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Boston’s market for condo sales looks to be eroding in the face of rising interest rates and inflation.  Total condo sales in the city last month were 325, a sharp -43.48% drop compared to August 2021.  Last month, the Fed raised interest rates for the 4th time in 2022 to try and control rampant ...
09/30/2022
Pitchbook recently released their NVCA Venture Monitor for 2021, and Boston has again set a record high for venture capital funding.  Last year, Boston-based startups attracted $34.9 billion in capital funding.  For the fifth consecutive year, Boston ranked 3rd highest among all metros in their r...
03/31/2022
One of the biggest challenges real estate agents face when building a digital marketing strategy is content.  The word itself is vague and obtuse, and unless you speak digital you might not even know what it means.  When I speak with agents about their digital content strategy, it’s not always cl...
01/31/2022
For anyone looking to purchase an investment property for the first time, NOI (net operating income) is one of the fundamental equations you need to know to estimate its potential profitability. Net operating income in real estate is a financial breakdown of the total revenue that the property wi...
01/20/2022
It’s no secret that prices for homes in Boston have skyrocketed over the past decade. Since 2012, prices have nearly doubled in terms of median sales prices, and now it’s hard to find a decent home listed in a good neighborhood under $500K. In fact, the median sales price for single family homes ...
01/19/2022
The real estate market in Cambridge has seen explosive growth over the past decade.  Thanks to steady flow of VC funding pouring into the area and increasing enrollment at local Universities, demand for housing in Cambridge has been insatiable.  As a result, median sales prices for residential pr...
12/16/2021
The number of vacant apartments in Boston saw an alarming spike in 2020 thanks primarily to remote learning policies at local schools in response to COVID-19.  In a city where the vacancy rate rarely crests above 3%, the pandemic sent shock waves through the local rental market when Boston's vaca...
11/19/2021
The local housing market in Boston has achieved impressive growth since the housing market crisis of 2008.  Thanks to a growing Metro population and a shortage of available real estate, median home prices have more than doubled over the past 10 years, and even maintained double digit growth throu...
10/19/2021
If you’ve been paying attention to the Boston real estate market, you can’t help to think what an investment property in Boston could do for your portfolio.  Given the Metro areas steady population growth and seemingly unlimited student housing demand, rent prices have been on the rise over the p...
10/01/2021
Currently the average rent price in Brighton is $2,336. When compared to the previous year's data, rent prices have dropped by -2.79% in Brighton. This drop is mainly due to the drop in demand for off-campus housing near Boston College. Remote learning sent Brighton’s vacancy rate soaring last ye...
08/31/2021
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