The Kim Perrotti Team - Melrose MA Real Estate

Featured Home for Sale - 41 Fairfield Ave, Melrose

41 Fairfield Ave, Melrose

 

6 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 1 bath

Offered at $499,000

 

DELIGHTFUL BUNGALOW WITH URBAN FARM sitting on a large, level southern facing lot! This great starter home can also grow with you and transform into your dream home! Plenty of recent updates including new metal roof, CertainTeed vinyl siding, black Energy Star windows, PEX plumbing and de-leaded in 2020. Quaint 3 season porch, freshly painted living room, updated kitchen/dining area w/ built-in china cabinet, new luxury plank flooring, butcher block countertops and SS appliances, 3 bedrooms and refreshed full bath. Walk up attic with potential for addition including a master suite!

Full basement for storage. High efficiency furnace with extra zones plumbed for future expansion and 200 amp electrical. A slice of farming heaven with an irrigated orchard of 4 types of fruit trees, 12 raised vegetable beds with drip irrigation system, 5 types of berry bushes, grape vine and even Hops for your own beer! Convenient to the Orange Line and Commuter Rail.

 See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: (Masks required)
Saturday, January 30th from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

This AWESOME starter home can also grow with you and transform into your dream home! Contact us now to learn more!

 

Jay Morneault - The Kim Perrotti Team - RE/MAX Leading Edge 

Jay Morneault

781-254-2614

Jay@KPTRealtors.com

 

Featured Condo for Sale - 15 Parrott St, Lynn, MA

15 Parrott St, Lynn, MA Unit 201

4 rooms l 1 bedrooms l 1 bath

Offered at $294,500

 

DIAMOND DISTRICT condominium in the historic Shute Library building! 4 Rooms, 1 bedroom, 1 bath featuring sunlit rooms, gleaming hardwood floors and an open concept floor plan with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings.

Two private entrances - front and back! Back entrance welcomes you into the warm, inviting living room, dining area and into modern kitchen with breakfast bar, great cabinet space, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and into the spacious master bedroom with walk in closet. Private bedroom balcony perfect for a morning cup of coffee or relaxing at the end of the day. Full ceramic tiled bath and in-unit laundry! Central air, private storage and 1 car deeded parking.

Centrally located near the Ocean, Swampscott Commuter Rail, Vinnin Square Plaza, T Station, North Shore Community College, parks, shopping and restaurants! 

 

See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: (Masks are required)

Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

 You won't want to miss this one - contact us now to learn more!

  

Lauren Maguire

617-750-5263

Lauren@KPTRealtors.com

Featured Home for Sale - 16 Orient Pl, Melrose

Featured Home for Sale - 16 Orient Pl, Melrose

 8 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 2.5 baths

Offered at $899,000

 

Beautiful Victorian located in the Bellevue area of Melrose on a quiet dead-end street. Completely renovated in 2014, this beauty blends the character and charm of yesteryear with modern conveniences of today’s lifestyle. Greeted by high ceilings, rich woodwork, sun-lit rooms and beautiful hardwood floors flowing effortlessly from the cheerful living and dining rooms with beautiful alcoved window and fabulous custom shelving into the eat-in kitchen w/ center island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Half bath, laundry and access to cozy deck overlooking the backyard. 2nd floor offers a spacious master suite with 3/4 bath and full walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms, office and full bath complete the floor. Custom shelving in most closets. Bonus room on 3rd floor perfect for homeschooling or additional office space! Central air, electric, roof and siding new in 2014. Plenty of storage in full basement and 3 car parking. Easy walk to downtown or Whole Foods Plaza!

 

See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 

 

OPEN HOUSE: (Masks are required)

Saturday, January 23 from 10:30AM-12:00PM

Who wouldn't want to own this FABULOUS Victorian home in Melrose?!? Contact us now to learn more.....

 

Lauren Maguire

617-750-5263

Lauren@KPTRealtors.com

 

Is it Time to Right-Size Your Home?

Is it Time to Right-Size Your Home?!
 
 
The year 2020 saw us spending much more time in and around our homes than ever before. We have been working with more and more people looking to “right-size” their homes as a result. 
 
What is right-sizing? We are glad you asked! Simply stated, rightsizing is just understating the exact size and type of space you need for YOUR current lifestyle and finding the perfect fit! Not too big, not too small - just the right size!
 
Today, buyer’s are looking for homes with more - or different - interior and exterior space. The most common wish list items for today’s buyers are home offices, remote learning spaces, bonus rooms for exercising and recreation or just a quiet space to retreat from the constant hustle and bustle of family life. Outdoor spaces have become more important than ever as people head outside in the nicer weather to work, eat, relax and play in their own backyards.
 
