Middlesex County, MA Real Estate News

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Medford Center, MA Community and Real Estate InformationMedford Center is a neighborhood in Medford, Massachusetts, located directly east of West Medford and west of Glenwood and Wellington. S Border Road to the north, Northern Expressway to the east, the Mystic River to the south, and Governors Avenue to the east define the boundaries of this area. The southern riverside part of this neighborhood serves as Medford's major downtown district, including government offices, a shopping mall, and other office buildings. The residential section of the neighborhood, which is made up of different suburban single-family dwellings, is located to the north of this region. Residents in Medford benefit from easy access to schools, shopping, restaurants, public parks, a hospital, and a variety of oth...
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West Medford, MA Community and Real Estate InformationWest Medford is the westernmost neighborhood in Medford, Massachusetts, as the name implies. The suburb is the city's biggest district, bounded on the south by the Mystic River, on the east by Mystic Lake, and on the north by the Middlesex Fells Reservation and Winchester. Governors Avenue, which serves as the neighborhood's eastern border, separates it from the Medford Center district. Although the suburb is primarily residential, it does contain a well-established business district centered on the West Medford Train Station. The Medford - Brooks Estate, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford High School, and Medford Boat Club are among the community's other significant landmarks. With its finely designed Colonial-style mansions constructed in...
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Ball Square, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationBall Square is a largely residential area in Somerville, Massachusetts. To the southeast of Tufts University and to the southwest of Boston Avenue is the neighborhood. Ball Square, like other neighborhoods in the city, is a wonderful bedroom community with lovely housing options for families wanting to reside on Boston's western fringes. The area was named for John Nichols Ball, a prominent local merchant, and politician. The area was formerly a well-known commercial sector, with several of the businesses that opened in those early years still operating today. Lyndell's Bakery, Ball Square Cafe, Kelly's Diner, and many more local businesses are well-known. Today, the area retains its distinct blue-collar vibe, attracting p...
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Winter Hill, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationWinter Hill is a hilltop hamlet with Medford Street on the south, McGrath Highway on the east, and Magoun Square on the west. The region has a rich and distinguished history going back to the early 1800s. Among the many sites on the National Register of Historic Places in the region are the Adams-Magoun House, the Charles Adams-Woodbury Locke House, the Broadway Winter Hill Congregational Church, and the Elisha Hopkins House. A large section of the area has been converted into commercial properties. Restaurants, diners, cafés, shops, and a variety of other businesses are all open in the neighborhood. Winter Hill, like many other Somerville areas, has seen substantial gentrification. The vast majority of the area's accessib...
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West Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationThe westernmost neighborhood in Sommerville, MA is known as West Somerville. The Alewife Greenway Bike Path runs through the area, which is bordered by Arlington. Tufts University is to the east of the area, while Teele Square is to the south. The area is mostly residential, however there are a few small grocery stores to the south of the neighborhood that are ideal for your daily shopping needs. Parks abound in the neighborhood, with the parkway to the west providing as an ideal outdoor place for a variety of activities that the whole family may enjoy. Although most of the new construction in the neighborhood is townhouses, there are some condominium and low-rise apartment complexes in West Somerville's southern section. West Som...
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Union Square, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationUnion Square is a mixed-use district in Somerville, Massachusetts. Union Square, at the junction of Washington Street, Webster Avenue, and Somerville Avenue, is the heart of the area. Union Square takes its name from a mustering place used by the Union Army during the American Civil War, which is commemorated with a plaque in the square's southwestern corner. Originally, the region, like the rest of Somerville, was primarily agricultural. However, as the city of Boston grew more established, the suburb, like many others, was built for residential and commercial usage by working-class families. The neighborhood now consists of a mix of well-developed residential sections and a significant commercial center with several sto...
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Tufts, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationTufts is a suburban area in Somerville, Massachusetts, located just south of Tufts University. Warner Street, College Avenue, Holland Street, Curtis Street, and Boston Avenue are among the neighborhood's boundaries. Beautiful residential neighborhoods, several public parks, and the many academic buildings on the campus to the north make up the suburb. Beautiful mature trees border the streets, giving a lovely suburban environment with great curb appeal. Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and New England designs are among the classic architectural styles seen in Boston. These features all contribute to the creation of a distinct domestic atmosphere that purchasers will undoubtedly love. Tufts is a lovely campus community with excellen...
