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Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41 PODCAST

Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41. Russian trained and award winning architect joins the podcast today to discuss his methods and influences over the years. Place, Space, Materials and Design all drive the ultimate lines put down on paper well before the ground is broken. The process is complete before the first nail is pounded. Take some time to understand how luxury design sits on top of years of study and reflection. Newton Luxury home for sale and the architect who is all in. Yefim Massarsky

Yefim Massarsky received his architectural education in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At the relatively young age of 28, he produced several interesting design works, and was accepted into the very prestigious Union of Architects.

Architecture is an ancient art. It is a form as well as materials, all of this is combined in ways classical and new. Architects arrive at their profession from varying places. There are the engineer types who love to build, put things together and make sure all the math and lines work.  There are the art types that start with the land and place and then imagine what would fit best into that space. Yefim straddles both these worlds.

He is influenced by all those who went before and often looks to Frank Lloyd Wright for the way a building fits into the landscape. He looks to Andrea Palladio, a Renaissance architect for how windows allow light to enter the home. In Newton on Radcliff Rd Yefim has a project for sale right now. He uses this window as one form but that is not all. Light and space move freely throughout this luxury home. 37 Radcliff is both a luxury home and a business opportunity for someone with imagination. MLS #72633654 is provided by Jim Lowenstern. Architecture Place Space and Materials Yefim Massarsky V1-E41 PODCAST

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It is easy with easy steps and you can win today

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It is easy, do the right things. It is easy, write down what you need to do. It is easy, fake it ’til you make it. It is easy, believe in yourself. It is easy eat well, sleep well, stay focused, that’s all. It is easy.

Or is it?

There is nothing easy about commitment. There is nothing easy about discipline. There is nothing easy about, faking it. There is nothing easy about, There is nothing easy about,taking care of yourself and getting things done .

Or is there?

Easy is a muscle, you have to build it.  Easy is a mindset, you have to let go. Easy is today when you get things done.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.  

Bits and Pieces from this time of pandemic, Covid-19. The plague, the dark ages the time creating butt marks in our sofa’s and couches. If this gets us at least those other things that we thought would get us, won’t. We got that going for us. Gallows humor is a better past time then blame and finger pointing. If your church is open this Easter remember God is everywhere but science tells us not to congregate. Pray alone, your God will hear you. What I know deep in my heart is, this is serious and there are serious people working on it. As I am kind of a glass half full guy I feel optimistic. Don’t hate me for that, I am also an early riser, and I am quiet.

Real estate market has not ground to a halt. In my state the Governor and Mayor are working to clear the red tape with accepting e-signatures and virtual closings. The fire certification inspection can be done as long as 90 days after the closing, so you can close without that form. The Open House as it was in the olden days is no more. Virtual opens and private showings are now the norm. Technology become even more important as a skill the Seller/Agent must have.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.

 

 

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Selling your home strategies and tips

Selling your home strategies and tips, search with this term and you will get a plethora of choices. They all are necessary steps in the process, but they just may not be in the right order. What is important is what you want to get from the sale and how are you going to wisely use those proceeds. These are always significant transactions. When large sums of money are exchanged many tax implications are part of the deal. Considering the long term benefit to be preserving and protecting your cash, the first step in selling your home is to know what you are doing with those funds and how you are going to do it.

Then of course look on line and see the competition in your neighborhood, see what the prices are, if there are open houses, go to those open houses and see how they are being marketed. A good agent will always have open houses to gage the market, a great agent will do so knowing exactly who their target is and how they behave.  Just like school, there are A students and there are C students. The A student will look to streamline their process to only those tasks and marketing efforts that work. They can describe that person in detail and tell you specific steps they will take to target that demographic using technology.

You should always get your property as neat and clean as possible. Everything should be working and if there are surface blemishes, repair them. That is the minimal step. From there consider what you are spending and what you expect to get from the market. There will be time and money spent before the sale if you go that route and that may not get repaid in the sale. There are a lot of strategies you will only hear from the best agents, the rest you can use the search term, Selling your home strategies and tips

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Where is your finish line? Boston Area Move In Homes

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Where is your finish line? Boston Area Move In Homes. Buying or Selling you should understand some things before you start. You should start with your finish line already in mind. I am not suggesting you narrow down your dreams, goals and aspirations at all, in fact, I am saying your finish line starts with your dreams, goals and aspirations. What do your love?  What do you need? What must you have? What can’t you live without. If there are two of you, you must share those first.  From there comes the process.