The good news is that mortgage rates are still at an all time low! The not-so-good news, for buyers, is that inventory in Melrose and the surrounding communities is also low. If you’re a buyer, expect some serious competition. If you’re thinking about selling, however, now is a great time to beat the competition of the upcoming spring inventory.
 
If you’re looking to buy or sell, KPT makes it easy for you! If you’re not sure yet, we’re happy to brainstorm your options with you. We’re here when you’re ready; just give us a call: 781-254-5527.
 

Featured Home for Sale - 12 Wildwood, Melrose, MA

JUST LISTED - 12 Wildwood Road, Melrose, MA

8 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 2.5 baths

 

IMMACULATE CAPE COD style home nestled on a large corner log on a wide street in the Upham Park section of Melrose. Lovingly updated, meticulously maintained and bathed in natural sunlight, you’ll immediately feel at home. First floor features a front to back fireplaced living room, elegant dining room with 2 built-in china cabinets and open concept family room/kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and overlooking the professionally landscaped backyard and patio. 2nd floor offers an ensuite master bedroom with walk-in closet, ¾ bath and double vanity. 2 additional bedrooms and full bath complete the 2nd floor. Bonus room in basement perfect as a home gym, remote learning or office space! Great storage space and hardwood floors throughout with radiant heat floors in kitchen, family room and master bath! Mini split system added in 2015. Fenced-in yard, 1 car garage and ample parking in the double wide driveway. Close to the MBTA bus line to Oak Grove and Route 1. Offered at $795,000.

 

See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here:

OPEN HOUSES: (Masks are required)


Thursday, January 14 -  5:00PM-6:30PM
Sunday, January 17 - 11:00AM-12:30PM

Inventory is currently very low in Melrose, so you won't want to miss this one‼️ Contact us now to learn more......

  

Kim Perrotti

781-254-5527

Kim@KPTRealtors.com

Melrose Real Estate Market Report - January 2021

The January 2021 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here!

Check out our 2020 Melrose real estate year in review. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, learn more about how the KPT can make it easy for you. We are here for you when you are ready!

 

Melrose Real Estate Market Report - December 2020

The December 2020 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here! What a year it has been!!! Be sure to check it out in your Melrose Weekly News. We would especially like to thank all of our wonderful clients for their business and support. We look forward to great things in 2021!

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays this year!

Support our Melrose Small Businesses!

 

Every year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been deemed “Small Business Saturday.” It’s a great event to get everyone out and shop local. COVID has taken its toll on all of us in 2020, but our small businesses have been hit especially hard.

Also, this year due to COVID-19, Melrose’s traditional Home for the Holidays weekend will not take place. This includes the annual City Hall tree lighting with the arrival of Santa on a fire truck and trolley rides throughout Melrose. Our small businesses really depend on these events to help drive patrons into their businesses and give them the holiday boost that’s needed to start off the season.

KPT usually sponsors this great event, but this year, we are showing our support a little differently. Small businesses in Melrose need our help and support now more than ever! Therefore, this year, please join us in supporting the Melrose Chamber’s “Shop, eat and gift local” initiative. Why not keep the support the entire holiday season long?

We wanted to share with you some of the deals that local businesses in Melrose are featuring this holiday season:

Yara Chocolate (recently opened on West Emerson Street):

  • 5% off chocolate sculptures (Pumpkin chocolate sculpture with 12 pieces chocolate, Acorn chocolate sculptures with 6 pieces chocolate)
  • A Christmas Special: chocolate and gift boxes will be available this weekend only
  • Christmas sale 5% off at all nuts and dried fruits
  • Enter for a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates when you spend $50 or more.

 

 Hinge Fitness

Give the gift of health with HINGE Fitness. Our Momentum program is three, 30-minute personal training sessions designed to help you take the first step in your fitness journey. Our coach will work with you 1:1 to get your started and create momentum while learning more about strength training. Let us help you get moving now for $99.

 

Kimberly Bruno Salon

Kimberly Bruno Salon is offering a free gift (valued at $25.00) with every $100 gift card purchased online or in the salon at 689 Main Street in Melrose.

 

YMCA Melrose

Pay no Joiners Fee and save 20% off monthly membership dues when you join the Melrose Family Y.M.C.A in December!

 

  The Bridge

Give the gift of your time volunteering! Become a Bridge Volunteer today by contacting Lisa Lewis (llewis@melroseschools.com).  Already volunteering? Consider a donation to support The Bridge, a 501(c)3 organization, by donating.

 

 Even more deals are being added to the list – check them all out here on the Melrose Chamber’s website. And thank you for helping us support all our small businesses throughout this holiday season!

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