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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

September Market Reports

Market Analysis | Competition for worthy properties to remain high.  Sellers who are considering placing their homes on the market should start preparing their homes to sell while buyers are hot and before the holidays arrive. August sales of combined condo and single-family homes in Massachusetts decreased -9.4% year-over-year.  Inventory remains down -26.8% and the number of days on market is also down -28.5%.  Median sale prices remain up +5.4% at $390,000 while pending sales are up +19.9%.

Click Here to See What Sold in August | See Past Month’s Reports Here

Feature Listing | 57 Dorothy Rd – Unit 2, Arlington | $499,900

You guys!  Look at the price of this condo in Arlington!  This sunny, spacious, pristine 2-level condo is tucked away on a tree-lined street in sought-after East Arlington. Gleaming hardwood floors, a beautifully renovated bathroom, freshly painted rooms, new kitchen floor and countertops await! The gas stove and huge pantry are perfect for the weekend chef. Your 3-season sunroom just off the kitchen welcomes your cozy home office or reading nook. BONUS! The 3rd floor is a game changer! With Berber carpet, skylights, heat and storage, this extra space is made for your playroom, guest room or secret hideaway. Relax and entertain in your private fenced in yard complete with slate patio and raised garden beds. This welcoming family neighborhood is just moments from Minuteman Bike Path, Hardy Elementary School, Capital Theater and Capitol Square. Convenient to Alewife T, Route 2 and Massachusetts Avenue. Enjoy all the shops, eateries, and hangouts that the wonderful East Arlington community has to offer.   OPEN HOUSES 10/9 & 10/10 1-3PM

August Market Reports

Market Analysis | July sales of combined condo and single-family homes in Massachusetts decreased -7.2% year-over-year.  Inventory remains down -28.5% and the number of days on market is also down -34.3%.  Median sale prices remain up +5.6% while pending sales are up +4.1%.

Click Here to See What Sold in August | See Past Month’s Reports Here

Before | After Bathroom

WHAT WE DID

BEFORE | Ok, this bathroom was so small that when you sat on the toilet your legs almost hit the bathtub. Because of the lack of storage, and my client’s love of beauty products, she added a cabinet about the toilet. This worked for her as a homeowner; but not so appealing to a prospective buyer. The sink was not so “pretty in pepto bismol pink”.

AFTER | We expoxied all the tile (the floor, walls and shower). Even the soap dishes attached to the wall were expoxied. It was easier to refresh them than to take them down and repair (or replace) the existing tile. We took down the wall cabinet; Replaced the sink and mirror and added lighting (all from Loews); Decluttered and added a while curtain.

Everyone loved the “adorable little bathroom” and it sold in less than 30 days!

 

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Featured Listing | 30 Woodland, Medford | $724,900

30 Woodland Ave offers a spacious contemporary feel within classic, elegant architecture. The grand foyer greets you as you enter with a formal dining room, front-to-back living room and sun room adjoining. The recently renovated custom kitchen features pendant lighting, Quartzite counters and stainless steel appliances. The partially finished third floor is an ideal guest bedroom or could be transformed into a luxury master suite. The finished basement calls for movie night, general play time or living space for in-laws or an au pair with comfortable living space and a 3/4 bath. Enjoy Summer breezes and unique privacy from your Beacon Hill-style patio and gracious front porch. Migrating from the city? You’ll love the walkability here – easy access to Medford Sq., Colleen’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, CVS, Salvatore’s and more. Commuters can easily hop on the Express Bus to Haymarket, I-93 or the Commuter Rail.

Rooms: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
GLA: 2891 sqft

The Real Estate Review is Here!

Welcome to The Real Estate Review, a new feature of KristyB.com. I’m so excited to share a weekly collection of my favorite properties with you! I created this as a resource and fun way for my clients (and friends!) who are looking for homes in Greater Boston. Whether you are just curious or actively looking, stop by and check out a review of the latest properties for sale. My commitment to helping my clients buy and sell real estate is and will always be my #1 goal. This is another opportunity for me to do just that! I hope you enjoy it…

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Before | After Bedroom

WHAT WE DID

BEFORE | This bedroom didn’t photograph well and felt cold and dated (yes, this was the best picture we could get!).  Tile floors, yellow walls and industrial blinds were a challenge; but trying to sell it empty was the real trouble.

AFTER | We added a bed, nightstands and upholstered bench (because we love fabric!). The rug and floor to ceiling drapes cozied the room right up! Finally, the glow from lamps added warmth.  We also painted the walls BM Wish.

SOLD it for list price in less than 30 days!

 

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!

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