Buyers In Winchester MA

Welcome to Winchester's Rangeley Road

Winchester MA Rangeley Road

When you think of moving to Winchester, picture yourself in a home with room for everyone, where entertaining or just day-to-day living is almost effortless.  Think of big backyards for playing, gardening, or relaxing at the end of the day.  Envision picturesque strolls through tree-lined streets, past venerable, older homes to our Victorian downtown.  With our latest listing at 7 Rangeley Road, fantasy becomes reality. 

Rangeley Park” as it was originally named, was a “romantically planned” residential park developed in 1875 by wealthy Boston lumber dealer, David Nelson Skillings.  The park was “widely praised as a model to be imitated, not only in Boston but nationally as well.”  Rangeley Park was known for its winding roads and open spaces and because of its central location within Winchester, it served the town as a public park and a residential community.[1]

Today, the Rangeley neighborhood, just 2/10 mile from Winchester Center, retains much of its original character - winding roads, beautiful historic homes, and lovely landscapes at every turn.  This unique neighborhood continues to provide its residents with a suburban “park” feel, amidst a center-of-town location. Stroll down to Winchester’s coffee shops and browse the weekend farmer’s market on the Town Common.  Meet friends for dinner at one of our many quaint downtown restaurants.  Catch the train, where Boston is just an easy, 12-minute ride away.

This sunny, 1936 colonial has seamlessly joined the best of the old with the new - hardwood floors and classic molding meet central AC, and a true cook's kitchen.  Relax by the fire in the formal living room.  Enjoy outdoor dining on the private back patio.  Play games in the fenced yard shaded by trees.  Entertain your guests in the open concept, gourmet kitchen.  Keep life organized in the tiled mudroom and attached 2-car garage.  There's space for everyone with four bedrooms, a sky-lit family room, and a finished lower level perfect for video games, home gym, or guests. 

This amazing home has so much to offer, inside and out.  Don't take our word for it, VIRTUALLY TOUR 7 Rangeley Road before you join us for the open house on Sunday, June 5th from 12:00 - 2:00! Move right in and enjoy Winchester just outside your door!

 

For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Louise Coakley, Listing Agent (mobile) 781-864-3455, (office) 781-729-9030, lulu.coakley@shanahanre.com

 

 

 

[1] Rangeley, A Romantic Residential Park in Winchester, MA. By Maureen Meister

 

Price Reduced to $599,000 - Open House - 10/21 - 1-2:30pm at 124 Arlington Street, Winchester

  • By
  • Posted
Just reduced. There is no better value on Winchester's Westside than 124 Arlington Street. Check it out at tomorrow's open house from 1-2:30pm.

Best Value for Winchester's Westside

Charming Custom Westside Cape in desirable Ambrose School neighborhood. Four spacious bedrooms with two bedrooms on each floor or room for office, High ceilings and pretty paneled fireplace Living Room. Family Room off kitchen has wood stove and lovely views of private garden and patio. Potential to develop additional gardens with attractive tiered yard.Great floor plan and ease of living in this attractive home.

"So, how's the market in Winchester?"

So, hows the market?

Shanahan Real Estate Group- Sale Pending Sign

Another Property Under Agreement with Shanahan Real Estate Group

We get asked this question a lot, whether on a listing appointment, showing a house to buyers or even at the supermarket. We thought we would use this forum to answer this question, as well as others we hear from buyers, sellers and friends in the course of our day at Shanahan Real Estate Group. The answer to this question is not that simple and has been changing over the course of the year so far. Springtime is usually a very busy period for the real estate market, with lots of new listings and an equal number of eager buyers. This year, we have had a surprisingly low inventory of homes for sale in Winchester. You may have seen the article in The Winchester Star recently, titled Sellers Wanted. There are buyers who have been looking in town for a long time, and are just waiting for the right house. While our data shows continued activity across most price ranges, homes that are priced right and are in great condition are the ones that sell the fastest. When a buyer finds a home, they are hesitant, waiting to make sure that we have really hit bottom, as far as prices are concerned. As optimistic Realtors, we believe that we have seen the bottom of the market in Winchester and, while no one expects any dramatic increases in value, home prices remain steady. Our community has been fortunate to have weathered the recent economic times with property values holding steady, with single digit percentage changes in value from years past.

Looking forward

We expect to see our conservative real estate market continue, with reasonably priced homes that are in good condition selling quickly. Gone are the days where a buyer walks into a home and exclaims I love this house! Lets make an offer!. Buyers are much more cautious and educated in the local market, reviewing sales data with their agents and touring the home several times, before finalizing their decision. We encourage both buyers and sellers to have this level of education and comfort with the local real estate market. Our agents are educated on a continuing basis about OUR market- Winchester and our neighboring communities. While we are bombarded with real estate headlines and trends (often negative) , its important to remember the old saying: all real estate is local. The national real estate market is very different from that in Boston and Winchester is a totally different story altogether. Our agents know the market HERE and we are always happy to talk about it.

So, hows the market? Ask one of us- we know.