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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Ahoy, adventurers and history buffs! Are you ready to embark on a quest like no other? The Fort Warren Treasures Quest on Georges Island is calling your name, and it promises a day filled with puzzles, history, and fun!A Quest Steeped in HistoryFort Warren, a historic Civil War-era fortress, is not just a backdrop for this adventure; it’s a character in its own right. As you solve puzzles and unravel the mysteries of the quest, you’ll be walking through corridors filled with stories of the past.The Game Is Afoot!Here’s what you can expect from the Fort Warren Treasures Quest: Puzzle Stations: Four stations await your problem-solving prowess, each located at significant spots within the fort. A Rich Narrative: As you play, a story unfolds, highlighting the fort’s rich history and perhaps...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey there, music lovers and bibliophiles! Guess what’s back to jazz up your summer days? That’s right, the Boston Public Library Concert in the Courtyard series is here to sprinkle some melodic magic into your lunch breaks and evening strolls. From now until the sun sets on August 30, 2024, the historic McKim Building Courtyard is transforming into a stage for the city’s most harmonious happenings. Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm and Friday at 12:30 pm, you’re invited to groove to the rhythms of Berklee’s brightest stars—absolutely free of charge! (Just remember, we’re taking a little breather on June 19th and July 3rd, so mark your calendars accordingly.)Imagine this: It’s a balmy Wednesday evening, the workday has wrapped, and the city’s buzz is just the prelude to something spectacular. Y...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
As the city of Boston awakens to the vibrant hues of summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel invites you to immerse yourself in a symphony of sounds with their “Summer in the City | Live Music Nights”. Nestled along the picturesque waterfront, this Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel is not just a place to stay; it’s a realm where music and the gentle lapping of harbor waves create unforgettable summer evenings.From now until August 29, 2024, the hotel’s floating barge stage becomes the heart of Boston’s summer evenings. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the harbor is set ablaze with the soulful melodies of Jazz, the heartfelt lyrics of Soul, the twang of Country, and the smooth grooves of Rhythm & Blues. This isn’t just another music event; it’s ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey Boston, are you ready to paint the town green? This Friday, June 21, 2024, marks a day of jubilation and pride as we gear up for the Boston Celtics Championship Duckboat Parade & Rolling Rally. The city is buzzing with excitement, and why not? Our beloved Celtics have clinched their 18th NBA Championship, and it’s time to celebrate in true Boston fashion!The Celtics have shown an incredible performance this season, and after a thrilling Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks, they’ve secured the title, bringing home the glory after six long years. The victory is sweet, and the celebration? Even sweeter! The rolling rally is set to kick off at 11 a.m. in front of the iconic TD Garden on Causeway Street. The parade will wind its way through the heart of the city, passing by City Hall Pl...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Ahoy, history enthusiasts and sea lovers! Get ready to set your sights on the grandeur of the past as the venerable USS Constitution, affectionately known as “Old Ironsides,” embarks on a historic voyage through Boston Harbor on June 14th. This isn’t just any sail; it’s a tribute to the courage and dedication of all veterans who have served our nation with valor. The USS Constitution is no ordinary vessel; she’s the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and a symbol of American resilience and innovation. Her thick wooden hull, which repelled cannonballs during the War of 1812, earned her the nickname “Old Ironsides” and a revered place in naval history. On this special day, the ship will unfurl her sails and, with the wind’s grace, glide through the waters of Boston Harbor. Th...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Ahoy, Bostonians and visitors alike! Mark your calendars for June 9, 2024, because the Boston Dragon Boat Festival is back and it’s making waves like never before. As we gear up for the 45th anniversary of this spectacular event, let’s dive into what makes it a must-see attraction in the heart of our beloved city.The Boston Dragon Boat Festival isn’t just any festival; it’s the oldest of its kind in North America. Imagine the sight: dozens of sleek, colorful dragon boats slicing through the waters of the Charles River, each powered by teams of synchronized paddlers working in harmony. It’s a blend of athleticism, tradition, and community spirit that you won’t want to miss.This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, with new food vendors and performers set to elevate the exper...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
