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Rochester Man Wins $50,000

Rochester man wins $50,000 with Publisher’s Clearing House

Apr 15, 2019

ROCHESTER — John Hall learned two important things when he opened the door on April 15. One: he had just won $50,000 with Publishers Clearing House and two, that it’s best to put on shoes before answering the door, because there just may be a camera crew filming.

“I don’t even have any shoes on!” was one of Hall’s first comments after he realized what was happening.

The Rochester resident is a retired member of the Air Force, who also served as the last elected Treasurer in town for 10 years. He said that there are lot of good people in Rochester’s government. Hall plans to use the money to pay off some debts.

“That will take most of it,” he explained.

Publisher’s Clearing House sells magazine subscriptions and other merchandise to participants that enter its drawings for prizes between $1,000 and $1,000,000. The hugely popular company has around 10 million visitors to its online network monthly and also offers participants the chance to win by promotional mailings, apps, emails, or mail.

Its representatives travel around North America, from Canada to California, delivering prizes to winners each week.

Hall frequently enters the sweepstakes by mail because, as he says “this stuff just costs me a stamp.”

Though Hall was taken by surprise at first, he also had some fun with the camera crew. When asked if he had anything else to say, he simply said, “hi camera!”

The Hall family owns the Camp Snipatuit area along Snipatuit Road. Hall said that he was selected to look after his family’s property, and hopes to eventually start a non-profit around the land, to “have it go on to someone to use.

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BOLD Sales Meeting

BOLD Moves Real Estate  regularly holds their sales meeting on Monday morning at 9am.  It’s a great time to share new listings, price breaks, needs for our buyers and learning moments.

This week we were excited to have Meagan Arone of Brick Road Mortgage join us and offer her expertise on the money side of the real estate transaction.  She offered insight into the mortgage process and how we can better help our clients navigate and keep them on track for their home closing.  It’s always great to get a fresh perspective.

We also had one of our leaders at BOLD Moves, Patricia McArdle, go through the Purchase and Sales Agreement and all the legal issues which are important to the real estate transaction.  Sharing stories and issues that have come up for the agents is always a great teaching moment moving forward. Staying current and informed is a great outcome of our Monday morning meeting and also touching base with our “tribe”.  It’s always great to see everyone!

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RASEM RED Expo

The Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts (RASEM) held their annual RASEM RED Expo yesterday at White’s of Westport.  The turnout was great! A great day of learning and friendship.

The day started with a great continental breakfast.  The morning provided a great CEU class with Kate Lanagan MacGregor- CMA List Your Way to Success!  Kate, broker, owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate, led an interesting, funny class on everything to consider when working on a CMA and listing a home for a client.  It included practical advice and great CMA (Comparative Markety Analysis) war stories.

The morning also included a great Property Assessments Valuation & Taxation class with Richard Conti.

Keynote speaker was Cami Baker, author of Mingle to Millions. She had a great talk about networking and your business.

A great hot lunch was served and there were many vendors on hand including Agent Rising Real Estate School, many mortgage companies and tech companies also.

The day finished with the afternoon CEU class of Selling the Sun with Robin Brodsky.  A subject of great importance today especially for realtors and their clients.

It was a great day of learning, fun, and connecting with fellow realtors and affiliates.

BOLD Moves Real Estate was happy to be represented and a part of the day.  Are you in the market to buy or sell a home? Let BOLD Moves take the worry and stress out of your move.  We are your community experts in your BOLDTown and can help guide you through the process.  Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com or call 508-999-9800

ORR Lady Bulldogs Advance to Quarter Finals

The Lady Bulldogs came out firing in the Feb. 28 game, leading 13-10 after the first quarter, powered by a strong defense and 6 points from Junior co-captain Mary Butler.

ORR played a different game in the second quarter though, scoring only 5 points and allowing the Wolverines to take a halftime lead of 24-15.

“I told the girls at halftime that we are significantly faster than they are and we have to use our speed to wear them out” coach Bob Hohne said.

The Lady Bulldogs listened. Coming out of the locker room with a new energy and toughness, they finished the third quarter only down by 2 points, at 32-30.

The team played an incredibly physical 4th quarter defensively, wearing down the Westwood offense and grabbing many rebounds. They held Westwood back to scoring only 5 points in the quarter.

