Audubon Park Condo For Rent! Open Layout Brand New Construction Features Include: Open kitchen design with granite countertops, oversized dining counters, stainless steel/frosted glass lighting fixtures and sleek cabinets with contemporary hardware. Equipped with stainless steel appliances by Fisher Paykel and Bosch, including dishwasher, microwave, Environmentally-friendly bamboo flooring throughout the living, dining and kitchen areas, [...]
Boston is a difficult rental market. When my clients are serious about getting that hard to find apartment, we need to start early. I am standing in front of a spectacular apartment in the Back Bay that I was able to get for my clients. We put the application in hours after the apartment came [...]
This is a growing trend in the Boston area and around the country. New construction is up but only for multi family developments. The popular strategy seems to be building out a new building with condos in mind for the long term but setting the building as rentals for the first 5 years. Russia Wharf [...]
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 [...]
MARIANA GALSTIAN WARREN RESIDENTIAL GROUP, LLC 157 Newbury Street-PH $7,500/month Uniquely designed penthouse home with direct elevator access on Boston’s Newbury Street. Two large bedrooms and a 3rd good sized bedroom (office/den). Full parking space included with direct access to the unit – along w/an elevator w/direct access to condo. 500+ extra square feet of [...]
Luxury condo sales are up 9% in the 2nd Quarter of 2010. Buyers are taking advantage of opportunities offered by luxury condo developments in the Boston area. Luxury buildings like 45 Province & FP3 restructured their marketing and lowered sales prices. This has helped heated up a previously frozen luxury market. Condo sales have increased [...]
I wanted to pose a question to everyone. Conventional wisdom for rentals in Boston has always said that a September move in date is king for rentals but over the last few years I have begun to question that some. Obviously for the student market there can be no question but I feel that for [...]
West Broadway opened recently and is currently in the process of leasing up all its units. It is the latest higher end apartment building to open up in the Boston area and the first apartment building of its kind to open up around the Broadway T stop. The building offers studios, 1 beds, 2 beds, [...]
This unit is a 1 bed 1 bath around 650-700 square feet and well renovated with granite, stainless, hardwood, track lighting. Basically the condo quality type of 1 bed that people are always after on Beacon Hill but are very hard to find. The unit is renting for $2000 with heat and hot water included [...]
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 [...]
Renting is very seasonal in Boston. The prices are lowest from November though February and then raise sharply from May through September. 2009 was the first year in the last 10 years that rents actually fell in Boston by a small amount. This is in stark contrast to the last 10 years when rents steadily [...]
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 [...]
A word on Broker’s fee: A brokers fee is 1 months rent paid to the broker if a client rents an apartment shown to them by the broker. The fee is paid by the tenant, the landlord or a combination thereof. There are fee apartments, half fee apartments, and no fee apartments. An important [...]
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.