Worcester, MA Real Estate News

By Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move"
(ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group)
The first social media site of its time powered by the Telegram and Gazette, connects college students from the Worcester area! Worcester is known for its' many colleges:Worcester Polytechnic InstituteAssumption CollegeCollege of the Holy CrossBecker CollegeQuinsigamond Community CollegeClark UniversityWorcester University (formerly Worcester State College)Massachusetts College of PharmacyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolThis site will not only help students connect with other students in the area, but offer a calendar of events, places to visit, things to do in Worcester, community and student organizations. To check it out, go to www.worcesteru.com. For more information, you can visit www.worcestermass.org. Stay tuned for more "What's in Worcester?" places or visit my website...
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By Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move"
(ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group)
Looking for something to do that's FREE this weekend? Well, come out to the Blackstone Canalfest Street Festival this Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th. Blackstone Valley Canalfest is located in Worcester's Canal District. Here are some of the activities this weekend: VendorsMusic & DanceFoodArtistsDisplaysFull Size Canal ReplicaKayak RidesStreet PerformersKids ActivitiesHorse & Wagon ToursInfo on the Blackstone AreaMiss Blackstone Canalfest Model Search ContestSnail's Pace Antique Auto Show and RaceHOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! For more information, you can visit www.worcestermass.org. Stay tuned for more "What's in Worcester?" places or visit my website at www.homesweeterhome.net or my Worcester County Real Estate blog at www.telegram.com/blogs.  
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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 - broadmeadow brook Worcester hiking. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary is a little bit of hiking heaven in the middle of Worcester where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life.     Explore over 400 acres of woods, fields, streams, and marsh. Look for 78 different species of butterflies, prowl for owls, or learn to snowshoe. Welcoming you in the lobby of the new conservation center are interpretive exhibits including a large 3-D model of the entire sanctuary and a wall-to-ceiling map of the Blackstone River watershed. Nature-related gifts, children's books, assorted field guides, and conservation advocacy and community resource information are available at the center, which also serves as a visitor s...
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By David Hill
(Keller Williams Realty)
    David Hill | Keller Williams Realty | (508) 365-3576 21 Ludlow Street, Worcester, MA Short Sale Opportunity! 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $175,000 Year Built 2007 Sq Footage 1,550 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 4+ Lot Size 8,750 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This classic three bedroom cape situated on 0.2 acre lot offers a cabinet packed kitchen with recent microwave, disposal, double door fridge and electric range. Brick fireplace LR with crown moldings. Large master bedroom has 2 large closets. 2 full baths, Bright walkout lower level plumbed for bathroom has large windows can be finished to add additional living space. This home has plenty of storage space and a nice back yard. Close proximity to shopping!   see additional photos bel...
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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 - go to Worcester Tornadoes game.  Ok, so anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a spots fanatic.  But that does not mean that I can not recommend that in my blog for 365 things to do in Worcester County.  So here goes;  If you love baseball and you are looking for an inexpensive way to have fun and "root root root for the home team", go to Hanover Park and enjoy a hot dog while watching a local baseball team play the American Pass time.  Ok, so who doesn't love a man in uniform?  I suppose that under the right circumstance, and with the right approach, even I could be tempted to spend one of my 365 things to do in Worcester County - go to Worcester Tornadoes Game.
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Buying Services for Worcester & Elsewhere in Worcester County Home Buyers Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value. Pat McQuaid
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Falling Behind In Your Mortgage Payments?I Can Help!   Click here to get information! A short sale in real estate occurs when the outstanding obligations (loans) against a property are greater than what the property can be sold for. Short sales are a way for homeowners to avoid foreclosure on their homes and still be able to pay off their loan by settling with the lender.I specialize in short sales!   LOCAL REALTOR® COMPLETES PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE COURSE Pat McQuaid of Keller Williams Realty Greater Worcester, MA has successfully completed the Loss Mitigation Certification Course (LMC) of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® held recently in Sterling, MA. Due to the challenges facing many Realtors® today in representing a buyer or seller who is working in a transaction involvin...
