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What ~$2500/Month Gets You in 5 Greater Boston Neighborhoods

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Boston is a city of diverse neighborhoods. Each of its districts, streets, boroughs, and buildings reflect a unique history and boast a distinct personality. From the rows of grand brownstones in Back Bay to the chic apartments of the SoWa district, Boston’s diversity is the strength of the city. Is one man’s hovel another man’s loft? What kind of home can you find around the city for around $2,500 per month?

Brighton

9 Bronsdon St #19B-B: $2,490/mo

Just one of the many townhome-style apartments in this building offered by Bushari agents at 617Living, #19B-B is an 800 sq. ft. 2 bed/1 bath second level unit. The home features all utilities and includes an eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, a manicured courtyard with grilling stations, and 1 on-site parking space. All residences at 9 Bronsdon are smoke-free, pet-friendly, and include a private balcony or patio. Convenient access to I-90, Storrow Drive, Boston University, Harvard, and the #86 bus route.

Approx. Living Area: 800 sq. ft.

Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 2

Contact Information: 617Living / 617.500.9900 / email here

North End

4A Prince St #5: $2,400/mo

Ah, the North End. Its thin, bustling streets waft the smell of fine Italian dining and a sense of premier elegance. Finding a suitable home in this area isn’t always the easiest task. This rare 2 bed+/1 bath lies right off the fashionable Hanover street. The 1000 sq. ft. unit offers an eat-in-kitchen and hardwoods throughout. This is certainly a unique opportunity in an extraordinary neighborhood.

Approx. Living Area: 1000 sq. ft.

Beds: 2+Office

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 5

Contact Information: Daniela Cafaro / 617.797.0056 / email here

Waterfront

386 Commercial St #4_B: $2,300/mo

The many blossoming homes along the historic Boston wharfs are always overflowing with character and charm. Residences in Boston’s Waterfront offer prime real estate, with a variety of restaurants and entertainment options right outside of your door. Nothing says charm quite like an open studio with exposed brick design right along the harbor. 386 Commercial St #4_B has an updated kitchen and bathroom with closet space, and an additional storage unit in the building. Directly across from the Battery Wharf and Exhale Gym and Spa, residents can enjoy easy access to the North End‘s unique dining, shopping and nightlife. This oversized studio is great for those who want to be close to Downtown and the excitement of the Waterfront.

Approx. Living Area: 500 sq. ft.

Beds: (Studio)

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 4

Contact Information: Matthew Diozzi / 617.413.8188 / email here

South End

40 Saint Botolph #41: $2,700/mo

The South End, North America’s largest Victorian residential district in existence, proudly showcases a mixture of old and new styles in its stunning residences. The Back Bay neighborhood has quickly become one of the most affluent and prestigious neighborhoods in all of New England; exhibiting high-end boutiques, a plethora of bustling bars and restaurants, and truly top-of-the-line shopping. 40 Saint Botolph #41 is conveniently nestled between these two exciting neighborhoods, proving convenient access to the best that Boston has to offer. The spacious one bedroom residence offers hardwood flooring throughout, large windows that stream in ample natural light, a spacious living room and open kitchen. Real estate is all about location, and 40 Saint Botolph’s position in Boston is unmatched.

Approx. Living Area: 654 sq. ft.

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 5

Contact Information: Andrea McDonough Team / 617-733-1238 / email here

Medford

618 Boston Ave #7F: $2,550/mo

With easy access to Tufts University, Ball Square, and Davis Square, 618 Boston Ave #7F is convenient for those interested in enjoying the best of Medford while having a quick route to the rest of Boston excitement. This spacious penthouse unit is situated right by the Medford/Somerville Line and the proposed Green Line Extension. The home features 5 rooms including a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and private entrance and exit, a second bedroom with its own full bathroom, and private updated balconies off each bedroom. Entertain your guests in your spacious living room or front porch overlooking the city. In-unit laundry and a garage parking spot complete this charming space. A rare opportunity in a growing area!

Approx. Living Area: 1015 sq. ft.

Beds: 2

Baths: 2

Unit Level: 3

Contact Information: Joshua Stiles / 734.474.3940 / email here

100 Station Landing #1103: $2,600/mo

The coveted Skyline Condominiums at Station Landing offers luxury living in Medford with a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment moments from your door. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and amazing river views from your private balcony at 100 Station Landing #1103. This unit features spacious living and dining rooms opening to the den/home office. Gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen-black granite counters/breakfast bar, cherry cabinet, stainless appliances, and in-unit laundry take this home to the next level. Station Landing features concierge, secured entry, elevator, a club room and an exercise facility.

Approx. Living Area: 976 sq. ft.

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 11

Contact Information: Diane Giacobbi / 617.293.1240 / email here

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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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What’s Your Home Worth? Check Out Our Latest Boston Real Estate Market Report

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Buying and selling a home can be a difficult process—but it doesn’t have to be. Access to the right tools and information can make for much smoother sailing in Boston the real estate market which is why we release a comprehensive market report after each financial quarter.

Broken down by neighborhood, our reports contain all of the data and statistics you’ll need to make a more informed decision when it comes to your next real estate transaction. Whether you’re curious about the current market value of your home or you’re just curious about the current market conditions in your neighborhood, our report will provide you with a better understanding of local trends and home values.

