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Featured Listing: A Charming 4 Bed in Moss Hill

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100 Westchester Road – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $799,000

Perched on a terraced lot in the Moss Hill neighborhood of JP, this classic American foursquare colonial offers all the comforts of home. A charming entryway opens into an expansive living room, sun-filled by day & fire-warmed by night. The eat-in country kitchen radiates w/ the warmth quintessential to the heart of the home. A formal dining room, off the kitchen, has a built-in china cabinet. French doors adjoin a window wrapped den w/ a skylit vaulted ceiling. Off the living room, a library opens into a tree covered private patio and into lovely, gardeners dream of a backyard. The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms including a large master bedroom and a full tiled bath. In addition, there is an unfinished, walk-up attic, as well as a partially finished basement w/ a half bath that leaves plenty of room for expansion & for your finishing touches. The proximity to the Arboretum, the VFW Pkwy, and the Jamaicaway make both nature and urban convenience equally accessible.

Listing Agent: The BJ Ray Team, 857.288.8980, bryant.ray@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Stunning Contemporary Home on West Newton Hill

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69 Crestwood Road – Newton

Offered at $2,599,000

This stunning contemporary home situated on a secluded road at the top of West Newton Hill, features cathedral ceiling living and dining rooms with fireplace, ultra kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, spectacular family room with walls of glass, including natural light overlooking Zen landscaped garden, private deck, and patio. Two exquisite master suites, with oversized closets, plus three additional bedrooms with study. Main floor offers expansive entertaining spaces throughout. This property has been meticulously maintained and offers a flexible floor plan with a two-car garage and storage. Near schools, parks, shopping, transportation, and highways. A very special property in an extraordinary neighborhood.

Listing Agent: Linda Brennan, 617.840.3247, linda.brennan@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Classic Colonial Condo in Jamaica Plain

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180 Arborway Street, Unit 2 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $849,000

This Sunny Jamaica Plain Arboretum Classic Colonial Condo in 2 family across from the main entrance of the Arboretum has everything you want: 2220 square feet on 2 floors. Living level has formal living room with fireplace, sunroom and is open to the dining room with built-in hutch, modern updated Kitchen is partially open to dining room with a wonderful blend of original glass built-in with modern cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, 2 bedrooms, and full classic white tile bath. 3rd floor has open area used as master bedroom, 3/4 tile bath, extra sink and storage area (could convert to laundry room), 3rd bedroom with closet and built-ins. Ample storage throughout as well as storage and laundry in basement. Shared fenced in landscaped yard, 1 garage and 1 parking. All in easy reach of Centre Street shops, T, Arboretum & Pond.

Listing Agent: Mary Wallace, 617.293.8002, mary.wallace@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Beautiful 6 Bed in Newton Centre

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56 Stearns Street – Newton Centre

Offered at $2,495,000

Beautiful new construction, 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom home in Newton Centre. The first floor boasts a luxurious open kitchen/family room with custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, wet bar, premium Thermador appliances, an oversized island and a linear gas fireplace. Sliding glass doors in the family room lead out to a granite landing on a stone terrace and beautifully landscaped, private backyard. Separate entrance, en suite bedroom perfect for an office/in-law suite. The second floor features 4 bedrooms and includes a generous master suite with two walk-in closets, bathroom with Caesarstone counters, shower and a soaking tub. The third floor offers an open loft with skylights and a full bath. Additional features include a finished lower level with the 6th bedroom and en suite bathroom and a large entertainment room. Easy access to Newton Centre shops and restaurants, Crystal Lake, Green Line D train and Route 9 for commuting. Learn more at 56stearns.com

Listing Agent: Aurel Garban, 617.875.1914, aurel.garban@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Impeccably Renovated Colonial Near Waban Square

