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Posted by Sally Malsch on 11/14/2018

This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $166,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ®.


7 Salem Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$179,900
Price
$166,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Waiting for an investor: spacious, well maintained townhouse located in a private corner of Salem Place. Walk to town or Fort River elementary school, or take a free bus to Amherst Center or to UMASS. 1344 square feet comprise a large living room with dining area, a huge eat-in kitchen and a slider to your private deck, plus 1/2 bath. Upstairs are two large bedrooms. A real perk is that each bedroom has its own full bath. In contrast to many Salem Place condos, this unit also boasts its own, self contained, basement with a with laundry and ample storage.

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Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 11/14/2018

This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $175,000. This Garden,Low-Rise style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ®.


89 Pine Grove, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$175,000
Price
$175,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
You will love this updated and charming, GAS heated, Post & Beam, two bedroom condo, all on one level, and nestled in the back of Ice Pond Woods. Within 10-20 minutes you are in the Amherst Center hub or UMASS and close to shopping in Hadley with Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Home Depot, etc. These unique, Pine Grove condos offer an open floor plan, high ceilings, custom, built-in cabinets and closets & French door to your private patio.. This particular condo sports all bamboo floors, an updated, kitchen with SS appliances with GAS STOVE, new sink & counter; full bath with newer tiled tub/shower, pedestal sink, tiled floor. Enjoy separate storage/laundry room with stackable washer/dryers. Newer roof & HVAC sytem. This unit has the luxury of central air for hot summer days and the convenience of one car, detd garage. For the nature enthusiast, residents take advantage of nearby conservation areas, walking trails & quick access to bike path.

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Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sally Malsch on 11/14/2018

Understanding how much your home is worth is important for a number of reasons. For one, when you go to sell your home, you’ll have an idea of how much equity that you’re working with. You may need to either refinance your home, take out a loan, or line of credit. Knowing the current market value of your home can give you a good idea of your finances and what to expect. Many people believe that their home is worth more than it actually is. In reality, your home is only worth what people will actually pay for the property in a certain time frame. 


Some websites offer basic ideas of how much your home is worth. You can also use the Internet to search for comparable properties and see what has been sold, how much it has been sold for, and how much other homes that are similar to yours in the neighborhood are worth. You’ll need to be sure that the comparing properties include the same types of features as your own home in order to get a good estimate. 


Consult A Realtor


Experienced realtors in your area are great resources for helping you to determine your property’s value. Many agencies offer free market value analyses, which can help you to see where your home would fall in the current real estate market. Realtors don’t get paid unless your home sells. They can use their many resources to work with you on the sale of your home and help you to price it appropriately.


Hire An Appraiser


If you want to dig a bit deeper in the pricing of your home, you’ll need to shell out a bit of cash. You could hire a certified appraiser who will dig deep into your property to determine the value. Once you find a buyer, another appraisal will happen on the property. The buyer pays for this. If you really want a good idea of how much your home is worth, hiring an appraiser beforehand is key. Keep in mind that appraisers may come up with slightly different estimates for the same home.      


Know The Key Things That Affect Home Value


There are a few big factors that influence just how much your property is worth. While you may love your big kitchen, it goes a lot further than that. Factors that contribute to how much your property is worth include:


  • The amount of land that you have
  • The neighborhood your home is in
  • The schools your home is near
  • How many square feet your property is
  • The condition of your home
  • Any updates that have been made to the home
  • The types of appliances you have
  • Has the home ever been foreclosed on? 
  • Is your home energy efficient?


Based on all of this information, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your home is worth. Beware of things that can cause a major financial setback on your home’s value like an urgent need for roof replacement, dated windows, or an unknown crack in the foundation. Getting an idea of what your home is worth is a great way to keep on top of your own assets whether you’re prepared to sell or just curious about numbers.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 11/7/2018

This Single-Family in Greenfield, MA recently sold for $481,000. This Farmhouse style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS ®.


330 Leyden Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$481,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
5
Baths
This exquisite 3065 sf. home is further distinguished by its signature wraparound porch and glorious crown molding masterfully crafted throughout. Timeless spaces with an urban aesthetic overlooking views of peaceful pastures and rolling green hills. This warm welcoming home resides on 2 acres, surrounded by nature. Boasting 4 bedrooms & 5 full baths, great for hosting offering privacy throughout the home. It masterfully combines an open living & dining room with a fireplace, library with built-ins and beautiful hardwood floors, all on the 1st level. There are ample windows providing abundant natural light.The kitchen with a handcrafted center island and seating, and additional space for a mudroom, or an office area. The breezeway off the kitchen opens to a flagstone patio and fenced in yard. The attached Barn has 2 spaces and a large workshop which completes this meticulously maintained home.This is a serene spacious residence,OR for the entrepreneur a work at home opportunity!

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 11/7/2018

Whether it's for your children or grandchildren starting a kid-friendly garden is a rewarding activity for everyone. It’s a great hobby to enjoy together and a wonderful learning experience for you both.

Start by sectioning off a piece of your yard or garden just for them. If you already have a garden or plan on starting one of your own this will allow your child to have a space of their own and protect your more advanced plants from their inexperience. They will love to have a corner for themselves! Allow them to do as they please here and decorate it as they wish.

When putting their garden together don’t make all the decisions for them. Allow them to pick out which plants to grow and/or where they will be planted. Help them choose from plants they are already familiar with or to create a themed garden such as a pizza, rainbow or alphabetical garden. Herbs and edible flowers make for an exciting sensory experience and make great additions to a child-friendly garden.

After choosing what to plant start with your seedlings indoors. Now is a great time to start educating them about the growing process, what to expect and what their role in helping their new plants grow will be. Visit the library together to check out some books all about gardening. Children’s educational books with lots of bright, colorful pictures and easy to read words will help them feel like this really is their project and responsibility to learn about.

If choosing potted plants take them with you and teach them the signs of a healthy plant. Allowing them to choose which plant to take home will create excitement and ownership over the gardening process.

Assign your child age-appropriate tasks for caring for their garden and assist them where needed. As much as it is their garden they will need your help to keep it alive and thriving. This could be planting the initial seedlings, weekly watering, or regular weeding. And be sure to include them when it comes time to harvest all of your hard work together!

Keep the learning process and excitement alive with activities to track the progress of their garden. Consider helping them start a plant journal where they can track color, growth or draw depictions of their plants. You could also keep a photo record of your child standing next to the plant each week to track its growth in a fun, visual way.

Gardening is an enriching, relaxing and educational pastime for adults and children alike. Spend quality time with your child by helping them start a garden of their very own, even if it's just a small corner of your own prized garden. Reap the rewards!