Title A blog feed. en-US Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:10:45 -0400 Attractive Contemporary Style Ranch- Ready for Move In! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/26/attractive-contemporary-style-ranch-ready-for-move-in/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/houseangleview.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right;">Come take a look at this attractive contemporary style Ranch that is available for you to move in and enjoy just in time for the holiday season. It is immaculate and many expensive updates have been done including a new heating system, roof, gutters, kitchen, Pergo flooring, deck and more. You will love the spacious floor plan that features a new kitchen with granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances and a skylight. In addition it has a dining area with sliding glass doors to the new deck, large living area, master suite with full bath and washer &amp; dryer hookup, 2 additional bedrooms and full bath, freshly sanded wood floors and a front porch. There is a full basement that is neat as a pin with high ceilings providing the perfect space to finish for additional living space. Nicely sited on 2 acres and located across the road from Petticoat Hill Reservation with 60 acres where you can hike, cross country ski and snowshoe! Only 20 min to Northampton!!</p> <p>Contact Wanda today for a viewing: 413-768-9848 or wanda@wandamooney.com.</p> <p><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72236503/100-petticoat-hill-road-williamsburg-ma/" target="_blank">View the full listing here!</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/house.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/kitchen.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 153px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/dining%20room.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 151px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/hallway.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 148px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/bedroom.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 151px;"></p> Second Home House For Sale Contemporary Hampshire County Pioneer Valley coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass walking trails woods First Time Home Buyer northampton Single Level Living Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:10:45 -0400 September Real Estate Sales Report for Pioneer Valley https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/25/september-real-estate-sales-report-for-pioneer-valley/ <p>It was a very busy month for real estate sales in Franklin County! Comparing real estate sales of single family homes for the month of&nbsp;September 2016 vs. September 2017,&nbsp;&nbsp;Franklin County sales are up 26.3% while Hampshire and Hampden&nbsp;CountIes&nbsp;sales are down.&nbsp; The following reports will be posted monthly keeping you informed of the local real estate market.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>PIONEER VALLEY - KEY REAL ESTATE POINTS:</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Sales</strong>&mdash;Down 5.9 percent from 578 in September 2016 to 544 in September 2017.</p> <p><strong>Median Price</strong>&mdash; Up 9.5 percent from $200,000 in September 2016 to $219,000 in September 2017.</p> <p><strong>Inventory of available property</strong>&mdash;Inventory fell 25.2 percent from 2,464 single family listings at the end of September 2016, to 1,843 single family listings at the end of September 2017.</p> <p><strong>Supply</strong>&mdash;The supply of single-family properties on the market at the current rate of sale dropped 27.4 percent. At the end of September 2016 there were 5.1 months of supply at the current rate of sale. At the end of September 2017 there were 3.7 months of supply at current rate of sale.</p> <p><strong>Days on Market</strong>&mdash;The average days on market dropped 24.3 percent from 83 days in September 2016 to 63 days in September 2017.</p> <p><strong>Pending Sales</strong>&mdash;Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 4.1 percent from 531 in September 2016 to 553 in September 2017.</p> <p><strong>Mortgage Rates 30-year fixed-rate mortgage</strong> (FRM) averaged 3.9 percent with an average 0.5 points for the week ending October 12, 2017 . Last year at this time the 30-year FRM averaged 3.4 percent with an average 0.5 points. (Source: www.FreddieMac.com)</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/New%20Release.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 545px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/FRANKLIN%20COUNTY.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 600px;" class="featured"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/PIONEER%20VALLEY.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 665px;"></p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Franklin County Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:10:24 -0400 Don't Miss The Great Falls Festival (Pumpkinfest)! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/20/don-t-miss-the-great-falls-festival-pumpkinfest/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Great%20Falls%20Festival.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 300px;">On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the Great Falls Festival will fill Avenue A in Turners Falls from 2-9 pm. Formerly known as Pumpkinfest, the event organizers decided to change the name of the event to pay tribute to the village&rsquo;s pre-colonial era name, the falls on the Connecticut River, and of course, the season.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for food and craft vendors who will set up booths along the street, or for tickets for the beer tent.