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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 4/14/2021

The process of selling your house may seem endless at times. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to speed up your home selling timeline, and these are:

1. Conduct a House Inspection

Although a home inspection usually is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts an offer to purchase a house, you may want to conduct this evaluation before you list your residence. In fact, performing a home inspection now may help you identify assorted house problems that otherwise could slow you down later in the home selling process.

During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence both inside and out and offer an inspection report. Then, you can use the inspection report to prioritize various house improvement projects.

A home inspection ultimately gives you the insights you need to update your house to match buyers' expectations. As a result, a house inspection can help you quickly discover the best ways to improve your house and ensure you can reap the benefits of a fast, profitable home selling experience.

2. Analyze the Housing Market

The housing market fluctuates, and a market that favors buyers today may favor sellers tomorrow. Thankfully, a seller who performs a deep analysis of the housing market can differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market and prepare accordingly.

Take a look at the prices of available houses in your city or town that are similar to your own residence. This housing market information can help you understand the price range for comparable houses and enable you to establish a competitive initial home asking price.

Furthermore, check out the prices of recently sold homes in your area. This housing market data can help you determine whether you're about to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

You know you want to sell your house as quickly as possible, but there are many problems that you may encounter during the home selling journey. But if you hire a real estate agent, you can get the assistance you need to seamlessly navigate the home selling journey and optimize your home sale earnings.

A real estate agent will meet with you, learn about your home selling goals and offer a personalized home selling strategy. Plus, he or she will promote your residence to prospective buyers and set up home showings and open house events. And if you receive an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent will present this proposal to you and provide a recommendation about whether to accept, reject or counter it.

In addition, a real estate agent possesses comprehensive housing market expertise. If you have concerns or questions as you sell your house, a real estate agent can address them.

Don't wait to sell your house. Instead, reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can receive the help you need to accelerate your home selling timeline.




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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 4/8/2021


2 Manor Terrace, Lexington, MA 02421

Condo

$789,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Great opportunity to live at The Manor House of Lexington in a spacious type E unit. Sweeping treetop views. This spectacular top floor unit boasts an open concept floor plan with beautiful kitchen/dining area, living room, 2 b/r 2 full ba & plenty of natural lighting. Custom designer updates incl handsome light wide hdwd flooring, kitchen cabinetry w/ beautiful molding, ss appliances and quartz countertops from & an oversized peninsula for 4+ seating. Master b/r features hdwd flooring, master bath w/ walk-in shower, marble flooring, quartz vanity and a separate closet. 2nd b/r converts seamlessly into a home office. Addtl features incl full guest bath, hallway closet, laundry in unit, private deck & extra garage storage. Complex offers elevators, exercise room, clubroom w/ kitchen & underground, heated garage parking. Convenient location to Rte 128 & Rte 93 and the coveted Lexington school system! Full size size by side Electrolux washer/dryer stays with unit .xtra garage pkg avail
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Sunday
April 11 at 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 4/8/2021


72 Ashland Street, Malden, MA 02148

Belmont Hill

Condo

$405,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Located in an 1800's elementary school converted in 2004, unit 407 is on the top floor with appealing NE exposures. As you enter the condominium, you will first notice a large kitchen with wrap around quartz island, perfect for gathering and with one side having the ability to dine at. You will also notice an abundance of cabinet space to add to the pantry located across the foyer from the kitchen. Large living room has pergo floors in excellent shape, and an abundance of windows with unobstructed tree top views. Entering the owners suite, you will find a nicely carpeted space with lofted ceiling, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom, and more great light exposure. The second bedroom is also carpeted, and boasts two large skylights, and a chalkboard painted wall. There is an additional full bath located off the livingroom and kitchen, where laundry is located. One off street parking spot as well as storage in basement. 1/2 mi to Malden center. - OFFERS DUE MONDAY 4/12 @ 2PM -
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Sunday
April 11 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 4/7/2021


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There’s no denying that purchasing a home requires a huge investment from buyers. Not only will you need to have a down payment in place, but you’ll need to consider closing costs, home maintenance, property taxes and more over the years. While these are all expenses that most buyers are aware of, there are other “hidden” costs that come along with owning a home as well. In fact, many people say that the true cost of buying a home can be up to 4 times the sale price. So, what hidden cost should you be aware of and why do we think they’re all 100 percent worth it in the long run?

3 Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

1. Mortgage Interest

When you look at the amount of money you’ve borrowed to purchase your home, you may be tempted to plan to repay that sum over the next few decades. But you should also be accounting for the interest payments attached to your mortgage loan. Additionally, mortgage interest works slightly differently than the interest on a traditional loan. For example, if your interest rate is 4 percent, you won’t likely be paying that much annually. Towards the beginning of your mortgage, about half of your payment will be going toward interest alone.

2. HOA Dues

If you’ve purchased a home that’s part of a “community” of properties or a homeowner’s association (HOA), you’ll be required to pay association dues. While these additional fees are usually disclosed during the sales process and come with a variety of benefits, they can be subject to occasional one-time assessments or special projects that will increase your dues. On average, HOA dues cost American homeowners anywhere from $200 to $400 each month.

3. Updated Security

When you purchase a home, it’s in your best interest to change all the locks on the external doors. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to know how many copies of the original keys may be out there, so this is the best way to protect yourself. Additionally, if your new home has a security system in place, you’ll need to figure out how to program it to only be accessed by your computer and smartphone. Previous owners or tenants shouldn’t be able to access the property via their phone!

Are These Costs Worth It?

Yes! While these hidden homeownership costs can be a pain at first, when it comes down to it owning a home is the right choice for many people across the country. As long as you are prepared for the unexpected, homeownership can be a positive experience and a sound investment.





Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 4/6/2021


25 Columbus Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Prospect Hill

Single-Family

$995,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious Victorian style single family c.1900 or before on 6541sf lot with driveway. High ceilings, bay windowed living room, bay windowed dining room with marble mantle fireplace (non working ), den, older kitchen and bath on the mail level. Second floor has 2 large and one small bedroom, along with another room most likely formerly a bedroom, and a bathroom which has been gutted, and an enclosed porch overlooking the yard. Third floor has 2 gutted out unfinished rooms with views of the Boston skyline.One year old Carrier heating system and Navien hot water heater. This house most likely needs everything and for the Victorian lover or contractor/developer would make a great project. About 1-2 blocks off the booming Union Square with bars, restaurants, cafe's, and the very soon to come Green Line, the savvy buyer will find this house very attractive
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April 10 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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