What a Con Man Taught Me About Boston Real Estate

David Bates / November 13, 2015-1:16 pm

When I picked up the office phone, the man on the other end said his name was Pedro, that he was visiting Boston and wanted to look at some buildings for sale. The next day, Pedro came to my Coolidge Corner office. He was tall, had a dark... Continue Reading

Julian Edelman Buys Boston Condominium

David Bates / November 10, 2015-12:39 pm

[caption id="attachment_5998" align="alignleft" width="150"] CC Image of Julian Edelman courtesy FlickR/Jeffrey Beall.[/caption] Public records reveal that at the end of September, Julian Edelman closed on a Back Bay condo located on the sunny... Continue Reading

Investors & Owner Occupants Compete to Buy Hub’s Small Multifamilies

David Bates / November 6, 2015-2:45 pm

[caption id="attachment_5979" align="alignnone" width="600"] In order: 39 Columbia, 2 Washburn, 17 Magnolia, 33 Walnut.[/caption] I reviewed some recent MLS sales and noted that several of the most extreme over-ask sales concerned small... Continue Reading

Post About Boston’s $650,000 Parking Spot Goes Viral

David Bates / November 4, 2015-12:34 pm

[caption id="attachment_5967" align="alignnone" width="555"] Peter Howe, NECN, reports on Beacon Hill parking space with $650K price.[/caption] Much Thanks to Kate Merrill (WBZ, Channel 4) , Jack Harper (WVCB, Channel 5),Karen Twomey (WBZ... Continue Reading

Proof That the Hub is Supah Expensive

David Bates / November 3, 2015-1:37 pm

[caption id="attachment_5943" align="alignnone" width="600"] The view from Millennium Tower, a Boston condo development marketing a $37 million penthouse.[/caption] Have you noticed that parts of your Hub life have become wicked expensive lately?... Continue Reading

Beacon Hill Garage Parking Space Asks Record Price

David Bates / November 2, 2015-2:32 pm

[caption id="attachment_450" align="alignleft" width="300"] The exit of the famous Brimmer Street Garage, where the first parking space condominiums were developed in 1979.[/caption] Listing remarks for MLS #71926193, Unit #236 at 70 Brimmer... Continue Reading

Boston’s Concierge Condo Sales Surge

David Bates / November 2, 2015-1:45 pm

In 1985, Bostonians didn’t understand the full-service concept. “But New Yorkers understood it and international buyers understood it,” Diane Maloney, the marketing agent of one of Boston’s first full service buildings told me last year.... Continue Reading

24 Hours of Tom Brady Stories

David Bates / October 23, 2015-12:31 pm

I did a quick Google search of "Tom Brady news" and was surprised at the headlines and stories that had run in the previous 24 hours. [caption id="attachment_5913" align="alignright" width="250"] You might be surprised by the depths some media go... Continue Reading

Pols and Realtors LINK in East Boston “Renaissance” Tour

David Bates / October 19, 2015-12:24 pm

[caption id="attachment_5878" align="alignnone" width="600"] State Representative Adrian Madaro describes the East Boston renaissance.[/caption]   Last Friday afternoon, LINK listing service president Debra Blair hosted local politicians... Continue Reading

Get the Skinny on 8 Hub Developments in 8 Different Neighborhoods

David Bates / October 14, 2015-1:05 pm

If you don’t see a crane somewhere today, then you probably didn’t make it out of your Hub area home. Such is the intensity of the Boston building boom: cranes, construction and commotion, everywhere. Some new projects garner major media... Continue Reading
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