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Posted on 09/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 36 Ward Ave., Northampton, MA 01060
Elegant bow front Victorian on 1.25 acres with frontage on the Mill River and a stone’s-throw to downtown and Smith. The perfect blend of classic design and top-to-bottom renovations provide for contemporary entertaining and family life. The open, sun-filled interior features kitchen with soapstone & copper counters, tile backsplash, and open shelving flowing on all sides into the gracious dining room, family room, and living room, as well as the large rear deck and pergola. The newly completed primary suite encompasses the whole top level and features maple floors, Juliet balcony, and treetop bath with Japanese-style soaking tub. A...
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Posted on 09/27/2022
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 9/27/2022
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Safety: Quick home safety tips for seniors
Seniors face increasing risks of injuries as they get older. When you have a senior member of your household, it's important to make sure your home is safe for them. If you're the senior in your home, try these safety measures: Eliminate fall hazards Falls are one of the top causes of serious injuries. Go through your home...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
How to Clean Tile Grout on a Budget
If you have tile in your kitchen or bathroom, you’ve likely had to contend with stained or dirty grout. While tile itself is easy to clean, the space between the tiles requires more effort. However, you don’t need expensive chemicals or cleaning services to make the grout look brand new again. Here is how to clean grout with...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
Video Tour - 51 Morgan Cir, Amherst, MA 01002
Lovely Cape on a .73 acre lot in a natural setting only minutes to Cushman store, UMass & Amherst Center. Meticulously cared for home with three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1725 sq ft of living space. Living room with fireplace and formal dining room, both with pine floors, a bright & sunny kitchen and a half bath complete the first floor. The second level has three bedrooms, all with beautiful pine floors and full bath. The side entry mudroom with garage access has additional storage. The finished room in the walk out basement adds to the living space for family room or office, you decide! Charm and location! Come visit, showings...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
51 Morgan Cir, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Lovely Cape on a .73 acre lot in a natural setting only minutes to Cushman store, UMass & Amherst Center. Meticulously cared for home with three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1725 sq ft of living space. Living room with fireplace and formal dining room, both with pine floors, a bright & sunny kitchen and a half bath complete the first floor. The second level has three bedrooms, all with beautiful pine floors and full bath. The side entry mudroom with garage access has additional storage. The finished room in the walk out basement adds to the living space for family room or office, you decide! Charm and location! Come visit, showings...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 9/12/2022
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Key elements of French country design
French country design style is inspired by the elegant and idyllic lifestyle of the French countryside. This style creates a perfect balance between elegance and comfort by combining refined features with more practical, weathered aesthetics. If you're interested in this style and ideas for how to use it in your home, here are the basics: Colors The color...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Property From Landslides
While landslides vary in size and severity, avoiding them is an important part of protecting your property. Even if you don't live in a landslide-prone area, there are steps you can take to prevent one from happening in your own backyard. Here are three main ways to prevent landslides: Plant Trees & Shrubs to Strengthen the Ground The...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Household Fire Safety
Keeping your home safe doesn't have to be complicated. By practicing good habits and establishing best practices with everyone in your household, you can prepare for--and prevent--major issues. Fire safety is a particular concern that can be accomplished by remembering a few simple tips. Here are the basics of household fire safety: Maintain & Test Your Smoke Detectors...
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Posted on 08/27/2022
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 8/27/2022
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Ideas for Living Room Layouts
Your living room serves as one of the key areas where family and friends gather in your home. When you’re planning your custom home, you’ll be able to decide how you want your living room to look in terms of layout. Choosing a layout that works best involves taking certain factors into consideration, so that you’ll have a...
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