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Posted by Ari Koufos on 7/9/2019


37 Bates Rd, Watertown, MA 02472

Condo

$799,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Amazing opportunity to own a beautiful townhome in one of the finest neighborhoods in Watertown on a quiet tree lined street convenient to transportation, bike paths, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping & the New Arsenal Yards with just a short walk to Watertown Square. Spacious sunken living room with fireplace, open floor plan dining area to gorgeous kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & SS appliances. 2 second floor bedrooms which includes a master bath & a private balcony. Third floor loft style bedroom perfect for home office if needed. Lower level with half bath and laundry & additional storage which can be finished for additional square footage if needed. Hardwood floors throughout. 4 zones of heat and air conditioning. Many recent updates include a new roof in 2016. Please call for an appointment today! Welcome to Watertown!
Open House
Sunday
July 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 37 Bates Rd, Watertown, MA 02472    Get Directions

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Tags: Watertown   Real Estate   Condo   Open House   02472  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Ari Koufos on 7/9/2019


37 Bates Rd, Watertown, MA 02472

Mount Auburn

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Amazing opportunity to own a beautiful attached single family in one of the finest neighborhoods in Watertown on a quiet tree lined street convenient to transportation, bike paths, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping & the New Arsenal Yards with just a short walk to Watertown Square. Spacious sunken living room with fireplace, open floor plan dining area to gorgeous kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & SS appliances. 2 second floor bedrooms which includes a master bath & a private balcony. Third floor loft style bedroom perfect for home office if needed. Lower level with half bath and laundry & additional storage which can be finished for additional square footage if needed. Hardwood floors throughout. 4 zones of heat and air conditioning. Many recent updates include a new roof in 2016. Please call for an appointment today! Welcome to Watertown!
Open House
Sunday
July 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 37 Bates Rd, Watertown, MA 02472    Get Directions

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Ari Koufos on 7/9/2019

Have you heard a lot about HUD homes, but arenít sure if you should buy one or what the process entails?  HUD stands for The Department Of Housing And Urban Development. The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) is a part of HUD. The FHA is where federal mortgage insurance comes from. If a home is foreclosed on and insured by the FHA, the lender has a right to file a claim for the balance due on the mortgage. The FHA will pay this claim, and then transfer the ownership of the property to the HUD who will sell the home.


Will A HUD Home Provide A Price Break? 


The answer to this question is not necessarily. A HUD home is appraised just like any other home for sale. The price is based on the fair market value of the home. The prices may be adjusted according to any repairs that need to be made to the home. Itís a good idea to have your realtor look into comparable prices for HUD homes, as these properties arenít guaranteed to be a deal.


Know that HUD homes are sold as-is. There isnít much negotiating like that of a typical home purchase. As the new owner, youíll be responsible for all of the repairs. Itís a good idea to invest in a home inspection before you buy a HUD home for this reason. Youíll have a better understanding of what youíre getting into with this type of home purchase. 


How Do You Begin The Search For A HUD Home?


Housing and Urban Development homes are listed by state on the departmentís website. This is a good place to start your search. The site also lists brokers who are approved by the HUD. You can then contact local brokers to show you the HUD properties that youíre interested in.


The Process Of Making An Offer


Buying a HUD property can be very different than buying any other type of home in that the offer process is a bit different. These properties are sold through bids. You must hire a licensed real estate agent to assist you in this process, you canít just put a bid in on your own. Youíll need to be sure that your offer is placed during the designated offer period. Either the highest bid is accepted or the bid that came in first in order will be taken. Generally, the HUD wants to take the offer that will get them the most profit.


Careful With Financing


The HUD does not finance homes. Youíll need to apply for a mortgage just as you would in buying any other home. Before you can even make an offer on a home you must have approved financing. If for some reason you get through the process of having your offer accepted on the home and the financing falls through, thereís a chance that you could lose your earnest money deposit.     

     






Posted by Ari Koufos on 7/2/2019

In todayís world, everything is online. You probably have started your home search online as well. Itís plain fun to look at real estate. You can dream of living in a place you canít afford. You might never see any of those listings that youíre browsing in person. Should you?


No matter when your home search may become a reality, there are a few benefits to seeing houses in person. 


Youíll See What Your Money Can Get You


What you want and what you can afford may be far apart. You wonít understand the reality of the housing market unless you see it firsthand. By looking at whatís available on the market at a given time, you will be able to see how much house your dollars will buy you. Knowing what you can afford will help you to keep your expectations in check when you do head out to search for a home. Looking at what homes are on the market can actually help you to help your real estate agent find you something that will suit your needs. Thereís nothing worse than telling your agent that you want a home thatís impossible to find.


Youíll Meet Real Estate Agents


By going to open houses, youíll be able to meet different real estate agents. Through this process, you could very well meet the agent who will help you to find your dream home. If you like the way an agent is helping to sell a home, youíll very likely get along with them as a buyer. 


You Will Know How Much Competition You Have


If youíre attending open houses and find that there are many other people there the same time as you, it could be a sign that the market has tight competition. A lot of open house attendees means that prices are higher because the competition is fierce. You may have to offer above asking price in order to secure a deal on a home.


Youíll Learn Different Areas


Open houses can bring you to places you may have never thought of living before. Youíll get a sense of what different neighborhoods are like if you spend some time exploring through attending open houses. 


Youíll Learn What You Can Live With


Itís easy to have a concrete picture in your mind of what you want in a home and what you can deal with. When you see houses firsthand, you may be able to open your mind a bit as to the type of home youíre seeking.  


 





Tags: Buying a home  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Ari Koufos on 6/28/2019

This Condo in Watertown, MA recently sold for $630,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Ari Koufos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


110 Coolidge Hill Rd, Watertown, MA 02472

Condo

$599,000
Price
$630,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Bright & Sunny Spacious 3 Level Townhouse located near the New Arsenal Yards and easy access to Storrow & Memorial Drive, bike paths, parks, restaurants, & shopping. This Townhomes offers an open first floor layout with living room & dining area combination. Galley fully appliance kitchen. Top floor has a master suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, double sink vanity, slider to a small balcony. Additional large second bedroom with ample closet space & common full bath. Finished lower level with a massive family room with high ceilings. additional room perfect for a third bedroom or home office with full walk out to a nice back yard. Private storage & laundry included in lower level. One car garage with direct entry into the home with an additional deeded parking spot.. Come preview this weekend! Welcome Home!

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Tags: Watertown   Real Estate   Condo   02472  
Categories: Sold Homes