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Fourth Annual Mattapoisett Tour de Creme

The Fourth Annual Mattapoisett Tour de Creme was held on Sunday, May 19th.  It was a great day!

Bonne DeSousa the brainchileld of Tour de Creme!

Posted by Kate Lanagan MacGregor on Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Tour de Creme had a great turnout on Sunday.  BOLD Moves Real Estate was there to help out and volunteer! Watch this great video as Broker/owner Kate Lanagan MacGregor talks to Tour de Creme leader Bonne deSousa.

The 25 mile bike tour and local ice cream stops raises money for the Mattapoisett Land Trust and Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Around 350 two-wheeled creamery tourists from 9 states rode nearly 10,000 miles Sunday, ate about 1,200 scoops of ice cream and had only a handful of flat tires. When the final checks are counted, they  will have raised over $12,000 for outdoor recreation in Mattapoisett.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is proud to be a part of local events in our BOLDTowns.  We are your community experts! Let us take the anxiety out of your real estate move.

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National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo in Washington D.C.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Convention, Trade Show, Legislative Meetings and Education Opportunities is being held this week in Washington D.C.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker-owner at BOLD Moves Real Estate and Educator at Agent Rising Real Estate School in in attendance.  Kate is always ready to learn and grow to become a better educator and professional.

The week also includes meetings and advocating for the American home owners.  It’s a busy, exciting week with lots of learning, realtor connections and home buyer support.

BOLD Moves Real Estate cares about their home buyers and sellers and is always learning new ways to serve you better and advocate for your rights.  We are your community experts and can help take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction.  Are you ready to make a move?  Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com and meet our team.

This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on May 14, 2019.

13th Annual Women’s Fund Mother’s Day Tiara 5 K Run/Walk

The 13th Annual Women’s Fund Mother’s Day Tiara 5K Run/Walk was held yesterday.  The weather was not very cooperative, but there was a good turnout.  Over 300 people were at the starting point at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett.

It’s become a great Mother’s Day tradition for people of all ages and a great family event.  All of the race proceedings go to the Women’s Fund, set aside as grants for  organizations focused on supporting and helping women and girls.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is excited to be part of this event every year.  Coach Jim Lanagan came out to participate in the run despite the cold rainy weather.  BOLD Moves also had Tracey Lee, Troy Durr, and Heather McKay volunteering at the water stop.  It was a fun day despite the dreary weather.

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Summer Real Estate Market

Summer is fast approaching!  What can you do to be assure a successful real estate summer?

Keep up with technology! Technology is always changing and new apps are always popping up.  Keep up with the newest apps. Be familiar with the latest ways your clients are finding homes and looking on the web and be knowledgeable to help show your worth as their agent.

Also, don’t forget your older clients who are unfamiliar with technology and not comfortable using it. You may have to go old school and actually finalize transactions in person.  Older clients may prefer the personal touch but they are a great source of referrals.

Stay abreast of new builds and maybe find a builder or contractor who is willing to keep you in the loop and vice versa.  Helping clients find a new build they will love can be a win win for both of you.

Don’t forget to keep in touch with past clients.  A simple note or popby can help remind them why they worked with you in the first place.  They may be ready for another move or may know someone who is.

Finally, remember why you got into the real estate business in the first place.  Helping people find a home for their family or sell a house to move on is a huge decision in their life.  Being there to help guide them through the process with the least amount of stress possible is a huge part of being a realtor.  It can be an extremely rewarding experience for all the parties involved.

BOLD Moves Real Estate wants to help you find a home in your BOLDTown.  We are your community experts and can help take the stress out of your move.

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Group Donation To TURF Project-Restore ORR

Tri-town employees make group donation to TURF project

May 1, 2019

Old Rochester Regional High School’s field renovation project received a donation from Eastern Bank employee fundraising efforts.

Employees from the bank voted to give $2,500 to the Tri-Town Unified Recreational Foundation, Inc, (T.U.R.F.).

