North Andover MA commercial listings

Office Buildings – Includes single-tenant properties, small professional office buildings.

Industrial – Properties, often called “Flex” or “R&D” properties, to larger office service or office warehouse properties to the very large “big box” industrial properties. Warehouse with/without full-dock. Some buildings may even have a rail spur for train cars to load and unload.

Retail/Restaurant – Pad sites , single tenant retail buildings, small neighborhood shopping centers, larger centers with grocery store anchor tenants, “power centers” with large anchor stores such as Best Buy, PetSmart, OfficeMax, malls.

Multifamily – Apartment complexes or high-rise apartment buildings.

Land – Undeveloped, raw, rural land in the path of future development.

Miscellaneous – Any other nonresidential properties such as hotel, hospitality, medical, and self-storage developments, as well as many more.

North Andover MA commercial listings

  1. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Lillian Montalto Signature
  2. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Lillian Montalto Signature
  3. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Lillian Montalto Signature
  4. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 2.59 ac
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Flagship Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
  5. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 25,264 sqft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Connect Property Group
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Century 21 North Shore/Soto
  7. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Flagship Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
  8. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 22.96 ac
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Benjamin Apartments
  9. 0 beds, 2 baths
    Days on market: 38
    Listed with Northrup Associates
  10. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 41
    Listed with The Richardson Group, LLC
  11. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 43
    Listed with Century 21 North Shore/Soto
  12. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 1.12 ac
    Days on market: 99
    Listed with Property Consultants

See all Real estate in the city of North Andover.
(all data current as of 6/28/2017)

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Apartment for rent Fenway Sept 2017

queensberry street

Sunny second floor front 1 bedroom condo at Queensberry Place Condominiums. Sun-splashed with bay-window views down tree-lined Queensberry Street. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and renovated interior. Kitchen has stainless appliances with Ikea cabinets and disposal.  There is one full bath with a washers and dryers in the basement. This is a professionally managed building with snow removal and common area cleaning. This location is fantastic with proximity to the trains and bus-line. The Fenway neighborhood has been one of the fastest growing neighborhoods with shopping, restaurants and nightlife. This loft is 3 minutes from downtown Boston and walking distance to the T. Heat and hot water is included. Apartment for rent Fenway

Available 9/1/2017 – Fenway Neighborhood

$1900/mo

KEY FEATURES

  • Sq Footage: 550 sqft.
  • Bedrooms: 1 Bed
  • Bathrooms: 1 Bath
  • Parking: on street
  • Lease Duration: 1 Year
  • Deposit: $1900
  • Pets Policy: maybe
  • Laundry: In basement
  • Floor: 2nd floor front
  • Property Type: Condominium

RENTAL FEATURES

  • Range / Oven / Refrigerator / Garbage disposal
  • Bike storage in basement
  • Laundry in basement
  • Heat and hot water included
  • Possible 2 bed split
  • Cable-ready
  • High-speed internet
  • On street parking with permit
  • apartment for rent Fenway

COMMUNITY FEATURES


  • Vintage building
  • Great neighborhood
  • Close to park, schools and nightlife

LEASE TERMS

  • 12 month lease
  • First and security
  • Realtor fee to listing agent

Contact info:
Randy Tibbetts
Keller Williams
617-233-2103

email preferred – randy.tibbetts@kw.com

 

Commercial yard space for rent near I93

DESCRIPTION


Open yard space perfect for tractor trailers, heavy equipment, landscapers, crane operators, dumpsters, storage, construction materials, cargo, etc.. Close to train tracks and Interstate 93 in Andover MA. 1/4 acre up to 1 acre of yard space available. Contact broker for more details.

$1 negotiable on amount of space

KEY FEATURES

  • Sq Footage: 1/4 acre + possibly more
  • Parking: Available
  • Lease Duration: 1 Year + Flexible
  • Property Type: Commercial

LEASE TERMS

  • 12 month lease
  • First and security
  • Realtor fee to listing agent

Contact info:
Randy Tibbetts
Faulkner & Associates
Keller Williams
617-233-2103

Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Protected classes and discrimination

The Fair Housing Act was originally passed in 1968 on the heels of the Civil Rights Act, and it was subsequently broadened in 1988. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity. The laws were created to foster ”diverse and inclusive communities and to prohibit discrimination” based on someone’s inclusion in one or more protected classes, which on a federal level consist of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. State and local laws may include additional protected classes.

PROTECTED CLASSES UNDER FEDERAL LAW STATE AND LOCAL PROTECTIONS CAN INCLUDE:
  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Familial status
  • Physical or mental disability
  • LGBT status
  • Citizenship
  • Age (40 and over)
  • Veteran status
  • Genetic information
  • Political ideology
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Income
  • Others
Discrimination, in fair housing terms, means treating someone differently based on their inclusion in a protected class. By following a documented protocol and responding to every potential renter in the same way when you receive an inquiry about your property, you are more likely to avoid fair housing violations. For example, if you hand out one flier to a single female renter who tours your property, be sure to hand out the same flier to anyone else who tours your unit. Give everyone an equal opportunity to apply — no matter what they look or sound like — and accept or deny renters based on criteria that is non-discriminatory, such as credit score, landlord references or existence of a criminal record.Be mindful to avoid questions or suggestions that may be perceived as discriminatory. Even a well-intentioned statement such as, “This unit would be great for a young couple,” or asking a friendly question like, “Are you two married?” can cause a legal headache. Legally, if you’re going to ask one potential renter a question, you have to be able to ask it of all applicants and residents. To stay on the safe side, keep the conversation focused on the property for rent and the amenities. Let the potential renter ask you questions, so you can answer factually.

