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Bushari Welcomes Anthony Enslow

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We are proud to welcome Anthony Enslow as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. Anthony is a real estate professional with a strong, in-depth knowledge of Boston and surrounding towns, having lived in the city for nearly 18 years. Known for his high energy and sharp, client-tailored direction, he has enjoyed a high rate of returning clientele and referrals. His ultimate goal is to ensure those seeking a home are presented with the best and most complete array of options within a refreshingly efficient and concise framework of time and resources.

Originally from Wichita, Kansas, where he worked in hospitality and as a musician, Anthony moved to Boston in 1999 and graduated from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration. As his marketing savvy grew, as well as his desire to work face-to-face with people, he decided to pursue a career in the real estate industry.
Anthony currently resides in Beacon Hill and spends most of his free time enjoying the city with his wife and children.
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1350 Boylston Development Gets a New Name

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Introducing The Harlo – Fenway’s newest luxury residential development. The 17-story building is set to bring new life to luxury living in Boston’s rapidly-growing neighborhood.

Developers Skanska USA have announced that completion of the Harlo is expected for Fall of 2017. Its 212 apartments are composed of a brilliant array of unique studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. Units will feature exposed concrete ceilings, quartz countertops and panoramic views of Fenway Park and beyond. The building’s residences are further complemented by a number of exceptional amenities including a fitness center and yoga room, a lounge and billiards area, conference room, outdoor terrace with cabanas, and an expansive top-floor sky terrace with panoramic Fenway views. A two-level parking garage with car charging stations will complete this exciting new project.

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An LEED-Gold certified development, The Harlo will be consistent with the Fenway Urban Village Plan which seeks to further develop the Fenway neighborhood into an area “where people can live, work, shop and entertain in a single urban area”. Photos and Floorplans are now available at Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Front Row Fireworks: 5 Homes with Picturesque City Views

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

141 Dorchester Ave #909

Neighborhood: South Boston

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $1,560,000

This LEED Gold-certified residence is awaiting your arrival in the neighborhood’s coveted Macallen building. #909 offers more than 1,730 square-feet of living space spread across three elegant levels. The home features exquisite finishes throughout, including bamboo floors and oversized windows with dramatic city and harbor views in each room. Its dine-in kitchen offers high-end appliances, a center island with breakfast bar and unique architectural details. Retreat to the first floor, consisting of a master bedroom with en-suite bath and two large closets, as well as an additional, second bedroom and another full bath. The upper level is highlighted by a living room, with built-in wet bar, which connects to a spectacular private roof deck – the perfect venue for entertaining or relaxing.

 

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In-unit laundry and one deeded garage parking space complete this home. Enjoy sweeping skyline views from every room!

More pictures available here.

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

 

285 Columbus Ave #805

Neighborhood: Back Bay

Beds/Baths: 3 Beds/2 Baths

List Price: $2,488,000

This sunlit and spacious corner-unit loft is located in one of the Back Bay’s finest luxury buildings. Perched at the top of the highly coveted 285 Columbus Lofts, this stylish penthouse features walls of windows, offering spectacular views of the city skyline and bustling neighborhood below. Its chef’s kitchen comes with high-end stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar. The bedrooms and generously-sized and flooded with natural sunlight; the master bedroom comes with en-suite bath and a large walk-in closet.

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Amenities in this professionally-managed building include concierge, elevator and a common roof deck – perfect for entertaining guests. In-unit laundry and a private storage unit complete this spectacular home.

More pictures available here.

Contact Eric Tam at 617-803-5683 or eric@bushari.com to learn more.

 

45 Province St #2302

Neighborhood: Midtown

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2 Baths

List Price: $1,600,000

Offering breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor & Financial District from its floor-to-ceiling windows, this stunning 2 bedroom home is located on the 23rd floor of 45 Province – one of Boston’s most luxurious residential buildings. The home features a spacious, open floor plan with designer finishes and bamboo flooring throughout. Its kitchen is built for the home gourmet, with Subzero and Bosh stainless steel appliances and a kitchen bar with built-in gas range, perfect for entertaining with friends and family. The impressive master bedroom comes with a custom walk-in closet and spa-like en-suite bath. A well-appointed second bedroom, in-unit laundry and 1 deeded parking space complete this home.

 

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Located in the heart of downtown Boston, 45 Province offers unparalleled amenities, including a spectacular rooftop terrace with heated outdoor pool, concierge, Exhale spa, fireside library and screening room. Surrounded by the finest restaurants, shops and entertainment destinations, this home puts the best of Boston at your door.

More pictures available here.

