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Market Trends at BostonRealEstate.com – A Brand New Feature for Finding Your Ideal Home

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Last week, Bushari unveiled the newly redesigned BostonRealEstate.com – your destination for all information pertaining to the Greater Boston real estate market. As Boston homebuyers begin their searches, they’ll want to take notice of any market trends in their prospective neighborhoods. Keeping a close eye on real estate trends is the best way to gauge the perfect time to buy or sell your home. Through BostonRealEstate.com’s easy-to-follow market trend graphs, you’ll see average days on market and average sales prices for home in the neighborhood, as well as the inventory for each month.

 

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Our reports are automatically updated so that we may provide you with the best and most current market information, no matter which neighborhood you would like to call home.

 

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Buyers can compare and contrast the average days on market for homes priced from $0-$500,000, $501-$1,000,000, $1,000,001-$1,500,000, $1,500,001-$2,000,000, $2,000,001-$3,000,000, and $3,000,000+.

The above example shares the average number of days on the market, separated by price, for homes in the South End. This data is collected from market reports in the last three months. You can change the input to six months or one year for further insight into the neighborhood’s longer-term market trends.

 

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The average sales price chart provides information on the cost of living in your prospective neighborhood. Buyers can compare the list price and sale price of homes bought in the neighborhood to consider when they want to buy or sell their home. Similar to the average days on market chart, buyers can switch between data collected from the last 3 months, 6 months, and one year. The above graph shows us that the average sales price for a home in the South End was approximately $763,081.

 

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One of the most fundamental parts of buying or selling your home is finding the perfect time to do so. Our inventory market trends analyze the number of homes that were on the market in a particular month. This chart, which collects inventory for South End homes in the past year, shows us that there are a larger number of homes on the market in the summer months than the winter months. Analyzing this information is beneficial to homebuyers or anyone interested in learning more about the market trends in the Greater Boston neighborhoods. See more of our exclusive listings and get up to date market reports on the latest homes to hit the market at http://www.bostonrealestate.com/.

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Introducing the All-New BostonRealEstate.com

Introducing the all-new BostonRealEstate.com: your destination for all information pertaining to the Greater Boston real estate market. With a wealth of state-of-the-art features and guides, we seek to make the process of finding your home easy and efficient. Our site was custom designed, working with cutting edge web developers, to bring users a unique on-line home-searching experience. Our site provides users unprecedented access to on-demand, current market data and upcoming residential developments, through our exclusive Crane Watch feature on the Neighborhoods page.

With beautiful high-resolution photography and a smooth user interface, the all-new BostonRealEstate.com is the only address you need to visit. Stop searching and start finding.

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A Day in the Life: Bushari’s Chris Thoman

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For over thirteen years, Chris Thoman has been an active member of Boston’s thriving real estate community. With hundreds of real estate transactions under his belt, throughout each and every neighborhood in Boston (and beyond), Chris has been around the block a number of times. When he’s not in the office, he’s meeting up with clients or touring and inspecting his listings. A proud father and loving husband, he spends much of his time with his wife and two children in their brand-new Dorchester home. It’s been a busy week balancing his recent move and his several homes on the market. We hit the road with Chris to see what it’s like to live a day in his life.

Early Morning: Up and At ‘Em

 

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Starting the day off right in his Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

 

5:00 AM, Thursday morning. By the early dawn, Chris is ready to start his day. Up first is a quick run to the gym before breakfast with his wife and kids. Even though he’s continually running around to meet up with clients, an early trip to the gym is sometimes the best way to get a little morning motivation.

 

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Chris is the proud father of two children, Jace (turning two in October) and Kaia (3-month old newborn).

 

Early Afternoon: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

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A quick errand before the start of a busy day.

 

In between client calls and conferences, Chris makes a quick stop at Tiffany’s to exchange a few rings for his wife. He’s picked out a beautiful pair from their T collection. We’re sure she’ll love them.

 

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Can’t forget to check out the watches. Not sure about that price tag, though!

 

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Back to work! No breaks in the real estate business.

Mid Afternoon: A Walk Through in Chestnut Hill

 

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By the mid-afternoon, Chris is previewing a new sales listing in Chestnut Hill. While the property is not quite yet on the market, you can inquire about the opportunity through email. Interestingly enough, the seller of this home is the mother of one of his current clients. This goes to show just how important it can be to market yourself and communicate regularly with your network of clients. You never know when the cousin or friend of one of your clients may be looking for his or her own home. Check back regularly at BostonRealEstate.com for updated information on when this home hits the market.

