1662 Commonwealth Avenue #31, Brighton 02135

1662 Commonwealth Avenue #31, Brighton 02135

JUST LISTED:  1662 Commonwealth Avenue #31, Brighton 02135

Bright third floor condominium in desirable building near T.  There’s a lot to love about it:

Extra large five room unit with open dining and living room.  Hardwood floors, French doors, high ceilings and arabesque detail give the unit character and charm.  

Renovated granite kitchen, beautifully done marble and tile bath. Bedrooms are spacious and have great closet space.  

Located near B line, minutes to C line, stroll to Wholefoods and great restaurants. Move in!

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5 rooms

2 bedrooms

819 square feet

Taxes $3,749.74

Condo Fee: $398 includes heat and hot water

Price: $500,000

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40 S Crescent Circuit Brighton MA 02135

40 S Crescent Circuit, Brighton 02135

40 S Crescent Circuit, Brighton 02135

Rarely available single family house in desirable Brighton neighborhood.  

Take a look:


This sunny home is enjoyed the second you walk in. High ceilings and hardwood floors throughout.  Loaded with period charm, details include two colorful picture windows, built-in hutch and fireplace.  

Spacious living room leads to formal dining room with direct access to deck, overlooking large, fenced yard.  

Lovingly landscaped front yard with terraces and flowering plants. Kitchen features new butcher-block counters and gas cooking.  Full basement with laundry. Private driveway for off-street parking.

This house is move-in ready!

Minutes to both Chandler Pond and Oak Square.  Easily commute anywhere – to Pike, and bus downtown.  

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3 bedrooms

1.5 baths

Lot Size: 4,050 square feet

Living Area:  1,190 square feet

Parking: driveway off street

Taxes: $4,831.28

Price:  $645,000


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8 Kinross #2 Brighton

8 Kinross #2, Brighton

JUST LISTED: 8 Kinross Road #2 in Brighton 02135 

Delightful, convenient and rarely available two bedroom condominium in excellent building.  

Hardwood floors and great ceiling height. Front hall with coat closet, leads to bright and spacious living room.  

Gas cooking in the the eat-in kitchen. Master bedroom is large with a deep closet. White bath with adjacent linen closet.  

Private balcony, large enough for table and chairs. Well maintained building, professionally managed. Cleveland Circle, walk to B, C, and D lines.  Parking is included!

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2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

782 square feet

Condo Fee: $413.81

Taxes: $4,005

Price: $489,000

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7 Cummings #5 Brighton

7 Cummings Road #5, Brighton

7 Cummings Road #5, Brighton. Incredible two bedroom home in Victorian House, Walk to T, with parking. Check, check and check! You’re going to love this one.

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Incredible and rarely available condominium home in Victorian house on Brookline line.  

This two bedroom condo has been beautifully maintained and updated featuring modern baths and granite eat-in kitchen.  

Spacious, sunny, and excellent floor plan. Generous closet space and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Living room has a fireplace, stain glass window, and study/library nook.  

Front facing deck with treetop views of the lovely neighborhood.

High owner occupancy and professionally managed association. Parking included. Steps to C, D, B lines, Wholefoods, Cleveland Circle, Washington Square.

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2 Bedroom

1.5 Bath

1,152 square feet

Second floor unit

Condo fee $473 includes heat and hot water

1 Parking spot

Price: $640,000

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Boston Real Estate Market Update

Real Estate Market Update – July 2018

The market is hot right now in Boston, Brookline and Brighton. Will it stay that way? I’ve been helping clients make great real estate decisions for over 15 years. Here’s my thoughts on the Boston real estate market right now:


Hi, everybody. It’s Ruth. I want to give a quick market update. It is the end of July 2018, and we have had really a very robust and unusually busy market this summer. July is quiet, and August, are usually quite slow in Boston in real estate. So what is attributing to this market? I think I’ve spoken to this, about this before.

Some people are saying, “Well, the weather was really terrible through mid-April; therefore, buyers were not out, and sellers were not coming on the market until late April, early May.” More likely culprit was all the market jitters we had in the beginning of the year, plus the interest rate hikes that started, and are going to continue through the rest of the year. Everybody kind of took a pause to see what’s going on with their finances.

We’re also seeing this trend throughout the country. I’ve spoken to agents all around the country, where they do have a seasonal market, like we do here in Boston. And they are saying July is unusually busy after a very slow first quarter 2018. National statistics are out. May home sales have declined nationwide. We are looking at an inventory shortage, a story throughout this country. The people who are suffering the most are the first time home buyers, the young families, the entry-level buyers. For us here in Boston metro, we’re looking in the smaller condo, the two-bedroom condo market, and this is a problem nationwide with smaller homes.

I did some research for a client of mine and we looked at the numbers. In the past four years, four years, the average prices of condominiums in Brighton have gone up 55%, 55%. The past four years, the average price of condominium Brookline have gone up 40%. Wow, what an investment in the past few years to own a condominium in Brookline, Brighton, and really, in most of greater Boston.

But if the average price has gone up by 55%, does that mean your condo is worth 55% more? Well, not necessarily and probably not. That average price is really being pulled up by a lot of the, kind of the luxury, and the new construction, and the larger units being built this past couple of years in Brighton, and now are being sold. They are pulling this number up. Your home is not necessarily worth 55% more than it was just four years ago. But it is worth a lot more. It has been a very dynamic and generous market to home sellers in almost all of Boston’s neighborhoods, Brookline, as well as Newton.

If you have any questions about the real estate market, don’t hesitate to contact me. Text, write me, call me. I love hearing from you. Have a fantastic rest of the summer.

