Blog :: 07-2013

Country Properties on the Market in the hilltown of Western Massachusetts

Updated and Immaculate Ranch on 5 Open Acres


Updated & Immaculate Ranch located in a prime Conway location not far from the Village of Shelburne Falls.  The house is surrounded by approx. 5 acres of open land that is perfect for animals & gardens!  The property abuts a babbling year round brook and overlooks a pond!  The interior is bright and open featuring kitchen, dining area, family room, large living room with fireplace, master suite with full bath and laundry, 2 additional bedrooms & full bath, wood floors, full basement with fireplace and a 2 car garage.
Located in Conway, Mass - $339,000


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Two Family Home on 14.5 Fabulous Acres with Open Meadows


Absolutely gorgeous piece of land!  14.5 acres w/beautiful open meadows with small Barn that is perfect for raising animals and gardening. This is the perfect Conway location, less than 5 minutes to the Village of Shelburne Falls.  The Farmhouse style home is a 2-family but can be used as a single family.  The first floor does need some updating but the second floor apartment has very nice living space. Charming details, wood floors, large spacious rooms, fireplace, and many updates.

Reduced to $275,000


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Enchanting Stone Cottage on 58 Acres - Peaceful, Private and Charming



Enchanting c.1870 Stone House in a tranquil and private setting with 58 acres. Located in the Town of Rowe with access to Pelham Lake, low real estate taxes of $1,471/yr and near recreational activities. Warm & inviting interior with attractive woodwork including butternut, cherry, pine & oak. Stone fireplace; brick fireplace with woodstove; 2 bedrooms; 2 baths; office with built-ins; 2-car garage; hardwood floors; wonderful stone courtyard area; 2-car garage. Ideal countryside escape!  $299,000



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Striking and Immaculate Contemporary on 19 Park-Like Acres


This striking contemporary style home is in pristine condition and must be seen to appreciate.  It comes with 19 acres and the park-like setting is beautifully landscaped.  The spacious interior features a large eat-in kitchen w/stainless steel appliances; comfortable living area; lots of windows; wood floors; 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  This home also features an outside wood furnace, oil heat, deck, full basement & a large 2-car garage with second floor storage. Near recreational activities. Charlemont $259,000



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Its Fair Time! Yankee Doodle Days is this weekend!

Yankee Doodle Days is held at the Charlemont Fairgrounds in Charlemont this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There is lots of food, vendors, music, demolition derby, fireworks, competitions and so much more!  This officially starts your summer season of hilltown fun.  Make plans with your family and come out and enjoy the fair.  The weather is predicted to be a perfect weekend.

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Looking for a View in the hills of Western Mass?

If you are looking for the perfect second home with gorgeous views, take a look at these two properties!

This magnificent setting overlooks stunning panoramic mountain views and one of the finest vistas in the area. It is truly spectacular and a site to see. The architect designed year-round cottage is impeccably maintained and it is warm and inviting.  It is low maintenance and features beautiful exposed beams, wood floors, open dining and living area, woodstove with field stone facade and hearth, two bedrooms and a fabulous front porch and deck. Abundant windows, including floor to ceiling windows in the dining and living rooms, are perfectly placed for the three-state mountain views, huge skies and dramatic weather. This tranquil setting has 9.9 acres, and includes a stone wall and terrace, wonderful outbuilding for workshop or studio. There is underground power, phone and high speed internet to preserve the natural setting.  The quarter-mile driveway and unique topography guarantee the total privacy of this exceptional location.  Leyden, Ma  $395,000

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This beautiful log style home overlooks gorgeous mountain views and open farmland.  The sunlit rooms feature large cathedral ceilings, an open concept design and a view from every window.    The kitchen is open to the dining and living area with hardwood and tile floors.  The master suite has a gorgeous full bath with steam shower and marble surround. The full walk out basement can easily be finished for additional living space and it is plumbed for bath and half.  Perfect lodge or year round haven with recreation activities nearby including downhill skiing, ziplines, whitewater rafting, fishing and more! Hawley, Ma $269,000
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Open House Silvercrest Condominiums, Greenfield, Ma July 20th 12-2

Silvercrest Condominium Homes 

New Model Home
Open House
Saturday, July 19th
12:00 to 2:00


We just closed on two Silvercrest Condos and the new model unit is ready for you to see.  If you are thinking of purchasing a condominium, come take a look at Silvercrest.  Silver Crest has a proven track record of sales. Phase 1 has sold out, now starting phase 2. 

Silvercrest offers the perfect lifestyle for low maintenance, single level living.   The welcoming interior has an open concept design that features a beautiful kitchen that is open to the dining and living area with cathedral ceiling and hardwood & tile floors.    In addition there is a fabulous master suite with full bath and walk-in closet; a second bedroom; full bath; laundry; full basement, patio and an attached garage.   This home is energy star certified with an efficient gas hot air heating system and central air condition.  These homes are designed and built by R.G. Penfield & Sons, a reputable local family owned business.  Prices starting $249,900.

 

 

Prices Up, Inventory Low in Most Western Mass Markets


It was reported this week that the median price of a home in the Pioneer Valley rose 8.1 percent in June, from $185,000 in June 2012 to $200,000 last month in June 2013.

In Franklin County, sales were down 2 percent from 51 to 50. The median sales price rose 18.7 percent from $160,000 to $189,975.

The overall real estate market has improved, but the inventory of rural properties on the market remains high.   

It has been a busy summer and I think the positive news on housing will continue. 

Read more about the Pioneer Valley Sales.