Medford, MA Real Estate News

By Jill McTague, DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate
(RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices)
Do you have an older home and want to know information about it’s history as well as ideas on historic preservation and upkeep? Then you won’t want to miss Medford Historic Home seminars by the Medford Historical Society. On Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 AM at the Royal House Slave Quarters, preservation specialists will talk about Old House Homeownership Basics. Bring photos of your house. This is the place to ask specific quetions you have about your home. Interested in making your older home more energy efficient without changing its character? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, January 16th at 10 at Springstep when the topic will be Greening the Older Home.
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Reinventing the Rake Reinventing the Rake Photos Yard and Garden Tools Tools and Products This Old HousePosted using ShareThisWith the fall upon us we all turn to the annual chore of raking leaves. The link above has some handy reviews on how to pick the right rake for the job. This Old House does a great job in detailing what to look for in a rake. Below you'll find the yard waste collection dates for Medford, Massachusetts. I add the state because I've been getting a few emails from NJ & Oregon. We're pretty lucky here in Medford with our curbside pick-up & recycling. Sure beats having to haul it to the local transfer station. Below is from the City of Medford, MA website. http://www.medford.org/Pages/MedfordMA_Recycle/yardWEEK OF:April 13th , May 11th & 25th , June 8th & 22nd , July ...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
Get a Free List of Websites of Government and Bank Foreclosure Listings in Medford, MA There are a number of websites that contain free listings of government and bank foreclosed homes in Medford, MA. These websites contain descriptions, color photos, and addresses of the foreclosed homes for sale in Medford, MA. And, most of these websites have government and bank foreclosure listings nationwide. There's no charge to search the foreclosure listings on any of these websites, and there's no 7-day free trial period either. Virtually all of these websites do not require any personal information to get access to the government and bank foreclosure listings. You can access these foreclosure listings anytime you want and as often as you want - free of charge!  Click here to get your own direc...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development Loans in Medford, MA Are you looking for a home mortgage loan in the Medford, MA area? Then you've come to the right place! Northeast Community Mortgage is a mortgage broker serving Medford, MA, and many of the surrounding areas. When you decide to buy a home or refinance a mortgage in Medford, MA or in the surrounding area, your search for a home mortgage loan should start and end here.  With so many lenders to choose from in the greater Medford area, you should choose one you can trust to find the mortgage loan that will best meet your needs. As a mortgage broker, we help our clients obtain a loan from the lender who has the terms that best matches their needs. In terms of mortgage programs, we specialize in FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development loans...
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By Lew Corcoran, ASP®, Home Stager & Real Estate Photographer
(Scena Home Staging & Decora Photography)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Medford MA for September 23, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Medford, Massachusetts. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened down 6/32 this morning to 100.44. The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon closed up 7/32 yesterday to 100.63 (as shown by the white line). MBS is currently trading down 4/32 at 100.50 (as shown by the blue line). Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.25% worse in price this morning as compared to yesterday. Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortg...
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Medford Lions Club Recycle Eyeglasses for Sight   Medford, MA - Donate your old glasses for the less fortunate.Mat Holis CLUB PRESIDENT - 617-470-9797Scott Nelson - 781-820-2518 or Pondguard1@aol.comMEDFORD LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHTMedford, MA - October 15th, 2009. As Fall/Winter cleaning season gets underway, the MedfordLions Club is asking people to look through drawers and closets for old, unwantedeyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight program.During the month of October & November, the Medford Lions Club will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of a uniquerecycling program throughout theUnited States and Canada. The glasses will be distributed to those in need in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible...
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Prudential Prime Properties Wolfson Cutler to Host Internet Strategies For Home Buyers & Sellers Seminar   MEDFORD, MA - Scott Nelson & Maha Hanania of Prudential Prime Properties Wolfson Cutler are hosting a seminar on how to take advantage of the Internet and other electronic technologies that will help you maximize your real estate experience. The seminar will be held on Saturday October 10th, 2009 at their office 366 Salem St.Medford, MA 02155. The seminar will begin at 10am and last 45minutes to 1 hour. Attendees can watch as sales professionals showcase actual websites and gather a wealth of information."As a leader in the real estate industry, our sales professionals are top producers with a commitment to serving clients in the manner that is most convenient for them," said Marc ...
