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New Listings This Weekend!

If you've been on the lookout for new properties coming on to the Greater Boston real estate market we have quite a few options for you to take a look at!

  • If you're a 'city' person looking to keep that urban vibe, or invest in a two-family we have a great opportunity in Somerville.
  • If you are craving more space and land we the the perfect single-family home with lots of space in Winchester
  • If you're someone who likes a little city a little suburban, we have THREE fantastic homes in Arlington - a condo overlooking Spy Pond, and a condo home with 2 levels of living space and walkability, and the perfect single-family home in the Brackett district. 

Take a look and give us a call today! 781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com

New Listings in Greater Boston: S/F, Condo, 2-family homes for sale

 

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    New Listings Coming Soon!

    If you’re in the market for a home in Greater Boston (and you like to stay ahead of the competition) – you’ve come to the right place. As the number one real estate team in Arlington and one of the Top 10 Teams in Greater Boston, we constantly have our finger on the pulse of the real estate market.

    The Home Advantage Team has a number of new listings coming on the market THIS FALL (2019). We would hate for you to miss out on these fantastic real estate opportunities, so be sure to register on our site and you won't miss an update. More info will be available soon!

    New listings coming soon to Arlington

    New Listings Coming Soon to Medford

    New Listings coming soon to Winchester

    New Listings coming soon to Somerville

     

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      Arlington June Home Sales Snapshot

      If June home sales are any indicator, it was a busy spring for Arlington real estate.

      Out of the 29 single-family home sales in Arlington, 16 were over asking price, 10 were under and 3 were at list price. The average list price was $927,710, average sale price was $958,838, and days on market (DOM) was 20.6.

      There were 30 condo homes sold in Arlington in June with 23 over asking price, 2 under, and 5 at list price. The average list price was $645,393, average sale price was $672,494, and days on market (DOM) was at 14.6.

      So what does all of this mean? It means we’ve hit something of a sweet spot.

      Inventory has loosened up for both single-family and condo home homes, which is great news for home buyers who are looking for more options. The average sale price is still trending above asking for both condos and S/F homes, which is great news for sellers who want to get a solid price on the sale of their home.

      Condos in particular seem to be hot right now, with average days on market just under 15, they are moving fast, and over 75% of condos are selling for over asking price which means they are in demand as well.

      While single family homes are also in demand, we seem to be seeing fewer bidding wars, and they’re sticking around a little longer with an average of about 20 days on market. About 55% of homes went over asking.

      Overall the Arlington real estate market remains strong but ever-changing. Be sure to check in with us for updates, or contact us today to get a clear picture about what the current market means for you and your homeownership status.

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        Change is a Constant in Real Estate

        As a real estate agent for four decades, I’ve experienced the ups, the downs and all the in-betweens. I’ve seen interest rates as high as 18.5 % and as low as 2.85%. I’ve seen houses sell in both hours and in months.

        I have learned a lot over the years. Perhaps one of the most important lessons is, the real estate market is always changing.

        The past five years have been no exception. We’ve seen an unprecedented increase in property values, bidding wars, lack of inventory, a seller’s joy of an amazing sale price and a buyer’s excitement of winning the bidding war. No one has a crystal ball, but I have experience on my side and I see signs that change could be coming.

        Since mid-May inventory has increased across the board for all styles of housing in the area, days on market are longer and there have been price decreases instead of overbidding. Experience has taught us there are easy things to do to make your home stand out from others which could make your home the exception to the norm. This gives you the opportunity to potentially command a higher price through multiple offers. Our goal is to stay ahead of the changing market by educating you on what works and what doesn’t.

        As a seller, you want to be sure you have the opportunity to sell your home quickly and for the best price possible. If you’re a buyer you don’t want to sit on the sidelines waiting for the market to change, but you want to buy a home at a price that makes sense for you. Our goal is to set everyone’s expectations correctly for the current market.

        Fortunately, our changes are not extreme because we are surrounded by the best universities and hospitals in the country. The Greater Boston area is flourishing, with massive growth in Hi-tech and Biotech. Our communities offer easy access to the city via public transportation and bikeways.

        In a constantly fluctuating real estate market the answer remains the same - the best time to buy or sell a home is when it’s best for you. If you’re thinking about buying or selling in the near future contact us and together we can prepare a plan that works for you.

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          Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team for 30+ Years Is No Coincidence

          Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team have been Arlington’s #1 agent and real estate team for more than 30 years – and the reign continues.

