Diana Adair - REALTOR® - Amherst Real Estate, Hadley Real Estate, Belchertown Real Estate


You know that you want to buy a house, but you also don't want to break your day-to-day budget to acquire a residence. As such, you're in the market for inexpensive housing – something that can be tough to find in any real estate sector, at any time.

Buying a house can be difficult, especially if you're operating on a tight budget. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of finding an inexpensive house that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline your search for an affordable residence.

1. Evaluate How Long a Home Has Been Available

When it comes to finding an affordable house, it pays to check out how long a residence has been available. By doing so, you may be able to discover a bargain, even in a highly competitive real estate market.

If a home that has been available for many weeks or months, a seller may be more motivated than ever before to accept an offer that falls below his or her initial expectations. Thus, if you submit an offer below a seller's initial asking price, the seller may accept your proposal in the hopes of getting rid of his or her residence quickly.

Of course, you should always ensure that a home offer is competitive based on a house's age and condition, along with the current state of the real estate market. Because if you submit a "lowball" proposal, a seller likely will respond with an immediate "No" to your offer.

2. Look at Fixer-Uppers

A fixer-upper is unlikely to have everything that you want in your dream house. On the other hand, a fixer-upper likely is more cost-effective in comparison to a new house.

If you're on the lookout for affordable housing, you should consider fixer-uppers. These houses may require some work, but buyers who are willing to allocate the necessary time and resources to perform myriad home repairs can transform these properties into dream homes.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

For homebuyers who want to acquire a house without spending too much, it usually helps to hire a real estate agent. In fact, by working with a real estate agent, a homebuyer can streamline the process of acquiring an affordable residence.

A real estate agent first will meet with a homebuyer and learn about his or her homebuying goals. Then, this housing market professional can tailor a home search to complement a buyer's budget.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent provides throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will set up home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and do whatever it takes to help you purchase an inexpensive house.

Ready to find a cost-effective house? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can accelerate the process of discovering an affordable home that you can enjoy for years to come.


This Single-Family in Hadley, MA recently sold for $332,000. This Colonial,Farmhouse style home was sold by Diana Adair - Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors.


14 Meadow St, Hadley, MA 01035

Single-Family

$335,000
Price
$332,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
In the quiet convenient village of North Hadley find this farmhouse of many possibilities. Large eat in family kitchen, living room and family room or den are offered on the first floor. Second floor has three light filled bedrooms including the master with an oversized closet, perfect to make into a "dressing room", great for the exercise equipment too. Central Air and a whole house fan,walk up attic for extra storage or enhanced living space are just some of the homes extras. Solar panels for electric savings. And... the garage! 35X36' clear span 3 bay garage with three 10' overhead garage doors with door openers and a staircase to storage above. Fully lighted for all manner of projects and needs. Great storage for inventory... Workshop options galore... Design and build your favorite projects. Park oversized vehicles with space to spare. North Hadley is just a little off the beaten path only minutes to shopping, colleges and route 91 to travel north or south! Must be seen!!

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This Single-Family in Leverett, MA recently sold for $325,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Diana Adair - Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors.


21 Teawaddle Hill Road, Leverett, MA 01054

Single-Family

$325,000
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Buyers lost their financing so this beautiful contemporary house is back on the market. Situated in a quiet natural setting with 9 acres of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and streams makes this a nature-lover's sanctuary. Commune with the birds and watch for wildlife from your deck as you enjoy your morning coffee. This house is a treasure nestled back from the road with an open floor plan, lofts, and post & beam construction that give you the sense of living in a vacation retreat. Large windows offer expansive views of nature on all sides, and a wood stove and natural wood interior make the house feel cozy and warm in winter. Two turreted wings connected by a central living space with loft for overnight guests, tv space, or meditation add to the uniqueness of this property. Wooded trails behind the house and close to East Leverett Trails Network. Minutes from UMass, & just down the road from Cushman Cafe, Jakes restaurant, and new shops in N Amherst. Priced below recent bank appraisal.

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If you have a lot of items that you need to move from one address to another, it may be tempting to try to complete your relocation as quickly as possible. However, when it comes to moving day, it pays to take a slow, steady approach.

Ultimately, you should try to plan plenty of breaks throughout moving day. There are many reasons why it can be beneficial to schedule regular moving day breaks, including:

1. You can help your moving team stay focused.

Let's face it – even the most diligent person can get tired of moving big, heavy boxes. Fortunately, regular breaks enable an individual to sit down, relax and regain the necessary strength to complete a successful move.

When it comes to moving day, regular breaks can help all members of a moving team stay on track. Even providing moving team members with a few minutes each hour to grab a beverage or snack can deliver long-lasting benefits. In fact, with regular moving day breaks in place, moving team members may gain extra motivation to work hard and do the best job possible.

2. You can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

Over the course of moving day, a moving team can become tired and exhausted. Without rest, moving team members risk making costly mistakes as well.

On moving day, it is always better to err on the side of caution. If you provide your moving team with regular breaks, you can reduce the risk of moving day accidents and injuries.

3. You can enjoy both work and play.

Moving day can be tough on all parties involved, so why not try to inject a little bit of fun along the way? Thankfully, regular breaks can provide a moving team with the support it needs to get through a stressful experience.

For example, you may want to consider hosting a pizza party during a moving day lunch break. This celebration gives moving team members the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch, converse with their peers and, perhaps most important, earn a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of moving day.

You also can provide lots of delectable snacks and tasty beverages that a moving team can enjoy during breaks. These treats will help a moving team maintain its energy levels and remain sharp.

If you need extra assistance on moving day, don't hesitate to hire a moving company, either. This business employs courteous, professionally trained specialists who understand the ins and outs of moving. As such, a moving company can help you seamlessly navigate all stages of the moving process.

Lastly, if you need help as you prep for moving day, it never hurts to contact a local real estate agent. In addition to helping you buy or sell a house, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the best moving companies in your area.

Schedule regular breaks during your move – you'll be glad you did. With these breaks in place, you can increase the likelihood of a successful transition from one address to another.


This Single-Family in Pelham, MA recently sold for $205,000. This Cape,Farmhouse style home was sold by Diana Adair - Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors.


51 Amherst Road, Pelham, MA 01002

Single-Family

$239,000
Price
$205,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Seller Offering $5000 closing credit to put towards upgrade and will entertain reasonable offers. .Charming New England Farmhouse with many original features to give it charm but updates to make it modern. Mixed zoning allows one to live and work from home. You enter through the family room addition with a bay of East facing windows & propane Heater.This space could be a home office. Eat-in Kitchen is open to family room and has a pantry, gas stove. A full bath is off of the kitchen. Enjoy the formal dining room with wood stove connection and formal living room with built-ins. A master bedroom and second possible bedroom and/or office complete 1st floor. Upstairs there are two possible tandem bedrooms and a second full bath. Could be a great master suite. A studio outbuilding is 24' x 24' and has heat & electricity. Newer Solar Panels and Boiler a plus! HOME is close to Pelham Elementary,Buffam Falls, and Orient Spring trails! Minutes to downtown Amherst, UMASS

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