Blog :: 12-2016

Santa Paws Pics and Outtakes!

We had a great time at the dog park, and even better, contributions and donations from participants will help to maintain the park throughout the year. Take a look at some adorable and funny picture from the day. See you next year!

The Naughty

We all know holiday photos don't always go as planned. Check out some bloopers and outtakes from the event! 

See the 'bad dog' pics on our Facebook page.

The Nice

Prepare yourself for cuteness overload! It was a fantastic day at the dog park, and many thanks to all who came out for pictures with Santa! Feel free to tag and share your photos with friends!

See the 'good dog' pics on our Facebook page. 

 

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!

Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

Old man winter is coming back to visit this weekend, but there is still plenty of time to get settled in this cozy condo before winter really sets in! Grab your hat and scarf and come to the open house at 59 Everett in Arlington this weekend!

59 Everett Street, Unit 1, East Arlington  

Open House:

Saturday, December 10th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Picturesque Philadelphia-style 2-level condominium located on a lush corner lot in East Arlington. This fabulous unit boasts beautiful natural light, gorgeous molding and original detail with modern conveniences. Just professionally painted and the hardwood floors were refinished, this lovely condominium is ready to move in and enjoy. The first floor has a great layout with a spacious foyer with a gas fireplace, a large living room, formal size dining room with a built-in hutch, and an eat-in kitchen with a pantry, a bedroom and bathroom. The second level has two spacious bedrooms. There is a patio, yard, garage parking, access to public transportation, and so much more! This is a great opportunity to move into Arlington and be settled for 2017! (MLS #72099669) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $549,000

What’s Nearby: East Arlington shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Station, Davis Square.

Choosing a Real Estate Professional is Not a Popularity Contest - it's Personal.

Who knew that one innocent question could generate 95+ passionate comments on the Arlington List Facebook group. No, this has nothing to do with politics, plastic bags, leaf blowers, or bike lanes. It has to do with real estate.

“Has anyone had a really good experience with a real estate agent who knows the area well?”

Recently, someone from out of town posted this question to the Arlington List FaceBook Group, and based on the number of comments alone, one can clearly ascertain that,How to Choose a Real Estate Professional You Like.

A) There are A LOT of real estate professionals in the Arlington area, and

B) People feel strongly about the real estate agents they use.   

On the one hand, it is a nice snapshot of who’s who in real estate around town. On the other, that’s a biiig list to sort through. So how does one decide who to use, and who to lose?  

First, choosing a real estate professional is so much more than just a popularity contest. It’s personal. Having a recommendation from a friend or family member is a great place to start, but it’s the tip of the iceberg.

Buyers and sellers need to do their own homework, too. Interview candidates, get a feel for style and service, and see who gels with your real estate needs.

Definitive skills like marketing, transaction coordination, negotiation, scheduling, and follow-up are no-brainers when it comes to a real estate agent's must-have requirements.

But it’s those intangibles – a deep understanding of the local market, insight into the pool of buyers, and how someone reacts and responds to your unique situation which will separate the best from the rest.

Buying or selling a home can be one of the biggest, sometimes most overwhelming, endeavors you will take on. So yes, go ahead and scroll through the 95+ comments on the Arlington List thread. Certainly, there are plenty of high-quality professionals to choose from.

But know that there is an advantage to going with a proven team of exceptional professionals who can give you the best local expertise available – and the peace-of-mind knowing that you’ve got someone in your corner, every step of the way.

Spotlight: Arlington Home of the Week!

Just like Snuffleupagus, the classic center entrance colonial can be elusive and hard to find these days. Luckily, we’ve got a fanatic one that is right up your alley (or street). We can tell you how to get, how to get to Columbia Road - contact us today for more information, or just plug in the address to your GPS and we’ll see you at the open house!

100 Columbia Road, Arlington  

Open House: Saturday, December 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Single family home for sale: 100 Columbia Road, Arlington

Don't miss this classic center entrance Colonial located in the heart of Morningside! Enter through the welcoming foyer which has the distinctive staircase as a focal point. To the left of the staircase is a fire-placed living room with gleaming hardwood floors, original windows, built in and an entry into the family room. Featuring lots of windows this is the perfect bonus room. The dining room is very bright and spacious with a corner hutch and direct access to the vintage 1960' style kitchen. This delightful home boasts 3 gracious bedrooms and a den on the 2nd floor. The front to back master bedroom features a master bath and large walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms are of generous size and offer hardwood floors and great closet space. This house has been home to the same family for more than 5 decades and reflects true pride of ownership! (MLS #72095871) Click here for the full listing.

Listed: $789,000

What’s Nearby: Arlington Center shops and restaurants, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Morningside neighborhood, Bishop School.