This post is short and very sweet – I am very excited to tell you that of all the 301 Towns and 50 Cities in Massachusetts, our fabulous Sudbury was ranked #1 as the “Safest Place in Massachusetts” by Movoto, a Real Estate website (not ours). Wayland is very close at #9, and Weston, #2. Click here for the list. 

Need more reasons to move to Sudbury? Call us!

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B’nai B’rith Housing is proud to announce that the application process for the affordable units at The Coolidge at Sudbury is now underway! Please click here to visit the development’s new website.

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Information about The Coolidge At Sudbury (as copied from their website): The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 55 & better community of one and two bedroom apartment homes is conveniently located on Boston Post Road (Route 20), just two miles south of downtown Sudbury. The name “The Coolidge” pays homage to the Coolidge family who began their greenhouse operation on the site in the 1800’s. Located on a six-acre parcel, the building’s exterior is inspired by traditional New England architecture with features and amenities that include community room with gourmet kitchen, billiards room, a cozy library, Wi-Fi business center, fitness room, outdoor seating and grilling area, front veranda, laundry care center on each floor, resident services, on-site management office and controlled building access. The Coolidge at Sudbury is smoke-free and pet friendly (with restrictions). Rents are affordable and income limits apply.

Applications: Available online or by phone (978) 443-0002, or direct pick-up from:

Deadline for Lottery Drawing: Applications must be received or postmarked by 3/17/2014

Lottery Drawing: 3/26/2014, 2:00 PM, The Grange Hall, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury

If you need to sell your house in order to rent, please contact us as soon as possible.

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photo.aspxMultiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn’t know by looking at the photos online or visiting.

If you have been searching for a while, you may be a tad jaded by the references to an “Amazing opportunity”, so I’ll let you know first that this isn’t just an amazing opportunity, it is a truly extraordinary trifecta. 11 Abigail Drive includes a HOUSE, a CARRIAGE HOUSE AND a BARN.  This is just the coolest property with so many options. If you have ever thought having an extra space/house on your property to invite in-laws to live, or for rental income, this is the PERFECT property for you.

12.10.13_11AbigailLaneforblog  photo.aspx-3photo.aspx-9Located in the popular Ashford Meadows neighborhood, the HOUSE is a young, fabulous 4 Bedroom Colonial in mint condition (really), framed by gorgeous land.  The large family room has a cathedral ceiling and fireplace with detailed trim and mantel. Open to the gorgeous white cabinet kitchen with a breakfast bar, a separate dining area and Atrium doors to the backyard. There is a room on the first floor that can be used as an office or playroom. The Master Bedroom includes a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub and stall shower. Aside from the rooms and space, the owners love that the house is “incredibly peaceful with a beautiful atmosphere – perched on top of a hill, we often sit on the farmer’s porch and enjoy the view and breeze in the spring and summer.” They have told us that the house “feels like a private oasis even though we are in a neighborhood setting.”

12.10.13_11AbigailLane-4forblog photo.aspx-5photo.aspx-4The ”CARRIAGE HOUSE” has been approved as a legal apartment that can be used as a rental property, or for your own visitors, in-laws, au-pair, friends, etc. Just be prepared that your guest may not be too motivated to leave.  Similar to what one may see in some of the new construction apartments, the Carriage House has a Cathedral ceiling Living Room with a fireplace, pretty white cabinet Kitchen with a center island, stainless steel appliances and a separate dining Area. The Bedroom is spacious and the bath can only be described as sumptuous. There is also a Second floor Office and/or Guest Room. The Carriage House is just as nice as the house, just smaller.

photo.aspx-7THE BARN is a huge 5000+/- square foot beautiful Post and Beam barn with a loft area. You could start a band, collect Antique cars and create an Art Studio all in one space with room to grow. A workshop, horses, in home office, storage, the possibilities are truly endless.

photo.aspx-6All surrounded by land –  garden areas, play space, recreation areas - Truly one of a kind. 

AbigailThe owners love the neighborhood, and refer to it as a “great neighborhood with respectful neighbors of different age ranges and family types  - We enjoy biking and walking with the kids throughout the cul de sac and other neighbors do the same”.

