South Shore Real Estate News & Home Market Updates

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March 29, 2018

Coffee Break with Realtor, Peter Kenney 03-2018

Coffee Time With Real Estate Broker, Peter Kenney.

Today on my latest podcast, I'll talk about:
- New Real Estate Activity in Marketplace Across the Country
- Families are likely to purchase a new property so they can ensure an easier relocation by Summer.

Go Here for Newletter posting.

Jan. 16, 2018

RED Audio Newsletter Edition 4

Welcome back to another edition of Real Estate Radio Report.

Today on my latest podcast, I'll talking about:
- What Buyers Notice Most When Viewing a Home
- Making a “Great Things” home List...
- Can You Afford the Home You Want?

Jan. 16, 2018

Real Estate Radio Report with Peter Kenney - Edition 3

In this edition, we talking about 5 Ways to Impress Home Buyers when selling your property. Also, we talk Reading the Relevant Factors and our local community. Plus, Being “Pet Smart” When Selling Your House. Tune-in to my Real Estate Radio Report and we'll talk about it. Your Host, Peter Kenney

Oct. 13, 2017

Virtual Tour 143 Fort Hill St, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043

Come look at the wonderful new built Hingham Colonial Home. Offering you and your family, 3 Bedroods and 2 Full Bathrooms plus a half bathroom! This South Shore home has harwood flooring through-out the house. Brand new everything, like a gas furnace and central-air, a stunning kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances! You're real close to the South Shore Country Club, Downtown Hingham Square and the Hingham Shipyard! 

Click Here for instant access to more info on the home.

Oct. 12, 2017

Needs and Wants for your Home Search

What do you need in your next home? 

You should take the time to write down your WANTS and NEEDS to help you further define your search. Your NEEDS could be, having to have four bedrooms, to accommodate your family. Your WANTS are part of your wish-list... it would be nice to have a wood-burning fireplace and a finished family room in the lower level.

Of course home features are important. Searching for your next dream home on the South Shore will be more than just features. It's also about the surrounding community. I don't think you'll enjoy your property if you have a long congested commute to and from work ever day... The long-drive will take its toll on you and your family over time.

When searching for a new home, please consider the follow:

  • Your Job -  How far are you from your workplace? Driving or public transportation?
  • Your Children - Are you close to parks and playgrounds? And do you feel it's a safe area?
  • Local Schools - How's the education and sports programs? Would your Children be walking to school or riding a bus?
  • Your Neighbors - How does the community feel to you? Are folks friendly and social?
  • Amenities/Shopping - How far is the food markets and the pharmacy?
  • Activities - Is the workout gym, golf course and movie cinema close to home?

Our REALTOR® team can help you with all of these questions. Connect with us today.

 - Peter Kenney, President of Real Estate Door - Serving the South Shore, MA

Posted in buyers, Real Estate
Oct. 3, 2017

Want to be an Educated Home Buyer?

Searching for your home on the south shore can be fun and stressful at the same time.

Especially if you have to sell you current home simultaneously. You're touring homes with your agent and fall in love with the open floor plan and bright spacious kitchen... before you know it, your agent is drafting up an offer. Our Realtor's would press pause and ask you to consider all of the details, by performing your due diligence, bring in a licensed home inspector and confirm that this home truly meets your needs.

Remember what our parents would say... "haste makes waste." 

Yes. Time is of the essence in this low inventory market, when property moves like lightning. We advice that you take the time to process everything and make sure this is a good fit for you & your family and that you're not shooting from the hip.

When you & your agent are out touring property or dropping by open house events, what are you seeking beyond the stainless steel kitchen and granite counter tops?

Here's some tips:

  • Is the home move-in ready or do you see repairs and upgrade that are needed?
  • Does the community offer and does it meet your family's needs?... like being close to work, schools, playground & parks, sport programs, gym, house of worship, shopping, etc.
  • What is the size of the lot, does it offer privacy, is the yard fenced for your kids & pets?
  • How many vehicles fit in the driveway & garage?
  • Does the rooms accommodate your furniture or would you need t buy new furniture?
  • How many bedrooms, bathrooms and closets do you really need?

Don't get caught-up in the excitement of the brand new features of the property. Do your homework and have a list of your wants and needs... So you can stay focused and make the best decision for your family.

We can help you find that perfect home that will suite you & your Family. Connect with our team today.

- Peter Kenney, President of Real Estate Door - Serving the South Shore, MA

Sept. 25, 2017

Colonial Home Virtual Tour 40 Cranberry Road in Hanson Massachusetts

Looking for a Hanson Colonial on a Cul-De-Sac? 

