Penthouse Condo With Treetop City Views in Vibrant Uphams Corner

Penthouse Condo With Treetop City Views in Vibrant Uphams Corner

A HOME WITH A VIEW IN A DYNAMIC BOSTON LOCATION

1-3 Howard Place, Unit B
Boston, MA 02125
Offered at $400,000

First showing at Open Houses on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. 

Pristine penthouse condominium, 2018 renovation fully equipped with all the bells and whistles. With approx. 1,168 square feet of living space, this charming two-bedroom, one-bath home has a heating/cooling system with a programmable thermostat. The open living space features a tiled built-in electric fireplace and a fabulous back deck with city views. The in-unit laundry area is equipped with a clever Murphy storage system with a drop-down workbench.  The light is amazing in every room with many windows and large Velux skylights. All windows have Levolor blinds with room darkening mode for the bedrooms. The beautiful spa-like bath, with a skylight, has a lovely Strasser vanity. This amazing home also comes with a tandem parking space.

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ENJOY REVITALIZED UPHAMS CORNER

Uphams Corner is a major urban center experiencing a revival compared to Davis Square in Somerville. The Kroc Community Center offers fitness/health programs for all ages with an aquatics park, pool, fitness center, and more. Even closer to the home is the Mary Hannon Playground/basketball court. Further improvements underway are a new plaza for community events, a splash pad, a workout area, and a dog park! This location is a commuter’s delight: .2 mile to Uphams Corner Station (10 minutes to South Station).

Indeed, Upham’s Corner has architectural and historic significance, don’t miss this opportunity to live in this wonderful community.

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Are You Looking to Build a Home? Nearly a Half Acre Available in Wellesley!

Located in highly desirable Wellesley, this Cape-style home is situated on a lush green lot where possibilities abide! The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with approximately 1,152 sq. ft. living area. Renovation and/or expansion would offer you the ability to design the home suited to your lifestyle. The lot is approximately 19,668 sq. ft. (.45 acre.) There is a one-car garage and currently parking for 5 vehicles.

If you have been dreaming of updating or building your dream home, your search has ended! Call or text me at 617-797-9497 to arrange a tour with a Buyer Agent’s perspective. All offers are encouraged.

1 Vista Road
Wellesley, MA: Babson Park, 02481
MLS # 72838585

LOCATION

This beautiful Wellesley location is one of the more desirable. It is just under one mile from the Town Center and, Wellesley High School, and Middle School. For commuters, the Wellesley Commuter Rail is one mile away and access to major highways is via Route 9. There are plenty of local places to shop and dine in the Town Center. Wellesley is an excellent place for a walk in the park or a stroll in the natural world with abundant parks and green spaces, Morses Pond, Brook Path, and many recreational facilities. The Wellesley Community is engaged and active with a wealth of events and activities throughout the year. To get a sense, take a look at the Wellesley Community Facebook Page. With a highly rated schools system and close proximity to all that Boston offers, you will be happy to come home to Wellesley, MA.

The listing broker is Ellen Dudley, Keller Williams Realty.

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.

 

 

How to Find a House with a Window of Opportunity?

How to Find a House with a Window of Opportunity?

The house we live in is an investment, for most of us, one of the biggest investments in our portfolio. Our investment in our home is different than any other investment because this is the one that offers you the quality of life you deserve. Unlike stocks and bonds, you can fall in love with a house. This is why buying real estate is often wrought with emotion. Before you embark on your next real estate adventure, be prepared

Get ready to meet your opportunity house.

Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

  1. Be intentional and set your goals and priorities.
  2. Know that a house is an investment, different than other investments it is the one that offers you the quality of life you deserve.
  3. Be prepared to make confident decisions.

NOW, OPEN THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY!

Find a real estate professional who will help you articulate your goals (and remind you about them later.) Find a savvy, experienced lender or financial planner who will help you set your price range (Your Realtor can help you.) Rely on your professional team to give you the insights necessary to make confident decisions.

Seth Godin has some great advice about real estate investment.

“Investments don’t always take cash. They often require our effort, our focus, or our commitment. And the good ones always seem like they take too much, until later, when we realize what a bargain that effort would have been…

The challenge isn’t in finding an overlooked obvious bargain that people didn’t notice. The challenge is in learning to tell the difference between the ones that feel overpriced and the ones that actually are.” ~Seth’s Blog

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

Janet

Newton Mid-Century Modern Home Integrates With the Natural World

Newton Mid-Century Modern Home Integrates With the Natural World

MLS #72837944
26 Spring Valley Road
Newton, MA 02458
Offered at $1,275,000
8 rooms
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
Living area 2,020 sq. ft.
Lot size: 8,601 sq. ft.
Attached garage

This extraordinary Contemporary home is a classic example of Modernist Architecture. Set on a beautifully landscaped lot with mature plantings and gardens, the property personifies tranquility.

