Sturbridge, MA Real Estate News

By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge Coffee House Moves into a New Home View From the Second Level at Sturbridge Coffee Congratulations to Pia Rogers and the folks at Sturbridge Coffee Houseand their recent move to 455 Main Street/Route 20, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  The new location is larger, brighter, and has just the right character for this bustling local business. On a recent visit, I enjoyed a hot cup of French Vanilla coffee along with a gingerbread muffin top.  Absolutely delicious on a cold December morning.  The new location provides the coffee house with at least double the counter space from which to serve its wonderful coffees, pastries, and lunches.  There is plenty of seating, and the inviting atmosphere makes you want to linger a while. I am looking forward to seeing what Rogers and her staff d...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Congratulations to Children's Crossing in Sturbridge - New Location!  Children's Crossing officially announced they have moved and will be opening in their new location in Sturbridge at 562 Main Street next to Micknucks on Monday.  Children's Crossing is a great place to buy gently used & new children's, women's and maternity clothes.  They also buy your gently used & new clothing and will give store credit or cash for them.  You can find great buys on pack & plays, toys, shoes, strollers and other great items in addition to clothing.  Love going in there and finding a great deal!   Check them out on Facebook to keep up with their sales and events!   Congratulations Children's Crossing & keep being a great place for financially savvy families to shop!  
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Thanksgiving in Sturbridge, MA Holiday season is fast approaching, and what better way to spend your Thanksgiving than enjoying an old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving dinner in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts? If you have not yet planned your Thanksgiving, or are on the fence about whether to cook or dine out, the restaurants of Sturbridge offer a few options for you.  Two restaurants serve full Thanksgiving dinners, and a couple others offer a full dinner for take-out.  Whatever choice you make, you are certain to end Thanksgiving day with a full, warm belly. Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village Old Sturbridge Villageoffers two options for dinner:  Thanksgiving Buffet at the Oliver Wight Tavern and Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bullard Tavern.  After dinner, walk off your potatoes...
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By Lisa Matondi
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Old Strubridge Village re-creates various activities from an early New England Thanksgiving Day, including cooking at the hearth, demonstrations of 19th-century table manners, a Thanksgiving sermon, and after-dinner entertainment. Check out the link www.osv.org/activities_events/event_calendar_more.html?ID=669&DateID=1540
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sal's Pizza in Sturbridge is OPEN!  Sal's Pizza in Sturbridge, MAPhoto copyright 2010 Kathryn Acciari Nov. 16, 2010:  The long-awaited opening of Sal's Pizza in Sturbridge, MA, has arrived.  After months of delay, the pizzeria opened its doors to diners this week. Sal's Pizza is a franchise developed by brothers Sal and Nick Lupoli.  They started their pizza parlors in Salem, NH, and have been working their way through New England.  They strive to make a fresh, fast pizza at a nice low price.  Their claim to fame is the 19" 3-pound pizza for $10.99.  Their Sturbridge restaurant is now open to serve the pizza fans of Central Massachusetts. For menu information and other locations, see the Sal's web site.  Sal's Pizza376 Main Street (Route 20)Sturbridge  MA  01566(508) 347-2700 From your ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
4 Possible Reasons that Agent Never Got Back to You One of the most common complaints I hear from buyers and sellers in this business is, "I contacted the agent, but s/he never got back to me."  Having talked with many agents, and observed my own behavior, I've come to realize that there are a few recurring circumstances that may be at the root of an agent not getting back to someone who calls or emails.  Let me share them with you: 1.  You sent only an email message requesting a showing on a specific property.  This seems fairly innocent.  But when we receive a short message like, "I'd like to see this property," with no means of contacting you other than your email address, we take this as a signal that you are possibly playing the real estate field.  We get so many emails like this, ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
I Toured Five Beautiful Homes in Sturbridge Today November 4, 2010:  On a broker's tour of homes in Sturbridge and Holland, MA, today, I saw five gorgeous homes that are currently for sale.  While none of these are my listings, I was impressed enough with these properties that I want to share some of the highlights of each.  And of course, I am available to help any home buyer who is interested in viewing these properties.  10 Highland Lane, Sturbridge, MA:  $424,900 10 Highland Lane offers the height of elegance in design and location.  This spectacular home, with over 2700 square feet, features a flowing floor plan punctuated by beautiful hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and carefully selected trim design.  The executive kitchen opens into the ever-coveted great room, and the statel...
