Arlington Massachusetts

Spotlight: Arlington and Malden Homes of the Week!

Looking for a downright gorgeous single-family home in Arlington? Check. Or do you prefer a hip condo in happening East Arlington? Roger that.

Or, are you looking for something a little more under-the-radar and up-and-coming? Got that too. Did you know that Malden is ranked as one of the hottest up and coming neighborhoods in the U.S.? Check out this article from Boston Magazine.

In the meantime, take a look at our listings in Arlington and Malden below to see what suits your fancy, and come by the open houses happening today and tomorrow!

38 Hibbert Street, Arlington

For sale: 38 Hibbert Street, Arlington

Open House:

Friday, June 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sparkling, shiny & new! Impeccably designed & beautifully finished with every detail carefully considered so you don’t have to. This home was renovated from the inside out, with beautiful hardwood floors, recessed lighting, open concept, first-floor laundry & a kitchen that is right out of a magazine! Enjoy making culinary creations amidst bright cabinets, gleaming granite counters, stainless steel appliances, fixtures & custom mosaic tile backsplash. The fireplaced living room is a warm, welcome retreat after a long day. There are 3 oversized bedrooms upstairs with plenty of closet space and a tastefully renovated new full bath. The lower level boasts another bedroom, full bath, family room and plenty of storage – perfect for an au pair or in-law suite! There is a lovely, private back patio for those neighborhood barbecues or fire-pit gatherings. Close to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, & public transportation. For the outdoor enthusiast Sunderland Woods & The Minuteman Bikeway are nearby. (MLS #72178653)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $789,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Sunderland Woods, Dallin School.  

130 Broadway, U:1, Arlington

Open House:

Friday, June 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to East Arlington! You have nothing to do but move right in to a lovely, renovated, energy-efficient, first-floor condo in perfect proximity to all Arlington has to offer. This 2-bed, 1 bath home has what you’re looking for – gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, open concept, beautiful woodwork, lots of natural light, & spacious rooms. Open concept living & dining area with original built-in china cabinet. The kitchen is bright & airy with stainless steel appliances, new fixtures, cabinets & tile floor. The bedrooms are good-sized & offer ample closet space. 1 deeded parking space in new garage (2017), cedar closet, storage, & laundry in the basement. Kick back and relax on your charming front porch after a busy day, or go to Arlington Center or East Arlington shops & restaurants. Close to public transportation, the Thompson School, & a short distance to Alewife, Teele Sq, and Davis Sq! You get that space you need yet keep that easy commute and urban life-style you love! (MLS# 72178624) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $469,000

What’s Nearby: East Arlington and Arlington Center shops and restaurants, Mass. Ave., Davis Square, Teele Square, Thompson School.

141 Daniels Street, Malden

Friday, June 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fantastic opportunity to own a diamond in the rough in one of Greater Bostons up-and-coming neighborhoods! According to Boston Magazine, people are flocking to Malden for homes that are more affordable yet still an easy commute to Boston. This 3-bed, 2-bath home awaits your creative ideas the front entryway opens to a spacious living room, there is an eat-in kitchen, 2 beds and a full bath on the first floor. All the bedrooms have hardwood floors. The partially finished upstairs has great closet space and tons of potential for a master suite, office or family area. The basement also has... a full bath, storage, and is a blank slate that you can transform to suit your needs. There is a garage and fenced-in yard. Close to the Orange Line, Route 93, downtown Malden area, many public parks, and easy access to those gorgeous North Shore beaches! This is a great chance to invest in an under-the-radar neighborhood that is poised to take off. Get in while you can! (MLS# 72178616) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $369,000

What’s Nearby: Orange Line T, Route 93, downtown Malden area, easy access to North Shore beaches. 

Trending with Tracy: Part II, Interview with Jay Tuli of Leader Bank

In case you missed it, Part I of Tracy's interview with Jay Tuli of Leader Bank talked about the importance of using a local lender for the home buying process. Did you know Leader Bank was founded in Arlington? And is the fourth largest lender in the state? Take a listen to learn how a community-driven bank can have a significant local impact.