More on disabilities…

In 2014, over half of the housing discrimination complaints reported were in relation to a disability. As a landlord, there are extra protections you need to be aware of for accommodating a renter. First, a disability can include a mental or physical condition, but you cannot ask whether or not a person has a disability or illness, which can include (but is not limited to) renters with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments; mental illness; mental retardation; HIV/AIDS; a history of disability; and chronic alcoholism (if it’s being treated).

Remember, you can only ask questions that could be asked of every applicant or tenant — even if it’s well-meaning. As a rule of thumb, avoid any questions that would question a renter about their health, disability or illness.

There are two additional provisions for disabled renters that are relevant to landlords: reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification.

Reasonable accommodation is a request from the resident to the landlord to make an exception to the documented rules and policies of the rental such as allowing a live-in caregiver or service animal (service animals are not considered pets), or setting up reserved parking. You are responsible for the cost of a reasonable accommodation, but since they only relate to rules and policies, they often incur little or no cost. You may not charge an additional deposit or fee to cover these costs.Reasonable modifications are changes to the property that give the resident equal opportunity to access the property and its amenities. This could include the addition of a ramp leading to the entryway, grab bars in the shower or lower counter tops. The cost is paid for either by the tenant or the landlord and depends on your specific situation. When the tenant moves out, you can require that they return the unit to its original condition.

While you want to do everything you can to help your renters, don’t offer to accommodate a disability — wait for your tenant to make the request so your suggestion won’t prompt a claim of discrimination. If you deny a disabled renter’s request to make changes to your property, you need to issue them a letter explaining the reasons behind you refusal, facts to support your denial and an offer to meet with the renter to discuss the situation.

More on families…

Familial status is another protected class with a few details to be aware of. It doesn’t matter if you want children at your property or not; refusing to rent to individuals due to the presence of children in the home is unlawful. You also cannot direct families with children to specific units that you deem more “kid-friendly,” or recommend a unit because of its proximity to a school or park. All properties are supposed to accommodate children, and if you recommend specific apartments, you are exercising discrimination. In addition, you cannot charge extra fees based on familial status. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Be sure to document your communications with everyone who interacts with your rental: people making inquiries, applicants and tenants. This way, if someone files a compliant, you have a record of what was discussed. Being familiar with the protected classes can help you avoid asking potentially sticky questions, and maintaining a well-documented process can help guard against violations.

Advertising

How are you finding tenants for your rental properties? Most likely, you’re advertising on some level. In your search for a qualified tenant, make sure your advertising is compliant with fair housing laws by focusing on the property and the amenities — not on who you think an ideal renter would be. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Advertising can be discriminatory if it appears to favor or exclude a particular group of renters. For example, don’t say that your property is a great for a young couple or senior citizens — this could be perceived as discrimination against families with children. You are also not permitted to falsely state that the property is no longer available in order to dissuade specific applicants. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Steering renters

The act of steering is when a landlord tries to attract or defer a potential tenant based on their inclusion in one of the protected classes. An example is showing a property in an Asian community to Asians only, or neglecting to show a recreational area to a disabled renter because you assume they won’t use the facilities. In both of these situations, you are directing, or steering, a renter toward a specific property or area.

All renters need to have equal access to your listings. Show the vacancies you have, and allow renters to indicate what units they want to see. When describing the property and community, focus on facts, not assumptions about the residents or neighborhood. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Renter applications and screening

As part of your process, establish and document the criteria that an applicant needs to meet to be considered for tenancy, and use the same criteria when reviewing all applicants. Properly qualify renters using a rental application; renters can be required to have a verifiable source of income, a good credit score or a clean criminal record. Questions regarding financial history, prior evictions or reasons for moving are also allowed and will give you a more complete picture of the applicant.

Using a standardized rental application helps ensure that your chosen tenants are qualified; those who do not meet your tenant screeningcriteria can be identified based on appropriate, uniformly applied standards. If you decide to reject a renter, you need to inform them that they weren’t approved and provide a reason. Keep all completed applications and screening documents on file so you can verify that you rejected a renter for non-discriminatory reasons, such as poor credit or a criminal record. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

Apartment policies and rules

As a landlord, you have every right to create policies and rules for your properties to create a safe and comfortable living environment. The rules need to be standard across all groups of people and cannot single out any one group or type of resident. Rules should be fair and aimed at all residents and their guests, not the demographic you think might cause a problem. Have building-wide quiet hours that apply to all residents; do not call out specific types of tenants, such as students.

