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Traits Driving Boston’s Hot Real Estate Market

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A 2017 real estate forecast report from places Boston as one of the top real estate locations in the country. Rankings were determined in each market based on housing price levels and sales profits.

Nationwide, real estate markets are projected to grow 3.9 percent in price and nearly 2 percent in sales this year. In Boston, those numbers are much higher, with growth anticipated to be 6.1 percent in price and 6.3 percent in sales.

With a newly-elected president and a series of impending regulatory changes to the housing market, the American real estate industry is in the midst of an potentially great era.

However, there are certain socioeconomic factors that all contribute to the success of top 10 real estate markets, like Boston, which ranks third in the country.

Strong Job Markets

A strong economy means lower employment numbers, which helps to bring stability to any housing area. Steady work offering consistent pay often widens the range of living options for residents as well.

New businesses that pop up in any market also help to attract job seekers to those areas.

Two Key Demographic Groups and Affordable Rent Prices

Baby boomers and millennials in large numbers are also great for real estate, and Boston is no exception. While real estate sales are historically low in Massachusetts, a swath of new apartment buildings constructed throughout Boston are being quickly scooped up to meet a strong housing demand.

Various Factors make Renting a Popular Choice

It was originally predicted that 2017 would see an increase in first-time home buyers. However, as interest rates creep back up, those interested in buying may not qualify for loans and those who do could still face obstacles in finding a home that meets their budget.

For these reasons, renting an apartment becomes the number one option for many people.

With new residential towers and development projects underway across the city (and more on the way), Bostonians will have plenty of quality housing options in the years ahead.

Demetrios Salpoglou

Demetrios Salpoglou

Published March 1, 2017

Demetrios Salpoglou is the CEO of which is an information and technology based services company that provides cutting edge resources to real estate companies. Demetrios has developed over 90 real estate related websites and owns hundreds of domain names. Demetrios also owns and operates six leading real estate offices with over 120 agents.

Demetrios has pulled together the largest apartment leasing team in the Greater Boston Area and is responsible for procuring more apartment rentals than anyone in New England – with over 130k people finding their housing through his services. Demetrios is an avid real estate developer, peak performance trainer, educator, guest lecturer and motivational speaker.