Dedham, MA Real Estate News

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Contemporary Home Video, Dedham, MA, Precinct 1. Contemporary homes are not for everyone, but everyone who likes contemporary homes would have affection for 375 Westfield St, Dedham, MA 02026.  A contemporary style of architecture is really about the architect and the family that will occupy the home. They are designed and built around the land on which the house will sit and the space that will occupy that land. Frank Lloyd Wright said that, "a house should not be built on anything, but built of something".  375 Westfield Street epitomizes this thinking.  It is built of the hill on which it sits.  Part of that hill is the back wall of the structure and anchors the home to the land. It also provides strength and safety to the home through a french drain system that moves water away from...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Great Contemporary Story with Pictures, Precinct 1, Dedham, MA is right here. Contemporary homes are not for everyone, but everyone who likes contemporary homes would have affection for 375 Westfield St, Dedham, MA 02026.  A contemporary style of architecture is really about the architect and the family that will occupy the home. They are designed and built around the land on which the house will sit and the space that will occupy that land. Frank Lloyd Wright said that, "a house should not be built on anything, but built of something".  375 Westfield Street epitomizes this thinking.  It is built of the hill on which it sits.  Part of that hill is the back wall of the structure and anchors the home to the land. It also provides strength and safety to the home through a french drain syst...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
In may of 2015 there were 16 homes that closed within the month for Dedham, MA. This represents a decrease of 7 homes, as there were 23 homes that closed in May 2014.The average list price for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2015 was $442,738.The average list price for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2014 was $442,314.The average sale price for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2015 was $440,478.The average sale price for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2014 was $435,448.The average market time for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2015 was 63 days.The average market time for the homes that closed in Dedham for May 2014 was 37 days.27 homes went under agreement in Dedham, Massachusetts for the month of May 2015. The average list price of the homes tha...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Contemporary Architecture and Living, Dedham MA.  Contemporary architecture is used for a variety of designs and forms used for recent living spaces.  People who live in and love contemporary architecture are quite often interested in both form and function. They want their homes to reflect the ways in which they live.  The want light to be part of all of their interior living spaces. They want to be able to have public entertaining spaces within as well as private and quiet spaces.  375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA MLS #: 71795296 is just such a space.  From the exterior form which has a rounded front stretching from East to West to allow maximum sun exposure, to it's pie shaped back side that points north towards the  conservation land for hiking and exploring it is unique.375-Westfile...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Like no other, Dedham, MA. When a woman from ritzy Westchester County, NY moves to Boston she is always looking for the best location to live. One that reminds her of the pastoral land, beautiful roads, rich history, privacy, security and access to the city.  Marie-Louise Kehoe chose Dedham for all the reasons stated.  Precinct 1 is the most desired area in Dedham and it was the first.  It dates back to revolutionary times and has been the county seat of Norfolk County since the beginning of time.  Dedham continues to be a town where you can get more for your dollar than you can in surrounding towns like Newton, Wellesley, Weston or Westwood.Westfield Street is a hidden gem in Precinct 1 and home to a variety of homes for sale right now.  375 Westfield Street is like no other.  It is a ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Museum Quality Dedham Contemporary houses are different than your regular Colonial or Federal style home you find everywhere in Dedham.  Dedham, MA is a community just south and west of Boston and the original and ongoing county seat of Norfolk County. Dedham and Dedham real estate has a rich history dating back to the earliest days of settlement in Massachusetts.  While it may not have the cache of neighboring towns like Newton, Wellesley and Weston but because of this a prudent shopper of real estate will know their money will go further in Dedham.  Dedham is centrally located to most of the prime private schools in our area.  Nobles, St Sebastian's, Dedham Country Day School are very close, while Milton Academy, Belmont Hill, Roxbury Latin, Dexter, Southfield and BB&N are also not to...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham Luxury Home Market.  There are just 34 properties on the market in Dedham right now.  Luxury is defined as the top ten percent of the market. Using statistics from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors MLSPIN we see these stats.  Average list price is $873,477 which is the aggregate average of all the 34 houses.Single Family Active Listings: 34    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,829.71     Avg. List$: $873,447    Avg. List$/SqFt: $295     Avg. DOM: 118.94Using this statistic the Luxury Market would begin at the price point of $1,572,204.60. Dedham does have some incredibly high priced homes in it's Precinct 1 area.  