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Come to the Arlington Home Show on Sunday, April 22nd!

Come to the Arlington Home Show to have your real estate questions answered (and stay for the great gifts and giveaways)!

Everyone wants to know that their contractor or designer is vetted, trusted and can accomplish the task at hand. We've done the work for you, and we have an amazing array of talented contractors, landscape designers, professional stagers and organizers, lenders, movers and more lined up for the Arlington Home Show --  ready to answer your questions, give you suggestions and address your real estate needs - for FREE!

Here are a few of the vendors we having lined up with more on the way....

What: The Arlington Home Show

Where: Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave.

When: Sunday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Advantage Remodeling

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Capone Carpet Cleaning

Classic K&B

Clean Out Your House

Creative Designs

DiNucci Corporation

Guaranteed Rate- Allyson Kreycik

Inspired Gardens

Jackson Shutter & Millwork

KLH Home Staging

Leader Bank – Sherry Keenan Burke

Living Peace

McDonald Contracting

Mini Moves & More

More Than a Move

Oliver Enterprise

Road Warrior Moving & Storage

Rush-Kent Insurance


Wells-Fargo – Meredith Spence

Wannamaker Hardware

Yankee Pest Control

You Call We Haul

Join Us for the 2018 Arlington Home Stroll!

Looking to buy a house in Arlington? This is the time to get in the market - and this is the event to attend!

Do you have questions? (How do I buy? Can I buy & sell at the same time? How can I finance a home?) We have the answers.

Join us for a sneak preview and “stroll” through Arlington with Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage team, including:

  • Single Families
  • Condominiums
  • Multi-Families, AND
  • 18+ New Construction Homes

We will take you on a tour of these fantastic homes, the neighborhoods, and we'll answer all your questions.

Contact us today to reserve your spot: 781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com.

*This is an event for non-real estate professionals.*

Mike Pallotta Joins Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team

Please join us in welcoming Mike Pallotta to Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team! Mike is a REALTOR® who brings a hardworking attitude and new insights to the Arlington real estate market.

Many Millennials and young working professionals are ready to make the move out of Boston, Cambridge or Somerville to a place with a little more space and room to grow for families. Arlington and nearby towns are often high on the list. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation.

Even with a persistent, lower-than-normal housing inventory where many real estate teams are shrinking, Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team continue to evolve and grow to accommodate client needs and a changing real estate market. Mike has the professionalism and dedication to client service that is necessary in this business, and as a Millennial himself, he brings another level of insight and expertise to the team.

Mike is a graduate of Roger Williams with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His experience includes a prestigious internship at the Boston Aquarium, a research assistant for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, as well as an assistant at KAP Energy Group where he oversaw bids and proposals for clients, and communicated environments services to prospective clients.

Please join us in welcoming Mike to the team. If you are interested in contacting Mike for your real estate needs, he can be reached via email at mike@yourhomeforsale.com, or by phone, 617-968-1431. Or, connect with Mike on social media: Facebook, Twitter.

Visit us at: www.yourhomeforsale.com

Low Inventory? We Know All About That. But How About This...

The Arlington real estate market is strong, inventory is low, demand is high, and the potential for selling your home for a great price and fantastic terms is unprecedented.

According to NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, “The combination of the stock market being at record highs, 16 million new jobs created since 2010, pent-up household formation and rising consumer confidence are giving more households the assurance and ability to purchase a home.”

Yun said sales would be even stronger if not for the extremely tight inventories of low and mid-priced listings.

We know all about that.

Arlington homes recently had the fewest average days on market before a sale in Greater Boston.

But how about this.

Despite all this talk of low inventory, we have SIXTEEN NEW LISTINGS coming on the market over the next few weeks. Things are looking up.

Whether you are upsizing, downsizing or just wondering what the value of your home is – there are many variables that come in to play. More than ever, it is vital to have someone who understands the local market and will work hard for you.

Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team has been the #1 real estate team in Arlington for more than 25 years, and we have received numerous local and national awards for exceptional client service.

Don’t go it alone – contact us today so you don't miss out a fantastic opportunity to find or sell a home in Greater Boston!

The Best of the Best of the Best

We’ve been seeing a lot of rankings lately, and they shine a pretty nice light on our piece of the world.

First, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2017 "best high schools," Arlington High comes in at #12 out of 86 high schools in Massachusetts.

Then we learned that according to a Niche 2017 ranking of the "Best Places to Live" in Massachusetts, Arlington came in with an A+ at #29 out of 491.

And finally, according to a U.S. News and World Report ‘Best States’ ranking for 2017, Massachusetts earned the #1 spot.

So basically, calling Arlington home means you have one of the top High Schools in a town that’s one of the best in the state, in a state that’s the best in the country.

Proximity to some of the best universities in the world, innovative healthcare, and hospitals, all within a vibrant community with great schools, parks, shops and restaurants - it doesn't get much better than this.

If you want to make the best of the best of the best your home, too, then call the best of the best in real estate – Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage team has been Arlington’s  #1 real estate team for nearly thirty years! Our local expertise is your advantage in a competitive market.

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 info@yourhomeforsale.com. We are always up for ideas and suggestions for next year!


Home Sellers: The Ball is in Your Court!

Unprecedented? Extraordinary? Exceptional? These are just a few words to describe the current real estate market for sellers in and around Arlington. Today there isn't one single-family home on the market, only 9 condos and just 4 multi-family homes in Arlington. Medford has 6 single-family homes, 6 condos and 1 multi-family. It's a similar situation in other surrounding towns. 

What does that mean for you?

For potential home sellers, this is like having tickets to the March Madness finals and seeing if you could sell them for a good price. High demand and a lot of takers means the ball is in your court!

The real estate market is always changing, and so is the value of your home. If you are interested in taking advantage of this real estate March Madness, it's time for a fresh market analysis of your home. Contact us today for an updated Comparative Market Analysis - so easy to do, it's a layup. 

Home Sellers, the ball is in your court

Home Selling Solutions: What to do With All 'The Stuff?'

If you’re thinking of selling but the thought of what to do with ‘the stuff’ puts that idea back on the shelf, then take a look at this…

Everything But The House (EBTH) is an online auction where you can sell your cherished items – anything from a rare collection, to common and useful household items. Sometimes the hardest part of selling a home is figuring out what do with what’s in it, now the process, the prep and the proceeds of the sale of your items are managed by EBTH, and it couldn’t be easier!

Click here to take a look at what’s on sale from this home in Arlington!

*photo via Everything But The House

Inventory, Investments and Interest Rates: Catch Steve's Talk on Real Estate Radio Boston

In case you missed it, Steve McKenna shared his thoughts about the Greater Boston real estate market with Real Estate Radio Boston, WBZ 1030. Hear what he had to say about long-term investments in the area, the recent lack of inventory, and what might be the driving factor to turn that around for buyers in the near future.

Take a look here for his thoughts...

​Interested in hearing more? Click here for the full video,

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 www.TheArlingtonHomeShow.com for updated information and a full list of sponsors.

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

The Arlington Home Show