Staging Your Home to Sell at the Holidays

Christmas is almost here but the real estate market marches on and there are still buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell their home.  It can be a little daunting at this time of year when you have your home on the market and are looking to make it look its best for the holidays.  You’d like to enjoy your last holiday at your home but also know less is better when you have a home to sell.

What to do? Here are some tips.

Subtle touches are best like a simple Christmas wreath on the door, pretty centerpiece on the table and maybe some homey Christmas smells. Keep to one theme.  Maybe your decorations are earthy like cranberries and real Christmas greens or a certain color like white lights and white decorations.  Keep to the theme so everything looks clean and cohesive.

You may have some special features you’d like to highlight like a fireplace mantel or crown moldings or an attractive doorway.  Place some simple decorations to accent the feature and draw the eye to it but not so much that it is hidden and hard to see.

Put up some simple white lights and forgo the tacky decorations and don’t over do it.  Simple is better.

A Christmas tree is a nice feature but consider your room.  You may not mind if your tree takes up a lot of your room, but your buyers will think the room is small.  If your ceilings are high, pick a taller tree to accent that.  You may want to go with a smaller, thinner tree this year if your space is limited.  It will make the room look bigger.

Turn your heat up.  You want the home to feel warm and toasty.  If you have a fireplace, keep a fire going.  It really makes the home feel cozy and you buyers will want to stay and look around.

Food is always a great touch! At this time of year, warm drinks and sweet treats are desirable.  Hot cider, hot chocolate and homemade cookies make the house smell good and everyone loves a warm, tasty treat.

Enjoy your holidays and your selling journey and your buyers will feel the same way.

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Bulldogs Play at Gillette Stadium on Saturday!

Bulldog’s perfect season hinges on Super Bowl matchup

 
 
 
 
Nov 25, 2018
 
 

After winning 14 straight games, the Old Rochester Bulldogs will look to top off their impressive season with a win against Stoneham in the Division 6 Superbowl on Dec. 1 at Gillette Stadium.

Back in September, the Bulldogs opened up their season with a crushing 42-0 victory over the Wareham Vikings. Their dominance on the scoreboard did not end there, and it took two more weeks before the defense let up a single point. 

The Stoneham Spartans head into the championship game at 11-0, with the one loss coming in overtime against Reading Memorial High School. The Spartans are not strangers to the end zone this season, as they have had seven games with 40 or more points. 

Both teams have the ability to run up the score or to play lights out defense, suggesting that the matchup has the right ingredients for an instant classic. 

“We need to make sure we’re ready to go and we have to have great practices like we have all year,” said Bulldogs coach Justin Kogler when asked about his preparation. “We have to be super focused coming into the week and ready to play.”

The showdown against Stoneham will be the final game in a Bulldogs uniform for the 22 seniors on the roster, who graduate from Old Rochester in the spring.

As part of the MIAA State Football Championships, fans will also be treated to an NFL-caliber game presentation with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. The Kraft family will again donate the use of Gillette Stadium’s field for the games.

Tickets for are on sale via Ticketmaster, and will be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate. Tickets sold at the ticket office for Friday’s game will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and tickets for Saturday’s games will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate in NRG Plaza, located near the ticket office. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission.

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What a great accomplishment for these boys and what a great thrill to play at Gillette Stadium!  

BOLD Moves Real Estate is proud of all these boys have accomplished! We are your community experts and can help you with your real estate move.  Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate needs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

BOLD Moves Real Estate wants to wish all its clients a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is a great holiday where we get to stop and be grateful for the blessings in our life.  Spending time with family and friends and feasting on a great turkey dinner is a  tradition we get to enjoy every year.  

It’s time  to stop and enjoy where we are today and appreciate everything around us rather than think about what we don’t have.  Probably turns out it’s something we don’t particularly need.

Enjoy your holiday!  and visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com when you are ready to make your move.  We take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction. We are your community experts in your BOLDTown. 

