Duxbury, MA Real Estate News

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By Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.
(Top Agent Plus)
Do you want to know what happened in the real estate market for single family homes and condominiums in Duxbury MA? Here is a brief overview of sales activity and inventory levels through December.Home Sales Data for Duxbury MA 02332 12 single family homes sold in Dec 2014 vs. 20 in Nov 2014 = 40% drop 12 single family homes sold in Dec 2014 vs.13 in Dec 2013 = 7.7% drop 5 condominium homes sold in Dec 2014 vs. 2 in Nov 2014 = 150% rise 5 condominium homes sold in Dec 2014 vs 5 in Dec 2013 = 0% change  Median selling price for single family homes in Duxbury was at $467,000 in December which was down from $553,000 in November, and $550,000 in December of 2013. Median sales price for condominiums were at $285,000 which was down from $302,000 in November, and much lower than last December'...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
The Chandler Quadrangle is an area that contains about 800 single-family homes. In 2013, 30 of those homes changed hands. I've included two lists, sorted by price and by address, below, showing the particulars of each sale.  There are four homes for sale in the Chandler Quadrangle now (February 25, 2014). That's pretty low, suggesting correctly that properly prepared, properly priced homes are attracting willing and able buyers to this attractive and popular area. There are few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market. 30 single-family homes sold in the Chandler Quadrangle in 2013 232 homes sold in all of Duxbury in 2013 if you'd like a list of all the Duxbury home sales in 2013, pleas...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
When you want to sell your house for the most money and in the shortest time, there simply isn't any alternative: choosing Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Duxbury is your best business decision, hands down. Being able to leverage the unparalleled expertise, talents and resources of my office and the firm as a whole is the main reason I choose to work with Coldwell Banker in Duxbury. Size matters when you are looking for results, and there is no substitute for the best knowledge, support and cooperation in the area, and perhaps in the industry. This chart illustrates the enormous chasm between the results in my office and every other brokerage house in Duxbury. If this were an election, it would be a landslide. We sell nearly two-thirds of all the listings we take, and we take m...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
In January 2014, Duxbury's real estate market was much more active than the previous January, with 16 closed transactions compared to five in January 2013.  Prices paid were in line with the 2013 averages. So while prices don't seem to be rising much, properly prepared, properly priced homes are attracting willing and able buyers. There are few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market. 16 single-family homes sold in December up from 11 in December and 6 in January 2013 a list with details about each sale appears below 232 homes sold in Duxbury in 2013 if you'd like a list of all the sales in 2013, please write me here There are some lovely homes available in Duxbury right now The listi...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
For the second week of February, I'll be on a cruise from Miami to Tortola and around the Caribbean. Now, I wouldn't go on an ordinary cruise. This is no ordinary cruise. Cayamo is music 24/7. The musicians this year include Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Miller, Todd Snider, Jim Lauderdale, David Bromberg, Chuck Cannon, Kat Edmonson, Elephant Revival and about twenty other acts. Past years when I've been on the cruise have included Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffith, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and a lot more. The main acts perform concerts at night. Three shows while the other 2/3s of the passengers eat dinner. (No act performs three times in the same night! This isn't Memphis!) There are stages everywhere around t...
