Blog :: 10-2014
87 Wooded Acres - Passed Perc Test - Peaceful and Private Location
Looking for acreage to build that special home in the country? Check out this 87 acres of mixed woods with approximately 1200ft of road frontage! It is the perfect spot to build a home and have all the firewood you need. It is located on a quiet country road and in a desirable area of Buckland. It is all wooded and there is power at the street. Plenty of recreational activities nearby and you are not far from Shelburne Falls or Ashfield. Grab a map and go for a hike! $210,000
Cottage on the Water located in Mohawk Estates in Heath!
This rustic cabin is situated right on Papoose Pond and has nice water views right from the front deck! It is located in the Mohawk Beach Estates that offers all kinds of summertime fun like fishing, swimming and kayaking. It is also located near many other recreational activities including skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, white water rafting, and more! Features include a kitchen dining and living area with woodstove and sleeping loft. This property will not pass most lending regulations, cash buyer is needed or substantial down payment. $70,000
Well Maintained and Spacious Greenfield Home
This charming home has been well maintained, located minutes to downtown and has a country feel with farms and vegetable stands along the road. The first floor includes a fabulous eat-in kitchen w/ plenty of attractive cabinetry, dining room, a gracious living room w/gleaming wood floors & fireplace, master bedroom w/full bath & walk-in closet, bedroom, full bath, and laundry room. Looking for an in-law space or extra bedrooms? The finished lower level offers a full kitchen, living area and 2 bedrooms. The partially finished space offers a large workshop, storage and utility room w/ washer & dryer connections. This home is well insulated, easy to heat and has a Buderus Gas Heating system, hot water superstor and many built-in's and closets for all your storage needs. The custom deck has 3 levels leading to an in-ground pool overlooking the private back yard. Whether entertaining by the pool or in front of the warm glow of the fireplace, you will call this one home! Call today. $296,000
Affordable Commerical Building - Perfect Sunderland Location - Only $95,000
If you are looking for a commercial space of your own, check out this affordable and easy to maintain building. It is in the perfect location near the center of Sunderland and across from the post office and Buttonball Condos! It was once a hair salon and now empty ready for a new business. Ideal for a professional or artist's studio. It is 400 sqft and has a large room, handicap accessible bathroom and entrance, full basement, washer and dryer hookup, wall air conditioner, electric heat and 5 parking spaces. Seller has rented the building for $700/month. It has been updated over the years and is well maintained.
Invest in Charlemont - Home of alpine slide, zip-lines, skiing, fishing and more!
Dreaming of owning your own business? Come to Charlemont, a year round recreational destination famous for white water rafting, zip-lining, skiing, fishing and more. Great location with high visibility and easy access to all the area has to offer. Multiple levels with 4400 sqft open space make this a unique opportunity for the investor or business owner. The lower level has a 28x40 open room, office with a sink, full kitchen and 2 handi-cap bathrooms. The upper level has 28x40 open room, entry foyer and office. The 3rd floor offers finished space and presently used as an office. This property is currently used as a church but offers a multitude of uses. Call today to open the door to your new venture. $235,000
BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED & LOVINGLY RESTORED SHELBURNE FALLS ANTIQUE
If you are looking for that special antique home that is located along the picturesque Main Street of Shelburne Falls, this is the one for you! The owners have loved and cared for their home and it shows. It is meticulously maintained, south facing, sunny and bright. The spacious yard is your outdoor sanctuary & has gorgeous perennial gardens, raised bed vegetable gardens, garden shed and a stone patio. The 1st flr features a large mudroom, wonderful country kitchen, dining room, den or bedroom, living area with pellet stove, and full bath. The 2nd flr has 3 bedrooms, walk-in closets, 1/2 bath and 3 unfinished rooms. This home also has a separate room that would make a perfect studio or office space and an attached barn. In addition it offers beautiful woodwork, attractive staircase, many closets, wood floors and an enclosed porch. There is a dog kennel and the entire yard has underground fencing. Come live in the village and experience what the charming downtown has to offer! $299,000
1860 GREEK REVIVAL IN PUMPKIN HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD OF CONWAY
Beautifully restored 1860 Greek Revival in idyllic Pumpkin Hollow neighborhood of Conway. Attractive woodwork and charming details are pronounced throughout the home. It has a delightful front porch that overlooks preserved and scenic setting that includes open meadows and rolling hills. The first floor features a wonderful Kitchen with handcrafted cabinets, modern appliances and walk-in pantry, welcoming front foyer with curved staircase, dining room, formal living room, office or bedroom with new full bath, sitting room with woodstove, laundry and mudroom. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, full bath, and 3rd bedroom with private full bath. The 1.6 acres has a small Barn, matured maples, stonewall, fenced-in yard, invisible fence and its the ideal setting for gardens. This home is a successful B & B and located near Conway swimming pool, new recreation area with soccer field & tennis court, town center and elementary school. It is 6 miles to I-91, 30 min Amherst/Northampton. $345,000
SPACIOUS AND METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED ANTIQUE COLONIAL 6 OPEN ACRES
Charming and impeccably maintained antique Colonial home comes with 6+ beautiful acres of open meadows and a pond. It is the perfect landscape for having animals and gardens. The home is immaculate and tastefully decorated. It has a country style kitchen with Garland commercial grade gas stove, soapstone countertops and a fabulous walk-in pantry. There is a formal living room w/fireplace, family room, large dining area and a full bath. The second floor has 5 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a separate seasonal room that makes a perfect studio! Additional features include wood floors, outdoor wood boiler, oil heat, stone patio, attractive woodwork, wood floors and a relaxing front porch! The land across the road is preserved with an Agricultural Protection Restriction. This home is located on a quiet dead-end town road. The Town of Rowe offers it all - low real estate taxes, DSL internet service, access to pristine Pelham Lake, walking trails and a brand new Elementary School & more! $379,000
Most chimney inspectors/sweeps offer three levels of service:
A level-one chimney inspection includes a visual check of the fireplace and chimney without any special equipment or climbing up on the roof.
The inspector/sweeper comes to your house with a flashlight; looks for damage, obstructions, creosote buildup, and soot; and tells you if the chimney requires sweeping. If so, the chimney sweep will use brushes, extension poles, and a vacuum, and do it on the spot.
Cost: $79 to $200.
A level-two chimney inspection is vital if you've experienced an earthquake or a dramatic weather event, like a tornado or hurricane; if you've made a major change to your fireplace; or bought a house.
This includes a level-one chimney inspection, plus the inspector's time to visit the roof, attic, and crawl space in search of disrepair as well as the use of video scanning and other special tools. It concludes with a sweep, if necessary, and information on what repair is needed.
Cost: $100 to $500.
A level-three chimney inspection is considered "destructive and intrusive" and can resemble a demolition job. It may involve tearing down and rebuilding walls and your chimney, and is usually done after a chimney fire.
Cost: $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the size and location of the chimney.
- More jobs in the economy.
- The release of pent up demand from population growth and the large number of renters and of young people living with family. Both groups are going to start looking to buy soon.
- Increasing inventory. Yun said there are many housing markets across the country where Realtors could sell many more homes if only there were more homes to sell.
Rates Haven't Been This Low Since 2003
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.92 percent, with an average 0.5 point, reaching a new low for the year and dropping from last week's 3.97 percent. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.13 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.08 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week's 3.18 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.24 percent.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.91 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week's 2.92 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3 percent.
- 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.41 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week's 2.38 percent average. A year ago, 1-year ARMs averaged 2.60 percent.