Title /blog/category/pioneer-valley/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:03:01 -0400 Get Motivated for Spring Cleaning at the North West New England Home Show https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/03/15/get-motivated-for-spring-cleaning-at-the-north-west-new-england-home-show/ <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/NWNE-home-show-logo.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 250px; height: 139px;" class="featured">Spring is just around the corner, which for homeowners means time for spring cleaning. Before you start scrubbing, building, or make changes to your home, head over to the <a href="https://homeshow.recorder.com/" target="_blank">North West New England Home Show</a> this weekend, March 17 and 18. Local businesses and contractors will be there for you to give advice and new ideas for your home and garden this year. Get inspired and motivated for your spring cleaning by attending the home show.</p> <p>All of the <a href="https://homeshow.recorder.com/138-2/" target="_blank">exhibitors</a> are local businesses, including Classic Kitchens, A.R. Sandri, and Yankee Home Improvements. There will also be a number of green and solar companies, including Pioneer Valley Squared, Greening Greenfield, and Valley Solar. Some of the exhibitors will offer workshops throughout the weekend. Norwex will present Chemical Crashers, a workshop on how to clean your home without harsh chemicals, only water. PV Squared will talk about Going Solar in Mass for Homes &amp; Businesses, how to save money and have your solar project pay for itself. <a href="https://homeshow.recorder.com/workshops/" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more details and to view the full list of workshops.</p> <p>Admission to the North West New England Home Show is free! The show will happen at the Franklin County Technical School Gymnasium in Turners Falls. The show runs Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 18 from 10:30 am to 5 pm. <a href="https://homeshow.recorder.com/" target="_blank">Visit their website</a> for more information: homeshow.recorder.com</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/DSC_0015.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;"></p> Pioneer Valley Green Living Area Updates Smart Home Wanda Mooney Franklin County Renovations Greenfield Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:03:01 -0400 Davenport Maple Farm Restaurant Opens for the Season https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/03/12/davenport-maple-farm-restaurant-opens-for-the-season/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/28616406_10159983906990655_2189781219069882926_o.jpg" style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 169px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;">It&rsquo;s March! For New Englanders, this means sugaring season is upon us. One of my personal favorite places to visit in Franklin County for delicious maple syrup is <a href="http://www.davenportmaple.com/index.php/home" target="_blank">Davenport Maple Farm Restaurant.</a> I highly recommend taking a scenic drive there&nbsp;on the weekends to enjoy their homemade breakfast or lunch.</p> <h3>Fresh Maple Syrup</h3> <p>When you visit the restaurant, you can see the sap evaporation process first hand. Their sap comes from over 3,500 taps on their property. Once the sap is made into maple syrup, they use the syrup to make maple spread, maple covered nuts, maple sugar candies, maple lollipops, maple granulated sugar, and more. Of course you can also buy the pure maple syrup to take home or sit down for breakfast and enjoy it atop pancakes, waffles, or french toast.</p> <h3>Family-Owned and Operated</h3> <p>The farm dates back 200 years and has been in the Davenport family since 1913. Davenport Maple Farm was founded by Russell and Martha Davenport.&nbsp; Today the farm is run by Norm and Lisa Davenport and their daughter Meagan and her husband Nate own and operate&nbsp;the restaurant business.&nbsp;</p> <p>Located down scenic Tower Road in Shelburne, the restaurant is now open every Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 3 pm through the end of April. So head over to Shelburne soon for delicious Davenport Maple Syrup.</p> <p>Check out their <a href="http://www.davenportmaple.com/index.php/home" target="_blank">website</a>&nbsp;or follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DavenportMaple/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/28515267_10159996865775655_649655037070773601_o.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 197px; float: left; margin: 10px;">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/28423425_10159994239615655_2979142199093512572_o.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 197px; margin: 10px; float: left;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Community Pioneer Valley Area Updates Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Shelburne Falls Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:54:42 -0400 Greenspace CoWork Brings a Collaborative Work Environment to Downtown Greenfield https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/03/07/greenspace-cowork-brings-a-collaborative-work-environment-to-downtown-greenfield/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/greenspaceCowork.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 400px; height: 300px;">Recently, I had the opportunity to tour <a href="https://greenspacecowork.spaces.nexudus.com/en" target="_blank">Greenspace CoWork</a>, Greenfield&rsquo;s first co-working space. I was very impressed with the style and feel of this space, one which seems to me would allow someone to focus and work all day. Located on the third floor of <a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/09/25/hawks-and-reed-performing-arts-center-brings-good-music-and-good-times-to-greenfield-ma/" target="_blank">Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center</a> in downtown Greenfield, Greenspace offers memberships for use of their open work environment, free WiFi, and free coffee. Its members are people in a variety of careers, who desire a secure place to work independently, while having the ability to interact with other professionals and meet with clients in a presentable space.