Blog :: 07-2015

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Thinking Ahead to Fall

It has been a beautiful summer, much needed after the winter that wouldn't end. I'd like to be more zen, have more of a "be here, now" attitude and continue to enjoy these summer moments, however, as realtors, we tend to be thinking ahead much of the time. In winter, we often meet with sellers to advise them about prepping their homes for the selling season in the spring. In summer, we may be speaking to them about gearing up for the upswing that tends to happen in the fall market. In addition to this, as Northampton residents, here in the heart of New England with its' many seasonal changes, we need to think ahead with preparing our homes for the colder seasons. To that end, I happened upon this helpful piece on the Apartment Therapy website today that I thought I would share with our readers here.

 

10 Things to Get Done Before Labor Day

 
 

Esther and Brandon's personality-filled home

 

This is a public service announcement: The Halloween stuff is already out at craft stores. And I'm not sure how fall came to have a mascot, but I know that autumn is on its way when I hear people start talking about how much they miss pumpkin spice. While there are still several weeks left to enjoy the summer, it might be a good time to start thinking about the tasks you need to get done before cool weather really sets in.

1. Clean the Grill

After all those summer parties are over, give your outdoor cooker a deep clean before putting it up for the season. And you might want to think about getting a grill cover if you don't have one already.

2. Paint, If You Plan To

If there are any indoor painting projects on your docket, tackle them now while the weather's warm enough to keep your windows open for ventilation.

3. Wash Windows and Glass Doors

Summer comes with a lot of grime. Give all the glass around your place a good wipe down as fall creeps in.

4. Clean and Repair Your Outdoor Space

Take mental notes of any pressing tasks that need to happen on the balcony or around the backyard, then get going on them while there's still plenty of daylight and good weather.

5. Check for Leaks Around Windows or Doors

You'll want to inspect these areas for air drafts before the crisp fall air comes breezing in. Then install weather stripping as needed.

6. Vacuum the Vents

Clean built-up dust from vents, room fans, baseboard heaters, dryer vents and the range hood.

7. Test Your Heater

Don't get caught in a freeze with a broken heating system. HVAC repair professionals are notoriously busy towards the end of the calendar year, so get a jump on it and check now to see if your home is ready for heating.

Great Listing Near Downtown Northampton!

As you leave downtown Northampton, just a couple of miles outside of town, off of Florence Road, you will find Maple Ridge Road. This development is a hidden gem. Each unique homes sits on a spacious wooded lot, surrounded by nature yet close to everything that Northampton has to offer.  

The spring market got off to a slow start this year, on the heels of a long, cold winter. And while many houses have come and gone this spring and summer, there are a number of great properties still available. We wanted to direct attention back to our listing at 88 Maple Ridge Road. Listed at $655,000, this spacious home has all the bells and whistles that one could hope for.

"Gracious, multi-generational property situated on a beautifully landscaped corner lot is set in the quiet, desirable Maple Ridge neighborhood. Impeccably built and in great condition, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes an accessory 1 br apt. Central air, smart thermostats, elegantly updated chef's kitchen with Wolf Dual Fuel Range, Zephyr Hood and stainless steel appliances, custom cherry cabinets, huge walk-in pantry and large granite topped center island, that overlooks the dining area. French pocket doors off the kitchen open to the cathedral beamed ceiling family room with built-ins, fireplace and slider out to the screened porch. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor. 1/2 bath w/laundry and large living room complete the 1st floor. Master br with en-suite bath and 3 more generous br's + full bath up, including a Jacuzzi tub. Fully finished basement.Sunny 1 br apartment w/separate entrance,perfect for in-laws, au-pair, an additional office or income. 3 bay garage"

Contact Julie Held to schedule a showing of this wonderful home.

 

Front of house

Fantastic cook's kitchen

Family room with fireplace, next to screen porch

Great Listing Near Downtown Northampton!

As you leave downtown Northampton, just a couple of miles outside of town, off of Florence Road, you will find Maple Ridge Road. This development is a hidden gem. Each unique homes sits on a spacious wooded lot, surrounded by nature yet close to everything that Northampton has to offer.  

The spring market got off to a slow start this year, on the heels of a long, cold winter. And while many houses have come and gone this spring and summer, there are a number of great properties still available. We wanted to direct attention back to our listing at 88 Maple Ridge Road. Listed at $655,000, this spacious home has all the bells and whistles that one could hope for.

