Northampton MA Real Estate | Carla Ness - Delap Real Estate


When you’re shopping for a home, one of the most important things is that you feel comfortable in the home. Sure, you can look at the listing and visit the property, but you’ll never know what it’s like to sleep in a home until you move in. While there aren’t many homeowners that offer overnights in order for you to feel out their property listing, there are ways that you can test a home out subtly.


Check Out The Neighborhood


You can learn a lot about a neighborhood just by observing the area. See how many people are out walking around. What is the age group of the people you see? This can give you a great idea of the neighborhood that your potential home is in. You could do this investigating several times at different hours of the day to get a full picture of the area.


Getting out and taking a stroll around the neighborhood is also a great idea to see what potentially living in your new home will be like. Check out public transportation options and local establishments like restaurants and coffee shops. Another great place to check out is local parks and recreation centers. This will allow you to see both the quality and the quantity of the options available to you. 


Test The Plumbing


If you have a chance as you’re walking through a home, touring it, be sure to check out the plumbing. Turn on the faucets. See how the water pressure from the shower is. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think of testing, but it’s important. You don’t want to move into a house only to find out the water pressure is unlivable and the hot water isn’t so hot! 


Check Out How The Windows Work


A home with a breeze is always nice. See if any windows get stuck or are leaking out cold air when shut. This is a subtle way to do your own home inspection of an important aspect of your potential future home. Paying attention to the windows can also help you to hear the noise factor that you might face in the home. Can you hear a lot of traffic? Is the neighborhood quiet? Discovering these things will be very important in your decision to purchase a home.   


How Is The Storage Space?


Look around the homes that you’re considering and see how much storage space you’ll have. Is there a basement or an attic or both? How easy are these spaces to access? If a home lacks adequate closet space for storing things like towels, cleaners, clothing, etc, you may find yourself scrambling for ways to keep all of your things in the home once you move in. Make sure the storage space you see is enough for you and your family’s lifestyle.    

 



This Single-Family in Chesterfield, MA recently sold for $315,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Carla Ness - Delap Real Estate.


92 South St, Chesterfield, MA 01012

Single-Family

$325,000
Price
$315,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This light filled home is very private with a lovely view over a gently sloping south lawn. Lovely Goshen stone patio overlooking the property leads to sliders into the living room or family room. Spacious kitchen that opens to dining/living area. 1st floor bedroom. 1st floor bath is nicely tiled. This spacious bathroom also has the laundry machines in it. Upstairs are two more spacious bedrooms, one has two walk in closets with organizers. Lovely bathroom with whirlpool bath and a separate shower stall. Hardwood floors throughout most of the house. Mudroom off of kitchen has plenty of room for your coats and boots. Beautiful grounds with a 3 stall barn/shed. This house started its life as a ranch back in 1972 but was completely remodeled and a floor added in 2003. Newer propane furnace and hot water heater. Easy and economical to heat. 20 minutes to Northampton makes for an easy commute.

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58 Nash Rd, Cummington, MA 01026

Single-Family

$224,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Watch the sunset from this light filled ranch home sitting on a top of a rise above the village of Cummington. This well maintained home is move-in ready with a recently remodeled kitchen and all the rooms have been freshly painted. Spacious 4 season sunroom or family room off the kitchen has a door to an expansive deck that overlooks a level sunny backyard. The eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage and counter space has an interior window to the living room that allow the light to pass through. There is a Rennai propane heater that efficiently and effectively heat the home. Full basement could be finished for more living space or use for storage. Level yard with several blueberry bushes is great for gardening or play space. Come check out this sweet home in a beautiful location at the open house, Sunday May 19 2-4 pm. More photos of the bedroom are coming soon as they were still being painted as of this posting. Home should qualify for most low down payment loans, like FHA.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 58 Nash Rd, Cummington, MA 01026    Get Directions

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58 Nash Rd, Cummington, MA 01026

Single-Family

$224,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Watch the sunset from this light filled ranch home sitting on a top of a rise above the village of Cummington. This well maintained home is move-in ready with a recently remodeled kitchen and all the rooms have been freshly painted. Spacious 4 season sunroom or family room off the kitchen has a door to an expansive deck that overlooks a level sunny backyard. The eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage and counter space has an interior window to the living room that allow the light to pass through. There is a Rennai propane heater that efficiently and effectively heat the home. Full basement could be finished for more living space or use for storage. Level yard with several blueberry bushes is great for gardening or play space. Come check out this sweet home in a beautiful location at the open house, Sunday May 19 2-4 pm. More photos of the bedroom are coming soon as they were still being painted as of this posting. Home should qualify for most low down payment loans, like FHA.
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 58 Nash Rd, Cummington, MA 01026    Get Directions

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47 Main St, Cummington, MA 01026

Single-Family

$200,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
What a great value is this Greek Revival home! This elegant home has 4 bedrooms with three full baths, one which is en-suite with the largest upstairs bedroom. Another bathroom on the first floor has a sauna, plus there is a first floor laundry room! Spacious sunroom with propane heating stove with French doors to a sweet courtyard like backyard. Tin ceiling in the kitchen area. High ceilings and wood floors throughout this home. Walk up attic for plenty of storage or use the "old schoolroom" with its large window for a great studio! Louvered shutters on the front door allows you to let the breeze into the house without sacrificing your privacy, they look really nice too and give this home a feel of New Orleans French quarter. Interior shutters in the living room are historically appropriate and allow you again to have privacy with a breeze coming in the open window. Efficient hot water baseboard heat, new hot water heater, new roof ! 30 minutes to Northampton or Pittsfield
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