</p> <p>Jeremy Goldsher and Jeff Sauser opened the space in February of this year, with open tables, couches, and a kitchenette. They kept the industrial style of the building, preserving the 170-year old wood floors and brick walls, and adding decor that embellishes that style. Goldsher and Sauser received a $100,000 collaborative Workspace Program grant from Mass Development, which they will use to add a conference room, private office pods, and soundproof phone booths.</p> <p>So if you are looking to get out of your home office or that crowded coffee shop and into a clean, quiet, open space, then take a free tour of Greenspace CoWork. Memberships cost $150 a month, or $125 a month with a 6-month commitment. You can also purchase a one-day membership whenever you want for only $20. Visit their website for more information: <a href="https://greenspacecowork.spaces.nexudus.com/en" target="_blank">greenspacecowork.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Community Pioneer Valley Green Living Area Updates Franklin County Western Mass Greenfield Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:10:32 -0500 January Real Estate Sales Report For January https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/03/04/january-real-estate-sales-report-for-january/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/unnamed.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 350px; height: 130px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;">Franklin County sales were up&nbsp;27.0% and the median price was down 2.1% in January, 2018&nbsp;compared to October, 2017.&nbsp; The sales and median price was up in Hampshire and Hampden County.&nbsp;</p> <p>Inventory fell 32.6 percent from 1,725 single family listings at the end of January 2017, to 1,162 single family listings at the end of January 2018.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The average days on market dropped 11.3% from 94 days in January 2017 to 83 days in January 2018.&nbsp;Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 8.9 percent from 360 in January 2017 to 392 in January 2018.</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;">The following reports are provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley</span>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/PV.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/FC.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 777px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/PValley.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 998px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Real Estate News Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:03:08 -0500 39th Annual Pottery Seconds and More Sale https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/02/26/39th-annual-pottery-seconds-and-more-sale/ <p>This Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, check out the 39th Annual Pottery Seconds and More Sale! Purchase beautiful, hand-crafted items at low prices. Meet the talented artists behind the pottery. Enjoy performances by Artspace Strings for Kids students. Plus, you could win a door prize donated by one of the artists!</p> <p>The Pottery Seconds and More Sale, which supports Artspace Community Arts Center&rsquo;s programs will be held at the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons, 1 College Drive, Greenfield, MA. Entry is $2 on Friday and free on Saturday.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.artspacegreenfield.com" target="_blank">www.artspacegreenfield.com</a> for more information!</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/23172693_1135733796529282_7897051427678682412_n.jpg" style="float: left; width: 500px; height: 188px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Artspace</strong></p> <p>Artspace&rsquo;s mission is to encourage and nurture the appreciation of and participation in the arts by offering programs and instruction, and by advocating the importance of the arts in education and in the community.</p> Community Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Franklin County Western Mass Greenfield Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:02:25 -0500 K9 Keg Pull at the Greenfield Winter Carnival | February 2nd - 4th https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/02/01/greenfield-winter-carnival-february-2nd-4th/ <p>The 96th Annual&nbsp;<a href="https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/wintercarnival.html" target="_blank">Greenfield Winter Carnival</a>&nbsp;is happening this weekend with fun&nbsp;events scheduled for the entire family. Here are just some of the events to look forward to, but check their website or Facebook page for a full listing of events.</p> <p>Starting on Friday, browse the various&nbsp;live ice carvings on display throughout&nbsp;Downtown Greenfield. Then, vote for your favorite sculpture at the ballot box on Town Common. At 7:00 pm, look towards the sky for a fireworks show, being shot from Poet&#39;s Seat Tower.&nbsp;</p> <p>On Saturday at 10 am, runners will line up for the Sleigh Bell Run, a 4 mile scenic road race. Then at 2 pm, the bicyclists will come out for the Fatbike Group Ride, led by the local bike shop, Bicycle World.</p> <p>On Sunday, enjoy Breakfast with Olaf at The 99 Restaurant. Then work off your meal with a Snowshoeing Trek, meeting at Highland Park at 10 am.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other events for the Winter Carnival&nbsp;will include&nbsp;youth basketball games, an art exhibit, face painting, photography contest, dancing, parade of lights,&nbsp;and so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="Greenfield Winter Carnival Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont Realtors" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Millie_edited-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 175px; height: 265px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;">You will especially not want to miss the popular K9 Keg Pull starting Sunday at 1:00. Dogs of all sizes will be racing to pull&nbsp;kegs (empty ones, of course) across the finish line.&nbsp;The agents at Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont will be&nbsp;handing out this attractive bandana (photo left) being modeled by Millie!&nbsp;Stop by to say hello and pick one up for your furry friend.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ongoing events throughout the weekend will include sledding, outdoor ice skating, snowman village, snow sculpture contest, and marshmallow toasting by the warming fire.