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Posted on 09/28/2020
What to Expect When Selling Your High-Performance Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Posted on 09/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 41 Wallingford Rd #2, Boston, MA 02135
Bright and airy condo with treetop views, located in ideal commuter location. Short distance to Brighton Center, Cleveland Circle, close to great restaurants, coffee shops and three T stations. Large living room open to sunroom, and formal dining room. The condo is loaded with period detail and charm including coffered ceiling, molding, hardwood floor, high ceilings, French doors, and hutch. Sun-splashed eat-in kitchen leads to a spacious and inviting porch. Generous bedrooms, built-in linen closet in bathroom, and no wasted space. Extra storage and laundry in basement, garage parking (see note). Live on one of Brighton's most...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
House Seller Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
A home seller may dread the thought of dealing with an aggressive property buyer, i.e. an individual who submits many requests for property improvements or price reductions prior to the closing of a home sale. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of dealing with an aggressive homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Create a Rustic Walkway with Native Stones
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Video Tour - 64 Fuller St, Newton, MA 02468
Set on a tree lined residential street in a choice Waban neighborhood, this new construction 2 unit Townhouse development blends classic and historic styling with modern conveniences. Beautifully designed, each unit has a welcoming entry that leads to open concept living areas, ideal for entertaining and comfortable living. Center island kitchens feature high end cabinetry, commercial grade stainless steel appliances and quartz counter-tops. Living and dining areas have built in mantelpieces & bookcases, gas fireplaces, large windows, and exterior access to exclusive use decks, patios, and yard space. The second levels features three...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
64 Fuller St, Newton, MA 02468 is now new to the market!
Set on a tree lined residential street in a choice Waban neighborhood, this new construction 2 unit Townhouse development blends classic and historic styling with modern conveniences. Beautifully designed, each unit has a welcoming entry that leads to open concept living areas, ideal for entertaining and comfortable living. Center island kitchens feature high end cabinetry, commercial grade stainless steel appliances and quartz counter-tops. Living and dining areas have built in mantelpieces & bookcases, gas fireplaces, large windows, and exterior access to exclusive use decks, patios, and yard space. The second levels features three...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 61 Walker St, Newton, MA 02460
Handsome and gracious Newtonville Victorian built in 1880 as an elegant single family home. Big wraparound front porch, hi ceilings, hardwood floors, lots of dormers, gables, nooks and crannies. Grand entry foyer with stained glass and archways. Expansive living room with wide bay windows, large dining room with bay windows and a fireplace, and an updated eat in kitchen. Also a full bath and a back stairway leading to second floor. Second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms, a utility room, and a full bath. Third floor has a big kitchen/dining area, a large fifth bedroom, and a newer full bath. House is a legal two family but...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
How to Create a Pet Haven at Home
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
1514 Beacon St #47-48, Brookline, MA 02446 now has a new price of $1,975,000!
The Stoneholm, designed at the turn of the century by renowned architect Arthur Hunnewell Bowditch in the Beaux-Arts style, is one of Brookline's important landmarks and is considered by historians to be without peer among Boston's finest pre-war apartment buildings. This 4th floor unit consists of 2,724 +/- square feet of living space with original, extraordinary architectural detail. There are eight rooms and three full bathrooms. Amenities include three fireplaces, central air, elevator, in-unit laundry, exclusive parking and basement storage. The Stoneholm is located on the carriage road side between Coolidge Corner and Washington...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 88 Harding St, Newton, MA 02465
Located in a delightful West Newton neighborhood is this bright, well cared for Contemporary Raised Ranch. A welcoming foyer leads to an open living room with 11' vaulted ceiling and separate dining area. A galley kitchen with gas cooking and good cabinet & counter space accesses a rear deck and stone patio. There are three bedrooms on this level including a main bedroom with private 1/2 bath as well as an additional full bath. The lower level was recently finished and includes a wood burning fireplace. Amenities include Hardwood Flooring, Central A/C, gas heating, car port, and walk out basement. Improvements include newer windows and...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 08/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 40 Helene Rd, Newton, MA 02468
Located in Waban, beautifully renovated multi-level 4-5 BR/3 full baths. Custom built-ins, hardwood floors. Spacious open plan on main floor with modern kitchen, stainless steel appliances, pantry, breakfast bar. Home office off kitchen accesses large, rear deck and screened porch. Entry to dining area, flowing into living room with picture window/gas fireplace. Large, cabinet-lined central island anchors this level. Recessed lighting/casement windows throughout for plenty of air/light. Upstairs main BR has double closets, luxurious bathroom with double sink, large shower stall, deep tub. Two more BRs/bath at this level. Ground level 4th...
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