Blog :: 04-2012

Western Mass Confidence Is UP!

According to the recent report by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 5 years after the bust there are signs pointing to the long-awaited recovery.  Many have concluded that prices won't drop much further and confidence is up.

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Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Agents are saying . . . .

 "The real estate market has hit bottom and now stabilized.  The hill town properties have lagged behind the recovery but, I am beginning to see a glimmer of increased activity.  Good news about this market, our young folks are now able to afford a home in their own community.  They are the drivers in this market."   -Wanda Mooney, Award winning agent

"We can definitely feel the difference so far this year.  As a company, our sales in Franklin County over the last quarter are up 28% and in Hampshire County our sales are up 30% over the same period.  Overall sales (MLS) are up 10% in Hampshire County and 22% in Franklin County.  The median selling price in both counties is also up slightly from last year.  We are seeing excellent attendance at open houses and well-priced homes are going under deposit faster than last year as well.  Buyers seem to be motivated and optimistic this year, perhaps feeling that the market has hit bottom and is starting to rebound so they want to act before it goes up.  Last year the feeling was that things would keep going down so there was no pressure to act quickly.  It is a great market for both buyer and sellers at this time."   -Christine Aubrey,  Owner/Broker </<?xml:namespace>

Franklin County Home Show & Green Fair

This weekend head to the Franklin County Fair Grounds in Greenfield, MA for the Home Show & Green Fair. 
 
Free Admission
Open 10am - 5pm both Saturday & Sunday
 
Presented by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce & Greenfield Business Association. Showcases all sorts of home improvements, leisure activities, and new environmental products. Green Energy workshops for homeowners and contractors. Activities for kids plus performances by the New England Center for Circus Arts. and Held at Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way in Greenfield. 10 am to 5 pm. 413-773-5463 </<?xml:namespace>

Coldwell Banker 2011 Awards

Coldwell Banker
Upton-Massamont REALTORS
#1 Affiliate Company in Massachusetts
and received the
Premier Office Award
International President's Premier Award
International Diamond Society
International Sterling Society
Affiliate Team Awards
 
#1 Team in Massachusetts
 
#2 Team in Massachusetts

United Way's A Cappella Festival

 
SATURDAY, April 14, 2012  7:30 p.m.
ADVANCE TICKETS$10 adults, $5 Seniors and Students
AT THE DOOR:  $10 all tickets
Call the United Way at 413-772-2168 or email info@uw-fc.org
to purchase advance tickets.
 Music is in the air and spring is on the horizon!  On Saturday, April 14, 2012 four fantastic college a cappella groups will perform on the stage at Greenfield High School. 
  • The Dartmouth Aires will return for their 16th consecutive appearance.  Fresh from their recent performance at Lincoln Center and having returned from their NBC "Sing Off" competition in Los Angeles, they will entertain you with their high-energy performance. 
  • The Smith College Smiffenpoofs
  • Amherst College's Bluestockings
  • Zumbyes. 

This will be a wonderful evening of music and performance and is appealing to people of all ages.  Support the Partner Agencies of the United Way of Franklin County and enjoy an evening of great entertainment!

 

Pioneer Valley Prepares-Relay for Life

Spring is the time of year when our Relay for Life Teams hold fundraisers for the annual event.  Linked below you will find calendar of events for each county and their teams. 
2012 Franklin County
Relay for Life
June 8th-9th
Franklin County Fairgrounds
Greenfield, MA
Upcoming Team Fundraising Events
This Weekend
April 7th-FC Relay Easter Bake Sale (8am)
Sponsored by:  Dick's Angels"
Location: Northfield Food Mart, Northfield, MA
2012 Hampshire County
Relay for Life
June 15th-16th
Look Memorial Park
Northampton, MA
Upcoming Team Fundraising Events