Newton, MA Real Estate News

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Auburndale, Massachusetts  On the border of Waltham and the bank of the Charles River sits Auburndale.  "The Reverend Charles du Maresque Pigeon, grandson of an illustrious eighteenth century local, is credited for persuading the railroad to introduce a flag stop on its line two miles West of West Newton. This influx of traffic led to a surge in real estate activity: there were three major sub-divisions in 1847 alone. This was the start of the village which would later become famous as the home of Norumbega Park and the Riverside Recreation Area on the Charles River. The number of clergymen living in the village prompted some to call it "Saint's Rest" but Auburn Dale" was the more common name. Auburndale was also called "Pigeonville" after Reverend C.D. Pigeon. Development of the southe...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Castles Unlimited brings you the top new luxury listings in Newton, Massachusetts. This video features only the most magnificent homes - falling between around $3-$4 million on average. These impressive homes are all located in the coveted and historic town of Newton. Close to Boston but far enough to feel suburban, Newton has been ranked as the #1 town in which to live in the US. Explore the stunning craftsmanship, extravagant architecture, immaculate yards and luxurious rooms of the finest Newton homes. For more information and the latest updates on Newton real estate listings click here. 
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Newton MA real estate luxury housing market report is showing a total of 19o total active/contingent/under agreement/sold homes in Newton this past 30 days.  The statistics are brought to us from MLSPIN the local MLS for the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® of which I am a member.  In the Active/Contingent realm here are the stats, Single Family Active Listings: 146    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 5,067.25     Avg. List$: $1,972,245    Avg. List$/SqFt: $442     Avg. DOM: 85.14     Avg. DTO: 36.92.  As you can see these are large homes in Newton with the average luxury price of almost two million dollars.  Newton real estate is diverse and offers 13 villages within the town to choose from.  The location is convenient for getting into the city and away from it.47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-15...
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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 Real Estate Welcome Home is always special. No matter where you travel it is always nice to get home and appreciate what you have, what you have built.  With 13 distinct and active villages making up the town of Newton there is great diversity of all sorts.  Newton Festival of the Arts is now a Spring Tradition in Newton.  Houses for sale in Newton are plentiful.  What you read in your papers about what is going on in the market is often a month or so behind. They report on what has happened, they can't predict what will happen.          47-Dudley-Front-viewWhat happens in real estate regarding time on the market, price reductions, bidding wars, staging or not are really very, very local.  Knowing the local market is far more important for anyone marketing a home.  Knowing who yo...
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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 houses for sale, The Nanny's Room video.  Newton Real Estate provides so much choice and opportunity for today's Buyer's.  Newer homes are often the first sold, but that is because people think buying a new home is going to have less maintenance and upkeep as an older, often more solid, house.  Many people prefer older houses, feeling they are not as thin.  Older houses just feel more solid for those who love these homes.  47 Dudley Road, Newton, MA 02459 is a house for sale in Newton.  It has 5 bedrooms and one of these rooms is in a different side of the house.  It has it's own private doorway, bathroom and walk in closet.  The Nanny's Room video will share one of the secrets of this wonderful house.Having enough yard to garden is an added bonus for a home so convenient to down...
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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 real estate, entertaining homes 47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 has a Broker's Open House tonight and an Open House this Sunday from 11-1PM.  This house is special in many ways. It is convenient to everything.  It is nestled in behind the trees from the winding rural like Dudley Road. Once you drive into this private road off Dudley you are struck by the quality of the landscaping and design of the homes.  47 Dudley, at least a portion of this home was built in 1900.  The rest of the home has been carefully developed over the years to include all of today's desired amenities.  Open Space design off the renovated kitchen and sun room allow for parties large and small.  Mike shares with us the parties they have hosted over the years.This house is tailor made for a growing family re...
