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Featured Listing: Dignified Waban 3 Bed Colonial

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Exclusive Listing: 46 Tamworth Road – Newton

Offered at $899,000

Rare opportunity for either end users or developers! An absolutely charming Colonial on a wonderful side street in Waban awaits your personal touch. This Waban home has been well cared for and updated over the years. A few possibilities include: move-in and unpack, expand on the existing structure or build a new home entirely. With three levels of lovingly maintained rooms and amenities, there is much to enjoy both inside and out.

Tamworth Road is close to Routes 9 and 95 for convenient access to the City of Boston. The Waban Green Line stop is 0.6 miles away for further commute and travel options. The Charles River is also nearby, along with the enticing shops and restaurants of Waban and Newton Highlands. Short distance to Waban Village and Angier School. Truly a must-see in one of Newton’s premier villages!

Listing Agent: Margie Kern617.699.1487, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Waban home here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community. It’s comprised of thirteen distinctive “villages” loaded with classic New England charm. While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. The homes in Newton for sale are coveted and never last long in the market. When it comes to eateries, Newton Centre prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Featured Rental: 8 New Construction Luxury Townhomes in Fort Hill

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Exclusive Listing: Millmont and Lambert Street, Fort Hill

 $4,800/month, Available November 1st

Located in historic Fort Hill, these eight new construction townhouses are just about the best rental quality the neighborhood has ever seen. Laid out back to back on Lambert and Millmont streets, each three bedroom, two and a half bath unit has a deck off of the living room and their own private roof deck with spectacular views of the city. Other standout features include two car garages, gas fireplaces, beautiful kitchens with granite islands and stainless steel appliances (including a wine fridge!), gleaming wood floors, central air and heat, in-unit laundry, and lots and lots of closet/storage space.

Barely a mile to the South End, and only two miles to Fenway Park (and the Longwood Medical Area) these units are just about the best combination of size and quality you will ever see in the city of Boston! Within a half mile you can catch public transportation to Kenmore Square, Harvard Square, and Central Square. Easy access to other areas throughout the Boston area includes Coolidge Corner, the Longwood Medical Area, Forest Hills, Roslindale, Logan Airport, and the Green/Red/Blue subway lines.

To learn more about this Fort Hill rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Roxbury

Once a farming community, Roxbury is home to the historic Shirley Eustis House, the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. Today this neighborhood is undergoing a renaissance. Hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized the neighborhood’s Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas.

The dramatic transformation of Blue Hill Avenue from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district is one of former Mayor Menino’s proudest achievements. The Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade, which opened in 2005, celebrates the cultural richness of the community through the visual and performance arts.

Want to see more rentals on and around Millmont Street? Check out the Fort Hill rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Free Solar Workshop – September 28th 6:30-7:30pm

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Deirdre O’Connor

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, a locally owned and operated real estate brokerage with three strategically located offices in Brookline, Jamaica Plain and Newton, is pleased to announce the hire of real estate professional Deirdre O’Connor. Deirdre will be working out of the company’s Newton office at 767 Beacon Street in the heart of Newton Centre.

Deirdre began her real estate career in 2003, striving to make the real estate experience rewarding for buyers and sellers whilst exceeding expectations with her honest approach and relentless commitment. She had formerly worked in contract management for over 10 years. Combined with a Masters of International Management, she brings a unique blend of business, analytical and cross-cultural experience to her Greater Boston clients.

As a Newton resident with children in the Newton Public School system, Deirdre has a vast knowledge of the city and all it has to offer. Interested in buying, selling, or just curious about real estate? Contact Deirdre today, and let her experience work for you.

Deirdre O’Connor

cell 781.249.6120
office 617.332.1400
email doc@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Listing: Richly Detailed Craftsman near the Arnold Arboretum

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Exclusive Listing: 28 Louders Lane – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $1,289,000

Nestled on a country lane near the Arboretum is a spectacular 1880s Arts and Crafts Jamaica Plain home on over 10,000 square feet of land. It has been lovingly restored and stewarded, and ready for its next owner. This 2600+ square foot home is well appointed with 9 rooms, 5+ bedrooms, (flexible bedrooms with choice for master bedroom) and 3.5 renovated bathrooms. Two bedrooms come with en-suite baths! The farmer’s wrap around porch, and the enclosed private deck, gives you plenty of relaxing or social outdoor space.

