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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 12/15/2019

Ready to sell that home you've sunk your heart, soul and savings account into? Hoping to get a great return on all those green upgrades you had professionally performed? Don't rely on chance to get the ROI you deserve. Take charge of the sale of your high-performance home, and make sure everyone from your sales team to your prospective buyers have the full picture before you settle.

Prioritize Your Green Upgrades

Some home improvements pack more environmental punch than others, and projects that lower the costs of heating and cooling your home are biggies. Consider upgrades that will save both you and your prospective buyer money down the road, including:

  • Installing solar panels 
  • Replacing drafty doors and windows
  • Upgrading to Energy Star Appliances
  • Updated Your HVAC system

 These will all net you a bigger return on investment than replacing existing hardwood with bamboo, for instance. Think long-term savings when investing in green upgrades, and buyers will love you for it. 

Select Your Marketing Team Carefully

Everyone on your marketing team, from the person who appraises your home to the real estate agent who shows it should have experience with selling high-performance homes. These are the professionals who will best appreciate the upgrades you've made and how they'll benefit buyers in the long term. Even if you've chosen your sales team wisely, don't rely on them to ask the right questions. Come prepared with the right answers instead. Walk with your appraiser and point out the improvements you've made and why, and then show them the documentation. 

Be Prepared to Prove Your Claims

One common reason many homeowners perform green upgrades, aside from adding to their own comfort, is to boost their home's resale value. Keep this in mind when performing a home improvement that has any kind of environmental impact. Keep receipts and consumer information when replacing windows and doors. Keep the manuals for Energy Star appliances and be able to prove the R-Values on that new attic insulation. Your real estate agent needs to be able to see the whole picture to market your home most effectively, and your appraiser needs it to increase your appraisal value. 

Don't Pursue LEED Certification 

It sounds impressive, having your home green-certified, but the hoops you'll have to jump through may outweigh the advantages. Simply making savvy upgrades in all the right places and in all the right ways may actually be more impactful to a prospective buyer than claiming certified status. It will save you money, too.

Don't improve your home more than you need to make it safe, comfortable and cost-effective for your family. In most instances, simple upgrades like the ones listed here will be sufficient to help you claim excellent returns on your investments.



Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 12/8/2019

If you intend to buy a house in the foreseeable future, it pays to prepare. That way, you can enter the real estate market as an "extraordinary" homebuyer, i.e. someone who knows exactly what it takes to find a great house at an outstanding price.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help any homebuyer go from ordinary to extraordinary.

1. Learn the Ins and Outs of the Housing Sector

The real estate market is complex, particularly for someone who is pursuing a house for the first time. Fortunately, plenty of housing market data is available that can help you gain the insights that you need to make an informed home purchase.

Take a look at homes that are currently available in your city or town. By doing so, you can better understand the prices of houses that match your expectations. Then, you can tailor your home search accordingly.

Furthermore, don't forget to assess the prices of recently sold residences in your area. This housing market data will help you determine whether you're about to enter a real estate market that favors buyers or sellers.

2. Get Your Finances in Order

Meet with banks and credit unions to learn about your mortgage options Ė you'll be glad you did. If you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can begin your home search with a budget in hand, thereby reducing the temptation to spend too much on a house.

Lenders are happy to provide you with information about a broad range of mortgage options. Also, if you ever have mortgage questions, lenders employ friendly, professionally trained mortgage specialists who are ready to respond to your queries.

In addition, it usually is a good idea to evaluate your credit score prior to applying for a mortgage.

You can obtain a free annual copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). If you review your credit report closely, you can identify and resolve any potential credit problems and increase the likelihood that you can obtain a favorable mortgage.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to becoming an extraordinary homebuyer, it is important to note that it can be difficult for even the most diligent homebuyer to succeed on his or her own. However, if you employ an expert real estate agent, you can streamline the process of acquiring your dream residence.

