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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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View from the Top, Luxury Newton MA.  When you are on the second and third floor of 114 Shornecliffe Road in Newton that sits atop Farlow Hill in the Newton Corner village you can see for miles. This Classical Revival home has so many wonderful details and design that it does look and feel like a...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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What have I done for you lately, Friday.  With each client, both seller listings and buyer clients, I speak with them on Friday. We choose a time that I will call and let them know everything that has been done to achieve our goals during the week.  For the Seller's listings I give a list of the ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Newton MA Luxury SF Market Report Dec 2014. There were 124 properties that were involved in the real estate market over the last 30 days.  Active, Under Agreement, Sold listings are the most important since they define the market. I also include Expired and Canceled listings as well because these...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Newton, MA SF Housing Report Nov 2014.  Newton is located only 7 miles from downtown Boston.  It is a diverse and historic community that is really a town made up of 13 distinct villages, each with their own schools and small town centers.  The homes run all the way down from Ultra size and luxur...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Newton Luxury Home report November 20 2014. This report is produced by the International Luxury Home Marketing group, of which I am a member of the select Million Dollar Guild.  These statistics are for all of the Boston market and do not reflect the statistics for any single town.  The spike we ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Newton's MA community spirit is alive.  Newton, unlike many great small cities in the US does not have a single center, instead it is made up of many smaller villages. The number of villages has changed over the years, bu the fact remains that it is as diverse a community as you can find in the U...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Hello Darkness My Old Friend.  We are hearing the media talk about the lack of inventory leading to the lack of sales.  We are hearing about the diminished first time home buyers who are not in the market right now.  Journalists, who don't sell real estate, and agents who are a bit like chicken l...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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The sounds of Silence in Newton MA are deafening.  The Boston Globe last Sunday posted a piece about how weird the market is. The stated that there are fewer homes being sold this year than last year which is true. The writer went on with this and wondering what will happen next as if this trend ...

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Year over Year Market pricing Boston Area Move In Homes.  It is interesting to me that we are experiencing both a drop off in the unit numbers, but a jump in the price point. Since I have a property for sale in Newton I am particularly interested in in their numbers.  The stats are ever changing ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Luxury Homes Sales Boston Area Move In Homes Nov 2014. The International Luxury Home Marketing group provides  we ILHM members with reports on a weekly basis of what is going on with the Luxury market internationally and on the local level.  I follow all the markets very carefully because when as...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Are you overpriced, or just poorly marketed?  This is a question to be asked as we slip back into a Buyer's Market here in the Boston Area Move in Homes section of this great country.  So many professionals sell themselves short and yet they spout bravado with each utterance.  It is never a matte...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Great Neighborhood, Beautiful Homes, Nice Neighbors and, to top all that off, one of the homes that always gets mentioned in any conversation about great homes, is for sale right now. MLS #: 71746470 114 Shornecliffe is on the market at a Buyers pricing.   All neighborhoods have their flavor. Som...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Historic Living, Luxury for the ages Newton MA has a lot to offer. This town has been housing it's people in grand style since the 1600's.  It is the birthplace of countless famous and successful people through the years.  MLS #: 71746470 114 Shornecliffe Road is one of the beautiful homes on the...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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What about my assessment? Newton MA. The Newton MA 2015 FY assessments are out and available on the NewtonMA.gov website on the upper left, Assessors.  Once on the new page punch in the address you need and up will come all the assessments through the years.  The assessments last cycle to this on...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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International Luxury Home Market Report-Boston Nov '14.  There are some fun things going on with the luxury market in the Boston area this month. You will see the huge jump in average price at the end of the first graphy. Wowza!  Turns out there is a house in Cohassett for sale for $44,000,000 an...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Luxury Homes Sales Market Late 2014 is slightly different all over the country. Here in the Boston area move in homes have been steadily rising since the fall off back in 2009-2010.  Prices continue to go up, although this week in the Boston Condo market the prices dropped slightly for the first ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Assessed Value versus Market Value will change in every single market place, in every state and every region. The Assessed value is the amount the town or municipality needs to operate its local budget and so they assess each property, which includes the structure(s) to determine valuation.  Sinc...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Bonds are Gone. Who will save real estate? The Federal Reserve has ended its landmark bond-buying program and to some that spells doom.  To others its smells of relief. What comes from this is interest rates being impacted.  Rates will go up.  How fast or how quickly is up for argument.  In a rec...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Surging or Sputtering real estate Boston Area Move In Homes is always dependent on the town and the circumstances in that block/neighborhood. All real estate is local, think location.  We have national trends that they may mean nothing on our region, or your neighborhood.  Real estate from a mark...

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