• Zillow Incorrectly Thinks We Are in Buyer’s Market!!

    March 21, 2017

    We recently received an email from Zillow suggesting that the market in Needham was chilly with an "unhealthy" balance of homes on the market for sale. You can read the full report here.  The overall grade for the market was a 3.5 out of 10 (it was 3.3 for the 02492 zip code).   Knowing that many people consume their information about the real estate market from large online players like Zillow and Trulia, this data came as a suprise and was a bit concerning.  Unlike what the report suggests, we are seeing a very strong market that is tilting toward seller

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  • Needham Sales by School District – 2016 Edition

    February 21, 2017

    The Needham Real Estate market remains hot with strength in nearly every sales category in all five school districts.  Although total sales were slightly down for 2016, market stats are showing growth in overall price, price per square foot and days on market.  Although it is still early in the buying season, at Hawthorn Properties, we are currently seeing continued strength with well priced homes receiving multiple offers.  There appears to be continued pent up demand, with supply remaining low.  This combination will likely lead to a brisk selling seas

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  • Keeping Up With Your Home

    For years, Hawthorn has placed a strong emphasis on developing and maintaining long term relationships with our customers.  As we have grown and years have gone by, our family of “non-current” customers has expanded.  In an effort to provide resources to meet the needs of our customers who have been in their houses for over a year, we continue to grow our home maintenance division called Hawthorn Management.  Subscribers to the home maintenance program have access to our employees, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers just as they did during their project and the ensuing on

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  • Needham Sales by School District – 2015 Edition

    When it comes to Needham real estate, elementary school district is as much a part of the conversation as bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage and renovations.  In most cases buyers want to know which school district a house is in before even getting to the other specifics about the property.  For buyers moving within Needham, this is often important if kids are currently in one of the schools and the buyer is seeking continuity.  For buyers coming from out of town, we often find that there are some preconceived notions as to which school district is best from a real estate persp

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