Buying and Selling a home in the Greater Boston Area

2 Multiple Offer Tips for today's Greater Boston Real Estate market!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, May 7, 2015

If you are trying to buy a property in the Greater Boston Area, you know full well that demand is exceeding supply. With the economy strengthening, companies moving into the area, academia expanding and mortgage rates still very low buyers are out in great numbers. Winter properties for sale were limited by our historic snowfall this winter which kept the market shut down. Everything is now packed into our current spring market, resulting in multiple offer situations on many homes. Multiple offers are not a new phenomenon in this area, but there seem to be a couple of new twists to the plot.

Read More

Topics: open houses, buying a home, Greater Boston Area, Multiple Offers

Need to Know Info when buying a condo in the Greater Boston Area

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

When buying a condo there is more to consider than just your unit. A condo is just one piece of an association. Whether you are buying into a two unit association or a 200 unit association, there are things you should know before you sign on the dotted line.

1) What am I buying? When buying a condo, you purchase the unit inside the walls, but, that may be only one piece of the purchase. It is important for you to understand the “ownership” of any decks, porches, yard areas, garage spaces, parking spots, storage areas etc. These spaces can be deeded for exclusive use with your unit, used in common by the association or used by assignment or easement by one or more unit owner. Be sure to review the Master Deed and Unit Deed to determine the extent of your “ownership” and whether you or the association is responsible for the maintenance of these areas.

Read More

Topics: condos, buying a condominium, condo fees, buying a condo, Greater Boston Area, Greater Boston Condos, condo glossary

Visit Open Houses this Spring like a Real Estate Pro!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Apr 7, 2015

 

You're ready to hit some Open Houses this Spring but time is limited on the weekends due to chores, spring activities and of course, some much needed chilling time to catch-up on after a long work week! Therefore, 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 MA Real Estate Open House Search. You can browse through all the towns in Massachusetts, find the listings for all the open houses in MA, check open house time 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.

Read More

Topics: open houses, MA Real Estate, Open Houses in MA, buying a home, buying a condo

3 Multiple Offer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

In a market such as the one we are about to enter, 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.

Read More

Topics: buying a home in MA, buying a home, Greater Boston Area, Multiple Offers, better buyer kit

Buying a condo in the Greater Boston Area means no more shovelling!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Mar 6, 2015

71288027_0_l-resized-600

Pleasant Street Condominiums, Arlington MA

After the snowy winter of 2015 is the question are you asking yourself "is it time for a change"?

You, like many of us, may be tired of maintaining a residence that required the kind of attention it needed over that last few months and are ready to trade down into something a bit easier, like a condo, to handle in the unpredictable New England weather!

Read More

Topics: condo, MA Real Estate, Property Search, buying a condominium, condo fees, buying a condo

14 Afforable Valentine's Day ideas in the Greater Boston Area!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

 

 

If you've been thinking about buying a home and you're just not there yet, don't think about what you can't do today, think about having a romantic celebration without spending a lot of money. You can personalize the day without breaking into your savings... and if you're not spending money you'll be moving closer to ultimate goal of property ownership! Personalizing your celebration and letting your loved one know how you feel about them can be very easy and here as a few of our ideas:

Read More

Topics: Minuteman Bikeway, Living in Cambridge MA, Cambridge MA, Arlington MA, buying a home in MA, Living in Arlington MA, Greater Boston Area

Curb appeal tips for selling a home in MA this winter!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

 




During late Spring and Summer months great curb appeal is natural to many homes with the greenery, flower beds and the colorful leaves of fall on the front yard trees. But when autumn turns to winter and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes increasingly difficult to create an inviting exterior look that entices a perspective Buyer.

The good news is you can still create striking curb appeal when selling a home in the winter months without expensive and/or complicated exterior changes.  It just requires a little creativity and here are a few suggestions that we think will do just that!

Read More

Topics: Arlington MA homes for sale, buying a home in MA, curb appeal, selling a home, Home maintainence, selling a home in MA, Home staging tips

Tips for selling your home in the cold, gray winter months.

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

It's mid-January and it's cold, gray and snowy. The department stores are filled with discounted merchandise left unpurchased during the holiday season and not looking particularly fresh, shiny or new! Unfortunately, the same can be said of some of the current housing inventory. While we may see several sales in January of 2015, it is likely that there will be many homes still left "on the shelf".

Read More

Topics: seller kit, selling a home, selling your home, sellers, selling a home in MA

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic

see all