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80 Webster Ave Somerville MA

80 Webster Ave in Somerville MA is a 46-unit condo building built in 2009 by noted local developer David Aposhian.  Midway between Inman Square in Cambridge and Union Square in Somerville, 80 Webster Avenue is one of three associations that make up the Union Place complex.
Union Place Condos at 80 Webster Ave Somerville MA 02143

Union Place Condos at 80 Webster Ave Somerville MA 02143

There are studios, one, two and three-bedroom condos at 80 Webster Avenue.  Somerville condo buyers looking for an elevator building with garage parking will want to check out any available condos here. Residents enjoy the close proximity to a myriad of restaurants and cafes in Inman and Union Squares.  If all goes as planned, soon the Green Line T will be nearby.

Condo Features and Amenities at 80 Webster Ave in Somerville

  • 4 story elevator building
  • Studio condos - approx. 450 - 575 sq. ft.
  • One-bedroom condos - approx. 650 - 800 sq. ft.
  • Two-bedroom condos - approx. 900 - 1100 sq. ft.
  • Three-bedroom condos - approx. 1450 sq. ft.
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Kitchens have granite counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Some Upper floor units are on two levels
  • Some upper floor units have a private deck
  • Common roof deck with city skyline views
  • Private storage and bike room
  • Beautifully landscaped with a courtyard patio where you can grill
  • Monthly condo fee includes heat and hot water
  • Guest parking available
  • Residents with a car are required to pay monthly fee and park in the Union Place garage

Condo Sales History at 80 Webster Ave Somerville MA

Original 80 Webster Ave. sales at market rates:
  • Studios sold for $200,000 - $250,000
  • One-bedroom condos sold for $285,000 - $350,000
  • Tw0-bedroom condos sold for $$390,000 - $460,000
  • Three-bedroom condos sold in the mid-$500,000s
In 2012:
  • A 719 sq. ft. one-bedroom on the 3rd floor sold for $320,000
  • A two-bedroom 1113 sq. ft. condo with two baths on the 2nd floor sold for $421,000
If condos are available at 80 Webster Ave Somerville MA 02143 they will appear below. Click on the small photo for additonal info and more photographs.  And if you'd like to schedule an appointment or get more info about Union Place or Somerville condos, please give me a call.  Liz Bolton, ReMax Destiny, 617-504-1737. 80 Webster Ave Somerville MA 02143 is part of the Union Place complex.

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How Much Space Is Enough?

Our tour was short this week because of the upcoming holiday weekend.  We saw only four properties, two of which were under 500 square feet in size.  It really made me think - how much space is enough? The 390 sq. ft. condo that we saw really drove home the point that a relatively small amount of space can be enough - can be just right in fact.  The one-bedroom condo we saw had a small bedroom, a living room / dining room that fit a couch, a small desk, and a dining table, and a little kitchen.  It was compact, well laid out, and very appealing. Truth be told - those are the rooms in which I spend almost all of my time.  I work at my desk, I hang out in the kitchen, I sleep - though not enough. The rest of the rooms in the house?  Storage for my stuff. There's a Tiny House movement afoot in America.  In Cambridge, you can opt for a small condo if you want to downsize dramatically.  Here are some options on the market - click on the small photo for more photographs and additional info: And if you're in the market for a condo or house in Cambridge, don't let the lack of new listings this week get you down.  Few new properties are listed for sale close to Memorial Day.  Next week should be a good week for new listings.

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East Cambridge Houses For Sale

Inventory has been tight all year but it looks like one sliver of the Cambridge real estate opened up a bit this weekend.  Four new listings for East Cambridge houses for sale priced between $450,000 and $600,00 came on the market this week.  Cambridge real estate buyers hoping to find a condo or single family house near Kendall Square, Boston and MIT have some good choices this weekend. Somerville and Cambridge houses in this price range have been selling quickly, more often than not with multiple offers.   Cambridge and Somerville single family houses with asking prices between $450,000 and $600,000 that were listed recently were on the market an average of only 17 days. In fact, more than half sold within one week.

Here are the newly listed houses for sale in East Cambridge:

47 Harding Street, Cambridge has two bedrooms, two baths, and a rarity for East Cambridge - two parking spaces.  It's listed for $459,900. 125.5 Spring Street, Cambridge is a restored Cape with three bedrooms, two baths, and a nicely landscaped patio / garden.  It's new to the market at $460,000. 209 Hurley Street, Cambridge was a wonderful surprise when we saw it on tour on Wednesday.  It's tucked away off the street and a 2005 renovation resulted in a house as modern as can be. It has two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a fenced in yard with patio for $487,000. 4 Dickinson Street, Cambridge has three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, one parking space, a fireplace in the living room, and a landscaped yard with patio. It's priced at $599,000. East Cambridge provides great access to Kendall Square, MIT, the Charles River and Boston. It's an architecturally rich neighborhood growing ever more popular with real estate buyers. Let's see what the weekend brings for the newly listed East Cambridge houses for sale.  I'm betting it's a busy weekend! Click on the small photos below for more information and additional photos of these East Cambridge single family houses.

