Posted by Marie Presti on 9/27/2017

This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $550,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


43-45 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline Village

Condo

$524,900
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Second floor of a 3 family in the heart of Brookline Village! 5 minute walk to the T stop. This unit is completely renovated 4 years ago and includes new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, new bathroom, flooring, heating, electrical etc. Very sunny unit with master bedroom facing south with double pane windows. Also one car parking is included. Explore all that Brookline has to offer in this awesome residence only moments to medical area, Jamaica pond, T, shops and restaurants.

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/24/2017

Homeowners have become increasingly aware of the dangers that face them and their homes. More Americans than ever lock their doors at night and own home security systems to protect themselves and their homes from intruders.

However, one danger that many homeowners aren’t prepared for is posed by scammers. These scammers are innovative and use tools like the internet and the semblance of authority to their advantage. What’s more, the nature of their scams is always evolving.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common scams affecting homeowners. We’ll talk about how to protect yourself from these scams and recognize them so that you and your home can avoid potential disaster.

Foreclosure scams

There are few things more concerning to a homeowner than the thought of losing their home. Scammers take advantage of these fears by promoting “relief programs” that promise to reduce your monthly payments or otherwise protect you from being foreclosed on.

The scam here is that these companies might not help you at all but will still charge for their services. They’ll often browse public foreclosure notices or post ads online. When they reach out to a homeowner they’ll do so via a letter that seems personal and professional. They could also call your phone or send you an email offer.

By U.S. law, such companies cannot charge you for any services unless they successfully help you gain relief from your lender, and even then you must still accept the offer before the relief company can ever charge you.

Home maintenance and repair

One of the more dangerous scams on our list involves something seemingly innocent--a knock on your door to let you know your roof needs repair. While some startup companies may go door-to-door offering their services, most of the time this should send up a red flag. There are a few potential scams that come in the form of a person in work uniform knocking on your door.

First, a company might be selling real services, but they could be services you don’t need. Make sure you understand facts about your home, such as the last time your roof was repaired. This will help you avoid making a bad deal to replace something that doesn’t need replacing.

Also be sure to never let someone into your home, regardless of their uniform, if you are alone or it’s late at night. Someone may be dressed like a salesperson or utility worker, but they could in reality be doing research on your home and your valuables. Would-be burglars can often spot your valuables, and see how secure your home is before coming back when no one is home.

Protect your identity

The issue of identity theft has been in the public eye with the rise of online communications. However, one of the easiest ways to steal your valuable information could be sitting right in your mailbox or in your garbage can.

Always be sure to shred papers that have personal information on them. And, if you go away on vacation, ask a neighbor or relative to bring in your mail for you. Not only will this help keep your identity safe, but it will make it look like someone is at home by keeping the pile of mail and newspapers outside low.  




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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/21/2017

Want great schools that are close to Boston but with the feel of the burbs? Quiet and private cul de sac location for this gorgeous Newton Centre 3br side entrance Colonial. Light filled open layout with updated kitchen and family bath with hydro therapy tub. Family Room on the first floor. Walk out to a large multilevel deck onto a professionally landscaped yard. Upstairs offers 2 large bedrooms and a home office and sitting area. Top floor 3rd bedroom has endless possibilities. 1 car detached garage could be used for multiple purposes with french doors on the side. Walk to Bulloughs Pond, Crystal Lake, BC Law, public schools, Newtonville and Newton Centre shopping areas, houses of worship, bus and commuter train to Boston. 5 minute drive to the Mass Pike for driving into the city or out to Western Mass.

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/17/2017

Every country and every region have specific styles of homes that are most common in that area. And every homebuyer has a style or styles of homes that peak their interest above all others. It’s important to know what types of homes dominate your region so you can expect what you’ll see as you begin your house hunt. Or you can skip the house hunt all together and search for land with the intention of building if that style of home is just about impossible to find in your area. Here are a few of the top styles of home in New England. Colonial: Colonial styles homes are one of the oldest known styles built in New England. This style mirrored homes in Europe. Colonial styles homes include Dutch and Georgian colonial. They are very simple and symmetrical style homes. Cape Cod: Cape Cod style homes originated in the colonial era. Today, their design still pulls from the original designs. This style home generally has steep, pitched roofs, a central staircase and chimney, and two bedrooms upstairs. While original capes still exist, variations on the original design are fairly common. Victorian: Victorian era homes include multiple architectural styles of homes that were prominent during this time period such as Italianate and Queen Anne styles. These home were typically constructed as three story homes in the eastern United States. Common among the design of these homes is that each type includes ornate and detailed design. Craftsman: Craftsman style homes are the most popular style around the United States. As the name suggests, the home style focuses on the craft of construction with exteriors featuring a combination of wood and stone. These homes are usually bungalows that can be of any shape but are generally unique. Traditional: Traditional homes are, as the name suggests, traditional. They are an ‘update’ to the colonial style home. This style typically is charming and detailed around historically accurate features. These are just a few of the most popular homes in the New England region. And it certainly doesn’t mean that other, less popular styles don’t exist in this region. If you’re on the market for one of these types of homes in New England, then you have a pretty good shot at finding what you’re looking for. Happy house hunting!





Posted by Marie Presti on 9/14/2017


11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476

Single-Family

$1,369,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
4Ksf+ new construction that is waiting for you in the desirable Dallin School District! Beautifully designed home with open floor plan, 2 car attached high ceiling garage, floor to ceiling stone fireplaced living room with sliders to a large deck, high end kitchen with commercial style stainless appliances, granite counters with center island, 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor including a large master with his/her walk in closets, walk in tiled shower with rain head and double vanities. Top floor is a large finished room which can be a 5th guest bedroom, playroom, or office. Finished basement offers a large game area plus enough room for your sectional and TV and includes full bath for your overnight guests or possible in-law plus a walkout slider to your beautifully landscaped backyard complete with trees, plantings, stone walls, and patio. Quick access to route 2 for drivers or walk to bus to Alewife for commuting to Boston.
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