Boston, MA Real Estate News

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Boston, Back Bay Condominium Market Report 2013 had 652 houses that were on the market, sold, expired or canceled in 2013. This is enough condominiums in Back Bay for everyone to find and secure a great place to live in this wonderful and historic area of Boston. The Back Bay has held it’s values and has gained in some areas of the community. Filled with sports stars, celebrities, industry titans, students and regular families Boston’s Back Bay is a place you can find your Boston Area Move In Home. Take a look at these amazing numbers. Back Bay Condo for Sale Marlborough St on the right Condominium Active Listings: 53    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,080.02     Avg. List$: $3,140,640    Avg. List$/SqFt: $1,319     Avg. DOM: 118.49 Condominium Under Agreement Listings: 25    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt:...
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By Martin Kalisker, Real Estate Ethics & Dispute Resolutikn
  New Energy Scoring Regulations Approved for Boston, Massachusetts   According to a recent press release by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), the City of Boston Air Pollution Control Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday December 18th, to approve new regulations pursuant to the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure law passed in May.   As approved, the Boston Building Labeling Law requires all buildings over 35,000 square feet, including apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings to collect, report and publicly disclose to city regulators the energy and water use of each building. Affected buildings that do meet city standards will be required to undergo an energy audit or other assessment every five years at the owner’s cost. Building owners, including condom...
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By Sharon Seabury, SEO & Web Developer and Real Estate Broker
(Twin Pinnacle Realty)
Hi All, A short introduction.  I am a Real Estate Broker, a Software Engineer (20 Years Experience in Mass High Tech) and recent Ironman!! I have been a Rainmaker in the past, and just signed up again.  I had enjoyed prior contacts and user experience. Where am I today....I just launched a redesigned website.  I believe that quality content and a good user experience will trump everything else. Today, if you have a moment -I would like some candid feedback on my new site.  So...let me have the good the bad the... New England Premiere Boston Condo Sales and Rentals If you are from New England, I hope you have dug out from all that snow!   Sharon  
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: what is a Charlie Card??     If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, an ultra luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com.   I am a pet friendly realtor and I contribute a portion of my commissions to local animal rescue organizations.   
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This luxury property contains a sunny, spacious floorplan, high ceilings, oversized windows, and is elevator-accesssible. The kitchen contains granite countertops and hand-crafted cabinetry. All rooms contain wiring for sound and TV, and the powder room features a hand-crafted marble vanity, For more information on this property, please click here.
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This sunny penthouse features 3 floors, multiple fireplaces, a state of the art viking kitchen, and a master suite bedroom with double walk-in showers. The home has access to a private rooftop deck and a private entrance which can easily access the parking garage. For more in formation on this property, please click here.
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21 American Properties
(Century 21)
Thinking of Selling Your Boston Condo If you are thinking of selling your condo in Boston, I want to give you some items of value when thinking about selling your condo. There are many snags that can cause a condo not to sell other than a buyer's financing falling through. The condo complex itself may or may not qualify. Below I review some of the items you should be aware of if you are thinking of selling your Boston condo.  Condos are a Pathway to Homeownership Condos in Boston have long been a part of the pathway to homeownership for many Bostonians seeking to purchase their first home. Condos in Boston usually provide the least expensive way to access a market that would be restricted otherwise. Condo markets have become the place where many single buyers and people looking to downs...
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By Evan Russell
(Russell Realty Group )
Choosing a Real Estate Brokerage to Work for Successful Real Estate Agents look for four things when choosing a Broker to hang your license with: a broker they can learn from a broker they can have fun with a broker they can make money with a broker they can grow with Every Boston area real estate broker will give you their opinion about the condition of the real estate market if you let them. You can’t allow them to just pour their junk into you; you need to take in thoughts and ideas from a knowledgeable broker you want to be like, a broker that inspires you! When you spend time with a broker you can learn from, don’t dominate the conversation...listen to them! Evan Russell delivers his training in many different ways, like his weekly podcast that can found in iTunes or live at www.ev...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This elegant, private estate contains a fireplace, breakfast bar, recently renovated interior, and a spacious floorplan. The home is complimented with a grassy yard and porch. For more info on this property, please click here.
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Many of us have searched tirelessly for that ideal Boston MA Real Estate for sale but only come up with properties force us to comprimise on some level.  But what about when that perfect property comes along that you know will have others competing to purchase it?  How far would you go to get the deal done on a property like that?  Well, take a look at this interesting infographic which gives some interesting stats on what buyers will do under those circumstances.
