Title /blog/posts/2014/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:30:00 -0500 All Aboard the Amtrak Vermonter in Greenfield Mass https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/15/all-aboard-the-amtrak-vermonter-in-greenfield-mass/ <p><span style= "background-color: white;line-height: 20px"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Amtrak Vermonter will be ready to take passengers in Greenfield starting December 29th. &nbsp;You can book your travel plans at Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. &nbsp;Where will you take your first trip? &nbsp;This is an exciting and welcoming addition to Greenfield.</span></span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/amtrakschedule.gif" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/amtrakschedule.gif" height= "640" width="475" /></a></div> Uncategorized Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:30:00 -0500 Pioneer Valley Symphony Annual Family Holiday Concert - Saturday 12/13 at 7:00 p.m. https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/11/pioneer-valley-symphony-annual-family-holiday-concert-saturday-12-13-at-7-00-p-m/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/unnamed.png" style= "margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/unnamed.png" height="200" width="400" /></a></div> <h4 style= "background-color: white;line-height: 20px !important;text-align: center"> <span style= "color: red;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Enjoy a wonderful evening of your favorite holiday music!</span></h4> <div><span style= "color: red;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></span></div> <h4 style= "background-color: white;font-weight: normal;line-height: 20px !important"> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color: blue;font-size: x-small"> Paul Phillips conducts the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with the Deerfield Choral Society, and the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra in a program of holiday favorites and classical gems.</span> <span style= "font-size: x-small">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><i style= "background-color: transparent;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.pvsoc.org/family-holiday-concert/?utm_source=December+2014+News&utm_campaign=December+2014+News&utm_medium=email" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: x-small">Click here for tickets</span></a></i></h4> Uncategorized Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:46:00 -0500 Benefits of Selling a Home in the WInter! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/09/benefits-of-selling-a-home-in-the-winter/ <div class="p1"><span class="s1">This is the time of year when my sellers are making the decision whether to keep their home on the market or remove and re-list in the spring. &nbsp; Depending on the property, I do encourage my sellers to keep their homes on the market for the following reasons:</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">1) &nbsp;Buyers purchase homes 12 months out of the year.&nbsp; There has been time when I have had more&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;sales in the winter than in the spring or summer.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">2)&nbsp; You have less competition of homes on the market this time of year.&nbsp; The majority of&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; sellers will wait until spring to list which means you have more competition on the&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; market.&nbsp; If the inventory of homes for sale is down there will be less choices for Buyers to&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; choose from.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">3)&nbsp; Buyers who look this time of year want to be settled in before spring.&nbsp; They want to enjoy&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; their new home when the warmer weather arrives.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">4)&nbsp; Less real transactions are being processed which means a quicker response you will receive&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; from your lenders, appraisers and attorneys. &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">5)&nbsp; You will have less showing appointments but the Buyers looking are usually more serious. &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">If you have any questions about selling your home, please give the Mooney & Roberts team a call.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">Wanda Mooney - 413-337-8344</span></div> <div class="p3"><span class="s2"><a href= "mailto:wanda@mooneyandroberts.com">wanda@mooneyandroberts.com</a></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">Cathy Roberts - 413-522-3023</span></div> <div class="p3"><span class="s2"><a href= "mailto:cathy@mooneyandroberts.com">cathy@mooneyandroberts.com</a></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> Uncategorized Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:43:00 -0500 It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls, Ma - Saturday December 12th 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/09/it-s-a-wonderful-night-in-turners-falls-ma-saturday-december-12th-5-00-pm-to-10-00-pm/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/IAWN.