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Ames-Webster vs. 16 Marlborough; Mass. Foreclosures; More!

BACK BAY/NORTH END—Our pals at Redfin are holding a vote on the Iconic Homes of America, and three local beauts are in the running: the Ames-Webster Mansion, 16 Marlborough Street and Unit 5 at 78-80 Commercial Street. [Redfin]
MASS.-WIDE—Foreclosure activity has either dropped or remained flat, depending on how you look at it: "A total of 4,004 petitions were filed in the third quarter, nearly unchanged from third quarter 2011 when there were 4,002 petitions filed. Foreclosure petitions were also down from 4,348 and 4,783 in the first and second quarters, respectively." [Banker & Tradesman]
BRIGHTON—The maker of the massive New Brighton Landing, New Balance, continues to buy up the neighborhood: "In separate deals within the past month, company affiliates paid $3.8 million for a North Beacon Street building that's home to the Vocational Advancement Center and $5 million for the Grossman's Bargain Outlet site next door." [Herald]

Ames-Webster Mansion

306 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116