Sun-splashed penthouse unit in A+ So. Boston location. Newly constructed in 2008 this corner unit is bright & sunny throughout the day. Generously proportioned rooms feature newly re-finished H/W floors with in-lay accent detail. The open kitchen w/b'fast bar is fully equipped w/stainless appliances, UltraCraft-Eurotek Tornini cabinets, and CaesarStone quartz counter tops accented by a stylish glass tile back-splash. A very creative 'office-in-a-closet' provides a smart work space. In addition to a large walk-out deck off the living room, there's also a full staircase to a private roof deck w/sweeping panoramic views - perfect for entertaining. Generous storage throughout, including custom closets, is complimented by a large deeded storage room in…
Gorgeous waterview penthouse condo in attractive and desirable Salem neighborhood! Close proximity to town, train and Salem State University - this space will not disappoint. Open, bright and charming living, dining, and kitchen with granite counters. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy the seasons in the Witch City. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Renovated in recent years, the space offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. In-unit laundry. There is water access at end of the street, so bring your paddleboards and kayaks! Hardwood floors, antique charm, pet friendly with common fenced yard and porch. At the end of a dead end street with ample on-street parking.
Residential Real Estate Inventory Hits Record Low, Driving Prices Higher
| Print By Jim Morrison | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Oct 24, 2017 4
The number of single-family homes for sale hit an all-time low last month, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR). There were 14,519 single-family homes on the market in September, down 24.6 percent from last year, when there were 19,261 homes for sale, according to MAR. The organization said that represents 3.1 months of inventory and the 67th month of year-over-year decreases in inventory in the last 68 months. “We need to see more listings come on to the market to deal with these record inventory lows,” Paul Yorkis, 2017 MAR president, said in a statement. “These listings could come…
Minimize some of the roadblocks along the path to happy homeownership
BY SHARRON ST. JOHN TODAY 2:30 A.M.
First-time homebuyers make mistakes going into the homebuying process, throughout the process and even after they purchase a new home. Because they’ve never done it before! Here are 24 mistakes that I’ve observed and some tips on how to help rookie buyers avoid making them.
Not knowing their true budget. Homebuyers should crunch their monthly numbers and know exactly what they can afford to pay each month toward their new home. No matter what their lender approves, they should stick to their determined budget. Not considering all expenses. Aside from the purchase costs, HOA fees and monthly payments, which real…
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…
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!**
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…
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.
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…
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…