Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stay at the Taj, Follow-Up After an Open House

If you’re looking at properties in the Boston area you probably went to one of the many open houses today, Sunday February 28th. If you liked what you saw at an open house, and are considering returning to the area to follow-up I’ve got some suggestions…
First, book a few nights at the Taj Boston. It’s classic. Located on 15 Arlington St. overlooking the historic Public Garden and Swan Pond, not only does the Taj have all the luxury amenities that you’re looking for, but they’ve got a special promotion right …

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Smoken’ Joe’s BBQ

BBQ and blue’s, that’s what Smoken’ Joe’s does. And, yes, it is spelled Smok-e-n’ Joe’s. A few years ago Smoken’ Joe’s replaced Seoul Garden in Brighton Center and has been earning favorable reviews from its tech-savvy patrons ever since. The owners, Joe and Wendy Dodd, run their pit Memphis style: beef, pork, and chicken all spice-rubbed, basted, and smoked with red hickory in one giant smoker, giving you falling-off-the-bone-tender, finger-lickin-good BBQ you should expect. For all you Yankees, don’t expect your ribs to come with sauce on them, oh no, …

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First impressions mean everything…

This couldn’t be truer than with real estate. With at least 80-85% of all prospective buyers researching residential real estate via the Internet, the importance of good photography is everything. I have seen more properties over the years that have dark, out-of-focus images than I can shake a stick at and am truly amazed that sellers don’t consider this to be of the utmost importance when listing a property.
There are numerous properties that I have seen, even over $1,000,000 with images that don’t even display rooms with lights …

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Rent Going Down? reports that over the last 6 months the average rent for apartments has gone down $40 to an average of $961, a decrease of roughly 4%. reached their conclusion by analyzing over a million apartment ads every month, and then comparing data collected from July-August to data collected from December-January.
Boston’s average rent went down too, from $1,973 through July-August to $1915 through December-January, a 3% decrease of $58! For the full table of statistics, click here!

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The open houses at the Signal Building have drawn a lot of attention to the newly constructed development. I am a huge fan of both the development and the location so make sure you don’t go over there by yourelf and contact me so I can show you how to save commissions when you buy @ The Signal Building!

The Signal Industries Lofts are located in a converted warehouse building in a once industrial corner of South Boston that has experienced massive residential construction in the past 5 years. …

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The Clarendon Named Condo King!

In its most recent “Connoisseur Article”, Boston Magazine named The Clarendon the king of classy condo buildings in Boston. Three newly constructed luxury condo buildings were ranked, adding a combined 371 new luxury condo units to the market, with the silver medal going to 45 Province and the bronze to The W Residences in this clash of the condos.
The third-ranked W Residences at 100 Stuart St. is a new 28 story high rise on the edge of Chinatown boasting Sub-Zero appliances, granite countertops, a mix of wall-to-wall carpet and bamboo …

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