james lowenstern: Exciting new real estate listing- 24 Ohio Ave Unit 22 Newton, MA 02464 - 04/09/14 10:59 AM
 
 
 
 
Check out this new listing! Situated on a lovely cul-de-sac, this property features 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. With three levels of living spaces, there are plenty of details to see. There is an oversized master bedroom suite with sitting area and a teenager/guest suite on the third floor. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast area and access to brick patio is perfect for entertaining. This gorgeous Newton Victorian is looking to be called home.
24 Ohio Avenue, Newton, MA 02464
MLS: 71653572
Price: $1,149,000
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james lowenstern: Exciting new real estate listing- 34 Heath Street, Brookline, MA 02445 - 04/09/14 10:19 AM
     
 
 
 
Check out this new listing. A contemporary colonial, this Brookline beauty has been on the market only 2 days. Set on a secluded half-acre landscape, this home is located in prime Heath Street location. It’s close to public transportation and schools. This new listing features 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It is spacious and ready for personalized touches. Some details include vaulted foyer, open floor plan, over-sized 3rd floor playroom, and wonderful backyard. This home is perfect for entertaining and for families looking to settle down in a spacious home.
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james lowenstern: Spring DIY tips and trends - 04/07/14 10:38 AM
It finally feels like spring is here! With the warm weather, many are getting ready to clean out the old, and start fresh with the new. But spring cleaning doesn’t mean getting rid of everything in the garage. Familiar pieces showcased and refurbished in a special way can be conversation starters and a great way to add life into your space. So whether you’re personalizing a new home, or revitalizing an old room, here’s some do-it-yourself tips to spring up your new space!
Love cycling? Consider using old parts from your bike to construct a new, unique piece of furniture … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: New Listing: 51 Pickwich Road, Newton, MA 02465 - 03/31/14 11:02 AM
 
 
 
Check out this new listing! Located in West Newton and overlooking Brae Burn Country Club, this five-bedroom colonial has just recently been put on the market. Featuring 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths, the house is spacious and ready for personalized touches. With cozy fireplace in the living room, a paneled library, a glass-enclosed solarium, and a terrace that connects to the in-ground pool, no detail has been overlooked.
51 Pickwich Road, Newton, MA 02465
MLS: 71651441
Price: $2,995,000
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james lowenstern: Newton's Parks and Recreation Department - 03/27/14 02:13 PM
With the popular show Parks and Recreation starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope becoming a hit, many might wonder about the Parks and Rec department of their own cities. Does it run anything like the Pawnee Parks and Rec department does in the show? Are there similar goals and interests? And more specifically to Newton, what has our Parks and Recreation Department done to better our city?
Here’s a brief fact sheet on what you should know about Newton’s Parks and Recreation.
 
General Information
According to the Newton Parks and Recreation website, the department’s mission is “to provide traditional and innovative Recreation, … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: Home showing tips and tricks - 03/25/14 01:22 PM
   
Sometimes getting your house to sell is all about setting the scene. From clearing clutter to rearranging furniture, listed below are a few a simple ways to make your home even more appealing to buyers.
Remove clutter- Nothing distracts a buyer like excess stacks of papers or cramped closets stuffed to the brim. So throw away those stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away some of those decorative tchotchke’s. Put your excess furniture and out-of-season clothing in storage. And don’t forget to clean out the garage too! Depersonalize- As nice as it is to see your sentimental … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: Newton North Basketball Coach is to receive Educator Award - 03/22/14 11:49 AM
Today, March 22, from 8 am to 4 pm the Massachusetts DownSyndrome Congress (MDSC) will hold its 30th annual conference at the DCU Center in Worcester to celebrate the true champions of the Down syndrome movement here in Massachusetts.
Each spring, over 600 people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals, and educators from across New England attend the conference to hear the latest research findings and information. They share stories, celebrate victories, advocate for acceptance, and reunite with other MDSC families.
The Burlington-based non-profit organization, hopes to demonstrate the resilience of the community and show how we all pull together to … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: Here's what you need to know about Newton schools - 03/21/14 10:17 AM
Newton's public school system is one of the best in the state. In Boston Magazine, Newton was ranked #20 in the 2013 "Massachusetts 50 best public school" article. They compiled numbers frm 147 municipalities in Greater Boston, and ranked the schools based on many factors, including student-to-teacher ratio, per-pupil expenditure, graduation rate, MCAS scores, and the percent of students going to college.
According to the Newton Public School website, as of October 2013 there are 12,441 students enrolled in the fifteen elementary schoools, four middle schools, and two comprehensive high schools, and one alternative high school.
Here's what you need to know specifically … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: Boston Top 20 Massachusetts-based real estate agents - 03/05/14 11:35 AM
I am pleased to announce that I have been ranked in January as one of the top 5 real estate agents in the Boston suburbs.
Below is what Arielle, my blog admin, wrote about me:
Working as the CEO of Castles Unlimited, Inc for over 28 years,  Jim specializes in luxury property in Boston and the surrounding areas.  To sell beautiful Newton real estate,  Jim is constantly looking to find, list, and sell houses in the most creative, and quickest ways possible.
According to client George Bradford, “Jim listed and sold my house in a very difficult market. His creative marketing approach … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: 125 Rockwood Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445 - 02/26/14 11:22 AM
    
This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind estate home was constructed in 1901 and has been extensively rennovated for the modern family! Gorgeous chef's kitchen with marble countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, custom built wood-burning pizza oven, walk-in pantry, and mahogany island is absolutely perfect for entertaining. This home is both comfortable and luxurious, featuring 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, and a beautiful master suite with dual master bathrooms, dressing rooms, custom built-ins, and small balcony. 
MLS: 71599433
Price: $4,995,000
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james lowenstern: 20 Chestnut Hill Restaurants to try on Boylston Street - 02/26/14 09:39 AM
 
 
 
Looking for a place to eat? Tired of going to the same place over and over? Well look no further. Check out these twenty different Chestnut Hill restaurants around the area an see which one you'll try next!
 
