3 Beacon Hill Condos Currently on the Market!

Check out my 3 favorite Beacon Hill condos currently on the market!

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34.5 Beacon Street Unit 4N

Overlooking the Boston Common from a prominent Beacon Hill address right by the State House, this beautiful residence is located at The Tudor, a picturesque landmark blending architectural charm and modern luxury with the added appeal of vibrant city living in one of Boston’s finest neighborhoods. Light-filled bay windows, two fireplaces, and a recently renovated chef’s kitchen are featured in the spacious three-bedroom, single-level floor-plan which has the privacy of direct elevator access into the rotunda-style foyer. The lovely living room is large enough to encompass an open dining space, while the family/media room also gives versatility for a formal dining room. The dine-in kitchen includes granite counters and a professional-style Wolf gas range. A luxurious marble bath and wardrobe room are part of the large master suite. The building has recently undergone extensive renovations and has a 20-hour concierge providing valet service for additionally available garage parking.

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5 Chestnut St. Unit 1

Fabulous Beacon Hill coop on highly sought after upper Chestnut. 2 bedrooms plus separate windowed study or studio. 10.5 foot ceilings, versatile well configured square footage. Light bright recently re-done kitchen with courtyard view and open floor plan living area, new energy efficient windows in all but the front historic windows of the unit, three zones of central air...and lots more high end features. Low monthly fee is $1213 of which $587.33 goes towards real estate taxes. Fabulous ultra large common roof deck with 360 degree views that include the Boston Common and the Charles River. There is a landscaped pocket courtyard garden right outside the unit. Home is above street level and is not garden level.

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17 Hancock St. Unit 2

Spectacular New Construction in Beacon Hill that lives like a Single Family home! This Penthouse represents luxury-living at its finest. Completely gut-rehabbed, with all new systems &new historic windows. Black and white marble flooring appointed in the building's private entry vestibule. The home comes accustom with a video-intercom with multi screens. Breathtaking Open living/dining room with gas Fireplace, sun-filled kitchen boasts all Sub-Zero and Wolf stainless integrated appliances, complimented by custom cabinets and marble island. On the second floor, the floor through master bedroom suite comes equipped with large his and her's closets, a stunning Spa-like marble bathroom with rain shower, large mirrors and a free standing tub. The secondary bedrooms boast a luxurious bathroom and incredible closet space. The home's most incredible feature is the rooftop lounge with bar, powder room, walk-out roof terrace through wall of sliding glass!

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Just Listed! 5 Franklin St. 5A

Contemporary townhouse with three levels of living plus garage parking for TWO cars. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, farmer’s sink and custom cabinetry. Spacious living room with bay window.

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The third floor is well laid out with nicely sized bedrooms each with full ensuite bathrooms and custom closets. The top level can be used as a third bedroom or as a second living space with direct access to PRIVATE deck with amazing city views! Additional amenities include in-unit laundry, additional storage in garage and central A/C.

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Close to Whole Foods, easy access to public transport (Orange T Line, 99 Bus Line), and Charlestown's finest restaurants and shops!

Interested in finding out more about this property? Reach out to Meredith today!

3 Steps Every Home Buyer Should Take!

For many first time home buyers, the home buying process can seem overwhelming and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! I work with many first time buyers each year to make sure the purchase goes smoothly. To ease into the process, I suggest taking these 3 steps to feel more comfortable with the process and knowledgeable about the market:

View Properties:

Whether you are planning to buy tomorrow or a year from now, getting acquainted with the market is an important step so you understand the market when the time comes to buy. One way to do this is by looking at properties online websites such as Warrere.com, Zillow.com & Trulia.com*. These are great sites to compare and contrast what you are getting for your money in different areas. It may also help you sort out different amenities you MUST HAVE or things that would be nice but you could live without.

*Be aware that sites like Zillow and Trulia aren’t always the most up to date and may have inaccurate information. However, as an overview of the market in general, it is a great starting point.

Keep up with Market Statistics:

Another great way to keep your eye on and to get acquainted with the real estate market is to stay up to date with the market stats. This includes:

  • Median prices and trends

  • Number of homes sold

  • Sold prices vs asking

  • Inventory levels – how many homes are on the market

  • Number of new listings on market for the month

  • Month to month and year over year comparisons for all data

Keeping up with the market stats can be helpful when you are trying to pinpoint where to live. It is a great way to compare and contrast what you’re getting for your money in different areas. Especially in a market like Bostons, where the price per square foot can drastically change zip code to zip code.

Want the most updated market stats sent to you? Send me an email with the areas you want and I will send you a report each month!

Consult with a Buyer’s Agent:

Lastly, meet with a buyer’s agent to discuss your personal real estate goals. A buyer’s agent can go through the step by step process of how buying a home works and hopefully make the process seem less overwhelming. Buying a home is likely going to be one of the fiscally most important decisions you are going to make in your life. Thus you want to have all the help and expertise you can so you feel comfortable about your decision. A buyer’s agent is there to help YOU! The more informed you are, the easier the process will feel.

