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Posted on 07/17/2022
Living at Home During Construction Projects
When it's time to begin a major home improvement project — such as a complete kitchen renovation or an upstairs addition — you may end up living in a construction zone for the next several weeks or months. Fortunately, there are solutions out there that can help. These tips will help you live in your space even if...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
DIY Decor to Highlight Your Recent Travels
There's nothing more exciting than having the opportunity to travel. Whether you are taking a weekend trip to a nearby locale or you have planned an international adventure in hopes of seeing the world, you are going to make memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. While traveling is wonderful, there's also something special about coming home...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
500 West St 1, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Open House Thurs June 30th 4-6 PM & Sat 11-1 PM This 2538 sq ft Colonial style home is actually a condo which sits prominently at the front of a 20-unit association. Enjoy single-family home living with all the bonuses a condo association affords. The first level features a transformed kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, refreshed cabinetry, a pantry with a pass-through to the spacious dining room, powder room, an open living room with working fireplace, and solid wood pocket doors. The foyer with original glass panels, wood paneling, and a mudroom bench to hide your boots and mittens brings you to the exclusive use new...
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Posted on 06/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 47 Overlook Dr, Northampton, MA 01062
Highest and best due May 22nd by 4:30. A rare offering for those seeking affordable living on a serene and quiet site. Superbly suited to those wishing to downsize to single-level living or as a starter home. This winsome home sits on a rise overlooking a quiet, green neighborhood adjacent to conservation areas. Three bedrooms, a nice kitchen, and living room makes for a comfortable, easy-to-maintain package. Good light reflects off wood floors through large picture windows and additional light is delivered by sizable, well-designed skylights. Updated full bath and fairly recent kitchen remodel. A new Trex deck off the kitchen leads to a...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Top 3 Materials for Tiny House Siding
When designing a custom tiny home, you will need to select your building materials. One key decision is what to use for siding. There are different options for siding and cladding suitable for tiny homes. Here are some of the best options when choosing materials for the exterior of your tiny home: Real Wood Siding Wood siding made...
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Posted on 06/24/2022
Another Property Sold - 113 Laurel Park 113, Northampton, MA 01060
On perhaps the prettiest spot in Laurel Park, the former “Grace Chapel” sits amidst green lawns & shade trees. This detached 1,660 square foot condominium feels like a single-family home. A 2-story Contemporary cottage, the home was renovated in 2005. The interior is high-ceilinged & mostly open plan. The main room is highlighted by a remarkable barrel-vaulted dining alcove, & adjacent kitchen, 1/2 bath & mudroom, as well as a well-lit living room with a wood pellet stove & mini-split for A/C. Behind French doors is a cozy office or possible downstairs bedroom. Up a generous flight of stairs are two sunny bedrooms, one...
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Posted on 06/21/2022
Video Tour - 500 West St 1, Amherst, MA 01002
Gorgeous and light-filled, this gracious and charming condo is the only residence in a stately home at the center of a 20-unit association, feeling like a single-family home while enjoying all the bonuses a condo association affords. The first level features a transformed kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, refreshed cabinetry, a pantry with a pass-through to the spacious dining room, powder room, an open living room with working fireplace, and solid wood pocket doors. The foyer with original glass panels, wood paneling, and a mudroom bench to hide your boots and mittens brings you to the exclusive use new wraparound Trex covered...
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Posted on 06/21/2022
500 West St 1, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous and light-filled, this gracious and charming condo is the only residence in a stately home at the center of a 20-unit association, feeling like a single-family home while enjoying all the bonuses a condo association affords. The first level features a transformed kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters, refreshed cabinetry, a pantry with a pass-through to the spacious dining room, powder room, an open living room with working fireplace, and solid wood pocket doors. The foyer with original glass panels, wood paneling, and a mudroom bench to hide your boots and mittens brings you to the exclusive use new wraparound Trex covered...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Pros & cons of centipede grass: What home gardeners should know
Centipede grass is a variety of bright-green grass commonly grown in warm, wet climates. It tolerates high temperatures and most soil types, which make it a superb lawn choice for homes in warmer regions. But even if your home meets the climate requirements, how do you know if centipede grass is the right choice for your lawn or...
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Posted on 06/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 31 Turners Falls Rd, Montague, MA 01376
In 1954, Bernard & Phyllis bought this "new home" in a new subdivision, Oak Heights, & this family has owned it ever since! This sweet home is tidy & well cared for. Large Living Rm has a big picture window, brick fireplace & built-in shelves. 2 BR's are good sized w/ big closets,& wood floors.3rd BR is smaller, or could be used as a tv rm or dining rm! Classic 1950's kitchen is brimming w/ cabinets & countertop space. Hidden bonus! the enclosed 3 season breezeway room along the back of the house gives even more space...and is still set up as it was in the 1950's! We can imagine many good times were enjoyed here......
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Here's What Motivated Sellers Are Selling
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 06/07/2022
Another Property Sold - 322 East St, Easthampton, MA 01027
*Offer deadline is Tuesday at 5pm!* This freshly-updated ranch is move-in ready with so much to offer. Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Tom from a picturesque backyard overlooking a neighboring cow pasture. Sitting on just under an acre of fenced land, this home has plenty of opportunities for enjoyment such as gardening, farming, entertaining, etc. The light and airy main level welcomes you with a cheerful LR, DR, and a completely renovated kitchen. While enjoying the kitchen's mountain view, you will also notice new cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, fixtures, and all new SS appliances. Down the hall are three light-filled bedrooms and...
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