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Fall River, MA

Fall River MaSchools,Real Estate,Attractions & More...

Fall River Ma located about 46 miles south of Boston and 16 miles southeast of Providence Rhode Island. Fall River runs along the Taunton River & is surrounded by Freetown & Westport MA. The city's population was 91,938 during the 2000 census, making it the eighth largest city in the state of MA. Fall River is a mix of residential homes, apartment buildings,multi family homes,small businesses & stores. It has many shopping centers & the Harbor Mall. Homes in Fall River are very affordable with condo's in the 100's & up, single family homes starting in $150's and multi family homes in the $200's. Beautiful mansion like homes are offered in the historic Highlands of Fall River starting in the mid 300's up to $800,000. Due to the economy, there are many foreclosure homes in Fall River available. To make your home in Fall river Mass visit Free List of Homes for sale including foreclosures. The city is working hard to improve its school system and recently has built a new elementary school. Diman Regional Tech High School received the 2007 Commonwealth Compass school honor. There are many very good private & poracial schools available. Fall River is also the home of BCC, Bristol Community College a two-year, comprehensive community college offering career and transfer programs of study that lead to associate degrees or certificates. Attractions include Battleship Cove The world's largest naval ship exhibit. At Battleship Cove, you can board a Navy warship from WWII. The Massachusetts , nicknamed the Big Mamie preserved for generations to see. Visit the museum with memorabilia from the bombing of Pearl Harbour and other artifacts from WWII and the Titanic. You can board and experience the confinements of the Submarine Lionfish. View the USS Joseph Kennedy that once hunted Soviet submarines in the cold war. If you are fortunate to be in Fall River the first week of Aug. you will have a treat to attend Fall River Celebrates America - a top 10 festival in the US alive with concerts, local ethnic foods & crafts. Ride Fall Rivers Carousel, the carousel is a work of art, lovingly carved by 1920's craftsmen. This all wood carousel has been restored to its original luster. Enjoy a ride for $1.00 adults and $.75 for children. For decades this ride made Lincoln Park a fixture in North Dartmouth, MA. today The Carousel is thriving in its new home at Battleship Cove Battleship Cove Community Boating (BCCB) offers affordable membership boating classes for both adults & youths, that will have you sailing in no time. Nearby is a nice Walking trail (boardwalk) with views of the Taunton River, Braga Bridge and Battleship cove. The Watuppa Walking trail & Bike path offers views of south Watuppa Pond. Parking is across the street from the Meditech center on rte. 6. The 0.6 mile bicycle and recreation path spans from near the Westport line behind Lepageís Restaurant ( excellent sea food ) on Route 6 to Brayton Avenue near the Route 24 egress ramps. The picturesque path runs along the northern shore of South Watuppa, where the Fall River branch of the Old Colony Railroad existed. The bike path, which includes several benches and sitting areas, is an effort to make the beauty of South Watuppa Pond publicly available. Bring a picnic lunch, walking shoes, roller blades, bikes and enjoy the natural beauty of this lovely pond. For more up to date real estate information about Fall River,Westport & Dartmouth Ma visit Karen's Real Estate Blog at www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net  (Feb 27, 2009 | post #1)

Little Compton, RI

Little Compton RI a hidden gem...........

Hi Felony- Little compton does a great job of "Keeping Little compton Little," in order to build a home most areas require you to own 4 acres of land, the most of any neighboring town.  (Feb 27, 2009 | post #3)

Little Compton, RI

Little Compton RI a hidden gem...........

