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New Listing in the Coveted Silver Hill Neighborhood of Weston $1,749,000

The Palmer Group Located in the heart of the coveted Silver Hill neighborhood of Weston this lovely colonial home is warm and inviting and filled with lots of natural light.  The home sits majestically on a picturesque lot with gorgeous perennial gardens and stone walls.  This five bedroom five full bath colonial features an elegant entry with curved front stairs.  Beautifully detailed formal living room with floor to ceiling bookcases, crown moldings, French doors,  and extra large windows.  The large formal dinning room... Continue Reading >

Great New Listing in Maple Park Estates – Norfolk, Ma $859,500

The Palmer Group Great new listing in the beautiful Maple Park Estates area of Norfolk.  This impeccably cared for, custom constructed home is sited graciously on a picturesque lot. With terrific curb appeal and a stately, but inviting architectural style, the home sits amidst mature trees and professional plantings. The interior is defined by superior craftsmanship including a custom chef's kitchen, "heavy" stone fireplace, detailed architectural trim work with built-ins, and hardwood floors throughout the first level.  Discriminating buyers will find the elegant yet warm floor... Continue Reading >

Biggest Massachusetts Seller Myth Demystified

The Palmer Group One of the biggest seller myths when listing a home for sale, is that sellers automatically assume they have to list with an in town real estate company because they have all the buyers. The first thing sellers should know is, buyers don't care who you list with.   That's correct.  You will never hear a buyer say, "I’m going to see that house because it’s listed with the top agent and firm in town." Don’t Be Fooled. Not Everyone Can Be The # 1 Realtor. Can They? The reality... Continue Reading >

Garden Road, Newton MA $1,250,000 This Street Being Transformed Overnight

The Palmer Group 24 Garden Road in Newton sold for $1,250,000.  One of our builder clients bought the home to renovate. Located at the base of Farlow Hill and on one of Newton Corner's prettiest streets, this 10 room, 6 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, slate roof, shingle and stucco colonial has elegance, grace, and charm. Our builder client who does a lot of high-end remodeling projects has plans for a complete and thorough renovation. As with many popular neighborhoods in Newton there is a great deal of exciting home improvement... Continue Reading >

Don’t Be Mislead By Assessed VS Fair Market Value Comparisons.

The Palmer Group In the luxury towns we work in and in most Massachusetts towns, determining a property's fair market value based on the town's assessed value for the land and buildings can be largely inaccurate. Often times the general public is confused about the numbers because realtors fail to educate their clients on the significant difference between the two figures.  We often find that looking at the assessed values is about as accurate as using Zillow.com to figure out what a home is worth.  If you have... Continue Reading >

Weston Massachusetts Real Estate Market Results In 2013.

The Palmer Group Homes Sold in Weston MA in 2013 Total Number of Weston Homes Sold Through Massachusetts Multiple Listing Database, (MLS) – 166 Additional Number of Weston Homes Sold Not through MLS – 46  We didn’t sell all those homes behind the scenes but we were involved in many of those transactions.  Least Expensive Weston Home Sale - 436 North Ave sold at $490,000.  Most Expensive Weston Home Sale - 5 Willow at $10,000,000. Most Expensive Home Sale in Massachusetts In 2013 – Dartmouth Street Boston sold at $14,500,000. Average Weston List Price -... Continue Reading >

13 Essential Steps To Follow When Hiring A Contractor.

The Palmer Group   When you can, get a referral from someone you trust.  Check references.  If possible, see jobs the contractor has completed. Ask your town's building department to see if they know of your contractor and ask about their reputation.  They will let you know If there are any red flags.  Lastly, check with the Better Business Bureau or the local Chamber of Commerce for complaints against the contractor. Get at least three written estimates on any job.  We do not always choose the lowest; we choose the contractor we trust the most to get ... Continue Reading >

Why You Should List Your Massachusetts Home Over The Holiday’s.

Ten great reasons to sell your Massachusetts home during the Holiday Season. 1. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low. 2. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year. 3. Even though your house will be on the market, you... Continue Reading >

Exciting New Listing – 16 Knollwood Drive In Dover MA.

The Palmer Group   List Date 6/20/2013 16 Knollwood Road, Dover MA 02030 $814,000  Style: Colonial      Rooms: 9  Bedrooms: 4       Baths: 2f, 1h  Living Area: 3066      Acres: 1.02 (44639)    Year Built: 1972  Remarks:  Looking for a "Diamond in the Rough?"  This well maintained Classic New England Colonial has been cherished and enjoyed for years and awaits new owners.  Perched on a private lot in one of Dover's best neighborhoods.  Home has great potential and offers deceiving space with large fireplace family room and bonus great room, elegant living & dining rms, large kitchen. Ask... Continue Reading >

Buying A Home Does Not Have To Be A Stressful Event.

The Palmer Group   When buying a home you need to be serious and do your research.  But it should also be an exciting and fun time in your life.  We like our clients to have some fun as they search for their dream home.  If you follow these 10 tips, the process can be less stressful as well as enjoyable.   You have to accept the fact that there is no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell.  If you see a home you... Continue Reading >