Title /blog/posts/2013/04/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:48:00 -0400 Perfect Starter Home in Buckland, Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/29/perfect-starter-home-in-buckland-mass/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/Kitchen+and+Dining.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="241" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Kitchen+and+Dining.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <p>This attractive Ranch style home is immaculate and ready for you to move in and enjoy! &nbsp;You will love the interior that features a spacious open design with large kitchen, dining and living area. The master suite has plenty of closets, office or sitting area and a full bath. In addition this home has 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, first floor laundry, & full basement. &nbsp;The 2 acre setting is private and has a year round brook with 2 car garage with workshop space. &nbsp;Fabulous Buckland location! $189,000</p> <p><u><b>For more photos, check out the visual tour:</b></u><br /></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3039422" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_k11iz.jpg" style= "border: 0;padding-top: 10px;vertical-align: middle" width= "200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3039422" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt= "Play VisualTour" border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/playbutton_animated.gif" style="padding-bottom: 2px" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Uncategorized Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:48:00 -0400 Greenfield's Farmers' Market starts this Weekend! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/26/greenfield-s-farmers-market-starts-this-weekend/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8cERpn9JJq8/UXnHATseIiI/AAAAAAAABKw/nv2mzxb46PA/s1600/homepix1.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8cERpn9JJq8/UXnHATseIiI/AAAAAAAABKw/nv2mzxb46PA/s1600/homepix1.jpg" /></a></div> <p>This Saturday, April 27th, is the opening day of the Greenfield Farmer's Market and the weather is going to be perfect.</p> <p>For the past 30 years, The Greenfield Farmers' Market has been providing fresh locally grown products featuring organic and conventional produce along with local craft vendors. &nbsp;The market is held on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Court Square in down Greenfield. For more information visit the website at&nbsp;<a href= "http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/">http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/</a></p> Uncategorized Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0400 9th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail is this Weekend! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/25/9th-annual-asparagus-valley-pottery-trail-is-this-weekend/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/483760_469931326395910_139625966_n.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="207" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/483760_469931326395910_139625966_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="paragraph_style_1" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;line-height: 28px;padding-bottom: 12px;padding-top: 0pt"> </div> <div style="text-align: center"><b>Perfect weekend to tour the countryside and check out some fabulous pottery! &nbsp;</b></div> <div style="font-size: 24px;text-align: center"><b><br /></b></div> <div style="font-size: 24px;text-align: center"><b>9th Annual Asparagus&nbsp;</b></div> <div style="font-size: 24px;text-align: center"><b>Valley Pottery Trail</b></div> <div style="font-size: 24px;text-align: center"></div> <div style="font-size: 24px;text-align: center">April 27 and 28, 2013</div> <div class="paragraph_style_3" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 18px;line-height: 21px;padding-bottom: 0pt;padding-top: 6px;text-align: center"> 10 am - 5 pm</div> <div class="paragraph_style_3" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 18px;line-height: 21px;padding-bottom: 0pt;padding-top: 6px;text-align: center"> <b style="text-align: left">The Pottery Trail is a self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. &nbsp;The artists are preparing their studios to show off their beautiful work to you! &nbsp;For more information, visit the website at <a href= "http://www.apotterytrail.com/">www.apotterytrail.com</a></b></div> <div class="paragraph_style_3" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 18px;line-height: 21px;padding-bottom: 0pt;padding-top: 6px;text-align: center"> <b style= "color: black;font-size: 14px;line-height: 16px;text-align: left"><br /> </b></div> <div class="paragraph_style_3" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 18px;line-height: 21px;padding-bottom: 0pt;padding-top: 6px;text-align: center"> <b style= "color: black;font-size: 14px;line-height: 16px;text-align: left">Bring along a friend and visit the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail!</b></div> <div class="paragraph_style_3" style= "background-color: white;color: #5e5e5e;font-family: ArialMT, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 18px;line-height: 21px;padding-bottom: 0pt;padding-top: 6px;text-align: left"> </div> Uncategorized Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:49:00 -0400 Property Feature of the Week - Ashfield, Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/24/property-feature-of-the-week-ashfield-mass/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/Graves+House+Driveway+MLS.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="240" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Graves+House+Driveway+MLS.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <p>This is your perfect opportunity to operate a home based business, live in a meticulously maintained home and have views of Ashfield Lake. Multiple connecting outbuildings with over 5,000 sqft of workspace consists of 45x90 Garage with 14ft high main door and a 13x19 Workshop, 22x30 2-Car Garage, 13x30 2-Car Garage w/13x30 Studio. Your business possibilities are endless! &nbsp;The owners have loved their home for 20+&nbsp;years and it shows. &nbsp;The house features an eat-in kitchen, office area, dining room, living room, master bedroom with sitting area & full bath, hardwood floors, and a 3-season porch. &nbsp;Recreation is at your doorstep including swimming, tennis, fishing, nearby restaurant and more. &nbsp;This property has it all, come take a look today. &nbsp;$389,000</p> <p><b><u>Check out the visual tour:</u></b><br /></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=2214169" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "http://www.visualtour.com/tours/2010/02214000/2214169/photo.jpg" style="border: 0;padding-top: 10px;vertical-align: middle" width= "200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=2214169" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt= "Play VisualTour" border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/playbutton_animated.gif" style="padding-bottom: 2px" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Uncategorized Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:54:00 -0400 Tudor Style Home with Apartment, Greenfield, Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/23/tudor-style-home-with-apartment-greenfield-mass/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SHawL32Jyhw/UXZrhklLj9I/AAAAAAAABKA/F-4NP9aHYUs/s1600/Main+Photo.JPG" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="240" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Main+Photo.JPG" width= "320" /></a></div> <p>Come take a look at this extremely well built Tudor style home that has a spacious and open interior floor plan that is perfect for entertaining.