48 Crescent Street
This sun filled top floor condo is located in the Agassiz
area of Cambridge between Harvard & Porter Squares. This tree lined neighborhood boasts a score
of 91 a “Walker’s Paradise” from Walkscore.com with easy access to Leslie &
Harvard University, public
transportation, coffee shops, places to eat and much much more.
This over-sized one bedroom condo is part of a 3 unit association
with 100% owner occupancy. The
condo has gleaming hardwood floors and a fantastic floor plan consisting of a
generously sized bedroom, a formal dining area; eat in kitchen and a bonus
office space. The private deck off the
kitchen offers glorious views of the landscaped common yard.
In addition to the layout the home has had many updates over
the last 2 years. The bathroom has been
full renovated to include a river stone floor, rain shower and ultra high end
fixtures. The windows have been
replaced with Harvey windows, and the kitchen has been updated.
This unit is truly a must see. Oh and by the way it is Pet Friendly
Open Houses are scheduled for this weekend on Saturday & Sunday ( March 2nd & 3rd) 1:30 - 3:00 pm .
The Cambridge area is being hit by
one of the largest storms since 1978 and Mother Nature is dumping inches and
inches of precipitation. According to the local weather channels we have not
seen the worst part of the snow and we will have a significant amount by
morning so I thought I would leave you with a few tips from the National Safety
Dress warmly to prevent exposure and
possibly frostbite. Paying close attention to feet, hands, nose and ears
Avoid shoveling snow if you are out
of shape. If you have a history of heart trouble, do not shovel snow unless
your doctor says it's okay
Do light warm-up exercises and
stretches before shoveling and take frequent breaks
If possible, push snow in front of
you. If you have to lift it, pick up small amounts and lift with your legs, not
your back. Do not toss snow over your shoulder or to the side.
Use rock salt or de-icing compounds
to remove ice from steps, walkways and sidewalks. Sand placed on walkways may
also help prevent slipping
If there is too much snow call
friends, family members or even your local snow removal company to help dig you
Our Friends at J Murray and Sons
Signs For A Potential Roof Collapse
Prior to a roof collapse,
buildings generally exhibit signs that the roof is in distress and action
should be taken to mitigate a roof collapse. The following are some of the
symptoms that have been reported prior to roof failure:
- Sagging roof steel - visually deformed
- Severe roof leaks
- Cracked or split wood members
- Bends or ripples in metal supports
- Cracks in walls or masonry
- Cracks in welds of steel construction
- Sheared off screws from steel frames
- Sprinkler heads pushed down below ceiling tiles
- Water in ponds where it never has before
- Doors that pop open
- Doors or windows that are difficult to open
- Bowed utility pipes or conduit attached at ceiling
- Creaking, cracking or popping sounds
To Remove Snow From Your Roof Safely
- Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up
or snowdrifts on your roofs.
- If roof snow can be removed with the use of a snow
rake (available at most hardware stores), do so.
- Use caution, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity
if they come into contact with a power line.
- Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs
tend to ice up. Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders.
- Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is
determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on
the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls.
- Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to
minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of subsequent
heavy rainfall or melting.
- Large icicles can form on roof overhangs, but do not
necessarily mean ice damming is occurring. Icicles overhanging doorways
and walkways can be dangerous and should be carefully removed
West Medford -
This wonderful single family home came on the market right before the holidays and we received an offer at the first open house. I am happy to announce this home came on the market for $549,000 and sold for $21,0000 over the asking price at $570,000.
2013 has started off with a mild winter which means it is extremely likely the Spring Market will start sooner than later if Mother Nature continues to cooperate. If you would like a quarterly real estate report please contact me and I will make sure to get one out to you ASAP. If you are looking for the value of your home I am happy to set up a one on one appointment to provide you with the most customized complimentary report (CMA) on your home. I am happy to meet and provide this service even if you are just curious about your home's value. If you are thinking of bringing your home onto the market,I will work with you to create a plan to maximize your home's value.
It seems Hurricane Sandy is on the way up to the Northeast and while it has been downgraded to a tropical storm it seems she will still pack a punch. Coldwell Banker in Cambridge has closed both offices for Monday as the Govenor Devaul has declared a state of emergency. Please stay safe during the storm and I found a helpful website to help with preparation and tips to read before the storm hits.
West Medford, Medford
We invite everyone to visit our open house at 22 Jackson Road on
October 27 & 28
from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
Ready To Move In !
• 2 bath, 3 bdrm colonial
- Just Listed in West Medford
West Medford, Medford
Nestled on a tree lined street in the heart of West Medford just a short walk from the mystic lakes and the commuter rail, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home is in move in condition. Recent improvements include a new roof, central air, a finished basement with full bath, new heat/hot water system, sprinkler system, and updated electrical and second floor bathroom
It is the second annual “Trick-or-Treat Bag Give
Away”. John Dean, a Realtor ® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
office at 171 Huron Ave. in Cambridge, invites parents to pick up free
trick-or-treat bags. The environmentally friendly reusable bags are full of
information on Halloween safety tips and other goodies to help keep kids safe
this Halloween. John will be providing the trick-or-treat bags which can be
picked at the Coldwell Banker Office on Huron Avenue up starting Thursday,
October 18th. The bags will be distributed until they run out. The
office is open Monday - Friday 9 am-6pm and 9am - 5pm on weekends.
