Open house on 11/18/2017 at 115 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143


Date: 11/18/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
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Immaculate 5 room 2 Bedroom, Move in Ready! This one checks all the boxes…… Modern open Layout. Updated Maple/Granite/Stainless Kitchen. Spacious Bedrooms and a smart simple floor plan. Great Closets and Additional Storage in Basement. Garage Under Parking. Private Cabana Style Deck and a large common patio with shared gas grill. A well Cared for, Professionally Managed Association. Reasonable Condo fee includes heat, hot water and laundry (NOT coin op)..All of this in a stellar central location, Walk score of 86 and a short walk to planned Gilman GREEN LINE TRAIN STOP. ****Open Saturday 12-1***

Make a Strong First Impression on House Hunters

Putting your home on the market is not for the faint-hearted! As many people discover along the way, the road to selling a home can be rather bumpy — especially if you attempt to sell it on your own.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do, right away, to make the journey shorter, smoother, and more rewarding. Here are three strategies that will greatly increase your chances of success.

Find a seasoned real estate agent. An experienced real estate agent will not only help you navigate state and federal regulations, negotiate with buyers, and get a handle on paperwork, but they’ll also schedule showings of your home and provide continuous marketing help.

Enhance your curb appeal: When it comes to finding prospective buyers and setting up appointments, your real estate agent will do the lion’s share of the work. However, it’s mostly up to you to make sure your house looks its best and that the appearance of your property catches the eye of house hunters.

Once your home is listed online and a “for sale” sign is planted in your front yard, potential buyers are going to immediately take notice of how your house looks from the outside. Sometimes people browse listed houses from their cars, so it can really pay to make a great first impression from the street.

Some of the things that matter the most are a meticulous-looking yard, a clutter-free property, and a house that looks like it’s well maintained. Adding a fresh coat of paint, displaying some colorful potted flowers, and taking care of unsightly weeds and overgrown bushes are a few things you can do to make your property look a lot more inviting.

Stage your home’s interior: Once you’ve cleared the first big hurdle (curb appeal), your next priority — or perhaps a simultaneous priority — is to make the interior of your home look inviting and appealing. As is the case with boosting curb appeal, your real estate agent can provide you with cost-effective advice on how to get the most mileage from your efforts.

Some of the tried-and-proven methods of staging a home include reducing clutter, arranging living room furniture in “conversational groups” to depict a cozy, intimate environment, and letting plenty of natural light stream in to make your home appear as cheerful and bright as possible.

Fresh coats of neutral-colored paint should be applied to walls and ceilings on an as-needed basis, and all floors, tables, and counter tops should be kept immaculate. Home staging consultants often recommend removing (or toning down) certain decorating themes — such as sports, religion, or even too many family photographs — which may alienate some potential buyers.

The overall objective is to make it easy for house hunters to imagine themselves owning and living in your home. If there’s anything about the appearance, decor, or smell of your home that makes people feel in any way uncomfortable, that could make it more difficult to find a committed buyer — which, of course, is your ultimate goal!

Open house on 11/12/2017 at 115 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143


Date: 11/12/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Immaculate 5 room 2 Bedroom, Move in Ready! This one checks all the boxes…… Modern open Layout. Updated Maple/Granite/Stainless Kitchen. Spacious Bedrooms and a smart simple floor plan. Great Closets and Additional Storage in Basement. Garage Under Parking. Private Cabana Style Deck and a large common patio with shared gas grill. A well Cared for, Professionally Managed Association. Reasonable Condo fee includes heat, hot water and laundry (NOT coin op)..All of this in a stellar central location, Walk score of 86 and a short walk to planned Gilman GREEN LINE TRAIN STOP.

Open house on 11/12/2017 at 11 Monument St Boston, MA 02129


Date: 11/12/2017 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Spacious 2 PLUS bedroom, 2.5 Bath, with Exclusive City Yard , STEPS TO MONUMENT! Both Bedrooms have full en-suite baths with dbl Vanity. Family room would make a nice guest room. Main level is floor through with Open concept living and dining. Gorgeous Stainless/Quarts Kitchen with Island and sliders. Sunny, Private Master bedroom with porch and views of C-town Monument. Fine clean transitional finishes, Modern LED lighting and professional closets!

