A Shot at a Second Chance in Southie
After renting for a few years post college in Southie, Will Clark was debating whether to renew his lease or purchase his first slice of Boston real estate. I connected Will with a mortgage lender, who was able to paint the financial picture and helped him to understand his options. […]
Coming Soon! Historic Carriage House in Salem
I love a good challenge, and a recent sale on Arthur St in Salem definitely kept me on my toes. My past clients, the Hendersons, referred Seth and Deirdre to me because they were looking to get their feet wet in real estate investing. Off the bat, I noticed the […]
Selling a Historic Property – The Spectacular Wedding Cake House in Salem
Coined the “Spectacular Wedding Cake Henry M Brooks Cottage” by historian John Goff, 260 Lafayette St in Salem is nothing short of amazing. A stunning example of Gothic Revival Architecture, the building is simply one of a kind. High ceilings, paneled walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, diamond-paned windows, coffered ceilings, two […]
A Salem Home Buying Story that’s Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, Dusty and Marcela reached out to me about a rental ad in Salem. What, that’s not how most fairy tales start? Well, at least that’s were this story begins. The couple had recently moved to the area from Colorado and they were excited to be on […]
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again: A first-time homebuyer’s story of perseverance
Growing up, my mom had countless expressions to keep us grounded. She would be the first to point out that “life isn’t fair” when any of us kids complained about something not going our way. You would have thought she was a back up singer for the Rolling Stones based […]
Watch out, Waltham! There’s a new female real estate investor in town.
It’s not every day that you meet a young woman looking to get into real estate investing. Whenever I do, it makes me smile. (I promise this isn’t another one of my feminist landlady rants!) After a few set backs trying to break into the Waltham multi-family market, Diana reached […]
DIYers Dive into West Roxbury
Emily and Kevin Hoffman became accidental real estate entrepreneurs by buying more space in Boston than they needed at the right time (6 years ago), renovating it for fun, and now renting out one floor of their three story home. Young professionals by day and home improvement DIYers by night, […]
Dana Bull on Real Estate Talk Boston – “Boston Power Players”
Tune in to REAL Estate Talk Boston for some of my home-buying tips: Finding the right area – up and coming Attending an open house/first showing and what to look for to make smart a decision as an investor (touching on serious issues versus cosmetic/easy fixes) Smart upgrades to make on […]
Four-Family in Salem, Mass…Closed!
Four-unit residential buildings are a rarity in Salem. They seldom hit the market, and when they do, they typically need some TLC. 50-52 Roslyn Street was a rare gem – meticulously well maintained, in a desirable location, with both short-term advantages and a solid long-term play. The property required little […]
Condo Buying in Neponset – Timing it Right on the Dot.
It’s all about timing. How often have you heard the expression? In real estate, it couldn’t be truer. My new clients, Pat and Lauren Henderson, are masters at nailing the timing of their transactions. Back in 2010, the couple started their investment portfolio in the soon-to-be-hip South Boston neighborhood. This […]