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Boston among fastest growing "millionaire" cities

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 06:36 PM

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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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Let's Explore the Most Exquisite Waterfront Home for Sale in the Boston Suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, May 22, 2011 @ 07:58 PM

It's almost summer and that means many glorious waterfront homes are hitting the market in the Boston suburbs. Check out our gallery of luxury waterfront estates for sale in the Boston suburbs.

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Topics: Wellesley MA real estate, Boston MLS, Boston metrowest real estate, luxury real estate, Wellesley MA homes for sale, Weston MA homes for sale, Boston suburbs homes for sale

March Madness: Luxury Homes for Sale with Basketball Courts

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Mar 12, 2011 @ 09:30 AM

When I was a kid, rumor had it that Larry Bird had an indoor basketball court built at his Sears Road home. Most of us don't have the luxury of an indoor basketball court at our homes, but in celebration of March Madness, I'm highlighting three homes for sale in the Boston suburbs that have outdoor basketball/sports courts.

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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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Sherborn MA Real Estate Makes Forbes List of Priciest Zip Codes

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 07:41 PM

Sherborn, MA is among the Boston suburbs on Forbes Magazine's list of "America's Most Expensive Zip Codes". Who else is on the list?

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Weston & Natick Make the Globe's List of Top Places to Live

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 @ 08:16 AM

Today the Boston Globe named Weston and Natick two of a dozen Massachusetts communities they find to be the best places to live. The ranking was based on a number of factors such as schools, access to public transit, and green space--plus stability of housing prices. Here's a snapshot of the details:

Weston:
Median single-family home price in 2009: $1,207,600
Change since market peak in 2005: +1%
Median condo price in 2009: $665,000
Change since market peak in 2005: +9%
Population: 11,711
Residential tax rate: $11.10

Natick:
Median single-family home price in 2009: $417,750
Change since market peak in 2005: -9%
Median condo price in 2009: $310,000
Change since market peak in 2005: +29%
Population: 31,880
Residential tax rate:$11.67
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