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  • Cohasset MA Average Price Of Homes Sold for Single Family Homes Sold During the Full Year

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Cohasset  |  November 8, 2011 5:25 AM  |  3,182 views  |  No comments

    Cohasset MA is one of the premier towns along Boston's South Shore. A town well known for its excellent school system as well as its many scenic vistas. People gravitate to Cohasset MA for its high quality of life and for its quintessential New England Seaside Village charm. Below are the real estate market statistics for Cohasset MA average price of homes sold for single family homes soldfor the full year as compared over the last four years.

    Cohasset MA Average Price Of Homes Sold for Single Family Homes Sold

    The average price of homes sold in Cohasset MA for single family homes sold during the full year was $867,183 in 2010. This was a -0.01% change from $867,235 in 2009. Prior to that, it decreased -0.51% from $871,703 (in 2008) to $867,235 (in 2009).

    Single Family Average Price Of Homes Sold

    2010 $867,183
    2009 $867,235
    2008 $871,703
    2007 $953,848

    Cohasset MA Real Estate Market Outlook

    The Cohasset MA Real Estate Market is showing clear signs of stabilization with the average sales price now in a tight range. However a closer look at the numbers will show that the lower and middle price range of the market continues occupy much of the market activity. Also appropriately priced homes are finding buyers quickly as today's internet savvy buyers have a good feel for value. Please let me know how I can help you. The Cohasset MA average price of homes sold for single family homes sold was compiled by Bill Tierney at Virtual Homes Real Estate. Contact Bill at 800-856-2479 or wmtierney2000@yahoo.com for other Cohasset real estate market statistics. The information above was obtained from public records and the MLS Property Information Network, Inc., and are meant to provide a general overview of the market. This information is not guaranteed accurate and may not include every single single family sold (private or outside of MLS) in the Cohasset market.

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about The Cohasset MA Market Report 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 and has extensive experience in Cohasset MA Buyer Agency.

    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 Cohasset MA Homes for Sale and condos see Cohasset 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 Norwell.  Click here to view Bill Tierney’s Real Estate Profile.

  • 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  |  3,424 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.

  • Who Said every Seller needs to sell NOW?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Scituate, Home Buying in Scituate  |  March 29, 2011 10:35 AM  |  3,366 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.

  • 224 South Main Street, Cohasset MA Real Estate For Sale - Just Listed!

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Cohasset, Home Buying in Cohasset  |  March 29, 2011 6:02 AM  |  3,449 views  |  1 comment

    You are seeing it here first!  I have just listed a fine piece of Cohasset  MA Real Estate ~ I Just LISTED 224 South Main Street, in Cohasset MA just outside of the village, and a short walk to the North Scituate T Stop. This highly desirable South Main Street location is listed at $949,00 by Bill Tierney of Virtual Homes Real Estate. This is the newest edition to Cohasset MA Homes for Sale will post in MLS on the first of April.

    Pictures of 224 South Main Street, Cohasset, MA

    You will find that this marquee home is a packed with much more than meets the eye!  224 South Main Street is not your run of the mill 3 bedroom, 3 bath home.  It is a recently renovated, extraordinarily well thought out 2,424 square foot home with an efficient use of space and packed with high-end features at every turn.  The property is located on prestigious South Main Street and only a short walk to either the Harbor or the village, and its many local fine eating and retailing establishments.  The condition of this home leaves very little to complain about  given the fact the seller did a total renovation and rebuild in 2007.  It is the closest thing to new construction without being actually 100% new.

    As you walk across the mahogany front farmers porch towards the front door you are welcomed to a classic New England home.  The exterior is designed to be ultra low maintenance yet it still boasts a traditional look, with James Hardie Siding, and Azek Trim.  The interior of the  home consists of light and bright rooms all in a size to enjoy without feeling cramped, and these rooms are finished with custom door and window casings.  The living room offers ample living space and is just steps from the kitchen and its attached family room.  Opposite  the living room is a den.  This room could easily convert to a first floor master on the main living level, since it is complete with a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom on the first floor.

