Blog

Arlington Real Estate By the Numbers

Arlington real estate continues to reflect steady, positive growth. As the charts illustrate, throughout the past 10 years – despite varying ups and downs of the economy and market, Arlington home sales have been steadily trending upward.

In 2019, the average single-family home price reached its highest point in 10 years at $257,506,558. The number of homes sold was the 4th highest in the same time-frame (the highest number of homes sold was 306 in 2015 at a volume of $212,666,775).  

No matter the season, Arlington has been, and continues to be, a hot real estate market in Greater Boston! If you are thinking of selling, this is a great time and we are ready to guide you through the process and nuances of this specific market. If you are thinking of buying, know that your investment in Arlington is backed by years of steady growth rising values.  

We look forward to working with you for all your home buying and selling needs!

Put Your Home In Our Hands: YourHomeForSale@GibsonSIR.com, 781-645-0505

Arlington Single Family Home Sales By Price

Arlington Single Family Home Sales by Volume

    Comments

    1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

    Two Local Legacies Unite

    Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team Join Acclaimed Real Estate Firm, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

    Arlington’s #1 Real Estate Team and Leading Greater Boston Agency Team up to Serve the Local Real Estate Market

    (Arlington, Mass., July 8, 2020) — Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team are pleased to announce they have joined Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty as part of the brokerage’s recent acquisition of Bowes Real Estate in Arlington.

     “We are excited to join such a vibrant group of professionals and we look forward to growing our business and better serving our clients,” said Steve McKenna, REALTOR®. “Our clients are our priority, and we know they will benefit from Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s expansive global network, as well as its exclusive digital sales and marketing tools that are crucial in today’s rapidly changing and digitally driven environment.”

    “Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team are rooted deeply in the Arlington community and therefore are masters at serving their clientele,” said Larry Rideout, Chairman and Co-Owner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “Welcoming Steve and his team to our family represents a powerful combination of local expertise and international reach that will give their clients confidence that the purchase or sale of their home will be smooth, successful, and rewarding.”

    Steve McKenna has been Arlington’s #1 REALTOR® since 1991, selling more homes in 2019 than the next top four agents combined. With the backing of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, the team is poised to solidify their position as the superlative choice for home buyers and home sellers in the Arlington area.

    “The reputation of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is that of professionalism and premier service, making it a natural fit for The Home Advantage Team,” said McKenna. “We have already hit the ground running with a positive and proactive experience and see nothing but good things to come.”

    Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s network encompasses over 350 associates serving Boston, Greater Boston, Boston MetroWest, the North Shore, South Shore, and Cape Cod. The union with Bowes Real Estate marks the brokerage’s twenty-third office in Eastern Massachusetts. Today, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is Boston’s largest independently real estate firm, while Sotheby's International Realty's global footprint spans approximately 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories.

    Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team will adopt Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s cutting-edge tools and practices, including an in-house marketing team, a global referral network, a comprehensive technology suite, and exclusive access to highly qualified global clientele, offering their clients a distinctive and competitive edge in the market.

    ###

      Comments

      1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

      Real Estate a Greater Boston Bright Spot

      Despite a global pandemic, social unrest and economic challenges, the real estate market in Greater Boston remains strong – a true testament to the robust and real-estate-resilient area we live in.

      Buyers are still buying and sellers are still selling.

      Based on the data comparing Arlington home sales in 2020 vs. 2019, you’ll notice that both single-family homes and multi-family homes are on the market slightly longer in 2020 than 2019, but home values for both properties continue to rise in 2020.

      Interestingly, condo homes are the opposite – selling faster in 2020 than 2019 but at slightly lower values.

      Overall, the real estate market is strong, buyer demand is high and prices are stable and rising. This is good new for anyone thinking about buying or selling their home this year. Don’t wait, just put your home in our hands.

      *MLS data Jan 1 – May 31, 2019-2020

      Arlington Single-family home sales (listed and sold)

      Arlington Multi-family home sales (listed and sold)

      Arlington Multi-family home sales (days on market)

      Arlington condo home sales (listed and sold)

      Arlington condo home sales (days on market)

        Comments

        1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

        The Age of Concierge Real Estate

        Gone are the days of setting aside entire weekends to drive house to house or town to town in search of the next perfect home. No longer are home buyers slogging it out, often at the mercy of the open houses, fighting crowds, sacrificing time and putting forth a lot of effort.

        Today looks a little different. While some brokers are still hosting open houses, many are not for obvious social-distancing and safety reasons. So where does this leave today’s home-buyers?

        Perhaps in a better place.

        The idea of ‘concierge real estate’ is one that The Home Advantage Team adopted at the very beginning of the COVID outbreak. It is custom, tailored, and convenient. It allows buyers to ‘cut to the chase,’ so to speak, and get down to the business of buying a home in a way that is flexible and practical to today’s new norms.

        Concierge real estate allows buyers to browse high quality images and videos online from the comfort of their own homes. Find a home that looks promising? Buyers can book a private viewing – no crowds, no fuss. What is lost in not being able to touch, feel and smell, is gained in efficiency and focus.

