Posted by Peter Tzannos on 11/11/2019

As a senior citizen, selling a home and moving to a new location may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing up your belongings and getting settled into a new address.

Now, let's take a look at three essential moving tips for senior citizens.

1. Plan Ahead

Moving day can be long and stressful, particularly for seniors who don't plan ahead. If you start planning for your move today, you can increase the likelihood of a seamless transition from one address to another.

Think about your belongings and what you'd like to bring to your new address. If you have a wide assortment of items that you won't need at your new home, you can sell, donate or dispose of these items prior to moving day.

Also, if you need to hire a moving company, don't wait until the last minute to do so. Because the longer that you wait to hire a moving company, the less likely it becomes that this company will be available on the date of your move.

2. Secure Your Treasured Belongings

Although you've collected a large assortment of items over the years, you may be unable to bring all of these items to your new address. However, if you sort through your belongings, you can determine which items to keep.

Treasured belongings like antiques, artwork and jewelry generally are keepers. Pack and store these items properly to ensure they won't deteriorate before moving day.

Let's not forget about treasured belongings that have sentimental value, either. Photographs and other treasured possessions should be packed in a safe place and labeled correctly. That way, you'll have no trouble unpacking these precious belongings once you arrive at your new address.

3. Ask Friends and Family Members for Help

When it comes to getting ready for moving day, there is no need to work alone. Senior citizens who reach out to friends and family members for help can streamline the process of preparing for a move and enjoy a one-of-a-kind moving experience.

Friends and family members are loved ones who strive to help you in any way they can. Thus, if you contact friends and family members before moving day, you can work with loved ones to boost the chances of a fast, easy move.

Lastly, if you need extra assistance before you relocate, it never hurts to contact a real estate agent. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with moving and is happy to help any senior citizen enjoy a stress-free move.

A real estate agent can put you in touch with local moving professionals. Plus, if you need help selling a house, a real estate agent can make it easy to list your residence, host home showings and much more.

Keep things simple as you get ready to move Ė use the aforementioned moving tips, and any senior can quickly and effortlessly prep for moving day.

Posted by Peter Tzannos on 11/7/2019

This Single-Family in Watertown, MA recently sold for $490,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Peter Tzannos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.

18 Pine St, Watertown, MA 02472


Sale Price

Great opportunity to own this affordable Ranch in a sought after West End neighborhood of Watertown! This home has loads of potential and is awaiting your ideas and personal touch. Fireplace living room, 3 bedrooms & 1 bath. Additional fireplace in basement with high ceilings for future expansion possibilities. Hardwood floors throughout. This home needs updating but will be worth the effort. 1 Car Garage under with direct entry into lower level with additional 3 car parking. Nice established neighborhood with easy access to transportation, Watertown Sq, restaurants, shopping & the sought after bike path.

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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 11/4/2019

Itís a difficult time to be a first-time home buyer. Post-recession buyers are wary--and for good reason--of how and when to save money for a down payment on a house. One thing to remember, however, is that itís always a good time to start saving.

In this article, weíre going to cover the four most useful methods of saving for a down payment on your first home. That way you can feel confident in taking the first and most important step toward homeownership.

Choosing the right savings account

Unlike riskier investments, a savings account is a safe and proven way of building interest and saving for a home. However, not all savings accounts are created equal.

Typically, brick and mortar banks offer interest rates that are low--the current national average is only about 0.06% annually. While these banks offer conveniences such as in-network ATMs and check-cashing, their physical locations make them expensive to run.

Enter the online bank. Since online banks donít have all of the costs associated with running branches, they can afford to offer better rewards--namely, high-interest returns on your savings accounts.

So, should you take all of your money out of your current savings account and transfer it to an online bank? Maybe. But letís talk about the benefits of having multiple savings accounts.

Open a dedicated account with automatic deposits

Saving isnít just difficult due to financial reasons. Managing money also takes time and effort. To simplify this process, itís preferable to direct deposit or automatically transfer a percentage of your weekly income into your down payment savings account.

While it may seem like pinching pennies at first, even small weekly deposits add up, and within a few years the compounding interest can earn you enough for a higher down payment than you thought possible.

Prioritize high-interest debt now

Have student debt or a car loan thatís keeping you from focusing on saving for a down payment? Oftentimes the best coarse of action is to aggressively pay off high-interest loans. In the long term, this will save you money that can then be used toward a down payment.

For debt that will take several years to pay off, consider refinancing for a lower interest rate, or consolidating your student loans. Speaking with a student loan adviser or financial planner is a good first step to take toward managing your debt.

Make a real budget

Most of us think of a verb when we hear the word ďbudget.Ē However, itís more useful as a noun.

Creating a real budget, whether itís in Excel, Google Sheets, or with the help of an app, having a budget you can refer to once a week is vital to making good savings decisions. It will help you monitor your spending and stay on top of your savings goals.

Posted by Peter Tzannos on 11/2/2019

424 Conant, Weston, MA 02493



Full/Half Baths
Great opportunity to move into Weston, newly renovated kitchen with all granite & stainless steel appliances/subzero fridge leads into breakfast room with cathedral ceiling overlooking picturesque yard. Large lower level family room with fireplace and a walk out to garage. Large walk up attic will allow plenty of storage. Nice home, convenient location.
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 10/28/2019

This Multi-Family in Watertown, MA recently sold for $760,000. This style home was sold by Peter Tzannos - REALTY EXECUTIVES.

238 Palfrey St, Watertown, MA 02472


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Amazing opportunity to own this beautiful duplex two family on a gorgeous piece of land. Each side has three levels of living not counting the lower level which is a full walkout. The backyard has a greenhouse and is an oasis for the avid gardener. This home has endless potential so bring your ideas and make it your own like the current owners did for over 40 years. Welcome to Watertown!

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