Buying and Selling a home in the Greater Boston Area

Avenue 3: Finding an affordable home in the Greater Boston Area

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, Dec 7, 2011

 

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Topics: medford real estate, Boston area, buying a home, Boston Metro West, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Arlington MA homes for sale, Lexington MA

Avenue 3 Week in Review: Pending Sales Up Countrywide!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Dec 1, 2011

 

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Topics: buying a home, property ownership, Boston Metro West, MA Real Estate, selling your home, pending sales

Avenue 3 "Week in Review" Good News for MA Real Estate

Posted by Judy Conley on Wed, Nov 2, 2011

NOVEMBER 2, 2011
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Topics: Boston Metro West, MA Real Estate, pending sales

Avenue 3 Week in Review: Pending Sales in Boston and Metro Areas

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, Oct 26, 2011

OCTOBER 25, 2011
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Topics: sellers, buyers, Boston Metro West, pending sales, Waltham MA, Arlington MA, Boston MA Real Estate

You Have Questions, We Have Answers!

Posted by Rob Russell on Mon, Oct 24, 2011

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Topics: condos, single family homes, Boston Metro West, Cambridge Condos for sale, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Arlington MA homes for sale

Should I buy a House in Boston Metro West Now?

Posted by Karen Lilley on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

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Topics: buying a condominium, new home, buying a home, Boston Metro West

Avenue 3s WIR looks at Waltham MA this year and last!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, Jul 20, 2011

 

The Pending Sales Report:  Most of our "WIR" tracked  communities had improved pending numbers last week and of them we're spotlighting the city of Waltham, MA , which experienced a healthy increase in  pending activity (+11) vs the previous week! 
   
We're also looking at this comparison of the Waltham market numbers in the same 6 month period in 2010 and 2011:

Jan - July 18, 2010 - total Waltham sale units: 288
Average sale prices:  SF:  $414,363,  CC: $322,973,  MF:  $437,550
Jan - July 18, 2011 - total Waltham sale units:  239
Average sale prices:  SF:  $386,355,  CC: $313,772,  MF: 462,658

( Slight number of sales down from 2010 to 2011, but the average sales prices are not significally different, good news for Waltham home owners and perspective buyers.)

 contact us for Waltham MA
neighborhood breakdowns and a more detailed analysis comparing YTD 2010 vs 2011 or if you're looking for specific sales numbers and market activity in another Boston/ Metro West community. 

You can start here by looking at all the current listings on the market in Waltham:  Avenue 3 Property Search Waltham, MA  or here for the community of your choice:
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And here are the pending sale numbers for all the towns we track weekly:

total number of offers accepted for all property categories 07.10.11 - 07.17.11
 
For community resources, trending topics or to search for homes click on the town name ...  

First # under agreement for this week, second # "WIR"  last week....

 
 Arlington 20 / 9
 
Belmont   7 / 8
 
Boston 118 / 87
 
Cambridge 18/ 18
 
Concord 5 / 2
 
Lexington 15 / 9
 Lincoln   1 / 2
 
Medford 15 /4
 Somerville
 18/15
 
Waltham 13 / 2
 Watertown 3
/4
 
Winchester 7 / 4

What do the above numbers mean? If you are a regular viewer of "Week in Review" the Boston and Metro West under agreement numbers remain relatively consistent week to week...Boston jumps up/down by 10% - 25% week to week.  One or two towns in Metro West will jump up/down by 3 - 10 properties week to week.  This is all good news for the above towns and cities. 

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Total Number of Accepted Offers For All Property Categories Source: MLSPIN
  

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Topics: Property Search, real estate market, Boston Metro West, homes for sale, pending sales, Waltham MA

New Home Buyers Can Be Liars (there, I said it!)

Posted by Karen Lilley on Thu, Jun 16, 2011

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Topics: Property Search, new home, buying a home, Boston Metro West, Arlington MA

5 Reasons to Attend Open Houses in Boston/ Metro West this Summer!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, May 27, 2011

Most people are planning a day at the beach, a picnic with friends or a family gathering....but you're mapping out your tour of Open Houses. The timing for you to buy is now, but you're not happy about it. Well believe it or not, it's actually a better time to attend an Open House than you might think and here are five reasons why we feel certain about this:

1. Homes that are being opened in what some may consider not the best marketing season are owned by motivated sellers. These homes are priced competitively and are priced to sell.

2. More than likely there will be fewer attendees at open houses than in other seasons. This will enable you to see the property more clearly without the distraction of others' chatter. You can imagine your furniture placed in the living room, envision a different wall color in a bedroom and poke around more freely in the basement without tripping over anyone.

3. This is an opportunity to meet a Realtor, face to face (rather than a voice on the other end of a phone) and make your own assessment if this person is someone you could be comfortable working with. With fewer people asking questions and distracting the realtor you're in a great position to decide if this is a person you would like to work with and keep you up-to-date with listings in your price range.

4. If you're a summer person....it is perfect. When looking at property in colder seasons the windows are closed and usually the streets are pretty quiet. If you're dreaming of reading the Sunday paper on the balcony you looked out at in February and find in August the spot is noisy or way too hot in the afternoon sun, you may be very disappointed. Whether rooms are nice and bright in the afternoon or cool and dark based on the shade of the surrounding trees is important to know -- especially if you plan to enjoy the summer months in your home.

5. There are more than likely less properties to visit, so you can still have an opportunity to enjoy some part of the day!

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Topics: Property Search, buying a home, open houses, Boston Metro West

Avenue 3 "Week in Review" Spotlights Pending Sales in Boston MA

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Wed, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

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Topics: condos, Boston area, Boston Metro West, pending sales, Boston MA Real Estate

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