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Stop Wondering 'What If?' and Start Saying 'Why Not!'

There are a lot of variables when it comes to home buying, selling, downsizing or renovating. Is this the right time? What if I sell but can’t find a home to move into? Should I finally renovate that kitchen?

Knowledge is power, and knowing your options is a great start when making big decisions. If you have a real estate or home improvement question, we're pretty sure one of our vendors has the answer.

The Arlington Home Show has more than 50 vendors to fill you in on the where, when, how, what if and why not of moving to that next phase of life or tackling that home to-do.

Come see for yourself and turn that question mark into an exclamation point. Visit www.thearlingtonhomeshow.com for details.

 

What: The Arlington Home Show

When: Sunday, April 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: The Arlington Town Hall

Who: More than 50 vendors will be on hand to answer your questions

Why: (see above)

 

Join Us for the 2018 Arlington Home Stroll!

Looking to buy a house in Arlington? This is the time to get in the market - and this is the event to attend!

Do you have questions? (How do I buy? Can I buy & sell at the same time? How can I finance a home?) We have the answers.

Join us for a sneak preview and “stroll” through Arlington with Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage team, including:

  • Single Families
  • Condominiums
  • Multi-Families, AND
  • 18+ New Construction Homes

We will take you on a tour of these fantastic homes, the neighborhoods, and we'll answer all your questions.

Contact us today to reserve your spot: 781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com.

*This is an event for non-real estate professionals.*

Top 10 Reasons to Love 11 Bow Street, Arlington

Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks until spring, but the spring real estate market is heating up early! We have this fantastic move-in ready townhome at 11 Bow Street in Arlington to prove our point. But don't take our word for it, see what the seller has to say about this home:

Top 10 Reasons I love 11 Bow St

1. Great location!  Walking distance to bike path, restaurants, Ed Burns Arena/Skating Rink, Peirce Elementary, Middle school and High school to name a few!

2. Quiet living community with friendly neighbors.  There is a social event to get to know everyone in Village Heights each year!

3. Watching nighttime baseball games across the street under the lights in the summer.

4. Sitting on my patio reading a book and drinking my coffee.

5. Tons of natural sunlight to brighten up my day!

6. Responsive property management to assist when issues arise.

7. Low heating and electricity bills.

8. Snow is shoveled and removed up to the front door!

9. Walking my dog across the street so he can run around the field with all of his 4-legged friends. 

10. Beautiful flowers and trees surrounding the property that bloom in the springtime and summer months.

What's not to love?! Join us at the open house, Friday, 2/8, Saturday 2/9, and Sunday 2/10 from 11:30am - 1:00pm. For more information on this listing visit:

11 Bow Street, Arlington 

Tired of looking at 'fixer-upper'-type homes? Then you will love this move-in ready townhome in Arlington's Village Heights. You can settle right into this 2-level, 2+-bed, 1-bath oversized corner unit and skip the hassle of major updates! The kitchen is fully updated with S/S appliances, granite, beautiful maple cabinets w/ built-in wine storage, and opens to a bright & sunny dining area and spacious living room. Open the French doors and enjoy your morning coffee on your lovely private patio! Upstairs are 2 good-sized bedrooms, full bath and a third room that can be an additional bed, office, or playroom. There are hardwood floors throughout, newer roof, heating system, updated windows, and 2 deeded parking spots. Situated near the Minuteman Bikeway and Mass. Ave. public transportation, you are less than a mile to Arlington Heights, Peirce, Ottoson and the High School! This is a fantastic opportunity to live in the heart of Arlington and enjoy all the community has to offer!

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    Lower Mortgage Rates Means a Boost to YOUR Buying Power

    Homebuyers take note! Mortgage rates have taken the biggest weekly drop in nearly a decade!

    The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.06 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 28, 2019, down from last week when it averaged 4.28 percent, according to Freddie Mac. - CNBC.com

    Knowledge is power, and lower mortgage rates means more buying power for your pocketbook.

    The spring market is in full swing and we are seeing an uptick in inventory in the Greater Boston area. Contact Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team and we will educate and guide you through the home buying process, give you specific strategies for today’s market, and ensure that you are covered, from initial search through signed P&S (and beyond!).

    Not sure what your finances can get you? Contact Allyson Kreycik from Guaranteed Rate for superior service and expert advice on mortgage and lending strategies.

