Sturbridge, MA Real Estate News

By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Delightful Dinner at Baba Sushi in Sturbridge MA  Hot Pot Chock Full of Delicious Variety Last night, I had a wonderful dinner with friends at Baba Sushi and Hot Pot in Sturbridge, MA.Baba Sushi has a unique concept, that of the hot pot at the table, pictured above. This is a highly interactive experience and not for those who want only to be served.  You select the ingredients that you want for your meal, and choose up to two broths in which to cook those ingredients.We chose the Party for 2, which was plenty for 3. The meal included a bowl full of fresh meat and seafood, along with an enormous vegetable platter.  A seasoned soy sauce was available for dipping. Two types of noodles rounded out the meal.My friends and I chose the black bone chicken and miso broths and simply had the bes...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Just SOLD! 26 Mt. Dan Road - Waterfront in Sturbridge MA 26 Mt. Dan Rd - Sturbridge MA - Big Alum Lake This rare waterfront home on Big Alum Lake has sold. With 180 feet of frontage on the water, and a usable, expansive lawn area, the buyer has secured one of the most desirable locations on the lake.  Congratulations to my seller client! Another successful waterfront sale by Kathryn Acciari, REALTOR (R) 
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Old Sturbridge Village Celebrates Thanksgiving Bounty 2016The weekends leading up to Thanksgiving will be times of celebrating the season's bounty at historic Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village during the month of November will be able to enjoy the traditions of a 19th-century Thanksgiving. Step back in time and learn how Colonial-era people prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday. From pie-making to etiquette to the men's shooting competition, there is much to explore.  Should you work up an appetite, you can also partake in a Thanksgiving dinner at Bullard Tavern. Visit the Old Sturbridge Village web site for dates, times, and details on this appetizing, bountiful holiday event. 
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
What is the Top-Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Sturbridge MA? Top Five Real Estate Brokerages in Sturbridge, MAJan. 1, 2016 - Nov. 3, 2016 This chart tells it all.  Of the top five real estate brokerages selling in Sturbridge, MA, it is clear that RE/MAX Professional Associates rises above the rest.  The Sturbridge office has sold 39 single family homes this year. Not shown on the chart, four of the other offices in the company add 8 more single family home sales to the Sturbridge record for RE/MAX Professional Associates. Thinking about selling your home in Sturbridge or another town in Central Massachusetts? Give me a call. With offices from Wilbraham to Shrewsbury, we can make our successful strategies work for you too.
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Boy Scouts Annual Holiday Wreath 2016 Sale is On!  Boy Scout Troop 161 in Sturbridge, MA, has begun its annual holiday wreath sale. For anyone who has enjoyed this event in the past, the wreaths that the Scouts offer are thick, bushy evergreen wreaths that last through the holiday season.Two sizes are available:12" wreaths for $15.0018" wreaths for $20.00The Scouts hand-decorate the wreaths with bows, pinecones, and other adornments before they are delivered to you. And of course, you may add your own embellishments to fit your holiday decor.  The 12" wreaths are the perfect size for windows and front doors, while the 18" wreaths are beautiful on as decor for houses, fences, and gates.For every wreath sold, $5.00 goes to the Scouts to help fund their activities throughout the...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Need a Special Gift? The Winebuyer's Outlet in Sturbridge MA has Basket-Loads of Ideas Following some closings in Sturbridge, MA, this summer, I was looking for some gift ideas for my clients. I wandered into The Winebuyer's Outlet on Route 131, and what luck.  I discovered that they will compile custom-ordered gift baskets from $25 on up. I was not sure what to get for my clients, but the folks at The Winebuyer's Outlet put together several beautiful baskets of wine, cheese, crackers, and chocolates from their bountiful inventory. Other items that they carry - such as kitchen goods, teas, and coffees - could also be included in a gift basket.  The pricing is reasonable, and the selection is impressive.  I highly recommend The Winbuyer's Outlet if you are in need of a gift for a special...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Market Snapshot - Homes Sold Jan-Sept 2016 Now that we are in the fourth quarter of 2016, I thought it worthwhile to take a look at the first three quarters and see what has happened in the market.  Below is a market snapshot of Single Family Home sales in Sturbridge, MA, from January through September, 2016.   (Data source: MLS PIN)How does this compare to 2015?  At the end of the first three quarters of 2015, we had:Total sold: 82Avg days on market: 142Avg sale price:  $279,176Median sale price:  $262,500Sale price to list price ratio:  97%Total market volume in First Three Quarters 2015: 22,892,438 Summary:  The Sturbridge real estate market is rising at a steady pace.  All variables are up over 2015. With only 36 single family homes listed now, we have about three months'...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Autumn Day on Big Alum Lake - Sturbridge, MA As a real estate agent, I spend quite a lot of time in my car. One of the perks of doing so is that I see many beautiful sites in my travels.  Today, I was at my listing at 26 Mt. Dan Road, which is sited on Big Alum Lake in Sturbridge, MA.  As I traveled along the lake, I was struck by the beauty of the water, blue sky, and coloring trees.  I just had to stop and take a photo. 
