Blog :: 06-2011

Staging. When is a Good Dusting and a Vacuum Enough?

tech <p><span><strong>Implications of an Aging Population on Real Estate</strong></span></p> <p>We all know the <a href= "http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/aging_statistics/Census_Population/Index.aspx"> <span>statistics</span></a> <span>on today's aging population. There are almost 40 million people aged 65+ in the United States (13% of the population), and each year more than 3.5 million boomers turn 55.</span></p> <p>This is having a significant impact on the real estate industry which will continue for years to come. An article on <a href= "http://assistedliving.about.com/od/startingabusiness/a/agingtrends.htm"> <span>aging trends</span></a> <span>has broken down the following statistics on income and home ownership:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li>Eighty percent of elders are home owners and 20% renters.</li> </ul> </div> <ul> <li>The median construction year for homes was 1969 and 4.4% of the homes have physical problems.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>About 68% of older homeowners in 2007 owned their homes free and clear.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>I am writing a few posts about these population trends, and relaying what we're seeing on the street. This first post relates to staging.</p> <p>I spoke with an older friend recently, and she was contemplating selling the family home. This is a beautiful old home (out of state) that has seen six children grow up and move on. The house is tidy and structurally sound, but it has the taste of an older couple which is not necessarily the taste of today's younger buyers. There are photos, knickknacks, brass fixtures and three floors of wall paper.</p> <p>She was overwhelmed by the recommendation of her realtor to strip the wallpaper, paint, remove all of her things and put them in storage, and stage it for a younger demographic. It would be a huge disruption, time-consuming, and given age, health and other considerations, it would be exhausting.</p> <p>True, the house would probably sell for a higher price without wall paper and a fresh coat of paint. But at what cost? In this case, the seller is willing to settle for a lower selling price in favor of convenience.</p> <p>Often we get caught up in <a href= "http://www.hgtv.com/topics/home-staging/index.html"><span>over-the-top staging strategies we see on T.V.</span></a><span>. This usually entails a team of people making major updates and changes - and sometimes spending a significant amount of money - to make a home appealing to potential buyers. It is important to remember there are times when a little can go a long way. Whether it is a good dusting and a vacuum, cleaning your windows, de-cluttering counter space, or edging the lawn, there are many small things that can have a big impact.</span></p> <p><span>A good listing agent will take the time know to their audience. They will identify what is important to the seller, not his or her bottom line, and structure the sale accordingly.</span></p> <p><span>Likewise, a buyer representative will see this as an opportunity for the right person to get a great home at a lower cost, and have a chance to make the improvements that suite their tastes specifically.</span></p> <p><span>Stay tuned for my next post on the implications of an older demographic on the buying and selling process.</span></p>

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    Staging. When is a Good Dusting and a Vacuum Enough?

    tech <p><span><strong>Implications of an Aging Population on Real Estate</strong></span></p> <p>We all know the <a href= "http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/aging_statistics/Census_Population/Index.aspx"> <span>statistics</span></a> <span>on today's aging population. There are almost 40 million people aged 65+ in the United States (13% of the population), and each year more than 3.5 million boomers turn 55.</span></p> <p>This is having a significant impact on the real estate industry which will continue for years to come. An article on <a href= "http://assistedliving.about.com/od/startingabusiness/a/agingtrends.htm"> <span>aging trends</span></a> <span>has broken down the following statistics on income and home ownership:</span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li>Eighty percent of elders are home owners and 20% renters.</li> </ul> </div> <ul> <li>The median construction year for homes was 1969 and 4.4% of the homes have physical problems.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>About 68% of older homeowners in 2007 owned their homes free and clear.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>I am writing a few posts about these population trends, and relaying what we're seeing on the street. This first post relates to staging.</p> <p>I spoke with an older friend recently, and she was contemplating selling the family home. This is a beautiful old home (out of state) that has seen six children grow up and move on. The house is tidy and structurally sound, but it has the taste of an older couple which is not necessarily the taste of today's younger buyers. There are photos, knickknacks, brass fixtures and three floors of wall paper.</p> <p>She was overwhelmed by the recommendation of her realtor to strip the wallpaper, paint, remove all of her things and put them in storage, and stage it for a younger demographic. It would be a huge disruption, time-consuming, and given age, health and other considerations, it would be exhausting.</p> <p>True, the house would probably sell for a higher price without wall paper and a fresh coat of paint. But at what cost? In this case, the seller is willing to settle for a lower selling price in favor of convenience.</p> <p>Often we get caught up in <a href= "http://www.hgtv.com/topics/home-staging/index.html"><span>over-the-top staging strategies we see on T.V.</span></a><span>. This usually entails a team of people making major updates and changes - and sometimes spending a significant amount of money - to make a home appealing to potential buyers. It is important to remember there are times when a little can go a long way. Whether it is a good dusting and a vacuum, cleaning your windows, de-cluttering counter space, or edging the lawn, there are many small things that can have a big impact.</span></p> <p><span>A good listing agent will take the time know to their audience. They will identify what is important to the seller, not his or her bottom line, and structure the sale accordingly.</span></p> <p><span>Likewise, a buyer representative will see this as an opportunity for the right person to get a great home at a lower cost, and have a chance to make the improvements that suite their tastes specifically.</span></p> <p><span>Stay tuned for my next post on the implications of an older demographic on the buying and selling process.</span></p>

