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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/17/2018


57 Buffam Rd, Pelham, MA 01002

Single-Family

$454,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Spacious, pristine, Contemporized Colonial w/ 2 car garage on private, open & wooded 3 acre lot abutting Buffam Brook. 5 min. to Pelham Elementary, 5 miles to Amherst Center, Amherst College & U MASS. 3676 square feet comprise on main level a vaulted entry with a formal dining & living room with gas fireplace that brings you into an open floor plan, kitchen & family room. Enjoy the breakfast nook with vista to fenced in, east facing yard & door to open deck. Cooks will delight in well laid out, large kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & island counter. Multi-generational appeal: 1st floor office/bedroom, full bath & laundry + maple & tile floors. 2nd floor features hdwd. staircase & hall w/ windowed loft space. Lg. MBR suite w/ walk-in closet, all tiled MBth w/ Jacuzzi, double vanity & shower + adjoining bonus room w/ maple floor. 3 more nice sized bedrooms & another tiled shower/bath complete family friendly, floor plan. Perks: underground utilities, Comcast cable.
Open House
Saturday
September 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/15/2018


7 Salem Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$179,900
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.
Open House
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/12/2018

Have you ever visited someone's home and thought to yourself, "Their living room seems really cluttered" or "Those counter tops look like they haven't been updated since the 1960s!"

Many people quickly notice decorating flaws or home maintenance issues in other people's houses, but when it comes to their own homes -- well, that's another story!

Why is that the case? Two reasons: You're emotionally attached to your own home environment and you're also "too close to the trees to see the forest." It's hard to step back and see your home through a fresh set of eyes -- which is exactly the way prospective buyers are going to look it.

Curb appeal -- or a lack, thereof-- will be the first thing they notice, followed by positive or negative first impressions of your home's interior -- if they get that far! So if you're preparing to put your home on the market, you don't want to be like the person who tries to represent themselves in court. As Abraham Lincoln once said, they have "a fool for a client!"

Since first impressions are so vital when selling your house, it makes sense to confer with someone who really knows the ropes when it comes to home staging. Typically, that would be one of the following professionals:

  • An experienced real estate agent: Real estate agents are in the business of helping people sell their homes as quickly and profitably as possible -- it's a win/win situation. In all likelihood, they've conducted hundreds of house tours and listened to a massive amount of feedback from prospective buyers. One thing they've invariably noticed is that a lot of people react the same way to the same issues. Based on experience and a trained eye, most real estate agents can quickly spot and point out cost-effective ways to make your home more marketable and visually appealing.
  • A professional home stager: Although not all communities have access to professional home stagers, there are talented and knowledgeable experts in that field who can offer valuable advice. If you're working with an experienced real estate agent, however, it probably would not be necessary to pay extra to hire a professional staging consultant.

According to the National Association of Realtors, the median amount of money spent on staging a home is $675, so it doesn't necessarily have to be ultra-expensive. In a survey of its membership, Realtors ranked living rooms and kitchens as the most important rooms to stage. Also considered important are the master bedroom, dining room, and bathrooms.

Thirty seven percent of Realtors« representing sellers believe that buyers most often offer a 1 to 5 percent increase on the value of a staged home. A smaller percentage say the potential increase is in the neighborhood of 6% to 10%. However you look at it, you're tipping the scales in your direction when you make your home look its best prior to putting it up for sale.





Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/11/2018


89 Pine Grove, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$175,000
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.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Belchertown Rd to Old Farm Rd, left into Pine Grove after pond, drive to back of complex. Red building with four units.
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Posted by Sally Malsch on 9/11/2018


57 Buffam Rd, Pelham, MA 01002

Single-Family

$454,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Spacious, pristine, Contemporized Colonial w/ 2 car garage on private, open & wooded 3 acre lot abutting Buffam Brook. 5 min. to Pelham Elementary, 5 miles to Amherst Center, Amherst College & U MASS. 3676 square feet comprise on main level a vaulted entry with a formal dining & living room with gas fireplace that brings you into an open floor plan, kitchen & family room. Enjoy the breakfast nook with vista to fenced in, east facing yard & door to open deck. Cooks will delight in well laid out, large kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & island counter. Multi-generational appeal: 1st floor office/bedroom, full bath & laundry + maple & tile floors. 2nd floor features hdwd. staircase & hall w/ windowed loft space. Lg. MBR suite w/ walk-in closet, all tiled MBth w/ Jacuzzi, double vanity & shower + adjoining bonus room w/ maple floor. 3 more nice sized bedrooms & another tiled shower/bath complete family friendly, floor plan. Perks: underground utilities, Comcast cable.
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