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Flowers Grace The City of Boston

Posted 27 March 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Nothing is more satisfying, after hard winter as we have had, to enjoy the beauty of colorful flowers. We should be planning our spring and early summer landscape. Besides our personal enjoyment, this is what makes our homes have beautiful curb appeal. And if you plan to put your Boston home on the real estate market, this is a must. Tulips in Boston Common Relax and Enjoy the Beauty The post Flowers Grace The City of Boston appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Films made in Boston

Posted 04 March 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

With it being the end of the award season for Films, lets take a look at how many films have been made in Boston. You will be amazed at the list. It is very important understand how much film making adds to the economy of a city. It is just not just the production and rental fees a studio pays a city and often many individuals, but it is always a boost to the local support industries. Altered States Being Flynn Black Irish (film) Blown Away (1994 film) Blue Hill Avenue The Boondock Saints The Boondock Saints II: All Saints  Day The Brink’s Job Brinks: The Great Robbery The Cardinal The Carey Treatment A Case of Deadly Force I Don’t Know How She Does It Celtic Pride Clothes Make the Pirate Deep in My Heart (1999 film) The Departed Fever Pitch (2005 film) The Forbidden Kingdom The Friends of Eddie Coyle Fuzz (film) God Only Knows (film) Gone Baby Gone    Good Will Hunting The Heat (film How to Start a Revolution Johnny Tremain (film) The Kennedys (miniseries) Knuckleball! The Last Detail Leap Year (2010 film) Moneyball (film) Monument Ave. Mystic River (film) Portrait of Jennie R.I.P.D. Saint Ralph Singularity (film) The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Ted (film) That Darn Cat (1997 film) The Town (2010 film) What Doesn’t Kill You Why Stop Now (film) X2 (film)Z Zombie in a Penguin The post Films made in Boston appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Where are Some Pet Friendly Boston Apartments?

Posted 28 February 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

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 […]

Good News for Boston Real Estate

Posted 18 February 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

We heard some great news from Wells Fargo last week. It seems that they have lowered their standards on the public’s FICO scores. It will now be possible to qualify for a mortgage loan with a FICO score of 600. Of course that is if all your other financials are in order. Tom Goyda, a bank spokesman said, “The goal is to increase access to credit, especially for low- and moderate- income borrowers and first-time home buyers.” He continued, “These are fully underwritten, fully documented loans, consistent with FHA program guidelines and responsible lending principles.” There is no doubt that other lending institutions will follow suit, easing up the mortgage loan business a little. We know one thing this will give another small boost to the Boston Real Estate Market. The post Good News for Boston Real Estate appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Superbowl Fun at Boston Venues

Posted 01 February 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Well we all know that Sunday is the day of the Super Bowl. If you are tired of watching the game on your couch and eating nachos, check out some of the venues offered in our town. This is but a sampling of what is available in Boston. Who knows maybe we will see you there. Come up and say Hi.   1. Clery’s is hosting their Third Annual Super Bowl party. Compete for prize packs and trophies in the bar’s wing eating contest. choice of any two beers, an appetizer sampler platter during the first half of the game, and a pizza buffet at half time. Tickets are $20 per person.. 113 Dartmouth St., Boston. 617-262-9874 2. Cask ’n Flagon Chef Donley Liburd has created special tailgate platters, featuring baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, barbecue pork, and beef brisket (choose two for $18, three for $26). Favorites like wings, burgers, and pizza will also be available. this local sports bar will be offering a wide selection of cocktails and beers. 62 Brookline Ave., Boston. 617-536-4840. 3. Ducali Pizzeria &Bar Day-long brunch on Super Bowl Sunday that will run from 11 a.m. until closing. Menu will feature items like egg-topped pizza, Italian-style chicken wings, and lobster-stuffed arancini. Selection of Seattle and Denver beers available. 289 Causeway St., North End. 617-742-4144. 4. East End Grille 50 cent wings Free buffet during half time on game day. 118 Broadway, Somerville. 617-628-6000. 5. Poe’s Kitchen at The Rattlesnake Private rooms available for  intimate viewing experience Access to an indoor tailgate featuring a south of the border spread Selection of beers on hand. 384 Boylston St., Boston. 617-859-8555. 6. Row 34 Freshly tapped cask of Domaine Dupont French cider from beer Number of game day treats. Snacks created by chef Francisco Millan include lobster roe popcorn ($6), crispy glazed fish collars ($12), fried chicken wings (small is $8, large is $14), and more. 383 Congress St., Fort Point. 617-553-5900. 7.Shake Shack Buy one get one free promotion on all frozen custard. In addition to the free custard, customers will also receive a free mini foam football. 92 Winthrop St., Cambridge. 617-758-8495 49 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. 617-651-3406. 8.The Sinclair Roasted peanuts with keffir lime and chilis ($3), Narragansett corndogs (2 for $6) with coleslaw and mustard, Thai-Style chicken wings ($7), and plenty of brews on tap. 52 Church St., Cambridge. 617-451-7700. 9. Strega’s waterfront location will offer a selection of Specialty cocktails on Super Bowl Sunday, including Italian apple-tinis and spezie cosmos. $5 appetizers starting at 4 p.m. on game day. 56 Northern Ave., Boston. 671-345-3992. 10. Tryst restaurant in Arlington Super Bowl specials created by executive chef Paul Turano. Smoky cheese popcorn, spicy buffalo wings Some healither options, like tuna tacos with avocado, red onion, and aji crema. Guests can also enjoy options from Tryst’s traditional menu. 689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. 781-641-2227. 11. The Seventy @ 3rd lounge at the Westin Waltham Boston Truffle-infused tater tots, Sliced steak sliders Buffalo chicken flatbread. The […]