 If you’re interested in finding out more information of how the home buying process works. Set up a free consultation with me today!

**FEATURED RENTAL LISTING: 621 Massachusetts Ave PH

Newly renovated 2 bedroom penthouse apartment in heart of South End. Apartment features include eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout, in-unit laundry and central A/C!

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Steps away from BMC, Silver T line, Foodies and all the great restaurants South End has to offer! Heat, hot water & electric are all included in the rent. Sorry, no undergrad students. Pets considered on a case by case basis.

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Price: $3,200

Move in date: June 1 2018

Neighborhood: South End

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Included in rent: Heat, hot water, electric & gas 

Move in funds: First month's rent, last month's rent, security deposit & realtor fee

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a showing contact Meredith at 513-638-8223 or mkiep@warrenre.com

I've Moved!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be taking my career to the next level by joining the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential! 

After building my business over the past 5 years, I have decided to align with a company that will allow me to better serve my clients through the resources of a national company and their commitment to exceptional marketing and client tools. Of course, I will be providing the same personal service and market knowledge that has defined my brand since entering the world of real estate.

Please be sure to add my new contact information below. I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Meredith Kiep | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential

c: 513-638-8223 | e: mkiep@warrenre.com

 

 

 

**FEATURED RENTAL LISTING: 127 BAY STATE RD 4

Just completed impeccable renovation of a grand 3,000+ SQFT 4 bedroom 3 full bath condo caliber apartment with AMAZING private roof deck, river views and 2 parking spaces in Back Bay West. Hardwood floors throughout this over sized floor thru unit spanning 2 buildings. The completely renovated kitchen has Jenn Air induction cooking, and pro grade appliances, along with granite counters, custom cabinetry & large dining area.

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Breakfast counter opens to family room and the adjacent roof deck, setting up perfectly for entertaining.

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Stately formal wood paneled living room with separate kitchenette/wet bar, fireplace, and large bay window with built in banquette. 3 full baths, dedicated laundry room & large master bedroom with walk in closet and en suite. Building is professionally managed and has an elevator & storage. Pets considered on case by case basis. Steps away from Kenmore Sq, Fenway Park, MBTA Green 'T' line, & the Esplanade. Flexible lease terms. Sorry, no undergrad students.

Price: $7,500

Move in date: NOW!

Neighborhood: Kenmore

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Included in rent: Heat & Hot Water

Move in funds: First month's rent,  security deposit & realtor fee.

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a showing contact Meredith at 513-638-8223 or mkiep@charlesgaterealty.com.

**FEATURED RENTAL LISTING: 227 Summit Ave 203

Gorgeous two bedroom, two full bath condo rental at "The Grand" condominium building centrally located in Brookline in the Driscol School district.

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This rarely available and highly sought after rental features updated kitchen with gas cooking and dishwasher, custom granite bath vanities, mahogany floors throughout, fireplace, California style closets, central air, in unit laundry, external storage unit and private roof deck.

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Building features include concierge service, 24-hour security, elevator, heated pool and a common roof deck. One parking space included in the rent.

Price: $3,500

Move in date: January 1 2018

Neighborhood: Brookline

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Included in rent: None

Move in funds: First month's rent,  security deposit & realtor fee.

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a showing contact Meredith at 513-638-8223 or mkiep@charlesgaterealty.com.

JUST LISTED! 18 Robert St. Unit 4

Stunning new construction (2015) 2 bedroom/2 full bathroom condo in Roslindale Village including TWO deeded parking spaces in heated garage! Open layout with eat-in kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances including gas cooking and dishwasher.

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Sun filled, front facing corner unit with hardwood floors throughout. Features in-unit laundry, tons of closet space and Nest thermostat.

Building amenities include elevator, professionally managed and common outdoor patio. Close to commuter rail train stop, the Arboretum and all the great shops and restaurants Roslindale Village has to offer.

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For more information please contact Meredith at 513-638-8223 or mkiep@charlesgaterealty.com.

**FEATURED RENTAL LISTING: 11 Walnut Street

Luxury living in a superbly renovated townhouse near the crest of Beacon Hill. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a landmark neighborhood, and situated between Beacon and Chestnut Streets, this home is both conveniently located and prestigious.

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Renovated to perfection in 2007, the townhouse offers six levels of luxury living space with an elevator to every level. In addition, it has both a sunny back balcony off the top floor and a sensational triple-tiered roof deck with glass head house with fabulous skyline city views from three exposures.

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There is a hidden patio for a container garden in back. Sturdy and stylish, the residence has a brick facade with large granite block base and granite lintels. Verdigris copper bay windows are on two central stories. It has black wood shutters and a rich walnut wood, double front door entrance with brass fittings.

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Here you are close to the Boston Common, Public Garden, Park Street and State House, yet are an integral part of a historic community famed for its picturesque village life.

Price: $18,500

Move in date: December 15 2017

Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4 Full 3 Half

Included in rent: None

Move in funds: First month's rent, last month's rent, security deposit & realtor fee.

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a showing contact Meredith at 513-638-8223 or mkiep@charlesgaterealty.com.