Joe Wolvek

Boston Open Houses This Weekend (May 28 & 29)

Click below for all the open houses scheduled for this weekend in all the downtown Boston neighborhoods and the inner suburbs. 

All Boston Area Open Houses

All of the sellers of the open houses that you will be attending (and most of the buyers) will have an experienced, knowledgeable Boston area Realtor representing them. You should too! I am happy to attend with you if I am available.

Please call/text me at 617-584-9790, or email me at joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com. Experience makes the difference between real help and no help, so please get in touch. I have 30+ years and hundreds of transactions worth of expertise in property identification, pricing, negotiation, and transaction management.

 

Please note: to accommodate COVID-19 safety practices, there may be a limit on the number of people allowed in at one time, so check the individual open houses for any guidelines and always bring a mask.

New Listing! South End Contemporary Loft Style 1 Bed $739,000

New to market! This contemporary loft style 1 bed is located at ArtBlock, a 2006 constructed, professionally-managed, highly owner-occupied, pet-friendly elevator building. This sunny 5th floor unit has its own front-facing private balcony and yes, wait for it...2 elevator-accessible garage parking spaces with room for storage! Kitchen features granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Open-plan living with plenty of room for living, dining, and working. Huge windows, and washer/dryer in-unit.

Investors, there is a 1 year minimum lease. Perfect for BUMC/Tufts Medical, downtown workers. Near Whole Foods, Foodies, the Silver Line, Washington Street/Tremont Street/SOWA restaurants and artist galleries, MassPike/I93/Logan Airport access.

See more photos and details: http://www.artblock-e503.com/

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, May 22, 12 noon-1:30 pm

Showings available before then! Call or text me at 617-584-9790, or email me at j.wolvek@gibsonsir.com.

New Listing! Luxury 2 Bed 2 Bath with Valet Parking! $999,000

14 West, South Boston’s premiere luxury building, in THE premiere West Side location, adjacent to the South End, very near to great restaurants, Whole Foods, the T, and all highways! Pull your car into the porte-cochere, hand the valet your car key, enter through the Grand Lobby with its 24-hour concierge/security and you are whisked up to your floor in one of two hi-speed elevators to a home filled with luxurious amenities: Designer kitchen with Sub-Zero/Wolf/Asko appliances, quartz counters, large, beautiful cabinets; large master bed with built-out closet has luxe en-suite bath with marble surround and modern vanity with quartz surface. There's also a large guest bedroom and guest bath.

There's great separation between bedrooms, plus in-unit laundry, high ceilings, recessed lighting, central A/C, balcony. Other building amenities include In-unit dining from attached restaurant; club room; pet spa; full fitness center with Peloton; and huge roof deck with city views, seating, tables, gas grills, and fireplace. CONDO FEES PREPAID THRU 3/23

See more photos and details at www.14west304.com

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, May 15, 12 noon-1:30 pm

Showings available before then with prior day's notice. Call or text me at 617-584-9790, or email me at j.wolvek@gibsonsir.com.

Under Agreement! Brookline 4 Bedroom Impeccably Renovated Condo Asking $2,199,000

Under agreement in one day for hundreds of thousands of dollars above asking price! Situated on Brookline's Aspinwall Hill, this spacious condominium lives like a single-family! An impeccable renovation of a historic friary, this home includes a 600+- SF private deck and a rare attached 2-car garage, plus an exterior space for guests. 

See more photos and details for 49 Rawson Road, Brookline, MA 02445.

If you plan to sell your Boston area home or condo, take advantage of the widest possible exposure for your property to the most highly qualified clientele in the world. As Associate Director of Sales and a 30 year sales associate, I combine my local expertise with the powerful global marketing resources of Sothebys International Realty. You can view my recent sales and listings here. If you have questions about buying or selling Boston real estate, please call me at  617-584-9790, or send me an email at joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com

Boston Medical Community: Match Day is Near!

BOSTON MEDICAL COMMUNITY: Match Day 2022 (Friday, March 18) is nearly here! Welcome to our fair city, Boston Massachusetts!

As your realtor I'll help get you oriented to the city, neighborhoods, and our real estate buying process, and connect you with buyer resources such as mortgage programs for residents, doctors, and medical students.

I have been a Boston realtor for 30 years, and have assisted many incoming medical residents as well as new and transferring doctors and medical students in locating and transacting a new home. I would love to help you as well.

I know the neighborhoods around and accessible to the medical facilities and can help you manage the intricacies of searching for and visiting appropriate properties.

As with most things, our real estate purchasing process is somewhat different than just about everywhere. I will help you manage your transaction to a successful conclusion with as little stress as possible and as little drain upon your time as possible.

I have your A-Team; Great, doctor loan lenders, recommended attorneys, home inspectors, contractors, etc.

Heres more about special mortgage programs for residents, doctors, and medical students.

Please get in touch!

