Explore Needham, MA

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
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That is what  Anne Leonard of Needham, MA said when 25 members of the Irish Village Soccer Club did over her roof.  You may remember I wrote about this woman who have come on some really bad times and her home was in need of much repair.  The worst thing about her house was the leaking roof.  The...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 3
Nativity Returns to Sherborn, MA 15 minutes from Needham, MA Just 15 minutes from Needham on Route 16.  Re: The Downing Family Nativity on December 22 & 23.  I need to correct the performance times.  They are actually at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm .  This is now the 30th year that they have been doing ...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Just had to tell you about an event that is not to miss in the Needham area.  It is actually in Sherborn which is about 15 minutes from Needham.  It is at a residence that is very large both inside and out.  The family has traditionally performing annually for many years.  The do a multi-media pe...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 2
Report Run: 12/5/2007 3:28:30 PM Property Type(s): SF Start Date: 11/5/2007 End Date: 12/5/2007 Towns: Needham, MA Active Listings Price Range# ofListingsAvg. Dayson MarketUnder $50,000--$50,000 - $99,999--$100,000 - $149,999--$150,000 - $199,999--$200,000 - $249,999--$250,000 - $299,999--$300,0...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 3
Not far from Needham, about 35 minutes is one of the best musicals I have seen.  The musical is "Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol" back by popular request.The location is:   The Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA  The dates are:  December 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23I per...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Needham Market 11/3/07 to 12/3/07  Please note the last column in this report.  This is the ratio of the original price vs the selling price. Please note: The 8 properties at the top off the report under $50,000 are rentals. There is more bang for your buck in Needham with the services provided, ...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 1
We know it as the Bradley Estate.  This  property along with many acres was given to the Town of Needham for its useby the former owner many years ago. Lots of weddings have been held here.   There are presently Rangers who take care of the property and prepare it for events.  It is a another pla...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
We are a college town now.  Olin College of Engineering is located on Great Plain Avenue.  It actually backs up to Babson College, Wellesley, MA  The original administration building is where my husband's uncle lived and raised his family.  Where the college sits they kept horses back in the 30's...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Needham Women's Club Annual Holiday House Tour - Dec. 2,  1 - 4:30 PM tickets in advance are $25.00 before 12/1 or $30.00 at the doorColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage is one of the House Tour sponsors.  This the 10th annual.  Tickets can be purchased at Roches Bros. and Sudbury Farms Grocery ...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
  10/24/2007  11/24/2007Price RangeNumber ofListingsAvg. Dayson Marketvs. todayNumber ofListingsAvg. Dayson MarketUnder $50,000-- --$50,000 - $99,999-- --$100,000 - $149,999-- --$150,000 - $199,999-- --$200,000 - $249,999-- --$250,000 - $299,999-- --$300,000 - $349,999-- --$350,000 - $399,9993287...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
There are some dynamic changes in the number of sales in a lot of the communities here.  Most dramatic being Dover with 160%.  I look at these and I am encouraged.  The luxury markets are still strong.  Median prices have basically moved down except for Dover and Dedham.   These are very interest...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 1
Here are some helpful websites for the area: Great organization for young parents: http://www.parenttalk.info/newsite/ Needham Golf Club for all ages www.needhamgolfclub.com/ Women's Club - very active and fun www.needhamwomensclub.org Needham School Profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search.a...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Well there is one more thing about Thanksgiving that I think of and that is wonderful Owen's Poultry Farm.  It happens to be within walking distance of my house.  That was great place to go when my son was growing up.  We would walk over to see the chickens, turkeys, pheasants, bunnys, pigs, hors...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
November 17th Village Fair at the Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, (corner of  Linden and Great Plain Ave.) Across from Post Office  10-3 - Baked goods, silent auction, luncheon, Attic treasures.Wellesley Event at Mass Bay Community College, just over the Needham line:  3 P...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
The Annual Blue Tree Lighting and Holiday StrollEvery year since 1954 to start off the holiday season a very large tree in the Town Common and a Tree Lighting at Avery Square in Needham Heights.  This year's lighting is November 24. 2007.  After the lighting there ae Santa rides in the Town Commo...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
In the last 5 days 6 properties in Needham went under agreement.  The list prices were as follows:1 at $529,000; 1 at $569,000; 1 at $750,000; 1 at $799,000; 1 at $975,000; and 1  at $999,000A Total of 5 newly listed propertiesas follows:$519,000, $529,000, $539,000, $575,000 and $735,000.There a...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Thanksgiving in Needham brings a couple of great events to mind.Needham High School and Wellesley High School holds the national record for the oldest (public schools) Thanksgiving day football game.  Only interrupted once in 1921. It is now 125 years since Arthur Judson Oldman posed the challeng...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
Walk the streets of Needham and you will see beautiful trees all along the way.  Bring your children and grandchildren to the Needham High School hill and go sledding. Oh What fun! we had when we were raising our son going to the Needham High School hill.  Go skating just before you enter the Tow...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
"Back Bay Fill"In 1853, the first rail was laid, connecting Needham to Boston.  Rail access to Needham was extended not only for commerical purposes, but also to accommodate the "Back Bay Fill.\,"  Starting in 1859, gravel was transported from Needham to Boston to fill in the Back Bay for residen...

By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
Comments 0
I am beginning to think that Needham is the restaurant capital of Massachusetts.  We are very fortunate because we don't have to go far to find a great restaurannt.  Needham has lots to choose from.   New Garden, Mandarin Cuisine, The Rice Barn, Pho Pasteur, Euro Taste Bistro, Fava, Fuji Steak Ho...

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