Nest thermostat

Terrier Residential is the exclusive listing broker for Westside Crossing, a South Boston luxury apartment building which is currently being marketed and available for occupancy. The developers of these luxury apartments included iPod/iPhone docking stations, 4-zone surround sound systems, LED lighting, quartz countertops, and coolest of all, Nest Thermostats. One question that's consistently asked is "What are Nest Thermostats, and how do they work?" Other than looking cool and sleek, Nest Thermostats can help you save money on your heating bill for your Boston condo. The device will save the temperatures and learn your schedule so that within a week, it can start setting temperatures on its own. Every time you set a temperature, or turn the…

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Entertainment in the Boston Area 2014

When it comes to entertainment in the Boston Area, there are seemingly endless things to get into. Whether you’re looking for a night of traditional Irish music at a local pub, to spend your Saturday at a wine tasting, to take in an hockey match or baseball game, or to simply enjoy a fantastic dinner and drinks with friends - you’ll find it all here in Boston. Perhaps one of the most entertaining series of events in Boston is the wealth of festivals that are held each year. Both Bostonians and visitors enjoy a wide array of festivals ranging from wine and food to comedy and music. As local Boston Realtors® who live, work and play within the communities we service, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite festivals; the ones we’re looking…

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Luxury Homes for Sale in Boston

Luxury homes for sale in Boston come in a wide range of architectural styles, neighborhoods and price ranges. No matter what you’re looking for, our team at Terrier Residential can help you find the ideal type of Boston real estate to suit your needs and exceed your expectations. From Boston luxury condos with panoramic city views to stunning waterfront homes and Beacon Hill brownstones, you’ll find it all here. As one of the premier real estate brokerages in the city, it would be our pleasure to help maximize your real estate experience whether buying, selling or investing. Some of Boston’s most luxurious and prestigious real estate is found in the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. Let's take a look at each of these communities to learn…

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Search Weston homes for sale over $1million

In many communities, inventory is still down, and prices continue to rise. One perfect example of this is in one of Boston's most expensive neighborhoods. Not only is inventory down 10%, but 98% of Weston Homes for Sale are priced over $1Million. Granted Weston is one of Boston's most luxurious suburbs, so it's expected that prices would be higher than many other neighborhoods, but there is only 1 house in Weston under a million out of 60 houses currently on the market. Is this healthy for the Weston housing market, or is it just making it more difficult for new families to move to one of Boston's most desirable suburbs? If you're a seller, it's great thing, but if you are looking to buy in Weston, get ready to pay over a million, and even at that…

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Terrier Real Estate Testimonials

Choosing a Realtor® is one of the most important steps to ensuring your real estate transaction - whether buying, selling or investing - is as smooth and successful as possible. Many families and individuals overlook this step by simply hiring their brother’s friend from college, their uncle’s ex-wife or the guy whose face is on the park bench down the road from their office. If you use these types of tactics to find and hire a Realtor®, you never really know what type of experience you’re going to have. Is that who you want to partner with on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life?

Choosing and hiring a Boston real estate company should be much like hiring a lawyer or accountant. You should do your research to find the Realtor® that…

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Pricing Your Boston Home

When it comes time to put your Boston real estate on the market, determining the right asking price is one of the most important decisions that you and your Realtor® will make. If you’re curious about the pricing process or are thinking, “How do I price my Boston Home?” - you’ve come to the right place. With the help of our experienced and knowledgeable Boston and South End Realtors®, you should have no problem setting the right price for your home to attract the widest range of qualified potential buyers to your home. When determining the appropriate asking price for your Boston home - whether Beacon Hill real estate or any of the surrounding neighborhoods - real estate professionals take several things into consideration. Some of the items taken…

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Is Westside Crossing South Boston the nicest apartment building in South Boston? I think so, but I'm biased as our office is the exclusive marketing broker for the complex. The competition in the area consists of 50 West Broadway, Park Lane Seaport, West Square South Boston, and the Signal Building. As far as interior finishes, the only building that comes close to Westside Crossing is the Signal Building. Both of them feature high-end condo quality finishes. 50 West Broadway, Park Lane Seaport, and West Square are larger South Boston apartment buildings, and don't feature stainless steel appliances, granite/quartz countertops, etc. What they do feature are 24-hour doormen, and for Park Lane Seaport and West Square, in-house fitness rooms, which is…

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For those of you that shop at Bloomingdales, and the Chestnut Hill Mall, you may have noticed a large commercial property being demolished across Route 9. For several months I've been wondering what was being built in it's place, and today I found out. Newton MA real estate owners and residents are getting a new grocery store! Wegmans Food Markets of New York will be opening its third grocery store in Massachusetts. Their first store opened recently in Northborough, and is their first grocery store in the state. They are currently building a second store in Burlington. The projected opening date for the Newton store is early 2013.

Wegmans Boston

Currently Newton has several large grocery store options, including Star Market, Trader Joe's, and 2 Whole Foods…

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Guide to vacationing in Boston

Boston is easily one of the most loved communities in the country; it is also one of the most unique. Ask several people about vacationing in Boston and you’re likely to get a myriad of answers - people love this place! Whether you’re listening to the One Man Band guy playing an impromptu concert on Newbury Street, taking in an afternoon Boston Red Sox baseball game or a Boston University Terriers hockey game, spending the day with the kids on the famous Duck Boat Tours or exploring the Freedom Trail, you’ll quickly find that Boston has year’s worth of attractions to see. And you still haven’t seen Harvard Yard, the New England Aquarium, the Paul Revere House, Sullivan’s Castle Island, the Boston Common, the North End, Faneuil Hall or the Boston…

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Utilizing our experience selling Boston real estate, we've compiled a list of 10 Tips to Prep Your Home to Sell to assist sellers prior listing their condo for sale, or home for sale. Hopefully this will help maximize your Boston condo sale price, or single family home sale price.

1. De-clutter your home or condo, and put away toys, clothing, dishes, etc.

2. Rent a storage unit. For $100/Month+/-, you can remove winter/summer clothes, shoes, furniture or any extra stuff. The more clean and organized your home shows, the more storage and space it looks like you have.

3. Clear the bathroom and kitchen counter tops of all clutter

4. Hide trash cans whether inside or out

5. Replace any light bulbs that are out.

6. Remove any decorations or…

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