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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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5 Apps to Optimize Your New Urban Lifestyle

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If the 20th century marked the suburbanization of America, the 21st century’s identity is beginning to take shape as the “re-urbanization”. Baby-boomers and professionals are contributing to this new mass migration, choosing to ditch their bloated suburban abodes in favor of the sleek, minimalist luxury offered by modern city-living. This is more than a lifestyle adjustment—this is a completely new way of life. Luckily, there are many applications and services designed to help you adjust to the transition.

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Boxes is a valuable app that lets you take inventory of your belongings and organize them into neat little “boxes”. When you’re packing up your home and preparing to move, this is a great way to accurately keep track of everything and, here’s the best part, the app lets you monetize unwanted items by allowing you to post them for sale directly from your boxes.

 

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Cubiq is a Boston-based startup that provides valet self-storage services. Essentially, once you sign up for the services, Cubiq digitally catalogs your belongings and stores them in bins that have been equipped with radio-frequency identification. When you need something that’s been stored away (like your winter clothes, for example), all you have to do is request it and it will be delivered to your door within 24 hours.

 

 

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The idea behind Plated is simple: each week, you log onto the site and choose the recipes you’d like. On your selected delivery date, your Plated box arrives with everything you’ll need to prepare the meals. If one of the dishes you chose calls for two filets of beef and three ounces of wild mushrooms, you’ll get the exact amount needed of each ingredient – with no waste or excess ingredients. This is a great option for those who are looking to eat healthy, home-cooked meals but don’t have the time to stop at the store or the space to maintain a fully-stocked kitchen. Three dinners for two runs a very reasonable $72 and the shipping is free.

 

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Washio is an on-demand dry cleaning and laundry service currently available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and Washington, DC. While many of the higher-end luxury buildings may include amenities such as in-room washer and dryer, this delivery service is a great choice for those who don’t. Prices are broken down by garment type, which are washed accordingly and minimum orders are $30.

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With everything going digital, you just might want to sell or donate your large collections of books and CDs because, let’s face it, you might not have the room to store and display them in your shiny new city digs. This application, which is brought to you by the Boston Public Library, gives you complete access to an ever-growing list of ebooks and audio books, all of which you can digitally “borrow” with your BPL library card.

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Bushari Group Real Estate in Boston’s Top 10 For Year-to-Date Sales

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We are very happy to announce that Bushari Group Real Estate has entered the Top Ten Real Estate Firms for residential transaction volume year-to-date in Boston, according to MLS-PIN. Our agents have participated in more than $110 million worth of real estate transactions so far in 2015, with almost $84 million of that in Boston proper. The Boston real estate market is highly competitive and we would like to thank our agents and clients who have helped us become the strong, independent company we are today.

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Take a Deeper Dive into Boston’s Pools with Our Free ebook

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The dog days of August are upon us and, even though Labor Day is just a few weeks away, the summer isn’t quite over. In fact, Boston is experiencing another hot weekend and people all over the city are looking for ways to beat the heat. A little bit of research revealed that there was no comprehensive list of Boston’s residential pools available to the public. So, to make your search a little easier we have compiled The 2015 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston, a free ebook now available for 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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Building For Sale: Victorian Brownstone in Boston’s South End

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Surrounded by green space and all of the excitement the South End has to offer, the 39 West Newton building is now on the market.

We are excited to introduce the unique opportunity to own a six-story building in Boston’s popular South End neighborhood. Situated between  Blackstone Square and Rutland Haven Gardens, 39 West Newton St. is a spectacular six-story Italianate-style Victorian brownstone—a true Boston classic and the type of property that doesn’t become available very often. The site spans approximately 7,667 square feet and offers prospective buyers one of the best investment opportunities on the market. The building currently holds five separate living units, which are currently leased, but the possibilities for renovation and redevelopment are endless.

For more information, including floor plans and Offering Memorandum, you can visit www.39WestNewton.com.

Address: 39 West Newton St. | South End
Price: $5,200,000

Exclusive Listing Agents:
Bonnie Lombardi, REALTOR®  (615) 218-1048 
Elad Bushari, BROKER, CRS®, ABR®, REALTOR®  (615) 218-1048

 

 

 

 

 

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Copley Place Tower Given the Go-Ahead

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Artist rendering of the newly-approved Copley Place Tower, courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last night approved several projects with the aim of fulfilling Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to greatly expand the city’s housing inventory by 2030. Among the projects approved by the BRA’s Board of Directors was a revised plan for the expansion of Copley Place, which includes a new skyscraper that will deliver 542 new residential units to the heart of the city.

The residential and retail expansion of Copley has been on the table since 2006, but the project has been held back due to various issues, most recently that overhangs from the building were encroaching into “non-approved spaces.” With last night’s approval, however, those issues have been resolved and Simon Property Group, the project’s developer, can move forward with their $500 million construction.

