April 2018 FREE Real Estate Workshops

Are you thinking about selling your home? Or upgrading your existing one? Here are some of the topics we will discuss at one of our upcoming FREE Real Estate Workshops on Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm in Woburn or on Thursday, April 12th at 7pm in Burlington:

  • How do you buy and sell at the same time?
  • How much does it cost to sell my home?
  • Does it make sense to upgrade my existing home?
  • What should I do to prep for a sale?
  • How do I fund renovations?
  • Why do bidding wars happen?
  • Should I sell to a builder?

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For more information and to register visitwww.KadilakWorkshop.com

New Lead Paint Laws & Fat-Tire Mountain Bikes

BY: DAVE LENHARDT

You’ve probably heard that renters and homeowners in Massachusetts are affected by lead paint laws, but have you heard that those rules changed SIGNIFICANTLY recently? There are two main changes. The first of these focuses on what’s considered to be a dangerous location for lead paint in a home, and the second change is to the level used as the definition of lead poisoning.

 

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Lead Paint is commonly found on window sills

 

Although dangerous surfaces basically used to be defined as anything a child could put their mouth on, the new laws seem to realize that children don’t typically go around biting baseboards as much as they would put a windowsill in their mouth because it happens to be conveniently located where they are looking out a window. Along with reducing the surfaces labeled as “mouthable”, the new rules also add another type of danger area called “Friction Surfaces” where doors rub against jambs or feet rub against stairs. MA state put out a flyer to explain these differences, which can be downloaded HERE.

The second part of the law that changed is the level of lead in the blood that is considered poisonous. The old law considered a child “lead poisoned” if 25 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) was found in their blood, and the new law reduces that to 10 µg/dL. MA state also now follows CDC guidance by further defining a new “Blood Lead Level of Concern” as 5 to less than 10 µg/dL in a child younger than six years old, which will serve as a way to monitor kids who are at risk and help them avoid reaching the 10 µg/dL threshold.

 

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The use of lead paint on residential surfaces was banned in 1978

 

As a whole, the new rules seem to take childhood lead poisoning much more seriously, as well as make control of lead paint much more reasonable for homeowners. These changes happened to be perfectly timed for me to obtain some real-world numbers. I had my house tested and received a quote in 2016, before the new rules were adopted, the same company adjusted their quote based on the new rules and told me that the actual de-leading work itself would be reduced about 40% compared to the original number due to the changes. This translated to about $2,000 less than I would have paid under the old rules, which is just about enough to buy a fat-tire bike! Just please don’t tell my wife, tell her we spent it all on de-leading… and let me keep my new bike at your house!

 

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Dave On His New Fat-Tire Bike

 

Do you have questions about home buying or selling?  Dave Lenhardt can be reached at:

Dave@KadilakRealtyGroup.com
Kadilak Realty Group
Keller Williams Boston Northwest
Call or text 781-557-8673
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LenhardtHomes

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FEBRUARY 2018 REAL ESTATE RECAP

Town Report

Wondering what homes recently sold near you?  Check out our February 2018 Real Estate Recap to find recent sales and stats for Woburn, Burlington, Winchester, Wilmington, Billerica, and Wakefield.  Read it HERE…

Interested in Real Estate adventures?  Do you like checking out before and after home renovation photos?  Check Out Our Blog

Interested in buying or selling a home?                                                                                  Call/Text Susan at: 781-799-4080   or   E-mail: Susan@KadilakRealtyGroup.com

Billerica 2017 Vs. 2016

Wondering how the real estate market did in Billerica in 2017?  A huge drop in the number of homes that sold in 2017 (376 single family homes) versus 2016 (430 single family homes) combined with high demand sent prices soaring this year.  Check out the stats here:

Susan Kadilak Burlington Real Estate Massachusetts Woburn, billerica, stoneham, bedford, wakefield, woburn, lexington, winchester.

Thinking of selling your home?  Ready to find your dream home?  Call/ Text Susan at 781-799-4080 for a FREE Market Analysis or e-mail: Susan@KadilakRealtyGroup.com

Burlington 2017 Vs. 2016

Wondering how the 2017 Burlington Single Family sale prices fared compared to 2017?  Check out the stats here!

Two is better than one. (1)

Thinking of selling your home?  Ready to find your dream home?  Call/ Text Susan at 781-799-4080 for a FREE Market Analysis or e-mail: Susan@KadilakRealtyGroup.com

Woburn 2017 Vs. 2016

How did 2017 Single Family Sales in Woburn compare to 2016?

Check out the stats here!

Two is better than one.

Thinking of selling your home?  Ready to find your dream home?  Call/ Text Susan at 781-799-4080 for a FREE Market Analysis or e-mail: Susan@KadilakRealtyGroup.com

 

 

 

December 2017 Real Estate Recap

IMG_6934Wondering what homes recently sold near you?  Check out our December 2017 Real Estate Recap to find recent sales and stats in Woburn, Burlington, Billerica, Winchester, and Wakefield.  Read it HERE…

Interested in Real Estate adventures?  Do you like checking out before and after renovation photos?  Check Out Our Blog

Interested in buying or selling a home?  Call/text Susan at 781-799-4080 or e-mail: Susan@KadilakRealtyGroup.com