"Gracious, multi-generational property situated on a beautifully landscaped corner lot is set in the quiet, desirable Maple Ridge neighborhood. Impeccably built and in great condition, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes an accessory 1 br apt. Central air, smart thermostats, elegantly updated chef's kitchen with Wolf Dual Fuel Range, Zephyr Hood and stainless steel appliances, custom cherry cabinets, huge walk-in pantry and large granite topped center island, that overlooks the dining area. French pocket doors off the kitchen open to the cathedral beamed ceiling family room with built-ins, fireplace and slider out to the screened porch. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor. 1/2 bath w/laundry and large living room complete the 1st floor. Master br with en-suite bath and 3 more generous br's + full bath up, including a Jacuzzi tub. Fully finished basement.Sunny 1 br apartment w/separate entrance,perfect for in-laws, au-pair, an additional office or income. 3 bay garage"

Contact Julie Held to schedule a showing of this wonderful home.

 

Front of house

Fantastic cook's kitchen

Family room with fireplace, next to screen porch

43 Fair Street in Northampton MA

At the end of a picturesque road abutting the fairgrounds at 43 Fair Street in downtown Northampton MA, sits this lovely and fully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. Situated on a peaceful half acre lot, partially enclosed with a fence - this house has charm, character, views and every modern convenience. Enjoy your coffee on the front porch in the morning, host a barbeque in the yard in the afternoon, cuddle up by the pellet stove in winter, relax in the clawfoot tub in the downstairs bath, cool off on hot summer days in the central air conditioning, and walk to town anytime the mood strikes.

The current owners purchased in the house in 2006. It had been fully renovated at that time, including replacement windows, brand new heating and electrical systems, newly created open floor plan, full insulation, updated kitchen and baths, vinyl siding added to the exterior, etc. Since their purchase, they have maintained the slate roof, replaced the dishwasher, added central air conditioning, added bead board to the downstairs bath, repainted and had the property professionally landscaped. They have added an invisible fence for their dogs, which they are happy to leave behind for the new owners.

Offered at $350,000, feel free to swing by the open house tomorrow, July 11th, from 12-2 pm hosted by Laura Scott, or call to schedule a private showing.

 

 

Living room, with pellet stove and built in bookshelves

Kitchen and dining room

Master bedroom, with seating area

Second bedroom, with built in bookshelves

Spacious yard, with invisible fence.

 

 

 

43 Fair Street in Northampton MA

At the end of a picturesque road abutting the fairgrounds at 43 Fair Street in downtown Northampton MA, sits this lovely and fully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. Situated on a peaceful half acre lot, partially enclosed with a fence - this house has charm, character, views and every modern convenience. Enjoy your coffee on the front porch in the morning, host a barbeque in the yard in the afternoon, cuddle up by the pellet stove in winter, relax in the clawfoot tub in the downstairs bath, cool off on hot summer days in the central air conditioning, and walk to town anytime the mood strikes.

The current owners purchased in the house in 2006. It had been fully renovated at that time, including replacement windows, brand new heating and electrical systems, newly created open floor plan, full insulation, updated kitchen and baths, vinyl siding added to the exterior, etc. Since their purchase, they have maintained the slate roof, replaced the dishwasher, added central air conditioning, added bead board to the downstairs bath, repainted and had the property professionally landscaped. They have added an invisible fence for their dogs, which they are happy to leave behind for the new owners.

Offered at $350,000, feel free to swing by the open house tomorrow, July 11th, from 12-2 pm hosted by Laura Scott, or call to schedule a private showing.

Living room, with pellet stove and built in bookshelves

Kitchen and dining room

Master bedroom, with seating area

Second bedroom, with built in bookshelves

Spacious yard, with invisible fence.

 

 

43 Fair Street in Northampton MA

At the end of a picturesque road abutting the fairgrounds at 43 Fair Street in downtown Northampton MA, sits this lovely and fully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. Situated on a peaceful half acre lot, partially enclosed with a fence - this house has charm, character, views and every modern convenience. Enjoy your coffee on the front porch in the morning, host a barbeque in the yard in the afternoon, cuddle up by the pellet stove in winter, relax in the clawfoot tub in the downstairs bath, cool off on hot summer days in the central air conditioning, and walk to town anytime the mood strikes.

The current owners purchased in the house in 2006. It had been fully renovated at that time, including replacement windows, brand new heating and electrical systems, newly created open floor plan, full insulation, updated kitchen and baths, vinyl siding added to the exterior, etc. Since their purchase, they have maintained the slate roof, replaced the dishwasher, added central air conditioning, added bead board to the downstairs bath, repainted and had the property professionally landscaped. They have added an invisible fence for their dogs, which they are happy to leave behind for the new owners.

Offered at $350,000, feel free to swing by the open house tomorrow, July 11th, from 12-2 pm hosted by Laura Scott, or call to schedule a private showing.

Living room, with pellet stove and built in bookshelves

Kitchen and dining room

Master bedroom, with seating area

Second bedroom, with built in bookshelves

Spacious yard, with invisible fence.