Newton, MA Real Estate News

By Robert Nichols, MungoList.com
(MungoList.com)
If you plan on purchasing a home in Newton Massachusetts this spring then it is important that you learn about real estate rebates. Most homebuyers don’t even know real estate rebates exist, but they do. In fact that United State Department of Justice is on a mission to inform homebuyers about real estate rebates. In this current economic climate, it is more important than ever to save as much money as possible. Real Estate rebates will enable you to save thousands of dollars, literally. For example if you purchase a home for $300,000.00 you could easily receive a rebate for $4500.00. If you combine this with the Tax credit, that’s over $12,000.00 in total savings. To learn more visit www.SharpBuyers.com  
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
I have received many email and phone calls from many potential buyers who are looking to buy properties called "Short Sale Property" Many buyers think that the only way to get a good deal is to buy a foreclosed property of short sale property. In the climate of housing down turn, there are (too) many buyers in my area; Newton, Boston and surrounding area searching for good deal. Well let make it more easier to understand, the think they can buy champagne with beer budget. It won't be easy around here!!! Short sale is hard, long and you may not get the house at the end.Buyer should understand what short sale really is. Short sale happens when the seller owing more than market value of the property. So it is not necessary that the property will be listed under market value. After the offe...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
In Newton Massachusetts, property tax is base on a fair market value as of January 1st each year.  The City of Newton mail out property tax bills quarterly. The first two, due on September 1st. and November 1st. These are estimated by prior year value. The third is due on February 1st. and is probably the most important one for you to take more time and look more into the detail. The third quarter property tax bill, includes the the assessed value of the property and the tax rate, which determine the property tax of that year.  Also, the third quarter is the only prior the abatement application may be filed. There a several element that property owner should understand before filling the abatement. First, the owner abate on the fair market value assessment not property tax. So the owner...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
I get a lot of phone calls each day from people who want to relocate to Newton Massachusetts. At Centre Realty Group (CRG) where I practice my real estate profession, we have the most resources of the available single-family, condo and apartment for rent. Our relocation specialists have the best knowledge of the area. People from all over the world relocate to Newton and surrounding area for many different reasons, but what we have seen in the past 5 years are, changing of work, education and training. Newton is only less than 30 minutes from Boston, many people choose to relocate to Newton so they can leave in the suburb that they can commute to the city everyday. The Green-line is running through Newton, the commuter rail is running along the Mass-pike. Major highways(I-90, I-95 and R...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
During these long weekend, after all celebration and tons of eating, we are all taking this long weekend opportunity to relax and perhaps to get thing done. One of those thing for home owner is to find a real estate agent.  Finding a real estate agent, is long process. You may think that is one of the easiest thing because there are so many real estate agents to choose from. Let me give you some statistic detail. The research has show, 85% of people who were looking for real estate agent spend more than 2 and a half hours on the Internet searching for real estate agent. But how could they know who is right for them. Finding real estate agent is like dating, especially if you try to find a real estate agent from the Internet, it will just as good as dating online. Many real estate agents...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Newton Massachusetts Real Estate Report - Homes Sold (1/09-11/30/09) Newton MA Real Estate and Homes for Sale The average selling prices in Newton, have fallen to $839,361 from $906,251 in 2008.  The lowest priced home was $180,000 and the highest sold at $3,475,000.  For homes that sold, they sold in 75 days at a sales price to list ratio of 97%. There are 110 homes currently on the market at an average list price of $1,302,598 and these listings have been active for 134 days.  Sales pending show 35 homes under contract  in a range of $279,000-$3495,000 with the average being $934,451. Virtual Homes Real Estate provides search tools to asist you in learning about the community, listing and market conditions. Click on the following links for your choice of services. Newton MA Real Estat...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
  After a lengthy discussion with your wife about selling your home, you decide to talk to your parents and ask their advice.  The next day you ask your colleague at work and then your brothers and sisters for their real estate advice. They are all excited for you and eager to share their accumulated tips and knowledge.  You add to all this by going on line and searching for the "expert" tips on home selling and what to do or not do.  By this time you are totally overwhelmed and confused by the enormous amount of information you have received. Twelve years ago, before I became involved in buying and selling real estate, I took a real estate course, just so I would understand better how to become an expert on my own personal transactions. I still slipped and made mistakes.  What does thi...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
Many of my clients were very confused before coming to talk to me. But after a perfect calculating tool here they can see a better picture of their financial planing. It will safe me time and my clients's money.
