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how to rent an apartment in Boston
Mar 11

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
Mar 5

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
Feb 13

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
Feb 7

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
Feb 1

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
Jan 29

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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Jan 25

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
Jan 23

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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Jan 17

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
Jan 7

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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