Rosemary McCready featured on NBC's Open House show "How to Sell Your Home During the Winter"
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Many people believe it's harder to sell you home in the winter months, but it may actually be the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate. We asked the top Coldwell Banker agents from around the country, including Rosemary McCready in Boston, to send us their house selling secrets.Read More>>
Ex-Celtic Rajon Rondo puts Lincoln house on market
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The lower level of Rajon Rondo’s home would be enough to pique the interest of any home buyer. No wonder the property stole the attention of the former Celtics star.
Home theater? Check. Lounge with galley kitchen and fireplace? Game room? Bedroom with full bath? Check. Check. Check.
How about a grooming space complete with barber’s chair and mirror? Yup.
And that’s just in the walkout basement of Rondo’s Lincoln home, which quietly went on the market in May for $2.45 million. Now that the family has moved out of 9 Fridolin Hill , the news has gone public, and the asking price has been reduced to $1.99 million.
The 6,513-square-foot shingle-and-stone property has five bedrooms, five full baths, and two half baths, and it sits behind gates on 1.5 acres on a dead-end street overlooking a reservoir.
“When I first toured this home seven years ago, I immediately knew this property had to be mine. It is an extraordinary property, and my family and I absolutely loved living there,” Rondo said. “We especially appreciated being part of the Lincoln community, which was always welcoming and warm to us. This was a very lucky house for me, and I have nothing but fond memories of my time here.”
Rondo, a four-time all-star, purchased the gated property in 2008 when he was 22 years old. He had just finished the season as point guard for the Celtics, playing on the team that brought the franchise’s 17th championship title to Boston. The Celtics traded Rondo late last year. He now plays for the Sacramento Kings.
The home, built in 2003, features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and limestone flooring; a master bedroom with a fireplace, balcony, and two dressing rooms; and a dining room with a coffered ceiling.
The listing agent is Rosemary McCready of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Weston.
Why is Weston a great place to live?
REAL Estate Talk Boston segment: Rosemary McCready-Coldwell Banker
Rosemary McCready who is known as the "agent to the stars" was in studio discussing the Weston market and why it is a great place to live. She also discussed trends that she is seeing in the market and what to expect in the local real estate market in 2015. Learn more by clicking 1-18-15show_RMcCreadyseg2.mp3.
If you are buying or selling real estate in Weston or Wellesley and would like to reach out to Rosemary directly you can visit her website at www.rosemarymccready.com.Read More>>
When House Hunting, Pro Sports Players Look For Short Commute, Privacy
When it comes to real estate, Celtics and Red Sox players love the upscale western suburbs while the Patriots generally stick to the unpretentious towns near the Rhode Island border by Gillette Stadium.
Meanwhile, Bruins hotshots like to snap up condos in downtown Boston.
The multimillionaire players on Boston’s four pro sports teams have carved out what are effectively team neighborhoods over the years, and they often buy mansions in the same set of towns, year after year.
However, for house hunting players, it’s not just about landing a glitzy address. Easy commutes to morning practice or to catch a plane for the next road trip are also key criteria.
Privacy from the prying eyes of over-eager fans is another.
“They are so much in the public eye for their career. When they come home, they want it to be a sanctuary and they want to have their privacy,” said Rosemary McCready of Coldwell Banker Residential in Weston, who has helped local sports stars find homes.Read More>>
Weston pair spotted at Boston charity gala
Source: Wicked Local Weston
Rosemary and Richard McCready of Weston recently attended "An Evening of Promise," a gala to benefit families, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Children's Trust, Massachusetts leading family support organization.
It included silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. Dr. Edward Bailey is a member of the Board of Directors at the Children's Trust. The Children's Trust honored Senator William "Mo" Cowan, of ML Strategies and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., for his work in the public and private sectors on several causes that benefit children and families. Among the 500 guests were Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Joseph Kennedy, and Will Packer, producer of notable movies such as "Think Like a Man," "Ride Along," and "About Last Night."
The Children's Trust strengthens the Commonwealth by developing, evaluating, and promoting parenting education and coaching programs to improve the lives of children. In the local area, the Childrenís Trust funds Healthy Families Central Middlesex, an in-home parenting support and coaching program for young parents. Jewish Family and Children's Service operates the program. The Children's Trust also provides parenting tips and information through its award-winning website OneToughJob.org. For more information, visit childrenstrustma.org.
