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Thanks for a Great Brookline Day 2017!

Agents Dierdre O'Connor, Krystyn Elek, and Bekka Cirel at the beginning of Brookline Day

Agents Dierdre O’Connor, Krystyn Elek, and Bekka Cirel at the beginning of Brookline Day

We had a blast meeting families from Brookline and the surrounding areas at Brookline Day 2017! Some of our agents and staff represented UnlimitedSIR during the festivities at Larz Anderson Park to chat about real estate and give away some free goodies. Thank you to all who stopped by to say hi, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Agent Xiaoxiao (Sasha) Gu joined Bekka and Krystyn later on for further fun

Agent Xiaoxiao (Sasha) Gu joined Bekka and Krystyn later on for further fun

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

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Hidden Gem: America’s Oldest Car Collection

museum5-300x294The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline is home to America’s oldest car collection. The museum was the idea of Larz and Isabel Anderson, a wealthy Brookline couple who embarked on a life of political service and philanthropy. In the late 1890s the Andersons would open the doors to their carriage house in Brookline to share their collection of American and European vehicles with the public.

The first vehicle the Andersons purchased was an 1899 Winton 4-hp Runabout. This vehicle is still on permanent display in the Museum. The Andersons purchased an automobile almost every year, acquiring a total of 32 brand new cars during their lives. Fourteen of these vehicles and many of the Andersons original horse drawn carriages are on display as part of the permanent collection.

The carriage house where the Museum is located LA car collectionwas constructed in 1888. It was inspired by the Chateau de Chaumont-Sur-Loire in France and designed by Edmund M. Wheelwright, a well-known Boston Architect. Today the Carriage House is on the National Register of Historic Places. A visit to the Museum not only includes the vehicles on display but the historic Carriage House as well as the beautifully landscaped grounds.

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Featured Rental: 8th Floor Unit at The Warwick in Coolidge Corner

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Exclusive Listing: Beacon Street – Brookline

 $2,300/month, Available Now

Located on the 8th floor of The Warwick (yes, there is an elevator!), this south facing 1 bed, 1 bath unit is among the brightest and sunniest in the building. High ceilings, wood floors, updated bath – entire building was renovated in the last 10 years – and quality closet space. There’s a laundry room plus a shared court yard and roof deck. All that Coolidge Corner has to offer is minutes from the front door, including stores, restaurants, movies, and green space. Easy access to the Longwood Medical Area (via Longwood Avenue and the 66 bus), Downtown Boston (the green line), and Harvard Square (66 bus line).

To learn more about this Coolidge Corner rental, contact our rental department at: 617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out 1450 Beacon Street, Unit 841 here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival – June 3rd 11am-7pm

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LEARN: Residential Real Estate for the Small, Start-up Investor

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Owner and agent, Chuck Silverston, will be teaching a class about residential real estate for start-up investors on Tuesday, May 2nd at Brookline High School from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Register Here.

Real estate remains one of the best investments yielding relatively high returns for relatively low risks, and in the current market, rental housing is in high demand and low supply. Today in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner, a one bedroom condominium unit rents for $1,950 to $2,600 per month, and sometimes even more. Selling prices for such units are in the range of $425,000 to $525,000, and the cash-on-cash return on such an investment can be about four to five percent per year and much higher than a CD, or other investments. In this course, we will review financial and economic factors that have resulted in current market conditions and discuss advantages of investing in small condominium units in select locations. We will use real examples and demonstrate basic cash flow analysis methods. Students will learn basic topics like capitalization rate, cash on cash return, and why real estate is a smart investment.

About Chuck Silverston

Chuck SilverstonChuck has been a top agent for over ten years and even earned the designation by Trendgraphix as the number one buyer’s agent in Brookline. Chuck is a Principal at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. He has owned the Paris Creperie Cafe for over 15 years and has lived in Brookline for 20 years. Chuck has one daughter, Lilli, that attends Brookline High School. He served as co-chair of the Pierce School PTO from 2010-2012 and currently serves on the Board of the Brookline Education Foundation.

Upcoming Events – December 1st

flFirst Light, Brookline: 5-8pm

First Light is an evening of family-friendly entertainment to inspire while you get a head start on your holiday shopping in Brookline. Come join us for music, events, and fun around town! Our office will be giving out glow sticks, snacks/beverages, and Cherry the balloon artist will be here crafting her beautiful balloon animals, hats, braids, and more!

See the other events at firstlightbrookline.com


First Thursday Art Walk: 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, December 1st, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Hilary Tait Norod, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: December 1st, 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

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The brain is an analogue machine collecting dirt and breeding malfunction. These symptoms of the ‘glitch in the machine’ are often a substrate for my compositions. Developed from a tactile process my work is parallel to the complex studies of the human mind. Neuroscience, psychology, and perception disorders are strong influences for me. My work is inspired by the brains power to perceive reality differently from person to person.

Layers of research, personal experience, and sophistication with materials build up into paintings that join the Artist, the materials, the visual result and the Audience into a scene of shared perception.

A meaning, an idea, an understanding are incessant.


Check back on Thursday for a BIG announcement!

Dancing with the Brookline Stars Featuring Chuck Silverston

On November 5th, agent and owner, Chuck Silverston will compete in Brookline’s Dancing With the Stars for the Brookline Education Foundation.

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When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 6:30–10:30pm
Where: Our Lady of Annunciation Church | 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Why: This is a FUNraiser to benefit the Dancer’s charity of choice and Brookline Rotary charities.

Learn more about this fabulous event here. Buy tickets to see Chuck compete or donate to the Brookline Education Foundation instead! Make sure to click Chuck Silverston as your dancer so that the funds go to the Brookline Education Foundation.

Success at Brookline Day 2016

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty tent handing out goodies and real estate information.

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Much fun was had on September 18th, as families from Brookline and the surrounding areas, gathered in Larz Anderson Park for Brookline Day 2016. We enjoyed meeting everyone that stopped by our tent to chat real estate and grab some giveaway items. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Brookline Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast of Champions

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty sponsors the Brookline Chamber’s Breakfast of Champions (Left to Right): Chris Masterman, Jay Balaban, Sean Preston, Robert Kraft, Jon Ufland, Aurel Garban, Amelia Egan

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Marketing Director, Amelia Egan, represented here alongside fellow Brookline Chamber Board Members.

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Left to Right: Nicholas Mallia, Robert Kraft, Chuck Silverston

“The key to any business… is to hang with good people.” – Robert Kraft, 9/22/2016

We couldn’t agree more with Mr. Kraft. We’re humbled to work with the amazing people, clients and businesses in the surrounding Brookline community.

Thank you to the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for hosting the Breakfast of Champions event honoring outstanding local businesses and recognizing longtime Brookline resident and owner of The New England Patriots, Robert Kraft.

Further congratulations goes out to the Paris Creperie and owner Chuck Silverston for being honored with the Bon Appetite Award at the event. Chuck is also a Principal at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty.