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Posted by John Buccelli on 6/24/2018

If you're not one of those people who "seizes the moment" when you have the chance to save money, it might pay to establish some new bargain-hunting habits. When you adopt the mindset of a frugal shopper, you'll become more effective at stretching your household budget and having more money left over after paying the bills. One costly mistake a lot of people make is to wait until they urgently need something before buying it. Under those conditions, the pressure is on and your choices for saving money are usually limited. If your priorities include saving money, getting the best deal, or stocking up for future needs, then buying things when they're on sale is often the way to make your funds go farther. Here are a few examples of opportunities that can pass you by if you don't take advantage of them while you can:

  • Going out of business sales: There are a lot of reasons a store might be closing its doors, but in many cases that closure could mean substantial savings for you and your family. If the manager's objective is to liquidate as much of the store's inventory as possible, then you could easily negotiate incredible bargains. Although a store's signs and ads might be more promotional than factual ("Everything must go! No reasonable offer refused!"), if they're selling things you need or anticipate needing, it's probably worth stopping by and checking out the sale.
  • End of season sales: When a season or major holiday comes to an end, you may not be in the mood to buy a discounted snow-blower, lawn mower, or Christmas decorations. However, if you can afford it and you know it's something you're going to need next year, it may make sense to buy it now and enjoy the savings later.
  • Scratch and dent sales: Consumer products like household appliances can be quite expensive if you don't look for sales, compare prices, and take advantage of money-saving opportunities. If a retailer is willing to reduce the price of an appliance, a furniture set, or a piece of home office equipment because of a cosmetic flaw or some other minor issue that won't affect it's performance or quality, you might be able to get an exceptionally good deal on the item. Sometimes asking a store manager if they have any unadvertised discounts or distressed merchandise can result in unexpected savings.
  • Surplus merchandise, overstocks, clearance sales, and closeouts: Theoretically, you should be able to save a bundle of money when you shop at stores advertising clearance sales and surplus inventory. Although results may vary depending on the nature of the sale, it often pays to keep an eye out for clearance or surplus inventory sales when hunting for good bargains.
Saving money begins with a certain frame of mind and a strong desire to stretch your household budget. It just takes a little determination, research, and advance planning to ferret out an assortment of worthwhile sales, discounts, and money-saving opportunities.




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Posted by John Buccelli on 6/22/2018


97 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$589,876
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Just in time to enjoy your summer! Bright, clean, large, and sunny, with an amazing location, are a few of the many adjectives that you might describe this home. Bring your own taste, but not much to do here but move in and unpack! There is plenty of room in this 2-level town home, plus as an added value of 2 more rooms and a laundry in the lower level! Take note of the finished lower level with its ¾ sized windows for plenty of light and view, and its own full bathroom. Livingroom has gleaming hardwood floors. Eat in kitchen with sliders to a private deck, plus no waiting with 2 ½ baths! And 3 car driveway! Enjoy the privacy of a large fenced yard this summer, perfect for summer fun and entertaining. If location is important, this one checks off the “Location” boxes. Close to Tufts University, Shopping, Restaurants, the Mystic River, Mystic Lake and Park, and close by walking and bike paths. SELLER WILL ENTERTAIN OFFERS FROM $549,000 to $589,876!
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June 24 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by John Buccelli on 6/17/2018

After you receive an offer to purchase your house, you likely have only a short period of time to make your decision. Ultimately, determining whether to accept, reject or counter a homebuyer's proposal can be tricky. But if you plan ahead, you should have no trouble performing a comprehensive analysis of a buyer's offer, regardless of how much time is available.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you review a homebuying proposal.

1. Weigh the Pros and Cons

Creating a pros-cons list may prove to be ideal, particularly for a seller who is struggling to decide how to proceed with an offer. With this list in hand, you can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of accepting a proposal and determine the best course of action.

Furthermore, it may be beneficial to assess your homebuying goals relative to an offer. If you goal is to maximize your profits, for example, you may want to accept an offer only if it matches or exceeds your house's initial asking price. Or, if your goal is to move out of your current residence as soon as possible, you may be willing to accept a proposal, even if it falls short of your home's initial asking price.

2. Assess the Housing Market

Housing market data is readily available that may help you make the best-possible decision about a home offer. If you analyze this information closely, you may be better equipped than ever before to decide whether a buyer's proposal is "fair" based on the current real estate market's conditions.

Oftentimes, it helps to conduct a home appraisal before you list your residence as well. Following a home appraisal, you'll receive a property valuation that may help you price your residence and evaluate home offers down the line.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to examine a home offer on your own. Instead, collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can receive expert recommendations as you assess a homebuying proposal.

A real estate agent is happy to work with you at each stage of the home selling process. This housing market professional will make it simple for you to list your house and promote it to the right groups of buyers. Next, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events to showcase your residence. And once you receive an offer on your house, a real estate agent will allocate the necessary time and resources to help you make an informed decision.

Lastly, if the first home offer that you receive fails to impress, there is no need to worry. You should not feel pressure to accept the initial offer on your house. In fact, you can always counter this proposal to set the stage for negotiations with a buyer, which could increase the likelihood of a successful home sale.

Get ready to review a homebuying proposal – use the aforementioned tips, and you can fully assess any offer that you receive.





Posted by John Buccelli on 6/13/2018


382 Mcgrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02143

Central Hill

Multi-Family

$1,799,000
Price

6
Units
3,172
Approx. GLA
Union Square location.Multi use building consisting of two store front units,and 4 residential units.Newer separate heating systems in residential units. Hardwood floors,newer plumbing, rubber roof, enclosed front porches and rear porches,BB Zoning-Great opportunity to run your business and have an additional 4 residential units for added income.All apartments are 4 rooms-living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen, bedroom and a full bathroom. Floor plan allows to easily make each a 2 bedroom apartment.Walk to Prospect Hill Park and Union Square.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by John Buccelli on 6/13/2018


382 Mcgrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02143

Central Hill

Multi-Family

$1,800,000
Price

6
Units
3,172
Approx. GLA
Union Square location.Multi use building consisting of two store front units,and 4 residential units.Newer separate heating systems in residential units. Hardwood floors,newer plumbing, rubber roof, enclosed front porches and rear porches,BB Zoning-Great opportunity to run your business and have an additional 4 residential units for added income.All apartments are 4 rooms-living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen, bedroom and a full bathroom. Floor plan allows to easily make each a 2 bedroom apartment.Walk to Prospect Hill Park and Union Square.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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