Sturbridge, MA Real Estate News

By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Massachusetts Q3 2011 Market Report   How's the Market in Sturbridge, MA? We saw a lazy summer real estate market in Sturbridge this year.  Throughout July, August, and September, only 13 single family homes sold, an average of six per month. Lowest sale price:  $75,500 for a 1340 sq. ft. bank-owned fixer-upperHighest sale price:  $615,000 for a 3008 sq. ft. waterfront propertyAverage sale price:  $245,769Sale price ratio:  Average sale price for all 13 homes was 91% of original list price How does this compare to 2010?  Last year, 14 single family homes sold in the third quarter of the year.  The lowest sale price was $157,500, and the highest price was $425,000.  Average sale price was 93% of the original list price.  The graph below provides a month-to-month comparison of ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
The Spooky Side of Sturbridge  A Spooky Contender at the Scarecrow Contest in Sturbridge, MassachusettsPhoto copyright 2010 Kathryn Acciari Living in Massachusetts, where the history of America has very strong roots, it is common to be curious about those who came before us.  Myths, stories, and superstitions abound about haunted ships at sea, witches with special powers, and antique homes with friendly spirits. With fall upon us, and Halloween just weeks away, I thought it would be great fun to explore the spookier side of Sturbridge.  Below are some of the more interesting events geared toward those who enjoy an other-world type of experience. Doo Wop Murder Mystery Dinner/Theatre, Wednesday, October 12 at the Publick House, at 6 pm.  Feast on a fine Yankee dinner whilst attempting to...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
OPEN HOUSE in Sturbridge, MA - 23 Tannery Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts If you are looking for an outstanding home in Sturbridge, stop in and see 23 Tannery Road on Sunday, August 21, 2011.  I will be holding an open house from 12 to 2 pm, and you will need extra time to see all that this property has to offer.     With over 2600 square feet (not including the finished basement), this home goes on and on.  The main level features an open floor plan with a spacious Kitchen and much-coveted Great Room.  Upstairs, the Master Suite will entice you with its luxurious Master Bath.  Need more space?  In the basement, you will imagine many ways to use the two beautifully finished rooms. 23 Tannery Road is located in the Tall Pines neighborhood, on the west side of Sturbridge.  This subdivisio...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
  The 2011 Feast & Fire celebration will be held on Saturday, August 20, in historic Sturbridge MA.  This annual summer festival starts in the early afternoon and goes well into the night.  Included in the fun is a parade, musical talent, a grand picnic buffet (tickets required), and of course evening bonfires.     All events are centered around the Town Common and Publick House Historic Inn.  For details, visit the Feast & Fire web site.  Hope to see you there!      
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
23 Tannery Road Sturbridge, MA 01518 Center Entrance Colonial Now Available Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Kathryn Acciari Office:508-784-0501 Mobile:508-982-0686 Website:Visit Website Price : $369,900 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 2,668 Lot Size : 21,780 Community : Tall Pines County : Worcester Property Type : Detached Year Built : 2004 MLS Number : 71271024 click for more information and pictures Property Description Outstanding opportunity at the Tall Pines. Spread out in this spacious home - center entrance 2-story foyer, 4 bedrooms, finished basement. High ceilings, open layout, Great Room w/gas fireplace. Hardwoods adorn dining room and lovely kitchen. Breakfast area opens to deck and level yard. Unwind in the pr...
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By Jane Becker, CRS,ASP,ABR,CBR,CDPE,LMC,E-PRO,GRI
(Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge )
  365 Things to do in Worcester County - enjoy fourth of July celebration in Sturbridge.  This is the 2011 celebration of fourth of July.  We celebrate the United States independance from British monarchy.  How would you like to travel back in time and see how Americans celebrated their independence in 1830.  Well now you can.  Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge Massachusetts will be having an all out celebration for the July 4th holiday. An 1830s Independence Day Celebration July 4     Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun. Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizen's procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reporduction of...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Are Sturbridge Home Sales Improving?   Recent reports show that month-over-month home sales are on the rise across the country.  However, when it comes to real estate, local conditions prevail.  This report shows month-over-month single family home sale in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, for 2010 compared to 2011.   Data source: MLS PIN Looking at the graph above, you will notice that 2011 sales are ahead of 2010 figures for the months of January, February, and April.  Sales in 2010 were higher in the months of March and May, most likely due to the $8000 tax credit offered to first-time home buyers the first half of 2010.  For the month of June, there has only been one home sold in 2011; however, the month is not yet over.  An additional six homes are shown to be under contract, which would ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
TAG SALE! Tannery Road in Sturbridge MA - Saturday June 25 - 9 am to 1 pm     Tag sale to be held on Tannery Road in Sturbridge, Massachusetts * Saturday, June 25, 2011 From 9 am to 1 pm Rain or shine   Directions:  Route 20 to Route 148 North/Brookfield Road.  Go about 1/4 mile, turn left on Collette Road.  Quick left onto Tannery Road.  At least 3 homes are participating in this sale. *Tannery Road is actually located in Fiskdale, a village of the town of Sturbridge.    
