The Daniels Team's Blog
B'nai B'rith Housing is proud to announce that the application process for the affordable units at The Coolidge at Sudbury is now underway! Please click here to visit the development’s new website. Information about The Coolidge At Sudbury (as copied from their website): The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 55 & better community of one and two bedroom apartment homes is conveniently located on Boston Post Road (Route 20), just two miles south of downtown Sudbury. The name “The Coolidge” pays homage to the Coolidge family who began their greenhouse operation on the site in the 1800’s. Located on a six-acre parcel, the building’s exterior is inspired by traditional New England architecture with features and amenities that include community room with gourmet kitchen, billiards room, a cozy library, Wi-Fi business center, fitness room, outdoor seating and grilling area, front veranda, laundry care center on each floor, resident services, on-site management office and controlled building access. The Coolidge at Sudbury is smoke-free and pet friendly (with restrictions). Rents are affordable and income limits apply. Applications: Available online or by phone (978) 443-0002, or direct pick-up from:
- Sudbury Senior Center - 40 Fairbanks Road
- Sudbury Planning & Community Development Office - Flynn Bldg., 278 Old Sudbury Road
- Sudbury Goodnow Library - 21 Concord Road, Sudbury
WE ARE SO HAPPY! We were informed today that we ranked within the top 1,000 (top 2%) of over 41,000 Agents in NRT nationwide, for the 3rd Quarter of 2013. We are honored to have received this ranking several times during past years and strive to remain in the top 1,000 every year. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our clients, friends and referral sources. We couldn't do this without you. We are looking forward to an even better 2014!
I believe it to be stating the obvious to say that when you want sell your house, time and money are the two of the most critical pieces of the plan. I have yet to meet a seller who would like for his/her house to be on the market for an indefinite amount of time, and/or wouldn't like to get the most amount of money possible from a buyer. However, quite often, Carole and I will meet with homeowners who will tell us that they want to sell their house but they don't want the neighbors to know, or their relatives, or their co-workers, etc. The homeowners will tell us that if we happen to know someone who is looking to buy, we should feel free to bring them to the house. Well of course we know people who want to buy, and this could be fantastic for us and our buyer clients who may love the house, but it doesn't always benefit the seller. When acting as listing agents, our responsibility is to perform in the way that best benefits the seller. We absolutely appreciate that selling your house can be a huge pain in the tuchus. There is no sugar-coating that. However, that so-called "pain" is temporary, and I would say, 98% of the time, worth it. The level of pain depends on you, and the decisions you make. This is not Crossfit for Real Estate. The less pain, the better. If you are not in a rush, and do not need to sell but, as an opportunist, you would if the right situation arises - then this isn't advice for you. If you would like to move sooner rather than later, it only benefits you to permit us/your Agent to cast the widest net possible when marketing your home. This means giving us carte blanche to tell EVERYONE. Preparing and marketing your home for the open market is what we do. It's not just about taking a few pretty photos, writing a fluffy description, inputting the house into MLS and waiting for the phone to ring. It's about being proactive - networking, blogging, promoting, mailing, talking, tweeting, Facebooking, LinkedIn'ing information about why a buyer should pay $X for your house instead of all of the other houses on the market that may fit their criteria. Your buyer can come from anywhere in the world. It may not be fun to keep the house clean and organized for showings, and not looking as though it was ransacked during the 5 minutes when you were at the bus stop in the morning, but it is worth it. It's worth having a sign outside your house that tells anyone driving by, visiting neighbors, that your house is available for sale. It is worth letting your co-workers, friends, family know. And about the nosy neighbors? You're moving anyway.
For those of us living in Sudbury, the new SUDBURY TOWN SQUARE is the most exciting thing happening since Shaq moved to town (for those of you who are still Googling his Sudbury address, he is no longer living here). For those of you thinking about and seeking more good reasons to move to Sudbury, this is just another reason why you will love living here.
