December Market Reports

Market Analysis | The latest 12 months sales of single-family homes in the RE/MAX Leading Edge service area decreased -.8% year-over-year.  Inventory remains down -17.7%.  The number of days on market is also down -21.3% while median sale prices remain up +9.4% at $585,300.

 Stay tuned for January’s report when the month closes.

What I’m Loving Now | Breakfast Nook

L.O.V.E

 

I discovered this adorable breakfast nook at a color consult with a new customer… obsessed! She wasn’t sure about what color was on the wall, but she knew it was by Benjamin Moore.  My guess is Stonington Gray. Her bathroom was Moonshine (my new favorite color!!!) We had a lot of fun going through each room finding a way to pull it all together. Can’t wait to post pictures when it’s done!

Real Estate Resolutions

The New Year always gets me thinking about resolutions and goals. If, like most people, you are feeling motivated to do some home projects or wondering what your home is really worth; I’m here to help!

Personal, complimentary consultations can include, but are not limited to:

Recommendations for Small Projects that will add HUGE Value;

With a little imagination, you can make your home look like a pottery barn showroom. Seriously! Small projects like painting, redecorating or moving furniture are some of the easiest ways to maximize the equity in your home.  Simplify by organizing, decluttering and donating.

Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Colors

Paint is a fun way to update a room and freshen up your interior, but the right color can create a mood, add height or bring warmth to your space. Benjamin Moore 2018 color of the year… Caliente Red (color is back and I’m putting in on every front door that I can get my hands on!!)

 Answers to Popular Questions, like; Are we Overspending or Upgrading?

Did you know that nine out of ten buyers would prefer a new kitchen to a new roof? I’m not suggesting that you renovate your kitchen if the roof is leaking. I’ve just never heard the words “honey, this is the one… it has a new roof”.

Helping You Get all this Done

I have a list of reliable and dependable resources for you like roofers, electricians, painters, etc. Just call me!

What is Happening in the Market Right Now and What Does is Mean for You?

I can provide you with real-time market intelligence reports that analyze the market trends, absorption rates and months of inventory. Accompanied by a market analysis, these reports will indicate the current value of your home.

I look forward to helping you now and in the future with your Real Estate needs.

This is a no obligation; no fee service being offered to you. Please contact me today so that we can get started!

Before | After Fireplace

WHAT WE DID:

BEFORE | Original red brick fireplace with (painted) black tile.

AFTER | Ok guys, this is my fireplace and I finally, finally, FINALLY got around to updating it. This is wood burning and we use it often (notice the ash from last Winter). I’m really thrilled with the results. Here’s what we did:

Whitewashed the brick – The mixture we used was half water\half paint (Annie Sloane Chalk Paint in Pure White). Two coats did the trick. Chalk paint is known for drying quickly, but we let it cure overnight before doing the second coat.

Repainted the tile – Annie Sloane Chalk Paint in Graphite. This was also two coats with a night to cure. In addition we sprayed a clear sealant to protect it from the heat.

We took the mirror off the wall and leaned it on the mantle and added some new interesting decor.  Eventually I’d like to added some sconces… and clean the ash out!

Thinking of selling? Would you like to know how you can increase the marketability of your home? My advice has helped homeowners outsell their competition faster with more offers and for more money.
I’d love to help you too!

Click here to contact Kristy.

Featured Listing | 122 Sharon Street (Unit 201) Medford | $690,000

Stunning, one of a kind Penthouse condo located at Hervey Condominium in West Medford. This 3 bed | 2.5 bath unit is exceptional. Open floor plan in main living area offers space and versatility with a living room, dining room, and family room plus a dedicated nook that can be used as an office. Overlooking this space is the kitchen with granite counter tops, ss appliances, large pantry closet and wood cabinetry. The East wing offers 3 well-appointed bedrooms (all with custom built Elfa closets), full bath and master bath with designer finishes. What really defines this space is the soaring 12ft ceilings and 9ft windows offering the perfect combination of privacy and tons of natural light. 5 minute walk to commuter rail. Walk to stores, coffee shops, restaurants, ride bikes or walk along the Mystic River waterways and paths that connect to the Fresh Pond and Minuteman Bike Paths. 2 deeded parking spaces, central ac, in-unit laundry, storage unit, fitness center, pets w restriction

OPEN HOUSES | Saturday, 12-1:30  Sunday 1-2:30

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October Market Reports

Market Analysis | October sales of combined condo and single-family homes in Massachusetts decreased -10.8% year-over-year.  Inventory remains down -20.2% and the number of days on market is also down -20%.  Median sale prices remain up +7.9% at $374,000 while pending sales are up +9.7%.

 See Past Month’s Reports Here

Before | After Dining Room

WHAT WE DID

BEFORE | This is a perfect example of doing VERY little for big results. The room was cluttered and photographed dark. The rug made it feel smaller and didn’t show off the shiny hardwood floors.

AFTER | The only things we purchased were sheer window panels and a chandelier. We removed the rug and a few chairs and stole a mirror from another room. We dressed the table with some china from the credenza. Oh! We found a cute little table to use as a bar in the corner that distracted from the exposed pipes in this vintage-style home.

Thinking of selling? Would you like to know how you can increase the marketability of your home? My advice has helped homeowners outsell their competition faster with more offers and for more money.
I’d love to help you too!

Click here to contact Kristy.

Featured Listing | 12-14 Wheelwright, Medford | $900,000

A well-cared for & loved multi-family home in the west area of Medford! The 1st unit walks up to 2nd & 3rd floor, features living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen w/ upgraded stainless steel appliances, updated white cabinetry, crown molding & tile flooring. This unit includes 3 bedrooms total, 2 bedrooms and full bath on the 1st floor, and an additional bedroom, full bath & living room on 3rd floor. Notice the beautifully kept hardwood floors & white trim thru-out. The other unit, located on 1st floor of building, features living room, sunroom, dining room, kitchen w/ updated white cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. 2 good sized bedrooms, hardwood flooring, white trim and modern finishes complete this unit. The finished basement features expandable living space & includes exterior access. Detached garage has been turned into a finished personal gym, but can be easily converted back to garage. Multi families kept up w/ this level of care are hard to find!

Open House Sunday 11am-1

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Join Us For This Magical Night to Help Fight Cancer

We’ve joined these two incredible boys and their team to “Light the Night” and take steps to end cancer! Please consider joining our team or donating to this great cause! October 21, 2017

WHAT IS IT: Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual walk and fundraising event – and the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to those battling blood cancer. Walkers carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of someone who has lost their fight – as they walk together around Lake Quannapowitt… How cool is that?

WHY WE DO IT: In May, 2016 our dear friends’ son was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Timmy was so fortunate to receive the most amazing care at DFCI (Dana Farber Cancer Institute). We hope to help other families by walking to raise money for children’s cancer research and bring awareness to the bravery of those fighting this difficult disease every day… especially our buddy, Timmy.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Your help will make a difference! Please consider walking with us on October 21st by joining our team and making a commitment to raising funds for this important cause. If unable to join in person, please consider making a donation to support our efforts and to help us reach (and hopefully exceed) our goal of $1,000!

For more information, to follow our team’s success, and to donate CLICK HERE 

SO, WHO ARE THESE COOL CATS: Our pals, The Bennett Brothers Harry (12yo) and Heath (8yo) learned that cancer patients’ lips and skin can get dry and chapped from chemo treatments. They wanted to make our friend feel better and this is how they came up with the idea to create a line of all-natural, chemical-free, vegan lip and body balm products. 100% of their profits are donated to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to fund lifesaving pediatric cancer research.