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25 Allen Avenue – Waban

Offered at $1,135,000

Impeccably and thoughtfully renovated 4 bed, 2.5 bath Colonial in a fabulous location! This property has a wonderful floor plan, Living room with a fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors. Excellent appointments in the kitchen, beautiful warm wood cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances as well as hardwood floors. There is a very versatile room, can be used as a playroom or breakfast room, accessed easily from the kitchen or the living room with a door leading to the deck and yard. 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms and an office, with a simply stunning, large full bath, gorgeous tiles and marble, double vanity and potential for a side by side washer and dryer in the hallway. Inviting 3rd floor bedroom and sitting area with a full bath, skylights and hardwood floors. 3 zones of Central Air and Hydro Air by Gas Heating System, newer wiring, plumbing and roof. Close to Waban Square, The Windsor Club, and the new Zervas Elementary School opening in the Fall of 2017.

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.686.0981, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Stunning 4 Bed Garrison Colonial in Wellesley

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88 Washburn Avenue – Wellesley

Offered at $995,000

Pristine Garrison Colonial situated on a private 19,639 square foot lot. This stunning home offers a lovely living room and charming dining room with an open, gourmet kitchen leading to a breakfast room with skylights and secluded deck. The first floor family room includes fireplace and sliders with outdoor private space. The second floor offers a master suite, 3 bedrooms and family bath. Beautiful, spacious lower level play room, media area, and study. Near Wellesley Farms Commuter Rail Station, Warren Park, shopping, restaurants, and highways. This property is located in a fabulous neighborhood with an outstanding school system. A true pleasure to show!

Listing Agent: Linda Brennan, 617.840.3247, linda.brennan@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Listing: Quintessential Home in Avon Hill

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21 Lancaster Street, Unit A – Avon Hill, Cambridge

Offered at $1,100,000

Quintessential Avon Hill location! Wonderful, chic and sun-splashed two-level condo with a private deck, yard (shared with top floor unit), and parking for 1 car! Exposed brick, open living room and dining room, fireplace, tall ceilings, oversized windows. Main floor library or 3rd bedroom with built-in bookcases. Eat-in-kitchen with slider to deck. Walk Score 93!

Learn more at 21lancasterunita.com

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.686.0981, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Listing: 32 Lourdes Avenue, Jamaica Plain

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Featured Listing: 32 Lourdes Avenue – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $700,000

Single Family Alternative. Corner townhouse boasting three full floors of modern living space. Three private outdoor spaces, large bedrooms, bathroom on each level, a full basement for storage and off-street parking are a few of the amenities. Kick your shoes off in the foyer, enjoy the toasty gas fireplace while looking out your double glass doors for your private porch. Open kitchen/dining/living layout on the first floor. Second floor is a great space with two bedrooms and full bath. Third floor master suite with bonus office/sitting room. 3 zone heating. Dog Friendly Association. Colorful landscaping foliage: perennial plantings – peonies, hydrangea bushes in front, lilac, forsythias, blueberry bushes, and burning bushes in back. Live the good life at 32 Lourdes Ave.

Learn more at 32lourdes.com

Nextdoor Realty Team
Josh Brett | 617.543.4185
Susan Scheele | 857.472.4653
nextdoorrealtyteam@unlimitedsir.com

Boston and the International Luxury Housing Market

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A new report on the international luxury real estate market, “The Global Property Handbook” has now been made available.

The report, generated by Wealth-X in collaboration with Warburg Realty and Barnes International Realty, reviews the real estate buying habits of the world’s wealthiest people. These so-called ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals are worth at least – or more than – $30 million and have largely come by their fortunes from their own brilliance and ingenuity. Their property choices are a reflection of practical and personal values, two qualities that make Boston an attractive destination.

According to the new Alpha Cities Index, which catalogues the most desirable cities in the world for UHNWIs to reside, Boston is placed amongst the top 15 world destinations, beating cities like Singapore, Moscow, and Rome for a chief global ranking. Boston is a strong city for practicality, emotional appeal (shopping, cultural richness) and finances (ease of doing business and high property value).

Boston comes third on a world scale for practical factors alone: strong education, air travel connectivity, environmental friendliness, and personal safety culminate our appeal. Boston beats out other US cities like New York, San Diego, and Chicago by “lead[ing] its national peers” in this assessment.