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By Lorraine Herbert
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Sitting in Kathleen Cooper's blogging class at our RE/MAX Professional Associates class in Spencer. Great class, worth attending. First of 6 sessions! Personally looking to learn how to post a video to do community reviews! Realtors contact Pam Crawford at 508 885 7885 if you want to attend next classes. Learning, learning, learning!
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By Kathleen Chase, Realtor
(Sposato Realty Group)
JUST SOLD TO A FRIEND Sturbridge Hills 106 Colonial Drive Sturbridge, MA    2 Bed - 2.1 Bath Condo 1961 Square Feet Sales Price: $250,000 Congratulations to the proud new owner of this fabulous condo in a perfect location! What does friendship mean to you? There are the people in our lives we call friends without realizing the meaning. I genuinely love people and would love to say I have lots of friends. In my heart I do but often wonder if the lack of time I have to show them I care will break the bond I feel. Today I closed on a property for one of those friends! I have been through some tough times in life as so many of us have. I have met  many great people along the way that helped see me through in more ways than one. As life has changed I have not had the same quality of time wit...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
American Girl Fashion Show in Sturbridge, MA Sturbridge, MA - This event sounds like so much fun! Old Sturbridge Village presents its American Girl Fashion Show on November 5, 6, and 7, 2010.  This favorite event features area children modeling historic and contemporary fashions for girls.  Attending the American Girl Fashion Show is truly an event.  Each show includes refreshments - breakfast, dinner, or tea - all created with American Girl dolls in mind.  There will be an opportunity to visit the American Girl Marketplace while at the show.  In addition, stylists from Bella Mia Salon and Spa will be on hand to style doll's hair.  Best make a reservation for this special treat for your doll.   The models for the American Girl Fashion Show have been hard at work in preparation for the s...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Old Sturbridge Village Presents its Christmas by Candlelight 2010 Sturbridge, MA - Old Sturbridge Village has again planned a wonderful holiday celebraton with its Christmas by Candlelight event.  On weekend evenings in December, the Village will open in the evening and invite visitors to stroll through a town lit up for Christmas. Christmas by Candlelightprovides a glimpse of Colonial life at holiday time.  Set in the early 1800's, the homes and buildings around the town common of Old Sturbridge Village will be open for a variety of celebratory activities. You will learn about the history of many holiday traditions, such as hanging stockings, the romance of mistletoe, and the exchange of Christmas cards.  Children will enjoy meeting Father Christmas and making holiday decorations.  And...
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By Lorraine Herbert
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Sturbridge Golden Leaves    Preparing for a busy weekend, looking out of my window at RE/MAX Professional Associates, gorgeous golden leaves blanketing the parking lot! Can anything be better than autumn in New England? Whether you are traveling up and down the picturesque back roads, taking in the breathtaking golden reds and yellow-or just looking out of your office window. This has to be why we live in New England! Go for a ride this weekend in Sturbridge before they are all gone. Or better yet, let's look at some new homes together. Call me! Lorraine Herbert 508 864 4232
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Ghouls and Zombies Arise:  Night of the Living Dead at Stageloft Repertory Theater, Sturbridge, MA Sturbridge, MA:  Stageloft Repertory Theater again stages its production of Night of the Living Dead, in celebration of all things creepy at Halloween. The Night of the Living Dead made its debut in 1968 as a black-and-white horror film directed by George A. Romero.  The story follows a group of characters who are trapped in a farmhouse overnight and are hunted by flesh-eating ghouls. Stageloft's production of Night of the Living Dead has only a few performances remaining on Halloween weekend.  Times are as follows: Friday, Oct 29 & Saturday, Oct 30 @ 8 pmSunday, Oct 31 @ 2 pmCall Stageloft directly at (508) 347-9005 to order tickets, or you may order them online at www.stageloft.com/Ticke...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Trick or Treat in Sturbridge, MA Halloween falls on Sunday, October 31, this year.  In the town of Sturbridge, we have set hours for trick-or-treat, which is then followed by our annual Horribles Parade on the Town Common. The 2010 Trick-or-Treat hours for Sturbridge are from 5 to 7 pm.  In my neighborhood, we usually start to see kids come around by 5:15 pm, and then things wind down by 6:30 pm so everyone can go to the Horribles Parade.  But we leave our lights on until 7 pm for the odd straggler or older kid who is not yet ready to give up trick-or-treating. At the Horribles Parade, costumed children have the chance to win prizes for best costume.   