Charlton, MA Real Estate News

By Pam Crawford, Owner-RE/MAX Prof. Assoc.,MBA, CDPE, CRS, ABR
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
  Charlton's Old Home Day a Great Success What a great weekend for a country fair.  The town of Charlton hosted their annual Old Home Day event this weekend.  This was the town's 114th fair.  There were many things to do at the fair. The fair started Saturday night with a concert and Fireworks.  Sunday featured a Puppet show followed by a concert featuring White Rose Concession. Monday Started with a Soap Box Race on Mugget hill, and a road race at 9:00 am. Activities included Craft booths, Flower Show, Frog Jumping Contest, Food Booths on the Common, a Parade, (Decorated doll carriages and bikes!), a Bed Races log cutting competition, and RE/MAX Balloon.   Events at the bandstand included a DJ and Karaoke.   Log cutting and train rides were a big hit. The RE/MAX Balloon flew for a coup...
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By Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
Charlton MA Labor Day Celebration! 114th Annual Old Home Day 2010  The Soap Box Race will be held Labor Day morning at 7:30am on Muggett Hill Road. Activities will include the Craft Fair, Flower Show, Frog Jumping Contest, Entertainment, (Dan Clark), Booths on the Common, the Parade, (Decorate your doll carriages and bikes!) and the Bed Races log cutting competition and .......surprise events.   More information The Town of Charlton OLD HOME DAY     RE/MAX Professional Associates will have the "RE/MAX" hot air balloon tomorrow morning, tethered rides 8:30-10:30 Monday, Labor Day--All proceeds will go to the Charlton Little League!!
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Francesco's Italian Bakery - Charlton, MA   Francesco's Italian Bakery on Route 20 in Charlton, MA.  Parking is around the corner to the back. As a child growing up in Western New York, I was fortunate to live in an area populated by people of many cultures.  Some of my favorite memories revolve around the trips my family would make to the local Italian delis and bakeries.  We had fresh Italian bread in the house every week, and on special occasions we would make a trip to select a tray of colorful Italian cookies. Fast forward a few decades, and here I am in central Massachusetts, also an area made of up varying cultures.  Many nationalities are represented in the shops and restaurants here.  However, the Italian bakeries are few and far between.  Luckily, we are blessed with one outst...
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By Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
Charlton, Massachusetts 01507, 01508 Real Estate Market Report June 2010 Every Month, I will be posting market reports for single family homes in select towns that the Donna Plouffe Team services in the Central Massachusetts area.In June 2010, there were 16 HOMES that SOLD in Charlton , Massachusetts. This is an decrease in sales from the 12 HOMES that SOLD in June 2009.Average List Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2009: $307,767Average List Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2010: $268,155Average Sale Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2009: $291,425Average Sale Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2010: $258,183 Average Market Time for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2009:  189 daysAverage Market Time for homes SOLD in Charlton for June 2010:  91 daysThere ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Charlton Real Estate 01507:  2nd Quarter 2010 Market Snapshot Charlton, MA - What is happening in the real estate market in Charlton, MA?  Here is a quick look at the 2nd quarter of 2010 (April - June): Number of Single Family Homes on the Market:  87 Number of Single Family Homes Under Contract:  10 Number of Single Family Homes Sold in 2nd Quarter 2010:  41 Average Sale Price of a Single Family Home Sold in 2nd Quarter 2010:  $262,694 Average Days on Market of a Single Family Home Sold in 2nd Quarter 2010:  114 days Summary The second quarter of 2010 saw an increase in the number of homes sold compared to 2009, when only 20 single family homes were sold during the 2nd quarter.  The big question is whether sales will continue at the current pace, or if they will slow now that the tax c...
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By Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
WHERE ARE THE FARMER'S MARKETS? THIS YEAR CHECK OUT CHARLTON, MA FARMER'S MARKET WHY NOT VISIT YOUR LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET--RIGHT HERE IN CHARLTON, MA! Starting Friday, July 2, 2010 You can shop for your favorite local fruits and vegetables.  Supporting our local farmers who will set up their beautiful harvest of fruits, vegetables, bake goods and other products from their farms...It's Fresh, It's Local, and YOU are supporting the local economy! Schedule: Town Common, 37 Main Street on Fridays 10am-1:30pm Community Center, 4 Dresser Hill Road on Sundays 11am-2pm Community Center, 4 Dresser Hill Road on Tuesdays 1pm-5:30pm The Charlton, MA Farmer's Market will conclude on October 29, 2010, If you are a local farmer who would like to participate the application is free, download in the New...
