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

A note from our owner, Larry Rideout: Ten Years and Counting

CROP2“It’s hard to believe that we joined with Gibson Domain and became Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 10 years ago this December. So much has happened both in the Industry and within our small company.

Our team has grown, our market share has grown and best of all the awareness to our incredible “White Glove” service for our clients and customers has become the standard all over Eastern Massachusetts.

As various market changes occurred, we remained steadfast in our core beliefs and commitments to our clients, customers and equally important, our associates.

We are in the midst of yet another change. A Titan of the industry has merged with another large corporate company. The Real Estate world is buzzing!

We will continue to stay the course, serve our clients and customers, and maybe even find a new Associate or two that enjoys our culture and success track. As the old adage states, the more things change the more they stay the same.”

Community in Action: BCA’s Public Art Residency

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is hosting its fourth annual public art residency. This summer and fall the BCA is welcoming the Boston artist Chanel Thervil. Thervil explores the different faces of hope and its function in a community in her project Emergence: what does hope look like?


Photo from artist’s blog.

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Affiliate Features: Labor Day Getaways

This Labor Day, head to the coast to enjoy the long weekend with friends and family. Whether it’s a barbeque by the pool or a formal sit-down in an elegant dining room, check out these summer homes that are perfect for hosting celebrations this Labor Day weekend.

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Sotheby’s Auction House: David Bowie Art Collection

This November, Sotheby’s Auction House will be showing 400 pieces from David Bowie’s personal art collection. First, the artwork will go on a world tour, making appearances in Los Angeles, New York City and Hong Kong. A musician and actor, Bowie took his passion for art seriously, collecting art and connecting with the artists he was buying from.


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A Home with History: 168 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Designed by Boston’s Arthur Little in 1888 and sitting on .47 acres of land in the center of Cambridge, the Joseph Thorp House, currently listed for sale is an outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece.

Swanee Hunt, former US Ambassador to Austria, has lived in the home for 20 years. Since its conception, the Joseph Thorp House has opened its doors to cultural and political leaders from around the world. Hunt and her late husband Charles Ansbacher, a conductor, hosted numerous events in their home. Its spaces are perfect for both large gatherings as well as intimate ones. Distinguished guests have included Gertrude Stein, Hillary Clinton and Yo-Yo Ma.

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