The project is looking to renovate ORR’s dilapidated track and main field and the auditorium sound and lights. The proposed renovation project will come before voters at Town Meetings in Marion and Mattapoisett on May 13 and in Rochester on May 20.

Eastern Bank’s Assistant Vice President Kathy TIbbetts said employees found it important to fund the project because of the number of children who use the fields.

“I think at some time in these kids’ lives they are going to touch these fields,” said Tibbetts, “So every child in those three towns is somehow going to benefit from these new fields.”

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www.restoreorr.org

What a great boost for the Restore ORR project!  BOLD Moves Real Estate is behind the Project 100%.  We are your BOLDTown realtors and your community experts.  Let  us help you with your real estate move.  We can help take the anxiety out of your real estate journey. Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com

Restore ORR

What is Restore ORR all about?  What started out as a 5 million dollar project has been scaled down to a 2 million dollar project.

What does it entail?  There are 3 areas to be repaired at the Old Rochester Regional High School.

The auditorium: 1/3 of the spotlights do not function and it’s difficult to find replacement parts since the equipment is old.

The lights run hot.  Care needs to be taken when operating them.

Parts of the audio chain were replaced in recent years and this will complete that part to make the system fully digital.

The Track: The track is at the end of its expected useful life.

The top layer is disappearing exposing the tar base.

The track is cracking

Main field:

•The ground is uneven with large areas of bare grass.

•The field is used through the spring and fall and never has a chance to recover. Despite being maintained, the constant usage prevents the grass’ repair.

•Because the ground is so compacted due to age and high usage, the field doesn’t drain effectively.

•These conditions force game cancellations or require games to be scheduled off-site. (including last autumn’s soccer playoffs)

•The lighting on this field is old and ceases to function occasionally.

•Our student athletes are put at a competitive disadvantage having to play in these conditions.

What is the solution?

1.Re-surface main stadium field with artificial turf

(Note: Crumb rubber will NOT be used for infill material. A number of alternative infill materials are currently available for use with synthetic turf fields.)

2.  New six-lane track and re-build of grass infield

3.  LED lights for main stadium field

4.  Digital LED light system for auditorium (Cooler/safer, more energy efficient)

5.  Audio system upgrades to wiring and the addition of monitors   for stage and control booth

This plan enables us to use just one of the two grass fields in the back of the complex, so the grass has a growing season to recover.

This plan also enables us to generate revenue through rental of the auditorium and artificial turf field to outside groups. The revenues generated would be held by the ORR District in a revolving account specifically designated for capital improvements.

What is the impact on the average homeowner?
Marion: $25.11 / year
Mattapoisett: $19.57 / year
Rochester: $34.39 / year
BASED ON YEAR 1 OF A 15-YEAR DEBT SCHEDULE AND THE AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME PRICE. THIS ASSUMES THE CURRENT STUDENT SPLITS OF 28.49% MARION, 34.83% MATTAPOISETT AND 36.68% ROCHESTER. AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME VALUE: MARION $627,656, MATTAPOISETT $489,364 AND ROCHESTER $382,158.
Town Meeting Dates:
Marion: May 13
Mattapoisett: May 13
Rochester: May 20

Get out to town meeting and make your voice heard!

How does this affect our tri-towns?

According to Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker-owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate,

“It is no secret that people who move to the area do so because of the schools. We have a quality education, athletics, arts, and community. We must stay at least on par with what other schools offer in the way of facilities.

Also on a personal level, Kate stated, ” I am a 1980 graduate of ORR. When I was there, I ran the hurdles in track, I had those cinder pieces in my knees and legs all the time. When we went to other schools where they had better tracks, we simply were not competitive.  With the quality of athletes and students that we have in this area, it is time to restore ORR!”

BOLD Moves Real Estate are your tri-town experts.  We love living and working in our BOLDTowns.  Let us take the worry out of your real estate move.

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Events in the Tri-town This Week

There are lots of spring things to do in the tri-town this week. For more information and events, visit: https://sippican.theweektoday.com/calendar

Friday, April 26

Celebrate Arbor Day

There will be a 6 p.m. celebration of Arbor Day at the Dexter Lane Ballfield in Rochester.

