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LandVest Grabs Top Spots for Highest Sales in Greater Boston Area
By LandVest

Once again, LandVest properties grab two of the top spots for the highest sales in Greater Boston area this year! According to, two LandVest listings were in the top ten ranking for luxury properties this year:

Top 5 Spot: 130 Warren Road in Brookline

Top 7 Spot: 7 Smith’s Point Road in Manchester By-the-Sea

Ranking at the fifth spot on the list, 130 Warren Street in Brookline sold for $9,000,000 last year. Located in the Country Club area of Brookline on 3.7 acres, this magnificent estate is an English cottage-style, three story residence. 130 Warren Street was sold by the LandVest Boston team of Terrence Maitland and Nicole Monahan.

Click here for more Brookline area listings or please contact Terrence Maitland ( or Nicole Monahan (

7 Smith’s Point Road in Manchester was sold for $8,400,000 making it the seventh highest sale in 2012 for the Greater Boston area. This extraordinary estate offers the utmost in waterfront living situated on over 6 oceanfront acres on the exclusive peninsula, Smith’s Point. 7 Smith’s Point Road was sold by LandVest’s own Lanse Robb of the Boston office.

Click here for more Manchester waterfront listings or please contact Lanse Robb (

Essex County, Boston’s North Shore, Named One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2013!
By LandVest

Per the Boston Globe, Essex County is named one of the healthiest real estate markets in the United States. Lanse Robb, LandVest’s North Shore Director of residential sales, was again, ranked the #1 broker in Essex County for high-end real estate sales for 2012.

The North Shore of Boston has long been sought after as a place to call home. The excellent school systems, proximity to New England’s best beaches and ease of commute into Boston are just a few reasons for the historic interest. “Buyers are continuing to move into high quality, well located, real estate as part of their overall investment and educational needs strategy, ” Lanse Robb states. The high-end/luxury market is also seeing a healthy revival. We are currently seeing limited availability of high-end, waterfront property, meaning that those who see properties they like need to act quickly; it is also an opportune time for sellers to market their properties.

Seastream, a newly listed LandVest listing, is a wonderful opportunity to own a waterfront property on the private Cole’s Island in Gloucester. Click here for additional LandVest properties on the North Shore. If you are interested in buying or selling a property on the North Shore, please visit Lanse’s web site or contact him directly at

A Beautiful Conserved Equestrian Estate On The North Shore
As Seen From the Owner’s Perspective

By LandVest

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live here? You are invited to experience what it is like to live at Cabot Farm, the largest protected horse property for sale in Wenham, as seen through the eyes of the owner, Jamie Cabot.

Owner enjoying his 92± acre property

“I consider it one of my great privileges to be able to preserve it as a living natural community, and to pass it on to others to find joy and solace here as I have”.

Hamilton-Wenham was listed as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Boston magazine in 2010. Jamie couldn’t agree more. Click here for our interview with Jamie as he shares its history and tells us why he loves this “rural paradise”.

For more information about Cabot Farm, contact Lanse Robb ( at LandVest in Boston, MA.

Click here to view more North Shore Real Estate for Sale.

Significant Price Reduction On This Magnificent Weston, MA Estate
By LandVest

Newly Priced at $14,500,000

5 Willow Road, Weston, Massachusetts, or the Cabot Estate, was owned by Thomas and Virginia Cabot from the late 1920′s until 1997 and was purchased by the current owners in 1998. They constructed a magnificent California Lodge style residence on the 13.43± acre property completing it in 2004. Architect Jeremiah Eck, one of the Northeast’s most distinguished architects, designed and constructed this spectacular residence. Eck retained the front facade of the original Cabot house, with everything else demolished including the original foundation. The residence is accessed via a private entry with stone pillars and iron gates. There is flexibility for the property to be further developed.

Click for more information on The Cabot Estate or contact Terry Maitland ( or Nicole Monahan (

Why Investing in North Shore Waterfront Property is a Good Move
By LandVest

Wimbeldon is a private 8,000 square foot residence set on Manchester Harbor with a two unit, waterfront, carriage house that currently generates $48,000 annually of rental income. This unique property commands sweeping lawns, gardens, and mature trees all set on over 3.3± acres. The property also comes with a tidal dock very close to the outer harbor.

Wimbledon is minutes away from the town dock, beach and commuter rail to Boston. Manchester boasts a new $49,000,000 regional middle and high school. The average residential single family sale price is $1,175,000 in the last 5 years. The average asking price for current properties on the market is $1,658,042.

