What's up this weekend in Arlington MA?
You just have to read this week's entry in the Arlington Patch to see you have a choice of interesting activities to choose from like a Mill tour, a concert and a creative arts event!
And for the Arlington MA real estate news: the Multiple Listing Service is currently showing 74 active properties. 30 single family homes - $615,777 average listing price / 39 condos - $345,451 average listing price / 5 multi family homes- $558,060 average listing price with new properties being added daily.
Most of them can be seen at Open Houses over the weekend or with a scheduled appointment with an Avenue 3 Real Estate Agent!
Of the 23 scheduled open houses in Arlington this weekend, here are a few newly listed properties that we at Avenue 3 thought you may find interesting based on asking price, location and amenities:
1. Single: 144 Mt. Vernon Street: $525,000
2. Condo: 975 Mass. Avenue: $299,000
3. Mulit-Family: 1513 Mass. Avenue: $729,000
Tempted to take a look at the homes for sale in Arlington MA this weekend? You can search all the Open Houses Arlington MA here: Avenue 3 Open House Search
And while you're at it, search all current Arlington properties here: Avenue 3 Arlington MA Property Search
If you question how the market drives the asking price, the answer is Sold Properties. Search all the recently sold Arlington MA properties here:
What's happening this summer weekend in Cambridge MA?
Run and Ride at Cambridgeside and 33 Open Houses, that's what! If you know kids between the ages of 5-15 bring them down to the Cambridgeside Galleria for some fun in the mall before it explodes with shoppers. Sounds like a great time!
And for the real estate news: the Multiple Listing Service is currently showing 108 active properties, 19 single family homes, $1,291,016 average listing price / 143 condos, $609,252 average listing price / 18 multi family homes, $1,127,439 average listing price with new properties being added daily.
Most of these properties can be seen at Open Houses over the weekend or with a scheduled appointment with an Avenue 3 Real Estate Agent!
There are 33 Cambridge MA Open Houses this weekend and among them are a few newly listed properties that we at Avenue 3 thought you may find interesting based on asking price, location and amenities:
1. Single Family: 27 Essex Street, $769,000
2. Condo: 1 Merrill, Unit 1: $595,000
3. Multi- Family: 90-92 Alpine, $819,999
Tempted to take a look at all the open houses in Cambridge MA? You can right here: Avenue 3 Open House Search
And while you're at it, search all current and available Cambridge MA Real Estate properties here: Avenue 3 Property Search
If you question how the market drives the asking price, the answer is Sold Properties and you can search all the recently sold Cambridge MA properties here:
JULY 26, 2012
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Pending Sales - July 15 - July 22
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Neither the humidity of this summer or the constant desire to escape the heat should dictate your spirts if you're a pre-approved first-time home buyer.
You shouldn't feel dragged through the home buying process if you've followed the right steps: Take care of business by getting a credit check and mortgage application done (Step 1 "credit check" and Step 2 "mortgage application") and then proceed with confidence, roam from town to town and decide where it is you'd like to spend your hard-earned money and settle down.... at least for the next 5 years.
Your approval letter will determine your buying power, and your buying power will determine the location, style and size of your new dwelling.
You could begin by logging in to our web site to start your search. Click on your town (towns) of interest, plug in your price range and see what shows up. The results may not be what you hoped for or you may be pleasantly surprised.....just keep doing this exercise until you find the towns that best suit your needs -- from price range, location, possibly schools and public transportation. Map out a route and take a spin around these towns. The Google maps on our site will provide you with your route! Once you find the places that fit the bill for you, you can even search for scheduled open houses and plan your weekend accordingly.
Visit some open houses, ask questions and spend some time around town. Visit the town website, i.e. Cambridge MA as well as the community news sites on our Community Pages. The additional resources listed will be helpful in helping you form an opinion of a town or city.
Ask friends for referrals for local, knowledgeable realtors. Sign-up for daily market updates. Each day you'll receive new listings and price changes for property in your price range, a great way to stay on top of your search!
You'll know when it's right and when you're ready to make it happen. Depending on your buying power and your stamina it could take a while, but it will be rewarding!
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If you are selling your home in the summer, the hot summer weather may pose a challenge. How do you help buyers ignore the heat and concentrate on enjoying your home especially during an open house?
Here is the first tip… if you don’t have central air and you know it is going to be a hundred degrees in the shade, don’t have an open house. Yes, that’s right, don’t have an open house. A buyer seeing a house alone on a hot day is enough of an issue, but a collective of people, all hot and bothered, complaining about the heat and bouncing off of each other is worse.
If you are having an open house (despite advice to the contrary), create as much air circulation as you can. Do leave fans running in rooms that are the hottest and have the windows open. You are not fooling anyone by hiding the fans away as though they are not needed, make the buyers as comfortable as they can be in your home.
Maximize your cool temperatures by keeping the sun out prior to the open house with any blinds and curtains drawn. Open the house to the sun for the open house, but not before.
Be sure to schedule your Open House for an earlier time slot, maybe 11-12 rather than 2-3 when the day will be at its hottest.
Avoid generating heat prior to the open house. Do not take a long hot shower just before you open the doors. Do not turn on the oven for a fresh baked cookie smell etc.
Do offer your guests a water bottle on ice. Not only will it cool them down, but the nice gesture will leave a favorable impression on them as they leave your home.
Find other great sellers tips and info in our Smarter Seller Guide at www.avenue3re.com
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