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Registry Meets With Women's Council Of Realtors

Special thanks go out to Peggy Dinger of William Raveis Real Estate for arranging our office to meet with the Women's Council of Realtors at their June meeting. During yesterday's meeting at the Sconset Landing Clubhouse in Hanover, our IT Director Christine Richards and I gave an overview of the Registry of Deeds operations and an introductory presentation of our on-line search site.

FULL HOUSE FOR OUR TRAINING SESSION IN JUNE

Our training session for our online search site for June has no more space available. Our next session will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Please call Lorna Green-Baker at 508-830-9290 to sign up.

Special thanks go out to Christine Richards, our Information Systems Department Head, for the hundreds of hours of free training given to members of the public, real estate professionals and municipal employees who have benefited from that very informative program over the years. 

Linked Search Now Back To 1874

In our ongoing efforts to provide more information on-line with easier access, our Search function now goes back to 1874. While we have had a scanned version of our indices going back to our founding as a county in 1685 for some time, our direct Seach function, combines indexing information linked to the document images making research an easier task.

With the continued support of the Plymouth County Commissioners and state technology grants, we are working to bring this option all the way back to 1685. We will continue to update this progress as it occurs.

SALES & MORTGAGES ARE UP MIDWAY TROUGH 2016

The Register's Report for June 2016 shows a continued strong real estate market in Plymouth County. June 30th is the end of Fiscal Year 2016 and a halfway point in calendar year 2016.  The 24% increase in sales of property and 5% increase in recorded mortgages bodes well for the remainder of 2016. The total sales value of $1.73 billion dollars in total sales year to date is a 26% increase over last year at this time.

FIRST HALF OF 2015 CLOSES STRONG

The month of June saw the strongest number of recordings in many months. The number of sales in June exceeded every month before it all the way back to July, 2013. The 1,007 deeds recorded in June, 2015 brought the total sales volume for the first six months of 2015 to 3,903. After the difficult winter earlier this year, there was a lot of catching up to do. It seems that this pace will continue though the rest of the summer.

END OF FIRST QUARTER OF 2015 BRINGS MIXED RESULTS

The end of the first quarter in 2015 brought with it mixed messages in terms of recording data along with some very serious challenges in Registry of Deeds operations. Our newsletters for January, February and March show that despite a really tough winter for real estate activity our office continued to record and process thousands of documents.

APPROACHING END OF 2014 WITH SALES INCREASED

By looking at our October and November reports, as we rapidly approach the end of 2014, you can see that the Plymouth County real estate market has seen signs of steady and gradual improvements. Sales of property have been higher than in 2013 by a modest but important 2%. The average sales price is up about 7%, leaving less homes underwater. 

TRANSITION TO FALL BRINGS MOSTLY GOOD NEWS

Real estate activity through August and September as shown through our monthly "Register's Report" show a continued moderate stabilization of the Plymouth County real estate market. Increased sales volume and declining foreclosure problems are clear evidence of this trend.

SALES VOLUME AND REFINANCE ACTIVITY STRONG

Sales activity remained strong during the month of July as 956 deeds were recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. The total sales for calendar year 2014 through July was 4,787 deeds, 2% ahead of last year's pace. 

The number of mortgages recorded for July reflected an increase in the number of refinances picking up slightly. There were 1,749 mortgages recorded in July, the highest number of mortgages recorded in one month since October, 2013.

2014 Sales Strong Through June

As shown in our June Register's Report, the 977 deeds recorded in June show a steady pace of improvement to the Plymouth County real estate market through the first six months of 2014. There have been 3,923 deeds recorded so far in 2014 as compared to 3,785 deeds recorded at this point in 2013. That modest 4% increase is a significant and continuing trend that should carry through for the remainder of 2014.

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