Boston Landlords

medford average rent prices
Oct 7

Medford Average Rent Prices 2019

As fall sets in around Greater Boston, some parts of the Medford apartment rental market heat up. As Tufts University begins its fall semester, every year we see a big spike in web traffic at the same time, as hundreds of new units get rented out in parts of Medford and Somerville markets. But how’s it looking in 2019? Here’s a real time report of the rental market in Medford for October 2019.
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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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natural light to your boston apartment
Aug 22

How to get Natural Light in Your Apartment

Although there are tons of lighting options to purchase, nothing can compare to beautiful natural light streaming through your home. While it’s true that a variety of factors affect the amount of natural light specific areas can get, there are steps you can take to get more.  Boston has a vast array of great lighting stores that can totally help transform a room into something much better than it was before.  Greater Boston is also blessed with a lot of standard and custom window providers that will help your apartment building or real estate be splashed with great light.  Read below for our tips on how to get the most natural light in your home possible!

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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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Current apartment availability in Boston
Jul 25

2019 Boston Apartment Rental Market Report

Two years ago, we released the most comprehensive apartment rental market report in Greater Boston which featured an interactive map showing vacancy rates, average rent prices, and area statistics for all surrounding neighborhoods. 

Two years later, our database of Boston apartments has grown larger, our network has grown wider, and our knowledge and understanding of the market has grown deeper. 

Boston Pads Apartment Data – Our Breadth and Scope:

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Summer Yard Care & Maintenance
Jun 26

Summer Yard Care

As we head into summer, it is natural that people want to spend more of their time outdoors. This is especially the case for homeowners—if you paid for a yard, you want to use it! Especially in Boston, having a yard is a cherished oasis. While it is a relief to stop thinking about icy walkways and paying for snow removal, summer brings a whole new checklist of actions to keep your yard in shape. Depending on the size of your yard, this can feel like a daunting task. Read below for our tips on taking the best care of your outdoor space this season!
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Reducing your Summer Water Bill
Jun 18

Reducing your Summer Water Bill

Owning a home or renting an apartment can come with a lot of expenses that go beyond rent payments. If you own your own home, you will be responsible for water bills. If you are renting, some landlords include hot water in the monthly rent charge, but many do not and it falls on the tenants to pay. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lower your monthly water bill. Read below for our tips! 

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Real-Time Vacancy Rate vs. Real-Time Availability Rate in Boston MA
Jun 13

Properly Assessing the Boston Apartment Rental Market- Through the Realtime Vacancy Rate vs. Realtime Availability Rate

Being the local leader in real time apartment data in Boston, we’ve looked at many different ways of assessing the overall health of the local rental market.  Over the years we’ve analyzed and reported on numbers such as average rent prices, average time on market, price per square foot, vacancy rates, and more.  Throughout years and years of analysis, we’ve come to find that there are two indicators that are most reliable when it comes to assessing overall rental market health:  Real-Time Vacancy Rate (RTVR) and Real Time Availability Rate (RTAR).  

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May 13

How to Get Your Apartment Application Approved

After days or weeks of searching, you finally find an apartment. It pretty much has all the amenities that you want plus it fits your budget, your lifestyle, and the proximity to your job. You waste no time filling out the application and turning it in expecting to get accepted immediately.  

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How to Retain Good Tenants
Apr 17

How to Retain Good Tenants

Being a landlord in Boston isn’t the easiest thing in the world. In many cases, it can seem as if Massachusetts law is stacked against you, especially when it comes to dealing with difficult tenants. That being said, when you do get a good tenant, it’s important you do everything in your power to retain them. So if you want your reliable tenants to stick around after their lease is up, then you need to know how to keep them happy. Here’s how you can do just that:

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