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Medford MA August 2009 Market Report   Image via Wikipedia Market Report - August 2009 -Medford,Massachusetts HousingAugust 2009Condominium Sold Listings: 21Average List Price: $345,766Average Sale Price: $330,607Average Market Time: 97.19Multi-Family Sold Listings: 4Average List Price: $402,200Average Sale Price: $396,000Average Market Time: 110.75Single Family Sold Listings: 22Average List Price: $374,464Average Sale Price: $369,200Average Market Time: 34.41July 2009Condominium Sold Listings: 13Average List Price: $290,223Average Sale Price: $266,060Average Market Time: 98.00Multi-Family Sold Listings: 8Average List Price: $403,200Average Sale Price: $379,063Average Market Time: 104.88Single Family Sold Listings: 24Average List Price: $358,845Average Sale Price: $349,827Average Market...
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Medford, Massachusetts July 2009 Market Report Over the last few months there has been a real uptick in sales in and around Medford. Inventories are low in the lower price ranges for properties that are not bank owned or short sales.Because of the lack of regular sale properties prices in the lower ranges are trending up if the current demand continues.Single Family Sold Listings: 24Average List Price: $355,757Average Sale Price: $354,619Average Market Time: 87.29Condominium Sold Listings: 13Average List Price: $290,223Average Sale Price: $266,060Average Market Time: 98.00Multi-Family Sold Listings: 8Average List Price: $403,200Average Sale Price: $379,063Average Market Time: 104.88Financing continues to be a closely monitored issue with appraisals and lack of recent comparable properti...
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Medford Point of Interest - The Fannie Farmer Home Site   On my way home from work the other day I saw this marker on the corner of Paris St. & Salem St. (Rt. 60) here in Medford. It marks the Fannie Farmer Home Site. Medford has alot of historical significance and it's one of those things you might pass by hundreds of times and not even notice. The Medford Historical Society was great to add alot of information to the marker, it reads; "Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857 - 1915) lived in a duplex house which stood on this site until destroyed by fire in 1979. The Farmer family owned the house throughout her lifetime. Fannie moved to Medford as a child and attended Medford Public Schools and the Unitarian Church. At the age of 13 the readheaded student became paralyzed from the waist down and ...
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June 2009 Medford Lions Club - Monthly Meeting   Medford, MA - On Tuesday June 9th, 2009 at 6:30pm the Medford Lions Club will be holding it's monthly meeting at the Mt. Vernon Retaurant 14 Broadway, Somerville MA. New members or those interested in finding out more about what Lions Club is are welcome to come and check us out. Please contact Matt Hollis - President Medford Lions @ 617-470-9797 or MHollis@email.com . Lions Club Website: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php Vision StatementTo be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. Mission StatementTo empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organiz...
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Tufts Pool Medford 2009 To Open - Swimming Lessons Offered Tufts Pool 2009 Medford, MA - South Medford features a wonderful spa like public pool located at Tufts Park in Tufts Square Medford. Another great benefit of living in Medford, open to all with passes, even those from out of town. 1. Tufts Pool, 449 Main St. in Medford, opens for the summer season on June 29 2. Open swim hours, family swim hours, and adult swim hours are available. Certified Lifeguards are on duty during all hours of operation 3. A Tufts Pool Photo ID is required to swim at the pool. 4. These Photo ID's are issued at the Pool on Main St. The cost for the ID is $20.00 per person. Anyone over 3 years of age must have the Photo ID. A family, all from the same address, that comes to the pool at the same time, will p...
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Whether you call them helicopters, whirleygiggers, pinwheels, gyros, spinners or some Yosemite Sam curse word it wouldn't be spring in Medford without them. Maple trees around the city are sharing their seeds with you and your neighbors. Remember to clean your gutters & downspouts to make sure they don't get clogged and you end up with a water problem. From Wikipedia's Maple Tree article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple The distinctive fruit are called samaras or "maple keys". These seeds occur in distinctive pairs each containing one seed enclosed in a "nutlet" attached to a flattened wing of fibrous, papery tissue. They are shaped to spin as they fall and to carry the seeds a considerable distance on the wind. Children often call them "helicopters" due to the way that they spin as...
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Wright's Pond View Larger Map Wright's Pond will be opening this summer thanks to the hard work by the city for the benefit of all city residents. In case you aren't aware of it, Wright's Pond offers Medford Residents the unique benefit of a fresh water recreation area with a beach attended by lifeguards, a bath house/changing facilities attended by bath-house attendants, first-aid, as well as a great concession area to grab a bite to eat. Picnic area & playground and large parking lot make for a great day trip while still remaining close to home. Wright's Pond also has some great fishing & birthday party opportunities as well. It's usually opened the day after school gets out in Medford for the summer. With everyone's budget tight in these trying times it's wonderful to have a place l...
