December 2013

There are 4 blog entries for December 2013.

Buying a Second HomeIf you’ve ever visited the city of Boston or have spent any significant amount of time here, you’ve probably fallen in love. Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you; we love this area, too! In fact, many of our clients found us when they were buying a second home or vacation home in Boston. From the quaint and affordable beach towns of Scituate, Marshfield and Ipswich to the exclusive communities of Nantucket, Duxbury and Provincetown, you’ll find that Boston offers a wealth of exceptional waterfront homes that are fantastic as primary residences. However, Boston has other options for waterfront living, such as Back Bay real estate that offers expansive views of the Charles River. Of course, if this is something you’re interested in, our team of Back

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Vacationing in BostonBoston is easily one of the most loved communities in the country; it is also one of the most unique. Ask several people about vacationing in Boston and you’re likely to get a myriad of answers - people love this place! Whether you’re listening to the One Man Band guy playing an impromptu concert on Newbury Street, taking in an afternoon Boston Red Sox baseball game or a Boston University Terriers hockey game, spending the day with the kids on the famous Duck Boat Tours or exploring the Freedom Trail, you’ll quickly find that Boston has year’s worth of attractions to see. And you still haven’t seen Harvard Yard, the New England Aquarium, the Paul Revere House, Sullivan’s Castle Island, the Boston Common, the North End, Faneuil Hall or the Boston Symphony

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New Condos in South BostonTwo weeks ago I attended the Andrew Square Civic Association monthly meeting to hear developers Tom Broderick and Tim Russell's proposal for 488 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.  These guys are two of the top developers in the area, and build some of the nicest new condos in South Boston.  Not only is it great for the neighborhood, but it's excellent news for buyers as you will be purchasing a quality condo in Boston from a trustworthy builder.  Here are the main points from the developers proposal at the November 2013 meeting:

  • 36 Condominiums, 2 Commercial Units
  • 33 Parking Spaces
  • 950-1200 Sq. Ft. per unit
  • Height would be 52 feet at the highest point, and 4-5 stories
  • Existing Lot is 18,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Located between Middle Street and
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Buying During the HolidaysMany people believe buying during the holidays is not a great idea, but the holiday season is actually a fantastic time to buy!  Although inventory is traditionally low and people are preoccupied with holiday festivities to do much searching, this might be the best time of year to find a deal.

Here are some of the advantages of buying during the holiday season:    

Less Competition For a serious buyer, this can be advantageous as you will have more time to negotiate and to think about your offer.  There are also fewer cases of bidding wars during this time of year.

Serious Sellers/Cheaper Prices If you have been doing research the last few months, you will have noticed that some homes have been taken off the market.  Some sellers put their

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