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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Where are Some Pet Friendly Boston Apartments?

dogs1` I need to find a nice Boston apartment that is dog friendly. Are there many of these in Boston? We did some reach and found some dog friendly apartments. You will find there are many that have size and breed restrictions. Plus many charge a monthly security fee.

Below is just a partial lists of Pet friendly complexes: For assistance in your search contact Maxwell Burke Broker/Owner at Boston Luxe at his email: maxwell@bostonluxe.com  or call his Cell: (617) 543 – 7754  or call his office: (617) 267-4600

  • The Back Bay Neighborhood

    • The Colonnade Residences-One dog per unit with no weight limit, but there are Breed Restrictions and there is no pet Fee.
    • One Back Bay-1 dog per unit, There is a 50 pound weight limit along with breed restrictions.
    • Garrison Square Apartments-75 lb. weight limit, limit of 2 dogs per unit with combined limit of 75 lb. Pet Fees: Dogs 50 lb. $100 per month, 50-75 lb $150 per month, breed restrictions.
    • Seven Fifty-Five Boylston- Dogs on a case by case basis
    • The Greenhouse Apartments-25 pound weight limit, no breed restrictions.
    • The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf-There is no weight limit, but there are breed restrictions and a security deposit.
    • Christopher Columbus Plaza Apartments-Smaller dogs weight limit, breed restrictions, inquire about the mandatory fee.
  • Boston’s Seaport/Innovation District and South Boston

    • Factory 63-There are no breed restrictions, but do call for details.
    • ..Park Lane Seaport-You may have 2 pets per unit, with a combined weight of 75 pound with breed restrictions. Small dogs $75 month/ larger dogs $100 per month.
    • 50 West Broadway There is no weight limit. But there are breed restrictions.
  • South End

    • The Marais- Call for Details on Pets
    • Lofts at East Berkeley-Call for Details
    • 601 Albany Apartments- Call for Details
    • James Court Apartments-One Dog is allowed per unit with a 55 Pound Weight Limit along with breed restrictions.
  • Charlestown

    • Harborview Navy Yard-There a 2 dog limit with no weight limit with breed restrictions and fees.
    • Mezzo Design Lofts- 80 lb weight limit, there is a fenced dog park across  the street.
  • Cambridge

    • Archstone Kendall Square-1 Dog per unit with a 65 lb. weight limit. A few courtyard apartment allow larger breeds. Monthly pet fee of $75 and there are breed restrictions.
    • Archstone Northpoint
      2 dog max per unit with no weight restrictions, but there are breed Restrictions. Fees are  $100 per month per dog.
    • Third Square Apartments-Dog and Cat Friendly. There are no weight restrictions, but there are breed restrictions. You are allowed 2 dogs per unit with a $85 per month fee per dog plus a security security deposit.
    • Watermark Cambridge-There is a pet fee of $50 for cats, and $100 for dogs. There is a maximum of two pets per home, up to 65 pounds each. And there are breed restrictions.
    • Loft 23-Two dogs are allowed per apartment with a 50lb limit. There are breed restrictions. Monthly pet fee are $20 per cat and $75 per dog.
    • 1330 Boylston Apartments-Larger Dogs Accepted Check on Breed Restrictions.
  • Fenway
    • Fenway Triangle Trilogy Apartments- dogs are allowed on select floors. Check on details.
    • The Parkside & Fenway-2 dogs per unit are allowed with breed restrictions and a  45 lb Weight Limit, pet fees apply
  • Longwood Medical Center area
    • City View at Longwood- Both Dog & Cat Friendly with Breed Restrictions and weight limits.
    • The Longwood-Dog & Cat Friendly, Breed Restrictions, Weight Limit?
  • Brookline

    • Barclay on Beacon- allows 2 dogs per unit, both dog & cat Friendly, with Breed Restrictions, and a 45 lb Weight Limit, pet fees.
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Adrian Gonzalez Sells Mansion in Weston

Adrian Gonzalez, a first baseman traded by the Sox last season to the Dodgers, recently sold his 10,729-square-foot Weston mansion for just under $4.3 million, according to records at the Middlesex County South Registry of Deeds.

Adrian Gonzalez is now bleeding Dodger Blue in LA LA Land

Adrian Gonzalez is now bleeding Dodger Blue in LA LA Land

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Boston Condo Market at Full Throttle

It seems that the Boston condo market is going at ‘full throttle’ again with buyers showing more confidence in the economy, continuing low interest rates and a very tight supply of condos to choose from. Prices and condo sales are no doubt on the upswing again. In August the median price for condos in the Boston area was $380,000, 3.5% higher than during the same month last year. Sales of condos surged 23.1% to 1190 units in August. The condo market is hot in Boston and appears to be getting hotter.