Marion Turkey Trot 5K

The Marion 5K Turkey Trot was held on Sunday. The weather was chilly but nice.   All proceeds from the race benefit the Marion Recreation Center and its events.

There were runner of all ages including some of the canine variety.  First place went to Zachary Bentley ,20,  of Acushnet in 17 minutes and 8 seconds. Graham Poirier, 19, of Marion came in second. Third place went to Mark Comorosky of Marion.  The first female participant was Marion resident Lauren Fereshetian with a time of 21 minutes and 26 seconds.

It’s a great family event.  The Morgan family with Caleb, Sarah, Molly and Olivia finished as a family.  Fourteen year old Sean Lund of Rochester came in 8th.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker, owner  of BOLD Moves Real Estate was out to watch her family take part in the event including her Dad and brother.

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Marion Turkey Trot

 

Fall Sports Schedule for November 17th thru Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means that fall sports are officially almost over. There are still some games to watch and of course the all important Thanksgiving Day matchups.  Here are the games from Saturday, November 16th thru Thanksgiving to watch for.

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Saturday, November 17th

Time                        Event                                                 Location

TBD                           Cross Country: Girls Varsity             Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @ TBA

TBD                           Cross Country: Boys Varsity             Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @ TBA

10:00am                   Football: JV                                          Somerset Berkley vs. Joseph Case @ Case High School

10:00am                   Football: JV                                          Somerset Berkley vs. Joseph Case @ Case High School

11:30am                    Field Hockey: Varsity                         Nashoba Regional vs. Somerset Berkley @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute                                              Championship

1:00pm                     Football: Freshman Game                 Dighton-Rehoboth vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

2:00pm                     Volleyball: Varsity Championship    Whitinsville Christian vs. Bourne @ Worcester State University

 

Monday, November 19th     

Time                          Event                                                         Location    

6:00pm                        Football:Freshman                                    Diman Regional Voke vs. Greater NB Voke @ Greater NB Voke

 

Thursday, November 22nd Thanksgiving   

Time                            Event                                                         Location    

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                          Old Rochester vs. Apponequet @ Apponequet High School

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                           Fairhaven vs. Dartmouth @ Dartmouth High School

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                           Seekonk vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton Rehoboth

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                            Greater NB Voke vs. Diman Voke @ Diman Voke

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                             Joseph Case vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                              Joseph Case vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                              Bourne vs. Wareham @ Wareham High School                                             

 

 


 

ORR Bulldogs are Heading to Gillette Stadium

Bulldogs hoist trophy after rocking Ashland

 
 
 
 
Nov 9, 2018
 
 
 
 

MATTAPOISETT — Facing heavy rain and slick mud, the Old Rochester Bulldogs combined hard-nosed defense and an unstoppable running game to take home the Division 6 South Championship trophy after punishing the Ashland Clockers 28-6. 

The Bulldogs had David Hagen Field rocking on Friday night after they put up four scores and gutted the Ashland offensive attack. The Clockers could not find the end zone until the final minute of play due to the driving rain and an impenetrable defense which crushed any hopes for a comeback. 

The Clockers (9-2) received the opening kickoff as rain began to fall and fans cheered at each side of the field.

The Bulldogs’ offense can score in an instant, so it was important for Ashland to score right out of the gate. Unfortunately for them, the Bulldogs defense came ready to play and forced a quick punt on the opening drive.

After a turnover from the Bulldogs, however, it looked as if the Clockers had a chance to shutdown their undefeated opponent. 

Despite the takeaway, Ashland came up short on offense as well. 

With a well-placed punt pinning them at the one-yard line, the Bulldogs put together one of their most impressive drives of the entire season. On the back of a strong rushing attack, the Bulldogs marched the length of the field and pounded the football into the end zone on an eight-yard Desmond Dias rush at the end of the first quarter. 

On the next drive, the Bulldog defense came up with a big third down sack to force yet another Ashland punt. Without missing a beat, the Bulldogs hit pay dirt on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Noe, putting them up 14-0. 

