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      New Real Estate Listing in Wellesley, MA: Elegant Stucco Colonial

      Wellesley MA New Home Listing

      WELLESLEY - Elegant stucco Colonial offers 11 generously proportioned rooms for comfortable family living and gracious entertaining. The welcoming reception foyer, the Palladian window on the turned staircase, the 4 fireplaces and the detailing from a bygone era give this special home character, dignity and warmth. Four bedrooms include master suite with private sitting area, walk-in closet and full bath. Beautifully sited on a 3/4 acre property in the Farms. EXCLUSIVE: $1,650,000

      http://rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71763039/46-garden-road-wellesley-ma-02481/

      Contact us for a showing today! 

       

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        Four Open Houses in Wellesley, Natick and Westborough for Sunday, October 26

        250 1-29 bristolOH Sun. 12-1:30

        29 Bristol Road Wellesley $1,495,000

        11 room, 6 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial

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        250 13 hopewell farm 2-ExteriorOH Sun., 1-2:30

        13 Hopewell Farm Road Natick $659,000

        7 room, 3 bed, 3f 1h bath Townhouse

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        250 3 wabanSun. 1-2:30

        3 Waban St., U2 Wellesley $417,000 NEW PRICE

        5 room, 1 bed, 2f 0h bath Garden

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        250 1a-8 imperial court U9OH Sun. 1-3

        9 Imperial Court u:9 Westborough $410,000 NEW PRICE

        6 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Townhouse

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        Rutledge pleased to be a part of "Reinvest in You!" taking place this Saturday, October 25

        "Reinvest in You", is a free conference and expo bringing together experts who will provide helpful direction and options for healthy, vibrant and successful aging.

        It will be held at Wellesley High School from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, presented by the Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley COA.

        We are pleased to be manning a booth all day along at the expo - stop by to pay us a visit! Watch for this sign:

        640 rutledge expo sign1

        Here is the flyer provided by the Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley COA:

        Reinvest in You Expo on successful aging October 25, 2014 at Wellesley High School

        Reinvest in You Expo on successful aging October 25, 2014 at Wellesley High School

        Download the flyer here

        We look forward to seeing you there!

        Five Open Houses for Sunday, October 19 in Wellesley, Natick and Sherborn

        3 Waban Street, Unit 2 Wellesley MA Open houseOH Sun., 12-1:30

        3 Waban Street, Unit 2 Wellesley $435,000

        5 room, 1 bed, 2f 0h bath Garden

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        84 Hopkinson Street Wellesley MA open houseOH Sun., 12:30-1:30

        84 Hopkinson Street Wellesley $1,775,000

        11 room, 5 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial

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        1 Cider Hill Lane Sherborn MA open houseOH Sun. 1-2:30

        1 Cider Hill Lane Sherborn $1,050,000

        9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial

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        13 Hopewell Farm Road Natick MA open houseOH Sun., 12:30-2

        13 Hopewell Farm Road Natick $659,000

        7 room, 3 bed, 3f 1h bath Townhouse

        Contact us for a showing

         

        53 Bancroft Road Wellesley MA open houseOH Sun. 2-3:30

        53 Bancroft Road Wellesley $799,000

        10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial

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        Price Reduction on Exquisite Country Club Home

        wellesley, MA residential real estate

        WELLESLEY - Here is the home you've been waiting for! A masterpiece in Wellesley's gracious country club neighborhood with the generous proportions and fine appointments of an earlier age. This comfortable colonial has been renovated for today's family lifestyle with new attached 3-car garage and mudroom while retaining porches pantries and charm. The chef's kitchen with breakfast bar and informal dining area opens to splendid family room with stone fireplace and a wall of French doors leading to private bluestone patio and exceptional grounds. If character, dignity and warmth are on your must-have list, come fall in love. EXCLUSIVE $2,149,000 http://rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71688231/102-abbott-road-wellesley-ma-02481/ Contact us for a showing today!

        New Listing in Wellesley: Distinctive 1920s Tudor, Totally Renovated

        Wellesley, MA home

        WELLESLEY - Distinctive 1924 Tudor has been completely restored, rebuilt and expanded with the finest materials and craftsmanship. This sophisticated residence offers over 6,550 sq. ft. including one-of-a-kind living room with beamed cathedral ceiling, elegant dining room with custom cabinets, chef's kitchen complete with center island, dining area, and butler's pantry and sun-filled conservatory--all with access to lush and exquisitely manicured grounds and gardens. Gorgeous first floor master suite with dressing area, walk-in closets and luxurious bath as well as perfectly-proportioned family room, private office with French doors leading to a secluded garden complete the main level. Four additional bedrooms as well as an extraordinary guest suite with private entrance are located on the second level. Reminiscent of a by-gone era but designed for today living w/ every modern amenity including heated indoor pool, elevator and generator. Rare opportunity for discerning buyer in the heart of Wellesley Farms.  EXCLUSIVE $3,395,000 http://rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71756256/52-valley-road-wellesley-ma-02481/ Contact us for a showing today!