    The kitchen boasts new cabinetry,  new laminate counters, new appliances and a recently installed hardwood flooring. There is also a full island that contains  an eat-at-counter. The kitchen is the heart of this home, sharing the multiple windows of the family room, and just around the corner from the rear door mudroom and laundry closet.  Off the kitchen, and adjoining the living room, is a spectacular dining room, ready for entertaining! The 1st floor hosts a conveniently located full bath room.  Below all this is a full basement that houses the new gas boiler and the brains of its 10 zones of radiant heat (almost one for every room).  The basement also offers great potential for storage, and easy access to the outside from a bulkhead.

    The 2nd floor includes three spacious bedrooms each with great closet space.  All the bedrooms offer more quarter sawn oak flooring and great sunlight that streams through the rooms via the new  Anderson Thermopane true divided-light double pane windows with low maintenance clad on the exterior.  Both the master bathroom and the second full bathroom offer granite counters and marble flooring with Kohler fixtures.

    The other terrific features with this choice Cohasset MA home include a great private back yard behind the four car garage.  The home boasts four off street parking spaces just steps from the rear door.

    In total there are 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms.  Behind the home is a four car detached garage. The lot is 16,726 square feet. And the taxes are $10,822 in FY 2010.

    For more information on 224 South Main Street go to http://224southmainstreet.ePropertySites.com

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about 224 South Main Street 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 Cohasset MA Homes for Sale and condos see Cohasset 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.

  • 5 Royal Crest Unit 8 Randolph MA Just Sold!

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Randolph, Home Buying in Randolph, Home Selling in Randolph  |  March 17, 2011 9:19 AM  |  969 views  |  No comments

    Randolph MA Real Estate 5 Royal Crest Unit 8 - Just Sold!

    5 Royal Crest, Randolph, MA

    Randolph MA Condos for Sale ~ Just Sold 5 Royal Crest Unit 8 Randolph Massachusetts. Listed at $74,900 and sold at $64,950  by Bill Tierney Virtual Homes Real Estate. Closed on March 15, 2011.

    Here is a transaction where I helped a first time home buyer become a homeowner.

    A “fixer upper” or in need of some TLC so far as condos go is what you would call this Randolph MA Condo.  However it had the benefit of being in a strong condo association with a healthy ratio of owners to investors.

    This was a bank owned property, or a foreclosure.  It had been on the market or over 150 days before the buyer toured the unit.  It was in need of upgrades in both the bathroom and kitchen.  As well as a good coat of paint and new carpeting.  But in the market of Randolph MA condos for sale, this was one of the least expensive units offered for sale at the time.

    The attraction with this Royal Crest unit home is the easy in/easy out location in which it is located. The Royal Crest Condo association provides simple access to routes 128, 95, and 93 since the association is located on Route 28 a few minutes south of Route 93.  The association is well maintained with a pool and deeded parking too.

    This particular unit had a total of four rooms, one bedroom and one full bath. There was approximately 663 square feet. The unit also has one deeded parking space.

    While this unit did need some work, the recent sales in the association certainly support a complete renovation of the unit.

    The property was a great opportunity for a first time home buyer to come and take a condo in need of a lot of a little TLC and make something out of it. These are the kind of opportunities that first time home buyers love!

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about Randolph 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 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 Randolph MA Condos for Sale and condos see Randolph 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.

  • Real Estate Market Report for Hingham MA for February 2011

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Hingham, Home Buying in Hingham, Home Selling in Hingham  |  March 17, 2011 8:54 AM  |  889 views  |  No comments


    prestigious Harbor looking back towards Hingham Square

    Sold Hingham MA Single Family Homes Report for February 2011

    One of the South Shore's most prestegious names is Hingham MA.  A town with well deserved panache, as it boasts some of the finest living in the area.

    In February of 2011 there were 9 homes that closed within the month for Hingham Massachusetts. This is a increase of 4 units, as there were 5 homes that closed in February of 2010.

    The Average list price for the homes that closed in Hingham for February of 2010 was $521,944

    The Average list price for the homes that closed in Hingham for February of 2011 was $626,780

    The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Hingham for February of 2010 was $605,000

    The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Hingham for February of 2011 was $488,944

    The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Hingham in February of 2010 was 237 days.

