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Posted by John Boey on 4/1/2020

This Condo in Braintree, MA recently sold for $569,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by John Boey - Central Real Estate.


9 Independence Ave, Braintree, MA 02184

Condo

$589,000
Price
$569,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Modern Luxury Living with all the flare you would expect from a Downtown Boston experience. These spectacular units come with 2 Baths and 2 Spacious Bedrooms. All the master bedrooms have a private master bathroom in the master suite that include a stand up shower with glass enclosure and stunning wall mounted sink. The open floor concept of these units are inviting and perfect for entertaining and give you many options for furnishing. The custom kitchen designs have been beautifully laid out and function magnificently with the kitchen island. This STUNNING building sits right on The QUINCY-ADAMS T Stop (The Redline) which is 25 Min. to Downtown Boston. This location in Braintree is unbeatable with proximity to 93 North and South, Rt 3 to the cape, The Braintree Mall, Quincy Center and AMAZING Restaurants. Get one while you can, these MAGNIFICENT units WILL NOT be available for long!

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Posted by John Boey on 3/29/2020

Ready to purchase a high-quality residence for the first time? Ultimately, a first-time homebuyer will want to do everything possible to learn about the real estate market. By doing so, this property buyer can improve his or her chances of submitting a strong offer on a dream house, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick, easy home sale.

Submitting a strong initial offer on a home can be simple here are three tips to help a first-time homebuyer do just that.

1. Study the Current Housing Market Closely

A first-time homebuyer should allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about both buyer's and seller's markets. That way, a homebuyer can identify an opportunity to secure a terrific residence in any housing market and submit a competitive offer right away.

To analyze the real estate market, spend some time looking at the prices of homes that were recently sold in your city or town. This housing market data may help you differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

Furthermore, don't forget to check out the prices of houses that are currently available. With this housing market data in hand, you can better understand what it means to submit a strong offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's initial asking price.

2. Get a Mortgage in Advance

A first-time homebuyer definitely should get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will enable a homebuyer to enter the housing market with a budget that he or she can use to narrow a home search.

To obtain a mortgage, a homebuyer only needs to meet with banks and credit unions in his or her area. Each lender meeting is exceedingly valuable, as it enables a homebuyer to learn about assorted mortgage options and receive answers to any mortgage questions.

In addition, those who are pre-approved for a mortgage will know exactly how much money they can spend on a house. And as a result, these homebuyers can submit a competitive offer on a residence from the get-go, improving their chances of securing a first-rate residence in no time at all.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a must-hire for a first-time homebuyer, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

Thanks to a real estate agent, a first-time homebuyer can differentiate between a strong offer and a "lowball" one. In fact, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a homebuyer can get the best price on a house, regardless of whether this property buyer is operating in a buyer's or seller's market.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. He or she can provide expert insights to help a homebuyer determine exactly how much to offer to acquire his or her dream residence.

When it comes to buying a house for the first time, there's no need to leave anything to chance. Instead, use these tips, and a first-time homebuyer can submit a strong offer and move one step closer to purchasing a home that matches or exceeds his or her expectations.




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Posted by John Boey on 3/22/2020

Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay

Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey.  Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy trellis that can be used for years to come?  If you follow these plans, your final trellis will be 4' 8" tall and 3' 7" wide, fitting well into a four-foot, raised bed and will cost less than $15 to make.  

Read on to learn how to make this inexpensive and environmentally-friendly trellis for your garden!

Materials:

  • Five, 1" x 2" x 8' boards
  • Small screws and nails
  • Four braces
  • Stakes made of rot-resistant wood, found at garden supply stores.  Redwood, cedar, cypress, hemlock or juniper stakes are good choices.
  • 100% cotton thread/yarn, 8 ply or similar

Directions:

  1. Cut four, 1" x 2" x 8' boards, dividing them into 3' 4" and 4' 8" pieces.  Cut the remaining 1" x 2" x 8' board into four equal pieces, each 2' in length.
  2. Set up on blocks or 2x4s and screw the 3' 4" and 4' 8" pieces together to make a rectangular frame, pre-drilling holes to prevent splitting.
  3. Attach braces at all four corners.  To make a brace, you will need to cut a small piece of wood that will fit into all four corners.  To learn how to cut off square, check out this short instructional video here, or you can purchase four, pre-made braces.
  4. Drill pilot holes to attach the redwood stakes to the bottom of the trellis and screw together with significant overlap but enough to allow the stake to stick out approximately 6" below the trellis.  
  5. Drive small nails into the trellis frame at 6" intervals such that approximately 1/3" still sticks out of the wood.  Omit nails at the four corners.
  6. Tie the thread to the lowest nail on your frame and extend to its companion nail on the other side.  Pull the thread upwards to the next nail on the same side of the frame, then extend across the frame again.  Continue with this pattern until you have thread extended horizontally all the way up your trellis.
  7. When you reach the top, extend your thread from the last nail along the sides to the first nail at the top of the trellis, such that your thread lines up to the brace.  Repeat the process again, pulling the thread vertically this time.  At the end of the process, you should have a 6" x 6" grid throughout your trellis.
  8. Repeat steps 1-8 to create a second, identical trellis.
  9. Take your first trellis and place it in its intended location.  Then, gently hammer at the top so that the stakes are driven into the dirt.  Take your next trellis and measure two feet away from your first.  Hammer it in as previous.
  10. Drill pilot holes and attach the trellis frames together with one of your 2' pieces of wood near the top of the trellis.  Repeat on the opposite side.  If desired, attach the trellis frames together a second time, 2' lower on your frame, using your remaining two, 2' pieces of wood.
  11. Weave any existing plants into the structure of your trellis.
  12. When growing season is over, simply cut the string away from the frame and compost the 100% cotton string and plants together!  You can unscrew the 2' pieces to lay your trellis flat for winter storage or keep it in place in your garden for next year.




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Posted by John Boey on 3/19/2020


39 N Central Ave, Quincy, MA 02170

Multi-Family

$799,900
Price

2
Units
2,327
Approx. GLA
Well maintained two family Located just minute to the New Wollaston T station. First floor unit all hardwood floors throughout with two bedrooms and one full bath, second floor unit have two level with three bedrooms and two full baths, oversized second-floor deck, gas heat and hot water, two car garage, private garden area, all newer replacement windows, roof 2016, very convenient location, close to shopping, restaurant and highway.
Open House
Saturday
March 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 39 N Central Ave, Quincy, MA 02170    Get Directions

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Posted by John Boey on 3/18/2020


5 Woods Hill Cir, Woburn, MA 01801

Single-Family

$769,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Young and spacious colonial on private cul-de-sac at Woods Hill Estate offer 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Kitchen Open to breakfast nook with Stainless steel appliances and granite countertop. Living room with gas fireplace. Master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. Hardwood flooring throughout both level. One car garage under. Full walkout basement could be used for additional living space. Very convenient location. Close to public transportation, highway to Boston, restaurant, shopping and greenway bike path.
Open House
Sunday
March 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 5 Woods Hill Cir, Woburn, MA 01801    Get Directions

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