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July 2013 - JANET PORCARO

Newton/Brookline Summer Real Estate Market Is Sizzling!

Newton/Brookline Summer Real Estate Market Is Sizzling!

Newton/Brookline Summer Real Estate Market is Sizzling!

Summer Real Estate Market Market

Summer real estate market in Newton Brookline is sizzling!

Usually, in the spring, prices are up by about 10%. The spring market is the height of the market. As summer arrives and weather heats up, vacations begin, and the real estate market quiets down with a drop in number of units sold and average sales price. But not so far this summer!

This year all bets are off.

The frantic activity of the early spring has followed with a rigorous summer market.  Curious about the number?  Look at data comparing June-July sales for Newton and Brookline.

Numbers don’t lie! 

  •  The days on market have dropped by nearly 50%.
  • List price to sale price averages OVER ASKING.

What will happen this fall? Stay tuned for more!

Newton Brookline Real Estate Market

Newton Brookline Real Estate Market

Data compiled from MLS Property Information Network MLSPin.

Elegant 2 Bedroom Brookline Condo

Elegant 2 Bedroom Brookline Condo

The Terraces in Brookline

From the Terraces courtyard to kitchen, this elegant home flows–great space, great layout, and abundant charm. Enter the high first floor unit to a gracious foyer and take in gleaming hardwood floors, crown molding, chair rails, and many other architectural details. Over 1300 sq ft with spacious living room, dining room, two bedrooms, and two full baths, plenty of closets, and an in-unit laundry. Gaze out the many windows to the beautifully landscaped grounds and then imagine sipping your morning coffee in the charming screened-in porch. Parking is included and with this location, the best of the city is at your footsteps.

325 Tappan Street, Unit 2
Brookline, MA 02445
Offered at $560,000.

Listing broker is Shira Steinberg, Keller Williams Realty, Newton – If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net

The Terraces in Brookline

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The information in this listing was gathered from third party sources including the seller and public records. MLS Property Information Network and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations or warranties as to the accuracy of this information. Content ©2011 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

Newton Mayor’s Summer Youth Intern Program

Newton Mayor’s Summer Youth Intern Program

Newton Mayor’s Summer Youth Intern Program

Helping newton youth prepare for their future

Goals

The goal of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship Program is to serve as a stepping stone and learning experience for young adults in the community. Internships will provide on the job experience and exposure to the world of work, as well as skill-building workshops and presentations from guest speakers.

www.newtonma.gov/youth

The Program

Mayor’s Summer Youth Intern Program was launched as a pilot program this year. I was very excited to learn my application was accepted and looked forward the orientation meeting with Jennifer O’Leary, Director of Youth Services, at City Hall. Our small group of Newton business volunteers learned some guidelines for successful mentoring included an emphasize on increasing teen confidence and connectedness to adults and community. Mentors are encouraged to model professional behavior and hold the teens to a high level of professional standards. Jennifer reassured us that she would be available for questions and consultations during the six week period of the internship.

Meet Suriya Ramachandrababu, Intern Extraordinaire

Meet Suriya Ramachandrababu, Intern Extraordinaire

After three delightful weeks of having Suriya working with me at Keller Williams Realty, I don’t know how I ever survived without him. Suriya came to my office with an interest in the real estate field and must admit he has taken to the job like a natural. I have given him variety of projects, both clerical and analytical. Suriya approaches all jobs, big and small, with the same goal oriented attitude. The amazing thing about this young man is his outstanding work ethic. Suriya is not clock watcher but he is always on time, in fact he needs to be reminded to take a lunch break and he is always willing to stay late if there is a job that needs to be done. Our office is lively and busy place which could for some be sometimes distracting. But Suriya fits right in working steadily, respecting those around him and always willing to pitch when needed.

For more information about Mayor’s Summer Youth Intern Program, please contact:

Jennifer O’Leary, Director of Youth Services, Health and Human Services Department
City of Newton
joleary@newtonma.gov

Moving to Newton? View Open Houses Here!

Moving to Newton? View Open Houses Here!

Although inventory is low, there are many desirable properties coming new to the market every day. If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour homes, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net.

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Stately Home on Islington Peninsula

Stately Home on Islington Peninsula

Stately Home on Islington Peninsula

Islington Home Newton MAIt is a beautiful thing when you see a home that has been thoughtfully designed to blend harmoniously with the natural world.  A stately Gambrel colonial with historic significance, 236 Islington Road sits on a verdant lot approximately 20,645 sq. ft. With over 4,00 sq. ft, the home has a versatile floor plan with features including custom millwork, gourmet kitchen, surround sound, second floor laundry room, california closets and so much more. The flow from room to room is enhanced by a palette of colors from the natural world. Beautiful windows throughout the home offer good light and green vistas looking out. Tile work and fixtures in the baths are noteworthy. The new construction built in 2007 was designed to blend with the original 1870 facade.

The transitional spaces blending the interior to exterior living include a mudroom with radiant heat and built in cabinetry, screened in porch looking out to the landscaped lot featuring specimen plantings, balconies, and a rear patio overlooking a large level lawn bordered with green trees, bushes, and other plantings. The two car garage is convenient to the mudroom entry.

Islington Peninsula is a small peninsula located in northwest Auburndale and is favored by many for the serene setting on the Charles River.

The peninsula itself appears to have taken its present form around 1815, when the construction of dams on the Charles River flooded an existing meadow and substantially divided this area from the rest of Auburndale…By the 1870s, the area was primarily encompassed by substantial estates owned by wealthy Boston businessmen attracted to the open space and clean air of the suburbs. – www.newtonma.gov

Whether you are a nature lover, have an interest in historic properties, or just enjoy the finer things in life, this is the home for you.

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Listing broker is Patricia Baker, Keller Williams Realty, Newton – If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net

Islington Home Newton MA

Islington Home Newton MAThe information in this listing was gathered from third party sources including the seller and public records. MLS Property Information Network and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations or warranties as to the accuracy of this information. Content ©2011 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.