Amherst’s Lincoln Avenue repairs won’t be completed until next year Reply

Repaving and the addition of speedbumps on Lincoln Avenue in Amherst will have to wait until next year, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Lincoln Avenue is located within walking distance of the town center and UMass.  The eclectic mix of elegant colonial revival style homes of the 19th and early 20th century set on this tree-lined street make this one of my favorite avenues in Amherst. More…

How student loan interest rates affect the real estate market Reply

UMass Amherst.

The rise in student debt is a concern for economists looking at the future of the real estate market.  If Congress fails to act and allows the interest on student loans to double on July 1, it will make buying a home harder for college grads. More…

Western Mass cities and towns receive funding from Community Development Block Grants Reply

Seventeen western Massachusetts communities were included in a list of 46 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth that were awarded $26.8 million in federal block grants for community improvements.

The purposes of the grants are to support housing rehabilitation, public service projects, and local infrastructure. More…