Boston Condo Market

best rooftop bars in boston
Aug 20

Top 6 Rooftop Bars in Boston

It’s summertime –time to soak up the sun in the daytime and dance under the stars at night. Lucky for you, Boston has plenty of options when you’re ready to hit the town without being stuck inside.  And what better way to take in the site of Boston than from a rooftop bar.  Here are 6 of the best rooftop hangouts in the city.

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making the most of your patio
Aug 15

Making the Most of Your Patio

If you are one of the lucky people who get to have a patio at your home, it is very likely you will be spending a lot of time outside there this summer!  Greater Boston Outdoor time is often too short – so make the most of it! While just having a patio is often luxury enough, read below for our tips on how to give it an upgrade.  We want your styling and profiling in the best way possible for the next few months!

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renew my apartments lease or buy a home
Jun 28

Should I Renew the Lease or Buy a Property?

Should I renew my lease or go buy a property? This is one of the most common questions that renters ask themselves. Chances are, you find yourself agonizing over this situation at least once, but possibly many more times over the course of your life. Deciding to renew your lease is as important as deciding whether you should rent or buy. In real estate, market timing is important, but so is knowing what is a great deal, both on the renting and buying side of the equation. The last thing you need is to rack up unnecessary expenses after moving to a new pad or staying put that you later realize could have been avoided. There are just so many factors to consider. If you stay put in your current Boston Pad, you have to deal with the potential of rising rent and perhaps a sub-par landlord. If you buy at the top, what happens if the market makes a correction in a long and tired asset bull run?

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boston neighborhood
May 10

Trouble Finding Apartments in Boston? Here Are 5 Great Neighborhoods With Higher Than Average Apartment Availability Rates

For us renters in Boston, we are all familiar with how difficult it can be to find a place nowadays. With the influx of new residents over the past few years, options have been sparse to say the least, and it doesn’t appear it will get any easier.

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Top 10 Design Tricks that Make Your Small Living Space Feel Big
May 3

Top 10 Design Tricks that Make Your Small Living Space Feel Big

Can you name at least one challenge of living in a tiny apartment? Space or rather the lack of space. Sure, you’re saving money on rent since it is not as high as the one for a bigger apartment. But the tradeoff is living in a cramped space that makes it difficult to live comfortably. How can you enjoy living in your apartment when you can’t even walk around the furniture without constantly bumping into them? How can you have storage when you don’t even have enough room for shelves or drawers? You are having an interior design emergency and you’re trying to figure out how to make your living space feel big. You go through a list of possible solutions you can think of to solve this problem. That includes exchanging huge furniture for a small (or at least apartment-sized) furniture. While this solution is doable, there are other options you should consider to make your living space larger. Here are the following top 10 tricks to make your apartment look and feel nice and big.

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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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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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challenges in landlord property inspections
Dec 27

The Challenges of Rental Inspections in Massachusetts

Property managers need to wear many hats, and ‘rental inspector’ is one of the more difficult tasks they may have to do.  Not only is it an awkward experience for a tenant, there are many hurdles to consider for the landlord.  In many cases, a rental inspection can be considered a necessary chore by both parties that ultimately works out better in the long run for everyone involved.   This article will explain the benefits to tenants and landlords when it comes to rental inspections.

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Microapartments in Boston
Dec 4

Micro-Apartments are the Next Big Thing in Boston – Here’s Why

Ever heard of a micro-apartment? It’s just what it sounds like — an apartment on a micro level, and they are growing in popularity.  In many urban spaces, excess is out and minimalism is in.  That is especially true in Boston.  High real estate prices are certainly a big factor driving this trend, as high demand for living spaces close to the city is met with limited inventory and space. These sectioned off living units are a great option for individuals who prefer living on their own close to the city. Average rent prices in Boston can be high for 1 bedrooms and even many studio apartments near the city, but micro-apartments offer an affordable alternative for renters.

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FHA vs Conventional loans
Dec 3

How to Decide Between an FHA or Conventional Loan in Massachusetts

First time home buyers in Boston will undoubtedly be faced with many difficult and complex decisions on their road to purchasing a home.  It can be hard enough deciding on whether to buy or rent in the first place, but once a person decides to buy, one of the biggest questions they’ll have to face is how they are going to come up with the money (assuming you don’t have $500,000 lying around in cold hard cash).  For first-time home buyers looking to finance their home, they have an option for securing financing via a government-insured FHA loan or a conventional loan.  

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