Hingham, MA Real Estate News

By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Southern End of Mass Bay, also known as Hingham Harbor will host 22 Open Houses in and among the Town of Hingham.  The 22 Open Houses boast an average offering price of $848,118, still a relatively fair number for the town.  What the stats don't say is that 9 of those homes  are offered below $525,000 - a great entry price point into Hingham!If you are interested in the Hingham market and would like competntant buyer representation, feel free to to give me a ping via my profile page.  Or contact me via my website http://www.listedwithbill.com/
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The boats of Hingham Harbor are leaving the harbor for their winter hibernation.  But the Hingham Real Estate Market for the last 30 Days has seen 20 single family homes sell at an average sales price of $821,366!  The average time on the market was just a little over 75 days a big improvement.  Looking at the previous year,  month over month, that saw 15 homes, sell at an average of $567,900.  And it took an average time of 108 days to sell.  Also important to note is that the median price of the sold single family home was in the mid-$600's, showing that Hingham has housing stock at many price points.  The "take away" here is the improvement in both the price & volume of homes that sold year over year.  The market is showing that the homes that are accurately priced, even in today...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
 September Single Family Sold Numbers for Marshfield Fall is in the air in the seaside community of Marshfield.  Summer of 2010 has left us with a mixed real estate market in Marshfied.  For the month of September, Marshfield has seen only 11 single family homes sell.  However the average sold price for a single family home is up from $378,809 to $410,382.   So pricing is up, but volume is lighter...a true mixed message.If you are feeling mixed about the Marshfield real estate market and seek compentent advice, we should talk.  You can contact me via my profile page.
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
"We have concluded our review of the master plan and are in the final stages of making our recommendations to the School Committee," Committee Chairman Andrew Shafter said. "Now we are seeking input from the community on our findings." the Hingham School Committeee will offer two public hearings to solicit public input from the community before submitting it's Master Plan to the Hingham Board of Selectmen.  The first of the two meetings is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Middle School library. The second meeting is to be held on Wed., Oct. 13, at the High School at 7 p.m.This shall prove to be a color pair of meetings as it will cover the overcrowded middle school issue, along with repairs and scheduled maintenance of the schools.  If you are interested in the quality of...
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By William Tierney, "The Internet Savvy Realtor"
(William Raveis Real Estate)
This weekend real estate for sale in the Hingham, MA market will feature 15 Open Houses at prices that range from as low as $425,000 upwards to $1.77 Million.  Hingham is a premier South Shore community with top notch schools, great shopping, and an easy commute to down town Boston via either the popular commuter boat, or the train to South Station.  To learn more about the homes for sale, or to seek competent buyer representation, call me at 617-653-1955.  Thank you for your time and consideration.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The annual 24-hour Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon party will kick off Sunday night at Sha’aray Shalom, 1112 Main St. in Hingham. The public is welcome. In 1976, Jay Tolman and five friends stayed awake through the night to watch the entire Jerry Lewis telethon. Their willpower inspired donations from friends that added up to $50. A tradition was born and each year the telethon party grows. The party is now a major community event that has raised more than $440,000 for MDA initiatives. Sunday’s entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and includes Irish step dancers, disc jockeys, dancing, games, prizes, raffles and hors d’oeuvres. Monday will include a performance by Glenn Williams and his band, clowns, pony rides, The Roaming Railroad family train ride, balloons, face p...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Sales of homes priced at $1 million and up have accelerated this year in Massachusetts despite widespread uncertainty about the economic recovery.  On the South Shore, Hingham, MA has been the epicenter of the high-end revival, with 28 homes priced above $1 million changing hands this year. Between Jan. 1 and mid-August, sales of million-plus homes increased 37 percent statewide compared with the same period last year, according to the MLS Property Information Network. A variety of factors are contributing to the market recovery: corporate restructuring has brought more relocated executives to the area; and international buyers are a bigger factor. Lenders are less choosy about granting jumbo mortgages than they were last year. And last spring’s first-time home buyer tax credit started...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Pinkberry, a low-cal frozen yogurt chain that has been popular among celebrities, has opened its doors in the Derby Street shoppes in Hingham, and is the first and only location in Massachusetts.   The first store opened in January 2005 by Korean Americans Shelly Hwang and Young Lee.  The tart, frozen dessert has a groupie-like following who sometimes refer to it as "Crackberry".  The company acknowledges its cult-like following by maintaining a "groupie corner" on its website.
