Do you Feel Safe in Your Boston Home?

In the three top cities where residents feel the safest, there Seems to be a correlation between high walking scores and feel safe neighborhoods, for instance Cambridge has a walking score of 95 out of 100.

Mid Cambridge Neighborhood

Mid Cambridge Neighborhood

The best Cambridge neighborhoods for walkability are Mid-Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington and Riverside. The quaint city of Quincey was rated with a 92 out of a possible 100.

Quincy Home

     Quincy Home

The other Cities mentioned in the blog sites are Denver-Aurora, CO and Raleigh-Cary, NC who tied for second place. Seventy eight percent of residents in those two regions felt safe walking alone at night. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington,

So who won the number one spot? Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota, Bloomington, Wisconsin placed first for safest-feeling city in the nation with a full eighty percent of residents saying that they felt comfortable walking alone at night.

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Most Expensive House in Boston Sells

Boston's Most Expensive Home Sale Ever!

Boston’s Most Expensive Home Sale Ever!

Curbed Boston is reporting that they have it on good authority that the 26,000-square-foot, 50-room Ames-Webster Mansion at 306 Dartmouth Street in our beautiful city sold for $14,500,000 and closed on march 15th. This makes it the priciest private-home trade in the modern history of Boston real estate.

Saudi businessman Fahad Al-Athel, is the new owner and he and his family will make it their residence.

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Positive Real Estate News

swingingsoldLook at the stats that from the great website positiveonrealestate.com on March 11.

  •     84 percent of agents believe that real estate values and the number of real estate transactions will increase in 2013.
  •     77 percent believe that new construction starts will continue to increase.
  •     74 percent believe that their local economy will improve in 2013 compared to  2012.
  •     No market is expected to see a decline in home values or real estate transactions in 2013. Contrast this with 2012 when one-third of the markets expected to see house values decline.

New Construction is on the rise. Shadow inventory is declining. with all this great news Boston Real Estate is certainly on the rise.

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Positive for Boston Real Estate

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Good news right here for Boston Real Estate. 15-story luxury condo The Millennium Place is now 51 percent sold. Sales opened for the 130 Condos last October while still being  constructed. Fifty one percent at this point is a number to celebrate for the developers Millennium Partners.

Its units range in price from from $750,000 to $3.5 million.

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The Best Time to Buy Is Now

The Chevron on Tremont in the South End

The Chevron on Tremont in the South End

According to The Daily Free Press, a free newspaper at Boston University, the demand for Boston condos and apartments is up and the best tine to buy is now. As an example of this They mention the  numerous newly renovated sites in the South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill, just to name of few neighborhoods.

So what does all this mean to the local economy. It means  Job, Jobs, Jobs. In fact there were  3600 jobs created in 2012 in the greater Boston area. And more to come as more units are constructed or renovated to meet the demands of the Boston real estate market.

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Featured: Newton Condo For sale

There are beautiful condominiums for sale in Newton. Newton is one of our beautiful high end suburbs, just about a 45 minute easy commute from Downtown Boston.

This is a great family community, in fact the thirteen villages that comprise Newton are built around elementary schools. This makes it easy for children to walk to their school along lush tree lined streets and lanes.

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Boston is #4 of the top 20 of America’s 20 Best Cities.

Short Tour of Boston

Boston has been named #4 of the top 20 of Americas 20 best cities. The city with its almost 620,000 residents has made big strides in the last few years with its neighborhood renovations, new development construction and record breaking Boston condo and town home real estate sales. For sure old beantown has anything anybody would want in the way of conveniences and amenities. Boston seems like a normal college town but it has more than just colleges and universities. It has a proud history, night life, bars, cultural center, museums, world class shopping and 22 universities. The city boasts over 2000 fine restaurants, 54 libraries, 136 bars, 51 museums,3 professional sports teams, and has been able to keep the unemployment rate at around 6.6%.  Way to go Boston. Thanks to the forward looking city fathers who have worked hard with local developers and builders to get the different areas cleaned up and presentable.

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NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY

Now is the time to buy that dream home of yours. Interest rates are still low, but many experts expect rates to start a slow upward trend very soon.

Properties are still priced fairly low, or much lower than they were at the peak of the real estate boom several years back. This also allows buyers to be able to purchase a higher value home or Boston Condo while the prices are still low. There is less gap between renting now and buying due to rising rents and lower real estate prices. Buying has additional benefits over renting like tax deductions for loan interest, property taxes, and other expenses that can be written off. See your Boston Realtor and talk to him/her and get their opinion on the subject. Now is the time to start looking and also the time to get that pre-approval letter from a lender so you are ready to go as soon as you find the right deal.

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