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      What does “LEED®​-Certified” mean?

      LEED®​ stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED®​ certification, issued by the US Green Building Council,  provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features. LEED®-certified buildings are resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings that use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Take a look at all of the green energy features at The Columns! 

      What do you mean by “affordable?”

      Affordability is just one of the watchwords at The Columns. Recycled but modern. Efficient and comfortable. And each home is priced not to break the bank, with prices starting at just $219,900. The energy savings that result from LEED-certified construction also makes these homes affordable month-to-month and the advanced technology installed in every home provides for quiet performance and low operating costs.

      When will they be ready?

      All of the units will be completed by July 1, 2017.

      Are pets allowed?

      Yes, small pets are welcome. Each unit is permitted to have no more than two small pets weighing no more than 35 pounds each. 

      I like to bike. Where will I store my bicycle? 

      The Columns is a great place to live for people who like to bike. Bikes may be stored in special bike racks constructed for condo cyclists in a secure designated storage located in the lower level of The Columns. There's direct access from the building (no stairs!) to the nearby bike path, and there's a compressor on site for exclusive use. 

       

      What is the condo fee and what does it cover?

      For many homes at The Columns, monthly condo fees are under $350 per month and include hot water, water and sewer, comprehensive building and liability insurance, year-round property maintenance, 24-hour management, key fob access, snow removal, refuse removal and recycling, and smart phone security and unit access.

      Tell me about the security system. 

      The August Lock system found in each condominium is your in-house security. The system allows convenient access using via a smartphone, if you like – no fumbling for a key!  Plus the August Smart Lock auto-locks behind you for peace of mind, and unlocks as you approach. If you forget to lock your door, you can lock up remotely using your smartphone. Visitors? See and talk to whoever’s at your door whether you’re at home or away on a trip. Provide access to those you trust – when needed – by creating a virtual key. Choose to provide access for a week a few hours, or a few minutes on specific dates – all at your convenience from your smartphone. 

      How can I get more information?

      Contact Rachel Simpson at 413-386-8234 or Bridget Goggins at 413-320-7055, or fill out this form.