The warm inviting living room, with a wood stove and windows on all sides, provides several seating areas, rich wood detail, and wood floors throughout. Start your day in the sunny kitchen which was renovated with a cherry breakfast nook, custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and direct access to the private deck. The deck itself includes built-in bench seating and an Italian style pergola. Additional amenities include built-ins, storage galore, a full basement, and a comfortable garage. Convenient to downtown Boston, and yet a world away from the hustle and bustle – find the best of both worlds at 28 Louders Lane.

Listing Agents: Susan Zutrau617.240.0912, susan.zutrau@unlimitedsir.com
Mary Wallace Collins, 617.293.8002, mary.wallace@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain home here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as anything but unique.

Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

Featured Listing: Bright 4 Bed Ranch in Newton Centre

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Exclusive Listing: 21 Fairhaven Road – Newton

Offered at $1,249,900

Located on a wooded cul-de-sac in Newton Centre this 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch is sited on over a 15,000 (.36 acre) square foot level lot. With an open floor plan, this home is perfect for both entertaining and casual living. The main floor boasts a bright eat-in-kitchen with double ovens and a peninsula countertop, four-bedrooms including a large master with en-suite bathroom, family bath and a cozy den with sliders leading to the patio.

The lower level offers three bonus spaces, a full bath and lots of storage space. Other highlights of this Newton ranch include nicely landscaped grounds with a stone patio in the back, central air, Burnham heating system, security system and a two-car attached garage and washer and dryer. This property is located close to schools, shopping and highway access.

Listing Agent: Ellen Meisel617.699.1487, ellen.meisel@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Newton ranch here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community. It’s comprised of thirteen distinctive “villages” loaded with classic New England charm. While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. The homes in Newton for sale are coveted and never last long in the market. When it comes to eateries, Newton Centre prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Featured Rental: Newton Centre Ranch House

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Exclusive Listing: Fairhaven Road, Newton

 $4,500/month, Available October 1st

This spacious architecturally designed ranch home sits on a wooded cul-de-sac in Newton Centre, with a .36-acre flat lot that is ready for move-in. This home has an open floor plan, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms upstairs with lots of light. Features include 2 stunning decorative stone fireplaces, wood beams and flooring, a large master suite with a sitting area, wood-burning stove, skylights, and a desk area. The lower level offers a spacious and private, direct-entry in-law apartment with 2 additional bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and tons of storage space.

This home has central air, a security system (for which the tenant must set up an account), a 2012 Buderus heating system, an updated electric panel, updated roof, and a choice landscaped lot with mature trees and flowering plants. The landscaping is taken care of by the owner. An attached two-car garage rounds out the spectacular amenities. Fairhaven Road is convenient to Newton’s top schools, shopping, and major thoroughfares.

To learn more about this Newton Centre rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Newton

Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant suburban community. The “Garden City” is comprised of thirteen distinctive villages loaded with classic New England charm. Most have pedestrian-friendly shopping districts, parks, and playgrounds. Newton also houses the educational institutions Boston College, Mount Ida College and Lasell College. The Newton Free Library is one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth.

Newton is nationally recognized for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be located in a city that has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in.

Want to see more rentals on and around Fairhaven Road? Check out the Newton Centre rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

First Thursday Art Walk: September 7th 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, September 7th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, C.J. Lori, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: September 7th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About C.J. Lori
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C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. Often called “Neo-surrealism” or “magic realism,” Ms. Lori’s paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. She exaggerates or distorts color, form and composition to emphasize sensations that are often contradictory: clarity and mystery, excitement and sorrow, beauty and decay.

Ms. Lori’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. She had a solo exhibition, C. J. Lori: Come Fly With Me, in June, 2017 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her work has been shown at the Danforth Museum in Framingham in OFF THE WALL, Community of Artists, and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection. In 2007, she won first prize in Paint!, a national exhibition juried by artist Gerry Bergstein at the South Shore Arts Center.

