Worcester, MA Real Estate News

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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES WORCESTER - CITIES TO WORK IN Worcester, MA is located in Central Mass and is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth".  It is the second largest city in New England.  Bordering towns that commuters often live in are Auburn, Paxton, Millbury, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, West Boylston and Shrewsbury.  Worcester covers an area of 38.6 square miles and is just 40 miles from Boston. Worcester has a very diversified economy.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the largest employers.  Hanover Insurance maintains their national headquarters in the city of Worcester.  Worcester is a huge college town with many universities and colleges to choose from.  A city full of opportunity and growth, Worcester is a great place to live and work. If ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 WORCESTER MA - HOME SOLD BY JCKC REALTYNOT IN MLS! Often times when you are working with a client looking for something in particular, you just know what they want.  That was the case with this sale.  We were working with an investor for several weeks and knew what he wanted.  We called on a listing that was Under Agreement to see if there was any chance it would be coming back on the market and found out from the listing agent about this expired listing that she owned.  We setup the showing with her.  Everything worked out perfectly and close to 2 weeks later, voila!  Another home sold by JCKC Realty.  Sometimes representing a buyer means more than sending them listing via email.  Sometimes you have to do a little digging to get them what they want. 127 Plantation StreetWorcester, MA ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Worcester MA for November 13, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Worcester, MA. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.50 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. The chart below shows today's price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon: The FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 101.63 - up 4/32 from its opening. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and mortgage interest rates come down with it. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.375% better in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Recent Activity in Mortgage Backed Secu...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Worcester MA Through September 2009 According to Zillow.com, the listing prices of single family homes have increased 2.8% in the last 3 months, and listing prices of condos have increased 11.0%. The current mean listing price of homes for sale on the market in Worcester, MA, is $199,900. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Worcester, MA, in the past year through September 2009: Median List PriceMore Worcester Home Values   If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Worcester, MA, or in the surrounding area, then try this home search. You can still buy a home with no money down with the USDA Rural Development Home Loan program. With the FHA Mortgage program, you can purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down. When you're ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI, is located in the city of Worcester and was founded in 1865.  It is one of the country's earliest technological institutes and provides a unique approach to science and technology education.  WPI ranks very highly among other national, doctoral universities.  The campus is absolutely beautiful and centrally located in the city set on top of a secluded hilltop.  It is an 80-acre, traditional New England campus.  WPI is one of 13 colleges and universities throughout the city and is strategically located with good access to commuter rails that can take students into Boston in an hour.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with fo...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 100 DAYS OF CENTRAL MASS FEATURES BECKER COLLEGE Becker College has 2 campuses in the towns of Worcester and Leicester and originates back to 1784.  Becker College is a relatively small coeducational school offering 2 and 4 year programs.  The college is dedicated to helping students achieve success in growing intellectually, socially and personally.  FACTS FROM THEIR WEBSITE:  http://www.becker.edu Year Founded: 1784 Enrollment: 1,739, representing 18 states and 12 countries Academic year: Two fifteen-week semesters 2008-09 Cost (per year):      Tuition: $24,780      Room and Board: $9,760  Financial aid: 100% of students who apply for financial aid receive some form of financial assistance Campuses:      Worcester: 31 buildings including 14 residence halls      Leicester: 24 building...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS Founded in 1843, the College of the Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England.  Holy Cross is located in Worcester and is top ranked among all high sources for schools in the country.  It is one of 13 colleges and universities located in the city of Worcester.  Prestigious and quaint, Holy Cross takes pride in it's achievement of excellence in the teaching of liberal arts educations.  With about 2,700 students, the school is small enough to become a close knit community, but large enough to offer a broad range of courses and education.  Holy Cross is a founding member of the NCAA Division I Patriot League in sports.  Student life is described as "multidimensional" at the College of the Holy Cross, there are lots of student organizations and activ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Worcester State College is a public institution of higher learning located in the heart of Central Mass.  The campus is set on 58 acres in the desirable west side of Worcester and was founded in 1874 as the Worcester Normal School.  In 1932, the name was changed to Worcester State Teachers College.  By 1963, the once teachers college had made the transition to one offering liberal arts and science studies, and therefore the word "Teacher" was dropped from the name.  Worcester Magazine's Readers Poll voted Worcester State the "Best College in Worcester" the past 4 out of 6 years.  The Princeton Review designated the college as "America's Best Value College" in 07' and "Best Northeastern College" from 2005-2010.  At Worcester State College, the faculty and administrations is dedicated to ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Tonight we are going to feature one of Worcester's prestigious universities - Clark University.  Founded in 1887, Clark University was created as the first graduate university in the US.  Clark is a teaching and research institution.  Clark University focuses on liberal arts education with interactions between undergraduates, graduates and faculty.  The university strives to help students achieve success and become well rounded, educated beings in society.  Clark takes pride in being an urban university full of culture and history that helps adapt it's students.  To learn more about Clark University, visit their website:  https://www.clarku.edu                        
