Cynthia Owens - Five College REALTORS ®



Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/14/2020

This Single-Family in Deerfield, MA recently sold for $245,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Cynthia Owens - Five College REALTORS ®.


35 Captain Lathrop Dr, Deerfield, MA 01373

Single-Family

$269,000
Price
$245,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful Colonial style home, awaiting owner to turn into their dream space! This home has so much potential, from the spacious, airy and bright living room with rustic light fixtures, to the sizable kitchen with ample cabinetry and counter space- perfect for preparing family meals! The tile entryway could be utilized as a convenient mud-room, ideal for kicking off snowy boots during the upcoming winter months. Downstairs in the walk-out lower level you will discover even more potential for additional living space! Enjoy the great outdoors on your deck overlooking the scenic, tree-lined backyard complete with storage shed for caring for the gorgeous perennial gardens needs. Don't miss out on this gem!

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/14/2020


315 Winton St., Springfield, MA 01118

East Forest Park

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
A great opportunity for a move in ready meticulously maintained Cape. This lovingly cared for home had the same owner for sixty plus years! This three bedroom, two bath home has gleaming hardwoods in the living room, dining room and two first floor bedrooms. The Hertzenberg kitchen & family room, also on the main floor, have new laminate flooring. Third bedroom with hardwood floors, a full bath and storage area on the second floor. Newer mechanics, efficient natural gas heat and central air! New laminate flooring in both baths. Nice yard with rear patio, lots of space for outdoor entertaining and fun. Attached oversize one car garage. Prime location, easy access to major routes ,nearby schools and minutes to shopping, Forest Park or downtown. First showings at the open house Sunday Feb 16, 12pm to 2pm.
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 315 Winton St., Springfield, MA 01118    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/14/2020


315 Winton St., Springfield, MA 01118

East Forest Park

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
A great opportunity for a move in ready meticulously maintained Cape. This lovingly cared for home had the same owner for sixty plus years! This three bedroom, two bath home has gleaming hardwoods in the living room, dining room and two first floor bedrooms. The Hertzenberg kitchen & family room, also on the main floor, have new laminate flooring. Third bedroom with hardwood floors, a full bath and storage area on the second floor. Newer mechanics, efficient natural gas heat and central air! New laminate flooring in both baths. Nice yard with rear patio, lots of space for outdoor entertaining and fun. Attached oversize one car garage. Prime location, easy access to major routes ,nearby schools and minutes to shopping, Forest Park or downtown. First showings at the open house Sunday Feb 16, 12pm to 2pm.
Open House
Sunday
February 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 315 Winton St., Springfield, MA 01118    Get Directions

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/13/2020

When spring arrives it brings everyone out to the backyard for games, cookouts, picnics, and a number of other fun, fair weather activities. It also brings yardwork.

With the busy schedules that most homeowners have, it can be difficult to find time to spend hours working in the yard each weekend. Depending on where you live and the size of your backyard, there are many options for making it a bit easier to take care of your lawn and garden.

In this article, we’ll give you some advice on how to make caring for your backyard a lot simpler so that you can spend your time outside enjoying the weather rather than working up a sweat.

Lawncare

In most suburban and rural neighborhoods, lawncare seems like a competition. Everyone wants their grass to look as green as their neighbor’s. But keeping a meticulous lawn can be difficult if you have kids, pets, or just don’t have the time to spend manicuring and fertilizing your lawn. What’s more, lawncare can get expensive quickly and can go wrong just as quickly in the case of droughts and pests.

There are many ways you can simplify your lawn care. If you love having a lawn, but mowing is a pain, it can be easier to remove some obstacles from your yard. Bird baths and other decorations can be a nice accept, but sometimes they make mowing more difficult than it needs to be.

If you don’t want to deal with grass at all, or want a smaller area to mow, you have a few options.

You could make your yard more of a natural meadow by planting wildflowers and encouraging long grasses. Laying a brick path down the middle creates the air of a walkthrough garden where you can view the many florae that will be ever-changing in your yard.

If you like your yard to look neat and tidy, creating a patio and placing a few choice potted plants and trees on it will save you a lot of time pushing the lawnmower.

Choose the right plants

Many people plant bushes, trees, and flowers based solely on the fact that they like them. It makes more sense in the long run, though, to choose your plants based on their hardiness, and your ability to care for them.

Some plants are marketed as being impossible to kill. However, you should still read the care requirements to make sure they’ll work with your yard’s climate, light, and water conditions.

In warmer climates, cacti and succulents are a good choice and will likely fit the scenery. For colder climates, there are a number of conifers, shrubs, and bushes that will stay green throughout the winter, adding a bit of color to the dreary season.

A good way to make sure your yard will be low maintenance year-round is to use plants and trees that are native to your area. Since they’re in their natural habitat, they’ll likely require less work on your part.




Categories: backyard   Lawn Care   yard   maintenance  


Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/6/2020

For many individuals, the homebuying journey often begins with getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Because if a buyer has a mortgage, he or she can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand.

Ultimately, there are many signs that now may be the perfect time to apply for a mortgage, and these include:

1. You're ready to upgrade from an apartment to a home.

If you're tired of paying monthly rent for an apartment, purchasing a house offers a viable alternative. And if you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can move one step closer to moving from an apartment to a house.

In most instances, a home offers a significant upgrade over an apartment. Many residences are available in cities and towns nationwide that offer more space than apartments. Plus, as a homeowner, you won't have to worry about dealing with a landlord.

2. You feel good about your credit score.

If you have a strong credit score, you likely are a great candidate for a mortgage. In fact, you may be better equipped than others to get a favorable interest rate on the mortgage of your choice.

Understanding your credit score is a key part of the homebuying journey. You can request a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Then, once you find out your credit score, you can determine whether you are in good shape to pursue a mortgage.

3. A buyer's market is in place.

In a buyer's market, there usually is an abundance of top-notch houses and a shortage of buyers. This means a homebuyer may be able to get a wonderful deal on a house, especially if he or she performs a comprehensive house search.

To find out whether a buyer's market is in place, you should check out the prices of recently sold houses in your area. Also, you may want to find out how long recently sold houses were listed before they sold. By reviewing this housing market data, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market and decide whether now is the right time to apply for a mortgage.

If you're interested in getting a mortgage and starting a house search, you may want to hire a real estate agent too. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive extensive support at each stage of the property buying journey.

A real estate agent will teach you everything you need to know about pursuing a house. He or she will offer insights into the local housing market and ensure that you can conduct a successful house search. And if you ever have concerns or questions along the way, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them.

Want to launch a home search? Get pre-approved for a mortgage, and you can take the first step to acquire your ideal residence.




Tags: Buying a home   Mortgage  
Categories: Buying a Home   Mortgage