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Boston Real Estate: Mortgage Rates


The Boston real estate chart above shows the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate and the approximate monthly payment  for a $200,000 mortgage. Payments are principal and interest only, based on $200,000 fully amortizing mortgage.


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Boston’s average weekly salary

Boston salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average weekly salary in the fourth quarter of 2013 in Suffolk County Massachusetts was $1,741.


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New Boston Condo and Apartment Listings 8/20/14

New Boston condos



16  Ticknor St South Boston 02127 3 bed, 1, bath 1050 sqft $3,000

  16  Commonwealth Ave Back Bay 02116 1 bed, 1, bath 580 sqft $2,300

 111  W 8Th St 02127 3 bed, 2, bath 888 sqft $2,900

 104  St. Botoloph 02116 0 bed, 0, bath 0 sqft $225

 1427  Commonwealth Avenue Brighton 02135 1 bed, 1, bath 577 sqft $1,650

 221  Chestnut Ave 02130 1 bed, 1, bath 425 sqft $1,675

85  East India Row Waterfront 02110 1 bed, 1, bath 870 sqft $3,000

302  Neponset Valley Pkwy 02136 3 bed, 1, bath 1200 sqft $1,650

 161  W 6Th St 02127 2 bed, 1, bath 954 sqft $2,200

 141  Dorchester Ave. Seaport District 02127 1 bed, 1, bath 1157 sqft $769,000

 1200  Washington St South End 02118 2 bed, 1, bath 1585 sqft $925,000

 1  Quincy Place Roxbury 02121 2 bed, 2, bath 1398 sqft $369,000

 3  Quincy Place Roxbury 02121 2 bed, 2, bath 1398 sqft $369,000

 34  Hancock St Beacon Hill 02114 2 bed, 2, bath 1100 sqft $889,000

 78  Pearl St Charlestown 02129 2 bed, 1, bath 678 sqft $409,900


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Boston: Most expensive hotels


1 New York, NY price $245
2 San Francisco, CA $229
3 Boston, MA $229
4 Seattle, WA $224
5 Cambridge, MA $222
6 Honolulu, HI $204
7 Chicago, IL $199
8 Charleston, SC $197
9 Providence, RI $183
10 Santa Rosa, CA $180

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Boston condo owners: Risk of using Airbnb

Boston condos

First,  Airbnb is a six year old start-up now valued at $2.5 billion. The concept is to provide an online marketplace that connects individuals who have a condo, apartment or a room to rent with people needing a place to stay. It sounds like a win-win situation. However, before you rent a room in your Boston condo you should be aware of the potential problems (more…)

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New Boston condo and apartment rentals as of 8/19/14

1068  South St. 02132 2 bed, 1, bath 800 sqft $1,600

1538  Tremont Mission Hill 02120 0 bed , 1, bath 1000 sqft $2,300

393  Bunker Hill St Charlestown 02129 2 bed, 1, bath 879 sqft $479,000

78  Pearl St Charlestown 02129 2 bed, 1, bath 678 sqft $409,900

 28  Owencroft Dorchester’s Ashmont 02124 4 bed, 2, bath 2107 sqft $395,000

 1540  Tremont Mission Hill 02120 3 bed, 1, bath 1000 sqft $3,000

 63  Green St Charlestown 02129 1 bed, 1, bath 561 sqft $1,800

 800  Hyde Park Ave Hyde Park 02136 1 bed, 1, bath 730 sqft $147,000

 1068  South St. 02132 1 bed, 1, bath 750 sqft $1,450

15  North Beacon Street Allston 02134 1 bed, 1, bath 659 sqft $2,000

45  Province Midtown 02108 1 bed, 1, bath 1126 sqft $4,500

53  N Mead St Charlestown 02129 1 bed, 1, bath 654 sqft $2,250

 210  Warren St. Roxbury 02119 2 bed, 1, bath 0 sqft $1,750 

 909  East Broadway 02127 3 bed, 1, bath 1100 sqft $2,800

121  Tremont St. Brighton 02135 2 bed, 1, bath 1000 sqft $1,800

184  W 8th St South Boston 02127 2 bed, 2, bath 1300 sqft $2,600 -

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Membership has its privileges

golf club

From the Globe:

For the second time in as many months, federal authorities have charged members (of Oakley Country Club in Watertown) with trading on inside stock information that they picked up at the club. This time, it involved Eastern Bank’s 2010 acquisition of Wainwright Bank & Trust Co., of Boston.

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Boston real estate: View top 10 cities to live in

Movoto a popular real estate website, ranked the 10 best cities to live in. The survey was based on 10 criteria.

Here are the 10 criteria::

Park acreage per person
Percent of population between 20 and 34 years old
Fast food restaurants per square mile (the fewer the better)
Bars per square mile
Big box stores per square mile (the fewer the better)
Population diversity
Movie theaters per square mile
Museums per square mile
Theater companies per square mile
Music venues per square mile

How did Boston rank: (more…)

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Boston building permits up from pre-recession levels

Boston real estate condos on the rise

Boston real estate condos on the rise

REBNY compared the peak year of housing (condo) production before the recession in New York and Boston with the housing production in 2013.

The results… (more…)

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How to save on your tax bills: Start a real estate trust

Some major corporations have discovered a way to cut their tax bills: Organize as a real estate investment trust, even if real estate is not the core essence of their business.

Can’t you just see fast-food chains with multiple locations doing this next?

File under: Tax loopholes

And, no, the Globe isn’t the one starting a REIT. It’s the one who did the great story.

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Let's talk Boston real estate. The most recent real estate comments

  • christian louboutin discount shoes sale, Samuels wins right to build 30-story Back Bay complex: ...
  • James, Boston condo owners: Risk of using Airbnb: Just to be clear you’re posting a fear mongering piece, but...
  • Julieta, Affordable housing opportunity in the Fenway: Really? then point out specifically where my cmnoemts are...
  • Rene, Is the housing recovery weaker than it appears?: Give it back to the bank. If your State is a non-recourse...
  • Reyna, Daisy Buchanan’s in Back Bay facing foreclosure: Benjamin: in defense of Vangel, I think the aruemgnt can be...
  • Talene, Which direction will Boston rents go?: I have witnessed that smart real etsate agents just about everywhere...
  • Anna, Well, at least Boston isn’t Los Angeles: Your credit will tank but not as bad as a frrlceosuoe. You need...
  • Tyler Mills, Lenders go into overdrive to clear out backlog of delinquent mortgages: Instead of forcing out the...
  • Tyler Mills, Lack of housing inventory is getting ridiculous in Boston: Though inventory being down is really...
  • warren currier, ‘Boston’s faux housing boom’: Scott, Do you own any units in Boston? Supply /...
  • Nishant, Major Developers: Affordable homes can only be built outside downtown Boston: Yes, this is correct that...
  • warren currier, Done deal: Dr. Dre buys Tom and Gisele’s mansion for $40M: The property is located in LosAngeles,...
  • JS, Despite predictions, inventory of homes for sale continues to fall in Mass.: One thing that could be holding...
  • dcmhomebuyers, For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid: Nice house. I think front section to location of...
  • Johnd478, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: I just couldnt depart your site prior to...
  • Dionis Padron, Downtown condo prices now averaging near $1 million each: great article but prices for standalone...
  • John Ford, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: That’s a great idea. Anyone have an idea how...
  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
  • amparo bracero, Big changes in store for Tremont Street?: I will love to comunicated my self with aida I was one of...
  • warren currier, Low mortgage rates may partly explain low inventory: The banks are making it very hard to get a loan....

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