Never make rules just for families with children, such as forbidding children from swimming in the pool or riding bikes on the premises. You can, however, make rules that protect their safety, such as “Children under 12 must be supervised in the pool by a parent or guardian.”

More on maximum occupancy…

As part of your policies, you can set a maximum occupancy for your rental. However, there are no federal laws outlining occupancy standards, only guidelines based on a variety of factors. Keep the occupancy language to “persons,” and never specifically limit the number of children — also bear in mind that infants under the age of 1 do not count as an occupant.

Be familiar with your state’s laws about maximum occupancy, which generally consider the square footage, bedroom size and configuration of your unit. Some landlords use the Keating Memorandum, a national guideline for occupancy, while others use square footage guidance from the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) code. Either way, be sure to standardize and document the policy, and familiarize yourself with local regulations. Massachusetts Equal Housing Opportunity

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY GUIDELINES
Keating Memorandum BOCA Code
  • Two persons per bedroom
  • 150 square feet for the first occupant
  • 100 square feet for each additional resident
  • Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant must contain at least 70 square feet of floor space, or at least 50 square feet per person if occupied by more than one person

Documentation

The importance of maintaining uniform policies and procedures for reviewing applications and renting your property cannot be overstated. Document every interaction with renters and applicants — customer relationship management (CRM) software is helpful for this — so if you are on the receiving end of a fair housing complaint, you will have a paper trail to support your case and can demonstrate that your actions were consistent with your policy. Also, if you are presented with a complaint, do not retaliate, and do contact a legal professional. Keep all rental applications and credit reports for proof that applicants were screened using non-discriminatory criteria. Check with your state to see how long these documents need to be kept.

Upgrades help to sell your home?

Is it finally time to sell your house? What upgrades help to sell your home?

That’s the question on homeowners’ minds as house prices have increased rapidly — congrats to those no longer “underwater” on their mortgages — even as interest rates remain tantalizingly low. But here’s the catch: Those same higher prices can make buyers very choosy!

A house with a $1,600 mortgage payment last year now has a $2,000 mortgage payment. Buyers are saying, ‘I better like it!'” To increase your home’s “like” quotient, read on to see which upgrades are worth making and which aren’t.

Worth It: A new front door. Strictly in terms of return on investment, a steel one topped the list of Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2014 — recouping 96.6 percent of the average price. But a fresh coat of paint can work wonders, too!

Not Worth It: A home-office remodel. We know what you’re thinking: With so many more people working from home, wouldn’t it be brilliant to rewire the space for electronic equipment, say, and install commercial-grade carpeting? Not really!

Worth It: Landscaping upgrade. One of the first things buyers will notice. Crisply edged flower beds and a green lawn can be very appealing!

Not Worth It: Major bathroom work. “You could install the most spectacular jetted tub, and it still might not suit a buyer,” says Patsy O’Neill, a sales associate with Sotheby’s in Montclair, NJ. “Meanwhile, you’d have spent tens of thousands of dollars.” That explains why it made Bankrate.com’s list of “6 Worst Home Fixes for the Money” and why you should stick to things like re-grouting the shower.

Upgrades help to sell your home

Worth It: Roofing replacement. There’s a reason this ultimate “curb appeal” enhancer consistently makes Remodeling’s list and is up 11.2 percent over even last year: A roof is the first thing prospective buyers notice even before exiting their cars, and you can kiss that sale good-bye if yours looks like it’s been through hell. Non architectural shingles immediately notify potential buyers that the shingles are dated and in need of replacement or simply replacing for aesthetics.

Not Worth It: Major kitchen renovations. Again, the key word is “major,” and again it’s a “taste” issue. Major kitchen upgrades are pricey and you can’t be guaranteed your choices will appeal to buyers (consult your Realtor).

Worth It: Smaller upgrades are absolutely worth it. Replacing a counter-top or sink, paint, re-grouting, fixture replacement… all can enhance an existing kitchen and bath.

Contact me for more advice about upgrades help to sell your home.

Recent Andover homes on the market

The market for the most part has finally worked its way through the housing crisis as the real estate market has been trending upward for 24 moths towards a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed property sales, foreclosures and short sales have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will remain strong throughout this winter, supply is not keeping up as recent Andover homes on the market are fewer than normal.

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for Realtor.com:

“The increase in sales is resulting in continued tighter-than-tight supply—measured by NAR to be four months in January.  For you non-economists out there, that metric measures the number of months it would take to sell the current inventory of available homes, at the current pace. Got it? Six to seven months’ worth of homes on the market is considered normal; four months is cray-cray.”

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price. For more information, please contact Faulkner & Associates today!

Recent Andover homes on the market.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.96 ac
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with J. Borstell Real Estate, Inc.
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,746 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,124 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1907
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with LAER Realty Partners
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,520 sq ft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Andover
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,485 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,473 sqft
    Year built: 1880
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Partners
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,340 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Andover
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,248 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Lillian Montalto Signature
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,448 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com
  9. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,793 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,798 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,491 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with LAER Realty Partners

See all Real estate in the city of Andover.
(all data current as of 6/28/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.