Medford real estate

Veteran Real Estate Professional, Annie Kelly, Joins Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team

Please join us in welcoming REALTOR®Annie Kelly to the Home Advantage Team! We are very excited to have Annie's expertise in the Medford and Winchester real estate markets. Her added local knowledge and real estate experience will allow us to better serve clients in these areas.

 
Read the announcement below for details!

 

 
 Veteran Real Estate Professional, Annie Kelly, Joins Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team

Local real estate expert of Winchester and Medford markets expands team's focus

July 23, 2013 (Arlington, Mass.) -  Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team of BOWES Real Estate, Real Living, is pleased to announce that Annie Kelly has joined the #1 real estate team of Arlington and Medford. 

Annie has been an active REALTOR®in Winchester for more than 10 years and brings an extensive amount of experience, knowledge and professionalism to the team.  Residing in West Medford for the past 24 years, Annie has been an involved member of the community - she was a member of the PTO at St. Raphael's School, a past Executive Secretary for the Medford Boat Club and a volunteer with the Medford Historical society.

 

"The Home Advantage team has experienced a steady increase in real estate transactions across the Medford market," said Steve McKenna, Broker at BOWES Real Estate, Real Living. "We know this community well, and we want to accommodate an increasing demand. Expanding our team to include someone who is well respected within the community and knows the ins and outs of the local real estate market helps us to better serve our clients."

 


Annie will be joining Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team which includes, Erika Pereira, Mitzi Pallotta, Pam McLaughlin, Julia Whitney and Beth Romvos.  Steve consistently hires only the best and the brightest, and each team member brings unique expertise to help clients buy and sell homes faster and for a better price. The addition of Annie will allow for a more concentrated focus on Winchester and Medford, supported by Annie's extensive knowledge of these communities.

 
The complexity of real estate is increasing, and what's true for the national market isn't always true for the local market. The best advantage a home buyer or home seller can have is a real estate team with extensive local market knowledge. Steve has been associated with BOWES Real Estate for 27 years and his team has been the #1 team in Arlington and Medford for more than 20 years.  He has been listed as one of the Top Power Brokers in Boston Magazine and The Top 20 Agents.

Steve & The Home Advantage Team are extremely excited to welcome Annie as she brings a high level of energy and a wealth of information and knowledge about the Medford and Winchester real estate markets. 

 


 

 
 

Spotlight: Medford Home of the Week!

We've been talking about Medford as a sweet spot for Greater Boston real estate for some time now.

Affordability, walkability, space, and an easy commute into Boston are just some of the attributes that make it a hot spot.

Medford also just received a few notable mentions in the latest Best of Boston list - best donuts and best waxing center. And of course the last Green Line Extension station to be completed at College Avenue in Medford is just the icing on the, donut.

There's no doubt that Medford offers a viable alternative to its Somerville neighbor. Especially when you have a Somerville condo going for $71K over its asking price last month.

Medford has that still-under-the-radar cache that joins hipness with practicality. Practical because you have a more affordable housing stock to choose from, and all of the shops, restaurants, great schools and transportation options make it hip to be in Medford Square.

As experienced agents that live and work in Medford, we understand and appreciate the value of the homes in our neighborhoods. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Medford, please feel free to contact us.

Looking for a home outside of Medford? Check out our latest listings in Arlington and Winchester!

35 Newbern Ave.25 Newbern Ave.

 

Don't miss this great opportunity to own your own updated condominium in a terrific location.  Renovated in 2009, you will enjoy the granite countertops, open floor plan, outdoor space and ample storage. Off street parking and space for your bicycle, will simplify life!  The sizable master bedroom boasts french doors to the private deck and plenty of closet space, with built in shelving.  No more trips to the laundromat, when you have your own, in unit, laundry hook up, off the master bedroom!  Enjoy the summer months with central air, a private, exclusive use, deck and landscaped yard space, for pets and friends.  Enjoy the best of both worlds: Medford prices, yet live close to the Somerville line and all your favorite spots! Convenient access to Tufts University, Magoun and Davis Square, not to mention the planned Green Line Extension.  Medford was recently named "most affordable option for home buyers" by BostInno!

Listed: $239,000

What's Nearby: Medford shops and restaurants, Mystic Valley Parkway, Mystic Lakes, Commuter Rail, public transportation, Roberts School.

Weather and Real Estate Poised to Heat Up

Sure it doesn't feel like it now (then again it's been so cold we can't feel much), but spring will come - and faster than you think.

According to Weather Wisdom on Boston.com, "....[in] 1969 there was 30 inches of snow on the ground in Worcester on the first of March. Even with 7 inches of new snow during the month, there was only 1 inch left when April began."

Hope springs eternal.

Crocus

Things are going to move quickly this spring - both in terms of the weather and real estate. Arlington and Medford in particular are poised to heat up as the temperature rises.

These towns are like two long-time best friends that are welcoming, easy going and fun to be around.

To start, they are both accessible with multiple modes of public transportation, close to Boston, walkable with many shops and restaurants, have plenty of parks, open space and good schools, and they're still relatively more affordable than neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington, Winchester and Belmont.