16 Colliston #2 Brighton MA

16 Colliston Road Unit 2, Brighton, MA

16 Colliston Road Unit 2, Brighton, MA

Desirable, quiet and beautiful Colliston Road in Cleveland Circle.   Extraordinary second floor unit of Victorian era house of six units.  

This sun-splashed 680 square foot one bedroom condominium has windows in three directions with treetop views.  

Enter the foyer and walk into open living area with fireplace, open to updated granite kitchen with tons of cabinets and counter space.  

Bedroom features two closets and Cathedral ceilings with skylights.

Super comfortable with in-unit laundry and individual heating unit.  Storage space in basement.

Walk to D, C, B lines, Cleveland Circle, Washington Square. One parking space included.

Price: $439,000

Take a look at this stunning unit:

Check out the view you get in this newly listed property in Cleveland Circle:

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42 Orkney Road, Brighton

42 Orkney Road #1, Brighton, MA 02135

Brand new listing in HOT HOT HOT Brighton.

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Cleveland Circle! Spacious high first floor unit in desirable Brownstone.  

Front-to-back layout with bow windows in the front, high ceilings and hardwood floors.  

This unit has a beautifully updated bathroom and kitchen which features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile backslash and great cabinets.  

Extra large private storage in the basement and a balcony in the back.  

Steps to B, C, D lines, restaurants and reservoir.

812 square feet
2 bedroom
1 bath
Price: $499,000

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64 Lanark Street #2, Brighton

65 Lanark Road #2, Brighton

65 Lanark Road Unit #2, Brighton

Located in the heart of Cleveland Circle, near Brookline line, steps to C, D, and B lines.  Spacious unit in a pre-war building.  High ceilings, big windows, and hardwood floors.  Kitchen has gas cooking and space for dining.  Bedroom is extra-large, and there is plenty of storage space in the unit including coat and linen closets.  Building has young boiler and roof, low fee.  Peaceful corner of Lanark and Kilsyth, excellent option for investor or owner occupant.


663 Square Feet

1 bed

1 bath

Hardwood floors

Condo fee: $292

Price: $349,000

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88 Gordon #101 Brighton

88 Gordon Street #101, Brighton

Excellent investment or owner occupant opportunity in convenient location.  Studio in excellent location near B line, a walk to Brighton Center, Boston Landing, Harvard Street / Cambridge Street.  Unit is in good condition and has excellent closet space and nice layout.  Big windows allowing plenty of light.  Commonwealth Park is a well maintained building with a pool.  Laundry in building and extra storage available.  Rental parking in lot in front of unit may be transferred.

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281 Square Feet
Price $240,000

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Walkability in Boston: Best Areas in Brighton

Would you like to live somewhere where you can easily walk to everything you need in the Greater Boston area?

Wondering if Brighton is a good location for walkability

Most of Brighton has good access to public transportation and some commercial centers.  There are sections which feel a bit suburban and distant, though.  Here are the best hubs for those who want to live a short walk to public transportation, shops, restaurants, and a hip coffee shop.

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Boston Landing is the Commuter Rail stop built near the New Balance headquarters.  It features retail space, a hotel, garage, and restaurants. Both North Brighton and Lower Allston residents will benefit and can easily walk to the new center.  Find an interactive map of what can be found at the commercial hub here: https://bostonlandingdevelopment.com/map-directions/

Nearby Western Avenue has also seen an influx of business and housing development.  

Housing in this area is mostly multi-family houses, many of which have been converted into modest condominiums.  Some larger buildings, a few newer construction townhouses, and rental units are available.

This is a great spot for young professionals and young families looking for an affordable home within Boston with an easy commute in and out of the City.

condos for young professionals boston

Cleveland Circle has been highly desirable many years for several reasons.  First, the access to the T is excellent.  Live in this area and you can hop on the B, the C or the D lines.  The area has a beautiful reservoir and is a great place to walk and jog, and/or take advantage of the playground and public pool.  

Many of the restaurants in Cleveland Circle are well established, such as Eagle’s Deli and Pino’s Pizza.  The Real Deal sandwich shop has also moved in.  There are both Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks to appease both sides of the coffee debate.  Or you can go independent and visit Fuel on Chestnut Hill Ave.

The Cleveland Circle area also borders some of the most beautiful parts of Brookline.  The Circle Cinema is being replaced with new residential, hotel and retail space which will give the area a well deserved commercial space.  More here: http://www.clevelandcircledevelopment.com/readme/

Housing in the Cleveland Circle area is mostly low-rise pre-war brownstones with 1 or 2 bedroom condos and sparse parking.  It has had a reputation for being home mostly to undergraduate college students, but soaring home prices have made room for a more mature population of mostly young professionals and graduate students.


Brighton Center is well served by buses, and has a commercial hub around Washington Street.  It starts near St. Elizabeth Hospital and ends around Oak Square, where you find the local YMCA.  The local Boston Public Library branch will not disappoint.

In the past few years, Brighton Center has become a more diverse and desirable destination as great restaurants moved in.  

Housing in Brighton Center ranges from large Victorian single family houses, to more modest single family homes, two family houses, and condominiums in 2-5 unit buildings.  There are has been new construction of high end rental units and townhouses to serve the growing population of the hospital’s workers.  Brighton has also become a popular home for graduate students, professors and staff commuting to Harvard University and other points in Cambridge.

Buses servicing Brighton Center include 501, express to Downtown, 503 express to Copley, and buses to Forest Hills, Dudley, Sullivan Square, Watertown, and Kenmore.


Brighton offers a lot of options for those who want walkability. Is walkability something that’s important to you when looking for a new place to live? I’d love to hear from you.