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Why Boston?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

I've recently been blogging about the fact that today's home buyers have tremendous flexibility when choosing where to live. An article in Sunday's Boston Globe reiterated this fact, highlighting executives who are free to live anywhere. "As companies spread out around the globe and technology keeps people in constant contact, high-level employees are increasingly free to live where they want."

This makes it all the more important for listing agents to sell buyers not just on the home, but on the wonderful attributes of the community. There's so much we can do to highlight the terrific aspects of living in Boston's MetroWest suburbs, from Wellesley's distinctive homes and charming, walkable town center, to Sherborn's bucolic setting and highly regarded school system.

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Finding the best places to live in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Jul 3, 2011 @ 07:36 PM

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How is Luxury Real Estate Faring in the Boston Suburbs?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Mar 7, 2011 @ 09:43 PM

Today's CNN Money touts the comeback of the luxury real estate market around the country. But how well are luxury properties selling across Boston's Metrowest suburbs?

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Happy Valentine's Day: Romantic Luxury Homes for Sale in the Boston Suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

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Luxury Home Sales Across Boston Suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

The luxury real estate market in the Boston suburbs is faring pretty well this winter. Since December, 234 single family homes have sold in excess of $1M, with an average sale price of $1,666,918. 227 single family homes sold during the same time last winter at an average sale price of $1,538,298. The average days on the market has increased from 187 days to 214 days.

This historic waterfront home in Southborough, MA sold in December for $1,050,000.

 

Here's a sampling of homes sold in the suburbs west of Boston this winter:

 Luxury Home Sales, West of Boston 

Address                                      List price         Sale price         Assessed value

