Rooms for Rent in Boston

Oct 17

5 Roommate Communication Musts

In any relationship, clear communication is paramount to making it work. Even the most insightful and empathetic person cannot be expected to predict their roommate’s every thought and whim. Whether you’re best friends or total strangers, living with someone is distinctly different from interacting with them in any other context, and it’s easy to be surprised by the reality of sharing a living space with someone else. Especially if one or more of you has never done this dance before.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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apartments vs. condo
Mar 5

What is the Difference Between an Apartment, Condo, and Townhouse?

What is the difference between an apartment, condo, and townhouse? You may be thinking this way while you search for the next place to live. They all seem similar as far as the physical structure is concerned, but it is imperative that you know the differences between them. The main feature that set these properties apart is ownership. For example, you don’t own an apartment, but you do own a condo or a townhouse. According to the 2017 survey noted by Price2Homes, 19.33% of Boston residents rent while 80.67% own their homes. You will learn more about the similarities and the differences between the property verbiage by reviewing our outline below.

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