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April Recordings Show Continued Improvement in Housing

The April 2012 recording numbers at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds show continued gradual improvement in the Plymouth County housing market. Positive trends, particularly in the areas of property sales and mortgage refinancing over the first four months of 2012 have continued.

Plymouth and South Shore Realtors Host Registry Presentation

Last week, we were happy to be part of a Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors (PASS) membership meeting at their headquarters in Pembroke, on the topic of “How to Navigate the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds”. Our presentation included an Introduction to Registry Resources and a presentation by Information Systems Department Head, Christine Richards, on conducting on-line research.

Groundbreaking for Rocky Marciano Statue

Over the past weekend, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the grounds of Brockton High School for a statue commemorating Rocky Marciano. The World Boxing Council has commissioned the statue, to be located near the Forest Avenue entrance to Brockton High School, across from the Little Red Schoolhouse.

February Recordings Show Signs Of Early Spring Market

Our report on real estate activity in Plymouth County for February is available. What many realtors have been calling the emergence of an early “Spring Market” has certainly been demonstrated by our recording activity over the month of February. There were 531 deeds recorded in February, 2012 compared to 401 deeds recorded in February, 2011, a 32% increase.

New Year Begins In Typical Fashion At Registry

January and February are traditionally our slowest months in terms of documents recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. Both the number of deeds and mortgages recorded drop off every year from the end of the calendar year boost of recordings in December.

Bridgewater’s Tory House Added to Notable Land Record Collection

On the north side of the Bridgewater Town Common is a historical home which caught the attention of Lorna Green-Baker, one of our employees. The “Tory House” as it is commonly identified has an interesting multi-century history. Built in 1698, it was the home of a Tory sympathizer who was forced to leave town during the Revolutionary War Period.

Registry’s December and Year End Numbers Are In

Our December numbers were strong with 669 deeds recorded in December, 2011 as compared to 624 deeds recorded in December, 2010. December also brought the second highest number of mortgages recorded (2373) in 2011. These results contributed to our recent Register’s Report explaining that we had a stronger second half of 2011 in terms of sales than the first half of the year.

Paragon Park Added To “Notable Land Records Collection”

Paragon Park, an amusement park located on Hull’s Nantasket Beach, is a new addition to the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds “Notable Land Records Collection”.  Opened in 1905, Paragon Park provided  family entertainment for generations.  The park was home to the world’s tallest roller coaster, the Congo Cruise, the Wild Mouse, and many other thrilling rides.

EPA Names Registry of Deeds Energy Star Partner

The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds was recently recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Energy Star partner.  The EPA, in recognizing us, partners with us to expand our Green Building Committee’s efforts to promote energy efficient operations.

Congressman Bill Keating’s White Ribbon Campaign at the Plymouth Registry

Join Congressman Bill Keating in the WHITE RIBBON EVENT of Men Against Domestic Violence, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds, 50 Obery Street, Plymouth.

“Domestic violence is not just a woman’s issue.  We all have a role to play to promote peace in our communities.  That’s why I am asking men (and women) to join me in pledging to work to end domestic violence”.  Congressman Bill Keating

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