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Boston apartments $1650 and under

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with City Realty Group
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Century 21 Annex Realty
  3. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 401 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Hammond Residential R. E.
  4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with Century 21 Treon Realty
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Lot size: 500 sqft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Urban Circle Realty
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,980 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Insight Realty Group, Inc.
  7. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Blackstone Williams Realty, LLC
  8. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 285 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with First Boston Realty International, LLC
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 488 sq ft
    Lot size: 488 sqft
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Century 21 Shawmut Properties
  10. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,823 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC
  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Lot size: 1 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Centre Realty Group
  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,846 sqft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  13. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 780 sq ft
    Lot size: 22.96 ac
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  14. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 353 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with RE/MAX Unlimited
  15. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with South End Realty Group
  16. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,979 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  17. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with The Galvin Group, LLC
  18. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 375 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Greater Boston Realty Team, LLC
  19. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Carole White Associates
  20. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Chobee Hoy Associates
  21. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Lot size: 22.96 ac
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with A & S Realty Co., Inc.
  22. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 255 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with McCormack & Scanlan LLC
  23. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,295.68 ac
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with City Realty Group
  24. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,900 sqft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Way
  25. 0 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Lot size: 500 sqft
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with City Realty Group

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Boston condos 300k

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 795 sq ft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 955 sq ft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Milton - Adams St.
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,538 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,754 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston South West
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 740 sq ft
    Year built: 1899
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with William Raveis R. E. & Home Services
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 730 sq ft
    Lot size: 730 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Success! Real Estate
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Al Realty
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,983 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,983 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 101
    Listed with Four Points Realty
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,793 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Dedham
  9. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 959 sq ft
    Lot size: 959 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Conway - Dorchester
  10. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 708 sq ft
    Lot size: 708 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Carole White Associates
  11. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  12. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,010 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Realty World Related Realty Group
  13. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with Sapphire Real Estate, LLC
  14. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,888 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with City Realty Group
  15. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 943 sq ft
    Lot size: 943 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with Thread Real Estate
  16. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with JDS Realty Group
  17. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 595 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 26
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com
  18. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 561 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 27
    Listed with Doyle Properties
  19. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 445 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 27
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com
  20. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 778 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 30
    Listed with The Mandrell Company
  21. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 720 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 34
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Milton - Adams St.
  22. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with Mass Realty Advisors
  23. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 640 sq ft
    Lot size: 640 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 40
    Listed with Pondside Realty
  24. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 39
    Listed with City Realty Group
  25. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 761 sq ft
    Lot size: 761 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Stonehurst Real Estate Group

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TBT: 285 Columbus closings begin

Recent Condos For Sale at 285 Columbus

From a 2008 article about 285 Columbus we wrote:

According to the Suffolk Deeds website, closings have begun at the new 285 Columbus lofts project, at the corner of Columbus Ave and Clarendon Street, where the South End meets the Back Bay.

According to the sales team, the project is 70% under agreement.

The first closings included condos sold for $955,000 (unit #606) and $855,000 (unit #802). Both appear to be two bed, two bath units, around 1200 – 1300 square feet.

I must say, I am surprised (and impressed) that this project was completed on-time (actually, ahead of schedule?). Just a year ago, there was barely anything going on.

To come: a big new restaurant on the first floor.

And, down the street, work continues on The Bryant, which looks better and better, each day. Three or four bedroom units, $1.5 million and up … I think there’s a lot of pent-up demand for homes this spacious.

There’s a broker’s open house at 285 Columbus this Thursday, 12 – 1:30, btw.

 

 

A Consumer Guide to Buying and Selling a Home in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors has put together a very useful pamphlet on buying and selling a home in Massachusetts. Lots of helpful information.

If you would like to download a copy to read later, click on the title, below (warning, .pdf).

A Consumers Guide to Buying and Selling a Home in Massachusetts

The purchase or sale of a home is one of the largest transactions that an individual makes during a lifetime. Following years of planning and saving, a buyer begins the process of finding the home of the buyer’s dreams. The search can provide a challenge and an opportunity.

The assistance of a qualified real estate agent can transform complex negotiations into a most rewarding endeavor for buyer and seller. This pamphlet is provided as a consumer service to the home buying and selling public and demonstrates the Massachusetts REALTORS’® commitment to promoting home ownership opportunities for all citizens of the Commonwealth.

For additional information on the home buying and selling process, we invite consumers to browse the public side of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®(MAR) web site at http://www.marealtor.com/. Community profies and practical information and guidelines for buyers and sellers of residential property are available on this site.

Role of the Real Estate Agent

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Boston condos for sale South Boston 1/12/15

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,902 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,902 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Jay Rooney & Co.
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,022 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,022 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 772 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 772 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 859 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 923 sq ft
    Lot size: 923 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 22.96 ac
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Home Town Brokerage
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 875 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Home Town Brokerage
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 992 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Home Town Brokerage
  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 978 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Otis & Ahearn Seaport
  13. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Perry DiNatale Realty
  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Perry DiNatale Realty
  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Perry DiNatale Realty
  16. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,400 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Perry DiNatale Realty
  17. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 641 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,631 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services
  18. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 991 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  19. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 759 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  20. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot size: 882 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Joyce Lebedew Real Estate, LLC
  21. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Jacob Carlin
  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 951 sqft
    Year built: 1906
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with RE/MAX Realty Plus
  23. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,188 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Duhallow Real Estate
  24. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 834 sq ft
    Year built: 1899
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  25. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,507 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Conway - S. Boston

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New Boston condos for sale Beacon Hill 1/11/16

  1. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 255 sq ft
    Year built: 1880
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wayland
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,260 sq ft
    Year built: 1906
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,333 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,333 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,580 sq ft
    Year built: 1906
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,385 sq ft
    Year built: 1906
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Year built: 1906
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 608 sq ft
    Lot size: 610 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Milton - Adams St.
  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 724 sq ft
    Year built: 1898
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with Louisburg Properties
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 455 sq ft
    Lot size: 455 sqft
    Year built: 1899
    Days on market: 44
    Listed with Unit Realty Group, LLC
  10. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Year built: 1932
    Days on market: 49
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 682 sq ft
    Year built: 1899
    Days on market: 53
    Listed with Nicholas G. Keramaris
  12. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,350 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 64
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  13. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 73
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  14. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,337 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 80
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,015 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 101
    Listed with Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
  16. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,511 sq ft
    Year built: 1890
    Days on market: 107
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Boston-Commonwealth Avenue
  17. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 632 sqft
    Year built: 1899
    Days on market: 132
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  18. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,133 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,133 sqft
    Year built: 1867
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 148
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  19. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 150
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  20. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,577 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 154
    Listed with Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
  21. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,994 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 177
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  22. 6 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 177
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  23. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 203
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  24. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,936 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 203
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 999 sqft
    Year built: 1824
    Days on market: 212
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  26. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,198 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1880
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 295
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  27. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,911 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 465
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  28. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,819 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 465
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  29. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,903 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 469
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  30. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,903 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 469
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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Boston condos for sale 1/7/16 priced under $500k

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,443 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 795 sq ft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  3. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 955 sq ft
    Year built: 1905
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Milton - Adams St.
  4. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 845 sq ft
    Lot size: 845 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Red Tree Real Estate
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 522 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Anzalone Realty

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