Massachusetts Billionaires Topped by Abigail Johnson of Fidelity

Forbes’ list of Massachusetts billionaires grows to eight (slide show) – Boston Business Journal http://bitly.com/1gq0wSw

According to Forbes, ” Fidelity scion Abigail Johnson is the richest person in Massachusetts. At 51, she’s also the youngest Bay Stater on Forbes’ list, where her $12.7 billion net worth puts her at No. 74. But she and Ned aren’t the only billionaires in the Johnson family, according to Bloomberg.”

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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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Cape Cod – You CAN Get There From Here

Start Your Engines!!

The holiday crawl to Cape Cod is about to commence!

While gridlock, bathroom stops, and cries of “Are we there yet?” are the usual accessories to the July 4th holiday, there ARE some ways of heading to the Cape which don’t require defensive driving and the patience of…..you get the picture!Image

 

3 Ways to Get from Boston to Cape Cod for July 4th | BostInno http://bitly.com/14NiDb8

Smooth Sailing for Natick Real Estate in 2012. Results were driven by higher end sales.

Below are the percentage changes in NATICK single family sales for the year end 2012 as compared to 2011.

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SALES Units………….. flat

Dollar Volume……….+ 9.9%

Median Price…………+6.8%

The real story behind the numbers for 2012 is that Natick had a big comeback in the sale of higher end homes, homes sold at $700,000 or greater.  The number of homes sales over $700,000 increased 51.3% in 2012 as compared to 2011!

Are you as optimistic for the Natick real estate market in 2013 as I am?

John Prescott, Vice President

Century 21 Commonwealth

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Gisele and Tom Brady Welcome Vivian Lake Brady!

Patriots Super Quarterback Tom Brady has a new princess in his life – and she’s sure to wrap Daddy around her little finger!  Vivian Lake Brady arrived December 5, marking her appearance as the newest member of the Brady bunch!

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Mom Gisele Bundchen and little Vivian are reportedly already discussing fashionable wardrobe choices!

Gisele posted a photo and announcement on her Facebook – the photo is just of little baby Vivian’s hand, taken by Gisele.

Gisele’s message: “We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel. Vivian Lake was born at home on December 5. She is healthy and full of life.
Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings.”

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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Welcome Daughter Vivian Lake – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies – People.com.

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 

Natick High School 2012 SAT Scores – Mark Milestone

Take a bow Natick!

The 2012 SAT scores have just been released and Natick students exceeded state averages in the latest results!

The 284 Natick students who took the SATs this year achieved scores of 535 in critical reading, 563 in math, and 531 in writing.

The statewide average is 506 for reading, 523 for math, and 500 for writing.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in a prepared statement that Massachusetts public high school students have made a 12-point gain in math over the past decade, and that overall student participation in the test has increased.

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While the 2012 average score fell in reading from 2011, this year’s scores contributed to a fine showing by greater Boston’s west suburban schools.

Wellesley, Weston, and Needham also marked incredibly strong performances, with these communities achieving top spots in scores for the entire state.  Wellesley led Massachusetts’ students performance “with a combined average score of 1881, according to data released Tuesday by the College Board, which administers the SATs. Acton-Boxborough Regional had the second highest overall score at 1876.”

Complete information for all Massachusetts towns can be found at: 2012 SAT Scores Massachusetts

Natick High School 2012 SAT scores exceed state averages – Natick – Your Town – Boston.com.