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



17 N Plain Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375

Single-Family

$409,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Brilliant, beautiful, light flows throughout this sweet contemporary 4 bedroom, 2 bath home fully redone. Entire lower level is completely new ... You choose the living level for your new master bedroom. New top of the line heating and hot water systems, new vinyl siding, garage doors and openers, new flooring including maple hardwood throughout first floor and tile baths. Large custom Kitchen made to share with your guests in open sunshine filled living areas. Abundant closet space throughout. This home is a "surprise" of space, style and warmth. Large yard surrounds... enjoy living on a quiet neighborhood street, minutes to Umass Campus and an easy drive to Rt. 91 north and south. Agent is related to seller.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 N Plain Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375    Get Directions

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17 N Plain Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375

Single-Family

$425,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Brilliant, beautiful, light flows throughout this sweet contemporary 4 bedroom, 2 bath home fully redone. Entire lower level is completely new ... You choose the living level for your new master bedroom. New top of the line heating and hot water systems, new vinyl siding, garage doors and openers, new flooring including maple hardwood throughout first floor and tile baths. Large custom Kitchen made to share with your guests in open sunshine filled living areas. Abundant closet space throughout. This home is a "surprise" of space, style and warmth. Large yard surrounds... enjoy living on a quiet neighborhood street, minutes to Umass Campus and an easy drive to Rt. 91 north and south. Agent is related to seller.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 N Plain Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375    Get Directions

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When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the right decision on where to look for your new home. 

Pros of HOA Communities

Being part of an HOA community means that you’re less likely to have to deal with unkempt properties or unusual yard decor around you. HOAs generally have a set of rules that homeowners must follow, or they face being fined. The goal is to ensure that the community maintains a tidy, visually appealing appearance. You might also have access to community amenities as part of your HOA membership, such as a pool or clubhouse. 

Cons of HOA Communities

Living in an HOA community means that you’ll be expected to follow the association’s rules and restrictions. Your experience with this will depend on the HOA’s specific rules and restrictions, which can vary widely from one association to the next. Some HOAs have strict rules or a long list of restrictions, while others are more relaxed. For example, you might only be allowed to use specific colors for your home’s exterior. You might also have to check with the HOA and get approval for any changes you plan on making to your home’s exterior or your yard. 

Pros of Non-HOA Communities

When you choose to live in a non-HOA community, you are free to style your house and yard to meet your preferences and lifestyle. This provides you with more freedom to remodel your home exterior or make changes such as planting certain trees or installing a swimming pool or trampoline. When you’re not part of an HOA community, you only have to worry about following local property laws. You don’t have to keep track of HOA rules and restrictions or worry about being fined for breaking them. 

Cons of Non-HOA Communities 

While having more freedom to do what you want with your property might seem better, it’s important to consider the disadvantages of non-HOA communities. When you’re in one of these communities, you might have unsightly properties nearby that affect your home value and curb appeal. You might also have neighbors with an overgrown yard near you, which can raise your risk of having pest problems on your own property. HOA communities have rules in place to prevent these problems from happening.


The factor that has the most impact on your home search is your finances. You’ll need to save a significant amount of money. It’s not easy to save when you have continuous monthly bills and responsibilities. Read on for tips on how to get your finances under control in order to save the amount of money it takes to buy a home.  


Do A Budget  



Once you have decided to buy a home, the first thing you should do is take a good look at your finances. A budget is critical when you buy a house because it tells you how much you’ll have to spend on your mortgage. Doing this ahead of time will allow you to maximize your income and make adjustments ahead of time as needed. Don’t forget that even though you’re buying a home, you still need some savings in addition to all of your other monthly expenses. Your budget should be outlined as follows:


  • Necessities
  • Monthly utility spending 
  • Insurance bills
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Grocery spending


Basically, you want to write down how much money is coming in and where all of the money is going. That’s a budget in a nutshell. See where you can cut back. What you’re left with is the amount you can save each month. You may want to do this on a percentage basis rather than a flat dollar amount. 


Get A Separate Account


The most straightforward things to do when you start saving for a home is to put all of your money for your house fund into a separate account. This way you can automatically transfer money in, and you’ll be less likely to spend any of the money if you don’t see it.


Sacrifice The Small Things


Can you take some hand me downs for your kids? Maybe you can start packing a lunch for work instead of buying lunch. Can you cut the cord on cable? It may be hard to sacrifice small luxuries, but these expenses can add up. If you cut these out of your budget, you’ll have a little more wiggle room to save for a home purchase. You’ll be surprised how much money you can save just by doing little things. Your morning latte is probably around $5. You could save at least $25 per week by merely making coffee at home! That’s a saving of over 1,200 per year!   


While saving for a home can seem overwhelming, if you take it in small chunks, you’ll be see the results of your efforts rather quickly. 



This Single-Family in Leverett, MA recently sold for $155,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Diana Adair - Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors.


475 Long Plain Rd, Leverett, MA 01054

Single-Family

$179,900
Price
$155,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Large raised ranch deep off the road minutes to Amherst Center, Umass Campus and easy drive to Route 91. Home in need of much repair and upgrades, perfect for a knowledgeable carpenter's winter project and or....a homeowner wanting to build equity through remodeling a home with your own ideas and know how. It should be said the LR /DR is a large open living space with a fireplace and a large slider to a deck with a pretty view of the mountain range across the lawn. Large grassy front yard. Partially finished basement. Passing Title 5 completed.Cash, rehab or commercial loan will be needed.






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