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Wall of Beer at Yankee Spirits - Sturbridge, MA Autumn.          Harvest. October.Oktoberfest.Beer.  Beer is enjoyable year-round, but the fall season amplifies its appeal. One of my favorite stores in which to find unusual beers is Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA.  The photo included here is but a small portion of the store's extensive beer selection. Dozens of types of brews from around the world can be found at Yankee Spirits.Lately, I am enjoying brown ales as well as Belgian beer. Yankee Spirits often hosts a Belgian beer tasting in the winter, providing an opportunity to explore the varying flavors of this often high-alochol content beer.  Chimay and Trappistes Rochefot 8 remain high on my list of preferred Belgian beer.Yankee Spirits is well-known for its selection of not only b...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Harvest Festival - Oct 15 & 16, 2016 The 27th Annual Sturbridge Harvest Festival occurs this coming weekend. This is a favorite fall event for residents of Sturbridge and surrounding towns.  The festival is located on the town common and at the Publick House, both located on Main Street/Route 131 in Sturbridge, MA. One of the primary draws of the festival is the scarecrow contest.  This contest is located on the lawn of the Publick House. Each year, dozens of entries make this a fun and highly creative contest. (For a sampler of past scarecrows, visit my video.) The festival also features a craft fair, pumpkin decorating contest, live music, and gourmet food trucks.  If you are in Central Massachusetts and looking for a classic fall celebration, this is the one to attend! Fes...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
My Favorite Aspect About Tannery Road in Sturbridge MA The town of Sturbridge, MA, is a rather unique town in Massachusetts. It is full of history from the Colonial era, is convenient to numerous large cities with its highway access, has top-rate restaurants for every palate, and provides affordable options for real estate in an otherwise very pricey state.   Sturbridge is often thought of as being in "the country." An hour outside of Boston, the town of Sturbridge serves as the perfect landing spot for commuters who need to drive to various points in New England. Its rural charm, though, is the basis of its personality. In Sturbridge, there are no sprawling housing developments. Rather, the town has a dozen or so neighborhoods of 20-30 homes on quiet streets off of scenic country roads...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Listed and Accepted Offer in 6 Days: 152B New Boston Rd in Sturbridge MA The real estate market in Sturbridge is running at a healthy pace. I listed this property in June and had an accepted offer in six days! We are right on track to close by the end of July.  Congratulations to my sellers, who are able to move forward with their plans right on schedule! 152B New Boston RoadSturbridge, MA If you live in Central Massachusetts and have a home to sell, contact me.  I can help you get fast results in the real estate market! 
