How an energy audit is beneficial when selling or buying a home Reply

Michael Seward is a member of the National Association of REALTORS Green Resource Council and has earned the their Green designation. Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you plan on selling or buying a “green” home.

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Granby Home for Sale: 55 Pleasant Street, Unit 15 Reply

This two bedroom condominium is located near the five corners intersection in Granby. Granby is a rural town with a traditional town center boasting a gorgeous tree-lined town common, a modest public library, an old church, neighborhood drugstore, and a new public safety complex. More…

Pelham town officials put a hold on proposal to put a moratorium on new construction… Reply

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported today that the town of Pelham, a small community east of Amherst and north of Belchertown, will be holding off on a proposal for a moratorium on new building until autumn. More…

New Lead-Based Paint Law: Triggers, Exemptions, and Information for Contractors Reply

As of April 22, 2010 contractors performing renovations in buildings built prior to 1978 and where a child under the age of 6 resides must be certified to deal with lead-based paint. The new rule also applies “child occupied facilities” like schools and day care centers. The primary reason for the new law is because of the generation of lead dust during renovation projects involving lead-based paint. More…

The Green Communities Act: What you should know when buying or selling a home in a Green Community Reply

Cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have recently been designated as “Green Communities” under the Green Communities Act.   Eight of these cities and towns are located in the Pioneer Valley.  While the incentives for becoming a Green Community are grants to help municipalities pay for energy efficient measures, it also presents a unique opportunity for those trying to sell a home in a Green Community.   It also requires a new set of skills for REALTORS®. More…