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By Steve Waddicor | Agent in Fall River, MA
  • Homes in the Highlands Neighborhood in Fall RIver, MA

    Posted Under: General Area in Fall River, Home Buying in Fall River, In My Neighborhood in Fall River  |  July 23, 2012 12:18 PM  |  750 views  |  No comments


    Homes in the
    Highlands neighborhood in Fall River, MA.

     

    Located in the northern end of the City of Fall River, the Highlands Lower Highlands Mansionneighborhood offers block after block of predominantly single family homes in a lovely suburban setting, close to most everything, yet away from the feel of the city.

     

    The Highlands is actually split in to two neighborhoods, the Upper Highlands and the Lower Historic Highlands. The Upper Highlands is made up of homes built mostly during the 20th century. You will find beautiful Dutch Colonials in the Leemingville area, along with large rambling 1950’s style executive ranches, large shingle style colonials built between 1900 and 1930, and a number of smaller capes and cottages built after World War Two. The Lower Highlands boasts many Victorian era mansions, some still having out buildings which housed the horses and wagons of the day. The television show “This Old House” highlighted the Highlands area of Fall River as one of the Best Old House Neighborhoods in 2009.
    See homes for sale in Fall River here.

    Pretty Highlands street viewEasily accessible to the major highways in the region, living in the Highlands is very convenient. Bounded on the east by Route 24, it is an easy commute to the north lying cities of Taunton, Brockton and Boston. Head south on Route 24 and pick up Interstate Route 195 where you are minutes away from New Bedford to the east and Providence to the west. Follow Route 24 South and you can be in Newport in less than a half hour.  With the new Veretans Memorial Bridge spanning the Taunton River, all the commercial businesses, malls and plazas of Somerset and Swansea are just minutes away.  

      More Fall River, MA information


    The President Avenue neighborhood in the Highlands offers residents just Homes for sale in the Highlands Fall RIverabout any retail convenience a community could need, including 24 hour pharmacy, liquor, hardware, and grocery stores, Post Office, banks and fast food, to name a few. Also located in the Highlands neighborhood is The Charlton Memorial Hospital, part of the Southcoast Health System, and many physician’s offices and labs supporting the hospital.   .  

     

     All levels of education can be found in the Highlands. The recently built Spencer Borden Elementary school on President Avenue serves many of the young students from the area in grades K through 5. Morton Middle School, currently and temporarily housed in the Lower Highlands in the former Kuss Middle School building, will soon be located just below the Highlands at the foot of North Park. The brand new, state of the art facility is expected to be opened in the Fall of 2013. Elsbree Street is the home of both BMC Durfee High School and Bishop Connolly High School, and the main campus of Bristol Community College.  

    Looking down and west from both the Upper and Lower Highlands neighborhoods you can see for miles past the scenic Taunton River, to the banks of Somerset, and on a clear day beyond past Swansea to the Providence skyline. The wide avenues with picturesque homes and historic buildings make the Highlands neighborhood a haven for joggers and walkers any time of year. For the convenience of city living with the feel of the suburbs, the Highlands Neighborhood in Fall River, MA is not to be outdone!

     

    For more about the Greater Fall River area, visit my website at www.stevew-homes.com  or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.

  • Fall River, MA Condo. Own for less than renting!

    Posted Under: General Area in Fall River, Home Buying in Fall River, Foreclosure in Fall River  |  June 13, 2012 8:31 AM  |  642 views  |  No comments

    Fall River,MA condo. Own for less than renting! Invest in you future! DON”T RENT! Own this completely remodeled 750 Square foot, 2 bedroom, ground level condo for less than $500 per month!




    All new kitchen, new carpets, freshly painted, absolutely NOTHNG to do to move in! This is an outstanding opportunity to own your own home in the north end of
    Fall River for LE$$ than you may be currently be paying for rent! Close to shopping, easy access to Route 24. See more pictures here:

     

     http://www.stevew-homes.com/idx/details.aspx?mls=71396110&aid=CT003304

    or call me now at 508 558 8035!

     

    Steve Waddicor

    SB&A Realty Group

    508 558 8035

    www.stevew-homes.com

  • Another HUD owned one family home deal. This one in Raynham, MA

    Posted Under: General Area in Raynham, Home Buying in Raynham, Home Selling in Raynham  |  June 7, 2012 2:10 PM  |  624 views  |  No comments

    Another HUD owned one family home deal. This one in Raynham, MA  –

    Come and make an offer on  this extended single level contemporary family home offering 3 bedrooms, fireplaced living room, dining room, kitchen, bonus room and 1 ½ baths. The open floor plan is further enhanced by sliders out to a large fenced yard.  Tons of potential here at a bargain price!

    Hud single family house for sale in Raynham Ma

     

      See more here!

    For more information about HUD homes, or other homes for sale in the the Greater Fall River area, visit my website at  www.stevew-homes.com  or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.




