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How's the Metrowest real estate market faring this winter?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 @ 10:28 AM



I’m happy to report that Massachusetts home prices and sales are continuing an upward trend. According to the Warren Group, single-family home sales across Massachusetts jumped 10 percent in January, compared to January 2012. It was the best January for the local real estate market since 2007. In a recent news release, Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, noted that "recent pending sales data are a hopeful sign for a strong spring market.”

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Topics: Boston metrowest real estate, Weston real estate, Hopkinton real estate, Sherborn real estate, Weston luxury homes for sale

Where to shop in the Boston suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 02:57 PM


I was tickled to see this comic strip hanging up at the Needham Trader Joe's.

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Topics: Boston metrowest real estate, moving to Boston MA, Boston local knowledge, Boston MA buyer's agent, Boston house hunting, Massachusetts relocation resources

Updating your home for sale on the cheap

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:43 PM

Lillian from Holliston writes: We're putting our home on the market soon. We know it looks a little dated, but we only have a few thousand dollars budgeted to make upgrades. What do you think will give us the biggest bang for the buck?

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Topics: home selling tips, Boston metrowest real estate, preparing your home for sale, home staging tips, real estate, Hopkinton realtor, realtor Boston metrowest suburbs, Hallmark Sothebys Realty agent

Tips for moving to the Boston suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 02:11 PM



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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, best places to live in Massachusetts, best places to live in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs realtor, Boston relocation

House hunting with the Boston MLS

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, May 25, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

The Boston area MLS (called MLSPIN) is a great resource for finding a home in and around Boston. On any given day, the Boston MLS lists some 20,000 homes for sale in Boston, the Boston suburbs, and beyond.

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Topics: Boston real estate market, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS

Boston luxury real estate sales up this spring

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 04:25 PM


Boston's luxury real estate market is looking good this spring. We've already seen an increase in the volume of sales over the same time last year. 274 single family homes priced at $1 million and above have sold in the area this spring, compared to 231 luxury homes sold last year.

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Topics: Boston real estate market, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston luxury real estate

The ultimate romantic abodes

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 @ 05:07 PM

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I thought it would be fun to highlight homes for sale in the Boston suburbs for the romantic in all of us. Here are three of my faves:

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Topics: luxury home sales in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs homes for sale, Sherborn horse properties for sale, luxury real estate Boston

Ready for the Superbowl? Watch the big game in style.

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:05 PM

Curious which manses in the Boston suburbs offer the sweetest "man caves" to check out the Superbowl? Here are some fun pics to check out.

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Topics: luxury home sales in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston suburbs homes for sale, Sudbury homes for sale

What should I ask a buyer's agent?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 08:47 PM

There are plenty of articles about interviewing listing agents, but it's often tough to know what to ask a buyer's agent. One of our new clients had some great questions they asked a previous client of ours and I thought they might be helpful. By the way, we were thrilled by our client's answers about working with my husband Kyle! (also shown below)

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs realtor

Hidden Gems Outside Boston: Learn more about Sherborn, Sudbury & More

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 @ 06:59 PM

I'm so excited that my article about Sherborn was published in the Wall Street Journal today. Kyle & I love living here and when I got the opportunity to write about this peaceful community I was pleased to jump at it.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Sotheby's Realty Boston, best places to live in Massachusetts, living in Sherborn MA, best public schools in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Sherborn home for sale