There’s a NEW BOSTON

David Bates / November 10, 2016-12:03 pm

  Old Boston was a cramped place. It gloried in old buildings, mostly hundred-year-old brick ones. For the most part the apartments had old kitchens and bathrooms, a lack of closet space, cranking radiators, musty basements, and painted... Continue Reading

When Offering $1 Million More Than the Asking Price Isn’t Enough

David Bates / May 27, 2016-12:21 pm

The Penthouse at 975 Memorial Drive was recently reported as the most  expensive for sale condominium listing in Cambridge. The asking price, however, wasn’t high enough. Like every other condo that sells in Cambridge, the highest price... Continue Reading

Expert Provides Update on Boston’s Luxury and Emerging Markets

David Bates / May 26, 2016-11:47 am

Debra Taylor, who launched LINK (the Urban MLS) approximately 25 years ago in Boston, invited a select group of real estate agents to the Millennium Tower sales office and revealed the latest information about Boston’s luxury condominium... 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

What Chic Looks Like In Boston Real Estate

David Bates / May 5, 2016-11:24 am

I wanted to know what "chic" looked like in the Boston condominium market, so I turned to my good friend MLSPIN and together we found 14 listings that used the term "chic" in their listing remarks. Although I edited the remarks for length, I... Continue Reading

Company Sells Everything in The Hub Home

David Bates / May 3, 2016-12:17 pm

One of the most important and stress-filled activities for any seller preparing their home for sale is removing items from the home so prospective buyers can see themselves living there. It can be a profitable endeavor as well. What is the... 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


David Bates / April 22, 2016-1:02 pm

A very big THANK YOU to Stacey Myers for including my listing at 72 Downer #1 in her excellent Boston Globe Magazine article titled, "What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate."... Continue Reading
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