Rosemary & Barbara Corcoran
The legendary Barbara Corcoran with Rosemary McCready at Shark Tank Event in Wellesley, MA. Featured in Fall Issue of Wellesley Weston Magazine.
How do you sell celebrity homes?
Source: The Boston Globe
Rushing to meet new, high-profile clients at Coldwell Banker’s Weston office, realtor Rosemary McCready ran through a mental list of available properties. She knew the couple faced a tight timeline and wanted a place on at least 10 acres to ensure privacy. Transferring jobs from Minneapolis to Boston, the husband needed to be settled in a new home in roughly one month. With his net worth headed well north of $100 million, grand estates and architectural stunners were in play.
It was July 31, 2007. And when McCready arrived at her destination, NBA player Kevin Garnett stepped out of the front passenger side of a black luxury SUV. He let McCready take his place, then squeezed his nearly 7-foot frame into the back seat. For the next week, McCready focused on finding a home for Garnett and his wife, Brandi, and negotiating the sometimes tricky terrain of celebrity real estate.
(Shira Springer contributed to this story.)
Big house, big price: Weston mansion sells for record price
Source: The Metro West Daily News
A 20-room mansion on nearly 8 hilltop acres with a view of the Blue Hills was sold to a realty trust last month for $15.6 million, the highest price ever paid for a home in Weston and the most expensive residential property sale in Greater Boston in four years, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Mark and Diane Goldman of Palm Beach, Fla., sold the house at 75 Doublet Hill Road, complete with tennis court, billiard room, media room and 11.5 bathrooms, to Stephen V. Kenney, trustee for 75 Doublet Hill Realty Trust, according to Middlesex Registry of Deeds records.
With 7.74 acres, the house had an assessed value of $7.69 million. Even so, the sale price ended up about $4 million less the initial asking price.
The house was built in 1998 and had been on the market since last spring. The offer was accepted late last year, and the closing took place on March 31, said Rosemary McCready, one of the brokers who handled the sale.
Although she couldn’t say exactly what the buyer was looking for, the “view is truly spectacular and the property is extraordinary, one-of-a-kind.”
McCready and Paige Yates of Coldwell Banker’s Weston office handled the sale, representing the buyer and seller, respectively.
The 15,000 square-foot mansion has commanding views of much of eastern Massachusetts. The residence includes six bedrooms, eight fireplaces, a library, wine cellar, exercise room, playroom, live-in help quarters, four-car garage, landscaped gardens, pool and pool house. There is driveway parking for 20 cars.
McCready, who sold a Weston home in 2008 for $11.2 million, said the Doublet Hill Road sale “is a great piece of news about recovery in the housing market. There is still some demand at the high end, and this transaction proves it.”
The Goldmans could not be reached yesterday. According to Weston town records, Mark Goldman is an investor. He and his wife have three adult children.
(Richard K. Lodge and Susan Wagner contributed to this story.)
RECORD $15.6 MILLION DOLLAR SALE IN WESTON, MA
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England is pleased to announce that Rosemary McCready and Paige Yates, sales associates in the company’s Weston office, recently completed a $15.6 million residential property sale. The transaction represented the highest-priced residential single-family home sale ever recorded in the town of Weston, and the most expensive single-family home sale in Greater Boston in nearly four years, according to statistics from MLS Property Information Network.*
The home, located atop Doublet Hill in Weston, was sold by Paige Yates, who represented the seller, and Rosemary McCready, who represented the buyer in the transaction. The home was marketed by Coldwell Banker’s luxury division Coldwell Banker Previews International.
“This notable sale is a reflection of their professional leadership and dedication to their customers and clients. It is also a sign that confidence in the luxury real estate market is stronger,” said Jeff Morgenstern, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Weston. “This is a significant achievement for Paige and Rosemary, and we are proud that they are part of the Coldwell Banker team.”
The spacious custom-built home offers approximately 15,000 square feet on 7.7 acres with sweeping views of the Blue Hills. The beautifully appointed home features six bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, and includes eight fireplaces, a wine cellar, billiards room, lusciously landscaped gardens, a tennis court, pool and pool house.