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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 12/12/2019

This Multi-Family in Newton, MA recently sold for $1,475,000. This style home was sold by - RE/MAX Preferred Properties.

160-162 CHAPEL STREET, Newton, MA 02458


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Rare opportunity to own a 2007 two-family (duplex style) property in Newton. This two family home is in pristine condition, both units are almost identical: 8 total bedrooms, 6.5 total bathrooms, two "master bedrooms" in each unit (third floor master is perfect for an au pair suite), formal dining & living room(s) space, wood kitchen cabinets, open floor layout, garage parking, finish-able "lower level" space, front & back porch(s), professional landscaping, lawn irrigation, and more! Located in close proximity to schools, restaurants, shopping, public transportation, and walking trails. Do not miss out on this great investment property! Leases are in effect and tenants have right to stay till approximately June & July 2020 with proper notification. Buy this home and collect rent till leases end then convert them to condos and sell for BIG $$$ and make lots of profit!!

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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 12/10/2019

This Condo in Natick, MA recently sold for $700,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - RE/MAX Preferred Properties.

10 LUPINE ROAD, Natick, MA 01760


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
BACK ON MARKET DUE TO BUYERS FINANCING-Beautifully maintained townhouse in Natick is now new to the market! This spacious 3 bedroom with 2.5 bathrooms has much to offer with its open floor plan and high end finishes. Features include: elegant crown molding, wood kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, two- car garage, central A/C, master bathroom with whirlpool tub, wood flooring throughout, irrigation,Hunter Douglas window treatments, equipped for surround sound, smart locks, wifi garage opener, Nest thermostat(s),gas fireplace, and more! This amazing property has a large deck overlooking the property's well kept lawn, perfect for entertaining or for enjoying all of the seasons! In close proximity to shopping, public transposition (Natick Center), highway access (RT-9), schools, and major department stores, etc. The entire exterior of the property has been recently painted, LED lighting throughout, and has Energy Star Rated appliances.

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Tags: Real-Estate   Condo   01760   Natick  
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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 12/8/2019

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Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. 


Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures can be built in a particular area. Some residential zones are restrictive and allow for only single-family homes within a neighborhood, other locations may welcome multi-family complexes. Some commercial zones allow space for both businesses and housing in the same area. If the home you are considering is in a location like this, be prepared for businesses to change and grow, potentially impacting the neighborhood.


If you run a business from your home or plan to do so, be aware that this activity can be restricted within a residential zone. The general aim of this restriction is to keep traffic issues at bay as well as to limit noise or other disruptions within a neighborhood. Even if your business is conducted virtually, itís still wise to check with your local zoning board to gain an understanding of the rules specific to your community.


Perhaps your dream is to raise goats or maybe you plan to move a flock of chickens with you when you relocate. Residential zones can have different rules that govern animals on your property. In some cases, farm animals are not allowed at all while other zones may limit the number of animals you can keep within a certain amount of acreage. 

It is possible to request a zoning change in some cases but the process can be difficult and long drawn out. With that in mind, it is best to know and understand local zoning laws before entering into an agreement to purchase.

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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 12/1/2019

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If you know absolutely nothing about buying a house, donít learn the hard way. Thereís plenty of information available to help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. You want your first home buying experience to be exciting, not exhausting. Here are some tips to get you started the right way.

  • Know when youíre ready. Sometimes the pressure to buy comes from well-meaning family and friends. Even your boss might press you to buy a home. But there are personal and financial milestones you need to pass before jumping into the housing market. These include paying down debt, monitoring your credit report and credit scores and freeing up cash to save for a down payment. If you canít adjust your cash flow so that you can set some funds aside, you may not be ready to buy a home. Yes, there are zero-down and low-down-payment loans out there, but you still have closing costs, taxes, insurance and maintenance to cover. If youíre not there yet, start by making small adjustments to your financial picture. Trying living on a budget. Youíll find plenty of apps online or for your phone to help you follow the money. Once you know where your money goes, you can redirect it to where you want it.
  • Learn what you want. While youíre working on your financial adjustments, start visiting open houses. Go to single-family homes, new builder developments, condominiums, townhomes, patio communities and hi-rise buildings. Keep a list of what you like and dislike about each. Then, consider the time it takes to maintain the property. Calculate the hours spent mowing the lawn or caring for landscaping, or the cost to have it done for you. Consider if you want a ready-to-live-in home, or if youíre up to the challenge of a renovation. If so, will you do the work yourself or hire out to have it done? While not a perfect depiction, watch television shows about home renovations and remodels. Youíll see some of the disasters that might be lurking behind an innocent-looking wall.
  • Hire the right help. Buying a home for the first time is not the time to go it alone. Hire a professional real estate agent that represents buyers. You need someone in your corner during negotiations and the contract process so that necessary paperwork gets completed and a sellerís potential lack of disclosures doesnít slip by you. Your agent can refer a home inspector to find out everything that might need repairs. Then they can negotiate for you to get the price reduced or the item fixed during the closing process.

If you follow these suggestions, when your agent finds the perfect home, youíll be ready to take the exhilarating leap to purchase your first home.

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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 11/30/2019

383 Langley Road, Newton, MA 02459



Full/Half Baths
Just listed great 2 bedroom apartment with 1 full bath and 1 half bath in master bedroom. Located on the garden level so no interior stair to deal with. Open floor plan with kitchen area and living room bright with natural light from sliding glass doors that bring you to outdoor private patio . The unit has 2 good size bedrooms with closets. Master bedroom has its own private half bath. Well maintained building with laundry on site and 1 off street parking spot in back parking lot. Located close to Chestnut Hill Mall, Life Time Fitness Center and wonderful dining choices. Easy access to major highway . Newton Center is down the street with more shopping and dining choices. Newton Center T-Station green line close and easy for commuters.
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