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Posted on 01/23/2022
Should You Plant a Container Victory Garden?
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 01/20/2022
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 1/20/2022
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Outdoors: Easy Tips to Make Your Outdoor Space More Kid-Friendly
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels The outdoors are great for letting the young ones run, play and jump around. However, there are a few careful design considerations to keep top of mind when you’re creating the perfect outdoor oasis for you and your family. Here are a few reminders to keep your outdoor areas fun and safe for...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Finding the Perfect Bird Bath Location
Whether you buy one or make it yourself, bird baths make an excellent addition to any yard or garden. While the decorative aspect of a bird bath is important, it’s also important to consider the ease of use. Whether birds visit and use your bird bath will depend on several factors concerning its location. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 01/04/2022
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 1/4/2022
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Fairy Gardens: What They Are & How to Build Them
Image by normwear from Pixabay Fairy gardens are miniature gardens either planted in containers or in part of an actual garden. They typically feature small plants and decorative materials depicting a tiny scene or living space for “fairies” or other small imagined creatures. Some are purely decorative, while others are interactive and meant to be played with. Setting...
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Posted on 12/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 455 Mathews Rd., Conway, MA 01341
This historic Dutch Gambrel on 21+ acres of private countryside offers space, privacy and proximity.The elegant foyer welcomes you to this lovingly maintained home.The main level includes library with fireplace, living room with built ins & fireplace, pocket doors to the formal dining room with original wainscoting, crown molding and fireplace. The heart of the home, the open concept kitchen & family room, enjoy a cozy wood stove. Pantry, laundry, studio space and "work from home" office complete the first level. The second level consists of the primary bedroom with lots of closets and fireplace, three generous bedrooms, renovated...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
DIY Guide: Repurpose an Old Chandelier Into a Plant Hanger
If you’re a plant lover and looking for a creative way to display your potted plants, try repurposing an old chandelier. Whether you want to hang it indoors or out on the porch, a plant hanger chandelier adds whimsical charm to a space while giving an old furnishing new life. Here we’ll go over the materials and process...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 12/19/2021
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Posted on 12/19/2021
5 Ways to Add Texture to Your Home That Are Trendy and Inviting
Texture is an often misunderstood and underutilized designed tool in the home. When remodeling, most of us think of patterns, colors and size, forgetting to fold in characteristics of each surface. When texture is added to the previous design elements, it can add warmth and depth to your home with minimal effort. Let’s explore some of the easiest...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Your Home, Your Lifestyle: 3 Reasons to Choose a New Construction Home
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels A few short decades ago, the home was merely a space where people resided. They would gather at the end of a long day of work or school, have an evening meal and go to bed. Most daily activities took place away from the home, so therefore, houses did not need...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
What Makes a Contingency Valid? 4 Basic Rules to Follow
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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