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By Jane Becker, CRS,ASP,ABR,CBR,CDPE,LMC,E-PRO,GRI
(Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge )
365 Things to do in Worcester County -Enjoy Uno's late night in Sturbridge.  Have you ever found yourself out with your friends, it's getting late and restaurants are closing?  Well, this is what happens every time I'm in a show in Southern part of Worcester County.  After the show we enjoy going out and celebrating a great run and grabbing a bite to eat. Unfortunately, the show gets out after nine at night and very few places keep their kitchen open that late.  Uno's in Sturbridge let's the good times roll with late hours.  We can order our food and enjoy the ambiance and as long as the kitchen gets our order by 10:00 pm, we're good.  Uno's has many choices.  There is deep dish varieties, I love the thick crust and the multitude of toping choices.  There are also thin crust pizzas and ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Buyers Get the Deal of the Year in Sturbridge MA     Wow!  That's all I can say.  My buyers purchased this fantastic property in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  This was truly the deal of the year.  What made this particular property such a great deal?  Here is how my buyers benefited: They had a sharp agent (yes, me) who was able to introduce the buyers to a foreclosed home that appraised much higher than the price they paid for the house Their mortgage pro timed their lock-in just right, saving more money off their already low mortgage rate The bank paid the town's sewer betterment fee, saving the buyers another couple of thousand dollars The bank had the property freshly painted, new carpeting installed, and offered a home warranty This was the best deal I've seen in Sturbridge this year...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Down and Dirty at Hyland Orchards - Sturbridge MA   June 11, 2011:  Today was the Socks for Siberia Festival at Hyland Orchards.  This year I participated in the "Rock Your Socks Off" Trail Run through the orchards, and what a blast.  This was a trail race up and down the rows of apple trees and into the woods surrounding the orchards.  Having had rain all morning, the trail was slippery, squishy, and muddy.  We ran up slopes, through rocky ruts, and over logs.  I finished the race covered in mud from the knees down, finding cover under the pavilion before the clouds opened up a downpour of hard rain. Live musicians were on hand, and as we ran we could hear clips of mountain music drifting through the orchards.  Those present were of hardy stock, having braved the rain to join in the fe...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Benefit Breakfast For Tornado Victims at Sturbridge Coffee House Was a HUGE Success! This past Sunday we had a benefit breakfast at Sturbridge Coffee House for the owner who lost her house in the tornados as well as all of the other victims of the natural disaster that took place here last week.  What an awesome turnout!  We had over 500 people come and raised over $20,000 not to mention the truckload and room full of stuff that we collected.  Thank you so much to everyone that came out and supported the cause!  It was so touching to see the community come together the way it did on Sunday and has continued to do.  Special shout out to Brian Treitman, Chris Rovezzi, Mark Rulli and Alina Eisenhauer for their outstanding leadership and volunteer work!   Here is a short video from Pia Rog...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Socks for Siberia:  Run Your Socks Off 5K and Festival - Sat. June 11, 2011, Sturbridge MA   The fifth annual Socks for Siberia festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Hyland Orchards in Sturbridge, MA.  In concert with the fifth year anniversary, this year will mark the very first 5K race through the orchards to kick off the festival.  There will also be a one-mile kids fun run. The festival starts at 10 AM, with race registration beginning at 9 AM.  After your run your socks off, you can rock your socks off because there will be live music throughout the day.  In addition, children's games will run all day long, and don't miss the good old pie-eating contest! What is Socks for Siberia?  Socks for Siberia is a fundraising effort started by Wally and Michele Connor followin...
