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25 Brunswick, Arlington

25 Brunswick embraces the distinctive Bauhaus movement for the ultimate Arlington living experience. 

 

The Location - Perched upon a secluded area of Jason Heights in Arlington, near Alewife. 

The Design - Timeless. Each home was designed embracing the Bauhaus movement.

The Layout - Approximately 4,000 sq.ft.(+/-) with extraordinary features and floor plans. 

The Opportunity - Your opportunity to be involved with something exceedingly rare any incredibly special. 

 

Contemporary style, dramatic floor plans, 3-4 bedrooms, 3-5 bathrooms, home office/gyms, flexible floor plan, 2 car garage. 

 

Sweeping sunset views are sure to improve your outlook at the end of a busy day. Immerse yourself in the contemporary design, smart-home features, and stylish décor that you can only find at 25 Brunswick. A perfect slice of city living without the hassle and prices that accompany city life!

 

This is the living experience you’ve been dreaming of.

 

COMING SOON IN 2021!

 

Intrigued?

 

Contact us today to learn more about these captivating properties.

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    2020 Mid Year Market Report

    The following reports from Gibson Sotheby's International Realty show how regional markets such as Greater Boston and MetroWest have been impacted by the pandemic. It looks at data from January - August 2019 versus January - August 2020. Consistent themes are low inventory and homes selling quickly. 

    What is interesting to consider as it related to this data - and particular to Arlington, Medford and similar communities - is our varied housing stock. Like a diversified portfolio, we have an array of single-family homes, condos, and multi-family homes. In a time when people want more space, yards, and office space, places like downtown Boston and the Seaport have felt the impact of Covid-19 more significantly because of the number of condos in large buildings and high-rises. 

    There are many condos in Arlington/Medford etc., but most of these are in converted multi-family homes or townhomes, making them much more appealing than the larger buildings in Boston and Cambridge. Also, condos in Greater Boston offer buyers a price point that could be more affordable that of a single-family home.

    Overall, the Greater Boston and MetroWest housing markets are strong, and a diversity in housing demonstrates the resiliency of these markets in difficult times - time and again. 

     

    Greater Boston Mid Year Report

    The Greater Boston market has soldered through the Covid-19 pandemic thus far. While the state was under lockdown, fewer properties went on the market and, therefore, fewer properties sold. Prices dropped for two months, but have already begun to rebound, and the average Days on Market (DOM) have remained low.

    The urban condo markets in Boston and Cambridge, particularly large buildings, have experienced the greatest impact and are experiencing longer Days on Market. Condominiums, in general, have not seen the kinds of gains in demand that single family homes have seen. Anecdotal reports are that buyers would like more interior and exterior space than most condos have to offer. However, the available condo inventory is below 3 months in Cambridge and below 5 months in Boston. Also, the percentage of asking price for sold property remains above 101% in Cambridge and 99% in Boston

    Greater Boston Mid Year Report

    Source: MLS Pin. For the purpose of this report, Greater Boston includes Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Milton, Newton, Somerville, Watertown.

     

    The MetroWest communities have seen a significant increase in Average Sale Price this year. These communities tend to have many more single family homes, as opposed to condominiums. With spiking demand for amenities like home offices and outdoor spaces, there have been a higher percentage of properties going Under Agreement compared to the number of Listings Taken.

    MetroWest Mid Year Report

    Source: MLS Pin. For the purpose of this report, MetroWest includes Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wellesley, Weston.

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      COMING SOON! 14 Winchester Road, Arlington

      This enchanting English Tudor-style home with slate roof and brick & shingle siding takes a page from your favorite fairy-tale – and the storybook setting only gets better from there.

      Custom built in 1930, there are extraordinary features and details that you just won’t find in today’s homes. Original, built-to-last woodwork, trim, moldings and many charming surprises are around every corner.

      Situated on a 20,100 square foot lot, the private, quiet grounds have the feel of a country French Chateaux. Grab a book and take in the views overlooking the 17th green of the Winchester Country Club, or take advantage of the nearby Mystic Lakes, Medford Boat Club, and enjoy easy access to Boston, Logan and local amenities.

