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This Single-Family in Amherst, MA recently sold for $475,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Kate Hogan - Brick & Mortar.


1120 South East Street, Amherst, MA 01002

South Amherst

Single-Family

$450,000
Price
$475,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE. This bungalow's kitchen faces the Pelham Hills. Watch the sunrise while enjoying your coffee from your eat-in kitchen with ample cabinetry and a laundry space. Living room has a unique stone fireplace. Family room could serve as family/dining room. There is a 1st floor bedroom and full bath. Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom, second room which could serve as a bedroom and 1/2 bath. Charming wrap around three season porch. Many original details in the house and beautiful wood details throughout. UNIQUE property with lovely VIEWS, a 3 car garage with heat is underground and can be accessed through the basement. There is an older structure that houses another 2 bays/storage as well as a one car garage at the street. Renovate or build your dream home on this lovely piece of South Amherst Land. A rare opportunity to have views, privacy, and yet close to the So. Amherst Common.

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This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $250,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kate Hogan - Brick & Mortar.


372 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Single-Family

$259,900
Price
$250,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This three bedroom one bath is ready to move in! Spacious side yard and oversized garage. Freshly painted throughout. A newer kitchen (with pantry) and bath. Updated windows and a fairly new roof. Great buy in Northampton; close to town and the bike trail! Take a look at the Open House this Sunday 8/30 from 11am-1:30pm . All showings deferred until open house.

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When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you have automatic membership by virtue of being a property owner.

Here’s How They Work

A voluntary association is a group of property owners that collectively decide how to improve their neighborhood. By the time you move into the neighborhood, the HOA may be well-established, so you’re not aware of how it started. Such HOAs are more similar to neighborhood improvement clubs, local sports team sponsors and other folks that join in order to develop a sense of community.

A covenant-based HOA is a contract that is part of the land purchase agreement within a development. That means that all property owners automatically must retain membership and that agreement is binding on all future owners within the specified development.

Future Owners

You might question how a contract is binding on future owners, but in the case of a covenant-based homeowner’s association, the covenant “runs with” the property as recorded in the county land records office. The document that spells out the covenants attaches to the property deed. When you buy a lot or home in the development, the original deed and any liens or covenants that attach to it become your responsibility.

Often, the original developer set up and controlled the association until the last piece of land sold or a sufficient number of homes sold so that the running of the association could transfer to the owners. Typically, these determinations are part of the original covenant documents filed with the county records. HOAs run by a board of elected owners from within the development. Unlike a voluntary association, renters or leaseholders cannot become members even though they are bound by the rules and conditions of the association.

Know Which Type It Is

Before you choose to purchase a home in a neighborhood with an association, learn whether it is voluntary or covenant-based. Ask to see copies of the covenants, conditions and rules (CC&Rs) before you commit to purchasing in that development. Your real estate agent can write a contingency into your purchase contract to require approval of the CC&Rs if you’re concerned about living within the HOA.


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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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!






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