A friend reports that a Brighton couple who just bought their modest condo in 2007 had to sell this winter to relocate for a job. The young couple was naturally concerned about selling in winter, and in this market — and in Brighton. As it turns out, they didn’t have to worry. First, they had bought a floor of a renovated triple decker, and it was a very good renovation (for example, the kitchen and bathrooms were rebuilt from the studs up; a clever developer rebuilt the pantries into laundry rooms). Second, they staged very well (making the place look like a model rather than a lived-in home). Third, they priced well. The result? After only 1 week, they got 98% of their asking price, which was only slightly below what they paid 4 years ago.

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