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SPRING HAS ARRIVED ONCE AGAIN

Real Estate prices are breaking all kinds of records!

Find out which Posh Boston Suburb is right for you!

Fun facts about some of Boston’s best Suburbs.

Warming up for Winter in NYC!

December is the ideal time to prepare for the spring real estate season, network, strategize and enjoy winter –
Elizabeth Crampton joins top Boston Real Estate Firm Selami Law and Greater Boston Realtors Tom Aaron and Sven Anderson at Per Se in NYC!

Sonja Selami Law Office Opens in Boston

On Friday, October 6, 2017, Sonja Selami Law Offices celebrated their new Boston office at 425 Boylston Street with an Open House event. Guests, including Elizabeth Crampton and top home stager Linda Kofoed, enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres from renowned chef Ming Tsai, while taking in the views of Boylston Street from the Penthouse office. With locations in Boston, Wellesley, Newton, Lexington, Bedford and Norwell Sonja Selami Law Offices selamilaw.com can provide quality real estate legal services in many locations close to work and home.

Lexington Luxury Home Tour and Wine Tasting Event

Thank you so much to all of our special guests who came to our special Event at Orr Homes’ latest Lexington masterpiece.

A HUGE thank you to our fabulous sponsors who came to the event as well as offering their first rate services.

Please see the sponsor directory in the middle of this brochure.

-Elizabeth & the Fine Lexington Homes team!

 

2017 Tax Rates Have Arrived!

The New Year is upon us, and with that comes the new residential tax rates! Below you’ll find a list of several towns in the Greater Boston Area along with their corresponding 2016 and 2017 rates.


TAX RATES are something to consider when looking to buy your next home as they make some towns more affordable than others. While I don’t believe it’s a reason to avoid certain towns, it should be something you should consider when comparing homes.

You’ll find that the tax rates for this group of desirable towns start out at $9.49 in fairly urban Woburn, and top out at $19.06 in Acton, where there are far less commercial properties. Towns that have more businesses subsidizing the towns’ income, allow for lower residential tax rates. The more suburban or rural towns result in higher taxes.

Lowest Tax Rates (Ranging from $9.94 -$11.89):

  • Burlington
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Newton
  • Needham
  • Wellesley
  • Woburn

Highest Tax Rates (Ranging from $17.62 – $19.06):

  • Acton
  • Carlisle
  • Sudbury
  • Wayland

Average Tax Rates (Ranging from $12.28 – $14.81):

  • Arlington
  • Bedford
  • Belmont
  • Concord

 

Which Posh Boston Suburb is Right for You?

Which Northwest Boston Suburb Is Best For You

Lexington’s “Center Streetscape Plan” Unfolds!

Lexington Center Streetscape

Ever wonder about the “Save Lexington Center” signs popping up all over town? Last night’s meeting at Cary Hall rolled out ideas for some wonderful improvements coming our way. A crowd came out to hear the “Lexington Center Streetscape Design” Committee talk about their proposals on sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and much more!  I love their proposal for “wire cut” smooth, natural brick laid in a charming herringbone pattern to replace the current sidewalks.  Our center will go from charming and attractive to “Wow!” once these plans are implemented.

Get up-to-date on the plan at the website: Lexington Streetscape ; this site included proposals, articles and news stories to keep you up-to-date.

A crowd gathered on the evening of January 11th to hear the ad hoc Commitete unfold their plans for an improved Lexington center.

A crowd gathered on the evening of January 11th to hear the ad hoc Committee lay out their proposal to improve Lexington center.

 

How Far does $1,500,000.00 go in these attractive Northwest Boston suburbs?

$1,500,000 homes in top Boston Suburbs.

Stats, average Prices, number of Sales.