What Affects Your Home’s Resale Value?

Many of us will move home several times throughout our lives. Whether it’s relocating for work, needing a bigger house for children, or a quiet place to retire to, it’s likely that the home you live in now won’t be yours forever.

 As a result, many homeowners wonder what they can do to ensure their home will have a high resale value when the time comes to move on.

 The good news is that there are a lot of things you can do now that will give you a good return on investment when it comes to selling your home later. However, there are a few factors that affect a home’s valuation that are out of your control. We’ll talk about all of those factors below. So, read on for a list of the factors that affect your home’s resale value.

 The age of your home

Your house may not complain about it, but it isn’t getting any younger. Homes tend to slowly decrease in value over time. A home built in the late 1970s, even if it’s well taken care of, most likely won’t sell for the same price as a 15-year-old home.

There is one exception to the rule, however, and that is historical houses. Homes that are a century old can sell for top dollar because of the craftsmanship and history that the house contains.

Admittedly, this is a niche market, as many people just want a safe and efficient home to live in. However, there are some homebuyers who will put in a bit of extra work around the house for the chance to live inside of a piece of history.

Smart renovations

When you’re upgrading your house it’s important to remember how that upgrade will pay off years down the road. Some renovations will almost always give a good return on investment such as a finished basement or attic and improving efficiency via added insulation or replacing windows.

Renovations that match a very specific decorative taste or style could come back to haunt you. This includes bathroom sinks, kitchen cabinets, countertops, and other expensive projects that are subject to the next owner’s taste. While these upgrades can give a good return on your investment, they’re more likely to be successful if they fit the current trends of style and craftsmanship.

Neighborhood and town

One of the factors of home valuation that you have little control over is the town and neighborhood the house is located in. If there are closed down businesses, foreclosed and deteriorating homes then potential buyers might be turned off to the neighborhood.

Similarly, the town you live in has a lot to do with how much people are willing to spend. If you have easy access to interstate highways and large cities, highly rated schools, and good local infrastructure, then buyers are likely to take these into consideration when making an offer, as the average cost of a home in your town is likely higher than some surrounding towns.

Condo – 170 West Broadway Unit 406 Boston, MA 02127 is now new to the market!

New Construction Penthouse, Just Reaching Completion! Sunny, East Facing 2 plus bedroom Duplex unit with South Boston views. Large exclusive deck. Impressive, King sized, master suite with Large Walk in Closet, ensuite bath and excellent transom windows. Flexible floor plan main level with Guest bedroom/living/dining. 9.5 foot ceilings through-out. Great Storage in unit and Large Storage closet adjacent to heated Garage parking space ( 2nd spaces available for purchase) Reasonable condo fee.. Convenient West Side location, Short Walk to Broadway Train Station and South End…(OTHER FLOOR PLANS AND PRICE POINTS AVAILABLE, ASK AGENT). Set up a showing today!

This is a Mid-Rise style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $1,019,900.

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Open house on 11/5/2017 at 14 Davis Terrace Peabody, MA 01960


Date: 11/05/2017 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Move in Ready Village Colonial!! The Ideal starter home, downsizer, or condo alternative… Features: A spacious Front to back living room with double doors leading to a nice deck and the perfect fenced in yard for a pet lover; 2 good second floor bedrooms; Renovated Maple/Stainless eat in kitchen; A simple floor plan makes that this home feel larger than the GLA; and Maintenance free exterior with Garage. Nothing to do but move in and priced to Sell!! ***** First Open Sunday 11:30 to 1**** Offers reviewed Tuesday at 5pm…

Open house on 11/5/2017 at 115 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143


Date: 11/05/2017 Time: 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Immaculate 5 room 2 Bedroom, Move in Ready! This one checks all the boxes…… Modern open Layout. Updated Maple/Granite/Stainless Kitchen. Spacious Bedrooms and a smart simple floor plan. Great Closets and Additional Storage in Basement. Garage Under Parking. Private Cabana Style Deck and a large common patio with shared gas grill. A well Cared for, Professionally Managed Association. Reasonable Condo fee includes heat, hot water and laundry (NOT coin op)..All of this in a stellar central location, Walk score of 86 and a short walk to planned Gilman GREEN LINE TRAIN STOP.