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Posted on 01/25/2022
Grow Plants Indoors With These DIY Mini-Greenhouse Ideas
Whether you're gardening in the winter or protecting delicate houseplants, indoor greenhouses are an excellent solution. You can find miniature greenhouses meant purely for utility and others meant to provide aesthetic appeal. If you build your own mini-greenhouse, it's up to you. Here are some ideas for simple mini-greenhouses to use indoors. Plastic Bin Greenhouse For a convenient,...
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Posted on 01/18/2022
Assuming a VA Loan: Benefits & Drawbacks to Consider
Assuming a loan allows you to take over the mortgage of another homeowner. Doing so allows you to skip the long, expensive process of applying for a brand new mortgage. While there's still paperwork involved, it can be a very convenient option. Assuming a VA loan has its own set of specific pros and cons for military buyers...
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Posted on 01/11/2022
Extreme Weather Preparedness: How to Shelter at Home
Sometimes when severe weather happens, the safest thing to do is remain indoors. However, for certain weather events with strong winds like tornadoes and hurricanes, there are some parts of your home that are safer than others. Here is a basic guide for how to shelter in your home to stay safe from extreme weather: Where to Shelter...
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Posted on 01/04/2022
The Pros & Cons of Container Planting Your Victory Garden
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 12/30/2021
Another Property Sold - Lots 5 & 6 Bow St., Plainfield, MA 01070
Here's that workshop in the hilltowns you've been looking for. Newer 30' x 36' post and beam barn ideal for a studio or grow facility. Frontage on 2 roads, a babbling brook and several house site options. Come up and see the quiet side of life in...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 16 High St, Colrain, MA 01340
Sited high above Colrain Rd, this Antique home, built circa 1800, was once housing for Mill workers. The seller is very motivated! Potential abounds so bring your ideas and your paint brushes! The main floor boasts a large open concept living room/dining room, Kitchen w ample counter space & newer appliances, pantry, 1/2 bath w/ laundry and 2 porches plus a bonus room for office/den. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with the potential for a 4th. A large dormered room & bonus room with exterior access would make a fabulous walk-in closet for a primary bedroom. Just about 1/2 acre of yard lends privacy and garden space. Hardwood floors...
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Posted on 12/28/2021
Helpful Tasks for the First Day in Your New Home
Moving is a strenuous process, and it’s common to feel exhausted after it’s over. For some, the first few days in your new home can feel even more overwhelming than the weeks before the move. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to stay organized and maintain your moving momentum to feel comfortable in your new...
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Posted on 12/21/2021
The 5 Categories of Land Use Explained
Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels If you’re planning to invest in land, it’s important to understand land use terminology. Land use is a designation that determines what you can build or develop on a specific piece of land. Another definition of the term from is “the total of arrangements, activities and inputs that people undertake in...
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Posted on 12/14/2021
How to Get Free Moving Boxes
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 11/30/2021
Hardscapes: 3 Ways to Incorporate Inexpensive Hardscaping Designs Into Your Home's Exterior
It may come as something of a surprise, but a wide range of relatively inexpensive materials exist on the market. Items such as colorful and textured concrete mirror the natural luster of flagstone and marble slabs. When everyday people add up the cost of concrete, reclaimed wood and metals, their quality of life investment may look affordable. The...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
South Hadley, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2021
Click here to view South Hadley, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/25/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/25/2021
Click here to view Amherst, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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