The last-quarter scoring was led by two clutch 3-pointers by Freshman Annemarie Perry and a 6 for 7 free throw clinic by Junior Cadence Johnson. These helped the team pour on 20 points and win 50-37.

Next up for the Lady Bulldogs will will be the quarter final game in Falmouth, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m

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Tri-Town Happenings

Things to do: Enjoy lectures, an author talk, music, go on a date

Feb 8, 2019

There’s a lot happening in the tri-town on any given week, and with St. Valentine’s Day coming up there are a few Valentine’s Day events as well. Visit SippicanWeekToday.com for your itinerary.

Thursday, February 7

Enjoy some jazz.

The Old Rochester Regional High School Music Department will be hosting a fundraiser concert by The Southcoast Jazz Orchestra to raise money for a trip to Nashville this April. The 17-piece Southcoast Jazz Orchestra is led by Bob Williamson.

The performance will be at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at The Symphony Music Shop or can be reserved at OldRochesterMusic@gmail.com. They will also be available at the door.

Explore cultures from around the world.

The Old Rochester Regional School District will celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of its schools with Family Night. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be music, dance, food samples, photographs of a vacation, a coin collection, crafts, and more. Email Lisahoran@oldrochester.org or Lisadix@oldrochester.org to RSVP for the event.

See a fresh set of artists.

Artists from the Wareham/Bourne Art Association will display their art in Marion’s Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center for the month of February. An opening reception for their art, with food and the chance to meet the artists, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8

Hear an author speak.

The Sippican Woman’s Club will host author Catherine McLaughlin at Handy’s Tavern for a discussion on her novel, “Blue Collars,” about a large working-class New Bedford family. McLaughlin will read from her book and speak about the writing process and how she keeps busy in her retirement. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting before McLaughlin’s presentation.

Enjoy food, music and games.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with dinner, music and a game night at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Open Table. The event will be held at the Congregational Church’s Reynard Hall. There is no charge for the meal. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 5 p.m. Participants may stay after for Game Night at 6 p.m.

Learn to stop ticks.

The Sippican Lands Trust will host a special workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 152 Front Street to review basic tick biology, scientifically proven protection methods, and bust any commonly held myths.Blake Dinius, the entomologist educator for Plymouth County Extension, will speak at the talk.

See a classic film.

The Classic Film series continues with the showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” the Marion Music Hall at 7 p.m. Arrive early and listen to music before the film. David Pierce will offer comments at the movie’s conclusion.

Saturday, February 9 

Go to a farmer’s market.

Need meat, produce, soaps, or bread? You may be able to pick up all of these things at the Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market, which is held at the Old Rochester Junior High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See more new art. 

Anthi Frangiadis will be hosting her last trunk show in Marion on Saturday, to feature Brenda Morrison of Wareham and Janice Kissinger of Dartmouth. The Valentines-themed show will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and feature wearable art made of repurposed clothing, glass jewelry and other glass utensils. The show will be held at The Drawing Room, 11 Spring St., Marion.  

Leave the kids behind for a date.

For parents who have been struggling to find Valentine’s date time, the First Congregational Church of Rochester may have a solution. From 6 to 9 p.m., adults at the church will entertain your children with crafts, games, dinner, and a movie while you enjoy the time out. Leave your children in Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester. To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/moment.

Sunday, February 10

Eat grilled cheese.

The Fearons and Costa families are holding a grilled cheese fundraiser from 5  to 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett. Families can enjoy grilled cheese and adults can have a drink while children watch “The Incredibles” and munch on popcorn. Tickers are $15 per person, with the proceeds benefitting SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Monday, February 11

Learn about neuroscience.

P.h.D student Sage Aronson will talk about how the brain processes signals and how that can lead to teenage depression at Tabor Academy’s ScienceNow lecture. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Stroud Academic Center.

Thursday, Feb 14

Learn art observation tips over lunch

Take a visual journey into the world of art observation Jill Sanford, who will present a lecture to the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club at 11 a.m. in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Sanford will review the basics of line, color, form, texture and composition, then the audience can apply that knowledge to specially selected art images.

Watch ‘Heathers: The Musical’ open.

Tabor Academy will host their high school edition performance of their winter musical, “Heathers: The Musical” on February 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. “Heathers: The Musical,” a satire dealing with the challenges of teen life, became an Off-Broadway hit in 2014.

The show will be in Tabor’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall.

