Just Listed: 8 Claridge Drive in Weston MA

Our latest Great Estate at 8 Claridge Drive in Weston MA is for sale!

8Claridge.GreatEstate.com

List Price: $6,188,000

8 Claridge Drive Aerial View
8 Claridge Drive Aerial View

Exclusive Southside estate set on 6.71 acres of land on Weston’s premier private cul-de-sac. 10,000 sq.ft Custom Shingle Style home offers sophisticated and gracious formal areas with generous, open informal spaces. Grand foyer with sweeping staircase, banquet sized dining room. Family room with cathedral ceilings and fieldstone fireplace opens to kitchen with sunny breakfast nook and plenty of storage. Bonus recreation room and back hall with oversized mudroom leads to four car garage. Formal office with bar. Huge mudroom. Oversized billiards room with cathedral ceilings and full bar. 2 Master-suites plus 2 additional bedrooms all with ensuite baths. Finished lower level with exercise room.
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Just Listed: 12 Page Road in Weston MA

Our latest Great Estate at 12 Page Road in Weston MA is for sale!

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List Price: $1,775,000

12 Page Road in Weston Brick front Colonial with modern interior.
12 Page Road in Weston Brick front Colonial with modern interior.

Exciting, brand new state-of-the art kitchen and top of the line appliances with durable quartz countertops, stylish industrial strength hood vent, island and sunny eat-in area opens to family room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling sunroom. An absolute gem this brick front colonial with 4572 sq.ft of living space, two-story foyer, offers light-filled formal and casual living spaces. Two master-suites with views of Cat Rock, and two additional bedrooms with shared bathroom. Expansive finished lower level with full bath. Set on 1.13 acres of land on a cul-de-sac with convenient proximity to walking trails, trains, and schools.
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High Resolution Images Coming to MLSPIN!

High resolution images are coming to the Massachusetts MLS as soon as next week!

Very excited with MLS PIN’s newly announced changes.

When the feature becomes available, we will certainly be updating all of our Great Estate listing pictures to high resolution in MLS.

Implications

Syndication

It will be interesting to see how the syndicated sites (Zillow etc.) handle this transition from low resolution to high resolution images (in Massachusetts). Zillow already offers high resolution images from other state’s MLS (i.e. Beverly Hills) so the capability is there on some sites. I anticipate hiccups on some of the smaller property search sites (individual agent websites and aggregators) as they update their parsing code.

Image Editing Workflow

Photographers and agents should be aware that images previously optimized for the current 512x400px resolution should start exporting higher resolution images. We will have to wait for rollout, next week, to see what resolutions are the best balance of user experience (easy to navigate) and helpful detail. Hopefully MLSPIN will increase the bitrate of images too–as a lot of fine details are currently lost.

Additionally, because the current standard is small images, I tend to lean towards over exposed pictures versus perfectly accurate ones, as darker tones become overwhelming at the smaller scale. I look forward to finding the best new exposure and color mixture to maximize this new resolution.

Agent Searches

If the images always display in high resolution (default), and are still easy to navigate (quick loading), agents will likely prefer them over low resolution images.

The current 512x400px resolution maximum is outdated in 2017 (The Iphone 6 can shoot at 3264 x 2448), but does offer quick loading and smaller file sizes when emailing PDFs. Of course, images and image delivery is a challenging corner of the web. I hope that MLSPIN’s servers are ready for these new images, especially considering the volume they store and serve. If the servers are fast, and the images load quickly this will be a huge improvement to MLSPIN. If not, it could be a headache for agents (having to scroll through extra pages, as each page can fit fewer large images), and would likely lead to a preference for the lower resolution images. It is all in the implementation.

WHAT IS MLS?

MLS stands for “multiple listing service” and is usually a membership-based database that real estate professionals use to distribute and market listings. Think of it as a backend for real estate agents, offering agent contact information, details about listings, past sale and listing information, and public record searches. MLS is what agents typically use to find and research listings. MLS also feeds listing information to the various real estate search sites such as Zillow.com, Realtor.com, and Trulia.com as well as individual real estate agent’s “IDX” or “search” websites. The majority of Massachusetts real estate is listed on MLSPIN (Nantucket being a notable exception).


