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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 3/30/2020

This Condo in Ludlow, MA recently sold for $230,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Ideal Real Estate Services.

95 Chapin Greene Dr, Ludlow, MA 01056


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
DON'T MISS THIS ONE OF A KIND TOWNHOME AT CHAPIN GREENE! This magnificent 2200 + sq ft END unit condo offers the convenience of condo living without losing the comfort of living in a spacious home. Featuring a great open floor plan and airy vaulted ceilings. 3+ bedrooms including one bedroom on the 1st floor floor, 2 1/2 baths, an updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, a family rm w/fireplace, a spacious dining rm, and a large loft area or potential 4th bedroom overlooking the first floor living room. Also offering ample storage with a large full basement and many closets throughout! Nice private back patio, natural gas heat, and central air. All of this AND an end unit location in the back of the complex! Arguably the most private location in the complex with plenty of visitor parking located 200 yards from the driveway! Chapin Greene Condominiums is also conveniently located to all area amenities and is just a short mile to the Mass Turnpike. Don't miss out!

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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 3/29/2020

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As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new.

Mix in Mulch

One colorful way to make a significant visual impact, and help provide sustainably healthy soil, is to introduce some new mulch into your garden beds. There are distinct types of mulch that you can use depending on the design, color scheme and types of foliage in your landscape. There is natural bark mulch, chipped cedar or other softwoods, which look great under a more rural-looking scape.

If you have a more modern look to your landscape, you can always go with painted mulch (several brands make varied colors including red, brown and black painted wood chips) that add a great color pop. And of course, you can always go all natural with your mulch, by saving your grass trimmings, fallen leaves and other yard scraps and spread it in garden beds for a nutrient-rich natural mulch.

Try a Rock Garden

Another sustainable way to change up the visual impact of your landscape is to convert a garden bed (or garden beds) into rock gardens. A rock garden is a beautiful, minimal maintenance, easily sustainable option that is also very drought-friendly. You can make a rock garden with several large boulders or stones surrounded by smaller rock, different types of gravel or crushed rock. You may even opt to add a couple of succulents or hearty, drought-tolerant plants (like rosemary or boxwoods), and you’ll have a beautiful landscape that is very water-efficient and low maintenance.

Plant a Tree

A new tree in the yard makes a big addition to your landscape that will last for many years to come. A beautiful, leafy maple or malleable, cypress tree can add variety, color and shade to your yard. With your innovative ideas on sprucing up your landscape, all you need to do is get your gardening gear and get to it! Your family, friends and neighbors will all be sure to notice your new rock garden, mulched beds or new tree next time you have company. And you’ll get that incredible satisfaction that comes along with a visually stimulating addition to your landscape.

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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 3/24/2020

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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.

Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 3/22/2020

Hosting an open house is a key milestone for a home seller. If an open house proves to be successful, it may be only a matter of time before a seller receives multiple offers on his or her residence. Comparatively, if a home fails to impress during an open house, a seller may need to consider new ways to stir up interest in his or her residence.

Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead for an open house as much as possible. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for any open house, at any time.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for an open house.

1. Perform Home Interior Cleaning

A pristine home interior can make a world of difference to potential homebuyers. Thus, you should allocate time and resources to clean your home's interior from top to bottom prior to an open house.

Mop the floors, wipe down ceilings and walls and perform other home interior cleaning to ensure that your house will dazzle as soon as a buyer walks through the front door. That way, you can increase the likelihood that your residence will make a positive first impression on buyers.

2. Enhance Your House's Exterior

Your home's curb appeal may make or break your open house. Because if your home has a messy, cluttered front lawn, your residence is unlikely to impress potential buyers when they see your house for the first time.

When it comes to improving your home's exterior, even minor upgrades can have far-flung effects.

Mowing the front lawn and trimming the hedges can help you show off your house's exterior. And if you need assistance with home exterior improvements, you can always hire a professional home landscaping company to help you out too.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Preparing for an open house can be challenging, particularly for a seller who is worried about the current state of his or her residence. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you get ready for an open house.

A real estate agent is happy to help you sell your home in any housing market. He or she will schedule an open house at your convenience. And in the weeks and days leading up to an open house, a real estate agent will offer expert tips to help you prepare for this event.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will provide plenty of guidance at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will help you promote your residence to the right groups of potential buyers and review any offers on your house. Plus, if you ever have questions about selling your home, a real estate agent can instantly respond to these queries.

If you want to achieve the best-possible results during an open house, it generally is a good idea to work with a real estate agent. Contact a local real estate agent today, and you can receive comprehensive support as you navigate the home selling journey.

Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 3/19/2020

This Single-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $159,900. This Colonial style home was sold by - Ideal Real Estate Services.

51 Kosciusko St, Springfield, MA 01151

Indian Orchard


Sale Price

Great opportunity to own your first home in a well established neighborhood. This home has gleaming hardwoods in the Dining Room, Living Room, and wonderful Sunroom with three walls of windows. The big eat in kitchen is bright and ready for your favorite meal prep. Full bathroom rounds out this easy to navigate level. Second floor has a large full bathroom, three good sized bedrooms, two with hardwood, one with laminate flooring, all with big closets. Basement has a large space ready to be a family room, game room, or just big storage. Mechanical & Electrical include gas boiler with baseboard throughout, gas hot water heater and circuit breakers. Outside is a very nice private patio and a huge two car garage. You also get a large garden area as well as very well maintained landscaping. House has beautiful curb appeal and is in a great location.

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