Late Afternoon: Under Agreement

 

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Under Agreement: 90 Babcock St #A & #B

 

In Brookline, we made a stop by 90 Babcock Street. This lovely and contemporary home consists of two separate units, each of which Chris is representing as the seller’s agent.  Just moments from Coolidge Corner, this neighborhood is known for its award-winning restaurants, schools and parks. The old adage of “Location, location, location” certainly rings true. At long last, he’s able to switch out the yard sign as both homes are now under agreement, representing $4.125M in sales. Congratulations to Chris and his clients!

 

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A few inspections before move-in. Fire alarms are working! (But our ears are still ringing.)

Early Evening: A Walk in the Park

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After a quick bite to eat at one of his favorite stops, Pret A Manger, Chris winds down on his home tours with a walk along the beautiful Commonwealth Ave. A gorgeous environment for making a few client calls, Commonwealth stretches along the Back Bay neighborhood and connects the lush green of the Public Garden and Back Bay fens. Finally, Chris will be heading back to install furniture in his new house, negotiating on behalf of his clients along the way.

Prospective real estate agents should always remember that it’s a 24/7 business, even in late August which can be the slowest two weeks of the year. While Chris is running errands and moving furniture, he’s still on-call with several of his clients. Are the hours worth it? “The gratification of my clients makes it worth it,” he said. “When buyers call me up after a deal and send me their thanks for a smooth transaction, I feel I’ve done my job.”

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Bushari Welcomes Cody Chy

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We are happy to introduce Cody Chy as the newest member of Bushari Real Estate. Cody is a real estate professional with a diverse background in sales, technology and hospitality; he firmly believes in providing the highest level of service to his clients and brings a strong sense of enthusiasm and energy to each transaction. Cody joins Andrew Costanzo and Antwane Daye on the Costanzo Market Strategy Associates real estate team.

A Boston native, Cody is fluent in three dialects of the Chinese language: Cantonese, Mandarin and Hakka. He graduated from Fisher College with a degree in Paralegal Studies and pursued a career in sales; his will to succeed made him one of the top sales people at each company he has worked for.
Cody currently resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. He enjoys tennis, badminton and finding great food.
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Free eBook: 2016 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston

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With temperatures soaring this summer, Bostonians have been looking for places to cool off throughout the city. To make your search easier, we have compiled a new ebook, The 2016 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston, available for free download.

Boasting the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of Boston properties where you can live and swim, the book provides full-color photos and descriptions of each pool, as well as the amenities and services available at each. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in the city, our ebook will give you the scoop on the hottest properties to cool off.

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As a bonus, dive into the video below, ranking the Top 8 pools in the city.

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Eastie Expansion: Residential Developments Set to Revolutionize East Boston

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East Boston has long been seen as a predominantly working-class neighborhood with relatively few structural intrusions save for the existing Logan Airport, various waterfront triple-deckers and boat hubs. However, we’re seeing a gradual change in the area as an increasing number of developments and condo buyers assemble in the promising neighborhood.

In her 2015 book, Legendary Locals of East Boston, fourth-generation East Bostonian and professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, Dr. Regina Marchi, details the extensive history of this often overlooked gem. “In 1987, the first rounds of condominiums were being developed, but few people were actually living in them”, Marchi explains. Long-time East Boston broker, Anthony Giacalone Jr. offers a comparison to the neighborhood’s current market: “I think you will see appreciation, but you need more product. There’s no shortage of people who want to live in a funky neighborhood near downtown Boston… but there’s definitely a shortage of supply”.

As we analyze and compare East Boston market prices, we can certainly see its potential in becoming Boston’s newest “It” neighborhood. There are currently 25 East Boston residential projects in the planning, approval, construction, or recently completed phases on the Boston Redevelopment Authority website; the most it has seen in quite some time. Below are a few residential developments that are posed to transform East Boston. (Images courtesy of Boston Redevelopment Authority.)

135 Bremen Street

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Project Status: Board Approved

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved construction of a five-story, 94-unit residential complex with 7,790 square feet of commercial space and 126 parking spaces. The site was used as a trucking terminal in the past, with two billboards on the corner of Bremen and Porter streets. This development will be conveniently situated for commuters, within close proximity to Airport and Maverick Square MBTA stations, as well as East Boston Greenway connector and Bremen Street Park. This project is set to revitalize this section of Bremen and Porter, and will bring convenient and necessary residential housing to this underutilized corridor.

Ten New

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Project Status: Under Construction

The proposed project on 6-26 New Street calls for a 16-story residential tower with 259 residential units and 155 parking spaces. The project broke ground in December, 2014 and is now entering the final stages of facade and interior construction work. Located on Boston Harbor, Ten New will offer residents East Boston’s premier variant of the downtown Boston skyline. The building’s ground floor is anticipated to house a waterfront restaurant.