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By Jane Becker, CRS,ASP,ABR,CBR,CDPE,LMC,E-PRO,GRI
(Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge )
365 things to do in Worcester County -Enjoy Applebee's in Sturbridge.  When my daughter had 3 hours to "kill" between babysitting job and rehearsal practice, I offered to take her out for dinner.  We decided to venture out to Applebee's in Strurbridge.  Applebee's is a chain restaurant and we knew that the food would be good.  I think that we both can agree that the best part of the meal was the appetizer.  We ordered a spinach and artichoke dip (served hot) which comes with tortilla chips.  The food was fresh, hot, good and filling.     Applebee's had a meal deal and we ordered one appetizer and two entres.  Leanne had a shrimp and pasta dish and she told me that the shrimp to pasta ration was perfect.  I ordered, my old stand by: ribblets.  And as usual they were good.  We had a leisu...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Leadmine Pond Real Estate Update - Sturbridge MA     What's happening in Leadmine Pond real estate?  This time of year tends to be the busiest for waterfront property in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and we are starting to see more activity on all of the lakes.  Leadmine Pond is one of the more quiet of the lakes in Sturbridge.  It is hidden away at the south tip of town, close to the Connecticut border, and holds great appeal for people who prefer quiet lake living.  There is limited public access to this pond, whereas the other lakes in Sturbridge offer easy access to either a beach or public boat ramp. Currently on the Market on Leadmine Pond Opportunities for waterfront living on Leadmine Pond tend to be fairly rare. Currently, two waterfront properties are available on Leadmine Pond. ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Memorial Day Weekend 2011 in Sturbridge MA       The 2011 Memorial Day weekend in Sturbridge MA honors service men and women who have died for our country.  It also marks the unofficial start of summer, and many events are planned in celebration of these two annual traditions.  Below is a schedule of events for Memorial Day weekend in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  You are invited to participate in some or all events to honor those who have died in service.               Friday, May 27 Veterans Breakfast at Tantasqua Junior High School 8 - 9 amMemorial Ceremony at Tantasqua Junior High School  9 - 10:30 amReservations for breakfast: (508) 347-7381 Memorial Day Assembly at Burgess Elementary School 1:30 pm Grave decorating session at American Legion Hall Main Street/Route 20 6:30 pm Saturda...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Another Home Sold in Sturbridge by Real Estate Agent Kathryn Acciari Congratulations to my clients, the former owners of 329 New Boston Road. We have successfully sold this property in Sturbridge, MA.  With careful placement of the property in the market, as well as consideration of current buyer trends, we were able to negotiate an offer and secure the sale.   The buyers have found a fantastic property in Sturbridge, and my seller clients are able move forward with their plans. Congratulations to all!  
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Craving Rovezzi's Bruschetta   As summer approaches, it is natural to look toward putting away the soups and stews and getting out the grill.  Fresh vegetables and fruits are the backbone of summer eating, and personally this time of year I start to crave one particular dish:  the bruschetta served at Rovezzi's Ristorante. This bruschetta is an appetizer at Rovezzi's.  The base is oval-shaped slices of chewey bread, grilled just slightly.  The bread is then topped with mounds of fresh tomatoes, chopped and mixed with garlic and other tasty spices.  The bruschetta is served on a big platter, and the tomatoes are piled at least four inches high. Paired with a nice red wine, the bruschetta makes for a simple yet delectable supper.  I've been craving this all week, and I think it is time to...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Welcomes Bicycle Concepts     A new cycling store opened in Sturbridge, MA, in April and it is already making a favorable name for itself.  Bicycle Concepts, located at 3 Arnold Road, offers supplies and accessories for bicyclists of all sorts.  The Sturbridge store is the second Bicycle Concepts to open in the area; the first is located in Putnam, CT. In addition to offering equipment, Bicycle Concepts intends to reach out to the cycling community by providing time trials, group rides, and training sessions.  For example, they will soon hold a bike maintenance session for female tri-athletes in the area.  The presence of a store like this will fill a great need in Sturbridge, and I offer them a hearty welcome. You can find more information about Bicycle Concepts on their Fac...
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