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Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. 

A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout to collect water from the roof. It can be made from a typical chain or series of objects that lead from the roofline into a water storage container. As the rain falls, the chain guides water into the storage container so that it does not immediately soak into the ground. The water can then be used around the garden when the weather is fair. 

Rain chain: a decorative detail

The rain chain is not just a functional addition to your garden, it can be built from decorative elements that add detail to your outdoor space. 

Chains can be built from a single metal chain or several containers that are strung together. Some rain chains are comprised of metal elements, small watering cans, china pieces or bells. For something more unique, you may consider a chain that is built from recycled glass bottles. Constructing rain chains using shapes that hold water, may also attract more birds into your garden.

Rain chains attach to the gutters of your home to collect water during rainfall. A rain chain is smaller than a downpipe so it cannot handle the same volume of water. If you experience heavy rain in your area, keep downspouts in place and use a rain chain as a decorative addition to your space.



60 Brookline Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$234,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charming 3/4 Bedroom Colonial is ready for you to Move Right In! Enjoy the Fully Applianced and Updated Kitchen w/Center Island, a place for all to gather. Spacious Living Room with Pellet Stove and beautiful bow window flows nicely into the formal dining room. Second Level offers three bedrooms, full bath and walk-up finished attic space for an extra bedroom/living area/teen space. Features include On Demand Hot Water System, Hardwood throughout most of home, 1st Floor Laundry complete with Washer and Dryer! A fully fenced yard with large shed/workshop complete the package. Located conveniently within minutes to downtown, Stanley Park, Westfield University. Welcome HOME!
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60 Brookline Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$234,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charming 3/4 Bedroom Colonial is ready for you to Move Right In! Enjoy the Fully Applianced and Updated Kitchen w/Center Island, a place for all to gather. Spacious Living Room with Pellet Stove and beautiful bow window flows nicely into the formal dining room. Second Level offers three bedrooms, full bath and walk-up finished attic space for an extra bedroom/living area/teen space. Features include On Demand Hot Water System, Hardwood throughout most of home, 1st Floor Laundry complete with Washer and Dryer! A fully fenced yard with large shed/workshop complete the package. Located conveniently within minutes to downtown, Stanley Park, Westfield University. Welcome HOME!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as:

1. You want to identify any underlying home problems.

Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a house inspection allows you to receive comprehensive insights into a residence. Once you have a home inspection report in hand, you can assess any underlying house problems and plan accordingly.

A home inspection is conducted by a property expert who will analyze all areas of a house. Plus, you can attend an inspection and walk through a house with an inspector to obtain firsthand insights into a residence's condition. As a result, you can use an inspection to identify any underlying house problems before you finalize a home purchase.

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Ultimately, a home inspection provides insights into a home that you otherwise may have struggled to obtain on your own. You also can ask a home inspector to address any concerns or questions about a house following an inspection. And when you have a home inspection report in hand, you can review the results of this report to determine if a house is right for you.

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When it comes to purchasing a home, it helps to gain as much information about a residence as you can. Thanks to a home inspection, you can use a wide array of information to analyze a house. With this information at your disposal, you can make the best-possible homebuying decision based on your individual needs.

As you navigate the homebuying journey, you may want to employ a real estate agent, too. In addition to helping you find your dream residence, a real estate agent will guide you through the home inspection process. He or she first will help you find a qualified inspector to analyze a house you want to buy. Furthermore, a real estate agent will attend a home inspection with you and help you assess the results of a house inspection report.

Ready to complete a successful home purchase? Conduct an inspection prior to completing a home purchase, and you can obtain the insights you need to make an informed homebuying decision.



60 Brookline Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$239,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charming 3/4 Bedroom Colonial is ready for you to Move Right In! Enjoy the Fully Applianced and Updated Kitchen w/Center Island, a place for all to gather. Spacious Living Room with Pellet Stove and beautiful bow window flows nicely into the formal dining room. Second Level offers three bedrooms, full bath and walk-up finished attic space for an extra bedroom/living area/teen space. Features include On Demand Hot Water System, Hardwood throughout most of home, 1st Floor Laundry complete with Washer and Dryer! A fully fenced yard with large shed/workshop complete the package. Located conveniently within minutes to downtown, Stanley Park, Westfield University. Welcome HOME! Showings start Monday 7/13.
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