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    Top-producing Greater Boston realtor Dana Schaefer has built her success with equal measures of technical know-how and compassionate people skills. With great reverence for both the weighty financial and emotional investment the buying and selling process requires, she acts as an empathetic listener and an utterly collaborative partner. Her 20 years’ experience, meanwhile, make her a competent and confident guide. Above all, as leader of The Dana Schaefer Team at Compass, she’s dedicated to earning her clients’ trust and nurturing the loyalty and referrals that are the cornerstones of her business.

    Dana has carefully built her real estate expertise from the ground up. She earned a degree in interior design and architecture, and she worked with several of the area’s top developers on multiple high-profile loft-conversion projects. This means clients benefit from both her encyclopedic knowledge of Greater Boston neighborhoods, including Cambridge and Somerville, and her ability to advise on building plans, renovation ideas, and impactful staging.

    Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Dana lived in the South End for seven years and has resided in Cambridge since 2003. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, road biking, and snowboarding.

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    20A Cottage Street, Cambridge - $1,795,000

    A flowering garden path leads you to a secluded, re-imagined single-family home on a quiet Cambridgeport side street. 20A Cottage Street artfully combines the original craftsmanship of an 1873 antique home with a modern two-story glass addition that harmoniously connects the clean, modern kitchen to the cottage-style gardens. This glass ‘great room’ is equal parts chefs eat-in kitchen and family room— the heart of the home. The rest of the home is warm and inviting with old growth wood flooring and carved banisters. Take a leisurely stroll to Central Square for dining and entertainment ­or a short walk to the Charles River—the best of Cambridge and Boston are minutes away. This special home has so much to offer to the next lucky family.

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