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Posted by CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc. on 1/16/2019

This Multi-Family in Malden, MA recently sold for $495,000. This style home was sold by - CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc..

170 Olive Avenue Extension, Malden, MA 02148



Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Enjoy the peace and serenity of a suburban oasis that also offers great access to Route’s 1 and 93 as well as the bus, Orange L T stop and the shops and restaurants of nearby Maplewood Square! Set on a quiet side street and bordered by conservation land this LEGAL two family offers the feel of single family living with the luxury of rental income to help pay your mortgage or to use as a an in-law suite! The main level offers a fluid open concept from the eat-in kitchen into a combination living/dining room area. Enjoy watching the seasons change from the enclosed porch that leads to a deck and in-ground gunite pool and yard that is surrounded by conservation land. Two bedrooms and a bath with tiled walk-in shower complete this level. The lower level includes a three room apartment, a heated workshop/office and laundry room. Energy efficient solar panels are leased and can be transferred or removed. CA on main level. Beautifully maintained home! Open house 12-1:30 Saturday & Sunday.

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Posted by CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc. on 1/15/2019

If you recently added your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of time before you sell your house. In fact, if you know what to expect after a home listing is published, you can plan accordingly for all stages of the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for the home selling process.

1. Craft an Engaging and Informative Home Listing

Oftentimes, a home listing may dictate a seller's success. If a seller creates a listing that fails to effectively highlight a house's benefits, buyers may shy away from the residence altogether. On the other hand, a seller who crafts an engaging and informative listing can increase the probability of a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Your home listing should include relevant information about your residence, including details about your house's age and condition. Also, it may be beneficial to include high-resolution photographs of your house to help buyers envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

There is no need to stretch the truth in your home listing, either. Because if you fail to provide homebuyers with accurate information about your home – and these buyers discover "hidden" home problems during an inspection – you ultimately may put a potential home sale in jeopardy.

2. Make Your Home Available to Potential Buyers

As a home seller, you should strive to make your residence available to as many potential buyers as possible. Thus, if a buyer requests a home showing on short notice, you should be willing to temporarily vacate your residence to accommodate this buyer's request.

In addition, you should try to keep your house neat and tidy. That way, if a buyer requests a showing on short notice, you won't have to worry about scrambling to clean your home.

3. Know What Your Home Is Worth

After you list your house, buyers will read your home listing and set up showings. And if a buyer is truly interested in purchasing your home, he or she likely will submit an offer.

A seller generally has only a limited amount of time to assess an offer and decide whether to accept, reject or counter it. Fortunately, if you conduct a home appraisal, you can find out what your house is currently worth.

With a home appraisal, a property expert will examine your residence, as well as evaluate pertinent housing market data. Next, this property expert will offer a home valuation that helps you understand the true value of your house.

Lastly, if you need assistance as you sell your house, it may be helpful to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can teach you about the real estate sector and help you make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

Take the guesswork out of selling your house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost your chances of enjoying a fast and successful home selling experience.

Posted by CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc. on 1/11/2019

295 Salem Street, Woburn, MA 01801



Step into Luxury!! Wonderful and bright two bedroom garden condo. Very open concept with private patio (has own door from outside) Huge Kitchen with granite counters, oversized breakfast bar. Large living room featuring a gas fireplace with lovely mantle. Spacious master bedroom with large walk-in closet and private bathroom (with walk-in shower/tub). ! In unit laundry, additional storage in LL, 2 parking spaces Central A/C. High ceilings w/crown moldings and Pergo flooring. Plantation shutters throughout. Club House - Billiard room, movie theater, exercise room & huge room/kitchen/bar for entertaining or family gatherings. All located near the 95-93-128 area for quick commuting.
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Location: 295 Salem Street, Woburn, MA 01801    Get Directions

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Posted by CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc. on 1/8/2019

Deciding to put up a fence on your property may seem like a simple decision, but there are a lot of things to consider before hiring a contractor to get it done.

One question to ponder is whether your neighbors might be offended or annoyed by the sudden appearance of a fence near the edge of their property. The answer to that question would partly depend on your relationship with your neighbor, the size of your lot, and whether the fence is tasteful or an eyesore. The problem with that standard is that "tasteful" is in the eyes of the beholder!

Tall fences can and sometimes do have a way of changing the look and feel of your immediate neighborhood, so the installation of a fence could potentially cause resentment from other property owners. The decision to put up a fence on your property is a personal one, but there's also a lot of value in maintaining friendly neighbor relations. (It can be a delicate balance!)

One Step at a Time

In some places, local ordinances or Homeowner Association rules may impose restrictions on fences and other structures. Many towns and municipalities require that you (or your contractor) obtain a building permit before putting up a fence, so a quick phone call or email to the appropriate local official can shed light on requirements, restrictions, and other assorted rigmarole!

Since the cost of installing a fence can easily run into the thousands, it always pays to get a few estimates and proposals from reputable fence companies. Other decisions include choosing the best height and composition of the fence. Fencing materials range from metal and chain link to vinyl and wood. Composite fencing materials are also an option.

Your choice will depend on a lot of factors, including cost, durability, maintenance aspects, and appearance. Online information, free brochures, and meetings with contractors can help you learn more and make an informed decision.

Once you've moved beyond the potential issues of installing a fence on your property, there are several distinct advantages to fencing in your back yard.

  • Enhanced privacy: While "privacy" can mean different things to different people, a tall fence offers an immediate solution to a variety of privacy-related problems. 
  • Pet containment: If you don't always have the time or energy to take your dog(s) for a walk in the neighborhood, it's a major convenience to be able to let them out in a contained area to relieve themselves and get a little fresh air. It can also be a good way to keep them safe and out of trouble!
  • Wildlife barrier: Although there are often gaps at the bottom of fences that prevent fences from being completely wildlife-proof, a properly installed fence can drastically reduce the chances of wildlife sneaking their way into your back yard. Whether you want to protect your vegetable garden or pets from wild animals, a solid fence can be the barrier that you need.
  • Increased security: While fences are not always an impervious barrier to burglars, trespassers, and other intruders, it does provide some protection from those potential threats.
If you're searching for a new home or looking to improve your existing property, the right kind of fence can provide you and your family with a myriad of benefits.

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Posted by CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc. on 1/7/2019

This Single-Family in Melrose, MA recently sold for $890,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - CENTURY 21 Sexton & Donohue, Inc..

100 Orchard Lane, Melrose, MA 02176


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Full/Half Baths
Extraordinary Location–overlooking the 6th hole at Bellevue Golf Club, is this magnificent Custom Ranch Home!!! Just updated Kit is a dream–built-in breakfast nook, center island, white cabinets, SS appliances, separate pantry, open right into a huge formal dining room. The huge fireplaced living room w/vaulted tray ceiling is also open to the dining room. The master bedroom is large & offers a private bath & a walk-in closet. A cozy den is just off the dining room & has outdoor access as well. Additional features include all new windows, fully insulated, newer boiler with 2 275 gallon oil tanks, 2 car garage w/electric eyes & a newer door, new 200 amp CB panel (new wire service from street, underground), huge lower level is unfinished but offers endless options, perfect for the extended family!! Hurry on this one–an opportunity to own a home in this location & condition, and a Ranch is Rare!!

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