Alex Navarro's Blog Posts

What is a Use & Occupancy Agreement?

As the real estate market continues to evolve, so do the processes and agreements that are used during a purchase or sale. In order to create competitive offers and alleviate the pain points in a

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Greater Boston Real Estate Market Update: May 2023

 Hi Alex, What a wild spring it's been! With the market finally starting to see more inventory and rates holding more or less steady, the spring market is in full swing.  Competition

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List Price, Sale Price & Appraisal - What Does it All Mean?

When it comes to real estate, the terms "list price" and "value" are often used interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings. Understanding the difference between list price and

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Savvy Smart Homes

Smart homes are quickly becoming the norm in the modern world. With the rise of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), homeowners now have access to an incredible range of devices that can

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Malden Glow Up

In the past 10 years, Malden has experienced great changes and growth in its population, economy, transportation, and culture. Malden’s population has grown by almost 10% in the past 10 years.

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Top Malden Area Restaurants

Have you been out to eat in Malden yet? Have you left the endless but often repetitive options of the city behind and adventured to the edge of the Orange Line? Well if you haven’t, now&rsquo

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Summer Maintenance

Home maintenance is critical to making your property look in top shape. Summer is the perfect time to focus on those outdoor maintenance projects that take a backseat in the cold. Here are a few

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Sunday Dinners: Braised Short Rib Stew

Cold days and long nights mean one thing; slow cooking stews that get a home smelling of savory goodness! The following recipe is more than just a cook again, more than a crowd pleaser, it is a meal

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Best Projects to Boost the Value of Your Home

What can boost the value of your home for the lowest cost? That’s easy, your time! If you’re willing to put in the time and energy in to improving how your home looks, then it will pay

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Sunday Dinners: Pork Cannelloni with Porcini Bechamel

This recipe is both impressive and simple albeit just a little bit time consuming. The end product has the feel of a handmade meal right out of an Italian Grandmother’s kitchen. Don’t be

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Five Things All Buyers Should Do

Keeping your finances solid for a new home purchase doesn’t just mean having a big down payment or good credit history; there are other factors that affect your ability to get a mortgage.

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Sunday Recipes: Thai Omlette & Prik Nam Pla Sauce

During my trip to Thailand, eating street food was one of my favorite experiences and basically how I got all my meals. My all time favorite meal was a Thai omelette with sauteed morning glory. I

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First Time Buyers - Saving for a Down Payment

When planning your home purchase, you need to figure out your budget. To obtain an accurate home buying budget we look at monthly payments and down payment. The larger down payment you are able to

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Sunday Dinners: Mini Lemon Cakes

Cakes are always an exciting treat, but there are times you want a nice bite-sized snack. These mini lemon cakes are the perfect one bite sweet treat! Lemon desserts are always my favorite but these

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Tips to Keep Pets Safe this Summer

As we are getting into peak summer, we are seeing some hot temperatures that can be difficult to cope with. While we are feeling the heat, our furry friends also struggle to keep cool this time of

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Using Native Plants in the Garden

It’s finally gardening season again and with all this extra time at home, you might as well get to it! While you are taking inventory of your garden or planning a new one, consider adding a

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The Spring Housing Market of Greater Boston in 2022

The winter weather is officially behind us and the spring market has certainly already kicked in. Honestly, the spring market started even earlier than last year with new listings picking up in

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Market Minute - Expectation for 2022

Experts weigh in on the Greater Boston housing market for 2022; where interest rates are going, what inventory might be like and where pricing is.

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Market Minute - Greater Boston Counties

This week's Market Minute covers the changes from Q3 2020 to Q3 of 2021 in Middlesex, Essex and Norfolk counties aka Greater Boston. Where are you looking to purchase or need to sell? Reach out to

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Certification Announcement: Accredited Buyer Representative

Buying a home may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you ever undertake. If you're ready to buy a home, wouldn't you prefer to work with the most qualified real estate

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A Spring Like No Other!

Spring is Here!Despite the mild winter, it still felt like an eternity waiting for the warmer weather, vaccines and a chance for life to return to the outdoors. While us mere mortals may have been

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Fall in New England

Fall in New England brings about so many changes; crisper weather, stunning foliage, apple picking and the second biggest housing market of the year. Despite all of its draining challenges, this

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Certification Announcement: Real Estate Negotiation Expert

LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED RENE CERTIFICATIONSomerville & Malden, MA - 09/03/2020Alex Navarro of Weichert Realtors - Metropolitan Boston Real Estate, has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation

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Kayaking on the Ipswich

We’ve always wanted to own our own kayaks, but a lack of storage space has prevented us from actually getting them, until now! We recently found the Intex Challenger K1 inflatable kayak and

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Take Care, Be Optimistic & Stay Kind

The original plan for this spring newsletter was to get everyone excited for the coming season and the real start of the new year. Now, with uncertainty all around us and difficult times ahead for

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