Contact Eric Tam at 617-803-5683 or eric@bushari.com to learn more.

 

186 Havre St

Neighborhood: East Boston

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2 Baths

List Price:

186 Havre St #3: $650,000

186 Havre St #4: $625,000

186 Havre St #1: $575,000

Only three units remain at East Boston’s newest boutique luxury development. Each residence features 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with high-end finishes and a clean, sophisticated aesthetic. Enjoy fabulous Boston skyline views from all three of these units as well as an abundance of natural sunlight. The property is situated in an outstanding location, earning it a 95 Walkscore – moments to the Maverick or Airport MBTA Blue Line T Stops, allowing easy access to Downtown Boston and State Street.

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At the Faretra, you’ll be within moments of famed Central Square, Piers Park and all of the wonderful shops and restaurants throughout the neighborhood.

More pictures available for Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 1.

Contact Matthew Diozzi at 617-413-8188 / matthew@bushari.com to learn more.

Contact Daniela Cafaro at 617-797-0056 / daniela@bushari.com to learn more.

 

1 Canal St #PH1106

Neighborhood: North End

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $7,600/mo

Enjoy modern living in the North End’s newest luxury residence. This one-of-a-kind penthouse duplex features two private terraces and unobstructed views of Boston Harbor, the North End and Rose Kennedy Greenway. The home offers high ceilings with oversized windows with hardwood flooring throughout. Stylish kitchens feature stone countertops, GE Monogram appliances and gas cooking. This apartment is unlike any other in the city.

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World class amenities include a rooftop social lounge with panoramic city views, boasting a heated swimming pool, cabanas and movie theater. Work out in the sprawling fitness center with yoga and spin studio. Or let your inner-chef embrace the grills in the courtyard. At One Canal, your moments from the Financial District, Boston Common and MGH. Enjoy the ultimate residential experience at One Canal. Currently offering six weeks free for a lease beginning by July 23, 2017.

More pictures available here.

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

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We Are Boston

 

As a family-owned, independent firm, Bushari has its thumb on the pulse of the local market and the agility to quickly adjust to market changes in creative and unconventional ways. Our team of accomplished real estate professionals know the city inside and out; from the narrow alleyways of the North End to the beaches of Southie, this is where we live, work and play.

We are Boston.

#BostonUncommon

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Bushari Welcomes Merlin Rosenblatt

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We are happy to announce Merlin Rosenblatt as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. As a resident of Brookline for the past 25 years, Merlin has cultivated a vast knowledge of the town, as well as the entire Greater Boston area. Merlin specializes in luxury real estate sales and serves her clients with unparalleled commitment and integrity.

Merlin graduated from Boston University with a business degree and is also a certified interior designer. She is also a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Brookline Elementary Lead Executive Committee and from 2009 – 2012, she served on the executive committee for the highest-grossing fundraising events for Brookline’s elementary schools.
Merlin currently resides in Chestnut Hill with her two daughters and is an active member of the community, working as a volunteer and sponsor for numerous charitable organizations.
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Bushari Welcomes Amanda O’Connell

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We are happy to announce Amanda O’Connell as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team.

Amanda is a skilled, creative and outgoing real estate professional and REALTOR®. She focuses on creating and maintaining life-long, interpersonal relationships with her clients, connections and greater network. Conscientious and self-motivated, Amanda excels in her negotiation abilities through her drive for success and passion for helping others.

A Massachusetts native, Amanda graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Economics. With professional experience in marketing, business development and commercial real estate, Amanda is a multifaceted agent with the tools necessary to succeed in the Boston real estate market.

Amanda couldn’t be prouder to call Boston her home and she looks forward to serving any and all of your real estate needs in the city and beyond. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys running, traveling, taking photos and spending time with friends and family.

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Online Real Estate Price Estimates

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The latest news making headlines throughout the real estate industry is the lawsuit against Zillow and their notorious “Zestimate” forecasting feature. It may sound engaging to quickly determine what your home (or your neighbor’s or colleague’s home) is worth, but these sorts of online appraisals — as the results have shown — can often times be misleading.

Take Illinois real estate lawyer, Barbara Andersen, for example. Barbara purchased her 3 bedroom town home in 2009 for $630,000. In consideration of the home’s floorplan and finishes, she is confident that hers home was of greater value than nearby units. When Barbara felt that her home was undervalued by $100,000 on Zillow’s Zestimate component, she took it up with the company. Zillow responded that Barbara should “go in and change her home facts.” Frustrated that the company had missed her point, Barbara’s concern is that Zillow should not be making estimates of home values at all. Her suit against the company alleges that, despite the company’s denial that Zestimates are considered “appraisals,” the fact that they offer market-value estimates and are promoted as a tool for buyers to assess a property’s value shows that they meet the definition of an appraisal under Illinois state law. Therefore, the company should be seeking and obtaining the consent of the homeowner before publicly releasing such estimates.

