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Posted by Ari Koufos on 5/16/2019


84 Alder St, Waltham, MA 02453

Condo

$509,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Meticulously maintained 5 room 2 bedroom 2 full bath first floor condo. Recently renovated with maple kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, SS appliances. Master bedroom suite with full bath and walk in closet plus additional closet. Open floor plan kitchen to dining area sunny spacious living area with high ceilings, crown moldings and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Laundry included in unit. Central air. Ample storage in unit with additional private storage in basement. Short walk to Moody street many shops and restaurants. Close to public transportation, parks, playgrounds walking trails/bike path. Two off street deeded parking spaces. Exclusive use deck for unit 1 with additional common outdoor space.
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May 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by Ari Koufos on 5/16/2019


84 Alder St, Waltham, MA 02453

Condo

$509,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Meticulously maintained 5 room 2 bedroom 2 full bath first floor condo. Recently renovated with maple kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, SS appliances. Master bedroom suite with full bath and walk in closet plus additional closet. Open floor plan kitchen to dining area sunny spacious living area with high ceilings, crown moldings and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Laundry included in unit. Central air. Ample storage in unit with additional private storage in basement. Short walk to Moody street many shops and restaurants. Close to public transportation, parks, playgrounds walking trails/bike path. Two off street deeded parking spaces. Exclusive use deck for unit 1 with additional common outdoor space.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 84 Alder St, Waltham, MA 02453    Get Directions

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Posted by Ari Koufos on 5/14/2019

Many hopeful homebuyers seek to save money by buying a fixer-upper and doing most of the renovations themselves. This is a proven method for those who have a knack for home improvement and arenít afraid to get their hands dirty.

However, estimating the cost of a remodel can be difficult. There are many costs you may not be aware of, and others that are easy to go over budget on.

In this article, weíre going to talk about the cost of an average remodel, and some lesser-known costs that you might be forgetting to factor into your budget.

Average remodeling costs

As you might guess, the cost of a remodel can vary greatly. Things like the size of the home, the number of rooms youíre remodeling, and the type of repairs youíll be making all factor into the equation.

Some repairs can be quite costly. Septic system replacements can cost several thousands of dollars depending on the type of system you need. And, if youíre buying an old home, youíll need to look out for expensive fixes like asbestos removal and foundation damage.

According to one report, most Americans spent between $17,000 and $61,000 on their remodel, with the average renovation cost being around $37,000.

If youíre hiring a contractor for the bulk of your remodel, expect them to charge between 10% and 15% of the total cost.

Lesser known costs of a home renovation

Remodeling a home isnít as simple as looking up a contractor and telling them to give you the bill once itís finished, and thatís probably a good thing because odds are you would be shocked by the cost.

First, youíll pay a contractor to do a walkthrough and estimate costs. Next, youíll need to get any permits that are required for your renovations.

If you plan on doing the renovations yourself, there are a few costs youíll need to consider. First, understand that you likely wonít be able to take advantage of all of the discounts that contractors can, meaning your building materials may be more expensive than expected. Similarly, the cost of tools for the project adds up quickly. And, when you make mistakes--we all do, weíre only human--youíll be paying for it out of pocket.

Knowing your long term goals

An important consideration for a remodel is to look toward the future. Do you want to sell your home within the next few years? If so, you might consider going with less expensive materials--such as generic kitchen cabinets rather than custom-built--to save money while still increasing the value of the home.

However, if you plan on being in this home for decades or more, it may be worth the extra money now to make sure you are happy with your home for years to come.

Remodeling a home can be a memorable and rewarding endeavor. You get the chance to take a house that you see potential in and make it truly your own. Now that you know the costs, youíll be better prepared for planning your home renovation.




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Posted by Ari Koufos on 5/13/2019

This Multi-Family in Watertown, MA recently sold for $915,000. This style home was sold by Ari Koufos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.


43-45 Prentiss St, Watertown, MA 02472

Multi-Family

$889,900
Price
$915,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,510
Approx. GLA
Cambridge line! Great opportunity to own this 1925 built 6/6 2Family with a huge walk up 3rd floor ideal for adding lots of living space. The first floor has 6 rooms with 2 bedrooms, home office and updated tile bath. The 2nd floor has 6 rooms 3 bedrooms, updated bath, an open layout and covered porch. The interior was just painted and the oak floors refinished. Gas heat and hot water plus a double wide driveway. Catch the 71 or 73 bus to Harvard Square ( just 2 miles away) at either end of the street. Easy access to downtown Boston, the Charles River, bike path and area restaurants. Ideal for owner occupants, investors or potential condo conversion. Act now!

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Posted by Ari Koufos on 5/9/2019


75 Carroll St, Watertown, MA 02472

Condo

$1,050,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Amazing Top Floor Two Level Gut Rehabbed/New Construction Condo by premier builder located in booming Watertown. Be part of this growing community with a City Vibe! Sun splashed top floor unit offers an open floor plan with 9ft ceilings. Living room with linear gas fireplace and custom built-ins. Custom Fine Italian Walnut Kitchen Cabinets with SS Appliances & Quartz Waterfall Counters & over sized center island. Two spacious bedrooms on main level. Top floor master suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, laundry, balcony, & amazing private roof deck with mahogany decking. Master Bath with double sink vanity & walk-in shower. Custom rod iron railings. Condo was built with highest of quality materials which include Hickory hardwood flooring, Pella windows, Hardie Board Siding, Jenn-Air Appliance package with 360 degree hood. Garage parking for 1 car plus an additional private parking space. Don't miss this opportunity!!! Welcome to Watertown!
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Saturday
May 11 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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