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Martins Park Opening

June 13th, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

Martins Park Opening

Richard Martin was one of the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013.  The Martin Family designed a park in honor of their son down at The Children’s Museum. The park opens this Saturday.

Live Webcam View of Martin’s Park

Please Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and the Richard Family for the grand opening of Martin’s Park at the Smith Family Waterfront.

Join us for the opening of Martin’s Park, a beautiful new, inclusive park and playspace providing outdoor enjoyment for generations of Boston’s children, families, and visitors.

The park is located on the South Boston Waterfront, next to the Children’s Museum.

See the event on Boston Central

The park is located in front of the Boston Children’s Museum.

Interview with Richard Martin’s Father

 

 

 

Boston Real Estate Market January 21 2019

January 21st, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

This week the median list price for Boston, MA is $750,000 with the market action index hovering around 33. This is less than last month’s market action index of 37. Inventory has held steady at or around 89.

Market Action Index

The Market Action Index answers the question “How’s the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies Seller’s Market conditions. Below 30, conditions favor the buyer.

Slight Seller’s Advantage

The market has been cooling over time and prices plateaued for a while. Despite the consistent decrease in MAI, we’re in the Seller’s zone. Watch for changes in MAI. If the MAI resumes its climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on prices.

Michael Mahoney
Boston Realtor
eXp Realty
617-615-9435
mike@mmahoney.com

Fishermans Feast in Boston’s North End

August 15th, 2018 by Michael Mahoney

Fishermans Feast in Boston’s North End

The Fisherman’s Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900’s, they brought their traditions with them. Today’s Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.

Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston’s historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival. The Feast traditionally starts on Thursday when the statue of the Madonna is moved from her home in the Fisherman’s Club to a chapel at the center of the feast. This will be her home throughout the weekend. Thursday is also when the fishermen that founded the Feast are remembered with a blessing of the fishing waters. Each night and during weekend days there is entertainment on the bandstand and vendors selling food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and much more) as well as crafts. The Feast culminates on Sunday night with the spectacular “Flight of the Angel”.

 

22 SF Homes on Market in Mass for Over 10mm – Here’s One in Boston

August 3rd, 2018 by Michael Mahoney

22 SF Homes on Market in Mass for Over 10mm

This morning while having our morning coffee ☕☕ here in Greater Boston, we do what all Realtors do across the country, we log onto the MLS system and look at the latest properties on the market. There was a home that came on the market for over 10mm. As a result of seeing that property, we decided to do a quick search to see how many single family homes there were on the market over 10 Million in Massachusetts.

As of this morning, there were 22 homes over 10 Million on the Market in Massachusetts.

A Pretty Special Boston Home for Sale

Here is the house that caught our eye today. I guess we were feeling less “beachy” and more cosmopolitan, and hence we chose this must see property in the city. Just as an FYI, we are not the listing agent for this property. This property is located at 175 Beacon Street.

175 Beacon Street in Boston has the following specifications:

10 Rooms
4 Bedrooms
4 Full Baths
3 Half Baths
7 Fireplaces
Approximately ~8300 square feet

The current list price of 175 Beacon Street is $15,500,000

What really caught our eye when looking @ 175 Beacon Street in Boston was the rooftop deck. The top of this property is absolutely amazing. The following photos are courtesy of the MLSPIN

175 Beacon Street in Boston

Here is the description of the property:

Boasting a prime location on iconic Beacon Street, this townhouse is being renovated back into a single family home. It will offer an array of amenities including an elevator to all levels, spectacular private roof deck, two garage and two outdoor parking spaces. Inside it’s brick and limestone exterior, the property will offer six levels and 8350 sf of space. This exceptional home will contain magnificent living and entertaining rooms with soaring ceilings and large windows, and gas fireplaces with carved stone mantels.The enormous kitchen will have custom cabinetry, an oversized center island with Sub Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances, a large adjacent pantry, and room for family dining in the bay window. Private quarters will be on the upper floors and will be configured with a full floor for the master bedroom suite, and three additional bedrooms with en-suite baths on the top two floors. There is a large family/media room on the sky-lit top floor with a full wet bar and powder room. Listing agents for the property are Bill Gehan and Mary Palmer of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate.

Location of 175 Beacon Street is One of the Best in the City of Boston

MLS Listing Sheet for 175 Beacon Street

You can download the full listing sheet for 175 Beacon Street in Boston MA just below.

Download the MLS Listing Sheet on 175 Beacon Street in Boston

 

The Most Expensive Residential Property on the Market in Boston Now

May 6th, 2017 by Michael Mahoney

The Most Expensive Residential Property on the Market in Boston Now

See All Boston Properties Over $10,000,000

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Can a Gas Station Be Turned into Anything Besides a Gas Station in Massachusetts?

April 27th, 2017 by Michael Mahoney

Massachusetts Property Redevelopment

Gas Station Conversion

Can a Gas Station Be Turned into Anything Besides a Gas Station in Massachusetts?

