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September Home Buyer Class

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Aug 04, 2015

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Prepare for the fall market at our September Home Buyer Class!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

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3 Hikes With Great Views

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Play hooky from work one day this week and go on one of these hikes around MA. Each one has breathtaking views that are sure to wow

1.  Mount Misery: "Ignore its name and embrace Mount Misery in Lincoln. This circular, well-groomed hike offers views of the Sudbury River and Fairhaven Bay. And the woods were once a favorite spot for Henry David Thoreau."

2. Monument Mountain:  "Hike to the peak of Great Barrington’s Monument Mountain and look for the cave where a conversation between Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville inspired ideas for Moby Dick."

3. Parker River Wildlife Refuge: "The Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport is made up of more than 4,700 acres of beach, dunes, cranberry bogs, forest, and freshwater marsh."

 

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5 Weekend Day Trips

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Aug 02, 2015

Summertime is the perfect time for exploring new places. Take one of these quick day trips -  all within close proximity to Boston - and escape the city chaos. 

1. Martha's Vineyard : "It only takes a few hours to drive down to Falmouth and hop on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Explore the island on foot, or bring your bike. Spend some time at the beach, or duck in and out of shops and restaurants in town."

2.The Cape: "For a perfect summer day, drive out to the Cape and work up an appetite at the beach before heading to Captain Frosty’s in Dennis for a hefty serving of fish and chips—or maybe a lobster roll."

3. Rockport: "Rockport is a small coastal town on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula with shops, good food, and beautiful views. Its proximity to Boston and accessibility by car or commuter rail makes it convenient for all."

4. Boston Harbor Islands: "It’s easy to forget that all 34 of the Boston Harbor Islands are right in our own backyard. You can take the ferry out to visit one of the more popular spots, Spectacle Island, to go for a hike and then cool off with a swim."

5. Pilmouth Plantation in Plymouth: "Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth is perfect for families looking for a day of fun. The site of the first Thanksgiving will give you a glimpse at what life was like for those who first settled in New England."

 

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Sails & Ales featuring Harpoon Brewery

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Aug 01, 2015

"Join the schooner Adirondack III for an exciting sunset sail and beer tasting with a local favorite, Harpoon brewery! This is not just sailing with a couple of cold brews in the ice chest, we are taking that one step further by partnering exclusively with Harpoon to bring you a full tasting experience. Whether you’re joining us to decompress after a long day at the office, celebrating a milestone with friends, Sails and Ales aboard the Schooner Adirondack III with Harpoon Brewery is sure to bring a noteworthy flare to your evening. 

Included with the tasting
- Five of Harpoon Brewery’s flagship beers and/or seasonal beers will be tasted and guided by a Harpoon Brewery Representative. 
- Learn about the intricate processes involved in brewing, the historical significance of each brew and how Harpoon Brewery began. 
- Light bites will be available aboard, however you are welcome to bring a picnic with you. 
- A complimentary tour at the Harpoon Brewery that you can redeem in the future"

 

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Boston Seafood Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Jul 31, 2015

 

The Boston Seafood Festival will offer a full day of events focused on educating the public about the local and global elements at play in New England’s dynamic fishing industry. The event will include:

  • Harpoon Beer Garden
  • Kids Activities 
  • Amazing Food Vendors & Food Trucks *Yes, we will have non-seafood items too!
  • Smoothies & coffee
  • Boston Artists 
  • Sea-Themed Crafts and T-Shirts
  • Celebrity Chef Demos 
  • Oyster Shucking Contest with cash prizes!
  • PIRATES!
  • Live entertainment 
  • Blessing of the Fleet 
  • All-Day Lobster Bake Tent 
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • An AMAZING VIEW
  • And more!! 

Enjoy the food and festivities and learn about the oldest industry in the United States!

 

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D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

This Friday: Latin Mix meets Top 40 with the one and only DJ Roy Barboza of HOT 96.9 FM! We will also feature MetaMovements dancers and party starters, a music corner, live performances, line dances and free dance lessons.

About Lawn on D: "A first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston, The Lawn on D is a 2.7-acre outdoor experimental event landscape designed to draw audiences from across the city and bring a renewed vitality to the neighborhood through inspired, high-caliber programming and events. This innovative private and public space is designed to activate and engage the community, foster creativity and test opportunities for integrating the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage and other community-driven programming. The Lawn on D will be open for about 18 months beginning in August with seasonally changing programming."

 

 

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Boston Public Market Grand Opening

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

"The much-anticipated Boston Public Market is set to open its doors on July 30, bringing fresh, local food to the people of Boston five days a week and giving them a new opportunity to taste, buy, and learn about the bounty of New England. The 28,000-square-foot Market will house over 35 farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England, selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. 


The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, will be open Wednesday -- Sunday, 8 a.m. -- 8 p.m, beginning on July 30. A list of vendors can be found at their website."

 

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Prepare for the Fall Market at Our September Home Buyer Class!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

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Prepare for the fall market at our September Home Buyer Class!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

Home Buyer Class Invite

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City Lights Sail on Boston Harbor

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

"Take in the twinkling lights of beautiful Boston aboard the classic 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III on this 90-minute nighttime cruise of its famous harbor. Whether you're looking for romance, a great tour or just a relaxing outing, this smooth-running and speedy sailing vessel provides a great evening on the water, with sights to see, historical background from the friendly captain and crew, and even an onboard bar.

Soda and water are included in the ticket price, with wine and beer available for purchase. Harbor highlights include the Boston Fish Pier, Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument, the Inner Harbor Islands, Charleston Navy Yard, Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium. "

 

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The 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

 "Enjoy a summer afternoon of listening to FREE, Grammy-Award-Winning JAZZ in the green sculpture gardens of University Park at MIT. There will be jazzy FOOD & DRINKS…a BEER GARDEN…and ARTS & CRAFTS for all to enjoy… 

 …and a stellar lineup of PERFORMERS including Cambridge native Nnenna Freelon in a tribute to Billie Holiday with the Ron Savage Trio, piano legend JoAnne Brackeen, percussionist Eguie Castrillo and his Latin Jazz Connection, the innovative Laszlo Gardony Sextet, and the smooth jazz sounds of The Tóth Brothers."

 

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