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Why Smaller Homes are Making a Big Impression

A survey done recently by Houzz, a home remodeling and design website, showed that more and more homeowners prefer small houses, 1,000 feet or less. Often the smallest home in the neighborhood, these homes are relaxed and easy to keep clean, according to the owners.  

However, these homeowners use certain tactics to utilize their space and make their home still feel open. One method is having a lot of natural light. Another way to make the space feel less constricted is having an open floor plan, and expanding the living space to the exterior, as well.

In line with this trend, I am proud to be a part of a new project in Greenfield, Green River Commons (pictured right). Construction of these seven sustainable, ground level townhouses began in early November, just steps from downtown Greenfield. These low-cost condominiums are designed to be energy-efficient with LED lighting, roofs to support solar panels, energy star appliances, and more. They also have sensible floor plans that utilize the smaller space to maximize comfort.

Contact me today to learn more about these new affordable, sustainable homes or visit GreenRiverCommons.com.

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Do You Have These 9 Items Ready as You Prep Your Home for Sale?

9 Items to Prepare Your Home For SaleRecently I came across an article in Coldwell Banker’s blog about 9 overlooked items necessary to prepare your home for sale, by David Marine. I found the list to be very helpful since we often are so focused on the big, cosmetic tasks, that we skip some of the details behind the scenes. Here are some things you should be sure to have done before putting your house on the market:

1. Survey

Keep a current copy of your home’s survey and be sure to give your listing agent a copy, as well. This document will provide important information to buyers, such as property lines, easements, conservation buffers, etc.

2. Floorplan or Appraisal Sketch

Whether deciding on furniture placement or parking space, a floorplan is crucial for a buyer to know property dimensions. It is suggested to have an appraisal sketch done to confirm exact square footage of a home, rather than using tax records.

3. Utility Bills

Review your utility bills to give buyers an average cost for heating and cooling your home. This helps them figure out total costs of owning the home.

4. Termite Bond

A termite bond is a protection plan in the case of a termite infestation. In many markets where termites are common, buyers are interested in knowing the termite bond policy.

5. Pest Control

If your propety requires any type of pest control maintenance, have all of the details ready. Include how much you pay, how often maintenance is done, and who your provider is.

6. Insurance

Buyers are interested in knowing the seller’s current home insurance provider, since sometimes it can be easier for them to go through the same provider, rather than trying to acquire a new one.

7. Product Manuals and Warranty Documents

For any home appliances that will remain in the home, such as water heaters, ceiling fans, refrigerators, etc., have the manuals and warranty information ready.

8. Service Providers

Have a list of all vendors and service providers. The buyer may eventually opt to find their own providers, however they will appreciate having help available initially.

9. Covenants and Restrictions, Neighborhood Rules and Information

This information is very important to new owners. You can find it by contacting your neighborhood association or going to your municipality’s website.

If you really want to go above and beyond as a seller, once you have all this information, store it in handy binder or folder that can be easily passed on to the buyer. While it may seem like a lot to compile, it will be less stressful to do it before putting your home on the market and can even move your sale along faster.

Read the full article here.

Contact me today for help in preparing your home for sale!

Source: Marine, David. “9 Overlooked Items to Prep Your Home for Sale.” Coldwell Banker Blue Matter, 7 Dec. 2017, www.coldwellbanker.com/blog/9-overlooked-items-to-prep-your-home-for-sale/.

 

Perfect Hair Salon, Day Spa or Health Center - Ideal Commercial Location in Greenfield

This solid 2-family structure is currently set up as a day spa on the first floor and a very nice 1 bedroom apartment on the second. You could convert the entire first floor to a large apartment or create an apartment in the back and commercial rental space in the front.

The welcoming entrance has beautiful woodwork and the interior is tastefully done. It currently has a large sitting and reception area with tile floors and 4 separate rooms that each have sinks and cabinet/countertop space. There is also a large laundry area with sink and a 1/2 bath.

The bonus is the enclosed outside sitting areas that is nicely done with bluestone patio, hot tub, and access to a full bath. There are separate utilities, it is handicap assessable on the first floor and there is plenty of parking. Call today for more information and set up a showing appointment.

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Prime Greenfield Commercial Location

21st-century amenities with 19th-century charm: come see this Main Street professional services building just steps away from the new Franklin County Courthouse. On the new GreenLight 1 Gbps internet corridor, with 11+ parking spaces, landscaped frontage, and near the post office, transit center and banking district, this location is a 10! The interior features a welcoming reception area with mantled fireplace and a fabulous library/conference room with vaulted ceilings and custom cherry cabinetry.

There are four partially furnished offices - one with a separate entrance - and a workroom that comes furnished with cubicles and built-in filing cabinets. It has two air conditioning zones, lots of natural light, and a secure server room. The second floor has two lovely apartments that rent for $2,000/month. Up to 4 entrances for subletting flexibility. Major updates include new siding, new roof and newer efficient Veissmann gas boiler. $299,950

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