Needham, MA Real Estate News

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Just How Fabulous is Needham Heights, MA?   Needham is Needham, however, there is Birds Hill, Needham Junction, Charles River area, what I call Needham Proper which is those streets that are off Great Plain Avenue between St. Sebastian's School and the center of Needham and there is Needham Heights. So how fabulous is Needham Heights?  Here are few reasons I say that:  Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Blue on Highland Restaurant which is amazing, 4 banks, pharmacy, Finagel a Bagel, Bickfords, the first commuter rail stop, bus stop, the cleaners, the tailors, the Big Picture Store, the post office, the new construction luxury homes both single family and condo/townhouses, terrific homes of all sort of styles, the lovely neighborhoods, close proximity to major highways, close to Boston and shoppi...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
The Carpet Work Room Needham/Newton I am reblogging because the address has changed and the hours too.  The work room is larger too.  Just over the line in Newton Upper Falls in an old Mill. Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 to 6           Saturday from 10 to 2 Come you will not be disappointed.  ONe of the best finds in the Metro/West Boston Area. Recently mentioned again in the Boston Globe this time.  This is the best place for carpet.  He is wonderful. Here is the link to the Boston Globe article online: http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/10/03/101_things_every_bostonian_should_know/?page=4 One of my clients just told me that she caught the Channel 5 Chronicle program on bargains last night. In the third segment they had a piece of a local business in Needh...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham Historical Holiday Tour Dec. 5 Presented by Chestnut Children's Center December 5, 2010  1 - 4:30 PM Begins at the Needham Historical Society on Central Avenue Tickets are NOW available for the Needham Women's Club's much-anticipated Needham Historical Holiday House Tour, presented by Chestnut Children's Center.   Tickets may be purchased at Needham's Roche Brothers and Sudbury Farms' Customer Service counters, or here simply by clicking on "Buy Now".  The Needham Women's Club is proud to present six beautifully decorated homes that are of the oldest in town, and will honor Needham's 300th birthday.  The Tour takes place Sunday, December 5, 1-4:30pm and begins at the Needham Historical Society, 1145 Central Avenue.  Tickets are $30 if purchased prior to the day of the event, $35...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham Market Report November 2010 In November of 2010 there were 17 single family homes closed in Needham, MA. This was a decrease of 12 units less than 29 homes that closed in November of 2009. Sale Price to List Price Ratio is 95% //Sale Price to Original Price Ratio was 93% 2 homes sold - average list price was $464,500 3 homes sold - average list price was $489,667 2 homes sold - average list average was $542,500  3 homes sold- average list price was $667,667 2 homes sold - average list price was $774,500  1 home sold listed with a list price of $929,000  2 homes sold - average list price was $1,269,450  1 home sold - with a list price of $2.225.000 *Average days on Market 85 days The Average list price for the homes that closed in Needham for November 2010 was $875,112 The Averag...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Open House- 1028 Central Ave, Needham, MA You are invited to visit on Sunday November 28 from 11:30 to 12:30 or Accompanied Showings by Appointment                       Wonderful space in this 4 level multi on the Wellesley side of Needham.  The home was built in 1957 with updates since then.  There a 4 bedrooms, including a master with a bath.  The first floor is open with cathedral ceiling, bay window, and fireplace from floor to ceiling. It is deceiving from the street how much space there is, however, there is 2688 square feet of living on 4 levels.  The first floor has the living room with a bay window, floor to ceiling fireplace, and cathedral ceiling.  The dining room has an almost full wall window with a built in glass cabinet which leads to the kitchen. The second floor has 3 ...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Most nights we only have one light on after dinner for the evening.  I have been able to save on my electric bill and it works.  I unplug everything I am not using until I need it, i.e., the toaster, the radio, the microwave, the coffee pot, etc. I wash full loads of laundry and full dishwasher only and that really helps.  It amazes me how little things really make a difference. Our town has a challenge for anyone who would like take he 10% Energy Challenge and many in my office have taken the challenge.  The website for Needham residents is www.greenneedham.org  It only takes about 10 minutes to take the challeng. I think the hardest one for me is lowering the thermostats.  I seem to react to the really cold and really hot days.  I do my best to keep the thermostat lower and not use a/...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham, MA Norfolk County Open House 1028 Central Ave.   