The stingy defense quickly halted the Clockers on their next drive. On the attempted punt, the snap was fumbled by the punter and the Bulldogs went to work on offense at the goal line. Dias wasted little time finding the end zone again and did so on a hand off at the two-yard line. 

At the end of the half, the Bulldogs were up 21-0 and poised to continue their dominance in the second half. 

Though the offense did not score again until fourth quarter, the Bulldogs’ defense refused to give Ashland any breathing room on offense. 

The Clockers started the second half by moving the ball well and picked up a few first downs. When it seemed like Ashland was starting to click on offense, a fumble quickly put a damper on any momentum they were starting to build. 

By the end of the third quarter, the steady rain had turned into a complete downpour and converted the field into a muddy soup. 

If there were any questions about the Bulldogs’ defensive effort heading into the second half, they were all put to bed following an impressive eight-play goal line stand. With Ashland knocking on the door of the end zone, the Bulldogs came up with back-to-back fourth down stops after a pass interference call gave Ashland a new set of downs. 

On the eighth attempt to get into the end zone, the Bulldogs swarmed an Ashland runner and forced a timely fumble at the two-yard line. The defensive stand effectively ended any shot for Ashland to rebound from its poor start to the game. 

Before the final seconds ticked off of the clock, Dias found the end zone on a 28-yard rush and Ashland managed to toss a touchdown pass with  55 seconds left on the clock, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit. 

When the clock hit zero, the Old Rochester student section stormed the field and Bulldog players celebrated the victory by turning the muddy field into their own slip’n slide. 

After playing 12 games this season, and winning them all, the Old Rochester Bulldogs finally hoisted their Division 6 trophy in front of a crowd of peers and family members. 

“It’s been a great year and the kids earned it, I’m very happy for them and all my coaches,” said Coach Justin Kogler. “I’m extremely proud of them, their work in the offseason is the reason why we’re here right now and they’re just a great group of kids.”

With Friday’s win, the Bulldogs will move on to play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for the Division 6 Super Bowl. 

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We are so proud of the Bulldogs!  Good Luck at Gillette Stadium!!

Bulldogs Football Remains Undefeated

Bulldogs block Dedham, remain undefeated

 
 
 
Nov 4, 2018
 
 
 

In Saturday night’s semifinal game the Bulldogs held off the Maurauders 34-14 to continue their undefeated streak.

The team built up a 20 point lead in the first half, and as halftime approached it seemed like Dedham might remain scoreless, but Old Rochester let up two touchdowns before thwarting a final drive that might have evened the score.

Both sides started off the game with strong defensive play, and neither team scored in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs started off the second quarter much stronger on offense, as Desmond Dias scored just 46 seconds in to the quarter. Cole McIntire scored on a five-yard pass following a 51-yard run which set up the play.

Will Garcia also managed to score in the first half, while ORR’s defense held off the Marauders from scoring at all.

But as the final minutes of second quarter ticked away, Dedham inched toward the end zone and scored just before halftime.

The third quarter opened with Dedham possessing the ball, but the Bulldog’s Camden Brezinski forced a fumble and ran it to the 20 yard line, quickly giving the bulldogs a first and 10.

A pass to Noah Maxwell brought the ball just four yards from the end zone, setting up another McIntire touchdown. An incomplete conversion set the score at 26-7 midway through the third quarter.

Though the Bulldogs recovered a fumble and gained possession of the ball at 2:13, the the Marauders defense kept them from moving past the 40 yard line for the rest of the quarter.

About midway through the fourth quarter, Dedham scored again. A failed onside kick, however, handed the ball back to the bulldogs.

ORR moved the ball down the field incrementally before Desmond Dias ran the ball into the end zone for his second score of the night. The Bulldogs succeeded in a two-point conversion, putting the scoreboard at 34-14, where it stayed as the clock ran down the final few minutes.  

“The kids did a great job, and I’m very proud of their work and effort. We executed what we were supposed to do,” said Head Coach Justin Kogler.

The win advances the team to another championship game against Ashland (8-1) next week.