        Not only does this make the process more streamlined for buyers, it ensures that sellers are getting good quality prospects looking at their home. Sellers may not have the same quantity of buyers, but they are vetted and higher quality.

        In a sense, you could say it is a healthy adjustment to the real estate market overall.

        The current COVID world we live in has created an elite group of buyers who require the services of concierge real estate that can only be offered by a seasoned and premier real estate team.

        If you are ready to make a move, there is no reason to wait. Put your home in our hands and Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team will guide you through each step of the home buying process at the highest level. 

          Comments

          1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

          Coming Soon! 5 Oldham Rd., Arlington

          One of a kind! Exceptional 2010 construction in coveted Morningside neighborhood with easy access to Boston and Cambridge. Thoughtfully set back from the road and situated on over 14,000 square feet, 5 Oldham Road boasts bright natural light throughout over 6,000 square feet of living space.

          A gracious two-story foyer invites you into spaces ideal for comfortable entertaining, including a formal living room and spacious dining room with butler’s pantry. Ideally designed with large windows and access to the rear yard and heated swimming pool, the spectacular open-concept kitchen and family room allow easy indoor-outdoor living. Two powder rooms, a mudroom and access to the 3-car garage complete the first floor.

          The second level features a luxurious Master Suite with fireplace, dressing room and en-suite bath as well as four additional bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. The finished lower level offers a fitness studio and enormous playroom/media room with projection screen. The radiant heat throughout will warm you up on winter days.

          Take in this beautiful aerial footage of 5 Oldham Road, Arlington, and then contact us to schedule your private showing. 781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com

           

            Comments

            1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

            Greater Boston Real Estate Update

            Looking for a level-headed take on today's real estate market? Steve & The Team cover Greater Boston real estate, what today's buyers and sellers should expect, and how the market compares to previous years.

            You might be surprised at what you learn.

            View our YouTube channel @yourhomeforsale for additional resources and information. 

              Comments

              1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

              Live Virtual Tour of 152 Mystic St., Medford MA

              Join us! Friday, May 15th at 2pm for a live 'walk-through' of this beautiful Victorian home. 

              152 Mystic St., Medford MA

              Nestled among the grand homes of a prestigious West Medford neighborhood is this stunning Victorian with exceptional details and modern updates. A gracious and meticulously maintained home with high ceilings, period lighting, Jack and Jill staircase, gleaming wood floors and amazing bay windows. The first floor boasts a welcoming foyer, lovely front to back, fire-placed living room open to a formal dining room. The updated cook's kitchen offers a dining area, garden views and easy access to the mud room, half bath and perennial garden. A lovely second floor master bedroom open to a dressing area and updated bath, with soaking tub and walk in shower. There are three additional bedrooms and a finished attic with sitting area and adjacent bedroom, perfect for guests, teens or home office. The finished basement with bath, laundry and storage throughout, complete this spacious house. Enjoy the seasons from your front porch swing and stroll to historic Hastings Park from this must see home!

              REGISTER FOR THE LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR: Join us today (5/15) at 2pm for a live tour of this beautiful home. 

              VIEW THE HOME

                Comments

                1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

                Room-by-room Home Staging Tips

                Thanks again to Kim from @KLH Home Staging for producing these helpful videos. Kim is the style- behind-the-scenes of many of our listings, and we cannot emphasize enough the importance of preparing your home for sale.

                From the closet to the kitchen, staging can really make your home stand out from the competition and attract a broader pool of buyers. Kim shows us key tips for transforming 11 spaces, using her own home as an example of how you can take on the space in yours.

                So, if you’re thinking of selling (and maybe you finally have that extra time at home to tackle some projects), this is your chance.

                And if you are concerned about the real estate market today, and where it will be in the future, we can give you some insight into that, too (check out our tips on how to be an expert home buyer)

                Grab your gloves, get going and give us a call.

                  Comments

                  1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

                  House Hunting During a Pandemic - What You Need to Know

                  As you can imagine, house hunting during a pandemic is very different than house hunting during 'normal' times. Hear what Steve has to say about what's changed (and what hasn't) in this interview from ACMi News.

                  View the Interview Here.

                    Comments

                    1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

                    Live Webinar: Greater Boston Real Estate Update

                    Over the past few weeks, many clients have reached out with questions about the real estate market and what effect our present economic situation will have on the value of their home. The reality is no one knows what the long-term effects will be, but there are steps everyone can take to be educated and prepared home buyers and sellers.

                    Currently, the market is strong and values are holding. Over the past few weeks, we have listed properties and all of them had showings and received offers. Historically, this area has been insulated from economic downturns for a multitude of reasons - accessibility to all the major universities, hospitals, bio-tech and hi-tech companies. 

                    In this Webinar, we will discuss our current situation and what it means for Arlington and the Greater Boston real estate market. Steve cover the pros and cons for both buyers and sellers, and what that might mean to you and your real estate needs.  

                    Join Us!

                    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
                    When: May 13, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
                    Topic: Greater Boston Real Estate Update


                    Register in advance for this webinar:
                    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EFJsAL-mQg2y8xBdFlZRbA


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

                     

                     

                      Comments

                      1. No comments. Be the first to comment.