Medford MA Real Estate

Three Truths and a Lie - Annie Kelly

Just when you think you know someone...

You may THINK we’re just a real estate team, but there’s more to us than meets the eye.

In case you missed it, we called out Mike Pallotta and Tracy Wallace on their three truths and a lie, and now we're going to see if Annie Kelly can dupe us into believing hers.

Can you guess the lie?

I am Annie Kelly and …

 

… I kissed the Blarney Stone.

… I met my husband in London, England.

… I am a six-time Bocci champion.

… I have been white water kayaking and hiking in the Alps.

Ponder that over your coffee, make your best guess, and head over to Three Truths and a Lie for the answer!

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It can be a tough market for home buyers in the Greater Boston area. Inventory has been low and homes are selling fast. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a home out there just right for you.

When you have the #1 team real estate team that works around the clock for you, you won’t miss a new listing and we’ve got your back when it comes to tough negotiations. Our experience is broad and our knowledge is deep when it comes to identifying homes that match up to our client’s needs. And we’ll stick with you until the keys are in your hand.

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It is a seller’s market, but that doesn’t take the stress out of selling a home (we do). When it comes to selling your home, you want the world to know so you can sell fast and for the best price possible. We make your home stand out, with marketing that spans from hyper-local ads to a broad reach across social media. Our understanding of the available pool of buyers, along with years of experience handling the negotiations and transactions that come along with one of the biggest sales of your life.

From preparing your home to sell, tactical marketing, negotiations, and closing, we handle the entire home selling process so you don’t have to.

Whether you are in the market to FIND a home, or list your home to be FOUND, turn to Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team FIRST for all of your real estate needs.

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Spotlight: Lexington, Medford, Somerville and Watertown Homes of the Week!

We have real estate tapas for your taste in homes! Two single-family homes in Lexington, a multi-family in Somerville, a single-family and townhouse in Medford, and a condo in Watertown - there is something for every palate! 

Open houses begin TODAY at 11:00 a.m. and continue throughout the weekend. Check the listings below for specific dates and time for each location.

Happy house hunting!

22 Barberry Road, Five Fields, Lexington

Open House:

Friday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

22 Barberry Road, Five Fields, Lexington

Spectacular Five Fields modernist home flooded with natural light and basking in the beautiful natural surroundings! Built in the 1950’s by The Architects Collaborative, this is an artist’s dream and a nature-lover’s paradise, with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and an airy open concept. The upper level has a bright kitchen with sliders out to a discrete side yard. Lovely mature trees are the backdrop to an open living/dining room with fireplace and large deck situated in a tranquil setting. There are 3 spacious beds and full bath on the main level. The walk out level has 2-3 bedrooms, full bath, additional living space for an au-pair or family room –ample space you can tailor to suit your needs! Steeped in history and built as an antidote to a busy life, you can be at Alewife Station, Lexington Center, and Downtown in a short amount of time! Five Fields includes access to conservation land with a pond and association pool. A rare chance to be a part of this unique community. (MLS # 72172366)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $1,199,000

What’s Nearby: Lexington Center and Arlington Center shops and restaurants, Route 2, I95, Alewife Station.

 

580 Concord Ave., Five Fields, Lexington

Open House:

Friday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Discover the ultimate in mid-century living! A beautiful contemporary home offering upper and lower levels! Nestled on the outskirts of Five Fields, this home was masterfully designed with the contours of home and land intertwined. Skylit rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular views of the yard which abuts Juniper Hill conservation land. The natural flow and airy design blur the lines between outdoor space and indoor living. The upper level includes a lovely kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances and an adjacent eating area, a spacious living room w/ fireplace & upper level deck, and a spectacular family room that brings nature to the forefront. 3 bedrooms including the master complete the main level. Lower level has its own spacious living area, walk-out access, additional bedrooms, laundry and bath, patio, 2-car garage, a sprawling yard. Membership at Five Fields allows access to a playground, pond & pool. You are not buying a home, you are investing in a lifestyle! (MLS# 72172637) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $1,149,000

What’s Nearby: Lexington Center and Arlington Center shops and restaurants, Route 2, I95, Alewife Station.

