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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.

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: 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.

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

2018 Niche School Rankings for Local Schools in Massachusetts

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Niche, a website for researching schools, recently released the 2018 rankings for the top schools in America*. There is no shortage of great schools in the state, with many of the best schools clustered in and around the Greater Boston area.

The cities with the most representation at the top include Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, and Wellesley – all of which have the additional bonus of close proximity to the attractions and learning opportunities of downtown Boston.

As a state known for its education, many other Massachusetts school districts have ranked highly in the US. We’ve broken down the numbers to highlight the best schools in in the state:

  • 2018 Best Public School Districts: The Wellesley, Lexington, Newton, Westford, Cambridge, Belmont, Weston, Brookline, and Wayland School Districts make up the top ten. All top ten MA public high schools rank in the top 100 on a national scale.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public High Schools: Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science, Lexington, Wellesley, Newton North, Boston Latin, Newton South, Brookline, Belmont, Weston, and the Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter High Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools: Edward W. Brooke Charter (East Boston), Brooke Charter (Roslindale), William Diamond (Lexington), Jonas Clarke (Lexington), Blanchard (Westford), Wayland, Winthrop L. Chenery (Belmont), F.A. Day (Newton), Wellesley, and Heath (Brookline) Middle Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2018 Top 10 Best Public Elementary Schools: Edward W. Brooke Charter (East Boston), Brooke Charter (Roslindale), Maria Hastings (Lexington), Schofield (Wellesley), Mason Rice (Newton), Bowman (Lexington), Ward (Newton), Joseph Estabrook (Lexington), Heath (Brookline), and Day (Westford) Elementary Schools make up the top ten.

Many of our sales professionals work and live in the area and many of them have had or have children in the Massachusetts school systems. Looking to buy in this town? Contact us to learn more.

*The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. 

Featured Listing: Two Charming West Roxbury Condos

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Two condos at 10 Dent Street have just come to market in a grand location. Enjoy the amenities of city living from the comforts of West Roxbury in one of these admirable homes. Their excellent location near the West Roxbury commuter rail stop offers a sensible way into downtown Boston in roughly fifteen minutes. Take your pick of some of Greater Boston’s most picturesque green spaces – including the Arnold Arboretum and Millennium Park – that are all in close proximity. Easy access to Boston’s colleges and universities. Additionally, find Routes 1, 128, and 109 nearby for further commuting or travel options.

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10 Dent Street, Unit 1 – West Roxbury

Offered at $450,000

This cheery home is close to the West Roxbury Commuter Rail stop, with an estimated fifteen minutes to Back Bay or South Station. All the local feel of the suburbs with the convenience of living in the city. This large three-bedroom condo has been updated with refinished floors and granite counters in the extra-large kitchen. Freshly painted and ready for your personal touches. Enjoy exclusive use of the front and back porches and off-street parking, with a washer and dryer in the building for further convenience.

View more information on Unit 1 here or unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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10 Dent Street, Unit B – West Roxbury

Offered at $250,000

A garden-level unit by great shopping options and vibrant greenery. Great value as a starter condo for first time home buyers. Buy for less than the cost of renting! The kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless appliances. An extra-large living room can also be a living/dining room combo. Includes one off-street parking space and a very low condo fee. Ready for its next owners to begin building real estate equity.

Listing Agent: Rose Cullen, 617.755.0932, rose.cullen@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on Unit B here or unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in West Roxbury

West Roxbury, located in Boston’s southwest corner, was originally part of the town of Roxbury. It was once home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by the notable writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood’s business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.

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 Listing: Exquisite Luxury Newton Townhouses

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29-31 Oak Street – Newton

Offered at $839,000

Introducing two brand new exquisite Newton townhouses! Completely redone inside and out, these amazing luxury units feature 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, incomparable detail, finishes, and design. Savvy and sophisticated, every element, fixture and space was carefully designed and thought through to anticipate every buyer’s wants and needs. Quality craftsmanship, no detail overlooked, high ceilings, and terrific flow and space, these units are truly incomparable with great layouts.

The living room features gleaming hardwood floors, along with stacked stone surrounding the custom fireplace, that flows nicely into the dining area – leafy views from endless windows. The designer chef’s kitchen boasts an island, quartz counters, premium stainless steel appliances (with pot filler!), custom cabinets, and subway tile. The master suite features a to-die-for master bath with marble, double vanity, and rainfall shower. Second nice sized bedroom and ensuite bedroom are found on the third floor. Central air, two parking spaces, a mud room and private yard round out this dream home in Newton Upper Falls!

Listing Agent: The Chuck Silverston Team, 617.699.6234, chuck.silverston@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on these Newton townhouses here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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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.

Featured Listing: Brick Front Ranch in Newton Centre

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43 Kendall Road – Newton

Offered at $899,000

An outstanding Newton ranch home in a prime location, 43 Kendall Road has a brick front with an attached 2 car garage. The open kitchen/dining room leads into a spectacular family room with a skylight and cathedral ceiling. Exit the French door slider to the tranquil patio and backyard. 4 bedrooms are all on one level. The master bedroom has its own bath. The living room boasts a fireplace and recessed lighting. Beautiful hardwood floors. The finished lower level includes a bathroom, laundry, a playroom, and an exercise room.

43 Kendall Road is close to MBTA bus and subway lines, with Route 9 just 0.3 miles from the front door. Dining and shopping options abound with your pick of establishments in Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, and Chestnut Hill. Enjoy close proximity to so many amenities while tucked away on a serene side street.

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

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

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.