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Posted by The Norton Group, Inc. on 9/25/2017

This Single-Family in Somerville, MA recently sold for $465,000. This Multi-Level,Other style home was sold by - The Norton Group, Inc..


48 Bradley St, Somerville, MA 02145

Winter Hill

Single-Family

$486,000
Price
$465,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Gilman Square/Lower Winter Hill area. 3-level attached townhouse-single, 6- rooms, 3-bedrooms,1.5 baths. Modern fully applianced kitchen with dining area, tiled floor. Large living room leading to enclosed small patio. All newer thermo windows. Move in condition. Two car deeded parking area, very quiet residential street. Priced to sell now! Act fast!






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Posted by The Norton Group, Inc. on 9/24/2017

For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.




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Posted by The Norton Group, Inc. on 9/17/2017

Being a first-time home buyer is tough. It can seem like you have undertaken one of the most overwhelming processes ever. There’s so much to learn in the process of securing a mortgage and closing on a home. If you go into buying a home prepared with knowledge, it will be that much easier for you. 


There’s a lot of terminology to learn about the home buying process. You’ll need to know who should be involved with the transaction including agents, lawyers and bankers. You’ll need to be prepared for the fees involved in buying a home as well. There are many different programs available to help first-time homebuyers that can help you save money and secure your first home. Here’s just some of those programs: 


FHA

This is the Federal Housing Administration and it’s a very popular go-to for first-time home buyers. It’s also great for people who have tarnished credit history. As a borrower with FHA backing, you can qualify for a loan with as little as 3.5% down. These FHA loans have an additional cost built into them which is mortgage insurance. In case you default on the loan, this protects the lender.


The Department Of Veteran’s Affairs


This resource helps veterans, service members and their surviving spouses to buy homes. Often, this program requires no down payment or mortgage insurance. The problem is that getting these kinds of loans can take awhile to process, so you can’t be in a big hurry to buy a home.


Good Neighbor Next Door


This program is meant for teachers, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical responders, which is why it’s called the “Good Neighbor” initiative. This is a program sponsored as part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It allows 50% discounts of the price of homes in places considered revitalization areas. All you need to do is be in one of the said professions and commit to living on the property for at least 3 years. The catch is that these homes are listed for just 7 days on the Good Neighbor Next Door website.


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


These are government-sanctioned companies that work with local lenders to offer good mortgage options for first-time home buyers such as 3% down payment options.


USDA


The U.S Department of Agriculture has its own homebuyers’ assistance program. The benefits are for people who live in rural areas and allows 100% financing by offering lenders mortgage guarantees in return. There are income limitations that can vary by region.

Assistance Isn’t Hard To Find


As you can see, there are many programs available to help first-time homebuyers. From downpayment assistance to ways that you can keep your mortgage payments low, you can find some help if you need it. You may feel that purchasing a home is something that’s far in the future the future, but with federal programs, more people can realize their dreams of home ownership.        




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Posted by The Norton Group, Inc. on 9/16/2017


16 Jason St, Arlington, MA 02476

Rental

$2,400
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 2 level apartment in Arlington Center. Right off of Mass ave. Hardwood floors throughout. Freshly painted. Decorative fireplace in Kitchen. (Not to be used) . Parking spots for rent, $100 per month each. 2nd and 3rd floor. 1 bathroom on each level. 2 Bedrooms on each level. No Pets, No Smoking. Laundry in basement. 1st month and Security. Walk score of 88.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by The Norton Group, Inc. on 9/15/2017


78 College Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

Condo

$1,199,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Davis Square on College Avenue, one block from the Red Line T station. Newly converted second floor condo. Open floor plan, large kitchen with granite counter tops and fully applianced, dining area and fireplaced living room. Bedroom or den on 2nd floor level with an additional front room, great space for a home office. Upper level includes a large Master suite, with vaulted ceiling, fireplace and full bath, 2nd bedroom on upper level with skylight and full bath. Both bedrooms have huge walk in closets, laundry area on upper level. Hardwood floors throughout. One car deeded parking, good size common landscaped yard. Steps to Somerville Community path and Vibrant Davis Square, full of shops, nightlife and dining. You can't get any better if you want Davis Square.
Open House
Sunday
September 17 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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