Posted on March 30, 2015
Please join Dave at this week’s Fairhaven/Acushnet Broker Tour. Tours are always full. Professional brokers and agents only. It’s a nice way to network and see what houses are available for your clients.
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This blog was originally posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on March 30, 2015
Posted on March 24, 2015
La Salle wins first boys hockey title in 38 years + Gallery
PROVIDENCE — The wait is over for La Salle hockey fans.
After waiting 38 years La Salle finally had a chance to celebrate a state championship on Monday night as the Rams captured their first state crown since 1977 with a 4-1 victory over Hendricken in the third game of their best-of-three state title series at Brown’s Meehan Auditorium.
La Salle took the lead 46 seconds into the game and never gave it up as the Rams rode the outstanding goaltending of senior Tyler Walsh, the tournament MVP.
“From Day One of this season, actually from the first day of tryouts four years ago, this was our dream. This is what we always wanted,” Walsh said about himself and six senior teammates who played a major role in the title drive.
La Salle had won the first game, 3-1, on Friday night, but Hendricken forced Monday’s night winner-take-all showdown with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday.
“For four years we have worked hard together,” Walsh said. “We are more brothers than friends.
For the second time in the series one of those seniors, Joe Manown, gave the Rams a 1-0 lead with a goal in the first minute of play.
In the first game of the series on Friday night Manown scored 26 seconds after the opening faceoff. On Monday night he converted a goal-mouth pass from senior linemate Tyler Glick off a two-on-break.
“The start is more important than you think it is. It’s only one goal, but it’s electrifying on your bench,” said La Salle coach Mike Gaffney. “When you get in a big game like this you need a little confidence. When all of a sudden one of your mates goes down and puts one in. It’s very important.”
La Salle made it 2-0 with just under three minutes to play in the opening session when senior Ryan Tracy blasted a shot into the lower right side from about 25-feet out. It was the first time in the series that either team had a two-goal lead in the first 44 minutes of the 45 minutes of regulation play,
“The whole team was outstanding, but I believe you only go as far as your seniors will take you,” said Gaffney. “That’s not only in this series, but through practice and the ups and downs of a season. How you listen in the locker room or how you don’t listen in the locker room. That all goes with the senior leadership on the team.”
It was starting to look like the Rams would carry the two-goal advantage into the third period as Walsh, who gave up only four goals in the three games, was turning in another strong performance.
But La Salle drew a penalty late in the second session and Hendricken converted its first power play of the tourney when Reilly Miller scored from a scramble on the left side with 2:55 to play in the second period.
But despite a 28-13 shot advantage, Hendricken still trailed 2-1 going into the final period.
That was enough for the Rams to carry home the championship. Walsh finished with 36 saves and the senior defensive trio of Nick Altieri, Ryan Kelly and Ben Aldrich did an outstanding job of keeping Hendricken from getting second chances.
La Salle took a 3-1 lead just over a minute after the start of the third period when Matt Manown, Joe’s younger brother, lifted the puck over a group of sprawling players into the netting at the top of the goal. The puck immediately bounced back out on the ice, but the referee behind the net ruled it was a goal.
“They made it so easy for us as coaches,” Gaffney continued about the Senior Seven.
The La Salle fans in the standing-room-only crowd were already celebrating when Joe Manown upped the score to 4-1 with an empty-net goal with eight seconds to play. The goal was Manown’s fourth of the series.
First period — LS, Joe Manown (Tyler Glick, Ryan Kelly) 0:46; Ryan Tracy (Evan McGreen) 12:48. Penalties — LS 1-2.
Second period — H,Reilly Miller (Bryce Dolan, Patrick Creamer) 12:05 (pp). Penalties — LS 3-6, H 3-6
Third period — LS, Matt Manown (Nicholas DiMuccio, Nick Altieri) 1:08; J. Manown (unassisted); 14:52 Penalties — LS 1-2
Saves — Tyler Walsh, L, 13-15-8 — 36; Matt Kenneally, H, 7-6-9 — 22.