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  If you would like pictures or listing sheets of the properties below please e-mail me at TucciRealEstate@gmail.com or call my cell (617) 816-7603.   MLS #: 70900548   Status: ACT   DOM: 38 Rent Price: $1,000 List Date: 4/9/2009 848 Fellsway U:3Medford, MA 02155 Rooms: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 / 0 Style: Apartment Living Area: 800 Deposit/Reqd: $1000/Yes Rnt Term: Tenant at Will Remarks: Third floor 2 bedroom unit on busline, close to shopping. Heat: Oil AC: No Rnt Includes: Water Orig. Price: $1,000   x8 MLS #: 70913354   Status: ACT   DOM: 13 Rent Price: $1,200 List Date: 5/4/2009 40 Almont U:AMedford, MA 02155 Rooms: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 / 0 Style: Apartment Living Area: 1100 Deposit/Reqd: $1200/Yes Rnt Term: Lease Remarks: Modern kitchen and ct bath, formal living/dining room, natu...
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City of Medford, MA 1st Quarter 2009 - Single Family    Total SF Properties Sold          27 (1st Q '09)    Difference from 1st Q               -32.5% '08    Median Price (1st Q '09)            $334,840    Difference from 1st Q               -7.8% '08    Average Days on Market           81 (1st Q '09)    Total Under Agreements           44 (1st Q '09)    Total SF on Market                   47 (1st Q '09)    Difference from 1st Q               -42.0% '08    Total SF Properties Sold          40 (1st Q '08)    Median Price (1st Q '08)            $363,000    Average Days on Market           123 (1st Q '08)    Total Under Agreements           56 (1st Q '08)    Total SF on Market                   81 (1st Q '08) Source: Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)
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FiOS installation progressing in Medford, MA   City Council begs Verizon for FiOS - Medford, MA - Medford TranscriptPosted using ShareThisWow, I'm excited to report that Verizon FiOS is partially installed on my street here in Medford, MA. The big wires on the poles has been run, no connections to houses yet but that's coming. In my talks with others in and around Medford they're reporting similar findings.I'm also told that Verizon used GPS to plot out where all the poles are located & custom ordered/designed the trunk wires to limit the splices needed. I thought that was interesting how something like GPS can be used for such a thing. OK, I'm a bit of a tech-ie but if the speed is what they say it could be it'll help with connection speeds in the neighborhood.I wonder if Comcast will ...
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Monday, May 4, 2009 City of Medford Public Hearing to Address Vacant & Foreclosed Properties   The city council will be having a public hearing tomorrow nite to discuss vacant & foreclosed properties in Medford and propose legislation to address these properties and their effect on neighborhoods here in Medford. There's some strong rules proposed, below is part of the public notice:Direct Link to Public Notice: http://www.medford.org/Pages/MedfordMA_CouncilAgenda/I0242ADA3Hopefully these regulations are adopted to make sure our neighborhoods are preserved. Medford hasn't been as hard hit as other areas of the country, this should help to avoid it doing so in my opinion.A Public Hearing will be held by the Medford City Council in the Howard F. Alden Memorial Chambers on Tuesday, Evening,...
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By Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor
(RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA)
The Medford Public Library hosts superb lectures and this week's lecture sponsored by the Medford Historical Society will be a treat. This Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm, local author Anita Silvey, will speak about her new book I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War.  From the library newsletter: "During the Civil War, hundreds of women assumed male identities, put on uniforms, and went into battle alongside their male comrades. Author Anita Silvey will talk about the fascinating secret world of the women soldiers of the women soldiers of the Civil War, who they were, why they went to war, and how they managed their masquerade." The lecture is the last in the series sponsored by the Medford Historical Society to accompany the exhibit Of the People: Faces of th...
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By Dan Tucci
(dddd)
If you would like pictures or listing sheets of the properties below please e-mail me at TucciRealEstate@gmail.com or call my cell (617) 816-7603.   x6  MLS#: 70902935 Status: ACT DOM: 6 List Price: $850  40 Oakland U: 3,  Medford, MA  Description: 4 room, 2 bed, 1 bath apartment (Rental) Remarks: Nice and affordable 4 rooms/2 bedroom apartment near City Hall Square. All hardwood floors, tile bathroom, good size kitchen including refrigerator. Close to public transportation, shopping area, restaurants, near everything. Minutes from Boston and major highway. Directions: Main St. to Riverside/Rt 60 to City Hall Sq. to Oakland St.      MLS#: 70900548 Status: ACT DOM: 11 List Price: $1,000  848 Fellsway U: 3,  Medford, MA  Description: 5 room, 2 bed, 1 bath apartment (Rental) Remarks: Third...
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