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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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Posted on 08/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 95 Butterfield Ter, Amherst, MA 01002
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 08/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 7 Chadwick Ct 7, Amherst, MA 01002
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 08/15/2021
How to Keep an Old House Cool on Hot Days
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 08/12/2021
232 N East St 9, Amherst, MA 01002 now has a new price of $235,000!
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 08/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 47 Wildflower Dr, Amherst, MA 01002
Your refuge in nature! Tucked away from the road, this 2634 SF contemporary, built in 1985 w/ Wilcox 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 08/08/2021
Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
232 N East St 9, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
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 08/04/2021
162 Hadley Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375 is now new to the market!
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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