John Buccelli - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty Somerville

Posted by John Buccelli on 2/26/2018

This parcel contains 5,000 sq ft of land classified as a 3 Family.Garage with oversized deck overlooking Boston. Awesome views. This building was built about 1900, having primarily exterior siding , asphalt roof,16 rooms,6 bedrooms. Large fenced in lot. SELLER WILL ENTERTAIN OFFERS FROM $799,000 to $949,876!

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Posted by John Buccelli on 12/22/2017

FOUR ZERO Laurel Street has finally been offered for sale! Curated and crafted, created from the vision of a single person. Every wood surface, window, trim, shingle, cabinets, doors, etc, sourced, cut, meticulously fitted, and installed by the same individual. UNIT ONE is a 1,785-sf feast for the eyes. 2 levels consisting of 2-full Kitchens with Bosch appliances, 2-full Baths, 3 Bedrooms, Living rm, Study, 2-Car Garage w/ 100-amp electric service. Never park on the street again! A five-foot spiral staircase leads to the beautiful finished lower level where you'll find the 2nd Kitchen, Study, 2 Bedrooms, and large Bathroom. Walk to Porter Sq, Union Sq, Harvard Sq to enjoy your neighborhood shops and restaurants. Take the Red line or Green line into Boston. FOUR ZERO offers the privacy of your own gated enclave in the middle of vibrant Somerville! This oversized lot of 9,322 sq. ft. gives a developer a possible opportunity to build another unit!

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Posted by John Buccelli on 11/6/2017

Charming 1st floor condo with old world charm! This renovated home features 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen with a nook, plenty of cabinets and dining room. Forced hot air heating system, circuit breakers, nice yard with patio. There are some new replacement windows. Excellent location, walk to Davis Square/Bike Path, Porter Sq, Ball Square and Tufts. New stainless-steel appliances!

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Posted by John Buccelli on 10/1/2017

People from a diverse range of backgrounds may live in your neighborhood. Unique differences could open you to new, rewarding worlds. Celebrating the uniqueness of each person in your community can help you to live in a peaceful neighborhood. So too can the following steps:

  • Create a neighborhood garden – Designate a vacant lot as your community garden. Check with city officials to ensure that the space can be used for communal gardening purposes. Ask people to volunteer to plant vegetables and fruit, to care for the garden and to take in a harvest that is shared among every neighbor, either by giving out the food or by cooking the food during a neighborhood social event.
  • Participate in a charity event once a quarter – Signup to receive volunteer event alerts through a local or national charity database. Select a charity event for neighbors to participate in once a quarter.
  • Hold a neighborhood block party – A summer cookout, school year kickoff barbecue or autumn harvest are great neighborhood block party events. Get necessary permits, create and put up signs and decorations. You could even put up positive motivations and slogans. Be sure to play everyone’s favorite music while you relax and have fun.
  • Greet new neighbors – Introduce yourself to new neighbors. Welcome them to the neighborhood.
  • Look out for each other – Let your neighbors know if you see a strange vehicle or person in the area. Help neighbors if you see them struggling with grocery bags, walking on an icy sidewalk or climbing down outdoor steps. Report criminal offenses like child abuse and domestic violence.
  • Speak to neighbors - Speak to your neighbors when you see them. A smile and a simple hello go a long way.
  • Create a neighborhood emergency response team –Identify people in the neighborhood to complete actions like calling first responders, directing people to the nearest shelter and stocking cars and vans with non-perishables. Encourage each family to create their own emergency response team and practice emergency evacuation procedures at home.
  • Plant neighborhood trees – Plant one to two neighborhood trees to strengthen the environment.
  • Carpool to work – Join a neighborhood car or van pool and chip in and help pay for gas, saves gas and builds comradery.
  • Buy from merchants who support in your neighborhood – Shop with business owners who live in your neighborhood or who help to sustain your neighborhood.
  • Encourage your kids to play together – Playing with neighborhood kids can put good friends within reach for your children.
  • Support youth sports, science and creative art steams – Attend neighboring children’s school, arts and sports events.
  • Sit on the front porch and play board games or chat and relax – Enjoy relaxing and chatting on the porch with neighbors. You could play cards or board games and listen to good music. This old pastime is long due for a comeback.

You and your neighbors can add wonderful memories, excitement and a powerful sense of community to each other’s lives. Live three or more years in a neighborhood and you may start to feel as if the people who live near you are like relatives.Who knows? You might develop the type of friendships with your neighbors that last forever, keeping in touch even as people move into other homes and communities.

Posted by John Buccelli on 9/24/2017

As a first time home buyer, you may feel like a fish out of water when it comes to the process of getting a home. If you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s some key mistakes that you should avoid. 

You Think That You Don’t Need Help From A Professional

So many homebuyers think that they can save themselves a few dollars by avoiding working with a realtor. This is a big mistake. Realtors are a valuable resource for buyers and will help you throughout the process of purchasing a home. Realtors can help guide buyers step-by-step while providing assistance with things like negotiations and making sure all of the paperwork gets from point A to point B. You’ll also need other professionals involved in this process of home buying including lawyers and loan officers. Having these people on your team protects you and gives you a backing of knowledge that you wouldn’t otherwise have. 

Don’t Skip Pre-Approval

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is key before you even start to search for a house. The pre-approval letter is a great resource in helping you land the home of your dreams. If you’re going up against other bids on a home, your bid will be seen as more serious if you have been pre-approved. Getting a pre-approval lets sellers know that you’re serious about the whole process of buying a home and are ready to make the financial commitment. 

Know The Costs Associated With Buying A Home

Just because you have the monthly income to pay a mortgage doesn't mean you’re financially ready to buy a home. There’s a few things that need to be in place before you can even commit to buying a home. First, you’ll need to make sure your credit score is up to par. Next, you’ll need to have enough saved up for a down payment. Without a down payment of at east 20% of the purchase price of a home, you’ll need to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). There’s plenty of other costs that you’ll need cash on hand for when it comes to buying a home. This includes home insurance, home inspections, closing costs, property taxes, HOA fees, and maintenance. In other words, there needs to be some wiggle room in your budget for all of the extra costs that go into closing on a home and maintaining a home. 

Don’t Completely Deplete Your Savings

Just because you have been saving up for years to buy a home, doesn’t mean you need to completely deplete your savings in one pass. If you lack an emergency fund, you’re not buying a home with a responsible financial cushion. While you’ll probably take out a good chunk of savings in order to purchase the home, you need a bit more. Experts say that you need about 3-6 months of expenses saved up in case of the event of illness, job loss, or other emergency. Hence the name “emergency fund.”