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Recent reports show that month-over-month home sales are on the rise across the country. However, when it comes to real estate, local conditions prevail. This report shows month-over-month single family home sale in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, for 2010 compared to 2011.
Data source: MLS PIN Looking at the graph above, you will notice that 2011 sales are ahead of 2010 figures for the months of January, February, and April. Sales in 2010 were higher in the months of March and May, most likely due to the $8000 tax credit offered to first-time home buyers (0 comments)
Driving down the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) at mid-day today, it was obvious that summer holiday traffic was already in full force. The toll booths were slowed down, the on-ramps were busy, and the rest stop had a line-up for parking spaces. People have wasted no time in getting packed and started on their summer holidays. What does this mean? For anyone traveling into and out of Massachusetts for the next two months, be prepared for slow speeds and waiting in line. The Mass Turnpike is a major travel artery, bringing (5 comments)
Tag sale to be held on Tannery Road in Sturbridge, Massachusetts * Saturday, June 25, 2011 From 9 am to 1 pm Rain or shine
Directions: Route 20 to Route 148 North/Brookfield Road. Go about 1/4 mile, turn left on Collette Road. Quick left onto Tannery Road. At least 3 homes are participating in this sale. *Tannery Road is actually located in Fiskdale, a village of the town of Sturbridge.
In the wake of the tornadoes that tore through Central Massachusetts on June 1st, the community continues to pull together in an effort to offer relief to those who are in need of assistance getting back on their feet. Please try to make time to attend some of these upcoming events: Salem Cross Inn Tornado Relief Donation: Salem Cross Inn, in West Brookfield, will donate 15% of food sales on Tuesdasy, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30 to the Central Mass South Chamber's Tornado Relief Fund. This (2 comments)
After a month of slogging in the trenches, coping with tornadoes, testy tempers, and tough triathlon training, the sun has come out and I've decided it is time to add some fun to my blogging. Time to venture out from under the rain hood and look for some bright spots in the stratosphere. Time to celebrate innovation and just pure fun. Care to join me? To kick off this twist in outlook, I am sharing with you an article about Virgin America, which recently (5 comments)
Wow! That's all I can say. My buyers purchased this fantastic property in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This was truly the deal of the year. What made this particular property such a great deal? Here is how my buyers benefited: They had a sharp agent (yes, me) who was able to introduce the buyers to a foreclosed home that appraised much higher than the price they paid for the house Their mortgage pro timed their lock-in just right, saving more money off their already low mortgage rate The bank paid the (5 comments)
This is the question that everyone wants answered. How much is my home worth? Or, what is the value of the home that I am buying?
The reality is that the value of a home is a moving target. There are many factors that impact a home's value, but the main criteria are: 1. Location 2. Condition 3. Comparable market sales Let's quickly look at each factor. First is location. Is your home in an area that appeals to many buyers? Is the lot (3 comments)
June 13, 2011: With only eight days of school remaining, parents and kids are turning their attention to summer camps in South-Central Massachusetts. Many options are available, from week-long science programs to sports to dance and theater. There is no reason for any kid to be saying, "I'm bored," with these camps to choose from. For a list of summer camps in the Sturbridge-Brimfield-Charlton area, please see AskMeAboutSturbridge.com This site contains a list of camps for various ages. And if you have a summer camp program that you would like to add (1 comments)
June 11, 2011: Today was the Socks for Siberia Festival at Hyland Orchards. This year I participated in the "Rock Your Socks Off" Trail Run through the orchards, and what a blast. This was a trail race up and down the rows of apple trees and into the woods surrounding the orchards. Having had rain all morning, the trail was slippery, squishy, and muddy. We ran up slopes, through rocky ruts, and over logs. I finished the race covered in mud from the knees down, finding cover under the pavilion before (3 comments)
The fifth annual Socks for Siberia festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Hyland Orchards in Sturbridge, MA. In concert with the fifth year anniversary, this year will mark the very first 5K race through the orchards to kick off the festival. There will also be a one-mile kids fun run. The festival starts at 10 AM, with race registration beginning at 9 AM. After your run your socks off, you can rock your socks off because there will (5 comments)
Photo of 39-Mile Tornado Track - 06/07/11 08:41 AM
Photo of 39-Mile Tornado Track NASA has posted this photo of the 39-mile track spun by the tornadoes of June 1st. A better view can be had by clicking on the photo - it will link you to the NASA Earth Observatory site. This is truly astounding. If you know of anyone in need of assistance, please email me at email@example.com There are many, many resources available to victims of the tornadoes, as well as a community ready to help.
It has been a difficult weekend in Sturbridge, Brimfield, and other towns that were struck by the tornadoes on June 1st. But the efforts put forth by the communities have been outstanding. Great amounts of food, clothing, supplies, and funds have been gathered for distribution to people in need of assistance. We will get through this.
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