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Home-Buying Tips to Beat the Spring Market
You're a home buyer looking in the towns of Weston, Wellesley and Wayland, MA, and it's April 2018, a.k.a. the height of the Spring market. You're looking for a house in the $1M range, and you're facing hundreds of competitive buyers, many of whom are making offers that are without mortgage commitments and that are significantly above and beyond the asking price. In fact, some of these buyers are even waiving their inspection contingencies. Yikes! How do you even begin to compete in this kind of environment? It's tough, but don't despair. Here are some strategies you can ponder and potentially use to help you compete in - and possibly[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett
Today’s Best-Selling, Dream Kitchen
A client recently asked me what makes for the perfect kitchen today*, and it got me to thinking...and writing. First, the kitchen needs certain elements to maximize re-sale value, hence the "best-selling" element. Second, it needs several features to make it a "dream" kitchen for any homeowner. (And not necessarily in that order as I would personally prioritize my "dream" elements over "best-selling" ones.) From my experience in our neck of the woods (Weston, MA, Wellesley, MA, Wayland, MA and surrounding towns), here are some of the must-haves for today's best-selling, dream kitchen: White cabinetry - The choice du jour is for white cabinetry giving a light, clean and airy[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett
Weston MA Homes Sold March 1 – 31, 2018
For those of you who love market stats*… click here – Weston MA Homes Sold March 1 - 31, 2018 - to see information on the single-family homes that sold/closed in March 2018 in Weston, MA. As the January and February 2018 numbers rocked it, so did the March 2018 figures. Everything is up on all counts from March 2017. Here are the details: Number of Sold Properties –  14 in 2018 vs. 9 in 2017 Total Market Volume – $29,429,000 in 2018 vs. 16,012,000 in 2017 Median Price – $1,692,500 in 2018 vs. $1,350,000 in 2017 Average Sale Price – $2,102,071 in 2018 vs. $1,779,111 in 2017 In terms of year-to-date sales (through[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett
Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate 3/26/2018 – 4/8/2018
Here is the latest Pinnacle Report for Weston, MA Real Estate.... In the last two weeks in Weston, 9 single family homes came on the market, 13 sold*, and there are 59 remaining properties. Usually at this time in the Spring market, our inventory levels increase, not decrease as they are now. The inventory also continues to be skewed toward the high-end properties. In fact, 75% of the active listings are priced above $2 million, and more than 60% of those are priced above $3 million. Happy School Vacation Week to those enjoying it next week. To get the details on the market stats, please click Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett
Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate 3/12/2018 – 3/25/2018
Here is the latest Pinnacle Report for Weston, MA Real Estate.... In the last two weeks in Weston, 10 single family homes came on the market, 11 sold*, and there are 63 remaining properties. While the new listing activity is happening among a variety of price points, the pending activity is taking place primarily between $1 million and $2 million. The inventory under $1 million continues to be low (3%), and it remains high above $3 million (44%). Happy Passover and Easter this weekend to those celebrating! To get the details on the market stats, please click Pinnacle Report for Weston MA Real Estate 3-12-2018-3-25-2018. And for more information about the real estate[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett
The Top 5 Signs that Your House Will Sell Quickly
The Top 5 Signs that Your House Will Sell Quickly - I know just the title and thought alone will make you smile and put a kick in your step, maybe even make your heart go pitter and patter. The idea of your home selling quickly is a beautiful, glorious concept. So let's get right to it! Here are the Top 5 Signs that Your House Will Sell Quickly: The first broker's open house will be a buzz with a multitude of agents and their buyer clients coming to see the property as soon as they possibly can. In Weston, Wellesley and Wayland, agents often don't show their listings until the[...]
By Admin : Lisa Curlett