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Posted by Sally Malsch on 4/25/2018


273-275 Wendell Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01072

Single-Family

$324,900
Price

10
Rooms
6
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity knocks for home owner or investor for value added duplex, located on 2.18 acres, close to Shutesbury Center & popular Lake Wyola! Live in one 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit in completely refurbished duplex & use the rental income from other unit to subsidize your mortgage. Or family or friends could live in the separate units & share the cost of maintaining property. Or investor could profit from renting two self-contained units in the UMASS/College hub area & within the coveted Amherst regional, school district. A total of almost 3100, finished square feet comprises 3 levels of living in both units: main floor includes living room with propane gas stove, eat-in kitchen + pantry with slider access to deck, half bath. Two spacious bedrooms & full bath occupy 2nd floor. Family room or large, legal bedroom with propane gas heater + laundry, complete the windowed basement. Lot is cleared around house & offers both abundant garden & parking space on TRG stone driveway.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 4/25/2018


273-275 Wendell Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01072

Multi-Family

$324,900
Price

2
Units
2,086
Approx. GLA
Opportunity knocks for home owner or investor for value added duplex, located on 2.18 acres, close to Shutesbury Center & popular Lake Wyola! Live in one 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit in completely refurbished duplex & use the rental income from other unit to subsidize your mortgage. Or family or friends could live in the separate units & share the cost of maintaining property. Or investor could profit from renting two self-contained units in the UMASS/College hub area & within the coveted Amherst regional, school district. A total of almost 3100, finished square feet comprises 3 levels of living in both units: main floor includes living room with propane gas stove, eat-in kitchen + pantry with slider access to deck, half bath. Two spacious bedrooms & full bath occupy 2nd floor. Family room or large, legal bedroom with propane gas heater + laundry, complete the windowed basement. Lot is cleared around house & offers both abundant garden & parking space on TRG stone driveway.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 4/25/2018

Deciding whether to set up a home showing sometimes can be a tough decision. Yet a home showing can make a world of difference for a buyer as he or she searches for the ideal residence.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include:

1. You can look beyond a home listing.

A home listing generally offers details about a house's age and features, as well as photographs of different areas of a residence. But a home listing can only provide so much information. Fortunately, a home showing enables you to assess a house in person and decide whether a residence is right for you.

During a house showing, you can walk around a residence and view each room. If you want to further pursue a residence after a showing, you can submit an offer to purchase. Or, if you find a house fails to match your expectations, you can always continue your search for your dream home.

2. You can gain comprehensive insights into a house's condition.

When it comes to evaluating a house's condition, it typically is a good idea to attend a showing. That way, you can get an up-close look at a home's condition and determine whether a residence needs major or minor repairs.

A home showing enables you to analyze a residence both inside and out. After a showing is complete, you can decide whether you are satisfied with the condition of a home and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

3. You can imagine what it would be like if you purchase a home.

A home showing makes it easy to envision what life may be like if you purchase a particular house. As such, a showing may prove to be crucial as you pursue your dream residence.

If you feel good about a house following a showing, you should not hesitate to submit a competitive homebuying proposal. Conversely, if you feel uncomfortable with a residence, you may want to pursue other options.

Of course, hiring a real estate agent may be exceedingly valuable as you search for your ideal house. A real estate agent can schedule home showings at your convenience and provide plenty of tips to help you pursue residences in any housing market. By doing so, a real estate agent will empower you with the insights you need to make an informed decision about a house.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent will provide after you find your dream house, either. At this point, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to acquire your ideal residence. And if you have any concerns or questions as you move along the homebuying journey, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them.

Ready to find your dream residence? Schedule a home showing, and you take the next step to acquire your ideal house.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 4/24/2018


48 Richardson Rd, Leverett, MA 01054

Single-Family

$237,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Enjoy country living in Leverett but with the availability of high speed internet! Move right into this pristine and affordable ranch, sited in a private location towards the end of a road on 3 acres. Walk trails at end of street to Chestnut Hill Loop or to Laurel Hill. In minutes you can be at the public beach at Lake Wyola , one of the best fresh water fed lakes in our area, to enjoy a swim, or you can pick up groceries and meet your neighbors at the Leverett Coop. Yet in 20 minutes you commute easily to Amherst or Greenfield. Sun bathes the house and the surrounding yard, well suited for gardens and outdoor activities, and woods provide the back border. 1008 SF comprise 2 bedrooms and bath and recent upgrades include a new roof, replacement windows, new laminate flooring and a freshly painted interior. Other amenities include a woodstove in the basement to reduce your heating costs, two garden sheds and a generator, in case of a power outage along with a finish-able basement.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 4/18/2018

A three season room can be an extremely beneficial home investment. While many different kinds of improvements allow for the enjoyment of the outdoor spaces of your home, a three season room provides protection from the elements, giving maximum value. 


Thereís a few different things to consider when it comes to estimating the cost of building a three season room. The amount youíll need to spend can vary widely based on the material used, the finishes that have been chosen and where you live.  


Get Estimates


Itís really important when undertaking any kind of home improvement project to obtain estimates. Youíll get ballpark figures of how much it will cost you and youíll be able to get a few ideas from each professional as to how they will go about completing the project. Youíll be able to create your ideal model this way, just by asking for input. The cost will depend on other factors like whether demolition needs to be involved, or how much site preparation is needed.


Use What You Have


Existing structures on your home may be used to build a three season room. A porch or deck may have the ability to be closed in. As long as the condition is good, or the structure is sound, itís easy to use these parts of your home that are already there to build an area to enjoy the outside. A three season room needs a combination of glass, windows, screens and a sturdy floor.


Roofing 


Itís important that you match roof of your sunroom the existing roofing materials on your home. You can choose from a variety of different kinds of roofs from simple to more elaborate styles. For even more light in your sunroom, think about adding a skylight. 


What The Estimate Should Include


The estimate of your three season room should include all of the following areas:


  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Electrical
  • Moldings
  • Doors and windows
  • Drywall
  • Skylights
  • Screens
  • Ceiling fans

The cost of labor will also be included in the estimate. Carpenters charge around $70 per hour. Electricians range in their charges from $65 to $85 per hour. It will most likely require many different contractors in order to complete the job of creating your three season room. When your building, the most important thing is that you add the aspects that youíll enjoy the most throughout the year. Another important point to remember is that the room will be exposed to the elements, so it is possible that dirt and dust will build up quickly in the sunroom. You should plan accordingly to make cleaning a breeze.  

No matter where you live, itís always great to maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors! Building a three season room can give you the ability to to do just that.     




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