Abington, MA Real Estate News

By Janet Murray, Realtor Weymouth MA & South Shore Home Sales
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
There’s No Place Like Home...especially when it features an inviting front Farmer’s Porch! Nicely tucked into the end of the Cul-De-Sac, this pretty house and neighborhood feels nestled away yet offers the convenience of easy access to most everything.Lovely decorative touches throughout along with the easy living floor plan creates an immediate sense of welcome, and can’t you just imagine yourself cooking or entertaining in this wonderfully open kitchen/dining space?  Enjoy your outdoor surroundings and relish the feeling of privacy that expands as the greenery of Spring foliage pops through. The large 2 tiered deck features the bonus of an overhead retractable awning for shade. Feel like an adventure? With the entrance to Ames Nowell State Park just one mile away, you can readily hea...
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By Suzanne Cutler, 617-549-5829, Braintree MA, Realtor, Real Estate
(Success! Real Estate)
 Don't miss this charming 2 bedroom home for $289,900.  Open House on Sunday, March 4th 1-3pm.Suzanne Cutler, Success! Real Estate - 617-549-5829For more pictures, click below:https://flic.kr/s/aHsktR47ED 
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By Brigitte von Weiss
(an Expertise in Estate Planning and Elder Law )
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA. Website:  vonweisslaw.com There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties. Example:  Mr. and Mrs. Abington have "I love you" wills whereby they leave everything to each other and they each have a taxable estat...
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By Brigitte von Weiss
(an Expertise in Estate Planning and Elder Law )
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  Website:  vonweisslaw.com  What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?    Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.   The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.              What are the income and asset rules for Waiver Program?  Under the Waiver program, there is no income limit.  However, if the elder’s gross monthly income exceeds the thresho...
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By Brigitte von Weiss
(an Expertise in Estate Planning and Elder Law )
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  Website:  vonweisslaw.com  What is the Home Care Program?   The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers. Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also known as Adult Family Care), Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC), or Program for All-Inclusive Care (PACE); and have been assessed and determined to be in need of in-home serv...
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By Brigitte von Weiss
(an Expertise in Estate Planning and Elder Law )
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  Website:  vonweisslaw.com The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.  I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"    The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under the Will and any nominations appointing the former spouse were void.  The prior law was sometimes problematic.  For example, under the old law, the stepchildren pote...
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By Brigitte von Weiss
(an Expertise in Estate Planning and Elder Law )
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA. Website:  vonweisslaw.com What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?   A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement.  The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.   In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC provides that the surviving spouse is entitled to the entire estate in two circumstances.  The first circumstance is where there are no stepchildren or descendants of stepchildren, i.e., all...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Abington MA Real Estate Market Stats   Home Prices in Abington MA The median homes sales prices in Abington MA have been fairly steady since the summer of 2011, but are up 10.9% from year ago levels. If you're considering buying a home, you can still find deals on homes in Abington. Having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. A low inventory of homes on the market could suggest that homes are selling fairly quickly. While the median number of days homes in Abington are on the market until sold is the same as they were a year ago, many of the good listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. If you're thinking of buying a home in Abington, don’t wait on the sidelines for too long. It's a seller's market in Abington right now, and home owners can...
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
An Abington MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase from the Seller or Seller's agent. Since MA Home Inspector licensing in 2001, a consumer must have a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement with a Real Estate Broker or Salesperson before the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson can refer a home inspector.Without a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement, the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson may only refer the buyer to the list of all MA Home Inspectors from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors.Finding your Abington MA Home Inspector from the list of all MA home inspectors can be quite a challenge. An internet search for "Abington MA Home Inspector" ma...
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A home inspector working in Abington MA is required to perform a home inspection to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice. A copy of the standard will be provided to the client by the home inspector. A copy of the Massachusetts Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers sheet will be provide by the seller or seller's representative.The MA Home Inspector Standards of Practice is written for the professional home inspector. United Inspection Service has created some easy to read Consumer Information Sheets illustrating what is included and excluded in a Standard MA home inspection. Clear client communications (3c) are one of our core values. See the easy to read one page consumer information sheets for each of the systems in a MA Home Inspection.Visit the Abington MA Home Inspec...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
You don't have to travel to Boston to see a great St. Patrick's Day Parade. Abington, MA will hold its annual St.Patrick's day Parade on March 20th.  The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Abington town center. The Abington St. Patrick's Day Parade is a wonderful aletrnative to the Boston parade.  This year, there will be 12 marching bands, 5 bagpipe bands, 4 high school bands and 2 drum corps.  In addition, a variety of floats will be featured. Melissa A. Juarez ~ Broker/Owner MBBA, LLC If you are a potential home buyer and you are interested in Abington, please contact me to start receiving listings and open house schedules.  Let's connect today and we can begin visiting homes tomorrow.  I can answer any other questions you may have regarding schools, public transportation, houses of wors...