 

3 Evergreen Ave., Winter Hill, Somerville    

3 Evergreen Ave., Winter Hill, Somerville

A classic three family/triple decker with terrific potential, located in the heart of Somerville. Boasting high ceilings, bright, spacious rooms and built ins. Two units with laundry hook ups and all with separate heat/hot water and electricity. Each unit in this classic home offers an eat in kitchen, two bedrooms, a front deck, mudroom, pantry area, hall/laundry area and basement storage. With multiple options available, this home would be a terrific investment for a developer, first time home buyer or multi-generational buyers, looking to live and enjoy investment property income. Newer windows and many updates, but this home will need some renovating and is being sold as is. Interested buyers may elect to have an inspection, but inspections should be done during group showing times. Two of the three units are rented, as tenants at will. Don't miss this rare opportunity to live in a vibrant community, close to shops, restaurants, parks, schools and transportation. (MLS# 72173921) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $999,000

What’s Nearby: Somerville shops and restaurants, public transportation, Cambridge, Red Line.

 

22 Emerson Street, Unit 22, Medford

Open House:

Friday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

22 Emerson Street, Medford

You’ll love coming home to this impeccable 3 bed, 2 bath 1848 Victorian 3-level townhouse in the heart of Medford Center. The welcoming front porch flows into a gracious foyer where you’ll find high ceilings, charming period details and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The large living room and formal dining room w/beautiful bay windows, a renovated eat-in-kitchen w/stainless appliances, custom cabinets and granite countertops plus a full bath complete the 1st level. The 2nd level has a master bedroom w/dressing room featuring 3 closets and bay window, 2 large bedrooms and renovated full tile bath. The 3rd level is updated and full of possibility. Bring your creative ideas to make it your own! Outside are captivating planters, pavers in the front leading to the backyard. A true urban oasis! This beautiful space includes a covered patio, landscaped yard, gardens, and common above ground pool. Close to Tufts, Route 93, downtown Boston - the location can’t be beat! (MLS # 72173070)  Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $579,000

What’s Nearby: Medford Center shops and restaurants, public transportation, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Tufts, Commuter rail, Route 93. 

 

253 Governors Ave., Medford  

Open House:

Friday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For sale: 253 Governors Ave., Medford

Nature lovers and dog owners–this home is a short distance to Middlesex Fells, be in the heart of nature & enjoy miles of peaceful hiking, walking or mountain biking. This meticulous & spacious Tudor has many updates providing a blend of original character offering a living room with a fireplace, a fabulous den/home office & gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The bright and airy kitchen which is open to the dining room has stainless steel appliances including Chef's gas stove with electric convection oven. There are 3 spacious bedrooms & a walk up attic. The lower level has a terrific laundry area & a large workshop. The fenced-in beautifully landscaped yard has a deck overlooking the stone patio- perfect for those fire-pit evenings and casual entertaining. An irrigation system, perennial garden with a beautiful lilac bush are ready for your green thumb. Finally, with easy access to major routes, downtown Boston, Medford Center’s shops and restaurants, you get the best of all worlds.. (MLS # 72174667) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $569,000

What’s Nearby: Medford Center shops and restaurants, public transportation, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Tufts, Commuter rail, Route 93. 