Come join me for an Open House between 12 - 1 Sunday, 11/21/2010 From the exterior you cannot tell just how spacious this 9-room multi-level with 3 full baths and total living space of 2668 square feet, a great room and recreation room. There are actually 4 levels of living and a really nice open entry level with a loft-like appearance leading to 3 of the bedrooms on the top level and a bonus room continguous to one of the bedrooms.  The lot size is a bonus too with 14,375 square feet. It is a mile out of Needham center and closer to the Wellesley line and Olin College is close by too.  Just a short distance to Volante's Farm and Owen's Poultry Farm.  Lots of historical homes along Central Avenue as well new construction.  Just b...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham 300 -  A Play & Musical commissioned in honor of Needham 300 Tell everyone about this "Red Carpet Weekend"  November 20 & 21.  A play and musical commissioned in honor of Needham 300.  The second weekend in the yearlong Needham 300 celebration.  Keep watch for updates and follow the www.Needham300.org website   November 20-21, 2010             Saturday & Sunday A Play Commissioned in honor of Needham 300 written by playwrights david simon and jay diprima Saturday evening Performance at 7:30pm the Needham High School auditorium Take a voyage from the founding of Needham to the modern day on Saturday at a play commissioned especially in honor of Needham 300 and written by playwrights David Simon and Jay DiPrima and performed in the high school auditorium by Needham High School st...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Big HitKick-Off For Needham 300 What an amazing weekend we had.  Every aspect of the Needham 300 Kick-off weekend was simply super.  What great fun for all ages.  The "100 Years of Football" movie was very touching.  It will be shown again at the Thanksgiving Day Football game too and DVD's are orderable. Green's field was packed with children at the old fashioned field day complete with balloon rides.  A great success.  Then the promenade followed and there was a good following for that. The food was a big hit with restaurants represented as follows: Petite Robert, Sweet Basil, Treet Cupcake, Nicolas Pizza, Mighty Sub, and Centre Cafe.  The entertainment was outstanding and really enjoyed by all.  Every single group who entertained was amazing.  So glad we had a good turnout.  Everyone...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
It will soon be easier to grab that coffee and paper on your way to work.  The MBTA has just announced that it has granted a five-year lease to The Whistle Stop, Inc. to renovate and operate a concession space at the Needham Center commuter rail station.  The station is located at the heart of town and is part of the Needham line.  The space is currently vacant and will feature a cafe/restaurant.  Welcome, Whistle Stop to Needham!
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
  Needham Market Report October 2010 In October of 2010 there were 14 single family homes closed in Needham, MA. This was an increase of 3 units sold over the 11 homes that closed in October of 2009. 1 homes sold in October 2010- list of $268,800 (964 days to sell)* 1 home sold - listed at $419,000 1 home sold - listed at $479,000 2 homes sold - average list of $489,000 3 homes sold- average list $543,000 3 home sold - average list at $654,933 1 home sold listed $749,000 1 home sold - listed at $1,299,000 1 home sold - listed at $2,850,000 *Average days on Market 145 (keep in mind the one that took 964 day to sell. The Average list price for the homes that closed in Needham for October 2010 was $759,757 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Needham for October of 2009 was ...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
OPEN HOUSE 1078 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 Sunday, October 31, 2010 From 12:00 to 1:00 There will be some treats. Come to the Open House.  Wonderful Garrison Colonial nicely sited.  The original Needham home built by Heinz Brinkaus for his own family and only the 2nd family in this house.   There are 4 bedrooms with the master having a full bath.  The basement is finished and leads to loads to additional storage space.  The living room has cathedral ceilings and most of the windows have been replaced. The basement has full windows and a walkout to a nice fenced backyard.  this home is nicely nestled and private.  it is a commuter's dream with the nearest stop to Hersey station being .07 miles.  There is also easy access to all Boston roads too.  Nearby Bird's Hill Village right...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham, MA Rotary Pancake Breakfast Part of Needham 300 November 6th 7:00 - 1:00 PM Newman Elementary School 1155 Central Avenue Needham,MA 02492 You will want to make it here with you children and granchildren.  Come any time between 7 AM and 1 PM Every year thisis a signature event with all the special guests that the children enjoy.  The breakfast is so delicious with pancakes as the main event, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee and the friendly faces of the Rotarians. It is always well attended and fun for all ages.  This year is part of the Kickoff of the Needham 300 Birthday year long celebration.  www.needham300.org  Special guest "Wally the Green Monster." Rotary is one of the many service clubs in Needham, MA that is so dedicated locally and reaches in a big way internationally. ...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
