Duxbury, MA Real Estate News

By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Have Dinner with Snug Harbor Wine at The 1803 Winsor House in Duxbury! Those of you who came out to the Come All Ye, aka Oktoberfest, at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School last Thursday already know what a great presentation and event Snug Harbor Wine puts on. That event sold out well before show time. You can see the photos on Facebook. And now . . . ! Starting on October 29th, Snug Harbor Wine will co-host the first in a series of special wine dinners featuring Executive Chef Franco Carubia of The 1803 Winsor House. These dinners will focus on specific vineyards, regional favorites, or wine types that are sure to offer a unique experience for guests of the evening. Limited seating and expertly paired menu offerings will make this an early sell out, so check in with them soon to find an e...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Sold! Expansive, bright home on 1.6 acres in Duxbury, Massachusetts   I represented the buyers in their recent acquisition of their dream home in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Set back on a long gravel driveway amid trees and well-tended, mature and professional landscaping, this home is a magnificent example of what sensible updating and an eye for creating open and flowing spaces can do for what was once a smaller and older home.  A former garden center, the great room now sits where there was once a barn. Between the great room and the 3-car garage is an open room with high ceilings and a gas fireplace and windows looking out on the lawns both in front yard and the back yard. The four bedrooms are large, and the master bedroom is on the first floor, with an en-suite bathroom.   The kitchen...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Here's a short video tour of Duxbury that will give you a sense of Duxbury from your armchair. You can drive this route in less than an hour, stopping several times to enjoy the views and attractions.  If you'd like to download the map, use this link. This video tour of Duxbury takes you on a loop around Duxbury while sitting in your armchair. From the southern end, we'll go around the west side, across Route 14 to the beach, down the coastline, and then back along Route 3A, Tremont Street, to complete the circuit.   I can't show all the sights in five minutes, so I'll be going into more detail in future videos and blog posts. Enjoy this brief, introductory video tour of Duxbury!   I love Turning Houses into Homes by helping people like yousell and buy homes on the South Shore, quickly ...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Homes sold in Duxbury - September 2013 The busy summer for home sales in Duxbury, Massachusetts, slowed dramatically in September, as it usually does at this time of year. 12 single-family homes sold in September down from 27 in August and 13 in September 2012 a list with details about each sale appears below The AVERAGE SALES price was $615,000 down from $626,000 in August and $928,000 last September LISTING price was $641,000 down from 650,000 in August and $1,013,000 last September ORIGINAL price was $648,000 down from $684,000 in August and $1,112,00 last September ASSESSMENT was $507,000 AGE is 38 years (built in 1975) Average = total prices / number of homes. Obviously, September 2012 had an unusually high percentage of high-priced sales The MEDIAN SALES price was $480,000 LISTING...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Powder Point, Duxbury The Powder Point neighborhood in Duxbury has two main roads that encircle the peninsula. King Caesar Road runs down the south side to the Gurnet Bridge, and Powder Point Avenue runs back along the north side toward the center of Duxbury. The Gurnet Bridge is often called the Powder Point Bridge, or even the Duxbury Bridge.   It's the wooden bridge that leads from the end of Powder Point to the Duxbury Beach. Powder Point is entirely residential single-family homes. There are families here whose lineage goes back 11 generations to the Mayflower, Myles Standish and the Pilgrims. Most of the homes on the water side of the roads have waterfront, or at least water views. Most of that water is on Duxbury Bay, but the western entry to Powder Point along King Caesar overlo...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Standish Shores, Duxbury The Standish Shores neighborhood is a private, quiet peninsula in Duxbury. Captain Myles Standish lived here, in an area that was known in the 1600s as the Nook. Now a monument to Captain Standish stands in the middle of a state park bearing his name on Standish Shores. The monument is visible to boats and helps mariners navigate the waters off Duxbury and Plymouth Bay. Standish Road forms a loop, connecting with Crescent Street. The other main road, Marshall Avenue, dead ends near the shoreline. Standish Road empties into the traffic circle at Hall's Corner. It occupies the center of the shoreline in Duxbury, with Bay Road to the south and Washington Street to the north. Standish Shores is residential. Exiting onto Hall's Corner, there are several shops, busine...