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Two-Family House for Sale in Cambridgeport

1-3 Rockingham Place Cambridge MA

1-3 Rockingham Place Cambridge MA

It's tour day! Happily it looks like a great day weather-wise for our tour.  Our tours this time of year are a bit of a marathon and this weather suits me much better than the 80+ degrees that the runners faced on Monday. I'm most excited today to introduce 1-3 Rockingham Place to my coworkers.  My colleague, Allan Rikhi, and I have listed this big two-family house in the Cambridgeport neighborhood of Cambridge.  It's a beauty and bound to be popular.  1-3 Rockingham Place has a five-room apartment on the first floor.  Upstairs is huge with nine rooms, including three bedrooms. two studies and a spacious family room.  The house is filled with light and the upstairs decks have amazing views. Outside there are two separate patio areas, garden beds, fruit trees, mature shrubs, and parking. It's truly an urban oasis.  This is the neighborhood where my father grew up - in fact the house our family owned for eighty years abuts the yard at 1-3 Rockingham Place. It's a great place to live in a neighborhood filled with Victorian houses. The Charles River is around the corner, Magazine Beach is nearby, there's a playground and ball field down the block, you can walk over the bridge to BU as my Dad did, and nowadays Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc. are close by. Yesterday when I stopped by Rockingham Place I daydreamed about how the neighborhood used to be in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.  Growing up, my dad played baseball with the Rockingham Sox.  Billy Harris, who used to live in 1-3 Rockingham Place was on the team.  My aunt Irene who grew up around the corner on Granite Street remembers visiting the Harris's house at Christmas time every year for a party.  It's time for new memories to be made at 1-3 Rockingham Place.  Call me if you'd like more information or would like to schedule a time to see this lovely home.

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Cambridge and Somerville Houses on Tour

Tercentenary Sign Tells the Story of Gerry's Landing

Tercentenary Sign Tells the Story of Gerry's Landing

On our tour of new Somerville and Cambridge real estate listings this week we saw a number of very nice townhouses new to the market with Coldwell Banker agents.  We get our exercise on Wednesdays - sometimes every condo is on the top floor - this week it seemed we were up and down 3 or 4 floors at every stop. Some of what we saw included:
  • A Bell & Fandetti townhouse at 7 Dana Place listed for $849,000.  This was the nicest Bell Fandetti townhouses I've seen - some smart modifications and the decor and colors played off the original features beautifully.
  • A Mid-Cambridge townhouse at 324 Harvard Street had 1700 s.f. and garage parking and was priced at $820,000
  • A 1980s two-bedroom townhouse with parking at 11 Bolton Street in Somerville near Inman Square was listed for $349,000. 
  • A townhouse at 33 Weston Ave in Teele Square, Somerville had gorgeous views across the school field behind the complex and was listed for $719,000.
The photo above is from last week's tour.  I always wanted to know the story behind Gerry's Landing and here it is on one of Cambridge's tercentenary signs.  We passed the sign on our way to tour a very charming house at 8 Gerry's Landing in Cambridge's Coolidge Hill neighborhood that came on the market for $935,000. You can search for Cambridge and Somerville townhouses for sale or click on a photo below for additional photos and more information about the townhouses we saw on tour this week.

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65 Circuit Street Melrose MA – Single Family House for Sale

I'm delighted to bring 65 Circuit Street in Melrose MA on the market this week.  This single family house is for sale for $379,000. Melrose is one of my favorite nearby towns - it has one of the best downtown shopping areas around and has three - count 'em - three commuter rail stations in town with regular service to Boston.
65 Circuit Street Melrose MA

65 Circuit Street Melrose MA

Melrose also has an amazing array of very charming houses and 65 Circuit Street is one of them.  It's a classic bungalow - filled with the charm of the period and updated with quality renovations.  And yes - you can walk to the commuter rail and the shops, stores, restaurants and public library in downtown Melrose.
Study or playroom at 65 Circuit Street

Study or playroom at 65 Circuit Street

There's room to spread out at 65 Circuit Street.  The living room and dining room are spacious, there are three bedrooms on the main level and upstairs there are two additional rooms and storage - unheated but very usable.  The former enclosed porch has been renovated and now makes a super study or play area with built-in bookcases and window seats.
Beautifully renovated kitchen at 65 Circuit St Melrose