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Located in Worcester, MA you will find St. Vincent's Hospital not far from UMASS Memorial.  St. Vincent's Health System is made up of 5 facilities.  They are part of Ascension Health which is the Nation's largest Catholic non-profit health system.  They offer the most advanced technologies available.  For the month of October, they are offering $99 mammograms to those that pledge to live a healthier life for their families.  St. Vincent's is committed to providing health-care that works, is safe and most importantly, leaves no one behind for life.  When we used to live in Worcester, I visited a few friends that had babies at St. Vincent's Hospital.  It is very beautiful inside, parking was free (unlike UMASS) and they had an actual Dunkin Donuts inside the hospital!  Now what new dad w...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
  UMASS Memorial Hospital located in Worcester, MA is the largest health care system in all of Western and Central Mass.  It is a place that I hold near and dear to my heart, for it is where I gave birth to my 4 children.  They have an outstanding track record for outstanding care and service.  UMASS Memorial is also the clinical partner to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  There are about 1,600 physicians and 3,000 registered nurses.  In 2008, the hospital delivered an impressive 5,176 babies, one of which was our princess Hailey Grace.  The UMASS hospitals have 1,111 beds, can handle a high capacity of patients both in and out and in the emergency centers.  UMASS Memorial has nationally accredited specialists in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, newborn inte...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Get a Free List of Websites of Government and Bank Foreclosure Listings in Worcester, MA There are a number of websites that contain free listings of government and bank foreclosed homes in Worcester, MA. These websites contain descriptions, color photos, and addresses of the foreclosed homes for sale in Worcester, MA. And, most of these websites have government and bank foreclosure listings nationwide. There's no charge to search the foreclosure listings on any of these websites, and there's no 7-day free trial period either. Virtually all of these websites do not require any personal information to get access to the government and bank foreclosure listings. You can access these foreclosure listings anytime you want and as often as you want - free of charge!  Click here to get your own...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development Loans in Worcester, MA Are you looking for a home mortgage loan in the Worcester, MA area? Then you've come to the right place! Northeast Community Mortgage is a mortgage broker serving Worcester, MA, and many of the surrounding areas. When you decide to buy a home or refinance a mortgage in Worcester, MA or in the surrounding area, your search for a home mortgage loan should start and end here.  With so many lenders to choose from in the greater Worcester area, you should choose one you can trust to find the mortgage loan that will best meet your needs. As a mortgage broker, we help our clients obtain a loan from the lender who has the terms that best matches their needs. In terms of mortgage programs, we specialize in FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Develop...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Worcester MA for October 6, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Worcester, Massachusetts. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.67 this morning - down 2/32 from yesterday's close. The 4.5% MBS coupon closed at 101.72 yesterday - up 1/32 from its opening, and is currently trading at 101.66 - about the same as its opening (as shown by the blue line). The chart below shows today's price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon: The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past two weeks: Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes up, the yield comes down - and mortgage inte...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Located in Worcester, the Higgins Armory Museum is the only museum in the Northeast dedicated to the study and display of arms and armor.  From it's unique architecture to it's historic artifacts, it is a true informative and entertaining environment.  The museum is housed in an Art Deco steel building and hosts one of the largest collections of arms and armor in the world.  There are over 80 suits of armor from Medieval to renaissance pieces.  It's a great place for the whole family to check out!                      Here's some information from the Higgins Armory Website Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.For 2009: The Museum will be closed most Mondays and the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Are you looking for something fun to do with yourfamily in Worcester?  Do you enjoy nature, science and discovery?  If yes, the EcoTarium is for you!  Located at 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA 01504, the EcoTarium is a unique indoor and outdoor museum for all age groups.  They are open Tuesday - Sundays from 10-5PM everyday except Sundays 12-5PM.  Children under 3 get in for free, ages 3-18 get in for $8, adults are $10 and college students and seniors are $8.  Some extra things you can pay to do at the EcoTarium are the Tree Canopy Walkway, the Expolorer Express Train and visit the Planetarium.  The Discovery Room is a great place to visit with pre-school age and younger children.  It is a special place dedicated to their young minds and creativity with a puppet theater, a crawl ins...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
James and I used to live in some apartments off of Frank Street in Worcester, very close to Lake Quinsigamond.  Lake Quinsigamond, also known as Long Pond, is located on the Worcester and Shrewsbury lines.  It covers about 772 acres and ranges from 50 to 85 feet deep.  The lake is pretty long and narrow and stretches 4 miles long.  Lake Quinsigamond has 8 islands, most are privately owned by local citizens.  Drake Island is state owned and is the largest of the islands on this lake.  While researching this lake's history, I found out some very interesting things.  Development started on the southern shores of the lake because of the construction of the causeway in 1863.  In 1894, an amusement park named Lincoln Park opened on the western side of the lake in Worcester.  In 1905, a compet...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
You asked for it you got it - a seven day series of blonde jokes! Day 1: A married couple were asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning. The wife (undoubtedly blonde), picked up the phone, listened a moment and said, "How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!" and hung up. The husband said, "Who was that?" The wife said, "I don't know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear." :)MattToll Free: 888-NCFIXER (623-4937)Toll Free Fax: 888-FAX-4020 (329-4020)Local: 860-282-6181330 Roberts Street 4th FloorEast Hartford, CT 06108 credit repair company
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
In the middle of this month Worcester Regional Airport is said to be the filming location for the opening scenes for the new movie "Wichita" starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.  Worcester Regional Airport will be known as "Wichita Airport" and Worcester Regional was chosen because of it's emptiness and location, close to where a lot of the filming will be done in Boston, Chelsea, Worburn and other Massachusetts locations.  The film will be an action comedy and is sure to be a hit with stars like Cruise and Diaz.  Click here to read more about it in the Worcester T&G and to find out how to apply to be an extra on the set in Worcester!
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