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July 4th Weekend in Sturbridge Massachusetts - 06/28/10 09:29 AM
July 4th Weekend in Sturbridge Massachusetts Fourth of July weekend in Sturbridge, Massachusetts is slated to be full of fun and festivities. If you are in town on Friday, July 2, stop in at Hyland Orchard/Pioneer Brewing to enjoy a cool brew and watch the Hot Dog Eating Contest at 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, two big events will keep you busy: the Feast and Fire on July 3rd, and Independence Day at Old Sturbridge Village on July 4th. SATURDAY JULY 3: Sturbridge Feast and Fire
The second annual Feast and Fire kicks off with a parade at 2 pm. (5 comments)
The price of 59-61 Cedar Street in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, has been lowered to $149,900. This is a unique fixer-upper home in need of a handy buyer. With four bedrooms and close to 2000 square feet, this unusual home could be a fabulous project for someone with vision and the resources to make updates.
Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Spiral Stairs to Loft
Spacious Kitchen has Fireplace and Sliders to Back Yard
First Floor Laundry
Sitting Room with Built-In Bookcases and Cupboards More photos and information (0 comments)
Via Cheryl Waller - Facebook.com/CustomFanPages (Marketing Consultant): Did you know that when you respond to an event that you 'are not attending' that you are actually giving that event coordinator PERMISSION to continue to contact you regarding that event? Yup that’s right! Whether you respond that you are ‘attending’ or ‘not attending’ a Facebook event, you are actually giving event coordinators permission to contact you in the future regarding that event! So what if you do not want to attend the event and you also do not (4 comments)
Sunday, June 27, 2010, marks the 11th annual Molly's Ride for Child Safety in Sturbridge, MA. This annual ride, in memory of Molly Bish, kicks off at Hobbs Brook Plaza at 100 Charlton Street/Route 20 at 8 AM. Molly's Ride for Child Safetyis intended to keep child abduction at the top of the mind of caring members of the community, as well as provide comfort to families who have lost children through an abduction. The ride originated from a group of policemen who were involved in the search for missing teen Molly (4 comments)
Holland Massachusetts: Beautiful Waterfront Properties Abound
JUNE 22, 2010: Since the tax credits ended April 30, 2010, what has happened in Holland real estate? Here is a snapshot of the real estate activity in the town of Holland, MA: Active property listings: Currently 28 single family homes are on the market. Three of those single family homes currently have accepted offers but are accepting back-up offers. Properties under contract: There are 7 single family properties under agreement. Two of those were under contract before the April 30 tax credit deadline. No condos are under agreement (3 comments)
Select your cabinetry, countertops, paint, and flooring to customize this brand new home. Starting at $169,900 for a 3-bedroom, 1-bath, one-level Ranch with full basement. Call for details and specifications today!
http://lot129charltonstreet.ihousenet.com/ or TEXT "28229" to 79564 Don't miss this opportunity. Other, similar new homes are selling at $180,000 and up - this 3-bedroom Ranch is available for $169,900. You can be in your new home in time for the autumn holidays! Call (2 comments)
With the arrival of summer comes one of the greatest pleasures: Dining on an outdoor deck. I am pleased to provide you with this list of fine establishments in Sturbridge, MA, that offer outdoor decks, porches and patios for your summer dining enjoyment al fresco! 420 Main Martini Bar and GrillCorner of Route 20 and Cedar Street Cedar Street RestaurantCedar Street Admiral TJ O'Brien'sRoute 20 BT's SmokehouseRoute 20 heading West The Copper StallionRoute 20 Friendly's Ice CreamRoute 20 Giovanello's Italian MarketRoute 131 Oxhead Tavern on Cedar LakeRoute 20 at the Sturbridge Host (9 comments)
Home Buyer Tax Credit Still in Place for Military Members - 06/12/10 08:11 AM
Home Buyer Tax Credit Still in Place for Military Members While the federal home buyers' tax credit for 2010 has ended, there is an extension granted for military personnel who are ordered on official extended duty. These active members of the military have the tax credit extended to them if they have a purchase contract on a home by April 30, 2011. The home purchase must be closed by June 30, 2011. If you are a member of our military service, please see the National Association of Realtors web site for more information. Yours in real estate, Kathryn Acciari - Sturbridge, (5 comments)
Sturbridge Real Estate Since the End of the Tax Credits - 06/12/10 07:57 AM
Sturbridge Real Estate Since the End of the Tax Credits JUNE 12, 2010: Since the tax credits ended April 30, 2010, what has happened in Sturbridge real estate? Here is a snapshot of the real estate activity in town: Active property listings: Currently 93 single family homes are on the market, and 18 condominiums are on the market. Four single family homes and four condos currently have accepted offers but are accepting back-up offers. Properties under contract: There are 8 properties under agreement. Four of those were under contract before the April 30 tax credit deadline. No condos are under agreement (0 comments)
