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Posted by Paul Zingarelli on 1/20/2019

During a location search for a new home, you may have come across the term “live-work” in the descriptions of potential living spaces, even when those spaces differ widely from one another. While many buildings market themselves as live-work, the definition for just what that means can vary from building to building.

Some examples of such buildings include:

  • A building that is primarily residential but has no restrictions on working from home. This might be any type of residential building or neighborhood including condominiums, townhouses, flats and single-family dwellings.
  • Or, it might be a storefront that allows for walk-in customers or clients, and public parking access, with an adjacent living space above or in the rear of the property. These live-work spaces more commonly resemble historic family-run markets or bodegas.
  • Other live-work spaces are zoned for more hazardous or commercial activity. These can include artists’ lofts, recording studios, and other creative spaces.
  • Some locations are part of urban renewal or gentrification efforts to make residential use of a former industrial area. Allowing residents and businesses to co-exist in such facilities can bring a vibrant vibe to a formerly decaying area. Living spaces surround joint workspaces and common areas.Each different type of live-work housing opportunity has different zoning and residential restrictions and regulations and may or may not have access to residential services such as nearby schools, parks, libraries or grocery stores.

Why choose a live-work space?

Originally made popular by artists’ communities, the live-work concept gave creative people a place to work, with a built-in support community. Some urban areas even have protective zones for artists that impose conditions and restrictions meant to keep the housing affordable for the artist community.Another group to which the live-work concept appeals are entrepreneurs looking for incubators for brainstorming. The concept is that living close to their workspace doesn’t interrupt the flow of ideas that could contribute to their next start-up.

Finally, employees that telecommute or work virtually often look for properties with access to commercial high-speed Internet not available in regular residential area. Because they spend their days working alone, having other telecommuters nearby to gather and share life with keeps them encouraged and connected to a community.

Some live-work residents like being near to other entrepreneurs whose services and products are complementary to facilitate collaboration on mutual projects.

Will it work for you?

Live-work spaces in warehouse conversions and lofts may be near functioning factories, railroad tracks or other noisy industries. Some people thrive on the noise and energy of an active area or busy shared spaces. Others like to step out their doorway to automatic social opportunities. If your needs include quiet space or low levels of background noise, however, this type of live-work space may not be for you.

Before you dive in, spend time meeting your potential neighbors, to get a feel for living and working there.




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Posted by Paul Zingarelli on 1/15/2019


134 Glendale Rd, Hampden, MA 01036

Single-Family

$319,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
AS SOON AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR YOU WILL QUICKLY REALIZE YOU ARE HOME. This Amazing 2928 SQ FT Home Offers 9 Spacious Rooms with 3 Beautiful Bedrooms and 1.5 Baths All Perfectly Situated on a Lovely Acre Lot. The Beautiful, Spacious Kitchen Offers Newer Appliances, an Abundance of Cabinets and Counter Space Open to an Inviting Dining Area with High Cathedral Ceiling and an Spacious Family Room with a Fireplace. Perfectly Located Over Sized First Floor Master Bedroom With a Full Bath Close By. As You Make Your Way Down the Hall You Will Find a Lovely Half Bath, a Spacious Living Room With a Handsome Wood Burning Fireplace, an Office Area/Den and a Spacious Game Room that Kids Dream About!!!! As You Make Your way To the 2nd Level You Will Find 2 More Lovely Bedrooms. Other Features Include a 2 Car Attached and 2 Car Detached Garage, Over Sized Deck Off the Dining Area, Outside BBQ Area, Basement Pellet Stove and More!!!! Call Today to Schedule Your Private Showing!!!!.
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Tuesday
January 15 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Posted by Paul Zingarelli on 1/15/2019


132 Prynnwood Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Come view this amazing home along the 2ND HOLE OF LONGMEADOW'S FINEST COUNTRY CLUB! This remarkable and stunning 4646 sq ft Elroy Webber home resides on 1.61 acres and offers cinder block and steel beam construction, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, the ultimate one-level living experience.This solid home offers Impressive floor-to-ceiling windows and doors with an abundance of skylights bathing the house in natural light. Other features include fine quality wood ceilings, poured solid floors and a gorgeous full-size indoor heated, gunite pool. The recently updated eat-in kitchen includes new cabinetry, updated appliances, barbecue area, pass-through bar to dining room, walk-in pantry and glass subway back splash. Family room hosts a gorgeous wood burning fireplace open to the dining area, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. The Asian-inspired landscape design features bamboo, professional lighting and pools of smooth stones for the ultimate calming experience
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Sunday
January 20 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Paul Zingarelli on 1/15/2019


134 Glendale Rd, Hampden, MA 01036

Single-Family

$319,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
AS SOON AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR YOU WILL QUICKLY REALIZE YOU ARE HOME. This Amazing 2928 SQ FT Home Offers 9 Spacious Rooms with 3 Beautiful Bedrooms and 1.5 Baths All Perfectly Situated on a Lovely Acre Lot. The Beautiful, Spacious Kitchen Offers Newer Appliances, an Abundance of Cabinets and Counter Space Open to an Inviting Dining Area with High Cathedral Ceiling and an Spacious Family Room with a Fireplace. Perfectly Located Over Sized First Floor Master Bedroom With a Full Bath Close By. As You Make Your Way Down the Hall You Will Find a Lovely Half Bath, a Spacious Living Room With a Handsome Wood Burning Fireplace, an Office Area/Den and a Spacious Game Room that Kids Dream About!!!! As You Make Your way To the 2nd Level You Will Find 2 More Lovely Bedrooms. Other Features Include a 2 Car Attached and 2 Car Detached Garage, Over Sized Deck Off the Dining Area, Outside BBQ Area, Basement Pellet Stove and More!!!! Call Today to Schedule Your Private Showing!!!!.
Open House
Tuesday
January 15 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Location: 134 Glendale Rd, Hampden, MA 01036    Get Directions

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Posted by Paul Zingarelli on 1/13/2019

For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey.

Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as:

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you enter the housing market with homebuying criteria in hand, you can search for residences that match your expectations. Best of all, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline your quest to find and acquire your dream home.

To craft homebuying criteria, think about what you require from a house. For instance, if you need a home that is located near your office in the city, you can hone your house search to residences in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if you want a home that offers two or more bedrooms, you can search for a house that provides the space you need.

You may want to create a list of home must-haves, too. This list may help you simultaneously narrow your home search and speed up the homebuying journey.

2. Know Your Homebuying Budget

There is no need to focus on homes that fall outside your price range. Instead, develop a homebuying budget, and you can avoid the risk of wasting time pursuing a house that you are unable to afford.

Oftentimes, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a home search. These financial institutions can teach you about different home financing options so you can develop an effective property buying budget.

Banks and credit unions can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage as well. Once you have a mortgage in hand, you will know precisely how much you can spend to acquire your ideal residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – no one wants to encounter roadblocks during the homebuying journey. Fortunately, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these homebuying experts are happy to help you achieve your desired results.

A real estate agent can offer comprehensive insights into the homebuying journey. He or she also can help you conduct an in-depth home search, set up house showings and much more.

In addition, a real estate agent understands the challenges associated with buying a house. He or she will help you alleviate stress throughout the homebuying journey and ensure you can make informed decisions along the way. Plus, a real estate agent is ready to provide homebuying recommendations and suggestions at your request.

When it comes to navigating the homebuying journey, you may want to start planning today. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can map out a successful homebuying journey. And as a result, you can boost the likelihood of purchasing a house that will serve you well both now and in the future.




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