August 9, 2008 Mara Bushari

Many suburban buyers think Boston’s price-per-square foot ratios are outrageous. However, snug city-dwellers look at spralling suburbanites as gas-guzzeling time-wasters. Bostonians would rather spend their cash on swanky South End restaurants than burn it on fuel for a 30 minute commute. Smaller digs also cost less to heat and maintain than their McMansion counterparts. As gas prices continue to rise, many home buyers are now considering gas and oil costs in their monthly payment along with the usual suspects of mortgage, insurance and association fees. Although the price-per-square-foot of Boston real estate may be signifianctly higher than out in the ‘burbs, the actually cost of living may not be. When considering your next home, review commuting, heating and cooling costs to help you get a better idea of your actual monthly bill. For help breaking down the cost of a Boston condo or loft, give us a call.

Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

Comments (2)

  1. I enjoy following your blog! The Bend Oregon real estate market continues to slow. It looks like a good time to buy in your market.

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