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Championship Row – Homes for Sale Along the Patriots Parade Route

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It’s an exciting day to be a New Englander! After a comeback for the ages, the Patriots are once again crowned Super Bowl champions. With their victory comes the traditional Patriots Parade – a massive celebratory event that winds its way through the streets of Boston. Whether you’re a sports fan or just looking to join in on the celebration, make sure you’re a part of the history this week at the Patriots Parade 2017. We’ve compiled a number of properties for sale along the parade route and though it may be too late to catch this year’s parade from one of these homes, it’s never too early to start planning our next celebration here in Title Town.

778 Boylston St #5A

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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3.5

Living Area: 1,625 sq. ft.

Parking: 1

Price: $2,900,000

This stunning and sophisticated residence at the Mandarin Oriental defines modern luxury. Within the heart of Boston’s vibrant Back Bay neighborhood, the Mandarin delivers world-class amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center and the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Massachusetts. Features of Unit 5A include floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in a wealth of sunlight across the gleaming hardwoods and tiling, a beautiful marble entrance foyer, a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and coveted on-site valet parking.

Read more about this home.

776 Boylston St #W10C

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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3.5

Living Area: 2,556 sq. ft.

Parking: 2

Price: $4,600,000

Enjoy five-star living at Boston’s Mandarin Oriental residences. Unit W10C is the Mandarin’s exclusive upper-floor corner residence, enjoying southern and western exposure. The immaculate layout of this home features a formal living and dining room with fireplace, as well as a spacious and sunlit chef’s kitchen. The well-appointed bedrooms offer a tranquil respite from the streets of Boston below. Additional amenities include professional grade stainless steel appliances, a built-in sound system, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with impeccable Back Bay views, and custom lighting. Parking and storage are included along with several world-class amenities at The Mandarin.

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300 Boylston St #501

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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3.5

Living Area: 2,406 sq. ft.

Parking: 2

Price: $5,500,000

Residents will enjoy esteemed Back Bay living at this incredible home in Heritage on the Garden. The neighborhood’s premier full-service building has extensively renovated this home, now offering designer-quality interiors and an immaculate open floor plan. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Public Garden from your living room and bedroom. Heritage on the Garden offers exclusive building amenities including a 24-hour concierge and two-story resident library that peers over the Garden. The home is complete with two deeded parking spaces and extra storage.

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220 Boylston St #9009

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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Living Area: 1,674 sq. ft.

Parking: 1

Price: $5,050,000

This rare two-bedr0om front unit at the world-class Four Seasons residences is your ticket to premier Back Bay living. Delivering one of the most sought after floor plans in the building, Unit #9009 offers luxury living with unparalleled Public Garden views. Make your way from the coffered ceiling entry foyer to the modern fully-applianced kitchen with granite counters. Enjoy the luxurious Four Seasons lifestyle with room and housekeeping services on top of world-class building amenities – all rated AAA Five Diamond and Mobil 5 star.

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2 Avery St #33E

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Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4.5

Living Area: 3,246 sq. ft.

Parking: 2

Price: $6,295,000

With a blend of modern elegance and traditional sophistication, this unit at The Ritz offers premier luxury living at its finest. The custom marble foyer welcomes you into an expansive formal living and dining room with walls of windows – offering some of the best views in the city of Boston. The gracious master suite with rare his/her bathrooms include expansive walk-in closets. The kitchen was designed for the at-home chef with granite counters and tile backsplash. The unit is completed with a beautifully-appointed library that can be converted into a third bedroom. New upgrades include 5″ crown molding throughout, walnut wood flooring, recessed lighting and a built-in sound system. Enjoy Ritz living at its finest at 2 Avery St #33E.

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170 Tremont St #602

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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2.5

Living Area: 812 sq. ft.

Parking: 1

Price: $899,000

This sunlit and spacious one-bedroom+study home offers exquisite views of the Public Garden, Boston Common and beyond. Completed with hardwood floors and expansive closet space, this home is a rare opportunity in a coveted neighborhood. 170 Tremont St #602 is completed with laundry in unit, a common deck, gym and fresh coat of paint.

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151 Tremont St #22A

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Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Living Area: 800 sq. ft.

Price: $719,000

You won’t find value like this elsewhere in Back Bay. This oversized one-bedroom at Tremont on the Common offers terrific city views of the Financial District, Downtown Crossing, Boston Common and beyond. The desirable open floor plan is the ideal layout for entertaining. Enjoy an array of world-class amenities including a fitness center, sauna and steam rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool, dry cleaning services, and resident lounge with Wi-Fi. 151 Tremont St #22A is just moments away from more Boston excitement – including a number of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

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Bushari Welcomes Peace Myoung

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Bushari Real Estate is happy to welcome Peace Myoung as the newest member of our team.

