Nahanton Woods Condos Newton’s Best Kept Secret

May 19th, 2016

Nahanton Woods Condos Newton’s Best Kept Secret

Tell your friends, family, and coworkers about this highly desirable corner unit with double balconies and over-sized windows featuring views of bordering woodland area and the Charles River Country Club. Nahanton Woods is a luxury elevator building with 24 hour concierge service, sumptuous courtyard, heated pool, club-room, and exercise room. This unit has been kept beautifully and designer decorated.

This is a one bedroom with one and a half baths. Other units in this complex have been converted into two beds. When you enter the large foyer and step into the bright and airy combined living room and den, you will be amazed how bright and airy the rooms are. Off the living room, sliders open to one of the spacious covered patios. The kitchen also has a slider to the same patio. There are many closets and in-unit laundry (Bosche units.) Beautiful master suite opens to the second balcony where you could take in the night sky. Large walk-in closet and full bath are additional amenities. This is a well cared for unit with lovely details such as sleek Lucite fixtures in both baths and hall closets.

CALL OR TEXT ME FOR A GROUP SHOWING AT 617-797-9497!

Offers, if any, are due on Tues. May 24, 2016.

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Newton Single Family Golf Course Views

April 20th, 2016

Newton Single Family Golf Course Views

Under contract in less than two weeks! Closing June 15, 2016!

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April 5th, 2016

1899 Newton Highlands Grand Victorian

April 3rd, 2016

1899 Newton Highlands Grand Victorian

Grand Victorian with proper front porch

Grand Victorian with proper front porch

No wonder this home went under agreement so quickly. A house with original architectural detail like this is not easy to find these days–especially one with a corner lot in the highly desirable Newton Highlands. The beautiful exterior facade includes an elegant front porch ready for sitting and sipping lemonade as you watch the world go by. This grand old home has high ceilings, large foyer, and over-sized windows of various forms and patterns. The many fine details like the paneled doors and brass chandeliers are consistent with a nineteenth century Queen Anne Victorian home.

This sweet home begs politely to be returned to her former glory, yet insists on certain modern updates. Victorian homes, in general,  speak to the creative designer in all of us who have spent time browsing HookedonHouses, or enjoyed a This Old House renovation story. The choices are endless.

Multiple fireplaces were typical in these homes.

Multiple fireplaces were typical in these homes.

http://hookedonhouses.net/2013/04/14/a-victorian-farmhouse-for-sale-in-pennsylvania/

Bedroom with pink floral wallpaper and inviting window seat

Listing agent, Chris Vietor,  friend and colleague at the  KW Chestnut Hill Market Center

Listing agent, Chris Vietor, friend and colleague at the KW Chestnut Hill Market Center

MLS #71969523

Offered at $995,000 – under agreement in 8 days

  • 9 rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 full baths, 1 half bath
  • Approx. Living Area 3400 sq. ft.
  • Approx. Lot size: 9569 sq. ft
  • Listing agent is Chris Vietor, Keller Williams

If you would like assistant from a Buyer Agent’s in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. I’m ready to move when you are.

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New Construction Homes Under Warranty

April 3rd, 2016
Sold by Janet

Buyer agent: Janet Porcaro

New Construction Homes Under Warranty

If an older home is not your cup of tea and a fieldstone basement gives you the willies, then a new construction home may be just what you need. Many buyers are choosing to buy new homes because of the many advantages; easy maintenance, energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality control, and, if you buy early enough in the process, the ability to design your own home.

Read about the advantages of buying new at NewHomeSource.com.

Still the process of buying a new home has its challenges. The Greater Boston Area continues to be a strong seller’s market, and land is at a premium, so there is a lack of inventory. Finding the right home in the best locations takes fortitude. In addition, touring new homes in the early construction stage means you need to be able to visualize the final space with just the help of drawings and photos of similar products.

Keeping all this in mind, buying a new home is exciting and offers quality of life on a high level.

This handsome colonial is located on a lovely tree lined street in Newton Lower Falls and is located on the 16th green of the Leo J. Martin Golf Course. Congratulations to my buyers, Carol and Bob. I wish them much happiness in their beautiful NEW home.