According to the project summary, the forthcoming Copley Place Tower will rise to heights of 569 feet and plans to “successfully meet the needs of Boston and its residents.” Simon Property Group and their development advisers have carefully studied Boston’s evolving housing market.

The developers want to ensure that their project will improve the lives of all Bostonians and not just residents of the tower. Plans call for “carefully executed design strategies” with the goal of improving the location’s overall pedestrian experience and aesthetic. Some of the expected benefits include improved public transit and a reduction in the number of commuters in single-use vehicles, as well as the creation of 1,477 construction jobs and approximately 250 permanent jobs.

The residential tower at Copley Place will follow the likes of the Millennium Tower and One Dalton as the most recent additions to Boston’s quickly transforming skyline.

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246 Marlborough Street #2 is Back on the Market!

If you are looking to get into Boston’s Back Bay for an amazing price, you are in luck! 246 Marlborough Street, Unit 2 just came back on the market. This spacious condo features a large walk-in closet and amazing private patio, all in the heart of the Back Bay. Legally a one-bedroom, this home is currently used an an open studio. It features a private entrance and large bay window. Call Brendan Cavanaugh at 617-794-5638 for more information and to schedule a private showing.

246 Marlborough St. #2

OPEN HOUSE Sunday Aug. 25th from 11:00am – 1:00pm

$425,000

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For more information about Boston Real Estate, Boston Lofts, Boston Condos and Boston Apartments, visit BostonRealEstate.com or call your Bushari Group Agent.

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Andrea McDonough makes REALTOR Magazine’s “30 Under 30”

McDonough_Andrea-webBushari Group Real Estate is proud to announce that Andrea McDonough has earned a spot on REALTOR® Magazine‘s prestigious “30 Under 30” list for 2013. Selection criteria for the annual award include professional leadership, business success, community involvement and the application of creative and innovative business techniques.

Andrea joined Bushari Group in 2008 and quickly became a top producing team member. Her background with a large commercial real estate firm made her transition into residential projects seamless. Her advanced knowledge of market analysis and emphasis on creative marketing give Andrea’s clients a competitive edge when purchasing and selling Boston property.

Andrea is a Director on the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, as well as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR). She is well known for her energy, motivation, quality service and unwavering values. She is always up-to-date on the Boston real estate market trends and is an experienced negotiator.

If you would like to get in touch with Andrea McDonough, please contact her at andrea@bushari.com or call 617.733.1238.

 

 

 

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Bushari Group Welcomes Liz Dehler

liz picWe are very excited to announce that Liz Dehler has joined Bushari Group Real Estate.

Liz Dehler is originally from Southern Maine, where she attended Waynflete School on Portland’s Western Promenade. A graduate from the University of Tampa in Florida, she majored in Marketing and Communications which has enabled her to be a powerhouse in the real estate industry.

Liz has become a top producing Boston real estate agent in a few short years with experience representing buyers and sellers in numerous transactions including condominium sales, single family homes, multi-unit buildings and new condominium development projects. From start to finish, Liz is there to help guide her clients in the right direction ultimately achieving their desired goal.

Contact Liz Dehler at 813.728.8098 for all of your Real Estate needs.

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Low Boston Condo Inventory Pushes Prices Higher

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ChartsFromIStock copyIf you have been on the fence during the past few years about whether you should sell your Boston condo, the answer is yes – as in we needed photos yesterday – yes. Extremely low Boston condo inventory has quickly pushed prices to new highs. According to LINK, the median sales price of Boston condos in 2012 jumped 5.69 percent since 2011, coming in at $501,250. The LINK report takes 12 core Boston neighborhoods, such as Back Bay, Beacon Hill and South Boston into account, but excludes areas such as Allston, Brighton, Roxbury and Mattapan. According to the report, the Boston luxury condo market (full-service buildings) led the trend, with the 2012 median price of $762,500 coming in a full 6 percent higher than in 2011.

Many Boston properties are selling with multiple offers before the first open house, or even before being officially listed. Yes, I am aware the national real estate market crumbled during the past few years….but this is Boston. This is a city where the job market is still strong – a city of top-notch universities and hospitals. This is a city where many homeowners didn’t jump on the sub-prime bandwagon and many put 20 percent down and locked low long-term rates when it wasn’t in style. When the national news put fears in the heads of local buyers, many Boston condo sellers decided to either stay in their homes for another few years or become landlords, driving inventory down to the incredibly low levels we see today.

The good news for buyers is that new Boston landlord regulations will go into effect in July 2013, which will probably make many landlords reconsider selling. Developers have taken note of increasing prices and have broken ground on a variety of small scale new developments, particularly in South Boston.

The good news for sellers is that now is an ideal time to take advantage of the low inventory before everyone else takes note. If you are considering selling your Boston condo this year, the time to list it is now, before the wave of spring inventory brings new competition. Please contact us at info@bushari.com today for a complimentary price analysis of your home.