Title /blog/posts/2013/07/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Country Properties on the Market in the hilltown of Western Massachusetts https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/07/29/country-properties-on-the-market-in-the-hilltown-of-western-massachusetts/ <p><span style= "color: #cc0000;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><u>Updated and Immaculate Ranch on 5 Open Acres</u></b></span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Nu46-aeHB9Y/UfVpqloRcnI/AAAAAAAABgM/H-t8RhXYVfI/s1600/DSCN6566.JPG" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/DSCN6566.JPG" width= "200" /></a></div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">Updated & Immaculate Ranch located in a prime Conway location not far from the Village of Shelburne Falls. &nbsp;The house is surrounded by approx. 5 acres of open land that is perfect for animals & gardens! &nbsp;The property abuts a babbling year round brook and overlooks a pond! &nbsp;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.</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">Located in Conway, Mass - $339,000</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><u>More more photos, checkout the visual tour:</u></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3093490" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_3kfm5.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=3093490" 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> <p><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "color: #cc0000;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><u>Two Family Home on 14.5 Fabulous Acres with Open Meadows</u></b></span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s2qbX9M6L98/UfVvdSiVDAI/AAAAAAAABgg/8tskAaAZk_Y/s1600/DSCN6490.JPG" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/DSCN6490.JPG" width= "200" /></a></div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">Absolutely gorgeous piece of land! &nbsp;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. &nbsp;The Farmhouse style home is a 2-family but can be used as a single family. &nbsp;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.</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">Reduced to $275,000</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><b><u><br /> </u></b></span><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">More photos check out the visual tour:</span></b><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3100119" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_fy1mt.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=3100119" 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> <p><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><u><span style= "color: #cc0000">Enchanting Stone Cottage on 58 Acres - Peaceful, Private and Charming</span></u></b></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/Kitchen+&+Living.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="145" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Kitchen+&+Living.jpg" width= "200" /></a></div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">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! &nbsp;$299,000</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><b>More photos check out the visual tour:</b></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3093482" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_qmn2d.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=3093482" 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> <p><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "color: #cc0000;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><u>Striking and Immaculate Contemporary on 19 Park-Like Acres</u></b></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <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="144" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/kitchen+and+dining.jpg" width="200" /></a></div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small">This striking contemporary style home is in pristine condition and must be seen to appreciate. &nbsp;It comes with 19 acres and the park-like setting is beautifully landscaped. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;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</span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><b>More photos check out the visual tour:</b></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><br /> </span></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3093496" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_sgray.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=3093496" 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 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Its Fair Time! Yankee Doodle Days is this weekend! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/07/25/its-fair-time-yankee-doodle-days-is-this-weekend/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/ydd_masthead2.gif" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height= "107" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/ydd_masthead2.gif" width="640" /></a></div> <p><span style= "color: #5f2c23;font-family: fell, roman, times new roman, times, serif"> <span style="font-size: 17px;line-height: 24px">Yankee Doodle Days is held at the Charlemont Fairgrounds in Charlemont this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. &nbsp;There is lots of food, vendors, music, demolition derby, fireworks, competitions and so much more! &nbsp;This officially starts your summer season of hilltown fun. &nbsp;Make plans with your family and come out and enjoy the fair. &nbsp;The weather is predicted to be a perfect weekend.</span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #5f2c23;font-family: fell, roman, times new roman, times, serif"> <span style="font-size: 17px;line-height: 24px"><br /> </span></span><span style= "color: #5f2c23;font-family: fell, roman, times new roman, times, serif"><span style="font-size: 17px;line-height: 24px"><a href="http://www.yankeedoodledays.com/" target="_blank">For more information click here and check out the Yankee Doodle Days website.</a></span></span></p> Uncategorized Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:39:00 -0400 Looking for a View in the hills of Western Mass? https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/07/20/looking-for-a-view-in-the-hills-of-western-mass/ <p>If you are looking for the perfect second home with gorgeous views, take a look at these two properties!</p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/View+from+Kitchen.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="136" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/View+from+Kitchen.jpg" width="200" /></a></div> <p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp;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.