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Posted by Gene Mullen on 9/20/2017


20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Classic New England Colonial in the heart of Wakefield, This impressive 10 room home offers a flexible floor plan, allowing for up to 5 bedrooms including one on the first floor. Only steps away from the Wakefield Common and Downtown area, you'll find that this is a perfect match of neighborhood living and accessibility to all that Wakefield has to offer. Entering from the enclosed front porch into the welcoming foyer, you 'll be impressed with the 9 foot ceilings and winding staircase that defines this house as a classic. Tastefully updated kitchen, formal dining and living rooms plus study or optional bedroom with full bath on the first floor. Front and back staircases lead to the 2nd floor with large 23x13 family room, laundry and private deck overlooking side yard patio and flower gardens. A true gem with a location that can't be beat.
Open House
Saturday
September 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Easy walk from the lake or downtown
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Location: 20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Posted by Gene Mullen on 9/20/2017


20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Classic New England Colonial in the heart of Wakefield, This impressive 10 room home offers a flexible floor plan, allowing for up to 5 bedrooms including one on the first floor. Only steps away from the Wakefield Common and Downtown area, you'll find that this is a perfect match of neighborhood living and accessibility to all that Wakefield has to offer. Entering from the enclosed front porch into the welcoming foyer, you 'll be impressed with the 9 foot ceilings and winding staircase that defines this house as a classic. Tastefully updated kitchen, formal dining and living rooms plus study or optional bedroom with full bath on the first floor. Front and back staircases lead to the 2nd floor with large 23x13 family room, laundry and private deck overlooking side yard patio and flower gardens. A true gem with a location that can't be beat.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Gene Mullen on 9/19/2017

Purchasing a property in a planned development, gated community or a place with leased land can seem confusing due to regulations. The biggest difference in buying one of these properties instead of a single family home comes with one main difference: additional fees. HOA stands for Home Owner’s Association, which is what you’re obligated to join when you purchase a home within a community. You’ll pay the association monthly or annual fees for the upkeep of community centers and buildings within the complex. Before you decide to buy, it’s a good idea to know how these fees work and how to get the most for your money when purchasing a home with HOA fees.


HOA Fees 101


HOA fees range from about $200-$400 a month. If you’re looking to move into a more upscale community or are looking for a lot of amenities, expect to pay more for your fee. The association may charge an extra assessment if additional funds are needed for projects such as a new roof or a new pool.


Equal Responsibility


All residents in condos or town homes are equally responsible for the common maintenance such as landscaping, garages, fitness rooms, pools, clubhouses and sidewalks. HOA fees are said to help homeowners maintain a certain quality of life within their community and keep the properties safe and pleasant for all residents. 


The Rules


Homeowner’s Associations have certain rules that all residents must follow. These can include what color your house can be, what type of landscaping you can do, if you can install satellite TV, or where you are able to park your car. These rules are pretty similar to the ones that you would need to follow if you were living in an apartment building. If you’d like to do anything outside of the rules of the HOA, you’ll need to file what’s called a variance with the association in order to get approval. All in all, it’s important to obey the rules when you’re living in a property governed by an HOA, otherwise, hefty consequences can result. 


Tips For Successful Living In A Community Setting


  • Know the rules
  • Make sure that the home you want to buy is in compliance with current HOA standards
  • Be sure your temperament matches with community living


Questions To Ask About HOA Fees


  • How are fee increases set?
  • How often do fee increases occur?
  • What is covered under the HOA fee?
  • What conflicts have occurred in the association and how were they resolved?
  • What kind of insurance is on the building?


Home Owner’s Association Fees are a good thing because they prevent major issues like horrible paint colors and parking issues from ruining a community. However, when purchasing a home in a community setting, you need to be smart about what the fees cover and if living in that community has your best interests in mind.   





Posted by Gene Mullen on 9/15/2017


307 Salem St, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$485,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive quality and features are what distinguishes this lovely ranch from the rest of the market. This spacious 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home has been tastefully renovated and would make any homeowner proud. Invite your guests into the living room to relax by the fireplace or move right into the open kitchen with custom designed cabinets and granite. Even the three bedrooms are generous in size and closet space. The enclosed three season porch is the ideal place for a number of family functions as is the brand new rear deck. Additional rooms on the lower level include a large family room with fireplace, heated work shop, laundry room with half bath and optional recreation room or storage. Upgrades include central A/C, new replacement windows and new fencing. Fall is a great season to enjoy and make use of the beautifully landscaped yard as colors change and new outdoor activities unfold, so don't miss your opportunity to make this gem your new home, come see it today.
Open House
Saturday
September 16 at 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Early Bird Open House
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Posted by Gene Mullen on 9/14/2017


20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Classic New England Colonial in the heart of Wakefield, This impressive 10 room home offers a flexible floor plan, allowing for up to 5 bedrooms including one on the first floor. Only steps away from the Wakefield Common and Downtown area, you'll find that this is a perfect match of neighborhood living and accessibility to all that Wakefield has to offer. Entering from the enclosed front porch into the welcoming foyer, you 'll be impressed with the 9 foot ceilings and winding staircase that defines this house as a classic. Tastefully updated kitchen, formal dining and living rooms plus study or optional bedroom with full bath on the first floor. Front and back staircases lead to the 2nd floor with large 23x13 family room, laundry and private deck overlooking side yard patio and flower gardens. A true gem with a location that can't be beat.
Open House
Saturday
September 16 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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