Blog :: 02-2013

New Listing in Wellesley: Everything you want in this spacious Colonial

512 1-52 manor new

WELLESLEY - Everything you want-where you want it! Spacious, like-new colonial with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, beautiful family room with fireplace, and well-proportioned living spaces throughout. Add to that a second-floor laundry, central air, finished basement complete with playroom and bonus room with private bath, this house provides today's families everything they're looking for. Meticulously maintained with updated furnace and hot water heater, there's nothing to do but move in! EXCLUSIVE $1,075,000

Interested in this wonderful property? Contact us for a showing.

Tax Time Documents

Tax day may seem far away but if you want to cash in on the real estate-related tax perks of buying this year, you'll need to be sure you've got these five documents in hand:

2013taxes1Mortgage Interest Statement IRS Form 1098 The meatiest real estate tax deduction on the books today allows you to deduct 100% of the mortgage interest you paid during the tax year. To get this deduction, keep any eye on your mail for Form 1098 from your mortgage lender.  This reports how much of that interest you paid. Check your lender's on-line account management service (likely where you make payments on-line).  Many post 1098s digitally before they send paper copies.

Uniform Settlement Statement (HUD-1) If you purchased recently, right after closing you should have received your HUD-1 Settlement Statement.  The data on this form is invaluable during tax time.  It details prepaid interest, prorated property taxes, and other potentially deductible fees.  The HUD-1 is usually printed on legal-sized paper and shows the credits and debits for buyers or sellers.  Your broker may have a copy if you can't put your hands on your file!

d80b8c4f181f6b92d3abda00d218f4bfMoving expense receipts Moving expenses are tax deductible if your move is closely related to the start of a new job.  The rule of thumb: if you moved more than 50 miles to be closer to your new workplace, you could be eligible.  Consult your tax pro for details on this credit and be sure to bring your moving receipts.

Receipts from energy efficient home appliances and improvements Under the Non-business Energy Tax Credit, homeowners who make qualifying energy efficient upgrades can claim tax credits.  If you've recently installed energy efficient improvements such as insulation, new windows or other energy savers, you may be able to deduct 10% of their cost.

Tax-Time-What-Paperwork-to-Gather-as-a-First-Time-Home-BuyerMortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Homeowners who've purchased in the last few years using a Mortgage Credit Certificate may be entitled to a pretty hefty tax credit.  MCCs apply as long as you live in the home and pay a mortgage on it.  But, they only apply to defray taxes you actually owe--you can't use them to get a refund.  If you have one, the MCC is a must-have as you start your tax prep.

Compiled by Betsy Kessler; portions reprinted from Trulia, 1/13

Congratulations to Wellesley High School Athletes! Here's the Playoffs Schedule

tech <p>Not one, not two, not three, but <strong>FOUR</strong> teams from Wellesley High School have made it to the MIAA Tournament! Here is the schedule for the first round of playoffs:</p> <p><a href= ""><img class="alignleft wp-image-1843" style="margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" alt= "wellesley high school Girls Basketball logo 2013" src= "" width="182" height="195" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Girls Basketball</strong> Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 pm at Barnstable High School</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= ""><img class="alignleft wp-image-1842" style="margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" alt= "wellesley high school Boys Basketball logo 2013" src= "" width="179" height="191" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Boys Basketball</strong> Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm at Whittman-Hanson</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= ""> <img class="alignleft wp-image-1844" style= "margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" alt= "wellesley high school girls hockey logo 2013" src= "" width="211" height="218" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Girls Ice Hockey</strong> Friday, March 1, 7:30 at Babson</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href= ""> <img class=" wp-image-1845 alignleft" style= "margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" alt= "wellesley high school alpine skiing logo 2013" src= "" width="231" height="155" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Alpine Skiing</strong> To Be Announced</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">GO RAIDERS!</h1> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href= ""><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1846" alt="whs red raider logo" src= "" width="300" height="230" /></a></h2>

New Listing in Sherborn - Gorgeous Colonial on 3 Acres!

512 76 hollis

SHERBORN - Beautifully sited on 3 glorious acres of fenced level yard, this gracious 10 room Colonial offers everything your heart desires. A sparkling white kitchen opens to a family room with built-ins, fireplace and French doors to an all-season garden room. An elegant dining room with bay window, living room with a fireplace, a first floor library, open foyer and front and  back stairs complete the first floor. The second floor has a master bedroom with a sitting room and bath, 1 en suite bedroom, 2 family bedrooms and a bed and bath on the third floor. Come fall in love. EXCLUSIVE $1,350,000

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Brookline - new listing: Watch the Boston Marathon from your 40 ft. rooftop terrace!

512 1-1265 beacon

BROOKLINE - Located at Coolidge Corner at The Atrium, this 1815 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is flooded with sunshine. It features an attractive open floor plan with an upgraded kitchen and bath, loads of closets and storage and in-unit laundry. Included are two garage spaces (30,34), guest parking, extra basement storage and 24/7 concierge. Watch the marathon from your own 40 foot terrace and/or enjoy outdoor living all summer. On the "T" near Longwood Medical Area and local colleges. This unit originally had a third bedroom which could be reconstructed. EXCLUSIVE $949,000

Fabulous contemporary on 10 bucolic acres in Sherborn

32 parks

SHERBORN - Beautifully set on 10 idyllic acres in the heart of popular Sherborn neighborhood, this 9 room contemporary has it all. The open floor plan features a spacious cook's kitchen, dining room and living room both with a fireplace, and family room with wood burning stove.The second floor has four family bedrooms and an office with access to storage over the garage.The finished basement is complete w/ sauna, hot tub & playrm.Walls of glass overlook rolling lawns, perennial gardens, an inground pool & private skating pond. EXCLUSIVE $849,000