Real Estate Boston

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

Here's how much Amazon HQ2 could cause Boston rents to rise

With Amazon’s second headquarters will come 50,000 new jobs into whatever chosen city, and then with that, some experts worry, will come higher rents and housing prices. But just how much could the cost of rent rise in Boston if it’s picked as the home of the new HQ2? Real estate...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:53pm

5 reasons why it's better to move into Boston during the spring

There's nothing like schlepping a couch from a U-Haul to your 5th floor walkup in the freezing cold that makes you wish you'd waited until spring to move. In fact, spring is prime moving time in the Boston area, when listings are plentiful and the weather is bearable. "While the...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:06am

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

Where are the safest places to live in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is known as one of the country's more desirable states, thanks to its highly educated, well-paid population, but is it safe?RELATED: And the best state in the US is...Safety isan important factor when searching for aplace to call home, and a new report by the National Council for Home...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:24pm

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

Should you consider getting a roommate to save money on rent?

If there is one thing that is inevitable for many people looking to live in a big city it’s The Roommate.People opt for housemates not only to try to replicate the friendships between roommates we’ve all seen on hit sitcoms for decades, but to save money.And having a roommate can save you bigger...

Thursday, February 23, 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

These are the world's most expensive cities for renters

We all know big-city living can be expensive, but the proof is definitelyin the rent check.According to Nested’s newly released “2017 Rental Index,” three of the world’s most expensive cities to rent in are found right here in the U.S.San Francisco, New York and Boston renters pay more per square...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:15pm

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

Rents near NBA arenas could cost 24 percent more than rest of city: Study

Want to live close to the court action of your favorite NBA team? You’d better be prepared to pay higher rents then, according to a new study from RENTCafé.The study found that rents could be 24 percent higher within two miles of NBA arenas.While Philadelphia 76ers fans can nab a rental for...

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:31am