  • The housing market in the Greater Fall River, MA area for the period of January through May is showing improvement over 2011

    Posted Under: General Area in Fall River, Home Buying in Fall River, Home Selling in Fall River  |  June 4, 2012 2:25 PM  |  662 views  |  No comments

    The housing market in the Greater Fall River, MA area for the period of January through May is showing improvement this year over 2011. The number of single family home sold during this period is up 23% over last year, while the median price dropped 3%. The areas measured include Fall River, Assonet, Freetown, Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Westport and Dartmouth. The total number of single family homes currently for sale in the area has dropped significantly from a total of 923 units to 765, or a decrease of 17% while the median asking price has remained constant.

    single family homes for sale in greater Fall River, MA

     

    Statistics for sales for the individual municipalities vary greatly from town to town. Dighton saw a 17% drop in the number of sales while Freetown enjoyed a 65% increase.  Every town is showing a decrease in available inventories of homes with the exception of Berkley which has 1 more home fore sale this year as compared to last. Median Sale prices were split with 4 communities showing increases and 4 showing decreases in sales price.  Similarly 5 communities have asking prices lower that last years’ median asking price and 3 communities’ median asking price has increased.

     

    Overall, more real estate is changing hands in the Greater Fall River area in 2012. Interest rates are at all time lows and buyers should be out there shopping, but with current inventories dropping, pricing could start to moderate or possibly start to increase.

    View the statistics for each individual city and town in the Greater Fall River area here.

    To learn more about the Greater Fall River MA area, visit my website at www.stevew-homes.com or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.



  • Check out the deals in Fall River June 8 thru 17 during Fall River Restaurant Week

    Posted Under: General Area in Fall River, Entertainment & Nightlife in Fall River, In My Neighborhood in Fall River  |  May 25, 2012 7:11 PM  |  651 views  |  No comments
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    Restaurant Week

    Check out the deals in Fall River June 8 thru 17 during Fall River Restaurant Week!!!

    Enjoy Pre-fix lunches for $7.99 and dinners from $19.99 to $24.99!

    I am a foodie and love to eat out, and these deals are not to be missed. Enjoy dining at one or all these local eateries in the Greater Fall River Area:

    Bella, Scampi, Mesa 21, Jillians Sports Pub, Terra Nostra, TA's, St. James Irish Pub, Entourage, Trio (Fall River and Dartmouth locations), Nonnie's, Battleship Brewhouse, Dartmouth Wasabi, The Assonet Inn, Tap House, Samantha's, Georgio's Steak house, Magoni's, Chad's Chowderhouse, Cinderella, Venus, and more!

    Support our local restaurants and businesses!


    To learn more about the Greater Fall River MA area, visit my website at www.stevew-homes.com or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.

  • Single Family homes sold and for sale in Westport, MA during the first four months of 2012

    Posted Under: General Area in Westport, Home Buying in Westport, Home Selling in Westport  |  May 4, 2012 2:24 PM  |  525 views  |  No comments

    Single Family homes sold and for sale in Westport, MA during the first four months of 2012

     

     

    Can you believe 2012 is already 1/3 over? Here is some real estate market data describing the housing market in Westport, MA  during the 4 month of 2012 and how it compares to the same time last year. The data is from the MLS and is for single family homes.

     

    There were 30 single family homes sold in Westport during this period with a median price of $289,500. For the same period in 2011, 33 single family homes sold with a median price of $300,000.

     

    Sales volume is down 9% this year over the same period last year, while the median price down 3.5%.
    Homes for sale in Westport Ma- Head of Westport

     

    There are currently 115 single family homes for sale in Westport, with a median asking price of $475,000, as compared to a year ago when there were 129 homes on the market with a median asking price of $439.900.

     

    As compared to 2011 the first four months of 2012 has been a bit slower than last year. Strong inventory and historically low interest rates continue to put those interested in purchasing a single family home in Westport in a very good position.

     

    To learn more about the Greater Fall River MA area, visit my website at www.stevew-homes.com or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.

     

     

     To see all the homes currently for sale in Westport, click here!

  • Single Family homes sold and for sale in Swansea, MA during the first four months of 2012

    Posted Under: General Area in Swansea, Home Buying in Swansea, Home Selling in Swansea  |  May 4, 2012 2:19 PM  |  515 views  |  No comments

    Single Family homes sold and for sale in Swansea, MA during the first four months of 2012

     

     

    Can you believe 2012 is already 1/3 over? Here is some real estate market data describing the housing market in Swansea, MA during the 4 month of 2012 and how it compares to the same time last year. The data is from the MLS and is for single family homes.

     

    There were 37 single family homes sold in Swansea during this period with a median price of $205,300. For the same period in 2011, 34 single family homes sold with a median price of $220,750.

     

    Sales volume is up 9% this year over the same period last year, while the median price down 7%.
    Homes for sale in Swansea MA - Town Offices

     

    There are currently 72 single family homes for sale in Swansea, with a median asking price of $259,900, as compared to a year ago when there were 102 homes on the market with a median asking price of $259,950.

     

    As compared to 2011 the first four months of 2012 has been a positive period for buyers and motivated sellers. Current inventories’ lower asking prices and historically low interest rates continue to put those interested in purchasing a single family home in Swansea in a very good position.

     

    To learn more about the Greater Fall River MA area, visit my website at www.stevew-homes.com or contact me directly at 508-558-8035.

     

     

     To see all the homes currently for sale in Swansea, click here!

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