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Pricing Your Boston Home

When it comes time to put your Boston real estate on the market, determining the right asking price is one of the most important decisions that you and your Realtor® will make. If you’re curious about the pricing process or are thinking, “How do I price my Boston Home?” - you’ve come to the right place. With the help of our experienced and knowledgeable Boston and South End Realtors®, you should have no problem setting the right price for your home to attract the widest range of qualified potential buyers to your home. When determining the appropriate asking price for your Boston home - whether Beacon Hill real estate or any of the surrounding neighborhoods - real estate professionals take several things into consideration. Some of the items taken

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Is Westside Crossing South Boston the nicest apartment building in South Boston? I think so, but I'm biased as our office is the exclusive marketing broker for the complex. The competition in the area consists of 50 West Broadway, Park Lane Seaport, West Square South Boston, and the Signal Building. As far as interior finishes, the only building that comes close to Westside Crossing is the Signal Building. Both of them feature high-end condo quality finishes. 50 West Broadway, Park Lane Seaport, and West Square are larger South Boston apartment buildings, and don't feature stainless steel appliances, granite/quartz countertops, etc. What they do feature are 24-hour doormen, and for Park Lane Seaport and West Square, in-house fitness rooms, which is

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Buying a home in Boston, MA

If 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

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For those of you that shop at Bloomingdales, and the Chestnut Hill Mall, you may have noticed a large commercial property being demolished across Route 9. For several months I've been wondering what was being built in it's place, and today I found out. Newton MA real estate owners and residents are getting a new grocery store! Wegmans Food Markets of New York will be opening its third grocery store in Massachusetts. Their first store opened recently in Northborough, and is their first grocery store in the state. They are currently building a second store in Burlington. The projected opening date for the Newton store is early 2013.

Wegmans Boston

Currently Newton has several large grocery store options, including Star Market, Trader Joe's, and 2 Whole Foods

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Guide to vacationing in Boston

Boston 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

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Utilizing our experience selling Boston real estate, we've compiled a list of 10 Tips to Prep Your Home to Sell to assist sellers prior listing their condo for sale, or home for sale. Hopefully this will help maximize your Boston condo sale price, or single family home sale price.

1. De-clutter your home or condo, and put away toys, clothing, dishes, etc.

2. Rent a storage unit. For $100/Month+/-, you can remove winter/summer clothes, shoes, furniture or any extra stuff. The more clean and organized your home shows, the more storage and space it looks like you have.

3. Clear the bathroom and kitchen counter tops of all clutter

4. Hide trash cans whether inside or out

5. Replace any light bulbs that are out.

6. Remove any decorations or

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In the spirit of the Red Sox being in the World Series, I thought I'd have a some fun and check out how the Boston Real Estate market performed when the Red Sox win the World Championships. Most recently the Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007, so it will be interesting to see how condos for sale in Boston performed. I certainly wouldn't buy a condo in Boston based on any of this information, and unlike the economy and the stock market, I don't think the Red Sox winning or losing will benefit or hurt the Boston real estate market.

Not surprising, 2004 was a strong year for Boston condo sales, with prices rising 11.2% year over year. What was surprising was the similar trend in 2007, with Boston condo sales rising 10.72% year over year. I thought

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Westside Crossing real estate listings

I'm proud to announce Terrier Residential has been retained to market 24 luxury apartments at 339 D Street in South Boston. The building will be marketed as Westside Crossing, and is located at the corner of D Street and West 2nd Street. The property will be available for occupancy in February 2014, and will feature the finest apartment finishes in South Boston including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, marble tile backsplashes, iPod docking stations, 4-zone surround sound, Nest thermostats, tank less water heaters, LED lighting, in-unit laundry, private decks in every apartment, garage parking, and a common roof deck. If you are looking for a luxury apartment in South Boston, this building blows the competition away.

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When is the last time you drove through South Boston? If it's been awhile, you won't even recognize West Broadway. But can all of the new, high end stores and restaurants survive?

Over the last few years, no other part of Boston has changed more than South Boston. New shops and restaurants are opening up every month, and new apartments and condos are being built on almost every other block. Lincoln Tavern has been one of the hottest restaurants and bars in the city. Stephi's in Southie just opened under the new 11 West Broadway luxury apartments. Neatly Nested recently opened at the corner of West Broadway & E Street, and has been highly successful in it's short time in South Boston. For the growth of South Boston and West Broadway, I think it's

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Like many other Greater Boston real estate markets, the Weston MA real estate sales market has had an excellent year. Weston single family home sales haven't kept pace with the Boston condo market, but when you have an average sale price of $1.5 million, you can understand why it takes a little more time to sell a luxury home in Weston. In 2013, volume was up roughly 15% from 2012, and average days on market was down 15%, which are two great measures for the Weston luxury home market. I am seeing a similar trend with Newton real estate, homes in Wellesley, and many other Boston luxury real estate markets.

If you are looking to purchase a home in Weston, there are currently 69 properties on the market, but only 11 of them are under $1 million.

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