Luxury condo for rent at Audubon Park! Never been lived in, with high end finishes features: 2 bedrooms, 2 marble baths, bamboo hardwood floors, central heat & air, Bosch washer & dryer, plenty of closet space. Gourmet kitchen features: Bosch & Fisher & Paykel stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, maple cabinets, dishwasher/disposal & a [...]
Timing is everything: The rental market in Boston is very seasonal. 70% of the rentals in Boston happen on September 1. This is because of the sheer number of colleges in the area all start their term in the fall. Then, when students go on to become professionals they tend to stick with the September [...]
What to expect on the search First and foremost bring your check book. You never know when you will stumble upon a gem of an apartment and you have to be ready to pull the trigger. An apartment is taken off the market with a check for 1 months rent and and application. It is [...]
Photos: Photos may not always be available. Photos of the apartments in question may not alPhotos may not always be available. Photos of the apartments in question may not always be available. It is often up the agents themselves to take the photos and sometimes this is just not possible. Moreover, if the current tenant [...]
Brownstone: a brownstone will typically be over 100 years old, a maximum of 5 stories and will be full of Boston charm. Along with the charm typically comes drafty windows, some manner of infestation, slanted floors, and finishes from the early 80’s. Narrow hallways, pipes noisy enough to convince you that your apartment is haunted and steam heat that has 2 settings: tropical and off….oh, and plenty of flights of stairs to walk up.
Now a word on agents. You do not have to work with an agent. You can do this search yourself but I would not recommend it. When I came to Boston I was dead set on finding an apartment without anyones help. I was unfamiliar with the city and looked at roughly 40 apartments over the course of 6 weeks before I found something that worked for me. It was a miserable process to say the least.
Okay, so you are looking to rent an apartment. I have put together some guidelines that will make your search go smoothly and quickly. These are all things I have learned as a Real Estate agent in Boston over the last few years.