Blog :: 07-2016

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        

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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.

 

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.

Spotlight: Arlington and West Medford Homes of the Week!

Gorgeous homes in gorgeous locations! These homes in the Morningside neighborhood of Arlington and West Medford are at hot as the thermometer is today – no dog days of summer for Arlington and West Medford buyers and sellers!

34 Frost Street, Arlington  

Open House: Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 – 12:30        

This well maintained multi-level home is located in the highly desired Morningside area. Entering the home you notice gleaming hardwood floors and the open floor plan. A very spacious living room with fireplace and large dining room open to the sun porch. Enjoy grilling out on the patio overlooking the lush back yard and plantings. Some updates in the kitchen include Corian counters, hardwood flooring, and cabinets. The upper level has 3 large bedrooms and full bath. The master features a ¾ bath. The middle level is where you will find the laundry area, home office, and ½ bath. On the lower level there is a large fireplaced family room and storage area with cedar closet. An oversized 2 car garage is an added bonus and offers additional room for bikes etc. Throughout the multi-levels you will find the space and amenities you have been looking for. This is a true gem of a home located in a fabulous neighborhood. Don't miss this one! (MLS # 72037400) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $739,000

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

 

94 Grove Street, West Medford 

 

Open House: Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 – 12:30                   

Don't miss this storybook home with updates galore! Enter through the welcoming foyer which leads to a gracious staircase and a fire-placed living room, original windows with updated beveled glass, distinctive wood burning fireplace with wood paneled wall, built ins and French doors. Enjoy summer evenings on the private screen porch, just off the living room. The French doors lead to an open dining to kitchen area, updated with ss appliances, granite counter tops and a convenient mudroom for all your gear! Slider doors lead to a terrific back deck, with retractable awning, plus private garden and patio area. This delightful home boasts 4 bedrooms, a charming 2nd floor foyer with built in storage and full bath. You will love the lower level family room with wet bar area, laundry, full bath plus fireplace. This lovely home is sure to delight with newer windows, siding, insulation, garage with loft storage and ample parking, all in a terrific location, close to West Medford Square! (MLS #72037340) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $619,000

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

 

Summer Real Estate Update

Summer is in full swing and the forecast is sizzling for sellers.

Just the other weekend we had 5 properties listed – every single one sold, every single one had multiple offers and sold for above the asking price. That’s been the normal lately because of the lack of inventory and low interest rates which cause prices to go up. Stabilization will come eventually, but right now it really is a sellers’ marketplace. If you’re a buyer, you need to be proactive and very strategic when looking at houses.

For example:

  • A two-family on Pond View Road in East Arlington had 16 offers.
  • 2 properties in West Medford sold, both with multiple offers.

Buyers are out there on the search, and they’re not alone. They’re seeing the same families and people every weekend looking for something that is just right for them. The best thing to do is to get yourself prepared, get a broker, get preapproved, and start looking as soon as possible.

There are no dog days of summer when it comes to serious real estate in the Boston area. Buyers have invested too much time and energy to stop now. An active spring combined with these market conditions means summer home selling is set to sizzle.

Contact us today (781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com) for a free and confidential custom market analysis of your home - we'll get you squared away before the September school bell. 

Spotlight: Arlington and Cambridge Homes of the Week!

We have two beautiful listings this weekend – a condo in the heart of Cambridge with the world at your doorstep, and a gracious Tudor in the Morningside neighborhood of Arlington.

Both impeccable, both available for you to see this weekend. Summers Friday’s are even better when you’ve got a few open houses lined up for Saturday and Sunday.

See you then!

 

6 Frost Street, Arlington  

6 Frost Street, Arlington 

Open House: Saturday, July 9th, 11:00 – 12:30          

Pristine brick front Tudor located in the heart of Morningside on oversized lot. There is a true blend of old world charm mixed with the utmost in quality renovations. Enter into the foyer and take in the beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling brick façade wood burning fireplace that encompasses the center of the front to back living room. Off the living room is the four season sunporch that is surrounded by windows on all sides. The open kitchen and dining room is perfect for entertaining. From the layout to the quality of the finishes and appliances the kitchen beckons you to cook! Second floor features 3 spacious bedrooms including an amazing master suite with sitting room and full bath. The 2.5 baths have been extensively renovated and added radian heat. Two additional bedrooms and an office are located on the third floor and a family room and laundry room are located in the lower level. AC on upper 2 levels and 2 car garage add to the features of this home! Something for everyone! (MLS # 72033597) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $1,050,000

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

 

169 Monsignor O’Brien Highway, Cambridge    

Open House: Sunday, July 10th, 12:00 – 2:00                     

The Glass Factory condominium building has it all! Conveniently located near public transportation, Rt 93, Kendall Square, North End, Faneuil Hall, Cambridgeside Galleria, MGH, MIT, Museum of Science, HULT, EF, Charles River, and in the hub of vibrant and up-and-coming North Point. A short distance to dozens of restaurants, cafes, parks and a huge array of local shops. Building amenities include elevator, fitness room, updated hallways, business center, media room, doorman, and on site management. Unit features include, a/c, side-by-side in-unit laundry, master suite with large walk-in closet and master bath, open concept kitchen, living room and dining room. The second bedroom features 2 spacious closets and is conveniently located near the full bath. Double closets in the hallway and large laundry closet provide lots of storage space. If you are looking for easy commute, easy living, and having the world outside your door then this is the place for you. (MLS # 72033569) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $585,000

What’s Nearby: Cambridge/Kendall Square shops and restaurants, public transportation, North End, Charles River, MIT, Museum of Science.