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      Oh What A Night!

      tech <div><span><b><span>"<i>The world is my lobster</i>."</span></b> <span><a href= "http://thinkexist.com/quotes/henry_j._tillman/"><span>Henry J. Tillman</span></a></span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div> <div><a href= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ez9NyTbXdQQ/TgtTo4QX-SI/AAAAAAAAACM/6JpidxBtug8/s1600/021.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="132px" i="" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5388/blog/misc/021.JPG" width= "200px" /></a></div> <p><span><span>What better way to kick off summer and an usher in the Fourth of July weekend than with a lobster dinner among friends and neighbors?</span></span></p> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>While lobsters don't have spines, this crowd had backbone. No one was shy about mixing and mingling, having a good time and diving into their clambake with both hands. We had a great group - all of whom are at different stages of the buying, selling, settling in and home ownership processes. It was interesting to hear your input and we enjoy hearing about your individual experiences.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>And we learned a few things along the way as well. Here's one fact that caught many of us (or at least me) by surprise- each lobster meal was served with an egg. Back in the day, an egg would cook along with the lobster. When the egg was done, you knew your lobster was ready. I'm sure Jasper White relies on more high-tech methods these days, but it is an interesting concept.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>So don't miss</span> <a href= "http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourhomeforsale/sets/72157626951864865"> <span><strong>the photo montage</strong></span></a> <span>on Flickr and see a recap of the evening (and share it with your friends!). You'll also want to keep an eye out for more social media promotions on</span> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/YourHomeForSale"><span>Facebook</span></a><span>,</span> <a href= "http://twitter.com/#!/yourhomeforsale"><span>Twitter</span></a><span>, and</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale"><span>YouTube</span></a><span>. You'll see a Tweet (or 'Tweah' as it's known in some circles) about it soon!</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Again, we would like to thank all of you that 'Liked' us on Facebook and joined us for the fun. We appreciate your social media enthusiasm, support and participation.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!</span></span></div>

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        Oh What A Night!

        tech <div><span><b><span>"<i>The world is my lobster</i>."</span></b> <span><a href= "http://thinkexist.com/quotes/henry_j._tillman/"><span>Henry J. Tillman</span></a></span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div> <div><a href= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ez9NyTbXdQQ/TgtTo4QX-SI/AAAAAAAAACM/6JpidxBtug8/s1600/021.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="132px" i="" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5388/blog/misc/021.JPG" width= "200px" /></a></div> <p><span><span>What better way to kick off summer and an usher in the Fourth of July weekend than with a lobster dinner among friends and neighbors?</span></span></p> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>While lobsters don't have spines, this crowd had backbone. No one was shy about mixing and mingling, having a good time and diving into their clambake with both hands. We had a great group - all of whom are at different stages of the buying, selling, settling in and home ownership processes. It was interesting to hear your input and we enjoy hearing about your individual experiences.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>And we learned a few things along the way as well. Here's one fact that caught many of us (or at least me) by surprise- each lobster meal was served with an egg. Back in the day, an egg would cook along with the lobster. When the egg was done, you knew your lobster was ready. I'm sure Jasper White relies on more high-tech methods these days, but it is an interesting concept.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>So don't miss</span> <a href= "http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourhomeforsale/sets/72157626951864865"> <span><strong>the photo montage</strong></span></a> <span>on Flickr and see a recap of the evening (and share it with your friends!). You'll also want to keep an eye out for more social media promotions on</span> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/YourHomeForSale"><span>Facebook</span></a><span>,</span> <a href= "http://twitter.com/#!/yourhomeforsale"><span>Twitter</span></a><span>, and</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale"><span>YouTube</span></a><span>. You'll see a Tweet (or 'Tweah' as it's known in some circles) about it soon!</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Again, we would like to thank all of you that 'Liked' us on Facebook and joined us for the fun. We appreciate your social media enthusiasm, support and participation.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!</span></span></div>

