I recently came across a REALTOR® Magazine Facebook post asking if Dual Agency is good or bad. Dual Agency is when a single agent handles the transaction for the buyer and the seller. My comment under the post received the most “likes” (including one from REALTOR® Magazine), so I thought I’d expand on the subject […]
March median single-family home prices were up 4.2% as single-family home sales dropped 19.3% in the Pioneer Valley when compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV). Pending sales were up 28%, however, which could be an indication that the year is just off […]
There are many things that a homeowner can do to prepare their home for the real estate market. A homeowner can enhance their home’s curb appeal by doing some landscaping, they can paint, they can remove all the clutter, they can refinish the wood floors, they can replace a worn carpet, or they can make […]
Spring Hill Road in Belchertown is known for its commanding views of the Pioneer Valley. Offering the ideal vantage point to appreciate them is 41 Spring Hill Road, a four bedroom custom-built executive cape-cod style home situated on 1.41 acres. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the wrap-around porch. If you know where to look, you […]
A few local Pioneer Valley lenders will be participating in a federal first time home buyer grant where a home buyer can receive up to $15,000 for down payment assistance. Each participating bank is given up to $150,000 that be dispersed in amounts up to $15,000, while it can also be reduced to offer more […]
This home at 143 Kendall Street in Granby, MA is a two bedroom antique home with a cozy 985 square feet of living space, two bedrooms, and one bathroom that sits on just over 2 acres of land.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has joined Move, Inc. in their lawsuit against Zillow and Errol Samuelson, a former president of REALTOR.com, which is owned National Association of REALTORS® and operated by Move, Inc. Samuelson’s last position was as Chief Strategy officer for Move, Inc.
The Norwottuck Rail Trail is one of the Pioneer Valley’s greatest recreational assets. It immediately came to mind while reading about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that may open the door for litigation between land owners and rail trails. However, there is nothing to worry about here in the commonwealth.
A 14.2% decrease in single-family home sales in Hampden County during the month of February drove overall single-family home sales down 5.8% in the Pioneer Valley when compared to the same period last year, according to data released from the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley.
This split-level home at 100 Shepardson Road in Warwick, MA sits on 3.6 acres and boasts over 2,232 on the upper levels with an additional 1,000 square feet in the lower level. It offers a total of 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, 3 heating zones, and a 3-car garage.
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.