A newly released Mass Audubon study that looks at changes in land use from 1999 to 2005 showed Wellesley to have the state’s 8th biggest average living space in new homes at 4,614 square feet (Dover blew away Wellesley at 6,700 sq. ft. on average). Note that these Wellesley numbers were from before anti-McMansion rules went into effect in town. The study also includes a batch of other data related to land use and ecology in Wellesley and other towns/cities across the state.
Separately, the Globe reports:
By this time last year, three local homes had gone into the final stages of foreclosure. This year, there have been none, according to The Warren Group, publishers of Banker & Tradesman.
We’re not totally sure about this year”s stats though, having seen at least one foreclosure sign in front of a Wellesley home earlier this year and heard rumblings about others.