Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a four-part series about housing in Melrose. In Part 1, we reviewed the city’s housing history. In Part 2, we looked at the current market with a focus on affordability. This week, we hear from Melrosians navigating the real estate landscape.
For Jackie Indrisano, it was time to sell.
In the early months of 2016, she had redone the floors and repainted the walls of her condo on Winter Street, less than half a mile from City Hall. She would put the place on the market and turn a big profit. Then she would move to northern Massachusetts,or perhaps go south to be near her siblings in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
When the family next door sold their condo for way above asking price and moved north, she figured it was only rational for her to do the same.