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Price Improvement For Rare Full Service One-Bedroom Condominium ListingĀ at the Four Seasons Across From The Public Garden!

Rarely Available Luxury One-Bedroom Home at the World-Class Four Seasons!

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Residence 1214 is a large, 971 SF masterfully renovated one bedroom, two bath condominium with desirable South-facing location near the elevators. Features: Foyer with coat closet. Spacious 17’ living/dining room. Cook’s kitchen with Scavolini cabinets, Wolf, Mieli and Subzero appliances. Spacious master bedroom offers a luxurious en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and custom cabinetry. Second bath with glass-door shower stall. One self park or valet garage space. Private storage. Laundry in unit.  List Price:  $1,695,000

 

        

The Four Seasons at 220 Boylston, a tier-1 doorman building, offers world-class services and one of Boston’s most valuable addresses across from the Public Garden. Building services include 24/7 concierge, doorman, valet, porter and garage parking. Elevator and gorgeous common area renovations in process! Residents amenities include complimentary fitness center and spa with lap pool overlooking the Public Garden. In-room dining, daily coffee service and dinner dining in the Four Seasons Hotel available. Steps to the Newbury Street shops and restaurants, Boston Common, Theatre District, Charles river & Esplanade and the Downtown and Back Bay Business Districts. 

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Contact Tim Marsh at 617-548-7145 or tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Significant Price Adjustment Makes This Palatial Heritage On The Garden Penthouse a Great Buy!

Postcard views of the Public Garden and Beyond!

Price Reduced by $425,000 to $5,540,000 For a Timely Sale!

Rare 2,492 SF floor-thru penthouse offering with three exposures is a great buy at just $2,223 per square foot!  Enjoy 35' of frontage with panoramic views of the Public Garden from the expansive 24' living room and terrace. Cook's kitchen outfitted with burled maple cabinets, granite counters and Miele & SubZero appliances.  Palatial master bedroom with 5-piece marble bath en-suite, two W-I closets and a 2nd terrace. Guest bedroom with en-suite full bathroom. Powder room. Laundry. One garage space. One large storage room.  Note: This floor plan has been configured with 3BR's in other un

         

         

The Heritage On The Garden, a tier-1 doorman building, offers world-class services and one of Boston’s most valuable addresses across from the Public Garden. Building services include 24/7 concierge, doorman and Major Domo. Resident amenities include a complimentary daily tea and Sunday brunch in the Great Library overlooking the Public Garden, daily coffee service, caterers kitchen and dining/meeting room. Coveted location adjacent to the Newbury Street shops and restaurants and the Downtown and Back Bay Business Districts. 

 

Contact Tim Marsh for more info and a private showing.

(C) 617-548-7145

tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Postcard Views of the Boston Public Garden Swan Pond and 1867 Suspension Bridge at the Heritage On The Garden!

Luxury Living at the world-class Heritage On The Garden!  

Gorgeous 2,200 SF 2 bedroom+, 2.5 bath residence accessed from the Center Belvedere elevators. Stunning views of the Boston Public Garden Swan Pond and Suspension Bridge from the living room and both bedrooms.  Palatial 24’ living room with wide bow window.  Gorgeous chef’s kitchen with S/S Wolf, Miele and Subzero appliances, marble counters and banquette seating.  Spacious interior dining/family room.  Master bedroom suite with two W-I closets and five-piece marble bath.  Guest bedroom suite with custom built-ins and full bath.  Powder room. Laundry room. Two full garage spaces. One storage room.  List Price:  $5,195,000

 

      

Building services include 24/7 concierge, doorman, Major Domo and garage parking. Resident amenities include a complimentary daily tea and Sunday brunch in the Great Library overlooking the Public Garden, daily coffee service, caterers kitchen and dining/meeting room. (Note: these services are not offered during the Coronavirus).  Coveted location adjacent to the Newbury Street shops and restaurants, Theatre District and the Downtown and Back Bay Business Districts. 

 

Contact Tim Marsh for more information and a private viewing.

(C) 617-548-7145

tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Fall vs. Spring - Debunking the Myth

Winning Strategies For Selling Your Property This Spring.

The greater Boston real estate market often logs in the largest number of sales closings in the Spring (2nd) Quarter each year; as the cold weather and snow give way to blooming flowers, warmer weather...and eager buyers! 

Often buyers want to enjoy the Summer in their new digs. Some want to have their children in place for the next school year, while others strategize to maximize their tax write-offs for the calendar year. Many just want to get their home purchase project done and over with!