   Come Join the fun for Needham's 300 Birthday! Kick-off Weekend- Present and former residents prepare for the year long celebration!!! Over this weekend Needham 300 Booklets will be delivered to residents of Needham, MA and they are beautiful.  Wait until you see them.  This is a very special time for our town and we can enjoy it all year long.  Check out the website for more details and current updates.     Friday Nov 5th     Needham High School Memorial Field   6:00 pm "100 Years of Needham Football" Film   7:00 pm   Needham vs. Dedham under the lights   Saturday November 6th   7:00 am Rotary Pancake Breakfast   3:00 pm Old Fashioned Field Day at Greene's Field Fun and games for ages 3 -12 years....Hot Air Balloon Rides.   5:15 pm Grand Promenade   5:00 pm Needham Market-Memorial Pa...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham300 Calendar 2010 November 5,6 Needham Kickoff Weekend Friday Night Football Game Needham Rotary Pancake Breakfast Old Fashioned Field Day Needham 300 Promenade Needham Market Upening of 1902 Time Capsule Highland Tavern November 7 Senior Old Fashion Ice Cream Social Sundaes & Movies Barbershop Quartet November 20-21 Needham 300 Red Carpet Event Concert & Play December 5 Holiday Historical House Tour - Needham Women's Club Watch for Needham300 Calendar for 2011 http://Needham300.org  
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Beautiful Autumn Needham, MA Norfolk County 02492 Took an afternoon ride through Needham, MA 02492, and took some fun autumn pictures.  The brilliance of the autumn colors are not even truly seen here but I did my best. Central Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 near the Dover, MA line By the waterfall near Red Wing Bay in Needham, MA 02492 at the Dover line Near Walker beyond Red Wing Bay, Needham, MA 02492 Dover/Needham, MA line beyond the waterfall at Red Wing Bay
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Pat Baker | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | (617) 435-3471 1078 Greendale Ave, Needham, MA Needham Garrison Colonial For Sale 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $575,000 Year Built 1962 Sq Footage 1,796 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 11,761 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION NEW PRICE Spacious Garrison Colonial which was originally a builder's home sited on a pretty lot with a lovely backyard. Sunfilled eat-in kitchen leads to den or dining room.This home was carefully situated to capture the sunshine in all the rightplaces. The master bedroom has a full bath. The long driveway makes this property private. Hardwood & replacement windows. Lots of storage in the attic & basement & bonus storage area beyond finished basemen...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham Market Report September 2010 In September of 2010 there were 27 homes that closed within the month in Needham, MA. This was an increase in units sold over the 16 homes that closed in September of 2009. The breakdown of  homes sold in September 2010 is as follows:  1 home sold - average list $314,900,  1 home sold - average list $399,900; 2 homes sold -average list of $429,450;  1 home sold- average list $499,900;  5 homes sold average list price at $565,580; 8 average list price $646,913; 1 home sold - average list of $799,000; 3 homes sold average list price of $905,967; 5 homes sold average list price of $1,282,400. The Average list price for the homes that closed in Needham for September 2010 was $740,952 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Needham for Septem...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
NEEDHAM'S HARVEST FAIR/SOUPERBOWL Oh, You can't miss this event.  The Souper Bowl is Amazing!  You get to vote for the best soup and it is really hard because they are all great.  It is going to a sunny day and the weather will be great for this event. Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10 am to 3 pm at "NEEDHAM HIGH SCHOOL, MEMORIAL FIELD" See the local article in the Needham Times online below http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/news/x1616316294/Needham-Harvest-Fair-coming-up-this-weekend  One of the best features of the event is the "Souper Bowl" under the tent.  It is a soup tasting of some of the restaurants in Needham along with a vote for the best tasting by the samplers and a select group of judges.  Then there will be a "People's Choice" award given to the purveyor of the best so...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Needham Night At the Boston Pops Another event to add to a year of celebration. Visit the www.Needham300.org and click on the Icon at the top that says "Needham Night At The Pops."to order tickets.  Order forms are also available for pick up at Sudbury Farms, Roche Brothers, Needham Bank, and the temporary Town Hall on Dedham Ave. You can download the form needed to order tickets.  Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Celebrate Needham 300th Birthday with the special performance at the Boston Symphony Hall. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:00 This is a signature event of the Needham Tercenntial Celebration. Kick off weekend starts November 5, 2010 6:00 Friday Night Football "100 years of Needham Football" Friday night film viewing on a giant screen before the football game at Memorial Field. ...
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