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137 Charles Street, Boston
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Beacon Hill Condos for Sale – All price ranges

Beacon Hill Condos for Sale – All price ranges

View Beacon Hill condos for sale in all price ranges. New condominium listings everyday. Scroll down and view the most updated properties for sale.

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,015 sq ft
    Year built: 1825
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Red Brick Real Estate, LLC
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,593 sq ft
    Year built: 1890
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Boston-Commonwealth Avenue
  3. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 568 sq ft
    Year built: 1898
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Louisburg Properties
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1886
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with First Boston Realty International, LLC
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 542 sq ft
    Lot size: 542 sqft
    Year built: 1890
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with Sassmorr Realty Group
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,230 sqft
    Year built: 1850
    Days on market: 39
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  7. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,050 sqft
    Year built: 1890
    Days on market: 56
    Listed with Thread Real Estate
  8. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,233 sq ft
    Year built: 1898
    Days on market: 69
    Listed with Advisors Living - Back Bay
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 681 sq ft
    Lot size: 681 sqft
    Year built: 1890
    Days on market: 76
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,415 sq ft
    Year built: 1825
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 79
    Listed with Red Brick Real Estate, LLC
  11. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 465 sq ft
    Lot size: 465 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 81
    Listed with Hancock Real Estate Co., Inc.
  12. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 570 sq ft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 84
    Listed with Street & Company
  13. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,911 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 105
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,819 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 105
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,392 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 109
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

See all Condos in Beacon Hill community.
(all data current as of 8/31/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Breaking: mid-priced hotel proposed for South End

Scott Van Voorhis is reporting that a mid-priced hotel has been proposed for the South End, in the shadow of Route 93 and across from the Boston Herald’s headquarters and printing plant.

Newton-based BH Normandy is proposing a 265,000-square-foot hotel that would include 110 parking spaces, according to an initial proposal filed with City Hall. The hotel would be built on a surface parking lot at 275 Albany St., bounded by Traveler and East Berkeley streets.

Scott doesn’t say who it is who actually owns the parking lot, but I believe it is the Herald.

I don’t think neighbors would be against this, as it is surrounded by nothing more than a gas station, empty lots, the Herald, a storage facility … and the Pine Street Inn.

Great location for a hotel, though.

Builder plans hotel for S. End industrial area – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

Back Bay inn put up for sale

I’ve been made aware of a large, multi-unit inn being put up for sale in Boston’s Back Bay, near Kenmore Square.

It is currently profitable, netting over $250,000 per year.

If you are interested in learning more about it, and potentially working with me as your buyer’s agent, let me know!

(It’s not in MLSPIN.)

Your agent loves you. LOVES YOU.

Ha ha. I’ve never stalked a past client. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Realtor or stalker? – By J Lord, The Milford Daily News

The voice on the phone is familiar, and it really can’t sing. I interrupt, “Hey, Smith.”

Smith, not his real name, sold us our house way back in 1993. He calls both of us, on our birthdays, every year to sing, usually into the answering machine. He sends birthday cards with scratch tickets in them and monthly newsletters with recycled jokes and allegedly helpful hints. All of these come with a picture of his face and the slogan “Your Realtor FOR LIFE!”

In 2005, the calls resumed. “Happy birthday to youuuuu…” the answering machine screeched.

“How the heck did he get our number?” I asked Steve.

“He probably looked it up,” he said.

“But why? Why is he still calling us? We didn’t use him to sell our house, we’re not living anywhere near where he sells, why is he calling?”

Steve shrugged his shoulders.

Best city in the state gets even better

Great things happening in Boston. Even with the national economy in a downward spiral and people losing billions (billions) in home value, things are going great, here in good ol’ MA.

From yesterday’s Herald:

Despite the downturn in the economy, work is moving ahead in Boston on a pair of posh condo towers and an upscale rental high-rise near North Station. There is also one major office complex under way on the waterfront at the long-awaited Fan Pier project, while Boston Properties is building a new office tower nearby at Russia Wharf.

