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Happy Holidays Everyone! Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate's December Real Estate Update

 

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Happy Holidays Everyone! I can't believe this year is coming to an end already,

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season.

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

http://realtytimes.com/181/BillCopithorne

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

This month's issue includes topics such as:

"Benefits Of House-Hunting During The Holiday Season"; "How to Buy In A Seller's Market"; "The Benefits of Credit Repair"; "Which Housing Style Is Right For You?"; "Five Questions To Answer Before You Refinance Your Home";

Plus a roundup of November 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!

If you would like to receive this Newsletter each month by email, please e-mail Bill Copithorne @ Bill@BillCopithorne.com and he will be glad to add you to his monthy newsletter list.  You could also go to our contact page on our website and fill out your e-mail information. Just be sure to write "please add me to your monthly newsletter" in the comments area.

Sincerely, Bill Copithorne

 

 

WISHING ALL A VERY HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Bill & Elaine Copithorne

Diane Boudreau - Jonathan Copithorne - Maureen Copithorne - Bill Cronin

Dawn Marshall - Kate Moscatel - Paul McDonald - Shelia Raines - Susan Sullivan - Brendan Sullivan

Doris Timmeney - Heidi Zweigle

 

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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 and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

 

"Trick or Treat Arlington" @ Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate

 

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TRICK OR TREAT ARLINGTON"  OCTOBER 31, 2013  3-5pm

Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate will be Participating in "Trick or Treat Arlington"  

 

Start your Halloween fun at Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate 1189 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington 

on Halloween Day between 3-5 to pick up a treat. 

Other Businesses on our block that will also be participating are:

Angelina's Pasteries, Mill Brook Animal Clinic and Leader Bank. 

COME BY AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN!!!!!

 

"Trick or Treat Arlington"  is brought to you by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington Heights Business District, The Arlinton Center Merchants Association, and the Capital Square Business Association. For a full listing of Participants go to Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

  Whatever you choose to be on Halloween Night " Ghosts....Vampires....Cinderella or Prince Charming"

The only REAL RULE on HALLOWEEN night is to have fun!!!!

HALLOWEEN FINAL

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US AT SWEENEY & O'CONNELL REAL ESTATE!!!!

 

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market? Call Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate 781-643-7478  or visit our website at Sweeneyandoconnell.com to contact us for a complimentary market value analysis of you home.

Sweeney and Oconnell Real Estate has been serving the Arlington and surrounding Communities since 1959 and can help you with all your Real Estate needs.

 

 

 

 

Bill Copithorne of Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate October Real Estate Update

 October 2013 Real Estate Update

 

Hope all is well and you are ready for another beautiful Fall season in New England!

 The Government may be shut down, but I am still here and open for business if you or any of your friends or family need me.

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

http://realtytimes.com/179/BillCopithorne

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

This month's issue includes topics such as:

"How Does Your Home Compare to Others on the Market?"; "Seller Advice: Stay Calm During Negotiations"; "Interest Rate vs. APR - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!"; "3-D Printing Comes Home"; "Demystifying Real Estate Terminology For Homebuyers";

Plus a roundup of September 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!

Bill Copithorne, ABR,CRS,GRI,LMC,SRES

Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate

1189 Mass Ave., Arlington, MA 02476

Office: 781-643-7478

Mobile: 781-820-9658

Fax: 781-643-6958

www.sweeneyandoconnell.com

bill@billcopithorne.com

MA Licensed Real Estate Broker 97041

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market? Call Sweeney and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

Snapshot of The Local Arlington Ma Market

 

Happy August Everyone!

 Hope you are all having a safe and fun filled Summer with family & friends.

 Here is a quick snapshot of the local Arlington Market so far this year: Year to Date - Median Sales Price of Single Family Homes $545,000 up 9% , Median Sales Price of Condominiums $361,000 up 3.1% and a Year-Over-Year Change in Inventory of Homes down 42%. So as you can quickly see homes are in big demand and selling at higher prices than last year. If you have been waiting to sell now might be the right time. Feel free to contact me for a no obligation consultation.

