Northampton MA Real Estate | Carla Ness - Delap Real Estate

This Single-Family in Plainfield, MA recently sold for $171,000. This Contemporary,Other style home was sold by Carla Ness - Delap Real Estate.

10 Monument St, Plainfield, MA 01070


Sale Price

Dreaming of a place in the quiet countryside? This is a beautiful private location where this is the only house on the street. Walk down the discontinued road to the Mill Brook. Garden in the raised bed that already have established rhubarb patch. Harvest fruit from the apple and pear trees. This 1971 home was rehabbed in 2001. Insulation was added plus new windows. The bath was also redone and has a deep jetted tub and tile! Kitchen was opened up and there is good amount of counter space and a large dining area with a woodstove. A large addition was built at that time with a two bay garage, a spacious 24 x 24 ft living room and a large bedroom above it. There is even a shed with electricity to it, part of which would be perfect for chickens. Plainfield now has broadband fiber optic internet! There is also a lovely town pond and it is close to the Hawley State forest. There is still a little cosmetic work to do, but this home is a great value. Easy to show.

If you work from home part or all of the time, chances are you have a specific place in your house where you go to work to be free from distraction.

Many people spend a lot of time thinking about the decor of their home office. They decide how much light they want to let in, what they need on their desk, and which distractions to keep out of the room entirely.

Surprisingly few people, however, consider the ergonomics of their home office.

What is ergonomics?

Simply stated, ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in the workplace. When it comes to office work or working at home, that means studying things like posture, desk height, eye strain, and much more.

In this article, we’ll talk about some ways you can improve the ergonomics of your home office to prevent injury and to make your office a more productive and less stressful place to work.

Choosing a desk chair

Let’s begin with one of the most common complaints in offices and home offices around the world: chairs.

You could spend several hundred dollars on an ergonomic office chair. But in reality it only needs to meet a few criteria that you can often find in inexpensive computer chairs. When buying a chair, look for the following:

  • Lower back support what will help you keep a straight spine

  • Adjustable heights for the chair, the backrest, and the arm rests

  • A firm, but comfortable cushion that you won’t slide down on

Picking the right desk

The most important ergonomic factor of a desk is that you can easily fit your legs under it and don’t have to crane over it to write.

Regardless of where you keep your keyboard, it will help if your arms can fall on it naturally and at a close to ninety-degree angle.

Screen height and distance

The vast majority of work performed at home is done with the use of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

Ideally, the height of your screen should be adjusted so that you can view it straight on, and not have to look down or up at it. This will help protect your neck from strain.

For eye strain, it’s a good idea to keep the monitor a couple feet from your eyes and to adjust the brightness so that it’s easy to read but not too bright.

The best thing you can do to avoid headaches and eye strain is to set reminders for yourself to look away from the screen every twenty minutes or so or get up and go for a walk.

Take more breaks

Speaking of taking breaks; sitting in one position for too long can contribute to muscle and joint pain. If you’re working at home, it should be easy to get up and stretch or move around every half hour or so.

You don’t have to take a long break; even a minute or two is sufficient enough to help take the strain off of your tired eyes and stiff back and neck.

A successful home selling experience likely concludes with a profitable transaction. However, plenty of work lies ahead before a home seller can achieve the best-possible results.

Ultimately, there are several things that a home seller can do to ensure that he or she receives top dollar for a residence, and these are:

1. Conduct a Home Inspection and Appraisal

If you want to maximize your profits, you should complete a home inspection and appraisal prior to listing your house. That way, you can identify any underlying structural problems with your home and receive an accurate property valuation based on your residence's age and condition.

During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence both inside and out. Then, you can use an inspection report to prioritize assorted home improvements.

Meanwhile, a home appraisal enables you to receive a valuation of your residence. With this valuation in hand, you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your home.

2. Perform Home Improvements

Your home's condition may have deteriorated over the years. Fortunately, there is no time like the present to perform myriad house improvements.

If necessary, it may be beneficial to hire a professional landscaping company to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and improve your house's exterior. A professional landscaping company will make it easy for you to boost your house's curb appeal.

To enhance your residence's interior, it generally helps to declutter as much as possible. If you host a yard sale or sell excess items online, you may even be able to simultaneously remove clutter from your house and earn extra money.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you're uncertain about how to earn top dollar for your house, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you optimize the value of your residence.

A real estate agent understands all aspects of the housing market. Therefore, he or she will develop a custom home selling strategy, one that ensures you can maximize your earnings.

Typically, a real estate agent first will meet with you to learn about your home. This housing market professional then will offer recommendations to help you get your residence show-ready. And once you list your house, a real estate agent will host home showings and open house events to showcase your residence to prospective buyers.

Let's not forget about the guidance that a real estate agent will provide throughout the home selling journey, either. A real estate agent will offer recommendations about whether to accept, reject or counter a homebuying proposal. Perhaps best of all, this housing market professional is happy to respond to any of your real estate questions at any point during the home selling journey.

When it comes to selling a house, it helps to plan ahead. Take advantage of the aforementioned home selling tips, and you can boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for your residence.

72 Ball Rd, Goshen, MA 01096



Welcome to the oldest home in Goshen, the Cyrus Lyon House. This historic home has been lovingly restored and updated by the current owner while respecting its 1777 origins, leaving all of its antique features intact. The five original fireplaces all have their own character —add to that the elegant & spacious rooms, wide plank pine floors, original paneling and authentic period doors and you'll be swept back in time. Today's lifestyle has not been overlooked-Kitchen with granite counters & gas range with hood, 1st floor master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and updated bath plus 1st floor laundry. Room for a large family or guests with two family rooms in addition to formal leaving room. Extra bonuses include an oversized 2 car garage, new metal shingle roof on addition, 2 furnaces, on demand hot water, and updated electric. The location is ideal – on a quiet road not far from conservation land and the DAR state forest is minutes away.
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This Single-Family in Plainfield, MA recently sold for $298,000. This Gambrel style home was sold by Carla Ness - Delap Real Estate.

23 Mountain St, Plainfield, MA 01070


Sale Price

This sturdy timber frame home has an open floor plan and a recently remodeled kitchen with stone countertops. Beautiful red oak wood floors grace the main living areas,.. This property is on a quiet dead end street near Earthdance and the Cummington town line. It consists of approximately 24 acres and also has a sugar house with a 1 car garage attached, a garden shed and a carport for storing wood and equipment. There are mature fruit trees, blueberries, plus ample garden space. the driveway is lined with lilacs and pink azaleas and mountain laurel for a lovely spring show. The home also has on its first floor, a laundry room with shower, a half bath and a formal living room den that could be converted to a bedroom if desired. Going up the elegant cherry staircase there is a lovely landing area with cathedral pine ceiling for another sitting space or family room. Walk out full basement has an oil and a wood boiler. Perfect for your homestead. High speed internet on its way now.