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Homeless In Needham - 11/30/07 04:48 PM
I just finished reading an article in one of our local papers about a woman in my town and I had to share it here. Mrs. Leonard has been a professional who has really fallen on some bad times. It seems that about 10 years ago when she was 59 years old she decided to do some investing. She invested in Enron & WorldComm and we know the rest of the story on those 2 companies and their bankruptcies. She ran out of money and even the attorney she hired failed her. She said, "Once you hit poverty, there ain't ever (11 comments)
Needham Events - 11/29/07 06:24 PM
Needham Women's Club Annual Holiday House Tour - Dec. 2, 1 - 4:30 PM tickets in advance are $25.00 before 12/1 or $30.00 at the door Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is one of the House Tour sponsors. This the 10th annual. Tickets can be purchased at Roches Bros. and Sudbury Farms Grocery Stores' Customer Service Desks. There are six homes featured this year. Two of the homes have historic significance. The tour will kick off the Needham School House at the Historical Society on Central Avenue, Needham, MA Dec. 2, Parent Talk hosts Saturday Holiday Stroll - 10 am - 3 pm We (0 comments)
Needham High School Booster Club This Booster Club is the only club that does fund raising at the Needham High School. Every year they have sell Christmas Trees and wreaths right by Clarkston Field. So many people dedicate their time to this effort.. Any money received goes directly to the athletes. They have started selling the wreaths and trees and will continue until Christmas eve.
They also have a memorial scholarship in memory of Ron DesRoches, who was a neighbor of ours and he gave so (5 comments)
You will be amazed that I lived here! My neighbor thinks when I get to heaven I will get a purple heart! We purchased our home in December 1, 1971. The house was built in 1870. The original house was 4 rooms much like some other properties near mine. The house was owned by one family from the early 1900's and they raised a large family in the original 4 rooms with a pot belly stove, soap stone sink, and beautiful wide panel floors. My brother-in-law bought the house in 1969 and completely rehabed it or so "he thought." My husband is so (0 comments)
Needham Market Snap Shot - 11/24/07 09:36 AM
The hottest market seems to be in the $9k to $999,999 and the $700k to $799,999. 24 Single Family homes went under agreement in Needham in the last month. (0 comments)
Needham Market Report - 11/21/07 08:28 PM
There are some dynamic changes in the number of sales in a lot of the communities here. Most dramatic being Dover with 160%. I look at these and I am encouraged. The luxury markets are still strong. Median prices have basically moved down except for Dover and Dedham. These are very interesting stats I think. Sales Review by Town Number of Sales %Chg 2006 2007 %Chg Median Price % chg. 0607 8/06 8/07 6/07 YTD YTD 6/07 ___________________________ Needham 40 72 80% (0 comments)
Thanksgiving - 11/21/07 05:59 PM
I am so glad I found this ActiveRain. I really appreciate each and every one of you for giving the time and effort to share with all of us. I am thankful for my little family, My precious husband who puts up with me and all my involvement in real estate, my business and all the other things that I am doing. He is so supportive of me and I am grateful to him. His mother was a real estate broker as is his sister, brother & wife. At one time there were 5 of us in the business. It is (0 comments)
CEO Corner NE Real Estate - 11/19/07 11:49 AM
Below you will find a link to NECN program that Rick Loughlin, President of Coldwell Banker Residential New England appeared on. He is describing the real estate market in New England. The program is on one of the local cable networks that serves New England. We have had Rick in our office and he such a brilliant but sensible man. He has been in the real estate market for many years and has been in during the various cycles. Massachusetts versus the nation = is coming out of this cofrrection since the mortgage crisis. We are doing better than some parts (0 comments)
Needham - 11/17/07 06:10 PM
Here are some helpful websites for the area: Great organization for young parents: http://www.parenttalk.info/newsite/ Needham Golf Club for all ages www.needhamgolfclub.com/ Women's Club - very active and fun www.needhamwomensclub.org Needham School Profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search.asp?orgtype=0&location=268&word=&submit=Find+Organization&mode=o MCAS test results spring 2007 http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/home.asp?mode=o&so=-&ot=5&o=1147&view=tst By no means is this an exhaustive list but as time goes by I will be adding other organizations and helpful web links in order to know the town of Needham and its people a little better. (1 comments)
Needham - 11/16/07 08:01 PM
Well there is one more thing about Thanksgiving that I think of and that is wonderful Owen's Poultry Farm. It happens to be within walking distance of my house. That was great place to go when my son was growing up. We would walk over to see the chickens, turkeys, pheasants, bunnys, pigs, horses, cows, emus, lambs, roosters, geese and occasional ducks. It was great. I didn't have to jump in the car. Now I have 3 wonderful grandchildren that I also take over to Owen' Poultry Farm on 585 Central Avenue, Needham . Prior to Thanksgiving they have kept a (0 comments)
Needham Events - 11/14/07 09:21 PM
November 17th Village Fair at the Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, (corner of Linden and Great Plain Ave.) Across from Post Office 10-3 - Baked goods, silent auction, luncheon, Attic treasures. Wellesley Event at Mass Bay Community College, just over the Needham line: 3 PM November 18th - Wellesley Symphony Orchestra featuring Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. (0 comments)
Needham Event - 11/14/07 07:08 PM
The Annual Blue Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll Every year since 1954 to start off the holiday season a very large tree in the Town Common and a Tree Lighting at Avery Square in Needham Heights. This year's lighting is November 24. 2007. After the lighting there ae Santa rides in the Town Common. Between 5:20 and 5:45 Shoppers stroll through Needham shops and there is just a very warm spirit and one not to miss. This event is sponsored by the Needham Business Association. They have done some great things in town for beautification. I will speak more of this in (0 comments)
Needham Market Report - 11/10/07 02:29 PM
In the last 5 days 6 properties in Needham went under agreement. The list prices were as follows: 1 at $529,000; 1 at $569,000; 1 at $750,000; 1 at $799,000; 1 at $975,000; and 1 at $999,000 A Total of 5 newly listed propertiesas follows: $519,000, $529,000, $539,000, $575,000 and $735,000. There are 110 properties on the market as follow: 3 between $350,000 - $399,999 3 between $400,000 - $449,999 5 between $450,000 - $499,999 13 between $500,000- $599,999 12 between $600,000 - $699,999 12 between $700,000 - $799,999 8 between $800,000 - $899,999 7 between $900,000 - $999,999 27 between $1,000,000 - $1,499,999 10 between $1,500,000 - $1,999,999 2 between $2,000,000 - $2,499,999 3 between $2,500,000 - (0 comments)
Needham Events - 11/10/07 12:13 PM
Thanksgiving in Needham brings a couple of great events to mind. Needham High School and Wellesley High School holds the national record for the oldest (public schools) Thanksgiving day football game. Only interrupted once in 1921. It is now 125 years since Arthur Judson Oldman posed the challenge to the students nearby to a "friendly game of ball." In honor of this annual football event the Rotary Clubs of Needham and Wellesley host a dinner on the Tuesday evening before the game and invite the football teams and coaches. They include a speaker who is usually a professional athlete and it is just (0 comments)
Needham - 11/03/07 01:28 PM
Walk the streets of Needham and you will see beautiful trees all along the way. Bring your children and grandchildren to the Needham High School hill and go sledding. Oh What fun! we had when we were raising our son going to the Needham High School hill. Go skating just before you enter the Town Forest there is a great place to ice skate. Join the Rosemary Pool in the summer and have the kids take swimming lessons. Play tennis at the private club Needham Pool & Racquet or go the the public tennis courts one of which is right by the (0 comments)
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