Saturday, April 27 

Visit a vernal pool. 

The Mattapoisett Land Trust will host a visit to a vernal pool to complete certification of the pool. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the property on Prospect Road, about half a mile from Route 6.

Hear a poet. 

The Mattapoisett Library will host poet and teacher Dzivinia Orlowsky at 3 p.m.

Work with glass. 

The Rochester Senior Center will host a sea glass crafts fundraiser at 1 p.m. at 67 Dexter Road. The fundraiser is $40, with all materials included.

Go to dinner. 

The Mattapoisett Lions Club is holding a Senior Dinner at noon at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church (27 Church Street).

Sunday, April 28 

Hear candidates speak. 

The League of Women voters will host a 1 p.m. event to allow Mattapoisett candidates and the Fire Station renovation committee to speak to Mattapoisett voters.

Hear music. 

In the mood for some music? The Sippican Choral Society will present a concert of music from the 40s at 4 p.m. at Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion.

Eat dinner, learn about local birds.

Enjoy quahog chowder supper at the Alewives Anonymous annual meeting about alewives Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane. The dinner will cost $5 for non-members and will be free for members who have paid their dues.

Monday, April 29

Listen to “Cedar Beach”.

The MAC New Plays Program will open with a free staged reading of Cedar Beach by Mark Howland from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marion Art Center. A feedback session between the audience and playwright will follow the reading.

Tuesday, April 30

Learn about famous artists.

Learn how to see art in new way by observing and learning about the work of famous artists such as Picasso and Monet. The lecture is at the Marion Art Center from 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 2

Meet Marion candidates.

Come meet the candidates for Town Offices at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street onThursday May 2nd at 7 p.m.

A lot of fun activities happening in the tri-town this week.  Visit www.sippican.theweektoday.com for all your local news.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is your community experts.  Our agents live and work in your BOLDTown.  We can help take the worry and anxiety out of your real estate move.

Spring Housing Market

What’s going on in the Spring Market for first time home buyers?  Home price increases are slowing down and home prices are expected to rise only 2% in the next 12 months.

While inventory is growing, the bad news is the rising inventory is with higher priced luxury homes which have been slow to sell.  Inventory of lower priced homes- $250,000 and under is still slow to rise.  Many first-time home buyers have been priced out of the market.

There is some good news.  Interest rates have dipped and many buyers are getting out of the rental market and looking to buy.  The lower interest rates can make a difference in their buying power.

Interest rates are low, unemployment is low and there has been an increase in wage growth.   This is making many first-time home buyers take a chance at getting back into the buying market.  They may find that the market is less competitive than in the past.  There is still a trend to find the “perfect house” rather than one that is “good enough.”

Many lenders are trying to make it easier for buyers to become prequalified and be ready when the “perfect house” comes along.  With all the new technology, this makes it easier than ever for buyers.

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Easter Activities in the Tri-town

Easter Weekend was a busy time in the Tri-towns.  An Easter Festival was held in Rochester on Saturday at the First Congregational Church attended by over 385 kids.

Captain Bonney’s Ice Cream, Plumb Corner Market, the Rochester Lion’s Club, the Rochester Women’s Club, The Rochester Police Department, and Plumb Library all worked together with the church to provide a great day for the area children.  There were lots of activities and games to keep the kids occupied and hot dogs provided by Plumb Corner.  A lot of people came together to make it a great event.

Saturday, April 20th also found  the Mattapoisett Lions Club’s Easter Egg Hunt at Ned’s Point.  The event was rescheduled from last Saturday because of the weather.  Although, bad weather threatened, it held off for the kids to find 2.000 eggs in about two minutes.

The First Congregational Church of Marion held its Easter Sunrise Service at 6am at Silvershell Beach.  For the late risers, there was also an Easter service at 10am at the First Congregational Church in Marion.

Easter 2019 turned out to be a great day!

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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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