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  • 400 Atlantic Ave a Cohasset MA Waterfront Open House

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Cohasset  |  March 2, 2013 12:45 PM  |  418 views  |  No comments
    You are invited to my Open House at 400 Atlantic Avenue on Sunday March 3, 2012 from 1-3 PM.  Come see this great Cohasset MA Waterfront Home on nearly 1.5 Acres of land with direct frontage on Little Harbor.  For more details click on this link: 400 Atlantic Ave
  • 39 Julia Road Weymouth MA Single Family Home For Sale - MLS# 71382517

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Weymouth, In My Neighborhood in Weymouth, Property Q&A in Weymouth  |  May 14, 2012 8:38 PM  |  806 views  |  No comments

    This Weymouth MA single family home for sale is a Cape style property located at 39 Julia Road, Weymouth, MA 02191. It is listed by Bill Tierney at William Raveis Real Estate for $305,900. 39 Julia Road is an over-sized cape on a large private lot makes this home must see. With the potential for up to six bedrooms, this large cape offers more space than meets the eye. With some TLC to complete much of the recent upgrades this is your opportunity. This home offers a very flexible floor plan with a large kitchen and family area at the center of the home, put your finishing touches on this home and be in the home of your dreams. Move in for summer and enjoy your deck overlooking that large backyard.

    39 Julia Road Weymouth MA, Cape Home

    The exterior of 39 Julia Road is where the educated buyer will find value. This is a home that is wrapped in low maintenance vinyl siding with double insulated vinyl windows. Off the rear of the house is a large rear deck over looking a great and very private back yard.

    Interior of this Weymouth MA Single Family Home For Sale

    • Bathrooms: 2
    • Bedrooms: 5
    • Parking: 2 Off Street
    • Acres: .24

    The interior of 39 Julia Road in Weymouth MA is a home that lends itself to today's living. With some TLC this is a home that could have a great open floor plan. And it has three bedrooms on the main living floor including a first floor master bedroom. The remaining two bedrooms are tucked nicely out of the way and away from the main living area. The kitchen could stand an upgrade, but remains highly functional and the price of the home reflects such!

    Weymouth MA MLS#71382517 Summary

    39 Julia Road is the home for those looking to put their stamp on a home with out have to undo the work and expense of the previous buyer. With a little TLC this home with its choice location near all major forms of transportation is one to see. Deceptively large, and on a nice lot, there is more to this home than meets the eye!

    For more information on other Weymouth MA Homes for sale or for additional details on this particular Weymouth MA single family home for sale at 39 Julia Road Weymouth MA, contact Bill Tierney, REALTOR, by phone at 781-545-1533/617-653-1955 or by email atWilliam.Tierney@Raveis.com.

  • Short Sale Real Estate Transactions in Weymouth an Quincy MA

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Weymouth, Home Buying in Weymouth, Home Selling in Weymouth  |  May 23, 2011 7:39 PM  |  3,420 views  |  No comments

    Can you believe that between Weymouth MA and Quincy MA that there are currently twenty-six single family properties offered for sale as a Short Sale? And yet another thirty-one more condos to add to that number?  And twenty-eight properties in the last six months have been sold as completed as short sales?

    Well as much as it appears that the local real estate market has shown some signs improvement, and my Market Reports indicate the same, it also appears that there is no shortage of people who owe more than their home is worth - even locally.

    "Oh, that doesn't happen here."  We have all heard that before, that the bad news in the real estate market is in other communities, not in our backyard.  The facts don't lie, in the Plymouth area, there are over 57 homes for sale now that are short sales.  Short Sales may very well become part of the new normal.  And you owe it to yourself to learn about this market lexicon.

    What is a short sale?  In very simple terms, a short sale is a real estate transaction where the seller sells their home for less than is owed on the outstanding mortgage(s), and the lender agrees to release the mortgage on the property for less than the lender is owed.  Thus the lender is left with a short fall on the balance of the note.  In some cases the lender may well forgive this short fall, but not in all cases.  Also,  it is worth pointing out that lenders will not simply agree to a short sale simply because you owe more than your home is worth.  There needs to be a valid hardship before a lender will even consider allowing a short sale.  I have written a longer blog post called, "Massachusetts Short Sales, Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Don't".  This post covers the topic in much more detail.  I have also up loaded a video on Massachusetts Short Sales.

