Boston, MA Real Estate News

By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all available listings at Garrison Square Back Bay.  Excellent pet-friendly building in Boston's premier neighborhood - the Back Bay, these units have concierge services, in-unit washer and dryer, plus other great amenities.  Rents range rom low to upper $2,000's for one and two bedroom units. The Boston Realty Team has experts who can help you find the ideal apartment or condo in the Back Bay and all of Greater Boston, contact us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com for the most extensive property listings in the city.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all Beacon Hill condos for sale.  Beacon Hill is a famous, sought-after, historical neighborhood of Boston with 1 and 2 bed condos priced anywhere from $500,000 to well over a $1,000,000.  Pleny of inverntory available right now so click the above link and start browsing. Contact the Boston Realty Team, 24/7, at 617-987-4811 to find a great condo in Beacon Hill.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view the available multi-family listings in Allston, MA.  Allston is an ideal neighborhood for multi-family investors as it is very close to Boston University, Boston College and Harvard.  With a strong rental base, multi-unit properties that come to market generally don't last too long. Contact the Boston Realty Team at 617-987-4811, 24/7, for more information on finding a great multi-family investment in the Greater Boston and Cambridge area.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view the available multi-family homes for sale in Boston's North End.  The North End is famous for the Boston Garden and the fine Italian restaurants that abound.  With its highly desired attribute, multi's in the North End come on the market infrequently and certainly do not last very long. Contact the experts at the Boston Realty Team, 24/7 at 617-987-4811 for help finding multi-family investment properties in the North End or elswhere in Greater Boston.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all available listings at 360 Newbury Street - One of the top luxury condo complexes in Boston's sought-after Back Bay locale.  Remarkable as the only Frank Gehry designed multi-tenant office building in the United States, the condos in this building sell in the $800+/sq.ft. and were converted in 2005. The Boston Realty Team can help you find the perfect luxury condo throughout greater Boston an Cambridge. Contact us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com for more information on this or any MLS listed home!  
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all available listings and more information on this top luxury building.  285 Columbus features high-end luxury condo living in the Back Bay and features price per square foot around $650 to $800+ for condos with great amenities and features.  The location is superb and the views are incredible.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all available listings at 15 North Beacon in Allston.  This high-end luxury condo building has plenty of ameneties including a roof-top deck and pool and is located close to BU, BC and Harvard.  This property is also convenient to the Green Line MBTA and should not be missed! The Boston Realty Team can help you find listings all through Allston and Brighton, from luxury to multi-family investments.  Contact us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 for more info on this property or to arrange a private showing.
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
  Beautiful triplex located right in the private community of Montgomery Park! Bright, sun-filled rooms are all ajointed by a classic winding staircase. The lavish home contains three wide-windows with direct views of park. The home also includes a sun-filled garden that provides direct access to the private park. For more information on this property, please click here.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Check out the current South End Boston Multi-Family Homes for sale.  The South End is a top-notch Boston neighborhood, with low vacancy rates coupled with high rents, which makes for an investor/developers dream!  Look for fantastic 3-4 unit brownstones that come on the market, because they do not last for long.  Take a look and see what's available today! Our experts at the Boston Realty Team can help you find the ideal investment property in Boston's South End - contact us 24/7 ay 617-259-0235 or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com for more info or to arrange a private showing today!
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
View our informational listing guide for the W Boston Residences at 110 Stuart Street in the Back Bay.  A five star hotel with private residences in one of Boston's premiere neighborhoods, with hardwood floors throughout, skyline views, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service and access to the hotel's ameneties!  With studios often in the mid $300's and 2 bed's in the $1,000,000 plus area, this awesome complex offers variety for the able buyer. Our experts at the Boston Realty Team can help you find the ideal lucury property you desire - contact us 24/7 at 617-259-0235 or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com.
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By David Laven, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA
(EXP Realty)
Click here to view all available listings at 533 Cambridge Street.  Located in the Allston section of Boston, 533 is a top-notch luxury building that's just minutes from Mass pike, Storrow Drive, Charles River, Cambridge and Boston University.  The building is convenient to the MBTA Green Line and has an average price of around $450/sq. ft. for condo sale.  
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Brighton MA Condo Prices: Comparisons All numbers rounded to closest $1,000's These numbers are based on sales from the past six months.  Source: MLS   ONE BEDROOM CONDOS in Brighton MA: Average price of all one-beds $247,000 Average price, one-beds with parking $276,000 Average price, one-beds without parking $234,000 Does this mean your parking space is worth $42,000?  Probably not.  Condos with parking are usually bigger and in higher priced locations.  But a parking space is highly valued.   TWO BEDROOM CONDOS in Brighton MA: Average price of all two-beds $397,000 Average price, two-beds with parking $427,000 Average price, two-beds without parking $312,000 Remember, many of the two bedroom condos with parking in Brighton are in modern elevator buildings with more amenities.    Inte...
