Buying and Selling a home in the Greater Boston Area

Visit Open Houses Arlington MA and be there like a Pro!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

 

You're ready to hit some" Open Houses Arlington MA "this Sunday but time is limited due to weekend chores, fall clean-up and of course, some much needed chilling time to catch-up on. We're suggesting these 4 steps that will prepare you to make the experience efficient, easy and professional!

Step 1: Begin right here at the Open Houses Arlington MA Search. You can browse through all the towns in Massachusetts, check open house hours and view property specifics in every property category. Once you have identified the properties you're visiting you can move on to step 2.

Step 2: Walkability Index. You will find this a very useful tool, especially if you are not familiar with the town and neighborhood of the homes, condos or multi-family properties you have identified in your price range. Just insert the address of a property and you will get the distance to the nearest public transportation, restaurants, shopping and even the commute to a work location! You'll find all that info right here: WalkScore.

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Topics: open houses, Arlington MA homes for sale, Arlington MA, Arlington MA Open Houses, MA Real Estate, Open Houses in MA

Visit Open Houses Cambridge MA and be there like a Pro!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

 

You're ready to hit some" Open Houses Cambridge MA "this Sunday but time is limited due to weekend chores, fall clean-up and of course, some much needed chilling time to catch-up on. We're suggesting these 4 steps that will prepare you to make the experience efficient, easy and professional!

Step 1: Begin right here at the Open Houses Cambridge MA Search. You can browse through all the towns in Massachusetts, check open house hours and view property specifics in every property category. Once you have identified the properties you're visiting you can move on to step 2.

Step 2: Walkability Index. You will find this a very useful tool, especially if you are not familiar with the town and neighborhood of the homes, condos or multi-family properties you have identified in your price range. Just insert the address of a property and you will get the distance to the nearest public transportation, restaurants, shopping and even the commute to a work location! You'll find all that info right here: WalkScore.

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Topics: Cambridge MA, open houses, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Open houses in Cambridge MA, Open Houses in MA

Save the Date! Shopping Local and Small in the Greater Boston Area

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Nov 14, 2014

 

 

 

When looking to live in or invest in any city or town in the Greater Boston Area, everyone looks for the liveliness and convenience of one or more “centers” of commercial activity. We want local shops and restaurants in our city or town to help create a vibrant atmosphere and make our community lives more interesting and convenient.  A quick stop at the local bank, a (lifesaving) child’s birthday gift (on the way to the party), a bottle of wine (on the way to a different party), a light lunch or a lovely dinner all within a few minutes drive or a short walk from your home, makes your community more valuable to you and more enjoyable as well.
What these terrific local businesses need is our attention.  In order to compete with the bigger stores and their ability to advertise,  local businesses need your purchase power to help them succeed.  A great way to support your local outlets is by visiting them on Small Business Saturday this November 29th. Begun in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday works to promote local shopping throughout Massachusetts.

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Topics: Cambridge MA, Arlington MA, buying a home in MA, Belmont MA, buying a home, buying a condo, Greater Boston Communities, Greater Boston Area

Selling a Home with the Best Holiday Decor!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Nov 14, 2014

With the arrival of the holiday season, a new 'problem' presents itself to homeowners in the Greater Boston Area who are selling property.  What about decorating your home while on the market? Here are a couple of "do's" and a few "do nots" to help you make the most of your home sale and holiday decor!

Do decorate.  If you would normally decorate, go right ahead. It is the holiday season so your home should be a part of the season.  If you do not add any decorations or decor changes to reflect the season, your home may feel less lively or less inviting to visiting buyers.

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Topics: seller kit, selling a home, sellers, selling a home in MA, Home staging tips

Buying or Selling a home in MA? Read first, then Sign!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

 

Buying or Selling a home in Massachusetts is not the easiest thing to do.  As a buyer, you need to find the perfect home and as a seller you need to find the perfect price and a buyer to go with it.  In either case, you will both, buyer and seller, be involved in the process of a home sale in Massachusetts.  The various stages of the process involve meeting and engaging an agent, negotiating an offer to purchase, working through the home inspection and mortgage and finally reaching the closing.  Like most important steps in life in the state of Massachusetts, it will involve paperwork - lots of paperwork.

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Topics: buying a home in MA, MA Real Estate, Greater Boston Area, selling a home in MA, real estate forms

The Arlington MA Food Pantry & the Greater Boston Area Food Banks

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

 

Food Pantries in the Greater Boston Area

While it is only the beginning of November the Thanksgiving Holiday will be upon us sooner than we know it! This is the time of year that we are reminded of the wonderful efforts of the Arlington Food Pantry here in Arlington Mass. The Arlington Food Panty has been organized, efficient and a well-run nonprofit for years and very appreciated by many. In the past years the donations to the Food Pantry have taken care of the needs of over 500 people living in Arlington MA. It is truly amazing that this volunteer effort and all the Food Pantries throughout the Greater Boston Area can serve the needs of so many. 

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Topics: Arlington MA, Arlington MA Real Estate, buying a home in MA, Living in Arlington MA, Greater Boston Communities, Greater Boston Area

6 Questions to ask when buying a condo in the Boston Area

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

 

 

Buying a condo in the Greater Boston Area Communities means buying full ownership of a portion of a building or complex. It means you have neighbors, association members, fees and bylaws. It means, you need to know what to ask about when you are buying so that you will not have any unpleasant surprises after moving in.

We do not mean to sound a negative tone here, condo buying is a terrific way to go, just be thorough in your research. Here are 6 important questions that you need to have the answers to before making an offer:

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Topics: Buyer kit, condos, buying a condominium, buying a condo, Greater Boston Communities, Greater Boston Area

Stopping by Greater Boston Area Open Houses this weekend.

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

It's the weekend and you know what that means, Open Houses abound in the Greater Boston area. The front doors of Single-family homes, condos, and multi-families are wide-open welcoming strangers in to check out every inch of their interior and exterior space from top to bottom. Pretty amazing when you think about it. We often wonder how the idea got hatched and continues to thrive. It does say something about our trust in one another and the hobby of “just looking”.

So what about the Open house tradition?

Usually you'll find the most properties open to visitors will be on Saturday and Sunday afternoons anywhere from 1PM to 4PM. Properties available to be seen are advertised in newspapers, posted online, found on real-estate web sites and even by just the placing of an Open House sign (with or without balloons) in front of the home.

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Topics: open houses, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Single-family home, Open houses in Cambridge MA, Arlington MA Open Houses, Greater Boston Area, Open Houses in the Greater Boston Area

Buying a Home in MA in the 2014 Fall Market?

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Oct 3, 2014


The Fall market in real estate is often portrayed as a pale cousin to the famous Spring market which gets so much press. The oncoming holiday season and winter weather seem to threaten a precipitous end to the buying season and the buyers are alleged to disappear with the cold. Many feel that the holidays are a fabled “dead zone” for those trying to sell a home as well. But perhaps, there is more to the story. The real truth is that the Fall market is actually a great market for buying a home or selling a home in the Greater Boston Area and here are the reasons we think this is the case:  

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Topics: Arlington MA homes for sale, Arlington MA, buying a home in MA, selling a home, buying a home, Greater Boston Area, Fall Real Estate Market

3 Multiple Offer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sun, Jun 22, 2014

In a market such as this one, it is not uncommon to find yourself in a multiple offer situation. While no strategy can guarantee success, here are three mistakes to avoid in order to increase your chances of being successful in buying a home in the Greater Boston Area.

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Topics: buying a home in MA, buying a home, Multiple Offers

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