Blog :: 10-2012

More Properties Sold in Athol, MA Greenfield, MA Heath, MA Northampton, MA , and Shelburne, MA

Athol, MA:

This Single-Family in Athol, MA recently sold for $55,000.
This is a Victorian style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.20 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Athol,MA you may like:
Athol
$125,900
Athol
$109,900
Athol
$144,900
Athol
$129,900



Greenfield, MA:

This Single-Family in Greenfield, MA recently sold for $140,000.
This is a Cape style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.75 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Greenfield,MA you may like:
Greenfield
$179,900
Greenfield
$119,900
Greenfield
$210,000
Greenfield
$177,900



Heath, MA:

This Single-Family in Heath, MA recently sold for $115,000.
This is a Cape style home and features 3 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 bedroom, 12.00 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Heath,MA you may like:
Heath
$119,900
Heath
$195,000
Heath
$229,900
Heath
$82,900



Northampton, MA:

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $320,000.
This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.07 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Northampton,MA you may like:
Northampton
$249,900
Northampton
$355,000
Northampton
$299,900
Northampton
$379,000



Northampton, MA:

This Condo in Northampton, MA recently sold for $290,000.
This is a Garden style home and features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Northampton,MA you may like:
Northampton
$299,900
Northampton
$250,000
Northampton
$219,900
Northampton
$259,900



Shelburne, MA:

This Single-Family in Shelburne, MA recently sold for $235,000.
This is a Antique/Other style home and features 8 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.57 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Shelburne,MA you may like:
Shelburne
$179,000
Shelburne
$214,900
Shelburne
$309,000
Shelburne
$249,900





Of course there are plenty more to choose from. If you would like to see these or any others feel free to contact us or start searching now or register for more powerful searches and daily email alerts.

Pioneer Valley Halloween Events

The Pioneer Valley is alive with an array of parties and activities for the whole family, starting this weekend and continuing through Halloween Night!

Spend a scarey evening in a local corn maze or join the Halloween Harvest Festival for family fun and great food.

Mike's Maze is Sunderland is open this weekend.  Check the website.

Hicks Farm Corn Maze in Charlemont is also open this weekend.  Check the website.

A Hallowe'en Harvest Festival will be at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield this weekend.  This is a benefit festival with proceeds helping the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, The Food Bank of Western Mass, and others. For details on this family event check out the website.

On Sunday, October 28th, the Northampton Rec Department will hold a Monster Bash, great fun for the kids.  Check out details at their website.

On Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, the Town of Greenfield will host a Rag Shag Parade and Costume Contest. To register for the contest and more details about the evening events, check out the website.

The town of Northampton will also host downtown Trick or Treating with over 40 businesses participating.  The website has more details.

This Halloween is shaping up to be great family fun, hope you all enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Valley Housing Market Looking Better

Today, local station, Channel 22 reported the Pioneer Valley housing market is looking better.  " Fitzgerald (President of the RAPV) says that it is both a buyer's and a seller's market. Lower interest rates make it a good time to buy."

Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS is ready to help you with all your real estate needs.  To see this weeks Open Houses click HERE, new listings click HERE, and to find you Coldwell Banker agent click HERE.

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Housing market looking better in WMass

Gutter Cleaning Robot?

New England in the fall is such a wonderful place to be. Here in Western Massachusetts, the brilliant color of foliage is almost over and the leaves are quickly falling to the ground.

Fall is the time we rake the leaves in the yard, store away the summer furniture and get ready for winter snow. For all those homeowners who struggle with cleaning out your roof gutters, here is a great new device to help accomplish the task.  Unique little device, watch the video.

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Single-Family - 25 Stone Road Buckland, MA 01370 is now new to the market!

Picturesque Buckland Cape on Quiet Country Road! Sturdily built in 1974, it offers pegged oak floors, fabulous private wrap around deck, open country kitchen/dining area, woodstove hearth in livingroom, first floor master bedroom/bath, 2 cozy second floor bedrooms w/ 1/2 bath, walkout basement workspace recent roof - all on 2.5 peaceful wooded acres. Meticulously stewarded, well landscaped, easy to heat - simply move in and enjoy! Clever carport means no snow brushing your car this winter!

This is a Cape style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 2.50 Acres, and is currently available for $269,900.

For complete details click here.

More Properties Sold in Montague, MA Northampton, MA

Montague, MA:

This Multi-Family in Montague, MA recently sold for $137,000.
This is a

This property features 12 total rooms, 3 full baths, 6 bedrooms, 0.05 acres, and was sold by
Office - Shelburne Falls - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Montague,MA you may like:
Montague
$145,000
Montague
$97,000
Montague
$199,500
Montague
$229,900



Northampton, MA:

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $107,500.
This is a Ranch style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, 0.22 acres, and was sold by
Office - Shelburne Falls - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Northampton,MA you may like:
Northampton
$229,000
Northampton
$169,500
Northampton
$224,900
Northampton
$209,000



Northampton, MA:

This Condo in Northampton, MA recently sold for $150,000.
This is a Townhouse style home and features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Office - Shelburne Falls - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Northampton,MA you may like:
Northampton
$179,000
Northampton
$230,000
Northampton
$105,000
Northampton
$153,000





Of course there are plenty more to choose from. If you would like to see these or any others feel free to contact us or start searching now or register for more powerful searches and daily email alerts.