Our 2015 second quarter market report is now available for download, so go ahead and get your copy 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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PABU: Chef Michael Mina Brings Boston a Restaurant for the New Millennium

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Chef Michael Mina (left) and Sushi Chef Ken Tominaga (right) have Boston buzzing about PABU.  Photo courtesy of Millennium Partners.

 

As the Millennium Tower inches closer to completion with each passing day, more details are beginning to emerge about the businesses set to move in once the building opens next summer and a recent announcement has the Boston restaurant scene buzzing. Millennium Partners, the New York-based developers of the tower, are teaming up with celebrity chef Michael Mina and sushi chef Ken Tominaga to bring an exciting new dining concept to the city. Set to open Fall 2016, PABU is a Japanese-style izakaya that will operate on the first two stories of the Millennium Tower and promises to offer a unique dining experience to Boston foodies.

In Japan, izakayas are typically known as casual, after-work drinking establishments where food is served to accompany the drinks. Encouraging a social atmosphere, a typical izakaya menu is comprised of small plates meant to be shared and ordered continuously throughout the meal. Essentially, izakaya is the Japanese version of Spanish tapas.

Spanning 7,800 square feet, PABU will feature compartmentalized dining spaces, as well as communal tables where patrons may sip sake and socialize. The concept has been very well-received in San Francisco, where PABU consistently ranks among the city’s top restaurants and Mina believes that success will translate nicely to Boston. Like its sister restaurant, PABU (“pub” in Japanese) won’t be limited to small plates as the concept allows for guests to customize their own experiences. Mina also plans to serve a 16-course chef’s tasting menu that will highlight the freshest ingredients available on any given day, with a heavy focus on seafood, which will come from New England’s own waters, as well as the world’s largest fish market—Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market.

Mina is no stranger to working with Millennium Partners; in 2009, the acclaimed chef’s RN74 opened in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, where he is also a resident. In addition to operating PABU, Mina will also spearhead the residents-only private dining options on the Millennium Tower’s 23,000 square foot Club Level. In addition to the dishes offered at PABU, Mina plans to create an exclusive menu featuring some of the “greatest hits” from his restaurant empire, which currently spans 21 different locations around the world.

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Seaport Square Development Moves Forward

 

Rendering of Seaport Square, courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority

Rendering of Seaport Square, courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority

In a city dominated by new developments, South Boston’s $3.5 billion Seaport Square is the largest of them all. Spanning 20 city blocks and 23 acres, construction on the project broke ground in November 2014 but further developments were held up in March due to a potential lawsuit which was dropped last month. No longer under the threat of litigation, Boston Global Investors — who are developing the project along with a group of foreign investors — have recently submitted plans for a $700 million expansion of the project and the new phase of construction could break ground as early as the first quarter of 2016.

The new plans, which are currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Civic Design Commission, call for the addition of three 22-story luxury residential towers and 125,000 square feet of retail space on a 3.5 acre parcel currently utilized for parking. The towers will each rise to approximately 256 feet and will bring around 1150 brand-new residential units to the neighborhood. A three-story underground garage will be constructed beneath the site, which will also feature a 9,000 square foot outdoor plaza. This new green space is intended to be a vibrant gathering place for the community and should play host to a number of events throughout the year. Four pedestrian pathways will form a perimeter around the site, allowing for easy access to the plaza.

The Seaport Square project is currently on track for completion in 2020 and aims to create one of the most modern and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in the Boston.

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The Arlington Back Bay – Live With Your Dog in Style

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Now you can match your nails to your dog’s pawdicure! The Arlington, Back Bay’s 128-unit luxury apartment building, is ready to give your pet the time of its life. Well known for its lavish amenities, The Arlington is looking to court pet-loving apartment hunters by implementing a wide range of services for their four-legged friends. These services range from the standard walking and grooming to entire dog spa sessions. When asked about their primary motivation for the spa, Arlington leasing representative Erica Maffeo Grilli responded with enthusiasm. “Our residents’ pets are like family members, so having an amenity for them was something we always wanted to do!”

While your dog enjoys its own personal vacation, you can enjoy the spectacular conveniences that The Arlington is famous for. Next to The Boston Garden, their basketball court is one of the nicest in the area. Their state-of-the-art fitness center was called the “Best In Boston” by BostInno news. If you’re just looking to relax, a trip to the private entertainment lounge or game room is always worthwhile.

One Bedrooms starting at $3,800/mo

Two Bedrooms starting at $7,250/mo

Contact Bushari Group Real Estate for more information about Boston luxury apartments.

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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

Artist rendering, courtesy of the "Copley Place Retail Expansion and Residential Addition Project Summary"

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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Millennium Tower Takes the Private Club to New Heights

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The Club at Millennium Tower will offer one of the most unique lifestyle experiences in Boston. The two-level, 23,000 square foot space will be one of the most exclusive scenes in the city. The Club will include an owner’s lounge, children’s playroom, screening room, parlor, library, function room, pool, spa, concierge service and a spacious, private fitness facility. Enjoy a beverage on the outdoor terrace, shoot pool in the parlor or do a quick detox in the steam room.

Millennium Tower Boston will redefine luxury fitness in the 10,000 square foot facility to be built for the exclusive use of Millennium Tower residents. FLX by Millennium will offer the ideal balance of mind, body and nutrition services. The Pilates Studio will offer sweeping city views, state-of-the-art equipment and a tranquil design.

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