It’s an exciting time for the Bulldogs.  Stay tuned and come out and watch the next game.

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Local High School Games for November 10th thru November 16th

The fall sports are still going strong. There’s plenty of time to get out and watch a game and see how your favorite teams fare.  It’s time for playoffs and tournaments.  Check out these local games in the Southcoast Conference for the coming week.

Visit www.southcoastconference.com for all the games and last minute changes.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time                           Event                                      Location

TBD                              Cross Country: Boys                Seekonk vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                                  Varsity Invitational

TBD                              Cross Country: Girls                Seekonk vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                                   Varsity Invitational

TBD                              Cross Country: Girls                Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBA @ Wrentham Development Center                                                                              Varsity Meet

TBD                              Cross Country: Boys                Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                 Varsity Meet

9:30am                         Cross Country: Girls               Apponequet vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center    MIAA State Division Meet                                         Varsity State Tournament 

9:30am                         Cross Country: Boys               Apponequet vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center   MIAA State Division Meet                                         Varsity State Tournament

Monday, November 12th  2018   

Time                              Event                                      Location     

10:00am                         Football: JV                              Greater NB Voke vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton-Rehoboth

3:45pm                           Football: JV                               TBA vs. TBA

Wednesday, November 14th 2018   

Time                               Event                                           Location   

TBD                                  Unified Basketball                         Dartmouth, Dighton-Rehoboth, Durfee,Joseph Case, Middleboro,Seekonk vs.                                               Varsity Jamboree                           Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

Thursday, November 15th 2018    

Time                                  Event                                         Location     

3:45pm                               Football: Freshman                    Somerset Berkley vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton-Rehoboth

Friday, November 16th 2018   

Time                                     Event                                         Location     

3:45pm                                 Football: JV                                   Dartmouth vs. Fairhaven @ Fairhaven High School

7:00pm                                 Football: Freshman                      Diman Reg. Voke vs. Greater NB Voke @ Greater NB Voke                                                                                                                   

BOLD Move’s Kate Lanagan MacGregor MA Realtor of the Year

The National Association of Realtors® held their annual conference in Boston this year.  It was held last Thursday through Monday and was a great celebration of Realtors® across the country.  It was a special honor to have the city of Boston as the host.

BOLD Moves Real Estate was excited to attend and be a part of the events.  Broker/owner Kate Lanagan MacGregor was honored as the Massachusetts Realtor of the Year on Saturday night along with all the Realtors of the Year across the country.  She also presented “CODE BLUE-Help for Real Estate Emergencies” at the Boston Convention Center on Monday along with Linda Kody.

It was a great 5 days filled with information, friendships, knowledge and celebrating all Realtors.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate needs.  We are truly your community experts in your BOLDTowns.  We can take all the anxiety out of your real estate move. 

Kate Lanagan MacGregor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Lanagan MacGregor

Selling or Buying a Home During the Holidays

How do you sell or buy a home in the last two months of the year?   The holidays are  the time of year when we think of getting together with family and friends and hunkering down at home by a cozy fire.  Typically, the last two months of the year show less listings coming on the market and less buyers out there looking.  

Sellers do not want to worry about showings during the busy holiday season and may think to wait until the New Year to put their home on the market.  Buyers are busy with the holidays and do not want to worry about moving during the holiday season.

All that being said, this time of year can also be a great time of year to buy or sell a home!  For sellers, homes always look cozy and warm dressed up for the holidays.  Less is more so the home looks cozy but not cluttered.  There may be less homes on the market so competition is up.  Holiday buyers are generally more serious.  There may be a specific situation that requires a move and they may have a time frame to find a house.

Buyers can also be reassured that sellers are also excited to sell their home.  If they weren’t serious, they would be waiting until the first of the year to start the selling process.  There may be some reason, they need to sell as soon as they can.

So, don’t worry about the end of the year market.  This can be a great time for buying and selling!

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate needs.  We are your community experts and can take the anxiety out of your real estate move.