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Posted on 03/02/2021
Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
Should You Buy in a Community with an HOA?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Ware, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Ware, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/19/2021
201-A Michael Sears Rd, Belchertown, MA 01007 now has a new price of $145,000!
**Motivated Sellers** The possibilities are endless with this 18.19 acre parcel surrounded by nature! Perc test will be completed by Seller upon accepted OTP. ***Please do not access property without an...
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Posted on 02/16/2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Buyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
69 Clarendon St, Springfield, MA 01106 is now new to the market!
Beautifully maintained 4-br Victorian in Springfield's historic district. First floor consists of a dining room, den, living room, half-bath, and kitchen. Second floor boasts 4 large bedrooms and a full-bath. The third level/attic offers a full-bath and three rooms that could potentially be utilized as additional bedrooms. Roof redone in 2009, full insulation installed 2010, furnace replaced in 2011, and new water heater in 2020 APO. 2-car detached garage. More interior photos to come. First viewing at Open House, Sat, 2/20/21, 10:00 am - 12:00...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
Is an HOA Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 02/05/2021
Belchertown, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Belchertown, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/02/2021
Conforming Loan Limit Increase and the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 01/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 99 Lyman Terrace, South Hadley, MA 01075
Amazing custom built cape sitting on just over 2 acres. Beautiful inside and out. Charming covered front porch, covered side porch with 2 ceiling fans, wrap around Trex deck with new pergola. Large round patio with center compass rose stamp and incredible outdoor fireplace. First floor offers large open living space with cathedral ceiling in the living room with gas fireplace and large arched living room window. Dining room with glass French door to deck. Cooks dream kitchen with 11 foot island with sink, dishwasher and pendant lighting, gas 5 burner stove top, wall mounted oven and microwave, ceramic tile floor and back splash and all...
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Posted on 01/28/2021
15 Walker Rd, Wales, MA 01081 now has a new price of $64,900!
Investors and contractors take notice!! A-frame style home close to recreational Lake George with deeded beach rights and mooring designation. The home is framed to be finished. Bring your ideas and make this your new home or investment project. Being sold "As-Is". Cash or rehab...
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Posted on 01/26/2021
What Your Real Estate Agent Should Do for You
Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash Real estate agents sell homes -- but the agent you choose should offer you a comprehensive lineup of services and assistance. If your agent is just a "set it and forget it" seller, you're missing out on the level of service you deserve. Ask any prospective agent about what they have to...
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