About Maxwell

MAXWELL@BOSTONLUXE.COM • CELL: (617) 543-7754 • OFFICE: (617) 267-4600 Maxwell Burke began his real estate career nearly 20 years ago doing appraisals with his father in Southern California and Northern Texas. He grew up in a family environment so oriented towards investment and real estate that to call his upbringing entrepreneurial would be a disservice. From his grandfather's multiple developments ranging from British Columbia down into Southern Mexico to his uncle's holdings in Portland, Oregon, Maxwell has been given a view not just of Boston real estate, but of American real estate. Maxwell and Drew Abysalh met in 2009 and increasingly consolidated their business models together culminating in their partnership in 2011. With over 300 real estate deals under his belt ranging from a standard rental to a $1.5 million condo conversion, Maxwell is a tremendous resource to help you realize your real estate dreams. Welcome to Boston Luxe - it's a pleasure to meet you. Google

The Leather District

Located near South Street, between the Financial District and Chinatown and is bordered by Kneeland Street to the south, Essex Street to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the east and Lincoln Street to the west is This Leather District. This neighborhood is an officially named national historical neighborhood. It is so named because the leather industry dominated the area when it was first developed in 1883.Number of sold homes in Boston

The Leather District – Wikipedia photo

Today the buildings have been renovated and what was once manufacturing buildings are now beautiful condominiums and lofts. Such is the newly constructed 210 South Street lofts. This complex now houses fifty four Boston luxury loft homes. Amenities include concierge service, secured entrance, elevators, on-site gym, and extra storage lockers, to name a few. There are rental available started at $2800 per month and up depending on location, size and views.

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Real Estate in Boston

 

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English: Hampton Inn & Suites viewed from the convention center in Austin, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Boston median sales prices

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Was the Band Boston Really From Boston?


Have you ever wondered if the band Boston is actually from Boston?

According to WikiPedia :
Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.[2] Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, and “Amanda”. It has sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for its self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don’t Look Back.[3][4] Altogether, the band has released six studio albums.

The band was born from Tom Scholz  who attended MIT and through various band met what would be assembled as Boston. It was in his basement in Watertown that Scholz constructed a studio (spending everything he made over the course of 6 years), and was recording a demo tape that would go down in the history books.  Scholz and his wife Kim still live in Boston.

 

Don't Look Back (Boston album)

Don’t Look Back (Boston album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sepia at Ink Block Floor Plans Bostons South End

Building Ink Block

Ink Block South End

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Waterside Place

Oversized windows flood your home with natural light while providing one-of-a-kind views of Boston Harbor and the city’s skyline at Open floor plans give each residence an airy and spacious feel, offering maximum flexibility and room to add your own personal touches.We did more than create one of Boston’s most sustainable and green addresses — we put the power of green living directly in your hands, allowing you to control your energy consumption, your comfort and your costs.Single-height countertops create an elegant and open space, ideal for dining and entertaining.

 

Skyline of Boston. Picture was taken from a wh...

Skyline of Boston. Picture was taken from a whale watching ferry that left from the aquarium dock. It is the Eastern side of the Boston peninsula. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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South End Boston:Sepia in Ink Block

  • English: View of South Boston and Boston Harbor

    ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATION

  • ROOF DECK POOL
  • DOG WASHING STATION
  • CAR DETAILING CENTER

Sepia is over 50% sold out. And the  luxury condos include generous floor plans, contemporary designer kitchens and baths, and private balconies previewing what only Boston offfers.

By 2015, the residents will receive access to Ink Block’s greater commercial offerings which include markets and shopping opportunities.

boston median sales prices

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FILENE’S

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English: The sun setting on the former Filene’s flagship store in Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The sun setting on the former Filene'...
Filene's Boston

Filene’s Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Filene’s was an American department store, headquartered in Boston. Owned by Federated Department Stores from 1929 until 1988 then purchased bv The May Department Stores Company.  Then in 2005, Federated Department Stores bought May Department Stores and soon most Filene’s locations were converted to Macy’s.

The old site in Boston called Filene’s redevelopment has been stalled. But it seems work will begin soon the  developer has leased a big piece of the square footage to advertising firm Arnold Worldwide .

The $620 million complex will comprise of offices, stores, and luxury homes. This will bring to life a too long dormant property and is believed to ramp up   the broader revitalization of Downtown Crossing.

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Condos Over Houses in Boston

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English: The en:Skinny House in the North End of Boston is an extremely narrow four-story spite house reported by the Boston Globe as having the “uncontested distinction of being the narrowest house in Boston”. Source: March 2008 photo by John Stephen Dwyer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boston Globe recently acknowledged what many in Massachusetts already know. Condominiums are the superior choice over a home.

No backyards, no garages, no privacy what many would call the American dream. Instead Bostonians are opting for convenience and location. No yard work means more time to play, or work.

According to the Globe:

Condo prices this year increased 13 percent through the first five months of the year, compared with a 6 percent increase for single-family homes, according to the Warren Group, a Boston firm that tracks real estate.Statewide, sales of single-family homes declined almost 4 percent, compared with the same period in 2013, while condo sales rose 9 percent.

In downtown Boston, average price per square foot of $728 set a record in the second quarter, the Boston data firm LINK reported, 12 percent higher than the same period last year.

And the average square-foot price for luxury units, which include concierge services and other amenities, rose nearly 15 percent, to $1,188.

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Sepia at Ink Block Sixty Percent Sold Out

Boston Herald building, Williams Court, Boston...

Boston Herald building, Williams Court, Boston, 19th c. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

60% of the 83-unit Sepia at Ink Block project on the former site of the Boston Herald is sold.The Herald moved to new office space in the Seaport District.

“When we decided to build 83 luxury condos there, everyone was asking why we would do that in this part of the South End,” said Ted Tye, managing partner of Newton-based developer National Development, at Sepia’s groundbreaking yesterday. “Now they’re asking us to build more condos.”

There are still two more sites on the 6.2-acre property and Tye said he is considering building more condos in the rapidly changing area.

The complex already has three luxury apartment buildings with 392 units under construction, along with a ground-floor 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market that will open early next year. Sepia’s one- to three-bedroom condos, ranging from 510 to 2,000 square feet, are slated to open in the late fall of 2015.

 

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Tornado Rips Thru Revere North of Boston

English: Revere Beach, Boston (MA)

English: Revere Beach, Boston (MA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A tornado rip thru a north of Boston in Revere on Monday causing much damage including ripping the roofs off the top of buildings.

Luckily there were no reports of injuries in the little coastal area of 53,000 residents.

“Given the magnitude of the storm, it’s really a miracle that no one sustained more serious injuries,” said Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

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