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Boston Leather District Condos & Lofts Under $500,000

Boston Leather District Condos

Active, Pending and Sold listings.Boston Leather

See all Condos in Leather District community.
(all data current as of 10/19/2014)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 752 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market:
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with ePlace
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 762 sq ft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market:
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 652 sq ft
    Lot size: 652 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market:
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with ePlace
  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market:
    Walk Score®: 100
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,045 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,045 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market:
    Walk Score®: 95
    Listed with Preservation Properties

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Younger renters and homeownership: Boston

Younger renters and homeownership

In the recent National Housing Survey, 76% younger renters think owning a single-family home or condo makes more sense compared to renting. One of the reasons cited in the report they think owning is a smarter move because you’re protected against rent increases and owning a home is a good investment in the long term.

Here are a few other items noted in the report:

* When forced to choose, 59% of younger renters think owning makes more sense while 41% think renting makes more sense for lifestyle reasons.
* Younger renters most frequently cite insufficient credit history and difficulty with affording a down payment as their biggest obstacles in obtaining a mortgage.

Nhs May 2014 Presentation

Housing Market News: Boston Condo Association

Housing Market News

The national housing market is showing mixed reviews. Here are some findings that were discussed in the video above:

* 19 out of 20 cities showed slower annual returns in July.

* Existing and pending homes sales slowed down.

* Home prices continue to be two or three times higher than the rate of inflation.

* August new home sales best in six years.

* The National Index of Home Prices are up for seventh straight month.

* S&P/Case Shiller 1-year change for Boston housing market up 5.7%

Decline in homeownership for individuals under 35

Homeownership among young adults fell sharply during the last housing bust. Homeownership rate for those under 35 declined by 11% between 1980 – 2012. Compared to only 1% to the overall homeownership during the same period. For more information review the housing study below.

Young Homeownership Housing Insights 081814 FINAL PUBLISHED

Feds: Low inventory hurting local housing market

Boston condos

Feds: Low inventory hurting local housing market

Interrupting our gripping non-stop arrest-non-arrest coverage of the marathon bombings, we bring you this housing news from the latest Fed Beige Book: Feds

Strong consecutive months of year-over-year growth in single-family homes sales halted in February, with some New England states experiencing marginal increases and most observing a decline. According to contacts, buyer demand remains strong, but dwindling inventory levels have hampered growth in sales. Meanwhile, median sale prices across the region rose from a year ago. Contacts attribute the price rise to the declining stock of distressed properties compared to a year ago as well as to the general decline in inventory reducing supply relative to demand. Particularly in urban areas throughout New England, decreasing inventory levels have placed upward pressure on prices. In the Greater Boston area, contacts report that multiple bids on properties have become more common as inventory continues to dwindle. Contacts express concern that low inventory levels in the next several months could discourage buyers and continue to be a significant factor limiting the growth of sales. On the other hand, inventory levels may rise with the beginning of the busy spring season. In addition, rising prices will eventually lure into the market sellers who have been waiting for the value of their homes to pick up before listing them.

If all we’re concerned about at this point is high demand and low inventory levels, after years of awful real-estate news, then we’ve come a long way recovery wise. And we’ll take it. For now.


Well not much has changes since the above post was written back in 2013. We’re at the start of the fall market, the biggest issue, once again is inventory. Finding a Beacon Hill condo under $500,000 – almost impossible. Photo of 40 Phillips St, Unit 2, Boston, MA 02114 (MLS # 71748448)

See all Condos in Beacon Hill community.
(all data current as of 10/19/2014)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 405 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 11
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with Beacon Services, Inc.

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Boston Condos for Sale at the Baker Chocolate Complex

Boston Condos Baker Choclate coplex

Boston Condos for sale Baker chocolate complex

Boston Condo sales prices are competitively pressured upwards. However, a cheaper alternative in a nice neighborhood feel is The Baker Chocolate complex. Here’s some useful information on Boston condos for sale at the Baker Chocolate complex:

The 14-acre village along the Neponset River in Dorchester has some newer luxury Boston condos that start at just $450,000. Whereby it is near impossible to find anything near $500,000 along the Charles River. The condominium owners of the old brick factory buildings get access to an to an indoor lap pool with a hot tub, a fitness facility, a conference room and a dog park.

Three of the buildings are being transitioned into 77 Boston condos, with 58 of them in a six-story Romanesque Revival building built in 1891 and known as the Baker Mill. The developer is adding hardwood floors, some updated appliances, and even opening up some unused loft spaces on the top floor.


Boston condos for sale at the Baker Chocolate Complex


View this informative Boston condominium video of real estate for sale at Baker Chocolate complex:

Learn more about this new luxury Boston real estate project and the area of Dorchester
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Boston Real Estate Agents Looks and Selling Boston Condos

Attractive Boston real estate agents

Boston real estate agents

Does Boston real estate agents looks help sell homes or Boston condos? If the real estate study below is any indication, it sure does.

A real estate study found that more attractive real estate agents often have higher list prices for homes and Boston condos they are trying to sell. Consequently, that also translates into higher sale prices for the Boston condo owners and a higher commission for those real estate agents as well.

The study, was conducted by two University professors during a seven-year period.

According to the Wall Street Journal:
“To measure the effect, Prof. Salter and co-authors Franklin Nixon of Columbus State University and Ernest King of the University of Southern Mississippi asked 402 people to rate agents, both male and female, on a scale of 1 to 10, from very unattractive to very attractive, based on online head shots. The researchers then looked at the agents’ property transactions over a seven-year period.

The findings: Every one-point increase in a listing agent’s attractiveness score added $10,989, on average, to the home’s list price. Every one-point increase in a selling agent’s score added $8,467 to the home’s sale price.”

Looks not only apply to Boston real estate agents and selling Boston condos

As the funny video below shows the importance of looks may not only apply to Boston real estate brokers.

Boston Real Estate and Boston Condos
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