Posts Tagged With: boston apartment living

best new england clam chowder in boston
Sep 24

5 Great Boston Chowder Houses

Chowder is a staple in Boston, but the best spot is always a debate. Ask a handful of friends for their favorites, and you’re sure to get at least five different local restaurants. One thing is pretty consistent:  New England Style creamy chowder, full of clams, potatoes and the briny flavor of the sea, is a big winner. Here are our top five picks for great chowder. They’ve all been around for a while, so that proves they’re doing something right. Right?
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best fast food in boston
Sep 14

7 Best Restaurants for a Quick Meal in Boston

Foodies in Boston, luckily, don’t have to spend hours over lunch or dress up for dinner. Options for grabbing a quick bite that’s healthy and budget-friendly are legendary. From unexpected twists on old favorites to dietary treats that include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, Boston foodies have every right to believe that this is heaven on earth.

Here are 7 of the best, one for each day of the week!

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ideas to transform your homes basement
Sep 13

Interior Design Ideas to Transform Your Basement

When moving to a new home, having a finished basement can be a real selling point. Of course, then you must decide what to do with the extra space. This can be especially difficult if you have multiple people with multiple different interests! You can always section off different areas and spaces for different activities, or create one big area for everyone.  In Boston, where space is highly valuable and quite expensive, a great basement can be a huge plus in quality of life!  Read below for our tips on different fun ideas for your basement!
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Boston off the radar attractions
Sep 3

5 Off the Radar Attractions for Boston Visitors

Living in Boston means that you’re likely to have friends and family visiting from afar. Boston is a world-class city, and it’s a destination for tourists from all over the world. If you’ve only recently arrived, you might still be discovering your favorite local spots as you settle into a new lifestyle. But, when you’re called into service as a tour guide, you’ll want to have some off-the-beaten-path destinations in mind.
Here’s a shortlist to get you started:
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best rooftop bars in boston
Aug 20

Top 6 Rooftop Bars in Boston

It’s summertime –time to soak up the sun in the daytime and dance under the stars at night. Lucky for you, Boston has plenty of options when you’re ready to hit the town without being stuck inside.  And what better way to take in the site of Boston than from a rooftop bar.  Here are 6 of the best rooftop hangouts in the city.

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Reducing your Summer Water Bill
Jun 18

Reducing your Summer Water Bill

Owning a home or renting an apartment can come with a lot of expenses that go beyond rent payments. If you own your own home, you will be responsible for water bills. If you are renting, some landlords include hot water in the monthly rent charge, but many do not and it falls on the tenants to pay. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lower your monthly water bill. Read below for our tips! 

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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 10 Design Tricks that Make Your Small Living Space Feel Big
May 3

Top 10 Design Tricks that Make Your Small Living Space Feel Big

Can you name at least one challenge of living in a tiny apartment? Space or rather the lack of space. Sure, you’re saving money on rent since it is not as high as the one for a bigger apartment. But the tradeoff is living in a cramped space that makes it difficult to live comfortably. How can you enjoy living in your apartment when you can’t even walk around the furniture without constantly bumping into them? How can you have storage when you don’t even have enough room for shelves or drawers? You are having an interior design emergency and you’re trying to figure out how to make your living space feel big. You go through a list of possible solutions you can think of to solve this problem. That includes exchanging huge furniture for a small (or at least apartment-sized) furniture. While this solution is doable, there are other options you should consider to make your living space larger. Here are the following top 10 tricks to make your apartment look and feel nice and big.

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how to rent an apartment in Boston
Mar 11

How to Rent an Apartment in Boston?

Hi, I’m Demetrios from Bostonpads.com. Today, I am going to show you the in’s and outs of finding a great apartment in Boston. Moving to Boston, or anywhere for that matter, can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m here to give you the framework and tools for making the transition as smooth as possible.

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