On Westfield Street, one of the nicest, hidden gems in all of the Boston Area there are two homes of note.  One is a Colonial priced above three million and the other is a...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham Luxury Contemporary and The Endicott Estate.  MIT's Endicott House is part of the Endicott estate that sits along Westfield Street in Precinct 1 of Dedham.  Precinct 1 real estate in Dedham has some of the most elegant and historic homes in all of the Boston area.  While it lies so close to Boston it feels miles away with it's open space, conservation land for hiking and exploring, the Weld Pond for boating and fishing.  This is a special oasis for the weary city worker just minutes away.The Endicott House built in 1904 by Henry Bradford Endicott, founder of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corporation, it was the second home to stand on the grounds. The original Endicott homestead burned to the ground after the local volunteer fire department, responding to three separate fires burning...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Where everyone knows your name, Westfield Street, Dedham MA.  This road is a mile or longer through the conservation land, the mansions and the ranches that dot the street.  It ends in a turn around that sends you back along past Weld Pond and many beautiful homes.  375 Westfield Street is one of those special places where the neighbors actually do know each other. The walk the quiet street with their dogs and wave to each other as they drive by.  The socialize during the holidays and never hesitate to lend a hand when needed or asked. 375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA is a contemporary home for sale right now that is unique in this town and is better suited for some MIT professor who might choose Lincoln, MA with the others if they weren't aware of what they could get in Dedham.  The End...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham's Doorway Contemporary Living.  It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.  It is also known in real estate that the curb appeal of a home is driven by the front door.  In fact, the front door is the one upgrade of your home that can provide you almost 100% return should you do so before going on the market. 375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA has a doorway that is paved with some gold.  Yes, that is what I said. The stone that is used for this gracious front door is rimmed with the stone from building the house and has been assayed. There truly is gold in that stone. From 2009 through 2011 when this 4446 square foot home was being enlarged and renovated it was necessary for some of the stone on which the house is built be excavated.  Instead of blasting the stone a differe...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham MA housing report March 30 2015 report with statistics gathered from the last 30 days of the MLSPIN here in the Boston area.  There are 76 listing today ranging in price from the low of $155,000 to over $3,000,000.  Dedham is a diverse community in terms of price and properties. Precinct 1 is considered the most desired neighborhood and the town is divided by Route 1 that travels up into Boston through Dedham. Single Family Active Listings: 46    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,276.39     Avg. List$: $665,765    Avg. List$/SqFt: $300     Avg. DOM: 116.67     Avg. DTO: 42.67 Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 20    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,023.50     Avg. List$: $559,135    Avg. List$/SqFt: $280     Avg. DOM: 70.60     Avg. DTO: 49.85 Single Family Sold Listings: 9    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Living with the Land, Living Contemporary Boston Area Move In Homes.  Open Spaces, many levels, several fireplaces, views everywhere, light all over 375 Westfield Street in Dedham MA is luxury nirvana for you who love your home to astound, entertain and wrap you in privacy and comfort.  I know that is a lot to chew.  Let's break it down.  Westfield Street in Dedham is unlike others.  It winds along a meandering road to a dead end.  Houses and nature on both sides of you as you travel.  Luxury estates, private land and simple homes dot the landscape.  Weld Pond was built in the late 1800's and the Weld's deeded a great portion of this land to MIT, Northeastern and the State for conservation.  375 Westfield Street sits up the hill overlooking the northern arm of the pond.  This home is bo...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Private School Housing, luxury living Dedham MA.  375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA is a luxury contemporary home that sits in the middle of all the elite private schools in the Boston MA area.  Nobles and Greenough, Dedham Country Day are a stone's throw from the house. St Sebastians, Milton Academy, are also nearby.  If you have a child who has just been accepted to one of these prestigious schools and you want to live nearby you should look at this house.  This is open space contemporary living at it's best.  This house is, in the words of Frank Lloyd Wright is built not on the land but of the land.  The ledge on which this house is built is known to have gold in it.  The designer and builder of this property used this ledge to adorn the entryway and front of the house.  Part of this l...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham Housting Report March 11 with statistics and information gathered from the Greater Boston Area Realtors MLSPIN system.  There were 56 homes listed as Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired or Canceled in the last 30 days.  