Five Boston Neighborhoods, Five Different Apartment Designs

David Bates / July 14, 2017-3:18 pm

During an interview for a recent post, I asked Eric Robinson, a principal at RODE ARCHITECTS, how their designs were influenced by the housing needs, wants, and lifestyles of the residents living in those locations. Here's how he responded.... Continue Reading

Amazing eReport Provides 5-Year Breakdowns for 14 Boston Condo Markets

David Bates / June 8, 2017-8:45 am

One Hub market was selling condos so fast that a commonly used real estate statistic revealed it could sell every “For Sale” condo in just one month. Perhaps, the market should have been arrested for speeding. The lightning sales pace... Continue Reading

New Hub Commercial Niche Is The Next Best Thing to the City

David Bates / May 24, 2016-11:09 am

  Finding the perfect office location has become a riskier endeavor in the Hub. If a company chooses a city location, management risks paying too much rent. But if the company relocates to the suburbs, they risk losing too much... Continue Reading

Italian Couple’s Real Estate Strategies Pay Off in Boston

David Bates / May 19, 2016-11:01 am

“The best investment is the brick,” says Enrico Vietri, 54. Vietri and his wife Rosa live in West Roxbury, but they are originally from Italy. Vietri is referring to an Italian saying that emphasizes the value of investing in real estate;... Continue Reading

Key Differences Between Millennium Place and Millennium Tower

David Bates / May 17, 2016-11:11 am

There's a big, big reason – a towering, but not-so-secret justification – why Millennium Place owners are selling their precious condominiums in a building and association they love. One Millennium Place owner I spoke with may have... Continue Reading

My Best South Boston Real Estate Posts

David Bates / April 26, 2016-12:08 pm

Over the past four years, I made charts, interviewed agents, noted trends, and compared the South Boston real estate market to other Hub markets. If you are thinking about buying or selling a condo in South Boston, then you have to read these... Continue Reading

Comparing Back Bay’s Q1 to 2015

David Bates / April 14, 2016-11:57 am

The Q1 numbers are in, and in my humble opinion it wasn’t just high demand and low interest rates that resulted in an improvement over Q1 2015; better weather also led to better real estate real results. Here’s how Q1 2016 compared to Q1... Continue Reading

Boston’s Best Condominium Buildings: The Carlton House

David Bates / March 8, 2016-1:07 pm

[caption id="attachment_6306" align="alignnone" width="512"] It looks at if George Washington might be on his way to visit someone at The Carlton House, the building located to the right of the former Ritz Carlton Hotel.[/caption]   The... Continue Reading

The Best Sign of the Hub’s Hot Real Estate Times

David Bates / June 10, 2015-6:45 pm

How do you know it's a hot market? Is it when the newest hyper-luxury development (Twenty Two Liberty) announces they sold out before they finished constructing the building? Or could it be when the latest up-and-coming market (East Boston) starts... Continue Reading

Hub Neighborhood of Emerson, Alcott, Clarke and Fuller

David Bates / May 15, 2015-1:37 pm

This past Saturday, I took another Stephen Jerome walking tour of another fascinating Boston neighborhood, Parkside in Jamaica Plain. Jerome is a architectural and social historian and a conservationist who brings history to life with his... Continue Reading
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