Joe

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    Beyond Boston: Modern Atlanta 5 Bedroom Home $3,850,000

    This modern beauty is listed by Zana Dillard of my affiliate brokerage, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. This 5 bed 5.5 bath one-of-a-kind property on a 0.5+/- acre lot has an elevated pool and a spectacular interior courtyard with garden area. The interiors are sleek and contemporary with clean lines, warm tones, and natural textures.

    See more details and photos for 3746 Wieuca Road NE, Atlanta, GA.

    I can handle your real estate needs here in Boston as well as globally. If you have questions about buying or selling homes in Boston or beyond, please get in touch! You can call me at 617-584-9790, or email joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com.

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      Get an Accurate Price for Your Boston Condo or Home

      Do you know what your Boston condo or single family home is worth?

      There are many factors that go into pricing. They include such considerations as the condition of a property, how good the common areas look, how well the home “shows,” the condo association’s financial state, where on the block the home is located, where in the building it is located, what percentage of the building is owner-occupied, what improvements or repairs have been made, what repairs may be coming up, how much light there is, and what the parking options are.

      We've all seen ads for instant home price workups in our Facebook feeds. The problem is that the algorithm doing the pricing of your Boston home or condo doesn't know about the factors noted above, and just as importantly, doesn't have a "gut feel" based on over 30 years of experience.

      I can't emphasize enough how important it is to price your Boston home or condo accurately from the start. I believe that pricing is one of the most critical decisions you can make regarding the sale of your home. Naturally, you don't want to price your property too low. Even in the current market, however, overpricing can have serious consequences. 

      The beginning of the marketing period is when your home or condo will attract the greatest number of motivated buyers. The goal is to capitalize on that. Time is not your friend as a seller.

      Get an accurate price for your home. And I don't mean one of those automatic instant reports with bogus comparables and a bogus price. This is done by me, a Realtor with over 30 years of success and expertise, and hundreds of property sales. 

      Find out what your home is worth

      I look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals. 

      Joe

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        Boston's North End Offers a Unique Living Experience

        Boston's North End still has a traditional old Italian-European vibe to it. Not only are there loads of well-loved restaurants, but there are many old-school meat, produce, and cheese shops, making it a gastronome's delight. Positioned at the very northern tip of downtown Boston, the North End is surrounded by waterfront.

        On the eastern side are historic wharves that have become residential, including Battery Wharf, a newly constructed luxury condominium project, and several older ones. At the Southwestern edge of the neighborhood is the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a beautiful linear park brimming with landscaped gardens, art, fountains, a carousel, food trucks, and open air beer and wine gardens.

        North End real estate is characterized by brick rowhouses, many of which have been converted into condominiums. Unlike the South End and Back Bay rowhouses, these were not originally created as single family houses. They were mostly first constructed in the late 18th and early 19th century as apartments, and later converted into condos.

        The North End is reachable by the Orange Line and Green Line North Station and Haymarket stops. There's an exit off I-93 that gets you right into the North End as well. It is just a few minutes by car to Logan Airport, Route 1, I-93, and I-95. And it's an easy walk to the financial district, the waterfront, and The Boston Garden.

        If the North End sounds like a neighborhood you might like to consider living in, here's where you can conduct searches for North End single family homes or for condos for sale. 

        If you have any questions about buying or selling Boston area real estate, please feel free to get in touch! I'd love to hear from you. I'm reachable at 617-584-9790 and joe.wolvek@bostonrealtyweb.com.

        Joe Wolvek

         

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          Beyond Boston: 2 Bed Madrid Penthouse with Large Terrace $3,046,778

          This magnificent Madrid penthouse with 1,076 square foot terrace is listed by Olga Garcia of my affiliate Sothebys brokerage Madrid Sothebys International Realty. This comfortable home is ideally located to contemplate beautiful sunsets. It consists of two flats on the 5th floor of the building, independently registered, one of 2,572 square feet and the other of 1,184 square feet, each with main and service access door.

          The main flat has a large living room with separate dining area, a kitchen with an office area, and separate service door. The living and dining rooms are bathed in natural light, as are the other rooms thanks to the large courtyard. The other flat also has a very bright living room, a bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, two offices and a guest bathroom. The property also has a spacious storage room and a doorman in the building.

          Located in the Almagro neighborhood, home to some of the most elegant buildings in Madrid, and populated by embassies and art galleries.

          See more details and photos for Madrid, 28010 Spain.

          I can handle your real estate needs here in Boston as well as globally. If you have questions about buying or selling homes in Boston or beyond, please get in touch! You can call me at 617-584-9790, or email joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com.

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            November Outlook in Boston Real Estate

            Surprise! You can find November daisies amidst the fall color on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay!

            The fall Boston real estate market continues to be very active, with median prices holding steady. Buyer competition on many areas is still intense. How can you as a seller give yourself the opportunity to sell above asking price with a low number of days on market? (Hint: It isnt about baking cookies for the open house) Read more.

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