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By Crystal Pina, Remax Professional Associates
(774.289.5521)
I've been watching the hurricane updates on The Weather Channel. They have a correspondent in Kill Devil Hills, NC. My husband and I laughed at the name. We have a hill called Dead Horse Hill in Worcester, but it's not the name of a town. It's just a name of the hill (Worcester has 7 hills). What are some funny names of places in your town?
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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 - 203K rehab loan in Worcester.  A fairly new FHA program allows you to buy a home that needs work and fix it up by financing the total amount of the project in the mortgage. When there is extensive work to be done on a 203k rehab loan in Worcester or anywhere else for that matter, the financial institution will require you to hire a FHA inspector as a consultant on your project.  The inspector will go through the home and make note of all the items the FHA wants to see done and the items the buyer want to be included in the estimate.  Then the contractor the buyer plans to hire will run his/her estimate and the consultant will review the work to make sure that the numbers are aligned with the projected costs. Once the proposal is approved the buyer ...
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Advanced Home Search Here is your chance to be notified of all new listings in Worcester County, Massachusetts that meet your criteria, absolutely FREE!Not only will you be notified by email of all new listings that match your search criteria within our website, but your home search will also be compared against other participating agents listings within your desired area(s). All new listings added to the system that match your criteria will be emailed to you. 
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Blogging For Business Networking Class - Week 2 Week 2 we had a great turnout in class.  This week we focused on becoming a RainMaker & How To Shoot Up The Search Engines. What Is A RainMaker? A Blogger with an Outside Blog on ActiveRain Blogs are open to the public and not just members Get the full benefits of "Google Juice" as we like to call it What Happens To RainMakers? More Exposure with Outside Blogs Google Juice - Very important to find consumers, leads & prospects Domain Name Branding - Free domain with subscription Multiple templates and styles to format your Outside Blog Undoubtedly 100 times more business from blogging Power of Branding YOU versus Branding Your Company Consumers hire a person, not a brand Brand your strengths & services (they are not the same company wide) N...
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By Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move"
(ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group)
Another one of my husband and I's favorite Worcester restaurants is Peppercorn's Grille & Tavern. Located on 455 Park Avenue, Worcester, this upscale family-style restaurant has a great new menu by Chef Tommaso and offers many delicious entrees. Tonight, I tried the Steak Tips and my husband had the Chicken Pizzaiola. The Wormtown brewery is aside of the restaurant and offers many different varieties of brewed ale. You can check out their website at www.wormtownbrewery.com/ for the varieties of ale they offer. What is unique about this restaurant that I have seen is that they are one of the first in this area to get into the social media scene. Their well-designed website at www.epeppercorns.com offers many online specials, an email club, a Facebook fan page, Twitter account and an onli...
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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 - Volunteer at Worcester Animal Rescue league - You know I find being amongst animals is a very comforting thing.  I can certainly understand how dogs and cats are utilized by the elderly and the sick to feel better.  I really believe that a companionship of a pet is indispensable to human condition.   Ok, so how many pets can we own before thinking of our home as a zoo.  Well, I am at a point where my husband will kick me out of the house if I bring another furry or feathered friend.  So, what is a girl to do.  Ok, I can visit my local animal shelter.   Some people might think that the Worcester Animal Rescue league is loud.  Ok, it is.  But it's music to my ears.  I visit the place quite often, but I am only allowed to window shop.  So here is a su...
