MA Housing Regulations

boston landlord tenant property inspection
Dec 31

When To Perform Property Inspections and What to Look For

As a landlord in Boston, property inspections are inevitable.  While they aren’t always the most comfortable experience, they are necessary to ensure renter safety, lease compliance, and a smooth transition when tenants move in or move out. 

But when can you perform a rental inspection?  It is important to understand the process before you just walk into your tenants apartment.  In some cases, it is illegal to walk in to property without following some guidelines.  

Tips for dealing with difficult renters
Dec 19

Tips for Dealing With Difficult Tenants

Every landlord’s dream is to have perfect tenants who always pay on time, maintain their residence, follow the rules, and of course, live there for several years. Wouldn’t that be nice!

Unfortunately, if you are a landlord long enough, you will run into tenants that can make your life a difficult time.

rent to own boston ma
Nov 28

Rent to Own Homes in Boston – What You Need to Know

As Boston real estate prices soar, many people who aspire to own a home are priced out of the buyers market.  In order to buy a home, you may need to have a good credit score and a large sum of money for a down payment.

millennial boston real estate buyers
Jan 25

Boston Real Estate Predictions 2018

“We’re in the 8th inning,” some have said. “We’re in extra innings,” say others. Generally speaking, real estate cycles last about ten years. The last real estate cycle peaked in 2007, so it came as no surprise when experts predicted real estate prices to dip last year.

Except, they didn’t.

capital market trends and floating rate loans
Oct 6

Capital Market Trend: Owners of Stabilized Properties Turn to Floating-Rate Loans

It’s typically the case that owners of multi family homes look to secure low-cost, fixed-rate debt on their properties. This provides stability and allows real estate investors to more accurately predict their annual cash flow.

rent vs sell boston
Sep 15

Rent vs. Sell Boston

Are you ready to live that landlord life? Here’s why the answer should be Yes.

You just found out you’ve been transferred to a job across country. You’ve inherited a home in the Boston area, but you don’t live here and don’t plan to any time soon. You’re planning to retire to warmer climes, but have to sell your Boston home first. Or maybe you’re a budding real estate investor who’s looking to pursue a Buy and Hold strategy in the competitive Boston real estate market.

average rent prices in boston by town
Jul 24

Average Rent Prices in Boston by Town

***UPDATE*** We released our average rent prices map for 2019!! You can see the Updated Boston Average Rent Price Map here.

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Boston Pads recently published a series of infographics showing the average rent prices in 22 of the most sought after neighborhoods in the Greater Boston area. Utilizing their extensive database of over 156,000 Boston apartments, they were able to calculate the average rent price for most of the areas in close proximity to the city.

rent boston apartments or buy boston real estate
Jul 10

Rent Vs. Buy Boston

Boston’s housing market is made up of so many young professionals who are highly educated, financially sophisticated, and fiscally responsible. And everyone knows that buying is always the better bet. Right? Tax breaks and endless home value appreciation mean that the first thing you must do when you get that great job or that long-awaited promotion is buy a home. Right?

massachusetts construction labor shortage
Jul 6

Multiple Factors Impacting Residential Construction Labor Shortage

A lack of available housing is a consistent theme heard throughout the US these days, and that holds especially true in the Boston real estate market. Building new homes is an obvious solution to combating the housing problem, but a slew of factors are negatively impacting the residential construction workforce.

Jun 26

5 Great Ways to Decorate Your Rental (And Still Get Back Your Deposit!)

Living in a rental has so many advantages over homeownership. Toilet leaking? Call the landlord. Snow needs shoveling? Call the landlord. Driveway needs repair? Well, you get the idea.

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