Alyx Akers
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Posted by Alyx Akers on 11/13/2019

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $379,000. This Cape,Bungalow style home was sold by Alyx Akers - Five College REALTORS ®.

67 Vernon St, Northampton, MA 01060


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Full/Half Baths
Adorable bungalow in one of Northampton's most desirable neighborhoods. Zoned for Jackson St schools, this 3 bed, 1.5 bath home is not to be missed! Beautiful landscaping welcomes you to front sitting porch. First floor features living room with Vermont Castings wood stove, and dining room with hardwood floors. Bedroom with access to rear deck with view of the deep, private backyard and adjacent walk-in closet space that is ready for your customization. Simple yet functional kitchen with vinyl flooring and an expansive pantry area. First floor laundry, and full bath. Escape to the upstairs master bedroom with half bath, and second bedroom with wood flooring. Barn/storage building with owned solar panels too! Must see.

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 11/13/2019

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $277,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Alyx Akers - Five College REALTORS ®.

324 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060


Sale Price

BEST DEAL IN TOWN! Check out this classic 1920's Craftsman Bungalow with lots of updates and charm to spare! The original woodwork trim remains along with the 10' ceilings on the 1st floor and hardwood floors throughout. Complete roof replacement in 2016! Enjoy the remodeled kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and island with sink and new dishwasher. Also a beautiful brick fireplace with wood stove insert, There are 4 large bedrooms including a 1st floor BR and full bath. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms with wood floors, walk-in closets and another full bath. Multiple windows in each room allow the sunshine to pour in! Outside there are 2 covered porches, 2nd floor deck, manageable yard and a 3 CAR GARAGE with electric and new doors. Located on the bus route, walking distance to downtown, Amtrak, ball fields, Bridge St Scool. Great rental history. Formerly a two family home, could be converted back. ELECTRIC HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED! OPEN HOUSE WED, 10/2, 4:30-6

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 11/10/2019

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Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how to have a successful move on a rainy day.

Wrap what you can

The best way to protect your valuables from moisture is by wrapping your boxes with plastic wrap before they leave the house. Moving blankets are not usually water-resistant and as such would do little to protect your belongings when it rains. Place smaller boxes in trash bags. For larger cartons and furniture, purchase spools of stretch wrap from your moving store or DIY retailer. In a pinch, use cling film to cover boxes and small furniture. Cover large furniture items such as sofas and mattresses with tarps as you move them from your home into the truck or vice versa.

Line inside your boxes

If you haven’t started to pack yet, consider lining the inside of your boxes before loading them. Line your boxes with trash bags, secure the bags tightly and seal the boxes afterward. For additional protection, wrap the exterior of the boxes.

Have a plan

Have a plan to ensure the rain comes in contact with your property as little as possible. Map out how to load the truck before you begin to avoid having to unload your belongings onto wet pavement or grass and reload in the rain.

Reinforce weak or damaged boxes

Discard or reinforce boxes that might be thin or ripped to prevent damage to the contents inside. Tape the seams completely then apply another line of tape opposite to the seams for added strength.

Line the truck bed with tarps

Water will likely collect on your belongings as they are transported to and from the truck. Arrange tarps around your items as they are loaded to protect them from getting soaked by water puddling on the floor or dripping from other items.

Dry items as you load them

To minimize puddles inside the truck, dry your belongings as soon as you load them into the vehicle. Keep extra towels in the truck bed to wipe off items and keep them as dry as possible during the trip. Monitor the weather closely, whenever possible, schedule your loading and unloading during a clear moment or when the precipitation is lighter.

Moving in the rain might seem very discouraging but it’s an activity that can be completed successfully with a carefully crafted plan.

If you are working with a moving company, check for professionals with experience moving in inclement weather. Secure insurance for your belongings to protect against moisture damage. Your realtor is an excellent resource for finding professionals to make your relocation run smoothly.

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 11/8/2019

21 Stoddard St, Northampton, MA 01060



Land Type
Opportunities like this one are rare: in-town lot on a street described as "uniquely neighborly." Build your dream home in an ideal location...walkable to Northampton Center, YMCA, Amtrak, the nearby junction of both rail trails and much more! Zoning regulations (URB regulations attached to listing) suggest that either a single-family or two family structure could be built here. Proposed home plan and details available.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Alyx Akers on 11/3/2019

Your living room is an essential space in your home. It is where your friends and family spend more time having fun and enjoying entertainment. When you have guests, they probably spend the whole of their time with you in your living room. All these factors point out the necessity for having a pleasant living room with the required details to make it stand out.

Furniture is one crucial component of the living room because it aids the relaxation of those in it and adds to the beauty and luxury of the space. Whether you are confused about the right type of furniture for your living room or you want to get ideas on selecting plush furniture, this post is for you. Here are some of the best ways of finding the perfect furniture for your living room:

  • Measure the space: Before thinking of getting any furniture, you should measure your living room first to know how long and how wide it spans. You wouldn't want to have oversized sofas obstructing movement and making the sitting area seem very compact.
  • Draw a floor plan: After knowing the dimensions of the space, the next step is to create a scaled, accurate visual representation of what you want the living room to look like on paper. Creating a plan helps you place furniture and other accessories in the right places. When creating a floor plan, ensure you leave good space between furniture, so you don't have to squeeze to get between them.
  • Know your purpose: Determining the essential uses your living room will affect the positioning of the furniture and other accessories and which materials work best. If you are hanging out often with your family, opt for stain-resistant furniture, so the kids don't make a significant mess. Also, take note of the structure of your room. Inbuilt structures attract certain pieces of furniture. For example, a room with a great view of the city's skyline may require more modern/sparse furniture to keep the window unobstructed.
  • Make the floor plan a reality: In this step, mark out on the floor with chalk those spots you initially drew on paper. It will help in ensuring you stick to a specific size to better accommodate your living room. Also, check how wide your doorway is. It would be devastating to buy furniture and have it delivered only to discover that you can't move it into your home.
  • Go for quality pieces: The consequences of purchasing furniture made with inferior materials are pretty much abundant. When you need to get a furniture set, choose sturdy pieces with hardwood frames. They last longer and are the best value for your money.

Before investing in furniture to stage your home for a sale, talk to your realtor about other less expensive staging options.