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Blog :: 2014

Staging Humans

Steven talks about the real estate trend of staging homes with people.




It’s no secret that staging your home can result in an increased purchase price. And I think, when we consider staging, we think of the placement of furniture, furnishings and art inside a usually vacant home. But the staging industry has taken it one [...]

5 Things To Do Around Boston This December

The wind blows flurries of snowflakes past our chilled faces and the holiday lights illuminate the dark. It's the time of year you really want to stay in the warm comfort of your home, but are inevitably - irresistibly - drawn to the festive atmosphere in the streets. Here are 5 of the many ways you could celebrate the season this [...]

Stage Smart, Sell Fast, Make More

With over 10 years of experience in staging and home design, Deborah Ellis lives and works by the tagline "Stage Smart, Sell Fast, Make More." It's a good tagline to go by, considering staged homes have been proven to sell faster and for more money.

While her work at Deb Ellis Designs often takes her to towns all over New England, she frequently finds herself back in Boston and the South [...]

The South End Real Estate Community Loses a Friend: Menino's Legacy Lives On

We were all saddened to learn of Mayor Menino’s passing. The man who fought for Boston for 20 years succumbed to his battle with cancer.

“This Ink Block site has reinvented itself many times throughout Boston’s history.”

— Mayor Menino, at the South End’s Ink Block groundbreaking ceremony

During his term, over 12 million square feet of real estate were developed in Boston, and right to the end of his administration he was dedicated to improving our [...]

Is your Parking Spot Worth its Weight in Gold?

The city seems to think so...

The following is an excerpt from our Fall 2014  Open Letter to South End Stakeholders, a report on the state of the South End real estate market and a glimpse into life in our neighborhood. You can download the full report  here.

"The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might