If you want your property sold during the 2018 Spring market you need to get started.  Spruce up your property, assemble all the pertinent documents, hire a real estate broker and put your property on the market ASAP. 

The following topics are some of the most crucial elements that you should attend to before that first showing appointment of your single family home, townhouse, condominium or cooperative. 

Curb Appeal

As the buyer walks up to your property, their first impression often becomes their most lasting one. Make sure that their first view is as appealing as possible. It may determine whether the buyer will 1) go through with viewing the property. 2) make an offer...or not. 3) be willing to pay you a strong price.

I'm talking about increasing curb appeal with ideas like: repair cracks in the walkway, repair and paint the front steps, clean the litter and leaves out of the front garden of your building, replace worn hardware and touch up the chipped paint on the front door and make sure the entry foyer to your condo building is spotless. Not only does this first look affect the buyers initial emotional attachment to your property, it says a lot about how well the property has been maintained. In the case of a condo or coop building, it signals how willing your fellow owners may be to chip in on future repairs and general upkeep of the common areas; elements that directly affect the future value of your unit.

Let's Go Inside

Inside your property, there are numerous inexpensive ways you can make it show better. Clean your windows. Have your home professionally deep-cleaned. Place a few vases of fresh flowers in the main rooms. Increase the wattage of your light bulbs so the property appears bright and cheery. Clean the fingerprints off all doors, kitchen appliances and the bathroom mirrors. Clean out and/or reorganize your closets; a lot of buyers are coming out of large suburban houses where they are used to having a lot of closet storage. 

Most buyers are very critical when it comes to the kitchen and bathrooms. Be sure every surface is uncluttered and spotless. Store the extra kitchen appliances and put all the personal items in the bathroom away. Limit the number of personal photos on display; you want the buyer to focus on your property and not who owns it. And if you have some rainy-day money stashed away, freshen the paint with neutral colors and refinish your hardwood floors!

Repair those little problems that don't really bother you but that all buyers seem to notice. Repair that dripping kitchen faucet. Seal and repaint that water stain from the leaky toilet upstairs that you had fixed last Fall. 

If you’re aware of more costly repairs, consider doing them before you go to market. If the buyer doesn’t notice them, their inspector most likely will. And that can lead to unexpected renegotiations or even kill the deal. Replace that old hot water tank. Repair a roof leak. Repair or replace the decking or railings to that palatial deck.

Pets. Whether a prospective buyer is a pet lover or not, they want to buy a home that is immaculate. Pet odors, toys strewn about and damage to furniture, carpeting and woodwork can be a big negative. Some buyers are afraid of animals in general; they can be a real distraction. Although sometimes a logistical nightmare, best to not have the pet at home during showings. At the very least, have them crated somewhere private.

Assemble the documents and information you'll need to give to your real estate Broker.

Prior to going to market with your property, an experienced agent will ask you many questions about your property, from a dated list of your improvements to the age and condition of the heating system. Arm your broker with all the information you can. This way you'll shorten up the buyer's discovery period and get them to the offer stage quickly while their excitement level is still high!  

In the case of a condominium, put together a package including a copy of recorded condominium documents such as the Master Deed, Declaration of Trust & Rules and Regulations. Assemble the last two years of financial statements, association meeting minutes and the current budget. Make sure you know whether there are any upcoming assessments for capital improvements and/or whether your condo fee, coop fee or any other fees attached to your property will be going up within the next twelve month period. For all properties, give your broker copies of your utility bills (gas, electric, etc.) for the last twelve months and a copy of your latest real estate tax bill. 

Quintessential Back Bay Condominium With All the Right Touches!

         

257 Commonwealth Avenue was built circa 1886 for industrialist Alexander Cochrane by the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White - architects of the Boston Public Library and the East and West Wing renovations at the White House.  The Cochrane House was developed into six private residences in 1985.  Residence 3 is a rare and coveted combination of the entire parlor and second floors, connected by a grand elliptical staircase and overlooking the Commonwealth Mall.  The parlor floor features the mansion’s original public rooms - perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale.  The centerpiece is the forty-foot Great Hall. Today it serves as this condominium home’s elegant entrance foyer and a family room at the opposite end. The drawing room, bay windowed living room and dining room are accessed from the Hall, allowing for excellent flow.  Adjacent full, updated kitchen. Powder room.  Palatial 900+ SF private deck.  The second floor offers a masterful entertaining salon with a full kitchen.  Powder room.  Library.  Master bedroom with a marble bathroom and large walk-in closet en suite.  Two-three additional family bedrooms.   Adjacent full bath.  Additional features and amenities include massive pocket doors, soaring coffered ceilings, stunning wood and plaster detail, seven fireplaces, central air, W/D and keyed elevator access.  Two full garage spaces.  Professionally managed Association.

