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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Get Your Belmont Garden Plot – Rock Meadow Community Garden

Tending The Garden PlotAs winter drags on it’s exciting to consider the prospect of spring and summer gardening.  Time’s a fleeting if you’re interested in reserving a community garden plot at Rock Meadow in Belmont, Massachusetts.  The $25 fee for the season and completed registration form are due by March 15th.

The 70 acre Rock Meadow Conservation Area is located in Belmont about one mile outside of Waverley Square, adjacent to Beaver Brook North Reservation.  The community garden plots at Rock Meadow were established in 1969 and plots now number 130.  Belmont originally had victory garden plots that dated from World War II on land now occupied by the high school on Concord Avenue.  Those plots were moved to Rock Meadow in 1969 after the town purchased the land from McLean Hospital.

Garden plots are not limited to Belmont residents though it is possible that residents will be given preference if demand exceeds availability.

This is a wonderful opportunity to grow your own food – or flowers – especially if you don’t have a suitable garden space at home.

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Cambridge Real Estate – Weekly New Listings – Cambridge and Somerville Condos

Every Wednesday Cambridge Coldwell Banker agents tour the new real estate listings.  It’s a great opportunity for agents to see the new inventory and for sellers to have plenty of agents through their property at one time.

It was a beautiful day for a tour today – sunny and relatively warm. It felt like spring! 

We saw a variety of Somerville and Cambridge condos on today’s tour. There are some wonderful condominiums coming on the market this week: Read the rest of this entry »

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Medford MA Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

The Medford Real Estate Numbers for January 2009:

Medford Massachusetts154 properties were on the market in Medford, Mass. on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $138,000, the most expensive for $995,000. Average days on market was 156.

18 properties sold (closed) in Medford during January with an average sales price of $344,952.  The median sales price was $380,650. Average days on market was 62. Properties sold for an average of 98% of asking price.  Medford single family sales were particularly strong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Somerville Tightens Recycling Regulations

Recycling in SomervilleThe City of Somerville has cracked down on recycling requirements.  Get it right or you’ll be bringing a full bin back into the house!

Prices paid for recyclables have plunged and recycling materials contaminated  by banned items can cause entire loads to be rejected by the recycling facilities.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Belmont Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

The Belmont Real Estate Numbers for January 2009:

Belmont Massachusetts 78 properties were on the market in Belmont on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $250,000, the most expensive for $2,995,000. Average days on market was 166.

It was a quiet month in the Belmont real estate market as only 5 properties sold (closed) during January with an average sales price of $725,400.  Average days on market was 123.  These closed sales reflect real estate activity in November and December or before.  In Massachusetts it typically takes six to eight weeks from the time an offer is accepted for the transaction to close. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watertown Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

The Watertown Real Estate Numbers for January 2009:

Watertown Real Estate82 properties were on the market in Watertown on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $192,000, the most expensive for $1,395,000. Average days on market was 180.

14 properties sold (closed) in Watertown during January with an average sales price of $405,821. The median sales price was $372,500. Average days on market was 87.  These sales reflect real estate activity in November and  December or before since in Massachusetts a real estate transaction typically closes six to eight weeks after an offer is accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arlington Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

The Arlington Real Estate Numbers for January 2009:

Arlington MassachusettsThere were 68 properties on the market in Arlington, MA on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $138,500, the most expensive for $1,229,000. Average days on market was 132.

25 properties sold (closed) in Arlington during January with an average sales price of $485,720.  The median sales price was $455,000. Average days on market was 101. Read the rest of this entry »

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Somerville Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2009

Somerville MassachusettsThe Somerville Real Estate Numbers for January 2009

178 properties were on the market in Somerville on January 31, 2009. The lowest priced property was listed for $149,900, the most expensive for $2,875,000. Average days on market was 161.

Real estate transactions in Massachusetts typically close about six to eight weeks after a seller accepts an offer.  Most of the January sales reflect real estate activity in November and December.  24 properties sold (closed) in Somerville during January with an average sales price of $487,181.  The median sales price was $414,000. Average days on market was 66. Read the rest of this entry »

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