SOLD – Westfield MA

My final closing of 2017 in Westfield! #nofearyear

Sold Highland 413.301.4614

 

 

 
Congratulations Mrs. Hayden on the sale of your childhood home!

 

 

Mrs Hayden called me looking based on a referral from one of her friends that I worked with last year. She said she was looking for the “Realtor that is really patient with old people”… lol! She was very young at heart and so much fun to serve! That was the start of a beautiful friendship and a lot of laughs! We had such a good time selling this house that I almost hate for it to close! But so very glad it did – we listed on Nov 16th and it sold above asking price on 12/15 –

Mrs H 413.301.4614

 

I’m really looking forward to growing our friendship and so very grateful for the referrals of my past clients! #thankful

 

Forecasting an amazing 2018 in

 

the real estate market!

Are you thinking of buying or selling??? Let’s Talk!
Talk/text – 413.301.4614
tedenton109@gmail.com
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Helping you make the right MOVE – one HOME at a time !
#parksquarerealty #soldit #westfield #realestate

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NEW TO MARKET -CONDO

NEW TO MARKET! 413.301.4614

82 S Maple St U:44 Westfield MA 01085
This Westfield Condo has everything you could possibly want if you are down-sizing from your current home or looking to purchase your first home!
This condo has many features including tons of storage, 2 big bedrooms, OPEN concept floor plan, A/C, balcony on front AND back…. On-site private Storage unit, NEW ROOF (2017), ample parking, PET-Friendly, and 5 minutes gets you anywhere you need to be!


This is a 2nd floor, single level (garden-style) condo. As a bonus it is also an END unit!
And you won’t believe the price! $68,000 !
That means you can own/ finance this unit for around $600 a month… what?? really?!? YES! add the condo fee and you are looking at less than half what local rents are charging in this area… and- the Condo fee includes your HEAT AND HOT WATER – when do you ever see that?!?
If you sell your current home all you pay is the condo fee – interested in hearing more on this process?
Give me a call and I’d be happy to talk about it further!
Let’s get you into a home that’s just the right size for your current needs!
Tori Denton, Realtor – Helping you make the right MOVE – One HOME at a time!
ToriDentonRealtor.com 413.301.4614 #westfieldforsale #parksquarerealty#forsaleMA #condoforsale #toridentonrealtor

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Sold! Welcome these new neighbors to Westfield, MA

Congratulations to 20170908_112829Chris & Lisa Burke on the purchase of your first home today in Westfield!
What a great day it was to buy a house! The Burkes can’t wait to get busy fixing up their new home!
Shout out to an amazing team that worked flawlessly to bring this to property to closing — Attorney Abbe McLane and Lender Joni Miller of Mortgage Network!

Honored to represent not only my friends but also Chris who is a Veteran to our country! 
During this process I also became a Certified Military Housing Specialist (CMHS). This certification helps me understand the special financing and housing needs of our military service men and women so I can better serve their real estate needs. Purchase, Sale, rental, pre-foreclosure, Relocation … it’s all about talking to the right department and knowing your rights and benefits – Let’s talk real estate!
413.301.4614 ToriDentonRealtor.com
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Turning HOPES & DREAMS into HOMES!

Thoughts on Multi-generational Living…

Multi-generational homes are coming back in a big way!

In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the number of multi-generational homes dropped to as low as 12% in 1980 but has shot back up to 19%, roughly 60.6 million people, as recently as 2014.

Multi-generational households typically occur when adult children (over the age of 25) either choose to, or need to, remain living in their parent’s home, and then have children of their own. These households also occur when grandparents join their adult children and grandchildren in their home.

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Large Farmhouse – Westfield (Wyben), MA

12 beautifully updated rooms!

6 bedrooms, eat-in country kitchen, formal dining room, living room, heated 4-season room, sitting room, 1st floor laundry, garage, mountain views – on just over 1 acre!

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 11% of home buyers purchased multi-generational homes last year. The top 3 reasons for purchasing this type of home were:

  • To take care of aging parents (19%)
  • Cost savings (18%, up from 15% last year)
  • Children over the age of 18 moving back home (14%, up from 11% last year)

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Multi-family Home in Historic District – Granville, MA

3 Bedrooms, 2 livingrooms, 2 kitchens… private or interior entrance, decks, porches, balcony.

Walk to town green, on over 3 acres!

Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, points out that,

“As the face of America is changing, so are family structures. It shouldn’t be a taboo or looked down upon if grown children are living with their families or older adults are living with their grown children.”

For a long time, nuclear families (a couple and their dependent children) became the accepted norm, but John Graham, co-author of “Together Again: A Creative Guide to Successful Multi-generational Living,” says, “We’re getting back to the way human beings have always lived in – extended families.”

ONE good reason is basic economics… you can buy more house with more people, split the utilities and food… and if it’s going to take a village to raise your children, why not have your village all under one roof!

Carmen Multhauf, co-author of the book “Generational Housing: Myth or Mastery for Real Estate,” brings to light the fact that rents and home prices have been skyrocketing in recent years. She says that, “The younger generations have not been able to save,” and often struggle to get good-paying jobs.

In light of this – it makes really good sense for some family units to explore the multi-generational alternative!

The two homes pictured in this blog are for sale and offer the convenience  of location, space and personal areas as well as shared areas! Contact me today to discuss this article, tour these houses, or learn more about the multi-generational living option!

cell/text: 413.301.4614 or tedenton109@gmail.com

Bottom Line

Multi-generational households are making a comeback. While it is a shift from the more common nuclear home, these households might be the answer that many families are looking for as home prices continue to rise in response to a lack of housing inventory.

85 Sandy Hill Rd Westfield For Sale

Do you know a military family or friend who will be moving into the Westfield area? Or are they renting and ready to explore home ownership?
This home is conveniently located just minutes from Barnes ANG Base, Westfield State University, & the Mass Pike in Westfield, MA.
Situated on over .6 acres in a quiet neighborhood, this 3 Bdrm Ranch has over 1100 sq ft! With a huge, walk-up attic for all your storage you can develop the whole basement into your game room, family room, or office… 3-season room connects house to garage and has front & rear entry… Central Air and efficient gas Ht & H/W… Contact me to day for more information!

New To Market

85 Sandy Hill Rd, Westfield MA 01085

Open House Sunday, March 6th  =====>>   Noon- 2:30

Location, charm, affordability. Built to last, this solid 3 bedroom ranch w/ large finished bonus room has all you need if you’re just starting out or preparing to down-size! Set in a great neighborhood, this quaint & cheery home is situated on a spectacular level, wooded .65 acre lot! Bonus room expands living space to over 1100 sq ft. Walk up partially finished attic allows for tons of extra storage and a full basement is bursting with possibilities – and yes, the pool table is included! Newer replacement windows (+/- 10 yrs), central air, gas heat & H/W, attached garage, and hardwood floors through most. Just minutes from Mass Pike, WSU, Stanley Park, shopping and amenities. Easy access to all major MA cities as well as NY and CT. Attractively priced below assessed value. Plenty of space to entertain & expand inside and out- A must see!

How much do you trust your agent?

How Much Must You Trust Your Listing Agent? | Keeping Current Matters

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them?

You must have enough trust in them that you feel comfortable they will accomplish all four things below:

1. Sell possibly the largest asset your family owns

In many cases, a home is the largest asset a family has. Studies have shown that the equity many families have in their home is the largest percentage of that family’s overall wealth.

2. Set the correct market value on that asset

Pricing is crucial even in the best of markets. You want to get the best price for your home without putting your house at a value that buyers will have little interest.

3. Set the time schedule for the liquidation of that asset

Your family probably has a certain timetable for the sale of your house and the move into your next home. Coordinating the home selling process to meet certain schedules can be tricky.

4. Set a fair fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

You will need to pay a commission to an agent for selling the home and coordinating all elements of the selling transaction including possible future negotiations (ex. with a home inspector or appraiser).

That’s a lot of trust. Make sure you pick a true professional to help with the sale of your home.

Call me today for a no-risk listing appointment and learn why my mission statement is to make sure all my buyers and sellers make educated decisions based on their real estate choices. I will explain the ever-changing real estate market to you in plain english, and be there for you at every step… Let’s get together and discuss your home investment goals today!

413-301-4614 or tedenton109@gmail.com

Attention Westfield Residents – Single-Stream Recycling is HERE!

