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Convenience is more important than location, Newton MA

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Convenience is more important than location, I think. The real estate truism is, location, location, location and I disagree. Convenience is more important than location. A property that is convenient but in a poor location is more likely to sell than a property in a good location but convenient to nothing. I am just saying that location is only important in real estate if that location is convenient.

47 Dudley Road, Newton MA. MLS 71897990 is convenient to everything. Located on the eastern edge of Newton Center and right off Boylston Street this property is hidden behind a wall of old growth trees. Dudley is a winding, country feeling road east towards Brookline Street, beyond Greenwood. From there you can slip into the Longwood Medical Area, Fenway and Kenmore Square quickly. Whether you are heading east or west on Dudley Road you have the feeling you are driving on a country road in New Hampshire.

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47-Dudley-Newton-Kitchen-11

Convenient and energy efficient are two characteristics you will share with your friends and family as one of the reasons you purchased 47 Dudley Road. 4545 square feet of beautifully appointed space spread out over three floors. There is both private spaces and special places to come together, or to be alone. 5 bedrooms with one of these being an au pair or Nanny Suite with it’s own private bathroom in a separate area away from the other bedrooms. Your Nanny will love this room.

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47-Dudley-Newton-Sunroom

The kitchen is equipped with specially built white cabinetry that gracefully sweeps around the kitchen and into the Sunroom or Dining Room. The dining room and large living room share and are separated by a very large New England working fireplace. This Open Space design allows for both dining and entertaining graciously. The grounds are professionally landscaped and the roof on the Southern side of the house is covered with Solar Panels that are an incredible yearly savings on your electric bill. So for these reasons I think 47 Dudley Road, Newton is a great example of Convenience is more important than location, Newton MA

 

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The Best of Dedham Real Estate today, Fall 2015

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The Best of Dedham Real Estate today, Fall 2015.  Luxury is defined as the top 10% of the existing market on the MLS. So in that case it will change every day with each sale, but it is generally accepted that $881,000 and above in the MLSPIN area is the threshhold to Luxury.  It will vary from town to town based on the market in that town.  In Dedham today at the beginning of the Fall market there are 15 properties for sale above $900,000.  Single Family Listings: 15    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 5,334.53    Avg. List$: $1,628,960    Avg. List$/SqFt: $324    Avg. DOM: 218.00.

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357-Westfield-Familyroom-4-WEB

375 Westfield Street is a property unlike the others.  It has the the luxury elements the other houses have, but it’s design and location of Westfield Street make it unique.  Dedham is a town known historically from people of great intelligence and a fierceness of independent thought.  People in Dedham know that their money buys more house than towns like Wellesley, Weston or Newton.  Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk and is filled with Colonial homes. Right now 14 of the 15 properties for sale in Dedham are listed as Colonial. 375 Westfield Street is a Colonial with a Contemporary Flare.  It has two living rooms, several fireplaces, a couple of decks, a large flat back yard not visible from the street, a waterfall and a koi pond.

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During the last month there have only been 4 properties in Dedham sold or going into Contingency. Single Family Listings: 4    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 4,246.00    Avg. List$: $1,406,000    Avg. List$/SqFt: $334    Avg. DOM: 63.00    Avg. DTO: 50.00   Avg. Sale$: $1,381,667   Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $335. As you can see from these two stats that the houses that are sold were smaller, less expensive and sold faster.  In the luxury category of homes it is expected that you can walk right in and enjoy the property.  It is also typical that the new owners will want to put their mark on the house as well. 375 Westfield Street MLS# 71795296 is a property where you can receive far more for your money. This has been the Best of Dedham Real Estate today, Fall 2015

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Newton Center Luxury home is convenient and open this weekend

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47-Dudley-Newton-Hallway-2

Newton Center Luxury home is convenient and open this weekend.  47 Dudley Road, Newton, MA 02459 is having an Open House this weekend. You can find the listing on MLS with this listing number, 71897990. This is a good sized home at 4545 square feet with 5 bedrooms and one of the nicest Nanny Bedrooms found in Newton.  This Nanny bedroom is separate and away from the family so that the privacy for both family and nanny are secure. The Sellers of this home share that they always had the best pick of live in Nanny’s because of the room they supply their live in Nanny.

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47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-13

Open space dining room with living room and large fireplace right off the modern kitchen gives this contemporary colonial a special and unique feel.  Private spaces abound in this home.  There is a “back family room” that also has a wonderful fireplace a steam room and built-in book shelves. This private oasis can be used for reading, writing, and family time games.

The Master Suite with it’s master bathroom is also an oasis.  Large two rooms separated into bed and dressing rooms lead to a very large marble bathroom with jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower, jack and jill sinks and a bidet.  The room also has built in cabinetry.  This space is also situated in the house for maximum privacy.

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The children’s rooms are clustered together at another side of the house.  One has it’s own bathroom and the other bathroom sits right outside the door.  There is a fifth bathroom on the third floor that is shared with a large open space office/third family room.  Solar panels are on the South side of the home and supply the house with electricity keeping costs well below averages for homes of this size and grandeur.  It is time for you to visit this Newton Center Luxury home is convenient and open this weekend.

