2 BR condo for sale Newton

250 Hammond Pond Parkway #401N, Newton 02467

Luxury Living in Chestnut Hill.  Beautiful corner unit with treetop view and flooded with sunlight.  Brilliant floor plan is built for comfortable living with an open living room and dining room, separate kitchen with brand new appliances, and two generous bedrooms.  Master suite features a walk-in closet. Tons of closet space, central air, and hardwood floors.   

This condominium comes with TWO parking spaces.  Private balcony with green views. Carefree lifestyle with manicured grounds, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, guest parking and 24-hour security and concierge. Desirable location close to the area’s best restaurants and shops, and easy access to highways.   

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Specifications:

Two Bedrooms

Two Full Bathrooms

1285 square feet

Taxes $7,100

Condo fee $718

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home for sale West Newton

110 Cherry Street Newton, MA 02465

Home sweet home.  Sunny, cheerful and spacious West Newton house with great curb appeal and large yard. 
 
Living room has fireplace and mantle, and French doors to adorable sunroom perfect for year-round lounging and morning coffee.  
 
Formal dining room with sliders to deck, and kitchen features new stainless steel appliances. Guest bath on first floor, and a breezeway where to leave your coats and boots.  Three well proportioned bedrooms upstairs and wood floors throughout.  Finished basement makes for an ideal media or game room.
 
Large deck and a fenced-in flat back yard.
 
This house is move-in ready!  Superb commuter location whether going inbound or outbound.  Easy access to Pike and only one mile from West Newton Square and rail station.
 
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Specifications:
 
3 bedrooms
 
1.5 baths
 
Garage
 
Price: $819,000
 
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130 Boylston Street #2, Newton

Newton / Chestnut Hill Two bedroom condo

Live near all the action of Chestnut Hill. Two bedroom condominium in well run association, located steps to the Chestnut Square, Chestnut Hill Mall, The Street. Sunny and cheerful home with hardwood floors and many updates. Travertine and glass tile bathroom, kitchen features granite counters, new dishwasher and stove. Spacious bedrooms and living room with a wall of closets. Dining area seats six easily. Carport parking and two storage spaces are included. Laundry in the basement and guest parking.

Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Parking: 1
Storage: Yes
Condo Fee: $470.00, heat and hot water included
Owner occupancy: 100%
Square feet: 959

Price $575,000

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6 Peach Tree Lane, Newton

6 Peach Tree Lane, Newton MA 02459

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Sunny and cheerful home in desirable South Newton location.  

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Set on a dead-end street, on a private lot, this is a split level house with gleaming hardwood floors.

Kitchen features maple cabinets, granite counters, with stainless steel appliances and sub-zero fridge, opens to spacious dining area ideal for entertaining.  Large living room with fireplace with bonus study/sitting room area overlooking backyard with treetop views.  En-suite master bedroom.   

Lower level perfect for a family/game room with professional grade pool table included, plus full bath with indoor jacuzzi.  Access to enclosed patio and yard from lower level.  Custom wrought iron gate and shutters and maintenance-free exterior.   Direct entry two car garage, plus tons of storage space.

Close to schools, major highways.

 

Specifications:

3 bed

3 bath

1930 sf

Schools: Memorial Spaulding, Oak Hill, South High School

Lot 10K

Price:  $1,068,000

 
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113 Carslile Newton MA

113 Carlisle Street, Newton Center: Splendid Young Townhouse

Young construction tri-level townhouse near Newton Center. Located on a quiet dead-end street and surrounded by trees and conservation land. Open kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Inviting living area with high ceilings, gas fireplace, elegant crown molding, and privacy from every window. Mahogany deck perfect for dining and entertaining. Master bedroom has walk-in-closet and five piece en-suite. Second bedroom also has a walk-in closet, en-suite, and built-in shelves. Third bedroom on third floor along with sunny recreation room / study / family room with cathedral ceilings and porch. Two car garage. Easy access to both Newton Center and Chestnut Hill shopping area.

 

Basic Information:
113 Carlisle Street, Newton 02459
7 rooms
3 bed with potential for 4th
3.5 bath
2671sf
Assessed value $922,700
Central Air
Gas heating and cooking
2 car garage
Grade school :Bowen

$1099,000

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Median Prices Newton MA 2015

Chart of the Week: Newton MA Outpacing the Bay State

It’s no secret Newton is one of the most desirable, and most expensive, community in Massachusetts.  But Greater Boston residents often forget the rest of the state has a very different real estate experience.  Just how different?

