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5 Features to Look For in Your Boston Apartment Rental  

Living in Boston is an exhilarating experience that most people would envy. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the market for a Boston apartments rental, you’ll want certain interior amenities. However, there are also local features to be aware of when searching for a Boston apartment rental. Here are five features to consider.

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Storage Solutions for Your Boston Apartment

Make your space more efficient and cut your clutter.

You’re looking for the perfect Boston apartment in your dream neighborhood, but everything you’re finding is too small for all of your stuff. Between winter coats and bedding, sporting equipment, and the other everyday items it takes to keep you up and running, it seems like you’ll never find a place big enough for everything. Instead of going for more space, the answer may be rethinking the way you use your space. Try these money-saving — and space-saving — storage solution to do more with less.


The New Minimalism: Popular Methods to Control Your Clutter

The new watchword for design and lifestyle is doing more with less. Find out why Minimalism is not just a trend, it’s a way of life.

If you’re an ‘80s or ‘90s kid, you were raised in a time where More was More. It was an age of McMansions, Paris Hilton, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It seemed that the desire to acquire was built in to the American mindset. However, the economic meltdown of ‘08 created a new movement toward practicality and frugality. The New Minimalism is about more than saving money and decluttering — it’s about how simplicity can create happier and more satisfying lives. Here are three of the biggest names in small living and how their philosophies can change your lifestyle.


5 Apartment-Hunting Secrets That You Need To Know

Go About The Hunt Strategically

When you’re apartment-hunting, there are a number of things you need to take into account. The following are a few tips to help you plan out the hunt strategically, getting the most value for your money. Remember, an apartment is not an investment in your future directly, but indirectly.

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Top 4 Things Boston Home Buyers Want

Yesterday we talked about the top 3 things young Boston home buyers want in a potential property. In the course of my research I noticed there were stark differences between what young home buyers look for and home buyers their parents’ age (35-54).

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Top 3 Things Young Boston Home Buyers Want

Think all young Boston home buyers are looking for fireplaces, stainless steel appliances, and eat in kitchens? Then you are out of touch with the latest generation of home buyers. Having grown up with smartphones, apps, and the internet, millennials, have different wants and needs than previous generations when it comes to buying a home.  

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By the Numbers: Apartment Rent Growth vs. Wage Growth


What a difference a decade makes! The economy has bounced back, employment is on the rise, and a construction boom is creating new housing in cities from coast to coast. All great news. 

In fact, the economy is doing so well that it’s driven housing prices to record highs. Both rents and sales prices are approaching record highs, particularly in places like Boston, where strong market fundamentals continue to attract investors of all kinds.


A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts

We’re in the thick of one of the hottest (and longest) real estate cycles. People are buying left and right, leasing apartments for thousands of dollars a month. If it seems like an exciting time to be in the real estate industry, you’re right. So why are you still sitting on the sideline?


Beantown’s Best: Arts and Entertainment

Boston is full of art, entertainment, excellent food prepared by renowned chefs, and some of the best shopping the world has to offer. But how do you find the rarest gems of Boston’s cultural scene? With this guide to the best of Boston, you can find top-tier experiences like a true local.


Beantown’s Best Workouts

There’s a lot to love about Boston, but the brutal winters, city crowds, and thriving food scene can be rough on your exercise and diet regimen. That’s why there are so many local businesses that cater to Bostonians in need of a workout. However you prefer to sweat it out, try one of these Boston Pads favorites for the best exercise venues in Boston.