The Haystack Collective This week's meetup is going to be epic. Our speaker just spent two days in Orlando at  the Tom Ferry Elite Retreat. They are going to be spilling the tea on a few of their biggest takeaways on the following topics: Building an Amazing Buyer Experience How to Generate 1 Listing and 3 Buyers from EVERY Listing Top LEAD GEN Strategies to Get More LISTINGS! Details: Date: Thursday, March 14th  2024 Time: 4 PM to 6 PMLocation is always around Walpole If you want to attend...please call/text/email and I will register you and send the location617-615-9435mike@mmahoney.com 
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Open Houses Galore this Weekend in Greater Boston See them all here Sure, here are summaries for each market segment for open houses this weekend in Norfolk and Suffolk County in Boston: 1. Single Family Listings:   - Number of Listings: 134   - Average Living Area SqFt: 3,106   - Average List Price: $1,669,801   - Average List Price per SqFt: $507   - Average Days on Market (DOM): 45.19   Summary: The single-family listings in Norfolk and Suffolk County offer spacious living areas with an average of 3,106 sqft. The average list price is approximately $1,669,801, with an average price per square foot of $507. Properties in this segment tend to spend an average of 45.19 days on the market. 2. Condominium Listings:   - Number of Listings: 294   - Average Living Area SqFt: 1,420.68   - Av...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in Boston during the American Revolution? Do you want to see where some of the most important events in the history of the United States took place? If so, you should definitely check out the Boston Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that connects 17 historic sites in downtown Boston, the North End, and Charlestown.The Boston Freedom Trail is not just a walk in the park. It’s a journey through time, where you can learn about the people, places, and stories that shaped the birth of a nation. You can see where patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock lived, worked, and fought for freedom. You can also visit churches, cemeteries, museums, and monuments that tell the tale of the American Revolution and beyond.The best part is...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
If you're looking for a place to find stylish, original, and eclectic furniture and decor for your home, you should check out Modern Relik in Boston. Modern Relik is a store that mixes modernity and heritage, offering contemporary products blended with vintage finds and artifacts from around the world.Modern Relik was founded by Meg Kimball, an interior designer and entrepreneur who has a passion for creating beautiful spaces and products. She started Modern Relik as an online store in 2014, and then opened a flagship store in the SOWA art and shopping district of Boston in 2017.At Modern Relik, you can find a variety of products that suit different styles and preferences. Whether you are looking for a sleek sofa, a cozy chair, a rustic table, a chic lamp, or a quirky rug, you can find ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Tea Party Ships Brig Beaver and the Eleanor are two of the three ships that were involved in the Boston Tea Party, a historic event that took place on December 16, 1773. The colonists, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor, as a protest against the British tea tax. This act of defiance was one of the catalysts for the American Revolution.The Brig Beaver and the Eleanor were both merchant vessels that carried various goods between England and America. They were owned by different merchants, but they both had similar features and dimensions. They were about 80 feet long, 25 feet wide, and had two masts and square sails. They could carry about 200 tons of cargo.Today, you can visit replicas of these ships at the Boston Tea Pa...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in learning more about the history and significance of the Boston Tea Party, one of the most important events that led to the American Revolution. In this blog post, I will give you an overview of what you can expect to see and do at this museum, and why you should add it to your itinerary when you visit Boston.The museum is located on Congress Street, near the Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Fire Museum. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The admission price is $34 for adults, $32 for seniors and students, $22 for children (5-12), and free for children under 5. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.The museum expe...
