Home buyer struggles to find a home in winter challenges conventional wisdom that home sellers should wait until spring to list Reply

The conventional wisdom regarding the best time to sell a home is to wait until spring.  The world is prettier and warmer during the spring and more buyers are out looking for a home.  However, when inventory has been low all year, conventional wisdom may be more fallacy than truth. More…

Pioneer Valley single-family home sales and prices up in October 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

Pioneer Valley single-family home sales and median prices were up in the month of October when compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley. More…

Sixteen Acres Home for Sale: 39 Old Farm Road (VIDEO) Reply

39 Old Farm Road, Sixteen Acres, MA (See narrated video tour below.)

39 Old Farm Road, Sixteen Acres, MA (See narrated video tour below.)

Located in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood of Springfield, between Western New England University and Veterans Golf Course, 39 Old Farm Road offers four bedrooms and a full bathroom.  It is situated on a .28 acre lot framed by new fencing that provides privacy in the back yard and enhances curb appeal in the front yard. More…

Peoples Bank offering $500 off closing costs Reply

As an incentive to home buyers during the holiday season, Peoples Bank is offering $500 off closing costs on applications received by December 20, 2013.

According to their October 30th rate sheet, they are offering a 4.125% mortgage rate on a 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage. When figuring out what that would be in a mortgage payment, the rate sheet states that is $4.85 per $1,000. So if you mortgaged $300,000, that would be figured by calculating $4.85 X 300 for a payment of $1,455. Real estate taxes and insurance would add to your payment amount, as well. This is standard. (Article continues below video.) More…

Pioneer Valley single-family home prices up in all three counties, sales up in Hampshire and Hampden 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

Single-family home sales were up 2% and median single-family home prices were up 10.5% in the Pioneer Valley during the month of September when compared to the same period last year, according to data released from the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley. More…

Pioneer Valley REALTORS®, home buyers and sellers should take note of impact debt ceiling impasse has on real estate market Reply

National Association of REALTORS® President Gary Thomas appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development to warn members of Congress of the severe impact a default on the nation’s debt will have to the housing market and the economy.  The NAR president’s statement includes things that members of Congress should already know and what every Pioneer Valley home seller, home buyer, and real estate sales professional needs to know.

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Masslandrecords.com a better resource to obtain a copy of your Pioneer Valley deed Reply

Last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued a press release warning residents about so-called “deed collection services”, which offer a copy of a homeowner’s deed for fees ranging from $50 to $90.  The warning was issued because deeds are public records that are generally available for free online or for a small nominal fee.

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Consumer confidence biggest threat to Pioneer Valley real estate market during government shutdown Reply

The government shutdown is obviously not good for the Pioneer Valley real estate market recovery. Although this will have a minimal effect on government real estate programs that guarantee most mortgages in the short term, it does have an effect on consumer confidence. If home buyers are nervous, they are less likely to buy a home. More…

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…