Boston Neighborhood

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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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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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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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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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 5 Most Expensive Apartment Rental Neighborhoods in Boston
Apr 4

Top 5 Most Expensive Apartment Rental Neighborhoods in Boston

It’s no secret rent prices have gotten to be outrageous in some areas of Boston.  Between the droves of new residents moving in, the endless flow of new luxury buildings being built, and the super low vacancy rates,  it’s a perfect recipe for soaring rent prices.  

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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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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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