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In Accent Insights the Accent Realty team of Avi Kaufman and Ron Scharf share their real estate and Brookline expertise as your guide to the market, approximately 10-20 minutes at a time. Each episode shares an inside view on an aspect of real estate - tour insights on new and unique properties, updates on the Brookline market, and deep dives on a variety of topics. #AccentRealty #BrooklineMA #RealEstate #Brookline
 
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June 2021: Is the market overheating, or is it starting to slow down? As usual, it's not a simple answer. We look at the data and compare to the prior 5 years.We share recent examples of sales which we believe are illustrative of the current trends.And we talk about pricing strategy and why it's so hard for so many sellers.…
 
Sellers act with imperfect information, and evaluate risk differently. This results in sometimes irrational behavior - and hairy deals! This week we dissect several recent transactions. Strap in - it's a roller coaster of emotion!FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **AVI K…
 
Most condo associations have rules around what pets you may or may not own. There is actually quite a bit of variety in how these rules are crafted, and what their implications are. We discuss some of the ins and outs of pet rules in home owner associations. FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, ww…
 
Brookline has eight Local Historic Districts (LHDs), and some neighborhoods are advocating to add more. What is an LHD, what problem are they intended to address, and what are the drawbacks? Are these extreme solutions to something that's not actually a problem, with negative side effects? FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookline.com**…
 
Renovations! Why trust trumps all and there is no perfect contract. Are you thinking of renovating your home? In this episode we discuss three typical types of contracts your builder might present you with: fixed cost, cost plus, and time and material. Each has its pitfalls. Listen to find out why! FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS? Email us! info@accentbrookl…
 
BERKSHIRE COUNTY is only 2 hours away on the Pike, and oh the changes it brings. It is, of course, still in Massachusetts and subject to all the same real estate laws and regulations. And yet, Berkshire County differs in custom and practice from the rest of the state. We discuss the pragmatic differences. [**Segment starts at the 6:20 mark**].Altho…
 
1. What's going on in the market? Wow... there are 153% more condos for sale now than this time in prior years. We talk about how the unusually high inventory represents a rare opportunity for buyers. 2. "Kill Your Gas Stove: It’s bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid it, you probably should." Almost all high end listings hav…
 
October 1, 2020--- Today we talk about streets *just* inside Brookline adjacent to the Allston & Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. These streets used to have a very student feel with somewhat rundown multi-family rental houses. Many of those have been gut renovated over the past few years into owner occupied condos and the streets have undergone a …
 
There were a rush of new listings post Labor Day. How does that compare to last year?We discuss that, and then we review several recent listings and what they tell us about the market:39 Thorndike St, BrooklineSingle family, $1.8M, 7 beds, 3.1 baths, 3,220 square feet28 Stanton Road, BrooklineCondo, $819K, 3 beds, 1 bath, 1,148 square feetNew const…
 
This episode we re-visit four luxury priced properties we previously discussed and update you on how they're doing. Which ones are still for sale, and which have accepted offers:- 79 Kenwood St, Brookline- 33 Winthrop Road Unit 2, Brookline- 67 Toxteth Street, Brookline- 56-58 Perry St Unit 2, BrooklineAugust 14, 2020 QUESTIONS? Email us! info@acce…
 
There has been a remarkable increase in the number of homes for sale and rent in Brookline and Greater Boston over the past month. In Brookline, for example, the number of condos for sale is 103% greater than this time last year. In this episode we discuss what's contributing to these dramatic increases, and what it means for the market. July 30, 2…
 
Many new homes for sale this week, but we discuss two unusual ones that offer unique opportunities if you know how to take advantage of it. 3 Greenway Court, Brookline is an attractive apartment complex of seven units being newly converted to condos. Prime Coolidge Corner location. 25 Stanton Road, Brookline is a single-family house in a two-family…
 
Summer ...and the Spring market... have arrived! 1) We break down the number for you. Inventory is still down year-to-date approximately 25%, but remarkably June MTD is up 37%. What's this mean?2) 168 Tremont St, Newton. This is Avi's new listing we talked about last week. It got 60 showings in 3 days, and received 14 offers. We talk strategy and h…
 