In Part II of the Interview, you will get insight into the direction of 2017 interest rates and what it means for new homebuyers, as well as what to expect from a top performing loan officer and how they can inspire people to move in the right direction.

Catch more vidoes and insights at, Trending With Tracy #TWT





Thank You For Attending The Arlington Home Show!

What an amazing day! From start to finish, The Arlington Home Show presented the best in real estate, renovation, home improvement and financing ideas and advice. The crowds were steady and came with questions, our vendors were prepared with thorough answers.

We’d like to thank EVERYONE who participated and made this one-of-a-kind local event a huge success! Here are some pics you might have missed from yesterday.

If you attended the show, let us know what you thought in the comments, or send us a note at We are always up for ideas and suggestions for next year!


Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

Top ‘o the morning to you! If you’ve been looking for a home in Arlington, we’ve found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

1 Watermill Place, Unit 508, Arlington

For sale: 1 Watermill Place, Unit 508

Open House:

Friday, March 17th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 18th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Watermill Place - One of Arlington’s premier condominium buildings! Located next to The Minuteman Bikeway, offering easy access to Mass Ave and the shops and restaurants in Arlington Heights, and close to Rt 2 with accessibility to Alewife and I-95. Located on the top floor, this is one of the rare units with oversized greenhouse windows which make the unit very sunny and bright. With approximately 700SF this is a very spacious 1 bed 1.5 bath unit. The kitchen and baths have been tastefully updated. In-unit laundry, carport parking (space #75), common gym, and additional storage are added bonuses to this unit. If you are looking to downsize or are a first-time buyer this is a unit not to be missed. Watermill Place is professionally managed and meticulously maintained so there is little for you to do. Move-in, relax, and enjoy life! (MLS #72131158)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $359,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Route 2, I-95, Alewife, Minuteman Bikeway.

Spotlight: Arlington & Burlington Homes of the Week!

A beautiful weekend is on tap, and a well-deserved reprieve after the one-two (maybe three) punch of winter storms that have rolled through. Not to mention – school vacation week! House feeling a little small to handle the kids for the next 10 days? Come to these open houses this weekend or contact us so you’re in the loop when that perfect home comes on the market!

11 Azalea Drive, Burlington

New Listing: 11 Azalea Drive, Burlington MA

Open House:

Friday, February 17th,  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Finding a home at Holly Glen is like hitting the home buying jackpot! This newly built single-family home, under condominium ownership, has it all –glistening floors, gleaming granite counter-tops, high ceilings, fireplace - all within minutes to the best shopping, restaurants and activities the area has to offer! With 2 beds and 2.5 baths, there is a well-thought-out open concept with a spacious loft and first-floor master suite. The elegant kitchen has GE stainless steel appliances and cozy island. The quality and craftsmanship is apparent through the moldings, details, and thoughtful layout. Never shovel a driveway or mow a lawn again – this is maintenance-free living at its best! Nestled on tree-lined street in a quiet newly developed community, yet minutes to a thriving area of commerce and activity - think 3rd Ave (w/Wegmans) and The District , and close to Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, the Burlington Mall, Middlesex Mall, shops, restaurants and highways, this home is THE ONE! Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $729,000

What’s Nearby: Burlington Mall, Middlesex Mall shops and restaurants, Lexington Center, Winchester Center, major routes, Rt. 95, Mass Pike, Rt. 2, Rt. 3. 


25 Crosby Street, Arlington

Open House:

Friday, February 3rd, 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Are you looking for an opportunity to own a unique home within this hidden gem of a generational neighborhood? From the moment you enter through the mudroom with its tiled floor and built-ins it’s evident that this home is geared toward easy living. The open living, dining, and kitchen offer gleaming hardwood floors and lots of natural light. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, tiled back splash, and large center island with seating. Two bedrooms and a fully remodeled bath with tiled shower complete the first floor. The finished family room on the lower level offers plenty of space for friends and family. Featuring a ½ bath and sliders out to the patio and large backyard this is perfect for summer entertaining! Easy access to public transportation, shops and restaurants in Arlington Center, and close to major routes. Great closet space, central air, large lot, low maintenance, & irrigation are just a few reasons to visit this great home! (MLS # 72114785) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $599,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Center shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Minuteman Bikeway.

