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Meet a South Ender

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Meet a South Ender

Meet Monica and Max McNamara.

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The 2024 Olympics Bid and Boston Real Estate

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The 2024 Olympics Bid and Boston Real Estate

Now officially on the United States Olympic Committee’s “short list” of possible 2024 host candidates, Boston’s once improbable prospects seem a bit more realistic. What would an Olympics bid mean for the city’s real estate?

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How to Stop Worrying and Embrace Your Credit Pull

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How to Stop Worrying and Embrace Your Credit Pull

A regular concern among our South End real estate buyers is the possible connection between credit pulls and lower credit scores. This is a common enough misconception. The following advice on the matter is from guest blogger Austin Reed, a South Ender and local mortgage expert. Below are Austin's tips on the credit issue for those embarking on a real estate search. 

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What's Hot and What's Not in Luxury Real Estate?

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What's Hot and What's Not in Luxury Real Estate?

Pools are out. Roof decks are in! Hardwood and stainless are out. Marble is in! Kitchens are out. Wine rooms are in! A recent report from Trulia revealed some noteworthy trends in luxury real estate across the nation.

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Boston's Building Boom

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Boston's Building Boom

An estimated $6 billion has been invested in construction projects citywide, with another $10 billion in the pipeline. This sudden surge in development represents a huge change from the situation that existed a few short years ago, when weaker market conditions resulted in the delay or abandonment of planned projects throughout the city.

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Microapartments [Video]

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Microapartments [Video]

It's time to think small! 

Steven's got the latest on the newest trend for young homebuyers.

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Market Update: South End 2014 Q1

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Market Update: South End 2014 Q1

We all thought that the real estate market was hot in 2013, but turns out it was just warming up! Here’s a breakdown of the facts and figures for Quarter 1 of 2014.

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South End Developments: The I-93 Viaduct's under-story projections, parking, and more

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South End Developments: The I-93 Viaduct's under-story projections, parking, and more

The lot constructed under I-93 in the South End serves as a parking area, pedestrian walkway, and a public art display. Here's what you need to know about the I-93 Viaduct.

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Spring Is Here! Watch your mailbox for our Spring 2014 Report

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Spring Is Here! Watch your mailbox for our Spring 2014 Report

South End residents: keep an eye out for our 24-page report, An Open Letter to South End Stakeholders, arriving at your doorstep this weekend.

In it, you'll read all about the latest real estate trends, construction projects, and an in-depth look at the South End community.

If you live outside of the South End, or just can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail, you can download the PDF here.

We hope that you enjoy it, and find our analysis both informative and insightful!

 

CORRECTION: In The Importance of Staging (page 20-21), we erroneously credited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the average sales price of a staged home, which should be credited to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals. Our apologies.

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FYI: 2014 Boston Property Tax Exemptions

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FYI: 2014 Boston Property Tax Exemptions

Taxes may not be due for a few more weeks, but if you plan to take advantage of a residential tax exemption, you'll need to act sooner. March 31, 2014 is the deadline for owner occupants to file for a residential exemption for FY 2014.

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In Defense of the Neighborhood Expert: A Steven Cohen Rebuttal

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In Defense of the Neighborhood Expert: A Steven Cohen Rebuttal

Hank Miller's commentary, titled "The Fallacy of the Agent as Neighborhood Expert", represents an unfortunate mischaracterization of real estate agents and the value that they bring to consumers in today's real estate market.

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Boston's Top Real Estate Brokers of 2013

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Boston's Top Real Estate Brokers of 2013

Curbed Boston has recognized the Steven Cohen Team as the number one agent in Boston's South End for the year 2013.

Steven Cohen repeatedly ranks among the top agents in Boston, as recorded by Boston Top 20.   The Steven Cohen Team is made up of buyer, seller, rental and transaction specialists.

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