Committed to art activism, Ms. Lori served in 1997 as First Vice-President of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, and for several years as President of the Boston Chapter. Ms. Lori is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington. Her other interests include reading (especially Henry James), traveling, watching professional football, and walking her dog.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

Featured Listing: Beautiful Back Bay Studio Apartment

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Exclusive Listing: 8 Garrison Street, Unit 612 – Back Bay

Offered at $399,900

Our latest Boston listing is a beautifully renovated, studio apartment in the heart of Back Bay! The living area features numerous large windows and a stunning crystal chandelier that lights the space day and night. The modern kitchen includes a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and custom soft-close cabinets.

The main living area features beautiful hardwood floors while the bathroom has floor to ceiling tile. This sixth floor unit is in an elevator building right next to Copley Place and the Prudential Center for all your shopping, dining and entertainment needs. Easy access to Prudential Station (Green Line), Newbury Street, Commonwealth Mall, the main branch of the Boston Public Library, South End restaurants and more makes it a coveted home or valuable investment.

Listing Agent: Kate Kittipanthopas617.501.4892, kate.k@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Back Bay studio here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Boston’s Back Bay

It’s easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston’s skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

September 1st Survival Guide

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If you’ve never been in Boston on September 1st, congratulations on avoiding what I’d call a circus except that would be a disservice to circuses! To say that the city is a chaotic mess is an understatement of epic (fail) proportions and if you can avoid it you should do so at all costs. This year the first is a Friday, which means the craziness may be less intense on THE day because some of the folks leaving the city started moving out as early as last Saturday and those coming from out of town with all their stuff will likely be spread out across the long weekend. What follows are some tips to make life easier for those of you who AREN’T moving…

  • If you live in a part of Greater Boston with on-street parking and you have a parking space on Thursday night, DON’T MOVE YOUR CAR UNTIL TUESDAY! There will be many, many moving vans and extra cars on the streets through the 5th of September, and if you give up an on-street spot, the odds of getting it (or any space near it) back are minimal. Also, when you park your car, think about doing so on a side street if possible. Yes, it may be a little further from your front door but all those extra cars on the main streets are likely to lead to a lot more dings and dents than usual.
  • Regardless of where you park, avoid driving in the city if you can. It’s the perfect storm of bad driving – people behind the wheel of vehicles (U-Haul’s, moving vans, trucks) they don’t usually drive navigating tricky neighborhoods  they aren’t familiar with – and you don’t want to be stuck behind them. Maybe take public transportation to work for a couple of days and think of it as an adventure!
  • Do your shopping now. While you may just need a few items, all these new people have entire kitchens, pantries, and dorm rooms to stock with food, drinks, and various household items, so supermarkets, Targets, CVS, and Walmart are likely to be overflowing with customers and light on inventory. Stock up now so you don’t have to do battle with someone who’s got two full carts.
  • If you are going out to eat over the long weekend you should stick to locally owned establishments. Again, there will be 10’s of thousands of new-to-the-city folks plus the friends and family that have come to town to help with the move, and those people are much more likely to go with national chain restaurants they are familiar with than the neighborhood places you already know are much better.
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Busiest Zip Codes for September 1st Move-In — Courtesy of RentHop.com

  • Remember, it’s only this bad for the first weekend, and hopefully enough current Bostonian’s will leave town for Labor Day so as to at least somewhat offset the influx of newbies. Sure, traffic is going to be much worse with school back in session (and if you think driving is bad then, wait until the first snow of the season, which for some new Bostonian’s will be the first snow they’ve EVER driven in) but overall things settle down and people start to learn the ins and outs of the city and wrap their heads around the concept that cars in the rotary have the right of way.

This post was written by Al Norton, Rental Manager


Al NortonAl Norton is in his 14th year as the Rental Manager at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty and his 23rd year working in the Greater Boston housing market.
You can speak to Al at 617.699.3811 or al.norton@unlimitedsir.com