While there are plenty of wonderful and successful businesses on Route 20 (Boston Post Road) in Sudbury, and now in the new Wayland Town Center (Yippee to my Sudbury friends who opened Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt), there is a lack of destinations on the highly traveled Hudson Road. Sudbury Town Square is the group of Colonial style buildings currently under construction at the corner of Peakham Road and facing Hudson Road (Route 27). Many restaurants and businesses have tried over the years to succeed in this prime location, but due to many factors - parking, visibility, etc., none have been tremendously successful. None of the factors however, has been a lack of desire to patronize new restaurants, shops and businesses by the Sudbury community. Most of us know that, at the very least, there is nowhere for our caffeine loving folks to buy a cup of coffee in Sudbury except on Route 20 and the immediate vicinity. Thank you, thank you Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Karma Coffee and Sudbury Coffee Works. Until now. Fast forward to 2012/2013, when Lincoln-Sudbury '88 alum (and my fellow classmates) Jeff Walker and Michael Carney took it upon themselves to administer a nice big shot of Botox into Sudbury, and it's looking spectacular. Jeff and Mike will tell you that their goal is to develop "something that Sudbury can be proud of." Sudbury Town Square is not just about stopping to pick up a quick cup of coffee or bread, it's a new destination in Sudbury. The owners (Jeff and Mike) are providing plenty of seating on the walkways and patios so that people can congregate there - regardless of whether they need to buy anything. Clean public restrooms will also be installed. Sudbury Town Square is on the sidewalk side of the street, making it easy to walk/run there. Very centrally located, it is destined to be love at first sight for most in Sudbury. The highly anticipated restaurant, No. 29 Sudbury will (fingers crossed) open by the end of June. The restaurant is owned by Greg Hill (also of WAAF fame), Chris Stephans and renowned Chef Evan Deluty (known to most Boston foodies as the chef at Stella). According to Greg "Evan and I wanted to create a restaurant with incredible food, great music and a neighborhood vibe of friends hanging out with friends. A place where on any given night you could move table to table and share a drink with different people you know, or have a table to yourselves. I hope we have done that!" Knowing Sudbury, I believe that No.29 is destined to be a local favorite, as well THE local place to be. As Greg mentioned, No.29 Sudbury is not just for date nights - the bar area, the patio outside, and the restaurant's layout all create an environment that makes it easy to meet for a quick drink & appetizer, dinner, etc. Function space on the second floor, as well as the rooftop provide great space for a variety of events. The restaurant has been utilizing social media for the past few months to introduce itself and its accessibility to the community. They want to get to know you and all of your friends. Sudbury Town Square will also feature a pizza joint, a candy/frozen yogurt/coffee shop, and a market that is owned by the same folks who own the Stony Brook market in Southborough, which is a high end convenience store with everything you may need to grab on your way home - food, paper towels, wine, etc. Appropriately positioned above the candy store will be a dentist's office. As you can see, Sudbury Town Square is a mixed-use collection of buildings - retail and office space.
There will be more to tell you, and I look forward to updating you as Sudbury Town Square progresses. And if this news has made you absolutely want to move to Sudbury or closer to Sudbury Town Square, call me anytime - I will find you the perfect house.
Here they are - your 2013 Property Assessments. Please keep in mind that there is a big difference between the meanings of Assessment & Appraisal. The town assesses your property based on land size, square footage, location and condition. The Appraisal is based on the bank's opinion of value. Though both contribute, neither directly equal the market value of your home. The two words should not be used interchangeably. So that I may add to the something new that you learn every day, please read "Appraisals, Assessments and Zestimates, Oh My!" written by yours truly to explain the differences. For so many reasons to you, your house may be priceless. If you truly want a good idea of what your house would be worth in today's market, Carole and I are happy to prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) for you. We have seen every home that has been on the market, sold quite a few of them, and with over 40 combined years of experience, we know what we're talking about. We know exactly what buyers are seeking, and how to enhance the wonderful features of your home, as well as take steps (usually at minimal cost to you) to maximize the value of your home. At the end of the day (or the closing) however, your house is worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Regardless of how much we/you love it.