40 Cranberry Rd, Hanson MA 02341 - Try to find an available Colonial Home in Hanson on a Cul-De-Sac with just three other homes! In this market with low inventory, this property will not last long before it's gone under contract with some lucky buyer. This home was built for the modern family lifestyle, perfect for outdoor entertaining and family fun. This is an awesome home, offering plenty of space for your busy active family. Make an appointment today to view this exceptional home before it's too late. Click link before for the latest Open House Events and additional information on this property.

Get more information Now!

Brokerage: Real Estate Door - 781-499-6225

Sept. 21, 2017

Your Entrance Appeal

We know about curb appeal...

As you drive up to a home, it's the first impression you get of the property from the curb. And the better the curb appeal, the more you anticipate what the home will look like inside.

What about when you're invited in and we enter the home for the first time... The Entrance Appeal. Think about the impression as a buyer walks into your house for the very first time. How's your entrance appeal?

Most folks that come to your door that you invite in for the first time will hang-in your entrance area as they stand in the foyer for a few moments and look around. What's the view of your home from that perspective? 

Now, if you're getting your home sale ready, it's high priority that you make the entrance of your home as presentable and welcoming as possible.

Of course, it would need to be free of clutter, remember that less is more when selling your home. When prospective buyers enter your home, the last thing we want is folks falling all over your shoes or objects in the way of the room follow.

Remove your old dust, dirty welcome-mat and buy a new one just of the open house event. And tidy up and declutter the rooms that can be viewed from the foyer entrance.

You want that wow factor from the buyers. Then they will be excited to see the rest of your home, rather than just turn around and leave.

If you need help with getting your home sale ready, our team of experts would be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Connect with us for assistance today!

- Peter Kenney, President of Real Estate Door - Serving the South Shore, MA

Posted in Real Estate, Sellers
Sept. 19, 2017

Is Low-Balling A Bad Idea?

YES! Low-Balling is not the best approach.

Low Ball Bad IdeaIn this South Shore market... Low-Balling is submitting an offer way below market value. You and your Real Estate Door Agent have spending the last couple of weekends touring homes. You see a couple that you put on your like list. Then a property hits the market that you just got to have! This home has all the features that you've been looking for, plus it's in a perfect location.

Hold on, you can't claim it yet. You & your agent need to draft up the offer. And your offer amount will set the stage on how serious you are on getting an accepted offer. In this time, you could try and submit a Low Ball offer in an attempt to get a steal.

But that’s not the best idea in this active, low inventory, fast market. Remember that the Seller and his or her real estate agent knows the fair market value of the home... Plus your Low-Ball offer may alienate the owner and you run the chance that the Seller will reject your future offers.

You should also realize that in this market, other buyers are putting offers in on the same property. So the Seller is reviewing multiple offers... and your low ball offer is at the bottom of the pile. Our Real Estate Door Agents will guide you as your expert REALTOR® to help you present a serious fair market offer... And close on the home of your dreams.

Learn more on starting your home buying process today.

- Peter Kenney, President of Real Estate Door - Serving the South Shore, MA

Posted in buyers, Real Estate
Sept. 15, 2017

Walk-Through Tour at 38 Onset Ave, Wareham MA

Tour this Onset Bay Colonial 3 Bed, 2 Full-Bath Home with Water Views!

Water views from the Master Bedroom of 38 Onset Ave, Wareham MAWake up in your master bedroom with water views of Onset, Buzzards Bay area. Enjoy your privacy on one of the larger lots in the community. This home was completely renovated six years ago. A great open space offering a stainless-steel appliances and granite counter top kitchen, flowing in to the living room space and a 1st floor bedroom along with a full bathroom. Hardwood floors on all living levels. On the 2nd floor, you’ll find an open space that can be used as an office, library, reading, relaxing area with 2nd floor laundry tucked away into its own space. Two bedrooms on top level, includes the master bedroom with balcony-deck offering water views. Master also offers you a larger walk-in closet with shelves and access to the full-bathroom shared on the 2nd floor. Just minutes away is downtown Onset by the Bay, where you’ll find all the amenities you will ever need, like shopping, restaurants, boating and fun area activities.

Connect with the Listing Agent, Catherine Kenney to learn about some extras this home will offer and/or request a private showing & when the new Open House Event is scheduled.

For more Information: 

MLS Listing - 72192663
38 Onset Ave
Wareham, MA: Onset Bay, 02532

Catherine Kenney of Real Estate Door
Office: (781) 618-1983 Ext. 115
Cell: (781) 733-4598

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