A real estate agent is committed to your homebuying success, and as such, will do everything possible to help you find the perfect residence.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. This housing market professional will even help you alleviate homebuying stress and ensure that you can quickly go from homebuyer to homeowner.

Ready to embark on the homebuying journey? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can become an extraordinary homebuyer in no time at all.

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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 12/2/2019

516 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

South Boston



East Broadway apt available NOW! Top floor between G & H. Newly renovated, open kitchen and living area, all new hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity and glass shower. Large bedroom with lots of closets. High ceilings throughout. Air conditioning, working fireplace, gas heat, dishwasher, gas cooking, backsplash, ceiling fan, lots of recessed lighting. Private spacious back deck with city views, washer/dryer in basement along with private storage unit. Whole apt just repainted. Centrally located and quick access to #9 bus, short walk to #7 bus and East and West Broadway restaurants, shops, and bars. 1st month's rent, last month's rent, and fee of one month due at lease signing. Dogs under 25 lbs ok, a cat will be considered.
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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 12/1/2019

When youíre buying a home, itís important to offer a good price to be able to land the property of your dreams. You also donít want to overpay for the house youíre buying. If you want to know for sure that youíre paying a good price for a home, youíre going to need to do some price comparisons. Take a look at recently sold homes in your neighborhood of choice and see what the going rate is. If all of the homes are similar in the area, it will be easy to find out how much the home youíre buying is worth. There are a few ways that you can do comparisons to make it easier for you to determine the right price for the home you want to buy. 

Take A Look At The Neighborhood

There are certain features that attract nearly everyone to certain neighborhoods. From the safety and friendliness of an area to the schools that are nearby, to the stores, and public transportation access, people are attracted to what makes their lives easier and more enjoyable. The bottom line is the more desirable the neighborhood, the higher the price of the homes in it. 

Check Out Public Records

With the Internet, itís pretty easy to access public records these days. You can take a look at what properties have been bought and sold for in recent times int the area of the homes that youíre looking at. You can even take a peek at some historic information to help you see if the area is up-and-coming.

Is The Neighborhood Going To Become Trendy?

Sometimes, you can find a great property for less in a neighborhood that hasnít quite reached itís full potential yet. If thereís a slot of new construction going on, thatís a good sign that the neighborhood is moving on up! Especially attractive features in a neighborhood are new schools, new shopping centers, or new parks.                

There Is A Tipping Point To Growth

If it seems that a neighborhood is growing a bit too much, it may actually decrease the value of your home. Huge commercial developments can actually be detrimental to the value of a property. Where thereís a lot of people, thereís also a lot of noise and traffic. Thatís usually not a desirable factor in a neighborhood.    

Meet In The Middle

When youíre looking at the price of properties, the best bet is to meet somewhere in the middle for what is reasonable. While you donít want to buy the highest priced home in the neighborhood, you probably donít want to lowest price for that neighborhood either. Working with a more average number is a good option because your home helps any home lower priced than yours, while any higher priced homes help to increase the value of your home. Itís a win-win situation when you choose a property based on price and keep this strategy in mind.    

Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 11/26/2019

265 North St, Duxbury, MA 02332



Full/Half Baths
Celebrate the New Year in your new home! Set back on 1.3 acres this impeccable home features amazing outdoor and indoor spaces. Friends & family will be stunned by the rustic gourmet kitchen with a gorgeous center island and dining area with stone hearth fireplace. Enjoy sunny days sitting on the wrap around farmers porch or retreat to the great room with cathedral ceilings and custom barn doors. Complete with heated- in-ground pool, cabana, fire pit, two separate decks and stone patio.This special home has it all with over 3900 Sq.Ft. of living space, spacious master suite with beautiful pine floors, two walk-in closets, & full spa bath.Three generous sized bedrooms & full bath, plus laundry room complete the second floor. Additional features include formal study,mudroom with built-ins, central air, irrigation system,plus two car garage. Partially finished walk-out lower level & half bath.This home is incredible and has so much to offer! Schedule a showing today!
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