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/IAWN.jpg" height="400" width="332" /></a></div> <div align="center" style= "background-color: white;color: #384d0b;font-family: Questrial, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 21.5999984741211px;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-top: 10px"> "<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><span style= "font-size: x-small"><strong>It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls"</strong></span></span><span style= "font-size: x-small"><strong><span style= "font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><em><br /> Shopping, Dining and Seasonal Cheer</em></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><br /> Friday, December 12, 5-10pm, Turners Falls</span></strong></span></div> <div align="justify" style= "background-color: white;color: #384d0b;font-family: Questrial, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 21.5999984741211px;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-top: 10px"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif"><span style= "font-size: x-small">RiverCulture presents "It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls", Friday December 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;from 5-10pm. Planned throughout downtown are holiday activities for the whole family, art exhibitions, live music, restaurant specials, performances and unique gift buying opportunities. Children and adults alike are encouraged to put a wish list in the Magic Mailbox, as well as notes of hope for themselves, friends, family and the world!</span></span></div> <div align="justify" style= "background-color: white;color: #384d0b;font-size: 14px;line-height: 21.5999984741211px;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-top: 10px"> <i><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><a href= "http://www.turnersfallsriverculture.org/event-details/events/holiday-pop-up-shop.html?month=201412&utm_source=December+2014+News&utm_campaign=December+2014+News&utm_medium=email" target="_blank">Click here for more information about the holiday festivities.&nbsp;</a></b></span></i></div> Uncategorized Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:53:00 -0500 October 2014 Single Family Sales Report - Pioneer Valley, Ma https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/04/october-2014-single-family-sales-report-pioneer-valley-ma/ <div class="p1" style="text-align: center"><span class= "s1"><b><u>Sale Report for Single Family Homes - Month of October 2013 vs. October 2014</u></b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><b><i>Pioneer Valley</i></b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Sales up 6.3%</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Number of units closed - 443</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Number of units closed - 471</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Average Sales Price - 210,192</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Average Sales Price - 210,828</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><b><i>Franklin County</i></b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Sales up 27.7%</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Number of units closed - 47</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Number of units closed - 60</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Average Sales Price - 201,344</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Average Sales Price - 205,379</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><b><i>Hampshire County</i></b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Sales up 9.4%</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Number of units closed - 96</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Number of units closed - 105</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2013 - Average Sales Price - 267,690</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">2014 - Average Sales Price - 255,439</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p3"><span class="s1"><b><i>Key Points - Pioneer Valley Single Family Homes</i></b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Sales - Up 6.3 percent from 443 in October 2013 to 471 October 2014</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Median Price - Up 5.4% percent from 185,000 in October 2013 to 195,000 in October 2014</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Inventory of available property - Inventory is up 8.6 percent from 2568 single family listings at the end of October 2013 to 2788 single family listings at the end of October 2014.</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Supply - At the end of October 2013 there were 5.8 months of supply at the current rate of sale.&nbsp; At the end of October 2014 there were 5.9 months of supply at the current rate of sale.</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Days on Market - The average days on market is up 10.9 percent from 101 days in October 2014 to 112 in October 2014.</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">A Six-Year View - The median price is up 2.5 percent from $190,000 in September 2009 to $194,700 in September 2014</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2">Mortgage Rates - 30 year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.20 percent with an average of 0.5 points for the week ending September 25, 2014.&nbsp; Last year at this time the 30 year FRM averaged 4.32 percent with an average 0.7 points.</span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2"><br /></span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s2"><b><i><span style= "font-size: x-small">This information is provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley.</span></i></b></span></div> Uncategorized Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:18:00 -0500 October Real Estate Market Review for Massachusetts https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/04/october-real-estate-market-review-for-massachusetts/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/marketonesheet_10-2014_greenbrown62A230BED564.