Blog :: 11-2014

Your "Everything Holiday" Event Guide In The City

Believe it or not, folks, it's that time of year. Before you know it, bells will be ringing, people will be singing, and you will be behind on holiday shopping.

One important thing to know as the holiday season approaches is that paying full price is for chumps. Each year, the Mayor's Office and ArtsBoston team up for the Mayor's Holiday [...]

Bargain Buy Property Deals This Weekend

FeatureIf you thought holiday shopping is just for gifts, then think again. An assortment of properties have gone to market in the last week, with some of them greatly reducing their original price tag in the hopes of closing before the brutal winter months. Some of the deals don't even compare to what you might have gotten a year ago since sellers held off from flooding the market during the peak summer sales month.

Take for example this studio in the heart of the Back Bay with a cozy view of Commonwealth Mall that's only going for $360,000. You could say that that deal was near impossible last spring or summer, but that's definitely not the case now. In fact, it's the lowest-priced unit in the Back Bay currently. The studio, located on the fourth floor of posh The Vendome Residences, features quite an open layout (you'll have to see for yourself to believe) that looks out to the Commonwealth Mall. To top it all of, the building is a deal in itself, with 24-hour concierge and doorman service. More details



Aside from this ultimate bargain buy, there are also some deals to be had across Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the South End, all within the $500K breaking point. Here's a map to help you in your open house travels this weekend:

Where Are Boston's Most Buyer-Friendly Neighborhoods?

In Boston, you can make $80,000 or even $100,000 and still wind up clueless as to how you can afford to invest. But before you go on ranting and freaking out over the crazy prices of all those Back Bay brownstones and lush Seaport District condos, it might be worth taking a look at what neighborhoods have listings that are affordable to [...]

The Boston Skyline As Retooled By Its 'Urban Mechanic'

As Bostonians today say their final farewell to its beloved 'Urban Mechanic', Mayor Thomas Menino, we thought it only right to look back at his impact in the community, most tangible in his efforts to revitalize the city's skyline through various projects and neighborhood developments. Throughout his 5-term, 20-year mandate, Mayor Menino not [...]