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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/20/2017

 Do you think your street is the greatest street in Dedham? What makes it so great? Tell us why and win $250 towards a block party! Donahue Real Estate Co. is now accepting entries. To nominate your street, submit an essay, a video or a clever creation that explains why your street should win. Nominations are due by Friday, September 29, 2017. Email your submissions to info@donahuere.com or by mail to:  Donahue Real Estate Co., 15 Bryant St. Dedham, MA 02026 c/o “Best Street in Dedham.”Who wants the crown of "Best Street in Dedham"?





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/19/2017

Did you every hear the old expression, "Trust in God, but lock your door"? Not only has that adage been passed on from one generation to the next, but it's a lyric in an old Kenny Rogers song, and you'll occasionally see it on bumper stickers. Although keeping your home safe from intruders is a serious topic, that old saying reminds us, in a humorous way, that we shouldn't take home security for granted. In addition to high tech approaches to home protection, there are also easy and inexpensive steps you can take to discourage burglars. Although many of these safety measures seem like common sense, you'd be surprised at how many homeowners forget to lock doors, leave lights on, and take other simple precautions when they're away. Here's a handful of smart steps you can take to substantially reduce the risk of having your home broken into.

  1. Make a habit of locking your doors and windows. While this piece of advice may sound like a "no-brainer," many reports of home break-ins mention an unlocked window or door as the point of entry for burglars. The first thing you can do to tighten up security and feel safer in your own home is to increase your awareness of potential threats, and emphasize to your family the importance of taking precautions. The ideal scenario involves reinforcing positive habits, without instilling a sense of fear. After all, your home should be a peaceful place where your family always feels safe and comfortable.
  2. Shine a light on the problem. You would think that everyone would leave lights on when they're not home at night, but -- for one reason or another -- many don't. Keeping your home well lit, both inside and out, is a good strategy for thwarting crime. To save money on energy bills and to avoid the appearance of always having your lights on, you can purchase inexpensive lighting timers. Leaving a radio or TV on when you're not home, or connecting it to a timer, is another way to create the illusion that someone is home.
  3. Barking dogs are a known burglar deterrent, as are "Beware of Dog" signs. The actual dogs are obviously more effective than the warning signs, but many people bring their pets to a boarding facility when they're away on vacation. One solution is to arrange for a house sitter or an on-site pet care service to stop by. If you have a trusted neighbor or family member who can feed and walk your dog while you're away (maybe, water your plants, too!), then your canine security guard can remain on duty in your absence. Many communities also have licensed and bonded pet care services that can stop by and take care of your dogs, every day, eliminating the need for your pets to be away from home.
  4. Landscaping features can be a risk factor. Be aware that high bushes and hedges can make it easier for burglars to hide while breaking into windows. Keep shrubs and branches trimmed back as much as possible to eliminate this chink in your security plan. If you're still concerned about the effect of bushes on home security, then make sure your window locks are sturdy and fully functional. Inexpensive battery-operated window and door alarms are also an option.
One method that can virtually eliminate the problem of forgetting to lock your doors and turning on lights is to have a high-tech security system installed. This technology enables you to activate locks, lights, and even thermostats from any location with your cell phone, laptop, or other mobile device. While these automated systems and monitored alarms incur a monthly service fee, the peace of mind and added control you get over your home environment is often more than worth the expense.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/15/2017


538 East St, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Delightful estate area Colonial has it all. This well cared for three bedroom; two full bath home is the one you have been waiting for to pop up. The first floor boasts a front to back living room centered by a wood burning fireplace. The dining room has twin built-ins and is perfect for those special meals. A modern eat in kitchen awaits and it allows for direct access to a nice deck. This floor is topped by a den/home office that could be converted to a first floor suited master. The three bedrooms are roomy, sunny and all have good closet space. There is a large, modern full bath and a linen closet. All the systems are in good shape and features care free siding, replacement windows, two hundred amp electrical service and more. The home is located in a prime walking location. Schools, the Endicott Estate, Dedham Square and the commuter rail are minutes away by foot. Put your bags down and relax..... You are home! Call Today!
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/14/2017

This Single-Family in Dedham, MA recently sold for $444,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


166 Oakdale Avenue, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$450,000
Price
$444,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Situated on a beautiful corner lot in the Oakdale neighborhood this lovely colonial offers great space for today's family! The first floor boasts a large living room with high ceilings and gorgeous hardwood floors, a large sunny dining room, den area perfect for kids or your home office, full bath and a large eat in kitchen with pantry and laundry area. The second floor has three nice sized bedrooms and the second full bath! Looking for a teen suite? The walk up attic offers great potential! You will definitely enjoy the front porch and yard while entertaining family and friends! A short walk to the Endicott Commuter Stop, Oakdale Elementary and Square while a short drive to Dedham Square, Legacy Place and all major routes and highways makes this home a winner! Stop in on Sunday 12-2PM.

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/13/2017

This Single-Family in Dedham, MA recently sold for $449,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


41 Avery St, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$449,000
Price
$449,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Check out this wonderful, four bedroom / one and half bath Antique Colonial in one of Dedham's up and coming neighborhoods. This home boasts tremendous woodwork and delightful detail throughout. A traditional floor plan with dining room, living room, den, half bath and EIK greets you on the first floor. Four corner bedrooms, all good size, good closet space and a full bath round out the second floor. The basement is partially finished with a play room. The other half has laundry and a work area. The home also features a walk up attic, a two car garage and a nice yard. Walk to Dedham Square and all it has to offer. The Endicott train station is a fifteen minute walk and you can be at Back Bay Station in the same amount of time. Put your touches on this classic home and make it yours. See it today.

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