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Boston Real Estate Blog

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
LINK, a local real estate listing and reporting service similar to the MLS, came out with their 2013 Market Statistics for Boston’s Luxury Condo Market. We have reported how hot the market is based on a variety of stats and indicators and thought we would give another perspective. Interested in checking out a luxury condominium […]
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 Kelly Robbins
Marathon Monday is Here! There’s no doubt that this will be one of the most watched Marathons in the history of the race.  As a past marathon runner, one of the best motivators pushing you to the finish line is having the spectators lining the course from Hopkinton to Back Bay.  From barbeques on front lawns in […]
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
Last year, the Boston Marathon became a day of tragedy, destruction, and pain caused by the horrible actions of individuals who wanted to bring hate to our city. At Charlesgate, we have a Marathon party each year as our office is only two blocks from the finish line. Last year’s was like every other, with […]
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 jdawson
Hey you. Yeah, you – the prospective homebuyer that is absolutely exhausted after jumping into the frenzy that has been the last few months of Boston residential real estate. I know, I know, your offer wasn’t accepted on the home(s) of your dreams and you want to take the holiday weekend and Marathon Monday/Patriot’s Day […]
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
In Boston, where real estate has historically been a safe and positive investment, many people choose to rent out their current homes when upgrading to a larger space or different neighborhood. Because of the transient nature of the city of Boston, there is always a steady stream of people coming into the city looking for […]
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
With the return of Mad Men for its final season, we started thinking about all the homes Don Draper has had during the series. From his soaring suburban home with Betty to his fabulous penthouse loft in Downtown Manhattan, he certainly has showcased some great taste in living. But what if he lived in Boston […]
Monday, Apr 14, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
The time of year has come when people start their Spring cleaning and “sprucing up the place.” (Sometimes to get their homes ready to sell!) As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time of year to get rid of junk and things you don’t need as well as stage your home for better […]
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
Most of you reading this article are already denizens of the Boston area; take this introduction as a reminder of why you moved here in the first place. Boston is inarguably one of the most historically significant cities in America, featuring monuments, memorials and attractions such as The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, The […]
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
Market forces have shifted and today it’s a seller’s market in many communities. Here are some tips for frustrated buyers to help get offers accepted! 1. Make a Large Down Payment The larger your down payment the more attractive your offer. Why? Because if the appraisal comes in low the buyer with the largest down […]
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 Gregory L. Kiep
Recently, a group of Charlesgate agents were invited to take a sneak peak at six luxury homes that just hit the market near Boston Common in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. The homes, comprised of six buildings, are only steps away from Boston Common and HUGE spaces for the area.) Each floor plan has unique aspects […]