      We can’t promise that the candelabra talks, or that the dishes sing and dance, but we can’t deny it either. This classic Beauty is coming on the market soon – check back or contact us today so you don’t miss out on your dream(y) home!

      Coming Soon! 14 Winchester Road, Arlington

      Coming Soon! 14 Winchester Road, Arlington

      Coming Soon! 14 Winchester Road, Arlington

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        What's Your Home Worth in Today's Competitive Market?

        The fall real estate market is upon us, and the value of your home has changed in the last few months - not just the last few years. Whether the thought of selling is some far-off possibility, or if it has been weighing on your mind lately - give us a call

        As we all know, time flies faster than you think, and big decisions are more manageable with up-to-date and accurate information. 

        Put your home in our hands and we'll take care of the rest. 

        What's Your Home Worth?

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          Arlington Single Family Sale Price Ranges Over 15 Years

          In Arlington, the number of homes sold between $1-2 million dollars in 2005 was 2. The number of homes sold between $1-2 million dollars in 2019 was 83.

          The number homes sold under $500,000 in 2005 was 122. The number of homes sold under $500,000 in 2019 was 9.

          These are the data points that back up the statement 'Arlington home values are strong.'

          If you are thinking selling, demand is high and the value of your home is too. If you are thinking of buying, rest easy knowing that you are investing in a market and community that has weathered economic ups and downs and still continues to grow.

          It's worth a conversation at the least. Contact us today.

          781-645-0505, YourHomeForSale@GibsonSIR.com.

           

          Arlington Single Family Sale Price Ranges Over 15 Years

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            Real Estate Market Update, 2020 (Webinar Replay)

            In case you missed it! Take a look at this webinar that is full of unique insights and interesting perspectives. Steve, Mike and Tracy talk about navigating today's real estate market, with a look at how home sales have progressed over the past few years. Don't miss it!

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              Join Us For An Exclusive Live Real Estate Update Webinar!

               

              You are invited to a live Zoom webinar!

              When: Aug 25, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

              Topic: August Real Estate Update

              Register in advance for this webinar:

              https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h66XPLaNSzqqVJX4MAkMEg

              After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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                Arlington's Top 10 Real Estate Facts, August 2020

                There is just so much happening with Arlington real estate (and beyond) these days it can be hard to boil it down into what's most important, right now. 

                The Arlington real estate market is different from the national market, it is different from the Massachusetts market, and it’s even different from neighboring Cambridge or Lexington markets. While it can be influenced by these broader factors, it is its own entity with its own trends and direction.

                To break it down, here are our top 10 facts about the Arlington real estate market, right now:*

                1.       The number of single-family homes sold is down 11% as compared to this time last year.

                2.       The average single-family home sale price is up by $17,255 as compared to this time last year.

                3.       The number of condo homes sold is down 5% as compared to this time last year.

                4.       The average condo sale price is up by $28,412 as compared to this time last year.

                5.       The number of multi-family homes sold is down 33% as compared to this time last year.

                6.       The average multi-family home sale price is up by $121,389 as compared to this time last year.

                7.       Arlington is a premier community for anyone looking for more square footage, in-home office space, or a yard outside of Boston.

                8.       Arlington provides an array of distinctive housing, offering up options for first-time home-buyers, downsizers, investors, families, and anyone looking to be part of a vibrant community.

                9.       Inventory is down and home values are up, making it a prime time to be a home seller in Arlington.

                10.   Now a part of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team are firmly established as Arlington’s #1 real estate team for more than 30 years and counting.

                It can be difficult to decipher what is relevant and what is extraneous in real estate - in Arlington or elsewhere. So if you are thinking of buying or selling, it is critical to have a team with feet on the street and an insider's eye to an evolving buyer and seller market. Contact us today, and put your home in our hands.

                *MLS Arlington Home Sales Jan. 1 - July 31 2019, Jan. 1 - July 31 2020

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                  Arlington Home Sales Year-to-Date

                  The latest data on Arlington home sales shows that inventory remains low and home values are up in 2020 as compared to this time last year.

