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Boston Area Certified Top Producer Reveals "Special Sauce'Ranked in Top 10 in Chestnut Hill by Best Agent Today CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Jonathan Slater, President of Castles Luxury Properties, has been designated asc a Certified Top Producer for Chestnut Hill, MA by Best Agent Today, an independent r...
Brookline, MA -- It may have taken 250 days, but Jonathan Slater found a $3.8 million buyer for the contemporary colonial at 265 Woodland Rd. in Brookline. Mr. Slater is President of Castles Luxury Properties, headquartered in Newton Centre, MA.The property is a recently gut renovated and expande...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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