Little Compton RI, truly a hidden gem in southeastern RI, must be seen to be appreciated. This quaint sea-side rural farming community boasts working farms, orchards & vineyards. Little Compton retains a small town Colonial New England feel. A drive down Main Rd especially in the fall is truly a New England treat. This coastal route offers some of the best foliage in Rhode Island. With sweeping views of the breathtaking Sakonnet River amid rolling countryside lined with stone walls, you will want to make Little Compton your home. During the summer to fall, many farm stands open, most of which are on West Main Road. The majority of stores, country shops, in Little Compton are in the center of town, the Commons. One of the more famous restaurants in Little Compton is the Commons Lunch, known for its Johnny Cakes. Little Compton Beaches, much less crowded than the neighboring Horsenceck Beach, include GooseWing Beach and South shore Beach. A trip to Little Compton would not be complete without a visit to Gray's Ice Cream, arguably the best home made ice cream in Rhode Island. Homes in Little Compton start at $325,000. Private estates abound many with majestic water views, private ponds and fields lined with stone walls. To make your home in Little Compton visit www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net for homes,farms & estates offered for sale. Karen Ann Martin Serving the coastal communities of Westport & Dartmouth Ma,Tiverton & Little Compton Rhode Island Real Estate  (Nov 11, 2008 | post #1)

Westport Point, MA

Westport Point MA Waterfront Homes

Westport Ma real estate sales have dropped slightly. There were 9 homes in Westport Mass sold in Oct. 2008 compared to 12 Westport homes sold in Sept. The Westport Point,an historic & very picturesque area is holding its real estate value. The lowest price home in Westport that sold in Oct, went for $240,000. The highest priced home in Westport MA went for $800,000. This waterfront home in Westport located in Westport Point has a dock on the Westport River. For a free list of homes for sale in Westport Ma including foreclosures & bank owned homes, visit www.WestportMaHome s.com for all real estate MLS listings in Westport Ma & Bristol County. Karen Ann Martin real estate agent serving home buyers & sellers full time in Westport, Fall River & Dartmouth Massachusetts real estate needs. KarenAnn@AmericanD ream-Realty.com American Dream Real Estate Westport Mass  (Nov 1, 2008 | post #1)

Fall River, MA

11 Tips to Owning your own Home in Greater Fall River Ma

Looking for your own home in the Fall River Ma area. Here are 11 tips to Owning your own Home. 1. Be picky, but don't be unrealistic. There is no perfect home. Buy what you need, make it what you want. 2. Do your homework before you start looking. Decide specifically what features you want in a home and which are most important to you. Make a list of the top 5 things you need and the top 5 things you want. 3. Get your finances in order. Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and your closing costs. For a free credit report visit www.KarenMartinHom es.com 4. Don't wait on a loan. You could lose your dream home to another buyer. Talk to a lender and get pre-qualified for a mortgage before you start looking. Your real estate agent can make a suggestion if needed. 5. Don't ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion. 6. Decide when you could move. When is your lease up? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area 7. Think long term. Are you looking for a starter house with the idea of moving up in a few years or do you hope to stay in this home longer? This decision may dictate what type of home you'll buy as well as type of mortgage terms that suit you best. 8. Don't let yourself be house poor. If you max yourself out to buy the biggest house you can afford, you'll have no money left for maintenance or decoration or to save money for other financial goals. 9. Don't be naÔve. Insist on a home inspection and if possible get a home warranty from the seller to cover defects for one year. 10. Get Help! Don't go it alone. Consider hiring a REALTOR as a buyer's agent. Make sure they work full time in the area you are interested in Unlike a listing agent, whose first duty is to the seller, a buyer's agent is working only for you. And often, buyer's agents are paid by the seller not you, their expertise & experience could save you 1,000's of dollars not to mention a lot of stress. 11. If possible attend a home buyers seminar or read a home buyer guide visit my website for 10 Steps to Owning your Own Home. Karen Ann Martin Full time real estate agent serving home buyers in Fall River, Somerset, Westport & Dartmouth Mass real estate needs. I would be happy to sit with you & walk you through the steps of Owning your own home. Just email KarenAnn@AmericanD ream-Realty.com American Dream Real Estate Westport Massachusetts  (Oct 31, 2008 | post #1)

North Dartmouth, MA

Looking for a home in Dartmouth Ma?