Peace is a real estate professional with a background in communications and technology; he believes in building strong, lasting relationships and treats his clients as if they were family.

After studying communications at UNC Chapel Hill, Peace co-founded a high growth startup in Shanghai helping China’s top students relocate to the US. While working with hundreds of clients across China’s largest cities, he saw a gap in the quality service experience and decided to pursue a career in real estate, with a focus on providing the highest level of service to international clients. Raised in rural Uganda by Korean parents who built schools and dug wells, Peace knows firsthand the profound impact of giving first and believes that real estate is no different. He is fiercely loyal and unwavering in his commitment to putting his clients needs first.

Like many Ugandans, he is a sweet potato farmer at heart and loves fishing for tilapia on Lake Victoria.

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The Divine Luxury Homes Coming Soon to Boston’s South End

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Boston’s South End neighborhood, known for its reverence to historic detail, has recently been the site of several residential church redevelopments.

As housing becomes needed in certain areas of the city, developers look to take on new construction projects or redevelop existing properties. Several historic, yet dilapidated, churches – notably the former 1874 German Trinity Catholic Church, Concord Baptist Church and Immaculate Conception Church – will be graciously transformed into luxury residential structures. The new residences will offer a seamless blend of tasteful modernity and historic tradition.


 The Lucas

The Lucas, a project spearheaded by developers New Boston Ventures and Metric Corporation/Geoffrey Caraboolad, has been thoughtfully restored from the Trinity Germain Church, blending old and new styles by maintaining the facade of the former church along with its stained glass and vaulted ceilings.

The building’s eight stories and 33 opulent residences will bring a new era of luxury living to Boston’s South End. The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Boston Landmark District. It is the largest intact Victorian row house district in the country, made up of over 300 acres. Filled with chic art galleries, and home to 11 residential parks with central fountains and iron-fenced borders, the South End is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood. The area is a popular enclave for artists, galleries, and trendy shopping.

The Lucas will represent the harmony of classic architecture and modern elegance through its thoughtful use of contemporary designs and details. Residences will feel at home with luxurious amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness room and lounge, a common courtyard, and a professionally-managed concierge.

Pre-sales for The Lucas are now taking place.

See pricing and floor plans for The Lucas.


The Cosmopolitan

This stunning new development at 771 Harrison Avenue will renovate the vacant South End Church of the Immaculate Conception. The current developer, Bodwell Pines Corporation, has proposed to convert the Church into a residential rental apartment building consisting of 63 residential dwelling units.

The exterior of the church will remain substantially intact with the exception of the following changes: The addition of roof terraces with skylights; removal of windows on sides of the church to create internal terraces with tempered glass rails; and the addition of a tempered glass canopy at the entrance of the Link Building with the same pitch as the church roof. The Cosmopolitan’s developers seek to ensure the historic preservation of the church while offering luxurious and contemporary residential units. All religious artifacts will be donated to the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston in accordance with their request for a complete deconsecration of the church.

Parking for 25 cars will be located in the James Court garage adjacent to the church and part of the Harrison Commons Condominium. The Cosmopolitan, recently approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency, will no doubt be an exciting undertaking for the South End neighborhood.

See pricing and floor plans for The Cosmopolitan.


199 West Brookline Street

The vacant Concord Baptist Church, located at 199 West Brookline Street in Boston’s South End neighborhood, will soon be home to a number of high-class residential units. The new boutique building will include approximately 9 residential units and 21 below-grade parking spaces. After reaching approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency in recent months, construction has begun its first phase.

199 West Brookline Street is conveniently situated at the border of South End and Back Bay – two neighborhoods known for their historic, elegant architecture and bustling commercial streets. From the countless acclaimed shops and restaurants lining Columbus avenue to the tranquil parks flourishing throughout the South End, the 199 West Brookline parcel could not be more conveniently situated. Residents will enjoy premier South End living, full of vibrant galleries, unique shops and trendy restaurants.

The South End is in the midst of a residential renaissance. These new developments serve to bring much-needed housing to the neighborhood while complementing the surrounding buildings with a thoughtful blend of traditional and contemporary design elements.

To stay up to date as more information comes to light on these developments, visit Bushari’s exclusive Crane Watch feature on BostonRealEstate.com.

