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Crane Watch: New Interior Photos Released for South End’s 345 Harrison

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A two-acre site in Boston’s South End neighborhood will soon be home to two sprawling new residential buildings. 345 Harrison Avenue has become one of the neighborhood’s hottest new residential developments, delivering 585 world-class apartments to the bustling neighborhood. The two 14-story buildings, totaling 535,900 square-feet will include 40,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail and an underground parking garage with 275 vehicle spaces and 325 bicycle spaces.

The new buildings will further the urban renewal process that seeks to revitalize this area of Boston, while connecting the vibrant Downtown and South End neighborhoods. The project will improve pedestrian connectivity and circulation in the neighborhood and will serve as a vital physical and economic link between Downtown and South End. The site will include a landscaped pedestrian path that leads from the project to the MBTA Silver Line on Washington Street. Its location is conveniently situated across from a Whole Foods Grocery Store and countless other South End restaurants and shopping centers. Its developers, UDR, have built over 5,000 new units in six states since 2006 for total development costs of $1.3 billion. 345 Harrison has since become one of UDR’s most significant undertakings in terms of size and capabilities.

This week, UDR has released several new renderings, exhibiting the interiors of 345 Harrison‘s apartments and luxury amenities.

Amenities at 345 Harrison include a 14th floor sky lounge with outstanding Back Bay views, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and expansive, 4,000 square-foot fully-equipped fitness center/yoga room.

Apartments are as dynamic and innovative as its South End address, crafted with crisp custom finishes, with every detail carefully considered to create a beautiful backdrop for your life in Boston.

345 Harrison Ave is expected reach completion by early 2018. Stay updated with new renderings, floor plans and pre-sales via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Michael Dell Buys One Dalton Penthouse in Boston’s Most Expensive Condo Sale

 

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Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, is currently in contract for one of the three penthouse residences in Back Bay’s One Dalton residential tower.

One Dalton, which is expected to wrap up construction by the final quarter of 2018, has already sold several of its luxury condos. At a height of 742 feet, One Dalton will be the third largest tower to pierce the Boston skyline; with only the Prudential and John Hancock Towers soaring above at heights of 750 feet and 790 feet, respectively.

While it is not yet known how much Dell is expected to pay for the penthouse, there is currently another for sale at $40 million. The three penthouses will occupy the 60th and 61st floors of the building. In June of 2016, investment fund manager John Grayken shattered records with the most expensive condominium sale in Boston history at $35 million in Millennium Tower. The penthouse won’t be Dell’s first big purchase in the city. He bought his 4,110 square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million in the last quarter of 2016, following a $60 billion deal by Dell Technologies acquiring Hopkinton’s EMC Corp.

Dell’s penthouse will be approximately 7,300 square-feet in size across two stories, in addition to a 570 square-foot outdoor terrace. One Dalton residents will also have access to a private residents’ club on the 50th floor, a state-of-the-art spa, restaurant, golf simulator and indoor lap pool. As of November 2017, the building has reached nearly half of its full height and is expected to top off in early 2018. Keep up to date on One Dalton’s construction via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Fall Real Estate Preview – Upcoming Pre-Market Opportunities

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With the fall market in full swing, a wealth of new developments have been wrapping up construction and interior finishing for season completion. Several of these developments include highly-anticipated residences in single- and multi-family configurations. We’re delighted to offer an early glimpse into four new residential developments coming to market over the next several months, each exclusively listed by Bushari agents.

 


8 Greico | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by Sam Reifman-Packett

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8 Grieco is a brand-new residential development coming soon to East Boston. The project will feature three luxury homes, each with two-bedrooms and two and a half bathroom configurations. The developers are planning to push the envelope of cutting-edge home design, with smart technology, luxury finishes and thoughtful floor plans that maximize space and offer open concept living. Each home will also feature outdoor space and private storage in the lower level.

The surrounding neighborhood offers beautiful stretches of waterfront parks adorned with boutique shops, restaurants and public transportation points. East Boston is quickly becoming one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Explore more of 8 Greico and subscribe for the latest news on the development via 8Grieco.com.

 


 

The Parsons | Brighton
Exclusively Listed by Eric Tam

Currently undergoing interior finishing, The Parsons will bring four stylish new town homes to a vibrant Brighton street. The project will include two+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The units are complete with a shared patio and parking.

Its sleek, contemporary architecture will be reflective of the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space. Its proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School, New Balance, and the rest of Boston makes these residences a commuter’s dream. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike, is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement. These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Read more at BostonRealEstate.

 


 

456 Meridian | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

Currently under construction, 456 Meridian Street will occupy a desirable plot of land in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood with close proximity to the water. The project will feature three brand-new homes with open floor plans, exquisite finishes and gorgeous custom kitchens. While construction is still ongoing, floor plans, features and finishes may be obtained via inquiries at 456Meridian.com.

 


18 Rush | Somerville
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

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18 Rush Street will bring two luxury units to the bustling East Somerville neighborhood. The project, which is expected to hit the market in October, features residences with thoughtful floor plans offering approximately 1,400 of elegant living space. The area has proven an excellent location for luxury multi-family residences, with two similar units at 20 Lincoln Street selling quickly. More details on these residences will be made available in the coming weeks. Inquire about floor plans, building features and finishes at 18rush.com.

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The Parsons – Coming Soon

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The Brighton neighborhood has become a hotbed for suburban residential developments. While downtown Boston sees an influx of high-rise towers throughout the city, its surrounding suburbs have boomed with modern dwellings. Its location is ideal for those looking for residential or commercial properties cheaper than downtown, but still relatively close to job centers in the city. Credit for its boom can be given to the rise of commercial activity following New Balance’s footsteps into the area.  The Brighton neighborhood has since become a thriving hub of boutique businesses and residences flanked by lush green parks and gardens.

