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Posted on 09/15/2021
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 9/15/2021
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Make Concrete Visualizations When Building Your Dream Home
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay When you build a new home, you want to see the house as clearly as possible even before it’s finished. Visualizing your new home throughout the building process isn’t only exciting, but it also helps ensure everything is constructed to your liking. Here are four concrete ways to visualize your new home...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Butterhill Rd, Pelham, MA 01002
Quaint and charming is this warm and welcoming Contemporary home. Nestled on a private 1.52 acre wooded lot with stone wall, new deck and front arbor, the location can't be beat. The floor plan is an interesting mix of cozy spaces. The first level offers an open living room with built-ins, full bath, study and master bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath. The open kitchen/dining room are spacious and lead to the back yard and deck. There are 2 bedrooms, laundry and a full bath on the upper levels. Much of the interior has been freshly painted as was the exterior. Minutes to major routes, Amherst center and shopping - a must...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Step-Up Basis and Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/31/2021
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Passive Solar Homes: What You Need to Know
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Advice for New Homebuyers
Photo by LDprod via Shutterstock Buying a house is more than the number of rooms and how it is staged. It’s a set of complex systems in a specific location. And while it’s not all about location, that’s a perfect place to start your list. Where to Buy Areas and neighborhoods trend for a variety of reasons. If...
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Posted on 08/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 82 Knightly Rd, Hadley, MA 01035
First time home buyers or investors don't miss this one! Located on .41 acre in the heart of Hadley farm land, this three bedroom/ two full bath Cape enjoys views of the nearby fields. First floor has dedicated living room, dining room, kitchen and first floor primary bedroom with updated bath. Additional room for family room or office space with separate entrance. Two generous bedrooms, full bath and storage complete the second floor. New hot water tank, newer energy efficient heating system and update 200 amp electric service. Hardwood floors, one car garage with storage, private back yard. Low Hadley taxes and located minutes to...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/16/2021
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Creating Your Own Home Decor Out of Wood
Woodworking is the perfect way to combine DIY and home decor. You can make countless beautiful and functional pieces to enhance your personal style and improve your quality of life. Using reclaimed wood is especially beneficial because you can recycle materials that would otherwise go to waste. Here are some simple DIY ideas to add homemade reclaimed wood...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
The 5 Best Houseplants With Dark Foliage
Houseplants come in a rainbow of colors beyond the expected green. Growers are discovering new colorful varieties of popular plants, including those with dark foliage. Dark-leafed plants make a bold statement in an indoor space and add a touch of drama to any plant collection. If you’re interested in finding the perfect dark foliage for your space, here...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/1/2021
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