Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Weston real estate pair fell in love with a badly injured pit bull mix, and they're selling homes to support the organization that saved her.
Three years ago, Weston real estate agent Leslie Mann read a story on the Internet that horrified her. What she read was the story of Turtle, a female pit bull-type dog who had been abandoned in a wooded area of Hyde Park in the middle of winter. She was badly injured and barely clinging to life—showing all the signs of a bait dog, one used to test the fighting instinct of a potential fight dog. The Animal Rescue League of Boston stepped in to help Turtle—she was found near Turtle Pond Parkway—nursing her back to health through six months of treatment at Tufts Veterinary Hospital in Walpole. "I was just horrified by [the story] and said, 'We have to do something for her,'" Mann said. At the time, she held a Spin class fundraiser and sold T…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Low inventory continues to hamper home sales across the commonwealth, including in Shrewsbury.
“Shrinking inventory" is “depressing sales volume" across the commonwealth, including Shrewsbury, which saw a drop in home sales in March, according to The Warren Group, which publishes Banker & Tradesman. So far, in 2013, Shrewsbury has seen 56 home sales. "Low inventory is plaguing housing markets all over the country, and Massachusetts is no exception," said David Harris, editorial director at The Warren Group. "With mortgage rates low and prices competitive, we're hopeful more sellers will emerge and the trend in dropping home sales will reverse." Source: The Warren Group
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sales prices of existing single-family homes continue to rise, according to new data.
Good news for homeowners, especially those thinking about selling: Home prices across the country and here in the Bay State area rose more than expected in July, according to data released Tuesday from the S&P/Case-Shiller Housing Index. In the Boston-metro area, the seasonally adjusted price index (which measures the average sale price for single-homes) for July this year was 153.38, up from 152.07 in July 2011 and down from 155.30 in July 2010. The numbers are calculated based on the repeat sale of existing single-family homes, where the baseline of 100 is the average price as of January 2000. The bottoming out of the index in this area was in April 2009. According to data from Trulia.com, a real estate site, the average listing price …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Two capes, a ranch, and a colonial sold recently in town.
Click on the picture next to this article to look at a photo gallery of homes that sold in Shrewsbury, according to NewEnglandMoves.com. More information without photos is available below in an easy-to-scan list. 7 Fairfax St. List Price: $119,900 Sale Price: $98,000 Sale Date: 12/28 Days on Market: 90 Style: Cape Rooms: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Garage: 0 Parking: 1 Acres: .19 Living Area: 862 s.f. Year Built: 1910 Listed By: Mark Toomy of RE/MAX Prestige, Sold by Eric Appleton of RE/MAX Prestige 374 S Quinsigamond Ave. List Price: $229,900 Sale Price: $218,000 Sale Date: 12/23 Days on Market: 171 Style: Cape Rooms: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Garage: 0 Parking: 12 Acres: .4 Living Area: 1,800 s.f. Year Built: 1900 Listed By: Daniel Stroe of …