Pepperell, MA Real Estate News

By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Pepperell, Massachusetts Real Estate and Homes for Sale - Direct MLS Access The Pepperell MA real estate and home buying process can be complicated and you will benefit from the guidance of industry professionals. A real estate buyer's agent, mortgage lender and an attorney are the primary advisers in the purchase of property. If you are a first-time home buyer or an existing owner, you may qualify for a tax credit and could be eligible for special financing programs. Start your search be determining your price range, housing needs and lifestyle you desire. Pepperell MA real estate will assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosed listings (bank-owned), land, condominiums,  all through the MA Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Reque...
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By Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County
(Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC)
New Construction Homes in Pepperell, MA are now priced better than ever!  There are many wonderful new construction offerings from $193,500 to $689,900.                        Click here to view all new construction homes available in Pepperell, MA.  This is a complete list of property currently available in the MLS System.  There are a number of quality builders constructing a wide array of  beautiful homes for you to choose from.  You can find homes ranging from a 1,400sf Cape starting at $193,500 as well as 2,000+ sf Colonial style homes starting at $399,900. If you're not familiar with Pepperell, here is a short history of the town.  Pepperell,MA  was established in 1775 and is situated 35 miles northwest of Boston and adjacent to the New Hampshire border.  View Town of Pepperell, M...
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By Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County
(Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC)
Things to Do in Pepperell, MA - Take a Hike, a bike or a horse and check out the Nashua River Rail Trail.  The Pepperell stop is located right across the street from my office, Integrity Residential Brokerage.  Many people enjoy this wonderful recreational area, so I thought I'd share some trail history and information. The Nashua River Rail Trail is an abandoned rail bed once known as the "Hollis Branch". The trail was paved between 2001 and 2002 and officially opened in October of 2002. The trail has a 10' wide paved surface for the entire length, and a 5' wide gravel path for equestrians. The trail runs from Ayer, MA to the New Hampshire border. The entire trail is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, inline skaters, wheelchairs, and cross-country skiers.  The 5' wide gravel path for equ...
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By Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County
(Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC)
Nashua River floods in Pepperell MA - Get out of Town...if only I could! My office, Integrity Residential Brokerage, is located adjacent to the Nashua River in Pepperell, MA.  As many of you know, the river rose approximately 6' above flood stage.  Homes along the river were flooded out, cow fields have turned into places where ducks swim and roads have been closed.  So, if you're trying to 'get out of town' leave yourself plenty of time and make sure the route you want to take is a viable one.  Otherwise, you might find yourself driving around town (like me) looking for a way out! The good news is that spring is around the corner, the sun is out, the days are warm and it's light out when you leave work.  If you're thinking this would be a good time to start looking for a new home, do s...
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By Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County
(Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC)
Effective April 5, 2010 there is a new Massachusetts regulation regarding the installation and maintenance of smoke detectors.  This regulation is for single and multi-family dwellings that were built prior to Jan 1, 1975 and selling on or after April 5, 2010.  Properties built after January 1, 1975 already fall under these requirements and restrictions, as outlined in the State Building Code. The new regulations are as follows: In zones within 20' of a kitchen or bathroom, smoke detectors must utilize photo-electric technology. Outside of the 20' kitchen and bath zone(s), both ionization and photo-electric technology must be installed. At the State level, the battery/hard wire rules are not changing. CLICK HERE - MASSACHUSETTS SMOKE ALARM REGULATION Research showed that ionization smok...
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By Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County
(Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC)
                 Tax Preparation in Dunstable, MA It's that time of year again! We either love it (yes - refund!) or hate it (ugh - payment). If you're a business owner like myself, your tax return might be rather complicated and you'll want to utilize the services of a good accountant.  Perhaps you took advantage of the Federal Homebuyer Tax Incentive Program and you're not sure what form to file.  If that's the case, consider contacting  Davidson & Davidson, LLP located in Dunstable, MA.  Licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Davidson and Davidson has over 35 years of combined accounting, tax and business consulting experience with an emphasis on professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Carrie has a Masters in Taxation (MST) and Jennifer has a Masters in Financial Plan...
