Condo – 12 Palley Village Pl Unit 12 Amherst, MA 01002 now has a new price of $334,900!

Beautiful 3-bedroom,1-3/4 bathroom townhouse condo located in a small mixed unit subdivision with lots of green space. Features include front porch, second floor laundry, tile, granite counters, hardwood floors, central air and garage. Located close to Amherst center and a short walk to bus stop. Low Condo fees

This is a Townhouse style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, and is currently available for $334,900.

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Single-Family – 1730 South East Amherst, MA 01002 now has a new price of $619,900!

Boasting 14 acres with dramatic views on one of Amherst’s most desirable streets, this property offers numerous buildings totaling 8,700 sq. feet (APO) equipped with electricity, heat, and water. It has great potential as a horse farm. There is also a fuel tank, sprinkler system, and 8 bay lean-to. The house is dressed with Ashfield blue stone. The first floor open floor plan features a four-sided gas fireplace, fine wood details, and skylights drenching the space in sunlight. The kitchen offers newer appliances and ample counter and cabinet space. There is also an office set behind French doors, while a bathroom and separate laundry room with enough cabinets to double as a pantry are located adjacent to the kitchen. Through a set of sliders, the sun room with a stone floor and wood stove overlooks the property. The master bedroom has a skylight and walk-in closet with built-in drawers. There is also a room that offers a commanding view of yard. A full house generator a great bonus.

This is a Cape/Antique/Farmhouse/Other style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 5 bedrooms, 14.03 Acres, and is currently available for $619,900.

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Open house on 10/23/2016 at 139 North Washington Street Belchertown, MA 01007

Date: 10/23/2016 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Situated down a private way away from the road, this spacious home boasts a new roof with a newly insulated attic over about 3500 square feet of living space. It features 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a partially-finished walk-out basement. The living room offer a fireplace and a soaring cathedral ceiling complemented by tall windows providing ample natural light. The family room has a large slider out to the multi-level deck overlooking the private backyard. Although all four bedrooms have generous dimensions, the master bedroom suite offers two rooms, an expansive walk-in closet, and full bathroom with dual sinks and a jet tub. Most of the bedrooms have two closets. The air quality of this home has also been improved with a Lifebreath ventilation system. This home is priced to sell. Don’t wait.

A Brief Guide to Hardwood Flooring

Whether it be simply the preference of the homeowner, or an attempt at increasing home value, hardwood flooring is increasing in popularity.  Hardwood floors can add a touch of class to a smaller home, and make larger homes really show off their square footage in a way that carpeting cannot compete with.

If you are considering outfitting your home with hardwoods, style and durability will be your two biggest categories to explore, after cost.  Some hardwood options, while stylish, lack the durability of others, and care would need to be taken in order to not wear out your new home addition prematurely.  Below, I’ll list some of the more popular varieties of hardwood flooring options.

Wide-Plank – Wide-plank flooring is quickly becoming one of the more popular options for people looking to add a touch of class to a room or home, without sacrificing their floor’s durability.  This style of flooring gives you a wide variety of wood options and styles to choose from, but woods with complex grains are the preferred way to go.  Wider planks allow the natural beauty of woods like Hickory and Tigerwood a chance to shine.

Reclaimed Pine – This eco-friendly option is also a popular favorite.  Perfect for homes that already possess a rustic flare, reclaimed pine flooring can add a touch of historical class to any home.  And because one of the primary sources of reclaimed pine flooring are historical buildings, this is an environmentally-friendly alternative to some of the more extravagant hardwood varieties, like Brazilian hardwoods, or teak.  Reclaimed pine is just one of many varieties of reclaimed wood, so shop around a little.  Almost all reclaimed hardwood options will add a touch of mature class to a home.

Eucalyptus and Ebonized Hardwood – These varieties are extremely dark and elegant.  Best paired with contemporary homes. If you are partial to white furniture and decor, this variety will serve to complement your design style immensely.

Red Oak – This variety of flooring is gaining a reputation for it’s ability to successfully coordinate with any design style, as well as it’s durability.  Red Oak is a fantastic choice for homes with children, as the durability of the wood will prevent most scuffs and dents that a high-traffic family would normally dish out on a less-resilient wood variety.  The lighter, warmer colors of the wood also serve to heighten the brightness and color of a room, which may be preferred in houses that don’t get a lot of natural light.

Brazilian Cherry – This variety is the classic “mosaic hardwood”.  The natural variation in color from plank to plank is an eye-catching addition to any home, while the affordability factor is also an appeal.