August 2014

There are 4 blog entries for August 2014.

Boston CondosOnce upon a time, the stereotypical dream home was that freestanding single-family dwelling with the white picket fence. These days—not so much. The median price of condos in Massachusetts is now only $20,000 less than the median price of a single family home. There are a number of reasons for this shift in housing preferences, including:

  • Location, location, location. The prices of downtown Boston condos are on fire, because people appreciate the convenience of walking to work, public transportation, and abundant entertainment options. A significant portion of this action is because baby boomers are selling their homes in the burbs, now that the kids are grown, and moving back to where the action is.
  • Low maintenance. Those baby boomers are also
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Boston Condos for SaleAccording to the Boston Listing Information Network, or LINK, fewer condos sold in Boston than at any time in the past two years. But the problem wasn’t lack of interest; it was lack of options. Condos in Boston have become increasingly attractive, raising prices and shrinking inventory. Only 963 units were sold in Boston’s various neighborhoods last quarter, which is an 8 percent drop from one year ago.

At the same time, the median price of condos for sale in Boston rose by 12 percent, a clear indicator that it’s a seller’s market; with fewer choices available, sellers are charging—and getting—more per square foot than ever before. Not unexpectedly, the waterfront is still Boston’s most desirable area, with median condo prices now standing at $1.17

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Seaport District Boston CondosConsidering a move to a one of the new Seaport District Boston condos?  This area of South Boston is no longer up and coming, and has so much to offer.  The landscape changes every week, with new restaurants, developments, and parks opening.  Read more below for more things to do.

  • Check out an exhibit at the ICA. The Institute of Contemporary Art is a work of art in and of itself.  Featuring a beautiful modern design overlooking Boston Harbor, you'll be in awe of the views from inside the museum.  Then there are the innovative and fascinating exhibits of contemporary art, the gallery talks where you can listen to artists speak about their work, and the film screenings of thought-provoking cinema pieces.  You can even grab a bite to eat at the ICA's
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Luxury Back Bay Real EstateBoston's Back Bay is one of the most established neighborhoods in the city. It's also home to some of the most desirable real estate in the Boston area. The market here is highly competitive, and homes and condos typically sell within a few days of listing. If you're shopping for Back Bay Real Estate, here's what you can expect in terms of price, architecture, and neighborhood features.

Price - The Back Bay area is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city. While some homes here come with a high price tag, there are more affordable options available as well. Smaller condos start in the low-to-mid 400's, and larger, luxurious properties can cost up to $10 million. Whether you have a smaller budget or unlimited funds, there are several

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