoming players and the older returning players.

“Last year there was butting heads, but this year we’re together,” she said. “It’s been really good. We’ve got good mojo.”

As the team plays its final stretch before the playoffs, the players can go into games knowing they’ve already secured a spot in the postseason.

They can also be confident that they’ll go even further.

“It’s awesome, it’s really rewarding,” Hiller said. “We’re a wicked good team.”

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T.U.R.F., Inc.

T.U.R.F., Inc.

Old Rochester Regional High School FootballWhat is T.U.R.F., Inc. all about?   Tri-Town Unified Recreational Facilities (T.U.R.F., Inc.) is a citizen-based non-profit organization, formed to fulfill the vision of a first-class facility at Old Rochester Regional High School.

The fields and facilities at Old Rochester Regional High School are the common ground of the Tri-Town area.  Every day brings a diverse group of students and community members together to run the track, hop on the tennis courts, or join their teams on the playing fields.  Each year thousands of friends, neighbors and teammates cross paths and strengthen connections.  The fields at the high school have not been upgraded since the school’s 2000 addition, and the facility is showing its age.

T.U.R.F., Inc. would like to transform ORRHS fields into a premiere facility for the tri-towns to use.  This would include:

  •  The installation of synthetic turf playing fields;
  •  The redevelopment of track & tennis facilities;
  • The rebuilding of grass baseball fields.


This complex will bring our athletic programs to the next level, creating more opportunities for our youth and recreational programs, and expand opportunities for adult athletic and civic programs.

Studies have shown that areas with modern recreational areas see a property value increase of 17% or more, and areas with poorly maintained rec areas see their property values decrease.

The Committee is looking for  your help, no matter how big or small.  They usually meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the ORR High School Media Center, but you can also check out their Facebook page and  website page “Come To Our Next Meeting.”

T.U.R.F., Inc.

Click on the links below to visit their website with lots of information on progress made and the days ahead.  Attend a meeting and see how you can help or make a donation.  It will make for a better community.

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Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward Benefits Mercy Meals

Mercy MealsPay it forward! BOLD Moves Real Estate recognized  Mercy Meals for their dedication and service to the community!  BOLDIES  Candido Trinidad, Susan Gorden Ryan and Dave Garro  presented Bob Bouchard and
Debra Besse from Mercy Meals with our NO Shave November donation. Mercy Meals is always dedicated to helping the local community.

Right now Mercy Meals is in need of mittens, gloves and hats! All donations can be dropped off at BOLD Moves Real Estate, 145 Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett  or at Mercy Meals located at 634 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA, between the hours of 5 AM and 10 AM.

Help them help our local community and donate today!

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This blog was posted on on February 7, 2017.

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Bus Service Begins in Marion and Mattapoisett

New bus route begins Monday for Marion, Mattapoisett

By Georgia Sparling | Jan 31, 2017

Courtesy of: GATRA/SRTAThe new bus route follows Route 6.

A new bus service from Wareham to New Bedford will begin soon, including service for Marion and Mattapoisett.

The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) and Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) collaborated on the new route, which begins Feb. 6.

There will be two round trips in the morning and two in the afternoon, Mondays through Wednesdays.

“This is a very exciting chance to link social services, businesses and the people of our collective communities to new employment and educational opportunities,” SRTA Administrator Erik Rousseau wrote in SRTA Administrator Erik Rousseau wrote in an email.

As the program is grant-funded, there won’t be any cost to the communities through which the buses will travel.

“It’s been a need,” GATRA Administrator Frank Gay said in 2016. “It’s been something that’s been identified for a number of years and something that we’ve been trying to figure out how to fund.”

Half of the funding, about $42,000, came from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, with the transportation services matching the amount.

Awarded in July, the grant will last one year, but GATRA can apply for a second year.

Gay said the transportation authority usually like to assess a new program over two to three years.

The program will be a boost for Marion and Mattapoisett residents in need of public transportation.

Council on Aging departments in the three towns offer some public transportation, and SRTA provides limited on-demand service for Mattapoisett residents who qualify for assistance to get to medical appointments. Marion and Rochester, however, do not belong to GATRA or SRTA, and unfortunately, the Route 6 route won’t improve public transportation for Rochester unless residents can get to the route on Marion or Mattapoisett.

While there are not specific bus stops in Marion and Mattapoisett, the bus can be stopped along the route ad there are approximate times the bus will pass prominent corners in each town.

