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April 2017 - JANET PORCARO

Do you love Queen Anne Victorians? Wish you were born in a different time?

Do you love Queen Anne Victorians? Wish you were born in a different time?

If you answered yes to both those questions, welcome home to beautiful Auburndale and this huge Victorian beauty. Exterior boasts triple dormers with small decorative panels and a classic spindled porch where you enter into a entry hall, or as we would say today, mud room. Typically these homes are more restrained in decorative detailing compared to their piers, Italianate or Second Empire.

Do you love Queen Anne Victorians? Wish you were born in a different time?The layout of this elegant home is reminiscent of turn-of-the-century living, formal dinners, and quite afternoons, in the sitting room by the fireplace.  By the way, there are 5 fireplaces, so take your pick. The wainscoting will take your breath away.

Do you love Queen Anne Victorians? Wish you were born in a different time?

The dining rooms has a beautiful built in hutch and will make you want to start having family dinners again.

Do you love Queen Anne Victorians? Wish you were born in a different time?

This home is registered in the Massachusetts Historical Commission and was built in 1890 and per the listing sheet, “Private, fenced in backyard, organically grown and maintained with multiple patios and fire pit for entertaining. Second lot zoned for possible garage or non-dividable carriage house build. Large driveway to accommodate 6 cars on private road.”

MLS #72140183
248 Grove St, Auburndale, MA 02466
Offered at $1,199,000
11 rooms
6 bedrooms
3 full baths
Approx. Living Area 3,488 sq. ft.
Approx. Lot Size 17,520 sq. ft.
5 Fireplaces

Listing agent is Cat Mayo, Keller Williams Realty, Chestnut Hill.
If you would like a Buyer Agent’s assistance in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. I’m ready to move when you are.

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 ©2014 MLS Property.

Dreamy Newton Victorian Beautiful and Unique

Dreamy Newton Victorian Beautiful and Unique

Enter this gracious Victorian era home filled with the most fabulous crown molding I have seen in a long time, wide hallway and room for your baby grand. First floor enters to a huge foyer with high ceilings and patterned wainscoting. Bright front living room with fireplace and double hung windows opens to dining room with gas fireplace, and large kitchen for twenty of your closest friends. Kitchen opens to the spacious deck with sweeping view of the level yard.

Charming period bathrooms.Enter the ground level first floor with separate entry through a mudroom leading to two bedrooms and a full bath–perfect for in-law suite or air B&B. Second floor boast three large bedrooms, laundry, and charming period bathrooms. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet.

MLS #72137429
222 Grove St, Auburndale, MA 02466
Offered at $1,149,000
10 rooms
5 bedrooms
3 full baths
Approx. Living Area 2369 sq. ft.
Approx. Lot Size 21,595
1 Garage Space, 3 Parking Spaces

Listing agent is Emello & Pagani, Keller Williams Realty, Framingham.
If you would like a Buyer Agent’s assistance in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. I’m ready to move when you are.

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 ©2014 MLS Property.

Spring Means Hundreds of Houses for Sale Like Magic

Spring Means Hundreds of Houses for Sale Like Magic

There were 97 open houses in Newton this last Sunday, 97 single family houses, not counting condominiums or multi-family homes! Real estate is a cyclical business and spring is the height of the season. Spring starts early here in Massachusetts, however, the highest numbers of sales happen typically in May-June with a second peak in September-October. The chart below shows this cycle very clearly for the Newton single family home market.

Like Magic: Spring means more houses for sale

Newton Inventory Report – Data compiled from the Multiple Listing Service by Greater Boston Association Association of Realtors® Market Insights

Even though the number of active listings are increasing, the big culprit is lack of inventory.  Those looking to down-size are also finding the supply of mid-range priced homes in close proximity to the city are scarce. While younger families may decide to move out to commuter locations, many Baby Boomers prefer the more urban locations because they enjoy the vibrant energy, the many cultural events, excellent dining and shopping options.

With the lack of inventory, open houses become traffic jam and it is still not uncommon for homes to sell way over list price. When you are thinking of selling or buying, be sure to consult with an experienced real estate professional to help you experience a stress-free transaction.