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Property Briefing

This contemporary home at 396 Middle St. in Amherst recently sold for $460,000.

This contemporary home at 396 Middle St. in Amherst recently sold for $460,000.

For the week ending Jan. 4, the sale of industrial property in Whately was the highest recorded property transaction in Hampshire and southern Franklin counties, followed by sales of single-family homes in Amherst and Northampton.

Alan E. Sanderson, Alan E. Sanderson Jr. and Bradley T. Sanderson of Whately sold property on Sandy Lane (formerly known as Industrial Drive and Fairfield Way) to Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a company that produces polymers and high-performance plastics. The sale price was $786,024.

The second-highest transaction, for $460,000, occurred in Amherst, where Julia A. and Thomas R. Blake sold a contemporary home at 396 Middle St. to Philip M. Grauer and Sarah Braman, also of Amherst. Built in 1981, the two-story home has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,467 square feet of living space. The home sits on approximately 1.85 acres and is assessed at $361,500.

The third-highest property transfer involved a 2,736-square-foot Colonial gambrel home at 160 South St., near Northampton’s downtown. Alice M. and David W. Shearer sold the four-bedroom, 2.5-bath house, which was built circa 1750, to Marjorie A. and Peter L. Shearer for $400,000, according to land records. The property is assessed at $362,100.

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