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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/24/2018

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $386,500. This Cape style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS .


29 Harris St, Amherst, MA 01002

North Amherst

Single-Family

$375,000
Price
$386,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Home Sweet Home: this Classic, New England Cape will capture your heart. Interior features like refinished oak floors, lovely woodwork, a formal dining & living room with brick fireplace, plus an enclosed front porch are evocative of the traditional, whereas the gorgeous, remodeled, cherry kitchen with granite counters and SS appliances adds modern, aesthetic & functional appeal. Nestled into a friendly and diverse neighborhood in North Amherst, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with 2-car garage is just minutes away from UMASS & close to the up-and-coming, Mill District. Walk to the Mill River Conservation area with pool and playground or to the library & convenience shopping. Follow Pine St. to the Rt.116 connector to Hadley shopping. FIRST SHOWINGS AT THE OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, THE 18TH, 1:00-3:00.

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/23/2018

Like any aspect of home maintenance, keeping your house safe for family and visitors requires awareness, planning, and attention. If you don't prioritize home safety and security, then there's a greater chance "Murphy's Law" will come into play when you least expect it.

Realistically speaking, the concept that "If something can go wrong, it will (and at the worst possible time)" certainly does not have any basis in fact. Everything that happens is the result of "cause and effect."

Fortunately, we can exert control over cause and effect and use it to our benefit. Here are several safety tips to keep in mind and implement to increase the probability that your home will be a safe place to live, visit, and perhaps grow old in.

  1. Fire safety is of paramount importance. It runs the gamut from making sure you have working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers to having second floor escape ladders and designated meeting places and exit plans.
  2. Proper lighting, both inside and out, can not only discourage burglars, but it also reduces the risk of mishaps, such as tripping, falling, or twisting an ankle.
  3. Shower and bathtub safety is important for everyone, but it's especially crucial for senior citizens and households that have elderly visitors, such as grandparents. A combination of safety railings and non-slip safety decals, stickers, or appliques on the tub floor would be your first line of defense against slips and falls in the bathroom.
  4. Stair safety is also well worth focusing on. It can be improved in your home in a number of ways, including the installation and reinforcement of hand rails. Making sure stairs are properly illuminated, especially at the bottom, can also help prevent falls and stumbles. Another preventative measure is to put a strip of brightly colored tape across the bottom step in your basement so that people realize there's one more step to go before they reach the floor. Any momentary confusion about that can result in falls and injuries.
  5. Protective equipment, such as goggles, work gloves, dust masks, and other safety gear may be necessary for certain types of cleaning, home repair work, tree pruning, or construction activities around the house and yard. Ladder safety and awareness is another important topic when it comes to reducing falls and injuries around the house.
  6. Ensuring child safety is a challenging priority, and can include everything from preventing access to dangerous household chemicals and medications to locking up gun cabinets and placing barriers around swimming pools, windows, and hot stoves. Hardware stores and other retail businesses often carry baby gates, child-resistant cabinet locks, toilet bowl safety clips, electrical outlet covers, and even rubber cushioning for the edges of coffee tables and fireplace hearths.

While this list of safety tips is not all-inclusive, it will hopefully encourage you to become more vigilant and attuned to all the different potential hazards in and around your home and property. If you're concerned about a specific area of home safety, there are free checklists, pamphlets, and articles available through government agencies, educational institutes, non-profit organizations, and the Internet.




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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/22/2018

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $654,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Sally Malsch - Five College REALTORS .


49 Kestrel Ln, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$639,900
Price
$654,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this Doug Kohl artfully designed and built home. Timeless grace and style abound in this beautiful home. Located on a culdesac and just a couple of mile to Amherst center. The bike path, PVPA, Hampshire Fitness and walking trails are minutes away.. You will especially enjoy the 30+ acre Hop Brook & Wentworth Farm Conservation area that abuts the back of the property. Enduring beauty and constant elegance flow throughout the open and light-filled airy concept. The first-floor living space allows for lavish entertaining. The master suite is well appointed with a walk-in closet, jetted tub, and shower and is thoughtfully located overlooking the backyard. This property is a real oasis for entertaining, listening to birdsong, or quiet reading. There is a generous two car garage which leads into the mudroom and pantry. The photos are beautiful but do yourself a favor and see inside!

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/21/2018


59 Dryads Green, Northampton, MA 01060

Single-Family

$634,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Location, location, location! This distinctive Antique Victorian with 3026 square feet is sited on a quiet cul de sac near Mill River and within walking distance to Smith campus and downtown Northampton. Exterior features add to its value and curb appeal, scalloped shakes and stone exterior set off by newer white replacement windows. grand front porch, circular balcony and metal covered dome. Interior features include fireplace, pocket doors, carved Newell posts on stairway, Douglas fir floors denote original period design. New gas boiler installed for radiator steam heat, 100amp circuit breaker. New owner can continue kitchen and 2.5 bath renovations and possible 3rd fee ensuite.
Open House
Friday
May 25 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Elm to Kensington, left onto Dryads Green, proceed to end of the street, house borders Smith College campus
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Location: 59 Dryads Green, Northampton, MA 01060    Get Directions

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Posted by Sally Malsch on 5/21/2018


8 Sunrise Dr, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Built in 1971 & remodeled in1990s & in 2014, this value added, @2800 SF, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath expanded Cape touts new roof with owned solar panels for electric & hot water! State of the art heat pump & A/C system comprises large, main house unit & 4 mini-splits to heat & to cool areas. Besides vaulted ceiling sun room/fam rm AND kitchen additions, seller raised roof on 2nd floor to enlarge 2 bedrooms. MBR enjoys amazing mountain views & walk-in closet. 2nd BR touts infra-red sauna. Remodeled bath sports French shower, tile floor, claw foot tub & radiant floor heat. Enjoy versatility of formal LR w/ fireplace, family room w/ gas heater, 2 bedrooms + 1bath on EACH LEVEL, oak floors, basement exercise room. Remodeled office w/ bamboo floor + new windows has separate entrance over 2-car garage. Located on quiet, cul-de-sac with field views in Hadley, Cape is between Amherst with UMASS & Northampton, Smith College, 5 minutes from popular stores for shopping. There is a lot to love & see!
Open House
Saturday
May 26 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rt. 47 to Rocky Hill Rd, right into Sunrise Dr., house on the left
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Location: 8 Sunrise Dr, Hadley, MA 01035    Get Directions

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