HOME OF THE WEEK: 60 Renwick Road, Wakefield

Maybe all you see right now is horrible wallpaper and carpet that would be sketchy even without the DNA stains…But don’t be THAT buyer!

Welcome to Home of the Week. Every week I’ll feature a different home for sale. Each Home of the Week is carefully selected based on its value, not its appeal (although some of them could be very cute).  These properties truly are a “best buy”.

Don’t necessarily fall for the cosmetics.  Buying smart is buying good location, flow, light, amenities, and space for the price.  If you can see past clutter and outdated decorating, you stand a good chance to buy into property with more equity once you’ve done some cosmetic overhauls.   The quintessential “Little Old Lady House” may have shag carpet, eagle wallpaper, and older kitchens and baths.  But it may also have a new roof and heating system and many valuable amenities like a fireplace, garage and nice yard, which would be expensive or impossible to install. Painting of the rooms and floor refinishing won’t cost you much but will increase the value of the house tremendously. (My All-Stars can make short work of that “to-do” list. Just ask me!)

This week we have a real charmer. Meet 60 Renwick Road, Wakefield.

How refreshing to find a home in this price range in superb condition, thoroughly charming and exceptionally hip. This ranch boasts a beautifully updated EIK with granite counter, cool metal backsplash and tile floor which opens to fireplaced living room. 3 good-sized BRs, master with double closet, all with HW floors. Nice yard & deck. New full bath. LL has two bright, sunny rms, great for office, play and entertaining – tile floor and recessed lighting. Walk to train or bus. Simply super value!

MLS # 71267279 – Active Single Family – Detached
60 Renwick Road List Price: $325,000
Wakefield, MA 01880
Middlesex County
Style: Ranch Total Rooms: 7
Color: White Bedrooms: 3
Grade School: Apply Bathrooms: 1f 1h
Middle School: Galvin Middle Master Bath: No
High School: Wakefield High Fireplaces: 1
Handicap Access/Features:
Directions: Renwick Road across from Spring Street Extension.
Property Information
Approx. Living Area: 1376 sq. ft. Approx. Acres: 0.14 (5894 sq. ft.) Garage Spaces: 0  —
Living Area Includes: Finished Basement Heat Zones: 1  Hot Water Baseboard, Gas Parking Spaces: 3  Off-Street, Tandem
Living Area Source: Public Record Cool Zones: 0  None Approx. Street Frontage:
Living Area Disclosures: includes finished basement space.
Room Levels, Dimensions and Features
Room Level Size Features
Living Room: 1 15×13 Fireplace, Ceiling Fan(s), Window(s) – Picture
Kitchen: 1 18×10 Flooring – Stone/Ceramic Tile, Countertops – Stone/Granite/Solid
Master Bedroom: 1 16×13 Ceiling Fan(s), Flooring – Hardwood, Closet
Bedroom 2: 1 14×10 Ceiling Fan(s), Closet
Bedroom 3: 1 10×9 Flooring – Hardwood, Closet
Bath 1: 1 Bathroom – Full
Bath 2: B Bathroom – Half
Play Room: B 20×12 Flooring – Stone/Ceramic Tile
Den: B 12×11 Flooring – Stone/Ceramic Tile
Appliances: Range, Dishwasher, Disposal
Area Amenities: Public Transportation, Shopping, Conservation Area, House of Worship, Private School, Public School, T-Station
Basement: Yes   Full, Partially Finished
Beach: No
Construction: Frame
Electric: Circuit Breakers
Exterior: Vinyl
Exterior Features: Deck, Fenced Yard
Flooring: Tile, Concrete, Hardwood, Other (See Remarks)
Foundation Size: 35×24
Foundation Description: Poured Concrete
Hot Water: Natural Gas, Tank
Insulation: None
Lot Description: Paved Drive, Other (See Remarks)
Road Type: Public, Paved, Publicly Maint.
Roof Material: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles
Sewer Utilies: City/Town Sewer
Utility Connections: for Electric Range, for Electric Oven, for Gas Dryer
Water Utilities: City/Town Water
Waterfront: No
Other Property Info
Adult Community: No
Disclosure Declaration: Yes
Disclosures: See Seller’s Statement and Listing Sheet. Legal address is 8 Spring Street. No permit for wood stove
Exclusions: See Inclusion/Exclusions Sheet.
Home Own Assn: No
Lead Paint: Unknown
UFFI: Unknown  Warranty Features: No
Year Built: 1945  Source: Public Record
Year Built Description: Approximate
Year Round: Yes
Short Sale w/Lndr.App.Req: Unknown
Lender Owned: Undisclosed
Tax Information
Pin #:
Assessed: $294,800
Tax: $3378.41  Tax Year: 2011
Book: 35695  Page: 289
Zoning Code: SR
Map:   Block:   Lot:

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