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BOSTON, MA – Mortgage rates have recently reached their highest levels in the past 12 months with 30 year fixed rates now approaching 4%. The last time mortgage rates were this high was on Dec. 12, 2015, when rates were 3.97%.The increase in rates is generally being attributed to favorable busine...
11/22/2016
Cambridge Tops MA Election List as #1 for Clinton, Also High on MarijuanaTop 5 Clinton 5 List in MetroWest Also Includes Brookline, Somerville, Boston, and NewtonBOSTON, MA – What’s the most liberal city or town in Greater Boston/MetroWest? If you guessed Cambridge, you’d be spot on. As with Obam...
11/11/2016
NEWTON, MA – The average selling price for condos and townhouses in Newton, MA increased 17.3% for the most recent three months August-October 2016 versus the same period last year, from $640,376 to $763,988. This jump was driven in large part by a 59% gain in the number of units sold over $750,0...
11/08/2016
Brookline Luxury Condo Market Prices Drop in September and October: Volume Up, Prices Down for $1+ Million Units   BROOKLINE, MA – Average selling prices for luxury condos and townhouses in Brookline over $1 million declined 4.6% for the combined months of September and October 2016 versus the s...
11/03/2016
NEWTON, MA – Average selling prices in August for luxury single family homes of $1.5 million or more increased by 8.1% in Newton while the sub-luxury market below $1.5 million experienced a price decline of 2.9%, according to a recent study released by Jonathan Slater, President of Castles Luxury...
10/04/2016
BOSTON, MA -- Which city in Massachusetts has the highest quality of life?While that cliam may be open to debate, Newton, MA earned the top spot as the “least-stressed” city in the Commonwealth as the only MA city positioned in the Top 25 nationally in the 2016 Edition of “The Least-Stressed Citi...
09/25/2016
Wellesley Tops New Massachusetts Ranking of Most Expensive CommunitiesGlaring Omissions: Coldwell Banker Report Fails to Include Many 'Posh' Communities Wellesley came out tops in Massachusetts in a recently published report of the "most expensive communities" in US by Coldwell Banker. The report...
09/21/2016
Our recently released "SAT" rankings of Greater Boston's 'smartest' public high schools based exclsuively on SAT scores turn the tables on this year’s Boston Magazine rankings (September 2016): by ranking schools using their graduating students’ SAT scores – a singularly quantifiable benchmark as...
09/16/2016
Where are Greater Boston’s 'smartest' public high schools?Recently released rankings based exclusively on SAT scores conducted by Jonathan Slater, President of Newton, MA-based Castles Luxury Properties, turn the tables on this year’s Boston Magazine rankings (September 2016).  Slater points out ...
09/16/2016
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