And that is just the tip of the development iceberg in Boston. There are a total of 60 projects worth $4 billion under construction across the city, with another 250 developments worth another $14 billion under review at City Hall, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Building booms in Boston; 60 projects, worth $4 billion, going up – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

Best state in the country gets even better

The New York Times gives Massachusetts its day in the spotlight:

Gay Couples Find Marriage Is a Mixed Bag – By Pam Belluck, The New York Times

Point of article: Apparently, a lot of gay people are hairdressers and also enjoy gardening? And, men are pigs.

The Massachusetts Model – Editorial, The New York Times

Point of article: Massachusetts has universal healthcare, although over 300,000 residents haven’t signed up, yet. Also, healthcare costs a lot.

Ugly comments divide a neighborhood

As you know, I’ve been a big supporter of Pine Street Inn’s plans to open a transitional housing facility on Upton Street, in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The property (three buildings) is currently used by Hope House as a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Having Pine Street Inn move in is a great idea.

Not everyone agrees. A small group of neighbors have come out in opposition to the proposal.

It’s irrelevant. The purchase by Pine Street Inn is a private transaction, and there is no chance that their plans can be derailed.

Here’s an op-ed piece written by one of the people who live on Upton Street.

The need to be neighborly
By James Alan Fox

It pains me to advocate against any initiative of the Pine Street Innkeepers to assist the homeless. Yet, their attempt to claim a major section of my street is inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood.

The problem of homelessness in Boston, numbering almost 7,000 people by latest count, has been longstanding, as it has in other cities around the country. It hardly takes a rocket scientist or an urban plannner to anticipate that today’s economic crisis, particularly in the real estate sector, will make the problem even more acute.

Unfortunately, our city’s plan – to use the term generously – for responding to the homelessness issue is chaotic rather than strategic. In the long run, lack of logic and foresight may produce unintended and unfortunate side effects.

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World economy overheat threatens US

Will the overheating world economy bring down the US?

Maybe, says Lou Barnes.

Fed foolish to raise rates now
Commentary: Despite U.S. problems, turmoil yet to unfold in Asia, Europe
By Lou Barnes, Inman News

The credit markets have concluded that inflation risk now forces the Fed into a sustained series of increases in its overnight rate, presently 2 percent.

Interest rates — all of them — spiked in the last 10 days. Lowest-fee 30-year mortgages to 6.625 percent (if you’re a shady character, FICO under 720, make that 6.75 percent), 10-year T-notes to 4.2 percent, and Fed-tied 2-year T-notes to 2.9 percent (up 0.55 percent this week).

The credit markets jumped to Fed conclusions after: oil hit $135; European Central Bank Chairman Jean-Claude Trichet indicated a tilt to tighten there; a string of inflation-centered speeches by Fed officials; and a rebate-bloated 1 percent pop in May retail sales.

It is folly to quarrel with a market move like this, but that’s what I’m going to do.

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Weekly Boston Condo and Real Estate Sales and Listings Update, June 14, 2008

The following information is from the local MLS database, as of June 14, 2008, compared to (June 7, 2008) (and June 16, 2007 – where available).

Total # of condos for sale in the city of Boston: 2,485 (2,524) (2,672)
Average # of days on market: 123 (120) (112)

Number of condos sold (closed) over past 30 days: 456 (447) (504)
Average days on market, sold units: 92 (96) (100)
Ratio, closing (sales) price to original (list) price: 92% (93%) (93%)

Median close price, 2008: $380,000
Median close price, 2007: $398,000

Average close price, 2008: $512,752
Average close price, 2007: $533,243

Number of properties going under agreement, last 30 days: 439 (456) (507)
Average days on market: 89 (88) (N/A)

Velocity: $233,814,983 ($225,473,575) ($271,954,103)
(Velocity is the # of units sold during last 30 days multiplied by the $ amount)

Total Market Value, condos for sale: $1,513,989,315 ($1,538,971,031) (N/A)

My thoughts: Notice that inventory is lower than last year.

Based on information provided to and compiled by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. covering the period 5/14/2008 – 6/14/2008, and the period 5/16/2007 – 6/16/2007.

First-time homebuyer seminar held by city agency, June 16

The city of Boston’s Home Center is hosting a first-time homebuyer seminar.

It will be held at the South Boston Branch Library on June 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The address is 646 East Broadway, Boston, MA 02127.

Topics include: how to find money for a down payment, how to find the best mortgage loans, and how to search and find the perfect home.

More information: Boston Home Center

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