WELLESLEY - Elegant 1925 Arts and Crafts home in Poet's Corner, sited on quiet corner, level lot. Exquisite character coupled with all the amenities today's buyers want -- oversized custom kitchen and adjacent gas fireplaced sitting area and butler's pantry, a first-floor office, well proportioned dining room, sun-filled family room and living room with french doors leading to a beautiful patio. Four bedrooms, finished third floor and basement, central air, two-car garage and walk to Warren park make this a perfect package! EXCLUSIVE $1,399,000 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71602742/316-walnut-street-wellesley-ma-02481/
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WELLESLEY - Welcome to Wellesley Hollow Condos, convenient to shops, library, walking trails and Boston. Stunning granite stainless kitchen with pantry opens to the spacious living room and dining room large enough for family gatherings. Bright and sunny adjacent den has sliding glass doors leading to the balcony for outside seating. The bedroom suites are located at opposites ends of the unit allowing for privacy. The condo comes with a one car garage as well as an additional assigned parking space. This 55+ community has a fitness center, club room and welcomes pets with restrictions. Now it's your time to enjoy life! EXCLUSIVE $489,900 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71601383/12-russell-road-wellesley-ma-02482/
9 Tappan Road, Wellesley $1,199,000 NEW Listing
30 Leighton Road Wellesley $775,000 NEW LISTING
12 Russell Rd., Unit 306 Wellesley $489,900 NEW LISTING
WELLESLEY - Location, location, location!!! Opportunity to move into Wellesley's best walk-to-town neighborhood. Classic 1920's center entrance, five bedroom, three and a half bath Colonial on ended way with access to Brook Path. Expanded kitchen and mudroom, master bath addition, hardwood floors throughout three levels of living. Two car garage. Level lot bathed in sunlight. Ready for your own special touch. EXCLUSIVE $1,199,000 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71600388/9-tappan-road-wellesley-ma-02482/
WELLESLEY - Opportunity awaits you in the sought-after Dana Hall/Hunnewell School neighborhood. The sun-filled 3 bedroom, 1 bath colonial has had many updates, including the kitchen and bath, windows, electrical service, heating and hot water. Surrounded by more expensive properties, the new owner will benefit from expanding the house for todays life style while enjoying the proximity to the Brook Path, town center, schools and Wellesley College. EXCLUSIVE $775,000 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71600310/30-leighton-road-wellesley-ma-02482/
DOVER - Enjoy your own piece of classic New England in this center entrance Colonial perched on a knoll. Wonderful new kitchen opens to family room with cathedral ceiling and custom built-ins. Generous front-to-back living room with fireplace perfect for family gatherings. Hardwood floors throughout. Four bedrooms including master with bath and walk-in closet. Spacious playroom in the lower level. Enjoy views of the private wooded acre from the deck which steps down to a brick patio and level backyard. Your country retreat minutes from Boston. EXCLUSIVE $719,000 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71597001/87-centre-street-dover-ma-02030/
WESTON - Rare Opportunity to buy a darling Jewel Box in the heart of one of Weston's premier estate neighborhoods! Sizing down, starting out, investing, or looking to expand? This enchanting Village Colonial has great curb appeal and is well adorned with trellising, flower boxes, hydrangea hedge and fencing. There is a gorgeous lawn and landscape, blue stone patio, and brand new white cedar shingled exterior, shutters, and roof. The crisp kitchen/mudroom, tranquil cul de sac setting minutes from the town, and wonderful old world charm and woodwork set the stage for your immediate enjoyment, while offering a mint foundation for future plans: 1) Love it as it is 2) Double the space within the current footprint 3) Expand beyond footprint (subject to ZBA approval) 4) Investment purchase with leasing options. Countless opportunities are here for you to explore with no fear of further improving beyond its platinum address! EXCLUSIVE $899,000 http://www.rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71594544/6-davenport-road-weston-ma-02493/
Current news headlines about rising mortgage rates and low inventory may cause home buyers to wonder if it is financially smarter to buy or rent in today's real estate market. The answer is clearly BUY. A recent report from Trulia, a San Francisco, California-based real estate resource, calculated that it is 35% cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent one. "While it's hard to believe after the recent spike in mortgage rates, it's still more than one-third cheaper to buy a home than to rent," says Jed Kolko, chief economist of Trulia.
The continuing buying advantage, in the face of rising home prices and mortgage rates, is due to the historically low levels of both indexes for the past year. The recent mortgage rate change of a 30-year fixed-rate loan from 3.75% to 4.8% still puts the mortgage rate below its long-term historical norm. Until that rate rises above 5.5%, it will remain more affordable to purchase a home in almost even market in the country including Wellesley.
Active home buyers will want to secure an interest rate before it climbs any higher. The best way to do that is to decide on a mortgage type and lock in a mortgage rate. A rate lock (sometimes called a rate commitment) is a legally binding agreement that you will get a specified rate. It's an effective strategy for securing a mortgage rate between the time you get a mortgage quote and the time when you enter into an agreement on a house. Make sure that your rate lock is long enough is cover the time it takes to enter into an agreement with a seller and to settle your loan.
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