Boston is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live in for all types of individuals: there’s something for every runner, scientist, student, and entrepreneur, just to name a few of the lifestyles drawn to Beantown. With such a high quality of life for the average Bostonian comes even more value for UHNWIs.

Our school smarts are of particular interest. More than fifty higher education institutions in the greater Boston area make it a sought-after destination, as UHNWIs will buy homes close to their children “while they are being educated in schools or universities away from home, or which provide a base for their descendants to live in while pursuing their studies.”

One of the biggest draws to luxury real estate is its value retention even amidst political and economic insecurity. “Real estate assets provide multiple benefits for the wealthy investor … they both offer a hedge against inflation and portfolio diversification, while also affording today’s global citizens unique opportunities for travel and enjoyment.” In other words, a luxury property must be both practical and exciting for both domestic and foreign buyers – a point driven home as two of the three indicators in the Alpha City Index.

With the new luxury properties coming to market throughout downtown Boston, including those at the newly-built Millennium Tower, one would think that downtown areas are the primary aim for the multimillionaires of the world. Despite the gorgeous skyline and harbor views, however, many will actually look just outside of Boston for both privacy and a slower pace of life. With world-famous businessmen, celebrities, and leaders looking at Greater Boston for their new home, a community feel is one of the finest benefits to life beyond the busy epicenter.

Altogether, the next neighborhood the wealthiest will move to must have the following characteristics: proven value retention in the housing market, unbeatable quality of life, easy access to educational institutions, vibrant entertainment options, and a peaceful element to living. When price is no barrier to real estate options, UHNWIs can guarantee their desires will be met in their next home.


Three neighborhoods in particular best fit this description: Newton, Cambridge, and Brookline, all of which lie close to Boston’s amenities and venues. Besides their proximity to Beantown, each neighborhood has unique, enticing features that amplify their charm and appeal.

Newton’s single family homes are priced at over $1.2 million on average. Lasell and Mount Ida College both call Newton home, and its villages are within a ten-minute drive to Boston College and Brandeis University. Besides being ranked one of the best places to live in America, Newton has a lot to offer its residents that enjoy the outdoors, including many public playgrounds, parks, and the illustrious Crystal Lake.

Brookline homes continue to increase in value, with single family prices hovering just under one million dollars. It’s not only a stone’s throw from the universities in the Longwood Medical area (including Wheelock, Simmons, and Emmanuel colleges) but also houses parts of Boston College and Boston University. From popular villages with great restaurants and shopping to grand homes in the shadow of The Country Club, Brookline makes for a great place to live.

Cambridge is most distinguishable on a global scale for being the home of multiple top universities, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The average price of a single family home is roughly $1.9 million, making it one of the most expensive markets in the Boston area. Steeped in colonial history, Cambridge is a hotbed of historical architecture with residences, churches, and other buildings that stretch back hundreds of years. Additionally, their breadth of museums provide rotating exhibits and content for all ages to enjoy.

Whether the world’s elite are looking to set down roots or secure a vacation retreat, Boston and its neighborhoods are sure to impress even the choosiest of home buyers.

Read the full Global Property Handbook report here.

See current luxury offerings in Greater Boston here.

Featured Listing: Lovely Garrison Colonial in Newton Upper Falls

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18 Tamarac Road – Newton Upper Falls

Offered at $699,000

Sun filled and lovely 3BR, 1.5 BA Garrison Colonial in a great neighborhood! This property has been well maintained by the same family for over 50 years. Living Room with a fireplace, large windows, hardwood floors, Dining Room, Kitchen with access to 3 season porch, 1st floor paneled den with built-ins and half bath on main living level. 2nd floor offers 3 Bedrooms and a full bath. Lower level is unfinished with access to 1 car garage. Additional generous parking in the driveway. Excellent opportunity to own a home on a side street with terrific access to major routes. Possible expansion! Angier School/Buffer Zervas.

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.686.0981, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com