Todd Alperin - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division

Posted by Todd Alperin on 11/12/2019

This Condo in Georgetown, MA recently sold for $315,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Todd Alperin - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.

107 King George Drive, Georgetown, MA 01833


Sale Price

A rare find at Canterbury Village! Don't be deceived...this three bedroom townhouse is much larger than it looks from the outside. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and features recessed lighting, cabinet space galore and huge pantry space. The living room opens up to the dining room, nice open concept flow. The dining room has a slider that leads to a private deck. There is also a first floor master bedroom (currently used as a family room) with a master bathroom featuring a steam shower and laundry. The second floor has two front to back bedrooms and full bath. Beautiful hardwood floors are throughout the entire unit. New heating system in November 2018. Replacement windows and updated electric panel. Just move in and enjoy! The unit comes with 2 carports for parking. Canterbury Village backs up to the Georgetown/Rowley forest. Great location and less than five minutes to route 95 and an easy drive to Newburyport and beaches.

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Posted by Todd Alperin on 11/10/2019

Buying a home is one of the most expensive undertakings that you’ll ever have in your lifetime. You probably have spent months upon months saving for a downpayment in order to make your home purchase. The problem is that after they believe their savings are complete, many buyers discover unexpected costs that go along with buying a home, making the entire process even more stressful. You should be prepared for many different kinds of costs that go beyond the sticker price of a home. Below, many of those surprising costs are laid out in detail. 

Closing Costs

Closing costs can be anywhere from 2-7% of the purchase price of a home. Closing costs cover quite a bit including:

  • Inspection fees
  • Appraisal
  • Title insurance
  • Property taxes
  • Mortgage insurance
  • Underwriting fees
  • Recording fees
  • Loan origination fees

Depending upon the type of loan you get or your specific circumstances, your closing costs could be even more. Keep in mind that you won’t find out your specific closing cost amounts until the purchase of the home is well underway. You can talk to your realtor and lender ahead of time to be prepared for your own situation.

Closing costs are also negotiable, so don’t forget to ask questions. Certain administrative fees, for example, are often unnecessary and can be waived.  

Low Appraisals

If you have a low appraisal on your home, you may need even more cash on hand. In order to meet loan and home value requirements, lenders won’t approve a loan for an amount that’s higher than the home is appraised for. In this case, if you still want the home, you’ll be left to come up with the difference in cash. Otherwise, you could be forced to walk away from the deal and lose some money in the process. This is one of those home purchase emergencies that you should simply be aware of. It can be an emotional experience to get a low appraisal on a home, but remember that there are sensible ways to deal with this dilemma.       

Moving Expenses

Many buyers forget in the excitement of buying a home just how much it will cost to move. Whether you hire a moving company or do it yourself, moving can be expensive. You’ll need a truck, packing supplies and a way to pay (or simply thank) the people who help you to move. 

The Things You Need For Your Home

Your home won’t come with everything that you need. You may have to buy a refrigerator, have some repairs done, or simply get furnishings for the home. Don’t strap your budget so thin that you won’t be able to buy a sofa until six months after moving into the home.   

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Posted by Todd Alperin on 11/4/2019

54 Highland Avenue, Lynnfield, MA 01940



Full/Half Baths
Move right in! Nicely renovated and rarely available desirable quiet side street home with no cut thru traffic & just steps from Pilings pond & boat ramp. This 3 bedroom house has underwent major renovation in the past 3+ years. Some features are: new drywall, doors, trim, radiator cabinets, paint throughout house. All new electric throughout house, recessed lighting, new internal 200 amp service panel & new external service panel & new electrical service from street to house. Updated plumbing in both bathrooms. New floors, cabinets & fixtures. Ductless AC on 1st floor. All walls & ceilings have new insulation for energy efficiency. All windows have new trim inside & out, sealed to be energy efficient. New bamboo flooring in completely renovated kitchen w/new cabinets, granite countertops, recessed lighting, new fixtures & SS appliances. New 8x17 shed. Two car garage w/brand new door.Lynnfield Marketplace & Whole Foods is 5 minutes away. Quick closing possible!
Open House
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Posted by Todd Alperin on 11/3/2019

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Selling? Ready to wow potential buyers with some high-impact touch-ups? Here are some top ideas to mesmerize home buyers—without spending a fortune on renovations. 

Dazzle Them at the Doorstep

Many of today's home sales, and certainly most fast transactions, begin with online browsing. First, snap a photo of your home. Take it from the perspective of someone walking up to the front door. Is the walkway weeded? Is the welcome mat spiffy? Is the patio tidy? Think about the irresistible qualities of your home, as you first saw them. Are those charming elements as visible today? Lay fresh mulch on the front garden to touch up the landscaping. A coat of paint for the door, window frames, and decorative shutters is well worth the time invested. Just one sunny day's voilà!

Now, to clean the windows. Are they perfectly clear and inviting? Peek in. Is the interior clutter-free, sparkling clean, and charming? Well done! You're ready to start your virtual home tour on your social media accounts!

Uplift the Interior Mood

Look for spots where you can lighten up the interior look. White paint over dark panels, doors, or cabinets can make a world of mood-lifting difference.

If possible, remove the furniture, except for your staging pieces, before having the photography done. Make the essence of your home bright and joyful. Consider, for instance, that essential oils can be exceptional mood enhancers. Research has confirmed lavender's "anti-agitation and antidepressant" effects.

Make this knowledge work for you. Drop a little lavender oil on your AC filter, or on the cardboard roll inside toilet tissue, for diffusion that keeps spreading a calm feeling throughout your home. (You can share the tip with the new homeowner at closing!)

Try Speed Renovating 

Here again, start by taking pictures inside. Find your best touch-up targets. 

For example:

  • Pick out some simple brass outlet covers to replace your old ones.
  • For a mini-makeover in the kitchen, install a sleek, new faucet. It's a relatively small project. But it can be transformative.
  • Grab some attractive peel-and-stick tiles. Make a backsplash to frame your stove or sink.

Now, throw those curtains open! Open those blinds and windows. Bright, sunny interiors sell homes. 

Ready to Sell Your Home?


You've cleared out everything. The baseboards are painted. Your kitchen is ready with its glistening—and empty—countertops.Be sure the lock and key work nicely. (You might be surprised, but homes get passed over because the agent can't get the key to work.) Now, you're ready to open your home, and I'm ready to help you. Just give me a call, and let's get that SOLD sign ready!

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Posted by Todd Alperin on 11/2/2019

This Single-Family in Beverly, MA recently sold for $430,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Todd Alperin - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.

8 Salters Avenue, Beverly, MA 01915


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Seize this rare opportunity to own a truly turnkey home in an amazing location. Nestled on a quiet side street with amazing views of Beverly Harbor and boasting a wonderful fenced-in-yard, this home is a COMMUTER'S DREAM, only minutes to 128 and a 10 minute stroll to the COMMUTER RAIL. No expense was spared when this 2 bed, 1.5 bathroom home was extensively remodeled in 2010. First floor highlights include an OPEN CONCEPT kitchen/living/dining room, updated kitchen and half bathroom, plus a separate laundry room. Upstairs features an updated full bathroom with a large soaking tub, and two bedrooms, including a one-of-a-kind master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and your own deck complete with panoramic water views. High efficiency, hot water on demand tankless system, gas heat/gas cooking and gleaming HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout complete this picture perfect home. Nothing to do, but unpack and enjoy. Don't let this one get away!

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