Real Estate News: Explore Kendall Jenner’s New Pad

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have passed along their home to a fellow celebrity: supermodel Kendall Jenner. The couple is apparently expecting their second child and will be moving to the East Coast to raise their family.

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Coming to the MFA: “Making Modern Exhibit”

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has a number of new exhibits entering its collection this summer from July 16, 2016 to January 15, 2018. The “Making Modern Exhibit” is set to feature five new galleries of prominent modern artists and their contemporaries, students, friends, families and influences. Read more

Free Fun in Boston this Weekend

Sunday

SoWa Open Market

food-truck-crowds-2_27010345326_oWhere: South End
Cost: Free
Check out the South End’s open market. The market is open every Sunday from 10am until 4pm (through October). A variety of different vendors are featured within the farmer’s market, flea market as well as the various different food trucks. Read more

Affiliate Feature: Extraordinary Oceanside Homes

Looking to soak up some coastal air and sun this summer? Here are a few homes listed by our Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in desirable summer locations including Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket. Read more

Auction News: Largest Diamond in the World to be Auctioned by Sotheby’s Auction House

The largest rough diamond in the world, named “Lesedi La Rona”, was discovered in Botswana almost a year ago by the Lucana Diamond Corporation. Lesedi La Rona is the largest diamond to have been unearthed in 100 years. It was likely formed over three billion years, through exposure to a combination of extremely high pressure and temperature in the Earth’s mantle. Read more

GSIR Recognized on 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “Top Thousand”

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that a member of their firm has been recognized on the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “Top Thousand,” a summary of the top 1,100 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.

The REAL Trends Thousand comprises six categories: the top 250 agents by sides, top 250 agents by sales volume, top 50 agents by average sales price, top 250 teams by sides, top 250 teams by sales volume and top 50 teams by average sales price. Frank Celeste of the Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Charlestown team represented the firm ranking #119 in the  Individuals by Transaction Volume category with a transaction volume of $101,872,233. Read more

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in Global Luxury Real Estate Conference

GNE7Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, recently participated in the 2016 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event.  The event, which took place from May 16th through May 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,300 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 165 of the brand’s companies represented from 40 countries and territories worldwide. Read more

Real Estate News: Homes Fit for the First Family

Living in The White House may seem like a dream come true–complete with a 24-hour cooking staff and on-ground vegetable garden–but as President Obama’s second term comes to a close, The First Family will soon be on the hunt for a new, less white, house. Although the Obamas plan to remain in Washington until their youngest daughter, Sasha, is finished with high school, as the president announced at a luncheon last month, their plans beyond that are still unknown. With his oldest daughter, Malia, headed to Harvard University next spring, Obama just may find himself back in the city he called home during law school–perhaps in something larger than his leased basement-apartment, though. Read more

Real Estate News: Three Boston projects to keep your eye on

As any great, flourishing city, Boston is constantly expanding and improving. However, lately our humble, waterfront city has been experiencing growth at an unprecedented rate. Here are the three biggest, most magnificent and transformative construction projects currently underway. Read more

Real Estate News: Surge of the Seaport

Although a lot has changed since the last State of the Seaport, all of the incredible, upward trends are still increasing at a rapid pace. Shopping areas continue to expand as unique, speciality stores keep popping up, such as Birch & Willow Studio and Louis Boston, and there is more to do than ever with Boston Harbor cruises or waterside brewery excursions at your fingertips. In additional, there are even bigger changes to come in the form of an $800 million development to “Seaport Square” in the near future which was just approved a few months ago, along with General Electric, a top Fortune 500 company, planning to move in. While Boston magazine thinks the area is “about to become a wellness capital,” and The Globe suggests that it’s just starting to find its “soul,” we at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty see a remarkable opportunity to stake out a front-row seat, as all eyes are on what is about to be Boston’s main event: the surge to the Seaport. Read more

Real Estate Tips: Prepping Your Home for Sale

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Getting your home ready for sale is no easy task. However, it makes all the difference and will result in a higher sale price. Even if you have to spend a few thousand dollars to get it to where you need it. Think about it, with average sale prices over $500k, its not hard to imagine a presentable staged home increasing your homes value by as much as 5% or more. Roll your sleeves up & lets get started!   Read more