Billerica, MA Real Estate News

By Richard Rosa, Exclusive Buyer Agent
(Buyers Brokers Only, LLC)
Comparing the first 10 months of the year to the first 10 months of 2007, the median price of a single-family home in Billerica, Massachusetts has declined 8.6 percent from $350,000 to $320,000. The median price is down from $377,500 during the same period in 2005. Year    Median Price2005    $377,5002006    $360,0002007    $350,0002008    $320,000 After seeing the number of single-family homes sales increase from 2006 to 2007 (257 to 288) during the first 10 months of the year, single-family homes in Billerica, MA declined 14.2 percent from January 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008, compared to the same period in 2007, sinking from 288 sales to 240 sales. Year    No. of Sales2005      3152006      2572007      2882008      240 The average number of days on the market during the first 10 mont...
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By Webb Dickson
(Dryer Vent Wizard New Hampshire and Massachusetts)
Webb was very upset when local news reported a mother of four dying as a result of a clothes dryer fire   Webb Dickson was recently interviewed where he responded to a news report of a recent dryer fire that took the life of a mother of four.  The woman died after saving her two daughters.  Her two boys were able to climb out a window and have neighbors call 911.  Unfortunately, the woman was unable to escape before firefighters could respond.  "Dryer vent lint is very combustible and a fire will burn hot and spread quickly," Webb explained.  "I was very saddened by this news; this tragedy could have easily been prevented.  Most people are not aware that their clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than their furnace or stove."   Webb Dickson is the owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, a n...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
WHERE DID THE TIME GO?   It doesn't seem THAT long ago that I was a freshman in the Commercial Art & Technical Illustration program at Shawsheen Valley  Technical High School . Now, some of my friends KIDS are attending and graduating from Tech AND classmates of mine are TEACHERS! My friend Gita Bantwal gave me the idea to post this information on my, sigh, 30th High School Class Reunion from: The 30th Class Reunion for the Class of 1978 will take place on November 29, 2008 at the Tewksbury Elks, in  Tewksbury, MA from 7pm - midnight. It doesn't seem THAT long ago that I attended the 20th Reunion!   For more information, ticket information, questions, to update your email address OR to confirm your attendance, please email Karen at:   Karen (Elliot) or bettyjane3@aol.comc...
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By John LaBelle
(RE/MAX Prestige)
Montgomery Energy Partners has plans to build two power plants in the Greater Lowell area.  While there hasn't been much debate over the 80 Megawatt plant to be built in Lowell, the larger 348 Megawatt Plant proposed for 134 Billerica Avenue in North Billerica has peaked the interest of many residents in Billerica, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, and Lowell.The proposed plant would be fueled by natural gas with a diesel back up system.  The site would hold a large diesel tank and another large tank of aqueous ammonia. While an engineer representing New Hampshire based DG Clean Power, a partner in the proposed plant, stated at a recent Chelmsford Board of Selectmen's meeting that the natural  gas burning plant would have no impact on the environment and surrounding communities, many local residen...
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Billerica, Massachusetts - Billerica, MA was incorporated in 1655 and is located about 25 miles north west of Boston.  Neighboring towns include Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Burlington, Bedford and Carlisle.  The major routes passing through Billerica are route 3, route 129 and route 4. Billerica average home sale price for September through November of 2007 was about $273,000 compared to $313,000 for June through August of 2007. There were 65 home sales in Billerica for September through November of 2007 compared to 111 for the prior three months. Useful Billerica, MA links: Town of Billerica Official Website Billerica Public Schools  Billerica Public Library Site
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By Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH
(Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging )
Active Rain and Stage it Forward and all of you have had a phenomenal impact on Staging in New England.  Please take a moment to welcome Phil Tammaro, Realtor. Phil uses Staging on every listing!     Phil gets how important Staging is to marketing a property.  With so much competition out there and Buyers being so very anlytical, Staging gets the buyer emotionally involved in the property.  As Phil says, "Staging gets the Buyer to pull the trigger!"  Please give Phil a fabulous Stage it Forward welcome!
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By Richard Rosa, Exclusive Buyer Agent
(Buyers Brokers Only, LLC)
The Boston Globe published an article, in the Globe Magazine, on April 1, 2007 highlighting five popular communities for first-time home buyers.The five communities are Lowell, Billerica, East Boston, Watertown and Brockton."A shift is occurring in the area's housing market. First-time home buyers who find it impossible to afford a house in most of Boston and its expensive suburbs - despite a year of declining real estate prices - are fanning out. They are building communities in outlying suburbs or creating hot new markets for condominiums, which a growing number of young professional buyers find more affordable and more pleasing than houses."Read The Article
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