In the since 2013, Newton prices have gone from a median price of $826,000 to $1,186,000 in year-to-date calculations.  Massachusetts as a whole the numbers are very different.  From 2013’s median price of $295,000, a single family home is now at a median price of $325,000.

But forget the absolute values, and look at the percentage change.  As Newton single family home prices increased by 30% the past two years, while the Bay State has seen a tame 10% increase in median home prices.  Chart below is courtesy of Raveis.com.
Median Prices Newton MA 2015

There are two ways I can tell the story behind the chart: either Newton is a leading indicator of what will happen in the rest of the state, or this is evidence of a more permanent uneven economic recovery in Massachusetts.

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Chart of The Week: Newton Single Family Home Median Price

Do you remember when you could buy a house in Newton for $280,000?  I am too young to remember, but I was a real estate agent in 2005, when prices skyrocketed to a median price of $820,000.  February 2015, median price was $1,110,000.

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This week I am looking at the median sale price of Newton houses for the month of February from 1987 to 2015.  February is a finicky month.  It is easily affected by the weather.  It is when Spring market is suppose to commence, but sometimes does not.  What is important about February in the real estate market world, it sets the tone with which we will experience our most important months of sales, March through June.

Looking at this chart, created by the Warren Group who compile this information, we see the 32% hike in median price from February 2014 to February 2015.  As buyers grumble about this, I can remind them of the 35% hike of 1998 and the 42% spike of 2005.

Making a bet on what happens next depends on whether you are a big picture or a details kind of person.  “Zooming out” and looking at the trend line, the long term price trajectory of Newton homes is upwards.  Looking more closely,  you find years of price adjustments following a couple years of price increases.  Most major price hikes have been followed by an ease in prices the following year.  This may be encouraging news for buyers who are frustrated by the bidding and lack of inventory.  These buyers may want to wait out the tight market, (unless they are both buying and selling).

Median Price Newton Houes

No matter how you look at this chart, and if you even care of such statistics, I will share the advice I give my clients: work around your life’s schedule and don’t try and time the market.  For every optimist there is a nay sayer, every analysis has holes, and every statistic can be doubted.

As you ponder the median price of Newton single family homes, astonished by $1,110,000, look forward to the day you say, “Remember when you could buy a house in Newton for only a million?”

 

952 Beacon Street, Newton Center 02459

Living in Newton MA

Beautifully preserved Victorian-era home in exceptional Newton Center location.

You will appreciate the period details of the house as soon as you enter. On the first floor, French doors lead to gracious living room with fireplace, open to the gracious dining room. Bright and cheerful kitchen with large windows and a butler’s pantry.

Off the foyer there is a study / library with built-in shelving. On the second level you will find the master-suite with extra-large bathroom and fireplace. Bedrooms are generous in size and separated by the landing. Bow window with built-in window seat in natural wood. Convenient second floor laundry and a back hallway leading to kitchen.

Third floor has high ceilings and four spacious bedrooms, full bath, plus sewing room. Whimsical decorations perfectly blend with the natural woodwork and plenty of natural light.
 
Central air system. Exterior features include a wrap-around porch, back deck and yard.

This beautiful house was built in 1903, and it is located a short walk to shops, restaurants, Crystal Lake, the Newton Center Playground, Mason Rice elementary school.

Price: $1,285,000 Rooms: 13 Bedrooms: 7 Baths: 3.5 Square Feet: 3658 Acres: 0.15

 

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Newton Pending house Sales

Newton Single Family Houses Market Update: March 2014

Newton MA’s housing market has been eliciting many complaints from buyers for about a year now.  The tight market is putting pressure on prices and many young families are priced out.

Housing Market Update for Newton MA

Since 2010, house prices have climbed from an average of $744,367 to $1,167,944, according to statistics from Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Newton Single Family Sold, 2010-2014

Sold Homes Average Price Average Days on Market
March 2010 32 $744,367 65
March 2011 28 $906,121 101
March 2012 29 $718,552 69
March 2013 26 $974,728 60
March 2014 33 $1,167,944 72

 Currently, there are 100 houses on market, with 54 of them priced between $1,000,000-$2,500,000.

