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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, CATIC and Simplifile will conduct a live demonstration summarizing the process of an electronic document recording in our main office located at 50 Obery Street, Plymouth, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Please see the attached notice for further information.
Our report for recording information from the month of September is now available. Over the course of September, we saw a slight drop in sales, as evidenced by the number of deeds recorded, which is typical for this time of year. More people took advantage of historically low interests rates and refinanced, although not at the pace that these low rates should generate.
We recently have received copies of letters of soliciation from an out of state company based in Illinois, National Record Service, offering to provide Plymouth County residents a certified copy of their deed for $59.50, as compared to our regular cost of $1.00 per page. Although we have seen approaches like this before, in this case the company is requesting credit card information and claiming to be following the recommendation of a United States Government agency.