2.1 min readBy Published On: December 29th, 2016Categories: Living0 Comments on Seeking the greener pastures of the suburbs?

Thinking about flying the coop?  Is city living getting the best of you?  Well, Kerri McInerney from William Raveis wants to help you with the transition from moving to Southie to the greener pastures of the suburbs!

Which neighborhoods do people tend to move to from South Boston?  Many of the city-to-suburbs clientele tend to favor Milton.  With its close proximity to the city, it makes for a direct commute to Boston, either by car or train.  Milton has revitalized its town center to include more restaurants and boutiques.  Lower Mills has also expanded with the addition of Steel & Rye and The Plate.  If you are wishing for more space, less traffic and lower property taxes, Braintree is another option.  Braintree is located on the Red Line, ten miles south of Boston, and is convenient to the beaches of Cape Cod. 

If someone owns their own home in Southie but wants to move, should they sell or rent it?  Five factors to consider when deciding to sell or rent your house.   1.  Will this property produce positive cash flow? 2.  What about my Return on Investment?  3. Does the Future Look Bright?  4.  Property Taxes?   5. Can You Handle Tenants?  Deciding whether to rent your house or sell is a choice only you can make after weighing all the options.

What are some of the reasons people leave South Boston?  Swapping city for suburbs is more than just a practical move – it’s a mental and emotional change from city dweller to suburbanite.  Couples move to the suburbs after having kids and before the stress kicks in about kindergarten.  They delight in the ease of safe, traffic-less neighborhoods, abundant parks, a house and a driveway.

What is the average price of a home in Milton? The median home price in Milton is $620,000.  The median home price in Braintree is 30% lower at $435,000.

From selling in Southie to moving to Milton, roughly what is the timeline like?  If you’re selling a home, it’s important to understand the timeline.   Realize how long the process takes and plan accordingly.  

Kerri McInerney, Realtor with William Raveis, sales schedule breakdown:

• Getting your home in shape: two weeks

• Average time on the market: 48 days

• Negotiating after an offer: two days

• Preparing to close: 30 days

Allow a minimum of two months to sell, McInerney says, and that’s if you have a home that is priced right with one solid offer that makes it to the closing table.

Please contact Kerri McInerney at William Raveis for more information:  [email protected]  KerriMcInerney.Raveis.com

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