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Trend in Home Sales in Hingham MA - Improving, or...? Home prices in Hingham on average are falling! Home prices have fallen 5.2% since June of 2009. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Hingham MA is $1,030,870, up 0.6% from a month ago. Compare this to the current median sales price of $552,500 - where half of sales are above this amount and half below it. Prices of 2 and 4 bedroom homes down while 3 bedroom homes are selling for more. Prices of 2 bedroom homes are down 16.7% while prices of 4 bedroom homes are down 4.1% from year ago levels. 3 bedroom homes are up 2.2% from a year ago. Below is a chart of the trend of median prices of homes for sale in Hingham MA over the past year through June 2010: Hingham Recently Sold Homes While cyclical, the number of sale...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The Hingham Shipyard, located in Hingham, MA, is the South Shore's newest waterfront, open-air mix of retail shops and restaurants, anchored by Fresh Market and Patriot Cinema as well as a marina, residences, office and open space. The Shipyard will celebrate its GRAND OPENING all summer long with weekends of music, fun, food and festivities.  Tonight, July 31, see the transformation of the Hingham Shipyard when the Launch at Hingham Shipyard welcomes families at 5 p.m. There will be a kids' concert, petting zoo, face painting and other activities.  The festivities will be located at 15 Shipyard Drive, Hingham.  It is a free event. For more information, call 617-254-9500 or go to www.hinghamlaunch.com.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell will be at the Patriot Cinemas in Hingham for the premiere of their new movie, "The Other Guys" on August 3. A premiere party and benefit will be held at Alma Nove, Mr. Wahlberg's brother's restaurant located in the Hingham Shipyard.  The film is scheduled for nation-wide release on August 6. Proceeds from the premiere will benefit the Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which supports inner-city youths through the Boys and Girls Club.  Mr. Wahlberg and Mr. Ferrell, Hingham welcomes you!
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Fourth of July ~ Hingham, MA July 2, 2010 to July 4, 2010 On Friday, July 2, the Hingham Lions host a Community Celebration including food, music and fireworks display. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Hingham 375th committee will present a patriotic themed chorus group performs at 6:30 p.m., followed by music and, after sunset, fireworks. Rain date is July 4.  Information: 781-340-1555 On Sunday, July 4, is a pancake breakfast at the Hingham Center Common from 7:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the parade at 12:15 p.m. The parade route starts at Hingham High School on Pleasant Street and ends at Station Street at about 2 p.m. A Vintage Baseball game with the Hingham Derbies vs. Hingham Coopers, begins at 3 p.m. at Derby Academy ball field, Burditt Avenue.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Hingham, MA will welcome the tall ship Liberty Clipper to the Barnes Wharf.  The public can tour the Liberty - as well as enjoy food, drinks and music - starting at 7 p.m. June 11.  Barnes Wharf is at the rotary on Route 3A.  
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The 7th annual Taste of Hingham will be held this Saturday, May 22 on Main Street in Hingham Square.  The event features food from many Hingham restaurants, live music, horse-drawn hayrides, children's activities and showcases from local boutiques and artist galleries. Tickets cost $15 ($12 in advance) for individuals and $30 ($25 in advance) for a family. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Noble's Camera, La Petite Maison or Puopolo Candies, all in downtown Hingham. The Hingham Downtown Association is sponsoring the event along with Hingham Congregational Church and Eat Well, Inc. For more information, visit www.discoverhingham.com.
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
What a great idea! The Hingham harbormaster has scheduled a free basic boating safety certificate course from 7-10 p.m. May 25 and 27 and June 1 and 3 at Hingham High School, Room 124, 17 Union St., Hingham.  Participants must attend all four sessions to complete the certificate. The federally approved class is open to people 12 years and over, regardless of their boating experience.  Those who finish the class will receive a basic boating safety certificate and be able to legally drive a boat in all states that require completion of a basic boating safety course.  Young people ages 12-16 who complete the course can operate a boat without adult supervision. For more information or to sign up, contact Hingham Deputy Harbormaster Mark Brennan at 781-741-1450.
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for May 14, 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 101.25 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.50 - up 8/32 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 or more 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 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 4-14-2010 to 5-14-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage I...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Hingham MA Through April 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Hingham have declined 1.4% over the past year through April 2010, and have declined 19.0% over the past 5 years. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Hingham MA is $1,012,833, while the current median sales price is $488,000. 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 Hingham MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Hingham Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Hingham MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Hingham Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home ...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for May 13, 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 101.06 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 101.28 - 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 or more 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 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 4-13-2010 to 5-13-2010: Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage I...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Trend in Home Sales in Hingham MA Through April 2010 According to Trulia.com, sales prices of homes in Hingham have declined 1.4% over the past year through April 2010, and have declined 19.0% over the past 5 years. The current average listing price of homes for sale in Hingham MA is $1,012,833, while the current median sales price is $488,000. 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 Hingham MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Hingham Recently Sold Homes Below is a chart of the trend in home sales in Hingham MA over the past 5 years through April 2010: Hingham Recently Sold Homes If you're looking to buy a home ...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The Hingham historical society's 86th annual tour of local homes will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 and 12. Over the years, the historical society has worked with homeowners to open a selection of homes annually to the public. The event also serves as the organization's largest fundraiser. "What people learn from just looking at these houses is amazing," tour coordinator Jennifer Schwartz said. "Hingham has pretty much always been a working town," Schwartz said. "They may be large today, having been added on to over the centuries, but most of these homes started out as modest Capes, built by farmers or blacksmiths, or coopers." Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. They may be bought online at historichometours.com. For more information, go to hinghamhistorical.com...
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