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This Single-Family in Granby, MA recently sold for $228,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Kate Hogan - Brick & Mortar.


44 New Ludlow St, Granby, MA 01033

Single-Family

$220,000
Price
$228,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Charming one level living located in a convenient country setting. Perfect starter home or for those looking to downsize. Newer siding, over sized garage, and private, spacious back yard. Brand new septic system! Inside you will find a large living room with wood stove insert/fire place, updated Anderson windows, dining room with slider out to the trek deck and yard, wrap around kitchen with tile floor and gas range, 2 bedrooms with ample closet space, full bath with tub. Square footage does not include partially finished basement with den and office. Lower level also includes a cedar closet, laundry, workshop room, and new Buderus furnace. Come see it today!

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Deciding whether to set up a home showing sometimes can be a tough decision. Yet a home showing can make a world of difference for a buyer as he or she searches for the ideal residence.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include:

1. You can look beyond a home listing.

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Ready to find your dream residence? Schedule a home showing, and you take the next step to acquire your ideal house.


This Condo in Amherst, MA recently sold for $356,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Kate Hogan - Brick & Mortar.


48 Amity Place, Amherst, MA 01002

Condo

$357,500
Price
$356,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Location, location, location! Bursting with light! This renovated Amity Place condo is walking distance to town, UMass, and all area amenities. This is the one! Attached garage and private patio. Beautifully manicured complex. The first floor includes bamboo floors, a spacious, open, updated kitchen with granite countertops and tile backsplash, dining area with walkout to the patio, first floor master bedroom with attached full bath, and comfortable living room with fireplace. Upstairs you will find a common area perfect for crafting or an office, two spacious bedrooms with ample closets, a full bath with tile shower, and attic storage. Move in ready. Perfect place to hang your hat. No need to worry about landscaping or snow removal. Efficient and convenient. Sit back and enjoy. Come see it today!




This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $245,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kate Hogan - Brick & Mortar.


120 Tracy Cir, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$263,000
Price
$245,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great location! Wonderful sought after neighborhood in South Amherst close to area amenities, Atkins Farms, UMass, and colleges. Nice private yard with workshop and patio area. Attached garage. One level living with wood floors, living room, dining room with slider, kitchen with window overlooking the backyard, 3 bedroom, 1 full bath, and a half bath. Ample closet space. Downstairs you will find a large partially finished space, laundry, cedar closet, pellet or wood stove hookup. Needs some TLC, with the right touches this house could really shine. Come see it today!

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