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By John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast
(RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC)
This is the third market update as a service to clients and prospects.  We are providing home sale data across the markets we cover in Plymouth County & Cape Cod.  Today is DUXBURY, MA.  We will compare Q4 2013 vs. the start of the new year January Month To Date (MTD) 2014.  We expect Data to still point to weakness in terms of sales vs. inventory or homes for sale and prices to rise through 2014.  Here is a brief recap:    (Point Bridge Duxbury, MA)   DUXBURY Closed Sales -  (45 or 15/mo.) Q4 2013 down  -27%  January MTD 2014 (11, SFR) Homes For Sale -      Inventory (228 or 76/mo.) Q4 2013, down  -13%  January MTD 2014 (66) Median Sale Price -   ($543,000) Q4 2013 up  1.3%  January MTD 2014 ($550,000) Avg. Days on Mkt -   Q4 2013 (166) up  23%  January MTD 2014 (205) Avg. Discount Li...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Duxbury home price appreciation - 10 year chart   Here's a very helpful graph! It shows how Duxbury home prices climbed in the early years of the last decade, topped out in 2005, and then declined to their 2002 levels in 2010, and have remained in a narrow price band for the last three years. What's important for homeowners to notice and, hopefully, take to heart, is that the prices home buyers paid between 2003 and 2008 were abnormally high. Even from today's price levels, the median price paid per square foot would have to increase 15-25% to begin to reach the exaggerated prices paid at the height of the boom.  There is quite a bit of hope and anticipation that such an increase is imminent! In certain towns on the South Shore, and in certain months, there have been indications that bu...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge       Crossing the Duxbury Bridge     I love Turning Houses into Homes by helping people like you sell and buy homes on the South ShoreClick on a town name to see all the homes for sale in Duxbury, Cohasset, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth and Scituate My business is built on referrals from clients and people like you. If you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is thinking of selling or buying a home, I'd love to help. Please call or write me to arrange an introduction. I will provide professional, courteous service and knowledgeable guidance.Call or text (339) 832-8487 or write me to sell your home, or to see any home for sale on the South Shore Stay in touch at Brad MacKenzie Homes and Luxury Homes on the South Shore
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
 Crossing the Duxbury Bridge              Crossing the Duxbury Bridge     I love Turning Houses into Homes by helping people like you sell and buy homes on the South ShoreClick on a town name to see all the homes for sale in Duxbury, Cohasset, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth and Scituate My business is built on referrals from clients and people like you. If you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is thinking of selling or buying a home, I'd love to help. Please call or write me to arrange an introduction. I will provide professional, courteous service and knowledgeable guidance.Call or text (339) 832-8487 or write me to sell your home, or to see any home for sale on the South Shore Stay in touch at Brad MacKenzie Homes and Luxury Homes on the Sout...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
232 single-family homes sold in Duxbury in 2013  a list with details about each sale appears below if you'd like a printed list of all the sales in 2013, please write me here  30 homes sold for more than $1 million That's 13% of all sales Homes sold quickly spending only 85 days on the market, on average Homes sold for 93% of their original asking price and 97% of their last listing price There are some lovely homes available in Duxbury right now The listings can be found at Duxbury homes for sale The AVERAGE SALES price was $696,000 LISTING price was $726,000 ORIGINAL price was $745,000 AGE is 54 years (built in 1959) Average = total prices / number of homes.  The MEDIAN SALES price was $550,000 LISTING price was $580,000 ORIGINAL price was $640,000 ASSESSMENT was $579,000 Median = th...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
This report summarizes the home sales in Duxbury for December 2013 One homes sold for $6.75 million in December, pulling the average sale price over $1 million for the month. The median sale price was $550,000.  Homes sold quickly and for most of their original asking price in December. There are few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market. 11 single-family homes sold in December down from 17 in November and 23 in December 2012 a list with details about each sale appears below 232 homes sold in Duxbury in 2013 if you'd like a list of all the sales in 2013, please write me here There are some lovely homes available in Duxbury right now The listings can be found at Duxbury homes for sal...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
We've had a bit of a snowstorm here, in case you haven't heard. Some people are saying that, as a storm, it's a bit disappointing even: not really a snow "event"!  The sun has poked through here. taking the edge off of the cold. Driveways are getting plowed out, and the snow has stopped. So the kids need to get out of the house! It's a school snow day. Mid-year exam schedules will be scrapped, but that's a worry for tomorrow. Today, it's time to go sledding! Miramar is a religious retreat at the foot of Bay Road. The hill is not very steep or long, and it has a long flat run after the slope. It's quite a feat to ride all the way to the fence. I didn't see it happening when I was there today, as you can verify from the tracks. Beautiful!