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By Lew Mc Conkey, Real Estate tailored to you.
(Coletta Cutler Realty, Inc.)
In the coming days, we’ll be doing an overview of the home selling market in Abington, Whitman, Hanson, East Bridgewater and Brockton. Today, it’s Abington’s turn. In October of 2010 there were just 5 homes that closed within the month for $1,426,400 for Abington, Massachusetts. This was an decrease of 2 units as there were 7 homes that closed in October of 2009.The Average list price for the homes that closed in October of 2009 was $266,310The Average list price for the homes that closed in October of 2010 was $303,320The Average sale price for the homes that closed in October of 2009 was $262,065The Average sale price for the homes that closed in October of 2010 was $413,791The Average Market time for the homes that closed in October of 2009 was 88 days.The Average Market time for th...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Acting Library Director Deborah Grimmett said the Abington, MA library has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Target in support of the library’s popular children’s drop-in story hour. “The Library Trustees and I are thrilled we were able to find additional sources of funding which will provide books for the children’s collection and support the story-hour program,” Grimmett said. The grant will also provide music and craft materials for the program, which is open to children ages 3 to 5 every Monday at 11 a.m. Registration is not required and the fall session will begin on Oct. 4. Drop-In Story Hour and other early literacy programs at the library are designed around the developmental needs of preschool children and organized using guidelines from the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks,...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for August 16, 2010 - Improving, or...? Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today: What Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% MBS coupon opened at 102.66 this morning - the same as Friday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.0% MBS coupon was trading at 102.94 - up 9/32 from its opening. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be up to 0.25 points better in price this morning as compared to Friday. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.0% coupon over the past 30 days from 7-17-2010 to 8-16-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affect...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Trend in Home Sales in Abington MA - Improving, or...? Home prices in Abington on average are rising! Home prices have risen 8.2% since July of 2009. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Abington MA is $352,515, up 0.3% from a month ago. Compare this to the current median sales price of $257,000 - where half of sales are above this amount and half below it. Prices of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes are all up from year ago levels. Prices of 2 bedroom homes are up 29.2% while prices of 3 bedroom homes are up 11.3% and 4 bedroom homes are up 6.5% from year ago levels. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Abington MA over the past year through July 2010: Abington Recently Sold Homes The number of sales for all homes have been rising since Janua...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Abington Massachusetts Homes and Condos Sold in 2009 Single Family Home Sales The Abington, MA real estate market report indicates that there were 112 homes sold in 2009 as compared to 83 in 2008. This represents a 35% increase in the number of homes sold. The average sales price changed from $312704 in 2008 to $324856 in 2009, a 9% decrease in value. The days on market changed -43 % from 148  to 112.   Visit Abington MA real estate for information about the community, relocation, demographics, MLS search, home buying and selling guides. Condominium Sales The Abington, MA condominium market data indicates that there were 39 condos sold in 2009 as compared to 47 in 2008. This represents a 17% decrease in the number of condos sold. The average sales price changed from $236357 in 2008 to $...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Abington MA Through April 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Abington have increased 23.7% over the past year through April 2010, but have depreciated 15.2% over the past 5 years. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Abington MA is $356,626, while the current median sales price is $282,000. The median sales price is the price at which one half of the homes sold above that amount, and one half of the homes sold below that amount. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Abington MA over the past 5 years Abington Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Abington MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Abington Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home or condo i...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Abington, Massachusetts is a small bedroom community. The town was famous as part of the shoe industry and, as recently as 1986, had a working dairy farm. Today, though the town's roots in manufacturing and agriculture have given way to a primarily residential community character, several small and medium size businesses flourish within the boundaries of the quiet town. The town was founded in 1712 and although it has experienced substantial growth over the last several decades, the community retains a great deal of open space and a rural feeling. Residents are proud of the parks and recreation facilities, including Island Grove Pond and Park, The Dyer Museum, and Ames Nowell State Park. In addition, the growth of the town has not diminished the local spirit. There are several active ci...
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