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
OPEN HOUSE in Sturbridge: 13 Old Towne Way Sun 4/10 11 am - 1 pm Have you been wanting to see this home? Visit my Open House on Sunday, April 10th, 2016! 13 Old Towne Way - Sturbridge, MAThe spring real estate season has been a busy one here in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts. I am hosting an OPEN HOUSE at my listing at 13 Old Towne Way on Sunday, April 10th, from 11 AM - 1 PM. Please stop in and tour this beautiful home, which has 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, over 3000 square feet (factoring in the finished basement suite), and two acres of land. Located in the Sturbridge Woods neighborhood, this home is convenient to schools, golf course, an orchard, and area lakes.If you are unable to attend the open house, please contact me to schedule a private viewing of this home. You don't wan...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
OPEN HOUSE in STURBRIDGE: 2 Lauren Lane Sun 4/3 12-2 PM Have you been keeping an eye on this property? Stop in and tour this lovely home at my OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, from 12-2 PM OPEN HOUSE2 Lauren Lane, Sturbridge MASunday, April 3rd 201612 - 2 PM It is spring real estate season here in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and I am hosting an OPEN HOUSE at my listing at 2 Lauren Lane on Sunday, April 3rd, from 12-2 PM. Please stop in and tour this beautiful home, which has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, over 2200 square feet, and a private back yard. Located in a cul-de-sac neighborhood, this home is convenient to schools and area lakes.If you are unable to attend the open house, please contact me to schedule a private viewing of this home. You don't want to miss it!View mor...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Edible Real Estate and Other Delights at Old Sturbridge Village's Christmas by Candlelight 2015  One of my favorite holiday events starts the first weekend of December: Christmas by Candlelight at the historic Old Sturbridge Village.This heart-warming celebration presents an old-fashioned Victorian holiday with such activities as sleigh rides, chestnut roasting, carolers, Dickens-era dancing, and tours of the festively-decorated properties of the Village.  Everything happens at night, and if we are lucky, a fresh snowfall will make the glowing Village truly breathtaking.The best part of Christmas by Candlelight for me (real estate agent!) is the Gingerbread House Contest. Dozens of crafty baker-builders submit their work to be judged by the visitors to the Village. It delights me every ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
SOLD in Sturbridge Massachusetts: 57 Breakneck Road Congratulations to my seller clients, whose property at 57 Breakneck Road in Sturbridge, MA sold on April 17, 2015.  List Price: $215,000Sale Price:  $208,000List to Sale Price: 97.7%Time to Offer:  110 Days Have you had thoughts of making a move? Start here with my quick Real Estate Valuation Tool, then let's get together to see how your home fits into the current market.    
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Open House in Sturbridge MA - Sunday Jan 25 from Noon to 2 PM Looking for a home in Sturbridge, Massachusetts?  Stop by and tour this 3-bedroom 2-bathroom Ranch-style home at 57 Breakneck Road. We'll be holding an open house from Noon to 2 pm on Sun. Jan 25, 2015 If you are unable to attend the Open House, and would like to schedule a private showing, feel free to give me a call: 508-982-0686.   57 Breakneck Road Sturbridge, Ma 01566 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home for Sale in Sturbridge Price : $215,000.00 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 1,404 Lot Size : 227,383 sq.ft. County : Worcester Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1984 MLS Number : 71765651 click for more information and pictures Property Description One-level living in this fabulous ranch. Set on over 5 beautiful acr...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Boy Scouts Host Santa Breakfast   On Saturday, December 8, 2012, the young men of Boy Scout Troop 161 in Sturbridge, MA, will bring holiday cheer to town as they host a pancake Breakfast with Santa. The breakfast takes place at the Sturbridge Federated Church at the corner of Route 131 and Maple Street, from 8 am to 11 am.  Come early or late, fill your belly with pancakes, and have a chat with Santa.  Breakfast with Santa is $7 for adults and $5 for children age 3-10; children under age 3 are free. You can also check some holiday decorating off your list, as the Boy Scouts will be selling their decorated balsam wreaths for $15.         Are you aware of the ways in which Boy Scout Troop 161 has helped the residents of Sturbridge and surrounding towns?  Here are just some of t...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
A Harvest of Open Houses in Sturbridge MA - Sunday, Oct. 21 2012   October 20 and 21, 2012, mark the weekend of Harvest Festival in Sturbridge, MA.  In honor of this favorite fall event, area real estate agents are hosting A Harvest of Open Houses on Sunday, October 21st.   Six homes are included in this cornucopia of open houses. Below is a summary of the properties included in this fall event. Come on out to Sturbridge, enjoy the Harvest Festival, and stop in to see these lovely New England houses.  You may just decide that you want to make Sturbridge your home.   Open 12-2 pm43 Draper Woods Road  $319,900Contact:  Lorraine Herbert - RE/MAX Professional Associates(508) 864-4232   Open 12-2 pm43 McGregory Road  $332,000Contact:  June Cazeault - Hope Real Estate Group(860) 377-2044     ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Congratulations to my seller clients on the successful sale of their home on Tannery Road in Sturbridge MA.  Located in the Tall Pines neighborhood, this home had plenty of space and a great commuter location.  Listed for $320,000; Sold for $320,000.   39 Tannery Rd Sturbridge, MA 01518 4 Bedroom Colonial in Popular Neighborhood Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Kathryn Acciari   Office: 508-784-0501 Mobile: 508-982-0686 Website: Visit Website Price : $320,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 2,141 Lot Size : 21,780 County : Worcester Property Type : Detached Year Built : 2003 MLS Number : 71347776 click for more information and pictures Property Description Fantastic home, fantastic neighborhood. So much to see in this cen...
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