 

72 Duff Street, Unit 72, Watertown 

Open House:

Friday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4th, 1:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For Sale: 72 Duff Street, Watertown
Airy, bright, end unit located at The Village Condominiums of Watertown, a highly desirable complex. Three floors of simple, easy living! Enter into the open concept living room/dining room and take note of the gleaming hardwood floors and the intricate windows. The efficient kitchen offers granite counters, pantry, access to the yard and finished basement. Two bedrooms with hardwood floors, both generously sized and boasting good closet space, and a full bathroom are on the second level. A partially finished basement can be used to fit your lifestyle...work from home make a home office, need more space convert to a family room, have a treadmill make it an exercise space … and offers lots of closet space, laundry area, and utility area. Central ac and 1 parking space make this unit even better! Professionally managed association with community pool (summer is coming!) and clubhouse. Easy access to public transportation and major highways make this location ideal for commuters. (MLS #72023551) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $365,500

What’s Nearby: Watertown shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass Pike, easy access to downtown Boston.

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

Spotlight: Medford, West Medford and Arlington Homes of the Week!

Big weekend people. Biiig weekend. You probably think I’m talking about the Patriots’ showdown with the Falcons in the Superbowl on Sunday, but actually we're talking about three more fantastic listings in Medford, West Medford and Arlington this week! Time to send in your special teams and score big with one of these homes.

GO PATS! Do your job (and we’ll be busy doing ours).

22 Chardon Road, West Medford 

Open House:

Friday, February 3rd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Top 10 reasons to visit this magnificent two-family: 1 - Well maintained and move-in condition. 2 - Large rooms and high ceilings. 3 - Second floor offers 2 levels. 4 -Expansion possibility. 5 - Great commuter location … West Medford station is down the street and it’s close to major routes. 6 - Minutes to shops and restaurants. 7 -Good rental opportunity. 8 - Two car garage. 9 - Can be delivered vacant or 1st fl tenants would like to stay. 10 - Boston Magazine and The Boston Globe say Medford is one of the best places to live! (MLS # 72114792) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $749,000

What’s Nearby: West Medford Square shops and restaurants, public transportation, Whole Foods, Starbucks, commuter rail. 

 

58 Kensington Park, Arlington 

58 Kensington 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.

A true diamond in the rough! This home is bursting with opportunity. The prime Jason Heights location adds to the appeal. Owned by the same owners for more than 50 years this ranch style home maintains some original features and unique details. Open floor plan, knotty pine walls, large fireplace, and level lot. With 3 beds, 2 full baths, and over 1600 SF this home has endless possibilities. Private yard offers a wonderful opportunity for grilling, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Bring your design ideas and wonder through this wonderful home! (MLS # 72114785) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $629,000

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

 

104 Bowdoin Street, Tufts University, Medford

For Sale, 104 Bowdoin Street, Medford

Group Showings only – agents must accompany buyers

Buyers, investors, and contractors take note of this Diamond in the Rough! Spacious two-family located near Tufts University, almost abutting Alumni Fields, minutes to public transportation, and easy access to major routes. The first floor consists of two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath. The second floor is larger with three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath with possible expansion potential into the attic. Some replacement windows have been installed and the roof is approximately 6 years old. House requires work and is being sold as-is. Inspections are suggested prior to offers and can only be performed during group showing times. GROUP SHOWINGS ONLY - agents must accompany their buyers. Schedule is February 2nd Noon -2pm, February 3rd 2- 4pm, February 4th 1:30 -3:00. If buyers do not have an agent, please call listing agent to coordinate a showing. (MLS # 72114795) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $479,000

What’s Nearby: Medford shops and restaurants, Tufts University, Teele Square, Davis Square, public transportation, Whole Foods, Starbucks, commuter rail. 

Medford Home Sales for November 2016

The hometown of the song 'Jingle Bells' is selling all the way. Take a look at November home sales for Medford, Mass. If you are thinking of buying or selling in Medford, contact Annie Kelly for a free and confidential market analysis of your home today - hey!

Medford Home Sales for October 2016

Check out the October 2016 home sales for Medford! Medford is a Greater Boston 'It' town and popular among today's buyers. If you're thinking of selling, contact Annie Kelly for a free and confidential Market Analysis of your home!

​Medford MA October 2016 Home Sales

Homes Available in Arlington & Medford & Watertown (Oh My)!

Home Available in Arlington, Medford, Watertown (Oh My)!