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By Lynda Longmire
(Virtual Homes Real Estate)
Pepperell MA Foreclosures and Bank Owned Real Estate for Sale Purchasing a home at a Pepperell MA foreclosure auction has many risks to a potential buyer and in most cases the bank will bid and take possession of the property at auction. The property is then referred to as bank owned, REO (real estate owned) or foreclosed property. To search the MA MLS listings visit Pepperell MA MLS listings. A home owner may attempt a "short sale" whereby the bank agrees to accept less than the mortgage balance based on the owner's hardship and financial status. Obtaining approval can be a long and difficult process. Additionally, there is no assurance that the lender will accept an offer at or above the listed price. Bank-owned and short sale listings are often marketed with a real estate agent and p...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Buying a home is an important investment however your primary focus should be to solve a housing need. The process can be very complicated if you do not work with industry professionals that can provide accurate information and advise you. The professionals include mortgage lenders, Realtors, attorneys, home inspectors and accountants. If you are a first-time home buyer, you may qualify for a tax credit ($8000 in 2009) and could be eligible for special financing programs. For a map based search of all properties listed in the MA MLS go to PEPPERELL MA MLS Let Pepperell MA real estate assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosure listings (bank-owned), country properties, land, condominiums and equine facilities -- all through the...
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It was good to see so many of my friends at the Pepperell Town Meeting last night!  Participating in an event that has such a direct impact on our community is fulfilling.  Here's a recap of some of the Articles:   ¨      We voted to not join the Nashoba Boards of Health. Although the savings to the town sounded tempting, I also recall that old adage, "You get what you pay for?"   In my real estate work, I've worked with local boards of health, and the Nashoba Board.  If my client had a failed septic which needed a site visit, it was a lot easier to get our own health agent to oversee the matter.  In contrast, if one person is overseeing multiple towns, as is the case with the Nashoba Board, it is harder and sometimes impossible to meet contracted time frames.  In this weak real estate ...
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By Deb Carney
Time to be thinking of fall events!  Last year I attended the Friends of Pepperell's Annual Costume Sale, and there was such a great assortment of Halloween costumes to choose from.  This year's sale is Saturday, October 4 at the Community Center, from 9 to 1.  Prices are fantastic, and I'll be on hand to do another free giveaway to all attendees.  Outside, the Farmer's Market will have their last day selling fresh local produce as they have each Saturday this summer.  The Friends of Pepperell established their group to promote the betterment of the Pepperell community, its people and recreation opportunities.  Their most recent project is improving the playground area of the Town Field.  They also have created "Pepperellopoly", a local version of a favority board game.  to sponsor or p...
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In some areas, the real estate is stagnant.  In Pepperell, MA however, home sales have slowed in 2006 and 2007 but there is still activity and opportunity to be had. In 2006 there were 119 successful home sellers who listed their homes and found buyers.  In the most active price range of $250,000 - @299,999, 33 homes sold and almost half of them were under agreement in less that 2 months.  In 2007 there were 87 homes sold and 23 of them were under agreement in less than 60 days.  In a town our size, this is encouraging.  Buyers have a good selection of homes from which to choose, and sellers who price correctly and showcase their homes to outshine their competition are finding success.     
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Pepperell, Massachusetts - Pepperell, MA was established in 1775.  The town is located about 35 miles north west of Boston on the New Hampshire border.  Neighboring Massachusetts towns include Dunstable, Groton and Townsend.  The major routes passing through Pepperell are route 113 and route 111. Add your Pepperell business to the Arlington Business Directory at DailyHomeOwner.com Pepperell average home sale price for October through December of 2007 was about $295,000 compared to $345,000 for July through Septemer of 2007. There were 30 home sales in Pepperellfor October through December of 2007 compared to 31 for the prior three months. Useful Pepperell, MA links: Town of Pepperell Official Website Pepperell Public Schools  Pepperell Historical Commission  Massachusetts Cleaning Company
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By Christina Bennani-Persechini, Realtor - The House For You
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
Absorption Rates By Month The rate at which properties sell per month Property Type: Single Family Towns: Pepperell, MA November 2005 through October 2006 Date Sold For Sale Absorption Rate Month Year Units MedianPrice DOM Units MedianPrice DOM Sale $ to List $ Units Sold / Units For Sale November 2005 6 $399,900 63 104 $399,000 112 100.2% 5.8% December 2005 8 $332,000 107 91 $399,900 140 83.0% 8.8% January 2006 8 $290,000 159 87 $414,900 146 69.9% 9.2% February 2006 12 $385,000 120 87 $399,900 139 96.3% 13.8% March 2006 9 $393,000 107 106 $399,900 124 98.3% 8.5% April 2006 7 $329,900 147 106 $407,000 125 81.1% 6.6% May 2006 15 $397,500 89 115 $399,900 115 99.4% 13.0% June 2006 11 $314,500 120 115 $405,900 123 77.5% 9.6% July 2006 17 $355,000 68 113 $399,900 127 88.8% 15.0% August 2006...
