3 Fun Events This Weekend: August 6 and 7

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Extraordinary Listings: Best Homes for Watching the Olympics

Every four years the Olympics becomes the nightly viewing program for people across the world. We evolve into gymnastic experts, and table tennis fanatics, judging athletes for fun from the comfort of our living rooms. The Olympics is the perfect event to bring people together for gatherings. Here are a few homes that are ideal for watching the Olympics, whether with your family or with a larger party of friends.

7 Longmeadow Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482 United States

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Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Presents: Artisan Series- Anatolian Carpets and Kilims

Last night Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Cambridge office was lucky enough to host Hasan Semerci, founder and principal of Adnan & Hasan, a handwoven carpet and kilims company from Istanbul, Turkey. Hasan and his team helped kickstart Gibson’s brand new Artisan Series. He presented his ornately designed, hand woven Turkish rugs, and shared his knowledge of weaving techniques from Persia to Central Asia. It was Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s pleasure to learn more about this art form and to have the opportunity to purchase such finely crafted pieces. 

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“We were honored to host this Artisan Series at our Cambridge office, as we embrace the natural relationship that exists between the art of Sotheby’s Auction House and the extraordinary homes of Sotheby’s International Realty.  Our exclusive magazine, “Art & Home” is an example of the literary collaboration between the art and real estate worlds.  We hope that these series of events will continue to draw in members from our local communities to meet and learn from these specialized artists and craftsmen.” – Larry Rideout, CEO & Co-Owner   

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty will be featuring local and international artisans and their work through events such as this one, open to the public. Be sure to stop by one of our next events to learn more about exceptional craftsmen and craftswomen, purchase unique products, and enjoy food and drink with people in your area.

To learn more about Adnan & Hasan, follow this link to their website here.  Find more photos from the event here. 

Real Estate News: Cambridge Housing Statistics

Weeks Bridge and dorm towers of Harvard University seen across the Charles in Cambridge, MA, USA on a beautiful fall day in November 2013.

Cambridge’s market is growing stronger, further contributing to the strength of Greater Boston’s market as a whole. The Cambridge Community Development Department recently released its 2016 Neighborhood Statistical Profile for the City of Cambridge, revealing high numbers that prove to fulfill high expectations for this year. The report highlights the incredible prosperity and longevity of this Boston Metropolitan city. Read more

Affiliate Feature: Tropical Bahamas Getaways

We are sending our thanks to Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty for sharing these special properties with us. Each of them make a perfect tropical getaway offering privacy, staggering views, and tasteful design, these properties are worth checking out. Read more

Real Estate News: Greater Boston Sees Record Sales Activity in June

The most recent June housing data displays a promising picture of the housing market in Massachusetts. In fact, the number of closed homes in June of 2016 has reached a record high since that of 2004. Additionally, the median price of single family homes has climbed to $380,000 for the first time.   Read more

How to spot a diamond in the rough

The old saying, “the three most valuable components of real estate are location, location & location” is so because this is something you cannot change. This is the case because everything else can be improved. However, in urban areas it has become widely accepted that two of the “locations” in this equation have been replaced with square footage & amenities. Today’s highly competitive market has meant (for most of us) that buying a new home is met with more concessions than requirements.

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Boston Real Estate: Elegant Beacon Hill Penthouse

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This beautifully elegant penthouse duplex rests in one of Boston’s most iconic neighborhoods, Beacon Hill,  known for its cobblestone streets and historic brick rowhouses. Located in the heart of the city, this home is just a short distance from Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden, not to mention the cafe’s, coffee shops and public transportation nearby. Read more

Weekend Events: July 16th

Sunrise Yoga Series

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When: Saturday July 16, 8-9am
Where: Charles River Bistro, Dr Paul Dudley White Bike Path Boston, MA 02114
Price: Free

Wake up with a relaxing hour of outdoor yoga- for free! The group meets at the Charles River Bistro then walks over to Fiedler Field together. Click here for more information.

WGBH Craft Beer Festival

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When: Saturday July 16, 7pm
Where: WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Boston, 02135
Price: $40-50

Enjoy an evening of tasting craft beers from 20+ local breweries and live music. Local food trucks will also join the fun, so make sure to save up your appetite! Click here to get your ticket today.

In between activities, be sure to stop in one of our extraordinary open houses this weekend. Click here to find addresses and scheduled times!