Category Archives: Real estate

Down goes 494 Washington St. in Wellesley

The house at 494 Washington St., on property that the town received Wellesley residents’ okay to buy about a year ago for $1.365 million, has been demolished. Nearby orthodontist Dr. Jeffrey Lowenstein shared this photo of what was left on Wednesday afternoon. The town bought the property to improve chances of building a senior center, providing […]

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Wellesley tear downs, before and after

It’s no secret that Wellesley real estate is a hot commodity. Buildable lots come on the market so infrequently that eager buyers  with deep pockets search for low-cost homes (meaning under a million), then tear them down to make way for new, custom-built homes with all the bells and whistles. Here’s a before and after […]

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Lottery nears for affordable housing at Belclare Wellesley

UPDATE: 5/25/15: The Maloney Properties site now says that the application distribution period has ended, though you still still might want to check with them if interested. The Belclare Wellesley‘s 25 luxury condos at 580 Washington St., starting at $1.4 million, might be affordable to many in town, but the 5 truly affordable units on the old […]

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Reminder: 900 Worcester Street Committee wants your input Tuesday night

Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. Committee held its first meeting for public input on May 9 and has a second meeting slated for Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm at the police station. Request for information (RFI) responses for possible uses of the former St. James the Great property on Rte. 9 East include sports fields, an […]

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Potential Wellesley home buyers get creative

First, I heard about The Letter at a soccer game from one of the dads.  Then I received one myself.  In my wanderings around town, a couple of more people mentioned The Letter. Next, I got an email about The Letter. Looks like a trend, I mused. May as well post about it. The missive […]

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Swimming? Skating? Soccer? Make your voice heard on Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. plan

From the town of Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. Committee: As the 900 Worcester St Committee approaches the completion of developing the RFP for soliciting private firms that are interested in developing recreational amenities on the Town’s 900 Worcester St property (formerly St. James the Great), the Committee is seeking resident input on the priorities for […]

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False alarm: Not another Wellesley College “Sleepwalker” statue

When I first spied this artsy-looking outdoor piece on the Wellesley College campus I assumed it must have been a promotion for the new Parviz Tanavoli exhibit launching this week at the Davis Museum. Yes, I figured it was a less audacious follow-up to last year’s nearly-naked “Sleepwalker” by Tony Matelli. But no, as a small sign […]

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Wellesley property tax bills high, but rates relatively low

We’re not telling you anything you don’t know in that headline, but here’s a Boston Globe story that looks at trade-offs people living in the ‘burbs make when it comes to high property tax bills and community services. While Wellesley’s average tax bill this fiscal year is up there at $13,326 due to high home […]

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