Wellesley, MA Real Estate News

By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Buying a home is an important investment however your primary focus should be to solve a housing need. The process can be very complicated if you do not work with industry professionals that can provide accurate information and advise you. The professionals include mortgage lenders, Realtors, attorneys, home inspectors and accountants. If you are a first-time home buyer, you may qualify for a tax credit ($8000 in 2009) and could be eligible for special financing programs. For a map based search of all properties listed in the MA MLS go to WELLESLEY MA MLS Let Wellesley MA real estate assist you in finding the right property to meet your needs from local area homes for sale, foreclosure listings (bank-owned), country properties, land, condominiums and equine facilities -- all through the...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted:2 min ago - Think school is harder than it was in your day? Does college tuition reflect how great an education your kid is getting? Has political correctness influenced students' grades? Is your kid really that smart? (more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     Wow! That's really interesting! So that explains how Joe cut so many classes and still had good grades. Umm...maybe.   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene    
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
With the official start of spring beginning at the end of the week, let's take a look at the first 2 months of 2009 in Wellesley: Some of the major media outlets have decreed certain towns to be “recession proof,” and others have taken attendee numbers at an open house to be the indicator of how well a town’s market is faring these days. But rather than relying on anecdotal evidence, let’s take a look at the facts. What are the  relevant numbers and what do they tell us?   WELLESLEY   Homes sales in Wellesley were down 62.5% for the first two months of 2009, compared to the same period in 2008. Transaction dollar volume slid a precipitous 70.6%.   Wellesley’s average list price for single family homes is currently $1,949,567. This is in stark contrast and out of balance with the average...
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By Martin E. Kalisker, Esq., Real Estate Law From A Practical Perspective
     As of February 28, 2009, there were 142 single family listings in Wellesley on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  With spring hardly upon us, there has been a 33% addition to the single family home inventory during the past month.   Unfortunately, the market statistics, including sales, listings under agreement and market absorption are all tell-tale signs that now is not a great time to list your home for sale in Wellesley (however it is a great time to buy.)  "Small is the new black" as the Boston Globe was quoted recently.  Wellesley's excess inventory, combined with comparable properties in South Natick, Weston, and Dover and Weston will prove a challenge for months to come as homebuyers look for affordable living and newer construction.   During February, 42 new single fa...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Is the Boston Globe’s Take on Wellesley’s Real Estate Market on the $$$…??? ...The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 50 min ago - According to the Boston Globe, real estate in "Swellesley" is well, swell. But what do the facts/numbers say??...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     Downtown Wellesley via Wikipedia       For a long time Wellesley seemed impervious to the downward trend in the real estate market - for many reasons. Wellesley is a great community and continues to be a great lifestyle and location choice. That's not going to change. But there has been a shift lately - and it's all about price point.   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, servin...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
  Healthy Eating with Wellesley’s Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger... John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 3 min ago - What happens when illustrious food writer Nina Simonds meets up with Blue Ginger's Ming Tsai of PBS' "Simply Ming??"...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   Shrimp Fried Rice - Ming’s way - is yummy!       I adore Blue Ginger Restaurant!   That Ming Tsai is always coming up with tasty, delicious meals!   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Centur...
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By Martin E. Kalisker, Esq., Real Estate Law From A Practical Perspective
  As of January 31, 2009, there were 108 single family listings in Wellesley on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  A marked slowdown in the sale and a moderate rate of new listing of single family homes in Wellesley signals some tough times to come, but plenty of opportunities for buyers.  As discussed below, average sales prices have gone down, whereas average listing prices have increased.  This "upside down" pattern is a sign of increasing market absorption rates and a call to sellers to rethink their pricing strategy with their existing broker or to relist with someone taking a more critical look at the marketplace.  During January, 17 new single family listings were added to our MLSPin and an additional 4 single family homes were relisted for sale on the MLS, with an average l...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
F. Lee Bailey Talks Ethics After Egregious Misconduct bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — Once thought to be one of the greatest attorneys of all time, or at least one of the most celebrated, disbarred legal expert F. Lee Bailey will be speaking on ethics and the law at Wellesley College on February 10th. Should be a hoot!...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene *Time Cover February 1976 JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By Martin E. Kalisker, Esq., Real Estate Law From A Practical Perspective
Selectmen's MeetingTentative AGENDA       Monday, February 9, 2009 Town Hall525 Washington Street,  Wellesley MA  02482 1)      7:30 P. M.      Citizen Speak2)      7:35 P. M.      Executive Director's Update   Approval of 1/28/09 Minutes 3)      7:45 P. M.      Town-Wide Financial Plan4)      8:30 P. M.      Senior Center5)      9:15 P. M.      High School Traffic Study                                       Old Business/ New Business   Wellesley High School Building Committee 27 Washington Street
