Category: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends
2014 May The Door is Open

In this digital age, more and more homebuyers are discovering their dream homes simply with a click of a mouse. But regardless of a person’s first impressions, eventually seeing the house in person will be the final sell—and that’s where a…

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2014 March To Market, To Market

Local real estate professionals contend that the market for condominiums is on a slow and, generally steady, uptick all over New England, but the place to sell a condo right now is definitely Boston, with an inventory that cannot meet dema…

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2014 January What’s in the Cards for 2014?

The past several years have been a challenge for community associations trying to keep properties looking sharp and running smoothly while battling the forces of a shaky economy. Foreclosures, hurricanes and the relentless effects of time …

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2013 July Living Social

 Social activities offer an opportunity to improve relationships within the  community and add a far more convivial atmosphere to condo properties—something many prospective owners anticipate in a new location.    Sponsoring leisure…

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2013 June Butt Out?

 In a movement to protect the populace from second-hand smoke, municipal  governments are coming up with increasingly-strict bans on smoking in public  places—even on streets, as evidenced in some California communities. Not surprisingly, …

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2013 May Condo This!

 For seven years, Mira Calton and her husband, Dr. Jayson Calton, owned a  floating home, one of the 165 privately-owned residences on The World, a  644-foot yacht that continuously circumnavigates the globe. Owning a home on  the yacht is…

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2013 March Managing Diverse Communities

 Aside from death and taxes, there is one other variable every person can count  on: change. For condominium managers and boards of trustees change comes in  various forms, be it a varying age gap or cultural divide. In the end, how  chang…

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Real Estate Trends
2013 March Exterior Elements

 When you think landscaping, you probably don’t think of a swanky Boston co-op or condo high-rise building. After all,  landscaping is typically reserved for suburban homes where there is rolling  turf, strategically placed trees, sprawlin…

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2013 March Green by Committee

 Green truly is the new black in New England. As more and more condos and HOAs  look to save money as expenses rise, more and more boards and unit owners are  exploring ways to incorporate “greening” into their building community.   …

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2012 December Are We Stable Yet?

 It’s still all about the economy. The foreclosure avalanche seems to have slowed in  New England, but community associations continue to fight a seemingly endless  wave of financial issues as 2012 ends and 2013 looms. For this year-end  e…

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