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As we head into the heart of the Fall season, many Bostonians tend to stay inside, choosing to stay warm and dry rather than bundle up and face the cold. Yet even while our public green spaces are blanketed in white, winter still brings us opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

While the other three seasons call for longer walks filled with colorful blooms, rides in the Swan Boats, and pick-up softball games, the Fall season weather provides us distinctive pleasures. From a beautifully lit Commonwealth Avenue Mall foilage.

It’s also a time to view new Beacon Hill apartments for rent

Beacon Hill condo rental market Fall 2020

More than 70% of renters say they would be happy to rent a Beacon Hill apartment without seeing it in person first, if they could check it out through a 3D virtual tour.

That’s according to a survey jointly commissioned by Zumper, a rental marketplace, and Matterport, which provides 3D and virtual tour services. The survey notes that just like home buyers, renters are also taking their property search online during the coronavirus pandemic, and would benefit from having more access to modern tools that allow them to view homes and sign leases without being there in person.

While photos of an apartment are important, the virtual or video tours component is far more useful in giving prospective tenants an idea of what it actually ‘feels’ like inside.

Beacon Hill Virtual apartment tour searches

Virtual apartment tour searches have spiked since the pandemic and consequent lockdowns begun, according to Google Trends data. More than 60% of renters say their apartment search experience has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. According to another survey by apartment listing site Abodo, some 30% of renters would prefer to see photos and floor plans delivered in a virtual manner. Another 27% said they would prefer to see prerecorded videos of units over live, personal unit tours.

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