    Our team can make your homeownership dream come true!

    Home buyers in Arlington MA

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      Arlington's #1 Real Estate Team for 30+ Years Is No Coincidence

      Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team have been Arlington’s #1 agent and real estate team for more than 30 years – and the reign continues.

      Through booms and busts, bidding wars, low inventory and saturated markets, The Home Advantage Team has seen it all. Kind of like that Farmer’s Insurance commercial (We Know a Thing or Two, Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two). We’ve been there, sold that. There is rarely a home buying or selling situation that we haven’t experienced many times.

      With experience comes a deep understanding of the market and a trust that has been built and solidified with clients over time.

      And the numbers prove it.

      According to MLS data for Arlington, Jan. 1 – May 31, 2019, The Home Advantage Team closed 27 sales, the highest volume in Arlington and more than the next four agents/teams COMBINED.  

      It is not luck nor is it coincidence that Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team continue to provide solid results and consistent service at the highest level.

      Thinking of buying or selling? Put Your Home In Our Hands and see what we can do for you.

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        A Happy Client Speaks Volumes

        Sometimes it's best to let others do the talking for you, and that's exactly what we're doing here. A happy client of Tracy Wallace was so pleased with the outcome of their home search and experience in working with Tracy, they had to speak up and say:

        "We worked with Tracy Wallace from March 2019 through August 2019. Tracy provided us the highest quality service throughout our journey in finding a new home. She demonstrated years of experience with both buyers and sellers. There were several examples where her predictions were spot on, for example, with ask vs. offer pricing. She has street smarts, keen intuition, and social graces dealing with all sorts of personalities (simply put, she’s cool). 

        She knows when to engage, when to push, and when to step back and give space. She has a knack for all things home development and has an eagle eye for pointing out areas of possible concern, explaining where/why there could be a need for a fix, update, or potential larger looming issue. We looked in Arlington, Acton, Natick, and Wayland. Tracy did her homework on all of these communities and provided niche neighborhood info.  She really wanted to be sure we had our eyes wide open with any offer we made, balancing all factors, and whether we really loved the house. 

        Tracy helped us see each home from both the seller and buyer perspective. She was proactive in making sure we anticipated what we would or could be up against with our offers, and counter offers (we bought during a sellers’ market with a ton of competition). During the purchase transaction, Tracy was on top of all the details, and helped guide us through the legal/financial process with ease.  She was always 1000% our advocate, with our best interest in mind. We ended up in Arlington Heights, and 4 months later we really do LOVE our home!   

        My lasting impressions of Tracy is that she is a gem, and any buyer or seller is lucky to have her as a partner.  

        - Lori, buyer in Arlington 
         

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          Real Estate, Open Houses, & COVID-19

          Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team have always put our customers first – and your well-being considering the current situation with COVID-19 is no different.

          We want to assure our clients and the community that we are working with both caution and clear heads. As we have always done during the winter season, we provide hand sanitizer, tissues, and cough drops at all our open houses. We also have mats and slip-on booties for people walking through our properties. 

          Now, as a further precaution, we will be providing open house attendees with disposable gloves to minimize any contact with the home you are in.

          We understand that this is an evolving situation, and we are adhering to the guidelines and precautions issued by the Town of Arlington as well as the CDC as they become available. As such, we ask that anyone who has traveled outside of the country or is experiencing any flu-like symptoms should not attend open houses.

          Should you have any concerns as it relates to real estate, open houses and COVID-19, we are here to answer your questions to the best of our ability.

          If you prefer not to attend an open house but would like more information about a home, please do not hesitate to contact us (781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com).

          Be safe and stay healthy.

          Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

          Real Estate, Open Houses, & COVID-19

           

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            Homes SOLD and New Properties Coming Soon!

            The entire Home Advantage Team is working from home but we continue to advise our clients through Zoom, FaceTime and conference calls. At a time when so much has come to a halt, we are able to close on homes that were already in process, and we are lining up some fantastic new listings when it is appropriate to put them on the market. Be sure to check back for more information about our COMING SOON listings!

            In the meantime, be in the know! Contact us today and put your plan in place NOW so you are ready to go when the time is right!

            781-645-0505, info@yourhomeforsale.com 

            Homes sold in 2020 by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

            Homes sold and coming soon by Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team

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