Real Estate: Newton’s Market Update
Jun24

Real Estate: Newton’s Market Update

It’s time again to report the real estate happenings in Newton! Inventory remains very low at 123 single family homes. To give some perspective, here’s a breakdown of the numbers to clarify what is and isn’t selling…

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Real Estate: The Lowdown on Accessory Apartments
Jun10

Real Estate: The Lowdown on Accessory Apartments

Recently, the City of Newton passed an ordinance allowing accessory apartments to be legalized. Of course, this has raised many questions about what constitutes an “accessory apartment.” In this post, I’ll try to clear up some questions…

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Real Estate: The Teardown Conundrum
May28

Real Estate: The Teardown Conundrum

I don’t know how many of you have had the pleasure of attending a Newton Historic review meeting, but it’s a real eye opener. Here’s a typical story…

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Newton Real Estate by Zip Code
May20

Newton Real Estate by Zip Code

Newton by zip code! Since Newton is so large and the villages quite diverse, I’m eager to share how Newton real estate performs village-by-village…

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Real Estate: Is Your Home Functionally Obsolete?
May06

Real Estate: Is Your Home Functionally Obsolete?

“Functionally obsolete” in real estate means the reduction in the usefulness or desirability of a home because of an outdated design feature, usually one that cannot be easily changed. This applies to many houses currently on the market here in Newton…

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Real Estate Advice: “Best and Final Offer”
Apr29

Real Estate Advice: “Best and Final Offer”

A “Best and Final Offer” in real estate is a buyer’s last and highest offer. A seller who has received several offers will usually ask top bidders to submit a Best and Final Offer. This type of offer induces STRESS (!) for both the buyer and their agent…

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