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How to Retain Good Tenants

How to Retain Good Tenants

Being a landlord in Boston isn’t the easiest thing in the world. In many cases, it can seem as if Massachusetts law is stacked against you, especially when it comes to dealing with difficult tenants. That being said, when you do get a good tenant, it’s important you do everything in your power to retain them. So if you want your reliable tenants to stick around after their lease is up, then you need to know how to keep them happy. Here’s how you can do just that:


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Top 5 Most Expensive Apartment Rental Neighborhoods in Boston

Top 5 Most Expensive Apartment Rental Neighborhoods in Boston

It’s no secret rent prices have gotten to be outrageous in some areas of Boston.  Between the droves of new residents moving in, the endless flow of new luxury buildings being built, and the super low vacancy rates,  it’s a perfect recipe for soaring rent prices.  


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how to rent an apartment in Boston

How to Rent an Apartment in Boston?

Hi, I’m Demetrios from Bostonpads.com. Today, I am going to show you the in’s and outs of finding a great apartment in Boston. Moving to Boston, or anywhere for that matter, can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m here to give you the framework and tools for making the transition as smooth as possible.


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apartments vs. condo

What is the Difference Between an Apartment, Condo, and Townhouse?

What is the difference between an apartment, condo, and townhouse? You may be thinking this way while you search for the next place to live. They all seem similar as far as the physical structure is concerned, but it is imperative that you know the differences between them. The main feature that set these properties apart is ownership. For example, you don’t own an apartment, but you do own a condo or a townhouse. According to the 2017 survey noted by Price2Homes, 19.33% of Boston residents rent while 80.67% own their homes. You will learn more about the similarities and the differences between the property verbiage by reviewing our outline below.


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Real Estate Predictions 2019

Boston Real Estate Predictions 2019 – Can the Greatness of Boston Continue?

Last year we predicted a continued climb in real estate prices for 2018. Many experts said we’re in for a market correction. Many said it can’t continue, and eventually it has to reach a tipping point. We heard the loud clarion calls yet again in late 2018 from the naysayers and the risk averse real estate investors. Well, we keep hearing from some that a market correction is coming, and eventually you are going to be right; but not in 2019.


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What Does PropTech Mean for Landlords & Homeowners

What Does PropTech Mean for Landlords & Homeowners

If you’re into buzzwords and real estate, you might have started to incorporate “proptech” into your vocabulary. For the rest of us, it’s still a pretty new concept. So, what is proptech, and how can it help manage, rent, sell and optimize your income producing properties?


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Five Things to Consider Before Turning your Apartment into a Short Term Rental

Five Things to Consider Before Turning your Apartment into a Short Term Rental

If you’re like many people, you’ve been following the short-term rental trend with a lot of interest. After all, many landlords are making substantially more money by renting out their homes and apartments on a temporary basis than they would if they were long-term rentals. However, this route isn’t for everyone — it’s got it’s drawbacks as well as advantages. Before you make the decision to turn your apartment into a short-term rental, ask yourself the following five questions.


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Limits On FHA Loans Were Raised in 2019 - Here’s What it Means for Boston

Limits On FHA Loans Were Raised in 2019 – Here’s What it Means for Boston

Good news for Boston home-buyers.  FHA loan limits were increased for the third consecutive year, making it even easier for first time home buyers and buyers with less than stellar credit to be able to purchase a home in Boston.


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Top 5 Luxury Buildings in Seaport

Located between Boston’s stunning waterfront and the well-known Fort Point district, Seaport has been developed to be a sustainable urban neighborhood that residents cherish. It has undergone massive development under the Boston’s new housing plan, and new buildings continue to be approved and built up in this area every month it seems. 


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tax write-offs for renters

Tax Write-Offs Renters Often Overlook

If your a renter in Boston, you might assume that those who own a home are the only people who get any type of credit on their annual tax returns.  If so, you will be happy to know that you might qualify for one of several types of tax write-offs described below.


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