Out With the Old, In With the New?

As someone from the midwest, moving to Boston was quite an eye opener for me. Driving down the tree-lined streets of Commonwealth Ave, the beautiful brownstones create a unique feel in Boston, that I had never seen before. Coming from a place where my apartments and townhouses had all been recently built and amenities such as parking and an elevator were automatically included, not a luxury, it was shocking to discover just what was lacking in these older buildings that were priced at such a high cost.

Both old and new buildings make Boston such a city of contrast, offering cosmopolitan sophistication in a historical setting. In today’s article in The Boston Globe, brownstone living versus modern condominium living is discussed. As new construction of luxury condominiums continues to boom in Boston, many people are choosing modern amenities over historic character.

There are many reasons why there has been a shift toward urban condominiums, including less maintenance and stress. Many of the older buildings in Boston require many repairs and upkeep as opposed to new construction condominium developments that offer the latest in modern luxury living. However, with the added luxuries these new condominiums offer, higher condo fees also play a part.

Ultimately, at the end of the day, whether someone chooses to purchase a brownstone or a new condo or loft, it is an individual decision. Boston brownstones are an integral part of the city’s rich history and the new developments have brought a new level in luxury living in Boston.

The purchase of a new home is big decision that requires much thought and consideration. Finding properties and researching information with a buyers agent helps the decision-making process, allowing the buyer to make a careful and well thought out decision before making such a large commitment.

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