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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 10/16/2017

Many people think of their first home as a ďstarter home.Ē This refers to a home that is fairly small and typically is for young people who are just starting out in a new phase of life. These types of homes are generally not thought of as ďforever homes.Ē Many times, as families expand, they will move on from their starter homes to bigger and better homes. This includes living in desirable neighborhoods and adding extra comforts that the first home may not have had. Other times, people expand on their starter home in order to make more room for children and the needs of a growing family. These homes truly are jumping off points. Studies show that the idea of starter homes is disappearing. It could be that the requirements of first-time homebuyers are changing and therefore the types of homes that are being sought after are few and far between. The expectations of buyers have increased greatly. Buyers would like adequate space and hope that their first home is not only in a great location, but ready for them to move in without much work as well. Really, buyers are looking for everything anyone would want in their forever home in their starter homes. So, is it a smart idea to search for a starter home, only to move a few years later? The answer is multi-faceted. Starter homes are typically the homes that you can afford at the present time in your life. If you decide that you can save up longer and go for the house you really want, that may be a smarter financial decision for you. Thereís always an option to wait for more homes to go on the market while you rent a place. If you do decide to go for a starter home, hereís some tips for you: Donít Try To Get Everything You Want For A Low Price Buyers tend to have wish lists of the things they desire in a house. While thatís a great idea, donít expect to get everything you want in your starter home. Manage your expectations along with the cost of the home. See Where You Can Expand Many homes have great potential, but buyers have what they see set in their minds and fail to see what can be done in the future. Look at homes with open eyes and picture the possibilities. Know There Will Be Work Involved Purchasing a starter home means that youíll usually need to participate in home improvement projects. Donít go for a home that needs major work done if youíre not up for the challenge. Typically, youíll need to be able to get your hands dirty by doing things like changing out wallpaper, painting walls, or sanding cabinets. These are the little projects that make your house your own.





Posted by Lea Nabipour on 9/19/2017


40 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Coolidge Corner

Rental

$1,750
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully renovated one bedroom, one bathroom unit in the highly desirable Coolidge Corner. Brand new kitchen cabinet & appliances with glass tile back splash. The unit features new energy efficient windows throughout. Hardwood floors. Heat and hot water are included in the rent. Laundry facility in the building. Professionally managed. Just steps from some of the best shops & restaurants. Walking distance to the C train. No smoking and No pets! Great credit and references are required.
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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 9/18/2017

If youíre thinking about buying your first home, itís good to be close to a city that has all of the amenities and characteristics that you want out of life. However, recent economic growth and an increasing wealth divide has made some cities and their suburbs expensive and overcrowded.

Fortunately, there are several cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. that are currently experiencing both job growth and a cultural rejuvenation. In this article, weíll cover the top 10 up and coming cities to move to.

 1. Colorado Springs, CO

An hour drive from Denver and two hours to the mountains, Colorado Springs is a rising alternative to the Denver Metropolitan area. It is home to several high ranking colleges and the unemployment rate is low. Best of all, Colorado Springs is a highly affordable place to live.

2. Portland, ME

Portland is a small coastal city but is packed with restaurants and the arts. Itís proximity to the ocean and affordability make Portland a great place to move to. Thereís also a thriving do-it-yourself scene, an emphasis on green living and repurposing old infrastructure.

3. Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis combines affordable living with in-demand amenities like shopping, professional sports teams, and highly sought colleges. Itís also home to the biggest sporting event in the country, the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

4. Nashville, TN

Nashville and its surrounding suburbs are experiencing growth and demand for their rich musical culture and history as well as their affordability and short commute times. Residents of Nashville often rank it as being a great place to live, and if you trust anyone it should be the people who are there 365 days a year.

5. Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids has the industry and infrastructure of a large metropolitan area but maintains the affable nature of a small, midwestern town. Grand Rapids is known for its large public waterway on the Grand River as well as its close proximity to Lake Michigan.

6. Houston, TX

Just an hourís drive to great beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Houston boasts a beautiful skyline and a rich cultural heritage, especially when it comes to food. Houston is also the home to several national companies and homes in the area are relatively affordable since Houston wasnít largely affected by the housing crisis.

7. Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh metropolitan area is home to several competitive research universities and the population is booming with nearly 80 people migrating to Raleigh each day. Affordable housing and a stable but increasing job market make the Raleigh metropolitan area a highly desirable place to live.

8. San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley shows no signs of slowing as major companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook, continue to expand. One problem residents of the area will face is growing real estate prices and a shortage of housing, but living in both a technological and a natural paradise might be worth it for the right people.

9. Sarasota, FL

Beautiful beaches and year-round warm weather attract retirees to Florida each year. But Sarasota also offers a large and growing job market in healthcare, tourism, and hospitality.

10. Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is within driving distance of several national parks, holds close proximity to mountains, and is nearby Utahís Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. Salt Lake City has a growing job market, a low unemployment rate (2.8%), and low average commute times.




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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/29/2017

This Condo in Brookline, MA recently sold for $540,000. This Hi-Rise style home was sold by Lea Nabipour - Greater Boston Area Realty.


22 Chestnut Place, Brookline, MA 02245

Condo

$550,000
Price
$540,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
RARE opportunity to own a condo in highly sought after Sargent Estates in desirable Brookline Village. Oversized 1 bed 1.5 bath sunny unit features bedroom that has a walk-in closet with built-ins, open living area, high ceilings, large windows, gourmet chef's kitchen with wine rack, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. No amenity has been spared in this professionally managed building, including a gorgeous modern lobby, concierge, on-site maintenance, private storage, laundry on every floor, sauna, elevator, bike room, club room, AND in-ground swimming pool! High owner occupancy. There is 1 deeded parking space and plenty of guest parking. Sargent Estates is walking distance to the D Green line and numerous restaurants, parks, and shopping. Enjoy beautiful tree-lined views of landscaped grounds and picturesque woods from your window. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close to everything Brookline has to offer. Commuter's dream!!!

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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 8/27/2017


9 Tip Top Street, Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Rental

$2,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious 3 bedrooms and 1 Full bathroom apartment, plus an office on two levels in a central location in Brighton. Hardwood floors throughout. Living room, formal dining room and large eat-in-kitchen. Gas cooking, dishwasher. Enclosed porch that can be used as an office/den. Kitchen is being renovated. Gas heat. Additional storage in the basement. Front deck with a great view of the city for Summer entertainment. Close proximity to Public transportation, shopping & Mass Pike. Excellent credit & references required. No smoking. No pets.
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