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Obama Hits Execs Excess with his Best Shot - Salary Limits !!!...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 5 min ago - If you want to get Wall St.'s attention - then just cut their pay to a $500,00 cap! President Obama has just leveled a shot where it hurts - in the deep pockets of senior management! But what's this??? He also wants to limit YOUR income??? (continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   Image via Wikipedia This isn’t going to be pretty…     Well, certainly if a company receives TARP funds, the government should be able to limit executive salaries and expenditures. But why should the government involve itself in the compensation of industries that don't get government assistance? U...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Toyota Gets a New Toyoda… with Babson MBA John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 4 min ago - Toyota: start your engines! There's a new guy in charge and his name is Toyoda...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   Akio Toyado is a licensed race car driver       This guy spells his name differently, but he's the heir apparent and he's got a big job ahead of him! Yeah, but he went to Babson so he's the first American educated CEO of a Japanese auto company! There's going to be a lot of "What does he bring to the party?" in Japanese!!     JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Wellesley’s Rte. 16 Bridge Reopens! John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 4 min ago - How long does it take to rebuild a bridge?? Well, if it's located in Wellesley, MA the answer apparently is...as long as those checks keep coming. But surprise! The Route 16 bridge...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   Don’t blink…it’s not an illusion.         Well, this bridge project started when my nephew was in 6th grade...And he graduates from high school in 3 months!   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.joh...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
All-Stars: Shaq Is In, Wellesley’s Ray Allen Is Out bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 2 min ago - Pierce is in; Shaq is back; and Ray Allen is out. The NBA All-Star roster is announced and 8 year All-Star veteran Allen DOES NOT get the nod???...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...Joh Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com But according to the Boston Herald, the Celtic’s Ray Allen was not on the guest list for this year’s All-Star party,  despite averaging 18.0 points on .503 shooting and helping Boston to a 38-9 record.       Well, this could end up being a game of experience versus exuberance. But why didn't they pick Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics??? He's an 8 time All-Star veteran! And this year, he's on fire...     JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy   ...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Obama Busts A Move…(sort of) Posted on January 29, 2009 by bostonkayakguy  Beyonce's Single Ladies is a fav tune for Barack Obama. Check out YouTube's alphacat (continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PqI12R8YNU&hl=en&fs=1]   Inman Crosson is the best fauxObama; just top notch!   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN PRESCOTT Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth 508-523-9252   BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Enjoy Travel? President’s Stimulus Package Saves $$$ ... John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 3 min ago - Baby, it's cold outside! But the skiing's fantastic! And the snowboarding is unbelievable! And getting away for a vacation has never been better for getting travel deals! Just look...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com       Tremendous discounts just waiting for you to reserve! The travel industry's geared up to inject a stimulus into vacationers' pockets! When the going gets tough, the tough go on vacation! JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newt...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
MetWest Scene Update…Will Tina Fey Rock Babson College? bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 5 min ago - Sarah Palin made Tina Fey a superstar. Babson College can make Tina a MEGASTAR !!! (continued)...BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     Image by il_tommy via Flickr     This is your opportunity to bring Tina Fey to Boston! Collectively, we can all help Babson to "woo" Tina to be the 2009 commencement speaker! Just think... (more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene     JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net JOHN P...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Fashion and Style Icons Behind Presidential Inauguration... John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 6 min ago - The fashion behind the president...When you're taking the global stage, which fashionista do you turn to for advice? Word has it that the youngest generation may carry the most influence...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     How they look...What they wear... Appearances matter; especially when you're the most powerful political figure on the planet ! And just who do YOU, think are the fashion mavens Obama turned to for advice?... (continued)...BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene   More: Barack Obama’s Letter to his Daughters *Fashion Design Source: www.tren...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
California Pizza Kitchen Targets Newton-Wellesley Hospital ...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 3 min ago - On January 26, 2009, Wellesley's newest pizza emporium, California Pizza Kitchen will make history when it unveils the Newton-Wellesley pizza...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   CPK in Wellesley! Thai and BBQ chicken pizza...just a quick run down the road! The menu has the old favorites with many new combinations. Mark your calendar now for the opening!   JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.j...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Tina Fey: Babson College Commencement Speaker? ...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 3 min ago - Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Tina Fey of NBC's 30 Rock, may be putting in an appearance at Babson College. That is, if Babson's Leonard Schlesinger has anything to say about it...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com     Well, Babson LaCrosse may not be her game, but if Tina Fey does Babson College, then Motown's Berry Gordy, McDonald's Ray Kroc, and Virgin's Richard Branson better move over...(continued) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene JOHN PRESCOTT -BostonKayakGuy     Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, ...
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By John Prescott, Top Real Estate Agent: Wellesley,Needham,Natick,Metrowest
(Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley)
Intoxicated by Tim Gunn and Gretta Monahan of Wellesley’s Grettacole...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: Just now! - Tim Gunn enjoys beautiful women. He works with Project Runway's Heidi Klum and hosts "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style" with Boston's Gretta Monahan. And some women, namely television host Bonnie Hunt, finds the loquacious Gunn simply intoxicating...(more) John Prescott's The MetWest Scene » Full Story on bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com   Gretchen Monahan gets made up before appearing on the “Rachael Ray” show in New York, where she is a style expert. - (Joe Tabacca for The Boston Globe)   Gretta and Gunn...They've got it going on! Catch the entrepreneur behind the Grettacole Salon and Grettaluxe brand, Gretta Monahan. When she's not doing ...
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