Title /blog/posts/2018/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:02:21 -0500 All-Inclusive, Affordable Fitness Center Opens in Greenfield https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/02/05/all-inclusive-affordable-fitness-center-opens-in-greenfield/ <h3><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2018-01-15_10.43.34.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 250px; height: 188px;" class="featured">Common Ground Fitness Center</h3> <p>There&rsquo;s a new fitness center in Greenfield that opened up at the beginning of the year! Locally owned by Eric and Hannah Mosher, the gym is called Common Ground and occupies the space that was formerly ACD Women&rsquo;s Fitness, a gym that was just for women. The Moshers are taking a different approach to the center. They want the space to be all-inclusive, an environment where everyone feels comfortable to exercise and be healthy. Hence, they chose the name Common Ground.</p> <h3>Classes and More</h3> <p>Common Ground offers a variety of classes, plus personal training ,and exercise equipment. Their classes range from PiYo which is a combination of pilates and yoga, TRX, Boxing, Zumba, and more. Eric also teaches a class called Basic, where he draws on his experiences as an Army Sergeant to push his students to their limits. They plan to add spinning classes and P90X in the near future.</p> <h3>Affordable Rates</h3> <p>Another way that Common Ground allows its center to be all-inclusive, is by offering affordable rates. Eric and Hannah want to offer the lowest rates possible so that their clients feel financially comfortable. In this way, they believe they can make a difference health-wise in the community by making their fitness center accessible to all. On top of their low membership rates, they also offer low drop-in rates for non-members who want to occasionally come in.</p> <p>So if you are looking for a quality, all-inclusive, affordable gym in Greenfield, stop by Eric and Hannah&rsquo;s fitness center on High Street or check out their website, <a href="http://www.commongroundfitness.com" target="_blank">www.commongroundfitness.com</a>. Common Ground Fitness is just what our community needs to start off a healthy new year.</p> Area Updates Franklin County Western Mass Greenfield Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:02:21 -0500 K9 Keg Pull at the Greenfield Winter Carnival | February 2nd - 4th https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/02/01/greenfield-winter-carnival-february-2nd-4th/ <p>The 96th Annual&nbsp;<a href="https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/wintercarnival.html" target="_blank">Greenfield Winter Carnival</a>&nbsp;is happening this weekend with fun&nbsp;events scheduled for the entire family. Here are just some of the events to look forward to, but check their website or Facebook page for a full listing of events.</p> <p>Starting on Friday, browse the various&nbsp;live ice carvings on display throughout&nbsp;Downtown Greenfield. Then, vote for your favorite sculpture at the ballot box on Town Common. At 7:00 pm, look towards the sky for a fireworks show, being shot from Poet&#39;s Seat Tower.&nbsp;</p> <p>On Saturday at 10 am, runners will line up for the Sleigh Bell Run, a 4 mile scenic road race. Then at 2 pm, the bicyclists will come out for the Fatbike Group Ride, led by the local bike shop, Bicycle World.</p> <p>On Sunday, enjoy Breakfast with Olaf at The 99 Restaurant. Then work off your meal with a Snowshoeing Trek, meeting at Highland Park at 10 am.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other events for the Winter Carnival&nbsp;will include&nbsp;youth basketball games, an art exhibit, face painting, photography contest, dancing, parade of lights,&nbsp;and so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="Greenfield Winter Carnival Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont Realtors" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Millie_edited-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 175px; height: 265px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;">You will especially not want to miss the popular K9 Keg Pull starting Sunday at 1:00. Dogs of all sizes will be racing to pull&nbsp;kegs (empty ones, of course) across the finish line.&nbsp;The agents at Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont will be&nbsp;handing out this attractive bandana (photo left) being modeled by Millie!&nbsp;Stop by to say hello and pick one up for your furry friend.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ongoing events throughout the weekend will include sledding, outdoor ice skating, snowman village, snow sculpture contest, and marshmallow toasting by the warming fire.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenfieldrecreation.com/wintercarnival.html" target="_blank">Click here for more information about this weekend&#39;s events.</a></p> <p><img alt="Greenfield Winter Carnival February 2-4" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2018_WinterCarnival_Flyer.jpg" style="float: left; width: 400px; height: 618px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Recreation Community Pioneer Valley Area Updates coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Greenfield Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:01:25 -0500 Year End Sales Report for Pioneer Valley https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/01/23/year-end-sales-report-for-pioneer-valley/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/unnamed.png" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 158px;">Compared to 2016 Franklin County sales for single family homes were up 3% in 2017 and the median price up 2.3%.&nbsp; The Pioneer Valley sales were up 1.7% and median price 4.5%.&nbsp; In Franklin County 626 homes sold in 2016 and 645 in 2017.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Unless something changes over the next few months it is going to be a challenging year&nbsp;for buyers looking to&nbsp;find the right home.&nbsp; &nbsp;There are fewer homes on the market and if this pattern continues it will be create tension in the market creating an increase in multiple offer situations.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lets&nbsp;hope once the winter weather breaks and spring arrives you will see a greater selection of homes for sale.&nbsp;</p> <p>I will continue to post monthly reports, keeping you informed of local market conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>The following reports are provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></span></p> <p><u><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">PIONEER VALLEY - KEY REAL ESTATE POINTS</span><span style="font-size:12px;">:</span></strong></u></p> <p><strong>Sales</strong> - Rose 1.7% from 5901 in 2016 to 5,999 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Median Price</strong> - Rose 4.5% from $199,000 in 2016 to $208,000 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Days on Market</strong> - The average days on market was down 24.5% from 104 days in 2016 to 78 days in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Pending Sales</strong> - Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) are up 4.3% from 5,912 in 2016 to 6,167 in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Mortgage Rates</strong> - 30 year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.99 percent for the week ending December 29, 2017.&nbsp; Last year at this time the 30 year FRM averaged 4.32 percent. <span style="font-size:9px;">(Source: Mortgage-x.com)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:9px;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2017.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 593px;"></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/December.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; width: 650px; height: 700px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County%20.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 842px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/November%20Sales.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 701px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Franklin%20County.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 842px;"></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Pioneer%20Valley.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left; width: 650px; height: 865px;"></p> Pioneer Valley Area Updates Market Statistics Franklin County Real Estate News Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:01:29 -0500