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Bushari Welcomes Jake Eddy

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Bushari Real Estate is proud to welcome Jake Eddy as the newest member of our team.

Jake is an energetic, market-savvy agent with an insatiable work ethic who always places the interests of his clients first. His gumption and attention to detail helped him become a Top Producer for six consecutive years prior to joining Bushari’s elite team of real estate professionals.

A New England native, Jake grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont and, after receiving multiple athletic and academic accolades in high school, he went on to play Division 1AA football and graduate from Bryant University on the Dean’s List with degrees in International Business and Spanish, as well as a concentration in Marketing.

After relocating to the Greater Boston area and spending time in a handful of neighborhoods, Jake invested in a multi-family property and currently resides in Medford. A lover of adventure and world travel, Jake has had the opportunity to travel to over 25 countries. In his spare time, he is a mentor in the Big Brother, Big Sister Foundation and enjoys staying active with Cross-Fit, rock-climbing, snowboarding and yoga.

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Two Transit-Friendly Developments Approved by BPDA

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Last week, the Boston Planning and Development Agency met for their first monthly meeting of 2017 and approved a pair of developments that will not only bring hundreds of new residential units to the area but also look to improve transit conditions in their respective communities.

The first of these projects, The Residences at Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, will include 250 new residential units and approximately 4,070 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space. The project will be located across the street from the Forest Hills MBTA station on three unoccupied parcels of land, totaling 91,730 square feet, as you can see below.

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Jamaica Plain has a reputation for being one of the city’s most bicycle-friendly neighborhoods—something that the plans for the Residences at Forest Hills have certainly taken into account. The building will cater to bike enthusiasts by including indoor bike storage, short-term outdoor bike racks, complimentary bikes for tenants, and 38,000 square feet of open space. For those who prefer to get around on four wheels, there will be electric vehicle charging stations and 146 parking spaces, with some of those reserved for Zipcars.


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The project will further contribute to the well-being of the community by improving pedestrian pathways and creating easier access to Southwest Corridor Park, a popular route for bicycle commuters. Additionally, the project will add more than 200 construction jobs, as well as permanent retail and property management jobs.

BLDG 89, the second of these newly approved developments will be located at 89 Brighton Avenue in Allston. The development calls for 129 residential units, 7,500 square feet of new retail space, 79 parking spaces, storage for 138 bicycles and an on-site bicycle repair station. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, the forward-thinking architects of the project, have also taken great care and collaborated with local residents, business owners and city officials to ensure the development will provide solutions to the concerns of the community.


Site of BLDG 89

Included in the plans for 89 Brighton Avenue are improvements to the overall pedestrian, bike and vehicular safety of the intersection at Brighton Ave and Linden Street by removing approximately 60 feet of curb along Linden and increasing the width of the sidewalk on Brighton Ave. The project will also provide active retail space for smaller retailers and add planters, street trees and bicycle parking along Brighton Avenue.


89 Brighton Avenue – Renderings

To stay updated on these developments, as well as any of the developments currently under construction throughout the city, try out our exclusive Crane Watch feature at BostonRealEstate.com, where you can follow projects through each stage of development, with the most comprehensive and current information available.

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Boston’s Top Neighborhoods of 2016

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With 2016 behind us, it’s time to take a look at the numbers that defined the year in the Boston real estate market. Overall sales in Boston last year were $4,882,326,526, which represents an 11% increase over 2015. Of course, the big story of 2016 was the opening of Millennium Tower, which helped propel Midtown to the #4 spot, in terms of sales volume amongst neighborhoods for the year.

Using sales data accumulated from MLS-PIN, we have compiled the list of Boston’s Top 10 neighborhoods in 2016 (according to overall sales volume). We have also provided the data from 2015, to gain an easy understanding of how the market changed in each neighborhood over the past year. Where does your neighborhood rank?

 

1. Back Bay

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2015

Sales Volume: $721,215,761 ( -.25%)
Units Sold: 398 (-.25%)
Average Sale Price: $1,812,100 ( -.006%)
Days on Market: 59 ( +13.6%)


2. South End

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2015

Sales Volume: $643,840,514 (-8.8%)
Units Sold: 586 (-13.1%)
Average Sale Price: $1,098,704 (+5%)
Days on Market: 45 (-11.1%)


3. South Boston

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2015

Sales Volume: $420,180,497 (+7.7%)
Units Sold: 678 (-7.7%)
Average Sale Price: $1,098,704 (+5%)
Days on Market: 59 (-11.1%)