MAR Announces RMCI up 57.73 percent!

According to the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, the REALTOR Market Confidence Index (RMCI) is up 57.73 %.  This increase is 166% higher over the same time last year.  This is the 14th straight month there has been an increase of the RMCI.  For details on how this information is compiled check out the MAR article.  This is great news for those homeowners that have been waiting for market increases to list their homes.  Confidence is up, markets appear stable and interest rates still at all time lows.

Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS is locally owned and nationally known, the company to get the job done.  Whether you are selling a home or buying a home, we are the agents with the tools and expertise to assist you.  Check out our website!

Home Buying Simplified

Buying a home can be a scary and confusing process. It is easy to get confused by all of the homes, locations, and what is truly important to you when buying a home.

First you will want to determine what you can afford. To do that you will want to get preapproved. That means a bank; mortgage broker or credit union will determine how much of loan you qualify for based on your income, debt and credit score. They will give a pre-approval letter stating how much you can afford.

Now it is time to pick a real estate professional to help you find the right home, negotiate on your behalf and help you navigate through the process. It is important that you choose an agent that is reputable; you have interviewed to find a good fit and is willing to listen to your needs.

Many buyers often confuse their needs with their wants. Making a list of what you actually need and what you want or your wish list is very helpful when looking for a home. Buying a home is typically a process of elimination. Many home buyers often dismiss homes that perfectly fit their needs in search for one that has their wants. This doesn't mean you can't have your wish list, but home buying is more often defined by your budget than wish lists.

To help with this process it is typically helpful to make a list of needs and wants.

Examples of NEEDS Examples of WANTS
Reasonable square footage for comfortable living Paint, carpet, counter tops, accessories.
Bedrooms to accommodate your family Pool or Jacuzzi (unless for medical reasons)
Adequate number of bathrooms Wood floors
Eat-in kitchen Bay windows, skylights
Garage or basement for storage needs Entertainment centers,  moldings, decks and patios
Lot size to accommodate children's play area Upgraded lighting fixtures
Adaptation for Handicapped View
Proximity to a specific school
Single floor living for health reasons

Each individual will have a different list of needs and wants. Your own list will help you evaluate homes as you go through the process. Sharing this list with your real estate professional will also help narrow down your search. The goal is to find a house that includes all of your needs and meets as many of your wants as is practical in your budget.

High Rents Make Buying a Better Option

For the past several years there has been some confusion over whether it has been a better deal to rent or buy a home. Buying has always been the best long term investment. With the changes in the market it is now clear that in almost any situation buying is the best bet.

Rents over the past few years have been on the rise and the demand for rental housing has been shrinking rental availability raising the rents and the competition for acceptable units. Rents have been increasing at about a rate of 2.5 percent a year while home prices have been dropping at about 3.1 percent a year. This makes buying a much better option.

Lately, there has been an uptick in the home buying market and in some price ranges inventory is low for prospective buyers. Because prices and mortgage rates remain at all-time lows this is a perfect time to get out of a rental and into your own home.

If you are looking for some hard numbers on your own personal financial picture the New York Times has an easy to use calculator that will help you determine how much you will save by buying a home. Click here to use the calculator.

Start your home search with Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS.  For single-family homes in Franklin County, MA click HERE.  For single-family homes in Hampshire County, MA click HERE.

More Properties Sold in Belchertown, MA Colrain, MA Cummington, MA Erving, MA Greenfield, MA , and Montague, MA

Belchertown, MA:

This Condo in Belchertown, MA recently sold for $215,000.
This is a Half-Duplex style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Belchertown,MA you may like:
Belchertown
$239,000
Belchertown
$220,000
Belchertown
$289,900
Belchertown
$299,900



Colrain, MA:

This Land in Colrain, MA recently sold for $35,000.
This is a

This property features 2.93 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Colrain,MA you may like:
Colrain
$47,000
Colrain
$55,000
Colrain
$26,000
Colrain
$49,500



Colrain, MA:

This Land in Colrain, MA recently sold for $32,500.
This is a

This property features 1.40 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Colrain,MA you may like:
Colrain
$99,000
Colrain
$49,000
Colrain
$54,000
Colrain
$26,000



Cummington, MA:

This Land in Cummington, MA recently sold for $140,000.
This is a

This property features 100.00 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Cummington,MA you may like:
Cummington
$85,000
Cummington
$79,000
Cummington
$76,000
Cummington
$95,000



Erving, MA:

This Single-Family in Erving, MA recently sold for $245,000.
This is a Split Entry style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 15.44 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Erving,MA you may like:
Erving
$259,000
Erving
$159,900
Erving
$209,900
Erving
$226,300



Greenfield, MA:

This Single-Family in Greenfield, MA recently sold for $36,000.
This is a Other style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.11 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Greenfield,MA you may like:
Greenfield
$95,000
Greenfield
$119,900
Greenfield
$129,900
Greenfield
$138,000



Montague, MA:

This Single-Family in Montague, MA recently sold for $161,000.
This is a Other style home and features 8 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.23 acres, and was sold by
Office - Florence - Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS

Here are some other properties available in Montague,MA you may like:
Montague
$97,900
Montague
$159,000
Montague
$210,000
Montague
$128,500





Of course there are plenty more to choose from. If you would like to see these or any others feel free to contact us or start searching now or register for more powerful searches and daily email alerts.