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Take the Elevator Up to this Spacious, Bright Condo with Great Outdoor Space

Take the Elevator Up to this Spacious, Bright Condo with Great Outdoor Space

Luxury living at 77 Court Street located less than a half-mile to vibrant, revitalized Newtonville with lots of shops, restaurants, and the advantage of the Commuter Rail and easy access to all highways.

Enter the two-level unit with an open layout, chef’s kitchen with waterfall quartz island, and dining and living area with sliders opening to a large deck. The cathedral ceiling adds to the drama. Stairs lead to a loft area on the second floor. Two master suites, one on the first floor and another upstairs–both with full baths and walk-in closets. Additional guest bedroom or office on the second floor off the open loft area.

This 2017 new construction building has an excellent Condo Association. Friendly lobby and shared outside space in the rear with picnic table and charcoal burning grill ready for you to enjoy.

77 Court Street, Unit 302, Newton, Offered at $1,229,000, MLS # 72803755
Eight rooms, three bedrooms, two full baths, one-half bath, Living area 2,230 sq. ft.

If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net or call 617-797-9497.

The listing broker is Haywood Kristiansen Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential.

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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.

Believe me! There is no fortune telling in real estate, only insights!

Believe me! There is no fortune telling in real estate, only insights!

I don’t have a crystal ball, but I can tell you there will be bidding wars over houses all over the Greater Boston Area this week.

It’s frustrating, people want to know what the future will bring. . .

. . .there are plenty of speculations, but if you are thinking of making a move, this kind of “noise” is not helpful.

What is the answer?

Find a real estate professional who can give you the information you need to make confident real estate decisions. Someone who has taken the time to know what is happening in the neighborhood when you need it. Someone who can give you insights by showing you houses that have sold recently, homes currently in contract, and the active competition.

The New York Times wrote Tech Executives Aren’t Fortune Tellers. The same is true for Realtors®.

Call/text me anytime at 617-797-9497 with your real estate questions. I’m here for you. ~Janet

Do you remember Zoltar from the Tom Hanks movie, BIG?

Zoltar Photo by Hulki Okan Tabak on Unsplash

People who work in technology are often incredibly smart. But that doesn’t necessarily make them accurate forecasters of human and social behavior. ~New York Times

Can you Compare Buying Slippers (with arch support) to Buying a House?

Can you Compare Buying Slippers (with arch support) to Buying a House?

THE SLIPPERS
Yesterday I went to buy a new pair of slippers. I wanted slippers with good arch support.  The Barn, my go-to shoe store in Newton, was short on supply in sizes and styles. So I went on-line and found many styles and sizes were on backorder. More desirable products were priced higher.

The Washington Post reports a “pandemic of broken toes…calluses, tendonitis, and heel pain.”

The bottom line is the demand for slippers with arch support is high, supply is down, and prices are rising.


THE HOUSES
Every day, buyers are competing for houses, single-family, and condominiums. Location is a factor and the geographic range is shifting.

A Middlesex Market Review3-21 (below) illustrates the story of decreased inventory and appreciating prices.

The bottom line is the supply of houses for sale is at a historic low and prices are escalating at an unpredictable rate.


Whether you’re thinking of selling or not, you owe it to yourself to know the value of your home.

Please email me or call or text me at 617-797-9497 with your questions. I’m here for you.

Middlesex County Area Market Review
2021 vs. 202 As of March 2, 2021
Prepared by Janet Porcaro
Source: 2021 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

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Cheerful Brighton Two Bedroom Condo with Parking!

Cheerful Brighton Two Bedroom Condo with Parking!

26 Waverly Avenue, Unit 106
Brighton, MA 02135
MLS # 72715067
Offered at $350,000

 

When you enter this cheerful garden level condominium, you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of space this home offers. The white wide-brick wall in the living area adds character and has a hanging rail for your artwork and photos. The condo is and freshly painted throughout..