The location is great – Approx 30 miles to Boston and 19 miles to Worcester.

It will be our pleasure to show you this special property. Call us today to arrange an appointment.

 

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We are hosting two Open Houses today, January 12.

In Sudbury, 18 Trailside Circle. 1:00-3:00 - $1,399,000

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(Tall Pines Neighborhood) This is the Premier cul de sac setting in Tall Pines – adjacent to 4.5 Acres of Conservation Land. Dramatic brickfront Colonial with breathtaking twin bridal staircases, additional rear staircase, two story Great Room with full wall of glass and atrium doors to expansive deck. Cathedral ceiling Family Room, 30′ Kitchen with center island/breakfast bar,stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Breakfast Room area with doors to patio and deck, handsome Office with cherry cabinetry and fireplace. Handcrafted detailed mouldings thruout – crown and dentil, tray ceilings, skylights, cathedral ceilings. Second staircase to Master Bedroom suite and second floor. Five spacious Bedrooms. Walk out Lower Level with Game Rm, Exercise Rm, full Bath, cedar closet. Fabulous versatile, open floor plan. Gorgeous grounds with circular drive, stone walls, lush lawn, mature plantings, patio, and upper and lower decks with hot tub. Convenient location with close proximity to restaurants,shops. $1,399,000  Directions: Route 20 or Peakham Road to Horsepond Road, Right on Tall Pine Drive, Right on Bridle Path, Right on Trailside Circle, at the end of Cul-De-Sac on left.

 

In Hudson, 11 Abigail Drive. 1:00-3:00 – House, Carriage House AND Barn! $679,000

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12.10.13_11AbigailLane-4forblogThis is an amazing opportunity! 11 Abigail Drive is an extraordinary property in popular Ashford Meadows with so many options. Fabulous 4 Bedroom Colonial plus gorgeous land plus separate legal “Carriage House” apartment plus Post and Beam 5000+/- SF Barn. THE HOUSE: Young 4 BR Colonial in mint condition. Cathedral ceiling Family Room with fireplace and detailed trim and mantel.Gorgeous white cabinet Kitchen with breakfast bar and separate dining area with Atrium doors to backyard. Spacious Master Bedroom and Bath with Jacuzzi tub and stall shower.First floor Office (Play Room,Nursery). Two story Foyer. THE APARTMENT: *Approved apartment for family or separate rental. Cathedral ceiling Living room with fireplace, white cabinet Kitchen with center island, stainless steel appliances, separate Dining Area. Spacious Bedroom and sumptuous Bath. Second floor Office/Guest Rm. THE BARN: Beautiful Post and Beam barn w/loft area. Ideal for Antique cars,workshop,horses,in home business storage,art studio. The possibilities are endless. THE LAND: Garden areas, play space, recreation areas – Truly one of a kind. Directions: Hosmer Street to Abigail. House on Right. 

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Happy New Year! Time to Move!

January 10, 2014

Tweet Now that “Blue Monday” is almost so-last-week, and any far-fetched resolution one may have dreamt (i.e., making school lunches the night before school) lasted maybe, a day, it’s time to prepare for, and create, the reality that is 2014. For so many of you who have thought about moving, THIS  is your year. I [...]

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Daniels Team Ranked In TOP 1,000 of 41,000+ Agents Nationwide!

January 9, 2014

Tweet WE ARE SO HAPPY! We were informed today that we ranked within the top 1,000 (top 2%) of over 41,000 Agents in NRT nationwide, for the 3rd Quarter of 2013.  We are honored to have received this ranking several times during past years and strive to remain in the top 1,000 every year. Thank you, thank [...]

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We Want To Sell Our House, But Please Don’t Tell Anyone.

November 15, 2013

Tweet I believe it to be stating the obvious to say that when you want sell your house, time and money are the two of the most critical pieces of the plan. I have yet to meet a seller who would like for his/her house to be on the market for an indefinite amount of [...]

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Fall Back? Not In the Real Estate Market.

November 8, 2013

Tweet It doesn’t have the same reputation as the beautiful and busy Spring Market, but just because it gets dark outside at the crack of 5:00pm, it doesn’t mean that the Fall Market is any less fantastic. It is. There are so many reasons why, and I’ll give you a dozen. If you have thought about [...]