Want the "Best Buy" in Dartmouth Ma real estate including foreclosures & bank owned homes. My knowledge, experience & negotiation skills could save you 1,000's of dollars! Best of all my real estate services do not cost you extra. You don't have to go it alone,visit FREE E-Z Home Buying Services today! You may qualify for Grant money to buy a Home in MA up to $24,975. Sign up for Free list Homes for sale Westport MA Dartmouth, Fall River Mass & Tiverton RI real estate . " My job is helping you save Time, money & effort when buying a home~ I love my job!" Karen Ann Martin Your Dartmouth Mass Real Estate agent working full time serving Home buyers & sellers in Dartmouth, Westport, Fall River & Somerset Massachusetts real estate  (Oct 24, 2008 | post #1)

Fall River, MA

Facing Foreclosure Get Help Here

You are not alone, many home owners in the Fall River Ma area are facing foreclosure and are in the same boat as you. The economy, job losses, higher heating & gas prices and loan adjustments have forced many home owners to give up on their home. You can avoid the stress and embarassement of a foreclosure. New laws are available to help you get a Loan Modification from your bank. The bank may re finance the home at a lower rate or add late payments to the end of the loan. Your first step would be to contact your lender tell them you are falling behind & ask if a loan modification is available for you. If a loan modification is not available & you find you must sell your home, I invite you to email me to discuss the many options available to you. All enquiries are in the strictest of confidence. Sellers facing foreclosure should always consider a short sale. Doing a "Short Sale" will avoid the humiliation and stress of a foreclosure & help save your credit. In a Short sale you put your home on the market & ask your mortgage holder to take less or "short" of what is owed to them. A short sale can be done even if you have a second mortgage on the home. Benefits of Short sale over Foreclosure- In a Short sale: * negotiated settlement- the bank pays all fees including real estate agent * seller's credit bruised May have 0 impact on credit * no attorney fees * peace of mind * buy again in two years * liens negotiated Foreclosure * court settlement advertised in the local newspaper (embarassing) * seller's credit ruined, may not even be able to rent if credit check is done * Hefty attorney fees * no peace of mind- Can be put out of the home on short notice by a Sheriff * Cannot buy again for 10 years * all liens exhausted All emails are confidential and you are under absolutely no obligation. Or email me at KarenAnn@AmericanD ream-Realty.com  (Oct 21, 2008 | post #1)

Westport, MA

Westport Ma Waterfront homes

Westport Ma is a beautiful sea-side community. Westport boasts some of the best public & town beaces in New England for a list of beaches with directions visit www.WestportMaHome s.com Even off season it is worth the drive to see breath taking sunsets. If you are lucky & know where to go in winter seals can be seen frolicking in the waves. Waterfront homes in Westport can be very affordable. A recent check in the Westport MLS listings finds waterfront homes starting at just $279,000 & waterfront lots and land in Westport at $159,000. For a free list of homes in Westport ma visit www.WestportMaHome s.com  (Oct 18, 2008 | post #1)

Somerset, MA

Somerset Ma Waterfront Homes

Somerset Ma a waterfront community, is best known for its outstanding school system. Situated along the Taunton River to the East and the Lee's River to the West. There are many waterfront homes located in friendly neighborhoods. A drive along Riverside Ave leads to a water front park with delightful waterviews. Homes in Somerset can be affordable. A recent check in the MLS listings, shows 11 homes in Somerset offered under $200,000 with the lowest priced home, a 4 bedroom on 1/3 acre, offered for only $129,900. Waterfront homes in Somerset Ma can be found starting at just $245,000 For a free list of homes for sale in Somerset Ma including foreclosures & bank owned homes visit www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net Karen Ann Martin American Dream Real Estate Serving home buyers & sellers in Somerset,Fall River, Westport & Dartmouth Massachusetts real estate needs.  (Oct 17, 2008 | post #1)

