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Posted by Brosnan Realty Group, Inc on 6/18/2019

This Multi-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $1,750,000. This style home was sold by - Brosnan Realty Group, Inc.


42-46-48 Claymoss Rd, Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Multi-Family

$1,898,000
Price
$1,750,000
Sale Price

3
Units
4,250
Approx. GLA
Sold as a Package. Two separate lots. One features a 2 Family. the other is a Single Family and you may be able to build a Two family on the single family lot. Zoning is 2F-5000. Excellent Rental Location. New Heating Systems in the 2 family, Central AC, Hardwood Floors, Working Fireplaces, Updated Bathrooms, Big Units, ample Parking. Walking distance to the Green Line. Buyer responsible for any and all due diligence relative to building another unit.

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Tags: Real-Estate   Boston   Multi-Family   02135  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Brosnan Realty Group, Inc on 6/16/2019

Making market projections is hard to do. In real estate, it is an exact science that requires a lot of thinking and a lot of due diligence. With a lot of economic and market factors, who would have thought they must also consider climate factors when investing in the real estate market. 

It is incredible how far the world has come in terms of real estate projections. It has taken into account a lot of factors that make investing in real estate easier.

If you are environmentalist, and a smart investor at that, you probably want a glimpse of the real estate projections that consider the climate.

The following are the answers to how climate change will affect the real estate market:

  • Projections show that there would be less demand for waterfront homes. Unless you are filthy rich, you would not want your property cost to go up the roof during the rainy season. It has become a practical custom for individual home buyers to focus less on demanding a waterfront home and instead have a pool if their budget can cover it. Given that there are so many floods, hurricanes, and storms that come along the way, it has become impractical to invest in a waterfront home. It seems like a reality that real estate agents selling waterfront homes have learned to accept.
  • Most real estate professionals project higher insurance premiums for real estate properties to trend in the coming years. With climate change, insurance companies are facing higher risks, so it becomes a must for them to raise prices.
  • Projections also expect higher property taxes to come out of upcoming legislation. With the government's need to provide protection and environmental upkeep, expect even property taxes to go up because of climate change.
  • The increased property value for some homeowners is the only good thing out of the real estate projections. More houses can get more equity and homeowner should take advantage of this.

It is easier to make some changes and follow the projections of the market with a little knowledge. Individuals can always see the potential of what they are doing with the help of the right market factors. 

If you are ready to invest in climate change-ready houses and properties, contact a real estate professional today and see what an expert can do to help you. 





Posted by Brosnan Realty Group, Inc on 6/9/2019

OK, so moved into your new home, got the right insurance, the new lawn mower, unpacked all the boxes and then just went back to your life. That was everything. Right? Wrong. If you didn't create or update an emergency plan for your home and family, you could be putting everyone in danger. It is critical to be prepared well in advance for any disaster to keep your family as safe as possible. Preparedness sounds like a no-brainer, but even though the news is always full of fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, the majority of families don't have a plan for where to go or what to do if an emergency strikes. 

Know Your Risks

Each area has different disaster risks. The internet is your best friend here. Look up your area to find out what is most likely to happen. If your area is at risk for natural disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes, your community likely has resources available for you. Get on the right mailing lists, websites, social media profiles, and texting lists, so you always know what's going on in your area. If you don't already get the WEAs (wireless emergency updates) from the national weather service on your phone, check with your wireless provider to make sure your phone is compatible and get those turned on ASAP. For more information, check out NOAA Weather Radio online. Download a variety of weather apps with alert systems from your phone or desktop app store.

Find the Right Shelter

It's important to understand what disasters require evacuation to a safer area, and which you can wait out in your home. Each different disaster has a different method to keep your family safe, and your community should prepare in case evacuation measures are necessary. Check with your local government for emergency services and locations. If you have kids, make sure to check with their schools and get familiar with their emergency response plans as well. That way, no matter what happens, you know your kids will be safe.

