Newton Center, MA Real Estate News

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
How the Real Estate Industry is Changing, Day 2 Million dollar Year. In the beginning the only way to find houses to buy was to find an agent who had purchased the "Blue Book" that had copies of all the listings. This made the Realtor®/Agent a powerful and necessary partner in your process.  Your home purchase is usually your most expensive purchase in your life and therefor the most important.  Professional Standards for agents started in Chicago in 1908 with the start of the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges.  Much has happened since then. Franchise models like Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and others dotted our towns. Franchise owners sold territories to Operating Principles in those areas and began charging Agents for the privilege of selling property under t...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
The first day is always exciting, filled with success, hope and plans you strike off to lands yet unexplored, or just another day in real estate, as the cynic would say. When I first joined Active Rain back before I had my license in MA, I had my license in TX. I lived in the Dallas Fort Worth area and worked for an EXIT Realty franchise.  My nine months in TX gave birth to the realization that no Northern boy belongs in Texas. What made matter worse is they always called you a Yankee. Being a Boston boy since 1980 I am far from a Yankee as you can get here in the heart of Red Sox Nation. Back then I read and wrote about a book by Walter Sanford a coach and writer of many books. The particular one I was writing about was entitled If I could Start Over Again. It was a nuts and bolts way...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Day 15 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 and in 2018 real estate best practices includes lots of lead generation and prospecting.  Best practices tell us that one third of your day at a minimum is spent prospecting for new leads and prospects. So simple, right, well, not really.  The discipline to get up and perform each and every day is not simple.  It requires a focus and discipline born from that focus.  This morning I got an email from a newer agent wondering if she should buy Zillow leads.  Zillow is the 800 pound guerilla out there. Zillow is stealing your leads, well not stealing, they have outmaneuvered the real estate industry by building a platform that attracts most of the consumer viewers, they aggregate YOUR listings into their platform and then sell back to you the ...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
In 2015, James Lowenstern wrote and self-published the book Your Million Dollar Year in Real Estate  in order to shine a critical light on the defining principles, structures, and tenets inherent in the current residential real estate brokerage industry. Over the last 3 decades, Lowenstern has been building a name for himself within the Greater Boston area real estate market - presently, he is the President and CEO of Castles Unlimited®, as well as the founder and publisher of Castles® Magazine (in print and online as castlesmag.com).  But Jim’s love of real estate has stretched across all sorts of platforms – from 2011 to 2012, he hosted the weekly national Podcast The Jim Lowenstern Show to offer insights on the industry, he co-hosted the weekly audio and video Podcast Real Estate on ...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Leaders of the Newton Centre based graduate school, Andover Newton Theological School, announced Thursday that the school will cease to exist in its current form. They plan to merge with another school or significantly downsize program offerings. This historic school was the first seminary in American and the nation's oldest graduate school of any kind. In 2015, it was on the list of Seminaries That Change the World for the second consecutive year. The Andover Newton Theological School says that due to declining enrollment and inflated student debt the current operation is not "financially sustainable". They plan to sell its 22 acres of land in the near future. However, they are in the early stages of discussing an affiliation with Yale Divinity School. They may also remain independent ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Newton Center Luxury home is convenient and open this weekend.  47 Dudley Road, Newton, MA 02459 is having an Open House this weekend. You can find the listing on MLS with this listing number, 71897990. This is a good sized home at 4545 square feet with 5 bedrooms and one of the nicest Nanny Bedrooms found in Newton.  This Nanny bedroom is separate and away from the family so that the privacy for both family and nanny are secure. The Sellers of this home share that they always had the best pick of live in Nanny's because of the room they supply their live in Nanny.47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-13Open space dining room with living room and large fireplace right off the modern kitchen gives this contemporary colonial a special and unique feel.  Private spaces abound in this home.  There is ...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
After averaging the values of 30 most expensive and luxurious homes across the world—and dividing it by one million dollars—the index for May of 2015 is 89.77. Here is the list of the most prestigious homes on the market:  Gemini—Manalapan, Florida US—$195,000,000 Palazzo Di Amore—Lania Lane, Beverly Hills, California US—$195,000,000 90 Briar Patch Road, East Hampton, New York US—$140,000,000 935 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida US—$139,000,000 The Legendary Beverly House—1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California US—$135,000,000 Rancho San Carlos—2500 East Valley Road, Montecito, California US—$125,000,000 10000 Hollow Way Road, Dallas, Texas US—$100,000,000 Shakespeare Ranch—1949 Glenbrook Road, Glenbrook, Nevada US—$98,000,000 110 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong ...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uviM4kCK8k   Videos such as this one are now being created in our company's in-house HD-Quality Television Studio.  Every listing we get can have a similar video produced in addition to the standard virtual tour.   These "newscast" videos are much more engaging that the virtual tours and offer dialogue to guide the viewer through the important details about the property.   This house on Sharpe Road is now under agreement and will close in the next 30 days!  