The assigned parking space is a big bonus. The highly desirable Brighton location has a high walk-score which soon will get even higher as the neighborhood continues to evolve. North Brighton is located close to many shops, eateries, and more. There is easy access to public transportation and the new Boston Landing Station. The exciting new community center, The Speedway, coming Spring ’21, with local food & drink, shopping, local artisans, and a public courtyard for creative programs/events appealing to all ages, and the ever-evolving Brighton community is the icing on the cake.

The Master bedroom has a ceiling fan and a walk-in closet and the second bedroom would make a great guest room or perfect home office.

Laundry is a few doors down on the same floor.

Nothing to do but move in with all the updates and improvements including newer appliances, some replaced windows, freshly painted throughout, and many updates and improvements.

The Waverly Arms Condominium Trust has a solid Association. Many building updates include the landscaped yard, a handsome new fence, and an irrigation system. There is a new heating system on the way to reduce heating costs this winter.

Why rent when you can enjoy the benefits of homeownership–the condo fee includes heat and hot water, and Boston taxes have a residential exemption for owner-occupants.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Brighton is becoming a revitalized destination location. 26 Waverly is close to Harvard, Boston Landing, and the future site of the American Repertory Theatre, and has easy access to highways and public transportation.

MORE ABOUT BRIGHTON

New Balance World Headquarters that’s been commanding the most attention lately. Boston Landing, a 15-acre mixed-use development filled with office space, retail stores, restaurants, and sports facilities for both the Bruins and Celtics is a neighborhood in its own right. Companies such as Bose, Roche, Proteostasis Theraputics Inc., and Mass Innovation Labs have set up shop, and the new Boston Landing Commuter Rail stop provides a much-needed link to a section of Brighton that was previously inaccessible by train. Boston Magazine

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Updates and Improvements

2020
Carpets Steam Cleaned
Living Room, Bedrooms, Dining Room Painted
Replacement filters on range hood
2 Windows replaced in living room and bedroom
Wall repair
New Neat heat baseboard covers installed throughout

2019
New Refrigerator
New Dishwasher
New Disposal/Insinkerator

2017
Installed New Kitchen Ceiling Fixture

2012

All cabinets and drawers resurfaced.
New Countertops and stainless steel sink and faucet
New Kitchen Floor Tile
New Carpeting living/dining/hall

2011
Air Conditioner Installed

2010
New glass-topped stove
Window treatments

2005

Bath Fitter Installed
Toto Toilet
Vanity
Mirrored medicine cabinet
Light fixture

Rare Luxurious Two Bedroom Condominium in Beautiful Newtonville

Rare Luxurious Two Bedroom Condominium in Beautiful Newtonville

77 Court Street, Unit 207, Newtonville, MA 02460
MLS # 72756422
Offered at $865,000
4 rooms
2 bedrooms
2 full baths
Living area 1,575 sq. ft.

One floor living in a 2017 new construction elevator building located in the heart of Newtonville. This large corner unit offers An open floor plan that has white oak floors, high ceilings, and over-sized windows affording amazing light.

This home checks all the boxes!

The kitchen features Caesarstone polished counters with an oversized waterfall island, custom kitchen cabinets, and stainless steel energy-saving appliances. The Master Suite has a walk-in closet and a large bath with double sinks and a glass-enclosed step-in shower. Both baths have spa-like finishes.

Over-sized windows and amazing light throughout the day. Other “essential amenities” include an in-unit washer/dryer, large private deck, and separate utilities.

The cherry on top is the parking:  one garage parking space and one outside parking space, not to forget, a large private storage room.

This traditional architectural style New England building fits perfectly in the neighborhood of traditional homes on a side street.  The building is professionally managed and has elegant common areas including a community library in the foyer and an outside garden area with a grill and picnic bench.

Outside common area

Patio with picnic bench and charcoal grill.

It is conveniently located to the center of Newtonville, with easy access to major highways, commuter rail, express bus line, shopping, schools, and more.

The listing broker is Luan White, Coldwell Banker Realty – Brookline

If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net or call 617-797-9497.

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.