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!

 

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 | 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!

Click here to contact me.

 

 

 

Featured Listing | 309 W Foster St., Melrose | $469,000

This beauty can still be yours!! Looking to own a single family with all the convenience of city living? Look no further than right outside of downtown Melrose! Conveniently nestled between Cedar Park and Wyoming commuter rails, this three bedroom | one bath Colonial is easy living! Yes, it has a small yard but you can enjoy Gooch Park right across the street! Built in 1900 and loaded with charm with sunlit rooms and hardwood floors, stained glass window, soaring 12’ ceilings and beautiful original moldings. First floor living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and mudroom; second floor has three bedrooms and full bath. Updates include new roof and heating system. Don’t miss the best value and location in town! Open House 6/18 12:30-2pm

Featured Listing | 387 East Foster St., Melrose | $650,000

Unpack and enjoy! Picture perfect and move in ready describe this attractive colonial style home nestled in a fantastic East Side neighborhood. Who wouldn’t love cooking in the eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and granite counters? Imagine cozy winter nights in front of the fireplace or a peaceful morning cup of coffee in the sunroom. Plan your 4th of July barbecue in the enormous yard with great deck and patio area. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1/5 baths plus finished room in basement makes a great man cave, playroom or craft space…your choice! Bonus features offered in the well maintained property include replacement windows, a walk up attic for great storage, an attached garage and central air for comfortable summer nights. This location is ideal…just steps to the bus line (to Oak Grove “T” stop) and minutes to Route 1, golf courses, the Melrose Common (with its new awesome playground), schools and hiking trails.

 

Clean Room Program

When you are getting ready to sell your house there is a lot to do and think about, and keeping your home tidy should be at the top of the list. Why do it alone? I have a creative way to get the kids on board to help with the everyday messes… bribery!

If your child can be motivated by money (I know mine can!), I will give each of your children $50 for keeping their rooms clean, coats hung, toothpaste cleaned out of the sink and evidence of play, snack and homework gone for all showings.  Kids usually respond positively and clean after themselves. I am not their parent so they listen to me! I will also check in to make sure they have done their part and am always happy to talk to them directly if they need a little extra push in the right direction. Trust me, it works!

Contact me and learn more about my creative approaches to selling your house.