Monthly Archives: August 2009

Women- Majority of 1st Time Home Buyers

The deadline for the First Time Home Buyer $8,000 Tax Credit is approaching (November 30th) and prospective buyers of Boston condos should keep that mind when on their search…especially women.
65% of first time home buyers are women and today more than ever and single women make up more than 1/3 growth in real estate ownership since 1994. In 2006, a study at Harvard University found that 1 in 5 buyers of real estate were women. There are twice as many unmarried women buying homes than single men, which has lead …

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Boston Real Estate Agent Talks Fenway Condos

Boston real estate agent Tim Bottomley has been out and about Boston this summer showing clients to some pretty cool properties in different areas. Lately, he has been spending a lot of time over by Fenway and has suggested that I write a little bit more on Fenway condos. Maybe because it’s the great amount of inventory for Fenway condos or just the fact that Fenway condos place you in extremely close proximity to Fenway Park…and of course the Boston Red Sox.
According to Boston real estate agent Tim Bottomley, he …

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Waterside Place Shifts Focus

Waterside Place, a $600 million mixed-use development project in Boston’s Seaport District has slightly shifted its plans for Seaport District condos & retail space. Located at the intersection of D Street and Congress Street  along Boston’s waterfront in the Seaport District, Waterside Place had original plans for a 640,000 sq ft retail component, 300 room hotel, and over 200 Seaport District condos in a 19 story building.
Plans for the future of Waterside Place were rumored to include two large retail stores, a large grocery store, a variety of restaurants & …

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Holy Condos! South End Condo Project BRA Approved

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has officially approved a new South End condo development that will be located on the corner of West Brookline Street & Warren Avenue. The building will feature 9 new units comprised of South End condos and South End rentals with some parking available.
What is unique with this approval of more South End condos to be developed is that the current building is the Concord Baptist Church. Plans call for the doors at the church to be used as the exit for this South End condos project …

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Cameron Diaz Rents Beacon Hill Condo

With all of the movie productions going on in and around Boston, its no surprise that those in the film industry are seeking alternate housing accommodations while in town. There are several hotels in downtown Boston playing host to a swarm of movie production companies, but for those who are constantly on the go working on a movie set for long & odd hours, living out of a hotel could get quite old. I have personally placed several movie clients in short-term Boston rentals while they are in town working …

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Boston Named One of America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up

Many can agree that Boston is a great city to live in, some might even say its one of the best. Recently, U.S. News & World Report has named Boston one of America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up.
In this list of America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up the focus was on what specific criteria would create an ideal community to raise children in. Some of the criteria listed includes a low crime rate, strong school system, green spaces to play in (parks), other children in the area, abundance …

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