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By Justin Rollo, Broker serving Greater Boston, MA
(Signal Real Estate)
South Boston Condo Market: A Look at the Current LandscapeThe South Boston real estate market is heating up, and the condo market is no exception. With 53 active listings, South Boston is seeing a high demand for its prime location, vibrant community, and growing dining and entertainment scenes. The average list price for condos in the neighborhood is $1,156,231 and they have been on the market for 57 days.Comparing this to a year ago, we see a significant increase in the average list price for condos in South Boston. In the same time period last year, there were also 53 condo listings in the neighborhood, with an average days on market of 75. However, the average list price was significantly lower, at $950,789. This shows that the South Boston condo market is in high demand, with price...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Today Matters is a daily message put out by Greater Boston Realtor Michael Mahoney for the agents in his office. Check me out @ http://www.RealtorMikeMahoney.comIn today's video, we review mortgage rates.See the video here ohttps://youtu.be/syD9kxV6Ofsr click below
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Today Matters is a daily message put out by Greater Boston Realtor Michael Mahoney for the agents in his office @ Century 21 American Properties. Check me out @ http://www.RealtorMikeMahoney.comWhat's Happening with Real Estate nationally and how about in Boston?Not what all the clickbait sensationalists are touting.See the closed sales report from GBREB...See today's video here 🎦🎦►► What's Happening in Real Estate Now? ◄◄🎦🎦Read my full article here
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Happy New Year! Hope this finds you well. I have just lined up the Century 21 Career night schedule for the 1st Quarter of the new year.Our first one of the quarter, will be on:  January 19th, 2023 @ 5:45 PM  @ our regional Century 21 office at 246 Main Street in Walpole, MA I have a few questions to ask you. Have you been looking for a change in your life? Do you think you have what it takes to be in business for yourself and you’re tired of making other people rich?Have you ever considered a career in real estate?I will look forward to seeing you on January 19th @ 5:45 at our regional office.   👀 See the FULL Video Here 🎯🎯🎯  Special video for You with the Special Invite and Offer  Sign up for Career Night Here 
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By Zachary Parker, Real Estate Journalist
(ProSource Media)
Boston’s market for condo sales looks to be eroding in the face of rising interest rates and inflation.  Total condo sales in the city last month were 325, a sharp -43.48% drop compared to August 2021.  Last month, the Fed raised interest rates for the 4th time in 2022 to try and control rampant inflation.  It seems to have stifled demand for Boston real estate, as last month's total sales were the lowest for September in the last 5 years.    Boston Condos Sep 2022 Sep 2021 % Change Total Listings 953 1,028 -7.30% Median Days on Market 25 26 -3.85% 30 Day Sales 325 575 -43.48% 30 Day Median Sale Price $759,447 $684,022 11.03% 30 Day Price Per Sq Ft. $827 $798 3.63%  We can expect to see more of the same as we head into Q4, typically the low season for Boston’s real estate market.  This ...
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By Zachary Parker, Real Estate Journalist
(ProSource Media)
Pitchbook recently released their NVCA Venture Monitor for 2021, and Boston has again set a record high for venture capital funding.  Last year, Boston-based startups attracted $34.9 billion in capital funding.  For the fifth consecutive year, Boston ranked 3rd highest among all metros in their regional spotlight, behind New York and San Francisco.   According to Pitchbook’s data, Boston saw a 194.9% increase in total VC capital compared to 2020.  Nationwide the amount of VC funding nearly doubled to $329 billion, up from $166.6B in 2020.  Boston, New York, and San Francisco hold a lion’s share of this total funding, with the 3 metros accounting for over $205B of all venture capital funding in the US.  Miami, New York, Chicago and Denver saw the biggest YOY increases in total capital fu...
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Boston is one of the most historic cities in the United States, and it is also home to some of the most beautiful hardwood floors. If you're thinking about installing hardwood floors in your home, you need to know a few things about the process. In this blog post, we will discuss the ins and outs of the hardwood floor installation in Boston!hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, and they can last for many years with proper care. However, hardwood floors can be a bit tricky to install, especially if you're not familiar with the process. In Boston, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before starting your hardwood floor installation project.First, you need to choose the right hardwood for your floors. There are many different types of hardwood ava...
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