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Posted on 11/29/2020
Mistakes to Avoid when Staging Your Home
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 11/26/2020
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Execute a House Selling Plan
If you intend to sell your home, you should develop a plan. That way, you can identify any potential home selling hurdles and take steps to address such issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you execute a house selling plan to perfection. 1. Establish a Timeline You know you want to...
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Posted on 11/18/2020
Buying with Less than 20% Down
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 11/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 5 Highland Avenue, Northampton, MA 01060
Invest in Downtown Northampton - IMPRESSIVE Multi-family – 9 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths on 3 floors! NOW available for the first time in over 30 years! The current owners have paid attention to every detail in both maintenance & management. This is “IT” for investors seeking a turn-key operation to generate excellent income on day one. Leases in place until 8/30/21. Unit 5 has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen w/granite & maple cabinets plus dining nook. Unit 7 has 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, two porches. Natural gas heating systems (2015), coin-operated laundry in basement, separate utilities, owner’s electric...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 15 Summer St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Investors Take Notice! Multi-Family Home in an Ideal Location. 2 Beautiful, Spacious and Updated 1 Bedroom Apartments on the second floor and a large 3 bedroom apartment located on the first floor, also recently updated. All 3 Apartments with appliances included (owner owns stove and refrigerator in each unit) to transfer in sale. Gas stove hookup in 2nd floor rear (2R) and Electric stove hook up on 1st floor and 2nd floor 2 front (2F). In addition, all units have Lead Certs. Buy as investment and collect cash-flow or move into one of the units and have the other pay your...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
4 Easy DIY Projects for Your Bathroom
Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Tired of looking at a dated bathroom day after day but dread updating it knowing the average remodeled bathroom will set you back thousands of dollars? Even if you don’t have the budget for a complete makeover, there are several DIY ways you can update your bathroom. 1. Paint Tub & Tile...
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Posted on 11/10/2020
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/08/2020
How to Keep Your Home Safe this Holiday Season
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via PixabayShopping trips, holiday parties and family gatherings make the season one of the most anticipated and enjoyable times of year, but it is also a prime time for thieves and safety hazards. Learning more about the typical risks a homeowner faces in the holiday season allows you to prepare – and enjoy a safe...
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Posted on 10/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 19 Beech St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Charm and quality in the established neighborhood on Beech St! This meticulously maintained home welcomes you in the front entry opening to a spacious living room, formal dining room and the updated kitchen. First floor laundry and rear mud room complete the first level. The second floor master bedroom with generous closet space, bedroom and family room leads to the third level of living space with two additional bedrooms and storage. Lovely, updated bath on the second level. The wrap around porch invites you to relax and enjoy the established perennial gardens. Low maintenance vinyl siding, replacement windows and garage are additional...
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Posted on 10/28/2020
455 Mathews Rd., Conway, MA 01341 is now new to the market!
This historic Dutch Gambrel on 35 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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