Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Data from the Warren Group shows mixed numbers for Norton in March.
When it comes to foreclosures, Norton and the state are slightly at odds. According to new data from the Warren Group, foreclosure petitions for the state dropped 82.42 percent in March 2013 compared to 2012. Total year to date petitions also dropped 52.16 percent "Overall, we're seeing foreclosures drop all over the country, but Massachusetts is exceptional in its reduction. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that we rank 48th in foreclosures started in the first quarter of 2013," said The Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. "Foreclosure prevention efforts combined with a booming real estate market are leading to fewer foreclosures." In Norton, the results are a little more mixed. Norton’s foreclosure petitions in March increased…
A house on Freeman Street is on sale for $325,000
This home at 59 Freeman Street is being marketed for $325,000. Description from NewEnglandMoves.com: Bright and Sunny 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Split Level home on beautiful corner lot. Gleaming hardwood floors, Central Air, formal dining room, spacious eat in kitchen leading out to deck and screened porch. Lower level features cozy family room with gas fireplace and office or 4th bedroom, perfect for guests. Convenient location close to town center, Wheaton Collge and major highway routes. Newer Roof (2007), New Septic (2011) Listed By Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Seth Stollman For more information, click here.
A look at houses for sale in Norton Weekend of May 24.
Be sure to check back with Patch each week with new open houses in Norton.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Norton Island for sale.
According to Trulia, the island has not been developed and has an average listing price for $321,745. In the November Town Meeting, the town rejected an article to purchase the island for $149,900 in free cash to purchase the 9.17-acre property. Currently, members of the conservation commission want to keep the property from development, but regardless there is still a private island for sale in Norton.
Charlie Kampamelas shares his story about coming to Norton.
Charlie Kampamelas first bought Mike’s Famous Pizza in Norton 15 years ago, and when he got there he changed everything but the pizza. “The people before me were making pizza for 35 years, so I figured it must good,” he said. The original owner, who was named Mike, first opened up shop in Norton in 1968. Kampamelas came over to the U.S. from Greece, and started as a dishwasher. In 1980 he bought his first restaurant in Stoughton called the Sherwood Restaurant. In 1998, his friend told him that Mike was retiring and looking to sell. “He said he was interested in selling the business. I made a deal and now here I am,” he said. He felt it was important to leave his mark on the business, especially with the amount of time he puts into it. “It’…
A look at jobs in Norton.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A smattering of business news in the region.
Norton Blueview Nursery in Norton Thriving Since 1949 When you come to the Blueview Nursery in Norton, acres and acres of thousands of flowers, trees and shrubberies come into view. Anthony Cogliano has been in the plant business for nearly all his life. His family originally started the business in 1949, at Blue Hills in Canton. “My father and his brother started a bridal horse farm to ride the trails at Blue Hills,” he said. His father started selling plants at the farm, and the plant business quickly supplanted the riding business. He said as far back as he can remember, he’s been working on the farm. “Summers, vacations, I’d be working all the time,” he said. Mansfield Catman a Dream Come True in Mansfield It's been 11 years since …
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out up-to-date listings from Zillow.
We feature homes for sale each week, but there are also rental opportunities in the Norton area. Click on the homes in the map to get more information about the available rental properties in the Norton area.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
What would you like to see there?
Drive around Norton and you'll notice many empty buildings and lots. In this week's "Visions for Vacancies," we're looking at a spot on 336 Old Colony Rd., the former location of McMahon's in Norton. What would you like to see here?