Blog :: 05-2012

46 Months to Clear Market Supply of Distressed Homes!

 

The real estate market is definitely showing signs of improvement but we are not at the woods yet!  This article explains why it will take another 46 months to clear the market's supply of distressed homes and shadow  inventory.  I don't think it will take that long in this area.   However, we won't know for sure until  we see how many foreclosed homes hit the market over the next year.   

Shadow Inventory: 46 Months to Clear Market Supply

Immaculate Colonial Shelburne, Mass

 

Immaculate and beautifully maintained c. 1834 Shelburne 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 and a walk up attic and wide pine floors are located throughout the home.  The wonderful front porch overlooks magnificent stonewalls and gardens.  This home also comes with a 3-car garage with second floor storage.    Conveniently located less than 10 minutes to Greenfield or Shelburne Falls.     Call today and make an appointment to preview this antique gem!

Open House - Shelburne Falls Victorian Saturday 12-2

OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY, MAY 5th 12:00 TO 2:00! 

Come take a tour of this beautiful Shelburne Falls Victorian located in one of the area's finest neighborhoods with a fabulous front porch that overlooks beautiful gardens and westerly mountain views. The sun filled rooms are warm and inviting and this gracious home is in immaculate condition. 7 Pleasant Street, Shelburne Falls - Look for signs!!

Art Under the Stars in Shelburne Falls

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

*Art Under the Stars* shoes will lead you on an Art Walk across the Deerfield River and through dozens of shops, galleries, and restaurants for an evening of new exhibitions, receptions with artists, studio demonstrations, art on the streets, interactive art, live music, and yummy treats. *Art Under the Stars* is free to the public. Gaze out over Salmon Falls and the glacial potholes, walk the Bridge of Flowers, ride an historic trolley under the stars in this jewel of an artisans village. 

 

When is a good time to sell?

When is a good time to sell? Most home sellers think the spring market is the best time and it could be. Homes certainly show better when the gardens are blooming and trees are lush. What really makes the difference is the state of the economy and consumer confidence. I had several home sellers that wanted to take their house off the market this past winter. I convinced them to not to and was able to get a few of them sold. Why? Mild winter and the uptick in consumer confidence created an increase in sales. It has been a great start to the year.   Read on . . .

Check out Charlemont New Hiking Trails!


Charlemont Trail System
Trail Hike - Wednesday, May 9th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
A few landowners in Charlemont have come together to build a trail network in the center of town. Berkshire East, the Warfield House and Zoar Outdoor control over 1500 acres of mostly forested land and the three landowners, 
with considerable support from the New England Mountain Bike Association, have developed over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails that are free and open to the public for non-motorized recreation. 

A few upcoming events that are free and open to the public are:
Trail Hike - Wednesday, May 9 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Meet at the Berkshire 
East base lodge. We will drive up to the top of the mountain and then hike 
the trails at the top. 
Trail Work Day - Saturday, May 12, 9 am to 1 pm. Meet at the Berkshire East base lodge. 
Grand Opening of the Charlemont Trail System - August 10-12. Join the 
Charlemont Trail Systems Facebook page for details.