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Snug Harbor, Duxbury The Snug Harbor neighborhood is on Duxbury Bay in the center of Washington Street. The nearest cross street is Harrison Street. Washington Street runs along the north half of the shoreline in Duxbury from Powder Point to Hall's Corner. Bay Road runs along the southern half of the shoreline. Snug Harbor is a public focal point for local activity in Duxbury. Several popular shops make their home here, including the ever-popular French Memories bakery. On a warm day, there's nothing more pleasant than sitting on the deck with a scone and coffee.  The harbor itself, and the Duxbury Yacht Club, is just off Washington Street. The Duxbury golf course is on the other side of the street, off of Harrison Street. Older, traditional New England homes line the streets near Snug ...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
The Middle and High School neighborhood, Duxbury The campus of the Duxbury Middle School and the Duxbury High School is on St. George Street, east of Tremont Street (Route 3A). For the moment, the High School is on one side of the street and the Middle School is on the other side, along with the playing fields and the Percy Walker swimming pool. In 2014, the new, and astonishing, co-located Middle and High School will open up for students on the same campus. The Duxbury High School is ranked #10 in Massachusetts by U.S. News. You can read more about the co-located schools here. The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. Like much of Duxbury, many of the residents are raising their families here,...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Tinkertown, Duxbury The Duxbury neighborhood of Tinkertown is an area on the southwest side of Duxbury. The area runs along both sides of Elm Street and Tobey Garden, north of Tremont Street, from Tremont Street up to the Route 3 overpass. Tinkertown was established in 1757. Many tinkers and other tradesmen, especially those serving the shipbuilding trade, lived here in years past. In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for prices between about $300,000 to $600,000. The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. The side streets off of Elm are very quiet. There's a big pond off of Island Creek. It's a wooded area, so it's very pleasant whether it's sunny, rainy or snowing! Like ...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Apple Hill Lane, Duxbury The Duxbury neighborhood of Apple Hill Lane is a cul-de-sac neighborhood on the west side of Duxbury, near the Chandler Elementary School.   In the past few years, homes in this neighborhood have sold for $495,000 to about $550,000. The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. I lived here once, over ten years ago. It's really nice, quiet and friendly. It's surrounded by conservation land and edged with a big pond. Many of the residents are raising their families here, or have raised their children and still live here.I attach a 15-second video taken at the entrance to the cul-de-sac. The video's a bit blurry: you can't see that Apple Hill Lane is etched into the rock!    ...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Homes sold in Duxbury - August 2013 It's been a busy summer for home sales in Duxbury, Massachusetts.  27 single-family homes sold in August  down from 38 in July and a record-breaking 49 in June The AVERAGE SALES price was $626,000, up from $602,000 in July LISTING price was $650,000, up from $622,000 ORIGINAL price was $684,000, up from $637,000 ASSESSMENT was $581,000, up from $534,000 AGE is 55 years (built in 1958) Average = total prices / number of homes The MEDIAN SALES price was $550,000, up from $480,000 LISTING price was $575,000, up from $495,000 ORIGINAL price was $575,000, up from $495,000 ASSESSMENT was $479,000, up from $404,000 Median = the home halfway down the list The average number of days on market was 97, a number skewed by one with 462 DOM and another with 392 pri...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
        Contact me to sell your home or to arrange a private showing of any home for sale on the South Shore View all the homes for sale on the South Shore of Massachusetts at South Shore homes for sale Follow Duxbury Homes and Luxury Homes on the South Shore on Facebook
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Duxbury Bay Maritime School Junior Olympics Regatta Optis and 420s competed in the Duxbury Bay Maritime School Junior Olympics Regatta today and they'll go all day tomorrow, Sunday, as well. The videos show a few moments of the Captains' Meeting.  Over seventy Int'l 420s and about fifty Optis.  Look at all the young racers and parents!          Contact me to sell your home or to arrange a private showing of any home for sale on the South Shore View all the homes for sale on the South Shore of Massachusetts at South Shore homes for sale. Follow Duxbury Homes and Luxury Homes on the South Shore on Facebook