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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 Realty, Newton luxury homes are available right now. 47 Dudley Road is a luxury home with areas of open space for family and friend gatherings both large and small. There are also private spaces where you can sit alone next to a very large fireplace and read, relax, and reflect. Bedrooms are situated for privacy as well. The master bathroom with it’s own private dressing room and large, marble bathroom with double sinks, Jacuzzi for two, glass shower and a bidet is away from the kids rooms on the other side of the house.47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-13There is also a Nanny suite above the kitchen. Private bath, closet, desk and bed are just the kind of privacy a live-in Nanny is always looking for. Don’t have a Nanny, but do have a returning college graduate, they, too, will love 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®)
Newton Real Estate; Newton School System has always been ranked at the top in all categories in Massachusetts.  Newton has been named on numerous occasions as the top town in the US to live in.  Newton real estate continues to provide growing equity across the years for it's home owners.  The schools are exceptional by many rankings through the years.  This is one of those communities that prides itself on it's wonderful public school education. 47 Dudley Road is a house that is perfect for raising a family.  This 4545 square foot home has it's own private Nanny's quarters.  It has open spaces to come together as a family or while entertaining, and private spaces where you can quietly work, read or reflect.Open House this Sunday 11-1PM. Stop by and walk the beautifully manicured lawn, b...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boys Lived here, Newton MA Luxury Real Estate for sale. 47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 MLS 71897990 has 5 bedrooms. The Master Bath is an oasis. Double sink, large glass enclosed shower, Jacuzzi, toilet and bidet, special cabinetry and closet provide an amazing private space. The Master Bedroom sits apart from the children’s bedrooms. Both of those bedrooms have bathrooms as well. There is a guest bedroom on the third floor across from the office/family room.   There is also a full bathroom on that floor. One of the nicest bedrooms is accessed off the kitchen. This private bedroom is perfectly situated for a live in Au Pair, or a Nanny.The front yard of 47 Dudley Road is spacious and flat. Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse and any other form of sport can easily be played...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Convenience is more important than location, I think. The real estate truism is, location, location, location and I disagree. Convenience is more important than location. A property that is convenient but in a poor location is more likely to sell than a property in a good location but convenient to nothing. I am just saying that location is only important in real estate if that location is convenient.47 Dudley Road, Newton MA. MLS 71897990 is convenient to everything. Located on the eastern edge of Newton Center and right off Boylston Street this property is hidden behind a wall of old growth trees. Dudley is a winding, country feeling road east towards Brookline Street, beyond Greenwood. From there you can slip into the Longwood Medical Area, Fenway and Kenmore Square quickly. Whether ...
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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 Best of Dedham Real Estate today, Fall 2015.  Luxury is defined as the top 10% of the existing market on the MLS. So in that case it will change every day with each sale, but it is generally accepted that $881,000 and above in the MLSPIN area is the threshhold to Luxury.  It will vary from town to town based on the market in that town.  In Dedham today at the beginning of the Fall market there are 15 properties for sale above $900,000.  Single Family Listings: 15    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 5,334.53    Avg. List$: $1,628,960    Avg. List$/SqFt: $324    Avg. DOM: 218.00.357-Westfield-Familyroom-4-WEB375 Westfield Street is a property unlike the others.  It has the the luxury elements the other houses have, but it's design and location of Westfield Street make it unique.  Dedham is a town ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate.  They say that location is the most important thing in real estate and while this may be true a location is only good if it is convenient in some way.  47 Dudley Road Newton luxury home is new to the market and convenient to everything.  Located right off Route 9 highly Dudley Road is a coveted winding country road in Newton. Dudley Road is  also crossed by both Brookline Street and Greenwood.   Located within walking distance to the Newton Schools your children will attend, 47 Dudley is also close to the medical centers of Boston, Shopping and highways as well.47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-15Finding a Newton home under two million dollars with this convenient location in the village of Newton Center is a true find. Finding ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Here comes the sun; luxury savings in Newton real estate is on the market today. 47 Dudley Road is fully charged, back on the market and ready to go.  It is actually going so well with the solar panels this year that the electric bill that runs this 4098 sq foot colonial home is almost non-existent.  Reducing any bill while living in luxury is a good thing; getting rid of the bill completely and having the utility buy back some of your product is a joy. Now that is convenience.47-Dudley-Newton-livingroom-347 Dudley Road, Newton 02459 sits back along a tree lined private drive off Route 9 behind a forest of trees.  It is easy to miss, but hard to forget once you have been through this beauty. Beautiful wood throughout this colonial gives richness to the rooms. Cathedral ceilings abound t...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
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Jim Lowenstern, President and a top broker at Castles Unlimited's brokerage office in Newton Centre has just brokered the sale of a 1.29 acre (56,121 sq ft) residential plot of land known and numbered as 367, 373, and 377 Langley Road.  This landmark sale closed yesterday, August 18.It sold for 3.7 Million.  The lots which included stucco and brick residences were the following sizes:367 Langley Rd: 23,426 sq ft373 Langley Rd: 9,150 sq ft377 Langley Rd: 23,545 sq ftTotal: 56,121 sq ft. This Newton assemblage will eventually evolve into upscale townhouses (rendering above of possible development).  Keep an eye out for more updates on this promising project just a minute away from all of the exciting retail and entertainment development on Route 9 (Boylston Street).
