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Posted on 05/09/2021
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons You Need to Know
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 1298 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040
This is your opportunity to own a very special property and get a 5% buyer closing credit to get you started on updates! A grand colonial with beauty, warmth and value on over half an acre in The Highlands! Own the stunning Dr. William F. Brady historical house and enjoy the wealth of distinctive features from the colonial revival period with doric columns, one story wings and dentil trim. Enjoy the timeless appeal of hardwood floors on both floors, a grand staircase and feature fireplaces. Downstairs the beamed living room with brick fireplace extends from front to back, while the formal dining room offers paneling and custom china/glass...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2021
Click here to view Amherst, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Create Relaxing Spaces In Your Home
Image by Kari Shea from Pixabay Have you ever walked into someone's home or office space and instantly felt that it was positive, welcoming and peaceful? It means more harmonious work with customers and clients and a more peaceful attitude at home. Imagine walking through your front door and the stresses of the day melting away. A good...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Video Tour - 73 Weatherwood Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01002
This meticulously maintained Cape will delight you! The open floor plan on the first level enjoys south facing windows, natural light floods the space. The kitchen has tile floor & solid counters, dining room and living room merge creating flow for entertaining or cozy at home times.Full bath on the first level. A generous primary bedroom, full bath with a large tiled shower, two additional bedrooms complete the second floor. Recently refinished floors and painting throughout. This energy efficient home constructed with double studded walls and thick insulation, a pellet stove and recently installed Mini Split all combine for optimal...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
73 Weatherwood Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
This meticulously maintained Cape will delight you! The open floor plan on the first level enjoys south facing windows, natural light floods the space. The kitchen has tile floor & solid counters, dining room and living room merge creating flow for entertaining or cozy at home times.Full bath on the first level. A generous primary bedroom, full bath with a large tiled shower, two additional bedrooms complete the second floor. Recently refinished floors and painting throughout. This energy efficient home constructed with double studded walls and thick insulation, a pellet stove and recently installed Mini Split all combine for optimal...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 4/14/2021
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How to Make the Most of a Housing Shortage
Image by Sandro Porto from Pixabay On the basic level of supply and demand, a housing shortage leads to higher home prices. But let's look beyond the obvious at a few other considerations a homeowner might want to make in response to a housing shortage, as well as a few tips for the prospective homebuyer. More Housing, Same...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Climate Change May Threaten Real Estate Values
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/29/2021
Click here to view Amherst, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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