Living the Good Life in a Boston Condo

Posted 10 January 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Picture yourself snuggled up in front of your fireplace in your new Boston Condo. It can all be all yours. Start your search now by contacting Boston Luxe Real Estate. These  Realtors will assist you in your search for your new home be it a Luxury condominium, townhouse or single family home. The post Living the Good Life in a Boston Condo appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

2014 Officers & Directors Installed for The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®

Posted 09 January 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

At the meeting of the The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) at the Boston University School of Management, the seventeen member board were installed for the year 2014. GBAR is the largest local REALTOR® association both in Massachusetts and New England with a membership over 6,700 residential real estate professionals in over 800 offices throughout metropolitan Boston. This is the local chapter of the Massachusetts and National Associations of REALTORS®. The post 2014 Officers & Directors Installed for The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Boston is Named Coziest City To Live

Posted 07 January 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Honeywell Infrared Heaters, in partnership with the environmental consulting company Environmental Health & Engineering did a study to find out just what cities are  the coziest in the Nation. Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, Environmental Health & Engineering said they believe coziness is defined by a city’s overall comfort, ambiance and accessibility. The criteria ranged from Fireplace and portable heaters usage Access to parks Overall walk-ability to restaurants and coffee shops per capita, Stressful lifestyle scores and Historical ambiance. Based on this profile, below is a list of the top ten coziest U.S. cities:  1.    Boston/Cambridge, Mass. 2.    San Francisco, Calif. 3.    Santa Fe, N.M. 4.    Washington, D.C. 5.    Portland, Ore. 6.    Seattle, Wash. 7.    Baltimore, Md. 8.    Providence, R.I. 9.    New Orleans, La. 10. Savannah, Ga. The post Boston is Named Coziest City To Live appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Once Again Real Estate Proved to be the Best Investment

Posted 05 January 2014 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

As we begin 2014, we can look forward to a total rebound from the Great recession. According to Zillow, in 2005 real estate values peaked at $604 billion and then bottomed out of $502 billion in 2011. But by the end of 2013 values had climbed back to $568 billion.  So Look out 2014!   The post Once Again Real Estate Proved to be the Best Investment appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Trends in Real Estate 2014

Posted 25 December 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

According to the Urban Land Institute’s “Trends in Real Estate 2014 Report”, there will be some main changes in the real estate market in 2014. The biggest change will be the shift from investing in residential real estate to commercial real estate. And within the commercial market you will see that warehouse complexes with the most growth and retail properties to see the least growth. As in 2013 you will see Apartments building in demand as the young professionals prefer renting over buying.   Related articles Industrial real estate ripe for investment   The post Trends in Real Estate 2014 appeared first on Boston Luxe Market Analysis.

Boston”City Fathers’ still Want Tallest Skyscatper

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

According to the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority is again looking for a developer of what could very well be Boston’s tallest skyscraper. Seven years after the plans for the project on a city owned garage site fizzled, the mayor has confirmed the plan to seek a developer for the almost 48,000 square foot construction project The post Boston”City Fathers’ still Want Tallest Skyscatper

Time to Purchase your Boston Condo

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Foreclosure deeds, which mark the final stage of the foreclosure process declined over the year 54% state wide, compared to the same month last year. And the number of foreclosures initiated in July fell 66 percent. If you are interested in purchasing or leasing a single family home, condo, loft or townhouse, contact Boston Luxe, LLC. The post Time to Purchase your Boston Condo appeared first on

Boston Back Bay Condos

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in America. And certainly one of the most interesting. It actually is very European in design and gives out a historic ambiance. The Back Bay, Beacon Hill are two of the most expensive of neighborhoods to live, but certainly worth every dollar. You can find New Boston condos, lofts, beautiful brown stones. To lived in these areas

Boston Harbor’s Seaport Neighborhood

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Seaport dubbed today the “Innovative district” was once a muddy spot in Boston Harbor and then a thriving shipping area and then morphed into a decrepit no-man’s land of parking lots and abandoned warehouses in the mid-1900s. With the vision of the city Father’s in the late 1990’s it has developed into a hotbed of development both commercial and residential with many being mixed use projects. The

101 Seaport Boulevard Breaks Ground

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Skanska’s development team and executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers tossed soil for a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday at 101 Seaport Boulevard, site of the first office tower in Boston’s Seaport Square. Photo by Thomas Grillo.Groundbreaking with Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Skanska at 101 Seaport Boulevard. The groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday at 101 Seaport Boulevard in the “Innovative district “  Demonstrates the tremendous momentum that this

The Candidates Speak of the Future of Boston Real Estate Development

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

In the past 20 years,  Boston has added more than eighty million square feet of real estate. No wonder development is a central issue in the Mayor race to replace our current mayor. Tom Menino. Here is a great interview by WGBH News with both of the candidates discussing the future of Boston Real Estate Development. The post The Candidates Speak of the Future of Boston Real

Bradley Marchand Purchases Boston Condo

Posted 21 November 2013 | By | Categories: Boston Condos | No Comments

A seven-room, 3,500-square-foot condo at 357 Commercial St. on Lincoln Wharf, is the new home of  Bradley Marchand, the 25-year-old left wing for the Boston Bruins. This beautiful Boston condo features a gourmet kitchen and dining room which sports a view of the tree-lined 35-foot deck. The living area is divided into a formal living room and a family room. Each bedroom has a cathedral ceilings and