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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 3/22/2019


11 Hubbard Drive, Granby, MA 01033

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
This light and bright executive ranch will surely impress! South facing on almost an acre for optimal solar use!! Enjoy this energy efficient 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with many special features. The cozy living room with stone fireplace enjoys seasonal views to the north. The open floor plan kitchen/dining, great for entertaining, opens to the expansive rear wrap around deck! The master bedroom with full bath and walk in closet, another bedroom and full bath complete the main level. The lower level with newer laminate flooring and lighting has additional square footage including a large family room with fire place, two bedrooms, full bath and separate laundry room. This level also walks out to the rear yard. Nearby hiking trails, close to the Five College area, minutes to UMass, Mt Holyoke or shops and restaurants or Springfield's new attractions! A lovely home with energy efficient solar panels, ask about benefits! Private but close to everything!
Open House
Sunday
March 24 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 11 Hubbard Drive, Granby, MA 01033    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 3/13/2019


10 Summer Street, Amherst, MA 01002

North Amherst

Single-Family

$354,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
It is a great time to be in the Mill District! This lovely home will charm you the minute you enter! The renovated kitchen provides an open floor plan to the dining room/living room combining for easy entertaining. The French doors in the dining area exit to the rear deck. The expansive family room / guest space / home office, with full bath provide additional living area on the main level with exit to the spacious yard. Currently used as a first floor Master bedroom but you decide! Three generous bedrooms on the second floor enjoy the large bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Hardwood, bamboo and parquet floors. The large fenced corner lot with abundant perennials provides two deck areas and patio for outdoor activities. This lovingly maintained home is in a prime location, a short walk to Puffers Pond, Atkins and all the exciting developments in the Mill District and only minutes to UMass and Amherst Center! Showings start @ open house on Sunday 3/17, 1pm to 3pm.
Open House
Sunday
March 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 10 Summer Street, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 2/28/2019

When you’re searching for a home to buy, you’ll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you can’t get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, you’ll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


There’s A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you don’t need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  





Posted by Cynthia Owens on 1/29/2019


87 Gold Street, Belchertown, MA 01007

Single-Family

$257,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Surprising ranch with lots of living space on two levels! Tiled entry with half bath leading to the lovely eat in kitchen area with efficient galley kitchen, spacious living room with propane fireplace and french doors to the rear deck, large formal dining room also with french doors exiting to the front yard. Three bedrooms and full bath on the first level combine to make this very special home! The rustic family room with wood burning fireplace and laundry are on the lower level has new carpeting. A cozy guest quarters with another large room, full bath and walk-in closet also on the lower level with a separate entrance, walk out to the back yard. Many improvements include a new 200amp electric panel. Park on the upper level circular drive or in the two car attached garage below. Reed Conservation land with walking trails and pond is right next door and the scenic reservoir is a short walk/run away. Minutes to main routes and only a short drive to Amherst center and UMass.
Open House
Sunday
February 03 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 87 Gold Street, Belchertown, MA 01007    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 1/22/2019


137 Old Amherst Rd., Belchertown, MA 01007

Single-Family

$224,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This cozy cottage bungalow is the complete package, charm plus updates, privacy plus great location! This three bedroom home offers 1618 square ft of living space with many improvements. The eat in kitchen with new cabinetry, dishwasher and microwave, spacious dining room with wood stove and the renovated bath with hook up for laundry are some of the recent improvements. The new roof, chimney and many new Pella windows, freshly painted exterior and new rear deck and finished family room combine for a great opportunity for a move in ready home! Bring your ideas to finish projects and make it your own! Set on a sunny 1.36 acre with lots of room for gardens or outdoor fun. Minutes to the Amherst/Belchertown line, short drive to UMass or Amherst town center.
Open House
Sunday
January 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 137 Old Amherst Rd., Belchertown, MA 01007    Get Directions

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