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By Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move"
(ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group)
I am 100% French but may have been Italian in another life! One of my favorite small restaurants in Worcester is Ciao Bella on 402 Grove Street. I just love Italian food and Ciao Bella's menu has lots of delicious Italian favorites. I met a friend there the other day and enjoyed a nice garden salad with lemon chicken soup, but many come here for their pizza. Also voted "Best Caterer" for many years, Ciao Bella serves many italian dishes. Their sauce is light but yet very rich in flavor. It's their "secret ingredient" that has customers coming back. We LOVE their chicken and eggplant parm. Their portions are very generous.  To visit Ciao Bella's website and view their menu, go to http://ciaobellarestaurant.biz/. For more information, you can visit www.worcestermass.org. Stay tuned for m...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
SOLD to a Very Smart First-Time Buyer    Congratulations to my very intelligent buyer, who recently purchased his first house in Worcester, MA.  The property he purchased isn't just a home for him, though, it is a 2-family investment property.  He was wise enough to recognize that this is the market to buy in, and this is also the market to invest in.  He now collects the rent instead of paying it, saving himself hundreds of dollars each month.  Well done, Ryan! Happily serving you in real estate, Kathryn Acciari, REALTORRE/MAX Professional Associates - Sturbridge, MA(508) 982-0686  cellkathrynacciari@remax.net  email SEARCH FOR HOMES HERE  
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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 - Dinner and Music in Worcester -You've been officially invited! Pre-concert Dinner and The Boston Philharmonic Join Us! Contact Us Music Worcester, Inc. office323 Main StreetWorcester, Massachusetts 01608 508-754-3231 Mon-Fri508-754-8698 FAXmusic@musicworcester.org     Call Music Worcester for Discounts Opening Night Media Sponsor Join Music Worcester Mailing List Friday, October 22, 2010  Dinner $33 in lovely 2nd flr Washburn Hall at 5:30 PM.Pre-concert Talk- Maestro Zanderin Great Hall  7 PM.Performance in the Great Hall at 8 PM. Call  to Reserve - space limited Music Worcester 508-754-3231 Call today - Dinner for Opening Night! Concert Sponsor Click for more information Dinner at Mechanics Hall catered by celebrated Struck Catering of Worcester. ...
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By Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move"
(ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group)
  This Thursday, August 26th, from 6pm-11pm, Shrewsbury Street merchants in Worcester will be ROCKING the NIGHT AWAY! This FREE event is open to anyone who loves MUSIC and FOOD! Come enjoy a variety of live music and great food courtesy of local bands and your favorite Shrewsbury Street restaurants. Here's a short video about the event!  For more information, you can visit www.worcestermass.org. Stay tuned for more "What's in Worcester?" places or visit my website at www.homesweeterhome.net or my Worcester County Real Estate blog at www.telegram.com/blogs.       
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Before you hire just anyone to try to sell your home in Shrewsbury or throughout Massachusetts, be sure to ask how they will market your home to perspective buyers.  Over 90% of home buyers see their new home for the first time over the Internet!  You need to hire an experienced real estate agentwho knows how to most effectively harness the power of the Internet! All web sites are NOT the same!  WorcesterCountyRealty.com syndicates to over 300 of the top real estate web sites in the world.  That means that many more buyers will see your home in Shrewsbury.  Your home will sell faster!  Harness the power of WorcesterCountyRealty.com today!  Give us a call and we'll show you how! Your Listings. Everywhere. WorcesterCountyRealty.com provides the largest syndication network in the industry,...
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By Pat McQuaid, eXp Realty
(McQuaid Real Estate Services at eXp Realty)
Welcome to Pet Buddies Online.com     At work all day?  Going Away for Vacation or Business?  A few days or a few weeks? Are you hesitating to leave home because you can't find the proper care for your pets? Discover the difference with Pet Buddies Pet Sitting Service. We have solutions for every situation.          Pet Buddies -  Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Service is just what you've been looking for.  If you need a pet sitter or a dog walker and live in Central or Northern Worcester County, you've come to the right place. We will come to your home and care for your precious pets just like they were our own.Your pets deserve a Pet Buddy! Call on us, and you will experience the secure and happy feeling of leaving your pets in our care. Thank you for considering Pet Buddies !
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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 - Play Trivia at a Worcester Pub.  What  better way to spend time with friends than to go to a pub and match witts with other teams?!  My husband goes to a pub in Rutland on Thursday nights when he misses his scrabble night and helps his team win every time.  How can one team be able to do this, you ask. Well, the team consists of five to six teachers.  There is a history teacher, a biology teacher, a chemistry teacher, and an english teacher, and those are the ones I know of.  So if you want to play, you can go to The Tavern in Rutland on Thursday at 7:00 pm.  The grand price is a gift card from the pub.  On the other hand, if you don't want a challenge and want to increase your chances of wining (anywhere where the Schlitz team is not), try your lu...
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