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May 2015 Home Buyer Event

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, May 05, 2015




Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Click the banner below to sign up!

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5 Free Boston Activities

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, May 01, 2015

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to have fun in Boston! Check out these free activities, thanks to Thrillist:

1. Try every lawn game imaginable along the Charles: "From May until September, Sunday Parkland Games overtakes that closed stretch of Mem Dr with volleyball, badminton, KanJam, soccer, bocce, cornhole, ladder golf, hula hoops, and tetherball... to name a few"

2. Shoot some stick at Flat Top Johnny's: "Kendall Square’s perpetually chill billiards hall does free pool on select nights, and its Twitter/Facebook pages will tell you when.Kendall Square’s perpetually chill billiards hall does free pool on select nights, and its Twitter/Facebook pages will tell you when."

3. Tone those glutes while hiking Bunker Monument: "Ascending the 294 steps to the top nets you a sweet view of Boston and also buns of steel."

4. Pay homage to the pitcher's mound from the first World Series: "Cy Young, the Sox legend who was almost as good as Tim Wakefield, stands immortalized near Huntington Ave in dark/noble bronze, fiercely staring down an imaginary batter at the site of the inaugural Fall Classic."

5. Commonwealth Museum: "Always free and always informative, this small but potent collection of Massachusetts artifacts includes one of thirteen originals of BOTH the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Since you’re on Columbia Point, admire one of the best views of the city"


Check out more fun and free ideas here. 


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Free Community Classes at the Bar Method

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Ever wanted to try a new, fun fitness class? Now's your chance!

The Bar Method in Back Bay is offering up free community classes while their instructors complete the certification process. These teachers-in-training will be pulsing and sculpting weekly at the Back Bay studio location.

These community classes are perfect for new clients interested in trying out barre workouts before committing to a membership or for preexisting members who want to squeeze an extra class in outside of their normal workout schedule. 

Make sure to reserve your spot since space is limited for these community classes, sign up here

Images via the Bar Method website

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St. Patty's Day Parade

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Mar 14, 2015


Don't miss Boston's famous St Patrick's Day Parade in Southie this Sunday March 15. Due to massive snow banks, this years parade is a little shorter and starts at the Broadway T station on the Red Line and continues along Broadway where it ends on Farragut Road . Volunteers are clearing the snow from the route, so you should find plenty of good viewing spots along Broadway (kudos to them).  

The parade features an interesting mix of bagpipes, brass marching bands, elaborate floats, military units, dancers, historic Minutemen companies, politicians, entertainers, individual marchers, societies, and other organizations. 

Don't forget to wear your GREEN!


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Trivia Night at the Milky Way Lounge

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Mar 08, 2015

We've all had Sunday Fundays, but what about Monday Fundays?

Make your Mondays a little bit more exciting with Trivia Night at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain. Flex your brain muscles and join the friendly crowd every Monday starting at 8pm. Prizes will be offered all night long, plus 50 cent wings from 8-10pm. Yes, you read that correctly..50 cents.


Don't miss this fun event that will actually make you look forward to a Monday for once. 

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Sam Adams Brewery Tour

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Head over to Jamaica Plain to take a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery.

Jim Koch, the founder and brewer of Sam Adams beers, helped to pioneer American craft beer industry through his dedication to creating the highest quality product. You'll learn all about the history of Samuel Adams brand and craft brewing process. You'll also get to sample a few beers and with over 30 styles of beer, there is surely to be a variety that you'll love. 

Tours are held about every 45 minutes Monday-Saturday beginning at 10am with special Morning Mash In tours starting at 9:40am-you have to RSVP a month in advance for these ones.

Tours are free, but a $2 donation (or more if you're feeling generous)  is encouraged, all of which go to local charities. 

Parking is tough around this area, so taking the T is recommended. 

For more about the Sam Adams Brewery Tour and other general info, click here





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Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Aug 02, 2014

yogaWhat better way to get in shape and enjoy summer than excerising at the park?

The Boston Parks & Recreation Department has been hosting a summer fitness series where people can go and get a free workout at their favorite park! 

Choose from an array of activities, including Boot Camp, Yoga and Zumba! The classes are going on at parks all around the city, including The Brighton Commons, Franklin Park, Mission Hill Playground and Symphony Park!

Click here for a list of classes, locations and times! 

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Arts on the Arcade at Faneuil Hall

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

faneuil hallThe Arts on the Arcade event has been going on all summer in Faneuil Hall

"Arts on the Arcade is a two-tiered program that provides free summer fun for residents and tourists alike with local visual asrits and local music performers."

There has been a variety of artists this year, including jewelers, photographers and painters. Alongside these artists have been the Fanueil Hall performers. These family friendly performers consists of musicians and street performers. The next group of performers are Township with The Blue Ribbons on Saturday, August 1st.

Check out the vendors and performers before the summer ends! Click here for more information on this free event going on all summer long! 

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Boston Sports Clubs Offers Free Open House

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

In celebration of Boston Sports Club's 39th Anniversary, they will be having a free open houseboston sports on Wednesday, September 25th. The open house will allow non members to use their facilities all day in honor of their birthday! 

"Attendees are invited to come try a new class, meet with instructors, and experience all the fitness facilities have to offer first hand. "

In Boston, participating clubs include the Prudential Center, Beacon Hill, South End and Allston locations. Please check mysportsclubs.com for all open house locations. 

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Night of Stars On The Boston Common

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 19, 2013

The Boston Ballet will be having their Night of Stars event on Saturday, September 21st atboston ballet 7pm. The performance will be free and located at the Boston Commons

"This free program exhibition showcases the diverse repertoire and versatile talent that compose Boston Ballet's 50th season. The full company performs works that range from beloved classics like Florence Clerc's La Bayadère to Balanchine's contemplative Serenadeand crowd-stirring contemporary pieces like Christopher Bruce's Rooster set to the music of The Rolling Stones.  The Boston Ballet Orchestra joins the Company live on the Common."

The seating arrangements will be first come, first serve so arrive early for ideal seating. Please go to the Boston Ballet website for further information. 

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