Blog :: 03-2012

Coldwell Banker President talks about Housing Market

Listen to Budge Huskey, President of Coldwell Banker talk about the latest indication that the housing market is improving.  I agree with his comments and can add that it is very similar to what is going on in this area of Western Massachusetts.  

Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxbusiness.com">video.foxbusiness.com</a>

Pets Make a House a Home!

I love the new Coldwell Banker TV ads.  It puts in perspective what home ownership is all about - kids, family gatherings, holidays, pets and more.   Most of you know I have an adorable Beagle and just had to pick the commercial about pets making a house a home!    Can you guess whose voice is on the commercials?  Hint, he is a famous actor!

Weekly Real Estate Headlines

This weeks real estate headlines suggest we might be seeing the housing market turn around this year.  The combinations of falling mortgage interest rates, affordable home prices, and climbing rents makes buying a home a smart investment.   Read about these trends and other top housing headlines.

Mortgages Bring Record Savings Over U.S. Rents

Rising Rents Could Signal Housing Market Strength

Property Tax Collections to Start Downward Trend

Home Improvement Hits Multiyear Highs

Shelburne Falls Auction - March 31st - Get Tickets Now

The 16th Annual SFABA Auction is March 31st at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center.  Tickets are $20 and on sale now at www.Shelburnefalls.com or call 625-2526.

Over 100 auction items have been donated and there is something for everyone.  Beautiful pieces from Ashfield Stone, red sox tickets, Cape Cod getaway, gift certificates and so much more.

Catered by Chef Margaret Fitzpatrick and Berkshire Brew and Wine will be available.

Please join us for a great night of fun.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Any questions don't hesitate to call auction coordinator Wanda Mooney at 413-337-8344.

Learn more New England Landscape, Turners Falls, Mass

Saturday, March 10, 12pm-3pm
Wildlands, Woodlands, and Farmlands:
the Past and Future of New England Forests and Farming
with Brian Donahue*
How much forest, free from development, does New England need, and how should it be managed? How much of our food could we, or should we grow in the region? What does the history of our land have to tell us about how best we might use it, and care for it today? Join us for a broad-ranging lecture and discussion about the future of the New
England landscape.

Located at the Great Falls Discovery, 2 Avenue A in Turners Falls.
To register:  contact Linda Alvord at lalvord@franklinlandtrust.orgor call 413-625-9141