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Welcome to Boston Pads!

Boston Pads features the largest collection of real-time Boston apartments and Boston real estate in the area. View our incredible selection of resources for buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters alike We take the guesswork out of finding your dream home by helping you get the most valuable real estate information you need to make a wise decision.

Apartments for Rent

View Apartments for Rent

With our immense real-time rental database and advanced search, we make it easy to find the perfect Boston apartment.

Homes for Sale

View Homes for Sale

Discover your new home or condo using our targeted filters. Browse images, floor plans, video, and 3D tours.

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Landlord Resources

Boston Pads is a premier real estate portal for property owners to maximize exposure and lease properties faster.

Real Estate Investment Boston

Real Estate Investment

Our experienced team of real estate professionals is ready to assist you with all of your real estate investment needs.

Boston Pads in the Media

As a leader in Boston real estate, our insight helps renters, buyers, and investors understand the market. With the area’s largest real-time real-estate database, we track a host of data points that show us not only where the real estate market is today, but where it’s going.

The Motley Fool

“…back in March 2020 before lockdown, Allston and Brighton had only 0.84% and 0.75% vacancy rates, respectively. That shot up to 7.57% and 4.45% over the next year…”


“Leaders in the marketplace will operate from a data-driven perspective rather than simply being a traditional real estate agent operating out of gut instincts or feelings.”

Business Insider

“…they’ve developed a whole suite of technologies to monitor web traffic, real time availability and vacancy rates so we can keep you well informed of marketplace nuances.”

The Boston Globe

“Nearly 7.2 percent of apartments in Boston were sitting vacant on Nov. 22,… That’s more than a five-fold increase over a year ago, when the vacancy rate sat at 1.32 percent.”

WBZ 4 - CBS Boston

“In theory for certain apartments you could put down as little as moving in with one month’s rent to get in and that’s historically unheard of in Boston.”

NBC Boston

“Boston Pads… published a series of infographics showing the average rent prices in 22 of the most sought after neighborhoods in the Greater Boston area.”

WCVB 5 - ABC Boston

“The biggest reduction is in the moving costs. Landlords have been giving a free months rent. We’ve seen in some luxury buildings five months free if you sign a two-year lease.”

Boston 25 News

“In the past month, we’ve seen record web traffic. There’s an absolute burst of highly qualified candidates. About half of the landlords [are] paying the broker’s fee. That’s not going to last much longer.”

Boston Herald

“The city’s real-time vacancy rate — the number of apartments unoccupied right now — is 8.91%, meaning that more than one in every 12 apartments in the city doesn’t have a renter.”


“The majority of landlords in Boston are smaller landlords who own a handful of units, versus larger publicly traded institutional landlords with global portfolios.”


“The fact of conflicting apartment data with improper rental values is even more acute. Many of the portals are simply too big nationally to be highly effective locally.”


“The amount of vacancies that we have due to this crisis in the cities is overwhelming… having more of an impact on the market than the eviction crisis that we’re seeing.”

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Over 208,407 Greater Boston Rentals in Our Database

Continuously updated and always growing, our real estate listings database will enable you to find the apartment or home of your dreams. With thousands of images, property tours, and videos, you’ll be able to immediately see whether a property is right for you. We provide hassle-free searching and an experienced, dedicated team of agents that are always ready to help.

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Real Estate Insights from Boston Pads

Medford Tufts
2023 Medford Apartment Rental Market Report

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The apartment rental market in Medford, MA is on a similar trajectory as last year when apartment supply figures hit record lows.  The current real-time availability rate (RTAR) for apartments in Medford, MA is -3.89% compared to late September 2022.  Real-time vacancy rate (RTVR) is -11.27% year-over-year.  This low inventory has pushed rent prices to [...]


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How to Retain Good Tenants in Your Boston Apartment

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Being a landlord in Boston will expose you to interesting challenges that will frequently change over the course of many years. In many cases, it can seem as if Massachusetts law is stacked against you, especially when it comes to dealing with difficult tenants. We all know that the courts in Boston tend to favor […]


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Cosigners of Boston Students: Rent an Off Campus Apartment vs. Buy an Investment Property

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Boston is a major education hub. It has a total of 35 higher learning institutions including community colleges, regular colleges, and universities. This, coupled with its small-town feel and all the perks of city life, makes it one of the hottest places to live in the country. Each year tens of thousands of college students […]