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Spring Hill, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationSpring Hill is a suburban area in Somerville, Massachusetts that is centrally placed. Porter Square and Davis Square to the west, Prospect Hill to the east, and Powder House Square and Winter Hill to the north define the area, which runs north along Sommerville Avenue. Despite the fact that the community is primarily residential, there are several business enterprises along the town's major thoroughfares. Residents enjoy easy access to all they need, including a wide range of schools, public parks, shops, restaurants, recreational opportunities, and much more. As one of the city's original residential subdivisions, the suburb was established in 1843. Many original Colonial-style mansions still exist today, accounting for a...
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Prospect Hill, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationProspect Hill is a mixed-use neighborhood in Somerville, Massachusetts that is predominantly residential. Highland Avenue to the north, McGrath Highway to the east, and Somerville Avenue to the south are just a few of the important thoroughfares that run through the area. The Prospect Hill Monument, also known as Prospect Hill Tower, is a historic stone tower monument erected on the site of a Revolutionary War and Civil War battleground. The Grand Union Banner, which is said to be the flag that George Washington hoisted on the location, is now flying from the building, which was constructed in 1904. Prospect Hill is located on the summit of a hill, as the name suggests. There are a number of locations around the area tha...
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Magoun Square, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationMagoun Square is a triangle-shaped neighborhood located on the junction of Broadway and Medford Street. Broadway to the north, railroad tracks to the southwest, and Glenwood Road to the southeast define the suburb's boundaries. Over the course of its land area, the suburb is home to around 3,700 inhabitants and nearly 1,500 houses. The location has seen substantial development as a crossroads town, with overpasses and safety traffic features installed to the different routes to prevent accidents. The area was named after John Calvin Magoun, the town assessor of Somerville, in the past. The region used to be largely farmland, with John owning the Adams-Magoun House, which was located between Broadway and Vernon Street. Ma...
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East Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationEast Somerville is a semi-circular neighborhood in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. The Northern Expressway, Massachusetts Route 28, the McGrath Highway, and Washington Street all run through the area. East Somerville, like many other towns in the region, began as a working-class neighborhood providing inexpensive homes for Boston-area families. Many old residences constructed in the 1880s and 1890s still remain today, preserving this aspect of the neighborhood. East Somerville now has a population of about 8,000 people, with over 2,900 houses scattered over the neighborhood's various properties. The suburb is one of the most densely inhabited in the region, providing plenty of options for investors seeking to buy a rental p...
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Davis Square, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationDavis Square is a well-known business sector and significant junction in Somerville, Massachusetts' northwestern neighborhood. Holland Street, Dover Street, Day Street, Elm Street, Highland Avenue, and College Avenue are among the streets that cross at the junction. Several of the neighboring areas around the crossing are referred to as Davis Square, but they are not truly part of it. The square has a lively commercial center, with stores, restaurants, and a variety of other local companies along most roadways. Davis Square residents may take advantage of the various businesses and attractions in the area. The area is also a key station along the Somerville Community Trail, a pedestrian-friendly path meant to offer a beau...
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Assembly Square, Somerville, MA Community and Real Estate InformationAssembly Square, in the northeastern part of Somerville, is a well-developed waterfront business sector. The region of the Mystic River is bordered on the north by the Fellsway Bridge, on the west by Mystic Avenue, on the south by Mystic Avenue, and on the east by the MBTA line. The area is well-developed, and it serves as one of the region's key corporate and commercial hubs. Two bridges run along the suburb's borders, linking it to the town of Wellington to the north and Boston Harbor to the east. On the eastern side of the village is the Assembly Station, which provides residents with a handy mode of transit. Assembly Square is a bustling business district with a variety of shopping malls, department stores, and oth...
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By Zachary Parker, Real Estate Marketing Pro | SEO Gun for Hire
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Somerville’s apartment rental market has faired well over the past year all things considered.  In a year where vacancy rates skyrocketed in most of Boston’s college towns, Somerville apartments managed to stay below the trend line in terms of rental supply.  The vacancy rate in the City of Boston ballooned to 9.1% in September of 2020, while Metro Boston marked a vacancy rate of 7.73% during the same time.  The vacancy rate in Somerville never rose above 6%. So why was Somerville's housing market spared?  They are certainly akin to high seasonal apartment turnover in September given its proximity to Tufts University and Cambridge.  Conventional wisdom would assume that Somerville should have felt the same apartment supply glut that other college towns were experiencing.  The fact that ...
