Blog :: 08-2013

Housing Cools Down As Summer Nears End

Summer's just about to end, but the heat is still on in the hunt for perfect homes and apartments. And although the chill is starting to swirl through the housing market due to lowered demand as the "major" move-in date of September 1 closely approaches, the local housing market is still roaring with [...]

The Ultimate Rental Guide For Internationals

If you're coming from somewhere else other than the United States, it might be a bit challenging and daunting to find your very first rental property to call home. Being away from the confines of your your home city or home country in itself is already difficult, so we'd like to make finding your "new" home away from home a little easier to [...]

The New Rules of Renting and Tips To Beat Out Competition

Depending on whether you just bought yourself a rental property or are just starting your apartment hunt or have signed up for a new lease, you'd be glad to know that the City of Boston passed new rules of renting. This applies mostly to first time landlords who have properties that's up for rent, but it's also good to know your rights as a [...]

Planning A Painless Move: How To Avoid Move In Madness

It's that time of the year: the end of summer is nearing, and along comes with it is the start of the Fall season. In Boston and the Northeast, Fall is actually already creeping in, with colder mornings to wake up to, and the chill of the night caps off the day. But it's just not the seasons that are changing - September 1 officially marks [...]

Downtown Developments and Rental Update

With summer nearing its end and fall pacely settling in, Bostonians are slowly seeing the return of the student crowds and the increasingly tightening rental market. Reports of same-day deals abound now that both local and international students are flocking to the city, preparing for the inevitable September 1 move-in madness that's soon [...]

Back To School Home Search Tips

It's that time of year when families consider moving to get their children into a good school district. Folks over at realtor.com recently conducted a back-to-school survey to see how much weight schools have in the home-buying decision. The results show that school-district boundaries do impact the buying decision for more than 60 percent [...]

Cheat Sheet for Boston Condo Buyers

Home prices have surged in the past year, forcing many first-time buyers to consider a condominium or townhome because these options are generally less expensive and more practical for smaller families. Regardless of whether you're contemplating buying a unit from a fully-serviced building, or a converted multi-family home, condominium [...]