Views of the Leo J. Martin Golf Course

Views of the Leo J. Martin Golf Course

 

 

 

 

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Newton Single Family Colonial Golf Course Views

April 1st, 2016

Newton Single Family Colonial Golf Course Views

Newton Center Entrance Colonial

Newton Center Entrance Colonial

Come home to a lovingly updated center entrance colonial. Enter to a generous foyer with large coat closet, and be drawn into this bright and airy home. The classic layout opens to rooms on either side of the foyer. On the left is a beautiful room suitable for a family room or a dining area. It leads to a white kitchen with a breakfast bar. On the right is a front-to-back living room with a fireplace opening to an additional charming room with a wall of windows. As I toured this home, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop…it never did. The layout of houses uses space wisely.

Off the kitchen is a lovely long 3 season porch with golf course views. A spacious back yard and a 2 car garage are additional features. This home has two frontages, one on Beacon Street and the other on Walsingham where there is a private road leading to the entrance of the garage. There is also a powder room on the first floor.

Kitchen with breakfast bar

Kitchen with breakfast bar

Golf course views from porch

Golf course views from porch

The second floor has an great layout with 3 bedrooms including spacious master bedroom and a full bath. The basement is a beautiful finished space with media room/playroom/office, half bath, and laundry room.

Living room with fireplace

Living room with fireplace

This home is waiting for you to fall in love and, as they say, “Just move in!”

OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016 1 – 3PM

MLS #71980092

Offered at $699,000

  • 8 rooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 full bath, 2 half baths
  • Approx. Living Area 2400 sq. ft.
  • Approx. Lot size: 11,600 sq. ft
  • Listing agent is Robert Gill, Keller Williams Realty

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.

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Thinking of Buying a Home? What are you waiting for?

February 24th, 2016

Thinking of Buying a Home?With spring right around the corner, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.4% over the next year. The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects home values to appreciate by more than 3.2% a year for the next 5 years.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained below 4%. Most experts predict that they will begin to rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtors are in unison projecting that rates will be up almost three-quarters of a percentage point by this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. Your housing expense will be more a year from now if a mortgage is necessary to purchase your next home.

3. Either Way You Are Paying a Mortgage
As a paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:

“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return. That’s yet another reason owning often does—as Americans intuit—end up making more financial sense than renting.”

4. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life
The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide whether it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe it is time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.
Bottom Line

If you are ready and willing to buy, find out if you are able to. Meet with a local real estate professional who can help you find your dream home.

 

 

Boston Prices Boom Commutes Get Longer

February 8th, 2016

Boston Prices Boom Commutes Get Longer

Single Family Sales 3 years

Compiled from the Multiple Listing Service

The Greater Boston Area housing marketing is booming!

Sales prices in Newton, Brookline, and Cambridge have consistently appreciated over the past three years.  This trend is reflected in the two graphs shown here, one for condos and the other for single family homes.

The three areas under discussion all have easy commuter access to Boston Proper as well as to the Longwood Medical Area, and many Boston centers of technology and research. In addition, they are chock full of amenities including outstanding dining, cultural and entertainment options.  As a result, in the past few years, many buyers have had to compete in multiple offer situations for properties in these towns…even during the slower winter months.

3 years Condominium Sales

Compiled from the Multiple Listing Service

Relocation buyers often struggle to comprehend the unique Boston housing market .Although they want and expect to get easy commutes (and the other amenities mentioned above),  due to the strong prices in Boston, many have had to consider living further out and having a longer commute.

If you are moving to the Greater Boston area, an experienced Buyer’s Agent will help you be prepared and well postitioned to find the home of your dreams.

If you are thinking of selling your home, a well seasoned Realtor can help you maximize your marketing exposure and create a plan to ensure that you net the highest possible amount on your sale.  Even in a strong seller’s market, sellers who have a good agent invariably net considerably more after paying the commission than sellers who sell without professional help.

