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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 1/20/2021

Selling a home can be challenging, even for an individual who is laser-focused on getting the best price for his or her house. Fortunately, we're here to help you achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you obtain the best price for your residence.

1. Study the Prices of Comparable Residences in Your Area

Your home may seem like it is one of a kind, but there likely are comparable houses in your city or town. If you take a look at the prices of comparable houses in your area, you may be better equipped than ever before to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

Also, studying the prices of comparable residences in your area enables you to see how your house stacks up against the competition. And if you find your home pales in comparison to its rivals, you may want to dedicate time and resources to upgrade your house. That way, you can help your house stand out to potential buyers.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal commonly is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts his or her offer to purchase a residence and a property appraisal has been completed. However, it may be beneficial for a seller to conduct a home appraisal, especially if this individual wants to get the optimal price for his or her residence.

By conducting a home appraisal, you can receive expert insights into how much your house is currently worth. Then, you can use your home appraisal results to set an aggressive initial asking price for your residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to price your residence, you may want to hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can quickly and effortlessly accomplish your property selling goals.

First, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your residence. This housing market professional next will help you establish a competitive initial asking price for your home that accounts for the current state of the real estate market. A real estate agent then will list your home, promote it to potential buyers and set up home showings and open house events. And if you receive an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent can help you review this proposal and decide how to proceed.

Of course, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you maximize your house sale earnings too. He or she will negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf and ensure you can get the best price for your residence Ė regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Don't wait to list your home and maximize your home sale profits. Instead, take advantage of the aforementioned home selling tips, and you can boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience.





Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 1/17/2021


183 Prospect, Cambridge, MA 02139

Mid Cambridge

Condo

$625,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
PET FRIENDLY!!! SPACIOUS 3 BR, 1 BA UNIT IN VICTORIAN 3 UNIT ASSOCIATION C.1880. GUT RENOVATED AROUND 1990, THIS UNIT FEATURES BAY WINDOWS, WIDE PINE FLOORS, 3 MARBLE FIREPLACES, HUGE REAR DECK, 2 CAR OFF STREET PARKING, SUPER CONVENIENT LOCATION TO CENTRAL,INMAN, TECH SQUARES, MIT, AND RED LINE . THE ASSOCIATION IS ALL OWNER OCCUPIED AND PAYS EXPENSES AS THEY COME IN. THERE IS NO RESERVE ACCOUNT WHATSOEVER AND THE BUYER WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEIR SHARE OF ANY EXTERIOR REPAIRS OR PAINTING WHEN AND IF THE ASSOCIATION DECIDES TO DO THE REPAIRS . GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SAVVY BUYER/INVESTOR. OFFERS SHOULD CONTAIN CLOSING DATES NO EARLIER THAN 3/1/21 OR MUTUALLY AGREEABLE OTHER DATE.
Open House
Thursday
January 21 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 183 Prospect, Cambridge, MA 02139    Get Directions

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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 1/13/2021

Many home buyers seek out fixer-uppers or older homes as a way to save money. And, while this method can be a great way to save, it does come with a few caveats.

Upgrades and repairs can vary greatly in price. Some might be simple, whereas others can take weeks or months, require permits, and uproot your plans. For these reasons, itís good to know what youíre getting yourself into with home repairs.

In this article, weíre going to cover the most expensive home repairs and upgrades. That way when you find a home listing that youíre interested in, you can rule out these costly repairs early if you arenít willing to spend the extra money on them after buying the house.

1. Sewer and septic

Finding out you need to replace a sewer line or a septic system can be a nightmare. Sewer lines are most often damaged by tree root growth, leaving older homes the most vulnerable. On average, homeowners spend around $2,500 to repair a main sewer line.

If you move into a new home that previously only had one inhabitant, you may find that the septic system canít keep up with the increased workload. Repairs for a septic system average around $1,500. And to replace the septic system and install a new one? You can expect to spend around $5,000 or much more, depending on your needs and location.

