The Kim Perrotti Team - Melrose MA Real Estate

It's Been A Crazy Year! What We're Most Thankful For.......

Wow, what a crazy year 2020 has been so far! The holidays are upon us and with only a week left until Thanksgiving, KPT wanted to take some time to reflect upon and share some of the things that we are so very thankful for this year.

First and foremost, we are incredibly thankful for our wonderful clients! It has certainly been an unusual and challenging year in real estate, but we have truly enjoyed working with all of you and we thank you for trusting us to help you reach your real estate goals.

We are also thankful for our families!  Our families have been there for us (literally all day, every day it seems!) and the silver lining in 2020 is that we have all reconnected in ways that would not have been possible if we were all going in our usual different directions.

Individually, here’s a few things our team is thankful for in 2020:

Kim is thankful for:

  • The Food Channel for providing me with plenty of healthy recipes for my cookbook
  • Heated car seats on cold mornings
  • My dog Vito who listens and never complains

Jay is thankful for

  • My daughter who keeps me on my toes
  • A roof over my head to call home
  • Amazon Prime for it's convenience, on-time delivery and free shipping

 Lauren is thankful for:

  • Elastic waist pants for more room at the Thanksgiving table
  • Liberty Bell in Melrose for when you just can’t bear to cook one more night
  • The giggles coming from my kids’ playroom because they make me smile

Thankfulness in 2020 would not be complete without giving thanks for our wonderful healthcare providers and first responders who are working so diligently to keep us all safe and healthy during the pandemic. We see you, we appreciate you and we are thankful.

Wishing all our clients, community, family and friends a very safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving!!! 

 Kim, Jay and Lauren

Your real estate questions....answered!!!

                        

As REALTORS®, we answer lots of questions regarding the real estate market and how to position yourself when buying or selling a home. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions below to give you a peek into todays’ market and answer questions we encounter when talking to our clients, family and friends.

 Q: Hows the Market? 

A: Around here, it’s a seller’s market! For sellers the market is great – for buyers it’s a bit more challenging especially for single family homes. The condo market has seen some softening recently in some areas, Melrose included. Sellers should plan on pricing their house sharply and buyers must put their best foot forward. Working with a REALTOR® is your best offense when presenting an offer on a home.

Q: When is the worst/best time to sell my home? Should I wait until Spring? 

A: The best time to sell your home is when you are ready! The Spring market is, generally, the busiest market. People have spent the winters making decisions and working on their “to do” lists readying their houses for the Spring market. If you are selling in the spring, you won’t be the only one and will likely have multiple homes competing for the same buyers in the same price range. In this case, pricing is key!! The sharper the price the better your chance at attracting buyers.

Q: Will the market shift to a buyersmarket soon? 

A: According to Realtor.com, we should already be in a buyer’s market, however, COVID turned everything upside down. Due to COVID-19’s impact, homebuyers in 2020 are in the middle of the most competitive and challenging housing market in recent memory. They are predicting that things will even off in 2021, however, if 2020 taught us anything, is that historical norms can be upended by the unexpected.

Q: Do I really need to stage my home? 

A: We recommend putting your best foot forward and always staging your home for the market!  However, staging does not always mean buying new furniture or paying to bring outside pieces into your house. We offer a complimentary staging consultation to assist you in de-cluttering, furniture arrangements with your own furniture, trendy paint colors and easy curb-appeal. Your first impression is your best impression! 

Q: When will the rates rise? 

A: We don’t have a crystal ball, but according to BankRate.com you can expect mortgage rates to remain low into 2021. They report that some rate watchers predict record lows while others expect it to creep up a little bit from these historic lows, but this is all dependent upon how the U.S. economy continues to respond to the ongoing pandemic. We have trusted lenders to help walk you through rate expectations.

Q: What are contingencies and what are other buyers doing that Im not in order to get their offer accepted? 

A: I’ll buy your home but first……a contingency is a condition that must be met in order to bind the contract. In a real estate offer, the most common contingencies are the home inspection contingency - which is when the buyers have an opportunity to perform a home inspection and the financing contingency which is when the buyers have a set time to secure a loan for their mortgage. An example of an offer without these contingencies would be a cash offer waiving inspection. Another example would be waiving inspection and waiving the financing contingency even though you may plan on getting a loan for a mortgage.

Many buyers will waive these contingencies to present a stronger offer to sellers. While we do not recommend waiving your home inspection, we understand the need to present a competitive offer and suggest in this case, having your inspection done prior to your offer or doing an inspection for informational purposes only. If you are planning on getting a mortgage we recommend you are fully qualified with a trusted lender and also putting down at least 5% in earnest money deposits. 

