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Old 11-24-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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There are already hundreds of startups in the area.
Startups don’t employ 20k people.

And, Amazon wouldn’t have moved the needle far for median home prices. Maybe in a select few sub-markets.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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The summary is that the appreciation potential of Natick mirrors many towns within 495. The secret sauce is pretty glaring- Follow decent schools, proximity to conveniences, and commuter train access. Natick, as I’ve shown in my last posts, is the same story as a bunch of other towns in Greater Boston. It’s appreciation is slower than some, and faster than others.

What was the point of this thread?
The point seems to be the op’s fondness for natick and his or her need for affirmation of that fondness from people he or she doesn’t really know....
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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The OP seems to place more importance on potential investment than raising a family there.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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One pro to Natick, and Burlington (similar town), is that there is a large commercial tax base which keeps the town well funded and taxes reasonable.

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Old 11-24-2018, 10:21 PM
 
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One pro to Natick, and Burlington (similar town), is that there is a large commercial tax base which keeps the town well funded and taxes reasonable.
Valid point.

As much as I pump up Reading, the Real Estate is just as high, and taxes are far more due to lack of commercial activity.

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Old 11-24-2018, 11:39 PM
 
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The point seems to be the op’s fondness for natick and his or her need for affirmation of that fondness from people he or she doesn’t really know....
Well in that case, all this back and forth nonsense pretty much stands. Natick I s like a not as nice Andover. A less preserved Reading. A way nicer Framingham. A more happening Ashland. A far less hip Arlington. A secondary choice behind the inner Route 9 choices..
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Well in that case, all this back and forth nonsense pretty much stands. Natick I s like a not as nice Andover. A less preserved Reading. A way nicer Framingham. A more happening Ashland. A far less hip Arlington. A secondary choice behind the inner Route 9 choices..
Natick is far superior to Andover. Andover is significantly further from Boston and the 128 commute from Andover is terrible.

A less preserved Reading? What does that even mean and why would people care?

A secondary choice behind inner route 9 towns? The only closer route 9 towns are Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline. 3 of the absolute most expensive towns in the state. That's a good camp to be in.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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Natick is just OK. I'd say if you buy a house that costs more than 700K there you're pretty dumb, though. Natick's high end will not whether the imminent recession well.

also, why are you so insecure? you've been asking this question literally for years.

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...f0800&start=50
https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...p?f=2&t=220858
https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comm..._under_valued/

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Old 11-25-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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Natick is far superior to Andover. Andover is significantly further from Boston and the 128 commute from Andover is terrible.
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Natick is a better location but Andover is a better town (excluding location concerns).
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Natick is just OK. I'd say if you buy a house that costs more than 700K there you're pretty dumb, though. Natick's high end will not whether the imminent recession well.

also, why are you so insecure? you've been asking this question literally for years.

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...f0800&start=50
https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...p?f=2&t=220858
https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comm..._under_valued/

You are predicting an imminent recession. Do you have any data to back that up?

You are predicting the high tier of natick will not perform well in a housing recession. Again, do you have any data to back that up? According to the zillow market overview, the "top tier" in Natick actually held up pretty well. Go look at https://www.zillow.com/natick-ma/home-values/ and pick "top tier"

Paying over 700k means you're dumb? Again, any data or logic to back that statement up?

I was at this open house: https://www.redfin.com/MA/Natick/5-W.../home/11675304

Listed or 700k went for 740k. Square footage is overstated due to finished basement. It's about 2500 sqfoot with no garage.

There were about 80 people at that open house. The redfin estimate is now 794 - were the buyers dumb?
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