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Here's the sitch with permit costs and wait times

 

BY MARIAN MCPHERSON Staff Writer SEP 15

 

 Key Takeaways Kitchen and bathroom (37 percent), other interior remodels (23 percent) and additions (21 percent) were the most popular renovations homeowners took on this year. Fifty-two percent of first-time applicants knew they needed a permit, while five percent of first-time applicants had never heard of a permit. The average permit costs $500 or less and takes two to four weeks to obtain.

Despite being in the midst of an inventory shortage, buyers have been resilient in their quest to become homeowners. For many, that means putting time and money toward transforming fixer-uppers into the dream home they’ve always wanted. In 2016, first-time

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Terrific Indian Brook Townhouse With BRAND NEW Carpets Throughout and Just Painted! Features a Bright Oak Kitchen, Dining Room With Hardwood Floors Open to Step Down Cathedral Ceiling Family Room With Wood Burning Fireplace and Atrium Doors to Deck, Two Spacious Bedrooms Each With Vaulted Ceilings Including Master With Walk-in Closet & Storage Above, Finished Lower Level Features Two Additional "Flex Rooms" That Can Be Used For Whatever You Need, All New Windows Second Floor, New Hot Water Heater, ***Indian Brook Offers a Fantastic Location Close to Route 495/Mass Pike For Easy Commuting, Town Center, Shopping & Restaurants!**  

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A seller has to consider the amount of time and endless follow-up devoted to selling a home

BYCARA AMEER JUL 26

 Key Takeaways Poor and incomplete presentation of a listing when selling is setting the stage for a home to be incorrectly perceived and potentially undervalued in the marketplace. Ultimately, unguided decision making when handling the single largest transaction someone makes can result in a rocky real estate process with issues that could have been avoided.

 Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. You may only know enough to be dangerous, and worse yet, you don’t know what you don’t know. In that situation, one risks costing themselves time, money and, most importantly, an advantageous

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Wonderful two family on Prospect Hill, steps to the park and monument and, a short walk to vibrant Union Square. Both units are in move-in condition. The first floor has a fireplaced living room, dining room, one bedroom and a renovated kitchen and bath. The period detail was lovingly restored several years ago. The second unit is on the second and third floors. The first level is bright and spacious with a large kitchen, living and dining rooms, one bedroom and a full bath. The third living level has two bedrooms, and a full bath with washer and dryer. The electrical for the house has been upgraded. There are three off-street parking spaces and a large, fenced yard surrounded by plantings.

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8 Rooms 3 Bedrooms 2 Full, 1 Half Baths 2160 sq.ft Living Area

 

This new 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom condo located in Arlington Center features luxurious comfort that will fit all your needs. The main living area is surrounded by natural light and showcases soaring 9ft ceilings, 3.5" oak flooring, a custom designed kitchen with Medallion fine crafted maple cabinetry, a sprawling 7 ft island, Kitchen Aide appliances, along with wine refrigerator and beautifully finished with Quartz countertops. The generously sized master bedroom provides two large double door closets and spa like bathroom with modern luxurious finishes. The home comes equipped with a high efficiency Hydro Air heating & cooling system controlled by a Nest smart thermostat, LED lighting

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This new 2 bedroom 2 bathroom + office condo located in Arlington Center features luxurious comfort that will fit all your needs. The main living area is surrounded by natural light and showcases soaring 9ft ceilings, detailed trim work, 3.5" oak flooring, a custom designed kitchen with Medallion fine crafted maple cabinetry, a sprawling 7 ft island, Kitchen Aide appliances, along with wine refrigerator and beautifully finished with Quartz countertops. The generously sized master bedroom provides two large double door closets and spa like bathroom with modern luxurious finishes. The home comes equipped with a high efficiency Hydro Air heating & cooling system controlled by a Nest smart thermostat, LED lighting. In addition, the unit comes with deeded

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This new 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo located in Arlington Center features luxurious comfort that will fit all your needs. The main living area is surrounded by natural light and showcases soaring 9ft ceilings, 3.5" oak flooring, a custom designed kitchen with Medallion fine crafted maple cabinetry, a sprawling 7 ft island, Kitchen Aide appliances, along with wine refrigerator and beautifully finished with Quartz countertops. The generously sized master bedroom provides two large double door closets and spa like bathroom with modern luxurious finishes. The home comes equipped with a high efficiency Hydro Air heating & cooling system controlled by a Nest smart thermostat, and LED lighting.

 

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11A Cherry St. Southborough MA - $625,0000 

Extra Large 5 year old colonial home provides plenty of living space to satisfy all your needs! The layout features an open concept first floor with bamboo floors, 4/5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms on the second floor and an awesome 3rd floor bonus room with half bath! The property offers an expansive yard for enjoyment and the convenient Fayville location gives easy access to route 9 and mass pike in just minutes!!!

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Zestimates protected as free speech, Zillow argues in legal challenge Company files motion to dismiss a complaint alleging Zestimates are illegal FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN EMAIL BYTEKE WIGGIN Staff Writer JUN 29 Key Takeaways Zillow has maintained that the charges against the Zestimate are "without merit" and the court filing reveals the basis of its legal defense: The First Amendment. Don't miss Hacker Connect SF Take a deep real estate technology dive, Aug 7, 2017 LEARN MORE Stock forecasts, search engine rankings, editorial reviews, Zestimates. What do they have in common? They’re all constitutionally protected by as free speech, Zillow argued in a memorandum responding to a class-action lawsuit in Illinois challenging its online home valuations. The

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Whole Foods and Trader Joe's aren't just good for groceries

 Key Takeaways Homes near Whole Foods and Trader Joe's appreciate 140 percent and 148 percent, respectively -- nearly double the rate of the median U.S. home. Don't miss the real estate event of the summer

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it’ll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near one of 375 Whole Foods locations or 451 Trader Joe’s locations, and those homes have appreciated at double the rate of homes in other areas. From 1997 to 2014, the median U.S. home originally worth $103,000 had appreciated 71 percent to $177,000. Meanwhile, a median home near Whole Foods originally worth $157,000 appreciated a whopping 140 percent

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