Explore Springfield, MA
By Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach
(Century 21 Real Estate)
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  Get Your Running Shoes! HRU's 5K Run4Fun is on Saturday, March 24 in Springfield MA   Spring has arrived, and that means it is road race season.  You can get your running program in gear this month by starting with the HRU 5K Run4fun on Saturday, March 24, 2012.  Check-in begins at 9:30 AM.  The race starts at 10:30 AM. The race kick-off is at Samuel's Sports Bar/Basketball Hall of Fame.  The course is a flat loop that goes along the Connecticut River and back through downtown Springfield.  Be sure to reach the finish, because Samuel's Sports Bar will host the post-run party! Race entry fee is $25 for preregistration; $35 day of the race (cash only).  Runners and walkers are welcome.  There is also a 1-mile walk.   The first 100 registrants will receive an event t-shirt.  Prizes will ...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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A Springfield MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard Massachusetts home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. It should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from home inspection conforming to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice may reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved. Visit the Springfield MA Home ...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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We still need YOUR help!  Extreme Makeover Home Edition is coming to Springfield, MA this weekend!  We are trying to raise $1500 in donations for the last of the supplies and cleaning products we need.  We have setup a web page that you can visit and donate fast & securely using PayPal.  You don't even need an account, just a credit or debit card.  Every $5, $10 & $25 donation adds up!  We've had several donate $50 and even one for $100!  Thank you all so much for considering to help us help this community.  I'll keep you posted on the events throughout the week.  Talk to you soon!   To Donate click visit our Extreme Makeover Springfield webpage.  To follow all of the EXTREME action this week LIKE our Extreme Makeover Springfield fan page.   THANKS!  
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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Hi Everyone!  I was just contacted by my friend & President of Capstone General Contracting, Christine Najem to help recruit a team for a very special opportunity!  We have the chance to be a part of ABC's Extreme Home Makeover coming to Springfield next weekend!  Below is the list of supplies and volunteers needed given to me from Christine.  Please email me at BestOptionTeam@Gmail.com or call my cell at 508-444-2673 if you can help donate time or items on our list.  You are very much appreciated!   Extreme Makeover is here to give a family in Springfield in need a brand new home and we have been asked to help make this possible.  We have 106 hours to build a 4200 sq. ft home!  Needless to say, they need all the help they can get.  So, in an effort to do our part, we are asking all ou...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES SPRINGFIELD UNION STATION Springfield Union Station was built in 1926 by the Boston and Albany Railroad.  Amtrak took over the train station in the 1970s when money was in shortage for railroads.  Springfield Union Station is currently the 5th busiest in the state servicing over 310 passengers per day on average. Springfield Union Station primarily services the New Haven - Springfield Shuttle trains.  The station consists of 6 tracks, 3 that service the B&A Main Line and 3 serving the Amtrak Springfield Line.  To learn more about Springfield Union Station, visit Wikipedia.  If you are looking for a home in or around Springfield, visit our website to start your search now!
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES SPRINGFIELD - CITIES TO WORK IN The city of Springfield, MA is located on the Connecticut River and in Hampden County.  It is the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.  It is historically the first Springfield in the United States.  Springfield has an economic and cultural partnership with the city of Hartford, CT.  The Springfield - Hartford region is known as New England's Knowledge Corridor and home to the second largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England.  Springfield covers and area of 33.2 square miles. Springfield is home of the largest Fortune 500 company in MA and home to the area's largest concentration of retail establishments.  Greater Springfield ranks 24th most important high-tech cente...
By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
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Home Value Update for Springfield MA Through September 2009 According to Zillow.com, the listing prices of single family homes have increased 3.6% in the last 3 months, and listing prices of condos have increased 11.7%. The current mean listing price of homes for sale on the market in Springfield, MA, is $140,000. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Springfield, MA, in the past year through September 2009: Median List PriceMore Springfield Home Values   If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Springfield, MA, or in the surrounding area, then try this home search. You can still buy a home with no money down with the USDA Rural Development Home Loan program. With the FHA Mortgage program, you can purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down. Wh...