    When selling a home in and around Quincy MA, it pays to have a pro in your corner representing you.  And this is even more important when attempting a short sale.  Will your agent dominate Google with an Internet presence?  Click here to see a brief overview in my online marketing Flip Book Presentation. Here is list of Real Estate interview questions to ask when interviewing your agent, that will help you determine if you are hiring a successful broker or not!  Curious about a short sale because you owe more than your home is worth?  Go to MassForeclosureHelp.com and get answers to your questions.

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about Weymouth MA Short Sale Homes For Sale was provided by Bill Tierney, an Internet savvy REALTOR who covers the South Shore real estate market for Virtual Homes Real Estate. Bill can be reached via email at William.Tierney@VirtualHomes.com or by phone at 617-653-1955. Bill has been a licensed real estate agent for over seven years.

    Thinking of selling your home or condo? I have a passion for Real Estate and would love to share my marketing expertise! I specialize in leveraging today’s technology, such as social media, to maximize your home’s exposure.
    For Massachusetts and Quincy MA Homes for Sale and condos see
    Quincy MA Real Estate for Sale.

    Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder service.  I service the following towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Marshfield, Norwell, Weymouth, Quincy, Duxbury, and Kingston.  Click here to view Bill Tierney’s Real Estate Profile.

  • Condos for Sale in Scituate, MA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Scituate, Home Selling in Scituate  |  April 23, 2011 7:27 AM  |  3,340 views  |  No comments

    Scituate MA Condos for Sale

    Along the South Shore there is a little town known for its great beaches and sea coast lifestyle.  Take a ride around Scituate village through harbor front and head towards the Scituate Light House and it is hard to miss thow Scituate's proximity to the water is deeply entrenched in this town's roots.  The town has the quintessential New England Sea Side Charm that has been captured in movies and coffee table books alike. And this would lead one to think that the housing stock is made up of nothing more than quaint New England homes.  Surely this is what attracts many to the town, there is a surprising amount of choice with it comes to condo living.  Condos for Sale in Scituate MA come in a great variety from higher end waterfront addresses, to golf course abutting units, to some great smaller associations peppered through out the community that allow you to enjoy all that Scituate MA has to offer, without the complexities of single family home ownership.

    Scituate MA Condos for Sale by Association Type or Size

    If you were to take a drive around Scituate MA you would find condo associations in almost every architectural style, and association size.  There some simple two unit associations offering ways to enjoy a location with shared expense. And then there are the moderate associations offering the benefits of shared costs for pools, and tennis courts and things of the like.  Lastly, Scituate offers some luxury condos offering marinas, ocean views and even door man buildings, giving you the ultimate in ease of living.   Some Scituate condos for sale are in associations on direct waterfront, harbor front, and long some of the area golf courses, or in the west of town abutting the woods.  Chances are, Scituate has the condo you desire.

    For a driving tour of Scituate MA Condos for Sale around town you will find some newer condos over looking scenic Scituate Harbor.  Leaving south out of the village you will find a medium association over looking the beach, or around the corner from there, those that abut the Scituate Country Club.  You could head across town and find a nice association across the street from the library, or on the other side of town ocean front condos in the Minot section of town, and lots of choices in between.  Unit size, amenities, and budget often determine one’s desire for a particular association.

    Looking for a Scituate MA Condo for sale?

    As a writer I could expand on my knowledge of Scituate’s condos and this would be a lengthy bit of writing.  I have a passion for a great water view.  Like Frederick Law Olmsted, I believe that the water holds a calming effect.  I am always in awe when I see potential buyers stop and stand still for a moment to take in one of those quintessential Scituate Harbor views, or  the Northern view towards Minot’s Lighthouse and its 1-4-3 signal.  It is these tremendous views that are so very difficult to replicate, and why those that love condo living rave about them so very much.  At any given time there are a number of unique condos for sale in Scituate MA.  Click here preview a list of  Scituate MA Condos for Sale.  If I can answer any additional questions about condos for sale in Scituate MA, I would welcome the opportunity to have such a discussion.

    To learn more about the Scituate MA Real Estate market, read my Scituate MA Market Reports.

    About the author:The above Real Estate information about Scituate MA Condos For Sale was provided by Bill Tierney, a highly respected name in real estate who covers the South Shore real estate market for Virtual Homes Real Estate. Bill can be reached via email at William.Tierney@VirtualHomes.com or by phone at 617-653-1955. Bill has been a licensed real estate agent for over seven years.

    Thinking of selling your home or condo? I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I specialize in leveraging today’s technology, such as social media, to maximize your home’s exposure.
    For Massachusetts and Scituate MA Real Estate and condos see Scituate MA Real Estate For Sale.

    Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder service.  I service the following towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Marshfield, Norwell, Weymouth, Quincy, Duxbury, and Kingston.  Click here to view Bill Tierney’s Real Estate Profile

  • Waterfront Houses for Sale In Marshfield, MA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Marshfield  |  April 23, 2011 7:16 AM  |  3,390 views  |  No comments

    Marshfield MA Waterfront Houses For Sale

    In the Greater Boston Area, one of the best kept secrets are the beaches of Marshfield MA, and the waterfront houses that neighbor those long sandy beaches.  Located along the coast just south of Boston is a quaint community called Marshfield MA. Here is a town which boasts some of best waterfront homes in the region, but Marshfield residents would rather keep it a secret and have you continue down Route 3 and clog up the Cape Cod Beaches.  In Marshfield MA, Waterfront Houses for sale can be found to suit almost every budget.  There are the multiple beach areas starting in the south and moving north you will find names such as Green Harbor, Brant Rock, Ocean Bluff, Rexhame, and Humarock, not to mention the homes that look over the North and South Rivers.  Each of these areas of town are a classic beach community in, and of, themselves.  However each has its own distinct feel; drawing on its proximity to the water and neighborhood.

    Marshfield Airportrexhame beachmarshfield

    Proximity to the Water, and Home Styles

    The long sandy coast of Marshfield, MA has some great stretches of beaches.  Some stretches of beach are of the finest sand with the homes comfortably back from the fury of mother nature, others, simply sit atop a bulkhead abutting the beach.  Over time Mother Nature has played games with the coast altering it to whatever fashion she so desires.  So from season to season the beach shapes vary in size, shape, and texture.  If you are comfortable with this concept, as many Marshfield residents are, there can be no place better to call home.  And the views can be second to none.  Some houses can be found abutting a seawall, standing on the ocean’s edge,  while other houses sit on stilts so that the ocean can wash under it in periods of higher tides.  Still others sit on a cliff with commanding ocean views.  Preference and budget usually play a large factor in selecting one’s proximity to the water.

    Waterfront Houses for Sale in Marshfield MA by Housing Stock

    So if you desire to live Waterfront in Marshfield MA, be prepared to pay several hundred thousand dollars to several million dollars.  At the lower end of the aforementioned spectrum are the summer cottages, generally in close proximity to one another.  These are more common in Brant Rock and Green Harbor.  As you move north up towards Rehame and Humarock you can move further from the water, and from your neighbors.  At the upper end of this spectrum, you can find a spacious houses of several thousand square feet on a relatively large plots of land with fewer neighbors.  If you desire a particular architectural style, chances are that you will find it.  Marshfield’s waterfront houses come in almost every style, from the turn of the century cottage, to the contemporary.  There is usually plenty to choose from for even the most discerning buyer.

    If you would like to see which particular houses, or condos,  are offered for sale, simply click on Marshfiled MA Waterfront Homes to see your choices.  If I can answer any additional questions about a particular home, or Marshfield MA in general, please feel free to give me a call or email.

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about Marshfield MA Waterfront Homes was provided by Bill Tierney, a highly respected name in real estate who covers the South Shore real estate market for Virtual Homes Real Estate. Bill can be reached via email at William.Tierney@VirtualHomes.com or by phone at 617-653-1955. Bill has been a licensed real estate agent for over seven years.

  • Scituate MA Antique Houses for Sale

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Scituate  |  April 1, 2011 8:09 AM  |  3,310 views  |  1 comment

    Antique Houses for Sale in Scituate MA

    The quintessential New England seaside fishing village charm that makes Scituate MA such a distinctive place to live comes in part from the vast collection of antique houses that comprise the Scituate MA real estate housing stock.  Scituate just would not be Scituate without all of the charming antique houses that dot the landscape of the community.  To get a good feel for the variety and quality of antique houses in Scituate MA just take a drive down Gannett Avenue toward the water  from Route 3A into the Minot area of town.  Along the way you will see antique houses of almost every age and style.

