7/6/2017: 235 Highland just listed for rent. At $25,000 per month you guys.

235 Highland is a 5 bedroom/5 full/2 half bath Colonial with 12,655 sq/ft on 1 acre.  Gym, elevator, wine cellar, indoor b-ball court in case you are BALLIN. They’ve been trying to sell it for $6.695M with no luck. Now it’s on for rent.

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At $25,000 per month.

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You’re probably like ok Dave you have my attention but what does the rent include? No utilities. No snow removal. No cable/internet. No furniture. Does include water/sewer & landscaping tho.

Starting to think this might be a good deal? Um yeah thought so you guys. But Here’s what you should know about the move-in costs. First month ($25k), last month ($25k), security deposit ($25k) and 1 month’s broker fee ($25k). No you’ll never see this money again.

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One more thing. You can only rent the place for 7 months. So when your mover drops you off in August be like hey come scoop us in February.

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6/28/2017: 219 Chestnut just listed for $6.9M

219 Chestnut is a 6 bed/4 full/2 half bath Colonial Revival with 7,814 sq/ft. Does not include 3,310 sq/ft in the basement and detached apartment — which is “not habitable.”

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You’d think for $6.9M everything would be “habitable.” Not at 219 Chestnut. The master bath doesn’t even have working plumbing. House is sold in as-is condition — which means it needs a ton of work but seller won’t fix anything.

But this is an estate for $6.9M so you have to really dress it up using words like majestic & coveted. And describe the driveway as “formidably circular.”

I mean behold the foyer you guys.

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Then gaze skyward to the rotunda.

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As our tour of this residence continues, you are invited to the formal dining room.

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And lastly, some other room… resplendent in white.

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6/27/2017: 15 Barbara Rd just listed for $945k

15 Barbara is a 3 bed/2 bath Cape with 1,400 sq/ft. The property description reads “West Newton Neighborhood Well Kept home in desirable Area.” That’s like worse writing than this blog. Photos aren’t much better.

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C’mon Babs. At least clean off the table. Maybe get the yard bag out of the dining room.

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I see a fridge & oven and whole bunch of crap so this must be the kitchen you guys.

I mean the market is hot but not this hot. Can’t slap this on the ‘net and expect to get $945k. Or maybe you can?

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6/19/2017: Traffic hearing for 4 way stop sign at intersection of Fairway/Waltham/Derby

Not sure how many times I’ve blogged about the intersection at Fairway/Waltham/Derby but it’s a lot you guys.  There have been over a dozen accidents at this intersection in the past 5 years. This was last January.

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And this was an OUI last November.

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Looks like the city might finally do something about.  A public traffic council hearing is scheduled for this Thursday (22nd) at 7pm at City Hall (room 211). Don’t go to room 212 there’s no meeting there. The council is looking at installing a 4 way stop sign. Your attendance and support is appreciated.