We hope we’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions and are happy to answer any other questions you may have!  Call Kim Perrotti at  781-254-5527, Jay Morneault at 781-254-2614 or Lauren Maguire at 617-750-5263 or email us at KimPerrottiTeam@gmail.com anytime.

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - October 2020

The Kim Perrotti Team is pleased to provide the Melrose Real Estate Market Report to the Community. Our team is always working to empower our clients to make smart real estate decisions. We specialize in being highly responsive to our clients real estate needs as we serve as their advisors in managing the entire buying or selling process. Schedule your free consultation and let us show you why more sellers choose The Kim Perrotti Team to list their home. Call us today at 781-254-5527

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! We will miss seeing all your little ghosts and goblins downtown this year!

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Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - August 2020

The Kim Perrotti Team is pleased to provide the Melrose Real Estate Market Report to the Community. Our team is always working to empower our clients to make smart real estate decisions. We specialize in being highly responsive to our clients real estate needs as we serve as their advisors in managing the entire buying or selling process. Schedule your free consultation and let us show you why more sellers choose The Kim Perrotti Team to list their home. Call us today at 781-254-5527

FREE Community Shredding Event - September 19 from 10AM-12PM at the Melrose High School Front Lot. 3 box maximum (standard size 12x18 ~30-40 pounds) No cardboard, plastic or metal please.

 

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - August 2020

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - August 2020

Featured Home for Sale - 6 Tobey Lane, Wakefield MA

6 Tobey Lane, Wakefield MA

Featured Home for Sale - 6 Tobey Lane, Wakefield MA

NESTLED ON A FABULOUS LOT IN A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC this spacious colonial features impressive indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for todays lifestyle! Welcomed by a gracious foyer into main living level boasting front to back living room, large dining room, 1/2 bath and coveted family room w/ fireplace off eat-in chefs kitchen w/ center island/granite counters/stainless steel appliances. Exterior access to expansive fenced in yard with landscape lighting and irrigation perfect for enjoying outdoor dining on the oversized deck, peaceful nights on the patio around the fire-pit and your own putting green to hone your skills! Wide staircase leads to 4 spacious bedrooms on 2nd floor including an ensuite Master bedroom and 2nd full bath complete w/ laundry. Lower level includes bonus room to make your own with plenty of additional space for storage. Central air and attached garage! Minutes from downtown, Lake Quannapowitt & Route 95. Exceptionally maintained and ready for you to make memories!

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Kim Perrotti - The Kim Perrotti Team - Leading Edge Real Estate 

Kim Perrotti

781.254.5527

Kim@KPTRealtors.com

 

Featured Home for Sale - 36 Forest Court, Malden MA

36 Forest Court, Malden MA

Featured Home for Sale - 36 Forest Court, Malden MA

QUIET CUL-DE-SAC LIVING in fantastic Forestdale location! Built in 1996, this 7 room, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath younger colonial offers 3 floors of great living space! Beautiful hardwood floors escort you from the living room with lots of windows allowing for plenty of sunlight into the open concept, freshly painted dining room/kitchen. Stainless steel appliances! 1/2 bath and exterior access to private deck complete the main living level. A wide staircase brings you to the 2nd floor featuring a master bedroom with separate entrance to full bath and 2 additional bedrooms. Third floor offers a bonus room perfect as a home office, playroom, gym or music/hobby room! Lower level laundry room and access to one car garage. New water heater, Newer roof and vinyl replacement windows! Great closet and storage space. Easy maintenance lot and located on the Melrose/Malden line close to Pine Banks Recreation Area, public trails, fields, track and a quick bike ride or walk to Oak Grove! 

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Jay Morneault

781.254.2614

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Featured Home for Sale - 107 East Foster Street, Melrose MA

107 East Foster Street, Melrose MA

Featured Home for Sale - 107 East Foster Street, Melrose  MA

CHARMING COLONIAL CONVENIENT TO ALL THINGS MELROSE! Warm and inviting this 7 room, 3 bedroom 2 bath home features tons of natural sunlight, beautiful hardwood floors, custom woodwork and built-ins throughout! First floor offers a large fire-placed living room, formal dining room with built-in china cabinet with drawers and right sized kitchen with exterior access to deck overlooking the large backyard. Second floor boasts 3 bedrooms, an office/nursery and full bath! Plenty of storage and 3/4 bath in large basement with potential to be finished! With a Walk Score of 84 this home is super-convenient to downtown Melrose, public transportation, major highways, Mount Hood and the Melrose Common! 

