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Posted on 01/16/2023
Your Pre-Home Search Checklist
Buying a house is a complicated financial and logistical process. The right preparation can make a huge difference in making the process go as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of the most important things to do before buying a home to help you prepare: Check Your Financials There are a few financials you should check on...
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Posted on 01/14/2023
Another Property Sold - 535 West St, Amherst, MA 01002
Welcome to this spacious ranch at the entrance to a large neighborhood. This beautiful home has been carefully maintained, and many updates have been thoughtfully applied over the years. The garage was converted into a den and office. You will be pleased to find a generous foyer that leads to an outside deck. The cheerful, open kitchen is spacious with a dining area. There is a highly sought-after partially finished basement. All the appliances are included in the sale of this home. Recent upgrades and improvements include a gas water heater, the exterior painted in 2020, the roof 30yr shingle in 2014, and Anderson windows in 2019. Steps to...
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Posted on 01/14/2023
Another Property Sold - 118 N Main St, Sunderland, MA 01375
This home is located on beautiful North Main Street in Sunderland. While in need of updating this home has much potential. The first floor features a living room with fireplace, kitchen, enclosed porch, bedroom, sitting room and full bath. The second floor has three large bedrooms and room to add another bath as well as excellent storage space. The yard is large open and flat great for gardening! Walk to everything wonderful in Sunderland the new Riverside Park, The Blue Heron Restaurant, the Buttonball Tree and much more. Come and see the potential here, this is a great...
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Posted on 01/12/2023
28 Sacco Dr, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Delight in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Habitat Post & Beam home w/ 2-car garage, sited on the corner lot of a cul-de-sac, 5 mins. to UMASS or Amherst Center. Natural light floods into home through banks of windows & enhances the warmth & beauty of natural wood. The front entry w/ glass doors & Palladian window leads either to lg., open floor plan kitchen & dining area or to east facing LR w/ skylights & fireplace. Adjoining the LR is Fam. Rm. w/ wood stove OR as you wish, en-suite 4th bedroom, w/ entry to architect-designed study lined w/ shelving. The 2nd floor offers main bedrm w/ gabled windows, vaulted ceiling &...
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Posted on 01/11/2023
Another Property Sold - 148 Emerson Way, Northampton, MA 01060
Craftsman style home on Emerson Way, Northampton! This 2500 +/- SF, 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath home is a stunner. Primary Bedroom w/walk-in Closet & Full Bath w/ Tile Shower on 1st Flr for possible 1 level living. Chef’s Kitchen w/ quartz counters, tile backsplash & floor, stainless GE appliances (including induction stove & Sharp microwave drawer). Center island w/quartz counter. Plentiful cabinets for storage thru-out Kitchen. Access lg back Deck through slider in Kitchen. Light & bright Living Room w/ fireplace. Additional Full Bath & Office/Den/Bedroom on the 1st Flr. Second floor consists of 2 add’l Bedrooms (Bonus Room...
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Posted on 01/11/2023
65 Hatfield Street A, Northampton, MA 01060 is now new to the market!
Finding a townhome condo with 2.5 baths is like finding a needle in a haystack, but here it is! This superb condo is ideally located just 0.2 miles from the bike path and less than two miles to downtown Northampton! The 1st floor has a gorgeous open floor plan with sight lines all the way to the bright & sunny backyard. The kitchen, with SS appliances & a peninsula with seating for 5, overlooks the dining room. Numerous windows allow the natural light to flood into the living room. A bonus family room could also serve as a fantastic home office! It features a cathedral ceiling and access to the 11 by 12 wood deck and backyard....
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Posted on 01/09/2023
Easthampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 1/9/2023
Click here to view Easthampton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/09/2023
Pets at home: How to create their sanctuary without sacrificing your comfort
For many pet owners, giving your pets everything they need and want is among the top desires at home. However, pets can come with several items and nuances that may seem a little encroaching from time to time. Don’t worry, they don’t have to be. Here is a quick guide to creating a perfect sanctuary for your pets...
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Posted on 01/06/2023
Another Property Sold - 500 West St 1, Amherst, MA 01002
Gorgeous and light-filled, this gracious and charming condo is the only stately home that sits at the front of a 20-unit association. Enjoy all the bonuses a condo association affords while living in a 2,538 sq ft single family home. The first level features a transformed kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, refreshed cabinetry, a pantry with a pass-through to the spacious dining room, powder room, an open living room with working fireplace, and solid wood pocket doors. The foyer with original glass panels, wood paneling, and a mudroom bench to hide your boots and mittens brings you to the exclusive use & new wraparound Trex...
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Posted on 01/05/2023
94-96 Batchelor St., Granby, MA 01033 now has a new price of $299,000!
A 3 family investment property in Granby priced BELOW assessed value with multiple buildings makes this one a RARE find! The cape style home features 2 units. The 1st floor unit has 2 bedrooms, a living room w/ decorative fireplace, a charming covered patio & 2 bedrooms. Tenants pay $900 & would like to stay. Upstairs is a 2nd unit (now vacant) which has an eat-in kitchen w/ laundry hookups, a living room with HW floors & 2 bedrooms w/ newer carpeting. The 3rd unit (now vacant) is a freshly painted, free standing 2 room heated cottage w/ a small kitchenette and open floor plan plus a bedroom & a full bath. Updates to the main...
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Posted on 01/04/2023
406 Russell St, Sunderland, MA 01375 now has a new price of $249,900!
Nestled on a 4.8 acre open parcel is this 1799 Antique home. In need of a renovation, this home is being sold as is. Included is a 3 bent tobacco barn - great for the gentleman farmer - crops, animals etc. In addition there's a 2 car garage plus storage. The location is terrific - minutes from major routes, area schools and shopping. A worthwhile...
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Posted on 01/03/2023
123 Newbury St, Chicopee, MA 01020 now has a new price of $265,000!
Don't miss this sunny 4 bedroom/ 1.5 bath charmer that was renovated just a few years ago! Watch the world go by within the enclosed front porch, or step inside where you'll find: formal living and dining rooms, the spacious, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Updated, tiled half bath, and lovely rear sunroom (with access to the backyard) complete the first floor. Upstairs, you'll find all 4 bedrooms with hardwood floors! Updated full bathroom with tub/shower combination and tiled flooring. Nice level yard for gardening or gathering. So much to enjoy here...all conveniently located near Dana Park and...
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