2. Foundation repair

Older homes are also subject to foundation damage over the years, which can cause many problems, including safety concerns and water damage.

Houses that have poor drainage and high soil moisture are particularly vulnerable to foundation damage. And, like sewer and septic issues, tree roots can also pose a problem.

For minor cracks, foundation repairs can cost as little as $500. However, more severe damage can cost up to $10,000. On average, Americans spend around $4,000 when they repair a damaged foundation.

3. Roof replacement

Roof replacements are inevitable, but there are ways to ensure you wonít have to install a new one anytime soon. For example, slate and metal roofs can last over 50 years. And concrete? A hundred years or more.

The most common type of roofs, however, are made from asphalt shingles, which last around 20 years. In terms of price, asphalt tends to be the cheapest as well, costing as low as $2,000 to replace. Metal and slate roofs are significantly more expensive, starting at $5,000 and $17,000 respectively.

4. Heat pump installation

Installing a heat pump can be quite costly, with the national average being around $5,300. However, if you live in a moderate climate, a heat pump can replace both your furnace and your air conditioning unit.

Furthermore, if you plan on staying in the home for several years, a heat pump tends to be much more energy efficient than older alternatives.

5. Kitchen remodel

Of all the household remodeling projects--basement, bathrooms, etc.--a kitchen remodel tends to be the priciest. Americans spend about $21,000 on a kitchen remodel. The most expensive part? Cabinetry and hardware at $6,000.




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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 1/12/2021


183 Prospect, Cambridge, MA 02139

Mid Cambridge

Condo

$625,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
PET FRIENDLY!!! SPACIOUS 3 BR, 1 BA UNIT IN VICTORIAN 3 UNIT ASSOCIATION C.1880. GUT RENOVATED AROUND 1990, THIS UNIT FEATURES BAY WINDOWS, WIDE PINE FLOORS, 3 MARBLE FIREPLACES, HUGE REAR DECK, 2 CAR OFF STREET PARKING, SUPER CONVENIENT LOCATION TO CENTRAL,INMAN, TECH SQUARES, MIT, AND RED LINE . THE ASSOCIATION IS ALL OWNER OCCUPIED AND PAYS EXPENSES AS THEY COME IN. THERE IS NO RESERVE ACCOUNT WHATSOEVER AND THE BUYER WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEIR SHARE OF ANY EXTERIOR REPAIRS OR PAINTING WHEN AND IF THE ASSOCIATION DECIDES TO DO THE REPAIRS . GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SAVVY BUYER/INVESTOR. OFFERS SHOULD CONTAIN CLOSING DATES NO EARLIER THAN 3/1/21 OR MUTUALLY AGREEABLE OTHER DATE.
Open House
Wednesday
January 13 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
one window window ok to send buyers
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 183 Prospect, Cambridge, MA 02139    Get Directions

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Posted by Gary Vrotsos Team on 1/6/2021


931 Mass, Cambridge, MA 02139

Harvard Square

Rental

$1,995
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
7 MONTH LEASE AVAIL IF DESIRED !! Harvard Square location. SWEEPING TREETOP VIEWS! Highly coveted building.Spacious luxury one bedroom residence with galley kitchen with pass-thru to living/dining room, welcoming entry with beautiful wood flooring, Marble Half bath with laundry in-unit and spacious bedroom with very generous closet space. En-suite full marble bath with large shower. 53 unit sophisticated building with dramatic entry featuring 24/7 concierge service, Underground garage space included. Lovely 2nd floor common garden-beautiful spot to sit with a book, friend, cup of tea or glass of wine. It can be reserved for private use.NO BROKERAGE FEE TO TENANT: ; POSSIBLE ONE FREE MONTHS RENT FOR RIGHT APPLICANT Central air conditioning. Large common courtyard. Walk to Harvard University, shops, restaurants, Inman Sq, Charles River,& the T. Bike to MIT, Harvard Business School and Kendall Sq. Close to Mass Pike, bus to Longwood Medical area, and Boston. WALK SCORE 93: BIKE SCORE 9
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