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/marketonesheet_10-2014_greenbrown62A230BED564.jpg" height="640" width="467" /></a></div> Uncategorized Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:54:00 -0500 Valley Gives Day in Western Mass - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/04/valley-gives-day-in-western-mass-wednesday-december-10-2014/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/vg-14-blog-banner.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/vg-14-blog-banner.jpg" height="82" width="400" /></a></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /></span></div> <div class="p1" style="text-align: center"><span class= "s1"><b>Wednesday, December 10th is Valley Gives Day! &nbsp;</b></span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1" style="text-align: justify"><span class="s1">It is a 24 hour celebration of generosity and this is the time of year when it is important to give. During Valley Gives Day, western Massachusetts nonprofits collaborate with the goal of getting 20,000 donors to support their favorite nonprofits. By participating, donors will help charities become eligible for special prizes totaling as much as $225,000.</span></div> <div class="p2" style="text-align: justify"></div> <div class="p1" style="text-align: justify"><span class="s1">Since 2012, Valley Gives has raised over $3 million for our community. There's strength in numbers! Last year, 11,640 individuals donated over $2 million through Valley Gives. This year, we are challenging the community to double its impact: twice as many donors helping twice as many nonprofits, raising more than $2 million!</span></div> <div class="p2" style="text-align: justify"></div> <div class="p1" style="text-align: justify"><span class="s1">For the list of organizations and more information <a href= "http://valleygives.wordpress.com/2014-particpants/" target= "_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;and start giving . . .&nbsp;</span></div> Uncategorized Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:28:00 -0500 Congratulations Mooney & Roberts - #1 in October for Sales Volume in Western Massachusetts https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/03/congratulations-mooney-roberts-1-in-october-for-sales-volume-in-western-massachusetts/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/image001.png" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/image001.png" /></a></div> <div class="p1">According to <a href= "http://www.bostontop20.com/top-realtors/western-ma" target= "_blank">Boston's Top 20</a> the Mooney & Roberts team ranked #1 in sales volume for the month of October for the entire Western Massachusetts region!!</div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /></span></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1"><i>Agents listed on <a href= "http://www.bostontop20.com/top-realtors/western-ma" target= "_blank">Boston's Top 20</a> is to celebrate the hard work of local agents.&nbsp; The agents are ranked on a monthly basis according to their total residential sales volume closed within Western Massachusetts that includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. &nbsp;</i></span><i>The rankings are based solely on monthly closed residential sales volume.&nbsp;</i></div> <div class="p2"></div> Uncategorized Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:05:00 -0500 Impressive Post and Beam Home - Perfect Getaway or Year Round Home - Hawley, Ma https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/02/impressive-post-and-beam-home-perfect-getaway-or-year-round-home-hawley-ma/ <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3481657" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_fjo12.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=3481657" 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>This impressive post & beam home has been completely renovated and must be seen in person to appreciate all that it has to offer. The owners added an amazing great room and fabulous master bedroom constructed from oversized hand-hewn timbers. The beautiful renovated kitchen is open to the dining and great room area w/ cathedral ceilings, wood floors, & a handsome stone fireplace w/gas insert. The spacious master bedroom has cathedral ceilings and a large walk-in closet. In addition there is a full bath w/walk-in tiled shower, awesome hot tub room, front porch, large back deck, 2 car garage w/work shop & a pole barn. You will love sitting on the custom built pavilion that overlooks the surrounding 6+ open acres that is perfect for raising animals & gardening. There is enough acreage & frontage for potential building lot. This ideal country home is located near Berkshire East Ski Area, ziplines, alpine slide, whitewater rafting, fishing, & more! Less than 15 minutes to Shelburne Falls. $389,000</p> Uncategorized Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 Buy 2 lots being Sold as 1 in Bernardston, Ma https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2014/12/02/buy-2-lots-being-sold-as-1-in-bernardston-ma/ <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3485193" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_yodd3.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=3485193" 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>This 3.9 acre parcel includes 2 lots being sold as one! &nbsp;The seller has made it easy for you to get started. &nbsp;This property is perc tested, surveyed, partially cleared, stumped and has an approved driveway design. &nbsp;Build your dream home on the plateau and enjoy lovely countryside setting overlooking farmland and mountain views. &nbsp;Located near Fall River, Kringle Candle and the Farm Table Restaurant. &nbsp;Conveniently located to nearby I-91, Route 10 and Vermont. $69,900</p> Uncategorized Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:55:00 -0500