Start broad and don’t keep yourself inside any boxes.  Where you live is important, it is your place.  Where you live often becomes your home, the neighborhood becomes a part of your daily life.  That is important. Not all neighborhoods are the same, but all real estate transactions on the sell side and the buy side follow a set of guidelines.  Work to learn these guidelines I tell everyone knowing that most people will consult with someone who practices these guidelines on a daily basis.  Of course a trained and working professional will always outperform a smart and savvy amateurs.

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In the Boston area there are many move in homes; there are also many other homes that can be moved into with some correction to make it your own. Real estate is local and working with a community builder, someone who understands community is best. This does not necessarily mean that professional lives in that specific neighborhood. The transactional element of real estate is universal from town to town and best practices and most success is evident when working with a true consultant. Bottom line on this important moment in your life like all crucial moments in your life is knowing where is your finish line? Boston Area Move In Homes

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Boston Area Luxury Homes Market Report Thanksgiving Week

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Boston Area Luxury Homes Market Report Thanksgiving Week comes to you from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for which I am a Million Dollar Guild member which is 1% of all the Realtors in the country.  Interest rates are sneaking up since we now have a new President Elect.  This happens with each election. Before the election investors pull their money from the more volatile stock market and put it into treasury bonds.  Now that this is over the interest rates will move forward. The better the economy, the higher the interest rates. Prices across the 10 towns in the Boston Area are moving up.

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When there is more inventory, the prices slide a bit. We see this in towns like Weston which is flooded right now with luxury listings.  Pricing can be tricky and it is essential that you price your property in relation to the competition on the market at the time you are on the market. Forgetting to consider your competition is a typical average agent mistake.  A house is a commodity to the Buyer while it is a home for the Seller. These disparate valuations can cause issues with the sale.

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The longer your house is on the market the lower the perceived value is to the Buyer. The key is to price correctly right out of the box and get under agreement in the first 30 days. From there it can be a down hill slide. Strategic pricing and aggressive marketing make all the difference.  Make sure you choose an agent who knows who your buyer will be and how to communicate with them through the internet.  The days of your local broker being the “go to” person is forever changed.  Your “go to” person is one who understands the market and the marketing.

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The number of homes on the market can impact your sale both positively and negatively.  Your agent should be speaking with you weekly about what is happening in the market.  With luxury homes you can not leave things to chance.  While there is a smaller pool of people who can purchase luxury properties these people are sophisticated buyers and so you need a sophisticated and strategic approach to the sale.  For specific information about your home give me a call, 617-774-8292. Boston Area Luxury Homes Market Report Thanksgiving Week

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Newton MA Single Family Housing Report May 2016.

44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459
44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459

Newton MA Single Family Housing Report May 2016.  MLSPIN, the MLS serving the Greater Boston Area provides us this months activities in Newton. Newton is a town made up of 13 individual villages. The diversity and culture is evident. This report pulls all activity over the last month and creates averages. Each specific neighborhood can vary and will vary depending on many factors.  To understand all the glut of information work with a professional who can provide you insight and analysis of all the information.

278 total single family properties on the market in the last month in Newton, MA.  160 properties are Active or Contingent, 63 are Under Agreement and will be sold within the next cycle or two. 39 were sold.  This statistics are indicating there are only 4.1 months of inventory currently on the market.  This is a Seller’s market and what the industry has been talking about with lack of inventory.

44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459
44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459

Single Family Active Listings: 160    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 4,114.99     Avg. List$: $1,960,769    Avg. List$/SqFt: $467     Avg. DOM: 76.42     Avg. DTO: 14.00

Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 63    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,674.30     Avg. List$: $1,130,502    Avg. List$/SqFt: $432     Avg. DOM: 39.32     Avg. DTO: 22.87

Great Seller statistics here less than a month for an offer is fantastic.  The Active homes are a lot larger than the UAG, and that is to be expected. The value priced homes in any market will gather more offers faster than its competition, always.

Single Family Sold Listings: 39    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,825.64     Avg. List$: $1,196,835    Avg. List$/SqFt: $428     Avg. DOM: 33.23     Avg. DTO: 19.95    Avg. Sale$: $1,207,574   Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $437

44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459
44 Peregrine Road, Newton, MA 02459

Even the Sold’s went quickly in this market. Newton is a great town to raise a family and to get into and out of the city.

Single Family Expired Listings: 7    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 5,317.00     Avg. List$: $2,153,667 *    Avg. List$/SqFt: $401     Avg. DOM: 229.43

Single Family Canceled Listings: 9    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 5,338.78     Avg. List$: $2,282,278    Avg. List$/SqFt: $440     Avg. DOM: 131.00

Expired and Canceled properties indicate overpricing, poor condition and/or poor marketing.  When properties are sold in a month and you have been on the market for more than 4 months you need to reconsider your strategy. Do you really want to sell? This has been the Newton MA Single Family Housing Report May 2016.