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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 4/17/2019

This Single-Family in Medford, MA recently sold for $640,000. This style home was sold by Rachel (Hillman) Foy - Hillman Homes.

32 2nd St, Medford, MA 02155



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Full/Half Baths
NEW PRICE, MOTIVATED SELLERS! This Charming Dutch Colonial home is located in the desirable Wellington area of Medford. The spacious home feature 3 levels of living space. Recent upgrades include the kitchen and bathrooms. The Kitchen features maple cabinetry, Quartz countertops and SS appliances. Newer Maytag washer and dryer to remain. This oversized lot boasts a large fenced in yard, back deck and ample parking in the driveway and garage. Conveniently located within walking distance of Harris playground. Minutes to Assembly Square Mall, Rt.93, Boston/Malden/Somerville. Creative playground set in the backyard to remain.

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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 4/17/2019

Is investing in a second property the best decision for you? If you've found yourself with a little bit of extra liquidity, you might be considering investing in additional property, a startup company, or adding to your general investment fund. What makes a second home or property a good move for your future?

Family Memories

If you have the opportunity to purchase a second home, consider a vacation house for your family. Do you have a favorite family vacation spot that you visit every year? Buying a second home in this area instead of renting a house or cabin every year for the next 20 years is an investment in a second home that starts earning equity from your vacations. Establish a place for your family to make countless memories together. If you vacation with your extended family, consider co-investing with your family members to get more use out of the space. You can take turns using the house and have a wonderful place to gather everyone together for holidays and special events. If you decide to invest with other people, make sure you designate how the property will transfer to your heirs and consider establishing an LLC that oversees the transfer of property. If you purchase the home yourself, you can rent the space to your relatives for their vacations, or (bonus!) turn it into a vacation rental during the time you aren't able to use it. See more ideas for cash flow returns on a second property investment below.

Income Opportunities

If you don't see yourself establishing a vacation home, but you think you want to use your funds to invest in another property think about the different opportunities to create an income property for yourself. Purchasing a rental home or multi-family building can be a significant cash flow option if you're able to manage the ongoing mortgage commitment, tax responsibilities, and upkeep. Find a property that you can successfully manage and start reaping the benefits of your new investment. Your investment property can continue to serve you for years and may even be the right solution for your retirement plan when you go to resell it.

Things to Consider

There are a few aspects of your current situation you should review before committing to your second property. Will your financial situation remain stable for the foreseeable future? Will you be able to continue managing payments and upkeep if your job changes or if you don't live in the area of your investment? Is the property in an area that vacationers or renters find desirable? Will you be able to maximize cash flow if or when you aren't using the property? If you determine the answer is yes to these questions, then investing in a second property might be just the next move for your portfolio. 

Before you invest, speak with your trusted real estate professional to make a plan for securing the best investment for your life and future.

Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 4/16/2019

This Single-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $680,000. This Cape style home was sold by Rachel (Hillman) Foy - Hillman Homes.

21 Zeller St, Boston, MA 02131



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In the heart of Roslindale this impeccably maintained home offers the traditional comforts of a Cape seamlessly blended with spectacular, updated spaces stylishly designed for modern, comfortable, and easy living. Fireplaced living room w/warm hardwood floors? Check! Updated granite kitchen w/top of the line SS appliances? Check! The entire 2nd flr a master bedrm suite? Check! A remodeled diningrm & fabulous year-round custom sunroom addition offering beautiful woodwork, a bead-board ceiling, and sliders to a huge deck & fenced yard? Check! Move-in ready w/major systems updates done for you - roof, heat, hot water, granite front steps, and refreshed wood floors? Check! Easy access to commuting routes and <5 mi to Longwood Medical Area? Check! This great home even offers a true walk-to-everything location - stroll to the Arboretum, the restaurants and cafes of Roslindale Village, and the "T"'s Commuter Rail. Open 3/3, 12-2pm.

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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 4/10/2019

The market’s hot in your area and you want to sell your home, but your everyday life is busy. How do you find the time to prepare your home while still living there or plan a move and keep all the other plates spinning and balls juggling?

Prioritize, Plan, Put it in place
If you’ve lived in your current home for very long you may not be able to estimate how long it will take to get organized and ready. When fitting it in between everything else, you must prioritize so that you can focus on one thing at a time. In general, consider these five or six categories and the focus on just one: maintenance you can do, upgrades or repairs that require a professional, discards or trash, items to sell or give away, furniture and belongings to store, necessities to keep on hand.

You’ve been putting it off, but you know the gutters need cleaning or a couple cracked cover plates need replacing. These are items you can do yourself, you just need to make time to do them. Once you’ve made your list, take stock of supplies, tools, and parts you need. Plan a single trip to the hardware store on your way home from work to minimize time lost. Pick the easiest one, the one that you can do in a single evening. Do it right when you get home before other priorities interrupt you. Then on to the next one.

Upgrades or repairs
Some repairs—and many upgrades—are best when done by a professional. When your house needs to shine, a less than stellar repair job, uneven paint, or a visible patch could detract from your sale price. If you don’t know a qualified contractor for your needs, ask a family member, friend, or neighbor, or utilize one of the contractor's lists available online, or check with your local hardware store contractor’s desk for recommendations.

Let’s face facts, most of us keep far too much stuff. The first to go should be items that are no longer useful. Get all the trash out of your garage, attic, closets, and drawers. If it’s broken and not easily repairable, let it go. Contact your trash service to find out when the next bulk pickup day is or arrange for extra service. Having a date creates a deadline and may motivate you to do it quickly. Get the whole family on board to help.

Sell or give
Place items on Craig’s List, Offer Up, or Facebook Marketplace if you can. But remember, your time is a valuable commodity so taking the time to sell objects online or at a yard sale could have diminishing returns. If your neighborhood has a community sale date, box items up and set them aside for that one day. Otherwise, give your items to charity. Be sure to list all the items you give and get an acknowledgment receipt from the charity. The IRS has tables of fair-market value for well-cared-for and useful items, so pass the list along to your tax preparer.

If you have extra furniture, collectibles, or seasonal items, it pays to put them in storage while your home is on the market. Cluttered and overfilled homes tend not to show as well as those with more streamlined furnishings.

Organize the necessities
What you can’t get rid of or store—those pesky necessities of life that keep your home operating smoothly—organize! That way, when your real estate professional calls, your home is ready to show at a moment’s notice.

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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 4/9/2019

OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 12-2pm. Gorgeous, luxury living at the Fremont Lofts. Rarely available 4th floor unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Stunning open floor plan with brick walls, exposed beams and super high ceilings. Massive windows with tons of natural sun light and hardwood floors throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. Modern and updated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances (microwave and dishwasher only 1 year old), granite counters and large island. Master bedroom also includes floor-to-ceiling windows, tons of closet space and ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom is also spacious and currently used as an office. Additional features: in unit laundry, central air and extra storage down the hall. Comes with 1 parking plus plenty of guest parking. Building amenities include a fitness room, elevator, club room and pretty outdoor space. Pet friendly! 2018 Water heater.

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