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…

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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. http://bit.ly/VVnQxq

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 

They’re BAAACK Darling…Million Dollar Decorators Season Two

If you’ve been waiting for the premiere date of season 2 of everyone’s fav decorator darling, “Million Dollar Decorators,” then you’ll have to sit tight until the spooks and gremlins have gone in the night and November 13 rolls around for the BRAVO hit! 

The cast of quirky designers will all return, warts and all, for another season of raunchy behavior, splashy design, and demanding clients including a few famous faces sure to add more venom to the media glare they are currently subjected to..(think hot mess Lindsay Lohan for starters!)

Kathryn Ireland, Mary McDonald, Jeffrey Allan Marks, and the effervescent Englishman himself Martyn Lawrence Bullard continue to dazzle, delight, and utterly confound the audience with their antics as they whirl us through their visions and their passions for a madcap blend of talent, tantrums, and showmanship.

Enjoy this sneak peek at the trailer:

 Trailer For Million Dollar Decorators Season Two – Reality TV – Curbed National.

Baby’s Got Back – Kardashian Style

As the Kardashian mass media branding Kampaign arrived in New York earlier today, the trio of money maker sisters landed to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Kardashian Kollection at Sears.

With the official party planned for Sears in Yonkers, (yes that’s right,) the Kardashian Klan presented their new line at ‘Good Morning America.

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In addition to their signature black and white, there were pops of red faux fur as well as the launch of two new lines – Kardashian Denim and Kardashian Optical.

Stonewashed jeans dubbed ‘The Kim’ hug every curve and are also available in their Plus Size line, Kardashian Kurves.  Sure to be a winner in the designer jeans category, these looked very modern and particularly Kardashian, highlighting their famous ‘best asset.’

Kardashians on ‘Good Morning America’

For all you Kardashian fans, the season finale of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians‘ which airs this Sunday on E! will bring viewers up to date with Khloe and Lamar’s fertility issues as well as the continued midlife makeover of mama maven perky Kris Jenner.

To mark the milestone, the sisters offered a special deal for “GMA” viewers and fans on Kardashian Kollection apparel, shoes and home products for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more.

Visit sears.com and use the special promo code, KKANNIVERSARY, to score the deal. The discount is limited to one time use only and valid through 9/15/12. See the fine print on Sears.com.

– Good Morning America

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.

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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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JOHN PRESCOTT,

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

Gisele and Tom Brady Sitting Pretty -The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples – Forbes

Who says you can’t have it all?

Beauty and brains do go hand in hand when it comes to the world’s highest paid celebrity couples and this year’s number 2 dynamic duo is none other than star quarterback for the New England Patriots Tom Brady and his incredibly savvy supermodel/entrepreneur wife Gisele Bundchen!

*photo courtesy Fame Flynet

While last year they reigned in the number 1 spot, this year’s bump to second still equates to a $72 million combined income for 2011!

And keep in mind 2012 will bring an extra tax deduction with the addition of child number 2 to the Brady bunch! 

Coming second on the list are last year’s winners Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. The 32-year-old supermodel remains an unparalleled force within the fashion industry, racking up modeling gigs, endorsement deals and independent licensing ventures that bank her some $45 million a year. Brady, on the other side, this year became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls, only to be defeated at the hands of the New York Giants and failing to win a fourth ring.

Don’t feel sorry for him, though. Apart from his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots that runs through 2014, Brady is also following on his wife’s footsteps and signing modeling gigs with the likes of Under Armour and UGG Boots. On the field and off it, he made $27 million, hauling a total of $72 million along with Bundchen between May 2011 and May 2012.

via The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples – Forbes.