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Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate

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Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate.  They say that location is the most important thing in real estate and while this may be true a location is only good if it is convenient in some way.  47 Dudley Road Newton luxury home is new to the market and convenient to everything.  Located right off Route 9 highly Dudley Road is a coveted winding country road in Newton. Dudley Road is  also crossed by both Brookline Street and Greenwood.   Located within walking distance to the Newton Schools your children will attend, 47 Dudley is also close to the medical centers of Boston, Shopping and highways as well.

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Finding a Newton home under two million dollars with this convenient location in the village of Newton Center is a true find. Finding one tucked in among a forest of trees with a great front yard is a real find. This four thousand plus square foot home has the coveted Open Space living and dining room configuration along with special spaces and private places for office, library, family room and outside space.  The convenience of this home gets even better.  It’s roof is covered with solar panels that make your electric bill virtually nothing at times during the year and keeps your house cool all summer.

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47-Dudley-Newton-Kitchen-11

A beautiful white cabinet kitchen with a center island makes preparing family meals and party meals a pleasure.  One true convenience is how easily it will be to attract the best nanny’s. With a wonderful and private nanny suite off the kitchen you will find it easier to find and attract the best nanny’s to your family. This home boasts 3 fire places, 5 bedrooms, professional landscaping and a great deal more.  Come visit one of the Sunday Open Houses beginning Sept 6th at 11AM-1PM. Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate

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Here comes the sun; luxury savings in Newton real estate

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47-Dudley-Newton-Solar-Cover

Here comes the sun; luxury savings in Newton real estate is on the market today. 47 Dudley Road is fully charged, back on the market and ready to go.  It is actually going so well with the solar panels this year that the electric bill that runs this 4098 sq foot colonial home is almost non-existent.  Reducing any bill while living in luxury is a good thing; getting rid of the bill completely and having the utility buy back some of your product is a joy. Now that is convenience.

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47-Dudley-Newton-livingroom-3

47 Dudley Road, Newton 02459 sits back along a tree lined private drive off Route 9 behind a forest of trees.  It is easy to miss, but hard to forget once you have been through this beauty. Beautiful wood throughout this colonial gives richness to the rooms. Cathedral ceilings abound throughout the house.  One of the family rooms, or as it is called by this family, the back room was originally a church back when the house was built in 1900.  Boasting oversized working fire places throughout there is one in this room.

47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom-13Open Space design concept was not the rage when this home from first conceived but the living room, dining room, sun room and kitchen provide a wonderful circular openness suited for families and entertaining.  Direct access to your patio and grill along the back of the house is connected to this open space living area.  The convenience to everything from this home is what the current owners say they will miss the most. It is minutes to downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical area, shopping and the schools.  Your children can walk to the excellent Newton schools from this home.

Luxury living in Newton does not have to dig too deep into your pocked with solar power cooling the way.  Broker’s open house today from 12-2, stop on by. Here comes the sun; luxury savings in Newton real estate

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Dedham MA Housing Report April 2015

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Dedham MA Housing Report April 2015.  80 houses show up in last months activity in Dedham. The Spring market is upon us in full force.  These statistics come from the Boston area’s MLSPIN

Single Family Active Listings: 41    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,734.20     Avg. List$: $845,644    Avg. List$/SqFt: $306     Avg. DOM: 97.56

So you can glean from the DOM stat that very few of these houses came on the market in April.  Houses in general are larger at over 2,000 square feet of living.  Dedham is a great town to live with lots of rich history.  Precinct 1 is the desired neighborhood in which to buy and there are a variety of choices.

Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 18    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,800.06     Avg. List$: $484,617    Avg. List$/SqFt: $270     Avg. DOM: 47.94     Avg. DTO: 29.89

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375-Westfiled-Dedham

These listings would have come on the market before April, but their DTO (Days to Offer) would have happened on average in the first 30 days. This is the optimal and desired way to sell.  The Sold listing took a bit longer, but remember we came out of a truly difficult winter.  Let’s all rejoice with the great weather this week.

Single Family Sold Listings: 18    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,049.33     Avg. List$: $546,900    Avg. List$/SqFt: $273     Avg. DOM: 84.56     Avg. DTO: 65.61    Avg. Sale$: $529,722   Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $263

Below you will see both the Expired listings–those who have been on the market for the period of time agreed upon by the client and agent, and the Canceled listings. Canceled listing are those the client canceled for some reason or another. What is immediately evident here is that none of these clients gave the agent long enough (on average) to get the house sold. If the average days are over 90 days for a listing and the UAG is 48 days then 30 days is just not enough time to capture the market.

Single Family Expired Listings: 1    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,365.00     Avg. List$: $350,000    Avg. List$/SqFt: $256     Avg. DOM: 69.00

Single Family Canceled Listings: 2    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 4,369.50     Avg. List$: $1,511,750    Avg. List$/SqFt: $339     Avg. DOM: 30.00

This has been the Dedham MA Housing Report April 2015