Jamaica Plain had the quickest turn around time and South Boston area sales are continuing to be hot. Most real estate experts agree that the demand is robust because of the fact that money continues to be cheap.

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BOSTON OFFICE CONSTRUCTION SEEMS TO BE MAKING A COMEBACK

The Boston region seems to be having a boom in office construction according to the latest figures. New buildings are being planned and funded by the expansions of medical and biotechnology companies. Many new buildings are going up in the Seaport District, East Cambridge and in the suburbs along Rt. 128.

More than 4.7 million square feet of office and laboratory space is under construction in the Boston area alone, up from just 430,000 square feet in summer 2011.

“The office market overall is in good shape,” said Joe Fallon, managing principal of the -Boston office of Cassidy Turley, a national real ¬estate services firm.

Vacancy rates continue to go down and rents are continue to increase. The office construction upturn is largely tied to the surge in growth of biotechnology and medical companies. Other industries are also taking part in the office construction activity of late. Liberty Mutual Life Insurance is building a tower in Boston’s Back Bay, and State Street Corp. is planning a new complex in the Seaport District. Keurig Inc. is constructing its new  headquarters in Burlington, and EF Education First, a for-profit provider of travel and academic programs, broke ground this week on an office building in Cambridge.

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Yelp is the Worst!

Does Yelp’s algorithm make sense? Not to Boston Luxe or any other small businesses in Boston. There has been a constant debate between the positives of Yelp’s potential for consumer advocacy and it’s blatant disregard for true customer reviews – you know…the whole point of Yelp.

Our reasoning behind the video campaign is simply awareness. Most users of Yelp i.e. our potential clients may not know about Yelp’s “so called” algorithm, but is in actuality a robotic filtering system that can, in the case of Boston Luxe, be proven to be 95% inaccurate.

Our Yelp video campaign brings awareness to our own clients as well, clients who may not know that their honestly written review is not available for the public and their effort and thought were completely wasted. Lindsay H. and Debbie G. have never been informed by us that their reviews were filtered and the fact that giving a five-star rating for “exceptional service” was not what Yelp had in mind for Boston Luxe. Real clients leave reviews based on their experience with companies like Boston Luxe and their satisfied commentary should be available to the public on Yelp, not filtered due to some unspecified grading criteria. Real People; Real Reviews? Not really.

Boston Luxe prides itself on its reputations and the relationships we build with our clients last a lifetime. Our advocacy for our clients generally extends beyond transactions. As such, we are strongly opposed to the ridiculous filtering of our clients and their opinions of the service we provide here at Boston Luxe.

 

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Jamaica Plains, South Boston And Downtown Neighborhoods Sales Are Booming

Condo sales soared a super 22% over last years totals for the first half of 2012 in Boston’s Downtown neighborhoods, South Boston and Jamaica Plains neighborhoods. The Jamaica Plains neighborhood led sales, followed by South Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, North End, South End and the waterfront areas.

Jamaican Pond in Jamaica Plains MA.

Real estate professionals attribute the jump in sales to buyer demand, low interest rates and general improvement and confidence in the economy.

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The Boston Real Estate Market

Commercial land and business properties are readily available all over Boston for retail, medical, office and other types of specialty buildings, including the highly desirable luxury apartment complex market. The extremely hot, desirable luxury condo and luxury apartment market has grown to be the hottest thing going in Boston in recent years. Old run down industrial neighborhoods have been slowly transfored into luxurious and very upscale residential housing options with many more in the works and on the way. Boston is surely changing and it’s doing it using careful planning and making sure the proper infrastructure planning and development has been completed, or at least well thought out prior to issuing building permits like most other cities do. The city fathers know what they are doing and they are doing it very well.

The best way to see all of the ‘HOT’ Boston real estate selection is by visiting a local Realtor, broker or agent and ask to see the MLS Listings that are always up to date, with all details about all properties for sale in Boston.

Be sure and ask him/her about the upscale Boston condominiums and luxurious apartments that are available for sale or lease.

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Will the housing crisis end in 2012?

Last month there was an article on DSNews.com claiming that 2012 will be the end of the housing crisis. According to Capital Economics, an analytics firm, the housing crisis will end due to the stabilization of mortage lending standards, loosening of available credit, increased lending amounts from banks, and the loosening of loan-to-value ratios (LTV).

Capital Economics also says that while credit conditions have loosened up some, potential home buyers still struggle with meeting credit requirements. In fact, in November 2011, 8 percent of contracts were cancelled due to a potential buyer not qualifying for a loan.

Click here to read the full article.

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