</p> <p>Show your Halloween spirit by wearing your costume and bring your own carved pumpkin to display. You can also decorate your own pumpkin for free from 2 to 6 pm.</p> <p>Remember to bring your dancing shoes! There will be live music all event-long on either of the two music stages. Musical acts include Blue Prints of the Heart, Honey Badger, and Jimmy Just Quit, to name a few. Check out the live performances by the North County Line Dancers, Zumba Dancers, Fire Dancers, and more.</p> <p>Easily avoid the hassle of parking near the event. There will be a free shuttle from Turners Falls High School from 2 to 10 pm.</p> <p>For more information on the Great Falls Festival and a full schedule of events, go to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/greatfallsfestival/" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/greatfallsfestival</a>.</p> Recreation Pumpkinfest Fall Festival Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Wanda Mooney Franklin County Western Mass fair Greenfield Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:23:06 -0400 Completely Renovated Antique Cape for Sale in Colrain, Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/19/completely-renovated-antique-cape-for-sale-in-colrain-mass/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/christian%20hill%20road.jpeg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 250px; height: 188px;"><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72231485/82-christian-hill-road-colrain-ma/">82 Christian Hill Road, Colrain, MA</a></p> <p>Completely renovated in 2016, this charming antique Cape is the perfect home for those who appreciate the old, but desire modern conveniences. Sun-filled rooms with an open concept design create a warm and welcoming environment in every New England season. Fabulous kitchen features Silestone countertops, center island, and original pine flooring. The kitchen opens to a large dining and living area that showcases the colonial fireplace and hearth, beamed ceilings and reclaimed pine floor. You will luxuriate in a master suite that&nbsp;has exposed posts and beams, skylights, a large full custom bath and walk-in closet. The second upstairs bedroom also has exposed beams and a skylight. The first floor features a third bedroom/den, full custom bathroom, laundry/pantry, large entry and attached insulated and heated garage. It is sited on 3.7 acres on both sides of the road and close to Cook State Forest. Near Shelburne Falls, Berkshire Resort, Harriman Reservoir, outdoor recreation abounds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72231485/82-christian-hill-road-colrain-ma/"> View the full listing!</a></p> <p>Contact me today for a tour at 413-768-9848 or Wanda@WandaMooney.com.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/christianhill%20kitchen.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 175px; height: 132px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Christian%20Hill%20living%20room.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 175px; height: 131px;"><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72231485/82-christian-hill-road-colrain-ma/"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/christian%20hill%20bedroom.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 175px; height: 131px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/christian%20hill%20porch.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 175px; height: 131px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/christian%20hill%20yard.jpeg" style="margin: 10px; width: 175px; height: 131px;"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> House For Sale Post and Beam Pioneer Valley buyers coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass acreage Antique Home For Sale Shelburne Falls Greenfield Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:10:22 -0400 August Real Estate Sales Report for Pioneer Valley https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/10/august-real-estate-sales-report-for-pioneer-valley/ <p>Real estate sales of single family homes in Franklin County&nbsp;for the month of August was up 37.9% and the median price up 3.2% compared to August of 2016.&nbsp; The market continues to be very busy and there is no sign of a slow down.&nbsp; There is a limited amount of homes for sale and in some areas real estate agents are experiencing multiple offer situations.&nbsp; It is a great time to sell!</p> <p><b><u>Pioneer Valley - Key Real Estate Points:</u></b></p> <p><strong>Sales -&nbsp;</strong>Up 7.8&nbsp;percent from 639&nbsp;in August&nbsp;2016 to 689&nbsp;in August&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Median Price -</strong> Up 1.2&nbsp;percent from $210,000 in August&nbsp;2016 to $212,500 in August&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Inventory of available property -&nbsp;</strong>Inventory fell 25.9&nbsp;percent from 2,517&nbsp;single family listings at the end of August&nbsp;2016, to 1,865&nbsp;single family listings at the end of August&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Supply -&nbsp;</strong>At the end of August 2016 there were 5.3&nbsp;months of supply at the current rate of sale. At the end of August&nbsp;2017 there were 3.8&nbsp;months of supply at current rate of sale.