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          YourHomeForSale Fans Get Tasty Benefits

          tech <div><span><span>Not only do Facebook fans of</span> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/YourHomeForSale"><span>YourHomeForSale</span></a> <span>get insightful industry updates and the latest on the Arlington housing market, but 25 lucky fans have won a free lobster dinner at the</span> <a href= "http://www.summershackrestaurant.com/Locations_Cambridge.asp"><span> Summer Shack</span></a><span>!</span></span></div> <div><a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5388/blog/misc/20100618_lobster_560x375%255B1%255D.jpg">  </a></div> <div><span><span>Tomorrow night the Lucky 25 will dine on lobster, mussels and steamers, corn on the cob and lot's more deliciousness. We are hosting this summer soiree for our fans as an opportunity to connect, reconnect, and kick off our social media presence - no strings attached.</span></span></div> <div><span><span>Follow our <span><a href= "http://twitter.com/#!/yourhomeforsale">Twitter feed</a> </span></span><span>and you'll see live updates from the event. We will also have a party-in-review on the</span> <a href= "http://www.yourhomeforsale.blogspot.com/"><span>YourHomeForSale blog</span></a> <span>with pictures and a complete recap.</span></span></div> <div><span><span>So if you haven't 'Liked' us yet, don't delay! Y</span><span>ou'll be on our radar for future social media promotions and giveaways, and we have more client/fan appreciation events on tap for the fall and winter.</span></span></div> <p><span>'Like' us or not, it is our pleasure to provide you with all of your real estate needs, and we look forward to working with you in the future!</span></p>

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            YourHomeForSale Fans Get Tasty Benefits

            tech <div><span><span>Not only do Facebook fans of</span> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/YourHomeForSale"><span>YourHomeForSale</span></a> <span>get insightful industry updates and the latest on the Arlington housing market, but 25 lucky fans have won a free lobster dinner at the</span> <a href= "http://www.summershackrestaurant.com/Locations_Cambridge.asp"><span> Summer Shack</span></a><span>!</span></span></div> <div><a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5388/blog/misc/20100618_lobster_560x375%255B1%255D.jpg">  </a></div> <div><span><span>Tomorrow night the Lucky 25 will dine on lobster, mussels and steamers, corn on the cob and lot's more deliciousness. We are hosting this summer soiree for our fans as an opportunity to connect, reconnect, and kick off our social media presence - no strings attached.</span></span></div> <div><span><span>Follow our <span><a href= "http://twitter.com/#!/yourhomeforsale">Twitter feed</a> </span></span><span>and you'll see live updates from the event. We will also have a party-in-review on the</span> <a href= "http://www.yourhomeforsale.blogspot.com/"><span>YourHomeForSale blog</span></a> <span>with pictures and a complete recap.</span></span></div> <div><span><span>So if you haven't 'Liked' us yet, don't delay! Y</span><span>ou'll be on our radar for future social media promotions and giveaways, and we have more client/fan appreciation events on tap for the fall and winter.</span></span></div> <p><span>'Like' us or not, it is our pleasure to provide you with all of your real estate needs, and we look forward to working with you in the future!</span></p>

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              Your Weekend Update

              tech <p><span><span>It may be a dreary Friday, but it's perfect for planning your weekend house hunting strategy. There are a number of new homes on the market this week. And one of them could have your name on it! Best of luck finding your new home.</span></span></p> <p><br /></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="106"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><span>273 Gray St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$429,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>221 Waverley St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Cape<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$498,500<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>374 Ridge Rd.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Raised Ranch<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$519,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65 Bellington St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$519,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>83 Glenburn Rd.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$547,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>147 Park Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$549,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>259 Wachusett Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$585,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>28 Twin Circle<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Multi-Level<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$599,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>900B Mass. Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>3/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Contemp<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$829,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><span><b><u><span>CONDO</span></u></b><span><br /> <br /></span></span></div> <p><br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="108"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>118 Decatur St. #7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Mid-Rise<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$215,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>60 Pleasant St. #513<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Mid-Rise<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$240,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>27 Overlook Rd. #27<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>2/3 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$299,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>38 Tanager #1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>2/3 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$309,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65-67 Paul Revere Rd. #1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Garden<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$364,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65-67 Paul Revere Road #2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Garden<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$364,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>900 Mass. Ave #B<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>3/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Attached<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$829,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div> <div><b><u><span><span>MULTI-FAMILY<br /> <br /></span></span></u></b></div> <p><br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="108"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>123 Hibbert St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>14<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>4/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>4 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$675,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div>