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By Christina Bennani-Persechini, Realtor - The House For You
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
Months of Inventory Property Type: Single Family Towns: Pepperell, MA Price Range Active Listings Sold Listings 11/19/2006 - 11/18/2007 Months of Inventory # Listings % Total DOM # Listings % Total DOM $19,000 - $49,999 1 1.19% 817 0 0.00% 0 12+ $50,000 - $99,999 1 1.19% 671 0 0.00% 0 12+ $150,000 - $199,999 3 3.57% 289 4 4.60% 165 9.0 $200,000 - $249,999 1 1.19% 110 8 9.20% 55 1.5 $250,000 - $299,999 10 11.90% 96 24 27.59% 95 5.0 $300,000 - $349,999 12 14.29% 99 13 14.94% 109 11.1 $350,000 - $399,999 11 13.10% 134 11 12.64% 168 12.0 $400,000 - $449,999 9 10.71% 113 5 5.75% 164 21.6 $450,000 - $499,999 14 16.67% 86 8 9.20% 131 21.0 $500,000 - $599,999 14 16.67% 139 11 12.64% 281 15.3 $600,000 - $699,999 4 4.76% 148 2 2.30% 313 24.0 $800,000 - $899,999 2 2.38% 218 0 0.00% 0 12+ $900,000...
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 Some of the upcoming events in Pepperell! Dessert Tasting at Lawrence Library Friday, November 9, 6:30pm - 8:30pmJoin the Friends of the Lawrence Library for an evening of delicious desserts and coffee provided by three wonderful vendors. Try your luck as we raffle the many prizes donated from local businesses throughout the evening.Tickets for this fundraising event are $10 and are available at the library and at Curves at Lomar Park.For more information, visit http://www.lawrencelibrary.org/ or call 978-433-0330.  Hands-On Workshop: Boxwood Christmas TreeWednesday, November 14, 7:00pm at the Senior Center Sponsored by the Pepperell Garden ClubCome make a beautiful boxwood Christmas tree that will be yours to decorate and take home for $5. Please bring clippers. All supplies will be p...
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By Christina Bennani-Persechini, Realtor - The House For You
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
Sales by Price Band Period: 1/1/06 - 11/5/07 Property Type: Single Family Location: Pepperell, MA Sold Price Range # Sold Listings % Total Avg Days on Market $128,000 - $149,999 1 0.5% 255 $150,000 - $199,999 5 2.6% 171 $200,000 - $249,999 13 6.7% 67 $250,000 - $299,999 54 28.0% 87 $300,000 - $349,999 23 11.9% 115 $350,000 - $399,999 29 15.0% 131 $400,000 - $449,999 20 10.4% 110 $450,000 - $499,999 22 11.4% 120 $500,000 - $599,999 23 11.9% 244 $600,000 - $699,999 3 1.6% 274 Total SoldListings AverageDays OnMarket MedianPrice AveragePrice LowestPrice HighestPrice 193 127 $350,000 $367,667 $128,000 $685,000
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It was a dark and chilly night, yet I still hopped in my car this past Monday and went to the Town Meeting at the Nissitissit Middle School.  Years ago I couldn't picture myself as a person who would take interest in the mechanics of money and systems in a town, but after moving to Pepperell, it has become an event that I try not to miss.  When you sit in that auditorium and look around, you see people who care about where Pepperell is going.  I'm not one to stay in tune with every detail of every expenditure, I'm one of those who likes to hear all the opinions and make decisions based on what I believe to be valuable.  What I like most is that each of us has a voice that can be heard in this forum.  We can ask questions, make statements, give an opinion, and each is important.  I don't...
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By Christina Bennani-Persechini, Realtor - The House For You
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
Actives by Price Band    Property Type: Single Family Location: Pepperell, MA Asking Price Range # Listings % Total Avg Days on Market $19,000 - $49,999 1 1.1% 798 $50,000 - $99,999 1 1.1% 652 $150,000 - $199,999 3 3.4% 270 $200,000 - $249,999 2 2.3% 135 $250,000 - $299,999 13 14.8% 80 $300,000 - $349,999 12 13.6% 97 $350,000 - $399,999 11 12.5% 126 $400,000 - $449,999 8 9.1% 107 $450,000 - $499,999 14 15.9% 89 $500,000 - $599,999 14 15.9% 122 $600,000 - $699,999 4 4.5% 129 $700,000 - $799,999 1 1.1% 548 $800,000 - $899,999 2 2.3% 199 $900,000 - $999,999 1 1.1% 157 $1,000,000 - $1,499,999 1 1.1% 28 TotalListings AverageDays OnMarket MedianPrice AveragePrice LowestPrice HighestPrice 88 132 $419,900 $428,424 $19,000 $1,100,000
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