Extraordinary Listing: One of Ashmont Hill’s Most Magnificent Homes

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61 Alban is widely recognized as one of the most magnificent homes on Ashmont Hill, one of Boston’s premier neighborhoods. Designed and built by a renowned Boston Architect, Harrison Atwood, in 1888 as his own residence, it is truly an architects house.

The expansive floor plan was designed for entertaining guests with endless architectural detail, elaborate woodwork and stained glass.  Read more

Affiliate Feature: Celebrity Home For Sale in Bermuda

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Beloved Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are selling their Bermuda oasis. The property, 10 Longford Hill Road, is currently on the market for $10,650,000 and listed by our affiliate Rego Sotheby’s International Realty.  Read more

Real Estate News: Greater Boston sees Steady Sales & All-time Record Prices in August

Strong buyer demand and an overall healthy economic environment in Greater Boston led to steady sales and all-time record prices for both the single-family and condominium markets in August, according to data from the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).

“The market was extremely busy last month and we did not experience the normal lull in activity as we often do in August. These steady sales totals are indicative of the continued buyer confidence and activity in Greater Boston as well as the desirability to live here,” said GBAR President Andrew Sarno. “We’ve also seen increased prices and a shrinking inventory in our region, so it is encouraging to see this amount of buyer activity despite median sales prices continuing to rise to all-time highs.”

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A Little Piece of History: 168 Brattle Street

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Rarely does a mansion designed with such architectural intrigue come on the market in Cambridge. Known as the Joseph Thorp House, this 1888 single family home was designed by Arthur Little for philanthropist and activist Sara Chapman Bull over a century ago. Read more

Sotheby’s International Realty to Target China’s Wealthy with New Juwai.com Alliance

Sotheby’s International Realty has announced an alliance with Juwai.com that enables the luxury real estate brand to generate Chinese buyer interest on one of the world’s most prominent real estate websites with over two million monthly visitors. As a truly international brand, Sotheby’s International Realty now has the most global representation on Juwai.com, displaying luxury listings from 65 countries and territories. Read more

Real Estate News: Despite Limited Inventory Greater Boston Market Continues to Boom

In July, the Greater Boston housing market was extremely active as buyer confidence continues to soar among a thriving economy, local job market and record-high prices for both the single-family and condominium markets, according to data from the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR). Although there was a softening in sales totals from record highs last July, each marketplace finished with above average sales volume for the month. Read more

Feng Shui: the part of your new home you may be missing

IMG_1433-2-768x588 (1)More and more homebuyers are incorporating Feng Shui as part of their home selection, and are selecting decorating choices after they have decided on their new home. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that creates harmonious energy within a space. In homes, Feng Shui brings balance between the people and their environment. Read more

Affiliate Feature: Awe-inspiring Home in Brisbane, Australia

Are you looking to head Down Under? Check out this awe-inspiring home in Brisbane, Australia. With an indoor two-lane bowling alley, lap pool, and an outdoor tennis court, this home is a sports-lover’s dream.

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Stunning and spacious, this 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom family home has been lovingly and extensively rebuilt, resulting in a magnificent estate set high on Brisbane’s Hamilton Hill. Read more

Neighborhood News: Best Dog Parks

LCP-126Looking for a place to let your loyal companion run around in the city? Don’t let your urban environment prevent you from letting your dog run free! Here is a handy list of some of the best dog parks in Boston. Let your puppy socialize with friends in a safe location, while you both get some fresh air. Read more