lesley lambert: Victorian Two Family in Chicopee, MA FOR SALE - 03/16/10 02:50 PM
16 Lincoln Street, Chicopee, MA 01020 Visit www.16lincoln.com for more information and video of home. Beautiful Victorian 2 Family Home available for sale: Victorian Two Family … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: How is the real estate market in Western Massachusetts? - 03/02/10 04:30 AM
"Hey, how's the market lately?"

As a real estate agent in Westfield, Western Massachusetts, I get that question a lot.  My answer changes, but lately the answer has been, "it is good!" to which I get a lot of surprised responses.
Well, I wouldn't blow smoke...I have proof that Western Massachusetts real estate is improving! 
Let me start with my own office's numbers.  Park Square Realty in Westfield and Agawam has the following to report:
Some statistics right from our Show Desk Tracking System-
Park Square Listings: First 2 Months of 2009... 345 Showings... 12 Pendings.
                               First 2 Months … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: Now is The Time to Sell Your Home in Western Massachusetts! - 02/19/10 08:00 AM
I recently did a video explaining the home buyer tax credits and why they make it such an ideal time to buy a home in Western Massachusetts. Home sellers, you can benefit from this tax credit, too! The buyers are out in record numbers and we are seeing a lot of activity on well priced homes for sale. The buyers who haven't found the right home, yet, will be excited to see fresh inventory hit the market. If you have been considering making a move, now might be the perfect time. In addition to the increased buyer activity, there is a … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: Why NOW is the Time to Buy Your First Home in Western Massachusetts! - 02/17/10 05:39 AM
In my video I explain to first time home buyers in Western Massachusetts why now is a great time to buy a home. There is this fantastic tri-fecta in place right now: first time home buyer tax credit + low interest rates + low home prices = great values!

I have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate decisions in Western Massachusetts for over 20 years! If you are thinking of taking advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit, get in touch...I love to help! Don't forget we have to have a home picked out and … (1 comments)

lesley lambert: Beautiful Updated Ranch for sale in Shaker Heights, Westfield, MA - 02/10/10 06:58 AM
Updated Ranch in Fabulous Area … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: Gorgeous Victorian Home for Sale in Westfield, MA. - 02/10/10 06:53 AM
Gorgeous Victorian … (1 comments)

lesley lambert: Get Up To $7,100 in Repeat Home Buyer Credits! - 02/04/10 02:27 AM

Western Massachusetts Repeat Home Buyers: If you are considering making a move to reap the reward of the $6,500 tax credit, working with me can raise your credit up to $7,100! The federal housing tax credit guidelines for existing home owners allows for up to $6,500 for buyers who are under contract to purchase by April 31, 2010 and who close on the property prior to July 1, 2010.
What is the definition of a move-up or repeat home buyer? The law defines a tax credit qualified move-up home buyer (“long-time resident”) as a person who has owned and resided … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: Ten Winter Maintenance Tips for your Western Massachusetts Home - 01/27/10 07:16 AM
Whether you are selling your home this winter or not it is important that you take a few minutes to perform some seasonal maintenance.  Winters in Western Massachusetts and other cold climates can do damage to property that hasn't been looked after.
These ten tips will ensure that your home stays in tip top shape!


#1- Safety First!  Check that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors have batteries and are functioning properly.
#2- It's f-f-freezing!  Insulate pipes in basements, crawl spaces and attics. These exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: the more insulation you use, the … (2 comments)

lesley lambert: Tick Tock Tick Tock the Home Buyer Tax Credit is on the Clock! - 01/26/10 03:59 AM
APRIL 30, 2010
That is when the home buyer tax credit expires.  No kidding.  No rumors of extensions.
GONE.
If you are a first time homebuyer, you must close on your new home by April 30, 2010 to collect up to $8,000 in tax benefits.
Other buyers who may qualify for the "Step Up" Home buyer credit must be in contract by April 30, 2010 with a closing no later than July 1, 2010 to collect up to $6,500.  My blog post on the tax credit extension has a complete guideline for your review.
 
