NATICK – Coming to Market Soon!

Young light filled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2000SF Colonial with Central Air.  Close to town and train.

Pictures and details to follow soon…




House Price Index Q3 Rises 2.31%

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Housing Finance Agency (Photo credit: afagen)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index rose by 2.31% year-on-year in Q3 2012, the highest growth seen since Q2 2006.

It’s Going To Be A Bling Christmas With “Dancing With The Stars” Cheryl Burke

If you’re a fan of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC, and you’re also a dedicated HGTV viewer, then last week’s holiday special featuring celebrity homes must have been nirvana for you!

emily and cheryl_burke

But if you’re also the inquisitive type, then you must be dying to know the ‘behind the scenes’ straight talk on what went down when HGTV stylist Emily Henderson took on dancer Cheryl Burke‘s contemporary gray abode to decorate for the holidays.

A rare look at how those ‘before’ and ‘after’ shoots come together, Emily is forthright about the challenges and obstacles she faced decorating Cheryl’s bachlorette pad last August, for a holiday shoot scheduled December 7th.

Holiday decorations are hard to come by in the middle of the summer, and this production included a fair amount of ingenuity, spray paint, and determination to pull off a ‘stunner’ of a reveal.

And if you think that “Dancing With The Stars” the All Star Event was full of bling, and hot performers, then you’ll positively swoon when you see the neon pink Christmas trees, white nutcrackers, and hot pink finery sprinkled amongst Cheryl’s more masculine decor.

Emily shares her design resources, budget, and thoughts about what went right and what could have been improved upon – an insight that will endear her to viewers.

The super feminine seEmily dining roomtting seems to suit Cheryl and is a major departure from the rather cold and sterile palette of Cheryl’s home.

What’s more, it’s a great example of thinking “outside of the box” or “dancing shoes” as the case may be to create a truly original holiday showcase.

Thrift store finds, West Elm goodies, and glass cloches embrace holiday ornaments, garlands, and Christmas razzamatazz.

Emily living roomEmily pink xmas trees

Celebrity Holiday Homes: Peek Inside Festive, Star-Studded Spaces : Decorating : Home & Garden Television

This Friday’s episode will feature: Lisa Lampanelli, Tamara Tunie & Haylie Duff
Episode HCHHS-402H

Emily Henderson — Stylist – BLOG – Behinds the Scenes of Celebrity Holiday Homes

Black – It’s Not Just For Halloween

Think using black in decorating is scary?

Well it can be seductive, classic, playful, bold and brilliant depending upon the inventive ways you decide to use this dramatic hue!

‘House Beautiful‘ features 8 rooms that showcase black in all its glory!  From a San Francisco kitchen to an entryway that looks like it stepped off your flatscreen from one of the Kardashian homes!

I think you’ll find that the growing popularity of black is quite tempting.  And if you want to start in a small dose, horizontal stripes in a laundry room will add a lot of panache to your surroundings while you’re sorting, fluffing and folding!
Take a look at these interesting twists on some classics and let me know what you think!

Black Home Decor – Ideas for Decorating with BlackHouse Beautiful 

New In Natick…Cochituate Colonial

Colonials may abound in Natick, but charming and updated with a glorious back yard, patio perfect for entertaining, and an in-demand Lake Cochituate neighborhood are spectacular features of this new C21 Commonwealth listing!
Custom built-ins provide storage and convenience and the fireplace provides a cozy feel to the media hub.
The kitchen features a gorgeous granite slab breakfast bar perfect for entertaining as well as the daily meal center.
A great location for commuting, shopping, and other recreational activities…
Call 508-523-9252 for details and to arrange a showing…Natick MA 01760 – John Prescott.

Young, airy, bright, 9 Rm, 2.5 BA Col w/farmer’s porch & 2-car garage is SO convenient to Wayland/Wellesley,major commuting routes,stores,restaurants & popular Ben Hem.

Quality 2×6 construction in like-new condition has granite Kit opening to lovely fpl’d FR.

1st fl Study/LR,

3 lge family bdrms plus HUGE MASTER BEDROOM!

Natick MA 01760 – John Prescott.

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Condo Hunter. . . NATICK: Nouvelle Condominiums

Natick Nouvelle Condos – John Prescott Rare corner unit , built-ins, Brazilian hdwd flrs and more! $415k

☎ 508-523-9252 FOR A SHOWING.

Condo Hunter. . . NATICK: Nouvelle Condominiums $415k

NFL Offseason Real Estate Guide: New Homes of Big Free-Agent Acquisitions

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Well for many of us, the passing of the Labor Day barbeque blow-out brings with it the anticipation of crisp fall afternoons and watching our favorite football teams take to the field.

The real estate buzz during the NFL offseason has been in overdrive as we’ve seen a lot of free agents putting their homes on the market both here in Boston and nationwide, as NFL players move up or on.

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the New England Patriots who failed to reach a new deal and became a free agent has listed his Boston townhouse for $2.75 million.   While the leader in receptions for the past 5 years won’t have the comfort of a long-term contract, he’s been hard at work in training camp focusing on the coming season–and probably on getting his house ready for the market!

An OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012.  Give me a call 508-523-9252 for more details.

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker ...

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker on the field prior to an away game against the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots won 49-26. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s an excerpt of the NFL Offseason Real Estate Guide: New Homes of  Big Free Agent Acquisitions, courtesy of Realtor. com:

Wes Welker – New England Patriots

With his status after this season in question, Welker put his Boston, MA townhome on the market in July. The Patriots All-Pro, fresh off of a 122-catch, 1,569-yard season, had hoped to secure a long term pact from New England, which still may happen, but in the meantime, Welker will have to settle for the $9.5 million franchise tender.

Welker’s property in question, a 2,375 square-foot penthouse, includes a total of three bedrooms and three baths, including a master suite complete with a balcony and a sitting room with a wet bar.

And if that’s not enough to wet your whistle, jump on the the $2.75 million home’s elevator and head up to a private roof top deck, complete with unparalleled views of downtown Boston.

  NFL Offseason Real Estate Guide: New Homes of Big Free Agent Acquisitions


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Vice President Century 21 Commonwealth

508-523-9252 (cell)

MLS # 71407364 – Active
Condo – Townhouse, Brownstone

42 Commonwealth Ave – Unit 5 Boston, MA : Back Bay 02116-3104 Suffolk County
Unit Placement: Top/Penthouse
Outdoor Space Avail: Yes – Private Handicap Access/Features: Directions: .

List Price: $2,750,000

Total Rooms: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2f 1h Master Bath: Yes Fireplaces: 1

Fantastic 3+ bed Penthouse on the First Block of Comm Ave!  Direct elevator access into this sprawling well renovated duplex home!  Large living room with fireplace & custom built-ins has views over the Mall.  Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances, breakfast bar & bounds of storage!  Upper level master bedroom suite has small balcony, large closet & en suite bath as well as a sitting room with wet bar & private roof deck!  Complete with 1 Full Direct Access Parking Space! *

*courtesy MLS