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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/23/2020


221 Russell St, Sunderland, MA 01375

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into this pristine, 4 bedroom Cape with 2 full baths & one car garage on picturesque road with farm fields and Mt. Sugarloaf views. The almost one acre lot awaits gardeners! The 1568 SF comprise on the main level sporting oak floors, the living room with pellet stove, a separate dining room with overhead lighting, an eat-in kitchen with range and newer refrigerator, one bedroom/study and 3/4 bath with laundry. The newer wash machine is included in the sale. From the kitchen go out to the attractive, new deck, and enjoy the natural environs. The 2nd floor features a large primary bedroom with south facing skylight and windows overlooking the yard along with two more bedrooms, one with skylight. The 2nd bathroom has a tub/shower setup. The roof and siding were new in 2015, and the 4 bedroom septic system was just installed. From this location you have easy access on Rt. 116 to Amherst hub and UMASS to the south and to Deerfield to the north, just minutes to I 91.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/23/2020


25 Laurel Hill, Leverett, MA 01054

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Located in a distinctive location, this Laurel Hill Contemporary enjoys splendid views on its 4+ acres. The open floor plan kitchen, dining and living room w/ gorgeous cherry floors creates a great space for entertaining & exits to patio overlooking lot & nearby conservation land. The screened porch adds to the outdoor experience. 1st floor bedroom and full bath. Second level w/ primary bedroom with en-suite bath & walk-in closet is truly a room with a view! Step outside on the newly constructed deck for outside access. 2nd bedroom, loft office, and tiled bath complete the second floor. The partially finished basement is ready for your needs, future family room or playroom, also with rear exit to the side yard. Cherry and oak floors throughout, living room wood stove, new high efficiency heating system and Leverett Net fiber optic network are additional perks! Great quality, private setting and centrally located to Amherst, Montague, Greenfield, only minutes to Leverett center.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/23/2020

Enjoying a seamless home buying journey may seem virtually impossible, particularly for a first-time property buyer. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to boost the likelihood of quickly and easily finding your dream house, such as:

1. Hone Your Home Search

Consider where you want to reside and the features you want to find in your ideal residence. That way, you can hone your house search accordingly.

As you review potential home destinations, consider your short- and long-term goals. For instance, if you want to work in a big city, you may want to search for houses in or near a city that matches your expectations. Or, if you intend to start a family soon, you may want to pursue homes near parks and other family-friendly attractions.

Furthermore, make a list of home features you want to discover in your dream house. With this list in hand, you can focus on finding a home that you can enjoy for years to come.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A mortgage usually is a must-have for a homebuyer. If you enter the real estate market with a mortgage in hand, you could speed up your house search.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. This will allow you to learn about myriad mortgage options.

In addition, don't hesitate to ask mortgage questions. A mortgage sometimes is confusing, and as such, it helps to get plenty of information about a mortgage before you start a house search. If you consult with mortgage specialists at banks and credit unions, you can gain the insights you need to make an informed mortgage selection.

3. Establish Realistic Expectations

Although you likely want to find your dream residence as quickly as possible, it is important to remember that the home buying journey often has ebbs and flows. If you establish realistic home buying expectations, you can avoid potential disappointments as you search for your ideal residence.

Sometimes, it helps to consider the worst-case home buying scenarios. If you plan ahead for these situations, you can determine the steps you will need to take to avoid them altogether.

You may want to collaborate with family members and friends during your home search as well. With loved ones at your side, you can receive plenty of support and guidance as you conduct a home search. Plus, your loved ones can help you keep things in perspective, even if the home buying journey becomes stressful.

When it comes to finding and buying a home, you may want to employ a real estate agent, too. A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the home buying journey. They will learn about you and your home buying goals, and help you plan properly. Thus, a real estate agent can provide you with the support you need to enjoy a seamless home buying journey.

Ready to conduct a successful home search? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can navigate the home buying journey like a pro and quickly discover your dream home.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/22/2020


75 Larkspur Dr, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$624,900
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
The details and design in this meticulously maintained Amherst Woods Contemporary checks off all the boxes in your home search! The spacious open floor plan provides gathering spaces for great entertaining or cozy home time. The entry welcomes you, the updated kitchen, formal dining room & living space w/ fireplace & built-ins impress with fine finishes. The family room, first floor bedroom and bath and mud room with laundry complete the first level. The 2nd floor features the primary bedroom suite, a stunning Travertine tiled bath with double vanity, soaking tub and separate shower; another en-suite bedroom + 3/4 bath; & two smaller bedrooms + full bath. The partially finished basement provides additional space for playroom or home gym. walk-out to yard. The expansive rear deck overlooks the private backyard, surrounded by stunning perennial gardens, large, 20x40 salt water pool, and all combine to create a special retreat. Exceptional quality, details that will surprise and delight!
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/16/2020

Looking to buy a house? Ultimately, you'll want to attend at least a few open houses in your city or town. By doing so, you'll be able to understand exactly what you'd like to find in your dream house.

Before you attend an open house, there are several factors to consider, and these include:

1. Your Homebuying Budget

With a budget in hand, you can narrow your search for the ideal home. That way, you can avoid the temptation to attend open houses for residences that fall outside your price range.

To establish a homebuying budget, take a look at your current financial situation. Then, consider your future expenses like those related to student loans or children and plan accordingly.

In addition, it never hurts to get pre-approved for a home loan. If you gain pre-approval, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand and review a broad array of houses that match your budget.

2. Your Homebuying Checklist

If you're living to a warm-weather climate, you may want to own a home with a swimming pool. Or, if you plan to reside near the ocean, you may consider houses where you can dock your boat nearby.

Create a homebuying checklist before you visit open houses. This will allow you to streamline your home search and accelerate the homebuying journey.

Also, it may help to separate your homebuying checklist into "wants" and "must-haves." Although your dream house may not include all of your homebuying checklist "wants," you can use these categories to determine exactly what you'd like to find in your ideal residence.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

Are you planning to move next week or in the next several weeks? Some homebuying journeys are faster than others, and you'll want to map out your property buying journey based on when you need to move.

For example, if you've accepted a new job in the city, you may need to move quickly to relocate. This may require you to act so you can get settled in a new home before you begin your new job.

Comparatively, if you're in no rush to relocate, you can take a wait-and-see approach to the housing market. And if you attend an open house and like what you see, then you can submit an offer to acquire a residence.

If you're unsure about how to approach open houses, there is no need to worry. In fact, many real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide to assist homebuyers.

A real estate agent can offer expert insights into a home before a homebuyer attends an open house. Plus, this housing market professional can provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations and will even negotiate with a home seller on a buyer's behalf.

Get ready for an open house consider the aforementioned factors, and a homebuyer should have no trouble exploring a broad array of residences and finding one that he or she can enjoy for years to come.




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