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Famous Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Lists is Malibu Beach House For $10 Million

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Award winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has listed his charming Malibu beachfront cottage for $10 million. DiCaprio had originally listed this home for $11 million in 2016 and recently re-listed it after cutting the price by $1 million. This Malibu home overlooks Carbon Beach and is one of the best priced listings in this area. . . READ MORE

The 5 Best Fall Folliage Drives Throughout New England

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New Englanders are quite lucky living in one of the best areas in the country for seasonal fall activities like hay rides, pumpkin patches, apple picking, but more specifically fall foliage drives. Some of the most beautiful leaf-peeping vantage points are only a few hours outside of Boston, so it would be a shame to let the fall slip by without taking in the stunning fall display of regional trees. To help you out in planning the best fall foliage road trip, we have compiled a list of the best and most scenic fall foliage drives throughout New England . . . READ MORE

New Listing Alert!- 15 Lucille Place, Newton

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Welcome to the beautiful newly constructed home, 15 Lucille Place in Newton, listed for $1.9 million! Located conveniently right along the Green Line, future owners will easily be able to commute in and out of the city of Boston without the hassle of a car. Not only that, this 5 bed and 3.5 bath home is in close proximity to shopping centers, parks, hiking and biking trails, hospitals and much more! . . . READ MORE

New Construction Alert!- 1967 Beacon Street in Newton

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This beautiful newly constructed Colonial home, located in Waban, is for sale for $3,979,000. The home, which was just completed in 2021, is conveniently located nearby many prominent schools, such as Angier School, as well as Waban Square. This 6 bedroom and 6.5 bath jewel of Waban was constructed on a private 15k sq. ft level lot. . . READ MORE

Actor and Comedian Neil Patrick Harris' $7.3 Million NYC Brownstone For Sale

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Famous actor and comedian, Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband, David Burtka, have listed their stunning, modern Harlem brownstone for $7.3 million. The Italianate-style home, located on 2036 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th streets, has been greatly renovated in 2016 by Los Angeles-based interior designer Trace Lehnhoff and New York award-winning architect Jeffrey Povero. . . READ MORE 

New Listing Alert- 361 Concord Road, Billerica!

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This beautiful, newly-listed home is a perfect blend of privacy and convenience. Located in Billerica, right on the Bedford line, this stunning home is listed at  $710,000. The new Colonial listing showcases 8 rooms, including 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and is situated on more than 1 acre sized lot. Within easy reach of many public transit stops, shopping centers, tennis Courts, parks, trails, or golf courses, you will never be bored at this breathtaking home . . . READ MORE

Top 5 Charming Small Cities for Retirement

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When thinking of your retirement plans, are you drawn towards huge hustling cities, but deterred by the crowds, chaos and high-living-costs? If this sounds like you, you may want to consider buying a home in a smaller city. Oftentimes these cities are a nice combination of the excitement that city-life has to offer, but with the charm and friendliness of a small town. To help you finalize your retirement plans, we have compiled a list of the top 5 small cities with a neighborly vibe. Be sure to click on the name of the town to view any properties CASTLES UNLIMITED™ may have in that area. . . READ MORE

The Top 10 Greenest Towns Around Boston

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You probably know how your local schools, housing prices, or property taxes fare against your neighboring communities, but have you ever thought about how your town is dealing with the ever present issue of climate change? We have compiled a list of the top 10 most environmentally friendly towns around Boston. We took into account everything from what percentage of the town’s fleet of ordinary passenger vehicles and light trucks are electric and whether they chose to participate in a series of voluntary state programs that fund cleaner energy usage to whether a community has a full-time employee leading climate mitigation efforts and whether its building codes promote reduced energy usage. Check out our list below to see if your town made the top 10! Be sure to click on the town name to check out the luxury properties we have available in these green towns!   . . . READ MORE

$1.7 Million Rennovated Schoolhouse For Sale on Cape Cod

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This historic once schoolhouse and church, built in 1846, now renovated into a 3 bedroom and 5 bathroom house is for sale for $1.7 million in Truro, Cape Cod. Located on 48 Truro Center Road, this stunning and unique property mixes a Modern and Contemporary-style interior and Classic and Traditional-style exterior. This listing truly celebrates the home's original structure and history. . . READ MORE

Best Hiking Spots Around the Boston Area

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After almost 2 years of being in a seemingly never ending pandemic, for most it's time to spend a summer day on the many hiking trails that Massachusetts has to offer. For more seasoned hikers, they tend to flock towards the White Mountains or the Appalachian Trail to get their nature fix. However, for the novice, recreational hiker, the plentiful and beautiful hiking trails around Boston will definitely do the trick. Whether its climbing wooded nature preserves or exploring waterfront trails, these hiking paths are the perfect summer day getaway from Boston. We have compiled a list of some of the best hiking spots around the city of Boston, be sure to click on the name of the hiking spot for its website! . . . READ MORE

New $32.5 Million Oceanfront Home For Sale in Martha's Vineyard

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This breathtaking beachfront mansion, located on the North Shore of Martha’s Vineyard, is priced at $32.5 million. The 5 bed and 5.5 baths have been recently completed and the property is encompassed with specimen trees and lush rolling meadows. It was created on a 3.3 acre plot of land, which is situated on a stable bank and has access to 250 ft of sandy private beach. . . READ MORE

10 Best Food Trucks You NEED To Try in Boston

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Oftentimes food trucks are testing grounds for chefs and newer restaurants to gage if they would be a success as a brick-and-mortar location, just like the origin of the local popular restaurant and used to be food truck: Clover Food Labs. Food Trucks also are a convenient way to offer fast and delicious food to hungry Bostonians on their lunch break. Nevertheless, Boston has countless food trucks, with cuisines ranging from pizza to dumplings to grilled cheeses. These trucks often park right by picnic hotspots, specifically in Copley Square or the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but be sure to check out the City of Boston’s food truck website to confirm where your favorite truck is stationed. With all of the food trucks Boston has to offer, it could be hard to choose what truck’s food you want to indulge in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 best food trucks that park and serve their hungry customers in the Greater Boston Area, be sure to click on the name of the food truck for their website! . . . READ MORE

$7.3 Million Modern Luxury Villa Mansion on Spain's Costa Del Sol

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This modern, contemporary villa in San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain’s Malaga Province, is priced at 5.95 million euros or about US $7.3 million. The breathtaking villa combines both Spanish and Miami aesthetics and  is encompassed by lush tropical gardens, while the villa’s architecture has a Floridian flare. These Miamian touches include white floors and ceilings, stepped rooflines, and multiple terraces and balconies which add to the geometric, modern style. . . READ MORE