The keys to selling a property efficiently and for the best price in today's real estate market are sometimes tricky. Today, you are competing with foreclosure and short sale prices in addition to every other home for sale (not to mention for rent). In my opinion, 2 main ingredients are necessary on top of competitive and aggressive pricing [...]
Blog :: 06-2011
Much has changed since Whitey Bulger left Southie. Boston.com says that he "would hardly recognize the neighborhood where he grew up." It's true. The gentrification of the neighborhood is occurring quickly. While it is still sometimes regarded as the most dangerous or inexpensive place to live in Boston, it is quickly changing. It now hosts [...]
What a triumphant day for all Bostonians! I know that I am not the only one that never thought that this day would come.
As many brokers and tenants seeking units have noticed, rents are on the rise and available units are on the low. It is the laws of basic business: low supply+high demand=high prices. Landlords have been recognizing larger potential earnings from their units and 5-10+% increases haven't been unheard of. After seeing much of this first hand [...]
I recently attended a panel discussion hosted by Link Boston in an absolutely stunning unit on the 26th floor of the new building in downtown Boston, 45 Province. Here is a view from one of the floor to ceiling windows in the brand new 3+ bed, 3 bath unit:
Suffolk Construction, First Republic Bank and Gentle Giant Movers were all present, [...]
So recently I have become addicted to the site Shelter Pop. It's like HGTV mixed with E!/People Magazine... but online! It's great. I've been learning a lot.
One of my favorite articles is here. I know I have written a lot about color and adding some design pizazz to your space using color (either in the form or paint, or a rug, vases, [...]
As Boston residents, I know you're dying to know. We all know about that giant eye sore sitting where the Filene's was in Downtown Crossing. They closed up the half-standing building and now it's just there, ugly and dangerous. I was walking to TJ Maxx recently with a friend and we actually spent a solid 20 minutes talking about what [...]
Recently I posted about the devastating and fatal tornadoes that demolished cities in Oklahoma and four other southern states.
Last night, Massachusetts got its taste of tornadoes, and the damage is unparalleled next to what the Northeast is accustomed to. Again, Boston.com has a really gripping photo album of some of the destruction, and I [...]
Recently I watched a documentary on the History Channel about the dust bowl during the Great Depression, called Black Blizzards. I learned that when a town was desperate enough for rain its officials would gather everyone's last pennies and spend them on self-proclaimed 'rain-makers.' These 'rain-makers' would come to town and use different [...]