</p> <p><strong>Days on Market -&nbsp;</strong>The average days on market dropped 27.1&nbsp;percent from 88&nbsp;days in August 2016 to 64&nbsp;days in August&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Pending Sales -&nbsp;</strong>Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 12.9&nbsp;percent from 533&nbsp;in August&nbsp;2016 to 602 in August&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Mortgage Rates -&nbsp;</strong>30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.8&nbsp;percent with an average 0.5 points for the week ending August 31, 2017 . Last year at this time the 30-year FRM averaged 3.8&nbsp;percent with an average 0.6&nbsp;points. (Source: www.FreddieMac.com)</p> <p><strong><em>Check out the charts for detailed comparisons provided by Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley and Massachusetts Association of Realtors.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/News%20Release.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: left; width: 600px; height: 645px;"></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: left; width: 600px; height: 650px;"></em></strong></p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Franklin County Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:10:16 -0400 One Long Weekend, Two Fabulous Festivals https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/10/06/one-long-weekend-two-fabulous-festivals/ <p>This Columbus Weekend, the Pioneer Valley will host two popular festivals. On Saturday, October 7 through Monday, October 9, the Paradise City Arts Festival will take place at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. Meanwhile, only 30 minutes Northwest of Northampton, Ashfield will host its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 up and down Ashfield&rsquo;s Main Street.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/paradise%20city%20arts.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 225px; height: 159px;"></p> <p>Founded by two artists 23 years ago, the Paradise City Arts Festival now fills up three buildings, an outdoor sculpture promenade, and a festival dining tent. Many artists apply to have a booth at the festival, but only some are selected to attend. Their works for sale range from wearable arts to furniture and home d&eacute;cor to fine art and sculpture. Under the dining tent, local food vendors bring flavors from around the world. Enjoy live music while you dine from The Jazz Divas, The O-Tones, and The Blend. Returning this year is the Silent Art Auction to benefit WGBY/57 public television.</p> <p>The Ashfield Fall Festival also features arts and crafts exhibitors, but with more of a hometown feel. More than 50 exhibitors will line the Main Street in Ashfield. You can also pick up some locally grown and prepared foods, enjoy live music and dance, and participate in fall-themed games, like pumpkin bowling! Although the Ashfield Fall Festival has been around for almost 50 years, the purpose of it is still to celebrate Ashfield, showcase local business, fundraise, and provide opportunity for the town&rsquo;s youth to practice creative, social, and business skills.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/ashfield%20fall%20fest.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 174px;"></p> <p>For more information on the Paradise City Arts festival go to <a href="https://festivals.paradisecityarts.com/shows/northampton-october-show" target="_blank">https://festivals.paradisecityarts.com/shows/northampton-october-show</a></p> <p>For more information on the Ashfield Fall Festival go to <a href="http://www.ashfieldfallfestival.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ashfieldfallfestival.org/</a>.</p> <p>Whatever you do, enjoy the weekend!</p> Recreation Community Ashfield Fall Festival Hampshire County Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass northampton fair Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:10:04 -0400 Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center Brings Good Music and Good Times to Greenfield, MA https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/09/25/hawks-and-reed-performing-arts-center-brings-good-music-and-good-times-to-greenfield-ma/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/hawksandreed.png" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; width: 200px; height: 200px; float: right;">Greenfield, the capital of Franklin County, is a vibrant arts community. With this year&rsquo;s addition of Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, this statement has become even truer. Owned by Steven Goldsher, this popular new business is a restaurant, bar, and concert and event venue all in one. Locals and visitors alike have been drawn to this spot, located in the Arts Block building on the corner of Main St and Court Square in downtown Greenfield, for a full night out. You can come for a delicious meal and then stay for a night of dancing in the ballroom to a live band, or head downstairs to The Wheelhouse, the speak-easy style bar.</p> <p>In its short life so far, Hawks and Reed has hosted some incredible artists. Lee &ldquo;Scratch&rdquo; Perry, ranked one of the 100 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2004, and Subatomic Sound System performed with The Alchemystics for its grand re-opening in May. Past acts have included artists of styles ranging from Latin big band, to electronic, to swing, and everything in between. Some acts you won&rsquo;t want to miss coming up this weekend include The Dead Collective on Saturday, September 30, and The Joe Belmont Experience on Sunday, October 1.