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Coldwell Banker Duxbury is first in sales You don't have to read the fine print to know that Coldwell Banker Duxbury is first in listings and sales in Duxbury and our service area.   Contact me to sell your home or to arrange a private showing of any home for sale on the South Shore. View all the homes for sale on the South Shore of Massachusetts at South Shore homes for sale. Follow Duxbury Homes and Luxury Homes on the South Shore on Facebook
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Duxbury home sales report for July 2013 38 single-family homes sold in Duxbury in July Down from 49 in June The average SALES price was $602,000, down from $726,000 in June LISTING price was $622,000, down from $748,000 ORIGINAL price was $637,000 ASSESSMENT was $534,000 Average = total prices / number of homes The average was strongly influenced by a relatively small number of high-priced sales last month. There were only two sales over $1 million this month.   The median SALES price was $480,000, down from $726,000 in June LISTING price was $495,000, down from $610,000 ORIGINAL price was $495,000 ASSESSMENT was $404,000 Median = the home halfway down the list   The average number of days on market was 72, up from 67 in June price paid per square foot was $238, down from $246 homes sol...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Grayson This is my favorite picture of me and my son, Grayson, who turned 15 recently. He was nine in this picture, and growing up fast. He is now 6'3" and is following his destiny by teaching at computer camp this summer near Boston. A great new world awaits him and his friends. It's a world unlike any we've ever known. It's a world that's unimaginable to anyone alive today. We will ride toward that tomorrow together. I love you, Gray.
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Duxbury home sales report for June, 2013   49 single-family homes sold in Duxbury in June   - that's three times the number of sales as in May.  The average LISTING price was $748,000.     (Average: total prices / number of homes) The median listing price was $610,000.     (Median: the home halfway down the list) The average SALES price was $726,000. The median sales price was $600,000. The average number of days on market was 67. The average price paid per square foot was $246. There are only 89 single-family homes on the market in Duxbury today. That's very low, and puts a premium on quality homes for sale. With all the sales, there's now less than 2 months of inventory, and only 24 new properties came on the market in June. With 49 sales in June, that means there's even less inventor...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
The Middle and High School neighborhood, Duxbury The campus of the Duxbury Middle School and the Duxbury High School is on St. George Street, east of Tremont Street (Route 3A). For the moment, the High School is on one side of the street and the Middle School is on the other side, along with the playing fields and the Percy Walker swimming pool. In 2014, the new, and astonishing, co-located Middle and High School will open up for students on the same campus. The Duxbury High School is ranked #10 in Massachusetts by U.S. News. You can read more about the co-located schools here. The Duxbury public schools start with Chandler Elementary School, then the Alden School, Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. Like much of Duxbury, many of the residents are raising their families here,...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Powder Point, Duxbury Powder Point in Duxbury has two main roads that encircle the peninsula. King Caesar Road runs down the south side to the Gurnet Bridge, and Powder Point Avenue runs back along the north side toward the center of Duxbury. The Gurnet Bridge is often called the Powder Point Bridge, or even the Duxbury Bridge.   It's the wooden bridge that leads from the end of Powder Point to the Duxbury Beach. Powder Point is entirely residential single-family homes. There are families here whose lineage goes back 11 generations to the Mayflower, Myles Standish and the Pilgrims. Most of the homes on the water side of the roads have waterfront, or at least water views. Most of that water is on Duxbury Bay, but the western entry to Powder Point along King Caesar overlooks the Bluefish ...
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By Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore
(Brad MacKenzie)
Standish Shores, Duxbury Standish Shores is a private, quiet peninsula in Duxbury. Captain Myles Standish lived here, in an area that was known in the 1600s as the Nook. Now a monument to Captain Standish stands in the middle of a state park bearing his name on Standish Shores. The monument is visible to boats and helps mariners navigate the waters off Duxbury and Plymouth Bay. Standish Road forms a loop, connecting with Crescent Street. The other main road, Marshall Avenue, dead ends near the shoreline. Standish Road empties into the traffic circle at Hall's Corner. It occupies the center of the shoreline in Duxbury, with Bay Road to the south and Washington Street to the north. Standish Shores is residential. Exiting onto Hall's Corner, there are several shops, businesses and offices....
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