Arlington MA Spring Real Estate Market is Coming


The Spring Market is coming and it promises to be another active one. We are seeing very strong attendance at Open Houses and multiple offers are once again the norm, making it even more important to have a seasoned expert represent you. Whether Selling or Buying I am here to help you, your family and your friends.

Here is a link to my "March Real Estate Update":

This Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, or homeowner.

This month's issue includes topics such as: 

"To Buy Or Not To Buy: Is Now The Time?";
"Home Looking Drab? Boosting Curb Appeal Is Easy And Worth It";
"4 Ways Your Location Can Boost Or Bust Your Home Value"; 
"3 Steps To Saving For Your Dream Home"; 
"Maximize Your Listing Price While Minimizing Your Expense";

Plus a roundup of February real estate activity as well as much more advice and information.

I hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter. If you have any comments, please e-mail them to me Or, if you would like to see a certain topic covered in future months, let me know that too! 

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market or are you looking to buy a home?

Call Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at  to contact us for a complimentary Market Value Analysis of your home.  

Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate has been serving Arlington and the surrounding Communities since 1959

and can help you with all your Real Estate needs

Arlington MA one of Americas Best Housing Markets, 2011

Living in Arlington for over 52 years I have always known what a great town we have.  What draws others to our Town? What makes it a desirable place to live? Is it the proximity to Boston, our great schools, the rich history or our affordable prices.  I think it is a combination of all and much more. Our Market is thriving when others are not so there is something driving people to our town.  In the article below it tells how well the Arlington Housing Market is really doing and shows how we are one of the Best Housing Markets in the United States in 2011. 

With other towns in the United States having diffucult times in this current Housing Market,  Arlington, Massachusetts is doing well. Arlington has ranked 2 out of 5  for the best housing markets in 2011 according to the article by Venessa Wond, Blooberg Businessweek October 24,2011. Instead of going down Home Sales in Arlington have increased in the last 4 years: According to  

Arlington History: Arlington, Massachusetts was founded over 350 years ago, and remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children's library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common.

Tour Arlington MA Homes:  If you are looking for a home in Arlington MA or the surrounding Boston areas, contact Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate or call 781-643-7478 for a tour of Arlington MA and other area homes for sale. For a Quick look at current listing on the Arlington Market we offer one click searches below.  We also offer search homes by school district, advanced searches or you could sign up for daily e-mail alerts that will keep you on top of the new listings as they come on the market.  What ever your real estate needs are Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate is here to help you

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Sellers The Time to Sell is Now!

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in Today's Market?  Contact Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate or Call 781-643-7478 to speak to one of our Real Estate Agents for a Complimentary Market Analysis of your home.

Tips for Selling Your Home Before the End of the Year

The fourth quarter of the year can cause some sellers to worry if their home hasn't sold yet. But according to, there is still time to sell. Sweeney Arlington MA Realtors Sold Sign|Home Sellers Arlington MA

Typically, many buyers are eager to move and get settled in before the school year and holidays begin but that doesn't mean you should be discouraged. While the spring is considered a peak selling period, I recall looking for a home in the winter months and successfully closing just after the New Year. However, I am on the west coast and location does make a difference. Looking for homes in California doesn't require driving around on icy roads, trudging through snow-covered walkways or stormy weather. Even if you're not in more mild climates, there is still time to sell your home.

In fact, there are some key factors that may help sell your home. First remember that the number of buyers may be reduced as we head closer to the holidays. Many people simply don't want to juggle the holiday rush and house hunting.

Make The Most of Every Home Showing

On the other hand, there will be some serious buyers looking for a very nice holiday gift for themselves. If they're out shopping in dreary weather or nearing the holidays, it could be because they're extremely serious about making a purchase before the end of the year. With this in mind, be sure to make the most of every showing. Don't let things slide with the upkeep of your home because you are juggling selling a home, working, or taking care of the kids. Selling your home in the fourth quarter must be a priority and the closer to the beginning of the quarter the better.

When considering how long to keep your home listed through the holidays, experts suggest looking at the rates of sales activity in your market. Some areas can be pretty bleak, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's no chance of selling. Remember, that some people may even have tax reasons and need to purchase before the end of the year.

Home Staging is Essential

Expert staging of your home will suit you well. This is a time of year when homeowners bring out a lot of stuff that may be very appealing to them-pumpkins, turkeys, holiday and religious ornaments-but those things don't always impress buyers. In fact, they can annoy them and make the house seem cluttered. This is not to say you can't have some nice seasonally appropriate decor. However, the fourth-quarter sale requires a good strategy like using an expert stager. If there are a a reduced number of buyers seeing your home, make the most of each showing by having a spectacularly staged and clutter-free house to show off. Staging provides a competitive advantage.

Another reason this fourth quarter may see more buyers is that interest rates remain historically low. The potential threat of a rise in mortgage rates could have more buyers eager to lock into an excellent rate, even if it means a move during the holidays.

However, you can also negotiate the sale and make arrangements so that you can still stay in your home for the holidays and make the move after the first of the year. Another effect of the holidays, buyers tend to be more emotional and may spend more during this time of year. Couple that with potentially fewer homes on the market and you may have the perfect setting for an ideal sale.

Written by Phoebe Chongchua September 9, 2011

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Best Places for the Rich and Single....Arlington

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If you live in Arlington MA you already know what a great town we live in and now others are in on our secret.

Arlington offers many varieties of eateries. Whether you are looking for that romantic dinner for two or you just need a quick bite after a long ball game you can find it all here.   From the gooey piece of pizza to the juicy steak you will never go hungry or need to go far to get it.

Enjoy Every Season in Arlington MA

Arlington also offers great green space for your enjoyment in all seasons. In the warmer months you can take a blanket and watch your favorite sports teams compete, take a hike or stroll on one of our foot paths, take a leisurely ride on the bike path or just soak up some sun at the Arlington Reservoir.   In the winter months there are plenty of places to sled, snowshoe or cross country ski, what ever your pleasure might be. If you would rather be out of the elements just dust off your skates and head for the Arlington Skating Rink.

When it comes to Arts & Entertainment we have that too.  Whether you are interested in going to a play, listening to a concert in the park or just going to see the newest movies you will be happily amazed at the variety of entertainment our town has to offers.

Not really last and really not least our Town is one of History.  Uncle Sam was born here,  Paul Revere had his Midnight ride and battles were faught in our streets for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Our town is not just for the Rich and Single but if they would like to join us in our great town we would like to help them and all  buyers find their perfect Arlington home. "Contact us @ or call 781-643-7478 to start your Arlington home search Today.

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