4. Midtown

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2015

Sales Volume: $133,328,308 (+200%)
Units Sold: 84 (+103.6%)
Average Sale Price: $1,587,242 (+47.3%)
Days on Market: 88 (-12.5%)


5. Jamaica Plain

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2015

Sales Volume: $333,775,651 (+4.3%)
Units Sold: 561 (-3.9%)
Average Sale Price: $594,966 (+8.6%)
Days on Market: 35 (+8.6%)


6. Dorchester

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2015

Sales Volume: $308,942,841 (+8.5%)
Units Sold: 692 (-4.3%)
Average Sale Price: $446,449 (+13.4%)
Days on Market: 54 (+14.8%)


7. Charlestown

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2015

Sales Volume: $278,022,482 (-4.1%)
Units Sold: 386 (-10.4%)
Average Sale Price: $720,265 (+7%)
Days on Market: 44 (-9.1%)


8. Beacon Hill

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2015

Sales Volume: $225,660,430 (-12%)
Units Sold: 174 (-13.8%)
Average Sale Price: $1,320,630 (+.3%)
Days on Market: 53 (+7.5%)


9. East Boston

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2015

Sales Volume: $102,498,255 (+22.8%)
Units Sold: 235 (+9.3%)
Average Sale Price: $442,339 (+10.7%)
Days on Market: 55 (-3.6%)


10. North End

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2015

Sales Volume: $51,544,042 (+49.6%)
Units Sold: 80 (+6.3%)
Average Sale Price: $644,301 (+40.8%)
Days on Market: 41 (-2.4%)

 

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Your 2016 Boston Real Estate Holiday Wish List

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If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season, what better way to express your love and appreciation than with the gift of real estate? As we did last year, we have compiled a list of the ten highest-priced luxury homes currently on the market in Boston (excluding any listings that are currently under construction or in pre-construction). It should come as little surprise to those familiar with the Boston real estate market that three of the top ten listings are in Millennium Tower.

Which one of these properties would you like to call “home” for the holidays?


 

#10

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9 Chestnut, Beacon Hill

4 Beds  :  3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths  :  5,141 SF
List Price: $6,995,000

#9

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Twenty Two Liberty
22 Liberty Dr. U:12A, Seaport

3 Beds  :  3.5 Baths  :  2,756 SF
List Price: $7,195,000

 

#8

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9 Arlington St. U:2, Back Bay

3 Beds  :  2.5 Baths  :  2,770 SF
List Price: $7,250,000

#7

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Trinity Place
1 Huntington Ave. U:1702, Back Bay

4 Beds  :  3.5 Baths  :  3,618 SF
List Price: $7,995,000

 

#6

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Fifty Liberty
50 Liberty Dr. U:PH1A, Seaport

3 Beds  :  3.5 Baths  :  3,573 SF
List Price: $9,100,225

 

#5

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The Hooper Mansion
448 Beacon St. U:4, Back Bay

4 Beds  :  4.5 Baths  :  4,069 SF
List Price: $9,495,000

#4

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Millennium Tower
1 Franklin St. PH4E, Midtown

3 Beds  :  4.5 Baths  :  3,435 SF
List Price: $9,750,000

#3

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200-202 Beacon St. U:1-3, Back Bay

3 Beds  :  3.5 Baths  :  5,410 SF
List Price: $9,995,000

#2

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Millennium Tower
1 Franklin St. U:3703-3704, Midtown

4 beds  :  5 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths  :  4,318 SF
List Price: $10,000,000

#1

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Millennium Tower
1 Franklin St. PH3B, Midtown

3 Beds  :  4.5 Baths  :  4,318 SF
List Price: $12,500,000

 

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Construction Moves Along at the Faretra

 

 

 

East Boston has seen a dramatic increase in property values in recent years and that trend looks to continue with several new residential projects currently in development. The Faretra, a nine unit boutique building currently under construction at 186 Havre Street, stands out from the rest by bringing a new level of luxury to the flourishing neighborhood.

Developed by the Ballas Group, a Boston-based developer with an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial projects, The Faretra is a ground-up, new construction. Ground broke on the project over the summer with an anticipated completion date of Spring 2017. We recently stopped by the work site to check in on the progress and, as you can see below, things are coming along rather nicely.

 

For more information, including floor plans and specifications, please visit TheFaretra.com.

To stay updated on all of the developments currently under construction throughout the city, try out our exclusive Crane Watch feature on BostonRealEstate.com where you can follow projects through each stage of development, with the most comprehensive and current information available.