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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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North 40 “vision study” sought, more guided walks scheduled

Here’s the latest on the North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell and that the town of Wellesley is interested in buying: *A request for proposals has been issued by the Wellesley North 40 Steering Committee to find a planning consultant to conduct a vision study and land use alternative analysis for […]

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Wellesley North 40 debate heats up

UPDATE: 6/20/14: The signs have disappeared…                         It’s been all North 40 all the time in Wellesley of late, as neighbors of the Wellesley College property as well as town officials and others make their cases and float their wish lists. A public forum […]

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Wellesley North 40 gets a blog of its own

That 46-acre tract of land along Rte. 135 and Weston Road that Wellesley College is looking to sell now has blog dedicated to it called North 40 Wellesley Project. The land has raised great interest locally, with the town creating a committee designed to explore possible uses for it. Some see purchasing the land as […]

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Wellesley owns distinction of lowest percentage of underwater mortgages in area

The Boston Business Journal reports on data from real estate site Zillow that shows which Eastern Massachusetts communities have the highest and lowest percentage of underwater mortgages, that is, home loans that have an outstanding balance larger than the market value of the home. “The tony town of Wellesley,” as the BBJ calls us, has the lowest […]

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$1.15M in cash can get you into Wellesley

The Boston Herald reports that the Greater Boston housing market is increasingly pitting locals vs. buyers from overseas. Some of the buyers from overseas are purchasing properties, then renting them out, as investments. Others are buying homes with plans to move in: Among the examples they give in the story is a woman from China […]

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How to be a real Swellesley-ite

Lately we’ve noticed the usual springtime glut of real estate activity around town and we’d like to offer our very welcome new residents some tips for settling in. So recent arrivals, if you want to establish yourself as a real Wellesley-ite as soon as possible, here’s how: *Purchase a perfectly lovely home.  Gut-remodel  it before […]

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Court gives Wellesley College go-ahead on North 40 property

Wellesley College got the decision it wanted from the state Supreme Judicial Court regarding the North 40 property along Weston Road that it might sell to the town: The court has lifted the restrictions from the 1873 donation of the land  that will now allow the school to sell the 46 acres to help fund […]

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Wellesley forming committee to explore possible uses of college’s North 40 property

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen has issued a statement regarding Wellesley College’s possible sale of its North 40 property along Weston Road (includes community gardens, which could be at risk of being nixed): Wellesley College officials recently informed the Board of Selectmen, College alumnae and neighbors that they have filed a petition with the Massachusetts […]

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Land of the $1M+ homes: Wellesley somehow becoming more exclusive

The Boston Globe plows through some of the latest housing numbers and writes about the scarcity of sub-$1M homes available in Wellesley and some surrounding communities. RELATED: Condo-ization comes to Linden Square townhouses Websites you’ve probably never heard of confirm Wellesley nice, safe

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