147 Randlett closed for $719k. Looking forward to having new neighbors on the street.
Not going to drag this blog out talking about getting estimates, pulling permits & architectural shingles. You guys know the drill already. If a contractor tells you more than $10k — tell him you’re no dummy. You read RandlettPark.com and everything on the ‘net is true.
Look gang — all of our homes are approximately the same size, which means our roofs are too. Replacing your roof is going to cost you about $7,500 and take 2-3 days. The job will cost a bit more if 2 layers of shingles have to be ripped off or if you decide to replace the flashing around the chimney or do any re-pointing. Make sure to pull a permit.
Also make sure the contractors clean up afterwards using a magnetic rake. You don’t want to have shingles in the yard or gutters. Or nails in the yard. A nail gets caught in the mower and Boom! you wind up looking like Mr. Larson from Happy Gilmore.
Last year, the W. Newton townhome market didn’t exist. Zero townhomes sold at or above $1M. Buyers were still iffy on the real estate market and there was too much risk for developers to break ground.
This year is a different story. Inventory is severely limited and developers cannot meet demand. Since January, 7 townhomes in W. Newton have gone under agreement or sold above $995k. See what you missed out on below:
2 townhomes are still available over $1M:
I know what you’re thinking — believe me, I’m thinking the same thing myself. Last year, I didn’t write the blog and no townhomes sold over $1M. This year, I’m blogging like crazy and 7 townhomes have sold. Not like I’m trying to take credit or anything — just sayin there could be a correlation.
It only took a week to sell this Greek revival home on Waltham for $1.095M. Goes to show your home doesn’t need to be atop the Acropolis to please the real estate gods — just needs to look like it.
At $1.095M, this would be the 3rd highest sale in the neighborhood over the past 5 years. I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times you guys — big columns bring big prices.