I’m celebrating clients who were referred to me last fall. We spent nearly a year together find and then winning them a fantastic home in this tough Cambridge market. They closed today!
Julianne and Alex’s search for a new home spanned the better part of a pregnancy and a good chunk of Hayden’s infancy. Having explored Belmont, Lexington, Cambridge, Winchester, Arlington, Melrose, they eventually landed in Boston’s Jamaica Plain– an unexpected twist!
“Leaving Cambridge was hard. We felt really connected to our neighborhood and to the City itself after living there, in the same neighborhood, for 9 years. With all the ups and downs in the home buying process, I think we felt like we would settle in a place that was one of many we could see ourselves in. After the first visit to the house on Furnival Road, we knew we were meant to live here, and we haven’t looked back. JP is an amazing community and the City of Boston as a lot of amazing municipal services that were not even on our radar. We are much more connected to the City than we could have expected.”
Like many young couples, Julianne and Alex were transitioning from their first home, a condo in a more urban setting, to a single-family home in a quieter neighborhood where they hoped to lay roots. “When we lived in Cambridge, we felt like stewards of our condo, protecting its value for our sale and for the next owner. This really feels like our house and we have been making decisions that make the house more ours – adding the fireplace, adding funky cabinets in the kitchen, filling the pond with stones to make it more kid friendly – these are all changes we’ve made just for us.”
Julianne and Alex were able to buy their home at the asking price and without competition after the property spent a couple of weeks on the market. (Truthfully, we were surprised we got so lucky. The house is on a darling side street, and is as cute as a button with a great back yard!) In 2015, single family homes in JP sold for an average of just 1% over the asking price. As of November 2016, they are selling for even closer to the asking price.
If you are interested in finding your perfect spot in JP, please be in touch. I would be honored to support you!
This renovated single family home in Cambridge near Davis Square was everything our buyers had been searching for. We are wishing them many happy years there!