Town, Homes & Prices

Description

# of Homes
Sold below $1,500K
Past 12 months

Average Sales Price/sf
&
Town Page Link

Lexington

8 Orchard Lex8 Orchard Lane
SOLD $1,451,000

Farmhouse Colonial
3,148sf
4 Bedroom
3 Bath
.7 Acres
Built in 1992

382

$341/sf
Average home sells for $1,288K

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Arlington

40 Linden Arlington 240 Linden St
SOLD: $1,499,000

Modern Antique Colonial
3,816sf
4 Bedroom
3 1/2 Bath
.2 Acres
Built in 2015

305

$387/sf
Average home sells for $777K

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Melrose

20 North Melrose20 North Avenue
SOLD $1,451,000

Modern Victorian
11,959sf
7 Bedroom
9 1/2 Bath
.7 Acres
Built in 1990

255

$271/sf
Average home sells for $528K

Sudbury

141 Graystone Sudbury 2141 Greystone Lane
SOLD $1,496,000

Colonial Victorian
5,873sf
4 Bedroom
4 1/2 Bath
2.5 Acres
Built in 1996

240

$252/sf
Average home sells for $788K

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Wellesley

295 Weston Wellesley295 Weston Rd
UAG $1,495,000

Custom Colonial
4,177sf
5 Bedroom
3 1/2 Bath
.7 Acres
Built in 2005

231

$444/sf
Average home sells for $1,398K

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Winchester

8 Rangeley Winchester8 Rangeley Road
SOLD $1,502,000

Rangeley Colonial
3,392sf
4 Bedroom
2 1/2 Bath
.8 Acres
Built in 1985

213

$381/sf
Average home sells for $1,081K

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Wayland

63 Edgewood Wayland63 Edgewood Rd
LIST $1,495,000

Craftsman-Style Colonial
4,500sf
5 Bedroom
5 1/2 Bath
.4 Acres
Built in 2015

176

$288/sf
Average home sells for $862K

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Concord

155 Riverdale Concord155 Riverdale Road
SOLD $1,480,000

4,162sf
4 Bedroom
3 1/2 Bath
.3 Acres
Built in 2010

160

$362/sf
Average home sells for $849K

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Bedford

2 Harvard Drive Bedford2 Harvard Drive
SOLD $1,510,000

New Custom Colonial
5,250sf
5 Bedroom
4 1/2 Bath
1.4 Acres
Built in 2015

153

$293/sf
Average home sells for $652K

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Belmont

14 Bow Rd Belmount14 Bow Rd
SOLD $1,479,000

Updated Colonial
3,181sf
4 Bedroom
2 1/2 Bath
.2 Acres
Built in 1928

134

$416/sf

Average home sells for $838K

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Weston

35 Holly Circle Weston35 Holly Circle
UAG $1,495,000

Contemporary Cape
3,833sf
4 Bedroom
3 1/2 Bath
1.3 Acres
Built in 1960

68

$428/sf

Average home sells for $1,516K

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Carlisle

Lot 19 Hanover CarlisleLot 19 Hanover Road
SOLD $1,500,000

Young Grand Cape
5,209sf
3 Bedroom
4 1/2 Bath
2 Acres
Built in 2015

62

$325/sf

Average home sells for $1,258K

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Lincoln

121 Tower Lincoln121 Tower Rd
SOLD $1,500,000

Arts & Crafts Colonial
5,000sf
4 Bedroom
3 1/2 Bath
3.5 Acres
Built in 2015.

35

$303/sf

Average home sells for $860K

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How Far does your $1,000,000 go in these Northwest Boston suburbs?

$1,000,000 homes in top Boston Suburbs. Stats, average prices, number of sales. Fun facts
about Lexington, Winchester, Belmont, Bedford, Concord, Arlington and more!

Town

Homes & Prices

Description

# of Homes
Sold below $1mm
Past 12 months

Average Price/sf
&
Fun Facts

Weston

Weston 1mm home

161 Winter Street
SOLD $1,000,000

Colonial, 3074sf,
3 Bedroom
3 Bath,
1.8 Acres,
Built in 1934.
Convenient south side location
and many custom features

30

$389/sf
Weston’s average home sells for
$1,800,000

Weston, MA golf

Weston has more than 2,000 acres of conservation land.

Lincoln

Lincoln 1mm home

49 Bedford Road
SOLD $957,500

Colonial/Antique, 2,468sf,
5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 1.05 Acres,
Built in 1790.
Walk to Linoln’s Library
Updates include new Kitchen,
new bath, blue stone patio and
structural improvements
21 $326/sf
Tranquil, privacy where
homes sell for $1,200,000 on average
Stonewalls dot the landscape
Lincoln drumlin-farm
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum on the shore of Flint’s Pond in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Belmont

Belmont 1mm home

95 Douglas Road
SOLD $965,000

2,078sf Colonial with 4 Bedrooms
2 full baths, .18 Acres,
Built in 1935. Close commute to Boston. Minutes from the center and Rt. 2.

