Jamaica Plain, MA Real Estate News

Real Estate Market Report Jamaica Plains, MA 02130 May 2014 Jamaica Plains, MA (02130) Real Estate is still in a seller's market.  This will continue for remainder of 2014 due to lack of available housing and low interest rates.  Like all the real estate market in Boston area suburbs.  If you find the ideal home for you, be prepared to write an offer quickly or accept the possibility you will lose the home to another buyer. Buyers and investors who have are serious about the Real Estate Market in Jamaica Plains, MA in May 2014  should now have enough facts to get them started on their real estate journey in this community. Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay)...
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Real Estate Market in Jamaica Plain, MA Buyers and investors who have are serious about the Real Estate Market in Jamaica Plain MA in April 2014  should now have enough facts to get them started on their real estate journey in this community. The data provided in this report is from Market Insider (MI) published by Market Leader.  MI consolidates data from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales and more.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions.  Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Jamaica Plain, MA Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay).  By comparing these price trends, you will have a good ide...
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Bidding wars and sale prices above asking?  Must be talking about the JP condo market!  As we had seen over the past, the JP condo market is very strong - anticipating this trend to continue well into 2015.
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Looking at the data from MLSPIN with regard to JP condos - prices are up 10 percent from 2007 levels and the average sale price is over the average list price in 2013.
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The single-family market in Jamaica Plain is very strong in the first quarter of 2013 with an average 11% increase from the first quarter of 2012 to 2013 (all info from MLSPIN). In the first quarter as in some other markets like Brookline, we saw that ave sale price exceeded ave list price (can you say bidding wars). JP, with a close proximity to downtown Boston and Orange Line access, is a popular option for home buyers looking to own a single-family property within close proximity that all that Boston has to offer. What's available to buy in JP right now? Just click here - http://www.buyeragentsofboston.com/jamaicaplainroslindale  
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This weeks featured Jamaica Plain property is 251 Heath St. Also known as the American Brewery Lofts at 251 Heath offer owners high ceilings, wide open layouts and tons of light. Here is a quick photo of the lofts at 251 Heath St. If you would like to learn more please call 617-259-0235 or visit our custom page for 251 Heath Street Lofts.   
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By Lori Salzman, Boston, MA move manager and home stager
(Room To Improve)
Chocolate in Jamaica Plain Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Would you like to find some excellent chocolate in Jamaica Plain, MA?  Well, look no further. Brad Brown, owner of the Blue Frog Bakery at 3 Green St., is here to satisfy that craving. His chocolate is one of Jamaica Plain's best kept secrets because it makes a rare appearance only twice a year: Christmas and Valentine's Day. Am I the ultimate chocolate connoisseur? No. Do I love me some good dark chocolate? You betcha. Do I like boxes of assorted chocolates? Not usually -- until I tried the chocolate at Blue Frog Bakery. Over Christmas, I tried one of Brad's coconut-filled chocolates. Coconut-filled chocolates are usually the first boxed chocolate I spit out. But this one wasn't filled with the usual sugar coated wad...
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A Jamaica Plain MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. It should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from home inspection conforming to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice may reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved. Visit the Jamaica Plain M...
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By Anna Tolstoy
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Best Bakery in Boston - Canto 6 Cafe in JP If you've never been there - you are seriously missing on best sandwiches, croissants, baguettes and pastry you can get in Boston. If you've ever stepped in this place just once - you know what I'm talking about. Canto 6 is a small bakery tucked in on a corner of Green street and Washington st in Jamaica Plain, close to Green Street T stop on Orange line. You really have to know it's there, it's easy to miss. It's right across the street of Police Station (if that makes it easier to find). Once you step in you feel the divine aroma of freshly made bread and pastry. You see an array of goodies on the shelves, and it's hard to make a choice. Yet it's easy - because anything you order will be great. Mouthwatering, fresh out of the oven, irresistib...
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By Dave Brose
(Unlimited Sotheby's)
Jamaica Plain Condos Deal of the Week Written by Dave Brose on September 22, 2010 - 0 Comments Deal of the Week, Featured Real Estate, Jamaica Plain (Edit) Jamaica Plain Condos Here is classic example of some initial overpricing that has now turned into an incredible deal. Started out on the market at a VERY high price and the owners have been inching the price down over time. Unfortunately forr the sellers this means it has “fallen off the radar” for most buyers and their agents. Now its about 20k undervalued and it’s a ‘Screamin’ Deal! but people have stopped looking. I predict whoever grabs this will be getting one of the years best values in Jamaica Plain Condos 15a Round Hill Street, Unit 1, Boston, MA 02130 (MLS # 71116141) (all data current as of 9/22/2010) Price $249,000 Beds 2 ...