&nbsp;&nbsp; There is a large kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace, cathedral ceiling and a wall of sliding doors to a deck and heated above ground pool!&nbsp; &nbsp;The main level has 2 bedrooms, and a large full bath with Jacuzzi tub.&nbsp; The lower level features a bedroom, full bath and recreation room with fireplace and pool table!&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;There is a very nice apartment that is perfect for rental income or home office.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;In addition this home has an oversized 2-car garage, wired for generator, extremely well built, southern exposure and located in the beautiful meadows area of Greenfield.&nbsp; Call today for a showing appointment - it is ready for immediate occupancy. &nbsp;$369,000</p> <p><b><u>Check out the visual tour:</u></b><br /></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3026655" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_m5lim.jpg" style= "border: 0;padding-top: 10px;vertical-align: middle" width= "200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3026655" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt= "Play VisualTour" border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/playbutton_animated.gif" style="padding-bottom: 2px" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Uncategorized Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:10:00 -0400 Tips for Sealing Air Leaks https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/22/tips-for-sealing-air-leaks/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/tips_airsealing.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="297" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/tips_airsealing.jpg" width= "320" /></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: 18.75pt;margin-left: 0in;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 3.75pt;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 10pt;line-height: 15pt"> Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy-- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weather strip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside.</span></div> <div style= "background: white;border-bottom: solid #EDEDED 1.0pt;border: none;padding: 0in 0in 2.0pt 0in"> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "border: none;line-height: 15pt;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;padding: 0in;vertical-align: baseline"> <b><span style= "font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;font-size: 12pt">TIPS FOR SEALING AIR LEAKS</span></b></div> </div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Test your home for air tightness. On a windy day, carefully hold a lit incense stick or a smoke pen next to your windows, doors, electrical boxes, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, ceiling fixtures, attic hatches, and other places where air may leak. If the smoke stream travels horizontally, you have located an air leak that may need caulking, sealing, or weatherstripping.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'> <br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'> <br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring comes through walls, floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Install foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Inspect dirty spots in your insulation for air leaks and mold. Seal leaks with low-expansion spray foam made for this purpose and install house flashing if needed.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Look for dirty spots on your ceiling paint and carpet, which may indicate air leaks at interior wall/ceiling joints and wall/floor joists, and caulk them.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Cover single-pane windows with storm windows or replace them with more efficient double-pane low- emissivity windows. See the</span><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>&nbsp;</span><span style='color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://energy.gov/node/373657"><b><span style="color: #138bba;text-decoration: none">Windows</span></b></a></span><span style='color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>&nbsp;</span><span style='color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>section for more information.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Use foam sealant on larger gaps around windows, baseboards, and other places where air may leak out.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Cover your kitchen exhaust fan to stop air leaks when not in use.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Check your dryer vent to be sure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a fire.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Replace door bottoms and thresholds with ones that have pliable sealing gaskets.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Keep the fireplace flue damper tightly closed when not in use.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: .0001pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left: 15.0pt;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 0in;text-indent: -.25in;vertical-align: baseline"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Seal air leaks around fireplace chimneys, furnaces, and gas-fired water heater vents with fire-resistant materials such as sheet metal or sheetrock and furnace cement caulk.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: 18.75pt;margin-left: 0in;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 3.75pt;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= 'color: #444444;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";font-size: 10.0pt'> Fireplace flues are made from metal, and over time repeated heating and cooling can cause the metal to warp or break, creating a channel for air loss. To seal your flue when not in use, consider an inflatable chimney balloon. Inflatable chimney balloons fit beneath your fireplace flue when not in use, are made from durable plastic, and can be removed easily and reused hundreds of times. If you forget to remove the balloon before making a fire, the balloon will automatically deflate within seconds of coming into contact with heat.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 15.0pt;margin-bottom: 18.75pt;margin-left: 0in;margin-right: 0in;margin-top: 3.75pt;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= "color: #444444;font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><span style= "font-size: xx-small"><b>This information is provided by <a href= "http://energy.gov/">Energy.gov</a>.</b></span></span></div> Uncategorized Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:58:00 -0400 First Quarter Sales Report - Single Family Homes in Pioneer Valley, Ma https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/19/first-quarter-sales-report-single-family-homes-in-pioneer-valley-ma/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/12588142-large.