Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan - Westfield, MA Real Estate, Longmeadow, MA Real Estate, West Springfield, MA


When you’re shopping for a home, one of the most important things is that you feel comfortable in the home. Sure, you can look at the listing and visit the property, but you’ll never know what it’s like to sleep in a home until you move in. While there aren’t many homeowners that offer overnights in order for you to feel out their property listing, there are ways that you can test a home out subtly.


Check Out The Neighborhood


You can learn a lot about a neighborhood just by observing the area. See how many people are out walking around. What is the age group of the people you see? This can give you a great idea of the neighborhood that your potential home is in. You could do this investigating several times at different hours of the day to get a full picture of the area.


Getting out and taking a stroll around the neighborhood is also a great idea to see what potentially living in your new home will be like. Check out public transportation options and local establishments like restaurants and coffee shops. Another great place to check out is local parks and recreation centers. This will allow you to see both the quality and the quantity of the options available to you. 


Test The Plumbing


If you have a chance as you’re walking through a home, touring it, be sure to check out the plumbing. Turn on the faucets. See how the water pressure from the shower is. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think of testing, but it’s important. You don’t want to move into a house only to find out the water pressure is unlivable and the hot water isn’t so hot! 


Check Out How The Windows Work


A home with a breeze is always nice. See if any windows get stuck or are leaking out cold air when shut. This is a subtle way to do your own home inspection of an important aspect of your potential future home. Paying attention to the windows can also help you to hear the noise factor that you might face in the home. Can you hear a lot of traffic? Is the neighborhood quiet? Discovering these things will be very important in your decision to purchase a home.   


How Is The Storage Space?


Look around the homes that you’re considering and see how much storage space you’ll have. Is there a basement or an attic or both? How easy are these spaces to access? If a home lacks adequate closet space for storing things like towels, cleaners, clothing, etc, you may find yourself scrambling for ways to keep all of your things in the home once you move in. Make sure the storage space you see is enough for you and your family’s lifestyle.    

 



This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $322,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


127 Walker Pond Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$322,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful 3-4 bedroom split entry in Walker Pond neighborhood This house was totally rebuilt in the past 6 years - mostly from the studs in! Spacious living, dining and kitchen open to one another creating a fabulous entertaining & living center.. Huge kitchen w/SS appliances, large island easily seats 5 or more, cherry cabinets w/lazy susans in all corners - truly a dream kitchen! Huge family room on LL presently used as bedroom/living area. Perfect for 4th bedroom/ in-law/aupair/teen suite! New roof, new vinyl siding, new windows, new kitchen, new baths, new floors, updated electrical, granite in kitchen & baths. Wow! - Like getting a new house in the best location in Sturbridge! Lovely all glass sunporch & Trex deck & garages complete this property. Gorgeous private corner lot just minutes to Assoc. beach, playground, tennis court & trails! Easy access to I84, Mass Pike, Rt. 20.

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52 Chester Road, Blandford, MA 01008

Single-Family

$349,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
You will feel right at home the minute you walk in the door! Pristine and welcoming, this 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath property offers loads of updates. Updated Chef's kitchen with Center Island, Stainless Appliances & Granite will impress! French Doors invite you into the Formal Dining Room with Built-in Cabinet. Family Room with Trayed Ceiling & Sliders to Patio. Spacious Front to Back Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Cozy Window Seat and Exterior Access. Ensuite Master bedroom with Walk-In Closet & walk-up attic access. Wonderfully maintained - Amenities include Hardwood & Tile Flooring throughout the home; Potential In-law Space; Replacement Windows. Exterior boasts Paved Walkway, New Shed & Wraparound Porch to Enjoy Lemonade on Summer Afternoons. Beautiful paved, tiered patio for your summer barbecues. Located close to Otis Reservoir, Big Pond, Jacob's Ladder, Chester Theater, Blandford & Butternut Ski areas among other attractions. The perfect spot to call Home!
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This Land in Southwick, MA recently sold for $190,000. This style home was sold by Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


697 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077

Land

$214,900
Price
$190,000
Sale Price

16.19
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Many opportunities await with this 16 Acre parcel of land. BUSINESS Restricted Zoned Frontage extends 600 feet back (buyer to verify intended use with Town) with the rear portion zoned for residential R-40. HOMEOWNERS/BUILDERS the land lends itself to have a private home set back off the street. Close to restaurants, shopping, easy Route 57 access and less than 30 minutes to Bradley Airport. With so much new residential development surrounding this parcel, this presents as the perfect location for your business or new home!

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57 Big Wood Drive, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$344,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Here it is! The pristine, well cared for, Executive Ranch located in desired Munger Hill area. This Victor Shibley custom built home features a bright and cheery living room with plenty of windows to let in natural light, open to formal dining room for entertaining with family & friends. A double sided gas fireplace & cathedral ceilings make this the place where everyone will gather. Spacious Kitchen w/granite countertops & stainless appliances opens to a cozy family room. Features include first floor laundry, central air and overall quality throughout! Finished lower level offers more living space with Home Office Area, Half Bath and Media Room or Guest/In-Law Space. The Screened in Porch & composite deck are ready for your outdoor festivities. Updates include some kitchen features, baths, flooring, roof, furnace, AC, waterfall gutters & more! Located within minutes to Columbia Greenway Bike Trail, Munger Hill School, shopping, restaurants.
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