West Roxbury (Boston, MA)
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Why West Roxbury starter home for sale. 28 LaSell Street in West Roxbury is a three bedroom one full bath and setup for second half bath that has come on the market today.  West Roxbury is located in the southwest side of Boston.  It is a home for people who look for community, safety and the ease of being part of a city while living in a more suburban type community. West Roxbury has always been on the front end of educational reform and community activity. Brook Farm, located in West Roxbury was a utopian experiment in communal living started in the 1840's. Brook Farm was inspired by the transcendental movement of that time and this rugged independent thought still resonates among it's inhabitants.The days of communal living in West Roxbury are over and the love of community still rem...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
West Roxbury Boston's haven of innovation and involvement. West Roxbury is located in the southwest corner of Boston boardered by Roslindale, Dedham and Newton. West Roxbury, home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood's business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.28-LaSell-West-RoxburyWest Roxbury today is st...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Open House 44 LaSell St, West Roxbury MA 02132. Sunday between 11 AM and 1 PM. Having an open house with tenants living in the property is always a challenge with the logistics of opposing forces. There is need to give and take and a realization of the goal of the property owner in relation to the care of the tenant who has contracted for the property for a set period of time.  In this case we are fine.  The Seller has made some upgrades to the property just this week in preparation of the sale. 44 LaSell Street There has been a mysterious leak in the first floor ceiling of the house. This week we pulled down that ceiling to find insulation between the ceiling and sub-flooring was dry indicating the leak was not from through the floor.  We removed the vinyl siding to make sure the leak ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out.  There are many advantages to living in the city. One of them is that you can live Auto free.  If you live and work in the city, especially Boston you can get from here to there in most cases faster with the available public transportation (during regular hours) than you can with a car, and certainly way cheaper if you are considering parking.  Yes, there are disadvantages to not having the freedom of a car, but the cost benefit ratio is one to consider if you are renting and hoping to own a home in the city. West Roxbury T Station The key to the purchase of a home is down payment and credit. If you are paying rent and are on time make sure your landlord provides you a letter saying so.  One of the other key advantages the city has over t...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Getting it right selling the home. West Roxbury MA. Selling a home is not as easy as people think. There are so many decisions to be made even before you put the house on the market.  Houses are living breathing structures that need upkeep and repair on occasion. If you are not maintaining your home you are loosing value.  I have a home that just went on the market and it sprung a leak.  The choices are always sell it as is, or fix the problem. The issue with fixing problems is that they cost money. The minute you are opening walls, ceilings and floors you have no idea what is behind them. 44 LaSell-Dining Room Today we found wood sheething behind the plaster ceiling. This surprised us and a bit delighted me.  It let me know this affordable home was built at a time when the craft was hi...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Pricing it right. Real Estate Valuation. Buying and Selling is both complicated and simple.  Simple in the fact that price for a home is quantifiable.  You have several people along this path who are sure they know the right price of a home.  The Seller is sure it is worth more than the neighbors.  The buyer is sure if they wait they will get it for less.  Somewhere in between is the market and it is the market that determines the price. The buyer always decides to invest in the purchase and their agreement on that price is Market Value.  The pricing of houses not yet of the market is, in large part determined by the houses in the market near by that have SOLD.  Active and the rest of the categories of real estate will be considered but you can only really determine price based on what ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
The Luxury of Liberty brings forth great emotion. I can only recall the saying of a wise Frenchman that `liberty is the luxury of self-discipline.’ Historically, those peoples that did not discipline themselves had discipline thrust on them from the outside. That is why the normal cycle in the life and death of great nations has been first a powerful tyranny broken by revolt, the enjoyment of liberty, the abuse of liberty — and back to tyranny again. As I see it, in this country — a land of the most persistent idealism and the blandest cynicism — the race is on between its decadence and its vitality. This quote is from Liberty is the Luxury of Self-Discipline by Alistair Cooke in the Imaginative Conservative It is impossible to think of Liberty without thinking of the price of Liberty d...
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