9/24/2015: Deal at 277 Waltham falls apart, seller increases price

You can’t make this stuff up. Last week, seller at 277 Waltham accepted an offer. Probably because of the new ceiling fan in the kitchen. Today the deal fell apart and the home came back on the market. With a price increase of $9,000.

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I mean what in the world is going on here? When a deal falls apart, it’s not good for the seller. That’s real estate 101. Means the buyer got cold feet. Or the home inspection didn’t go well. It doesn’t mean jack the price up $9,000.

This place started out for rent at $4,988 in July. Then it was listed for sale at $998,888 renovated. Or you could buy it for less unrenovated. But only for 1 week. Nobody bought or rented the place so they took it off the market. Then it came back on the market at $899,888 and found a buyer a few weeks later. Today the deal fell apart and the price went up to $908,888.

Look you guys — real estate is not hard. A guy I work with likes to say we’re not trying to put a man on the moon here. I don’t even know what to say about 277 Waltham. I want the house to sell cause I’m a neighborhood guy but this listing makes me feel like…

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9/17/2015: 277 Waltham adds ceiling fan in kitchen, finds buyer

This is the oldest trick in the book you guys. Can’t sell a home? Add a ceiling fan in the kitchen. It’s real estate 101. Like baking cookies before an open house. Or a warm fire on a cold day. Works 100% of the time.

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Looks like they added some new appliances and a backsplash too. Was this the kitchen renovation they were talking about? Who cares — the headline here is ceiling fan.

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Microwave about the stove doesn’t vent? No problem – turn on the ceiling fan and swirl that shit around. Hot & humid day? I know what we should do – turn on the ceiling fan. Home been on the market too long for sale/rent/renovated/unrenovated? Add a ceiling fan. Boom. Accepted offer.

8/26/2015: 277 Waltham for sale… again

Cue the circus music! 277 Waltham is back on the market. Again. This time with a reduced price of $899,888. That’s $100k off the original asking price.

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Looks like the whole for sale & rent at the same time, renovated/unrenovated with no permits thing isn’t working out. Shocking you guys. Open house Sunday 12-2pm if you want to stop by and see WTF is going on with this place.

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8/9/2015: 277 Waltham no longer for sale

Looks like buyers couldn’t solve the mystery that is 277 Waltham St. I don’t know what was so confusing you guys. Seller was looking to sell. Or rent. Renovated. Or unrenovated. By July 28th. Or not. Price was $998,888 or maybe less.

I mean this market is so strong it takes an act of god NOT to sell. So not sure how this got messed up. But it got messed up real good. Good news is it’s still available for rent. For you guessed it $4,988. Renovated. I think.

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7/28/2015: Reminder — today is the last day to pay less for 277 Waltham

If you want to pay less than $998,888 for 277 Waltham — then you have until exactly midnight. Seller put you guys on the clock last Tuesday. Gave you 1 week to pay less than $998,888 and do your own renovations.

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In 11 hours, this option is off the table. In 11 hours, you’re getting a renovated kitchen & 1 new bath. You’re gonna pay $998,888 in guess what?  11 hours.

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7/22/2015: 277 Waltham for rent at $4,988/month; now for sale at $998,888

Posted last week about 277 Waltham being listed for rent at $4,988/month.  Well it was just listed this morning for sale at $998,888.

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But it gets weird.  $998,888 is the price but you can get the house for less if you make an offer in the next 7 days.  You see the seller is planning to renovate the kitchen and 1 bathroom.  If you want renovated, you gotta pay $998,888 and the seller will do the work. If you want unrenovated, you can pay less but it’s gotta be in the next 7 days.

Oh yeah, City says the house is 2,603 sq/ft but broker says 3,500 sq/ft.

So lemme get this straight.  The house is for rent and sale.  The kitchen and 1 of the 2.5 baths will be/will not be renovated.  It’s somewhere between 2,603 – 3,500 sq/ft.  It can be rented renovated for $4,988/month.  It can be sold renovated without permits for $998,888. It can be sold unrenovated for less than $998,888 but only in the next 7 days. After 7 days, you can only buy the house renovated.

You guys clear on this?  Good.

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