Boston, MA

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A recent surge in new residential construction development has begun largely in part to the recent opening of the new train station in Brighton known as Boston Landing. Allston & Brighton are two Boston neighborhoods long underserved by public transportation, now they are some of the most accessible in the city, being only two stops from some of Boston's most popular destinations such as Fenway Park, Copley Square and the Financial District.

Many condo and apartment buildings have already been completed and several are presently in the works. Stop & Shop located on Everett Street in Allston, directly behind the Boston Landing train platform, has announced plans to build over 360 new housing units and 350k square feet of office and retail. The Stop &

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Harbor Towers is a full service building located along Boston's Waterfront and is one of only a handful of buildings in Boston to offer its residents an in-ground pool. Harbor Towers is conveniently located next to the Aquarium T stop and is also located just a short distance from the North End, the Financial District, and the Seaport. Location provides for easy access to Logan Airport and South Station, as well as many other points of interest. This corner unit is situated on the 37th floor and features spectacular north and westerly views and has a large floorplan measuring 1215 sqft. Currently being used as a one bedroom but could be converted to a two bedroom. The kitchen features newer cabinets and appliance, as well as granite counters. Other

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Trinity Place is a full service luxury condominium building located in Copley Square. This sprawling 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo features 2,111 square feet of living area and has a large private terrace with some of the most stunning views of Trinity Church, Copley Fairmont and the Boston Public Library. This open concept floor plan offers a great space for entertaining with its high ceilings and crown moldings, galley kitchen with granite counters and Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. The master suite has a walk-in closet with built ins and a master bath with dual vanity sinks, a jacuzzi tub and walk in glass shower stall. The condo also comes with stackable washer/dryer in unit, large foyer with coat closet and has two valet parking spaces and storage

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Beautifully appointed theater facing 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom residence with on-site parking available now. This generously sized 1,308 square foot home includes an open kitchen with gas cooking and hardwood floors, laundry in unit and floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of the iconic Paramount sign. Enjoy all of this in the comfort of a full service building which includes a full staff, 24 hour concierge, porter and doorman, a resident lounge/bar, fitness center with private yoga and massage room, media room and children's play room all included. Also located on site is Cafe Nero and Legal Crossing restaurant. Millennium Place is accessible to both Downtown Crossing and the Financial District as well public transportation.

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high-rises fireworks

Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

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Although the housing prices were at a low last year, there are still some great deals to find in 2014.  Forbes named these cities the “best place to buy” in the United States in their 2014 Housing Outlook.  

  1. Fort Worth, Texas

  2. Dallas, Texas

  3. Charlotte, North Carolina

  4. Nashville, Tennessee

  5. Houston, Texas

  6. Atlanta, Georgia

  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  8. Orlando, Florida

  9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  10. Boise City, Idaho

  11. Grand Rapids, Michigan

  12. Tampa, Florida

  13. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  14. Salt Lake City, Utah

  15. Boston, Massachusetts

  16. Seattle, Washington

  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  18. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  19. Phoenix, Arizona

  20. Louisville, Kentucky

Forbes partnered with Local

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We have great news in the United States real estate market today.  Last month, in November, foreclosures are down 37% when compared with one year ago’s market in November 2012.  This exciting data released from RealtyTrac showed that in just one month (October 3013-November 2013) the number of foreclosures are down 15% to a total of 113,454 homes reporting foreclosures in November 2013.  This brings the number of foreclosures the lowest they have been since August 2006.  The foreclosures include bank repossessions, scheduled auctions and notices for default.  

According to the US Census, privately owned housing building permits are up 13.9% in October 2013 when compared with the years previous permits in October 2012.  Also, in the third quarter prices

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Wonder what is is like to live at the Millennium Place tower in Boston?  

Here is an example of a condo at Millennium for RENT, but if it’s not available anymore, don’t worry, you can check for available units here.

This exquisite condo is located on the 11th floor of the 15 story Millennium Place tower.  With 1,300 square feet, there is plenty of space to lounge and entertain in this two bedroom, two bath condo.  The condo has incredible ivory oak hardwood floors throughout.  

This home has never been lived in, so you will feel clean and comfortable in the marble ensuite bathrooms and and enjoy cleaning the Bosch appliances and beautiful walnut cabinetry.  The bedrooms and living areas have floor to ceiling windows.  The unit comes with laundry

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