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Posted by Sally Malsch on 6/18/2019

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $364,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS «.


52 Jeffrey Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$365,900
Price
$364,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Seldom found and always sought after: original owner ranch on Jeffrey Lane, beloved for its locational perks: neighborhood cul-de-sac, proximity to conservation trails, close to Amherst College and 15 minute walk to Amherst Center. Gardeners will especially appreciate the unique and rare species of flowers the father-botanist planted. Enjoy the advantage of a two car garage adjoined by covered breezeway to side house entry or to the backyard. 1744 sq. ft. include living room, eat-in kitchen, great room with fireplace and adjoining sunroom, 3 bedrooms and two baths. Perks: 2 boilers, central A/C. Recent major updates and upgrades feature a completely rebuilt chimney; wall paper removal and fresh interior painting; removal of carpets to expose lovely oak floors; new vinyl flooring in kitchen, furnace maintenance, etc. Buyers, grasp this opportunity to make this delightful ranch your home.

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 6/13/2019

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $490,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS «.


228 Cardinal Way, Northampton, MA 01062

Single-Family

$484,900
Price
$490,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Cardinal Way! This meticulously maintained Contemporary will surely impress. The open concept floor plan enjoys a dining room, living room opening to the Great Room with gas fireplace and dining area/kitchen for easy entertaining or daily life! Pantry with laundry, half bath and a bedroom complete the first level. Master suite with a lovely bath and walk in closet, two generous bedrooms with huge closets and an office on the second floor. The finished space in the basement adds to the living area for a playroom or gym, you decide! Wonderful community in a country setting with hiking trails and nearby Parson's Brook Conservation land, sidewalks to connect with neighbors, a large private fenced backyard for play, outdoor entertaining or quiet time alone only a 10-minute drive to the heart of downtown Northampton. The sun filled rooms, floor plan and location are a winning combination! Join us for the first showings at the open house Sunday March 31 1pm to 3pm.

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 6/12/2019

So, you want to buy a property and offset it with rental income, but a multi-family or apartment complex is a bit too rich for your bank account? No problem! Most of the steady increase in new renters comes from young millennials, and you can cash in on this increase as well by buying just a slightly larger property. Renting out rooms to students, or the other half of a duplex is a great way to supplement your income or offset that larger house purchase you don't completely fill yet.

Some layouts are better for segregating (for privacy) and renting out than others. Look for homes with secondary entrances, guest houses, separate parking, and multiple bathrooms or a finished basement with its own bathroom to ask for the highest rents. Your agent can help you find these properties; they are experts in the needs of potential landlords.

Owning and Renting a Duplex

Duplexes have some significant income advantages, especially for new investors. If you're planning to live in one of the units for at least a year, you'll qualify for FHA loans that can cover over 90 percent of the property value. Additionally, you can rent out the other side to offset your payments. That lets you be both a homeowner and a landlord at the same time, whereas if you were to purchase a single-family home with an FHA loan, you would still have to live in it for a year before renting it out, cutting down on your potential income. The downside of living in and renting out your duplex is proximity. You typically share a wall with your tenants, which means very little is hidden from them, and you're always on call if they need something. 

You can also rent out your duplex to your elderly parents or grown children, which allows you to be together while having separation and privacy.

Being a Landlord

No matter what size your rental property, from a single room to an apartment complex, you are responsible for the property. That means all maintenance, landscaping, upgrades, appliances, emergencies, and anything else that crops up is yours to take care of in a timely manner. Be sure to check your state and local laws for the specific landlord requirements and tenantsĺ rights in your area.

Next time you make that open house list, be sure to ask about properties good for sharing with a tenant. Your realtor can help!





Posted by Sally Malsch on 6/10/2019


252 West St, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$159,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Buyer's Opportunity: better than new, tastefully remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse at Jeffrey Amherst Manor with southern exposure. Perk: on PVTA bus route to Amherst Center & UMASS; Crocker Farm elementary is nearby. Upgrades abound: newer kitchen with abundant, maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, newer appliances (dishwasher, fridge, range, microwave) sink & faucet, plus light fixtures. EXCEPTIONAL: STACKABLE WASHER & DRYER IN KITCHEN. Remodeled bath (vanity, sink faucets, shower head, etc.). Other amenities include: laminate flooring in living and dining rooms, tiled floor in kitchen & bath, plus replacement windows. Enjoy private enclosed patio space. Owners re-designed it with fresh gravel underlayment that they covered with beautiful 12"x12" blue stone. Individual, locked unit storage is in common area in basement, along with 2018 new, electric hot water heater. 1ST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY, 4:30 TO 6:00.
Open House
Thursday
June 13 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Rt. 116 by Crocker Farm Elementary School, Jeffrey Amherst Manor, first building on the left
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 252 West St, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions






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Posted by Sally Malsch on 6/10/2019


252 West St, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$159,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Buyer's Opportunity: better than new, tastefully remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse at Jeffrey Amherst Manor with southern exposure. Perk: on PVTA bus route to Amherst Center & UMASS; Crocker Farm elementary is nearby. Upgrades abound: newer kitchen with abundant, maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, newer appliances (dishwasher, fridge, range, microwave) sink & faucet, plus light fixtures. EXCEPTIONAL: STACKABLE WASHER & DRYER IN KITCHEN. Remodeled bath (vanity, sink faucets, shower head, etc.). Other amenities include: laminate flooring in living and dining rooms, tiled floor in kitchen & bath, plus replacement windows. Enjoy private enclosed patio space. Owners re-designed it with fresh gravel underlayment that they covered with beautiful 12"x12" blue stone. Individual, locked unit storage is in common area in basement, along with 2018 new, electric hot water heater. 1ST SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY, 4:30 TO 6:00.
Open House
Thursday
June 13 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Rt. 116 by Crocker Farm Elementary School, Jeffrey Amherst Manor, first building on the left
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 252 West St, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions






Tags: Amherst   Real Estate   01002   Condo  
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