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Posted by Sally Malsch on 10/18/2017

Although it's not uncommon to see mobile home parks in rural America, rural areas aren't the only places where manufacturers build and sell mobile homes. Suburbs like Bensalem, Pennsylvania and Albany, Georgia have mobile home parks. These are quiet communities that are near stores, businesses and major roadways.

Some mobile home parks are located within walking distance of golf courses and lakes. Utilities include water, electricity and cable television. Long term mortgages can make buying a mobile home more affordable. Going with a newer mobile home,especially a home that uses solar panels, is another way to cut the cost of owning a mobile home. Pay attention to amenities and you could snag a mobile home for less than $50,000.

Mobile home amenities that intrigue and inspire

Give yourself time to check out the range of mobile home amenities. It could take several days or weeks to view all of the amenities. To begin, there are:

Back yard patios - Yes. Mobile homes are built with patios, spaces large enough to host graduation parties, barbecues and small weddings.

Porches - Front and back porch options are available with mobile homes. Surprisingly,there are mobile homes that are built with wraparound porches. Regardless of the size or type of porch you get, you could forego steps. You could also have two cement steps lead onto the porch. Another option is a tall exterior staircase.

Kitchen islands - Kitchen islands are just the beginning. Tall, dark brown kitchen cabinetry with built in space for conventional ovens or microwave ovens are additional mobile home amenities. Breakfast nooks large enough to fit two to three bar stools could add more seating.

Sinks - Choose between single and double sinks. Add in matching stainless steel appliances like a tall, stately refrigerator and a floor level, conventional oven.

Bathrooms - Let your realtor know if you want a glass shower stall or a bathroom with a large, garden tub. A large mobile home can easily fit a spacious bathroom that has a shower and a wide bath tub. In these spacious bathrooms cabinets are long enough to fit four large, wall mirrors. Cabinets that are open at the bottom,can be used to store towels, wash rags and blankets. This could keep you from having to add in a closet bathroom. Go with an en suite for extra privacy.

Lighting - Decide whether you want round or square ceiling lights, chandeliers and lights attached to ceiling fans. For example, you could build a chandelier over your kitchen or dining room tables and install ceiling fan lights in bedrooms.

Most amenities that you can get with a traditional house are available in mobile homes. You can get a glimpse at the amenities by taking a virtual tour of mobile homes that a manufacturer, mobile home management company or your realtor offers you.

Today's mobile homes are modern in look and feel. Amenities found in the homes is as stylish and trendy as amenities found in traditional homes. Similar to traditional houses, the more upscale and stylish amenities in mobile homes are,the bigger the ticket price on the houses generally is. To steer clear of rising debt, consider adding or upgrading mobile home amenities one room at a time.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 10/17/2017


40 Blossom Lane, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully landscaped, this remodeled and expanded South Amherst Cape will enchant you! The stunning country kitchen with large center island and open concept family room with cozy gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling combine for a great gathering space. The 20' x 20' three season screened porch is a perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The large, formal living room and dining room and first floor office, all with hardwood floors, complete the first floor. The second floor includes oversized Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and updated en suite bath, two bedrooms and another full bath with double vanity, heated and cooled with an energy efficient ceiling mini-split. This freshly painted one owner home has been meticulously maintained and improved. New windows tilt out for easy cleaning, two zone heat and full basement with work shop! The stone walls, Goshen stone patio and the sitting area with a fire pit complete the home. An exceptional home in a one of a kind setting!
Open House
Sunday
October 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bay Rd to Middle, turn onto Orchard Drive, house on corner, pull into driveway off Sherry Lane
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 40 Blossom Lane, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 10/17/2017

This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $220,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS .


15 Emerson Ct, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$229,900
Price
$220,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Just 10-15 minutes to Amherst Center or UMASS, you find this economical & conveniently located townhouse in Echo Hill. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo features a newer PROPANE GAS HEAT & HOT WATER system along with CENTRAL AIR, as well as a partially finished @300 square foot, basement walkout. Exceptional is the seldom found 2 vehicle carport. The kitchen was recently remodeled and oak floors laid on main floor and on the stairway. The living room with dining area opens to a spacious northwest facing deck for seasonal, outdoor living. Enjoy the short walk to the free PVTA (stops at Emerson Court!) & to the Hampshire Athletic Club. Infra-structure improvements in Emerson Ct. in the last 10 yrs. include a new roof, gutters, Hardi board siding & fire stops, deck membrane for waterproofing, Pella casement windows on 2nd floor & new sidewalk.

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 10/16/2017


52 High Point Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

North Amherst

Single-Family

$509,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Extraordinary Contemporary in Nature Retreat, 10-15 minutes to UMASS or Amherst Center. Expanded, 3158 SF, upgraded home combines aesthetic appeal & functionality, offering something special to each family member. Upon entry light from sun room, replete with banks of windows & skylight, draws you inside. Gourmet cooks, love the large kitchen w/ abundant Quaker Maid cabinetry, granite counters, gas stove, wall oven, 2 sinks & tile floor. Family & guests, relish meals & outside environs from DR where windows draw your gaze to professionally landscaped, shade gardens. Nature lovers, meander on the Goshen stone walkway through these environs. Formal LR + fireplace with half bath complete main floor. 3 bedrooms & 2 updated baths (includes MBR + MBTH) occupy 2nd floor. Professionals, covet addition for not one but two offices w/ separate entry & bath & copious built-ins. Perks: 2 car garage, oak + tile floors, solar hot water, central air, 5 zone boiler, fenced-in backyard & gas generator
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Henry St. to Flat Hills or Cushman Rd to Market Hill, turn onto High Point Drive, house on the left
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 52 High Point Dr, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 10/12/2017


40 Blossom Lane, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully landscaped, this remodeled and expanded South Amherst Cape will enchant you! The stunning country kitchen with large center island and open concept family room with cozy gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling combine for a great gathering space. The 20' x 20' three season screened porch is a perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The large, formal living room and dining room and first floor office, all with hardwood floors, complete the first floor. The second floor includes oversized Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and updated en suite bath, two bedrooms and another full bath with double vanity, heated and cooled with an energy efficient ceiling mini-split. This freshly painted one owner home has been meticulously maintained and improved. New windows tilt out for easy cleaning, two zone heat and full basement with work shop! The stone walls, Goshen stone patio and the sitting area with a fire pit complete the home. An exceptional home in a one of a kind setting!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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