&nbsp;Abundant windows, including floor to ceiling windows in the dining and living rooms,&nbsp;are perfectly placed for the three-state mountain views, huge skies and dramatic&nbsp;weather. This&nbsp;tranquil setting has 9.9 acres, and includes a stone wall and&nbsp;terrace, wonderful outbuilding for workshop or studio. There is underground power, phone and high speed internet to preserve the natural setting.&nbsp; The&nbsp;quarter-mile driveway and unique topography guarantee the total privacy of this exceptional location. &nbsp;Leyden, Ma &nbsp;$395,000</p> <p><b>Check out the visual tour with more photos of the home and views.</b><br /> <b><br /></b></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3093462" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_jx3me.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=3093462" 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> <p><br /> <b><br /></b></p> <div class="MsoNormal">This beautiful log style home overlooks gorgeous mountain views and open farmland.&nbsp; The sunlit rooms feature large cathedral ceilings, an open concept design and a view from every window.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The kitchen is open to the dining and living area with hardwood and tile floors.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Perfect lodge or year round haven with recreation activities nearby including downhill skiing, ziplines, whitewater rafting, fishing and more! Hawley, Ma $269,000</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"><b>Check out the visual tour with more photos of the home.</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3115412" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_pzjn5.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=3115412" 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> </div> Uncategorized Sat, 20 Jul 2013 22:55:00 -0400 Open House Silvercrest Condominiums, Greenfield, Ma July 20th 12-2 https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/07/19/open-house-silvercrest-condominiums-greenfield-ma-july-20th-12-2/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/Unit+1.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="236" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Unit+1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large">Silvercrest Condominium Homes&nbsp;</span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large"><br /></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large">New Model Home</span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large">Open House</span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large">Saturday, July 19th</span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: large">12:00 to 2:00</span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"><b><span style= "font-size: large"><br /></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center"></div> <div style="text-align: center"><span style= "font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;text-align: left"><br /> </span></div> <div style="text-align: center"><span style= "font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;text-align: left">We just closed on two Silvercrest Condos and the new model unit is ready for you to see. &nbsp;If you are thinking of purchasing a condominium, come take a look at Silvercrest.</span><span style= "font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;line-height: 115%;text-align: left">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;line-height: 115%;text-align: left">Silver Crest has a proven track record of sales.</span><span style= "font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;line-height: 115%;text-align: left">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;line-height: 115%;text-align: left">Phase 1 has sold out, now starting phase 2.</span><span style= "font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;line-height: 115%;text-align: left">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: left"><span style= "line-height: 115%"><span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><br /></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: left"><span style= "line-height: 115%"><span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif">Silvercrest offers the perfect lifestyle for low maintenance, single level living.&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp; This home is energy star certified with an efficient gas hot air heating system and central air condition.&nbsp; These homes are designed and built by R.G. Penfield & Sons, a reputable local family owned business. &nbsp;Prices starting $249,900.</span></span></div> <p><span style="line-height: 115%"><span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Uncategorized Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:53:00 -0400 Prices Up, Inventory Low in Most Western Mass Markets https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/07/19/prices-up-inventory-low-in-most-western-mass-markets/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/13094233-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/13094233-large.jpg" width= "120" /></a></div> <p><span style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <br /></span><span style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px">It was reported this week that the median price of a home in&nbsp;</span><span style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px">the Pioneer Valley rose 8.1 percent in June, from $185,000 in June 2012 to $200,000 last month in June 2013.</span><br /> <span style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <br /></span><span style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px">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.</span><br /> <span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;line-height: 24px"><br /> </span><span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;line-height: 24px">The overall real estate market has improved, but the inventory of rural properties on the market remains high. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;line-height: 24px"><br /> </span><span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif"><span style= "line-height: 24px">It has been a busy summer and I think the positive news on housing will continue.&nbsp;</span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif"><span style= "line-height: 24px"><br /></span></span><span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif"><span style= "line-height: 24px"><a href= "http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2013/07/pioneer_valley_home_sales_fall_in_june_p.html" target="_blank">Read more about the Pioneer Valley Sales.</a></span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;line-height: 24px"><br /> </span></p> Uncategorized Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:14:00 -0400