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

My Best Posts For Greater Boston Home Buyers

David Bates / April 21, 2016-11:59 am

I wrote a column for three years about Boston real estate in which the subhead promised readers that I would “drill “down into the Hub's housing market to uncover those trends and people you would not otherwise notice.” I think I delivered... Continue Reading

How to Find Out How Many Buyers Are Looking For Your Home (Whether it’s listed or not)

David Bates / April 19, 2016-12:17 pm

The Greater Boston multiple listing service has an amazing tool that reveals how many registered buyers in their system are searching for a home in every market, at every price, with almost every amenity choice. As a result, agents who know... Continue Reading

Popular Boston.Com Article Quotes Me

David Bates / April 15, 2016-1:09 pm

Luke Ostrowski, a loan officer and partner at Top20, emailed a link to a Boston.com article authored by one of the city's top real estate writers, Scott Van Voorhis. The article noted how today's market has buyers not only putting in sky-high... 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

The Highest Priced Condos in 13 Hub Neighborhoods

David Bates / April 12, 2016-12:15 pm

Fashion legend Coco Chanel once said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." I think Coco would have found 6 Newbury #3, nicknamed "Chanel No. 6," to be both different and irreplaceable. As a real estate regular in... Continue Reading

Millennium Tower Club Levels Are “Beyond Words”

David Bates / April 8, 2016-11:40 am

  Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, as part of Group 1, I donned a hard hat, threw on a neon vest, and toured the club levels at Boston’s Millennium Tower. It’s not 100% done, but it’s still an impressive site to behold. With... Continue Reading
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