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Welcome Home, Newton, MA Luxury.  You know the feeling.  Some houses just have a good feel about them. The scale, the flow, the light are some of the characteristics people often speak about and 114 Shornecliffe Road has all this and a good bit more.  If you can not judge a book by it's cover, than you certainly can't tell this exquisite Colonial Revival home by its curb appeal.  It's curb appeal is imposing. This home has sat on Farlow Hill as a testament to it's owners since 1911.  Five families have raised successful and loving families inside these walls. What you don't feel standing below the front door is how welcoming this home is.This house is a brilliant mixture of formal, elegant and open spaced contemporary living.  The recent additions to this house added a 3 car garage, a m...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Price Reduced, New Pictures, Newton Luxury House.  Every Realtor® and agent alike faces this situation.  You have a great listing, lots of people are coming to see the home, the home is in move in condition, it is ready to go but it is not going the question is why?  There is not one reason, but that is what most agents will tell you. Price, price, price, but they miss the point, there are actually three reasons. Price, condition and marketing are the big three, and I want to add a fourth right now.  Market conditions dictate the actions of the masses.  If there is a lot of inventory in a particular price point then the consumer (Buyer) is faced with choices.  Is this one better than the one a couple of blocks away?  Do I like this kitchen, or that one?  Do we need a three car garage an...
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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 Festival of the Arts #NewtonArtsFest is a month long celebration of the Arts, Music, Culture, Dance and the Written and Spoken Word in Newton MA all of May. There will be 57 events spread out over the 31 days of the month.  Children, Teens and Adults will perform, sing, dance and share their stories with the community. This event is a showcase for the diversity and culture of Newton, MA.  Newton MA is often rated as one of the best cities to live in in all of the United States and this event is one of the reasons.While not all of the events will carry a charge and a variety of events are free to family and friends, some of the events will have their proceeds go back to supporting the Arts in Newton and supporting the four Food Pantries of Newton.  Hunger is a real issue for many ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA.  The Boston Globe ran some articles yesterday in their regional sections showing where all the Millionaires live.  As is typical of the Globe, while their statistics shown were most likely accurate, they missed showing any median, which is the more important statistic.  So Newton which is a larger town in population than Weston or Wellesley shows more millionaires, but that does not mean the average person in Newton is wealthier than those in Cohassett, or Westwood, or Weston or Boston's Back Bay.Newton has around 85,000 residents.  It is a town made up of 13 villages with each village having it's own distinct center and culture.  They meld together perfectly, but they retain their individual flavors. The most desired ares for the Boston Globe Ar...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with the pick up of the products at the dairy farm each morning at 2 AM we would set out into the dark with excitement those mornings, at least I was excited. I knew I would be going into peoples houses and checking their refrigerators for what they needed.  I would have to race back to the truck, tell my Dad who would make note of the delivery, thenI would race back into the home making sure I was quiet and respectful.  Those were different times then and the thought of leaving our houses open all ...
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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 Needle in the Haystack, Newton Luxury Home. With all the inventory of luxury properties available right now in Newton it takes some focus to pull out the wheat from the chaff. In many areas there is not enough inventory on the market right now, but this is not the case with Newton luxury homes. There is 9 months of listings with the average market being 6 months. This makes the Newton Luxury real estate market a Buyers market. Sounds good for the buyers, right? Well it is, but this comes with the caveat that you can get a great deal, not just a good one.Luxury homes are mostly nice. They have nice kitchens, nice landscaping, many nice amenities so what is the difference, how do you choose? New construction over an older home that has been rehabbed and updated is one difference. Peop...
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