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Here’s how much money you’ll save in Philly by getting a roommate

Looking to rent an apartment in Philadelphia? Living alone is fantastic, but instead of cramming into a studio apartment with your fat cat or living on ramen noodles and Easy Mac to get by, there is a way to get the space you want with a price you can afford: by living with a roommate. Rent an...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 5:06am

Here's how much you'll save in NYC by getting a roommate

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in NYC, you’re already aware that you’ll have to spend a lot of money just to find a spot barely big enough to fit your shoe collection. As much as you probably enjoy your own space and living alone, the best way to find a decent sized...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:47pm

Which Boston neighborhoods have the fastest rising rents?

To residents here, it’s no surprise that Boston rents are expensive. But how do Boston’s own neighborhoods stack up against each other? Real estate site Zumper released a new report this week that mapped Boston neighborhood rent prices, and the picture, unsurprisingly, isn’t too...

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:07am

Your dream of not paying rent could STILL come true with SpareRoom contest

Update, Aug. 1: One New Yorker won’t have to pay rent for the next year after winning a check for 12 months of rent from the roommate matching site SpareRoom. SpareRoom’s Live Rent Free for a year competition closed in July after 16,000 entries. The winner, 24-year-old Emma...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 2:38pm

Get the scoop on the South End, the Back Bay’s cooler cousin

Boston’s South End is riddled with contradictions, but prospective homeowners and renters can’t seem to get enough. The area features everything from pricy brownstones to low-income housing, with a proximity to Boston that also offers a quiet, neighborhood feel. There are even stately...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:14pm

The Benjamin and VIA bring luxury living to Boston's Seaport District

For those looking to join the surge of new tenants in Boston's thriving Seaport District, the nearly finished VIA and brand new The Benjamin offer the finest in modern, upscale apartment living. The pair of 20-story towers, encased in hybrids of glass and metal for breathtaking sea views...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:29pm

Why young professionals are flocking to Charlestown

Forget what you saw in Ben Affleck movies, because in modern day Charlestown, you're more likely to be run over by a $700 stroller than a gang of fleeing bank robbers. "More and more young professionals seem to be migrating to the area to put down roots," says Dana Bull, a realtor...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:07am

'Property Brothers' tips for buying a fixer-upper

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but Drew Scott isn’t exactly enjoying it. He’s doing some weekend work on his home, and the pipes aren’t cooperating. “Our entire house smells like a sewer plant right now,” he confesses. “That’s why you leave...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:38pm

Jared Kushner slips through loophole to sell discounted visas to foreign investors: Report

Jared Kushner — and other developers — use gerrymandering to supply visa to foreigners at a big discount, according to a new report. “It stands before you like a beacon. This is Jersey City like you’ve never seen it before. This is Trump Bay Street,” the website reads...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:23pm

With groundbreaking of Echelon, more Bostonians can call the Seaport home

Cottonwood Management officially broke ground on Echelon, a 1.3 million square-foot, three tower mixed-used development in the Seaport District, on June 13. This VIP event with a guest list of notables including Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh and celebrated chef Ming Tsai, rang in the...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:14pm

5 Massachusetts towns with waterfront property under $400,000

The median list price for a home in Massachusetts is $419,000, but that number skyrockets to nearly $700,000 when looking for a pad in Boston. According to Zillow, property values in the city have gone up 9.9 percent in the past year, and with the current “seller's’ market,”...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Suburban luxury comes to Harvard Square

In a city full of high-rise luxury condominiums, it’s hard to find classic two-story homes where you can still enjoy all that the city has to offer. Although it was built in 1984, the property at 1564 Massachusetts Ave. stands out in its Harvard Square neighborhood. Featuring yellow...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:41am

The housing market is heating up in Jamaica Plain

First time homebuyers are flocking to Jamaica Plain, dropping upwards of $700,000 on condominiums. While that number may not seem all that shocking in other Boston neighborhoods, it's certainly a rising price point for JP. "Several years ago, we saw first time home buyers searching in the...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:01pm

A rare opportunity to live at Boston's historic Hotel Vendome

If you’ve ever dreamed about truly living amongst Boston history, here's your chance, as one of the city’s most interesting and historic buildings just hit the market. Located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, the Vendome is a visually striking, 6-story...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:10pm

Donald Trump is lying about his size, public records show

It's well documented that President Trump is a bit of a size queen. He brags about the size of his crowds, calls his electoral-college victory a "landslide" (inaccurately), claims massive job creation already (inaccurately) and regularly boasts about his poll numbers and his net worth...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:51pm

What $15 million buys in Boston’s most exclusive neighborhood

The rare opportunity to live in one of Boston’s most elite squares just came up—but you’ll need a cool $15 million to make that dream a reality. Louisburg Square, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, came to be in 1826 and sits between Mount Vernon and Pinckney Streets. It...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:23pm

A delicious deal in Dorchester

If you want a taste of the Dorchester's famed Baker Chocolate empire without giving in to your sweet tooth, you're in luck: a stunning Colonial Revival home that was built on the massive estate of Baker Chocolate tycoon Walter Baker is officially on the market - and it's even undergone...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:14am

5 do's and don'ts for apartment hunting in Boston

Apartment hunting in the city is no easy task, especially if you’re looking for a place to hang your hat at the last minute. Who has time to sift through all those listings and paperwork? Luckily, Brookline-based real estate agent Keith Florian is here with five essential do’s and...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:56pm

Take a look inside Seth Williams' house

As he faces 23 federal corruption charges and a judge who has stated a trial must begin next month, District Attorney Seth Williams has put his house up on the market. CityandStatePA broke the story that Williams’ Overbrook Farms home on Woodbine Avenue was listed on real estate site Trulia...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:30pm

You can live rent-free — at least for a couple of months — in a luxury NYC apartment

If the rent is too high, ask for a present. Too much inventory in the New York City rental market is creating a splendid situation for some renters, as owners and managers are packaging big incentives and promotional goodies to fill empty units ASAP. It’s a new phenomenon. Landlords are at...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:19am