SAVE THE DATE! The Arlington Home Show, Coming this Spring

Sunday, April 9th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - The Arlington Home Show 

Mark your calendars! It’s never too early to start planning your next move – and now it’s never been easier!

Join us at the Arlington Home Show, Sunday, April 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Town Hall. From Appraisals to Zoning Laws, we’ve got your real estate needs covered. Get advice and guidance from builders, lenders, lawyers, stagers, real estate professionals and more. Save the date and make The Arlington Home Show your one-stop-show for all of your real estate needs!

Go to for updated information and a full list of sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of The Arlington Home Show? Contact us at for details.

The Arlington Home Show

Santa Paws Pics and Outtakes!

We had a great time at the dog park, and even better, contributions and donations from participants will help to maintain the park throughout the year. Take a look at some adorable and funny picture from the day. See you next year!

The Naughty

We all know holiday photos don't always go as planned. Check out some bloopers and outtakes from the event! 

See the 'bad dog' pics on our Facebook page.

The Nice

Prepare yourself for cuteness overload! It was a fantastic day at the dog park, and many thanks to all who came out for pictures with Santa! Feel free to tag and share your photos with friends!

See the 'good dog' pics on our Facebook page. 


Choosing a Real Estate Professional is Not a Popularity Contest - it's Personal.

Who knew that one innocent question could generate 95+ passionate comments on the Arlington List Facebook group. No, this has nothing to do with politics, plastic bags, leaf blowers, or bike lanes. It has to do with real estate.

“Has anyone had a really good experience with a real estate agent who knows the area well?”

Recently, someone from out of town posted this question to the Arlington List FaceBook Group, and based on the number of comments alone, one can clearly ascertain that,How to Choose a Real Estate Professional You Like.

A) There are A LOT of real estate professionals in the Arlington area, and

B) People feel strongly about the real estate agents they use.   

On the one hand, it is a nice snapshot of who’s who in real estate around town. On the other, that’s a biiig list to sort through. So how does one decide who to use, and who to lose?  

First, choosing a real estate professional is so much more than just a popularity contest. It’s personal. Having a recommendation from a friend or family member is a great place to start, but it’s the tip of the iceberg.

Buyers and sellers need to do their own homework, too. Interview candidates, get a feel for style and service, and see who gels with your real estate needs.

Definitive skills like marketing, transaction coordination, negotiation, scheduling, and follow-up are no-brainers when it comes to a real estate agent's must-have requirements.

But it’s those intangibles – a deep understanding of the local market, insight into the pool of buyers, and how someone reacts and responds to your unique situation which will separate the best from the rest.

Buying or selling a home can be one of the biggest, sometimes most overwhelming, endeavors you will take on. So yes, go ahead and scroll through the 95+ comments on the Arlington List thread. Certainly, there are plenty of high-quality professionals to choose from.

But know that there is an advantage to going with a proven team of exceptional professionals who can give you the best local expertise available – and the peace-of-mind knowing that you’ve got someone in your corner, every step of the way.

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Thank you for a fantastic year! We are grateful for the continued support of our friends, family, clients and business partners in the Arlington community.

We enjoyed celebrating with many of you at my 30-Year celebration at The Thoreau Club this past July. And while we love a party, we also believe in giving back to the community that gives so much to all of us.

This year, in lieu of our holiday party, I am showing my client appreciation on #GivingTuesday* through a number of donations on behalf of local charities, including:

The Children’s Room. The Children’s Room creates safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone.

Prom Angels. Prom Angels is dedicated to providing quality and social activities, which empowers the quality of life for our special needs communities.

Arlington EATS. Arlington EATS’ mission is to make sure that our students have healthy, nutritious food over the long summer vacation, February and April vacation and over the weekends.

Arlington Heating Assistance. The Town of Arlington Heating Assistance Program helps Arlington families with home heating emergencies on behalf of donations from local businesses and residents.

Organizations like these make our community a better place to live. On #GivingTuesday, I hope you’ll consider donating to these or a charity of your choice this holiday season.

Thank you for your business and support for the past 30 years. We wish you a happy holiday season and all the best in 2017.

Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

* #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give.