November single-family home sales down in Pioneer Valley, prices up; Hampshire County sales up, prices down Reply

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

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

Pioneer Valley single-family home sales were down 7.3% overall in November, while median single-family home prices inched up .6% when compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley.  Hampshire County was the only county in the Pioneer Valley with an improvement in number of sales, but a decrease in median prices.

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Monson home for sale boasts three zone heat and a pellet stove (Video) Reply

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 to view this property or if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Monson or the Pioneer Valley

Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 to view this property or if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Monson or the Pioneer Valley.  There are more photos and a video at the bottom of this page.

Welcome to 18 Upper Palmer Road in Monson, MA. This quaint antique farmhouse has two driveways and sits on 1.47 acres with a beautiful view overlooking an expansive backyard.  Updates include a newer roof, siding, and windows, a Buderus boiler, electrical wiring, and foundation and structural improvements.

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Valley Gives garners generous donations for Pioneer Valley real estate-related causes Reply

The Kestrel Land Trust thanked donors with this photograph.

The Kestrel Land Trust thanked donors with this photograph. (Photo courtesy of Kestrel Land Trust)

The Kestrel Land Trust and Franklin Land Trust were the top recipients of Pioneer Valley real estate-related causes during Valley Gives.  Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity also received generous community support.  Out of the $2,012,089 donations made for Valley Gives, $166,387 went to Pioneer Valley real estate-related causes.  Donations were made to land trusts, housing  and sheltering organizations, farming organizations, and even community gardening organizations.  More…

Affordable Housing, Student Housing, Tax rate increases among recent Pioneer Valley real estate news stories Reply

Amherst's town hall is a Richardsonian Romanesque building built in 1889. Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Amherst or surrounding communities.

Amherst’s town hall is a Richardsonian Romanesque building built in 1889. Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you are planning on buying or selling a home in Amherst or surrounding communities.

There were a number of Pioneer valley real estate related news stories in several communities recently ranging from stories about affordable housing, schools, student housing, raises in community tax rates, green energy initiatives, and commercial building design. More…

Pioneer Valley communities continue land and historic preservation efforts Reply

A trail marker at a trailhead at Scarborough Brook Conservation Area in Belchertown.

A trail marker at a trailhead at Scarborough Brook Conservation Area in Belchertown.

Through funds from the commonwealth’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) and various state grant programs investment have been made ensure that the region’s natural resources and historic buildings are preserved for future generations.  One community in Franklin County also rallied together to preserve land that was marketed for development on their own. More…