When I hear the term downsizing I often think of seniors, but I've noticed an interesting trend lately. My friends with kids who are headed to college are positively giddy about getting out of the burbs. They loved suburban life while the kids were young but now they're anxious for the next phase of their lives. Free of carpools and lawn care, they're excited about embarking on a new adventure. One friend excitedly whispered to me "we just have one year left before we put our plan into action!"
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Newcomers to the Boston area often ask me what makes some of our public school systems stand out. From what I've seen, innovation, inspiration, and cooperation are at the heart of what makes public schools like Wellesley's a wonderful place to learn.
If you're moving to the Boston area, the good news is there's a lot of choices when it comes to buying a home, but the wealth of choices can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Newcomers to the area need to know things like:
How far away from Boston do you need to live to find a reasonably priced home? Can you live in a town with a top public school system within your budget? And just what should you expect to pay to live in the Boston area?
This week I was taken aback when a new client of mine who's moving to Boston told me "a garage isn't important to me". I told her I worry that she won't feel that way after spending her first winter here! And this little chat spurred me to share the five little home features that help me get through the winter here in Boston.
The luxury real estate market performed well in 2013, with more than 330 homes valued in excess of $1M selling in Boston's Metrowest suburbs alone. Below are some highlights of the top luxury home sales across the Boston suburbs last year.
To help you avoid some common pitfalls in buying your next home, I thought I’d share a quick list of common misconceptions we often hear from people looking to buy a home in the Boston area.
International buyers purchased more than $68 billion in single-family homes in the U.S. last year--with 63 percent paying cash for the homes. If you're going to be selling your home, it's important that your realtor be adept at not just promoting your home to local buyers but to buyers who may be coming to Boston from around the world.