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By Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group
(Keller Williams Realty)
Charlton, Massachusetts 01507, 01508 Real Estate Market Report May 2010 Every Month, I will be posting market reports for single family homes in select towns that the Donna Plouffe Team services in the Central Massachusetts area.In May 2010, there were 11 HOMES that SOLD in Charlton , Massachusetts. This is an increase in sales from the 4 Homes that SOLD in May 2009.Average List Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2009: $292,425Average List Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2010: $284,282Average Sale Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2009: $280,000Average Sale Price for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2010: $282,584 Average Market Time for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2009:  147 daysAverage Market Time for homes SOLD in Charlton for May 2010:  112 daysThere were 7 HO...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
What's Happening in the Charlton, MA, Real Estate Market? March 7, 2010:  Are you thinking of buying a home in Charlton, MA?  Or perhaps you have a property to sell and want to know where your home stands in the market.  Here is an overview of what has been going on in real estate in Charlton, MA. 2009 Year in Review In 2009, 86 single family homes were sold in Charlton, MA.  The average sale price was $253,741 and the average time on the market was 154 days. Compare that to 2008, when single 73 family homes were sold in Charlton, MA.  The average list price was $288,452 and the average time on the market was 171 days. So what does all of this mean?  More homes sold in 2009, at a faster pace and at a lower average price.  Does this mean that home values fell an average of $30,000?  Not ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Ponnakin Hill Estates - Charlton MA is new neighborhood that takes pride in being luxury homes at affordable prices.  They range in price from $319,900 - $389,900 and can go up from there depending on the upgrades that you choose.  These homes are 3-4 bedrooms with 2 car garages, fireplaces and central a/c.  Many of the homes in Ponnakin Hill Estates - Charlton MA have beautiful views where you can see for miles.  Ponnakin Hill Estates is a great commuter location with easy access to Route 20 and the Mass Pike (I-90).  If you are looking for a large neighborhood atmosphere, this is it!  A great place to walk with the family, trick-or-treat, meet other families and socialize.  If you are interested in learning more about Ponnakin Hill Estates - Charlton MA, contact JCKC Realty today.  We...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Charlton Real Estate:  3rd Quarter 2009 Market Report The real estate market in Charlton, MA has seen an increase in activity as the year has progressed.  Here is a quick breakout for each quarter: In the first quarter of 2009: 19 single family homes sold, with an average sale price of $261,126. In the second quarter of 2009: 20 single family homes sold, with an average sale price of $273,115. And in the third quarter of 2009: 30 single family homes sold, with an average sale price of $239,640.  Another 18 homes are currently under contract; however, 83 homes remain on the market (see pie chart below).     Good news and bad news:  While the average sale price has gone up and down, it is wonderful to see that an increasing number of homes sold in the third quarter.  As we head into the w...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
The South Charlton Reservoir in Charlton, MA is a full recreational lake without restrictions!  You can boat, swim, ski and fish!  This is said to be the 3rd cleanest lake in Massachusetts.  South Charlton Reservoir features a great water-ski club for all that are interested.  The SCRA (South Charlton Reservoir Association) Water Ski Club has been around for more than 50 years to help teach people how to water ski and wakeboard.  They encourage community involvement and it is not mandatory to be a lake resident to participate in the Ski Club.  The SCRA often hosts charitable events to help the Worcester County Food Bank, Why Me, and The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.  Events include ice fishing derbies, elegant wine dinners, bike rides and team challenges.  SCRA club members have...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Glen Echo Lake is located in Charlton, MA and is a fully recreational lake.  It is approximately a 116 acre lake.  There is a portion of the lake where it gets narrow and locals call this "The Narrows".  Because the lake is smaller, they enforce speed limits and boating regulations to help keep the lake enjoyable and safe for all.  The Glen Echo Improvement Association was formed in 1972 and currently has 115 resident members.  It costs $25/year to join and they help maintain the lake and do weed control.  Charlton is known for it's great schools and growing community.  New construction is helping to develop this rural town located very close to Worcester and the Mass Pike.  Charlton has become a melting pot for commuters that travel to Boston, Springfield, Hartford and Worcester to wor...