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

http://realtytimes.com/177/BillCopithorne

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

This month's issue includes topics such as:

"Homebuyers Locking In Affordability"; "Real Estate Transactions Go Green"; "How to Appeal Your Property Tax"; "Most Consumers Misunderstand Budgeting"; "Get The Facts, Stop Mosquito Attacks";

Plus a roundup of July 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? Call Sweeney and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

Join Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate at the Arlington Summer Arts Block Party July 13th @ Arlington Center

Join Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate at the Arlington Summer Arts Block Party July 13th @ Arlington Center. 

Please visit and meet a few of our Real Estate agents at Booth 3 (the sponsors booth) from 12-3. Pick up some information about our office as well as some give aways.  Our Agents look forward to meeting you.

Bill Cronin & Brendan Sullivan 12-1  Dawn Marshall & Kate Moscatel 1-2 and Susan Sullivan & Shelia Raines 2-3. 

SUMMER ARTS BLOCK PARTY PROGRAMS & ENTERTAINMENT TIMES BELOW

ACTIVITIES

Family Arts Area 12-5pm Come be creative at the Family Arts Area! Art projects and crafts suitable for all ages. Sponsored by Play Time Inc. Try on a costume and take a photo! Sponsored by The Costume Company Face painting at Artful Heart Gallery

ENTERTAINMENT

Main Stage 12:00pm The Bagboys 1:00pm Jon Cohan & Golden Rulers With special guest Woody Giessmann of the Del Fuegos 2:15pm The Squeezebox Stompers 3:15pm, Margot Fox 4:00pm, Ben Rudnick & Friends

Acoustic Stage 12:45pm Aunt Mimi 2:00pm Barry Perlmutter "The Beatles Guy" 3:00pm The Harmonators

Family Stage 12:45pm Schrodinger's Equation 2:00pm Zhen Ren Chuan class 3:00pm Zhen Ren Chuan class 3:45pm Haley Chioccariello

Entertainment @ The Regent 6:30 - 9:45pm 6:30-7:00 Liberty Belle Chorus 7:00-7:30 Arlington Children's Theatre 7:30-8:00 True Story Theatre 8:00-8:20 Calamity Dance Company 8:20-8:40 Intimations Dance 8:45-9:45 ARL International Film Festival Shorts ARTIST BOOTHS 1. ARL Tourism and Economic Development 2. Arlington Center for the Arts 3. Sponsor's Table 4. Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens 5. Regent Theatre 6. Alta Brigham Square 7. Paul Melanson (Jewelry) 8. Gary Hawley (Metal, Wood, Gemstones) 9. Zhen Ren Chuan Martial & Healing Arts 10. Right Turn 11. Susan Schroeder (Books & Boxes) 12. Holly Herring & Sue Wing (Pottery) 13. Eugeniusz Czarnecki (Jewelry) 14. Robbins Library (Guest authors!) 15. Nina Lapchyk (Silk Scarfs and Jewelery) 16. Maxima Gift Center 17. Drum Connection 18. Kristy Asaro (Art, Prints, Cards) 19 ACMI 20. Tibet Arts 21. Endurance Pilates & Yoga FOOD BOOTHS F1. Acitron F2. Angelina's Bakery F3. Menotomy Grill and Tavern F4. Punjab F5. Scugnizzi

 

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market? Call Sweeney and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

New Agent Joins Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate of Arlington

Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate Welcomes New Agent Shelia Raines.

Agent Biography: 

I am passionate about "all things home" and love exploring real estate!

 After more than ten years as a marketing and advertising professional, and part time interior designer, I bring the skills you need to successfully stage, sell or find your home. I've worked with clients from various backgrounds and I am comfortable with properties at all price points. Along with me, you'll also get the expertise of a family owned company that has been successful through the highs and lows of the market for over 50 years.

 My job is to be your supporter, protector and educator as we navigate through the emotionally charged process of buying and selling together. I never rush or push clients - you are always in charge. You can also expect that I will be detail oriented, yet creative, and have strict standards of honesty and integrity. You'll always be informed so you are empowered throughout the entire process.