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
I've been writing this blog since the end of February 2013. It's an important part of my business plan moving forward. I've discovered that there aren't many agents in my area, the South Shore of Massachusetts, who use the internet very effectively in building their businesses. I believe that, and time will tell whether, I have a window of opportunity here to create an online brand around my name and value proposition.  I know why the internet isn't widely, intensively, or even properly used here. It's not because agents can't figure out and keep up with the latest fandangled attribute of Google+ or SEO. That's also part of it, but it's not the real driver. While other parts of the country have very competitive online markets, especially where the population density is high, my little n...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
In Duxbury, three homes sold for more than $1 million in November. Three homes sold for more than the asking price, and one sold at the asking price. Homes sold quickly and for most of their original asking price. There are very few properties for sale, and there are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property when it hits the market. 17 single-family homes sold in November down from 20 in October but up from 6 in November 2012 a list with details about each sale appears below There are many lovely homes available in Duxbury right now The listings can be found at Duxbury homes for sale The AVERAGE SALES price was $732,000 down from $834,000 in October and $954,000 last November LISTING price was $754,000 up from $874,000 in October and $1,011,000...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
 Duxbury appreciation based on Price Paid per Square Foot   Here's an interesting chart. Duxury prices never went below their 2002 levels, on a per square foot basis, and have been meandering around that level for the past three or four years. Our town has a median price above $600,000. That's been pretty steady for the past few years also. One thing this graph implies is that when you use a good Realtor in Duxbury, he or she will have quite a bit of reliable, steady data to inform your pricing decision. If you, as a seller, are willing to understand what the market is telling you about the value of your property and price it accordingly, you can be fairly sure that it will sell quickly. Some brokerage firms in Duxbury sell a greater percentage of the homes they list than others. Coldwe...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Homes sold in Duxbury - October 2013 In Duxbury, six homes sold for more than $1 million in October. Five homes sold for more than the asking price, and one sold at the asking price. There are prepared buyers in the market, pre-approvals in hand, looking for the right property to come up for sale.  20 single-family homes sold in October up from 12 in September and 10 in October 2012 a list with details about each sale appears below The AVERAGE SALES price was $834,000 up from $615,000 in September and $639,000 last October LISTING price was $874,000 up from 641,000 in September and $673,000 last October ORIGINAL price was $915,000 up from $648,000 in September and $729,000 last October ASSESSMENT was $690,000 AGE is 79 years (built in 1934) Average = total prices / number of homes. Octo...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Buy a pie for a needy family at Thanksgiving PieInTheSky.org and DUXBURY COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE OFFICE are teaming up again this year to sell THANKSGIVING PIES TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY SERVINGS The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Duxbury will help to sell Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings. For every pie sold, Community Servings will be able to feed one client for five days.  Apple, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, and no sugar added apple pies will be sold for $25 each as part of Community Servings annual “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser.   More than 150 of Greater Boston’s top restaurants and caterers, including Alma Nove, Blue Ginger, Flour Bakery & Café, Harvest, Mistral, Smith & Wollensky, The Capital Grille, and Upstairs on the Square, are preparing...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
The best trick-or-treat Halloween neighborhoods in Duxbury The votes are in! The best neighborhood for children to go trick-or-treating in Duxbury is, hands-down, Weston Farms! Open the door and come on in, dear ones! Simmons Drive is the main road through Weston Farms. It has two entrances off Route 139, just west of Route 3A. Simmons Drive presents some obvious advantages for candy gatherers. Parking on the roadside is easy and safe. There are three cul-de-sacs on Rachael's Lane, Windy Hill Lane and Orchard Lane. The houses are fairly close together!! There are lots of friendly people at the houses! When you're done at Weston Farms, get your parents to drive you to Prior Farm (Meetinghouse Rd) where there are lots of trick or treaters Meetinghouse Road is across Tremont Street from th...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Well I just had a fabulous evening! My most excellent client, Todd, a JetBlue captain, told me he had to make a maintenance check-out flight on an Airbus A320, a commercial aircraft that's about the equivalent of a Boeing 737 with a bigger cockpit, in a few hours, and asked if I had time to join him! You bet I did! I learned to fly about six years ago, but I never flew anything except a single-engine Cessna. My client is former Navy pilot who is now a captain for JetBlue. I had the enormous pleasure of learning much more about his career, accomplishments and shenanigans on our ride to Logan Airport.    First officer, Greg                              Pre-flight, in the cockpit   At the airport, I was whisked through security (y'all can imagine what Boston's TSA experience is like, still...
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