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Blog :: 2020

Pre-MLS Opportunities

We have a number of pre-MLS listings available for private and virtual showings, including a one bedroom Back Bay condo, a two bedroom home on the Boston Waterfront, a South End 2 Bedroom condo and a 3 bedroom luxury rental in Back Bay. Take a look, and contact us for additional pictures and information about any of these listings. For the safety of our clients and agents, in-person showings will be dependent on the property, however, we are happy to provide virtual resources including video tours, floor plans and virtual listing sheets. Tours via Facetime and Skype can also be accommodated upon request. 

717 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 3C

This 2 bed / 1 bath loft style condo in the Leather District has soaring ceilings, a designer kitchen, spacious bedrooms, air conditioning and an elevator. Offered at $849,000. See virtual listing sheet.

234 Beacon #5B, Back Bay

1 bed, 1 bath Back Bay condo in a pet friendly elevator building, featuring a common roof deck, in unit washer and dryer and air conditioning. Offered at $699,000. See virtual listing sheet.

37 Bay State Road #6, Back Bay

With gorgeous views of The Charles River AND parking, this one bedroom plus study condo for sale in Back Bay features an open concept living/dining area, hardwood floors and washer/dryer. Offered at $899,000. View video tour. View virtual listing sheet.

10 Rowes Wharf Unit 901, Waterfront

A 1,933 square foot 2 bed, 2.5 bath luxury home on the Boston Waterfront. Features include harbor views from every room, 2 tandem parking spaces & access to Boston Harbor Hotel luxury amenities. Offered at $3,865,000. See virtual tour. See virtual listing sheet.

79 Appleton #1, The South End

2 Bedroom condo for sale in The South End. This centrally located street and garden duplex has a great layout, air conditioning, washer/dryer and expansive private patio and garden. Estimated List Price $1,275,000. Request more information

188 Beacon Unit 3, Back Bay - Rental Available June 1st

Stunning 3 bed, 3 bath luxury rental in Back Bay with views of the city and The Charles River, garage parking, 14' ceilings, 9' windows, chefs kitchen and common roof deck. Available for rent June 1st for $10,500 per month. See video tour. See virtual listing sheet.

These are just a sampling of our off-market homes for sale in Boston. For more listings, or to see any of these homes before they're made available to the general public via MLS, please contact us

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Home Buying and Mortgage Process

The mortgage and home buying process can be incredibly confusing.  There are documents to gather, forms to sign, applications to submit, negotiations to be had and most importantly, big financial decisions to be made. Our own Sarah Glovsky, Senior Sales Agent, worked with Rob Veneziano at Fairway Independent Mortgage to create a series of informative documents that demystify the entire process:

-An Overview of the Home Buying Process
-The Do's and Do Not's of Applying for a Mortgage
-A Document Checklist
-Credit Scores Explained
-Low Down Payment Program Options

If you're looking for real estate in Back Bay Boston or any other neighborhood in the city, take a look at this material before you do anything else! 

The Charles Realty has had its finger on the pulse of Boston real estate for 35 years. Our agents have unparalleled knowledge of the city and it’s neighborhoods, and oftentimes have access to information not yet made public.  For any questions about condos for sale in Back Bay or any other neighborhood in Boston, just  contact us.  

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    Motgage Rates Are The Lowest They've Been In Years, But Will They Stay That Way?

    On Friday, February 28th the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage clocked in at 3.37%, according to daily rate surveys from NerdWallet. This rate was down 38 basis points over the month and was the lowest 30-year rate on record since the survey began in mid-2016. This begs the question – have mortgage rates bottomed out, or will we see another rate drop this year? 

    According to some, rates on home loans are likely to drop even more if the Coronavirus outbreak worsens in the United States. Also, political instability can drive interest rates down, so it’s possible we may see another drop before the election, however given how low rates are today, it’s likely that the fed will increase rates in December. 

    Bottom line – there’s no telling what the future holds and mortgage rates are unpredictable. Today’s rates are the lowest they’ve been in years, and the arrival of spring means the Boston real estate market is about to flood with new listings in every price range. If you’re thinking of buying real estate in Boston this year, lock in a low rate now and start talking to your agent about what you’re looking for. Condos in Back Bay, The South End, The Seaport and other Boston neighborhoods don’t stay on the market long, so getting pre-approved and securing a great rate is the first step to finding a great home.  

    For more information about the Boston real estate market, tips, advice and more, contact one of our experts

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