Westport, MA

Westport Ma Homes starting at $135,000

Westport MA is Home to beautiful town & public beaches, including the famous Horseneck Beach. This sea-side community also boasts low taxes, good schools & a safe community. Much of the rural character of this small town has been preserved with working farms & vineyards along the Westport River. Homes in Westport start at just $135,000. A recent check of MLS listings in Westport showed 5 homes listed under $200,000 For a Free list of homes in Westport Ma including foreclosures & bank owned homes, visit www.WestportMaHome s.com Karen Ann Martin Serving home buyers & sellers in Westport, Fall River, Dartmouth Mass and Tiverton RI real estate needs. American Dream Real Estate Westport Massachusetts  (Oct 15, 2008 | post #1)

Tiverton, RI

Tiverton RI Real Estate Homes sold in Sept 2008

Home sales in Tiverton Rhode Island have remained steady with 3 homes in Tiverton selling in Sept & 4 homes in Tiverton RI that sold in Aug. The lowest priced home sold went for $192,00 and the highest priced home in Tiverton that sold in Sept went for $650,000. A large home with a view of Mt. Hope Bay. For a Free list of Homes for sale in Tiverton RI including foreclosures & bank owned homes visit www.KarenMartinHom es.com for MLS listings Karen Ann Martin Serving home buyers & sellers in Tiverton RI & The Greater Fall River Ma area American Dream Real Estate Westport Mass * Data from MLS Pin  (Oct 12, 2008 | post #1)

Fall River, MA

Fall River Ma Grant Assistance Available

5 Bedroom,1.5 bath Colonial Home in Fall River Ma Maplewood Area recently SOLD for only $192,000 Buyer paid No Down Payment & NO Closing costs & received a check for over $3,000 at Closing ! *Grants are available to buy a home in Fall River Mass if you qualify. Visit my website at www.KarenMartinhom es.com for information My services DO NOT cost you extra. A grant is Free money you do not have to pay back. For a Free list of homes for sale in Fall River Ma including foreclosures, bank owned, MLS listings & other real estate visit www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net Karen Ann Martin Full time real estate agent serving home buyers & sellers in the Greater Fall River Area * Income guidelines & restrictions apply  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #1)

North Dartmouth, MA

Dartmouth Ma Real Estate Homes sold Sept. 2008

Dartmouth Mass home sales have dropped slightly. 15 Homes in Dartmouth sold in Sept compared to 21 homes that sold in Aug. 2008, The lowest priced home sold for $195,000 The highest priced home sold for $840,000 located in Padanaram Village. For a free list of home for sale in Dartmouth Ma visit www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net including foreclosures, bank owned homes and real estate MLS listings Karen ANn Martin Full time real estate agent serving home buyers & sellers in Fall River, Somerset, Westport, Dartmouth Massachusetts & Tiverton RI real estate needs  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #1)

Fall River, MA

Fall River Ma Real Estate Homes sold in Sept. 2008

Fall River Mass home sales have remained steady, With 29 Single family homes selling in Sept. compared to 31 Homes in Fall River Ma that sold in Aug. The lowest priced home in Fall River that sold in Sept. went for 130,000 a foreclosure home. The highest priced home in Fall River that sold went for $348,000 A waterfront home on Sawdy Pond. For a free list of houses for sale in Fall River Mass including foreclosures & MLS listings of real Estate visit www.ViewYourDreamH ome.net Karen Ann Martin Full time real estate agent serving Fall River, Westport, Dartmouth Massachusetts & Tiverton RI REal Estate Needs American Dream Real Estate Westport Ma  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #1)

Westport, MA

Westport Ma Real Estate Homes sold report Sept. 2008

Real Estate sales in Westport Mass have improved with 12 homes in Westport selling in Sept. compared to 8 single family homes that sold in Westport in Aug. The lowest priced home a foreclosure, sold for $127,000 The highest priced home, A new construction Colonial home sold for $484,000. For a Free list on houses for sale in Westport Ma including foreclosures & MLS real estate listings visit www.WestportMaHome s.com Karen Ann Martin Full time real estate agent serving home buyers & sellers in Westport, Fall River, Dartmouth Massachusetts & Tiverton RI Real Estate needs.  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #1)

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South Westport

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swimming and spending time with my awesome grandson

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Economy

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