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Current Market Analysis From 06/05/09-09/05/09, the town of Charlton had 32 single family home sales ranging in price from $116,000 to $655,000 . The average list price was $276,128 and the average sale price was $264,541 . The median sale price was $250,000 . The average marketing time was 135 days . 2008 Snapshot   Rewind to 2008 and what do you get? In the same market period, Charlton had 22 single family homes sales ranging in price from $105,000 to $435,000 . The average list price was $309,918 and the average sale price is $295,423 . The median sale price was $310,000 . The average marketing time was 163 days . The Trend   The number of home sales has substantially decreased, even with the $8,000 tax credit available to first time home buyers. Prices have dropped approximately 11...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
SOLD IN 27 DAYS!Address:  115 Bond Road Charlton, MAList Price: $299,900Sale Price: $303,000 (w/$6k seller concession) www.115BondRoad.com Another listing SOLD by JCKC Realty.  Contemporary custom equestrian property w/4.38 Acres including a 2 story barn w/4 matted stalls, water, elec., tack rm and hay loft. 100x200 prof. riding ring, wrap around deck w/hot-tub, 2 car attached garage, paddock w/elec.fence & more! Fireplaced livingroom w/hardwoods, master bedroom w/balcony & full bath. Heated walkout basement can be finished easily. Don't miss this steal of a deal perfect for the HORSE enthusiast! Thank you very much to Jesse and Donna Paquet for giving us the opportunity to work with you on selling your home.  You were great people to work with and I'm glad everything worked out for you...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Tonight we are featuring Zorba's Pizzeria & Tavern in Charlton, MA and it's so fitting since that's what James surprised me with for dinner tonight!  This is a great place, you must try it if you like Greek food or pizza.  We love to order the Atlas pizza which is topped with all kinds of meats, Greek Salad and their Garlic Feta Dipwith Pita Bread.  The atmosphere is casual and nice, but our favorite part is the DRIVE-THRU!  With 4 young children, it's very convenient to be able to call and order our food and pick it up at the drive-thru window on our way home.  Their menu features some of the best tasting meals on this side of the Greek Isle.  Zorba's also offers catering so keep them in mind for your next party or event! You won't be disappointed!
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
From 01/01/08-07/15/08, the town of Charlton had 37 single family home sales ranging in price from $110,000 to $500,000.  The average list price was $310,963 and the average sale price was $292,543.  The average marketing time was 196 days.  Fast-forward to 2009 and what do you get?  Year to date Charlton has 41 single family homes sales ranging in price from $86,000 to $655,000.  The average list price is $282,690 and the average sale price is $268,017.  The average marketing time is 190 days.  The trend?  The number of sales has slightly increased and the marketing time is consistent.  Prices have undoubtedly declined at a steady pace.  In numbers the decline rate is 8.4%.  Please remember this if you are trying to sell and are trying to reason about what to price your home at.  It DO...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
What is happening in Charlton's real estate market?  I'm happy to report that activity has picked up a little bit since mid-spring.  Here's the scoop: Single family homes:  93 currently on the market Avg list price is $315,000 Avg time on market is 184 days In the past 3 months, 22 homes have sold.  Average sale price has been $254,000 with average time on the market 204 days.  An additional 18 homes are under contract. Since homes are selling at a rate of about 7 per month, the current inventory will take about 13 months to sell.  Still a buyers' market in Charlton, as is most of Central Massachusetts.  If your credit is good, it is a great time to buy a home! If you would like more details about real estate in Central Massachusetts, please contact me, Kathryn Acciari, at RE/MAX Profes...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
OPEN HOUSES IN CHARLTON ON DECEMBER 9TH                                     189 NUGGET DRIVE 12-2PM           143 COLBURN ROAD 1-3PM      43 OLD SPENCER ROAD 12-2PM
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
In the past 90 days in Charlton, Massachusetts there have been 23 SOLD single family listings ranging from the sale prices of $37,800- $432,000.  The average list price was $292,296 and the average sale price was $281,851.  Average days on market were 113.52 days.  58 homes were listed in this time and 7 homes went Under Contract.  Let us compare these numbers to last year at this time.  From August 27th - November 27th 2006 there were 24 homes SOLD ranging from $36,500- $417,300.  The average list price was $329,042 and the average sale price was $323,988.  Average days on market were 120.21 days.  Homes are on the market for an average of 9% more time and the number of homes coming for sale versus the number of homes selling is more than double.  If you are looking to buy a home, go o...
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