Century 21 Commonwealth is now Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Commonwealth

Starting November 1st, I will be a part of the Berkshire Hathway HomeServices organization!  While I have enjoyed being affiliated with Century 21 these past 9 years, I am looking forward to the change.  Century 21 is a very established company with a global presence and many JD Powers awards under their belt.  And I am going to miss getting my Academy Award Statues from them.  🙂

However, I am excited about the change.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the fastest growing Real Estate brand today with 47,000 agents worldwide.  And the brand was just recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

Personally, I feel the colors and branding of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are more polished and better suited to a luxury brand in a luxury market.  My sellers will appreciate the more elegant home selling materials.

Nothing changes on the back end.  Commonwealth is simply changing their affiliation from Century 21 to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  We still have the same 22 offices (and will be adding more), the same 500 agents, the same marketing, great service and all you have come to expect.  You will still reach me in all the same ways you did before. 

Here is a link to the full press release.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this change.

Michelle J. Lane
MICHELLE J. LANE, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth
CELL: 617 584-3904

 

What Home Will you Buy if you Win the Megamillions $1.6B?

by Michelle J. Lane, Realtor

With a lottery pot of  $1.6B, one can’t help but dream of what that money can buy.  Let’s say you win, you are probably going to wind up with about $600 million of that if you take the lump sum and then the IRS and DOR take their pound of flesh.  But $600 million can definitely buy you a very nice house – or two.  What if you decide to stay in the Boston area?  Below are the highest price houses on the market today – in the city, in the suburbs and on the water – take one or take all!  Just remember to call me to help you find that home of your dreams.  When you have that kind of money, you can find your dream house even if it is not on the market.  Almost anyone will move for the right price.  🙂

So for the fun part – below are those houses.  Click on the photos for the full listing information.

Most expensive condo in Boston – The Archer Residences Beacon Hill – On Market for $18,000,000

6,000sf, 3 Parking spots, Infinity Pool….click photo for more info.

Most Expensive Single Family Home in Boston – Back Bay Townhouse – $15,000,000.

8,350sf  on 6 levels – 2 garage spots, 2 outdoor.

 

Most Expensive Home in the Suburbs – Brookline $69,000,000 

26,000sf on 14 acres.  This home is in the most affluent section of Brookline where you will have the likes of Tom Brady and Robert Kraft as neighbors.  You definitely won’t spot your neighbors from this house though.  You probably wouldn’t find your own family in this house!

Most Expensive House on the Water – Barnstable -$10,760,000 

10,000sf on 6-acres with 1,700sf carriage house and caretaker’s quarters.  6-car garage and, of course, all that waterfront!

 

Michelle J. Lane
MICHELLE J. LANE, Realtor
Century 21 Commonwealth
CELL: 617 584-3904

 

 

Seller Testimonial – Brookline

Close friends of our’s referred us to Michelle Lane as they’d completed three transactions with Michelle and raved about her service. Michelle Lane exceeded our expectations for what a RE broker can accomplish. This was our first time selling a property and she “held our hands” the entire process and made everything easy. She also landed multiple offers, all above asking. After working with Michelle Lane on both the purchase of our new house and the sale of our condo, we won’t consider any other agent for our future needs.

Tom A. – Newton

Best Elementary Schools in Massachussets – 2017

Mason Rice School

Mason Rice School, Newton MA

Niche.com came out with their 2017 list of best elementary schools in Massachussets.  Lexington, Newton and Wellesley dominated the list.  Mason-Rice fell from number 1, but is still, the highest ranking in Newton, which is creating demand for housing in that school district.   In all, 9 elementary schools in Newton made it to the top 25.  Great schools, combined with easy access to Boston via the Green Line and the Commuter Rail are really pushing up prices of homes in Newton. 

Here are the top 25 to save you digging through the list:

  1. Lexington – Maria Hastings
  2. Lexington – Bowman
  3. Newton – Mason Rice
  4. Wellesley – Schofield
  5. Lexington – Joseph Eastbrook
  6. Newton – Ward
  7. Lexington – Harrington
  8. Lexington – Bridge
  9. Lexington – Fiske
  10. Wellesley – John D. Hardy
  11. Wellesley – Hunnewell
  12. Newton – Cabot
  13. Belmont – Roger E. Wellington
  14. Wellesley – Sprague
  15. Newton – Angier
  16. Belmont – Winn Brook
  17. Newton – Countryside
  18. Newton – Pierce
  19. Newton – Memorial Spaulding
  20. Brookline – Heath
  21. Belmont – Daniel Butler
  22. Westford – Day
  23. Newton – Bowen
  24. Newton – Lincoln Eliot
  25. Wayland – Claypit

For more details on these rankings, check out the full list here:

2017 Top Elementary Schools in Massachusetts 

Michelle J. Lane
MICHELLE J. LANE, Realtor
Century 21 Commonwealth
CELL: 617 584-3904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huge Price Drop on Gorgeous Chestnut Hill Home!

Was $5,150,000.  Now $4,699,000.

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Phenomenal new construction in the most prestigious Brookline neighborhood.  This home has everything you would expect in a luxury home. 6-bedrooms, 6-baths, custom kitchen with high-end appliances, marble counter tops and so much more. Heated 3-car garage, central Vac, radiant heated floors in all the bathrooms. 1-wood burning fireplace and 2- gas fireplaces.  The list goes on…..

CONTACT ME for a tour.

Michelle J. Lane
MICHELLE J. LANE, Realtor
Century 21 Commonwealth
CELL: 617 584-3904