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Quoted in Today’s Boston Globe – 7/26/2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Joshua A. Golden of Luxury Residential Group was quoted in today’s Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/articles/2011/07/26/downtown_boston_condos_enjoy_double_digit_price_increases/

Luxury Residential Group – #1 In Rentals for 2010

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In our first full year, Luxury Residential Group has achieved one of our goals, to be one of the best, full service, boutique brokerage firms in all of Massachusetts.  We would like to thank all our customers for their loyalty and our agents for their hard work.  Without you, we could not have achieved this great honor.

Below are the rankings, over the last 12 months, of all Massachusetts firms that do rentals.  This includes companies with over 1,000 agents.

Report Run: 1/5/2011 9:48:16 PM
Start Date: 1/1/2010
End Date: 1/5/2011
Towns: All of Massachusetts

1 Luxury Residential Group, LLC
Boston, MA 02116
37
226,590
11
51,200
106
330,220
154
608,010
191
1.24
2 Otis & Ahearn – Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
33
221,180
57
244,070
37
136,050
127
601,300
160
1.23
3 Joyce Lebedew Real Estate
South Boston, MA 02127
75
346,350
65
157,550
22
43,750
162
547,650
237
1.12
4 Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Boston, MA 02118
57
251,910
84
204,334
19
51,600
160
507,844
217
1.04
5 Hammond Rental Group
Chestnut Hill, MA 02492
43
233,882
48
165,020
20
83,415
111
482,317
154
0.99
6 Coldwell Banker Residential Br
Boston, MA 02116
37
269,750
47
151,675
12
50,225
96
471,650
133
0.96
7 Otis & Ahearn – 84 Atlantic
Boston, MA 02110
30
187,700
59
192,555
22
68,700
111
448,955
141
0.92
8 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Boston – Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
27
170,500
24
95,800
36
140,479
87
406,779
114
0.83
9 Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Boston, MA 02116
19
118,510
33
127,000
23
133,300
75
378,810
94
0.77
10 Success! Real Estate
Braintree, MA 02184
94
285,738
32
46,969
27
42,000
153
374,707
247
0.77
11 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Brookline
Brookline, MA 02446
34
157,160
45
125,325
29
88,165
108
370,650
142
0.76
12 CL Waterfront Properties
BOSTON, MA 02110
41
240,500
22
80,950
12
45,525
75
366,975
116
0.75
13 Flavin & Flavin Realty, Inc.
Quincy, MA 02169
21
53,070
1
1,500
5
311,125
27
365,695
48
0.75
14 Boston City Properties
Boston, MA 02116
6
22,250
4
11,395
147
328,685
157
362,330
163
0.74
15 Keller Williams Realty
Braintree, MA 02184
11
27,550
3
307,500
5
11,050
19
346,100
30
0.71
16 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Wellesley – Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
28
171,900
20
91,925
22
78,220
70
342,045
98
0.70
17 Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Boston, MA 02109
24
120,020
74
177,630
9
25,775
107
323,425
131
0.66
18 Warren Residential Group, LLC
Boston, MA 02116
27
137,700
8
21,550
45
162,775
80
322,025
107
0.66
19 Centre Realty Group
Newton, MA 02459
23
125,940
15
52,475
29
81,400
67
259,815
90
0.53
20 Keller Williams Realty Boston
Boston, MA 02116
38
140,592
30
65,820
23
49,745
91
256,157
129
0.52
21 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Cambridge – Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
31
164,850
28
66,460
9
24,650
68
255,960
99
0.52
22 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Boston – Charlestown
Boston, MA 02129
38
152,350
31
64,050
20
39,125
89
255,525
127
0.52
23 Boston Residences, Inc.
Cambridge, MA 02141
41
218,300
13
28,325
3
7,345
57
253,970
98
0.52
24 ePlace
Cambridge, MA 02139
31
147,460
16
44,350
7
15,075
54
206,885
85
0.42
25 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Concord
Concord, MA 01742
20
72,140
34
68,670
30
65,643
84
206,453
104
0.42
26 RE/MAX First Choice R. E.
Northborough, MA 01532
42
131,970
27
39,376
21
34,215
90
205,561
132
0.42
27 Jacob Carlin
South Boston, MA 02127
53
165,950
13
22,500
9
15,400
75
203,850
128
0.42
28 Ford Realty – Boston
Boston, MA 02114
38
135,290
21
43,845
9
24,625
68
203,760
106
0.42
29 Boston Realty NET.com, Inc.
Boston, MA 02116
26
125,930
18
45,950
10
24,750
54
196,630
80
0.40
30 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Worcester – Park Ave.
Worcester, MA 01609
53
119,850
44
49,770
20
25,445
117
195,065
170
0.40

Luxury Residential Group Represents The Buyer In The Biggest Condo Sale of July

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Joshua A. Golden of Luxury Residential Group represents the buyer in the sale of the Penthouse at The Meads on Commonwealth. The final price settled at $5,400,000 and is Boston’s largest condo sale of  July and 6th largest in 2010.  Tracy Campion represented the seller.

