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September 2012 - JANET PORCARO

Touch-a-Truck sponsored by the Newton Partnership!

Touch-a-Truck sponsored by the Newton Partnership!

Touch a TruckDo you “dig” Newton? Do you have a young child in your life who is fascinated by vehicles of all kinds? Then you’ll LOVE the Newton Touch-a-Truck event!

On Sunday, September 23th, The Newton Partnership is hosting our Fourth Annual Newton Touch-A-Truck event from 10am-1pm at Newton South High School at 140 Brandeis Rd. in Newton.

Kids will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a big rig, touch the scoop of a digger, see the inside of an ambulance, sit in a police cruiser, walk up the ramp of a delivery vehicle, and much more. Buy a drink or snack from a food truck.

Here is a partial list of the vehicles they are expecting:

Wally’s Ice Cream Truck, Shredder Truck, Ambulance,Tractor/Trailer Rig,Armored Car, Moving Van, Fire Truck, School Bus, Police Cruiser and Motorcycle, Flat Bed, and many more…

For more information, visit the Newton Touch-a-Truck home page.

For more information on The Newton Partnership, visit www.thenewtonpartnership.org

22 Days on Market!

22 Days on Market!

Welcome home!

This story is an example of the intense activity we are witnessing in this new market. The Pondside Condominiums are located in the heart of Jamaica Plain, close to the bustling Centre Street with many shops and restaurants, and even closer to the Jamaica Pond. Granted it is not often that units come to the market in this desirable row-house. This second floor unit was listed on July 20 and was under agreement by August 11, 2012. The property closed on September 7 because all conditions were in place for a quick close–42 total days on market total from list to close.

Ironically, in 2009 another unit in this same building that took 250 days to get to the closing table. That was then, this is now.

Welcoming Entry!

If you want to hear more, call me at 617.797.9497.

How I used social media to choose a color palette for my house

How I used social media to choose a color palette for my house

Selecting a paint color was always a monumental chore. I  travelling back and forth to the paint store in an exhausting search for the perfect color.  Armed with endless color chips and I usually ended up with a patchwork wall of sample colors, my mission has always been to find the perfect color for harmonious living. This would drive my husband crazy.

This time it was different.  I let my fingers do the walking–browsed from my sofa on my tablet searching for the perfect paint color for my hillside bungalow.  I had so much fun using Pinterest.com (read more below.) I learned all about the latest rage in paint colors and could actually see examples with beautiful photographs. The pictures often link to useful web sites where I got to read about what kind of colors work for hillside bungalows and such.

With Pinterest.com and a great house-painter we had the recipe for succe

I am pleased to recommend, Eduardo Malta of Malta’s Painting. (781) 927-4688. Eduardo and his team where efficient, cheerful and very clean. For more recommend service providers, check out my Business Directory.

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. ~ Pinterest.com

Blue Bungalow on the hillside

 

Search for the Holy Multi-family Home!

Search for the Holy Multi-family Home!

Multi-family homes are in demand in the Greater Boston Area.

Fact: the real estate market has come alive. Fact: number of sales are up. Fact: sale prices are rising. Dozens of statistical reports confirm. Investors are actively pursuing real estate investment options. Buyers are looking for owner occupant rental income properties. The statistics are striking for Newton multi-family homes.

Sales Comparison - Multi-Family Homes in Newton

Sales comparison – multi-family homes sold
Newton 2012 v. 2011
Data compiled from MLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are an investor or an owner occupant buyer, if you find the right property at the right price, you might find yourself in a multiple bid situation. Find a good Buyer Agent to help you find the right home at the right price. Call Janet at 617.797.9497.