By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
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Get a Free List of Websites of Government and Bank Foreclosure Listings in Springfield, MA There are a number of websites that contain free listings of government and bank foreclosed homes in Springfield, MA. These websites contain descriptions, color photos, and addresses of the foreclosed homes for sale in Springfield, MA. And, most of these websites have government and bank foreclosure listings nationwide. There's no charge to search the foreclosure listings on any of these websites, and there's no 7-day free trial period either. Virtually all of these websites do not require any personal information to get access to the government and bank foreclosure listings. You can access these foreclosure listings anytime you want and as often as you want - free of charge!  Get your own directo...
By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
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FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development Loans in Springfield, MA Are you looking for a home mortgage loan in the Springfield, MA area? Then you've come to the right place! Northeast Community Mortgage is a mortgage broker serving Springfield, MA, and many of the surrounding areas. When you decide to buy a home or refinance a mortgage in Springfield, MA or in the surrounding area, your search for a home mortgage loan should start and end here.  With so many lenders to choose from in the greater Springfield area, you should choose one you can trust to find the mortgage loan that will best meet your needs. As a mortgage broker, we help our clients obtain a loan from the lender who has the terms that best matches their needs. In terms of mortgage programs, we specialize in FHA, VA, and USDA Rur...
By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
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The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Springfield MA for October 9, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Springfield, Massachusetts. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.69 this morning - down 5/32 from yesterday's close. The chart below shows today's price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon: The FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 101.28 - down 17/32 from it's opening (as shown by the blue line). Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.25% - 0.50% worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. The cha...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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Living in Central Mass affords you several large cities such as Springfield, Boston, Hartford, Providence and Worcester.  That's 5 major cities within a short driving distance!!! There are so many things to explore!  Day 53 brings us to the Springfield Science Museum.  This is a very family oriented museum and has a lot to offer if you want to explore the science behind our existance.  It seems that they have something new to offer almost every day of the month.  From a 20 foot tall Dinosaur exhibit to a cool Stargazing club that utilizes the Space Observatory, this place is packed with things to do and see.  Whether you are taking your family out to minimize video games and television, or going out on a date, the Springfield Science Museum is a great place to go for your adventures in ...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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This photo was taken at The Big E in Springfield, MA the other night.  Anyone want to date themselves and say they remember one of these coming around their neighborhood back in the day?  =) If you are ever looking for a Buyer's Agent or Seller's Agent in Worcester County,  Hampden County, or anywhere in Central Mass, please don't hesitate to contact me, Kathleen Cooper at kathleencooper@jckcrealty.com .  Please make sure to visit my website at http://www.MassachusettsHomeLocator.com and find everything you need from market snapshots, Buyer and Seller information, property searches, my blog and more!  kathleencooper@jckcrealty.com , cooperagents@charter.net , 508-523-8632 www.activerain.com/jckcrealty, www.JCKCRealty.com,  www.CentralMAListings.com, http://www.realtor.com,  www.Massach...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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Being this is day #50, it's only fitting that the Baseketball Hall of Fame, celebrating it's 50th anniversary this very year, be in this spot.  The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was first in a small building on the campus of Springfield College where the game was first introduced.  The first baseketball game was played on December 21st in 1891.  James Naismith, a physical education teacher, introduced this game to a class of 18 men.  The original Hall of Fame was opened in February 17, 1968 Who is your team?  Boston Celtics...Orlando Magic...Dallas Mavericks?  No matter your team, if you're a fan of basketball, you'll be sure to enjoy the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.  They are open Mondays-Thursdays from 10AM-4PM and Fridays-Saturdays from 10AM-5PM. 
By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
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Springfield MA Real Estate For Sale Buying a home may be the most important investment an individual or family makes in their lifetime.  It is important to know the process and to be aware of the industry professionals who can assist you.  The two primary advisers will be Realtors and mortgage lenders.  You must understand how much you can afford and what your budget will allow.  If you are a first-time home buyer, you may qualify for a tax credit ($8000 in 2009) and could be eligible for special financing programs.  To take advantage of this program, you must close on the property you purchase by December 1, 2009. Mortgage Financing - A Loan for Your Home Most home buyers borrow the money to purchase property by obtaining a mortgage through a lender.  The lender may be a bank, mortgage...
