18 Blueberry Lane, Lexington – Just Listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 18 Blueberry Lane, Lexington – Priced at $899,000 this meticulously and lovingly maintained this home creates a sense of comfort and serenity from the living room with its grand picture windows and cathedral ceiling, to the spacious bedroom wing with its wide landing and large rooms, to the lush grounds, with an in-ground gunite swimming pool on almost an acre of land.

Open House Sat (Oct 10) 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sun (Oct 11) from 2:00pm-3:30pm.

The MA Properties Online team is the GOLD standard when it comes to marketing your home. Professional quality photographs, video, floor plans, and high quality print adverting at the open house and to potential buyers targeted based on the property type and price point. To this we now add the 3D Showcase – an online experience that lets home buyers move through a property and see it from any angle. We just completed it for this property – to interact with the model click the image below.

You can find more info at www.18Blueberry.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.18Blueberry.com

Lexington – Real Estate Update

The current months statistics for the Lexington real estate market are shown below.

Inventory Levels

If an inventory level graph shows seasonal fluctuations then we know that the market is ‘healthy’ and showing normal activity. If seasonal fluctuations are not obvious then what we are seeing is an ‘unhealthy’ market where foreclosures and short sales have cluttered and hidden the normal trends of the market. Price trends can be learnt from inventory level data – in a ‘healthy’ market with demand greater than supply, prices tend to move up. In an ‘unhealthy’ market where supply far outstrips demand then the trend on prices is down. This follows the normal Supply and Demand market dynamics.

Absorption Rates

Absorption rates can be described as the number of months needed to sell the available inventory at the rate of sales experienced in the previous 12 months IF no additional properties were listing during that time.

So, given the ‘normal’ rate of sales that have occurred over the previous 12 months, and given the number of homes on the market currently, how many months it would take to sell everything that is currently available is known as the absorption rate. We generally say that anything below 7 months supply is ‘healthy’. The absorption rate can be a general rate for a town, for instance, for all single family homes in that town, or it can be more specific and related to price ranges.

Sold/Original Price Ratios

By reviewing the sold to original list price ratio you can get a very good understanding of the health of the real estate market in a town, and the cyclical nature of sales in the town. The number of homes sold, along with the average percentage of the original list price to sales price data, gives you a snapshot over the last 12 months of important data related to the real estate market in a town. It is important to note that the reported data is approximately 6-8 weeks behind the actual event of the home going under agreement.

Historic Homes Prices

The blue bars represent the average price in the year referenced, the green bars reflect the average home price for each month of the current year. When reviewing this data it is important to note the impact that the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit had on the data for 2009 and 2010. In towns where the average home price is significantly more than the approximate home price of a first time home buyer then the impact is quite marked due to the increase in First Time Home Buyer activity, whereas in towns where the average home sale price is close to that of the approximate price of a home for a First time Home Buyer we don’t see too much of an impact that the increase in home sales due to First Time Home Buyers has had to the overall average for the town.

Homes Sales

A wealth of information about Lexington as well as over 40 other towns (and a lot more information on buying/selling) can be found on our website www.mapropertiesonline.com (or if you’re on your smartphone – mobile.mapropertiesonline.com) and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Home Sellers Seminar

2015 Sellers Seminars

Unlocking the Myths, Mysteries, and Mistakes of Home Ownership. Join the MA Properties Online team for this FREE seminar where prospective home sellers will learn how market forces affect sale price and how effective strategies can maximize sale price.

Like anything else, success is in the preparation. Its never too soon to find out how to best spend money on your home to maximize its sale price. What brings value when you sell your home is often counter-intuitive.

Before you spend money on your home, learn which home improvements will bring the best returns.

This seminar will help increase the value of one of your largest investments…your home.

The seminars will be held between 6:30pm and 8:30pm at 13 Depot Square, Lexington.

Pizza and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by reply email.

Thursday September 24
Thursday October 29
Thursday November 19

Please RSVP to Dani Fleming Email or phone her on (617) 997-9145.

2416 Mass Ave, Lexington – Just Listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 2416 Mass Ave, Lexington – priced at $739,000 this home will welcome you to a lifetime of comfort and quality. Immaculately maintained and inviting, 2416 Massachusetts Avenue is a true haven for its new owners. From the open plan living room and dining room, to the renovated kitchen with decorative ceramic floor tile, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances, this home is lovely.

Open House Sat/Sun (Sep 12/13) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

The MA Properties Online team is the GOLD standard when it comes to marketing your home. Professional quality photographs, video, floor plans, and high quality print adverting at the open house and to potential buyers targeted based on the property type and price point. To this we now add the 3D Showcase – an online experience that lets home buyers move through a property and see it from any angle. We just completed it for this property – to interact with the model of 2416 Mass Ave click the image below.

You can find more info at www.2416MassAve.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.2416MassAve.com

3D Walk Through – best in class marketing just got better

The MA Properties Online team is the GOLD standard when it comes to marketing your home. Professional quality photographs, video, floor plans, and high quality print adverting at the open house and to potential buyers targeted based on the property type and price point. to this we now add the 3D Showcase – an online experience that lets home buyers move through a property and see it from any angle. We just completed it for a property in Lexington – interact with the model below:

If you are interested in seeing how the MA Properties Online team would market your home or if you would like an estimate of what your home would sell for in today’s market we would be more than happy to come by, have a look at your home, and then provide a CMA (comparative market analysis) which will provide you with an estimate of what your home should sell for, along with a marketing plan to get maximum exposure for your home.

