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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 11/19/2018

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $382,500. This Contemporary,Multi-Level,Other style home was sold by - Five College REALTORS ®.


1290 Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$389,900
Price
$382,500
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Enjoy country setting, 10 -15 min. from Amherst hub & UMASS. Custom built in 1965 by Stanmar Homes & updated & improved regularly, this 3 level, 2212 SF construction is named the Mid-Century Modern Chalet. Characteristic features are rich, post & beam wood & copious windows which capture distant but distinct northwest views of Amherst College Chapel, UMASS library & Mt. Sugarloaf, as well as 2 decks & 2 enclosed porches which bring the outdoors in and vice versa. In the warmer seasons your functional living space expands for entertaining family & friends. Enjoy detached, 2 car garage. The formal entry is through the sunroom to main floor w/ open floor plan that combines spacious, cathedral ceiling LR w/ fireplace + deck, separate dining room & remodeled kitchen + encl. porch. MBR + MBath + fireplace + outside deck are on 2nd level along with 2 other bedrooms & 3/4 bath. 1st level features family room w/ fireplace, 4th bedroom, laundry & 3/4 bath. Robert Frost & M & M trails are nearby

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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 11/19/2018

This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $168,000. This Garden style home was sold by - Five College REALTORS ®.


39 Salem Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$174,000
Price
$168,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic location! immaculate condition and price! This freshly renovated, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, condo with a sunny south facing deck is a rarity at Salem Place. Upgrades include: new slider to out-of-doors; renovated kitchen (cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, faucet & sink, breakfast bar, recessed & pendant lighting, laminate floor); bathrooms (vanities with new faucets & shower hardware, granite counters, laminate floors); complete interior painting with new trim, freshly cleaned, newer carpets. The laundry & unit storage locker are conveniently located down the stairs. Walk to the Amherst Center, bike to UMASS, or take a short walk to the PVTA pickup.

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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 11/19/2018

This Single-Family in Greenfield, MA recently sold for $342,500. This Contemporary style home was sold by - Five College REALTORS ®.


375 Barton Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$342,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful saltbox contemporary with 4 Br and 3.5 baths situated on 19+ acres with 10 x 36 indoor heated pool and hot tub plus 2 car attached garage. Amenities include granite kitchen counters, pine floors, laundry room, large yard, gas stove in enclosed porch, finished family room, and hiking trails. This is a unique one of a kind property...a must see!

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Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 11/18/2018

If you’re planning to stay in your home as you age, or "age in place", it’s wise to begin planning to renovate your home for your future self sooner rather than later. This will save you money and headaches down the road. I know it’s not an exciting topic of conversation to discuss aging and how to make your home more accessible. However, it’s certainly an important one. And even if you never use these features yourself, they are great to have in a home even if just for visitors, such as your parents.

Renovating before retirement ensures you have the cash flow to fund each change you make to your home. By making these changes now when you don’t need them, instead of as you go, allows you time to do research on best pricing and how to add features that will look seamless in your home. Just because you are “senior proofing” your home doesn’t mean it has to look like an assisted living facility.

The best, and arguably most important, place to start is in the bathroom. This is also a room that accommodations can double as accessible and chic. For example, a lipless walk-in shower, also known as the European Wet Room, eliminates the need to step up which can result in tripping. But it also opens up the room to appear more spacious and allow natural lighting to reach every corner. When renovating choose dimensions that leave enough room for a wheelchair to enter.

You may also want to consider adding a built-in shower bench. This could be a seamless tiled addition styled like a window seat or a chic wooden seat that folds up and out of the way. Grab bars don’t need to be an eyesore either. There are so many options on the market for bars that integrate with your bathroom’s style instead of looking like an afterthought.

When house hunting for a new home, look for one-level open floor plans. Open floor plans are very on trend and a feature many buyers are looking for anyways. They come with the added bonus of having plenty of room for someone in a wheelchair or walker to get around. If a home you are looking at has any hallways measure them to make sure they are wide enough to be accessible for these kinds of mobility aids.

Choosing a home that is a one-floor plan is another subtle way you can “senior proof” your home. Stairs can become troublesome when mobility becomes limited due to arthritis for example. A lack of a staircase to climb also means never having to buy a chairlift down the line. Potentially saving your future self-money and the integrity of your home’s decor.





Posted by Five College REALTORS ® on 11/17/2018

This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $625,000. This Gambrel style home was sold by - Five College REALTORS ®.


10 Blake Field, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$625,000
Price
$625,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully appointed and sporting a first floor master bedroom with bath, this Dutch Colonial will not disappoint. Located within walking distance of downtown and only a few steps from the bike path and Amherst Golf Club, the gorgeous grounds with stone wall and large brick patio are perfect for family fun and outdoor entertaining. The open floor plan dances with sunlight and is flexible in use. Many built-ins,raised paneling, crown moldings, and wainscotting are found throughout where the details are perfection, the ambiance a fine balance of casual elegance. Pine floors are throughout the first floor, the second floor is wall to wall, but oak is underneath. The three working fireplaces(a fourth is located in the basement) exude a beautiful New England feel where curling up with a good book on a cold winters night will be the answer to a long day. Meticulous! Matchless! Memorable!

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