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Posted on 07/06/2021
95 Butterfield Ter, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Opportunity knocks, grasp it! Antique, 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath, Dutch Colonial is sited in premier location at corner of Butterfield Terrace & UMASS, enjoying westerly views over Campus to Berkshire Hills. Appreciate craftsmanship of yesteryear with built-ins, fireplace with crafted mantle; oak floors, French doors, enclosed sunroom, 3 season porch & expansive front porch for savoring sunsets. Modern upgrades include: newer roof with (leased) solar panels, 4 mini-splits for heat & A/C besides oil, radiator heat; 1st floor MBR with handicapped design, tiled bath w/ roll-in shower; newer furnace + hybrid hot water tank; added, attic...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Millennials: What Influences Homebuying
Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova via Shutterstock As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends. Where is Preferred? Unlike past generations...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 279 West St, Amherst, MA 01002
Alert, first time home buyers and investors! 4 bedroom, 1 bath ranch is conveniently located on the PVTA bus route, right across from Crocker Farm Elementary School, just minutes north to Amherst Center/Amherst College/UMASS or south to So. Amherst Village Center/Hampshire College/Atkins Country Market. AND just step out your door to walk on the Robert Frost Conservation Trail abutting the property, or enjoy a backyard patio and more space for outdoor activities. Owner has made plethora of improvements: new roof & gutters; updated bathroom; new stainless steel refrigerator & stove in spacious, eat-in kitchen; refinished oak...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
The Top 5 Best Low-Light Houseplants
Keeping houseplants isn’t just for those with sunny homes. While the perfect south-facing window is many plant owners’ dream, lower light environments are just fine for many types of plants to thrive. Here we will go over some of the best low-light houseplants for your home. Snake Plant Snake plants are striking in appearance and extremely hardy. They...
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Posted on 06/25/2021
47 Wildflower Dr, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Your refuge in nature! Tucked away from the road, this 2634 SF contemporary, built in 1985 w/Wright builder's 1990's addition, is sited on one of the most appealing lots in Amherst Woods. Hear rushing brook on adjoining conservation land & feast your eyes on amazing backyd, annual & perennial gardens. Your gaze is drawn upward from marble floored foyer to vaulted ceiling w/ chandelier. French doors open on left to great room w/ banks of windows & floor to vaulted ceiling fireplace & on right to original LR w/ electric fireplace & cathedral ceiling. Remodeled, cook's kitchen w/ pantry affords choice of dining area inside...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent for New Construction
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Purchasing new construction might seem easier than buying an existing home, since you’re not working with a seller. However, a new construction purchase can come with its own complications that make the process challenging. Having a real estate agent at your side with buying new construction can ensure that this process goes...
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Posted on 06/19/2021
7 Chadwick Ct 7, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Opportunity knocks! Echo Hill, meticulously maintaied, 3 bedroom townhouse is end unit with plethora of upgrades: 2.5 BATHROOMS, +/- 500 square foot, finished, basement, family room w/ 2nd full bath/shower & laundry; oak floors, sconce lighting, MassSave blown-in insulation, added soffit vents, radon mitigation system, etc. Notable amongst condo courts is one vehicle, detached garage. The living room with dining area opens onto spacious, south facing patio for seasonal, outdoor living. Enjoy short walk across the street to popular Hampshire Athletic Club & to free PVTA buses that take you to Amherst Center & UMASS. ...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 10 Carlisle Avenue, Montague, MA 01351
This wonderful home is in an excellent “on the hill” Turners Falls location with distant water views of the Connecticut River. It has an awesome oversized backyard with in-ground pool making your summer months nothing but fun and relaxing! The kitchen is open to the dining and family room area with sliding glass doors to the back deck. In addition there is a large living room, first floor bedroom, 1 1/2 baths and 2 additional bedrooms located on the second floor. There is a full basement with hang out room, laundry area, and Buderus heating system. This home also has an attached garage with carport that is ideal for storage. It is...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How a Land Contract Differs from a Mortgage
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 25 Laurel Hill, Leverett, MA 01054
This ideally sited Laurel Hill Contemporary enjoys panoramic-protected views on 4+ private acres abutting conservation land. Step out your door for direct access to nature. The open floor plan kitchen, dining- living room creates a great space for entertaining, with patio leading to secluded trails. Relish miles of views, free of buildings, from both screened porch & living room. A bedroom, full bath & pantry complete this floor. Above, the primary bedroom (w/en-suite bath & walk-in closet) takes your breath away with splendid views of sunsets from banks of windows & new deck. A third bedroom, tiled bath & loft office...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 159 Munsell St, Belchertown, MA 01007
Picture postcard perfect! This one owner 2003, continuously updated Colonial, built on 2 open acres surrounded by tree perimeter, is pristine & so inviting. Sited in a neighborhood of newer homes in a rural setting, Munsell St. is strategically located just 10 minutes between Belchertown and Amherst Centers, including Amherst College and UMASS. This 1904 SF home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms & a 2 car garage. The open concept floor plan provides a circular flow between the living room, kitchen with dining area & deck access to backyd that adjoins formal dining room. Stylish 1/2 bath completes the main level. The spacious...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 46 Mathews Rd, Deerfield, MA 01373
Love at first sight: regal & resplendent, this modern, Repro Saltbox Colonial w/ winter, mountain views is Queen of the Hill overlooking her private, 3-acre estate of fields suited for horse pasture & gardening protected by tree perimeter. Major routes & 5 Colleges are close by. 2-car attd garage & detd 2 stall horse barn provide multi-use space. Built in1994 & thoughtfully enlarged w/ MBR suite & mudrm/ pantry/storage wing, 2,960 SF house affords ample living area. Main floor features oak & tile floors; remodeled, country kitchen (painted cabs; soapst countertops; double sink; center island decked w/ tiger maple,...
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