Shelburne Falls

Proud Sponsor of the Bridge of Flowers Road Race in Shelburne Falls

The 39th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race is this Saturday, August 12 – less than a week away! For almost 40 years, this event has been a staple of Shelburne Falls. Over a thousand runners come from near and far to compete in either the 3K Walk/Run or on one of the toughest 10K courses in New England. The course starts on the Iron Bridge, overlooking the Bridge of Flowers, and then winds through the village of Shelburne Falls, back over the Deerfield River, up the infamous Crittenden Hill (also known as Heartbreak Hill!), up Route 112, and then back down to the village. The course’s figure 8 loop makes it viewer-friendly. So even if you can’t brave Heartbreak Hill, you can come out and cheer on the runners.

Over 130 volunteers make this event possible. They can be spotted in their brightly colored race shirts directing traffic, setting up the finish line, serving food, timing the runners, and more. Some of the volunteers come from one of the five charities supported by the race. This year’s supported charities are DIAL/SELF, Cancer Connection, The Art Garden, Friends of Children, and Academy at Charlemont. The race is also a fundraiser for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, who coordinates this event.

If you haven’t already registered for the race, online registration is open until Wednesday, August 9 at ShelburneFalls.com. Runners get a free race shirt, spaghetti dinner on Friday night, and access to the post-race party/awards ceremony; plus other free goodies donated by sponsors. Speaking of sponsors, Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful race, which brings so many new people to our beautiful village. Look for our logo on the mile markers along the racecourse. Good luck to all the runners!

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Pioneer Valley Moving Into Seller's Market

An article recently published by Mass Live announced that the Pioneer Valley is moving into a “seller’s market”.  This means that the real estate market is currently favoring sellers, rather than buyers. The lack of homes for sale puts pressure on buyers to move quickly in their purchasing actions, or else risk losing out on getting the house they wanted.

According to the article, sales of single-family homes in June 2017 are fewer than in June 2016, while the median sales price rose. Also, the average number of days a home is on the market for June 2017 has decreased compared to June 2016. Specifically in Franklin County, sales are down 1.3 percent with 75 sales in June 2016 and 74 sales in June 2017 and the median price rose 16.3 percent from $224,000 to $260,500.

So what does all this mean for you? In a seller’s market, desirable houses sell quickly. If you are pursuing a new home, act in a timely manner. On the other hand, if you have been thinking of putting your home on the market, now is a good time to do so. However, sellers sometimes get overexcited in a seller’s market and might ask too high of a price. This leads to their house sitting on the market for too long. Make sure to maintain reason when listing your home.

For more advice on how to act in a seller’s market of if you are thinking of buying or selling, get in touch with Wanda Mooney at (413) 768-9848 or wanda@wandamooney.com.

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Village of Shelburne Falls #1 Best New England Place to Visit

Congratulations to the Village of Shelburne Falls for making the #1 spot as one of the best hidden New England places that you must visit at least once by OnlyInYourState.com. Being a native of the area I have witnessed this charming village transform into a fabulous place for those wanting to visit or relocate here. The picturesque Deerfield River meanders through two towns that are connected by an iron bridge and the Famous Bridge of Flowers. The ancient glacial potholes are within walking distance of the downtown and are a site to see. The street is lined with artisan shops, eateries, food markets and more!

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Auction Time! Support the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association

Sign up now for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association this Saturday, April 2 at the Shelburne Buckland Communtiy Center.  There is over 100 auction items to bid on including 3 getaways, local art, gift baskets, gift certificates and so much more.  Tickets are only $10 and you get one free glass or wine or beer! Over 70 people are already signed up.  Join the fun!  Contact GSFABA at 413-625-2526.  Look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Unique Opportunity to own 2-Family in Downtown Shelburne Falls

Unique opportunity to own a 2-family home that is located in the heart of the thriving Village of Shelburne Falls and very close to all downtown attractions.  This property can be used in many different ways and offers various income producing opportunities.  The charming & rustic style apartment is rented to vacationers who just love staying there! It comes w/a kitchenette, dining/living area, full bath, bedroom, & french doors to private backyard.

The main house has a large kitchen that is set up perfectly for any type of home based cooking business.  It comes w/a commercial size gas stove, pantry w/work area & woodstove. The first floor also features a fabulous enclosed porch, half bath w/laundry, bedroom, living room and bedroom. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, sitting or office area, and a half bath w/room to add a tub & shower. The front of the house is currently rented as office & art studio to long-standing tenants.  2 car garage, plenty of parking, & separate utilities. $259,000.

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Beautiful Antique Colonial located in Shelburne, Mass

Immaculate and beautifully maintained Shelburne Antique Colonial that is tastefully decorated blending the antique charm of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today.  The large country style kitchen is a cook's dream and the layout is perfect for entertaining family and friends.  The kitchen is open to a dining area with a working beehive fireplace and Dutch oven.    The first floor has a welcoming foyer with first floor bedroom or den, family room, dining room, full bath and laundry.  The second floor has a large master bedroom suite with an impressive custom designed master bathroom with gorgeous tile, Jacuzzi tub, 2 sinks and a glass shower.    In addition there are two bedrooms, walk up attic and wide pine floors.  The 3 car garage has large second floor that could be used for studio or living quarters.  It is the ideal location for home based business for selling antiques, furniture or workshop. Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Shelburne Falls, Greenfield and I-91. $375,000.

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