Blog :: 02-2015

Spotlight: Arlington Homes of the Week!

Well it's been quite a month in the Greater Boston area, no doubt about that. But as we wrap up February, the days are getting a little longer, a little warmer (maybe) and both buyers and sellers are surfacing to see what the market is doing

As we said earlier this week, this is a great time to get in the market. For every reason you might hesitate, we have five for why now is an amazing time to buy or sell a home.

And we have two perfect examples below. These are amazing homes each with unique attributes that are sure to knock your Merino wool socks off!

214 Crosby Street    214 Crosby Road Arlington MA

Open House:

Sat, Feb 28, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sun, Mar 1, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

With almost 3000 square feet of living space over 3 floors, this gracious brick Tudor offers lots of space and a great location! Located in the heart of Morningside, this home is close to the Bishop school and playground. Step through the front door and a magnificent foyer and beautiful staircase greet you. To the left of the foyer is a spacious living room with beamed ceilings, a fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors. The family room is located adjacent to the living room as is a charming library with custom built-in shelves. To the right of the foyer there is a large dining room and lovely three- season porch. The kitchen overlooks the spacious and private yard which features a patio. The second floor features a two room master suite with a private office and master bath as well as two other bedrooms and guest bathroom. The finished lower level offers a large family/play room with fire place. A two-car garage and many numerous updates complete the package for this wonderful home! (MLS# 71795426)

Listed: $999,000

What's Nearby: Arlington Center shops and restaurants, public transportation, Mystic Valley Parkway, Alewife Station, Morningside neighborhood, Bishop School.

44 Russell Place, Unit 44    44 Russell Terrace Arlington MA

Open House:

Sat, Feb 28, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sun, Mar 1, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Russell Place! This is one of Arlington's most premier residential communities located in the heart of Arlington Center. Enjoy living close to all the wonderful restaurants and shops and the Minuteman Bike Path. This fabulous corner faces south and is very sunny and bright. The layout is stunning and this two story condominium has a dramatic floor plan with an open loft, cathedral ceilings, roof top deck, private patio for cookouts and many other quality features such as hardwood flooring, central air conditioning and lots of storage. You have two options for a master suite as both bedrooms have private bathrooms. The lofted bedroom is on the top floor overlooks the living room and has access to a private, roof top deck. The other bedroom is on the main level and also has a private bath. The kitchen has been updated since it was built in 2003 and this unit is one of the most sought after at Russell Place! (MLS# 71795427)

Listed: $499,000

What's Nearby: Arlington Center shops and restaurants, Mass. Ave., Public Transportation, Route 2, Alewife Station, Bishop School.


Arlington Real Estate 


Address Rooms Bed Bath Style Price
28 Browning Rd. 6 3 2f Ranch $619,000
14 Heard Rd. 9 5 2f Colonial $779,000
79 Bay State Rd. 6 4 3f Colonial $979,000
214 Crosby St. 11 3 2f 2h Colonial $999,000


Address Rooms Bed Bath Style Price
1283 Mass. Ave. U:2 5 room 3 1f 2/3 Family $349,000
115 Highland Ave. U:1 5 room 2 1f 2/3 Family $399,900
44 Russell Pl. U:44 4 room 2 2f Townhouse $499,000
166 Highland Ave. U:166 7 room 3 2f 2/3 Family $539,000
152 Webster St. U:1 6 room 2 2f 2/ Family $549,000
152 Webster St. U:2 9 room 5 2f 2/3 Family $649,000
71 Medford St. U:71 7 room 3 2f 1h Townhouse $675,000



It's Time... To Get in the Market

There are plenty of reasons why you might have put off selling your home - the weather, maybe the weather (perhaps the weather?), too busy, too much of hassle, unsure of where to move next... you name it.

But we're here to tell you that it's time - time to get in the market. For every reason you might hesitate, we have five for why now is an amazing time to sell your home. Interest rates are low, there are many eager buyers, there is less competition from other sellers, home values remain strong... we could go on and on.

Not to mention we have a professional, experienced team who will work around the clock for you. We handle the entire home selling process - soup to nuts. Selling your home efficiently, quickly, with terms that meet your needs, and with as little stress as possible is what we do best.

Our team is your advantage.

Call Steve McKenna and the Home Advantage Team today for a free and confidential custom market analysis of your home.

It's time.

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Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

Attention buyers! Tired of winter? Tired of waiting? Tired of hoping for that perfect home to come along? 


Then you don't want to miss this fantastic new listing! You could be in this home by spring, and with proximity to the Arlington Reservoir, you will be enjoying summer before you know it!

14 Sunset Road  14 Sunset Road, Arlington MA

Open House:  

Saturday, February 21, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday, February 22, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

A REAL CHARMER!! This delightful Bungalow-style home is adorable with an abundance of natural woodwork and hardwood floors. The first floor is spacious and open with a large sunroom as you enter, and the living room is quite large and opens to the dining room. Adjacent to the dining room is a small, private office or den. The kitchen is spacious and has direct access to the rear yard. The second floor hosts two spacious bedrooms with ample closet space. Most recent updates include thermos-pane windows, in 2012 a hot water tank was installed and in 2014 a gas-fired boiler was installed. Close to public transportation and the bike path, this is a perfect starter home or condo alternative. It truly is a lovely home and a must see! (MLS# 71793571)

Listed: $449,000

What's Nearby: Arlington Heights shops and restaurants, Mass. Ave., Public Transportation, Route 2, Alewife Station, Pierce School.

Arlington Real Estate



Address Rooms Bed Bath Style Price
14 Sunset Rd. 7 2 1f Bungalow $449,000
131 Lake St. 9 4 3f Colonial $1,339,000



Address Rooms Bed Bath Style Price
1 School St. U:108 4 1 1f Mid-Rise $265,000
135 Pleasant St. U:41 5 2 1f Mid-Rise $585,000
58-60 Thorndike St. U:1 6 3 2f 2/3 Family $589,900
58-60 Thorndike St. U:2 6 4 2f 2/3 Family $619,900


Address Rooms Bed Bath Style Price
56-58 Amsden St. 13 6 3f 2 Family - 2 Up/Down $839,000



Moving Forward by Giving Back in 2015

We are thankful to all the wonderful people who continue to choose us for their real estate needs. Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team continues to be the #1 team in Arlington, and one of the top teams in the Greater Boston area.

Because of you, 2014 has been a great year and we thank you for that!

As we move forward into 2015, we want to give back to the community that makes our work not only possible - but incredibly rewarding and enjoyable.

In the spirit of 'doing good while doing well,' we will be donating $10,000 dollars - $2500 per quarter over the course of the year - to Arlington charities in need. Our first donation will go to the Arlington Heating Assistance Program.  We hope this contribution helps ease the burden of heating costs on our neighbors.

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe


Steve McKenna presents a check of $2500 to Christine Bongiorno, Director of Health and Human Services for the Town of Arlington.

Steve McKenna Donation

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