Amongst the exciting new developments underway in the neighborhood is The Parsons residences at 88-94 Parsons Street.

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The multi-family project, which is now undergoing interior finishing, will bring four outstanding new town homes to a vibrant street in Brighton. The Parsons is comprised of 2+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The residences are complete with a shared patio and parking. Its sleek, contemporary architecture reflects the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space.

Residents will benefit from The Parsons close proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School and New Balance Headquarters. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement.

These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Inquire now at BostonRealEstate.com.

88-94 Parsons Street | Brighton

4 townhouses | 2+ bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms

1,600 – 1,700 square-feet

Parking available

$899,000

Exclusively listed by Eric Tam | eric@bushari.com | 617-803-5683

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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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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.

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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.

Hodge Boiler Works

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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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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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Boston Gets Innovative in the Innovation District

More and more Bostonians are making their commute to work by foot or bike. I am one of those. Mostly because I fear I will accidentally run someone over if I drive and I really can’t have that happen on my watch. Also the MBTA fare hike that just took place kinda makes me wanna insert an angry emoticon. One of the reasons I love this city is because I can get just about everywhere without a car. At least when the weather’s acceptable. In 2010 Mayor Menino declared Boston was going to develop 1000 acres of waterfront property to increase more Jobs, housing and infrastructure, and thus the Innovation District was born.

The Innovation district was brought about to bring in innovative people (obviously) and business to increase Boston’s retention rate. Though Bean Town is booming with the creative, academic types, many of them were happily shipping themselves off to California (and honestly who can blame them with that weather) or somewhere out West to pursue their passions after having gotten started on the East. Think FaceBook founder (depending on who you ask) Mark Zuckerberg and friends. This is all part of Boston’s big ongoing resurrection we look towards the future and try to stay a few steps ahead. it’s a very optimistic sign that things are picking up and that we are moving in the right direction.

MassChallenge, a huge  27,000 square feet of office space at One Marina Park Drive started in the Innovation District  and brought lots of buzz to the area. The challenge is s start-up accelerator and was born in 2010. This Challenge features 125 finalist start-up companies who received grade A mentoring, training, free office space, access to media and funding and free biz flights courtesy of American Airlines ( the airline that started the whole charging per checked bag initiative…how very American).

It was quite a pleasant surprise to see South Boston‘s Waterfront go from a desolate area to a destination  bursting with activity and night life. Not only are new businesses popping up, but there’s a lot of other cool things happening in the district as well. There are noteworthy eateries, the very awesome Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) the Boston Tea Party Museum (just opened last month!) and the very posh Strega on the Waterfront to name a few

The Innovation District is going to be primarily for working people to let their ideas blossom. Bordering all this innovation is South Boston, which is where a lot of new Manhattan-style “micro-apartments” are scheduled to be built by architect ADD Inc (how extraordinarily appropriate). These apartments are designed to merely be places to sleep, instead of being luxurious sanctuaries where you can multitask and entertain, and  then never want to leave. The apartments are seemingly set up to get you out and about, encouraging the use of the city’s resources. It’s going to be designed so that you can live practically next door to where you work so you can roll out of bed and focus your energy on what drives you.

“A new approach is called for on the waterfront – one that is both more deliberate and more experimental…  The massive expanse of the South Boston waterfront, with its existing knowledge base, opportunity for growth, and world-class infrastructure is ripe to produce world-class products and services.”

-Mayor Thomas M. Menino

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Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winter’s back with a frosty bite! Have you prepared your home yet for the blizzards to be? Whether this is your first winter in New England or just another season for you, it’s a good idea to winterize your home. By preparing your home for the cold, you can avoid most maintence issues that spring up in the dead of winter.

 

1. Have your furnance inspected, cleaned, and maintanced if needed. Try to keep away any belongings to avoid a potential fire hazard.

2. If you have a fireplace, make sure to keep it closed when not in use to avoid pests and losing heat. Have it cleaned if needed. Be sure to store any firewood away from the outside of the house and keep it in a dry area.

3. Check the gutters and roof of your home. Insulate the attic in order to avoid ice dams, and make sure the gutters are clear of debris.

4. Check exteriors, doors, and windows and fix any cracks or damaged parts that could let in cold air or snow.

5. Rake away any debris and seal any cracks you find. No need to pick up any pests this winter. Check with an exterminator if you think you find an infestation.

6. In case of pipe freeze, know where your water main is located in order to shut it off for an emergency. Insulate any exposed pipes to prevent a burst.

7. Install a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, and a fire extinguisher.

8. Move any sensitive plants indoors and trim tree banches away from your home and power lines.

9. Prepare an emergency kit of flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, and a dry food supply in case of a power outage.

10. Make sure you have a good supply of snow salt and shovels.

Keep your home (and your family) nice and warm with these helpful tips.

 

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Forbes Magazine says Boston #1 Place to Buy!

For people who want to own a home, the premium to buy—the spread between what they’d spend to rent and what they’d pay for a mortgage—is much lower than the 15-year average in many cities.

To determine what cities are smart buys, Forbes magazine computed the premium and also identified locales where economists predict home prices will go up the most over the next five years.

Here are the top 10 cities the magazine chose as the best places to buy right now.

1. BostonCambridge-Quincy, Mass.
2. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C.-S.C.
3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.
4. Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.
5. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo
6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.
7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.
8. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.V.

Source: Forbes, Francesca Levy (01/21/2010)