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/wintercarnival.html" target="_blank">Click here for more information about this weekend&#39;s events.</a></p> <p><img alt="Greenfield Winter Carnival February 2-4" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2018_WinterCarnival_Flyer.jpg" style="float: left; width: 400px; height: 618px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Recreation Community Pioneer Valley Area Updates coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Greenfield Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:01:25 -0500 Year End Sales Report for Pioneer Valley https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/01/23/year-end-sales-report-for-pioneer-valley/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/unnamed.png" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 158px;">Compared to 2016 Franklin County sales for single family homes were up 3% in 2017 and the median price up 2.3%.&nbsp; The Pioneer Valley sales were up 1.7% and median price 4.5%.&nbsp; In Franklin County 626 homes sold in 2016 and 645 in 2017.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Unless something changes over the next few months it is going to be a challenging year&nbsp;for buyers looking to&nbsp;find the right home.&nbsp; &nbsp;There are fewer homes on the market and if this pattern continues it will be create tension in the market creating an increase in multiple offer situations.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lets&nbsp;hope once the winter weather breaks and spring arrives you will see a greater selection of homes for sale.&nbsp;</p> <p>I will continue to post monthly reports, keeping you informed of local market conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>The following reports are provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></span></p> <p><u><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">PIONEER VALLEY - KEY REAL ESTATE POINTS</span><span style="font-size:12px;">:</span></strong></u></p> <p><strong>Sales</strong> - Rose 1.7% from 5901 in 2016 to 5,999 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Median Price</strong> - Rose 4.5% from $199,000 in 2016 to $208,000 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Days on Market</strong> - The average days on market was down 24.5% from 104 days in 2016 to 78 days in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Pending Sales</strong> - Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 4.3% from 5,912 in 2016 to 6,167 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Mortgage Rates</strong> - 30 year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.99 percent for the week ending December 29, 2017.&nbsp; Last year at this time the 30 year FRM averaged 4.32 percent. <span style="font-size:9px;">(Source: Mortgage-x.com)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:9px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2017.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 593px;"></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/December.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; width: 650px; height: 700px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County%20.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 842px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/November%20Sales.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 701px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 842px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Pioneer%20Valley.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 865px;"></p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Franklin County Real Estate News Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:01:29 -0500 Why Smaller Homes are Making a Big Impression https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/12/16/why-smaller-homes-are-making-a-big-impression/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Greenrivercommons.jpeg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 400px; height: 155px;">A survey done recently by Houzz, a home remodeling and design website, showed that more and more homeowners prefer small houses, 1,000 feet or less. Often the smallest home in the neighborhood, these homes are relaxed and easy to keep clean, according to the owners. &nbsp;</p> <p>However, these homeowners use certain tactics to utilize their space and make their home still feel open. One method is having a lot of natural light. Another way to make the space feel less constricted is having an open floor plan, and expanding the living space to the exterior, as well.</p> <p>In line with this trend, I am proud to be a part of a new project in Greenfield, Green River Commons (pictured right). Construction of these seven sustainable, ground level townhouses began in early November, just steps from downtown Greenfield. These low-cost condominiums are designed to be energy-efficient with LED lighting, roofs to support solar panels, energy star appliances, and more. They also have sensible floor plans that utilize the smaller space to maximize comfort.</p> <p><a href="https://www.wandamooney.com/contact-us/" target="_blank">Contact me</a> today to learn more about these new affordable, sustainable homes or visit <a href="http://www.greenrivercommons.com/home.html" target="_blank">GreenRiverCommons.com</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.houzz.com/photo/108092060-2017-us-houzz-small-homes-trends" target="_blank">View the survey here.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Community House For Sale Contemporary Pioneer Valley Green Living Business Opportunity Area Updates Smart Home buyers coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Western Mass First Time Home Buyer Low Maintenance Single Level Living Greenfield condominium Real Estate News Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:12:40 -0500 Get Ready for the Holidays With These Festive Events in Franklin County, MA https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/12/06/get-ready-for-the-holidays-with-these-festive-events-in-franklin-county-massachusetts/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/specialday%20in%20northfield.