Among other pluses, Arlington recently reported a 25% drop in crimes from 2014. And if you're a seller, a Banker and Tradesman Report found that "...Arlington might be the only town in Massachusetts where when 100 percent of the inventory goes under agreement...." Those are some pretty compelling statistics.

Right next door, Medford is a hip place to call home. "After Somerville, where 43 percent of the population is in the age range of 20 to 34, the highest concentrations of millennials are in Waltham at 31 percent, and Medford and Brookline at 29 percent..." according to a Boston.com article. If you wish that you could be like the cool kids, Medford is where you'll find them.

If you've had cold feet about buying or selling a home this winter, there are plenty of reasons to turn up the heat on your real estate plans.

 

*image via: Wikimedia Commons

Spotlight: Medford Home of the Week!

We've been talking about Medford as a sweet spot for Greater Boston real estate for some time now.

Affordability, walkability, space, and an easy commute into Boston are just some of the attributes that make it a hot spot.

Medford also just received a few notable mentions in the latest Best of Boston list - best donuts and best waxing center. And of course the last Green Line Extension station to be completed at College Avenue in Medford is just the icing on the, donut.

There's no doubt that Medford offers a viable alternative to its Somerville neighbor. Especially when you have a Somerville condo going for $71K over its asking price last month.

Medford has that still-under-the-radar cache that joins hipness with practicality. Practical because you have a more affordable housing stock to choose from, and all of the shops, restaurants, great schools and transportation options make it hip to be in Medford Square.

As experienced agents that live and work in Medford, we understand and appreciate the value of the homes in our neighborhoods. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Medford, please feel free to contact us.

Looking for a home outside of Medford? Check out our latest listings in Arlington and Winchester!

35 Newbern Ave.25 Newbern Ave.

 

Don't miss this great opportunity to own your own updated condominium in a terrific location.  Renovated in 2009, you will enjoy the granite countertops, open floor plan, outdoor space and ample storage. Off street parking and space for your bicycle, will simplify life!  The sizable master bedroom boasts french doors to the private deck and plenty of closet space, with built in shelving.  No more trips to the laundromat, when you have your own, in unit, laundry hook up, off the master bedroom!  Enjoy the summer months with central air, a private, exclusive use, deck and landscaped yard space, for pets and friends.  Enjoy the best of both worlds: Medford prices, yet live close to the Somerville line and all your favorite spots! Convenient access to Tufts University, Magoun and Davis Square, not to mention the planned Green Line Extension.  Medford was recently named "most affordable option for home buyers" by BostInno!

Listed: $239,000

What's Nearby: Medford shops and restaurants, Mystic Valley Parkway, Mystic Lakes, Commuter Rail, public transportation, Roberts School.

Veteran Real Estate Professional, Annie Kelly, Joins Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team

Please join us in welcoming REALTOR®Annie Kelly to the Home Advantage Team! We are very excited to have Annie's expertise in the Medford and Winchester real estate markets. Her added local knowledge and real estate experience will allow us to better serve clients in these areas.

 
Read the announcement below for details!

 

 
 Veteran Real Estate Professional, Annie Kelly, Joins Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team

Local real estate expert of Winchester and Medford markets expands team's focus

July 23, 2013 (Arlington, Mass.) -  Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team of BOWES Real Estate, Real Living, is pleased to announce that Annie Kelly has joined the #1 real estate team of Arlington and Medford. 

Annie has been an active REALTOR®in Winchester for more than 10 years and brings an extensive amount of experience, knowledge and professionalism to the team.  Residing in West Medford for the past 24 years, Annie has been an involved member of the community - she was a member of the PTO at St. Raphael's School, a past Executive Secretary for the Medford Boat Club and a volunteer with the Medford Historical society.

 

"The Home Advantage team has experienced a steady increase in real estate transactions across the Medford market," said Steve McKenna, Broker at BOWES Real Estate, Real Living. "We know this community well, and we want to accommodate an increasing demand. Expanding our team to include someone who is well respected within the community and knows the ins and outs of the local real estate market helps us to better serve our clients."

 


Annie will be joining Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team which includes, Erika Pereira, Mitzi Pallotta, Pam McLaughlin, Julia Whitney and Beth Romvos.  Steve consistently hires only the best and the brightest, and each team member brings unique expertise to help clients buy and sell homes faster and for a better price. The addition of Annie will allow for a more concentrated focus on Winchester and Medford, supported by Annie's extensive knowledge of these communities.

 
The complexity of real estate is increasing, and what's true for the national market isn't always true for the local market. The best advantage a home buyer or home seller can have is a real estate team with extensive local market knowledge. Steve has been associated with BOWES Real Estate for 27 years and his team has been the #1 team in Arlington and Medford for more than 20 years.  He has been listed as one of the Top Power Brokers in Boston Magazine and The Top 20 Agents.

Steve & The Home Advantage Team are extremely excited to welcome Annie as she brings a high level of energy and a wealth of information and knowledge about the Medford and Winchester real estate markets.