For the Dads: Skills Your Son Should Have by the Time He's 12 Years Old - 06/12/10 07:32 AM
For the Dads: Skills Your Son Should Have by the Time He's 12 Years Old Today's Dad is busier than ever. No more do I hear of fathers who come home from work, put their feet up, have their newspaper and martini handed to them while the wife cooks dinner and the kids play. These days, Dad works 10+ hours per day, then comes home, wolfs down dinner, and helps to get the kids to their various activities. Smartphone in hand, Dad continues to work while watching the Little League game or gymnastics meet. Then it's back home, bedtime for the kids, and falling (6 comments)
Home Buyers and Home Sellers: What You "Say" On Facebook May Hurt You - 06/11/10 01:04 PM
Home Buyers and Home Sellers: What You "Say" Online May Hurt You A quick tip for both home buyers and sellers: If you regularly use the social media sites, like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter, it is best to not "talk" about your real estate issues on these forums. Why? Because other home buyers and sellers are looking for insight into your situation, so they can use them to their advantage. For example, if you are buying a home, suppose you put a post on Facebook that says, "I love this house! Hope our offer is accepted." If your Facebook account is open (3 comments)
8 Solutions to Common Wet-Basement Problems - 06/11/10 12:43 PM
Since wet basements are common in Massachusetts, I'm reblogging this post by Jyll Kata. The list below outlines many good solutions to keep water out of your basement.
Via Jyll Kata (Prudential Douglas Elliman): Solving wet-basement problems is one of the most important things you can do to protect the value of your home and health of your family. Nothing poses a greater long-term risk to your home’s value than a wet basement. If left unchecked, basement moisture can ruin floors and walls, encourage mold, even damage roofing. Some wet basements are easy to cure, simply by making sure gutters stay clear (0 comments)
The price of 59-61 Cedar Street in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, has been lowered to $160,000. This is a unique fixer-upper home in need of a handy buyer. With four bedrooms and close to 2000 square feet, this unusual home could be a fabulous project for someone with vision and the resources to make updates. See more details at: 59cedarstreet.epropertysites.com/ or give me a call: (508) 982-0686. Yours in real estate, Kathryn Acciari (0 comments)
This Cape Cod style home is located on a pretty country lot in Sturbridge, MA. Come and see it on Sunday, June 6, 2010. You won't want to miss this opportunity!
Some of the many features of this home include: 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Fully applianced kitchen with pantry 1st floor master bedroom Open floor plan highlighted by warm, wide pine planking Large living space - over 2300 square feet Set back from the road on more than 2 acres (0 comments)
Mortgage Rate Forecast for June 4, 2010 - 06/04/10 10:32 AM
If you are on the fence about buying a home, ACT NOW. Mortgage rates are still below 5%, and the housing inventory in Central Massachusetts remains high. See Lew Corcoran's report below on mortgage interest rates. Via Lewis Corcoran - Offering Reverse Mortgages, and FHA, VA, and USDA Loans (Star Mortgage® - Serving Massachusetts and Florida): Mortgage Rate Forecast for June 4, 2010 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today: What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 102.06 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, (0 comments)
Do you need to paint but have difficulty selecting the right color for a room? Sherwin-Williams has a great online program to help you out. It is called the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer, and it lets you experiment with color in an easy (and no-mess) manner. Simply go to the Sherwin-Williams site and launch the Color Visualizer. You can upload a photo of the room that you want to paint, then try on different colors for the surface areas in the room. Once you've decided on your paint colors, print out a list (0 comments)
If you are looking for a great day hike in the Berkshire Mountains, I recommend that you try Laura's Tower and Ice Glen in Stockbridge, MA. Part of the Laurel Hill Association Trials, Laura's Tower and Ice Glen combined make a fine four-mile hike. The trailhead is located on Park Street, off Route 7, just south of Stockbridge center. The park offers several hiking options, and we took explored two of the trails available. Our hike began with a journey over the suspension footbridge that goes over the Housatonic River.
We then headed straight up the hill to Laura's (2 comments)
SOLD in Sturbridge, MA: 50 Westwood Drive Congratulations to Jeff and Joanna, who hired me to help them find this beautiful young home in the heart of Sturbridge, Massachusetts List price: $274,900Sale Price: $259,900 Wishing my buyers many happy memories in their new home!
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