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Condos in the seaport district

For years, the area was mostly an industrial area, and there really weren't many Condos in the Seaport District. This changed after the Big Dig built the I-93 and I-90 interchange and installed the Silverline. Now, with an easy commute to the suburbs and the airport, professionals and numerous businesses have started moving into the Seaport District in droves. If you would like a condo near the ocean with gorgeous views, fantastic restaurants to eat at, then the Seaport District may be right for you.

With prices approaching $1,500-$3,000/sq. ft., there are certainly not many affordable options in the area. The Boston luxury condo market is not far behind New York City, and the Seaport District is probably the hottest neighborhood in Boston. This is

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Buyers caught in the middle

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors announced that in August 2014, for the seventh straight month in a row, sales dropped and prices rose—leaving buyers caught in the middle. Sales are down in large part because the inventory just isn’t there, while that good ol’ law of supply and demand means that sellers are keeping prices high because they know they have a scarce commodity on their hands.

While the Massachusetts Association of Realtors stats measure statewide activity, if you’re a buyer in Boston, you know that the situation is even worse in Beantown itself. Boston Realtors are keenly aware that times are tough for buyers. To help you understand, here’s an explanation about some real estate lingo.

We have something in the industry

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Labor Day has passed, the white pants are relegated to the back of the closet, and Boston has once again survived the student move-in madness. If you’ve been trying to find South End real estate to purchase, chances are you’ve been forced to compete with a number of other buyers for a relatively scarce inventory. With summer over, what does this mean for your South End real estate search?

Certainly the level of activity has dropped; from April through mid-June, the number of condos going under agreement danced on either side of 70 each month. Now it’s dropped down to just above 40. There are both advantages and disadvantages here. While spring and summer are certainly the peak months for moves around Boston—as well as for most of the rest of the

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Fewer condos for sale in Boston

According 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

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Boston condos are better than single family homes

Once 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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Seaport District Boston Real Estate

Considering 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 Water

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Luxury Boston real estate

Boston'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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It's finally happening; that perfect Boston condo is becoming your new home. Now the fun really begins as you pack away your old life in preparation for the new.

But, before diving nose-first into those packing boxes, take some time to plan how you will pack -- and move -- to make the process much easier.

Pack necessities separately: Before packing anything else, pack a suitcase with anything you'll need for the week before and after your move. This will keep you from having to rummage through packed boxes or tear through the ones you're not ready to address yet.

Pack by room and color code labels: It'll be a lot easier to keep everything organized if you tackle your packing strategically. Using color-coded markers and keeping a master list of

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Condos sales in Boston 2014

Like many other real estate markets nationwide, the Boston Condo Sales market was on fire in the first quarter of 2014. Prices were up a staggering 22% compared to 2013! We are consistently seeing multiple offers, and properties selling at or above asking prices. If you're a buyer, it's an extremely difficult time, as supply is tight, and demand is high. If you search Boston Condos for Sale inventory, there are currently 597 properties available, which is down roughly 7.5% from the same time last year. Spring is prime selling season for Boston real estate, but unless inventory increases drastically, the bidding wars will not end for several months or even longer.

Contrary to the data, I don't think it's realistic for a seller to think their home or

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15 Wycliff Ave in West Roxbury was just listed by MT Fox at Terrier Residential for $509,000. This 1,560 square foot home in West Roxbury was completely renovated in 2014 and features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage parking, central air, white oak quartersewn hardwood floors, spectacular custom kitchen with state of the art silestone counters and stainless steel appliances, sparkling french doors lead to a spacious deck and large private landscaped yard perfect for entertaining, designer lighting thru-out, custom marble baths with soaking tub and seamless glass shower, plus a bonus loft space perfect for a gym, playroom or study. What's also great is all the systems were updated including a new HVAC system and 80 gallon hot water tank. Check out the

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