This week we discuss a new Accent Realty listing at 168 Tremont Street, Newton, an affordable 5-bedroom single family home, with driveway and attractive fenced back yard, in Newton, listed for $689,000. Avi talks about his strategy for a property that needs work. http://168tremont.avirealestate.com/We also talk about several high-end recently const…
 
In this episode we review the results from our survey, and then discuss them in the context of recent real estate market performance in Brookline. We are very grateful to everyone who responded to our economic sentiment survey. The full analysis is available here:http://www.accentbrookline.com/survey/ To recap, Accent Realty conducted this short, a…
 
As part of our "Agent Journey" series, we are checking in with Ryan Cook, a real estate agent who joined Accent Realty last year. We last podcast with Ryan in episode 37, in December 2019. In this episode Ryan reflects back on one of his first transactions as a new agent. Ryan is a Newton resident, ski enthusiast, and real estate agent. We will con…
 
John VanScoyoc read Avi's blog post on affordable housing (http://blog.avirealestate.com/reports/2020/02/23/affordable-housing-observations-00-intro.html) and reached out to learn more. Although our views differed, it was a great discussion, and we thought our listeners would like to hear from John as well. About our guest:John VanScoyoc is running…
 
One month into the Covid19 lockdown - How is the Brookline real estate market functioning? What are we seeing and what does it mean? That's our topic for today! We discuss a variety of considerations, new strategies, and actual properties on the market. What are you seeing? CONTACT ACCENT REALTY:Accent Realty, Email: info@accentbrookline.com, 617-3…
 
We discuss the impacts of COVID-19 with our special guest, real estate attorney David Haimi. - What happens if the Registry of Deeds is closed?- What if the Fire Department won't conduct the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection?- What if a buyer or seller is stuck in quarantine and can't close?- And other questions... Let us know your ques…
 
In this episode we interview Ryan Cook, a Newton resident, ski enthusiast, and real estate agent who recently joined our firm. We will check in with Ryan and his real estate sales journey in future episodes as well. - How did Ryan come to Real Estate?- Why do we believe he is such a good fit for Accent Realty?- What is his previous background and h…
 
A fascinating interview with Len Wholey, a Brookline Town Meeting Member (precinct 11), who is also on the Bike Advisory Committee and involved with making Brookline safer for bicycling. Hear about his efforts on the bridle path, a protected bike lane that will run on Beacon Street from Saint Mary's Street to Cleveland Circle, as well as his involv…
 
This week we compare and contrast a beautiful new construction project on Goreham Ave with a single-family do-it-yourself opportunity nearby on Welland Road. 38 & 40 Goreham Ave, BrooklineTwo gorgeous new construction townhouses by the high school$2,750,000 and $2,825,00054 Welland Rd, BrooklineA single-family that needs some updating. A potential …
 
These four houses for sale together are like a survey course in the state of the Brookline real estate market at the moment:- 79 University Rd U: 1, Brookline: 3 beds 3 baths for $1.3M- 68 Columbia St, Brookline: 4 beds 2 baths for $1.5M- 115 Sewall Ave Unit 1, Brookline: 3 beds 2.5 baths for $1.8M. UPDATE: under agreement. - 41-43 Stearns Rd, Broo…
 
41 Addington Road went quickly - before the first open house! What happened?Is it still a red hot sellers market or is it cooling slightly?Here are four places that are surprisingly still available after multiple weekends:88 Pleasant St Apt 3, Brookline66 Columbia St Apt 1, Brookline28 Alton Place, Apt F, Brookline255 Walnut St, Apt C, BrooklineAnd…
 
There are a ton of listings and open houses this weekend, over 25 posted already. Today we discuss our two favorites: - 41 Park Street APT 205, Brookline, MA 02446 (http://41park.avirealestate.com/)- 41 Addington Road, APT 2, Brookline, MA 02445**41 Park St**BEAUTIFUL MOVE-IN READY CONDO IN AN ELEVATOR BUILDING WITH IDEAL BROOKLINE LOCATION. Featur…
 
