Bill Aibel | Cambridge Real Estate, Somerville Real Estate, Boston Real Estate, Newton Real Estate


In today’s world, everything is online. You probably have started your home search online as well. It’s plain fun to look at real estate. You can dream of living in a place you can’t afford. You might never see any of those listings that you’re 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. 


You’ll See What Your Money Can Get You


What you want and what you can afford may be far apart. You won’t understand the reality of the housing market unless you see it firsthand. By looking at what’s 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. There’s nothing worse than telling your agent that you want a home that’s impossible to find.


You’ll Meet Real Estate Agents


By going to open houses, you’ll 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, you’ll very likely get along with them as a buyer. 


You Will Know How Much Competition You Have


If you’re 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.


You’ll Learn Different Areas


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


You’ll Learn What You Can Live With


It’s 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 you’re seeking.  


 



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While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result of flying debris and, once broken, that debris and window shards can cause a significant safety issue and increase the risks of other types of property damage. So protect your home, your belongings, and, most importantly, your family by considering the following preventative measures of protecting your windows during hurricane watches and other storms:

Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches

Install storm shutters. When your home is in the line of a hurricane watch or other big storm, one of the most important things you'll be advised to do is to install plywood over your windows to prevent flying debris from shattering them. Obviously, should you live in an area with frequent storms, this can get tedious. So instead, consider the more permanent solution of installing storm shutters.  Storm shutters come in a variety of styles, all of which are designed to allow homeowners to easily cover their windows with a more protective shield in the event of high winds. 

Upgrade to hurricane impact windows. Upgrading to hurricane impact windows is perhaps the safest thing a homeowner can do in preparation of storm season. Impact windows are incredibly durable windows that are made out of multiple layers of tempered glass and have the added benefit of being incredibly insulated for both sound and climate. 

Looking to Sell Your Home?

Both storm shutters and hurricane impact windows are great investments homeowners can make to improve the value of their home as, after all, what family doesn't want to live in a safer, more durable home? And if you're ready to sell feel free to reach out, so we can start your home selling journey together. 


Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.

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29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138

Multi-Family

$1,750,000
Price

3
Units
4,590
Approx. GLA
Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.
Open House
Thursday
January 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138    Get Directions





29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138

Multi-Family

$1,750,000
Price

3
Units
4,590
Approx. GLA
Attention Developers and Contractors. Massive triple decker (southwest facing) in a great West Cambridge neighborhood at the top of Vassal Lane near Huron Ave. Each floor has 1530 sq. ft. of living area with front and rear large porches. Impressive scale and proportions with all large rooms, 9 + foot ceiling height throughout, original period trim/moldings and very wide entry ways and staircases. The quality of the original construction (approx. 1914) and the "bones" and size of this building will make this a very worthy and special project for the next buyer. This will potentially be a complete gut renovation but will be well worth the effort. Hardwood floors, all gas systems, full unfinished basement (7'3" ceiling height), off street tandem parking (currently for 2 vehicles) and fantastic street presence will give the savvy buyer a head start on creating the gem this property could become. Priced well below the assessed value by the City of Cambridge and will be delivered vacant.
Open House
Thursday
January 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 29 Vassal Ln, Cambridge, MA 02138    Get Directions