Last year marked one of the most turbulent years on record for the local Boston apartment rental market. It saw a pandemic reshape the local multi-family and residential housing market. In February of last year, we predicted another banner year for the Boston rental market amid record low vacancies and record high rent prices. In […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Mar 04
The apartment rental market in Mission Hill is more easily susceptible to price fluctuations than many other Boston neighborhoods. The Real Time Availability Rate (RTAR) will often vary for several reasons. It’s situated very close to a significant number of higher education facilities including: Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MCPHS University, Mass College of […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Jan 25
Few neighborhoods have been impacted as harshly as Fenway in terms of the local apartment rental market in 2020. While the City of Boston has seen significant increases in overall apartment inventory compared to December 2019, Fenway apartments saw one of the biggest year over year increases in the Real-Time Availability Rate (RTAR) out of […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Dec 15
Medford’s apartment rental market has been able to avoid seeing some of the more severe effects of COVID-19. Vacancy rates aren’t up nearly as much in Medford when compared to nearby Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, but don’t let that fool you. The market is far from ideal in Medford, and apartment vacancies are up significantly […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Oct 26
When Craigslist came online, it used to be a primary resource for buyers and sellers to list nearly anything and everything you ever imagined. From job listings to used cars, furniture and services, Craigslist took the traditional model of a newspaper classified ad, put it online, and became the online classified marketplace of choice. In […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Oct 21
The year of COVID has brought with it many changes to the Somerville apartment rental market and the Greater Boston rental market as a whole. Apartment inventory is up all over the city, and the trend is particularly noticeable in the neighborhoods nearest to downtown and the areas close to universities. Somerville apartment vacancies have […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Oct 14
To buy or not to buy– that is the question on people’s minds, especially now, when interest rates are at record lows. There are certainly those who might be wondering if they would end up upside down on their property or stuck with something they can’t sell later on down the road. In instances like […]
By: Aubrey Liss
 Oct 01
Any conversation about real estate must, by its very nature, account for the status of the banks issuing the mortgages and setting mortgage standards. And any conversation about banks must likewise account for the big players: the heavyweights of the finance industry. Which brings us to Chase. J.P. Morgan Chase isn’t just the #1 largest […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Jul 28
We’re now a little over six weeks since Governor Charlie Baker issued Massachusetts’ stay at home order. The negative impact of coronavirus on the local economy is undeniable. Prior to COVID-19, Boston’s housing market witnessed unprecedented real estate growth. People now wonder, how will the current apartment market fair in the face of this pandemic?
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 May 08
Dear Boston Pads Community, We are receiving a significant amount of questions regarding the spread of COVID-19 and updates regarding the market/rentals/showings. I wanted to write and inform you about several
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Mar 15