Belchertown property owners can now pay taxes online Reply

According to a recent news report on, the town of Belchertown will now be allowing homeowners to pay their property tax bills online.

The report stated that, according to Town Treasurer Lisa Banner, paying property taxes online will save the town 15 cents per bill.   But it will also save about 6200 a trip to the post office and the price of a stamp.

If you are planning on buying or selling a home in Belchertown, make your first call to Michael Seward at 413-531-7129.

Seven Pioneer Valley towns recently designated as “Green Communities” Reply

Seven communities in western Massachusetts recently received the Green Communities designation from the commonwealth. The newly designated towns include Amherst, Conway, Pelham, Gill, Huntington, Northfield, and Sunderland.

In order to become a Green Community under the Green Communities Act, a municipality must meet 5 criteria: More…

Pioneer Valley home sales and pending home sales data indicate real estate market continues to get stronger Reply

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Second quarter sales data from the REALTOR Association of the Pioneer Valley demonstrate an increase in closed units and pending transactions.

Pioneer Valley single-family home sales figures continue to rise, according to 2nd quarter sales data from the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV). Although median prices for single family homes are down 1.7% overall, home sales are up 26.8%. More…

SOLD!! Sunderland Home For Sale: 352 Montague Road (SOLD) Reply

Sunderland is a small community in Franklin County on the east bank of the Connecticut River.  It has a population of just under 4,000.  It is located to the north of Amherst and to the south of Montague.


A guide to Pioneer Valley golf courses Reply

Mill Valley Golf Links in Belchertown is one of may great golf courses in western Massachusetts.

If you are a golfer, there is no shortage of golf courses in western Massachusetts to enjoy.  Whether you are seeking an affordable public course or a prestigious private course, there are a variety of options in the Pioneer Valley. More…

The Connecticut River: The defining feature of the Pioneer Valley Reply

The Connecticut River offers an array of recreational opportunities. A new website has been launched that provides a guide to visitors.

The Connecticut River is the largest and longest river in New England and is the defining feature of the Pioneer Valley.  The Connecticut River is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing. More…

Western Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets: A great place for local flavor Reply

The official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a useful tool for identifying various farmers’ markets throughout the state.

The official website of the commonwealth has a useful tool for identifying farmer’s markets throughout Massachusetts. Just click here. More…