    Scituate MA Antique Houses by Architectural Style
    If you were to take a tour around Scituate from Minot to Humarock, you will find almost every architectural style.  Scituate boasts some real historical treasures from the 1600′s and 1700′s.  These houses feature character and construction from the hand-hewn days of construction.  Quite often these are smaller Cape Cod style homes, with exposed beams, wide pine flooring, and a beehive fire place at the center of the home.   Moving into the later 1700′s and early 1800′s Scituate offers some fabulous antique colonial houses built for the sea captains and fishermen of a bygone local economy.  These are larger, stately handsome homes, and are usually very sought after in the Scituate real estate market.  Lastly the late 1800′s with the advent of machine tooled materials bring us those wonderful “gingerbread” homes of the Victorian era.  Machine turned wood working bought us many fine details, that enabled builders of the period to produce homes with great detail, and option once only a choice for the very wealthy.  The amount of Victorian housing stock in Scituate is abundant.  Many of these homes have been restored or maintained to showcase the splendor of their details.

    Looking for an Antique House in Scituate MA?

    As a writer I could expand on my knowledge of Antique Houses and this would be a lengthy bit of writing.  I have a passion for the uniqueness of period homes.  As someone once said to me while pointing out a character feature in a antique home, “In an new house, this would be a flaw, but since this is an antique home, we call that charm.”  It is that charm that is so very difficult to replicate, and why those that love antique houses crave them so very much.  At any given time there are a number of antique houses for sale in Scituate MA.  Click here preview a list of  Antique Homes for Sale in Scituate MA If I can answer any additional questions about antique homes for sale in Scituate, I would welcome the opportunity to have such a discussion.

    About the author:The above Real Estate information about antique houses in Scituate MA was provided by Bill Tierney, a highly respected name in real estate who covers the South Shore real estate market for Virtual Homes Real Estate. Bill can be reached via email at William.Tierney@VirtualHomes.com or by phone at 617-653-1955. Bill has been a licensed real estate agent for over seven years.

    Thinking of selling your home or condo? I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I specialize in leveraging today’s technology, such as social media, to maximize your home’s exposure.
    For Massachusetts and Scituate MA Real Estate and condos see Scituate MA Real Estate For Sale.

    Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder service.  I service the following towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Marshfield, Norwell, Weymouth, Quincy, Duxbury, and Kingston.  Click here to view Bill Tierney’s Real Estate Profile

  • Who Said every Seller needs to sell NOW?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Scituate, Home Buying in Scituate  |  March 29, 2011 10:35 AM  |  3,365 views  |  1 comment
    Would somebody please tell me why so many buyers think that ALL sellers are accept to sell and need to sell yesterday?  Okay, I will agree that there has been some bad press in the past few years that could lead one to think the market is so dead that each and every buyer is a rarity, more scarce than a blue lobster?  Yes there are motivated sellers in the market.  I have no doubt about that.

    But I need to know why buyers think everyone will fire sale their house and accept a less than fair offer?  Buyers need to stop thinking that their ridiculous low ball offer will gain traction.  Would the same buyer accept that offer if the buyer were in the seller's shoes? 

    I am all for a "low ball" offer that is on the fair side of reasonable for a home that is over priced.  It makes all the sense in the world to offer 95 cents on the dollar for a home that is being marketed at 125 cents on the dollar. It could give the seller's agent the excuse to bring his/her seller back to reality.  But if a seller won't accept a fair offer, then you can walk away.

    What I am talking about today, is buyers who have been shown comps by their buyer's agent that justify the offering price, or even a price near the offer. Why then do some buyers insist on offering 70 cents on the dollar?  They wouldn't sell at those prices, why would the current seller?  If a house is fairly priced and is getting good traffic, where is the motivation from the seller to accept a low ball offer?

    I know the press has been trashing real estate as an asset class for nearly half a decade now, but at least in my local market, the recent sales are beginning to tell another story.  I am becoming a strong believer that buyer's agent's like myself, need to educate our buyers about a well thought out bidding strategy that is productive for all parties involved.  If we don't do this, we will only spin other people's wheels and waste their time.


    About the author: 
    The above Real Estate information about Buyer's Agency was provided by Bill Tierney, a highly respected name in real estate who covers the South Shore real estate market for Virtual Homes Real Estate.  Bill can be reached via email at William.Tierney@VirtualHomes.com or by phone at 617-653-1955. Bill has been a licensed real estate agent for over seven years.

    Thinking of selling your home or condo? I have a passion for Real Estate and would love to share my marketing expertise! I specialize in leveraging today’s technology, such as social media, to maximize your home’s exposure.
    For Massachusetts and Scituate MA Homes for Sale and condos see Scituate MA Real Estate For Sale.

    Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder service.  I service the following towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Marshfield, Norwell, Weymouth, Quincy, Duxbury, and Kingston.  Click here to view Bill Tierney’s Real Estate Profile.

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