Price:  $11,250,000       Size:  5,930 Interior SF.    900+ SF Private Deck.    

Contact Exclusive Listing Broker, Tim Marsh for a private viewing.  

(C) 617-548-7145    email:  tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

 

Winning Strategies to sell Your Property This Spring!

The greater Boston real estate market logs in the largest number of sales closings in the Spring (2nd) Quarter virtually every year.  The cold weather and snow give way to blooming flowers, warmer weather...and eager buyers!  

                                                                                                                                                                       Some want to enjoy the Summer in their new digs, others want to have their children in place for the next school year while others strategize to maximize their tax write-offs for the calendar year.  Many just want   to get their home purchase project done and over with!

If you want your property sold during the 2017 Spring market you need to get started.   Spruce up your property, assemble all the pertinent documents, hire a real estate broker and put your property on the market ASAP.  

The following topics are some of the most crucial elements that you should attend to before that first showing appointment of your single family home, townhouse, condominium or cooperative.  

Curb Appeal

As the buyer walks up to your property, their first impression often becomes their most lasting one.  Make sure that their first view is as appealing as possible.  It may determine whether the buyer will:     1) go through with viewing the property 2) make an offer...or not 3) be willing to pay you a strong price.

I'm talking about things like cleaning the litter and leaves out of the front garden of your building or making sure the entry foyer to your condo building is spotless.  Not only does this first look enhance or detract from the buyers initial emotional attachment to your property, it says a lot about how well the property has been maintained.  In the case of a condo or coop building, it signals how willing your fellow owners may be to chip in on future repairs and general upkeep of the common areas; elements that directly affect the future value of your unit.

Let's Go Inside 

Inside your property, there are numerous inexpensive ways you can make it show better. Clean your windows.  Place a few vases of fresh flowers in the main rooms.  Increase the wattage of your light bulbs so the property appears bright and cheery.  Clean the fingerprints off your front door, kitchen appliances and the bathroom mirrors.  Clean out and/or reorganize your closets; a lot of buyers are coming out of large suburban houses where they are used to having a lot of closet storage.  Most buyers are very critical when it comes to the kitchen and bathrooms.  Be sure every surface is uncluttered and spotless.  Store the extra kitchen appliances and put all the personal items in the bathroom away.  Limit the number of personal photos on display; you want the buyer to focus on your property and not who owns it.  And if you have some rainy-day money stashed away, freshen the paint with neutral colors and refinish your hardwood floors!

Repair those little problems that don't really bother you but that all buyers seem to notice.  Put new washers in that kitchen faucet that just started dripping.  Seal and repaint that water stain from the leaky toilet upstairs that you had fixed last Fall.  Touch up that chipped paint on the frame around your front door. 

Assemble the documents and information you'll need to give to your real estate Broker.  

Prior to going to market with your property, an experienced agent will ask you many questions about your property, from a dated list of your improvements to the age and condition of the roof. Arm your broker with all the information you can.  This way you'll shorten up the buyer's discovery period and get them to the offer stage quickly while their excitement level is still high!  

In the case of a condominium, put together a package including a copy of recorded condominium documents such as the Master Deed, Declaration of Trust & Rules and Regulations.  Assemble the last two years of financial statements, association meeting minutes and the current budget.  Make sure you know whether there are any upcoming assessments for capital improvements and/or whether your condo fee, coop fee or any other fees attached to your property will be going up within the next twelve month period.  Find the floor plans for your property; buyers really appreciate seeing these in the brochure and it helps them to better remember your property at the end of a long day of viewing properties.  Give your broker copies of your utility bills (gas, electric, etc) for the last twelve months and a copy of your latest real estate tax bill. 

Many of your neighbors have relied on Marsh Properties Brokers over the last 32 years to manage their real estate needs.  Call us today for a confidential discussion on how to best prepare your property for sale.    

Sincerely,

Marsh Properties Owner/Brokers:


Tim Marsh               (C) 617-548-7145  tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Cheryl Marsh           (C) 617-797-5781  cheryl@bostonluxuryrealestate.com