49 Draper Rd, Dover, MA         $1,399,000     $1,350,000       $1,329,900

56 Farm St, Dover, MA              $2,500,000     $1,833,472       $2,496,600

94 Centre St, Dover, MA           $1,225,000     $1,124,350       $1,172,100

10Powder House Rd, Dover   $1,199,000      $1,080,000       $1,401,500

2 Bretton Rd, Dover, MA         $1,225,000      $1,168,000        $1,186,100

29 Minuteman Rd, Medfield  $1,650,000       $1,413,475        $1,326,800

1 Bunker Rd, Medfield, MA     $1,125,000      $1,100,000        $970,700

39 Oriole Rd, Medfield, MA    $1,099,000      $1,050,000         $898,500

88 Pine Grove St, Needham    $1,359,000      $1,297,000         not available

177 Bridle Trail Rd, Needham$2,279,000     $2,031,250         $1,917,500

228 Edgewater Dr, Needham  $2,145,000     $1,885,000        not available

9 Newbury Park, Needham     $1,499,000     $1,528,950        not available

28 Clarke Rd, Needham, MA   $2,825,000     $2,650,000        $1,296,000

69 Whiting Way, Needham     $1,195,000     $1,162,000        not available

46 Arch St, Needham, MA      $1,495,000      $1,420,000        not available

 Upland Rd, Needham, MA    $1,435,000      $1,405,000        not available

4 Barn Lane, Southborough   $1,525,000       $1,200,000       not avail

120 Main St, Southborough   $1,199,000       $1,050,000      $896,800

3 Brookside Farm, Sudbury   $1,299,000       $1,234,000     not available

774 Concord Road, Sudbury$1,199,000       $1,279,021     $1,030,100

 Old Vineyard, Wayland, MA$1,199,900      $1,135,000     $1,536,200

11 White Oak Rd, Wellesley  $3,690,000      $3,110,000      $2,678,000

151 Forest St, Wellesley         $1,875,000       $1,775,000      $1,797,000

86 Suffolk Rd, Wellesley        $1,850,000        $1,750,000      $2,067,000

53 Damien Rd, Wellesley     $1,875,000         $1,797,500      $2,305,000

11 Shadow Ln, Wellesley     $1,199,000         $1,100,000      not available

14 Ingersoll Rd, Wellesley    $1,035,000         $1,035,000      $993,000

34 Leighton Rd, Wellesley    $1,699,000         $1,475,000      $1,248,000

36 Sagamore Rd, Wellesley  $1,200,000        $1,120,000       $1,249,000

58 Pine Plain Rd, Wellesley   $1,599,000       $1,500,000       not available 

15 Bradley Ave, Wellesley    $1,585,000        $1,550,000       not available

31 Garrison Rd, Wellesley    $1,699,000        $1,600,000       not available

29 Lincoln Rd, Wellesley       $2,399,000        $1,900,000       $1,448,000

49 Chesterton Rd, Wellesley $1,995,000       $1,860,000       $1,714,000

8 Poplar Rd, Wellesley, MA   $1,499,900        $1,420,000      not available

36 Tanglewood Rd, Wellesley$2,299,000      $2,100,000      $1,862,000

50 Kirkland Circle, Wellesley,  $1,250,000      $1,160,000      $782,000

27 Yarmouth Rd, Wellesley    $1,995,000       $1,875,000     $2,080,000

7 Lehigh Road, Wellesley       $1,339,000        $1,250,000     $1,141,000

5 Scotch Pine Rd, Weston      $1,300,000        $1,150,000     $1,886,300

6 Baldwin Circle, Weston       $1,587,000        $1,312,500      $1,540,500

137 Newton St, Weston          $2,749,000       $2,625,000       $2,574,900

6 Buckskin Drive, Weston       $1,399,000       $1,350,000       $1,197,800

30 Old Rd, Weston, MA          $2,700,000        $2,725,000       $4,169,500

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Wellesley Homes for Sale: Real Estate within Reach?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 @ 08:14 PM

Is it possible to find a home for sale in Wellesley that's not a sky high price? Last week a real estate firm released a report claiming Wellesley was the 7th most expensive housing market in the country (although this was disputed by some who took a closer look at the statistics). Certainly Wellesley is home to many out-of-sight priced homes, including a sprawling estate home for sale in Wellesley's Dana Hall neighborhood in excess of $10M. Homes that most of us could never afford. And right now there are 120 homes for sale in Wellesley in excess of the million dollar mark.

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Sherborn Makes Boston Magazine's List of Best Places to Live

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 @ 08:03 AM

Wellesley, Weston, Dover, and Sherborn were named among Boston Magazine's 2010 "Best Places to Live".

As someone who's lived in many of Boston's MetroWest suburbs, I can say wholeheartedly that I find Sherborn to be one of the best places to live - for me. It's not for everyone. Here's my list of pros and cons about living in Sherborn:

Pros:
Sparkling pond for sailing and swimming. A special bonus: It's free of noisy & polluting motorcrafts!
• Wonderful hiking trails. My favorite is Rocky Narrows, which overlooks the Charles River in parts.
• Protection of open space. In fact, open space represents more than 50 percent of the town's land.
• Very highly rated public schools. The Dover-Sherborn public school system consistently achieves high marks. I’ve also hear rave reviews from the moms in my book club about how dedicated and enthusiastic the teachers are at Pine Hills Elementary School.
• Generous lot sizes. Home lots in Sherborn are usually between one to three acres or more.
• Highway access. It’s easy to get to the Mass Pike and not too far to the train to Boston.
• Peace and quiet. I love that there’s very little industry at all in Sherborn. For those who prefer a Starbucks on every corner, Sherborn might not be right for you. To me, it’s blissfully quiet.

Cons:
• Lack of walkability. Unless you’re in a few select neighborhoods, such as Ivy Lane, it’s tough to walk downtown since there’s no sidewalk along Route 16.
• High taxes. With a tax rate of 17.44, Sherborn is far from economical.
• Access to Rt 495. If you work along Rt 495, you might find commuting to/from Sherborn a bit of a hassle.

[Photo courtesy of Peter C. Everett of the Sherborn Yacht Club]

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Boston's a Survivor: Named Top City Rising from Recession

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 @ 08:20 AM

Forbes.com named Boston among ten U.S. cities that are doing the best job surviving the downturn, "in part because they specialize in industries that are relatively insulated from economic volatility."

The author noted that Boston is "a cosmopolitan city and an educational center, chock full of amenities and jobs. Unemployment is below the 9.7% national average, at 8.2%, and the city pumped out a healthy $284.3 billion GDP in 2008."

Would you like more information about the Boston area and MetroWest suburbs? I invite you to visit us at www.positiverelocation.com or call me at 508-904-4967. I'd be glad to be of assistance!
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