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Featured Listing: Elegant Cabot Estate Duplex Unit

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Exclusive Listing: 241 Perkins Street, Unit C-202 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $699,000

Our latest listing is a Cabot Estate duplex unit in the elegant Atrium building! This corner unit is located on the second floor in an elevator building in a coveted area of JP. Its features include an open floor plan with a fireplace, deck, and walls of windows overlooking lush landscaped grounds. In the wintertime, enjoy gorgeous views of Jamaica Pond from the comfort of your home. The good sized kitchen opens to the living room and has a large pass through to the dining area, capturing beautiful views.

The lower level has two bedrooms, including a master bedroom with its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. Both bedrooms have French doors leading out to the private patio area. Includes deeded two-car tandem garage parking along with two ample deeded storage units. This special gated property is on 23 acres of gorgeous land bordering the town of Brookline and close to all the amenities of Jamaica Plain. It is also 1.6 miles to the Longwood Medical Area and approximately 5 miles to downtown Boston. A wonderful Jamaica Plain condo awaits!

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.939.7800, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain condo 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 it is so 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: Spectacular 2 Bed Condo at Cabot Estates

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241 Perkins Street, Unit C302 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $883,000

Spectacular 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit in an elevator building at Cabot Estates’ gated community. This Jamaica Plain condo features an eat-in-kitchen, in-unit laundry, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and two garage parking spaces. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an additional closet with custom built-ins. The expansive living room, which presently boasts a wood fireplace, also has a remote controlled electric fireplace insert that provides instant warmth during the winter months.

Enjoy cooking and eating in the kitchen which has granite counters, double wall oven, SubZero refrigerator/freezer and an extra built-in SubZero freezer. From the private balcony, you can capture the wonderful views of the Jamaica Pond in the winter while enjoying the serene tree-lined private yard in the summer. This is the only unit in the building that has its own storage room measuring 13’ x 17’, located on the 6th floor. Further amenities include on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse, and exercise room.

Listing Agent: Beverly Berman, 617.515.5744, beverly.berman@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain condo 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 it is so 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.

8 Impressive Doorways throughout Greater Boston

The first impression guests have of a home is established before they even reach the interior. The front door to a house or residence hints at what lies beyond – the architectural detail, thoughtful design, and overall layout of the entryway all play a part in determining the character of the house. From opulent decoration to contemporary character, our most eye-catching homes have the entryways to match.

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Full and 3 Half Bathrooms
Offered at $2,390,000

This Greek-Revival, brick Colonial home has been lovingly maintained with modern comforts between Coolidge Corner and Boston University. The front door artfully blends classic detail with circling windows and a geometric framework.

1008 Beacon Street – Newton1008 Beacon Street, Newton MA

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,739,000

The wide stone archway precedes the dark rustic double doorway with this Victorian beauty near Crystal Lake. Elegance abounds with original architectural features, starting with its elegant walkup.

244 Dudley Road – Newton71-nightshot

7 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms
Offered at $5,250,000

The Dudley Estate, stationed at the end of a long private drive, greets its guests with incomparable grandeur and palatial elegance. Its entryway includes a superb arch and thoughtfully-designed windows, making it an inviting beauty on one of Newton’s most coveted streets.

1272 Beacon Street, Unit 1 – Brookline1272Beacon6

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,665,000

With Corinthian-inspired pillars flanking the opulent gated doors, this rarely available Manhattan style condominium home has it all in the heart of Coolidge Corner.

321 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 10B – Boston Back Bayexterior_1

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,149,000

Extraordinary charm draws the eye to the distinct features of this quintessential Back Bay duplex brownstone. The wood detail on the double doors invite visitors to enter, where elegance further awaits.

16 Keefe Avenue, Unit B – Newton16keefeb

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,774,900

As a residence custom designed for modern living and entertaining, this newly constructed townhouse uses stone accents and bursts of color for a warm and welcoming entrance.

7 Durham Street, Unit 2 – Boston South EndFront3

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,500,000

Cherry wood doors greet you with an overhead brick arch, with granite steps leading up to a coveted home between Back Bay and the South End.

219 Chestnut Street – Newton008-Twilight_Front_View-4388661-small

6 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms
Offered at $6,900,000

The eye-catching circular driveway and extensive grounds precede the stately, iron-gated entryway, where guests are welcomed into the grand foyer with its double staircase and splendid domed ceiling.

Every detail counts when it comes to your future home. Find more information about these properties and others at unlimitedsir.com.

Featured Listing: Parkside Two Bedroom Condo in Jamaica Plain

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155 Forest Hills Street, Unit 1 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $445,000

Parkside two-bedroom with in-unit laundry, parking + carport roof rights. With tall ceilings and vintage details––restored gumwood, honeycomb bathroom tiling and built-in ironing board – this home offers bright space and charm. Off a spacious foyer, the living room opens to a dining room with a wall of windows, appointed by a handsome hutch. Unpainted gumwood adorns these rooms for a refined feel. The large kitchen offers multiple work spaces, and leads to a rear deck. Bonus: exclusive rights to the carport roof provides the option to extend the rear deck. A rear bedroom; front walk-through bedroom; and linen closet. Laundry in foyer, adjacent to a deep hall closet. Assigned driveway parking. Pet-friendly, proactive association. Part of neighborly Lourdes Ave Block, with annual parties. Under half mile to Green Street T. A few short blocks to Franklin Park’s wooded trails. Under a mile to Ula Cafe and Chilacates; blocks to the new Turtle Swamp Brewing. Showings begin by open house.