          Through booms and busts, bidding wars, low inventory and saturated markets, The Home Advantage Team has seen it all. Kind of like that Farmer’s Insurance commercial (We Know a Thing or Two, Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two). We’ve been there, sold that. There is rarely a home buying or selling situation that we haven’t experienced many times.

          With experience comes a deep understanding of the market and a trust that has been built and solidified with clients over time.

          And the numbers prove it.

          According to MLS data for Arlington, Jan. 1 – May 31, 2019, The Home Advantage Team closed 27 sales, the highest volume in Arlington and more than the next four agents/teams COMBINED.  

          It is not luck nor is it coincidence that Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team continue to provide solid results and consistent service at the highest level.

          Thinking of buying or selling? Put Your Home In Our Hands and see what we can do for you.

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            Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team Top 10 in Greater Boston

            Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team achieved the status as a top 10 real estate team in Greater Boston*!

            This is a great accomplishment as Greater Boston has a large field of very competitive and highly accomplished real estate professionals.

            The Home Advantage Team has proven time and time again that it delivers premium service and exceptional results for its clients - and the numbers validate our ongoing success.

            See how we can help you achieve your real estate dreams.

            Contact us today and put your home in our hands.

            *According to MLS data 1/1/19-5/31/19.

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              The Home Advantage Team Recognized by Boston Magazine

              Boston Magazine recently released their annual look at the area's best-performing real estate agents and teams. Teams who met the criteria of producing $30 million or more for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, made the list. 

              We are proud and honored to be Arlington's #1 real estate team for more than 30 years, and recognized by Boston Magazine as one of Greater Boston's top producing teams!

              Whether you are buying, selling or just looking for some sound advice in a competitive real estate market, contact us today and see what we can do for YOU!

              info@yourhomeforsale.com, 781-645-0505, www.yourhomeforsale.com 

               

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                New Listings in Arlington, Lexington and Malden!

                Spring is in full swing and we have a number of new listings across Arlington, Lexington and Malden! Take a look and see what strikes your fancy - then contact us to make your next move! info@yourhomeforsale.com, 781-645-0505.

                38 Temple St., Arlington

                5 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Listed at: 1,029,000

                Single-family home for sale, Arlington MA

                17 Cottage Ave., Arlington

                3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Listed at: $769,000

                Single-family home for sale, Arlington MA

                154 Brooks Ave., Arlington

                2 Bed, 1 Bath, Listed at: $619,000

                Condo Home For Sale, Arlington, MA

                38 Massachusetts Ave., U:38, Lexington, MA

                3 Bed, 1 Bath, Listed at: $429,000

                Condo Home For Sale, Lexington MA

                43 Fairlawn St., Oak Grove, Malden

                3 Bed, 1 Bath, Listed at: $395,000

                Single-family Home For Sale, Malden MA

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                  Arlington is a Town Enriched by Its Variety of Neighborhoods and Style of Homes

                  Big home, small home, older home, newer home – we value YOUR Arlington home.

                  One reason why Arlington thrives as one of Greater Boston’s most popular suburbs and is such a great place to live is its diversity.  Everything from the people who live here, to the businesses that serve the community, to the wide range of housing options that brings a unique character to the town.

                  Explore Arlington neighborhoods from one end of Mass. Ave. to the other and you will see a variety of traditional triple-deckers, mid-century ranches, classic Capes, condos, townhomes, historic homes and some beautiful new homes. We understand that each brings its own style, features attributes from a given era. 

                  As our saying goes, Put Your Home In Our Hands, and you’ll see that we treat every home and every customer with the utmost respect and care.  

                  Contact us today.

                   

                  Put Your Arlington Home in Our Hands.

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                    Signs of Spring

                    Signs of spring and a busy real estate season are popping up everywhere!

                    Tulips, daffodils, dogwoods - and Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team for sale signs. There's no denying that spring and the real estate season that comes with it are in full bloom.

                    While it's still a competitive market, there are signs that inventory levels are picking up. Thinking of making the move to a new home this spring? Contact us today - we have plenty more homes that will be available soon! 781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com 

                     

                    289 Gray St., Arlington SOLD!                                    18 Bradley Road, Arlington SOLD!

                    Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

                     

                    350 Mystic St., Arlington SOLD!                                 611 Summer St., Arlington SOLD!

                    Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

                     

                    67 Mass. Ave., Arlington SOLD!                                 658 Summer St., Arlington SOLD!

                    Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team Home SOLD by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

                     

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