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This blog was originally posted on www.destinationhometown.com on March 24, 2015
Updated on March 20, 2015
Buying a House for the first time can be nerve racking, but with better budgeting, First Time Home Buyers can get into a house that suits their family as well as their budget. There are many extra expenses that can go into purchasing a house that the buyer does not anticipate, but with a good real estate agent guiding them as well as their mortgage lender, they can buy a house with confidence.
Mortgage calculators are readily available online to help buyers calculate their mortgage payments including interest, insurance and taxes. Keeping within their budget is important to avoid being house poor. Calculating their budget now and keeping within it along with some savings for unforseen circumstances can give them a good idea of what kind of house they can afford. Their mortgage broker can also help them with this and have a wealth of ideas on which type of loan would suit them better.
There are some extra costs which should be factored in. Home Inspection: Having a home inspected by a licensed Home Inspector, while not mandatory , is critical to making sure you know everything about a house prior to owning it. They usually cost around $500 but are well worth the money to ensure there are no costly surprises waiting around the bend.
Closing Costs: These average around $5000. These include all the fees associated with buying a house such as lawyer,appraiser, title and recording fees. They should be included in the budget. Sometimes, closing costs can be included in the offer to be paid by the seller but generally the offer must be higher to take this into account.
Monthly bills: Monthly utility bills for the house may be different than what they are currently paying. The realto may be able to give a rough estimate what the monthly bills are for the house so that they can be budgeted in.
Maintenance: Home owners know there is always maintenance to be done. The Home Inspection will give an idea of what will need to be done in the near and distant future and can be included in the home budget. A good idea is to set a weekly amount in a separate account to take care of home maintenance.
Purchasing a home can be exciting as well as scary but proper preparation can make the process much smoother and keep the anxiety down and make it the exciting and satisfying experience it was meant to be.
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This blog was originally posted on www.agentrising.com on March 20, 2015
Posted on March 13, 2015
Come by and join Dave Garro, home stager Laura Severino, and graphic designer as well as real estate agent Sonia Amaral for a new Seller’s Workshop! This is a no obligation, informal, informational meeting to answer all your questions.
Buyers are not to be overlooked. Stay tuned for Dave Garro’s Buyer’s Workshop coming soon..
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This blog was originall posted on March 13, 2015 on www.boldmovesrealestate.com
Updated on March 10, 2015
Laura Severino is the Home Stager at BOLD Moves Real Estate. Did you know BOLD Moves offers a free home staging consultation when you list your house with them? Statistics show that Staged Homes sell faster than Unstaged homes.
Here are some Home Staging Ideas from Laura to get us through a particularly long and stormy winter:
Even though showing homes right now may be a little more difficult, take advantage of the cold and snowy “outside” to make “inside” feel warm, cozy, and inviting.
The outside of your house may look like this:
But welcome buyers with a fresh flower arrangement, a warm fire, a lighted candle. Use the outside to enhance the inside. Don’t let the snow get you down….Spring is on its way but Sellers can certainly take advantage of the snow and low inventory by cozy-ing up their home. Looking for houses in the winter months is not for the frivolous, tire-kicker buyer. If a buyer is taking the time to look for houses with all the snow and cold weather, they are usually serious buyers, ready to put an offer in.
Make your house be the warm, cozy oasis they are looking for. Make sure your heat is turned up so the house feels nice and warm. Also, if you have any pictures of the house in the spring or summer, use them in a showing booklet or maybe put them in a springy frame so they can see how the house sparkles in the warm seasons.
The best you can do on the outside is make sure your steps, paths, and driveways are clear of snow to make the house accessible for the showing. Use Ice Melt to get rid of any unwanted ice.
The snow will eventually melt and Spring flowers will pop but in the meantime take advantage and make your house warm and inviting and a place they want to call home.
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This Blog was originally posted on www.agentrising.com on March 5, 2015.