Newton houses on market

There are 132 pending sales, 68 of these homes price between $900,000-$2,000,000.  Compared with the number of currently listed homes, this is a very tight market.

Newton Pending house Sales

Newton Center, 02459, Housing Update

Newton Center, zip code 02459, is especially desirable.  The market action index (MAI) is a measure of the housing market’s orientation.  A number above 30 is a seller’s market.  Currently, at 48, Newton Center has a strong seller’s market.

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It’s easy to see why Newton Center has a strong seller’s market: inventory has been on a steady decline for three years.  The seasonal turnaround starts around early Spring, and we see a slight rise in inventory this year.  But will it exceed last years?

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My prediction is that inventory will rise and buyers will regain some control over the market.  In Newton, and particularly Newton Center, 2014 will continue the trend as a seller’s market, but with a decline from the current position.

This year seems extremely slow so far, this is due to the weather and lack of motivation to both prepare a home for market and go out to look at homes January through most of March.  A turnaround in April and May is expected.

Buyers have no reason to rejoice, but at least breath a little.

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Renovate or Sell As Is?

Should I Renovate or Sell As Is?

When prospective home sellers invite me for a consultation, the most common question is not,”What is my home’s value?” but, “Should I renovate or sell the house as is?”

selling house in Newton MA

If your house is on a large parcel, it may be worth more than you think!

Several considerations are made to answer the questions of renovating or selling as-is.  At the top of the list is the local real estate market conditions.  No one answer can be given to this question, and discussing the house without a understanding the market is futile.

The advice here applies especially to South Newton MA, Chesnut Hill MA and Brookline MA, as well as parts of Boston, where land is scarce and the houses are old.  There is a great demand for luxury housing in the Boston area, which drive the pressure on the land and tear-down markets.

Brookline MA, for example, has a very high demand for land and tear-downs.  An old house which can be taken down can be worth more than a bigger house, if the land is larger and buildable.  Furthermore, the zoning of a parcel dictates how many units can be built and the size of the homes.  This is key knowledge to the equation.

Once the local real estate market and the town zoning is understood, review the considerations below to learn how I advise my clients.

In order for me to recommend renovations to a Brookline or Newton house, these are the things I look for:

1. The home owners have energy, patience, interest, and financial resources to make changes.

If a you some cash and bit of interest in renovating things, some projects may yield a return greater than 100%. Make sure you do ONLY those projects.  Don’t make these common home improvement mistakes.

2. The home is in generally good shape already.

Maybe you already have a new kitchen, so modernizing the bath would increase the value of the home. Or the home is in perfect condition other than some old carpeting, then I recommend changing the carpet. Another scenario is if the inside of the home is updated, but the exterior is a bit shabby. Here I recommend investing in making the house look great outside.

3. Market conditions favor home buyers.

Home buyers, to distinguish from investors or developers, tend to want to do less work. Walking into a house which is ready is highy valued by young families and overworked professionals.

In order to recommend selling your home as is, I look for the following:

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Your property’s value depends on the town’s zoning code.

1. If you can’t do the work, or it will be a great burden, then don’t!

Even projects which may be a good financial investment re not worth your stress and exhaustion.

2. The home needs too much work.

If your house hasn’t been updated many years, or if the house is in a consistent condition throughout, then sell the home as it is, to the right buyer. Don’t waste time and money on renovating a pink, mud-back tile bathroom if the kitchen is to remain avocado color and the wallpaper is peeling in the dining room.

It is likely the next owner will take on a major project and your bathroom may be turned into a pantry. Don’t put money into a part of the home, when the rest will remain outdated.

3. The market favors developers.

A developer is not paying a premium for upgrading something. If the devlopers are the strength in the market, they may be able to offer you more than a home buyer. Always speak with a local and highly experienced agent before you may any such decision.

4. Your house is in the immediate Boston Area and you are sitting on a chunk of land.

On a large lot in Boston, Newton, or Brookline, the house is almost always secondary. If the lot can be subdivided, if it can be turned into a multi-unit property, or if your house is small – the value is in the potential, rather than the house.

Whenever you consider selling your home, you must first speak with a real estate agent who can identify the strengths of the house. Learn the current market value of your home (Zestimates do not count), and who is the most likely buyer for your home. Only then decide to renovate or sell as is.

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