Quincy, MA Real Estate News

By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Quincy MA Through May 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Quincy have increased 5.2% over the past year through May 2010. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Quincy MA is $368,246, while the current median sales price is $280,000. 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 Quincy MA over the past year through May 2010: Quincy Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Quincy MA over the past year through May 2010: Quincy Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home or condo in Quincy MA or in the surrounding area, then search the MLS.  
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Rate Forecast for June 21, 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 102.91 this morning - the same as Friday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 102.72 - down 6/32 from its opening. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be as much as 0.25 points worse 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 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 5-22-2010 to 6-21-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage Interest Rates Toda...
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By AJ Marchionne, Condo Association Insurance Boston, MA
(AJ Marchionne Insurance Agency Inc)
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Ah, wildflowers.   They are beautiful and unique.  This Saturday, June 19, you can experience the beauty of these flowers by attending the Wildflower Festival at Nut Island Park, sponsored by Houghs Neck Garden Club. The festival features a home-cooked casserole breakfast and brunch, guided walks among the wildflowers and a slide presentation about the plants and wildflowers of the Boston Harbor Islands. On Nut Island alone, there are about 20 species.  For more information, call 617-472-6196.  There is great weather forecast, come enjoy!
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If you are looking to move to Quincy Massachusetts then one of the first things you will need to do is talk to a local Quincy MA insurance agent as the laws in Massachusetts are very different then other states.  Because of this it is very important to work with a local agent who understands the ins and outs of the insurance system in MA. Based on my own personal experience I highly recommend using Marchionne Insurance because they have a great team that is extremely experienced in insurance in Massachusetts and they are conveniently located in Quincy @ 11 Independence Ave.  If you would like more info please visit there website @ www.marchionneinsurance.com  or contact AJ Marchionne @ 617-471-5010    
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Having certain chemicals and the right amount of them is critical now that pool season is upon us.  Metal-removing chemicals are important for pools. Without them, metal in the tap water used to fill the pool can react with the pool chemicals and turn the water green, brown, or even pink. Pool owners should also use a stabilizer for chlorinated pools. Without a stabilizer, the sun can burn off chlorine before it has a chance to kill bacteria. All chemicals should be tested once a week.  Here is a list of common pool chemicals: Chlorine: Chlorine kills bacterial growth on contact, making your pool safe for swimming. Chlorine, however, can break down under the sun's rays, making it useless. If you have a pool that is in direct sunlight, use stabilized chlorine to keep your pool chlorinat...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Marylou's coffee house will open a Quincy location.   The licensing board granted the chain a license to open a shop in the former Front Side Market at Willard and Copeland streets in West Quincy.  The Marylou's chain has 18 locations on the South Shore and several on Cape Cod.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Quincy, MA's Department of Conservation & Recreation will sponsor a Father's day Hike Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m. The event is a three mile hike and participants should meet at Shea rink parking lot 651 Willard Street. The event is for ages 8 and older.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The Multiple Listing Service shows that 29 single family homes were sold in Quincy, MA in May, 2010.     The number of days a property was on the market ranged from 1 day to 211 days. Sales prices ranged from a 2 bedroom home at $180,000 to a 4 bedroom home at $471,800. Contact me for the latest listings.  Get a head start on your home search this summer and move-in to your new home by the Fall.   Melissa A. Juarez ~ majesq82@yahoo.com ~ 617-633-1686 ~ massachusettsbuyersbrokeragency.com ~    
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
On Monday at 7 a.m. ceremonies will be held with Wollaston American Legion Post 295 decorating graves and holding exercises at the National Sailors Home Cemetery on Fenno Street and the monument at Hancock Street and the Southern Artery. At 9 a.m., veterans from various organizations will assemble at St. Mary's Church and proceed to Hall Cemetery. A detachment will place a wreath at the Morrisette Memorial in Pine Hill Cemetery. At 10 a.m., a short memorial service will be held at Christ Church Burial Grounds. Marching units will assemble at 100 School St. Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday and go from School Street to Hancock Street, then from Coddington Street to Sea Street, where it will end at the Mount Wollaston Cemetery. In Quincy Square, wreaths will be placed on the tombs o...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The new Ocean Club in Marina Bay, Quincy, Massachusetts will open today, Friday, May 28, 2010.  The location of the Ocean Club will be at the former Water Works, 333 Victory Road.  The Ocean Club has a restaurant, two bars and a convenience store.  I visited the Club yesterday and it looks amazing. Come check out the new restaurant and all of the other shops, stores and restaurants in Marina Bay.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Quincy, MA's annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 31, 2010.  The parade will start at 10:30 A.M., beginning at the Quincy Credit Union, 100 Quincy Avenue. The route then proceeds down Hancock Street to Coddington Street, then to Mount Wollaston Cemetery, and will finish at the World War II podium. In the event of inclement weather, the parade with be held in the gym at Broad Meadows Middle School on Calvin Road.