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="400" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/12588142-large.jpg" width= "118" /></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>Ending the week on positive real estate news!&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">According to the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley the median price of homes sold in the Pioneer Valley rose 2.5% in the first quarter of 2013, from 163,950 in the first quarter of 2012 to 168,000 this year.&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">The number of homes sold rose just 0.6 percent, from 790 in the first three months of 2012 to 795 in the same period this year.&nbsp; The inventory of available residential property fell 15%, from 2636 single-family listings at the end of March 2012 to 2240 at the end of last month.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">Homes also sold more quickly.&nbsp; Average days on market fell from 170 accumulated days per home last year to 145 days for 2013.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">Listings under agreement fell 12.9%.&nbsp; There were 1163 homes under agreement at the end of March 2012 and 1013 at the end of March 2013.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b><u>Franklin County Stats:</u></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal">Sales fell 30.3% from 89 homes to 62, reflecting small housing market in the mostly rural county.&nbsp; Median prices rose 10.8% from 162,000 to 179,500.&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal">It is still early in the year to predict what the future is going to bring but I am seeing a low inventory on the horizon. <p><span style="font-size: x-small">This information is provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley</span></p> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> Uncategorized Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:00:00 -0400 Thinking of selling your home? Cards might be in your favor! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/18/thinking-of-selling-your-home-cards-might-be-in-your-favor/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/130325080830-homesellers-620xa.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="189" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/130325080830-homesellers-620xa.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-size: large">Great time to sell? &nbsp;</span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-size: large"><br /></span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left">This article explains why it is a good time to sell. &nbsp;It offers tips to get your house ready. &nbsp;Real estate is local and I suggest to contact your local agent to get a clear picture on the market in your area. &nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><a href= "http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/08/real_estate/home-sellers.moneymag/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28Latest+News%29" target="_blank">Selling you home? Cards are in your favor</a></div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">If you are thinking of buying or selling, give Cathy Roberts or Wanda Mooney a call! &nbsp;We are very busy meeting with people and the spring market has begun! &nbsp;We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the process of buying or selling.</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>Wanda Mooney 413-337-8344</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>wanda@mooneyandroberts.com</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b><br /></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>Cathy Roberts 413-522-3023</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>cathy@mooneyandroberts.com</b></div> Uncategorized Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:38:00 -0400 Home Buyer's Fair sponsored by Greenfield Savings Bank https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/16/home-buyer-s-fair-sponsored-by-greenfield-savings-bank/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/2013_Home_Buyers_Fair+(1).jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="400" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/2013_Home_Buyers_Fair+(1).jpg" width="325" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: left"><a href= "https://www.greenfieldsavings.com/" target="_blank">Greenfield Savings Bank</a> is sponsoring a Home Buyer's Fair this Monday, April 22, &nbsp;5:30 to 7:30</div> <div style="text-align: left">&nbsp;at <a href= "http://www.yankeecandle.com/about-yankee-candle/visit-our-flagship-store/chandlers-restaurant/t" target="_blank">Chanderler's Tavern in South Deerfield</a>. &nbsp;</div> <p>This is a great event for Buyer's planning on purchasing their first home.</p> <p>You will learn about lending, home inspections, and the legal aspects of homebuying.</p> <p>Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. &nbsp;For more information contact Caryl Connor at 413-774-3191. &nbsp;She will be happy to answer any questions you might have.</p> Uncategorized Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:00:00 -0400 National Open House Weekend - April 20th and 21st https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/04/15/national-open-house-weekend-april-20th-and-21st/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K76n5yZhR44/UWs8hEd-kcI/AAAAAAAABHQ/DJREkEIQDRA/s1600/images+(1).jpg" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K76n5yZhR44/UWs8hEd-kcI/AAAAAAAABHQ/DJREkEIQDRA/s1600/images+(1).jpg" /></a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style="line-height: 1.3em"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Mark your calendars for this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2013 for the National Association of REALTORS weekend of open houses.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style="line-height: 1.3em"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The weekend is organized by state and local Realtor&reg; associations across the country where agents host thousands of open houses while engaging consumers on the benefits of homeownership and bringing buyers and sellers together.</span></span></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></span></div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Check your papers on Friday and plan your weekend checking out homes that are on the market. &nbsp;Cathy and I will be hosting two open houses</span></p> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Saturday 12-2 at <a href="http://www.silvercrestliving.com/" target= "_blank">Silvercrest Condos in Greenfield, Ma&nbsp;</a></span></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sunday 1-3 at 23&nbsp;<a href= "http://www.rls2000.com/link/detail.asp?listingID=71268851&searchtype=byteam&agentid=E0000WHM" target="_blank">Beaver Drive, South Deerfield, Ma</a></span></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Look forward to seeing you this weekend!!</span></div> <div style= "background-color: white;border: 0px;color: #4b3c39;font-family: nimbus-sans;font-size: 1.1em;line-height: 1.3em;margin-bottom: 10px;padding: 0px;vertical-align: baseline"> </div> Uncategorized Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:00:00 -0400