Sally Malsch's Blog

Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Protect Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 09/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 162 Hadley Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375
Wow! This 'picture postcard, perfect' Cape is sited in a peaceful and bucolic setting with farmland views framed by 755-acre Mt. Toby & North Sugarloaf forest, replete with hiking trails. Yet in 10-15 min. you commute to Amherst (UMASS) & Hadley to the southwest, and Deerfield & Greenfield to the north. Lavished with TLC by current owners, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage features new roof, 4 mini-splits for heat & A/C, sliding door to patio, stove/convection oven, battery back-up, ultra sump pump system, etc. Other perks in past 5 years: oak floors, interior painting, remodeled kitchen (granite counters), oil...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Tips for Staging Every Room in Your Home
There is a lot that goes in to home staging beyond just tidying up. Interior designers and real estate experts have found specific ways to make the absolute best of any home by knowing how to make the best of every room. General staging tips like cleaning and going for neutral colors apply everywhere, but here are some...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Advice for New and Small Real Estate Investors
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
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Posted on 09/09/2021
416 Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
With their dream realized in their beloved ‘Small Ones Farm,' it is time to pass the baton to a new generation of farmers! Since the multi-career couple bought their 63 A Farm18 years ago, they have expanded its offerings & integrated it into the local community. By employing organic & other earth-friendly farming practices (authenticated by Certified Naturally Grown), they succeeded in creating a productive & community oriented farm, notable for its diversified crops & climate mitigation systems. There are 35 tillable acres (21 in active production), over 500 fruit trees & 900 row-feet of berries. The produce is sold...
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Posted on 09/07/2021
79 West St, Greenfield, MA 01301 is now new to the market!
Buyers, opportunity knocks in Greenfield, the gateway to the Mowawk Trail & Rt. 91! Seller has lavished TLC on this move-in ready Bungalow, & the town is substantially upgrading the infrastructure on West St by installing new sewer & water lines & by re-paving the street. 1219 SF comprise the living and dining rooms & kitchen with access to both the larger front porch & to the backyard deck on the main floor, & three bedrooms and full bath occupy the 2nd floor. Enjoy the private backyard w/ 1-car garage, presently used for storage. Significant upgrades include new panes for replacement windows (2010), new basemt....
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Posted on 09/07/2021
1 Amity Pl 1, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
One of a kind at Amity Place: sited at the front of the complex, adjoined by a field & protected by woods, this 3- bedroom, 2 bath Townhouse (original model unit) touts gas heat, a 1-car garage & driveway parking alongside condo. Easy access to the bike path to UMASS and to nearby shopping. Above all, you have the choice of your MBR with full bath on EITHER the 1st level with laundry OR on the 2nd floor - along with the 3rd bedroom w/ walk-in closet. 1310 SF comprises an open concept living & dining room: the LR features a wood burning fireplace set off by bookcases on either side, & the DR sports a French door with access...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
What You Need to Know About Shipping Container Homes
For several years now, tiny homes have been popping up on Pinterest and across social media as unique and inviting living spaces. However, most recently, the tiny home trend has evolved into an even more eco-friendly option - shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are residential dwellings that are created out of empty shipping containers that are no...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 250 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Exceptional: lovingly maintained & upgraded, 4340 SF, spacious & gracious Vintage Victorian close to downtown & Acadia Wildlife Refuge ("the Meadows") & bike path. Landscaped & protected by tree perimeter, the fenced-in, sideyard features an in-ground, gunite pool next to oversized 2-car garage w/ open floor above. From covered porch open to center hall elegance w/ parlors on either side, one with fireplace & grand stairway to 2nd floor, all decked out w/ distinctive fluted columns & artisan woodwork, hdwd floors. DR is quintessential, festive gathering space w/ coffered ceiling, wainscoting & pocket door....
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Posted on 09/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 232 N East St 9, Amherst, MA 01002
Seldom found and always sought after, a 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath, garden style condo in North East Terrace. What is more, from this unit enjoy the splendid easterly views over farmlands to the Pelham Hills from your living room or private, outdoor patio. The condo touts engineered wood floors & a tiled floor in the kitchen which also sports a new dishwasher + countertop. Rare for these condos is your own wash machine in the half bath. The well managed, Northeast Terrace Association, managed by Kamins Prop. Management., is close to the hub and coveted by College professionals for its proximity to the Amherst Center and UMASS. Other perks: low...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
5 Tips for Designing a Modern Rustic Bedroom
Photo by Morgan Lane on Unsplash If you want to add some modern rustic style elements to your bedroom, there are lots of options that won’t require a complete renovation. Unless you want to remodel the entire space from top to bottom, you can achieve the same rugged charm in easier but effective ways. Here are 5 trending...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Top Interior Design Trends in 2021
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Whether you’re settling into a new home or getting your house ready to sell, making some changes to its interior design can give it a fresh look for spring. Using the latest interior design trends for inspiration can help you decide how you want your home to look. The following are some...
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