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Bidding Wars Return – Norfolk Street, Holliston MA – $384,000.

The Palmer Group As we entered the spring market things started to heat up in lower first time home buyer price ranges in most of the towns we cover, (Holliston, Medfield, Sherborn, Dover, Weston, Wellesley, Newton, Needham, Westwood, Natick, Wayland, Lincoln.)  Like many brokers we were starting to see Bidding Wars Return and 630 Norfolk Street in Holliston was a perfect example.  Although the house had been well maintained and some updating had been done it was on a main road with no garage.  With... Continue Reading >

Massachusetts Bidding Wars Are Back While Inventory Remains Low.

The Palmer Group   The entry level into most of the Massachusetts towns that we work and live in continues to be red hot.  There are many buyers out there trying to take advantage of the low rates while the inventory of available homes remains low.  Recently in Holliston we sold a house in the first weekend with over 30 qualified buyers attending the first open house.  We had several offers on the home that night and will be closing on it in the middle of June. Last... Continue Reading >

One Of The Prettiest Lots In Wellesley, MA – 12 Arden Road – $2,899,000

The Palmer Group  12 Arden Road  Wellesley, MA Beautiful New Construction Home by one of our builder clients and current listing. 12 Arden Road Wellesley, MA  - $2,899,000 Style: Colonial      Rooms: 13      Bedrooms: 6      Baths: 6f, 2h Living Area: 7048      Acres: .46 (20090)    Year Built: 2013 This has to be one of the prettiest lots in Wellesley.  This beautiful flat lot located on a cul-de-sac street in The Dana Hall area of Wellesley backs up to 8 acres of conservation land and trails known as the... Continue Reading >

The Mystery Behind Boston Residential New Construction Sq. Ft. Costs.

The Palmer Group   Many buyers like to break things down into simple equations they can use to compare properties. The most popular comparision we see is the cost per sq.ft. The basic formula is to divide the price of the house by the number of sq.ft. to determine your cost per sq.ft.  We are all for a fair and accurate way to compare costs but this basic formula doesn't necessarily work in every situation. Cost of land: The most obvious is the cost of the Land.  You may... Continue Reading >

How To Incorporate Green Technologies In Massachusetts Without Totally Going Green.

The Palmer Group      For people who are new to green building products and techniques you will find there is a whole new maturing industry out there that is creating some pretty cool products and building techniques. What a lot of people don't understand is you can incorporate some of these green products into your everyday life without having to go totally green or fully embracing the LEED certification process. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. There are cool things like: green light bulbs, dual... Continue Reading >

How To Avoid Missing Out On The Best Real Estate Properties In Massachusetts.

The Palmer Group   We've been in this business a long time...over 30 years.  Most realtors prefer the standard route to selling: list on MLS, advertise the property, host open houses, and eventually receive an offer. We are not your typical realtors and we'll prove it by letting you in on a secret.   You wouldn't believe how many homes get sold without ever being listed. Having worked in the residential real estate industry as both a developer and realtor, we are always amazed by how many quality homes... Continue Reading >

Five Essential Tips To Avoid First Time Home Buyer Rookie Mistakes.

The Palmer Group   After thirty years in the business, we've seen our share of "rookie mistakes".  This post will reveal some typical "rookie mistakes" that homebuyers make and give you some tips on how to avoid them. 1.  Research first, representation second.  What do we mean by this?  Most first-time homebuyers don't research who they are going to be working with.  They start the process by attending open houses and eventually meeting a broker they kind of like.  They end up working with that broker until they find a home.  The... Continue Reading >

How Do You Spot A Decent Kitchen Cabinet?

The Palmer Group To the trained eye of a Realtor/Builder like Commonwealth Estates Residential Brokerage it's easy to spot the makings of a good kitchen cabinet.  If you know what to look for you can spot a stock cabinet kitchen, a semi-custom kitchen, or a true custom kitchen.  Below we give you a quick overview of the differences between the three and we also provide you with important information on the different things that will determine and drive the door and drawer pricing and... Continue Reading >

Stop Throwing Money Out Your Homes Old Windows.

If you're like a lot of our clients, you've probably had the discussion regarding your old windows. With heating costs on the rise, I'm sure you've thought about whether it's time to replace aging, drafty windows with efficient, tight-fitting ones. In addition to reducing your energy bill, new windows can make your home more comfortable, quiet, and attractive. But, we always tell clients don't expect to recoup your investment right away. If you have old fashioned single glazed widows, replacement windows might save you... Continue Reading >

Can A Roof Make A Statement? Learn How.

The Palmer Group Having been in the remodeling and building business for over 30 years we feel very strongly that the type of roofing material that you use can make a real statement about your home. The type of roofing material can project charm, character, elegance, richness, or a feeling of quality construction.  What's the Best Roofing Option For Your Home? Right now there are more roofing options in the marketplace than ever before and choosing one can be a tough decision.  Here in New England... Continue Reading >