Beautifully renovated kitchen at 65 Circuit St Melrose

The kitchen at 65 Circuit is simply stellar.  As a real estate agent I see a *lot* of kitchens.  This redo is really one of the best I've seen.  There are lovely Shaker style custom cabinets including some made from reclaimed wood taken out of the old kitchen.  I'm not always a fan of granite counters but these are truly beautiful.  There are new appliances, including a French door fridge with freezer under; recessed lights, built-in stereo speakers that you hook up to your sound system; loads of light; and a nifty mudroom adjacent to the kitchen with a bench, coat hooks, cubbies for recycling and access to the backyard.
There are three bedrooms downstairs and two more rooms upstairs

There are three bedrooms downstairs and two more rooms upstairs

The level backyard is fenced and perfect for pets or play.  The current owners use the garage for storage.    You can see 65 Circuit Street, Melrose MA by appointment starting on Thursday, March 15th, or at the open house on Sunday.  For more information or to make an appointment please call Elizabeth Bolton (that's me!) of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 617-504-1737 or contact me by clicking the Contact button towards the top of this page.

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5 Walden Mews – Cambridge Townhouse

The living room at 5 Walden Mews has soaring ceilings, huge windows and a fireplace

The living room at 5 Walden Mews has soaring ceilings, huge windows and a fireplace

My new listing at 5 Walden Mews, a Cambridge townhouse, was on our tour today and a big hit with the many Coldwell Banker real estate agents on tour. 5 Walden Mews Cambridge MA is a spacious 1950 sq.ft. townhouse in sparkling, move-in condition new to the market at $729,000. You''ll have room to spread out here - there are three bedrooms plus two rooms to use for offices, exercise, play room, etc.   The condo is bright and open, with new hardwood floors, sun-filled rooms, many with skylights, and vaulted ceilings in several rooms.
Beautifully landscaped patio at 5 Walden Mews

Beautifully landscaped patio at 5 Walden Mews

Are you set on garage parking?  5 Walden Mews has that rare Cambridge amenity - a two-car garage with side-by-side parking and direct entry. There's both a roof deck and a fully fenced and beautifully landscaped patio and garden. The current owners love to cook and have upgraded the appliances to chef-quality stainless steel including a five-burner gas range and Liebherr fridge with freezer below.  The spacious walk-in storage closet downstairs has a freezer for additional food storage. 5 Walden Mews is close to Porter Square, Davis Square and Mass Ave putting you within walking distance of dozens of shops, stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants. In addition to the nearby Red Line subway and commuter rail, you can easily access commuter routes including routes 2, 90, 93, 95 and 128.
Kitchen at 5 Walden Mews opens to the dining room

Kitchen at 5 Walden Mews opens to the dining room

Raymond Park is just down the block and is a popular gathering place with neighbors who enjoy its many amenities - picnic area, playground, basketball hoops, soccer field, baseball diamond, and lots of green, open space for pets and play. 5 Walden Mews Cambridge MA 02140 will be open this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th, 2012 from 1 to 2:30 pm.  I hope to see you  there but if you can't make the open house and want to schedule a visit you can give me a call. You can reach me -  Liz Bolton of Coldwell Banker - at 617-504-1737.

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10 Francis Street Somerville – Single Family House for Sale

10 Francis St Somerville MA

10 Francis St Somerville MA

10 Francis Street in Somerville is a four bedroom house on Somerville's Spring Hill above Porter Square.  It's one of my favorite properties I've sold and it's ready for new owners. When I look for houses one of the most important criteria for me is charm - it's a know-it-when-you-see-it quality and it's in limited supply in the real estate search most days.  10 Francis Street has charm to spare.  High ceilings, maple and oak floors, lovely bullseye moldings, an amazing, beautifully trimmed archway, bay windows, a beautiful staircase to the third floor, stained glass - lots of wonderful details, sun streaming in the windows - it all adds up to something that gives that internal "click" that makes me fall in love with a place. The house was lovingly maintained but not updated by long term owners.  The current owners have made important upgrades - replaced the furnace, updated the electric to 200 amps, rewired ceiling fixtures, and added some IKEA modular kitchen storage units.  New owners will probably opt to redo the floors, paint, etc.  There's one full bath on the second floor and a functioning 1/4 bath in the cellar. The yard is fully enclosed and there's room to garden out back.  The sellers have planted a couple of fruit trees, blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes (that yielded many pints last year), and more.  Parking is on street with a resident permit. 10 Francis Street is walkable to Porter Square, Davis Square, and the bike path.  10 Francis Street, Somerville MA is coming on the market for $469,000.  Showings begin on Wednesday, February, 23, 2012.  Call Liz Bolton at Coldwell Banker (that's me!) at 617-504-1737 for more information or to schedule a visit.  I can also be reached via email at centersandsquares@gmail.com.

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