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Posted on 11/29/2022
Is It Better to Flip Vacant Land or a House?
Flipping a house is a common practice among DIY enthusiasts and those wanting to make a quick profit in a hot housing market. Flipping land is also another way to improve and sell an existing property by investing your own time and money. While both options share similar benefits, they are better for some situations than others. Here...
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Posted on 11/22/2022
Understanding the basics of property tax
New property owners might wonder, "Do you have to pay...
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Posted on 11/18/2022
Another Property Sold - 40 Pleasant St, Greenfield, MA 01301
Come see all the recent improvements in this turn key, two family home in the heart of Greenfield. Ready to move in, rent out, or both! Each unit has two bedrooms, a living room, separate dining room, kitchen and totally renovated sun porch overlooking the yard. Keep your tools and equipment in the garage, the garden shed, or the interior workshop in back. The upstairs also has a brand new finished attic space/ bonus room. There are too many improvement to list here, but some major updates from the past year include brand new roof, brand new windows, new flooring, newly finished spaces and a fresh coast of paint throughout. Come take a...
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Posted on 11/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 16 Tyler Pl, Amherst, MA 01002
OFFER DEADLINE Wed. 9/14 @ 4pm. Check out this beautiful 1880’s residence right in downtown Amherst! This huge two family is tucked up on the hill on Tyler Place with a quaint green across the street. Each unit boasts tall ceilings, historic fireplaces, ample natural light, and separate living and dining rooms. The walkout basement has a bathroom of its own and tons of bonus space for you to get creative. As an income property, this is a money maker! For those interested in making it your home, the location and historic charm of this property is one of a kind. Don’t miss your chance to own a special piece of downtown Amherst. Please allow...
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Posted on 11/15/2022
Break Up a Space With These Upcycled Room Dividers
You can add style and charm to any room while also providing useful functionality. One excellent way to accomplish this is by dividing a larger space in creative ways. If you've been thinking about ways to divide a room without costly materials and renovations, here are some clever ideas for upcycled room dividers. Salvaged Window Divider Hanging a...
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Posted on 11/08/2022
The basics of property insurance
Insurance of property is a broad concept, including...
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Posted on 11/01/2022
Centipede grass lawn care: Pros & cons
Centipede grass is a variety of bright-green grass commonly grown in warm, wet climates. It tolerates high temperatures and most soil types, which make it a superb lawn choice for homes in warmer regions. But even if your home meets the climate requirements, how do you know if centipede grass is the right choice for your lawn or...
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Posted on 10/25/2022
Outdoor decor for all budgets & occasions
No matter the size or shape of your yard or patio, it's...
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Posted on 10/18/2022
Another Property Sold - 60 Blackberry Lane, Amherst, MA 01002
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 9/10 from 11-2pm. Offer deadline Sunday 9/[email protected] 5pm. Are you looking for a home or an investment opportunity? Either way, this is it! Currently generating income as a student rental, ($3,600/month, see "income info" attached) this property could easily be a primary residence. Four bedrooms, plus a bonus room, huge two car garage and a partially finished basement mean there’s plenty of space to make your visions a reality. The house has a private back yard and is set behind a big front yard on a quiet street, so this location is perfect if you’re looking for a peaceful setting that is still centrally located. Super close to...
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Posted on 10/18/2022
What is a reverse mortgage & how do you qualify?
A home is a big investment. As you continue to own a...
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Posted on 10/11/2022
Insulation: Spray Foam or Fiberglass, Which is More Cost-Effective?
While upgrading a building’s insulation may not feel as exciting as an expansive new kitchen, the potential energy savings add up. Here are a few things about fiberglass and spray foam insulation property owners may want to consider. What Homeowners Need To Know About Fiberglass Insulation The upfront investment of fiberglass insulation proves attractive to DIY homeowners because...
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Posted on 10/04/2022
Explaining loss of use coverage
Loss of use coverage is part of every standard homeowners insurance policy. While other portions of the policy help pay for repairing your home if it’s severely damaged, loss of use coverage is there for your everyday living expenses while the work is done. Unfortunately, major home repairs can’t happen overnight, and simultaneously your expenses can increase dramatically....
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