Featured Home | 26 Friend Street, Wakefield | $459,000

Open Houses:
Saturday, February 24 12-2
Sunday, February 25 1-2:30

Outstanding ranch situated on a pretty cul-de-sac on the West side of Wakefield! Sunny, front living room with fireplace;  two very-good sized bedrooms with closets; dining room; fully applianced kitchen with quartz countertops, adorable garden window  and step-down family room with pellet stove, soaring ceilings and skylights. Basement has partially finished, bonus room with its own heat zone and is wired for surround sound. Hardwood Floors, Central Air, New Front Roof, Fenced-In Yard with small deck and patio and lovely landscaping.

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!

Table Runners | Hearth & Hand

Hearth & Hand is here and I just couldn’t be more excited! Created exclusively for Target with Magnolia a home & lifestyle brand by Chip & Joanna Gaines, there is so much to love! From whimsical dinnerware, pillows, and the newest design trend, artificial flowers to decorative storage, lighting, and rugs. Most of the accent pieces are under $25. See my favorites below!

Someday I’ll actually refinish my dining room table and master bedroom dresser. Scratches, water stains and a nasty burn from a curling iron have added to the abuse this furniture has taken. I tried my hand at all of the online DIY methods. Some of them were pretty crazy like mayonnaise or toothpaste for the water stains. We even used steel wool and fancy store-bought products, but even Bob Vila couldn’t penetrate the surface. I decided that until the sander comes out, the most effective way to fix the table is to hide it!

I’m so in love with simple patterns and price of these embroidered runners! They totally do the trick!  $17.99 each!

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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!

Market Analysis

MARKET ANALYSIS: Is an evaluation of a home’s value based on similar, recently sold homes in the same neighborhood. A comparative market analysis is not the same as an appraisal, which is performed by a licensed appraiser. A market analysis (or CMA) is prepared by a real estate agent.

IN OTHER WORDS: A market analysis helps a seller determine a price to list when selling a home or helps a buyer determine a price to offer when buying a home.

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