Check out this new listing! Located in West Newton and overlooking Brae Burn Country Club, this five-bedroom colonial has just recently been put on the market. Featuring 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths, the house is spacious and ready for personalized touches. With cozy fireplace in the living room, a paneled library, a [...]
Blog :: 03-2014
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A passerby may look at Newton City Hall and just see a beautiful brick building with tall white columns at the front door sitting on a pretty park. Yes, the building stands tall and grand on the perfectly manicured lawn, but behind this historic facade lays the site for many important local government [...]
With the popular show Parks and Recreation starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope becoming a hit, many might wonder about the Parks and Rec department of their own cities. Does it run anything like the Pawnee Parks and Rec department does in the show? Are there similar goals and interests? And more specifically to Newton, what has our Parks [...]
With March marking the newest two-year closure of Boston's Government Center T station and the four weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike, transportation in the Boston area seems to be constantly changing. But here's what you need to know about Newton transportation in your [...]
Construction has begun on Newton's newest retail project Needham Street Village Shops. A 19,200 square-foot retail development, the Village Shops is marketed as an "important step toward updating the traffic-clogged road into a more pedestrian-friendly shopping district." According to its website, it will be ready for occupancy in the [...]
Different locations have obvious advantages and disadvantages, but homebuyers often forget an important factor: commuting costs.
Some lenders consider commuting costs if the buyers' weekly commutes exceeds a certain number of miles. That monthly cost increases the buyers' overall debt-to-income ratios (DTI) and directly impacts how much money they can [...]
Newton's public school system is one of the best in the state. In Boston Magazine, Newton was ranked #20 in the 2013 "Massachusetts 50 best public school" article. They compiled numbers from 147 municipalities in Greater Boston, and ranked the schools based on many factors, including student-to-teacher ratio, per-pupil expenditure, [...]
Many people, when looking to buy a house, might lean towards older homes because of their "charm" or "character". These historic homes do enhance the beauty of Brookline and Newton, and add a certain flair to the architecture of the town. But as appealing as these details may be, older homes do come with a history. It is important, when [...]
Previously known as restaurant week, these next two weeks in March are the perfect excuse to go out and explore Boston's restaurant scene without putting too much of a dent in your wallet. Now known as "Dine Out Boston", over 200 of Boston's best restaurants will be offering tasty prix fixe lunch or dinner menus (or both) from March 16-21 [...]
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