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                tech <p><span><span>It may be a dreary Friday, but it's perfect for planning your weekend house hunting strategy. There are a number of new homes on the market this week. And one of them could have your name on it! Best of luck finding your new home.</span></span></p> <p><br /></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="106"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><span>273 Gray St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$429,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>221 Waverley St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Cape<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$498,500<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>374 Ridge Rd.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Raised Ranch<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$519,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65 Bellington St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$519,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>83 Glenburn Rd.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$547,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>147 Park Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$549,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>259 Wachusett Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Colonial<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$585,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>28 Twin Circle<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>2/1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Multi-Level<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$599,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>900B Mass. Ave.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>3/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Contemp<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="106"> <div><span>$829,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><span><b><u><span>CONDO</span></u></b><span><br /> <br /></span></span></div> <p><br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="108"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>118 Decatur St. #7<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Mid-Rise<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$215,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>60 Pleasant St. #513<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Mid-Rise<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$240,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>27 Overlook Rd. #27<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>6<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>2/3 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$299,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>38 Tanager #1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>2/3 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$309,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65-67 Paul Revere Rd. #1<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Garden<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$364,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>65-67 Paul Revere Road #2<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>5<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>3<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>1/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Garden<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$364,900<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>900 Mass. Ave #B<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>8<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>3/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>Attached<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$829,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div> <div><b><u><span><span>MULTI-FAMILY<br /> <br /></span></span></u></b></div> <p><br /></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="121"> <div><b><span>Address</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="60"> <div><b><span>Rooms</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="54"> <div><b><span>Beds</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="48"> <div><b><span>Bath</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="78"> <div><b><span>Style</span></b> <span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="108"> <div><b><span>Price</span></b><span><br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="121"> <div><span>123 Hibbert St.<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="60"> <div><span>14<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="54"> <div><span>4<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="48"> <div><span>4/0<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="78"> <div><span>4 Family<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> <td width="108"> <div><span>$675,000<br /> <br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div> <p><br /></p> <div><br /></div>

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                  Straight from the Horse's Mouth

                  tech <div><span><span>This is one of those odd little phrases that we use to describe our relation to the source of a piece of information. But where did it originate?</span></span></div> <div><span><span>According to</span> <a href= "http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/336400.html"><span>The Phrase Finder</span></a><span>:</span></span></div> <div><span>"<i><span>In horse racing circles...The most trusted authorities are considered to be those in closest touch with the recent form of the horse, i.e. stable lads, trainers etc. The notional 'from the horse's mouth' is supposed to indicate one step better than even that inner circle, i.e. the horse itself</span></i><span>."</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>There's nothing like an unsolicited testimonial - from the source itself - to validate the work you do in helping people sell their homes. In this case, a recent client sold his home with us and he surprised us with this</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale?feature=mhee"><span>video testimonial</span></a><span>.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Here's a snippet of what he has to say:</span></span></div> <div><i><span><span>"We think his Home Advantage Team is a home selling machine."</span></span></i></div> <div><i><span><span>"...my advice to you is if you want to sell your home in Arlington fast, and for top dollar, you'll want to stack the deck in your favor by listing your home with Steve McKenna."</span></span></i></div> <div><span><span>But don't take our word for it.</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale?feature=mhee"><span>Check out the video</span></a><span>, "How to Sell Your Arlington Home in Today's Market,</span></span><span><span>" and hear it from the horse's mouth, so to speak.</span></span></div> <p><span>And thank you, <a href= "http://pageonewebsitedesign.com/"><span>Merle Braley</span></a>, for your thoughtful video and kind remarks.</span></p>

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                    Straight from the Horse's Mouth

                    tech <div><span><span>This is one of those odd little phrases that we use to describe our relation to the source of a piece of information. But where did it originate?</span></span></div> <div><span><span>According to</span> <a href= "http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/336400.html"><span>The Phrase Finder</span></a><span>:</span></span></div> <div><span>"<i><span>In horse racing circles...The most trusted authorities are considered to be those in closest touch with the recent form of the horse, i.e. stable lads, trainers etc. The notional 'from the horse's mouth' is supposed to indicate one step better than even that inner circle, i.e. the horse itself</span></i><span>."</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>There's nothing like an unsolicited testimonial - from the source itself - to validate the work you do in helping people sell their homes. In this case, a recent client sold his home with us and he surprised us with this</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale?feature=mhee"><span>video testimonial</span></a><span>.</span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span>Here's a snippet of what he has to say:</span></span></div> <div><i><span><span>"We think his Home Advantage Team is a home selling machine."</span></span></i></div> <div><i><span><span>"...my advice to you is if you want to sell your home in Arlington fast, and for top dollar, you'll want to stack the deck in your favor by listing your home with Steve McKenna."</span></span></i></div> <div><span><span>But don't take our word for it.</span> <a href= "http://www.youtube.com/user/YourHomeForSale?feature=mhee"><span>Check out the video</span></a><span>, "How to Sell Your Arlington Home in Today's Market,</span></span><span><span>" and hear it from the horse's mouth, so to speak.</span></span></div> <p><span>And thank you, <a href= "http://pageonewebsitedesign.com/"><span>Merle Braley</span></a>, for your thoughtful video and kind remarks.</span></p>

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