 In addition, I love dogs, healthy home cooked meals, design, traveling with my husband, helping others, lakes, rivers, beaches and boats - and secretly I've always wanted to be on a bowling league!

I serve towns in the Greater Boston area including, but not limited to: Arlington, Bedford, Lexington, Belmont, Burlington, Waltham, Watertown, Woburn, Concord, and Lincoln. I have personally lived in Bedford (current resident) and Belmont.

 

B.S. Business Management, B.S. Interior Design

Contact Shelia Today @ 781-643-7478 or one of our other Real Estate Agents for all your Real Estate Needs.

 

Arlington MA Very Active Spring Market

 

Bill Copithorne Owner/ Broker of Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate on the Arlington Spring Market

Here we are again in a very active Spring Market and as you have probably heard, sale prices are up and the number of homes on the market is down, making it a great time to be selling a home and a challenging time to purchase a home. Most homes coming on the market are seeing multiple offers and selling over the asking price if positioned properly.

To help our selling clients' position their homes for sale we now offer complimentary staging consultations and professional photography of the property on top of our full suite of services. We also have well established relationships with vendors to help getting the property ready for the market and to assist with their move.

For our clients looking to buy a home we have well established relationships with lenders, home inspectors and attorneys to assist you every step of the way.

Bottom line, with my  33 years experience navigating my clients through the buying and selling process, I am here to help you achieve your goals.

If you know of anyone looking to sell or buy, please let me know, I would appreciate the business and the opportunity to be of assistance.

Hope you enjoy this month's newsletter,

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

http://realtytimes.com/174/BillCopithorne

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

This month's issue includes topics such as:

"Your Home Isn't Selling Because..."; "The Low-Down On Big Down Payments"; "What Buyers Really Want In A Home"; "An Open House Can Close The Deal"; "Seven Seller Slip-ups That Send Buyers Packing";

Would you like to receive  Bill Copithorne's Monthly Real Estate Update: email Bill at Bill@Billcopithorne.com or contact Bill through our website.

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market? Call Sweeney and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

"Arlinton MA Home Inventory Low" Are you thinking of selling? Now is a good time!

Arlington MA Inventory is LOW: So if you are thinking of selling your home "NOW IS THE TIME"  

According to MLS PIN Market Watch Report Q1 2013 the Median Sales Price for Middlesex County is $375,000 up 3.1%, Days on the market down 11.4%.  For the Arlington MA Real Estate Market the Median Sales Price for zip code 02474 is $507,500 Up 2.3% and for zip code 02476 is $609,500 Up 31.4%!!!!

 Arlington's Massachusetts Real Estate Market is Hot, Hot, Hot!  Prices are up and homes are selling within the first week if not the first day on the market. Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate has many customers looking to buy homes in our town. What is missing from the equation is inventory.

Would you like to know what your home would sell for in today's market? Call Sweeney and O'Connell Real Estate  781-643-7478 or visit our website at sweeneyandoconnell.com  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. 

 

How to raise your credit Score

Before you make that offer on your dream home you must make sure that you come prepared.  Having a pre-approval is a big part of that process. Having a bad credit score can hold up that process.  

Do you know what your credit score is? Do you know what affects your score.  Many things you do in your daily lives affect your credit score for good or bad.  A few things that can lower your scores are large credit cards balnces and not paying your bills on time.  Check out the article below from Boston.com for more information on how to raise your credit score.

When you are ready to buy  your dream home Call Sweeney & O'Connell Real Estate 781-643-7478 or go to our web site sweeneyandoconnnell.com to contact one of your real estate agents. We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.

 

 

 

HOW TO RAISE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

 
 

Credit scoring is a method lenders use to make lending decisions. Your credit score is a numeric value based on the information in your credit report. It tells lenders how likely you are to repay loans and credit card bills on time. It affects whether you can get credit and how much you pay for that credit. Click here for the rest of the article @ Boston.com