Belchertown building permits for single-family homes nearly doubled in 2013 when compared to the previous year, according the town’s building inspector’s office.
Eighteen Pioneer Valley communities will be receiving funds for their respective housing authorities thanks to capital awards being distributed by the commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pioneer Valley single family home sales were down 6.9% and median single-family home prices were up 10.5% during the month of January when compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a lower court’s ruling regarding the authority of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, also known as MassWildlife, to designate certain areas as a priority habitat under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA), thereby limiting a private landowner’s use of their property without recognizing said landowner’s property rights.
There has been a lot of snow accumulating recently in the Pioneer Valley. As we dig ourselves out, we should also be mindful of the snow on our roofs and the headache that too much snow can pose.
Massachusetts in one of 27 states where home buyers who purchase certain properties can receive up to 3.5% of the final sales price in closing cost assistance from Federal National Mortgage Association, also known as Fannie Mae.
Pioneer Valley home shoppers who are interested in the school systems of the communities in which they are looking now have a single resource for their research.
When shopping for a house online there are many websites to choose from. One could go to websites like Yahoo.com or Aol.com, one could search for a home from their news website of choice, or one could go to their real estate agency’s website or their agent’s website. Among the most popular websites to shop […]
A passive house is currently under construction in Amherst on Potwine Avenue. A passive house is one that is designed to use much less energy than conventional homes, even Energy Star homes and LEED certified homes. The idea is to maximize energy gains, while minimizing energy losses.
Located about 12 miles north of Amherst and the five colleges area, is the quiet rural town of Montague. Montague has a population of about 8,500 people and consists of 5 villages, including quaint Montague Center. Montague’s other villages consists of Lake Pleasant, Millers Falls, Montague City (not really a “city”), and Turner’s Falls.