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Marion, MA February Events!

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What is happening in Marion during the cold winter month of February?  Look no further! Here are some great events to keep you and the kids busy during the month of February.

Every Sunday  through the month of February at Tabor Academy, bring the kids for Public Skating from 12:00 PM thru 2:00 PM.  Also Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM  during vacation week.  All ages welcome! $5.00 per skater!Have your skates sharpened for $6.00.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and Hats and Mittens must be worn at all times.

Do You Have Questions about Facebook, Twitter or other Social Media or need Technology Assistance with an electronic device? Stop by The Elizabeth Taber Library any Sunday between February 8th and April 19th (excluding April 5) at 2:00 PM for one -on-one help with a Tabor Student.  Registration is not needed for this event.

SHS and COA Present: ” It Happened One Night”  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00PM at The Music Hall, 164 Front St.

Marion Art Center Presents: ” A LOVE-ly Occasion”  Friday, February 13, 2015  and Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Marion Art Center,  80 Pleasant St. Marion.  The Occasion Singers will perform an Evening of Love Songs.  Tickets for the Cabaret are $12.50 for MAC members and $15.00 for general admission.  Guests are invited to bring their own refreshments.

Marion Recreation Vacation Week Fun!  Tuesday – Friday  February 17- February 20, 2015.   Where?: Atlantis Drive Facility.    9:00 am to 5:00 pm.   There will be games, sports, ping-pong, air hockey, arts and crafts, and more.  Choose individual days.  No need to register for the whole week. Registration closes one week before program begins.  $40.00 per child per day.  For more information please contact Marion Recreation at 774-217-8355 or info@marionrecreation.com

ETL: Ireland at 6:30 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Tom Jaillett is a 48-year Marion resident and currently teaches at Tabor Academy.  Tom will talk about life in a small West Cork town in Ireland.

ETL: Canva Workshop. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library.  Join Eileen Lonergan as she walks us through how to create banners, flyers, interesting images for an event, social media, and more all on the website Canva.  http://www.canva.com

These are just some of the events Marion has to offer.  Check them out or visit marion.gov for more information.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate for some great propeties and more local events.

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Tri-Town Local Events!

 

BOLD MovesEven though winter is upon us and the days are short and cold, there are still some great events happening in the Tri-Town to keep us busy.

Old Rochester’s WINTER Farmer’s Market will continue on The Second Saturday of each Month from 10 am to 1 pm at the Old Rochester Regional Junior High Gymnasium.  The Market will continue until May. There is all kind of homemade goodies to keep you stocked throughout the winter including natural skincare and ceramics,cookies, fresh roasted coffee, and glycerin and goats’ milk soap to name a few.  Come check it out!

Local libraries are always a good source of activities through the winter months for the kids as well as a great place to get your latest publications and books.

Mattapoisett:  Here are some upcoming events at the Mattapoisett Library.  For more information, call, 508-758-4171

Read to Sadie the Listener Dog.  Sadie, the library’s listening ear dog, is coming back to hear young patrons on Saturday, January 31, from 11 to 11:45 am.  Children can sign up to read to Sadie who sits patiently and enjoys stories.  Signups are limited to 1o children.  Call the library to signup.

The Great Backyard Bird Count!  Join Jessica and Justin Barrett and other experienced Bird Watchers for a program on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11am.  This program is part of the tri-town libraries MOBY , My Own BackYard natural science program, supported with federal funds as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Kids can  be citizen scientists. by identifying birds and recording their findings.

Also, Feburary 7, 2015 is Take Your Child  to the LibraryDay!  All over the country, families can visit their local library to enjoy stories, crafts, and fun activities.  The event will be Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Also, check out the Harry Potter Club. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Feb.17  (school vacation week) from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  This is open to students age 7 and up.  Join other Harry Potter fans for fun, trivia challenge, crafts, snacks and more. Stop by the library to register or call 508-758-4171.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more local events and stay tuned for more library events in Marion and Mattapoisett.

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Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders Pee Wees are Going to Disney!

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The Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders Pee  Wees are heading to Disney.  They won a spot at the Regionals in Springfield and will be joining their Jr. Midget Cheerleaders In Disney in December.  The two groups (about 22 girls) will be spending 5 days at the Nationals in Disney competing with girls from all over the country.  The girls have worked really hard for this honor and are raising money for their trip. Visit Sarah Holick on her facebook page for information on a Steak and Shrimp dinner fundraiser as well as a link to directly donate to the cause.  Help these girls and their families realize their dreams.

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Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Jr. Midget Cheerleaders are going to Disney!