 

83 $436/sf
A 17 minute train ride to north station & 15 minute
car ride into the city.
Belmont_Hill_School MA
Destination boutique shops and restaurants abound in the
Town Center and Cushing Square

Wellesley

Wellesley 1mm home
447 Weston Rd
SOLD$998,500
1950 Cape with
2,077sf, 4 Bedrooms,
3 Baths Flexible Floor plan with several recent updates
112

$437/sf

 

Wellesley_College MA

Stately neighborhoods
dominate & don’t just look like
they are oozing $$$ …

Lexington

Lexington 1mm home
19 Downing Rd
SOLD
$955,000
1,918sf Colonial on .5-acres.
Built in 1924
with 3 Bedrooms,
1 ½ Baths.
Elementary, Middle, and High School located within 1 mile radius
179 $376/sf
The town has numerous parks,

conservation areas, museums &1 Hancock House on Hancock Street Lexington MA
libraries that provide exceptional opportunities for recreational &
cultural activities. Located just
14 miles northwest of Boston.

Winchester

Winchester 1mm home
39 Pilgrim Drive
SOLD $959,000
Highly desirable Vinson-Owen School District. 2,522sf
4 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath
Split Entry built in 1972 on
.62 Acres.
122

$367/sf

Winchester, MA Mystic Lake
Take a drive through the

neighborhoods from Halloween
through Christmas.

Carlisle

Carlisle 1mm home
170 Russell Street
SOLD $910,000
3,907sf
Cape built in 1986 with
4 Bedrooms,
4.5 Bath on 4.34 Acres. Set beside an idyllic pond on the sought-after South side of Carlisle.
52

$265/sf

Carlisle MA clark farm

Wooded, quiet where
conservation prevails.

Concord

Concord 1mm home
24 Macarthur Road
SOLD $950,000
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath
3,179sf Colonial on
.28 Acres.
1994-built &
walk to vibrant West Concord Village
122

$351/sf

Concord Ma Colonial Inn
Known for Walden Pond and
much more! Writers, artists and
Farm-to-table restaurants,
charming shops abound.

Bedford

Bedford 1mm home
21 Page Road
SOLD $915,000
Contemporary
with 2,474sf,
5 Bedrooms,
3 Baths,
.92 Acres,
Built in 1963.
103 $293/sf
Schools ranked 5

in the latest Boston Mag ratings!

Bedford MA statue
Minuteman Bikeway constructed
along the old railway bed connects Bedford to Cambridge!

Wayland

Wayland 1mm home
28 Sears Road
SOLD $960,000
3,154, 4 Bedroom,
3 Bath Cape-style home on 1.48 Acres, Built in 1958.
157

$282/sf

mill pond wayland

Visit Wayland’s new Town Center
with its impressive
shops and dining!

Arlington

Arlington 1mm home
207 Appleton Street
SOLD $900,000
2,326sf,
3 Bedroom,
3 Bath,
Bungalow on
.3 Acres. This beautiful home is the quintessential example of a 1900’s “Arts and Crafts” style
Bungalow.
284 $365/sf
A “suburban” Cambridge.
Arlington MA robbins library
Boys and Girls Club & Robbins
Library are a huge draw.

Sudbury

Sudbury 1mm home
74 Woodmere Drive
SOLD $974,500
Colonial
with 4,681sf, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, on 1.44 Acres. Quiet Culdesac close to conservation
194

$248/sf

Sudbury MA Gristmill
Picturesque, historic town with

old town center & a vibrant
shopping strip along Route 20

Melrose

Melrose 1mm home

19 Hunnenwell Street
SOLD $870,000

2,901 sf,
4 Bedroom,
3.5 Bath Colonial.
Built in 2005 on .23 Acres.
Open floor plan perfect for entertaining
263 $278/sf
For affordability, job opps and

local economics, Realtor.com.places Melrose #1Main Street Melrose MA
In its annual ranking of the
nation’s 10 hottest ZIP codes!