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ideas to transform your homes basement
Sep 13

Interior Design Ideas to Transform Your Basement

When moving to a new home, having a finished basement can be a real selling point. Of course, then you must decide what to do with the extra space. This can be especially difficult if you have multiple people with multiple different interests! You can always section off different areas and spaces for different activities, or create one big area for everyone.  In Boston, where space is highly valuable and quite expensive, a great basement can be a huge plus in quality of life!  Read below for our tips on different fun ideas for your basement!
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Sep 5

2019 Cambridge Apartment Real Time Vacancy Rate and Fall forecast

Picturesque architecture and stunning state of the buildings combine with eclectic culture to make Cambridge a fantastic place to live.  The energy and optimism that Cambridge throws off can be contagious as you stop by a coffee shop and overhear people discussing the next great internet startup. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provide an intellectual accent, while proximity to Boston proper allows residents to enjoy a world-class art, culture, and culinary scene. Although rentals are often tough to come by in neighborhoods with major universities, this also creates a natural turnover, so finding a place to live in Cambridge may not be as hard as you think.  The key is planning.  The key is details.  Ever heard the saying if you fail to plan, plan to fail?  Getting a great place in Cambridge requires a blueprint and a systematic approach to winning.

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Sep 4

5 Best Weekend Excursions This Fall

As wonderful as Boston can be, autumn will always give you the urge to wander outside of city limits in search of fall foliage and pumpkin-spiced memories.  Of all the things New England is famous for, fall-foliage is one of the region’s biggest attractions, which brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists a year all in search of the ‘best bed and breakfast’ in New England.

For us in the city, we know that Boston Proper can be just as beautiful as a Vermont road trip in mid-September, but if your looking to venture into open spaces this fall, here’s a list of 5 destinations that are sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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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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Home Office
Jun 25

4 Steps to Creating a Home Office

There are many benefits to having a home office, even if you do not work from home. Having a home office can help keep you organized and give you a space to call your own. In Boston, there is tremendous traffic on many different routes getting in and out of the city and surrounding towns, so having a home office can make all the different in the world to your mental health and productivity. Read below for our tips on how to make the most out of this room!
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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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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 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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Dec 6

Neighborhood Amenities to Look for When Moving to Boston

Picking which neighborhood to apartment or house hunt in can be both exciting and stressful. With so many great Boston neighborhoods, the options can feel overwhelming. We compiled a list of neighborhood amenities to consider which will be helpful for picking the best neighborhood in Boston for you.

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