    The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Hingham February of 2011 was 126 days.

     There are 12 homes under agreement in Hingham Massachusetts in the month of February. The average list price of the homes that went under agreement was $571,794. The average time on the market for these Hingham MA homes was 175 days.

    In 2010 there were 217 Single Family Real Estate transactions in Hingham. In 2009 there were 189 Single Family Real Estate transactions.

    ** The above statistics are for single family homes only and do not include condo’s or Multi-family homes in Hingham Massachusetts.

    In comparing year over year longer term data for Hingham MA, there was a trend towards more stability in market values. The average days on the market decreased significantly.

    Hingham remains an excellent town for both 1st time home buyers as well as those wishing to move up into the mid ranges of the market.

    Below are market reports for other towns in the Hingham area:

    Selling a home in Hingham Massachusetts or other South Shore Towns is heavily dependant on pricing your home properly and picking an agent that will create an “online market presence” for your home. As a home seller, you need to be aware that the market in Hingham and many other South Shore communities has changed over the last five years. We are no longer in a seller’s market. When selling a home in Hingham Massachusetts, it pays to have a pro in your corner representing you.

    When selling a home in Hingham MA, it pays to have a pro in your corner representing you. Here are some Real Estate interview questions to ask when interviewing your agent, that will help you determine if you are hiring a successful broker or not!

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about Hingham MA Homes 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 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 Hingham MA Homes for Sale and condos see Hingham 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.

  • February 2011 Real Estate Market Report for Scituate MA

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Scituate, Home Buying in Scituate, Home Selling in Scituate  |  March 17, 2011 8:42 AM  |  688 views  |  No comments

    Real Estate Market Report Scituate MA, February 2011

    Scituate Light House

    Sold Scituate Single Family Homes Report for February 2011

    Spring is arriving soon, and those long beach walks soon won't be so brisk.  There are few better suburbs to enjoy summer from your own backyard as you can do in Scituate MA.  Here is what is happening in the Scituate MA Real Estate Market.

    In February of 2011 there were 9 homes that closed within the month for Scituate Massachusetts. This is a decrease of 1 unit, as there were 10 homes that closed in February of 2010.

    The Average list price for the homes that closed in Scituate for February of 2010 was $660,875

    The Average list price for the homes that closed in Scituate for February of 2011 was $654,978

    The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Scituate for February of 2010 was $568,806

    The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Scituate for February of 2011 was $606,865

    The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Scituate in February of 2010 was 130 days.

    The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Scituate February of 2011 was 110 days.

     There were 7 homes under agreement in Scituate Massachusetts in the month of February. The average list price of the homes that went under agreement was $498,129. The average time on the market for these Scituate MA homes was 124 days.

    In 2010 there were 193 Single Family Real Estate transactions in Scituate. In 2009 there were 156 Single Family Real Estate transactions.

    ** The above statistics are for single family homes only and do not include condo’s or Multi-family homes in Scituate Massachusetts.

    In comparing year over year longer term data for Scituate MA, there was a trend towards more stability in market values. The average days on the market decreased significantly while prices increased.

    Scituate remains an excellent town for both 1st time home buyers as well as those wishing to move up into the mid ranges of the market.  Many of Scituate neighborhoods are short walk to the beach.

    Below are market reports for other towns in the Scituate area:

    Selling a home in Scituate Massachusetts or other South Shore Towns is heavily dependant on pricing your home properly and picking an agent that will create an “online market presence” for your home. As a home seller, you need to be aware that the market in Scituate and many other South Shore communities has changed over the last five years. We are no longer in a seller’s market. When selling a home in Scituate Massachusetts, it pays to have a pro in your corner representing you.

    When selling a home in Hingham MA, it pays to have a pro in your corner representing you. Here are some Real Estate interview questions to ask when interviewing your agent, that will help you determine if you are hiring a successful broker or not!

    About the author: The above Real Estate information about Scituate MA Homes 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 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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