Kadilak Realty Group | Burlington MA Real Estate Agent

RISING RATES… MORE INVENTORY…. Find Out What It Means For Real Estate In 2019!

By: Susan Kadilak

Interest rates are rising like the mercury in July!  There seems to be more houses on the market, but getting the home you want for the price you want may still feel like trying to nail Jello to the wall.  What’s going on?!  Here’s a breakdown of what we are seeing in the marketplace and what it could mean for you if you are planning to buy or sell this year.

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Selling MA: 7 Year Itch

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 167 Burlington Street, Woburn

Living Area: 1,788 Square Feet

Type of Home: Colonial Style Built In 1898

Beds/ Baths: 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bathrooms

Sale Price: $450,000

The Background: This turn of the century home was adorable, charming, and absolutely everything our sellers were looking for in their very first home! Fast forward 7 years and they were ready for something new.

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Buying MA: My First Home

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 20 Mayflower Avenue, Wareham

Living Area: 1,576 Square Feet

Type of Home: Cape Cod Style Built In 1920

Beds/ Baths: 3 Bedrooms & 1 Bathroom

Sale Price: $245,000

The Background:  Our Buyers were ready to take the plunge of finally purchasing their very first home! Moving closer to friends was on their ‘must have’ list along with having plenty of room for their son & dog!

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Selling MA: The Simple Life

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 31 Briarwood Road, Woburn

Living Area: 2,688 Square Feet

Type of Home: Split Entry Built In 1992 with a 3 car garage

Beds/ Baths: 4 Bedrooms & 3.5 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $650,000 (Over Asking!)

The Background:  Our Sellers were ready to scale down from their expansive home that had served them and their extended family well over the years.  They had been living in the house since it was built and loved the cul de sac location, but they just no longer needed so much space and they were ready for a change.

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“Editing” A Home For Sale

By: Susan Kadilak

When I met the sweet older couple who owned this home they were feeling defeated by the market.  They had tried to sell their home about six months prior and after over 100 days on the market there were no offers.  They were ready to cash out on their home of over 30 years so they could travel and enjoy life without having to worry about home maintenance, but they were skeptical after their previous experience.

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Selling MA: A Family Affair

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 36 Baker Road, Everett

Living Area: 1,544 Square Feet

Type of Home: Old Style Built In 1910

Beds/ Baths: 4 Bedrooms & 1.5 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $465,000

The Background:  This home was owned by a lovely couple who was ready for retirement!  After assessing the home and talking through options it turned out that there was someone close to them who was interested in keeping the house in the family.

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Buying MA: Off Market Deal

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: Burlington, MA

Living Area: 3,035 Square Feet

Type of Home: Colonial Built In 2018

Beds/ Baths: 4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $1,150,000

The Background: Our buyers were looking for the perfect location and a newly built property to call their ‘forever’ home,  but after seeing dozens of “cookie-cutter” style homes we just could not find “the one”. After looking at all of the listed homes we decided that we had to figure out another way to find what our clients were looking for. After reaching out to people in our network we found the perfect opportunity with a builder who had a lot and was just about to start building.  The timing could not have been more perfect!

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Pre-Sale Kitchen Updates

By: Susan Kadilak

According to Zillow’s 2018 Annual Consumer Report, 22% of home sellers make improvements in the kitchen prior to selling.  Done right, it can be a great investment!

This homeowner called me because she was ready to sell, but she was NOT ready to leave any money on the table, and was seeking guidance on improvements she could make to maximize her sale price. Check out this kitchen refresh that brought this home into the 21st century!

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Buying MA: Good Bones

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 20 Grandview Avenue, Wakefield

Living Area: 2,971 Square Feet

Type of Home: Colonial Built In 2000

Beds/ Baths: 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $799,000

The Background: Our buyers fell in love with this Custom Colonial built on over an acre lot! The home is spacious with a total ‘wow’ factor, starting with the open foyer as you enter. The size of the kitchen was a dream for them since they love to cook and bake from scratch- and of course entertain!

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5 Things That Make Your House Dated

By: Susan Kadilak

Not too long ago I received a call from a homeowner who was looking to sell.  I asked her to tell me a little bit about her home and she started to talk about all of the work they had done, including renovating the kitchen.  She went on and on about how the kitchen was brand new and barely used.  When I arrived at the house this is what I found:

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The “Brand New” Kitchen

I find that when homeowners were the ones who did a renovation themselves, as opposed to a previous owner, they often feel that upgrades are “new” longer than the rest of the world.

Here is a list of 5 features that make a home feel dated, even if it still feels new to you:

 

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