        News & Trends for October 2014

        by Chrissie Lawrence

        What a beautiful Fall! We just can't get over the gorgeous weather day after day. The real estate market has benefitted from the nice weather as well. We've seen a great deal of activity and our inventory levels are starting to be more robust. Our current inventory is 116 active units as opposed to last fall when we hovered in the high 80's. We have seen 65 new listings since September 1, as opposed to only 27 a year ago. The increase in available homes for purchase will bring out more buyers, but may have some modest downward pressure on the high closing prices we have enjoyed.

        Wellesley Single Family Units Over 6 Weeks Beginning September 1

        Oct 2014 Real Estate Market Trends

        No downward pressure to be seen yet on prices in the lower end of our market! The activity below $1.0m has been incredibly active with buyers flocking to good properties like kids through a leaf pile. Of the 25 properties listed under $1m since Sept 1, 10 are already under agreement. There have been many, many instances of multiple bids. For closings since September 1, sales prices are on average 6% over asking prices with some transactions hitting 20% above. So if you are thinking of selling in this price range, let's get going! If you are thinking of buying in this price range, let's get organized - you'll need to present your very best offer to secure your dream home.

        Contact us for a showing today!

        Two Open Houses in Natick and Westborough

         13 Hopewell Farm Road Natick MA open houseOH Sat., 1-3

        13 Hopewell Farm Road Natick $659,000 NEW PRICE

        7 room, 3 bed, 3f 1h bath Townhouse

        Contact us for a showing

         

        9 Imperial Court u:9 Westborough MA open houseOH SAT. 1-3

        9 Imperial Court u:9 Westborough $414,900 NEW PRICE

        6 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Townhouse

        Contact us for a showing

         

         

        29 Bristol Road Wellesley MA open houseOH Sun. 1-3

        29 Bristol Road Wellesley $1,495,000

        11 room, 6 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial

        Contact us for a showing

         

        First Impressions

        MAKE IT INVITINGrutledgeSoldThe first impression your home makes to potential buyers is critical. According to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal sells 49% of all houses. Fresh mulch, seasonal porch containers, a groomed lawn, and a freshly washed walk do more than just welcome buyers, they set the tone for what a buyer can expect to see once inside. The impression a buyer gets inside is one you can make the most of by strategizing in four key areas with your realtor.

        Fix maintenance issues. You want your home to appear well-maintained. Walk through your home with your realtor and identify which repairs are critical for making a successful first impression. A leaking kitchen faucet, although inexpensive to fix, will stand out to a potential buy who will wonder what bigger maintenance issues you have ignored. Your realtor's professional knowledge and experience will be able to guide you on whether things like dings in the walls, or which dings, need to be fixed and whether carpets need to be professionally cleaned. Your realtor may also notice problems that you are in the habit of overlooking, but will make a difference in the appeal of your home.

        Declutter. You want to make your house seem as big as possible. Remove stuff from your home, don't just store it away in cabinets and closets. Remember that home buyers will open every door and cabinet in your house in order to check that the house has enough room for their "stuff". Move your off-season clothing, sports equipment, holiday decorations to a storage unit. Also, move or remove any items that block the view of your furnace, boiler and air-conditioning units.

        Clean. You want buyers to feel like they can move right in. Make an appointment to have your home professionally cleaned. The kitchen and bathrooms deserve special attention because those rooms, in particular, set an impression of how well a house is maintained. Windows, window sills and baseboards are other areas that should get extra cleaning attention. Have your windows washed to let in the most light possible.

        Depersonalize. You want prospective buyers to see themselves living in your house and you want your realtor to focus on selling your house, not ensuring the safety of your personal items. Have a shoebox for each bathroom to put away all shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, prescriptions and other personal care items anytime an open house is held. Put checkbooks, kids' piggybanks, jewelry and other valuables in your safe or in the trunk of your car.

        Partner with your realtor to plan how to address these four steps efficiently and effectively. An inviting first impression can make your home stand out from the other homes for sale and put your home on buyer's short lists.

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          New Listing in Wellesley: Contemporary Condo in Historic Victorian

          512 3 waban

          WELLESLEY - A taste of Beacon Hill in Wellesley Square! Charming and immaculate, this 5 room, 1 bedroom condo with two full baths is located in an elegant Victorian colonial in the heart of Wellesley center. Enjoy privacy and convenience complete with large sun-filled living room, bright dining room with built-ins, up-to-date kitchen, master bedroom with private bath and den with slider to private porch. Add two parking spaces and central air, gleaming hardwood floors and high ceilings and you'll see there's nothing to do but move in! The best of old and new--steps to town, train and schools! EXCLUSIVE $435,000 http://rutledgeproperties.com/listing/71753341/3-waban-street-wellesley-ma-02482/ Contact us for a showing today!

           

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