David Bates / March 11, 2016-3:47 pm

When Karen Twomey of WBZ 1030- AM heard about how much over ask Hub condo buyers were offering, she thought it was worth reporting. "It's as if list prices don't exist," I told her, trying to convey how much buyers were paying compared to the... Continue Reading

In 2015, Half of Back Bay Condo Buyers Paid Asking or More

David Bates / March 10, 2016-1:49 pm

[caption id="attachment_6322" align="alignnone" width="512"] A Four Seasons condo sold for the most over ask of any condo in Boston in 2015. Find out how much over ask it went, below.[/caption]   In 2015, about half the 378 MLS listed... 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 Most Competitive Market in Hub Condo History

David Bates / March 1, 2016-1:28 pm

  If you want know how competitive the Hub condo market became in 2015, take a look at the sale of the condominiums located at 373-375 Border St, East Boston. They were priced so high that if 373 Border received an offer for asking price and... Continue Reading

Luxury Seaport Rental Has “Killer Views”

David Bates / January 29, 2016-1:29 pm

  [caption id="attachment_6156" align="alignnone" width="640"] Max Vigliotti in 22 Liberty 6D, Boston.[/caption] Max Vigliotti, an agent who handles many high end rentals in Boston, showed me his listing at Boston’s newest luxury... Continue Reading

MIT Ph.D. Automates Hub Triple Decker

David Bates / January 28, 2016-1:57 pm

[caption id="attachment_6166" align="alignnone" width="512"] 72 Downer Ave, Dorchester.[/caption]   Shortly after closing on his first investment property located at 72 Downer Avenue, Dorchester,* MIT Ph.D. Michael Propp engaged an... Continue Reading

New Cambridge Apartment Building Stresses Fitting in to its Neighborhood

David Bates / January 14, 2016-1:49 pm

[caption id="attachment_6148" align="alignnone" width="657"] Chroma Cambridge has open shelves in the kitchen.[/caption]   National Development – the Boston area development company that brought you Ink Block and the same company that... Continue Reading

Company Secures Entire Boston Buildings for Short Term Furnished Rentals

David Bates / January 8, 2016-1:24 pm

[caption id="attachment_6136" align="alignnone" width="600"] Compass Furnished Apartments rented the entire building at 1085 Boylston, Boston.[/caption]   Compass Furnished Apartments, a company which offers short term furnished... Continue Reading

“2015” Was a Gift for Boston Real Estate

David Bates / December 23, 2015-1:05 pm

Are you looking for a last minute gift for the Boston real estate market? You might be hard pressed to find something it doesn’t have. It’s been a year in which almost every Hub apartment got a tenant, almost every condo found a buyer,... Continue Reading

Billowing Sails Could Lead to Boston Condo sales

David Bates / December 22, 2015-1:41 pm

In 2006, the Boston Globe used the word "Boring" to describe the design of The Intercontinental Boston Hotel and Residences, a design in which noted Boston architect Howard Elkus had been deeply involved. Then, last May, Boston Magazine... Continue Reading
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