Sally Malsch, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, ePRO
Five College REALTORS ģ | 413-519-4465 | [email protected]


Posted by Sally Malsch on 7/18/2018

Thereís few things in life that are more exciting than closing on your first house. All of the money that you saved and the paperwork that you have filled out has finally come together so that you can now say youíre a proud homeowner. 


Before you start planning your housewarming party, thereís a few things that you need to do with your new home and its contents.


Copy The Closing Paperwork


Undoubtedly, there were dozens of pieces of paper that were handed to you during the closing on your new home. You should have an extra copy of everything that was signed. While the local registrar of deeds probably has a copy of everything filed there as well, itís always a good idea to have extra copies of these papers.


Lock The Doors With New Keys


Youíll need to change the locks when you move into a new home as soon as possible. Many different people had the keys to the home while it was still on the market. Also, before the home was even put up for sale, family members could have passed sets of keys amongst family and friends. The lock category also includes securing sliding doors, electrical boxes, and windows accordingly. 


Put Your Name On It


Youíll need to place your name on a variety of things including your mailbox, the trashcans, the buzzer, and anything else that is property of you and your new home. If it wonít pose a privacy issue for you, itís better to claim whatís rightfully yours early on to ease confusion. 



Put Up Curtains Or Cover The Windows


Thereís probably 1,000 other things that you would rather do when you move into a new home than put up some curtains. Yet, this is so important to your privacy. Without curtains or window treatments, all of your home and its contents are exposed for the outside world to see. Until you have a chance to settle in, you can even use boxes or towels to cover the windows. This is used initially for a security measure to deter thieves and nosy neighbors.


Meet The New Neighbors


ItĎs a good idea to know who is living around you. For one, youíll be aware of any suspicious activity thatís happening in case you see strange people hanging around the area. Itís good to know who you live next to and what you might have in common with them. At the very least, youíll have a new friend. They might even water your plants while youíre away on your next vacation. 


Donít forget to change your addresses as well. Thatís always one of the biggest hassles about moving. Take the right measures for safety and comfort when you move into your new home for a smooth transition




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 7/14/2018


20 Bridge Rd, Northampton, MA 01062

Condo

$725,000
Price

11
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Love at first sight! Exceptionally designed, SOLAR ELECTRIC, freestanding condominium in 55+ community at Bear Hill Estates unites quality, aesthetic appeal & functional floor plan in a view location. Upon entry your gaze is drawn to the open, peaked, DOUBLE sunroom with copious windows for natural light from southern exposure. Take in distant views of Holyoke Range & enjoy the out-of-doors on the exterior deck. @4000 square feet is divided into 3 levels of living space with separate, HVAC zoning. Grand, main floor features oak floors and wall of built-in, cherry bookcases, cabinets and entertainment center set off by gas fireplace. Withdraw to cozy study with pocket door & custom, white cabinetry for office work. The kitchen has all the bells and whistles, including cherry cabinetry, an induction range, SS appliances + separate walk-in pantry/laundry. Choose between 1st or second floor master bedroom + Mbath. 1st level, windowed walk-out is versatile space for grandkids or guests
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bridge Rd, close to Look Park, right into Bear Hill, condo up hill in back, unit 38
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 20 Bridge Rd, Northampton, MA 01062    Get Directions






Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 7/13/2018

This Single-Family in Hadley, MA recently sold for $469,000. This Cape style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ģ.


8 Sunrise Dr, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$459,900
Price
$469,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Built in 1971 & remodeled in1990s & in 2014, this value added, @2800 SF, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath expanded Cape touts new roof with owned solar panels for electric & hot water! State of the art heat pump & A/C system comprises large, main house unit & 4 mini-splits to heat & to cool areas. Besides vaulted ceiling sun room/fam rm AND kitchen additions, seller raised roof on 2nd floor to enlarge 2 bedrooms. MBR enjoys amazing mountain views & walk-in closet. 2nd BR touts infra-red sauna. Remodeled bath sports French shower, tile floor, claw foot tub & radiant floor heat. Enjoy versatility of formal LR w/ fireplace, family room w/ gas heater, 2 bedrooms + 1bath on EACH LEVEL, oak floors, basement exercise room. Remodeled office w/ bamboo floor + new windows has separate entrance over 2-car garage. Located on quiet, cul-de-sac with field views in Hadley, Cape is between Amherst with UMASS & Northampton, Smith College, 5 minutes from popular stores for shopping. There is a lot to love & see!

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 7/12/2018

This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $235,000. This Townhouse,Rowhouse style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ģ.


15 Bedford Ct, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$235,000
Price
$235,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity knocks! Buyers, enjoy the plethora of renovations in this end unit Townhouse heated with natural gas in Echo Hill, coveted for free PVTA buses to town & UMASS & popular fitness center. 1280 square feet comprise on main floor open concept foyer, half bath, kitchen, living and dining area with slider to large, west facing deck over the TWO car vehicle port. 3 bedrooms (includes MBR) + full bath occupy 2nd floor. @300 SF are finished in the walk-out basement. Delight in new kitchen with energy star appliances, granite counter tops, double sink, pendant lit peninsula, maple cabs + modern style open shelving, etc. Other amenities: interior brick wall; oak floors on main level, newer, energy efficient casement windows & slider; updated bathrooms with tiled floors; Buderus, gas furnace; solar, security lights for front door & carport; GFCI's outlets added to kitchen & baths. In Bedford Ct. Echo Hill Association is completing work on new gas mains, drainage & concrete deck.

Similar Properties





Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 7/11/2018


28 Judd Ave, South Hadley, MA 01075

Single-Family

$274,900
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Lavished with decades of TLC, this one family owned expanded Cape welcomes you, sited as it is on large corner lot in lovely neighborhood with quick access to Rt. 202 or Rt. 116. The floor plan accommodates large gatherings & varied family activities. 1702 square feet comprise on the main level kitchen, dining and living rooms with three bedrooms and one full bath and on the 2nd floor two very large bedrooms and another full bath. Extra living space is gained by means of the three season porch enclosed between one car garage and kitchen with easy access to a large, brick patio & backyard play area. @500 more finished square feet complete the basement family room. In past 9 years major work completed includes roofing, conversion to gas heating & hot water system; electrical upgrades; replacement windows; re-asphalted driveway; sump pump. Other perks: aluminum siding & oak floors on first level. Come & see: this home has plenty of room for your family!
Open House
Saturday
July 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 28 Judd Ave, South Hadley, MA 01075    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House