Some considerations when shopping for a generator for your Pioneer Valley home Reply

A display of a standby generator at Valley Generator in Sunderland.

A display of a standby generator at Valley Generators in Sunderland.

Home generators are great to have during a power outage. When the power goes out, we may miss our favorite tv show or an important game, our refrigerated food can spoil, we lose running water when we have a well, and it can get really cold in the house during the winter months. For some, power is essential to their very survival if they have a medical condition that requires electronic medical equipment.  There is no arguing the benefits of owning a generator. More…

Senator Warren urges delay of new flood insurance rates (VIDEO) Reply

Senator Elizabeth Warren expressed her concerns recently regarding the new flood maps with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate recently at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy meeting. The Massachusetts senator urged her colleagues in Congress to delay the new flood insurance rates for one year in order to help homeowners hit with a new expense.

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Hadley enters into solar power agreement to save taxpayers money; Pioneer Valley landowners and homeowners could benefit from solar lease options Reply

The approximate location along Mill Valley Road in Hadley near the Amherst line where a 3 megawatt solar array will be built, according to town documents (See links in article for exact location).

The approximate location along Mill Valley Road in Hadley near the Amherst line where a 3 megawatt solar array will be built, according to town documents (See links in article for exact location).

The Hadley Board of Selectmen have entered into an agreement with the Hampshire Council of Government’s Hampshire Solar and North Andover-based solar developer Nexamp to reduce the town’s electricity costs, thereby saving Hadley tax payers money.

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Hampshire County single-family home sales up 7.4%, median home prices up 16.4%; Pioneer Valley home sales dip 2.1%, median prices up 4% Reply

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you plan on buying or selling a home in the Pioneer Valley

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you plan on buying or selling a home in the Pioneer Valley

Hampshire County single-family home sales and median single-family home prices outperformed Franklin County and Hampden County in the month of August when compared to the same period last year, according to data released from the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley. More…

Pioneer Valley home buyers and home sellers should keep tabs on Qualified Residential Mortgage proposal Reply

Pioneer Valley home buyers and sellers should be paying attention to recent reports regarding what has been dubbed a “re-proposal” for Qualified Residential Mortgages (QRM). If finalized, the new proposal for QRMs will be good news for the Pioneer Valley real estate market because it eliminates a down payment requirement that would have put home ownership out of reach for a large segment of the population. More…