Are you a resident of Westfield? Then this post is for you!

In an attempt to reduce trash costs and increase recycling for our City, single-stream recycling will begin this Monday –

January 5th, 2015.

It’s time to start putting your TRASH in the burgundy cart and your RECYCLING in the grey cart.

Earlier this month you should have received a packet containing instructions and a large sticker.

REMEMBER: to put this sticker on the cover of your GREY cart. This sticker contains a handy reminder of what CAN and CANNOT be recycled in this bin.

Place this on top of your GREY recycling cart
Place this on top of your GREY recycling cart

You can mix all your recycling in this one cart. BUT, how much will actually fit in the 96-gallon cart when it’s all mixed together and piled in there?? Well, for a family of 4 my family uses 4 bins on any given pick-up week – sometimes more! I’m not sure exactly how much of this will fit in and still close the cover… so here’s our plan:

Helpful tips and advice on a yellow office noteTori’s Tip: If you have a lot of recycling -like our family-  you may want to continue to “store” the paper/cardboard recycling in the old blue bins until your scheduled pick-up day. That way if you have limited space for one week all your messy recycling will be in the cart, simply place as much paper/cardboard in the grey cart as will fit for that week. It’s a lot cleaner to store the extra paper recycling until the next pick-up then your milk jugs, cans, and bottles.

Together we can reduce trash costs for our City by recycling more items. This system should make recycling more efficient and convenient for everyone. You will make less trips to the street and there should be no empty blue bins being blown into the streets of our windy city!

Still looking to reduce your recycling? Try this:

Tori’s Tip: Do you burn a wood stove in the winter? Store up all those TP and PT inserts and fill them with crushed newspaper – instant kindling! We’ve been doing this for years and it works great. We keep a bin of that in the garage too!

Remember: January 5th is the start date!

  • So this week start putting your trash in the BURGUNDY cart!
  • Put that big sticker on your GREY cart
  • And start recycling into your GREY cart!
  • NOTE: Pull both to the street on your usual pick-up day and set them

at least 3 FEET APART

so that the trucks can pick them up easily without hitting the other carts.

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For questions call the city at : 413-572-6226 or go to : City of Westfield

Feature City – Westfield 01085

Located in southwestern Massachusetts, Westfield is a peaceful college town with a population of just over 40,500. Here are some beautiful homes currently available in the Westfield area.

Click on any photo to learn more about each property.

Call any time. I’d be happy to show them to you.

739 Holyoke Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

739 Holyoke Rd- Move right into this well-maintained, centrally located 3 BR Ranch style home featuring hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, +/-2 y/o Weil-McLain hot water/boiler, LR w/fireplace, and a spacious fenced yard complete with patio, landscaping, and a gardener’s shed/playhouse. This home offers lots of natural light including the partially finished basement which boasts a built-in bar, built-in workbench, storage and easy access walk-out entry.

134 Glenwood Dr, Westfield, MA 01085

134 Glenwood Dr – The hectic nature of your busy day falls away as you drive up Glenwood Drive – growing more private & secluded as you go. You grab the groceries & close up the garage, walking through the open floor plan family room to the updated kitchen.

52 Day Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

52 Day Ave-  Move right into this stunning Queen Anne Victorian set in a very convenient location ~ close to everything!. This home still has the charm of yesteryear but has been tastefully remodeled and updated. Features include; Updated granite kitchen, replacement windows, historic fireplace, formal dining room w/custom window seat, living room w/attractive built-ins, one car detached garage, gas heat, four season sun room, front porch & rear deck. The yard is beautifully landscaped & maintained and features a Coy fish pond w/water fountain and an outside fire pit.

141 Sandy Hill Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

141 Sandy Hill Rd This Fantastic, Bright and Sunny, Brick L-Ranch is Priced to SELL! This One Owner Home features a Large Living Room with Fireplace, Country Kitchen open to Dining Room with 2nd Fireplace, Three Spacious Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Plenty of Storage Space, Lovely Front Porch, Large Stone Patio, Oversized Garage and so much more! Additional Living Space in Family Room in lower level. Located on a 1.42 acre lot, in a Neighborhood location.

Contact me for a showing of any of these gorgeous properties today!

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