If you’d like to chat more about the topic presented here, or the Real Estate market in general, then please call me on (617) 997 9145, or email me at Email Dani Fleming

We’re Hiring

Buyer Specialist

Are you a go-getter who loves interacting with people, and is always checking out what is happening with real estate around you? MAPropertiesOnline is a dynamic and progressive real estate team and we’re looking to bring on a buyer specialist to our team. It’s a full time role and requires someone who really wants to work and to be successful in real estate. If you’re looking to ‘dabble’ then this isn’t the right role for you! It will require you to go to training and get your real estate license, and we’ll teach you the rest. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a real estate agent then contact us and we’ll get you as much information as you need to make a decision. We’re based in Lexington so it makes sense to be local to this area. Email Dani Fleming for more information.

Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist

We are looking to hire a talented, hard-working graphic designer with a passion for both digital and traditional mediums who can take our marketing to the next level. You should able to work fast, accurately, diligently and have a positive can-do attitude. Our team works in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment, so you should be comfortable in solving problems and a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualization, development and execution of creative, branding and marketing collateral for our company
  • Collaborate with the principals of the team to help create larger marketing pieces
  • Manage multiple projects at once while maintaining communication with the team
  • Maintain our social media presence on Facebook, twitter, instagram and blogs
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute video campaigns for social media and website
  • Writing copy for multiple purposes
  • Extensive production responsibilities for page layout, design and formatting of various marketing materials and coordinate with our printers
  • Provide designs for new creative marketing materials, such as brochures, direct mailers, data sheets, direct mailers, large format graphics, newsletters and other collateral materials
  • Design and edit HTML emails and send via our CRM package
  • Competitive Analysis to identify where we are lacking in our marketing

Requirements:

  • Intimate knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and inDesign
  • Working knowledge of Adobe dreamweaver
  • Strong HTML and CSS skills
  • Obviously amazing design skills (or the complete and utter devotion to improving your design skills)
  • Good-to-haves: writing/editing skills, illustration skills, video editing skills, video production skills, basically any other creative skills you have beyond design is a plus
  • Be prepared to challenge yourself, and develop your skills while creating an awesome marketing strategy and brand for the team
  • Think like an entrepreneur
  • An understanding of Facebook ads, SEO and Google Adwords
  • Demonstrate excellence in graphic design skills and a high degree of innovation through the professional portfolio; excellent analytic thinking and creative problem solving skills for visual design; strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Must possess artistic ability to create images that engage, attract and sell. Must have understanding of market trends and how to interpret them
  • Possess the ability to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team; the stamina to produce high-quality graphics in a fast -paced work environment; proficiency with the software to produce accurate and innovative designs; and the ability to quickly learn and integrate new tools and technologies to meet the company’s needs

Send us your online portfolio and some projects you’ve worked in that past that you’re really proud of.

Email Dani Fleming for more information.

7 Demar Rd, Lexington – Just Listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 7 Demar Rd, Lexington – priced at $769,000 this beautiful light-filled mid-century modern home was a featured home for Carl Koch’s Techbuilt complex in desirable Turning Mill.

Open House Sat/Sun (Aug 8/9) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

You can find more info at www.7Demar.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.7Demar.com

70A Thomas St, Belmont – Just Listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 70A Thomas in Belmont – priced at $519,000 this peaceful three bedroom 1.5 bath home surrounded by trees and its own gardens is a rare find in this most desirable town. From its large open plan living room with gorgeous picture window overlooking trees and sky to its large dining room with wainscoting and its kitchen with granite counters you know you have found a very special home. Just a 10 minute walk to both Belmont Center and its restaurants, shops, and commuter rail as well as Underwood Playground, and just down the street from the town field, this home is the perfect place for comfort, convenience, and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Open House Sat/Sun (July 25/26) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

You can find more info at www.70athomas.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.70athomas.com

32 Smith St, Arlington – Just listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 32 Smith St in Arlington – priced at $599,000 this duplex condo with sky high views, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings is close to shopping, buses and bike path. The spacious open plan living room has large picture window and is perfect for entertaining. Close to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, buses to Alewife and Harvard Square, bike path, and Arlington Reservoir with walking path and beach, this home is the best of everything for years of wonderful memories.

Open House Sat/Sun (June 27/28) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

You can find more info at www.32smith.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.32smith.com

9 Aerial St, Lexington – just listed

Check out this home that we’ve just bought on the market this week. 9 Aerial St in Lexington – priced at $579,000 this home has curb appeal galore. This impeccably maintained three bedroom cape is airy and open with newly refinished hardwood floors and spacious living room with wood burning fireplace perfect for entertaining and relaxing in front of the fire. With a one car garage on a quiet residential street in Liberty Heights, walking distance to shops, public transportation and Sutherland Park, this home is perfect for a lifetime of joyful memories

Open House Sat/Sun (June 20/21) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

You can find more info at www.9aerial.com or if you’re on your smartphone mobile.9aerial.com