Of these 56 homes only 9 of these homes would qualify as luxury homes.  375 Westfield Street qualifies.  There are 3 homes on Westfield Street currently Active on the Market with two qualifying as Luxury.  Luxury is defined as the top 10% of the sales within the MLSPIN area.  The threshold for Luxury is around $880,000. Single Family Active Listings: 29    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,548.79     Avg. List$: $734,462    Avg. List$/SqFt: $274     Avg. DOM: 137.69 Single Family Under Agreement Listings: 11    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,655.18     Avg. List$: $461,564    Avg. ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Scenic and Historic Street Precinct 1 Dedham Westfield Street.  This is the tree lined meandering and scenic dead end street where everyone knows your name.  Families on Westfield Street seem to stay of Westfield Street.  There are hiking, biking and snow shoeing trails near this house.  Weld Pond is the view out the front windows of this contemporary home over lookng the pond.  The Southern exposure  of the house curves with windows stretching from East to West all along Weld Pond. Once you leave High Street, Route 109 and turn onto Westfield, the view gets better, the road gets less hurried and the landscape changes to idyllic.  A rambling, wooded and well kept road moving roughly southwest away from Boston.  Boston is 20 miles behind you and so much closer than Wellesley, Weston or N...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Contemporary Architecture, a primer for Dedham Luxury home. As a real estate professional I am in and out of homes every single day. As the years go by I can safely say I am close to have seen it all.  The exception is when I list or help purchase a contemporary home.  They are always quite different. These homes in our land of Center Entrance Colonials stand out.  They are often built with lots of open space and broad and expansive windows to let the sun in and the views abound.  Today I went looking for answers and I found WiseGeek.  The outdid Wikipedia in terms of providing an interesting definition. "Contemporary architecture is definable broadly as the building style of the present day. Examples do not necessarily have similar or easily recognizable features, however, because the ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Luxury Living in Nature, Dedham Contemporary.  375 Westfield Street is a premier location in Precinct 1 of Dedham MA.  Premier because it is a winding country road that dead ends after passing conservation land, hiking paths, Weld Pond and many beautiful homes.  The people who choose Westfield Street don't often move, they love the community of this street so much.Contemporary living is not for everyone, people who love contemporary homes are not those who are looking to own some antique colonial.  There is not a single rectangular room in this 4446 square foot home, but there is light, lots and lots of light. The architect who designed and built this home for his family built it into the ledge on which it sits in such a way that is one with the land.  There is a sweeping curve on the f...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham, Precinct 1, Westfield Street, 375 Westfield Street, Dedham, MA is, without dispute, one of the nicest roads to meander in all of New England, let alone Dedham.  Dedham is one of the oldest and most important towns in this colonial area.  Dedham is and has been the county seat for Norfolk County.  Judges, Lawyers, Doctors and Educators have always been active in town growth and development. Precinct 1 is considered  one of the hidden gems.  People settle hear, it is rare for a property to change hands.  375 Westfield St, MA.  MLS#71795296 has just hit the market and their is an open house on Sunday March 8 from 11-12:30 PM. Dedham, Precinct 1, Westfield Street, 375 Westfield Street, Dedham, MA is a unique contemporary house.  It is artistically built into the landscape over Weld ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Calling to help, or calling to sell, is a question every real estate professional should be asking themselves every time they call, knock, meet or present.  If you are there to sell, you may or may not be successful.  If you are there to help, you have the opportunity to ask questions and understand what the family needs and wants.  The ABC of yesteryears sales techniques are dead and decayed only used by the poorest and slowest of sales professionals. People want reasons to buy, they do not want to be sold.  So you have to ask yourself, am I calling to help, or calling to sell?  While Always Be Closing (ABC) inches towards anathema, it still abounds.  Real estate agents are more than sales people, they are information people. The best real estate professionals are those who have the he...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Dedham Housing Report Feb 14, 2015. Greater Boston Association of Realtors and MLSPIN provide us these statistics for Dedham MA the last 30 days. The first Sold Group of 11 houses includes all sales in Dedham while all the other categories only include the Luxury listings of $881,000 or more. Single Family Sold Listings: 11    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,611.82     Avg. List$: $591,400    Avg. List$/SqFt: $251     Avg. DOM: 280.00     Avg. DTO: 75.00    Avg. Sale$: $558,727   Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $242 Homes in Dedham within the last 30 days got 94% List to Sale price.  When we look at this same figure in the luxury realm we see a 91% List to Sale price.  Statistics in the luxury realm need to be looked at from a longer than 30 day period of time to see any specific patterns.  I also produce a bi-...
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