The kids gather behind the Town Hall and then parade around the Common.  Prizes are awarded, and there is hot chocolate and other goodie...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Wow! Under Contract in 11 Days in Sturbridge, MA There is a property in Sturbridge, MA, that was on the market for just 11 days before being marked as Under Agreement in the MLS. In a market that has been described as slow, having a property under contract in just 11 days is quite a feat. I am excited to see this type of activity in Sturbridge.  How did the sellers and their agent do it? While this is not my listing, I can draw some conclusions just by looking at the home's features and marketing.  First, location.  This home is in one of the town's most popular neighborhoods, The Preserve, and sited on a lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.  Second, price.  Other homes in this neighborhood that sold in the summer were originally priced from $10,000 to $50,000 higher than this property.  The...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
WOW! Thank You RE/MAX Professional Associates!   I just got home from a wonderful celebration held in our honor this evening by RE/MAX Professional Associates.  Lorraine Hebert and Pam Crawford quickly put together a meet & greet with about 30-40 local agents, mortgage professionals and attorneys all welcoming us to the RE/MAX family.    What a great time we had!  We got to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones.  Everyone got a kick out of our 4 kids that we had to bring since we couldn't find a sitter with just a few days to look.    Everyone has been so nice to us and offering all of the help they can give to get us settled in.  I really appreciate it.    Thank You RE/MAX Professional Associates and thanks to everyone that came tonight!
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
BIG NEWS For JCKC Realty & You're Invited To Celebrate! JCKC Realty is excited to announce that we have joined RE/MAX Professional Associates!  I will now be serving as the team leader for JCKC Realty and the New Agent Productivity Coach & In-House Trainer at RE/MAX.   What does this mean for our clients?  We are now backed by the #1 real estate franchise in the world to better serve you.  We have access to top of the line tools for advertising and work alongside some of the best agents around.  Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.   For local agents this is HUGE!  We have office space available in Sturbridge in our new location and have the best programs & splits to offer out of any other major company around.  RE/MAX Professional Associates differentiates itself by being the on...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Annual Harvest Festival - October 16 and 17, 2010 - Sturbridge, MA     The Annual Harvest Festival is about to unfold in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  Held at the Publick House Historic Inn and on the Town Common (Route 131), the Harvest Festival is one of Sturbridge's largest celebrations.  It is estimated that over 6000 people attended in 2009. Highlights of the 2010 Harvest Festival include a pumpkin decorating contest, musical performers, a Taste of Sturbridge food sampling, local artisans and crafters, and of course the ever-popular Scarecrow Contest. Harvest Festival runs from 10 am  to 5 pm on Saturday, October 16, and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, October 17.  Come on down and spend the day celebrating the bounty of Sturbridge, MA. For more examples of scarecrows from 2010 and earlier ...
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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 "wife begins at 40" at Stageloft theater in Sturbridge.  So, today, I'm taking you to the other side of Worcester County, to a little theater called Stageloft.  It is quite cozy, very will designed little theater.  This is a raucous fun of a play and is sure to make one memorable night.  Wife Begins At FortyA British Comedyby Arne Sultan, Earl Barret and Ray CooneySept 10 - Oct 3Friday & Saturday @ 8 pmSundays @ 2 pmForty is a traumatic age for some people, especially Linda Harper who starts worrying about it three years before the date!  Dissatisfied spiritually and physically with marriage to the staid George, Linda decides to leave. George moves out, giving Linda a chance to ‘find herself', but returning to discuss maintenance they discove...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition - September 26, 2010 in Sturbridge MA The annual Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition, fondly known as The Big MOE, returns to Sturbridge on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  A full day of outdoor activity is planned from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club.   The Big MOE is a day for kids to experience and learn outdoor skills, enjoy wildlife education, and understand conservation.  The day is FREE to kids and families.  Some of the activities include, but are not limited to: Archery Air Gun Fly Tying Native Reptiles and Birds of Prey Canoeing and Kayaking Tomahawk and Knife Throw Wood Carving Ice Fishing Geocaching   Parking is available at American Motor Lodge, Burgess Elementary School, and Old Sturbridge Village.  Be sure to check the details on th...
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