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Numerous days on the market for Back Bay, Beacon Hill and South End apartments

Tweet A quick look at some Boston proper neighborhood apartment listings and why owners may want to consider price reductions: Back Bay – 130 Commonwealth Avenue – 505 days on the market. Back Bay – 290 Commonwealth Avenue rent price $2,900.00 – 249 days on the market. Beacon Hill – 37 Beacon Street #21 rent […]

1,417 Boston Apartments Available for rent

Tweet According to MLS, 1,417 apartments are avail for rent on MLS. Here are a few examples: Back Bay – 197 apartments available for rent. Beacon Hill – 87 apartments available for rent. Brighton/Alston – 149 apartments available for rent. South Boston – 100 apartments available for rent South End – 137 apartments available for […]

If the Prudential Center can get its act together, so can Government Center

Tweet From the Globe’s op-ed pages: During the same period (in the early ’60s), Boston was also demolishing the West End and Scollay Square, and replacing them with the isolated concrete towers and terrible brick plazas of Government Center. And there were similarities between the two projects: The Prudential Center’s first iteration looked like Government […]

Boston’s third highest skyscraper could start construction this year

Tweet After signing up Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage its planned new Back Bay tower, the developer, Carpenter and Company, now says it expects to start construction on the $700 million project later this year. The 60-story skyscraper, located next to the famous Christian Science complex, would be the third tallest building in […]

Are condos coming to the Harvard Club’s Back Bay headquarters?

Tweet From the Herald: Ensconced at 374-380 Commonwealth Ave. since 1913, the private club has an agreement to sell part of 380 Commonwealth Ave. to Boston’s Sea-Dar Real Estate Inc., which wants to build an addition and add five condos in the building. “We’re selling what we deem as an underutilized portion of our Comm. […]

For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid

Tweet After a major renovation, the townhouse mansion at 74 Beacon Street, overlooking the Public Garden, is back on the market for $13.95 million. The big change: The kitchen has been moved from the basement to the first floor. None of that old Upstairs Downstairs stuff for new occupants. Homeowners today simply want kitchens front […]

The two faces of Boylston Street

Tweet Did you know that Boylston Street has two faces? Tucked in a story about how the city is hiring a consultant to come up with a coherent sidewalk scheme for 10 blocks of Boylston Street (starting at Arlington Street), there’s this interesting tidbit: The two sides of Boylston Street have different design identities — […]

Maryland firm snaps up Newbury Street properties for $91M

Tweet A portfolio of prime Back Bay properties was purchased just prior to the New Year. ASB Real Estate is paying about $91 million for 333-335, 342 and 352 Newbury St. and nearby 801 Boylston Street, totaling 51,249 square feet, or about $1,780 per square foot. It’s being called “aggressive pricing.” No kidding.

Opposition forces developer to pull Back Bay tower plan

Tweet Facing opposition from nearby residents, Trinity Stuart LLC has unexpectedly yanked its planned 33-story Back Bay tower from immediate consideration until some sort of compromise can be reached. The 40 Trinity Place — which would include 115 condos and a 227-room hotel — will probably get built during the coming Walsh administration. But it […]

Santander Bank chief buys Back Bay townhouse for $4.3M

Tweet Roman Blanco, chief of US operations for Santander Bank, formerly known as Sovereign Bank, has purchased a town house at 407 Beacon Street in Boston for $4.3 million. With a location and digs like that, we have a feeling Roman is going to like Boston. This Zillow link has a full slide show. Photo […]

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

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  • 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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