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By Dave Brose
(Unlimited Sotheby's)
Jamaica Plain Condos are all over the map when it comes to price and and quality. At 5 Mendell Way you will find  all the quality at a fraction  the price of the typical Jamaica Plain Condos. Conveniently located in the vibrant Brewery District, 5 Mendell Way is only steps to the Stony Brook Orange line MBTA stop, the property features hardwood floors and a large rear yard.a It is not  your run of the mill slap and dash renovation. The units feature great square footage and valuable high-end finishes with parking included. The spacious eat-in kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. This is a true to the studs project, everthing that needed to be done has been done. Including, all new electrical, all new plumbing, designer kitchens, new porches new heating sy...
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By Walter Budzian
  There's nothing I love more on a Saturday afternoon then taking a stroll through JP and looking at some amazing Jamaica Plain homes.  Oh dear, that's a lie.  I do love something more, (my apologies to the Jamaica Plain homes), I love taking a buyer out on a Sunday afternoon for open houses to help them purchase some Jamaica Plain homes!  Yes, "some" it's a buyers market isn't it??   Jamaica Plain homes have a spectacular mix of architecture ranging from the late 1700s to today, with a large number of the JP (as it's known locally) homes having been built in the 1800s.  On a walk around the Jamaica Pond, you'll see styles from Queen Anne Victorians and Mansard roofed Second Empire styled mansions alongside Tudor and Georgian homes.  Back further in the neighborhoods off Centre st, you'...
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By Walter Budzian
  When I first moved to Jamaica Plain, I thought to myself, “self, this is a pretty swell jam you've got going here. There are tree-lined streets aplenty, a beautiful pond with walking and biking paths, and an irish pub at the end of your street that pours the single best Guinness you've ever tasted. I love Jamaica Plain! Keep it up self, keep it up.” And myself did. I've been in JP for 5 years now and can't imagine leaving. I also can't imagine teleporting, but that's not to say I have a weak mind. It's just, teleporting, wow, how could THAT ever happen...but I digress... Jamaica Plain, or JP as it is known locally doesn't necessarily have a history of being a "go-to" destination for a culinary experience, but as a JP local, I find that there are several great choices, whether you're l...
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By Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant
(Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)
Cabot Estate - Boston's Premier Gated Condominium Community Jamaica Plain, affectionately known to locals as "JP," is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston.  It is surrounded on three sides by large tracts of forested open space and shares its western border with the town of Brookline. Snuggled amidst the famed "Emerald Necklace", the picturesque Jamaica Pond, the nature-lovers' Arnold Arboretum, the impressive Franklin Park and zoo, and the historic Forest Hills Cemetery, JP is an outdoor oasis. Second only to all the natural beauty of JP is its abundance of architectural intrigue. The "neighborhood" hosts a number of spectacular Victorian homes on Sumner Hill. Stately mansions line Jamaica Pond and nearby streets. Jamaica Pond, a natural kettle hole formed by a glaci...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Jamaica Plain, Mass. Condo- Market Report-September 2009                                    In October of 2009 there were 25 condos that closed within the month for Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a increase of 9 units as there were 16 condos that closed in October of 2008. The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for October of 2009 was $327,923 The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for October of 2008 was $336,838 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for October of 2009 was $316,402 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for October of 2008 was $327,925 The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain in October of 2009 was 80 days. The Average Market time for...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Jamaica Plain, Mass. Condo- Market Report-September 2009                                    In September of 2009 there were 24 condos that closed within the month for Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a increase of 4 units as there were 24 condos that closed in September of 2008. The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for September of 2009 was $313,979 The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for September of 2008 was $329,525 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for September of 2009 was $308,559 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for September of 2008 was $318,550 The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain in September of 2009 was 177 days. The Average ...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
 Jamaica Plain, Mass. Condo- Market Report-August 2009                                    In August of 2009 there were 38 condos that closed within the month for Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a decrease of 2 units as there were 40 condos that closed in August of 2008. The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for August of 2009 was $356,761 The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for August of 2008 was $351,070 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for August of 2009 was $346,864 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for August of 2008 was $340,714 The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain in August of 2009 was 107 days. The Average Market time for the con...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
   Jamaica Plain, Mass. Condo- Market Report-July 2009                                    In July of 2009 there were 48 condos that closed within the month for Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a decrease of 5 units as there were 53 condos that closed in July of 2008. The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for July of 2009 was $349,606 The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for July of 2008 was $367,675 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for July of 2009 was $340,911 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for July of 2008 was $360,448 The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain in July of 2009 was 71 days. The Average Market time for the condos that closed...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Jamaica Plain, Mass. Condo- Market Report-June 2009                                 In June of 2009 there were 52 condos that closed within the month for Jamaica Plain, MA. This is a decrease of 2 units as there were 50 condos that closed in June of 2008. The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for June of 2009 was $397,435 The Average list price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for June of 2008 was $400,214 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for June of 2009 was $387,952 The Average sale price for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain for June of 2008 was $395,350 The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Jamaica Plain in June of 2009 was 79 days. The Average Market time for the condos that closed in Ja...
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