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Elli, Home Buyer in South Hamilton, MA

84 Swanton, Winchester

Asked by Elli, South Hamilton, MA Sun Feb 7, 2010

First time homebuyers looking to get into Winchester primarily for the schools. 84 Swanton is on the market; completely renovated interior but the exterior is horrible. Is it worth it? And is the location good, bad or managable? Any reason why this is a bad investment? Looking for a local broker's insight. Thanks in advance.

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I stress this - ask the neighbors, drive out there and grab breakfast yourself - see who is out and about, talk to a police officer or two - engage a shop keep in conversation - Never take any advise on an investment from someone you do not know or 100% trust. This is your money on the line.

J.M. Jones
Century 21 Northshore
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 7, 2010
Hi Elli,
I'm a local broker and I'm familiar with the the neighborhood and even with that part of the town.
I can provide you all information about that property and prepare CMA (comparative market analysis) that that property. I don't want to advertise on forum anything good or bad about property, so if you don't work with Realtor atm, please contact me personally and I will be happy to assist you and provide you all information you need to make a decision. And if you do work with a Realtor, they will be able to provide you similar information I believe.
Lilia D
Coldwell Banker
Web Reference: http://www.yourREmarket.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 15, 2010
The winchester market is very active right now so be prepared for multiple bid situations.

84 swanton is priced well below the average sale price for winchester so this alone will make the property very popular regardless of the exterior ... There are a lot of people who want to enter the winchester market because of the schools and proximity to the city - which drives the prices up - so the lower priced properties go quickly and are therefore more competitive. I think this place looks great and you should seriously consider it ... the place is likely priced based on the shape of its exterior and with a little investment into the exterior you could make some money at resell.

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Web Reference: http://territoryre.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
Location Location Location!!!

Heidi Zizza
mdm realty
Web Reference: http://www.mdmrealtyinc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 8, 2010
Look around - especially in the evening - drive by during the day - speak with neighbors.

Police calls are public information - research. Best advise - look with your eyes open not with your heart.

If I can be of assistance, please call

AMS Real Rstate
Susan Costa

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 8, 2010
Had breakfast at the swanton street Diner this morning..It's Winchester but it's not the best part of Winchester. The Transfer Station/Dump is around the corner and the high school is up the street.
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