February 10, 2020 at 5:37pm | Jennifer Keenan

There’s a saying that finding your dream home is a lot like finding the perfect partner. It might take a while, but it’s always worth the wait.

Luckily, house hunting in Medford makes finding a dream home a lot easier than seeking a dream partner (thankfully!). Options abound for finding a home that truly allows you to love the way you live.

Homebuyers are able to focus their search for a Medford dream home through a number of lenses:

Neighborhoods: Medford’s character is defined by the fact that the city consists of uniquely vibrant neighborhoods, each with their own flavor and flair.  

  • Tree-lined, windy roads of West Medford, Lawrence Estates, and Fulton Heights neighborhoods offer suburban-style seclusion and refuge with quick access to local eateries and shopping.  

  • The Salem Street/Park Street/Riverside District stands out for its concentration of historic residences, row houses, and attached homes, and the restaurants, salons, and spas that are within walking distance. 

  • South Medford, Station Landing, and the Wellington Circle area offer a more urban feel, with high- and low-rise condo options alongside single and multi-family homes, with character, comfort, and convenience minutes from your doorstep. 

Single-Family Homes or Condominiums: Medford’s housing stock primarily consists of single-family homes, and also features a wide variety of condominiums: 

  • Condo conversions from two-family homes or former Medford schoolhouses offer a combination of classic or vintage details alongside modern kitchen upgrades and central air.

  • Condo buildings such as the Powderhouse Square Condos on Boston Avenue to Regency Regal Condos along the Mystic River, to the Mystic Green Condos in Medford Square, exist throughout the city and feature amenities of various levels and budgets.

Architecture: For some homebuyers, a dream home is inspired by architectural style and design.  In Medford, buyers are able to choose from various style homes, including:

  • Victorian: If a grand home is your style, then the spaciousness and fine, period details of a Victorian fit the bill. Victorians are found in West Medford, Lawrence and Brooks Estates, as well as many of the side streets off of Salem Street, and feature distinctive molding, arched doorways, wainscoting, built-in china cabinets, dual staircases and more, with many details being original to the house.

  • Colonial: The classic New England home style has remained timeless for a reason.  Colonials are spacious, with great layouts suitable for entertaining, and their rectangular shape is suitable for expansion. And of course, no Colonial is complete without a fireplace to fulfill your dream of sitting by a roaring fire in deep cold of winter.

  • Cape or Bungalow: Great for first-time homebuyers or those looking to downsize, Capes and Bungalow-style houses are found in various neighborhoods throughout Medford neighborhoods and appeal to the minimalists amongst us for their simplicity and timeless appeal.

Move-in ready or renovations needed?  Buying a home you plan to completely remodel is very different from getting something you can simply move right into. Most people know which category they lean towards on this spectrum, and within Medford, you will find options such as:

  • A home that needs a little TLC: First-time homebuyers may look at an older Medford home and see the potential to pursue an addition to create the home of their dreams. Buyers with an eye for design and passion for creating a signature-style home love the opportunity to revamp their living space, and can find plenty of those opportunities in Medford. 

  • Remodeled single-family homes are a viable option for those who love the look of an older home from the outside, but want all the latest updates on the inside. Homes sporting kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, bathrooms with stylish tile, large linen closets and rainfall showerheads, or green-living elements like Nest thermostats are not an uncommon type of listing in Medford. 

  • Newly constructed townhouses:  Brand new homes with amenities such as gourmet kitchens with high-end appliances and high-efficiency multi-zone heating and central air are popping up in various neighborhoods around Medford. Many also feature details found in older and historic homes, including crown molding, built-ins, high ceilings, and beautiful oak stairs.  

Helping buyers find their dream home in Medford is my passion. Let me help you find yours!  Whether you are thinking of moving to the Medford, or live here now and are dreaming of your next home, reach out to me and learn how I can help you love the way you live in Medford.

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