Julianne Krutka
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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/20/2018

This Single-Family in West Springfield, MA recently sold for $210,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


22 Hewitt Street, West Springfield, MA 01089

Single-Family

$217,500
Price
$210,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Location, Location, Location! Sure this house needs some love, but you can't beat the location! Located on a dead end street off the upper part of Morgan Rd this single owner home sits on nearly an acre lot! The sunroom on the back of this house will provide you with a beautiful view of the wildlife that traverses this property! This home has a unique layout and at 1600+ sq ft there is plenty of room to spread out. Bring your ideas for making this home your own and build instant equity with your personal touches! This home features a super sized fireplaced living room, a spacious kitchen, two large bedrooms and a third room that could be another bedroom, or a dining room or an office, whichever you prefer! The massive basement could be finished and could potentially add at least another 1000sq ft of living space. And did I mention the sunroom that over looks this huge back yard? Sale includes updated Buderus Boiler!

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/18/2018

You have probably been claiming the standard deduction on your taxes up until the time you bought a home. Now that youíre a homeowner, you may want to start itemizing your deductions. Your property investment will help you to start saving money in a new way. There are many different kinds of tax breaks that are available to you. Hereís the breakdown of some of the best deductions:  


Mortgage Interest Deductions


Many times, the biggest tax break comes from deducting mortgage interest. As a homeowner, youíre able to deduct interest on up to $1 million worth of debt that was used to purchase or make improvements to your home. Each January, your lender will send you whatís called a form 1098. This lists the mortgage interest that you paid during the previous year. The form should include the amount of interest that you paid from the date you closed on the home through the end of year. 


Real Estate Tax Deductions


Youíre able to deduct the local property taxes that you pay each year from your April tax forms as well. If you pay your property taxes through an escrow account, youíll receive a statement from your lender. If you happen to pay your taxes directly, however, youíll need to keep good records. You may have also reimbursed the seller for taxes that were paid on the home in the year you purchased it. This can be be included on your real estate tax deduction form. Payments into your escrow account cannot be deducted, as these are just set aside for future tax payments. 


Mortgage Insurance Premiums Can Be Deducted 


If you make a down payment thatís less than 20% of the home purchase price, you may have to pay monthly premiums for mortgage insurance. This is an extra fee that protects the lender if the borrower defaults on the loan. The good news is that these premiums are tax deductible. 


Home Improvement Projects May Be Deductible


You should save your receipts for all of the home improvements that you make throughout the year. This can be anything from windows to landscaping to new energy efficient heating systems. While you may not be able to make these deductions right away, if you make a large profit when you sell your home, the IRS could tax you. Youíll want these deductions available to you if this happens to save money.   


Energy Saving Homes Get Deductions Too 


Any energy saving home improvements that you make can give you an additional tax break. You can earn tax credits worth up to $500. Tax credits are more valuable than deductions since credits actually reduce your tax bill dollar-for-dollar. Other improvements work on a percentage-credit based on the cost of the improvements and the type of project that was done.        




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/11/2018

A bathroom renovation represents a major decision, especially for those who plan to sell their homes in the near future.

Ultimately, there are many questions to consider before you embark on a bathroom renovation, including:

1. When do I plan to list my home?

Consider your home selling timeline Ė you'll be glad you did. If you understand when you'd like to list your residence, you can plan home improvement projects accordingly.

If you intend to list your home in the next few months, there is plenty of time to overhaul your bathroom if necessary. Or, if you want to sell your home as soon as possible, a bathroom renovation may slow you down.

2. Is a bathroom renovation necessary?

Although your bathroom may seem small and messy at times, only minor bathroom upgrades may be needed to transform your ordinary bathroom into an exceptional one.

Performing an extensive bathroom cleaning will enable you to eliminate shower scum, wipe down a bathroom countertop and enhance the bathroom floor. Plus, cleaning a bathroom often represents a fast, easy and cost-effective alternative to a major bathroom overhaul.

Furthermore, a home appraisal may help you better understand your house's strengths and weaknesses. After this appraisal is finished, you can identify problem areas in your home and determine whether a bathroom renovation is a priority.

3. How much will a bathroom renovation cost?

The cost of a bathroom renovation may range from hundreds to thousands of dollars based on the size of your bathroom, the renovations that are needed and other factors. As such, you'll want to evaluate the cost of a bathroom renovation to determine how the project may impact your property's value.

Meet with several bathroom renovation experts. That way, you can receive multiple bathroom renovation estimates to see what it will cost to enhance your bathroom's appearance.

Also, you may want to consider do-it-yourself (DIY) bathroom improvements. A DIY bathroom renovation can be rewarding because it will enable you to learn new skills and revamp your bathroom's appearance on your own. At the same time, you'll want to ensure that any bathroom upgrades you complete are done safely and effectively.

Still unsure about whether you should perform a bathroom renovation? Discuss your concerns and questions with a real estate agent, and you may be able to gain unparalleled insights into whether a bathroom renovation is worth your time.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the housing market. He or she can help you assess the pros and cons of a bathroom renovation. As a result, you can make informed decisions about a bathroom renovation and other home improvement projects.

In addition, a real estate agent can serve as an expert guide along the home selling journey. This housing market professional can help you get your home ready and ensure it will generate plenty of interest from property buyers as soon as it becomes available.

Take the guesswork out of a bathroom renovation Ė consider the aforementioned questions, and you can decide whether a bathroom renovation is right for you.




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/9/2018

Retirement living at it's most affordable in Western MA! Don't miss your chance to own this lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home in the much sought after community of Hampden Village. This home has been extremely well maintained and has some nice upgrades such as a large walk in shower and a gorgeous gas fireplace to take the chill off those winter nights. The bedrooms are front and back in this home and both feature bow windows allowing for lots of natural light! This home features insulated replacement windows throughout and an enclosed covered porch for 3 season enjoyment! You'll love this location too, convenient to centrally located mail center, community clubhouse, tennis court and our much loved heated inground pool! Come see all this home and this community has to offer! Buyer must be age 55 or older and is responsible for obtaining park approval upon accepted offer. Lot fee is 387.00/mo and includes water, trash pickup and use of park amenities.

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/9/2018


22 Third Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085

Mobile Home

$57,500
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Retirement living at it's most affordable in Western MA! Don't miss your chance to own this lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home in the much sought after community of Hampden Village. This home has been extremely well maintained and has some nice upgrades such as a large walk in shower and a gorgeous gas fireplace to take the chill off those winter nights. The bedrooms are front and back in this home and both feature bow windows allowing for lots of natural light! This home features insulated replacement windows throughout and an enclosed covered porch for 3 season enjoyment! You'll love this location too, convenient to centrally located mail center, community clubhouse, tennis court and our much loved heated inground pool! Come see all this home and this community has to offer! Buyer must be age 55 or older and is responsible for obtaining park approval upon accepted offer. Lot fee is 387.00/mo and includes water, trash pickup and use of park amenities.
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