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Lauren Maguire - The Kim Perrotti Team - Leading Edge Real Estate 

Lauren Maguire

617.750.5263

Lauren@KPTRealtors.com

 

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - July 2020

The Kim Perrotti Team is pleased to provide the Melrose Real Estate Market Report to the Community. Our team is always working to empower our clients to make smart real estate decisions. We specialize in being highly responsive to our clients real estate needs as we serve as their advisors in managing the entire buying or selling process. Schedule your free consultation and let us show you why more sellers choose The Kim Perrotti Team to list their home. Call us today at 781-254-5527

Save the Date! FREE Community Shredding Event - September 19 from 10AM-12PM at the Melrose High School Front Lot. 3 box maximum (standard size 12x18 ~30-40 pounds) No cardboard, plastic or metal please.

  Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - July 2020

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - July 2020

Featured Home for Sale - 26 Sherwood Road, Melrose MA

26 Sherwood Road, Melrose MA

Featured Home for Sale - 26 Sherwood Road, Melrose  MA

HIDDEN GEM lovingly maintained throughout the years! Nestled on a quiet side street on the upper east side prepare to fall in love with this 10 room, 4 bedroom 3.5 bath with backyard sanctuary. Greeted by spacious rooms and a flowing floor plan the main level offers a large fireplace living room, formal dining room with 2 built in china cabinets, sitting room that easily works as a home office, half bath and large eat-in kitchen boasting granite counters, black stainless appliances and access to the deck which overlooks the backyard and greenery of Bellevue Golf Course. Second floor boasts 2 en suite bedrooms, full bath and 2 additional bedrooms. Hardwood floors throughout! Large family room in lower level with bonus room that can be used for anything you heart desires! Tons of storage including the pull down attic and basement laundry room. Beautiful backyard includes a fabulous stone patio and above ground pool sitting under a terraced deck! 2 car attached garage! She's a beauty! 

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Lauren Maguire - The Kim Perrotti Team - Leading Edge Real Estate 

Lauren Maguire

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Lauren@KPTRealtors.com

 

Featured Home for Sale - 330 Swains Pond Avenue, Melrose MA

330 Swains Pond Ave., Melrose MA

Featured Home for Sale - 330 Swains Pond Ave, Melrose  MA

GREAT SPACE INSIDE AND OUT!! Extensively renovated in 2019 this 10 room, 5 bedroom 2.5 bath split entry has been updated in all the right places!! Beautiful hard wood floors and sunlight lead you throughout the easy flow of the main level from the open concept fireplaced living room into the dining room and fabulous kitchen with newer white cabinets, center island, Quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash and black stainless steel appliances; oven and dishwasher are both smart control! Step right outside and enjoy the deck overlooking the expansive backyard allowing for effortless entertaining! Main level finished by 3 good sized bedrooms and updated full bath. Finished lower level offers 2 additional bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry and a fantastic family/game room complete with wet bar and wood burning stove. Walk out to large, recently graded and seeded, level backyard! 1 car garage and newer water heater. Smart door lock, garage opener and thermostats! Great location near Mt. Hood. 

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Lauren Maguire - The Kim Perrotti Team - Leading Edge Real Estate 

Lauren Maguire

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Lauren@KPTRealtors.com

 

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - June 2020

The Kim Perrotti Team is pleased to provide the Melrose Real Estate Market Report to the Community. Our team is always working to empower our clients to make smart real estate decisions. We specialize in being highly responsive to our clients real estate needs as we serve as their advisors in managing the entire buying or selling process. Schedule your free consultation and let us show you why more sellers choose The Kim Perrotti Team to list their home. Call us today at 781-254-5527

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - June 2020

Melrose MA Real Estate Market Report - June 2020

Featured Condo for Sale - 21 Brookledge Road, Melrose MA

21 Brookledge Road, Unit 2, Melrose MA

Featured Home for Sale - 21 Brookledge Road, Unit 2, Melrose  MA

WELCOMING EAST SIDE CONDO in fantastic location! Renovated from the studs up in 2017 this 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home offers tons of natural light, beautiful hardwood floors throughout and an easy, open floor plan. Lovely fireplaced living room w/ flat-screen TV mounting system flows easily into the open-concept dining room/kitchen w/ soapstone countertops, eat in-peninsula and stainless steel appliances. Two bedrooms w/ custom closets and full bath complete the living area. Private porch for morning coffee or a nightcap and exclusive laundry area in basement has plenty of storage and potential to be finished. Central Air! Large fenced yard perfect for BBQ's, entertaining family and friends or just relaxing! 3 car tandem parking and close to public transportation. Commuters will love the easy access to Oak Grove, Commuter Rail and Routes 1, 93 & 95. Enjoy a walk to the the Common or head down town to take advantage of all Melrose has to offer! 

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Lauren Maguire - The Kim Perrotti Team - Leading Edge Real Estate 

Lauren Maguire

617.750.5263

Lauren@KPTRealtors.com