Belchertown single-family building permits nearly doubled in 2013, financial crisis opened door for land preservation Reply

The number of single-family building permits nearly doubled in 2013 when compared to 2012.

The number of single-family building permits nearly doubled in 2013 when compared to 2012.

Belchertown building permits for single-family homes nearly doubled in 2013 when compared to the previous year, according the town’s building inspector’s office. 

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Belchertown home for sale: 222 Franklin Street (Slideshow & Video Tour). Reply

222 Franklin Street, Belchertown, MA 01007. Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129.

222 Franklin Street, Belchertown, MA 01007. Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129.

Located at 222 Franklin Street in Belchertown, Massachusetts, is a 1,920 square foot colonial with four bedrooms and two bathrooms that sits on just under 1 acre of land with a spacious fenced-in back yard.

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Belchertown State School site redevelopment highlights the importance of due diligence when buying or selling real estate Reply

The lack of progress of the redevelopment of the former Belchertown State School is a basic case of a lack of due diligence.

The lack of progress redeveloping the former Belchertown State School site is a basic case of a lack of due diligence.

The redevelopment of the former Belchertown State School property is a classic case of what results when a buyer and a seller fails to conduct due diligence when buying or selling real estate.  Not only does a buyer need to investigate the property they are purchasing, but the seller needs to ensure a buyer’s ability to perform.  The quasi-governmental organization that owns the property has failed to perform adequate due diligence as a buyer and as a seller since taking ownership of the property in 2002, which has cost them money and has significantly slowed the process of redeveloping the site.  More…

New Meads Corner Conservation Area established in Belchertown Reply

The Kestrel Land Trust and Belchertown Conservation Commission acquired over 100 acres for conservation.

The Kestrel Land Trust and Belchertown Conservation Commission acquired over 100 acres for conservation.

Kestrel Land Trust and Belchertown Conservation Commission announced today the creation of Meads Corner Conservation Area on Gold Street in Belchertown. This land, sold for conservation by the Jackson Family, is located in Belchertown and Pelham and abuts the Cadwell Memorial Forest.

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SOLD!! Former University of Massachusetts chancellor puts Belchertown home on the market Reply

Ideally situated far back from the old Belchertown road that led to the town of Enfield up until the construction of Quabbin Reservoir, this 3,596 square foot contemporary home offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and sits on nearly 5 acres of land framed by stone walls.  The address is 160 Old Enfield Road and the seller was the chancellor at UMass, Amherst through most of the 1990’s.


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Belchertown Land Trust donates trails and $12,000 in supporting funds to town Reply

The Belchertown Land Trust is donating approximately 2.75 miles of trails to the town of Belchertown, according to a recent press release from the organization. They are also donating $12,000 to the Belchertown Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to help with the maintenance of the trails that extend from Franklin Street (Route 181) to Bay Road. More…

Belchertown sees increase in single-family home and condo sales in 2012, decrease in new single-family building permits Reply

The town of Belchertown saw an increase in the number of single-family sales and a slight increase in median home prices in 2012, but there was also a decrease in new building permits.   The Belchertown condo market also saw an increase in the number of sales. More…

SOLD!! Belchertown condominium for sale: Jonquil Estates Reply

This unit is located in the 55 and older condominiums of Jonquil Estates in the center of the Pioneer Valley town of Belchertown.  This two bedroom and two and half bathroom unit boasts 1,637 square feet of living space, an open floor plan, new appliances, and more.


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