By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
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Expert Credit Repair in Springfield MA National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street 4th Floor East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181 www.nationalcreditfixers.com National Credit Fixers boasts of 12 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair.  National Credit Fixers can legally remove negative items off of your credit reports and help you qualify for the best rates possible! Information contained in your credit file must be reported according to a law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act (F.C.R.A.). If the information isn't accurate or verifiable then it must be deleted. This means your FICO ...
By Lesley Lambert, Real Estate Agent - Realtor - Westfield, MA - 413-
(Park Square Realty serving Western MA)
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Nothing, unless you are Lesley Lambert and happen to be showing 13 houses in Springfield, MA to your new first time home buyer client! Never let it be said that being a real estate agent isn't a constant adventure! So, my day started out with meeting my new buyer client for the first time and doing a buyer agency counseling session.  After that we loaded up into my car and started out on our three hour journey. The first home was normal enough.  Lock box where it belongs, house was ok...we moved on. The second home was confirmed with the homeowner to let us in.  We find the street and my buyer points to a house with a sign and says "there it is".  I park, we head to the door and knock.  No answer.  I try the REALTOR to see if I can use the lock box and can't get in touch with him.  As I...
  Compliments of Maureen Staccato of Keller Williams Realty East Springfield, MA single family home sales In the previous 3 months, single family homes have been listed between $50,000-$299,999. $100-$149K range was the highest listed price range with 40 new listings. The least amount of new home listings was the price range of $250K-$299K. Average time on market for all price ranges of homes is currently 187 days. This stat sheet reflects only East Springfield single family homes. If you are considering listing your home and desire a home market analysis, please feel free to contact Maureen Staccato of Keller Williams Realty. Maureen Staccato- Associate PartnerKELLER WILLIAMS REALTYMobile:413-885-3909/E fax:413-747-4607Email me: maureenstaccato@kw.com   Report Run: 1/10/2009 4:16:15 PM...
By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
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If you like art, please come join Sonny and Pragya at their home to check out this fine display of Indian Art.  If you have any questions or need directions, don't hesitate to call or email James and Kathleen at 508-523-8632 or cooperagents@charter.net.  You may also call Sonny and Pragya at 413-209-4452/209-0052.  The show will display a wide variety of contemporary paintings (mainly acrylics on canvas) from well known artists of India.  The work displayed will be very exquisite and will be featured only 2 or 3 times per year by Sonny and Pragya (who is also a fine artist).  Hope to see you there!
By Bernadine Pellicier, Jazz It Up! Realtor, ABR Massachusetts
(StartPoint Realty)
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Greetings All, On May 30th and 31st, at Blake Track on the Springfield College Campus, I will be participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life ® Event with other members of our team. All are invited to join us! Even for only an hour-you'll be happy you shared! Event: 2008 Relay for Life ® Dates:  May 30th, 3:00 p.m. until May 31st, 3:00 p.m. Location:  Blake Track , Springfield College,  263 Alden Street, Springfield, Massachusetts Team: RE/MAX Teamwork Realty "When a miracle lives in our heart, We can see far beyond the clouds" -Author, Bernadine Pellicier Sadly, most of us have lost someone we love or know a cancer survivor. I share my story on my American Cancer Society Relay for Life webpage. The URL is printed at the bottom of this post. This is only my second year pa...
By Bernadine Pellicier, Jazz It Up! Realtor, ABR Massachusetts
(StartPoint Realty)
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"Si un milagro vive en tu corazόn, Puedes ver más allá de las nubes." Autor: Bernadine Pellicier La Actividad: Relevo por la Vida® Lugar: Blake Track , Springfield College,  263 Alden Street, Springfield, Massachusetts Fecha:  30 de Mayo de 2008, 3:00p.m.  hasta  31 de Mayo de 2008, 3:00 p.m. Equipo/Team: RE/MAX Teamwork Realty ¿Quién de ustedes no ha vivido a través de un familiar, amigo o conocido el terrible mal del cáncer? Casi todos nosotros hemos pasado por esta experiencia de una manera u otra. Relevo por la Vida es una actividad que dura toda la noche para crear conciencia sobre el cáncer y recaudar fondos para las investigaciones, la educación, la defensa y los programas de servicio al paciente. La actividad es una manera de celebrar la vida para los sobrevivientes de cáncer, d...

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