Newton, MA Real Estate News

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This elegant victorian townhome contains 9 fireplaces, updated kitchen and bathrooms, and a wood-paneled dining room. The home is perfect for any city dweller with a passion for entertaining. For more infomation on this property, please click here.  
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Located right on the beach, this property is easily one of the most luxurious homes in Mashpee, MA. The interior features an elevator, a hot tub, and french doors while the exterior of the home is graced with views of the ocean, lavish greenery and the Vineyard sound. For more information on this property, please click here.
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Newton MA House Prices: Value of Bedrooms and Garage Average prices calculated using sales from the past six months.  Source: MLSPIN Numbers rounded to the nearest $1,000 Average Price of House in Newton MA..... All Three Bedroom Houses: $746,000 Three Bedrooms with Garage: $810,000 Three Bedroom without garage: $610,000 Is your garage worth $200,000?  Probably no.  But houses with garages often have other amenities as well such as a larger yard or a bigger home. All Four Bedroom House: $997,000   Four Bedrooms with Garage: $1,063,000 Four Bedrooms with no garage: $755,000 Home buyers in the market for a house with four bedrooms in Newton MA are expecting a garage and paying for it!   Interested in a market analysis of your condo by someone who really knows the market?  Contact Ruth Ler...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
For sale is this exquisite, antique, five-story lighthouse built in 1903. Located in the Boston Harbor, this property is 10 acres and contains 2 bedrooms. The property features amazing water views, a private dock and a kitchen. The Graves Island Light Station is 110 year old, functioning lighthouse for $101,000. The functioning lighthouse is just 9 miles off the coast and stands as a traditional, classic structure that symbolizes New England's coastal history and culture.   For the full article of the Graves Island Light Station, please click here.
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Boston Suburb for Young Families: Newton MA Newton MA is really a City compromised of several villages.  Each one of Newton’s village has its own center, and most offer public transportation options.  The public school system in Newton is well known for its consistently high ranking.  It is also home to several private schools and Boston College. And yes, the Fig Newton was named for this fair City. Search Newton MA houses for sale.     Why People Live Here? This is an easy questions.  Newton is highly converted for an unwaivering dedication to an excellent school system.  Despite its size, Newton has managed to maintain a consistently highly ranked schools through the town. Newton is also quite beautiful and each village offers a character and history of its own.  Some areas are simply...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
According to Deirdre Fernandes, writer for the Globe, the top two lieutenants in the Newton Police Department unexpectedly left their offices this week. On Wednesday morning, Newton Police Chief Howard Mintz found two letters on his desk from Edward Aucoin, head of the department’s internal affairs office, and Hugh Downing, chief executive officer. The letters claimed the officers will be using their accrued time off. Mintz, who recently became chief, has been implementing a 40-day review of the department and making suggestions for changes. Among those changes, Aucoin and Downing are to move out of their current department and into the patrol officer's pay structure. Although it is not clear whether they will be making less money, Aucoin and Downing currently make $130,163 and $118,148...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
http://www.newtv.org/video/new-england-prosperity/families-first/   My latest television show is now available in HD.  Click on the above link to see me twenty years ago being interviewed on "Chronicle", old cable TV property ads, my interview with Nicole Rand a fund raiser for "Families First" a Boston based charity, a legal segment with Boston attorney Andrea Gonzolez, a segment where we go to The Big E! and a little "Poodle Time" moment with Sandy.   http://www.newtv.org/video/new-england-prosperity/families-first/  
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
In real estate it is not the Agency it is the Agent you work with that makes the difference. There are many great Brand Agencies across the country and around the world. They provide the offices that you may or may not use, they provide training of various levels and they collect fees from you, the Agent, to deliver these services.  There are just as many boutique Agencies that don't have national brands but serve their local communities with care and quality, but is it the Agency or the Agent?  I contend that is the Agent who is either of high quality or not.  It is the Agent who is strategic and dependable or not.  It is the Agent who can lead you through all the myriad of pieces of a sale or a purchase not the Agency. Agents will move from Agency to Agency looking for a better deal, ...
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The best way to begin a search for your house in Newton MA is by going to open houses.  This is a great way to introduce yourself to both the area and it's real estate offerings. Familiarize yourself with city's various villages and narrow your search georgraphically.  Pricing in Newton is highly connected to the area, proximity to village, and zip code prestige.  But anywhere you live you will have access to one of Massachusetts' best public school system. Search Upcoming Newton MA Open Houses In Newton, public open houses are held on weekends, mostly Sundays.  Broker tour is on Thursday mornings and afternoons, and although the time is often posted to the public, home buyers seldom attend. When planning your open house tour, take into consideration the following: Times of the open hou...
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Home Staging In Newton MA Thinking of selling your home in Newton, MA?  You've probably seen the HGTV shows featuring miraculous home transformations.  You've heard how home staging can help fetch a better price when you sell.  But before hiring a staging professional, ask yourself if it's really what you need.     Home Staging versus Interior Design While interior design is  supposes to reflect your style and personality, staging has a specific purpose, in this case to create a space home buyers find inspiring.  Furthermore, while home staging is temporary, decorating your home with a designer is for your own enjoyment and meant to have some permanency.   Do I Have to Stage My Home for Sale? There is some level of staging to every home before it goes on market.  For best pictures,  vid...