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 400px;">With the <strong>holidays</strong> being right around the corner, all of the towns in <strong>Franklin County</strong> are lighting up with holiday festivities and cheer. This weekend in particular, two seasonal events are happening: <strong>JingleFest in Downtown Greenfield</strong> and <strong>A Special Day in Northfield</strong>. Support your local community and enjoy either or both of these festive events.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>JingleFest | Greenfield, MA</h3> <p>On Friday, December 8, the Greenfield Business Association and downtown merchants of Greenfield are hosting JingleFest from 5 to 8 pm. The theme for this year&rsquo;s event is &ldquo;Light the Way,&rdquo; as festival goers will enter a totally lit up downtown. There will be tons of kid-friendly activities such as holiday crafts, a Children&rsquo;s Holiday Parade, and visits with Santa Claus at Wilson&rsquo;s Department Store.</p> <p>Also during JingleFest, GreenFields Market will sell hot chocolates for just 25 cents and luminarias will be lit throughout Main St. Plus, businesses will compete for the best-decorated display window, voted on by shoppers themselves. All voters will be entered into a drawing for a free shopping spree.</p> <p>Of course, our local passionate art community will be represented at JingleFest, with the reveal of several art displays in storefront windows. Local artists created these works to beautify Main Street for all the shoppers and celebrate the holidays. New this year is the Greenfield Holiday Pop-Up Market, thanks to Yankee Candle, which will be filled with local artisans, music, food, and libations.</p> <p>For more information on JingleFest, visit their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/181729822383295/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>12th Annual A Special Day in Northfield |&nbsp;Northfield, MA</h3> <p>Since you can never have too much holiday fun, the next day, Saturday, December 9, head over to Northfield for their 12th Annual A Special Day in Northfield: Olde Fashioned Holiday Celebration. &nbsp;Happening from 10 am &ldquo;through the evening&rdquo;, this event is produced and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Northfield and the Northfield Area Tourism &amp; Business Association. Blue and white snowflakes, signs and holiday wreaths on utility poles will guide people to event locations.</p> <p>There are several new events this year such as dinner at Cameron&rsquo;s Winery, the Friday eve before A Special Day and the strolling players from the Pioneer Valley Regional High School Band. Also new this year is the Buxton Christmas Barn with fresh-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, and accessories and the Indoor Farmers and Craft Market downstairs at the First Parish Church.</p> <p>A Special Day will also boast a ton of kid-friendly activities. Mim&rsquo;s Market is offering free gingerbread people decorating plus live music by Phil Watson and Friends on the Porch. Kids can also make winter-themed crafts at Dickinson Memorial Library and pine cone bird feeders at Kidder &amp; Co. Other special events will include horse-drawn wagon rides, live theater, WHAI Radio Personality Nick Danjer, and even a bonfire at Northfield Golf Club.</p> <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Come%20and%20Enjoy%20Our%20Tenth%20Annual%20Holiday%20Celebration.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full event schedule.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Holiday Season, everyone!</p> <p>Photo: Getting Ready for Santa at Centennial House Bed &amp; Breakfast</p> Holiday Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass fair Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:12:00 -0500 October Real Estate Sales Report for Pioneer Valley https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/11/24/october-real-estate-sales-report-for-pioneer-valley/ <p>Franklin County sales were down 13.1% and the median price was down 13.1% in October, 2017&nbsp;compared to October, 2016.&nbsp; The sales and median price was up in Hampshire and Hampden County.&nbsp; I anticipate a reduction in the number of sales&nbsp;as we approach the winter season.&nbsp; The inventory of homes for sale is low which means it is a great time to keep your house on the market.&nbsp; Your house will stand out more because there is&nbsp;less competition on the marketplace and buyers do purchase homes during the winter months.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>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;Up 20.6&nbsp;percent from 432 in October 2016 to 521 in October, 2017.</p> <p><strong>Median Price</strong>&mdash; Up 6&nbsp;percent from $194,000 in October 2016 to $205,550&nbsp;in October&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Inventory of available property</strong>&mdash;Inventory fell 24.7&nbsp;percent from 2,303&nbsp;single family listings at the end of October 2016, to 1,734&nbsp;single family listings at the end of October&nbsp;2017.</p> <p><strong>Supply</strong>&mdash;The supply of single-family properties on the market at the current rate of sale dropped 28.9&nbsp;percent. At the end of October&nbsp;2016 there were 4.9&nbsp;months of supply at the current rate of sale. At the end of October&nbsp;2017 there were 3.5&nbsp;months of supply at current rate of sale.</p> <p><strong>Days on Market</strong>&mdash;The average days on market dropped 21.2&nbsp;percent from 81&nbsp;days in October&nbsp;2016 to 64&nbsp;days in October 2017.</p> <p><strong>Pending Sales</strong>&mdash;Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 21.1 percent from 475&nbsp;in October&nbsp;2016 to 575&nbsp;in October 2017.</p> <p><strong>Mortgage Rates 30-year fixed-rate mortgage</strong> (FRM) averaged 3.95 percent with an average 0.5 points for the week ending November 16, 2017 . Last year at this time the 30-year FRM averaged 3.94&nbsp;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/News%20Release.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 806px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;"></p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left; width: 750px; height: 977px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Pioneer%20Valley.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left; width: 750px; height: 998px;"></p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Selling Tips Wanda Mooney Franklin County Western Mass Real Estate News Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:11:00 -0500