As a Keller Williams agent in Greater Boston, we run into a lot of strange residential real estate and  commercial situations.   In our office we have an internal message board so that we can help each other out. That is one of the huge benefits for being with a large branded company. In our office, people post their questions and our colleagues help out answering questions or share our domain expertise with one another.

Recently a question was posed within our office.   The question was around a prospective buyer who was potentially looking to buy a building that was previously used as an office and for an oil distributor.  There were large oil tanks on the property that were used in conjunction with the previous use of the property.

Here is how the question was posed…

“Do any of you know what would be required by the town and/or lender for the purchase of a building that was formerly used for an oil distributor? All tanks have been removed. Buyer is interested in using it for non-hazardous use (a custom sign shop). I’m thinking EPA test, etc.? I don’t know anything about this stuff…”

There was not much response from the group here at the office.  Over 10-12 years ago I was involved in residential project where the property was once used to quarry granite and sell to local builders back in the day to be used as foundation block for buildings.  Over time, the quarry was filled by various people with all kinds of material.

Through being involved with that property I  became aware of Massachusetts General Law 21E.

The actual chapter and name of the law is:

Chapter 21E: MASSACHUSETTS OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE ACT

It is a section of the law that handles issues relating to hazardous materials.   I suggested the agent visit the MGL Section 21 Laws

In addition to that statute , there are various regulations relating to this, I passed along information about redevelopment of industrial types of properties. You can see more about the Massachusetts Brownfields Initiatives online below.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is committed to the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields properties as a way to stimulate the economy and promote environmental protection goals…These are properties which may have been used as industrial sites.   I suggested to the agent that they take a look at The Massachusetts Guide to Redevelopment of Brownfields properties.

Do you know of any places which have been converted from Gas Stations into Something Else?

As a matter of fact, I know of two places in greater Boston where the properties were converted from the existing use of handling and distributing hazardous materials. The first place is in Walpole, MA. The property was previously a gas station on route 1A and it is now being used as a hair salon.  The name of the salon is Earthcare Salon

The second place is actually the Tasty Burger at Fenway Park.  The property there is really cool. They have roll up doors like a garage that are rolled up in the good weather to let the air in and open up the dining room. It’s really a cool concept.

I am sure that at one point these two properties had to have environmental studies, zoning changes and various soil types of tests completed in order to make use of the property in another manner.

Please note that I am residential realtor in Greater Boston and this outside of my scope, but definitely have contacts in the space if you are looking at taking on a project like the conversion of a gas station to another use. Also, I have a friend who sells gas stations so if you are making a consideration of that type of property, please give me a call at 617-615-9435.

The only extent of commercial that my practice will do is residential multifamily investment properties. Through this area of practice I have partners and vendors who handle legal, environmental and zoning related matters.

If you are looking at commercial / multifamily investment properties then you will want to look at some below.

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Michael Mahoney
Greater Boston Realtor with Keller Williams
617-615-9435
mike@mmahoney.com
www.mmahoney.com

  1. 13 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 6,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Listed with Ari F. Castel
  2. 13 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  3. 6 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,542 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,715 sqft
    Listed with Falco Realty Group
  4. 6 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,406 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,386 sqft
    Listed with Compass
  5. 7 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,779 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 North East

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(all data current as of 6/17/2019)

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Boston Massachusetts Tree Lighting at Fanueil Hall

November 14th, 2016 by Michael Mahoney

Boston Massachusetts Tree Lighting at Fanueil Hall

Boston Massachusetts Tree Lighting at Fanueil Hall

You can see more about the Fanueil Hall Tree Lighting Here

 

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 318 sq ft
    Listed with Prime Realty Group, Inc.
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Listed with Brian B. Mahoney, Jr.
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,460 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 758 sq ft
    Lot size: 758 sqft
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,004 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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(all data current as of 6/17/2019)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Michael Mahoney
Keller Williams Realtor
www.HomesinBostonMass.com

617-615-9435

 

37 Easton Avenue in Hyde Park Open House from 4:00 to 5:15 PM on Wednesday 11/11/2015

November 10th, 2015 by Michael Mahoney

37 Easton Avenue in Hyde Park, MA 0236
Two Family

$374,000

Open House

37 Easton Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136

veterans day

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,460 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  2. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,719 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Listed with Seawright Realty Group
  3. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,597 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,628 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,506 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Unlimited
  5. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,285 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,829 sqft
    Listed with Insight Realty Group, Inc.

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(all data current as of 6/17/2019)

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I selected Mike after having a very unsuccessful experience with a previous broker. He had excellent ideas in helping to sell my house and continued to advertise it with a fresh perspective. His experience helped in a number of ways and I only wish we had... (more)

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This is the second property I have sold in Weymouth MA with Mike as my broker. He research the area and give you all the information you need to decide what to list your property for, so it sells timely. He also helps review and negotiate all offers and is... (more)

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We had been trying to sell our condo for well over a year and decided to give Mike a shot at it as he came well recommended. It was not easy for him but he persisted and had success. Even though it wasn't a big sale or profit for him, he acted as though it... (more)

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