The question of the day: “How’s the market?

I have been asked that question at least once a day over the past month. The best answer about the overall market is looking at the facts and figures. But when choosing a home, facts and figures aren’t enough. The essence of home is personal.

Let’s look at two active listings in Newton. As you take them in, notice your reactions to the homes. Both of these beautiful single families are located on the south side of Newton, Massachusetts. At the time of this writing, they were currently each listed just over $1,000,000.

16 Sharpe Rd, Newton, MA

16 Sharpe Rd, Newton, MA

36 High Rock Terr, Newton, MA

36 High Rock Terr, Newton, MA

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Facts alone don’t tell the story

16 Sharpe Road, Newton, MA 02459 – a spacious gracious Contemporary located in a woodland setting. Lots of light from the many skylights and windows for your bird watching pleasure. This lovely home has been generously expanded and renovated in 2004.

Fireplaced living room

Fireplaced living room

Woodland Setting

Beauty of the natural world

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Contemporary kitchen

Thank you to Roman Reznikov, Listing Agent, Weichert Realtors.

36 High Rock Terr, Newton, MA 02467 – a 2007 renovation of a Colonial with an open floor plan. Spacious deck and screened-in porch opens the home to the outdoor world. The quality of design and construction is evident in this beautiful home.

Screened porch of living area

Screened porch of living area

Open living space

Open living space

Elegant construction
Elegant construction

Thank you to David Walsh, Listing agent, RE/MAX First Realty, Inc.

Both of these homes have many similarities, including the excellent south side locations; proximity to Newton Schools; nice placement on good sized lots; excellent flow from the inside out. Yet each has a unique style and feeling. For example, notice the differences in the fireplaces. The one in the contemporary home has a brick surround, the other a classic wooden mantel. The windows of the colonial are divided into smaller panes, those in the other offer an unbroken view. What is the essence of home for you? What is the single most important quality/feature that you desire in your home?

To see more Newton Listings, visit www.YourNewtonMove.com. To arrange a private showing, contact Janet@AroundBrooklineNewton.com.

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