After previewing over 50 luxury condos throughout Boston, the buyer fell in love at first site.  The home had everything they were looking for.  I am sure you will agree after seeing all the features and photos:  

  • 3,750 square feet of interior, single floor living space
  • 2,034 square feet of private/deeded outdoor terrace
  • Direct elevator access
  • Koi pond
  • Jacuzzi
  • Single floor living 
  • Wonderful outdoor space
  • Custom chef’s kitchen
  • 4 bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms 
  • 2 gas fireplaces
  • Built in surround sound 
  • Private balcony off the master bedroom
  • Two deeded underground garage parking spaces
  • Storage

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Luxury Residential Group Sells 20 Brimmer Street

Monday, March 29th, 2010
Joshua A. Golden of Luxury Residential Group represented the buyer in the much publicized single family residence located at 20 Brimmer St in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.  One of the nicest gut renovations of an existing single family home in Boston, 20 Brimmer was initially priced at $8,500,000+.  Unfortunately, while the home was under construction, and before its true beauty could come to fruition, the market turned.  Although the sale will be on public record, we feel it is best to protect all the parties involved and not publicize the final number.
 
We would like to mention a few of the parties involved in the sale:

Peter  and Elizabeth Georgantas (Developer/Seller) – Peter, a local real estate developer, well known for his works on 15+ single family home restorations, and the highly successful Modern building in The South End, was the seller and general contractor on the home at 20 Brimmer.  Peter and his wife Elizabeth, the quintessential professionals and masters of detail spared no expenses.  The smart home has it all: full audio and security automation, radiant heated flooring, central cooling, many green elements including an energy efficient roof, hardwoods throughout, imported marble in the master bathroom, elevator, state of the art kitchen and two deeded parking spaces. The home is flawless to say the least and Peter is responsible for every inch. We applaud them for a job well done. Please see another one of his masterpieces at 74 Beacon Street, asking $14,950,000.  Elizabeth and Peter will be running this years Boston Marathon to help raise money for cancer research at Dana Farber. Please visit their page —–> HERE <——

Tracy Campion and Brad Sprogis – Tracy and Brad represented the seller in this transaction. Two of the most professional, intelligent, well prepared people you will ever meet.  In a business that sometimes draws unethical and overly aggressive agents, Tracy and Brad stand in a class of their own for being true professionals. Luxury Residential Group would like to thank Brad and Tracy for all their hard work and efforts.

20 Brimmer Street – Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

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Joshua Golden Quoted In Today’s Boston Herald Real Estate Section

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Joshua A. Golden - Luxury Residential Group

Joshua A. Golden - Luxury Residential Group

In today’s Boston Herald, in an article titled, “Mass. housing sales up,but Hub condos plunge“, written by Thomas Grillo, Joshua Golden, Founder of Luxury Residential Group, was quoted as saying:

“I have people who want to buy, but they refuse to overpay,” said Joshua A. Golden, a principal at Luxury Residential Group in Boston. “Unless they can get up to 30 percent off the original list price, they’re not budging.”

Joshua’s Take: I did indeed say that we have strong buyers currently looking in the high end Boston condo market.  However, the article implies that, unless sellers negotiate 30% off their prices, my buyers are not making the jump. What I actually said was “In some instances, my buyers are only willing to purchase IF they feel they are getting a great deal, 15-30% off original asking prices”. I used the example of The Bryant Auction, which ended up selling at about 70 cents on the dollar. That said, we are seeing prices drop across the board on luxury condos in Boston.   Whether it be in the form of a motivated seller, significant price drop, or an auction, there are some great deals out there.  You should always hire a good buyer’s agent. Someone who has extensive knowledge of the Boston condo market, as well as strong relationships with cooperating brokers throughout the city. We are paid by the seller and responsible for negotiating, assisting you with the process and looking out for your best interests.

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