  • Hurricanes – First, secure the fridge and freezer: plan for the power to go out, so turn them all the way down to as cold a setting as possible and secure them shut to keep your food cold for as long as you can. Since you won't want to open it, if possible, get some dry, shelf-stable food to get you through the storm. Make sure you disable as many appliances as possible to keep them from shorting out due to power fluctuations or water damage. Lastly, close up your hurricane shutters and board any windows without them to keep them from shattering in the wind. Depending on its severity and the security of your home, you may be able to wait out the storm in place. Watch for evacuation notices though, and when told to leave, do it. Your family's safety is more important than staying in your home.
  • Thunderstorms and Tornadoes – If at all possible, make sure you have access to underground shelters. If you have a basement or cellar at home or work, this will be your best bet. Even walkout basements are safer than upper floors, so long as you stay well away from the windows and doors and keep near the walls braced all around by the ground outside. If an underground space isn’t available, stick to interior rooms like closets and bathrooms. Your best choices will have sturdy walls and no windows. If a tornado is in your immediate vicinity, huddle down in a bathtub and away from any glass or possible falling objects
  • Earthquakes – These disasters tend to have the least warning. If you live in an earthquake danger area, its best to prepare your house from the outset. Make sure that any hanging decorations or items are earthquake safe and secure. You don't want them falling and injuring your family or getting damaged. Appliances should also be secured to prevent them from pulling away from walls and floors or tipping over when the ground moves. Get familiar with the safest spots in your home — the sturdiest interior walls or spaces under furniture where you can brace during the event. Also know what areas of your home to avoid, specifically around hanging objects, light fixtures, windows or mirrors. In a pinch, you can brace in an interior door frame to keep yourself safe, but it is better to have a more protected space. For the best results, immediately drop to your knees when the earthquake strikes then move to your most secure area while protecting your head and neck. Once you get situated, continue bracing and protecting your head and neck until the earthquake stops.
  • Flooding – Floods can happen with minimal warning, and the water level can increase much faster than you can plan for. Don't risk it. The moment your area is under a flood warning, get to higher ground. Whether that's finding a hill outside, or just moving to the second floor of your home, don't ignore these warnings. If its late at night, grab the kids and go upstairs for a storm slumber party. That will keep your kids calm and safe at once.
  • Fire – If there is any sign of a fire in your home, get out and stay out. Plan for a variety of ways to exit your home depending on where the flame is greatest. If you have a second, or perhaps a third story, make sure that all working upper windows are armed with fire ladders so you can get out without using the stairs. Don't be left without a way out. Plan a meeting place nearby, but at a safe distance, so your family can re-convene after exiting the home, just in case you all go different directions. Make sure your kids are aware of what to do and practice with a home fire drill just like they do at school. Once your family is outside, call 911 and follow the directions of your emergency service providers.

Evacuation Prep

City or town-wide evacuations can be panic-ridden and chaotic. The evacuation itself is dangerous because those who are unprepared are more scared and unsure what to do. Keep both you and your family calm and safe throughout the process by being prepared ahead of time. Have an emergency kit with a change of extra fuel, clothes, water, some candles, and food in your garage or car if you can. That way your family is ready at a moment's notice. Learn the evacuation procedures of your community, so you know how they will direct you in case of emergency. Always make sure to follow evacuation orders as quickly and calmly as possible. Evacuation is a last choice, so stalling because you "don't think its necessary" puts your family in danger and over-taxes emergency personnel. If there were any other options, your community would avoid the evacuation order.

Make sure to ask your real estate professional what disasters are frequent in your area before buying your home.





Posted by Brosnan Realty Group, Inc on 6/2/2019

Appliances have a certain lifespan of use, and then, unfortunately, they tend to break down one way or another. Depending on the age of the appliance and the amount of the repair cost, you should make an informed decision as to what will be a good for your finances and your home.


So, when the fridge stops producing cold or the dryer stops drying things, you may go into panic mode and try to either buy a new appliance or call a repair person. Before you make a snap judgment, you should take a step back. It’s important to ask the question: 


Is it worth getting this repaired?


If you are able to get an estimate of how much the repairs will cost, this will give you a good place to start. This is the fastest way for you to get the answers that you need. If the life of the appliance is going to only be a few years, you may be better off investing your money in a new appliance. The cost of a repair can run somewhere around 20-30 percent of the cost of replacing the appliance completely.


Understand The Life Expectancy Of Each Appliance


Some appliances are meant to last for a decade, others will last for a shorter period of time. As a general rule of thumb, if your appliance is over 7 years old and breaks down, you should probably replace it rather than repair it. It will be a better investment in the long run. Some typical lifespans for appliances are:


  • Dishwasher 9 years
  • Freezer 13 years
  • Range 15 years
  • Dryer 13 years
  • Washing Machine 10 years


Before you replace your broken appliance, there are a few things you should understand. First, sometimes, it really isn’t broken. A plug could be loose or a circuit could have tripped. You would hate to spend the money on a new appliance rather than deal with a simple problem. Troubleshoot the problem yourself by taking a peek at the owner’s manual first.              


Pricing Appliances 


Once you have repair estimates, you should find out how much it will be to replace your appliance completely with a similar model. Make sure that you factor in things like the removal of the old appliance, the taxes, and the installation. By running the numbers, you’ll know if you can afford a new appliance or not compared to the repair costs. 


New Features


If you have been dreaming of a refrigerator with an ice maker, it may be a good decision for you to spring for a new model. If you love the features you have, you’ll want to either price similar units or do the repairs. Really, your budget and needs very much dictate your decision for new appliances. Consider the options and make the repair or replacement call based on your needs.




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Categories: personal finance   repairs  


Posted by Brosnan Realty Group, Inc on 6/1/2019


317 Spruce St, Chelsea, MA 02150

Rental

$1,800
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Nice 2 bedroom located in a brick 3 family. hardwood floors. Modern kitchen and bath. Close to the commuter rail stop. Laundry in building.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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