Real Estate

Is the Seaport becoming Boston's hottest new neighborhood?

If living in a neighborhood that resembles The Capitol in Hunger Games is your thing, you’re in luck: Boston’s Seaport is a spotless, futuristic area where you’d expect the Jetsons to put down roots. What used to be a vast wasteland of parking lots is now a spotless vision of...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:37am

Why people pay millions to live in DUMBO

The waterfront community of DUMBO might have the best views in all of Brooklyn. The acronym-named neighborhood, which stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” is bordered by Brooklyn Bridge Park to the North, providing panoramic sights of the East River, the Manhattan...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:29pm

Inside Look: Boston's 'spite house' is for sale

Before the days of fences and ding-dong ditch, angry neighbors settled their disputes another way: They built spite houses. Characterized by their narrow, passive aggressive living quarters, spite houses were built for exactly that: To spite thy neighbor. They were often designed to block light...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:16pm

Three of Boston's best new residential developments

Massive real estate developments are like college students in Boston: They’re popping up on every corner. Here are three residential and commercial properties that are making headlines in 2017.Lovejoy WharfJust steps from the TD Garden, Lovejoy Wharf is a 15-story residential building tucked next...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:26am

Three upcoming Boston neighborhoods to watch

On the hunt for a new apartment? Chances are you’re well-aware that rents in neighborhoods previously declared “affordable” don’t seem to be as reasonable as they used to. But that doesn’t mean you have to count those growing neighborhoods out entirely. Here are a few spots in growing neighborhoods...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:08am

Inside Look: Bathe with a view in downtown condo

There's no better place to soak the beauty of Boston than this Franklin Street luxury condo.Seated on the 54th floor of Millenium Tower the views really don't get much better than this. From gorgeous, panoramic views of sunsets overlooking the Back Bay neighborhood, Charles River, and Boston Common...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:16pm

Map shows America’s affordable housing shortage

Extremely low-income renters face a shortage of affordable housing in every single state and major metropolitan area in the United States, a deficiency of 3.9 million units, according to a report (h/tCityLab) by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). Nationwide, only about 35 affordable...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:28am

Inside Look: Heres what $19 million buys you in Boston

Living in the city can often mean sacrificing expansive rooms and parking spaces for the convenience of living near the restaurants and shops in Boston’s bustling center, but that’s only for those of us who can’t afford this nearly $19 million Commonwealth Avenue condo.This truly extraordinary...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Neighborhood guide: Somerville's squares

You’ve heard the comparisons before, and they’re only becoming more frequent.“[Somerville] is the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, of Massachusetts,” says O’Necia Simpson, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cambridge. “There is a tremendous influx of millennial foodies, the young, educated...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00am

Inside Look: 3 apartments for less than $2,300 in Ball Square

Somerville is a hot spot for millennials these days, but finding an apartment that is both affordable enough and big enoughto accommodate all your needs on a budget can be nearly impossible. From renovated kitchens to bay windows tomulti-level living, these three Ball Square apartments prove it's...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:51pm

Inside Look: Cambridge Colonial boasts privacy, eclectic details

To take a step through the doorwayof The Joseph Thorp House is to take a step into the heart of Colonial revivalism.Designed by Arthur Little in 1888 this Cambridge homeis a highly unconventional, outstanding and eclectic masterpiece.With a sympathetic nod to the Queen Anne style, asymmetry abounds...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:30pm

Neighborhood guide: East Boston

In booming East Boston, prospective homebuyers and real-estate investors are snapping up existing properties at breakneck speed. It’s no wonder that homes in the Jeffries Point section of Eastie are commanding north of $500 per square foot, says Ed Deveau, a Realtor at Century 21 Mario Real Estate...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:00am

7 tips for soundproofing an apartment

​Most of uswill neverget usedto the sounds of jackhammers, children screaming, or our neighbors getting a little too,um, frisky on the other side of our apartmentwall. But luckily there are several solutions that canhelp you muffle(or hopefully mute) theseurban intrusions — and they’re fareasier to...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:54pm

Inside Look: Beautiful Back Bay condo offers river and city views

History comes to life inside the brick walls of Back Bay’s Church Court Condominiums.As the name suggests, the building that was once a church has been transformed into living space in one of Boston’s most desirable neighborhoods.Tucked away among the unique shops, trendy restaurants, Church Court...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Inside Look: Architect's Cambridge home is an oasis within the city

Cambridge is a bustling, high-energy city with a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and retail. Still, sometimes we get the itch to get away.If you're someone who dreams of owning a cabin in the mountains as a personal retreat — but you still love the city life — this Cambridge home may be the...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:59am

UMass Boston breaks ground on first-ever on-campus housing project

University of Massachusetts Boston is hoping to expand beyond its commuter-school status with the official start of construction on the college’s first-ever dormitory on Thursday.The student housing complex is expected to offer 1,077 beds for first-year students by the fall 2018 semester.Students...

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:42am

Inside Look: Back Bay condo features its own Picasso etching

Part of owning a home is the excitement of decorating it with your art, but how great would it be if art was part of your home?An apartment on the market in Boston's historic Back Bay is a piece of artwork both inside and out. Located in a classic Back Bay brownstone, Unit 1 at206 Beacon St....

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 3:30pm

Inside Look: A South End condo among the clouds

When looking for a new home, it's always about location, right? Now you can head right up into the heavens thanks to this so-called "sky house" listing in South End.This penthouse is truly above and beyond, with glass walls and a 1,100-square-foot wrap-around terrace so you can walk outside amongst...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

Inside Look: 4 bright, cozy Cambridge homes to cuddle up in

Soon the days will be getting colder and darken, so its important to have a New England home that is both bright and comfy for when you opt to spend more days indoors. These three homesoffer the perfect solution in both the cozyCambridgeport neighborhood—a tiny part of the Cambridge community...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:20pm

Is West Roxbury the neighborhood you've been waiting for?

Lush lawns, parking spots galore and ample living space: Life in West Roxbury is so serene, it’s almost easy to forget you’re in the city of Boston.“It still seems like a hidden gem,” says Jeff Israel, 34, who moved to West Roxbury three years ago with his wife, Katelyn, and dog, Louie. “It’s super...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:09am