“Halloween is just around the corner and the streets of
Cambridge will be full of children searching for the homes with the best
goodies. Keeping this in mind, there are steps parents can take to
keep their children safe,” said Dean, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage Cambridge office.
Active in the community, John donates a portion of his
real estate commissions to the Cambridge Camping Association, Salvation Army’s
Our Place, The Wounded Warrior Project and Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage Cares, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Dean has defined his business with an age old
question, "How can I help you?" He is
committed to customer service with an open-door policy for
communication. John works with both seller's and buyers to
guide them through the entire real estate process. He is also
happy to just answer a simple question that you may have regarding all areas of
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest
residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 4,000
sales associates and staff in approximately 90 office locations, the organization
serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest
residential real estate brokerage company. For more information,
please visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.
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With Garage Parking!
• 1 bath, 2 bdrm single story
- New Rental Listing
Kendall Square, Cambridge
A " Walker's Paradisw" according to WalkScore.com with a score of 97. This fantastic condo hasall the perks without the big Cambridge price tag. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo has everything from in unit washer & dryer, garage parking as well as additional storage and even a bike room. The condo is located near Kendal Square and MIT as well as a short walk over to the Green Line at Lechmere.
On August 27th, 2012, Homeland Security started to release bacteria into T stops on the Red Line in Somerville and Cambridge. These bacteria sensors have been installed in three of the MTBA Red Line stations; Davis Square, Porter Square as well as Harvard Square and are one of the first of their kind in the US. The sensors were designed to test prevent the use of Boston's mass transit as a potential biological conduit for terrorist biological attacks on the city.
If you wish to know more you may want to visit the MTBA website.
Happy Birthday Coldwell Banker! Founded in 1906 until 2012 Coldwell Banker has been helping families buy and sell homes. Since 1978, the office located at Huron Avenue in Cambridge has been known as a top producing office throught the country. Stop in anytime for up to date market information or to get a copy of the lastest version of Vestibule.
I just read through a press release about a 60 year old Cambridge resident that was diagnosed with the West Nile Virus. While he is expected to make a full recovery it is quite an amazing factoid that this is the first diagnosed case in Massachusetts in 2012. As most know, one of the ways West Nile Virus is through mosquito bite. Even though this fairly dry summer there is always a chance these little buggers are out and about and looking for their next meal. If you enjoy the outdoors you should take some simple precautions to protect yourself and your community.
The first simple solution is to make every effort to drain any standing water. This includes birdbaths, pet bowls, buckets, clogged rain gutters. Mosquito's use standing water to lay their to reproduce so if you take are their habitat you can limit their reproduction.
Second, use some form of natural or chemical repellent when outside. There are so many different options to protect yourself from these insect vampires from natural to 100% Deet so please pick the one that is right for you. So if you are hiking around Fresh Pond, Harvard Square or even along Memorial Drive you may want to consider using some type of bug armor to protect yourself from these winged insect vampires.
Another Somerville condo SOLD! This was my second listing in Magoun Square, Somerville
and both accepted offers in about a week. If you are thinking of selling your home and would like to understand the market and what it takes to prepare your home for sale please do not hesitate to give me a call. I am here to help and I know I can make a difference in the sales process.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Dean, a Realtor, in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office at 171 Huron Ave. in Cambridge, invites everyone to show their American Pride and wish America a Happy Birthday. The Coldwell Banker office on Huron Avenue in Cambridge will be giving away free American Flags to celebrate the 4th of July in style. These jumbo flags measure 12" x 18" and are made in the USA and proudly support the Wounded Warriors Project. The office is open 7 days a week from 9am - 6pm daily. Flags will be available starting June 28th at the front of the office.
Coldwell Banker Cambridge Office & John Dean, Realtor, Spotlight the 4th of July & The Wounded Warriors Project. Please show your support for the USA and this great cause.
Active in the community, Dean donates a portion of his real estate commissions to the Wounded Warriors Project, Cambridge Camping Association, Salvation Army's Our Place, and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England.
John Dean has defined his business with an age old question, "How can I help you?" He is committed to customer service with an open-door policy for communication.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 4,000 sales associates and staff in approximately 90 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.
More information can be found online at http://www.johndeanrealestate.com
Somerville, Middlesex County - The 3 story at 337 Washington Street has been SOLD!
If you have been thinking about selling your home to upgrade or downgrade your current situation please give me a call. I am here to help you through the process. My complimentary consultation will include a market value report of your home combined with a proposed plan towards your real estate goals. When it comes to selling your home I am happy to show you the power of my marketing skills combined with the awesome brand power of Coldwell Banker.
Magoun Square, Somerville - The bungalow at 17 Partridge Avenue has been sold.