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17th Annual Buddy Walk & Family Festival to Benefit the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (and my niece, Anna)

October 3, 2013

Tweet This is personal. Every year, so many of you are so kind to generously donate to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in honor of my niece (and Carole’s granddaughter), Anna Tabasky. Anna is 5 1/2 years old and thanks to the resources available and the relentless persistence of my sister and brother-in-law, Anna is [...]

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Bolognese? Babka? Bagels? Burritos? Bok Choy? Where To Eat In Sudbury, Wayland (and a few spots over the borders)

October 2, 2013

Tweet Very few people are pleasant to be around when they are REALLY hungry. And since I, like many of you, prefer to be around people when they are pleasant, I’m happy to do whatever I can to prevent you from getting a case of the food crankies / hangrys. Since many of you who [...]

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SudburyTV’s OPEN HOUSE!

September 24, 2013

Tweet I love being involved with SudburyTV. Not only do I get to relive some wonderful memories of being on camera during my own Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School days (sans my 80′s hair), but I am provided the opportunity to meet some really interesting members of our community, interview them and share my interviews and [...]

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He Said, She Said, I Said, You Said…

July 26, 2013

Tweet Get it in writing. Remember that old game of telephone, when one person would whisper one sentence to the person next to them and so on, and by the time that sentence made its way around the circle, it didn’t resemble the initial sentence at all? Well these days, our game of telephone has [...]

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The Skinny on Sudbury Town Square – FINALLY!

May 29, 2013

Tweet For those of us living in Sudbury, the new SUDBURY TOWN SQUARE is the most exciting thing happening since Shaq moved to town (for those of you who are still Googling his Sudbury address, he is no longer living here). For those of you thinking about and seeking more good reasons to move to Sudbury, this is just [...]

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Sudbury MA Property Assessments for 2013

February 25, 2013

Tweet Here they are – your 2013 Property Assessments. Please keep in mind that there is a big difference between the meanings of Assessment & Appraisal. The town assesses your property based on land size, square footage, location and condition. The Appraisal is based on the bank’s opinion of value. Though both contribute, neither directly [...]

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Cabbage Patch Kids, Playstation 3, Tickle Me Elmo, Furbie and the Sudbury, MA Real Estate Market

February 23, 2013

Tweet I learned about supply and demand when I was 13. Not because Curtis Middle School was teaching Economics, but because all anyone talked about (especially my 3 younger sisters) was the Cabbage Patch Doll. It was the holiday season of 1983 (pre-internet, pre-Ebay, pre-more channels than you could ever want, pre-call waiting, pre-cell phone, [...]

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DANIELS TEAM #1 in SUDBURY for 2012!

January 3, 2013

Tweet We love a good Deja Vu – and are SO very happy to be #1 in Sudbury for the second year in a row. Thank you to our clients, for without you, our business would not exist. Your referrals, your kind words, your happy house pictures, your “I love my neighborhood/house” updates on Facebook, [...]

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Temporary Rental Needed ASAP for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 3, 2012

Tweet It has been brought to my attention that during Hurricane Sandy, the home of a family in Wayland was severly damaged after two trees fell on the house. Fortunately, the family is fine and the damage is only to the house.  However, the house can not be lived in until it is repaired and [...]

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What To Expect When You Are Expecting… An Offer

October 24, 2012
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Tweet I get it. I really do. When your house is on the market, and your phone rings and ’tis I, your Realtor, the anticipation for the news I may deliver is palpable. If I am not calling about an offer, I will make that very clear the second you answer the phone (usually before [...]

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Daniels Team “Winterizing” Advice Featured in Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine Article

October 23, 2012
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Tweet Will we have another “winter that wasn’t” as we did in 2011/2012? I can only wish, however unpopular my vote might be. And as much as I love a good, easy bet – I’m not willing to gamble with Mother Nature. Now is the time to start thinking about Winterizing your Home before you [...]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 54 Cider Mill Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts

August 29, 2012

Tweet Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 500 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 500 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In [...]

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