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Download Our 2015 Boston Real Estate Annual Market Report

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2015 was a game-changing year in Boston real estate. We saw the continued development of Downtown and the Seaport, while neighborhoods like Somerville and Dorchester saw their prices reach new levels. One thing is for sure, Boston is hotter than ever and that trend is expected to continue throughout 2016. If you’re a home-owner curious about the value of your home or someone looking to make a move to the city,  our 2015 Boston Real Estate Annual Market Report will be a valuable resource to you. Broken down by neighborhood, this report will paint a vivid picture of the city’s current market conditions.

 

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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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Better Know a Neighborhood: North End

Full of cafes, restaurants, and gelatarias, Boston’s North End has to be one of the best places in the city to wine and dine.

Originally one of the oldest parts of Boston, it has been the destination for immigration and cultural exchanges.

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Condo For Sale: 10 Museum Way Unit 2122

Yet another example of fine luxury living, this condo on the East side of Cambridge is an ideal place for city living, with the best views of the city just outside your windows.

This 2 bed/ 2 bath spacious unit is located on the 21st floor, so a great view is practically guaranteed. The home features a double sink in the master bathroom, California Closets, a high-end kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, Brazilian cherry floors, and extra storage. The unit also has central heat and air conditioning for that tricky Boston weather. Just as luxurious as your home, is the building. The amenities include concierge, doorman, a business center, clubhouse, a gym, indoor pool, movie theater, and playground. Phew! And if you’re a pet lover, you’ll be happy to learn that they are pet friendly.

The location is quite convenient, with three T lines close by. It is just across the Esplanade park along the banks of the Charles River. Shopping, dining, and entertainment is never far since you’re so close to the city, but you’re also well placed near the Cambridgeside Galleria, one of the largest malls in the area.

To get more information about this property, check out the listing page here. If you have any questions about the property or are looking for a home for your family, contact us at Bushari Group Real Estate. We’ll be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions.

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Better Know a Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

Tucked away alongside of the Charles River stand the tall golden dome of the state’s capital building and the busy area surrounding it. Yes, Beacon Hill is a central part of the city, so why not live here?

Beacon Hill retains many of its old-world charm in cobblestone streets, narrow alley ways, and home entrances without a stoop opening up strait into the side walk. These are remnants of a bygone era, although many colonial structures have been retrofitted to fit modern time needs. There’s a few Victorian gems here too, as Boston grew, so did its wealthiest citizens. Historically, Beacon Hill has always been a hive of political and entrepreneurial power.

On the upper side of the hill stands one of the pioneering beacons of medicine, Mass General Hospital, still on its original place from when it was first built. Of course, it’s expanded since then. Even the original jail next to the hospital has been reconverted into a posh hotel named the Liberty Hotel (ironic, isn’t it?). In addition to the statehouse and a myriad of government buildings situated on Beacon Hill, is the Boston Commons and Public Gardens, our answer to Central Park. While not as big in scope, the park does provide for year-round attractions like a skating rink, swan boats, tennis courts, a baseball field, and several statues of famous Bostonians. The neighborhood also includes the famous Bull and Finch Pub from the TV show “Cheers.”

If you would like to learn more about the Beacon Hill, please check out our neighborhood page. Thinking about moving to Beacon Hill? At Bushari Group Real Estate, we can help you with your search. Contact us, and we can get you into the home that’s right for you.

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Now with High Demand, We Need More Homes

Perhaps you learned about the relational concept of supply and demand in high school or college. For the most part, it is an inverse relationship, meaning when one side gains the other side loses. This model is seen in everyday economic decisions to what clothes are on sale to what food are in supply. It is the rule of supply and demand that balance out the economy.

We’ve noted the continued trend of a spike in home purchases in the state of Massachusetts, but what if the supply stops coming into the market?

In the last month of January, there was a reported increase of 3.7% in home sales in the state. But many people are still holding on to their homes, so the inventory levels have yet to catch up with demand. This could potentially cause a shortage for the spring season, when the housing market is most active. The uptick in demand is of course, great for sellers because they can increase their asking price from the previous estimations from the past months.

Experts agree that foreclosed homes won’t add much supply here in Boston, but it is safe to say that come spring, there should be a bit more activity in the seller’s market. It’s still too early to tell what the situation will be. But one thing is for sure, that this will be a season of change.

And if you’re feeling the need for change, let us at Bushari Group Real Estate help you with your buying or selling needs. Contact us anytime, and we’ll be glad to help.

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Better Know A Neighborhood: Charlestown

Far different than the setting to Ben Affleck’s criminal caper, “The Town,” Charlestown is on the cusp of reinvention.

Surrounded by water on three sides, this is the closest you can get to the waterfront and be this close to Boston proper. With a rich and varied history, Charlestown has now become the site of several luxury developments, bring in entertainment and shopping options by the dozens. Because of this new growth the area is quickly becoming a hotspot for investors and young families looking for a change of pace outside of the competitive housing market in Metro Boston and away from several problems city living can bring.

Its historic offerings include several  wharves, now the spot of several luxury housing options, and of course, the Bunker Hill Memorial. Situated atop of Breed’s Hill, this national landmark would be only steps away from almost any location in Charlestown. With the abundance of wharves in the area, Boston’s Naval Shipyard found itself the ideal location just alongside of the Harbor. Pleasant Street is the retail and dining hot spot for foodies and shoppers alike. But for the most part, the parks and community gardens provide a tranquil home for the person looking to balance city and suburban life.

If you would like to learn more about the neighborhood of Charlestown, the schools and resources in the area, check out our neighborhood page here. If you would like to search for a home in the area, please, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help you in your search.

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Condo for Sale: 6 Edgerly Place

An interesting blend of the old and the new await you in this unique loft. Nestled in the heart of Boston’s South End, this two bed, two bath is a luxury only historic neighborhoods can offer. There’s magnificent city views just outside your windows-nine windows to be exact.

Exposed wood and brick hold onto the old world charm while new appliances and fixtures make this a lovely combination of the past and present. Complete with a fireplace in the living room, the unit opens up to a spacious dining room and state-of-the-art kitchen with granite tops and stainless steel appliances. The main bedroom has built in closet and a soaking tub in the bathroom. The unit also has a already washer/dryer installed, with additional storage is available in the building. Roof access shared by the building and also boasts quite the view.

For more information about this unit, check out its listing page. If you have any question about this property or others, please feel free to contact us here at Bushari Group Real Estate. We look forward to helping you find the perfect home for you.

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New Availability at the HarborView in Charlestown

If you’re looking for a great get-a-way from the city, but still need to commute in often, then Charlestown could be your perfect fit. Consider the HarborView, just a few short steps from the old Navy Yard in Charlestown. Filled with great views, a developing shopping area, and a long list of included amenities, HarborView offers more than just your average apartment.

HarborView has recently announced that there is current and upcoming availability in their building. Right now, there are an assortment of 2 bedroom apartments open to be filled. More apartments will open up in December and January.

Each apartment boasts a convenient location to the MBTA, plenty of windows, hardwood floors, plush carpet in bedrooms, a washer/dryer, already wired for telecommunications, Granite counters, European-style rift-cut oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances, marble baths, and large glass showers.

IF you have any questions or would like to arrange a viewing of an apartment contact us. For more informative on HarborView, check out their site.