Complete recording of the Weston Massachusetts Planning Board.
Recorded & presented to the community by Diana Chaplin
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Weston MA Planning Board Agenda for March 29th 2017
Our latest Great Estate at 43 Coburn Road in Weston MA is for sale!
One level living! 5 bedroom ranch with easterly views set on over an acre of land just outside town center and close to train. A true mid-century modern home built in 1950. Diamond in the rough
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Our latest Great Estate at 42 Willard Road in Weston MA is for sale!
Young sophisticated colonial with 4842 square feet of living space. Set on .69 acres of manicured grounds on an ended way with lots of privacy. Spacious open living concept for modern living, offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. 2-level granite foyer, kitchen with stainless steel appliances/ cozy family room, and tiled sun room. Formal dining room, gas fireplace, recent patio w/built-in gas grill. Finished lower level with recreation and exercise area. Spacious 3-car garage. Turn key condition; original owner-occupied. Great neighborhood and commuter location.
Our latest Great Estate at 65 Spruce Hill Road in Weston MA is for sale!
Young shingle style residence with over 1.38 acres of land on a cul-de-sac. Over 9000 sq.ft. of living space thoughtfully constructed with quality and attention to detail by esteemed local builder. This well appointed estate with expansive family-room/kitchen. Large pantry and island. Eat-in-kitchen opens to screen porch and private fenced backyard. 5 bedrooms on the second floor and one guest suite on the main level. Master suite with cove lighting, sitting room, luxurious bath, and large porch overlooking luscious landscaped grounds. Finished walk out lower level with plenty of ceiling height and natural light. Fantastic neighborhood location close to Boston Sports Club, trails, conservation land, public and private schools.
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Our latest Great Estate at 8 Claridge Drive in Weston MA is for sale!
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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Our latest Great Estate at 12 Page Road in Weston MA is for sale!
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 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.
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.
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).
Our latest Great Estate at 66 Summer Street in Weston MA is for sale!
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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