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For any one who has experienced the actual process of finding and purchasing a Boston MA Condo or home, you may have wanted to yell at your television when you see how easy and simple the process appears to be within the world of real estate related reality TV shows.  This interesting infographic, below, details how the process is distorted to make the whole thing more entertaining and suitable for a 30 minute television program.  Take a look and contact the Boston Realty Team at 617-987-4811, 24/7, for help with the "real" process of finding and buying that perfect property!
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Gary Dwyer is Broker / Owner of Buyer Agents of Boston, LLC, an Exclusive Buyer Agency real estate firm serving all neighborhoods of Boston as well as Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Newton, Arlington, Lexington, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester and Belmont.    For this update, I am going to be concentrating on the Boston real estate market for 3Q 2013 – updates on additional towns can be found on my website www.BuyerAgentsOfBoston.com/posts  All information was obtained from the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network (MLSPIN)   The Boston real estate market is broken down into many different neighborhoods and it is impossible to give one “average” price for a Boston home.  Some areas (i.e.: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End) have some of the most expensive real estate in ...
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If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Boston then this infographic has information that should be important to you.  Notice in this grpahic that interest rates are generally expected to rise in the next twelve months and this change could have a drastic effect on the bottom line of your transaction.  So pay attention, don't delay, and contact our experts at the Boston Realty Team for help with finding your perfect property.  Call us 24/7 at 617-987-4811.
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Those trying to sell Boston real estate listings often overlook the importance of curb appeal - they tend to focus solely on price and the interior of their home.  The outside of your property plays a hugely important role in helping potential buyers make a gut-response emotional decision - before they even enter your home or set up a showing appointment.  Take a look at this helpful infographic for some great tips and get your home up to par on curb appeal!
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Red Sox @ the Marathon Finish Line!  Great Tribute to the victims!  The Red Sox, the winners of the World Series Trophy stopped at Marathon Finish line!     For those of you who missed it here is a short Video of the World Series Trophy and the Red Sox honoring the Boston Marathon Victims! Very touching!   http://www.wcvb.com/news/sports/uncut-red-sox-world-series-trophy-at-boston-marathon-finish-line/-/9848968/22771802/-/huukv3z/-/index.html     Keep in mind every Patriot’s Day, generally there is the Boston Marathon and an afternoon Home Game at Fenway Park. This year most of you remember on April 15th a tragedy occurred and Bostonians united and this was a small tribute to those who were victims of this tragedy!         If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or a...
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Click here to view loft properties for sale in Jamaica Plain Boston.  Jamaica Plain has quickly risen, over the last ten years, to one of the premier neighborhoods in Boston that isn't subject to the outrageous NYC-esque prices of the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the South End.  Excellent loft conversion have buyer clamoring over these listings the second the come to market, so take a look and don't miss out!  The Boston Realty Team has top loft experts that can assist you in finding your dream property.  Contact us at 617-987-4811 for more info or with any questions or showing requests, or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com.
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Click here to view available multi-family listings in East Boston.    East Boston has been on the rise for years now, with its incredible proximity to Boston's Financial District and the waterfront nature of many of the properties.  Investors love this area as there are many properties available at a great price that allow for extensive luxury renovations.  The only neighborhood bordering the Financial District that has not skyrocketed in price yet - not to mention the legendary Santarpio's Pizza!  Call us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 to have the Boston Realty Team's experts advise you in finding the best investment properties in Boston, Cambridge and beyond!  Also, visit our extensive listing categories at www.hotbostonproperties.com.
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Click here to view every Beacon Hill brownstone property on the market!  Beacon Hill brownstone single family units are extremely sought-after as many of the others were long ago converted into multi condo units.  A great combination of amazing luxury homes in a well-located historic neighborhood in the heart of the City.  Great for commuting to Cambridge and MGH as well! Call the Boston Realty Team 24/7 at 617-987-4811 for help finding top luxury properties in Beacon Hill or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com and browse our extensive neighborhood guides.
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Click here to view all available Four Seasons condo listings.  The Back Bay has numerous high-end luxury complexes but few of them compare to the ultra-luxury of the Residences at the Four Seasons Place.  Top level finishes and amenities coupled with views overlooking the Boston Common and the Public Garden equals unparalleled luxury living! The Boston Realty Team has luxury condo experts well-versed in the Back Bay and other top neighborhoods of Boston.  Call us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 for more information on any property or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com.
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Click here to view all available listings at Garrison Square Back Bay.  Excellent pet-friendly building in Boston's premier neighborhood - the Back Bay, these units have concierge services, in-unit washer and dryer, plus other great amenities.  Rents range rom low to upper $2,000's for one and two bedroom units. The Boston Realty Team has experts who can help you find the ideal apartment or condo in the Back Bay and all of Greater Boston, contact us 24/7 at 617-987-4811 or visit www.hotbostonproperties.com for the most extensive property listings in the city.
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