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Real Estate Predictions 2019

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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Top 5 Home Improvement Skills That Don’t Require a Handyman

Landowners constantly face the ever-daunting problem of renovating and improving property. While certain fixes require various handymen, there are many damages that can be fixed without having to hire any extra help. Here are 5 crucial DIY home improvement skills that will help you save time and money while polishing up your properties.


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landlord friendly apartment decor ideas for boston apartments

5 Landlord Friendly Ways Improve Your Apartment

Rental living offers numerous benefits and perks over owning a home, but personalization isn’t one of them. Nothing beats the feeling of making a rented space your own, and just because you’re renting  doesn’t mean you can’t make your apartment feel like home. Luckily, there are a few Boston apartment decor hacks and tricks you can do to spruce up your rented space without stressing out your landlord or worse, having to pay for it when you move out.

Here are five ways to do just that!


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tips for finding the best roommates in Boston

Tips for Finding the Right Roommate

Having a roommate has many benefits. You can afford a much nicer apartment when you share the responsibility of paying rent with another person. You can meet new people and learn new things about the city in which you live. Despite the numerous benefits of having a roommate, the difficulty of finding the right person to live with discourages many people from living with a roommate. 


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boston landlord tenant property inspection

When To Perform Property Inspections and What to Look For

As a landlord in Boston, property inspections are inevitable.  While they aren’t always the most comfortable experience, they are necessary to ensure renter safety, lease compliance, and a smooth transition when tenants move in or move out. 

But when can you perform a rental inspection?  It is important to understand the process before you just walk into your tenants apartment.  In some cases, it is illegal to walk in to property without following some guidelines.  


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