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October 26, 2011: What's happening in the Wales, Massachusetts, real estate market? This year has shown a slowing of single family home sales in Wales as well as a drop in average price. To date, 10 single family homes have sold in Wales, at an average price of $115,790. Quite a change from 2010, when we saw 20 single family homes sell, at an average price of $166,780. Keep in mind, though, that in the first half of 2010, home buyers enjoyed a significant incentive: an $8000 credit for a (0 comments)
Norm Abram, master craftsman and well-known star of This Old House and New Yankee Workshop, returns to Sturbridge on Saturday, November 5, 2011. He brings his friend and colleague Bruce Irving, Emmy-award winning producer of This Old House. Abram and Irving will offer their insights into the characteristics that define New England during a luncheon program at Old Sturbridge Village. The buffet lunch starts at 11:30 am, and Abram and Irving will begin their talk at 1 pm. Both gentleman will be on hand for signings of their (2 comments)
If you are out and about on Sunday afternoon, October 23, be sure to stop at one of these eight Halloween Open Houses. The bewitching agents of RE/MAX Professional Associates are hosting a fun afternoon of real estate tours. Each home is decorated for Halloween, and the agents will greet you in costume. You'll find treats galore and of course some amazing properties to explore. Each attendee will be entered into a drawing for a Walmart gift card - just in time to complete your Halloween shopping. (10 comments)
1st time home buyers; NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO SIT ON THE FENCE... - 10/21/11 11:05 AM
If you have been trying to decide if now is the time to buy your first home, read on. Lee and Pamela St. Peter provide a great starting point for you. The real estate market right now provides wonderful opportunities, if you do it right.
Via Lee & Pamela St. Peter Raleigh Realtors® Raleigh North Carolina Homes for sale (Prudential YSU Realty - (919) 645-2522 ):
1st time home buyers; NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO SIT ON THE FENCE... Sure, buying your 1st home can be a scary thought... It’s a big investment. It’s a commitment. ...and who knows (3 comments)
The annual Harvest Festival in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, is all set to take place the weekend of October 15 and 16. One favorite tradition of the festival is the Scarecrow Contest. Handmade by local residents, over 30 scarecrows are now on display on the front lawn of the Publick House Historic Inn (Route 131/Main Street). When you visit Harvet Festial, stop at the Publick House and pick up a voting sheet. You may vote for your favorite in each of several categories. Take your time, though, the craftsmanship (6 comments)
Now available, this outstanding 2-bedroom apartment in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Located on the top floor of a 3-decker home, this apartment features: Master bedroom with walk-in closet Large second bedroom with hardwood floors Updated kitchen loaded with cabinets, plus pantry Spacious bathroom with linen closet Dining area in a bright, windowed dormer Laundry/mud room with hook-ups for washer and dryer Office or study nook One off-street parking spot New energy-efficient windows Gas heat Updated kitchen
Spacious master bedroom The rent for all of this is $760 per (6 comments)
How's the Market in Sturbridge, MA? We saw a lazy summer real estate market in Sturbridge this year. Throughout July, August, and September, only 13 single family homes sold, an average of six per month. Lowest sale price: $75,500 for a 1340 sq. ft. bank-owned fixer-upperHighest sale price: $615,000 for a 3008 sq. ft. waterfront propertyAverage sale price: $245,769Sale price ratio: Average sale price for all 13 homes was 91% of original list price How does this compare to 2010? Last year, 14 single family homes sold in the third quarter of the year. (0 comments)
Beyond the obvious reason of doing it for fun and fitness, starting a training plan in order to participate in a 5K race has many hidden benefits. Consider some of these as you prepare for the big 5K day: 1. Discover New Training Routes. The great thing about running is you can do it right out your door. Of course, if you run the same route all the time, you can start to get bored. By running 5K races, you learn new routes that you can later add to your training (7 comments)
A Spooky Contender at the Scarecrow Contest in Sturbridge, MassachusettsPhoto copyright 2010 Kathryn Acciari Living in Massachusetts, where the history of America has very strong roots, it is common to be curious about those who came before us. Myths, stories, and superstitions abound about haunted ships at sea, witches with special powers, and antique homes with friendly spirits. With fall upon us, and Halloween just weeks away, I thought it would be great fun to explore the spookier side of Sturbridge. Below are some of the more interesting events geared toward those who enjoy (9 comments)
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