Visit www.sippican.theweektoday.com for all your local news and events in the Southcoast Tri-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.

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Selling and Buying a Home in the Winter Season

We all know the line that Spring is the best time to buy or sell a home.  While that may be true, selling or buying a home in the winter can be a great idea especially if your house is ready and you’d rather not wait.

The housing market is still low on inventory, and serious buyers are out looking during the winter months more than ever before.  New Year’s Resolutions to get serious and buy a new home may come into play in mid-January.  The holidays are over and the busy spring and summer is not here yet, so this could be a great time for buyers to get looking.  Most buyers looking at this time of year are serious.

Buyers are usually less put off by days on the market at this time of year.  They realize the holidays could stall a sale  and will still consider homes that have been on the market for a little while within reason.

Selling your house now could mean less competition for the new home you want to buy.

Choose your price carefully! Check out the comparables and be realisitic.  Now is not the time to overprice your home. Don’t despair. If it doesn’t sell quickly, the busy spring market is right around the corner.

Winter is also a great time for buyers, even though inventory may be lower, there will be less competition and sellers are usually pricing their homes to sell.

Sellers are motivated to sell and may be ready to take your offer.  There is less of a chance of getting into a multiple offer situation.

Also, this might be a slower time for your agent, so they have more time to devote to finding you a home.

Winter is a great time for buyers and sellers alike, so bundle up and get out there.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is devoted to helping you buy or sell a home in your BOLDTown.  We are your community expert and can take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction.

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Monday Morning Meeting

BOLD Moves Real Estate had a productive Monday morning meeting. The January birthdays were celebrated including new partner Patty McArdle with a traditional cupcake.

Besides new listings and closings, Monday morning meetings are a great time to connect and learn from each other’s transactions.  There are always unique situations that come up that are a great learning experience for everyone.

We were also lucky to welcome Bonne  DeSousa from the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonnie has earned the distinction of Mattapoisett Person of the Year for all her hard work for the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonne has a Go Fund Me Page to support the Marion-Mattapoisett Bike Walk Connector. It is a cause she is passionate about.  This connector will make a huge difference in the length of the bike path.

Visit Bonne’s Facebook page for the link to her Go Fund Me Page.

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/the-mattapoisettmarion-connection?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR0rTXe45hQGZ

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Monday morning

Plumb Corner at Christmas

Plumb Corner helps for the holidays

Dec 22, 2018

Pending Sales in Real Estate Up in November

According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Facebook page

 December 12, 2018

The number of single-family homes put under agreement in the month of November rose two percent over the last year, marking full year of year-over-year increases. However, condominium pending sales for the month fell from this time last year. From November 2017, the median price for pending single-family homes and condominiums saw over a four percent hike to $397,000 and a one percent hike to $375,000, respectively. 

“Thanksgiving preparations and Black Friday shopping didn’t stop home buyers from finding time in November to make offers on single-family homes,” said 2018 MAR President Rita Coffey, general manager of CENTURY 21 Tullish & Clancy in Weymouth. “Even though prices are ticking closer to the $400,000 mark, with pending sales being up for the past 12 months, home buyers are showing us that the demand is still there.” 

Read more in the November 2018 Future Indicators Report

November Pending Sales:

Single Family November 2018 November 2017 % Change
Sales 4,126 4,036 +2.2%
Median Price $397,000 $380,000 +4.5%

Pending sales have been up for the past 12 months 

Condominium November 2018 November 2017 % Change
Sales 1,510 1,572 -3.9%
Median Price $375,000 $369,000 +1.4%

Pending sales have been down or flat for five of the last 12 months 

Interested in more real estate news? Visit https://www.marealtor.com

and check out their Facebook page.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is your community experts.  We can help you navigate your real estate transaction in your BOLDTown.  Let us help take the anxiety out of your real estate move.

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Installation of RASEM’s New President

Last night was a big night for RASEM (Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts).  A delicious dinner was had at the Stoneforge Tavern and Publick House in Raynham.

It was time for RASEM President Kate Lanagan MacGregor of BOLD Moves Real Estate to pass the gavel onto new incoming President Dave Dubak.

Kate had a great year of leadership and thoroughly enjoyed her reign as RASEM President.   Passing the presidency on is bittersweet but she knows the association is in good hands with Dave Dubak.  She will continue to be  an active member of the RASEM family.

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