Just Listed: 66 Summer Street in Weston MA

Our latest Great Estate at 66 Summer Street in Weston MA is for sale!

66Summer.GreatEstate.com

List Price: $920,000

66 summer street aerial with boston in background
66 Summer Street in Weston aerial view with Boston in background.

Flawlessly maintained turnkey Colonial with many upgrades. Set on just under a half acre of waterfront property, this thoughtfully restored and meticulously updated colonial home offers amenities for today’s lifestyle. Open floor plan features family room/kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, island, and generous eat-in-area that leads to deck. Formal living room with fireplace and bonus study room. Walk up third floor and walk out lower level. Circular drive and gracious setting enhance this conveniently located country club area property with easy access to I-90 and I-95. Certificate of lead compliance in hand.
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New Price: $2.948M – 73 Chestnut Street in Weston MA

Our exclusive listing at 73 Chestnut Street in Weston has a new Price.
73Chestnut.GreatEstate.com

#ComingSoon – serene gardens, mature landscaping, coveted location #GreatEstate #73ChestnutWeston

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Weston MA Planning Board 3/1/2017

2017-3-1 Weston MA Planning Board Agenda PDF Download

Complete recording of the Weston Massachusetts Planning Board.
Recorded & presented to the community by Diana Chaplin

Agenda Listed Below
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Just Listed: 28 Bradyll Road in Weston MA

Our latest Great Estate at 28 Bradyll Road in Weston MA is for sale!

28Bradyll.GreatEstate.com

circular driveway, 2 car garage, and main entrance at 28 Bradyll road in Weston
Circular driveway conveniently leads to 2 car garage and main entrance at 28 Bradyll Road in Weston, a home for sale by Diana Chaplin and Coldwell Banker Weston.

5 bedroom 3 bath multi-level home set in desirable north-side family neighborhood. Well maintained and updated over the years. Open and airy home with lots of living space for the whole family, and generous sized rooms. Combined living/dining room great for entertaining. French Country Scandia Kitchen with breakfast room and cozy gas fireplace. Two additional fireplaces and french doors throughout the house. Family room and kitchen open to large, fantastic yard. Brand new central air. Close to Boston commuter train.
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Sold! 22 Bradford Road in Weston MA

We are proud to announce the sale of our exclusive listing at 22 Bradford Road in Weston. Sale price was $1,035,000. Congratulations to our seller and our buyer! You can find out more about Diana Chaplin and how she works with buyers and sellers to fulfill their Weston MA real estate dreams.
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SOLD: Our #GreatEstate at #22BradfordWeston just sold for $1.035M. Congratulations to our seller and our buyer! #WestonSpringMarket2017

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Just Listed: 39 Golden Ball Road in Weston MA

Our latest Great Estate at 39 Golden Ball Road in Weston MA is for sale!
39GoldenBall.GreatEstate.com

39 Golden Ball Road front
39 Golden Ball Road – Home for sale in Weston MA 02493. 6 Bedroom. 3 Car Garage. 1+ acre.

Young spectacular residence offering 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths on over 1 acre of land. This stately colonial with formal entertaining spaces is complemented by generous family living areas, first and second floor master suites, two staircases, a three car garage and walk out lower level with full bath. Walk up third floor on an ended way in south-side Weston, close to town center and schools. Large deck looks out to private backyard abutting 10+ acres of conservation land. Certified Energy Star Home. Turn key. Move right in!
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Weston MA Planning Board 2/15/2017

You can download the Planning Board agenda here: 2017-2-15 Weston MA Planning Board Agenda PDF Download
Complete recording of the Weston Massachusetts Planning Board from February 15th, 2017.
Recorded & presented to the community by Diana Chaplin

Agenda Listed Below
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