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By Ingrid Johnson
(The Russell Realty Group)
Single family home sales in the Boston market took a little dip this last quarter,...compared to the same quarter in previous years. Although the median price is higher, average prices dropped a bit. Here are some statistics and trends for the 3rd quarter compared to the previous 4 years. Single Family Home Prices for Boston MA - 3rd Quarter Average Selling Price The average selling price in Boston MA for the 3rd quarter decreased -7% from $593,824 (in 2012) to $552,277 (in 2013). This after it decreased -9.47% from $655,968 (in 2011) to $593,824 (in 2012). That after a 13.25% change. These figures present no consistent pattern over the last few years. 2009 $450,893 2010 $579,203 2011 $655,968 2012 $593,824 2013 $552,277 Lowest Selling Price of Properties Sold The lowest sale price in B...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Real Broker, LLC
(Real Broker, LLC)
 Michael Mahoney | Remax Boston | 617.980.9025 | http://www.homesinbostonmass.com The Lofts at Westinghouse Plaza in The Readville Section of Hyde Park Massachusetts The Lofts at The Westinghouse Plaza are located in Readville Massachusetts which is an area within The City of Boston. There are 74 lofts in the complex. Each loft is a little unique from the next one.  The complex is pet friendly. They have been mostly selling around $250,000.  Each unit will come with it's own parking space.  If you want to see what is available today in the complex, please call 617.980.9025 to speak with Michael Mahoney of Remax in Boston.  You may also email mike@mmahoney.com To see these lofts and more lofts like it in the City of Boston, please log onto www.homesinbostonmass.com I did create a two min...
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By Robert Nichols, Boston Real Estate Expert!
(Boston Trust Realty Group)
Dorchester Real Estate Market Continues to perform well through the end of the third quater in 2013. 2 vs 2013. Median Values are up 10%, Average values are up 1% and the volume is up 10%. Things are looking up! Robert Nichols | Boston Trust Realty Group | http://BTRealtyGroup.com | 617-674-2077
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By Robert Nichols, Boston Real Estate Expert!
(Boston Trust Realty Group)
The Boston Condo Market is HOT! For September 2013 The Median value is up 10%, Average Value is up 15% and sales volume is up 18%. As a buyer, now is the time to start looking. 
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By Ingrid Johnson
(The Russell Realty Group)
Assisted showings is a term used for property viewings accompanied by listing agents. Purchasers and sellers, and seller and buyer agents, typically have contrasting opinions about this. The following is an overview of those points of view and the pros and cons of assisted showings for Roxbury MA homes for sale. Consumer Standpoints on Assisted Showings Home Owner Points of View People generally dislike having strangers wander through their home but they understand it is needed to sell their home. Sellers therefore feel more comfortable having someone they trust attend showings. Although uncommon, there are situations where articles are removed from a home or a home is not secured properly after a showing. Sellers also see the benefit of having their agent provide information on the vi...
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By Ingrid Johnson
(The Russell Realty Group)
If you are renovating your kitchen in South Boston, you will have a great opportunity to include some features that will make the kitchen special. There are a wide range of South Boston kitchen renovation design enhancements to consider. Below are a few desirable ones that you can install. South Boston Kitchen Renovation Design Enhancements Appliance Options Appliances are available in varied styles, finishes, brands, and price levels. You can certainly select higher offerings with advanced features without altering the layout of your space, but for a more customized kitchen, you can select a few interesting appliance options. Below are a few examples. Double Wall Ovens Dishwasher Drawers Island Cook Tops Recessed Refrigerator Food Warming Drawer Integrated Microwave Wine Coolers Comme...
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By Robert Nichols, Boston Real Estate Expert!
(Boston Trust Realty Group)
Did you know that Generation X and Y will acoount for nearly 60% of home buyers in 2013? According to the NAR ( National Association of Realtors) Generation X accounted for 31% of home buyers while Generation Y accounted for 28%.  Together, these two groups currently account for the largest percentage of home buyers in America, nearly double the amount of baby boomers (32%). The majority of these buyers are between the ages of 28-39, which means that they are tech savvy and chances are they own a smart phone. According to report conducted by emarketer, 72% of Gen Y and 61% of Gen X, owns a smartphone. So why is this relevant to you as a real estate professional in 2013? If you want to position your business for future growth, your marketing efforts need to be based on understanding wher...
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By Scott Mitchell, Scott Mitchell, Realtor
(RE/MAX Leading Edge)
What is RADON   Radon is a naturally accruing radioactive, odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is the result of decaying Uranium or Thorium. Radon normally will work its way up from the ground or ground water and into a home from cracks in the walls and/or floors, spaces inside walls, construction joints, gaps around floors or service pipes, and water supplies. An acceptable level of radon is below 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).Now below 4 pCi/L is an acceptable level of Radon established by the EPA; however, there is no level considered safe and the effects of Radon exposure is believed to cause lung cancer.   Typically, Radon is mentioned during the real estate process and is tested for by the potential buyer between the time after the accepted offer and before the signing...
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