In Marion, the corner is Route 6 and Route 105. Eastbound times at that location are 8:06 a.m., 10:06 a.m., 2:36 p.m. and 4:36 p.m. The approximate time buses will reach that corner going westbound are 8:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 3:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

In Mattapoisett, the corner is at Route 6 and North Street. Eastbound stops are at 7:55 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. Westbound stops are 9:01 a.m., 11:01 a.m., 3:31 p.m., and 5:31 p.m.

Riders should arrive at least five minutes early.

There are a total of seven stops on the route: The New Bedford Terminal, the Southcoast Health System in Fairhaven, Shaw’s/Greater New Bedford Health Center in Wareham, the Wareham Multi Service Center and Cranberry Plaza, also in Wareham.

The fare is $1.50 each way and 75¢ for senior citizens 60 years and older, children ages 6 to 11, those with a registered disability and Medicare recipients. Children under 6 travel for free.

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BOLD Moves Real Estate at Bridal Show

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The Fun 107 Bridal show is returning for the 26th year on Sunday, January 29th, and they’re bringing in the best Southcoast area experts back to White’s of Westport to create another year of one-stop-shopping for future brides and grooms.

Hundreds of engaged couples include brides, grooms and their bridal parties attend he show year after year to connect with vendors one-on-one and start a relationship with the experts that will help make their big day perfect.

BOLD Moves Real Estate’s Dave Garro, Susan Gorden Ryan and Iva Lajoie will be at the show.  Marriage is an exciting  time and many couples are looking to buy a home as their next step.  Dave, Susan and Iva will be on hand for any couples interested in this new venture.

Stop in at the bridal show and check out all the vendors including BOLD Moves Real Estate and say “HI” to Dave, Susan and Iva.

Sunday, January 29th, 11:30 – 3:30pm;

Runway to begin at 2:45pm

Location: White’s of Westport 66 State Road, Westport MA

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New Bedford

Great Property for Sale in New Bedford

Unique Property on 31-33 Reynolds St. in  New Bedford, MA.  There is a 3 Unit Home, a great rental property.  Two units have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and the third is a one bedroom, one bathroom unit.  The units have consistently been rented for the last 12 years.  This property also includes a single family home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a two car garage.  Includes a large yard and off-street parking for all the units.  Great opportunity to own a unique  property with great rental income.

Priced to sell, this will not be on the market for long.  Call Kate Lanagan MacGregor for your showing of this great property at 508-728-3648.

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Sippican Woods

Sippican Woods in Marion

Sippican Woods to offer affordable homes

By Tanner Harding and Georgia Sparling | Jan 18, 2017

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MARION — More affordable housing is coming to Marion.

Following the completion of the Marion Village Estates apartments, Baywatch Realty is proceeding with its adjacent 36-house development named Sippican Woods. Nine of those homes will go to lower income families in a lottery to be held in February.

The development is part of the plan for 60 apartments and 36 homes approved five years ago to add “40B” affordable housing for residents. The “40B” regulation allows the developer to bypass local zoning restrictions if a percentage of homes are sold or rented at below-market costs to people who meet the income requirements, and if a town has not met the state-required 10 percent minimum  of affordable housing in its boundaries.

The apartments, all of meet the state’s requirement for affordable housing, were completed in August 2015 and are full, said Ken Steen of Baywatch Realty. Affordable housing takes into account the median income in an area.

Preliminary work for the houses is underway, and Steen said the first affordable houses will likely be completed by the end of this summer.

“How many qualified applicants we have will determine the rate at which we construct the affordable houses,” he said.

Each affordable home is approximately 1,600 square feet, will have three bedrooms and one and a half baths, and will cost $213,300. Homeowners Association fees are $45 a month.

The affordable homes will only be sold to households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income. The maximum allowable income starts at $46,000 for a single person and goes up to $76,250 for six people.

Everyone in the household must also qualify as a first-time homebuyer, and the household must be pre-approved for a mortgage.

The town also requires that preference be given to local residents for 70 percent of the homes, or six of the nine.

For this requirement, an applicant must be a current resident of Marion, have resided in Marion for at least five years, have a child who has lived in Marion the past five years, or be a full- or part-time town employee.

The remaining 27 homes are also generating a lot of interest. Though Steen said there isn’t a hard timeline for the project, some of the houses already have buyers.

He also said the project could take a year to finish or it could take three. It depends on demand.

“We started marketing them about four weeks ago,” he said. “There’s been a tremendous amount of interest.”

The deadline for the application to participate in the lottery is Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., and the lottery will be held Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Elizabeth Taber Library.

“We’re excited to get into the for sale portion of the project,” Steen said. “We look forward to completing it. We think it’s a great product. We think it’s something the town is in need of.”

For more information, attend an information session on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Elizabeth Taber Library, or go to

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