1) Angora Ice
3-A Boylston Street
 
 
 
This local ice cream shop has been serving its customers for over 20 years. Their mission is to provide healthy, high quality, delicious frozen yogurts and smoothies in countless flavor options. 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Aquitaine Bis
11 Boylston Street
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aquitaine Bis brings Paris … (0 comments)

james lowenstern: 138 Lincoln, Newton, Massachusetts 02461 - 02/12/14 07:56 AM
   
This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind 1880s Victorian is quintessentially romantic. Featuring 11 rooms, including 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, this Newton Highlands Village house has lots of space to grow! Most recently occupied as a 2 family, this house has a warm atmosphere, an inviting wrap-around porch and spacious in-ground pool. With a detached barn and 13,800 square foot lot, this house is definitely worth a peek! 
MLS: 71630957
Price: $1,295,000
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james lowenstern: 86 Nonantum Street, Newton Corner, Newton, Massachusetts 02458 - 02/12/14 07:27 AM
    
This beautiful colonial is full of charm and appeal! Featuring 9 rooms, including 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, this home is grand in detail and in design. A gorgeous foyer, beautiful sun room and porch, french doors, fireplaces, and wood floors throughout are just some of the extravagant features. This house is perfect for someone looking for both comfort and charm combined into one. 
MLS: 71630082
Price: $1,195,000
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james lowenstern: 14 Winchester Plaza, Newton Highlands, Newton, Massachusetts 02461 - 02/10/14 12:15 PM
     
This spacious home is located on a quiet Cul-De-Sac in the Highlands neighborhood. Featuring 12 rooms, including 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, this raised ranch style home is ideal for entertaining. Skylights, a covered deck, and large eat-in kitchen add elegant details to this charming house. The third floor master suite was a recent addition and includes marble bath, over-sized Jacuzzi and a steam shower.
MLS: 71559134
Price: $829,900
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james lowenstern: 160 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands, Newton, Massachusetts 02461 - 02/10/14 11:42 AM
   
This charming colonial house is ready to be made a home! Featuring 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths, this house offers lots of living space with its recently built second-floor edition and lots of storage in the basement and attic. A large bright kitchen opens to an adjoining dining room, which connects to a large deck and enclosed yard ideal for entertaining. Gorgeous master suite with private bath and an enormous walk-in closet make this the perfect retreat. 
MLS: 71629547
Price: $749,000
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james lowenstern: 41 June Lane, Newton, Massachusetts 02459 - 02/10/14 11:10 AM
   
This unique contemporary is perfect for large families! Featuring 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths, this split level home has an over-sized bright dining room, adjoining family room and kitchen, large backyard with landscaped yard and in-ground pool, and large recreation room on the lower level. High ceilings, upgraded master and family bath, and walls of glass upgrade this home and add luxurious details to this Newton home.  
MLS: 71597190
Price: $889,000
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james lowenstern: 96 Harvard, Newton, Massachusetts 02460 - 02/10/14 09:49 AM
   
This beautiful home is move-in ready and waiting for that personalized touch! Featuring 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, this house offers alot of flexibility and space for growth. With a beautiful deck off the kitchen, open and bright living spaces, and a recently rennovated kitchen this classic home is perfect for entertaining. Within walking distance to school, transportation, and shopping, this house is ideal for families looking for central access and a great community.  
MLS: 71624191
Price: $999,000 (Also available to be rented for $4,500/month)
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james lowenstern: 191 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts - 02/10/14 08:52 AM
   
This gorgeous Victorian is the first Newton project offered by one of Back Bay's most upscale builders. Featuring 8 separate rooms, 4 bedrooms, and 4 1/2 baths, this one-of-a-kid space offers home buyers luxurious details with a welcoming atmosphere. Molding, built-ins, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, and glass-finish features to all wood surfaces are just a few examples of the finer elements in this home. The thoughtful design and renovation provide a beautiful addition to the Newton community. 
MLS: 71623257
Price: $1,095,000
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james lowenstern: Gloriously Bright New York Beach Home - 08/29/13 10:10 AM
48 Masefield Close
Sagaponack, New York 11962
  
  
This fun beach home is beautifully renovated with a massive eat-in kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and spacious lounging areas.  The master suite is particularly extravagant with a balcony deck and a Jacuzzi tub.  The backyard boasts an in-ground heated pool and a pool house equipped with a full bath, gym, and outdoor shower.  This residence is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the beach.  You don't want to miss out on this amazing property!
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james lowenstern: 152 Suffolk Road: Elegant Estate in Chestnut Hill - 06/25/13 01:33 PM
152 Suffolk Road
 
Newton, MA 02467
 
             
  
 History
This luxurious estate was built in 1904 by highly acclaimed architects Chapman and Frazer for the Houghtons, the daughter of a Massachusettes Supreme Court Judge and her husband, the son of a wealthy businessman. Since then, the property has become one of Chestnut Hill's landmarks for its history, expansive garden and the Houghton Pond.
The estate's expansive garden was added to the home in 1906 by Martha Houghton, the daughter of the supreme court judge, who wished to construct a diverse garden with every … (1 comments)

 
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