It’s all pumpkins and spice and everything nice!  Take your pick of homes in great towns and neighborhoods just outside of Boston. We have a fantastic opportunity in Watertown that is waiting for your creative ideas, a majestic home in Medford and a 2-level condo in Arlington that is close to everything!

 

Matthew is leaving us alone this weekend and the forecast shows sunny skies for Greater Boston house hunters!

 

1024 Belmont Street, Watertown

Open House:

Saturday, October 8th, 11:00 – 12:00

Sunday, October 9th, 11:00-12:00

Spacious 10 room, 4+ bedroom Colonial set back on lovely corner lot. This home offers spacious rooms, high ceilings and natural woodwork. An updated kitchen has direct access to a private backyard. Formal dining room with period wood details is perfect for entertaining. Second floor offers 3 large bedrooms and full bath plus a terrific home office. The third floor features 2 spacious rooms and a bathroom. The third floor can be two bedrooms, or bedroom and home office or create a master bedroom suite. This grand home has many opportunities and with some new ideas and renovations it can ...become an amazing home to call for years to come. There is also a 2 garage parking plus two additional parking spots. This is a terrific home offering lots of space and potential in a great neighborhood and location. MLS #: 72074940

Listed: $569,000

What’s Nearby: Watertown Center shops and restaurants, Belmont Center shops & restaurants, public transportation.

 

50 Park Street, Medford  

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Located in the Old Ship historic district, the T.R. Janks House was built circa 1810 and boasts unique features of that time, including a round-shaped skylight located atop the main staircase, arched doorways, and two ship masts which were used during construction. The pristine condition of the home is evident as soon as you enter the foyer, from the gleaming oak floors, to the exquisite oak paneling used throughout the dining room and butler’s pantry. This home has undergone extensive renovations, including both kitchen and bath updates, air conditioning, and conversion of five of the ten fireplaces to gas. This Federal Revival-style home boasts over 4200 sf of living space with 19 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Situated on a stunning 12,000+ lot with koi pond, lush grounds, mature plantings & ample parking, and conveniently located near public transportation, Routs 93 & 16, Boston, Cambridge, shops, restaurants, and the new Wegmans – this distinguished home awaits! (MLS #72039807) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $899,000

What’s Nearby: Medford shops and restaurants, public transportation, Wegmans, Starbucks, commuter rail, Routes 93 and 16.

 

25 Harvard Street, Unit 2, Arlington   

This is a magnificent 2-level condominium located on a quiet, dead-end street just off of Mass. Ave. and close to many shops, restaurants and the bus line. A new, bright and spacious master suite was just added to the 2nd level of this unit offering a wonderful layout with 4 skylights, a terrific master bathroom and two oversized closets. The main level is quite spacious and lovely providing an open living room and dining room with hardwood flooring, a large kitchen with newer counter tops, appliances and painted cabinets. In addition, there are two ample size bedrooms and the second full-size bathroom. In the rear of the unit a lovely den/office or sitting area overlooks the private and spacious rear yard. There are two parking spaces located in the driveway, there is an oversized two car garage that is common and there is an opportunity of parking one car in there. The exterior is being painted this fall and pets are allowed! (MLS # 72067415) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $599,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mass. Ave., Minuteman Bikeway, Robbins Farm Park, Starbucks, Trader Joes.

Spotlight: Arlington & Medford Homes of the Week!

It’s a scaw-tchah out there! Stay cool and stay up on the hottest listings around! A fantastic home in the Morningside neighborhood of Arlington and a meticulously maintained home in West Medford won’t last long!

