Archive for July, 2009

Jeffries Point & Maverick Properties Sell Quickly if Priced Correctly

Tony’s Realty agent Laura Rollins has recently closed on a beautiful property in the Jeffries Point neighborhood.  Across from the proposed East Pier Development on Marginal Street, this three level 1,598 square foot townhouse was built in the 1980s, but has many recent upgrades such as a new gourmet kitchen, a new bath, and hardwood floors.  The property has two decks, lots of common area green space, including an organic vegetable garden, and two off street parking spaces.  Listed at $329,000, the property sold in less than one month for $320,000 to a new homeowner relocating from Cambridge.

Recently, excellent properties in the Jeffries Point and Maverick areas have been selling quickly if priced correctly.  There is an ongoing appreciation for housing in a safe, pedestrian friendly neighborhood within walking distance to amenities such as the Greenway and Piers Park, the Maverick and Airport T Stations, and shops, stores and restaurants.  While some buyers move here from other areas of the city, many are tenants currently living in the neighborhood who are choosing to make East Boston a more permanent home.

Please check back as we continue to update you on East Boston real estate happenings.  To see all our listings, or to search MLS properties, head to the Tony’s Realty Website.

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Gumball Unit One of Only a Few 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condos in East Boston with Parking

Tony’s Realty has recently listed a 912 square foot 2 bedroom / 2 bath condo at the Gumball Factory on Orleans Street. This sun filled first floor unit has exposed brick, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, and tall windows with southern exposure. This is currently the only Gumball Factory unit on the market and one of only a few 2 bedroom / 2 bath condos with parking available in East Boston.

Originally developed in 1989, this Gumball Factory unit comes with many amenities: washer/dryer area in unit, additional storage in basement, one off-street parking space, and central air conditioning. Currently, there are 31 owner occupants in this 45-unit brick building. Located at 150 Orleans Street, the building is just a short walk to either the Maverick or Airport T Stations. There will be an open house on Sunday, July 26, from 1:30 to 3:00pm.

Please check back as we continue to update you on East Boston real estate happenings. To see all our listings, or to search MLS properties, head to the Tony’s Realty Website.

Email Tony with your questions or comments.

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Spacious Webster Street Condo Has Eye-Catching Views of the City

Tony’s Realty recently listed one of East Boston’s largest condominiums for sale. Located at 109 Webster Street in Jeffries Point, this 3 bedroom / 2 bath unit has 1,439 square feet as well as a private parking space, and a large deck with some water and skyline views. It is only several blocks away from the Maverick Square T Station, the shops and restaurants on Sumner Street, and Piers Park.

Located on the third floor of a small, 8-unit elevator building built in 1988, this condo is very sunny and has plenty of space. Almost 20 years old, the unit and the building need certain improvements and upgrades. But it is priced accordingly, at $289,000. There will be an open house on Sunday, July 19, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

Please check back as we continue to update you on East Boston real estate happenings. To see all our listings, or to search MLS properties, head to the Tony’s Realty Website.

Email Tony with your questions or comments.

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East Boston Showing Shortage of Available Single-Family Homes

According to June MLS data, East Boston is showing a sudden shortage of single-family properties on the market. Currently, there are 12 available single-families in East Boston. Only one of those properties is bank owned—a slanted, 1,248 square foot colonial with parking at 210 Havre Street for $83,900. Another is a short sale.

The remaining properties, offered by regular sellers, range from an adorable 937 square foot fixer-upper at 19 Haynes Street for $159,000 to a 2,802 square foot Eagle Hill Victorian built by shipbuilder Donald McKay at 56 Putnam Street. Its price is $374,900. There are currently 7 single-family homes for sale between $200,000 and $300,000 in East Boston, ranging from Orient Heights to Eagle Hill.

June was a busy month, with offers accepted on single-family homes on Saratoga, Eutaw, Bennington, Horace, and Wordworth Streets. Another was accepted on Murray Court. Varying in condition, these properties were all priced right, with 3 of them priced over $200,000, and four of them priced under $200,000. There currently seem to be more qualified buyers than available properties in the single-family market.

Please check back as we continue to update you on East Boston real estate happenings. To see all our listings, or to search MLS properties, head to the Tony’s Realty Website.

Email Tony with your questions or comments.

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