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By Zachary Parker, Real Estate Marketing Pro | SEO Gun for Hire
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The apartment rental market in Brookline MA is historically one of the strongest in the Greater Boston metro.  It’s primely located minutes from Downtown and local universities, and the quality of the apartment supply is superior to most areas around Boston.  This has kept demand high for Brookline apartments over the past decade, but all that changed in the wake of COVID-19. Soaring Apartment Vacancies in Brookline When remote learning was adopted by local universities, it delivered a devastating blow to the off-campus housing market in Brookline.  In September of last year, the vacancy rate in Brookline ballooned to over 9.01%, a shocking 442% increase in empty apartments compared to September 2019.    From November 2020 to March of this year, the vacancy rate hovered between 5.5% and...
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By Zachary Parker, Real Estate Marketing Pro | SEO Gun for Hire
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While Cambridge is technically outside of the City of Boston, data trends in the housing market and in particular the rental market in Cambridge closely mirror that of Boston.  Both are highly cyclical markets that depend heavily on apartment turnover from the local student population.  So while Boston’s rental market is reeling due to inventory spikes, it should come as no surprise that the same supply issues are occurring in Cambridge.Cambridge may be best known as the home of two famous universities:  Harvard and MIT.  Like most of the area’s Universities, both adopted remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year, severely hampering the influx of students we normally see in September.   As a result, the real estate market in Cambridge has experienced quite a bit of fluctuation in te...
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By Nigel Griffiths, Real Estate SEO Expert - Lead Generation - USA
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The average time needed for selling a house all through to closing is around 65 days.If your home exceeds this duration, there may be some underlying reasons why it’s not selling. But if you are wondering how will I sell my Chelmsford MA house fast, don’t despair because you have us as your reputable home buyers.We are ready to buy your Chelmsford MA house fast at any time of the day, anywhere, and in any condition. By agreeing to be in business with us, you will be setting yourself up for financial independence.Your house may not be selling because your Realtor isn’t working hard enoughIs your real estate agent really working in your best interest? Every agency has its way of operations to help you sell.You have to select a realtor that is experienced, reputable, and one that specializ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Not living in fear, perspective, hope and caring in this time of Covid-19, the offical title for the corona virus pandemic that is sweeping the world right now.  People all over the world are living with this new reality. A virus that is fast moving and very contagious has made it from China, through Italy and now here in the US. There was political maneuvering from the Oval Office that promises to make it worse in the states.  Federal response has been slow and plodding. Fortunately the individual State officials are stepping up in the wake of the response to protect their citizens. Here in Massachusetts our Governor has already taken strong actions.Later today we are doing a podcast on Broker-Talk.com with a Luxury Agent from Milan, Italy. He will share with us what his country and hi...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Real Estate Best Practices PODCAST with Ilya Cobi From William Raveis, The Cobi RE Team in Brookline, MA. In this podcast Ilya, Larry and Jim talk about the characteristics of the best agents and their practices. Not all agents are created equal, there are A students and C students and it is not hard to tell them apart. The best agents use the best practices and technology. In today's world where we no longer have free access to properties during this pandemic it is even more important than ever you work with people who know the process completely and can keep you informed and prepared to make the decisions on the property along the way.Real estate agents are everywhere. Everyone has a friend, a relative, a significant other, a friend of a friend or that annoying guy you met at Starbuck...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
In the office not at home Day 2 Covid-19 lock down. I always makes calls when I am in the car traveling, we agents spend a lot of time everyday in the car going places. Here in Massachusetts we are in lock down and are told to shelter in place (which means don't go out). This Corona virus is serious and is impacting businesses, families and countries.  The only way to protect yourself is to be away from people for a time so that we can flatten out the new infection curve.I spoke with a client this morning who wondered where I was calling from. I said from my car and I am headed to my office.  A pregnant pause before he asked, "why are you going to your office?" I explained how our office has been clean and disinfected.  I have my own space that no one uses but me so I should be safe.  T...
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