                  Across the board, single-family homes, condos, and multi-family homes have seen a decrease in inventory levels and a rise in home values from Jan. 1- July 31st 2019 to 2020.

                  This means that potential home sellers can list their homes with little competition and the opportunity for selling quickly and for a good price is high.

                  There are many factors contributing to this competitive market, location and proximity to Boston amenities and public transportation are always driving factors. Today, we also have people seeking alternatives to city living, or looking for yards or office space.

                  If you are thinking of selling, this could be a prime opportunity. Contact us today and we can put together a custom plan suited to your needs and timeframe.  

                  YourHomeForSale@GibsonSIR.com, 781-645-0505.

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                    An Interview With Steve McKenna, of Steve McKenna and The Home Advantage Team

                    What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?

                    I had several jobs when I was starting out, everything from managing a woman’s shoe store in Newton to working as a doorman in a Boston nightclub. I was saving money and one of my friends in real estate suggested I buy a condominium as an investment. I bought my first place when I was 22 and sold it for a profit only two years later. That is when I saw the value, literally and figuratively, in real estate. I started at Bowes Real Estate in 1986, and with the guidance of Bob Bowes I became the #1 agent and team in the area. Now, with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty at the helm, I know we will reach new heights in servicing the town of Arlington and beyond.

                    What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?

                    My team and I realize that buying or selling a home is very personal and emotional, and I have to say our tagline sums up why people continue to choose us for their real estate needs: ‘Put Your Home in Our Hands.’ When someone works with us, we take the burden of buying or selling a home off the client’s hands and we manage the entire process — start to finish — and we are a resource to clients long after the sale has closed. Because we have a team (not just one agent) we can absorb the emotional and logistical weight of the real estate process, so our clients take comfort knowing they are in good hands.

                    What are some of your favorite local activities or organizations that you participate in?

                    I find great satisfaction in giving back to the community. The Home Advantage Team and I have volunteered at many local organizations. Just before the pandemic, we were at Arlington Eats to assemble food packages for those in need. This past year we hosted ‘Charity Saturday,’ which paired a local business with a local charity to both drive business and raise money for a number of important programs in town.

                    There was a fantastic turnout at all locations and many people were excited about the opportunity to support their local businesses and charities. Because of the overwhelming participation, my team met its goals to donate to five charities a check for $2,000 each, for a total of $10,000 in donations.

                    What do you love most about the industry?

                    I genuinely enjoy helping people. When someone is moving, chances are they are experiencing a major life event. Whether it is a marriage, a divorce, downsizing, a death in the family or a child on the way, these are big events and emotional times, and when you add the process of moving to the mix it can be incredibly stressful. We have helped thousands of buyers and sellers in all of these situations, so I think we bring an empathy, understanding and knowledge of how best to guide people through the process to make it seamless and less stressful them. There is great satisfaction in that.

                    What is your advice for someone new to the industry?

                    The most important advice is to be sincere and honest with your clients. They are entrusting you with one of their most important assets at a critical time in their life. You need to provide them with the confidence that you are the best person to help them.

                    What do you love most about where you live and work?

                    Arlington has changed so much since I first started living and working here. The community is diverse, caring, strong and everyone seems to have a vested interest in making this a great town. There is the Minuteman Bikeway and so many great restaurants and shops. It has that urban feel, yet you can walk down the street and almost always see someone you know.

                    What is Arlington’s best-kept secret?

                    I find many people who come to Arlington have heard about the restaurants and shops, but they are surprised and impressed with the abundance of outdoor recreation in areas such as Menotomy Rocks Park, Skyline Park and Spy Pond.

                    What part of the world would you most like to travel to?

                    My wife and enjoy traveling through Europe and are very fond of the Cotswolds in England. Hopefully, we will all be able to travel safely in the near future.

                    What are three sources of joy in your week?

                    Spending time with my wife is #1. She’s made me a better person. I can’t really say my job, because it doesn’t feel like a job, but #2 is working with my team and helping people. I’m fortunate to have a dedicated staff that enjoys helping our clients as much as I do. Exercising is #3. I wake up every morning at 4:30 and get my workout done and it helps me prepare for the day mentally and physically.

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