151 Liverpool Street

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Project Status: Under Review

A six-story residential building with 36 condominium units (including 5 affordable units) is currently under review at Boston Redevelopment Authority. While the original plan was to rehabilitate the current building at 151 Liverpool, structural and financial concerns have shown that it would not be commercially reasonable to construct a multi-story addition on top of the existing building. A new developer, City Point Development of Newton, has proposed demolishing the existing building and constructing a new six-story residential building with underground parking.

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Project Status: Board Approved

The Hodge Boiler Works project, located at 101 Sumner Street, includes one main residential building and two outbuildings. The main building will be five stories with 95 residential units, roof top pavilions, a six unit bed and breakfast unit and below grade parking for 52 vehicles. The outbuildings will include a 740 square foot marina and 740 square foot café. This project will provide housing opportunities for the growing neighborhood and provisions for affordable housing units in accordance with the Mayor’s Executive Order on Inclusionary Zoning. This long-time inaccessible portion of the waterfront will at last be made open to the public and connect it to LoPresti Park and the expanding East Boston Harborwalk. Construction period will be approximately 24 months following the BRA’s final approval.

Clippership Wharf

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Project Status: Under Construction

As of April 2016, construction has begun on a mixed-use waterfront development that consists of 492 residential units ranging from studio to one-bedroom layouts. The project will transform an underutilized section of the East Boston Waterfront into an active, publicly accessible extension of Maverick Square. The 12 acre site is currently an impediment to the access, views and enjoyment of the waterfront. The mix of condominiums and apartments will be complimented by a mix of restaurant and recreational space on the ground floor. Further, it will allow for seamless vehicular access from neighborhood roadways and will create a network of pedestrian and bicycle pathways along the East Boston shoreline. The site will feature facilities of public accommodation including a public social and fitness club, a destination restaurant, a commuter café, public parking, secure bicycle storage, and a boating marina.

1181 Bennington Street

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Project Status: Board Approved

Situated on approximately 18,000 square feet of land, the project at 1181 Bennington Street calls for demolition of an existing auto repair shop and multi-family dwelling in order to develop a four-story, 44 unit (7 of which will be affordable) residential structure with underground parking. The building will be an important project for the Orient Heights neighborhood and continue to build upon the city’s longstanding goals of creating additional affordable housing in a growing neighborhood.

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Bushari Welcomes Tori Brillaud

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Bushari Real Estate is happy to announce the newest addition to our team, Victoria Brillaud!

Tori is an enthusiastic real estate professional who prides herself in guiding her clients through each step of the home buying and selling process. She gives her clients peace of mind, knowing that she works wholeheartedly in their best interest with the intention of creating long-lasting relationships in the process.

As a Massachusetts native, Tori found a home here in Boston just over six years ago. During her early years in the area, she fell in love with the city and everything it has to offer. While she calls the North End home, she loves exploring all areas of the city. Her passion to learn more about the city is the reason that she pursued a career in real estate and, with more than three years in the industry, she has the knowledge and experience to provide help in any situation.

As a former two-sport collegiate athlete, Tori thrives on competition, making her well-qualified to navigate the waters of the Boston real estate market. When she’s not working, Tori coaches competitive high school basketball, enjoys going to the gym and loves to travel.

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Bushari Welcomes Matthew Streich

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Bushari Real Estate is happy to announce Matthew Streich as the newest member of our team! Matthew is an outside-of-the-box thinker and problem solver whose passion for helping people and families pushed him toward a career in the Boston real estate market. Always up for a challenge, Matthew provides value and guidance as he assists his clients through important and tough decisions.

Matthew grew up in Greenwich, Rhode Island and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Ithaca College. Prior to his real estate career, Matthew was an accomplished athlete and spent time abroad, playing professional baseball. This naturally lead him to coaching both basketball and baseball for Emmanuel College, Xaverian Brothers high school and his own alma mater, East Greenwich High School. As a coach, Matthew honed many of the skills that he would put to use as a real estate agent.

Matthew currently resides in Brookline, Massachusetts and is an avid traveler who has been all over the globe.

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Front Row Fireworks: 5 Homes with Picturesque City Views

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This coming Monday, we celebrate our nation’s day of Independence. And with that, Bostonians are getting geared for a dazzling display of fireworks over the Charles River. However, it’s not always easy to get a good vantage point along the river. We’ve compiled a few homes for sale that not only give you front row tickets to this dazzling light show, but offer breathtaking city skyline views year round!

8 Museum Way #1706

Neighborhood: East Cambridge

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2 Baths

List Price: $1,695,000 OR $5,750/mo

This brilliant corner-unit home is located on the 17th floor of the Regatta Riverview, one of Boston’s most popular luxury condo buildings. This unit affords 1,730 sq. ft. of living space; all marvelously renovated with luxurious features and detailing such as Brazilian cherry flooring, custom closets, and an updated kitchen with granite counters and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bath, finished with marble tile. 2 valet parking spaces, included in the condo fee, complete this home.