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   Since 2006,when U.S. housing market entered to a down hill recession, Realty Trac provided 2.3 million American homes have been repossessed. The white house has set aside $75 Billion under the home owner bailout plan ( AKA Home Affordable Modification Programm ), hoping that the $75 Billion will boot the housing market and take the U.S. out of recession.        With nearly one fourth of American homeowners in negative equity, and unemployment rate above 10%, no one can see any light at the end of the tunnel. But may be that is just the whole picture of American housing market, in Boston Massachusetts is a little different that what we have been reported to. The number of home sale in Massachusetts has incressed since May 2009 and continue to grow with number of over asking price sale...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
CONNECT-ED MESSAGE SENT TO PARENTS NOVEMBER 30, 2009 This is Jim Marini, Superintendent of Schools in Newton calling with information about the H1N1 flu vaccine. The Newton Health Department will offer the H1N1 flu vaccine to all students in kindergarten through the 12th grade in December. The vaccine will be given during school hours to all students who have returned both a signed parental consent form and a vaccine administration record form to the school nurse.  The vaccine is free for everyone.  The date of each school clinic will be announced by the school principal. If you are interested in having your child vaccinated at school, please download and complete the forms from the City of Newton flu website and send them to your school nurse.  The website is www.newtonma.gov/flu .  Th...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
REMINDER: Newton's Overnight Winter Parking Ban goes into effect on November 15, 2009 and ends on April 15th 2010.No vehicle may be parked on any street for more than an hour between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am. Newton Ordinances Chapter 19, Section 174.
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Everyone in real estate knows that November and December are the slowest months of theyear, people are busy preparing their holiday party, family get together, shopping, buying gift. So most of the time, the open house turn a Halloween night, it's a ghost town. I had a friend who just had an open house over the weekend, and no one showed up. Many people just not thinking of selling at this time, it is time for family and celebration. But to people out there who is looking to sell in a near future, here is my advice. your holiday could be event better, by starting cleaning up, getting rid off some of your unwanted furniture, clothes, books, toys, anything that you would not take with you when you move. Well that make your house look better for holiday, right. Also, you can even put thing...
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By Tean Wong
(Centre Realty Group)
I went to see a faculty and student game this afternoon and I was so excited as my boyfriend was the one organized it. but what I was more excited about is that Newton is one of the best city the country that giving this kind of opportunities to its own resident. the school community here is so strong parent and teacher are involved in there children education and community. Newton rank one of best school system in the country. I am excited and please to see this garden city is growing strong and stay the top ranking best city to live in!
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Newton-Wellesley Hospital: Friend or Foe? Who Decides?…in Framingham bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com - Submitted: just now! What's going on in Framingham? The Planning Board approves Newton-Wellesley Hospital's site plan for an orthopaedic center and the town's board of health and Metrowest Medical Center's CEO come out swinging???...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor
(RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA)
It's house tour season in Massachusetts. This Sunday marks the 27th Annual House tour in Newton MA.  I'm doing my best to keep Sunday afternoon free because this is one of my all time favorite house tours. Newton is a city of absolutely exquisite houses and neighborhoods.  Every year I go on this tour I find myself thinking "why would anyone want to live anywhere else?" It really is one of the prettiest towns I've ever seen - amazing houses and mature landscaping with enormous beeches shading many a house.  There will be eight private homes on this year's house tour.  The tour will include several neighborhoods and villages: Newton Corner Newton Highlands West Newton Newton Centre Chestnut Hill The tour benefits the Newton Historical Society and the Newton History Museum at the Jackson ...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
BOSTON Auditions May 28 – So You Think You Can Dance   BOSTON Auditions May 28 – So You Think You Can Dance bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — Dress to Impress! And strut your stuff at Boston auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE May 28...(more) Bostonkayakguy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene   Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
 The MetWest Scene… Wellesley “South Natick” Needham & Metrowest Real Estate bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted:Just now! - Antiques Road Show, Frontline, Jim Lehrer...Now you can download and watch PBS Video...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Twitter Alert: @Jack Launching New Venture bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted:Just now! - Twitter inventor 'nuts about squirrel?' Is Jack Dorsey about to 'squirrel away' credit card payments via iPhone??? (more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy   Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252         BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Posted on May 6, 2009 by bostonkayakguy  Newton-Wellesley Hospital WickedLocal.com is reporting that Newton-Wellesley Hospital has cleared the first hurdle with the Framingham Planning Board regarding its desire to open an ancillary unit in the former CompUSA site… JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy   Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252         BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
~~     The MetWest Scene   bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted:4 min ago - Boston...murder...craigslist killer...antifreeze murderer. Do we ever really know the people closest to us? A murder mystery on Dateline MSNBC...and Newton-Wellesley Hospital plays...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene   Death by Antifreeze  bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     Wow! Very scary. How many people are leading double lives? And to think Newton-Wellesley helped get the bad guy!       JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy   Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice Pres...
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