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Posted on 03/24/2021
Video Tour - 257 Shutesbury Rd, Amherst, MA 01002
Value added contemporary on beautifully maintained 1.37 acre lot. Spacious 2884 SF, owned solar panels, Endless Pool, nature trails close by, minutes to Amherst Center or UMass. Light-filled open plan kitchen/dining/living area with floor to ceiling windows. 2nd floor balcony overlooks living area, enhancing the spaciousness of the open plan design. French doors lead to deck overlooking back gardens, perfect for outdoor dining. In the winter, enjoy the cozy fireplace in the high-beamed living room with indirect lighting. Open the slider to semi-enclosed porch and swim year-round in the heated Endless Pool. Or tuck yourself away in one of two...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
9 Mcintosh Dr 9, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Opportunity knocks in beautiful Upper Orchard: enjoy single level living in meticulously maintained, 3-bedroom ranch style condo with insulated, oversized 2-car garage with loft. Located at nexus of major travel routes in all directions, the condo is 5-20 minutes to the Colleges, Amherst & So. Hadley Centers & to U MASS. Popular Atkin's Farm Mkt, Eric Carle Museum & hiking trails at State Park on the Notch are close by. Exceptional for Amherst is architecturally designed, well configured use of @1584 SF all on one level. Enter tiled foyer that leads into open concept, formal living/dining room with fireplace & French door...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
257 Shutesbury Rd, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Value added contemporary on beautifully maintained 1.37 acre lot. Spacious 2884 SF, owned solar panels, Endless Pool, nature trails close by, minutes to Amherst Center or UMass. Light-filled open plan kitchen/dining/living area with floor to ceiling windows. 2nd floor balcony overlooks living area, enhancing the spaciousness of the open plan design. French doors lead to deck overlooking back gardens, perfect for outdoor dining. In the winter, enjoy the cozy fireplace in the high-beamed living room with indirect lighting. Open the slider to semi-enclosed porch and swim year-round in the heated Endless Pool. Or tuck yourself away in one of two...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
When Should You Sell Your House?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Video Tour - 34 Spaulding St, Amherst, MA 01002
Lovingly maintained and enlarged by one family, this Expanded Cape, infused by natural light from every direction, will win you over. Everyone relishes the neighborhood, the short walks to Amherst Center, Amherst College, Fort River Elementary & Amherst Regional, secondary schools - or catch PVTA to UMASS. Original 3 bedroom house underwent sweeping expansion in 1970's to current 2335 SF, 4 bedroom, 3 full bath status with one car garage. You will enjoy open concept floor plan with transition from eat-in kitchen to combined family room & 4 season, sky lit sunroom. Spiral staircase in Fam Rm brings you to 2nd floor w/ master...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Video Tour - 1471 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040
Winner! duplex style, two family residence in superb condition (like new) and with exceptional amenities is located in Oakdale area of Holyoke, a short drive to local shopping, parks, schools & colleges, at the nexus of I-91 & Rts. 5, 202 & 141. Enjoy SPACIOUS, 2990 SF or 1495 SF on each side (7 rms, 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths, basemt laundry, storage). Enter thru mudroom into expanded LR or into eat-in kitchen w/ abundance of maple cabinetry, plus half bath. Oak stairs takes you to 3 bedrooms (including MBR), full bath w/ tub/shower. Unique is den/office space apart from sleeping areas. Rare double wall construction & thermostat...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
1471 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040 is now new to the market!
Winner! duplex style, two family residence in superb condition (like new) and with exceptional amenities is located in Oakdale area of Holyoke, a short drive to local shopping, parks, schools & colleges, at the nexus of I-91 & Rts. 5, 202 & 141. Enjoy SPACIOUS, 2990 SF or 1495 SF on each side (7 rms, 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths, basemt laundry, storage). Enter thru mudroom into expanded LR or into eat-in kitchen w/ abundance of maple cabinetry, plus half bath. Oak stairs takes you to 3 bedrooms (including MBR), full bath w/ tub/shower. Unique is den/office space apart from sleeping areas. Rare double wall construction & thermostat...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
34 Spaulding St, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Lovingly maintained and enlarged by one family, this Expanded Cape, infused by natural light from every direction, will win you over. Everyone relishes the neighborhood, the short walks to Amherst Center, Amherst College, Fort River Elementary & Amherst Regional, secondary schools - or catch PVTA to UMASS. Original 3 bedroom house underwent sweeping expansion in 1970's to current 2335 SF, 4 bedroom, 3 full bath status with one car garage. You will enjoy open concept floor plan with transition from eat-in kitchen to combined family room & 4 season, sky lit sunroom. Spiral staircase in Fam Rm brings you to 2nd floor w/ master...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
What Documents Do You Need When Buying a Home?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels While the home buying process is exciting, applying for a mortgage can be time-consuming. Paperwork is a big part of the mortgage process and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is to go well. In fact, if you are considering getting preapproved for a mortgage, lining the paperwork up...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 8 Vista Ter, Amherst, MA 01002
A rare opportunity to build your dream home on a majestic lot with easy access to major routes, area colleges and shopping - hiking and conservation areas are right outside your door. A new development, Hartswell Farm is a thriving community of 7 new homes nestled at the base of the Mt Holyoke Range. Ideally suited for a walkout basement and offering solar opportunities, this lot sports both public water and sewer. Cul de sac and side walks a plus! Enjoy every season from this desirable A+...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How Much Time Do You Need to Craft an Offer to Purchase?
Creating an offer to purchase a home may require several minutes, hours or days – it all depends on the buyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to accelerate the process of putting together a homebuying proposal that will get a seller's attention. These include: 1. Study the Housing Market Closely When it comes to preparing an...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What is a Rain Chain?
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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