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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 4/21/2019

If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers may feel that this is a gamble. How can you really tell if a neighborhood is one of these areas? There are a few vital signs that you can find below which show a city or town is on the up and up.


New Concept Businesses Are Moving In


If you hear a new grocery store is going in an area, co-working spaces, or vegan restaurants are coming to town; it’s a good sign that the neighborhood is going to be a happening place very soon. Think organic, Millennial minded ideas that are trendy. The key is to find the things and places that people want most. If you can move into one of these areas before it becomes popular, you have struck property gold. 


Public Transportation Is Nearby


In any urban area, being near public transportation is a huge plus. Being near any major transit is great for property values. Even homes near major routes are attractive. People will always want easier access to work and the things they need.


Think About How An Area Is Perceived


Cities across the country have flipped from having negative connotations to being an area of luxury. It happens slowly, but it starts with how desirable people believe the area to be. What’s considered “hip” can really affect the way an area is perceived.


Are The Homes In The Neighborhood The Same?


There’s often much potential in neighborhoods where all of the homes have the same design. If you see homes in a place where properties could use some TLC, it may be an opportunity for you. Other buyers or house flippers may have the same idea. It will be like a domino effect, and the neighborhood will turn around quickly.  


How Long Have Homes Been On The Market?


If houses in an area have been on the market for an extended period, it could be an opportunity for you to get a bargain. Buyers may shy away from a home just because the area is less than ideal. Your real estate agent can help you to determine places where homes have been on the market for awhile.           




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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 4/15/2019

This Handsome long term family home of 50+ years has provided many wonderful memories for the Seller. Set on a corner lot with large 2 car garage on one side an a separate driveway out front. 1st floor has a large 4 room 1 bedroom unit with laundry. Upper 6+ room bi-level unit offers large kitchen with full laundry, nice dining room, living room and seasonal enclosed porch. Top floor has 3 bedrooms. Both units show VERY WELL. For tenant's privacy no interior photos. Both units are under lease until March 2020.

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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 4/14/2019

So, the family trip this year requires a road trip. The thought of everyone packed in the car or van for hours may cause some anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. These hours on the road can be an opportunity to build family bonds and create one-of-a-kind memories that you all will be talking about years from now. Although it may take some planning and a little imagination you can head on out with confidence, excited for the journey, as much as the destination. Depending on the ages of your family you can put together a road trip adventure kit that is sure to engage everyone in the vehicle. 

Day Trippin’

Depending on how long the trip will be, you can plan it out by the number of scheduled stops. For one day trips, you can have everyone weigh in on when to stop and for how long. Including everyone in the logistical planning can create a sense of anticipation even before you hit the road. Making individual snack boxes or bags with each persons' choice of travel-friendly foods is a great idea. A small cooler to carry beverages and food items that need refrigeration is another good idea to keep passengers satisfied and the road trip, on the road. Individual activities such as books and 3-d puzzles (think Rubik cubes) can keep some travelers entertained. But if you have a passenger that tends to get a bit carsick, you can have them try a road trip scavenger hunt. Options are available online to print out and cover different kinds of areas you will be traveling through; for example, city, country or even mountain areas.

Many Miles to Go

If your road trip unfolds over the course of a few days, your planning will need to be a bit more detailed. Think about making a map with the route and stops marked with stickers for the younger travelers to use as a tracker. Then every time you hear that infamous question "Are we there yet?" you can refer them to the map and have them find where you are currently and how long it will be until you reach the next scheduled stop. Older travelers may want to plug in their electronics that entire way, but you can challenge them to take a selfie every 100 miles or so to document the trip process. With some planning, your family road trip will be an enjoyable part of your time together. 

Next time you are planning a trip try having each person pack their individual activity bag with some car-trip friendly items and see what they invent.




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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 4/11/2019

Desirable South Weymouth location, minutes from Route 3 and the Derby Street Shops, this lovely split level ranch will surely please. Spacious inside and out, the private well will keep your manicured lawn green during those hot summer months and keep your inground pool filled with fresh water to keep the kids happy during the day and the adults entertained at night . Fire up the outdoor pizza oven for a tasty homemade pizza on the patio. Come on by and take a look. This property has a lot to offer.

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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 4/10/2019

Fantastic North Quincy location within walking distance to schools, shopping, and NQ MBTA. Dormered bungalow includes a 1st floor bedroom, office and full bath with 3 additional bedrooms and full bath on the second level. New roof installed October 2018. OPEN HOUSE Saturday 9AM-11AM and Sunday 1-3. No showings until open house.

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