Week 2 of the Brookline fall real estate market. How is the market doing?We check in on what happened with the three listings we discussed last week; all three under agreement. And we talk about three "new" listings this week:- 24 Saint Paul St Unit 1, Brookline. 713 SqFt, 2 beds, $618K- 28 Alton Place Unit F, Brookline. 1554 SqFt, 3 beds, $1.25M. …
 
The inventory of homes for sale always dries up over the summer, and then surges back after Labor Day. We take an early look at this year's post-Labor Day surge. Is it bigger than previous years and what does that mean for the market?Also, Tour Insights. We discuss two similar 2-bedrooms for sale in Coolidge Corner, with different prices:50 Green S…
 
In this week's episode we answer questions from our listeners:1. What are pocket listings? Are they real or just a marketing come-on?2. Is it expensive to work with a Buyer's Agent?3. Can I get a better deal going direct to the listing agent?4. What’s the best search app?5. Do I need a pre-approval if i’m making a cash offer, or what do I need inst…
 
A quiet week for new listings. We discuss a 4-bedroom on Beacon St in Coolidge Corner. Pricing, Timing, & Preparation: does it miss on all three?Questions? Contact us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com **Avi Kaufman, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.comRon Scharf, ronscharf.re@gmai…
 
"Make me an offer!" We're in the dog days of summer, so instead of the few new listings, this week we're talking about a couple properties that have been on the market for a long time. - 73 Winthrop Road, Brookline- 131 Sewall Ave, Unit 1, BrooklineQuestions? Contact us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.co…
 
Meet Janey Zitomer, our wonderful podcast producer who makes us sound great each week! She just finished a Masters in Emerging Media Studies at Boston University and is entering the job market for one lucky company. In this episode we ask, what are emerging media, and discuss her take on Brookline, some hidden gems around town, and what she's learn…
 
We're in the heat of the summer, but new listings are still being posted. Today we discuss three that caught our attention this week. This part of the summer can be great for buyers. I. 133 Beaconsfield Road, Apt 15, Brookline. 585 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, $429,000II. 1600 Beacon St Apt 1109, Brookline752 square feet, 1 bedrooms, 1 bathr…
 
From under a million to $6.75M, this week we discuss two condos and a stunning estate for sale.1. 189 Rawson Rd Apt 3, BrooklineListed at $849,000. 1422 square feet, 3 beds, 1 bathroom.2. 18 Kilsyth Rd Unit 2, BrooklineListed at $1,699,000. 2700 square feet, 3 beds, 2 full & 1 half bathrooms. 3. 80 Seaver St, BrooklineAn amazing estate on 1.49 acre…
 
1. Here and gone! We discuss a single-family listing at 173 Mason Terrace, a new listing that was bought out even before the weekend, and the implications of that. Listed at $1,699,000. 2138 square feet. Is this the beginning of the end for the tradition of broker tours?Also, we follow-up on 108 Crowninshield Rd as a comparison, a small single-fami…
 
We discuss two hot Brookline properties this week. First, 37 Gorham Ave Unit 2, by the high school, and how pricing strategy works in this case. Then we discuss one of our listings at 101 Stedman Unit 1.Questions? Contact us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com ** Avi Kaufman, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-7…
 
This week we compare two unique two-bedrooms in the Brookline Village area, 4 Perry St Unit 2 and 50 Cameron Street. Then we discuss two properties up for sale again that last sold only a couple years ago, 14 Fairbanks St Unit 2 and 447 Washington St Unit 4.Questions? Contact us!** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com ** Avi Kaufman…
 
We discuss a newly listed renovated single family at 393 Clinton Road, and a condo on Winthrop Road that has been on the market for most of the year.Questions? Contact us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realty, 617-396-3206, www.accentbrookline.com ** Avi Kaufman, avi@avirealestate.com, 617-751-1040, www.avirealestate.com Ron Scharf, ronscharf.r…
 
This week we discuss one property just listed for sale, 39 Columbia St #2, and then segue into a discussion of sound insulation.What are the questions you should ask a builder about sound transmission when buying a gut rehab or new construction condo, especially in a 2 or 3 family house?Questions? Contact us! info@accentbrookline.com** Accent Realt…
 
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