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Real Estate Market Report Newton Center, MA 02459 May 2014 Newton Center, MA (02459) Real Estate is still in a seller's market.  This will continue for remainder of 2014 due to lack of available housing and low interest rates.  Like all the real estate market in Boston area suburbs.  If you find the ideal home for you, be prepared to write an offer quickly or accept the possibility you will lose the home to another buyer. Buyers and investors who have are serious about the Real Estate Market in Newton Center, MA  in May 2014  should now have enough facts to get them started on their real estate journey in this community. Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). ...
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Real Estate Market in Newton Center, MA Buyers and investors who have are serious about the Real Estate Market in Newton Center, MA in April 2014  should now have enough facts to get them started on their real estate journey in this community. The data provided in this report is from Market Insider (MI) published by Market Leader.  MI consolidates data from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales and more.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions.  Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Newton Center, MA Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay).  By comparing these price trends, you will have a good id...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Strada 234 Condominiums    Boston, MA     The Strada 234 is one of the most luxurious, contemporary buildings on the Boston Waterfront. Each condo is decorated with European-styled kitchens, granite counter tops, floor-to-ceiling windows and a flood of natural light. Some of these exclusive condominiums even house a private deck overlooking the harbor and the city skyline. Residents of Strada 234 enjoy luxurious amenities such as concierge services, a fitness center, garage parking, and spacious storage. Only a few minutes away from the North End, Strada 234 is a short walk from some of the most famous restaurants in the city. Strada 234 contains elements of convenience and grandeur that suit every type of city lover in Boston.     For more information and images of this property, pleas...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Millennium Place Condominiums      Boston, MA     The Millennium Place Condominiums offers 256 condos and 15 stories of luxury. Millennium Place offers different types of condominiums to suit different types of residents. These condos range from 775 square feet one-bedrooms to 2,360 square feet penthouses. Regardless of condo size, every resident of the Millennium Place has access to exquisite amenities such as: -A private fitness center, which provides customized programs and classes. -A dining/wine tasting room for social events and parties. - A courtyard garden -A private theater, providing the perfect place to enjoy movie nights and televised sporting events with friends and family. -24-Hour Concierge -A children's room, a place space for children and their parents or caregivers.  F...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
According to Boston.com, Newton has made plans to undo the construction at Newton Centre after the new developments have proven to make traffic worse. David Turocy, the Commissioner of Public Works, describes that the city planned to help alleviate traffic at one of Newton Centre's busiest intersections, Parker and Cypress Streets, by narrowing lanes and adding a stop sign. However, these modification have caused even more backups in traffic than before. The modifications of the intersection were part of a 1.8 million dollar contract with the state which included the modification of a couple other intersections. Now, part of that grant will be used to fund the reversal of the unproductive construction. The Vice President of the Board of Alderman, Cheryl Lappin is thrilled that the const...
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By George Koppel,, The Lowenstern Team
(CASTLES UNLIMITED®)
An amazing house in an amazing neighborhood.  9 room/ 3 bedroom/ 2 bath Multi-level Contemporary. Huge kitchen, central air, oak floors, 3 family room/ dens, 2 fireplaces, replacement windows, level yard.  House next door and across the street valued over $2 Million!                       Call James D. Lowenstern, GRI, LI, IRES at 617-733-8280 for an appointment.
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By Hugh Fitzpatrick
(New England Title/ Fitzpatrick & Associates, P.C.)
As reported by yahoo finance   WASHINGTON (AP) -- Growing pessimism over the weak economic recovery pushed mortgage rates to the lowest level in decades for the seventh time in eight weeks. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage hit 4.44 percent this week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. And some brokers say homeowners looking to refinance have even managed to do so for as low as 4 percent. Still, cheap rates have done little to boost the struggling housing market. Instead, they are highlighting investors' fears that the rebound is stalling and the country could be slipping back into a recession. Investors are shifting their money away from stocks and into safer Treasury bonds. That is sending Treasury yields lower. Mortgage rates track those yields. And the Federal Rese...
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
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By Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker
(Realty Executives Boston West)
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Newton Centre is one of the thirteen villages of the City of Newton, Massachusetts. Although, the boundaries of the village of Newton Centre are not well defined they are roughly equivalent to Zip Code 02459. Newton Centre  has a large commercial center at the intersection of Beacon Street and Centre Street. Newton Centre is served by the D line branch of the MBTA Green Line. The station is called Newton Center (the modern American spelling), rather than Newton Centre(the historic English spelling).  Newton City Hall is located in Newton Centree at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue. Across from Newton City Hall is the main branch of the Newton Free Library.The Boston College Law School campus, along with undergraduate housing is located on Centre Street at the Newton Centre - Newton Corner bound...
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By George Koppel,, The Lowenstern Team
(CASTLES UNLIMITED®)
Newton Centre is one of the thirteen villages of the City of Newton, Massachusetts. Although, the boundaries of the village of Newton Centre are not well defined they are roughly equivalent to Zip Code 02459. Newton Centre  has a large commercial center at the intersection of Beacon Street and Centre Street. Newton Centre is served by the D line branch of the MBTA Green Line. The station is called Newton Center (the modern American spelling), rather than Newton Centre(the historic English spelling).  Newton City Hall is located in Newton Centree at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue. Across from Newton City Hall is the main branch of the Newton Free Library.The Boston College Law School campus, along with undergraduate housing is located on Centre Street at the Newton Centre - Newton Corner bound...
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