Rockland, MA Real Estate News

By Suzanne Cutler, 617-549-5829, Braintree MA, Realtor, Real Estate
(Success! Real Estate)
https://www.aryeo.com/v2/35-willow-pond-dr-rockland-ma-02370-us-792953/brandedDon't miss out - Open House on Sat. May 1st and Sun. May 2nd 12-2 pm at 35 Willow Pond Drive, Rockland, MA  Contact Suzanne Cutler, Realtor617-549-5829
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By Suzanne Cutler, 617-549-5829, Braintree MA, Realtor, Real Estate
(Success! Real Estate)
Get started as a home owner in this mobile home in the Hillcrest Mobile Home Park which is an all age park in Rockland or downsize for easy living. Enjoy the open floor plan with a large living room that opens to the eat-in kitchen. There is a nice yard with a deck to sit outside this summer with friends. Dine at the kitchen table or at the kitchen counter-top. The stove uses propane. This two bedroom and one bath home is a waiting for you to make it your own. No showings until the Open House on Sunday, August 11th 2-4pm.
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By Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®, The numbers agent you can count on
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Great neighborhood! Pride of Ownership throughout this Ranch - original owner. This well-maintained home consists of 3 Bedrooms and 1 Updated (2000) Bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout the house. Large bright eat-in kitchen. New siding and windows were installed in 2006. Renovated 3 season porch is a welcome addition to this home.  SOLD! 126 Durbeck Rd, Rockland, MA 02370 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $254,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms 1 Full Bathroom Interior: 864 sqft Lot: 8,276 sqft Year Built: 1954 Location 126 Durbeck Rd Rockland, MA 02370 USA Sheila A MoylanUnited Real Estate - Boston (781) 559-4057 [email protected] http://www.needham-westwoodareahomes.com         Listed by: Sheila Moylan Our recent listings134 High Rock Lane - New Construction in Westwood,...
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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 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  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 thres...
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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 Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?   Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.   The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of up to $18,000 per year.  The amount of the stipend depends on the number of activities of daily living with which the elder requires assistance, i...
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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 happens if the will is older than the marriage?  The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.  Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that marriage invalidates a will in its entirety unless "it appears from the will that it was made in contemplation thereof."  Pretty simple and straightforward, right?    Under the new law, things are a bit more complex.  Under section 2-301 of MUPC, if a surviving spouse married the decedent after the decedent executed his or her final will, the surviving spouse receives a intestate share (what he or she would have gotten if no will) EXCEPT that the surviving spouse d...
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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  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 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 potentially could inherit (even though the former spouse did not) since the former spouse was ...
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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  I am often asked "Should my Will state my wishes regarding my burial and funeral?" The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, the executor had no authority as to the bodily remains of the decedent.  Under § 3-701 of the MUPC, the named (named in the Will) personal representative has power to carry out the written instructions of the testator pertaining to the disposition of the bodily remains and other arrangements such as funeral and burial, even prior to his or her appointment.     As a side note, "decedent" is the term referring to the person who died, "personal representative" is the MUPC...
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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  Who can be the personal representive (formerly known as executor)?   The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.  Under the MUPC, the person in charge of the estate of a deceased person is called a “personal representative”.  Before the MUPC, we used the terms "executor"--if a person died with a Will--and "administrator"--if a person died without a Will.  Whether or not there is a Will, § 3-203(a) of the MUPC has a “priority ladder,” which establishes who has priority to be appointed as the personal representative.  Generally, the order is as follows: (1) the person named in the Will, (2) the surviving spouse ...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
Another Satisfied Homebuyer: Congratulations to the New Owners of 979 Union Street, Rockland, MA  What a way to start off the New Year! Congratulations to my clients who closed on the purchase of their home on New Year's Eve!   These first time home buyers were a referral from prior clients.  They contacted me in the fall after their casual house-hunting led them to a house that they really liked.  They realized they wanted representation through the process and a reference from a friend brought them to me.   The first house turned out not to be the right one.  So we started a full-on search.  These buyers, however, were NOT looking for a typical home.  No cookie-cutter Colonial was going to suffice.  They loved older homes, with lots of character, at least one acre of land (preferably ...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The 4th Floor Artists of Rockland host their 19th annual Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday. This year, the event takes place in two buildings, where you will see artists working and demonstrating skills in painting, printmaking, sculpting, photography, jewelry, woodwork, pottery and more. Admission is free. The studios are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St. Rockland, and in the Sandpaper Factory, 83 E. Water St. Rockland. For more information, visit www.4thfloorartists.org.
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for August 13, 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 102.38 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.0% MBS coupon was trading at 102.72 - up 5/32 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 0.125 points better in price this morning as compared to yesterday. 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 7-14-2010 to 8-13-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Trend in Home Sales in Rockland MA - Improving, or...? Home prices in Rockland on average are falling! Home prices have fallen 3.6% since July of 2009. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Rockland MA is $313,776, down 3.6% from a month ago. Compare this to the current median sales price of $228,000 - where half of sales are above this amount and half below it. Prices of 2 down from a year ago while prices of 3 bedroom homes are up. Prices of 2 bedroom homes are down 11.5% while prices of 3 bedroom homes are up 6.6% from year ago levels. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Rockland MA over the past year through July 2010: Rockland Recently Sold Homes While cyclical, the number of sales for 2 bedroom homes have been relatively flat ov...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Rockland Massachusetts Real Estate Market Reports for 2009 Single Family Home Sales The Rockland, MA real estate market report indicates that there were 106 homes sold in 2009 as compared to 99 in 2008. This represents a 7% increase in the number of homes sold. The average sales price changed from $276368 in 2008 to $266231 in 2009, a 4% decrease in value. The days on market changed -20 % from 122  to 97. Visit Rockland MA real estate for information about the community, relocation, demographics, MLS search, home buying and selling guides.   Go to Rockland MA homes for sale to view current listings of homes, condos, multi-family and land listings. Condominium Sales The Rockland, MA condominium market data indicates that there were 41 condos sold in 2009 as compared to 40 in 2008. This ...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for May 28, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.72 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.94 - up 7/32 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 0.250 points better in price this morning as compared to yesterday afternoon. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 4-28-2010 to 5-28-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Rockland MA Through April 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Rockland have increased 14.8% over the past year through April 2010, but have depreciated 31.1% over the past 5 years. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Rockland MA is $292,473, while the current median sales price is $212,462. 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 Rockland MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Rockland Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Rockland MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Rockland Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to b...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $309,000 FIZBER.com ID 15107324 Single Family with 3 bed, 2.0 bath, in 465 Plain Street Rockland, MA, 02370 http://www.fizber.com/15107324/ 465 Plain Street - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 465 Plain Street, Rockland, MA, 02370 Sq footage: 1648.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1949 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Massachusetts homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Inviting Cape with newly painted exterior & new roof. Open living room with wood stove & additional space; perfect for dining area or possible conversion to 1st floor bedroom. Sun filled dining room with sliders leading to 24x12 deck overlooking approx 1/2 acre lot. Bright & spacious master with skylight. 3rd BR in finishe...
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