7 Mohawk Road, Arlington  

Open House: Saturday, August 13h, 11:00 – 12:30

Welcome to 7 Mohawk located in the Blue Ribbon Award Winning Stratton School district. Also located in the highly desirable Morningside area this split level home has so much to offer. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds chirping from the large deck overlooking the over-sized yard. Upon entering the front door you'll be welcomed by a sunny over-sized living room with picture window, fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors. A semi open dining room leads into the kitchen which has direct access to the over-sized deck. Two spacious bedrooms share a full bath on the main level. A large master suite with walk-in closet and serene spa-like tiled shower are located toward the back of the house. The lower living level offers a large tiled family room, fireplace, another bedroom, laundry room, and 3/4 bath. Over-sized 2 car garage, gleaming hardwood floors, bright and airy space are just a few more reasons to hurry and see this home! Great houses like this don’t last long! (MLS #72051508) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $749,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Mystic River, public transportation, Morningside neighborhood, Stratton School.

 

47 Johnson Ave., Medford  

Open House: Saturday, August 11th, 11:00 – 12:30   

You will love this meticulously maintained, four bedroom, classic colonial home. Close to the Mystic Lake, public transportation, schools, the commuter rail and all that West Medford has to offer. Pride of ownership abounds in this lovely home, with a terrific farmer's porch and landscaped backyard, plus over-sized one car garage and ample, off street, parking. Enter through the welcoming foyer and enjoy the natural wood work, fire-placed living room, with built in window seat and stained glass windows. The living room opens to a large dining room with built in china cabinet and a second large window seat. The eat-in kitchen is warm and inviting, with newer appliances, vintage cabinets and a lovely pantry area. The wrap staircase in the foyer leads to four corner bedrooms, with great light and impressive woodwork and family bath, tastefully updated and well maintained. The basement is clean, dry and boasts a finished room for kids or man cave, laundry and easy garden access! (MLS #72051401) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $599,000

What’s Nearby: West Medford Square shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mystic Lakes, commuter rail.  

Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

If you haven’t seen it already, don’t delay in getting to the 50 Park Street open house this weekend! The details and historic craftsmanship will wow you! Looking for something on a smaller scale? Then 174 Pheasant Street in Arlington is right for you – a perfect condo alternative or starter home in the Arlington market!

50 Park Street, Medford

Open House: Saturday, July 23rd, 11:00 – 12:30        

See the video!

Located in the Old Ship historic district, the T.R. Janks House was built circa 1810 and boasts unique features of that time, including a round-shaped skylight located atop the main staircase, arched doorways, and two ship masts which were used during construction. The pristine condition of the home is evident as soon as you enter the foyer, from the gleaming oak floors, to the exquisite oak paneling used throughout the dining room and butler’s pantry. This home has undergone extensive renovations, including both kitchen and bath updates, air conditioning, and conversion of five of the ten fireplaces to gas. This Federal Revival-style home boasts over 4200 sf of living space with 19 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Situated on a stunning 12,000+ lot with koi pond, lush grounds, mature plantings & ample parking, and conveniently located near public transportation, Routs 93 & 16, Boston, Cambridge, shops, restaurants, and the new Wegmans – this distinguished home awaits! (MLS #72039807) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $899,000

What’s Nearby: Medford shops and restaurants, public transportation, Wegmans, Starbucks, commuter rail, Routes 93 and 16.

 

174 Pheasant Ave., Arlington

 

Open House: Saturday, July 23rd, 11:00 – 12:30        

Break into the Arlington market! This 2 bed 1 bath home is just lovely and perfect for anyone looking for a condo alternative or starter home in town. The first-floor kitchen is open to the dining area which has gleaming hardwood floors that flow into the fireplaced living room. The extra windows on the first floor make this home particularly light and airy! Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms, plenty of closet space and a spacious bath. There is a washer hook-up on the first floor, off street parking, a good-sized front yard. The proximity to Stratton school makes getting the kids to school a breeze! This is a quaint home that is located in a desirable neighborhood. Enjoy the best that Arlington has to offer, including the Minuteman Bikeway, Wholefoods, Trader Joes, Starbucks, great schools and plenty of parks and open space. With just a few updates this can be the home sweet home you’ve been waiting for! (MLS #72041097) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $449,000

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