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By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Start homeownership at 21 Edinboro Road in Quincy MA 02169.  If you are looking to participate in the American Dream, call now and see this two bedroom condo that has been totally renovated.  The kitchen is beautiful with granite counters, plenty of cabinets, tile backsplash, breakfast bar, stainless appliances and updated lighting.  It's lovely. There is plenty of storage area in the basement and a large backyard.  Offered at $195,000.  Call Susan Morrison at 617-686-8178 for a private showing.
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By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Village colonial at 162 Pine Street in Quincy MA 02170.   Located in one of Quincy's most sought after neighborhoods, this nine room village colonial offers a large eat in kitchen with recent updates, four spacious bedrooms including one on the first floor, hardwood floors throughout, updated electrical, new rood, new hot water tank and bonus workshop. There is three zoned heat, an enclosed porch and so much more.  Just minutes to the "T" to Boston.  Offered at $339,000.  Call Susan Morrison at 617-686-8178 for a private showing.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
May is the start of the busiest time of year for moving companies.  Make sure you hire a reputable company. If you're packing up your home anytime soon, you may want to consider a few tips, courtesy of the BBB, to make sure that your moving company is trustworthy: Research the company thoroughly: Interstate movers must be licensed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; they are assigned a motor carrier number that you can verify at www.protectyourmove.gov. Also, you can check with the BBB, which maintains more than 17,000 reliability reports on various movers. Other potential sources of information include Attorney General Martha Coakley's office, the state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Get at least three in...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
I was pleased to read in yesterday's Patriot Ledger that a tree in front of Quincy City Hall has been adorned with yellow ribbons bearing the names and ranks of members of a National Guard battalion based at a Quincy armory.   The family support group for the 186th G Company Basic Support Battalion hung the ribbons on May 2 in Quincy. Members of the 186th were recently deployed to Camp Phoenix and Camp Dubs near Kabul, Afghanistan. The 70 weatherproof yellow ribbons will hang on the tree until the soldiers return home. "It is a simple but poignant way of showing our support to the soldiers and families," said City Councilor Kevin Coughlin. The city councils of Quincy and Boston passed resolutions this year declaring the first Sunday in May "Yellow Ribbon Sunday" in honor of citizen sold...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
     Spacious 2-Family! 108 Chubbuck Street in Quincy, MA-Large Kitchens * Finished Full Bsmnt. Joseph D. "Joe" Federico "Not Your Average Joe"Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage692 High StreetWestwood MA    02090 www.MassReoMan.com Direct-781-881-4031 email-joe@josephfederico.com
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Downtown Quincy is getting greener.  A block of Hancock Street will be closed and replaced with a green pedestrian mall about four times the size of Boston's Copley Square.   Called "Adams Green", the concept will require at least two years of maneuvering through government agencies before construction begins. When completed, the urban park would be a venue for celebrations, pushcarts, fairs, and outdoor concerts, as well as strolling, sitting on park benches, or meeting friends before deciding where to go for dinner.   "We want a space that will capture people's hearts,'' said landscape architect Craig Halvorson.  
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
From April 19 - November 18, the Volkssport Club is sponsoring walks in the City of Quincy, MA.  The 10km walk route explores Quincy's natural beauty and coastline, the Mount Wollaston Cemetery, downtown area, and passes Quincy College. The notable historic landmarks passed include the Adams National Historical Park, the Dorothy Quincy home, and the United First Parish Church (the final resting place of John and John Quincy Adams). On city sidewalks and paved trails, the AVA rating is 1.5, suitable for strollers but not wheelchairs.  Come walk and get to know Quincy! START/FINISH: Visitor Center (Galleria at Presidents Place)1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02160Tel:               508-749-5271  (Call for dates)START/FINISH TIMES: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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By Susan Morrison
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
162 Pine Street in Quincy Ma 02170.  Don't miss this opportunity to live in one of Quincy's most sought after neighborhoods.  This home has a large eat in kitchen with many recent updates.  There are four spacious bedrooms including one on the first floor, hardwood floors throughout, large fenced in yard and just minutes from the "T" to  Boston and all major routes. Offered at $345,000.  Call Susan Morrison at 617-686-8178 for a private showing.
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