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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 7/8/2020


Lot 2 Shutesbury Road, Leverett, MA 01054

Land

$95,000
Price

18.40
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Minutes to Amherst Center and major routes is this quiet, peaceful 18.4 acre lot. Perced in 2019, this wooded parcel is awaiting your dream home. Walking distance to the sweet town center, Leverett Pond and many conservation trails - it's the ideal location. Abutting lot 1 with over 21 acres of land can also be purchased in combination with this lot.
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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 7/8/2020


Lot 1 Shutesbury Road, Leverett, MA 01054

Land

$75,000
Price

21.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Discover the tranquil beauty of this sizable 21 acre wooded lot. The perfect location in so many ways - close to Amherst center, new fiber optic internet connection,close to major routes and so much more. Leverett sports the quint essential beauty found in a bucolic New England town. Walking distance to Leverett Pond, the Leverett Crafts Center and post office. Bring your vision to this quiet, private location and make your dreams come true. Perc tested 2019. Additional 18 acres available.
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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 7/8/2020


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For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes to existing homes. Here are only a few of the battles you might face when the local HOA discovers your plans for going green in a traditional or historic neighborhood.

Your Planned Solar Panels Aren't Warming Anyone's Hearts

While some HOAs may interfere with your choice of color of solar panels, others may not permit them at all. It's an aesthetic dilemma. Allowing solar panels on one home differentiates it from the others. In a community that's built upon history or tradition, individuality is rarely a good thing. If you're thinking of adding solar panels to a home that's governed by an HOA, you may be forced to buy certain-colored panels, or you may be banned from adding them at all. Consider this before buying a home, if you plan to make green upgrades in an area that features a homeowner association.

Your Energy Efficient Windows Are Getting a Cold Reception

Windows that feature double-paned glass or visible solar tints may get you in hot water with your HOA. Changing out historic windows and doors for more energy-efficient versions should be advantageous, right? Not if doing so sets your home apart from your neighbors or your condo unit apart from the rest of the building. If you want those new, modern windows that lower the cost of your energy bill over time, and you live in a home regulated by an HOA, prepare to fight for your right for window replacement. 

Your New Cool Metal Roof Is Being Hotly Debated

Cool metal roofing is all the rage for homeowners who live in dramatic climates. Cooler in summer and warmer in winter, they'd be a big improvement over those old cedar shakes your home is currently rocking. But you'll probably never experience the convenience of cool metal if you live in an historic area where cedar shakes abound. While your HOA can't prevent you from repairing or replacing a failing roof, they can legally limit the materials you use to do it. 

While homeowner associations do a lot for the communities they serve, they can cause consternation to those homeowners who place value on energy efficiency above historic appeal. If you're planning to buy or renovate a home that's regulated by the CC&Rs of the local HOA, make sure you completely understand the limitations they impose before you buy. Once in, you're bound by the rules you agreed to follow, even if it means sacrificing energy efficiency in lieu of tradition. 

 

 

 





Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 7/7/2020


104 Middle St, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$539,990
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This elegant property is located among Hadley's historic homes. Zoned for residence & business with easy access to all major highways & towns, this home is set on 1.26 acres & is a perfect space to live & work. Beautiful curbside with flowering bushes, front porch for morning tea, expansive lawn with fruit orchard in the back, the home features a spacious first-floor entry foyer, library with built-in bookshelves & fireplace; a formal sitting room leads into the dining room, kitchen & a deck. Also, on the first floor are two rooms ideal for professional use with a separate entrance & a half bath. Four bedrooms with two full baths are on the second level with a sitting area to read or watch TV. Special features include unique built-in drawers for linen, a huge walk-in closet & commodious closets in each bedroom. Renovated & updated with a tiled shower & a soak-in tub, this floor is an oasis of charm & calm. The attic has abundant storage space. A horseshoe drive circles back to 2 barns.
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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 7/7/2020


19 Beech St., Greenfield, MA 01301

Single-Family

$240,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
1
Baths
Charm and quality in the established neighborhood on Beech St! This meticulously maintained home welcomes you in the front entry opening to a spacious living room, formal dining room and the updated kitchen. First floor laundry and rear mud room complete the first level. The second floor master bedroom with generous closet space, bedroom and family room leads to the third level of living space with two additional bedrooms and storage. Lovely, updated bath on the second level. The wrap around porch invites you to relax and enjoy the established perennial gardens. Low maintenance vinyl siding, replacement windows and garage are additional perks. Excellent location, short walk to town center, close to schools, easy access to points north and south. This home displays pride of ownership, thirty years of loving care! Schedule your private showing!
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July 11 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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