Shrewsbury, MA Real Estate News

By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Location, location, location Where you buy not only affects the home's current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here's a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate agent. * Urban, suburban or rural * Commute time * School districts * Desirable neighborhoods * Proximity to the airport * Proximity to restaurants and retail * Access to major highways and thoroughfares * Access to public transportation * Health care facilities * Parks and recreation * Length of time you plan to live in the home (Your agent should be knowledgeable about growth trends and projections that could affect your investment.)
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Opting for new home construction Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder. Below are some basic pointers to prepare you for the journey ahead. Selecting a builder Shopping for a large production or custom home builder can be a daunting task. Start by defining what architectural styles appeal to you and then seek out the builders in your area who offer those styles. Due diligence is essential. Ask friends for referrals to get firsthand accounts; verify the builder's state license status, if applicable; and check whether they're certif...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES HEBERT CANDY MANSION Since 1917, The Hebert Candy Mansion located in Shrewsbury, MA has been known as New England's chocolatier.  First started by Frederick Hebert, The Hebert Candy Mansion was just a man with a dream of making delicious premium chocolates for the locals.  The history known is that Frederick Hebert purchased just a copper kettle, knife, thermometer, table, marble slab and stove for just $11 back in 1917.  He used to sell his candy at local stores. When the demand grew for Hebert Candies, Frederick purchased a Tudor style stone mansion in 1946.  This Tudor mansion became known as the "Candy Mansion"and was the first roadside retail confectionery operation in the US. The Hebert Candy Mansionstrives to produce fine quality chocolates in s...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
Highland Hills - Shrewsbury Massachusetts In the center of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts lies some of the most beautiful land in town.  The development called Highland Hills is located just off of North and High Streets and consists of thirty-nine lots - each over a half acre.  This exquisite development has been designed and constructed by Greenleaf Farms Development, a local builder in Shrewsbury who has been building quality homes for over thirty years.  Greenleaf has developed more than 20 residential neighborhoods and has built more than 300 homes in the area.  The family-owned business is directed by President, June Tomaiolo, who is also the broker, owner of Tomaiolo Realty; Francis Tomaiolo, Project Manager and Builder and Matthew Tomaiolo, also a Project Manager and Builder.  The To...
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By John Savignano, Realtor - Hopkinton and Metrowest MA Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive)
Shrewsbury MA was recently named #58 best places to live in CNN Money Magazine's Top 100  "list of America's best small towns"  Shrewsbury MA Town Hall Shrewsbury is a great place to live with great schools, good community spirit an good commuting location.  
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By Kathryn Acciari, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Here is a quick look at what is happening in the Shrewsbury MA real estate market: For single family homes, there are 200 properties currently on the market.  Average list price is $512,465.  Average time on the market is 157 days.  In the past 3 months, 65 homes have sold in Shrewsbury, with an average price of $379,142 and average time on market of about 160 days. Currently, there are 32 single family homes under agreement. For condos, there are 62 units on the market with an average price of just about $300,000.  Average market time has been 309 days.  In the past 3 months, 11 condos have sold.  Average sale price has been $264,000, and average time on market has been 215 days. There are 14 condominiums under agreement in Shrewsbury. How to interpret this information?  Well, for sing...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Shrewsbury, MA Real Estate - MA MLS - Find Homes For Sale Buying a home is an important investment however your primary focus should be to solve a housing need.  The process can be very complicated if you do not work with industry professionals that can provide accurate information and advise you.  The professionals include mortgage lenders, Realtors, Attorneys, Home Inspectors and Accountants.  If you are a first-time home buyer, you may qualify for a tax credit ($8000 in 2009) and could be eligible for special financing programs. For a map based search of all properties listed in the MA MLS go to SHREWSBURY MA MLS Let Shrewsbury MA real estate assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosure listings (bank-owned), country properti...
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By Christina Dowell
(Worcester Property Management LLC)
4th of July CelebrationFriday, July 4th, 2008Dean Park, Main Street Shrewsbury Schedule of Events 12:00-4:00 PM: 12:00PM - Food Booths Open and Music by Crystal Entertainment, DJ 12:30PM - Decorated Bike and Doll Carriage Parade, Parking lot 12:15 PM -Inflatable amusements open on upper fields 1:00-3:00 PM - Sunny the Clown picnic grove area Ongoing:Free mini train rides, face painting, games with the DJ, and special character appearances by Dora, Sponge Bob, and Elmo! Participating Organizations: Boy Scout Troops 114/227- Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips and Soda Knights of Columbus- Sausage sandwiches & bottled water. Shrewsbury Family and Youth Services Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation- Snack Booth Crystal Entertainment- DJ Services and Games Inflatables-Wristband is $8.00 for unlimited use ...
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By John Savignano, Realtor - Hopkinton and Metrowest MA Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive)
Shrewsbury 10/22/07I was curious what segment of the market was more active. Where are buyers coming from and what Price range. Looking at the MLS statistics heres what I found.Shrewsbury active listings total  - 194 homes . On deposit 23 Homes= an 8 month supply. On deposit as opposed to solds gives me a better picture of whats happening over the past 30 days. Of these 23 homes 10 are under $500,000. and 3 are in the   $500's, 3 in the $600's, 3in the 800's & 1 at $990,000.  It seems as though the under $500,000 home market is the most active. I f you are interested in a detailed report please contact me at 508 435-8786 or   www.MetrowestareaHomes.com I can provide comprehensive information to make informed intelligent decisions for you.
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By Steven Benedetto
(Drew Mortgage Associates)
  When it comes to financing a "commercial loan" people get a little nervous.  You hear things like "its too much paperwork" or "how can i find a bank that will give me a loan for my business?"  I'm hear to try to convince you that now a days, a commercial loan is not to hard at all.  What defines a commercial loan? Well, as a general rule it's any muti-family 5+ units, warehouse, office building, retail space, hotel, assisted living facilitiy, medical office, gas station, restaurant, etc...The main thing to keep in mind with these types of loans is-1) what income is being generated by the business or property.  This is very important to a lender of any kind.  2) Is the property elligible for purchase or refi?  Most banks want to know about the business itself.  For example- I had a cli...
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