Flash-Toys
The clock is running out … (0 comments)

lesley lambert: Gorgeous Ranch Home For Sale in Shaker Heights, Westfield, MA - 01/13/10 09:23 AM
Don't delay: make an appointment to see this well maintained, updated ranch in desirable Shaker Heights, Westfield, MA! Recently updated kitchen with lovely cabinets and solid countertops, updated bath, refinished wood floors, fireplace, finished basement, inground pool and so much more!
For more information you can: Text 287FALLEY to 368266
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lesley lambert: Homebuyer Tax Credit Changes for both First Time Homebuyers and Current Home Owners! - 01/07/10 05:32 AM
The rush of the holidays is over and the real estate market is heating up.  Buyers are contacting me daily and the energy in the Western Massachusetts housing market is GOOD!  What a difference a year makes: this time last year was the slowest I have ever been in real estate....I am glad things are moving in a positive direction for all of us!
The revised tax credit is part of what is stimulating buyers to get motivated early on in the year. 
I wanted to take a moment to make sure that you have current and accurate information about the … (2 comments)

lesley lambert: My 20 Year REALTOR pin: Thanks Mom! - 12/08/09 02:33 PM
This blog is an homage to my mom: Sheila Ryan Weber, the best REALTOR ever. 
My mom started her real estate career in about 1982 in Western Massachusetts after being an X-ray technician and then wedding consultant for years.  The reason for real estate?  My sister and I were competitive dancers and she needed to find a way to fund our expensive hobby.  A good friend of hers ran a real estate office and convinced my mom that she would be a natural for the business. That is the kind of lady she is: my sister and I had a need … (10 comments)

lesley lambert: Short Sales and Foreclosures Aren't Easy, But I Am Here To Help in Western Massachusetts - 12/02/09 02:30 AM
Recently a client hired me to help her with selling her home as a short sale and in our discussions she revealed to me that several other agents were unwilling (or unable) to help her.  I wrote a blog expressing my dismay that instead of referring her to someone who would help, they simply said "I don't do short sales".

By LesleyLambert | View this Toon at ToonDoo | Create your own Toon This was frustrating for this client, but it brought to my attention the fact that most real estate agents either do not understand the short sale process or … (3 comments)

lesley lambert: Western Massachusetts: Why are you Thankful to live here? - 11/19/09 12:38 AM
I make it no secret that I am a huge fan of Western Massachusetts.  I have lived here my entire life and have no plans on leaving.  My work as a REALTOR takes me all over the Pioneer Valley and there are so many beautiful and wonderful places and things to do here!
I am grateful for a number of reasons, including:
#1- the changing beauty.  I love the seasons here and how pretty is is in different ways at different times of year.
#2- the proximity.  I love that I can get to Boston in two hours or New York … (5 comments)

lesley lambert: Selling Your Western Massachusetts Home? You Need A PLAN! - 11/17/09 12:42 AM
1. Find the right representativeThe experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale.
2. Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new homeSelling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk … (1 comments)

lesley lambert: Western Massachusetts Home Sales Statistics: Good News! - 11/13/09 01:43 AM
The REALTOR Association of Pioneer Valley has just released some great news with the lastest sales statistics for October. The stats show an increase in the number of homes sold are up 9% in Hampden County.


October Single Family Sales for the entire Pioneer Valley show sales up 18.4% • Median price down 4.1%
The report for Hampden County Home Sales shows Sales up 9.0% · Median Price down 2.8%
Hampshire County Home Sales reports Sales up 31.4% · Median price up 3.2%
Franklin County Home Sales statistics are Sales up 71% · Median Price down 11.5%
What does … (3 comments)

lesley lambert: 57 Baltimore Street, Chicopee, MA - 11/12/09 03:12 AM
 
Contact me for a private showing of this fantastic home for sale in Chicopee, MA perfectly suited for the first time homebuyer!
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lesley lambert: Short Sale Realtor in Western Massachusetts - 11/12/09 02:17 AM
My latest listing found me on Google by researching the term "short sale real estate agent in Western MA" and has been following my blog articles of short sale advice and education. 
While it is never a great thing to have to sell your home via short sale, I am honored that she valued my input enough to want guidance through this and I am thrilled that I may be able to help her through this difficult time. 
She tried to get several other agents to help her with getting informed and they gave her answers like: "short sales are too … (3 comments)

lesley lambert: Victorian Charm! - 10/07/09 03:49 AM
This gracious Victorian in Westfield, MA is waiting for a family to fill the spacious rooms with love and laughter. 
This 1900 home has original features intact and gleaming such as: gorgeous natural woodwork, carved mantle, stained glass window, original oversized beveled glass door, lovely staircase, claw foot tub, wood floors and pocket doors.

 
For a showing of this home please call Western MA REALTOR, Lesley Lambert at 413-575-3611.
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lesley lambert: Westfield's Colonial Harvest Day - 09/25/09 04:10 AM
Come to Westfield, MA on Saturday, September 26, 2009 for the 6th annual Colonial Harvest Day!

This fun downtown event will feature antique dealers, fiddlers, Fife & Drum Corps, colonial demonstrations and more!  Stroll the leaf lined streets of Westfield and enjoy all the bounty and fun this wonderful city has to offer!
For more information visit the Westfield On Weekends page!
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