</p> <p>To stay updated on events and happenings at Hawks and Reed, visit their website, <a href="https://www.hawksandreed.com/" target="_blank">HawksandReed.com</a>, or follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HawksAndReed/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Recreation Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Wanda Mooney Franklin County Western Mass Greenfield Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:18:30 -0400 Kick Off Fall at the Old Deerfield Fall Arts & Crafts Festival https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/09/17/kick-off-fall-at-the-old-deerfield-fall-arts-crafts-festival/ <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2017-Fall-Festival-Cover-4.jpg" style="width: 273px; height: 318px; float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" class="featured">Looking for something fun to do for the first weekend of fall? <a href="https://deerfield-craft.org/index.php/fall" target="_blank">The Old Deerfield Fall Arts and Crafts Festival</a> is taking place this Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, September 24 from 10 am to 4 pm. Held on the grounds surrounding Memorial Hall Museum, this festival features crafts of various mediums, including woodworking, jewelry, apparel, glass, and pottery. <a href="https://deerfield-craft.org/index.php/fall-crafter-listings" target="_blank">Over 140 vendors</a> from all over the region will be present, each offering their own handmade creations.</p> <p>Browsing and shopping won&rsquo;t be the only activities to do there. <a href="https://deerfield-craft.org/index.php/special-performances" target="_blank">Live music</a> will fill the air on Saturday with back-to-back performances under the food tent. On Sunday, make puppets with Caravan Puppets and enjoy live puppet shows. Plus, all weekend long at the Children&rsquo;s Activity Area, take part in free dinosaur-themed crafting activities.</p> <p>The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association organizes the Old Deerfield Arts and Crafts Festival and provides the free craft activities. For more information on this wonderful event, visit <a href="https://deerfield-craft.org/index.php/fall" target="_blank">Deerfield-craft.org</a>. There you will find details on parking and shuttles, vendor listings, and you can even download a printable map. See you there rain or shine!</p> Recreation Fall Festival Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Franklin County Western Mass fair Greenfield Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:09:00 -0400 Comfortable Home With Commercially-Zoned Garage/Workshop For Sale in Shelburne, Mass! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/09/13/comfortable-home-with-commercially-zoned-garage-workshop-for-sale-in-shelburne-mass/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/photo1.jpeg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 225px;">If you are looking for a comfortable living environment along with a fabulous garage/workshop that is located in a highly visible area to operate your home based business, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. It comes with an oversized heated 2 car garage/shop with a 12 x 30 addition that is ideal for any type of a shop, studio space, or hobbyist! The home is move in ready with a good size kitchen, opening dining and living area, newly finished sitting room, 2 bedrooms and an updated full bathroom. If you love to garden and prefer to start from seed, there is a growing room located in the basement area. In addition this home has a newer heating system, newer roof and there is a large back deck that overlooks a pond and backyard. It comes with 4 acres and there is plenty of room for gardens. This property is also zoned commercial and is centrally located on the Mohawk Trail and less than 10 minutes to Shelburne Falls or Greenfield. Call today for details! 413-768-9848</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72216876/1063-mohawk-trail-shelburne-ma-01370/" target="_blank">View the full listing!</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> House For Sale Pioneer Valley Commercial buyers coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass woods acreage land Shelburne Falls Greenfield Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:09:44 -0400 Antique Colonial For Sale in Conway, Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/08/29/antique-colonial-for-sale-in-conway-mass/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/IMG_2337.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 199px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;">Exquisite c.1790 antique Colonial on 9 picturesque open acres is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and majestic trees. This antique treasure is a true representation of a well preserved museum quality home. The interior features many period details including 7 fireplaces with beautiful handcrafted mantels, detailed moldings, wainscoting, wide pine floors and an impressive Palladian window. The owners have tastefully blended the modern conveniences of today with updating the bathrooms, creating a family and laundry room, and adding solar for electricity and hot water. There are separate guest quarters that was once an antique shop and is perfect for a home based business. The open land is ideal for animals to roam and plenty of space to grow your own food. There is frontage on the South River and it does abut conservation land. This special property is conveniently located only 20 minutes from I-91, 30 minutes to Northampton and 10 minutes to Shelburne Falls. This one is a gem!</p> <p><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/listing/72193942/468-ashfield-road-conway-ma/" target="_blank">Click here to view the full listing.</a></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dQYZrA7jVg?start=3" width="560"></iframe></p> House For Sale Post and Beam Pioneer Valley Green Living buyers coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Antique Home For Sale Colonial Shelburne Falls Greenfield Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:08:31 -0400