Call Janet at 617-797-9497

Boston Home Buyer New Construction Insights

February 2nd, 2016

Boston Home Buyer New Construction Insights

Wellesley new construction

Stairway brings light from above

Days on Market can be deceiving when it comes to Boston new construction homes. Many of the homes come on the market early in the construction phase, sometimes even before ground breaking. Many consumers find it difficult to visualize the final product, so the home may not sell until the finishes are in place. For example, this stunning Wellesley home just went under contract in the last week in January 2016 after many months on the market. While it may seems like this house has been idle,  the reality is that the final phase of construction was first completed about a month ago. Many people would find this home amazing, not only because of the stunning finishes, but also because of the unusual layout which brings light in from many angles (see photo of stairway). The open floor plan leads to a wonderful great room with wet bar, gas fireplace, and a coffered ceiling. French doors open to a deck which overlooks a wooded lot and a small stream running just beyond the property line. What made me fall in love with this gracious home was the beautiful master suite. The his and her bathrooms–connected by a huge white tiled shower–is a unique and lovely feature.

New construction

Gorgeous kitchen with island wash sink and huge pantry

Beautiful homes like this one are hitting the market at a slow pace due to the lack of buildable land and the high cost of materials and labor.

“House hunters seeking brand new construction in the Boston area better prepare to ante up. Buyers can expect to pay anywhere from $700,000 to well over $1 million for a new house inside the Route 128 beltway…Closer into Boston, restrictive zoning and a scarcity of building lots has combined to drive new home prices through the roof.” Excerpt from Boston.com

Best advice: find an experienced Buyer’s Agent to guide you through the choices in buying new construction in the Greater Boston Area.

20 Manor Avenue Wellesley, MA MLS #71830376 Under Agreement Offered at $1,599,000

  • 12 rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 full baths, 1 half bath
  • Approx. Living Area 4,700 sq. ft.
  • Approx. Lot size: 13,462 sq. ft
    Wellesley new construction

    Sun filled open layout!

Listing agent is Kristi Ross with Hammond Residential.

Would you like assistance from a Buyer Agent’s in finding similar homes? Contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. By the way, I work ALL winter! 

 

 

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Newton New Construction Under Agreement in 8 Days!

February 2nd, 2016

Newton New Construction Under Agreement in 8 Days!

29 Parker Avenue Newton, MA

29 Parker Avenue
Newton, MA

The spring market is starting early and I was not surprised to see this home fly off the market! Beautiful classic colonial located just minutes from Route 9 with major commuter access and the popular new shopping and dining mecca The Street in Chestnut Hill. This stunning home features open layout in the enormous kitchen and family room. Lovely fireplace surrounded by custom built-in’s with windows nested on either side. French doors open to a stone patio which looks out to bordering conservation land.

The kitchen has everything a master chef could want including an over-sized stove with pot filler and built in grill. This house is a beautiful place for the family to gather for supper or for those sit down table cloth affairs, there is a dining room with a coffered ceiling. The formal living room with french doors could also make the perfect home office

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!

The second floor features four bedrooms with a spacious master suite with amazing walk-in closet and full spa bath. Two bedrooms share a jack and jill bath with toilet room and double sinks. Fourth bedroom has en suite bath and walk in closet. Laundry room is located in the spacious landing. Last but not least is a stunning finished basement with full bath, lots of storage, a large room which would be great for home theatre or play room, and french doors opening to a second room for your home gym, office, or whatever your life style prefers.

New construction homes in Boston West are in great demand. Due to zoning restrictions and a lack a good land to build upon, Newton new construction is hard to come by. A well crafted home like this is a gem.

“Boston.com tells the story of new construction homes in Boston with prices going through the roof. “The western suburbs are the most expensive place to buy a new home, with prices often starting at well over $1 million and going up.” – Excerpt from Boston.com.

Beautiful stone work in the patio

Beautiful stone work in the patio

29 Parker Avenue, Newton 02459

MLS 71951446
Offered at $1,679,00
4 bedrooms
4 full baths, 1 half bath
4,450 sq. ft. living area approx. (including finished basement)
8,800 sq. ft. lot approx.
2 car garage

Listing agent is Dan Demeo with RE/MAX Leading Edge.
If you would like a Buyer Agent’s assistance in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro.

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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 ©2016 MLS Property.

 




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