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This Newton MA home for sale is located at 9 Decatur St and offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and over 2800 square feet of living space.  Click Here To View More Pics & Details For 9 Decatur St Click Here To View Our Inventory Of Newton Homes For Sale  Click Here To Sell Your Newton Home For 3.5%   
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
The Newton Community Farm is hosting a dinner at the Lumiere Restaurant next Tuesday, October 16, and all the proceeds will support its educational programs and site improvements. The dinner will be at 7:00 pm on 1293 Washington Street in West Newton.  The dinner consists of four courses with wine pairings and locally grown vegetables from area farms. For more information and to attend this event please click here.  
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Riding the Trillion-Dollar Real Estate Recovery Roller Coaster.
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A Newton 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 from the Seller or Seller's agent.Since MA Home Inspector licensing in 2001, a consumer must have a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement with  a Real Estate Broker or Salesperson before the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson can refer a home inspector.Without a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement, the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson may only refer the buyer to the list of all MA Home Inspectors from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors.Finding your Newton MA Home Inspector from the list of all MA home inspectors can be quite a challenge. An internet search for "Newton MA Home Inspection" may help...
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By Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
(The Buyers' Counsel)
How many Villages are there in Newton Massachusetts?   The answer to this question varies.  It really depends on whom you ask.  Most people will say that the answer is thirteen.  Those villages are:  Auburndale Chestnut Hill Newton Centre Newton Corner Newton Highlands Newton Lower Falls Newton Upper Falls Newtonville Nonantum (also called “The Lake”) Oak Hill Park Thompsonville Waban West Newton  Some city maps split up Oak Hill and Oak Hill Park into two separate villages which would make the number total fourteen.  Still other people consider the “Four Corners” as its own separate village.  As I said previously, in Newton, Massachusetts there is no one sure answer although most residences will claim there are thirteen.  None of the villages have any legal definition and no firmly def...
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City living isn't always ideal for raising a family, but the advantages of being near a city can have its advantages. A great compromise for the benefits of both suburbia and city living is Newton, MA. There are beautiful 3-bedroom houses in Newton, MA which are perfect for raising a family in. The homes in Newton are full of charm and character. There are both modern new homes and classic older homes available. Big kitchens and spacious family rooms are popular features in these homes, many of which were designed with families in mind.The community of Newton also has many great things for families. Families can enjoy the natural beauty of Newton, Massachusetts with water sports such as kayaking on the Charles River. The outdoors can also be enjoyed at Newton Centre Playground, which h...
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By Byron Bradley
(RE/MAX Leading Edge)
The answer is, “When it’s the band warming up for Def Leppard.” Yes, spring makes us all wistful, and the prospect of crocuses coming up took me back to 1983. Def Leppard were coming to town on the Pyromania tour, and the warm-up band was, you guessed it, Krokus. That was, of course back when I looked good sporting a black concert t-shirt. With 2012 being the “Year Without a Winter”, folks recently have been talking of crocuses motivating buyers and sellers to kick start the spring market.  Some look back fondly to those days of yore when competing offers and speedy deals were the norm. The market may never look that good again, and I have resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never again look good in my sleeveless Billy Squier t-shirt.   Still, the Newton market is heating up, and that...
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I just landed a new listing in Newton Mass that is not yet listed on the MLS and I wanted to share it with my fellow Activerainers first. This Newton Mass Home is a historic restoration that has been done to the highest standards. You can check out the details of this Newton Home by visiting www.HistoricNewtonHome.com   Here is a quick video of321 Central Street In Newton MA. Here are a few pics of this Newton Mass Home For Sale    
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A home inspector working in Newton MA is required to perform a home inspection to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice. A copy of the standard will be provided to the client by the home inspector.The MA Home Inspector Standards of Practice is written for the professional home inspector. United Inspection Service has created some easy to read Consumer Information Sheets illustrating what is included and excluded in a Standard MA home inspection. Clear client communications (3c) are one of our core values. See the easy to read one page consumer information sheets for each of the systems in a MA Home Inspection.Visit the Newton MA Home Inspection web page from United Inspection Service for some useful information about homes in Newton MA and the Massachusetts Home Inspect...
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By Melissa Ostrom & Melville Capps Newton MA - The Mel and Mel Team
((617) 388-3151 | Century 21 Commonwealth)
The internet will not doom Real estate agents to extinction like travel agents* because there are fundamental differences between the two businesses.   Travel agents Real estate agents Sell a product that is produced by a few different suppliers (airlines) who are in competition. Sell a product that is “produced” by many different suppliers, who are not in direct competition. Every homeowner is a supplier. The airlines can create, change, set prices, or eliminate the product (an airline flight) at will. Real estate cannot be created, changed, have its price set by the supplier, or eliminated at will. Airline flights are, for the most part, fungible – that is uniform enough to be freely substituted. Real estate is unique. The customer pays for the product with his or her own money. The ...
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