Blog by Ed Abrams

The Risks and Difficulties of For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

June 24th, 2010
Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the decision to sell by owner has cost many homeowners incre ...

Coldwell Banker New Listings Preview

June 22nd, 2010
142 Lakeview Ave
Cambridge
3053 sf
Single Family
9 rms.
4+ bd, 3.5 ba
2 pkg
Decks and yard   
$1,385,000
    
107 Lake View Ave
Cambridge
Single Family
4750+ sf
7+br, 3.5ba
w/aux apt and Therapist office   
High $2m
    
23 Francis Ave
Cambridge
Single Family
4199 sf
14 rm Vict. 6 br, 3.5 ba, 2 studies
new kit, 2c gar   
$2,200,000
    
14 Magnolia Ave #2
Cambridge
Condo
959 sf
3 br
sunny open space    
$TBD
   ...

Open House!

June 16th, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 52 Adams Street, Unit 2 , Somerville. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful .

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Condo for sale.

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Coldwell Banker New Listings Preview

June 16th, 2010
202 Richdale Ave. #1
Cambridge
Loft
1,644 city
2,400 measured
6 rm, 3 br, 2 ba
2pkg +, pets, Brk Carriage pvt patio   
$645,000
        
38 Linnaean St. #6
Cambridge
Condo
570 sf.
3rm, 1br, 1ba   
$309,000

52 Garden St. #B2
Condo
1,422 sf.
5rm, 3br, 2ba
pets  
$429,000
        
44 Concord Ave. #100
Cambridge
Condo 
690 sf.
3rm, 1br, 1ba   
$379,000
        
142 Pine St.
Cambridge
Condo/TH 
570 sf.
4rm, 2b ...

Open House!

June 11th, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, June 13, 2010, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 52 Adams Street, Unit 2 , Somerville. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful .

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Condo for sale.

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52 Adams Street, Somerville, MA

June 9th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 52 Adams Street, Somerville, MA

Distinctive, spacious condo in a grand slate-roofed Queen Anne offers Victorian charm with modern amenities. Large rooms, high ceilings, tall windows, & bays make this an exceptional home. Ample period detail including ceiling medallions, built-in hutches & exterior scroll work. Located on one of Somer ...

Coldwell Banker New Listings Preview

June 8th, 2010
41-43 Alpine St
Cambridge
2-Fam
3,060 sf
2units, both 2br, 1ba
Colonial details, Beautiful yard
$779,000

37 Granville Rd #3
Cambridge
Condo
1170 sf
2+br, 1ba
wine cellar, updated w/charm! +pkg
$489,000

7 Malcolm Rd
Cambridge
2314 sf
2 fam
5/6rms, 2/3/bd, 1/1/ba
pkg
Impecable condition
$925,000

17 Traill St.
Cambridge
4522 sf
single
12 rms, 5bd, 5ba
2car garage and 2 car off st
$2,985,000

40 Mt. Vernon St., #1
C ...

Coldwell Banker New Listings Preview

June 1st, 2010
29 Pemberton St.
Cambridge<
3 Family
3,336LA / 5,696Total
15rm, 6bd. 3ba, 2c. pkg.   
TBD
    
29 Regent St.
Cambridge
Condo
850 sf
renov. great condo   
$389,000
    
3 Arlington St. #44
Cambridge
Condo
712 s.f.
3rm, 1bd, 1ba
$354,000
    
30 Crescent St.
Cambridge
Attached Single Family
1,418 s.f.
7rms, 3br, 2ba's
hdwd flrs
Beacon Hill Garden, no pkg
$639,000
    
985 Memorial Dr. #103
Cambridge
Coop
1775 s.f.
Lux ...

Condo Conversion: The Rewards and Challenges

June 1st, 2010
In the past 15 years thousand of rental units have been converted to condominiums in Cambridge and Somerville.

Many owners of mult-family properties have converted their properties to condos and made a profit. Developers also purchase multi-family properties and convert them to condos in hopes of making a profit.

The reward for a successful condo conversion is a profitable return on invested ...
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