The two-level entry foyer leads to an impressive open concept living and dining room with fireplace and large windows overlooking the lovely rear yard.

A custom-crafted mahogany screened porch opens to a 30′ rear deck.

The well-designed kitchen features a breakfast area with a vaulted ceiling & skylight and has ample cabinetry and countertop space.

A study, full bath, and laundry are also found on this level. The second floor has 4 bedrooms, all with ample closet space, and a four-piece tiled bath with a large tub, stall shower and skylights.

You will feel like you are sleeping in a treehouse with the many windows looking out to the beautiful vista.

 

Amenities include Central Air, attached garage, workshop, storage shed, newer roof, replacement windows.

Located on a tree-lined cul-de-sac the property affords easy access to the Mass Pike, schools, parks, and local shops.

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The listing broker is Michael Rothstein, Hammond Residential.

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.

Elegant Condominium in Historic Pomroy House in Newton Corner

Elegant Condominium in Historic Pomroy House in Newton Corner

MLS #72834841
84 Eledge Street, Unit 7
Newton, MA 02458
Offered at $889,000
5 rooms
2 bedrooms
2 full baths
Living area 2,027 sq. ft.
Parking: 1 garage space and 1 off-street plus visitor parking

This beautiful Condo is more than move-in-ready. Located in Newton Corner in the historic Pomroy House, originally built by the Newton Stanley Brothers in 1890 as The Hunnewell Club in Newton. The property is splendid with many beautiful architectural details that have been preserved through the complete renovation of the unit.

INTERIOR
Enter the unit through a generous foyer and Nothing to do but move in with new electrical, radiant heat, plumbing, wide plank oak wood floors, marble and slate tiling, in-unit laundry, custom cabinetry, and the list goes on. The kitchen features stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops, and a Wolf gas cooktop. The master suite has three large closets and a beautiful master bath with marble tiles, a heated towel rack, a jacuzzi tub, and a separate shower.

LOCATION
Newton Corner is located minutes to Boston Proper. There is easy access to all highways. Lots of parks, shopping, dining, and more.

The listing broker is Marie Presti, The Presti Group

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.

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale, and that number keeps rising. Why? It’s because there are so few houses for sale.

Low inventory in the housing market isn’t new, but it’s becoming more challenging to navigate. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.comexplains:

The housing market is still relatively under supplied, and buyers can’t buy what’s not for sale. Relative to what we saw in 2017 to 2019, March 2021 was still roughly 117,000 new listings lower, adding to the pre-existing early-year gap of more than 200,000 fresh listings that would typically have come to market in January or February. Despite this week’s gain from a year ago, we’re 19 percent below the new seller activity that we saw in the same week in 2019.

While many homeowners paused their plans to sell during the height of the pandemic, this isn’t the main cause of today’s huge gap between supply and demand. Sam Khater, Vice President and Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, Economic Housing and Research Division, shares:

The main driver of the housing shortfall has been the long-term decline in the construction of single-family homes . . . That decline has resulted in the decrease in supply of entry-level single-family homes or, ’starter homes.’”

When you consider the number of homes built in the U.S. by decade, the serious lack of new construction is clear (See graph below):

The number of newly built homes is disproportionately lower than the rate of household formation, which, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, has continued to increase. Khater also explains:

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and current recession, the housing market was facing a substantial supply shortage and that deficit has grown. In 2018, we estimated that there was a housing supply shortage of approximately 2.5 million units, meaning that the U.S. economy was about 2.5 million units below what was needed to match long-term demand. Using the same methodology, we estimate that the housing shortage increased to 3.8 million units by the end of 2020. A continued increase in a housing shortage is extremely unusual; typically in a recession, housing demand declines and supply rises, causing inventory to rise above the long-term trend.”

To catch up to current demand, Freddie Mac estimates we need to build almost four million homes. The good news is builders are working hard to get us there. The U.S. Census Bureau also states:

Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,766,000. This is 2.7 percent (±1.7 percent) above the revised February rate of 1,720,000 . . . Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,739,000. This is 19.4 percent (±13.7 percent) above the revised February estimate of 1,457,000. . . .”

What does this mean? Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, clarifies:

The March figure of 1.74 million housing starts is the highest in 14 years. Both single-family units and multifamily units ramped up. After 13 straight years of underproduction – the chief cause for today’s inventory shortage – this construction boom needs to last for at least three years to make up for the part shortfall. As trade-up buyers purchase newly constructed homes, their prior homes will show up in MLSs, and hence, more choices for consumers. Housing starts to housing completion could be 4 to 8 months, so be patient with the improvement to inventory. In the meantime, construction workers deserve cheers.

Bottom Line

If you’re planning to buy this year, the key to success will be patience, given today’s low inventory environment. Let’s connect today to talk more about what’s happening in our area.

 

 

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