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The master bedroom leads to an outdoor terrace, offering some of the best private views in the city. Enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the Charles River, Zakim Bridge, and the entire Boston skyline from every window of your new home. This is truly a sight to behold!

Contact Ana Andreev at 617-458-2599 or ana@bushari.com to learn more.

77 Dresser St #77

Neighborhood: South Boston

Beds/Baths: 3 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $885,000

Built in 2012, this stunning South Boston home features an elegant flow across four levels of living space. You’ll enter your home from a private, heated garage that leads way to the spacious second floor. This area is perfect for entertaining, with an updated kitchen, surround sound, dramatic high ceilings and recessed lighting. The upper floors harbor gorgeous bedrooms with plenty of closet space. 77 Dresser St puts you in the heart of South Boston with a convenient location by numerous restaurants, shops and attractions.

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Adjacent to the master bedroom is a private deck with impeccable, sweeping views of downtown Boston and the Seaport District. This deck has a natural gas hookup and also comes with exclusive roof rights – great additions for lounging and relaxing! You’ll never look at your city the same way!

Contact Andrea McDonough Team at 617-733-1238 or andreamcdonoughteam@bushari.com to learn more.

44 Snow Hill St #5

Neighborhood: Waterfront

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/1 Bath

List Price: $960,000

This newly renovated penthouse duplex is a brilliant addition to the historic Copps Hill. The home features an open floorplan with high ceilings, Absolute Black granite kitchen counters, Bosch stainless steel appliances, gas cooktops, and walls of windows. 44 Snow Hill features is designed for the modern lifesstyle with a gorgeous limestone bath, an oversized glass shower, in-unit W/D, A/C, and a video intercom system.

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A sun-filled den leads way to a 600 sq. ft. fully equipped private roof deck. Enjoy immaculate Boston Harbor and city skyline views from the comfort of your custom deck furniture. Also included is a surround sound audio hookup and gas grill so be sure to bring the party outside during these warm summer months!

1 Canal St #1106

Neighborhood: North End

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $12,300/mo

We’ve been anticipating this unit’s availability for months! This one-of-a-king penthouse duplex is part of the North End’s newest construction at One Canal. The home offers gleaming hardwood floors throughout and high ceilings. Its stylish kitchen features stone countertops, GE Monogram appliances, and gas cooking.

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1 Canal #1106 includes two private terraces plus unobstructed views of Boston Harbor, the North End neighborhood, and Rose Kennedy Greenway. Further, residents at One Canal can enjoy the rooftop social lounge with panoramic city skyline views from its heated swimming pool, cabanas, and movie theater. This new building has a wealth of amenities awaiting your arrival. Best of all, the broker fee is paid by the landlord! Welcome home, to the lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

Contact 617Living at 617-500-9900 or 617living@bushari.com to learn more.

141 Dorchester Ave #909

Neighborhood: South Boston

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $6,000/mo

This LEED Gold, tastefully-furnished condo is awaiting your arrival in the neighborhood’s coveted Macallen building. #909 offers over 1,700 sq. ft. of living space, not including the private roof deck! Tenants will enjoy bamboo floors, high ceilings, high-end appliances, gas cooking, in-unit laundry, and an open concept floorplan; all bathed in sunlight streaming from oversized windows. Enjoy numerous amenities including 24-hour security and concierge, a well-equipped gym and pool, and an herb garden. With heat and hot water included… this home has it all!

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Experience serene skyline views from every room at 141 Dorchester #909. The unique, private roof deck affords incredible city and harbor views that will make your guests do a double-take!

Contact Randy Horn at 781-367-1598 or randy.horn@bushari.com to learn more.

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Bushari Welcomes Tommy Connors

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Bushari Real Estate is excited to introduce Tommy Connors as the newest member of our team!

Tommy is an energetic residential sales and leasing specialist accustomed to working tirelessly to accommodate the needs of his clients. He distinguishes himself in the luxury rental sector through meticulous attention to detail and superior knowledge of this highly nuanced market. Tommy is also extremely well-equipped to aid in navigating the choppy waters of first time home buying.

After being raised in the Merrimack Valley, Tommy embarked on a journey the first year after Hurricane Katrina to earn his BSM in Marketing Management from Tulane University in New Orleans. Throughout his time there, he gained invaluable perspective and experience watching and participating in the city’s rebirth. However, he now truly has the privilege of calling himself a “Boston resident” after living in nearly every neighborhood of the city over the past 6+ years. He has a diverse background in marketing and sales from working with well-recognized global brands, but is currently 100% focused on serving as your bona fide expert in the Boston’s real estate market.

Tommy recently purchased his first home in South Boston where he lives with his wife, Erica. He is a die-hard Boston sports fan and is desperately trying to improve his golf game.