Homeowners, real estate agents and professional home appraisers have been sharply critical of Zestimates and other free appraisal tools for years. Estimates are often times 20 to 30 percent too low or too high. Zestimate error rates are off by 10 percent of the selling price roughly one quarter of the time. The prices are off by 20 percent more than one tenth of the time. Several homeowners have even noted that their rental properties skyrocketed in the wake of the housing collapse. These errors can risk tens- or hundreds of thousands of dollars, misleading buyers and creating roadblocks for sellers.

The main issue with Zillow’s estimates is that they are based off of comparable sales. In the economic downturn, volume decreased, which made real-time comparable hard to find. Pulling up home price estimates around an entire neighborhood can be helpful, but if there are only a few sales in the past few months, the statistics are going to be unreliable. If Zillow keeps its Zestimate feature, they should be encouraged to figure out what the seller paid for their home and when. This will provide more reliable information than delivering a stab in the dark based off of comparable sales.

Instead of relying on outdated pricing information, ensure that you are being delivered proper information with a CMA from a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained to administer the comps on what similar properties have sold for recently. This will justify any validity in your potential pricing strategies. Our team at Bushari is made up of accomplished real estate professionals who are knowledgeable market analysts, clear communicators, skilled negotiators, creative marketers and are fully dedicated to exceptional customer service. Get to know them and browse through our current featured listings at BostonRealEstate.com.

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Moving? Here’s Bushari’s Ultimate Cleaning Checklist

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Let’s face it, moving is one of the most stressful parts of the home buying process. On top of that, the job’s not done until your old house is emptied and cleaned; which can be stressful in and of itself. Washing windows and scrubbing floors may not sound like the most appealing aspects of the moving experience, but it is amongst the most important. You’ll want to clean up your old home in order to get back your security deposit or make your property more desirable for potential buyers. In addition, you’ll want to ensure that your new home is spotless when you’re moving in. We’ve compiled a checklist of cleaning activities in order to lessen the strain of shaping up your home and allow you to ease into the next chapter of your life.

 

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We recommend waiting until all your furniture items are packed up until beginning to clean. Trying to navigate around numerous pieces of furniture and moving boxes will just leave you with more work post-packing. An important rule to ensure time and quality effectiveness is to work task-by-task, rather than room-by-room – i.e. starting with dry cleaning activities like dusting and vacuuming each room then moving on to mopping and washing. Before you’re ready to focus on the rooms, you’ll want to take care of a few preliminary tidying duties.

 

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With the basic steps and rules in mind for cleaning your home, it’s time to move on to the rooms. Be sure to read through each of these checklists first and then prepare cleaning tasks as needed.  Remember, you’re going to want to perform these duties task-by-task rather than room-by-room.

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Once you’re pleased with the cleanliness of your home, we advise that you take photographs in order to preserve proof of its excellent condition (and get your deposit back!). Before unpacking all of your belongings in your new home, you may want to go through a few of these steps once again in case the previous tenants neglected to leave it in perfect condition. Your furniture should be clean from the move, but may attract dust. A final dust cleaning throughout your new home should do just the trick – allowing you to relax and begin a new chapter of your life.

Click here to download the guide as a PDF.

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Download the 2017 Q1 Boston Real Estate Market Report

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Spring Market is in full bloom and things are heating up in Boston real estate, with more buyers looking for homes and more homeowners looking to sell. With the first quarter now in the books, this is an ideal time for buyers and sellers to take a closer look at the current market conditions in each of Boston’s neighborhoods. Throughout the city, the average selling price for a home is up by more than 10% over last year, so it has been an exceptionally strong start to 2017.

If you are a homeowner curious about the value of your home or someone looking to make a move to the city, the Bushari 2017 Boston Real Estate Q1 Market Report will be a valuable resource to you.2017-q1

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Bushari Welcomes Mark Steinert

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We are happy to announce Mark Steinert as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team.

Mark has been a resident of Boston proper for ten years and has built a reputation with his clients for being a meticulous, patient and easily accessible real estate professional.

Having lived in several of Boston’s neighborhoods, Mark has valuable insights into the particular charms that create each area’s unique identity. He specializes in full-service buildings and new construction, particularly in the South End, Midtown and Seaport District.

In addition to real estate, Mark enjoys live music, exploring new restaurants and traveling the Caribbean.