Dear Somerville…

Real estate is all about transition and change. We move, sometimes by necessity and sometimes by choice, in times of celebration (new relationships, growing families) and in times of loss (relationships changing, lives ending). The thing I love most about working in real estate is helping people through these transitions. I pride myself on always… Read more »


Somerville Local First HARVEST FEST 2015!

Hi Friends, Here’s a non-real estate, Somerville announcement for you! As you may have heard, Somerville Local First (where I serve on the board), is holding its annual fundraiser and tasting event, Harvest Fest, on Saturday, October 17 at the Arts at the Armory. This is one of the best events of the year—you get… Read more »

Foodie Crawl Ticket

East Somerville Foodie Crawl – September 16th!

My first dining experience in East Somerville was at Vinny’s, back in the day when it was still a convenience store in the front and a restaurant in the back. Not having lived in Somerville very long, I didn’t know exactly where I was going as I drove along an unfamiliar stretch of Broadway. But the… Read more »

1 Davenport Front

New Listing: Porter Square Two-Bedroom with Garage!

1 Davenport Street #8, Cambridge My new listing at 1 Davenport Street #8, Cambridge is in the heart of Porter Square, one block to the Red Line T. This two-bedroom condo features an open floor plan with a wall of windows, central air, a modern kitchen and bath, and a garage parking space! Located in… Read more »

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This Crazy Market…

2014 is proving to be just as “vibrant” (challenging, inventory-less) as 2013. Let’s look at the current inventory of single-family homes, condominiums and multi-family homes on the market today in Cambridge and Somerville as compared March 18th for the past five years: Cambridge – On the Market March 18th, 2010 – 2014 (44, 40, 19,… Read more »

10 Browning Front

Property of the Week: 10 Browning Road, Somerville

Browning Road in Somerville is a hidden gem of a street with many architecturally significant houses. Part of Winter Hill, it’s tucked in on a dogleg between Central Street and Sycamore Street. When you travel down Browning Road, you know you’re in a unique neighborhood. I think it’s one of the prettiest streets in Somerville. This… Read more »

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Cambridge and Somerville Tax Rates 2014

The new tax rates for Cambridge and Somerville are in! Cambridge Tax Info Residential Tax Rate: $8.38 Residential Exemption: $1807.14 Cambridge Residential Exemption FY14 Application Somerville Tax Info Residential Tax Rate: $12.66 Residential Exemption: $1907.54 Somerville Residential Exemption FY14 Application

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Union Square Update: 10 Master Developers

There are many interesting things going on in Somerville these days (the Winter Farmers’ Market, a potential new Soccer Stadium, and Forge Baking Company coming to Somerville Avenue, to name a few). But the most exciting buzz, in my opinion, is all about the redevelopment of Union Square. At the heart of the Union Square debate are… Read more »


Square Footage – Looking Beyond the Numbers

In real estate, a world fraught with feelings of uncertainty, heightened emotions, and large amounts of money, we rely on certain measures to compare properties and establish value. We count the number of bedrooms, google the distance of a property to the T, and rely on representations of square footage. But what happens when these… Read more »


Somerville 3-Year Housing Price Comparison

Earlier this month my colleague, Lara Gordon, wrote about the the Cambridge housing market in her excellent blog, Cambridgeville. I’ve now run the numbers for Somerville, using the same categories (one- and two-bedroom condominiums, single-family homes, and multi-family homes) that she analyzed. It’s interesting to both compare Somerville and Cambridge, and to look at the… Read more »