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Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Jr. Midgets will be competing in the Nationals in DisneyWorld , Florida beginning Dec. 8th.  The girls competed in the Regionals this past weekend in Springfield, MA and placed second, earning them a spot in the National Competition in Orlando,  Florida.   The Regionals in Springfield included cheerleaders from MA, NH and RI.   The Nationals in Florida will include girls from all over the United States. This is a great accomplishment!  The Jr. Midgets will be at Disney approximately 5 days.  Sarah Holick, Michelle Saltmarsh and Iva Lajoie from Bold Moves Real Estate will be accompanying their girls on the trip and hoping to coach them to victory.

We wish the girls all the best in Disney and know they will give it their all, but also have a great time making memories they’ll never forget.

The girls will be holding fundraisers to offset the cost of the trip.  They will be selling holiday pies from Emma Jean’s and also will be holding a Steak and Shrimp dinner.  You can also donate money directly to their cause.  Click on the link below.  Visit Sarah Holick on her Facebook page for more info. on the Steak and Shrimp dinner and the pie sales or email her at sarah@boldrealtors.com.

Click HERE to donate to the girls!

The Pee Wee Cheerleaders will be attending their Regionals in Springfield this weekend.  Good Luck Girls in their quest to Disney!

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Fall Staging and House Sales!

bold moves real estate diyFall is officially here and there is no better time to sell your house than now.  People are back to work and done with vacation mode and ready to seriously look.

Fall is the time of harvest and this can work to your advantage with  staging your home to look its fall best.  Flowers may not be as abundant blooming as in the spring but fall has its own special blossoms to take advantage of.  Mums in various colors can brighten up a front porch and replace the old blooms in your beds or planters.  Corn stalks are ready to be cut and are readily available at any farm stand.  Tie them up to your porch columns or lean them up to frame a doorway.

Another staple of a fall look is the bale of hay with some pumpkins on top.  These can also be found at your local farmer’s market or stand and the pumpkins can be carved later for Halloween.  You can set up a few displays with bales of hay and pumpkins or keep it simple with one depending on the size of your porch or front door area.  Sometimes less is more.  You can also add some colorful gourds in a natural basket for added color and decoration.

The weather is comfortable for house hunting and the buyers are out there looking.  Dressing up your outside look just adds to your house’s curb appeal and is a fun activity to do with the kids. You can even add a homemade scarecrow for a kid-friendly afternoon.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more ideas and a list of great houses for sale.

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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.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for listings and information on buying or selling your house.

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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.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for a list of great houses for sale.

 

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!

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more great properties.

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Brighten Your House with Flowers!

Bold Movs Real EstateNothing brightens up a room like fresh, cut flowers.  This time of year we see flowers everywhere outside but it’s also a great time to bring some in to brighten up your indoors.

Some flowers that are great to cut from your garden and bring inside, include peonies, daffodils, sunflowers, zinnias, roses, and of course hydrangeas. 

Putting flowers at various spots in your home can draw the attention of guests away from unpleasant areas of your house, such as older windows or maybe an area that needs repainting.

Try using different vessels to display your flowers.  There are many different kinds and shapes of vases from tall to short to using old fashioned items such as old milk bottles or a pretty basket lined with a plastic container.  Use your imagination.

Put a little sugar in your water to make your flowers last longer.  You can also pull out the dead blooms and keep the rest of the bouquet longer.

You can put bright flowers to lighten a dark room or put them in your workplace for a boost of color to your workday.  The workplace is often overlooked as a great place for a vase of flowers.

You can also buy a potted plant to enjoy a little while inside and then eventually plant outside for brightening your yard indefinitely.

You can also pick flowers with great smells, such as roses, to really give you a olfactory boost throughout the day. 

Anyway you do it, flowers are always a welcome addition to any room and definitely a mood booster in any venue.

Visit us a www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more great ideas.

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy A Home?

bold moves real estateDo you really need a real estate agent as a buyer?  Technically, no, but there are many reasons why a real estate agent can make your whole experience easier.

The commission is usually paid by the seller, so having your own agent usually does not cost you anything in most cases.  Your agent will be working for you, helping you sort through the mountain of paperwork, helping you with home inspectors, negotiations, and keeping a good relationship with the seller and their agent.  Real estate agents generally have contacts with knowledgeable home inspectors, mortgage loan brokers, and others to help you through the process.  They can help you decide what is reasonable and appropriate behavior in your area.

You can use the seller’s agent in a dual agency capacity but you have to remember that they were hired by the seller and are working for them.  Most good agents will try to be fair but it’s a good idea to have someone looking out for just you.

Keep control over the process.  If you are nervous that your agent is not listening to what kind of house you are really looking for, have a talk with them.  Most good agents will want to put you in your dream house and are looking out for your best interests.  They are aware of the whole process from start to finish and can help you wade through it all and make sense of everything.  Being honest about what you are looking for is how good relationships start.

Having a real estate agent on your side can make all the difference between a great experience or a poor one.  You can also make a friend for life.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more real estate information and a list of our houses for sale.

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