This is an opportunity to own one of the few available waterfront estates in Manchester by the Sea.

Click here for other properties on the North Shore.

For more information on North Shore’s real estate market, contact Lanse Robb (

LandVest is Pleased to Present a New England Listing on the North Shore
By LandVest

Another North Shore waterfront gem hits the market. LandVest is pleased to present one of only two waterfront properties available on Gloucester’s exclusive community of Eastern Point.

The Boulders

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8 Aileen Terrace, Gloucester, MA

1.28± acres


Boston Biz Journal Most Expensive Real Estate List Shows LandVest/Robb on Top
By LandVest

LandVest has a 40+ year tract record of success in the sale of high-end New England Real Estate. Despite the long history, it just never gets old seeing our efforts lead to successes and seeing our success recorded in the media. Thank you Boston Business Journal for highlighting us once again.  (Click on graphic to enlarge for reading.)

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Lanse Robb is the only broker with 3  top sales in Most Expensive Home list, LandVest only brokerage office with 5 sales in top 15.

The LandVest Blog has moved to
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The LandVest web team is never at rest, and is constantly upgrading for better search engine optimization, or to make more user friendly. The most recent change consists of the move of the LandVest Blog to make it more visible to search engines and more reader friendly. Check our our new blog housed within our site at We aim to make this move as seamless as possible. Here are some quick answers to questions you may have:

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For over 40 years the LandVest Timberland, Residential, and Real Estate Consulting divisions have been investing in technology and services that allow LandVest to what we do, better than anyone else. Whether it’s the state-of-the-art-technologies that allow our GIS team to produce award winning maps, or our website that engages a targeted affluent audience and alerts potential buyers when a property matches their search criteria, LandVest invests in innovative technologies to maintain LandVest’s leadership position.

Pleasant Bay – A Natural Wonderland in Orleans, MA
By LandVest

Pleasant Bay is one of the most biologically diverse and productive marine habitats on the east coast of the United States. It is also a world-class destination for wind surfing, sailing, power boating, fishing, and just simply enjoying miles of sandy beaches, islands, estuaries, and marshes. It is the largest bay contiguous to the Cape Cod National Seashore, covers more than 7,000 acres at high tide, and is bordered by the towns of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans. Probably the most famous of the many beaches is Nauset in Orleans, which serves as a barrier between the Atlantic and Pleasant Bay and is a popular destination for surfers and surf fishing.

The Friends of Pleasant Bay is a public membership organization that serves to “preserve and enhance the natural, visual, and historic resources of Pleasant Bay”. Membership funds support education and research on wildlife and coastal processes and recreational activities such as Pleasant Bay Community Boating, the Pleasant Bay Youth Regatta, Cape Atlantic Challenge, the Namequoit Sailing Association, and Coast Sweep. Their website is a good resource for information about activities on and around Pleasant Bay.

LandVest frequently lists special properties in the towns around Pleasant Bay with current listings in Chatham, Harwich Port, and Orleans.

View of Pleasant Bay from deck of Viking Point,
a waterfront estate property on 7± acres in Orleans, MA

Viking Point in Orleans is one of the most extraordinary properties on Pleasant Bay. Located at the end of a private road, the elevated site of seven acres on two separate lots offers magnificent panoramic views from the Namequoit River to Little Pleasant Bay and beyond. The main house and two guesthouses provide room for an extended family in seven bedrooms, six full and one half baths, as well as three fireplaces. There are 985 feet of frontage on Little Pleasant Bay, including a sandy beach, pier with a float, and a boathouse. There is also a tennis court and tennis house with half-bath. With a recently reduced price of $6,400,000 and the potential for subdivision into two and perhaps three lots, this property is a great value for a unique Pleasant Bay family compound.

LandVest has a wonderful selection of listings on Cape Cod with more in the works and there are always private listings percolating in the background. Check us out at or call Stewart Young at 617-357-8930 or

Price Reduction for Concord Estate in Massachusetts
By LandVest

Newly Priced Concord Estate
Now $1,550,000 under the current assessed value

The backyard tennis court, pool and cabana create
a perfect space for outdoor living and entertainment

Monument Street Estate

3.19± acres

1352 Monument Street, Concord, MA   01742


Click here to see property details


For more information on Concord’s real estate market, contact Mary-Elisabeth Jones (