Listing Agent: Melony Swasey, 617.971.7080, melony.swasey@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 155 Forest Hills Street, Unit 1 here or visit unlimitedsir.com

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 it is so 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: 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

View more information on 100 Westchester here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

New To Market: Modern 2 Bed Townhouse in Sumner Hill

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68 Seaverns Avenue, Unit A – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $929,000

The News building is located in Sumner Hill, the figurative heart of Jamaica Plain. Under the direction of McKay Architects in 2008, the building that once housed Jamaica Plain’s first newspaper was boldly converted into stylish modern homes. Architectural touches like soaring 20 foot ceilings, a dramatic glass enclosed balcony, and jaw-dropping roof deck combine with cutting edge tech and high-end finishes to create an unparalleled living experience. The kitchen is sleekly outfitted with Silestone counters, Viking appliance suite, custom Metropolitan cabinets, and under-cabinet LED theater lighting. Each bathroom offers its own spa-like experience; one with a jetted tub, the other with a luxury shower. Well-considered California closets outfit both bedrooms. The master is also equipped with built-in sound masking and remote controlled shades, while the second bedroom enjoys 20′ ceilings and direct access to a private cobblestone patio.

Open Houses: 10/29 11:30am-1:00pm and 10/30 1:00-3:00pm

Listing Agents: The BJ Ray Team
BJ Ray, 617.224.8980, bj.ray@unlimitedsir.com
Meredith Smith, 617.800.4779, meredith.smith@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Listing: Charming Two Family in Hyde Square

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8 Westerly Street, Jamaica Plain

Offered at $675,000

If you are looking at a condominium, why not buy a 2 family and have some income? Owners unit on 2nd floor has 2 levels: Living room, dining room and updated eat -in-kitchen with direct access to your private covered deck, bath and smaller of the 3 bedrooms on this level, head upstairs to skylights and 2 more bedrooms and in-unit washer and dryer. First floor unit has large foyer (direct access to the basement) Bed and bath off the foyer and then large living, dining room with a galley kitchen and direct access to back yard. This home was probably a single family in it’s original incarnation; so, if you want to start with a 2 family and expand to a large single– this is for you as well! Perfect size yard for the city dweller with 2 car tandem parking. Many updates (including roof and heating systems) but needs some cosmetics. MLS # 71846890

Learn more, contact agent Mary (Hannon) Wallace at 617.293.8002 or mary.wallace@unlimitedsir.com

Cost Saving Tips for the Property Manager in us all

‘A Penny Saved is Twopence dear’ — Poor Richard’s Proverbs

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An article by Thomas O’Connor

Generally interpreted as ‘A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned’, Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom is as true now as it was centuries ago.  Property owners are limited in their options for making more money.  One can only improve the property so much before there is a diminishing return and the market will dictate only so much rent.  Assuming one has done all they can on that front, what other options are there?
 
 
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Water Consumption: Here are some facts:

  • The average family of four can use up to 400 gallons of water…a day.
  • A bathroom faucet generally runs 2 gallons…per minute (GPM).
  • Shower Heads generally run from a high of more than 4 GPM on older models to a low of 2.5 GPM for the new federally mandated heads.
  • Low flow toilets (standard now since the 1990s) still use 1.6 Gallons per flush.
  • Top loading washers can use up to 54 Gallons…per load.

Although the Commonwealth does allow for water metering to the tenant, the requirements to be able to do this may be expensive, time consuming, and not always possible.  In the vast majority of cases, it is the property owner that pays and the only motivation for a tenant to conserve is personal choice.

The good news is that there are products on the market that can cut deeply into some of the above numbers and their cost is surprisingly reasonable.

Here’s where to start:

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Faucets are a good place to start.  This source makes up about 15% of our water consumption.  Most faucets are equipped with aerators.  This is the ‘thingy’ on the tip of the faucet that keeps water from coming out in one big stream.   The purpose is to prevent splashing and save water.  Swap out the aerator from the common 2.5 GPM to a 1 GPM or even 0.5 GPM version.  This is a savings of up to 80%.  The volume goes down, but the pressure remains the same for washing hands and rinsing toothbrushes.

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Shower Heads
are another place to save money.  Showers make up close to one fifth of household water use.  Swapping out an older 4-5 GPM head for a 2.5 GPM is a savings of close to 50%, but going further and using a 1-1.5 GPM head will see a savings of close to 75%.  Remember, it’s the pressure, not the volume that really counts.

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Toilets
today are now generally 1.6 gallon flush models (older homes may still have the 3.5 gallon versions).  1.25, dual flush, and even some 1.0 models are now out.  There is one available using only 0.8 gallons per flush.  This is a 50% savings from the federal requirement.  Toilets make up over a quarter of household water consumption.

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Washing Machines
use over 21% of household water.  Front loading washers generally use 20-25 gallons per load which is close to a 50% savings over a traditional top load model.  Front loading washers are more expensive than top loaders which is a consideration to take into account.

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Rain Barrels
are increasingly more common as a way to provide a water source for outdoor gardening.  One inch of rain on a roof surface of 1000sqft can harvest up to 600 gallons.  While it may not provide all the water needs for the outside, it is an effective, low cost way to make another dent into water usage.
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Bringing down water consumption saves money.  Using these applications can do that without relying on the tenant to change their habits and should not make a substantive difference in quality of life.  We at Prudential Unlimited Property Management have helped several of our clients make these changes on their properties without any complaint from tenants.

Prudential Unlimited Property Management is dedicated to providing not only the best service to our clients but also committed in adding value as part of our mission.  We welcome you to find out how by contacting us.

via:

http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/home/appliances/washers.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/indoor.html
http://thegoodhuman.com/2008/08/25/just-how-much-rainwater-can-you-collect off-your-roof/