Claire LeBlanc - REALTY EXECUTIVES



Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/16/2021

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You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand.

Why Real Estate Investing?

Ultimately, the goal is to invest in something that will give you a return, or profit. In order to be successful, you must understand the logistics and the risk. It’s sort of like Monopoly – you buy properties, improve the land to collect rent, avoid bankruptcy and buy more properties. Just because the concept is simple doesn’t mean that’s how things will flow. The consequences of making bad decisions can be brutal, so being properly prepared is key.

Here are a few tips to get started:

  • Consider real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • This helps get your feet wet without the physical property. Consider these like mutual funds, but they are companies that own commercial real estate. A common investment in retirement, these usually pay high dividends. If you’re new at this, it’s best sticking to publicly traded REITs, which you purchase through a brokerage firm.

  • Rental property
  • Consider buying properties and leasing them. You may also want to consider occupying your property and renting out rooms or units in a multi-unit building. By house hacking, you can purchase a property with up to four units and still qualify for a residential loan.

  • Online platform
  • An online real estate investing platform connects real estate developers to investors who want to finance projects through debt or equity. These usually have monthly or quarterly distributions, but you pay a fee and have a large amount of risk. You may also have to be an accredited investor, but there are alternatives, like RealtyMogul and Fundrise.

  • Flipping properties
  • You’ve heard and seen it on TV. Purchase a property that needs repairs, fix it up and resell it for a profit. Although HGTV and DIY Network may make it look easy, it’s a lot harder than it looks. You don’t know how much the repairs will be, and you’re initially on the hook for paying a mortgage. If you live in the home while fixing it up, that could save some money.

  • Renting rooms
  • Consider this the alternate version of Airbnb. You rent certain parts of your home (a room) and reap the benefits. This way, you don’t have to commit to someone long term and you can control how things work.

    It’s important to go into this with a clear head and complete understanding of your finances and the risk it may take. Having a conversation with a real estate broker and other professionals in the industry can help point you in the right direction. The location of your investments will also play a role in how much money you will have to spend. Take your time and find out everything you need to know to make an informed decision. Good luck!





    Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/11/2021


    193-195 Chestnut St, Waltham, MA 02451

    Multi-Family

    $699,900
    Price

    2
    Units
    2,644
    Approx. GLA
    Builders take note! 2 family house in convenient, prime south side location! Close to train, public transportation, popular Moody St. restaurants, shopping more! Left side unit has living room, den, kitchen and 1/2 bath! 3 good sized bedrooms upstairs. Right side has similar floor plan, first floor has living rm, den, kitchen, second floor has full bath and 3 bedrooms. Some updates have been done, roof is newer, (3 Yrs) furnace & water heater are newer and house has Harvey windows! House was converted to gas heating! Separate entrances for each unit, individually metered electric, 100 amps. Parking for 4 cars on the side of the house. House needs repairs/renovations being sold as is.
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    Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/9/2021

    The many types of succulents are all incredibly beautiful, especially when kept in fantastic condition with the right growing techniques. Unfortunately, their care can be difficult to master, leaving you troubleshooting more often than not. It’s well worth putting the time into learning what they need, however, since these sweet plants can provide many amazing benefits. Want to learn more? Here’s a look at the top succulent benefits.

    Reduces Toxins in the Air

    Succulents continually filter the air in your home by drawing in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. As they do that, they grab volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, from the environment to purify the air further. Without their help, you would likely breathe in those VOCs, which might cause health problems in the long run.

    Boosts Indoor Humidity Levels

    If you have an extensive collection of succulents, you may notice that the air in your home never feels stuffy and dry. This is because the plants continually release moisture, which enters the airspace and boosts your indoor humidity levels. As that occurs, you may find relief from eye irritation, sore throats, etc. as the dry air becomes a distant memory.

    Makes Your Home Look More Inviting

    The interesting colors and shapes of succulents help dress up each room in your home and make it look much more inviting. This is especially true if you mix and match varieties, such as:

    • Haworthia

    • Agave

    • Echeveria

    • Leatherpetal

    • Stonecrop

    • String-of-pearls

    • Rosularia

    • Pachyveria

    All you have to do is plant them in a bucket or a long low saucer to make your home stand out from the crowd. If you want to get even more creative with your displays, think about planting them in a treasure chest, basket or glass globe.

    You really cannot go wrong no matter how you decide to display your succulents. And as you experience all the excellent succulent benefits, you will see just why these plants win so many people over. They might be finicky and difficult to grow but they are worthwhile, for sure.





    Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/4/2021


    114 Chapman St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Single-Family

    $849,000
    Price

    6
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    Beautifully renovated and lovingly maintained MOVE IN READY! 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Colonial is a MUST SEE! 1st flr has a fabulous open concept kitchen,with high ceilings,custom white cabinets,tiled back-splash, walk in panty, granite counters, recessed lighting & stainless steel appliances! Adjoining dining room. New tiled full bath with custom glass shower and sunny good sized living rm with large window & fireplace! 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and renovated full bath! Partially finished basement offers additional living space, perfect for work out rm, TV rm, playroom or office! This house was renovated, electrical, plumbing, windows, heating and central air system are all newer! Beautiful hardwood floors, high end finishes, Boston Closet, custom closets, thoughout! Professionally landscaped fenced in yard with brick patio and newer shed! WELCOME HOME to this meticulously maintained house! Close to major highways, public transportation, shopping and approx. 9 miles to Boston!
    Open House
    Saturday
    June 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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    Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/4/2021


    114 Chapman St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Single-Family

    $849,000
    Price

    6
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    Beautifully renovated and lovingly maintained MOVE IN READY! 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Colonial is a MUST SEE! 1st flr has a fabulous open concept kitchen,with high ceilings,custom white cabinets,tiled back-splash, walk in panty, granite counters, recessed lighting & stainless steel appliances! Adjoining dining room. New tiled full bath with custom glass shower and sunny good sized living rm with large window & fireplace! 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and renovated full bath! Partially finished basement offers additional living space, perfect for work out rm, TV rm, playroom or office! This house was renovated, electrical, plumbing, windows, heating and central air system are all newer! Beautiful hardwood floors, high end finishes, Boston Closet, custom closets, thoughout! Professionally landscaped fenced in yard with brick patio and newer shed! WELCOME HOME to this meticulously maintained house! Close to major highways, public transportation, shopping and approx. 9 miles to Boston!
    Open House
    Saturday
    June 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    More Open Houses
    Cannot make the Open Houses?
    Location: 114 Chapman St, Watertown, MA 02472    Get Directions

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